Graveyard Shift The Best PG-13 Horror Movies  

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List of PG-13 horror movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. These horror movies are all rated PG-13, so if you want to take a more broad look at the genre check out The Best horror Movies of All Time as well as the Best horror Movies on Amazon Prime and the Best horror Movies on Netflix Instant.

This is kind of a difficult category for these films to be good, too. A good PG-13 horror movie, for horror fans, is kind of a white whale. More are coming out, but since they're often censored to be more commercial, PG-13 scary movies in general are kind of pulling a lot of punches. The scariest PG-13 movies use a supernatural element to make it terrifying at all. But if you're looking for funny scary movies on Netflix or even just the scarier, more gruesome, and horrifying PG-13 movies for some reason, this list is a good place to start. They also make really good Halloween movies. For example if you want to have some of the best Halloween movies on Netflix on in the background of your Halloween party that's always a good idea. Or if you're being a cool, edgy parent that wants to ease your kids into horror as a genre, starting with some solid PG-13 Halloween movies is always fun too. 

This list takes the best PG-13 horror movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 horror movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 horror movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 horror movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 horror films on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 horror film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.List features Jurassic Park, The Sixth Sense and more. If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG-13 horror movies?" and "What are the most famous PG-13 horror movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new horror movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great horror movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching. You could always share this on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more to see what your social network would rank number one. 

Alfred Hitchcock and Dan Aykroyd have both directed a Horror PG-13 film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Insidious is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment ...more

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606 226
The Ring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, which was based on the novel Ring ...more

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367 138
Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
somthig added Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2010's Insidious and the second installment in the Insidious film series. The film stars ...more

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331 131
Insidious: Chapter 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
somthig added Stefanie Scott, Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye Insidious: Chapter 3 is a 2015 supernatural horror film directed by Leigh Whannell, and a prequel to the Insidious movies. Gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ...more

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189 56
Escape Room is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell Escape Room is a 2019 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Adam Robitel. Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to

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289 111
1408 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh 1408 is a 2007 American psychological horror film based on the Stephen King 1999 short story of the same name directed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström. The movie stars John ...more

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371 155
Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American horror film co-written and directed by Sam Raimi. The plot, written with his brother Ivan, focuses on loan officer Christine Brown, who reluctantly, under ...more

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80 10
The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Siersha 2 added Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, isolated boy who ...more

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193 73
Happy Death Day 2U is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma Happy Death Day 2U is a 2019 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon, and the sequel to the 2017 film Happy Death Day.

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189 75
Conjurer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
John Schneider, Maxine Bahns, Brett Rice Conjurer is a 2008 supernatural horror film directed by Clint Hutchison and written by Hutchison and David Yarbrough. The film had its world premiere on 11 September 2008 at the SoCal ...more

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225 97
The Birds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier. It depicts Bodega Bay, California, which is, ...more

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238 106
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American courtroom drama horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. The film is loosely based on the story of ...more

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301 147
The Others is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley The Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan. It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for ...more

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180 73
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels Arachnophobia is a 1990 American horror comedy film directed by Frank Marshall and starring Jeff Daniels and John Goodman. It was the first film released by Hollywood Pictures, as well as being ...more

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141 51
Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart Night of the Comet is a 1984 disaster-comedy film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, and Kelli Maroney. The film was voted number 10 in ...more

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186 81
The Mothman Prophecies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 supernatural thriller film directed by Mark Pellington, based on the 1975 book of the same name by parapsychologist and Fortean author John Keel. The screenplay ...more

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155 63
Willard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey Willard is a 2003 horror film loosely based on the novel Ratman's Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert and a remake of the 1971 film Willard. It was not billed as a remake by the producers, but as a ...more

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201 93
Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn This film is a 1992 American black comedy-fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and scripted by David Koepp and Martin Donovan. Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn and Isabella ...more

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182 81
The Last Exorcism is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Ashley Bell, Elton LeBlanc, Iris Bahr The Last Exorcism is a 2010 American found footage supernatural horror film directed and edited by Daniel Stamm. It stars Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, and Louis Herthum. The film ...more

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119 40
House II: The Second Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Bill Maher, Amy Yasbeck, John Ratzenberger House II: The Second Story is a 1987 American comedy horror film and sequel to the 1986 film House. While a sequel, the film ignores the storyline and characters from the first film, in favor of ...more

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161 69
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy horror film about a Valley girl cheerleader named Buffy who learns that it is her fate to hunt vampires. The film starred Kristy ...more

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132 50
Wes Craven's Chiller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Paul Sorvino, Beatrice Straight, Jill Schoelen Chiller is a 1985 American horror television film. It aired on May 22, 1985. It was directed by Wes Craven and written by J.D. Feigelson. It follows corporate executive Miles Creighton, who dies ...more

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192 91
Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran Van Helsing is a 2004 American horror action film directed by Stephen Sommers. It stars Hugh Jackman as vigilante monster hunter Van Helsing, and Kate Beckinsale as Anna Valerious. The film is ...more

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126 48
High Spirits is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Liam Neeson, Jennifer Tilly, Peter O'Toole High Spirits is a 1988 fantasy comedy film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah, Beverly D'Angelo, Liam Neeson and Peter O'Toole. Set in a remote Irish castle ...more

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124 47
Repossessed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty Repossessed is a 1990 comedy film that belatedly spoofs the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. It was written and directed by Bob Logan. The film features the original star of The Exorcist, Linda ...more