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The Best PG-13 Indie Movies  

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List of PG-13 indie movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 indie movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Indie movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 indie 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 Indie 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 Indie films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Indie film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Juno and Bend It Like Beckham are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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Woody Allen and Robert Duvall have both directed a Indie film PG-13 film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman
Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more
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Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis
What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Peter Hedges wrote the ...more
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Jessica Biel, Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti
The Illusionist is a 2006 American period drama film written and directed by Neil Burger and starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel. It is based loosely on Steven Millhauser's ...more
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Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson
Lars and the Real Girl is a 2007 American-Canadian comedy-drama film written by Nancy Oliver and directed by Craig Gillespie. It stars Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner ...more
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Christian Slater, Helen Slater, Dean Stockwell
The Legend of Billie Jean is a 1985 American drama film, directed by Matthew Robbins.
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Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, Alan Cumming
Circle of Friends is a 1995 film directed by Irish filmmaker Pat O'Connor, and based on the novel of the same name written by Maeve Binchy.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Nick Frost
Kinky Boots is a 2005 British-American comedy-drama film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, and directed by Julian Jarrold. Based on a true story, the movie tells of a struggling British shoe ...more
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Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher
Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi, first released in the ...more
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Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, John Sumner
Whale Rider is a 2002 New Zealand-German drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera. The film stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea Apirana, a ...more
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Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Keith Bradshaw
Primer is a 2004 American science fiction drama film about the accidental discovery of a means of time travel. The film was written, directed, produced, edited and scored by Shane Carruth, who ...more
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Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
The Tree of Life is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film chronicles the origins and ...more
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Eliza Dushku, Chris Pine, Alan Rickman
Bottle Shock is a 2008 American comedy-drama film based on the 1976 wine competition termed the "Judgment of Paris", when California wine defeated French wine in a blind taste test. It ...more
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Perrey Reeves, Cynthia Geary, Adam Beach
Smoke Signals is an independent film directed and co-produced by Chris Eyre and with a screenplay by Sherman Alexie, based on the short story "This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, ...more
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Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Mary-Louise Parker
Saved! is a 2004 American teen comedy-drama film involving elements of religious satire. It was directed by Brian Dannelly and written by Dannelly and Michael Urban. It stars Jena Malone, Mandy ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh, Aaron Eckhart
Rabbit Hole is a 2010 American drama film starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, and Dianne Wiest, and directed by John Cameron Mitchell; the screenplay is an adaptation by David Lindsay-Abaire ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane
Chaplin is a 1992 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British comedian Charlie Chaplin. It was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Robert ...more
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Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Alison Pill
Pieces of April is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Hedges. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The name is taken from a 1972 hit song by Three Dog ...more
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Robin Williams, David Duchovny, Téa Leoni
House of D is 2004 coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by David Duchovny as his directorial debut in film. The film stars Erykah Badu, Frank Langella, Téa Leoni, Zelda Williams, ...more
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America Ferrera, George Lopez, Lupe Ontiveros
Real Women Have Curves is a 2002 American movie starring America Ferrera. Directed by Patricia Cardoso and produced by George LaVoo from a screenplay by LaVoo and Josefina Lopez, it debuted at ...more
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Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, Hank Azaria
Shattered Glass is a 2003 American drama film written and directed by Billy Ray. The screenplay is based on a September 1998 Vanity Fair article by H. G. Bissinger. In it he chronicled the rapid ...more
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Shia LaBeouf, Amy Smart, Shiri Appleby
The Battle of Shaker Heights is a 2003 American comedy-drama film co-directed by Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin. It starred Shia La Beouf, Elden Henson, Kathleen Quinlan, Amy Smart, and Shiri ...more
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Emma Roberts, Alicia Silverstone, Rita Wilson
The Art of Getting By is a 2011 romantic comedy-drama film starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson and Blair Underwood. It is the ...more
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Helen Mirren, Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt
Calendar Girls is a 2003 comedy film directed by Nigel Cole. Produced by Buena Vista International and Touchstone Pictures, it features a screenplay by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi based on a ...more
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John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Sherilyn Fenn
Of Mice and Men is a 1992 film based on John Steinbeck's novella of the same name. Directed and produced by Gary Sinise, the film features Sinise as George Milton alongside John Malkovich as ...more
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Toni Collette, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Essie Davis
A 13-year-old girl tries to fit in at both a posh private school and an ordinary public school in this coming-of-age story. Academy Award-nominees Toni Collete and Keisha Castle-Hughes star.