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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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Use this list if you're looking for some new indie movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great indie movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching.

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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

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jason Reitman

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Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1993

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

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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Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Lars and the Real Girl is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Craig Gillespie. A sweet but socially awkward young man (Ryan Gosling) develops a romantic yet platonic relationship with a doll.

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Jessica Biel, Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti

Released: 2006

Directed by: Neil Burger

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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Christian Slater, Helen Slater, Dean Stockwell

Released: 1985

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

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Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Released: 2002

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

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Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, Alan Cumming

Released: 1995

Directed by: Pat O'Connor

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

Released: 2005

Directed by: Julian Jarrold

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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Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain

Released: 2011

Directed by: Terrence Malick

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Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Keith Bradshaw

Released: 2004

Directed by: Shane Carruth

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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Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, John Sumner

Released: 2002

Directed by: Niki Caro

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Perrey Reeves, Cynthia Geary, Adam Beach

Released: 1998

Directed by: Chris Eyre

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Eliza Dushku, Chris Pine, Alan Rickman

Released: 2008

Directed by: Randall Miller

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Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Mary-Louise Parker

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brian Dannelly

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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Helen Mirren, Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt

Released: 2003

Directed by: Nigel Cole

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Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, Hank Azaria

Released: 2003

Directed by: Billy Ray

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Shia LaBeouf, Amy Smart, Shiri Appleby

Released: 2003

Directed by: Kyle Rankin, Efram Potelle

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Robin Williams, David Duchovny, Téa Leoni

Released: 2004

Directed by: David Duchovny

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America Ferrera, George Lopez, Lupe Ontiveros

Released: 2002

Directed by: Patricia Cardoso

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Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane

Released: 1992

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

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Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Hedges

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Rabbit Hole Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2010

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

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Directed by: Kyle Newman

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Released: 2011

Directed by: Gavin Wiesen

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Released: 2008

Directed by: Cathy Randall

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