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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.

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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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Juno 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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The Tree of Life 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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Lars and the Real Girl 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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The Illusionist 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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Kinky Boots 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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What's Eating Gilbert Grape 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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Primer 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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The Legend of Billie Jean 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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Whale Rider 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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Smoke Signals 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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Circle of Friends 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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Saved! 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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Bend It like Beckham 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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Bottle Shock 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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Pieces of April 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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Real Women Have Curves 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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Calendar Girls 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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Rabbit Hole 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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The Battle of Shaker Heights 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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Shattered Glass 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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The Art of Getting By 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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Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger 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.

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Fanboys Kristen Bell, Carrie Fisher, Seth Rogen Fanboys is a 2009 comedy film directed by Kyle Newman and starring Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel and Kristen Bell. It was released in the United States on February 6, ...more

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House of D 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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King of California Ashley Greene, Evan Rachel Wood, Michael Douglas King of California is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Cahill. It is his debut as a screenwriter and director. The film premiered on January 24, 2007 at the 2007 ...more

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Crimes and Misdemeanors Woody Allen, Daryl Hannah, Mia Farrow Crimes and Misdemeanors is a 1989 existential drama written, directed by and co-starring Woody Allen, alongside Martin Landau, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Orbach, Alan Alda, Sam Waterston ...more

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Chaplin 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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The Apostle Farrah Fawcett, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton The Apostle is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Robert Duvall, who stars in the title role. John Beasley, Farrah Fawcett, Billy Bob Thornton, June Carter Cash, Miranda ...more

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Sleepwalk with Me Amy Schumer, Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane Sleepwalk with Me is a 2012 American independent comedy film written by, directed by, and starring comedian Mike Birbiglia. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the Best ...more

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Happy, Texas William H. Macy, Ron Perlman, Ally Walker Happy, Texas is a comedy film released in 1999 directed by Mark Illsley, and starring Steve Zahn, Jeremy Northam and William H. Macy.

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Tadpole Kate Mara, Sigourney Weaver, John Ritter Tadpole is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Gary Winick and written by Heather McGowan and Niels Mueller. It stars Sigourney Weaver, Bebe Neuwirth, Aaron Stanford, John Ritter, ...more

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The Visitor Richard Jenkins, Danai Gurira, Richard Kind The Visitor is a 2007 American drama film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy and produced by Michael London and Mary Jane Skalski. Executive producers were Jeff Skoll and Omar Amanat. The ...more

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Clockwatchers Lisa Kudrow, Toni Collette, Parker Posey Clockwatchers is an American comedy-drama film released in 1997. Directed by Jill Sprecher, it stars Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow, Toni Collette and Alanna Ubach as temporary office staffers in an ...more

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UHF Fran Drescher, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Michael Richards UHF is a 1989 American comedy film starring "Weird Al" Yankovic, David Bowe, Fran Drescher, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, Gedde Watanabe, Billy Barty, Anthony ...more

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Crooklyn RuPaul, Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard Crooklyn is a 1994 semi-autobiographical film co-written and directed by Spike Lee. The film takes place in Brooklyn, New York and the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant during the summer of ...more

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The World's Fastest Indian Anthony Hopkins, Walton Goggins, Diane Ladd The World's Fastest Indian is a 2005 Japanese-American-Swiss-New Zealand biographical sports drama film based on the Invercargill, New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro and his highly modified ...more

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The Spitfire Grill Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton The Spitfire Grill is a 1996 American motion picture that tells a story of a woman who was just released from prison and goes to work in a small-town café known as The Spitfire Grill. A ...more

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Night of the Comet 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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Get Low Bill Murray, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek "Taking a leading role for the first time in several years, American legend Robert Duvall gives a performance of wisdom and nuance in Get Low. Complemented by a first-rate cast that ...more

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Of Mice and Men 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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Hiding Out Joy Behar, Jon Cryer, Annabeth Gish Hiding Out is a 1987 movie starring Jon Cryer as a Wall Street broker "hiding out" as a high-school student as the mob tries to kill him.

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Freaked Keanu Reeves, Brooke Shields, Morgan Fairchild Freaked is a 1993 American comedy film, directed by Tom Stern and Alex Winter, and written by Stern, Winter and Tim Burns. All three were involved in the short-lived MTV sketch comedy show ...more

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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Winona Ryder, Carla Gugino, Jeff Daniels Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael is a 1990 American comedy-drama film starring Winona Ryder and Jeff Daniels.

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American Teen Megan Krizmanich, Hannah Bailey, Jake Tusing American Teen is a 2008 documentary film directed by Nanette Burstein and produced by 57th & Irving. It competed in the Documentary Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where it ...more

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December Boys Teresa Palmer, Daniel Radcliffe, Sullivan Stapleton December Boys is an Australian 2007 drama film directed by Rod Hardy and written by Marc Rosenberg and adapted from the 1963 novel of the same name by Michael Noonan. It was released on 14 ...more

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Grace Is Gone Marisa Tomei, John Cusack, Mary Kay Place Grace Is Gone is a 2007 drama film starring John Cusack as a father who cannot bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mother, a soldier in the American army, has just been killed on ...more

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Driving Lessons Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Rupert Grint Driving Lessons is a 2006 British dramedy film written and directed by Jeremy Brock. The plot focuses on the relationship between a shy teenaged boy and an ageing eccentric actress.

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Rebekah Elmaloglou Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, also known as Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome or simply Mad Max 3, is a 1985 Australian post-apocalyptic action adventure film co-directed by George Miller and George ...more

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Smile Linda Hamilton, Sean Astin, Cheri Oteri Smile is a 2005 film written and directed by Jeffrey Kramer.

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Howling III Barry Otto, Michael Pate, Frank Thring Howling III is a 1987 Australian horror sequel to The Howling, directed by Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf director Philippe Mora and filmed on location in and outside Sydney, Australia. ...more