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The Best PG-13 Psychological Thriller Movies 

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List of PG-13 psychological thriller movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. For more lists like this, be sure to check out the Best Dramas on Amazon Prime, the Best Drama Films on Netflix Instant, the Best horror Movies on Amazon Prime, and the Best horror Movies on Netflix Instant

This list takes the best PG-13 psychological thriller movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Psychological thriller movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 psychological thriller 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 Psychological thriller 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 Psychological thriller films on this list.

 If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Psychological thriller film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.Examples of movies on this list include The Sixth Sense and A Beautiful Mind. If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG-13 psychological thriller movies?" and "What are the most famous PG-13 psychological thriller movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

 Use this list if you're looking for some new psychological thriller movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great psychological thriller movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching. Share this list on your social networks so that we have more votes from fine people like you. (108 items)

Roman Polanski and Robert Zemeckis are among the directors that have worked on a PG-13 Psychological thriller film.

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Psychological Thriller Movies
Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

Released: 1999

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

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Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

Released: 2008

Directed by: Pierre Morel

Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. A former CIA operative (Liam Neeson) sets about tracking down his teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) and her best friend ...more

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Released: 2006

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Psychological Thriller Movies
Tom Islava added Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger

Released: 2008

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Psychological Thriller Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox

Released: 2005

Directed by: Wes Craven

Red Eye is a 2005 American thriller film directed by Wes Craven and starring Rachel McAdams as a hotel manager ensnared in a plot by a terrorist while aboard a red-eye flight to Miami. The film ...more

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Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

Released: 2000

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

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Escape Room is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Psychological Thriller Movies
Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell

Released: 2019

Directed by: Adam Robitel

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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Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

Released: 2004

Directed by: David Koepp

Secret Window is a 2004 American psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro. It was written and directed by David Koepp, based on the novella Secret Window, Secret Garden ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

What Lies Beneath is a 2000 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is the first film by ImageMovers. It stars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as a well-to-do ...more

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January Jones, Diane Lane, Leelee Sobieski

Released: 2001

Directed by: Daniel Sackheim

The Glass House is a 2001 American psychological thriller film directed by Daniel Sackheim and written by Wesley Strick. The film stars Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgård, ...more

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Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

Released: 2006

Directed by: Simon West

When a Stranger Calls is a 2006 American horror thriller film directed by Simon West and written by Jake Wade Wall. The film stars Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy and Clark Gregg. ...more

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Jodie Foster, Matt Bomer, Sean Bean

Released: 2005

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Flightplan is a 2005 mystery-thriller film directed by German film director Robert Schwentke and starring Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen, Kate Beahan, Greta Scacchi, and Sean ...more

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Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee

Released: 2011

Directed by: Neil Burger

Limitless is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. It is based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn.

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Jennifer Lopez, Juliette Lewis, Noah Wyle

Released: 2002

Directed by: Michael Apted

Enough is a 2002 American drama-thriller film directed by Michael Apted. The movie is based on the 1998 novel Black and Blue, by Anna Quindlen, which was a New York Times bestseller. It stars ...more

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Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Dream House is a 2011 American psychological thriller written by David Loucka directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts and Marton Csokas. It was released on ...more

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Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mark Pellington

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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Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

Released: 1962

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

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Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Tony Perez

Released: 1995

Directed by: Irwin Winkler

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Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson, January Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

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Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Elias Koteas

Released: 2009

Directed by: Peter Cornwell

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Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

Released: 1994

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

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Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

Released: 2011

Directed by: Christian E. Christiansen

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Elizabeth Banks, Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel

Released: 2009

Directed by: Thomas Guard, Charles Guard

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Katherine Helmond, Lukas Haas, Len Cariou

Released: 1988

Directed by: Frank Laloggia

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