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The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies 

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

With movies ranging from The Dark Knight to Inception, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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What kind of directors have worked on Thriller PG-13 movies in the past? Clint Eastwood and Kevin Costner both have, as have other great directors.

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Captain America: The Fir... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Johnston

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Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Released: 2008

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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

Released: 2011

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Spider-Man: Homecoming ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya

Released: 2017

Directed by: Jon Watts

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

Released: 2016

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

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Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2014

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

Released: 2017

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2017

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Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly

Released: 2015

Directed by: Peyton Reed

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Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2012

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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Released: 2015

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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Released: 2013

Directed by: Alan Taylor

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Released: 2003

Directed by: Ang Lee

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

Released: 2013

Directed by: Shane Black

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2000

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Thriller Movies
Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

Released: 2014

Directed by: Marc Webb

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