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The Best PG-13 War Movies

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List of PG-13 war movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. Looking for a war movie to stream right now? Check out these best action movies on Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant lists and these best drama films on Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant lists to see what's currently streaming for your enjoyment.

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

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  • 1
    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    The Tuskegee Airmen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    The Tuskegee Airmen

    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Markowitz

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    War Horse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    War Horse

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Battleship

    Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    Unbroken is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Unbroken

    Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson

    Released2014

    Directed byAngelina Jolie

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    Seven Years in Tibet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Seven Years in Tibet

    Brad Pitt, David Thewlis

    Released1997

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    Seven Years in Tibet is a 1997 British-American biographical drama film based on the 1952 book... more on Wikipedia
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    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon

    Released2008

    Directed byMark Herman

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  • 8
    Red Dawn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Red Dawn

    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Milius

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    Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Dances with Wolves

    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell

    Released1990

    Directed byKevin Costner

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  • 10
    Hope and Glory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Hope and Glory

    Sarah Miles, Colin Higgins

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Boorman, Lasse Hallström

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    Hot Shots! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Hot Shots!

    Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson

    Released1991

    Directed byJim Abrahams

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    U-571 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    U-571

    Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bon Jovi

    Released2000

    Directed byJonathan Mostow

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  • 13
    Little Big Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Little Big Man

    Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway

    Released1970

    Directed byArthur Penn

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  • 14
    Master and Commander: The Far  is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Weir

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  • 15
    Dear America: Letters Home fro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

    Released1987

    Directed byBill Couturié

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  • 16
    Life Is Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Life Is Beautiful

    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz

    Released1997

    Directed byRoberto Benigni

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  • 17
    Operation Crossbow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Operation Crossbow

    Sophia Loren, George Peppard

    Released1965

    Directed byMichael Anderson

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  • 18
    All the Queen's Men is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    All the Queen's Men

    Matt LeBlanc, Eddie Izzard

    Released2001

    Directed byStefan Ruzowitzky

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  • 19
    Saints and Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Saints and Soldiers

    Larry Bagby, Kirby Heyborne

    Released2003

    Directed byRyan Little

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  • 20
    Hot Shots! Part Deux is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Hot Shots! Part Deux

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1993

    Directed byJim Abrahams

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    Major Dundee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Major Dundee

    Charlton Heston, Richard Harris

    Released1965

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

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    Sarah's Key is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Sarah's Key

    Kristin Scott Thomas, Aidan Quinn

    Released2010

    Directed byGilles Paquet-Brenner

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  • 23
    Kundun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Kundun

    Sonam Phuntsok, Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong

    Released1997

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Anzio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Anzio

    Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk

    Released1968

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti

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    Behind Enemy Lines is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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    Behind Enemy Lines

    Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Moore

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