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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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  • Forrest Gump1
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the...  more

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  • The Tuskegee Airmen2
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    The Tuskegee Airmen

    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Markowitz

    The Tuskegee Airmen is a 1995 HBO television movie based on the exploits of an actual...  more

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  • War Horse3
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    War Horse

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    War Horse is a 2011 American war drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the book by...  more
  • Battleship4
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    Battleship

    Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction action film loosely inspired by the...  more
  • Unbroken5
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    Unbroken

    Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson

    Released2014

    Directed byAngelina Jolie

    Unbroken is a 2014 American biographical drama film, produced and directed by Angelina Jolie,...  more

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  • Red Dawn6
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    Red Dawn

    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Milius

    Red Dawn is a 1984 American film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin...  more

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  • Seven Years in Tibet7
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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
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas8
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    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon

    Released2008

    Directed byMark Herman

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (released as The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) is a 2008 British...  more

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  • Hope and Glory9
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    Hope and Glory

    Sarah Miles, Colin Higgins

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Boorman, Lasse Hallström

    Hope and Glory is a 1987 British comedy-drama-war film, written, produced and directed by John...  more
  • Dances with Wolves10
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    Dances with Wolves

    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell

    Released1990

    Directed byKevin Costner

    Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring...  more

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  • Hot Shots!11
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    Hot Shots!

    Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson

    Released1991

    Directed byJim Abrahams

    Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof film starring Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino,...  more

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  • U-57112
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    U-571

    Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bon Jovi

    Released2000

    Directed byJonathan Mostow

    U-571 is a 2000 film directed by Jonathan Mostow, and starring Matthew McConaughey, Bill...  more

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  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World13

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film...  more

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  • Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam14
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    Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

    Released1987

    Directed byBill Couturié

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  • Life Is Beautiful15
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    Life Is Beautiful

    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz

    Released1997

    Directed byRoberto Benigni

    Life Is Beautiful is a 1997 Italian tragicomedy comedy-drama film directed by and starring...  more

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  • Little Big Man16
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    Little Big Man

    Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway

    Released1970

    Directed byArthur Penn

    Little Big Man is a 1970 American revisionist Western directed by Arthur Penn and based on the...  more

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  • Operation Crossbow17
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    Operation Crossbow

    Sophia Loren, George Peppard

    Released1965

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    Operation Crossbow, later re-released as The Great Spy Mission, is a 1965 British spy thriller...  more
  • All the Queen's Men18
    18
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    All the Queen's Men

    Matt LeBlanc, Eddie Izzard

    Released2001

    Directed byStefan Ruzowitzky

    All the Queen's Men is a 2001 action comedy war film. It was directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky and...  more
  • Saints and Soldiers19
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    Saints and Soldiers

    Larry Bagby, Kirby Heyborne

    Released2003

    Directed byRyan Little

    Saints and Soldiers is a 2003 religious-themed war drama film directed by Ryan Little and...  more
  • Hot Shots! Part Deux20
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    Hot Shots! Part Deux

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1993

    Directed byJim Abrahams

    Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy/parody film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots!....  more

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  • Major Dundee21
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    Major Dundee

    Charlton Heston, Richard Harris

    Released1965

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Major Dundee is a 1965 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Charlton Heston,...  more

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  • Sarah's Key22
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    Sarah's Key

    Kristin Scott Thomas, Aidan Quinn

    Released2010

    Directed byGilles Paquet-Brenner

    Sarah's Key is a 2010 French drama directed and co-written by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and an...  more
  • Patton23
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    Patton

    George C. Scott, Karl Malden

    Released1970

    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

    Patton is a 1970 American epic biographical film about U.S. General George S. Patton during...  more

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  • Kundun24
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    Kundun

    Sonam Phuntsok, Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong

    Released1997

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Kundun is a 1997 epic biographical film written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Martin...  more

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  • Anzio25
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    Anzio

    Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk

    Released1968

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti

    Anzio, also known as Lo sbarco di Anzio or The Battle for Anzio, is a 1968 war film, an...  more