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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.

If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 war film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.Examples of movies on this list: Forrest Gump, Iron Man and many more. If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG-13 war movies?" and "What are the most famous PG-13 war movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new war movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services, there are thousands of great war movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching. Don't forget to share the list with your friends to see how their votes stack up against yours.

Among those that have directed a War PG-13 movie are Angelina Jolie and Kevin Costner.

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Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson
This film is a 2011 American drama film directed by Steven Spielberg based on British author Michael Morpurgo's 1982 children's novel of the same name. After his beloved horse is sold to the ...more

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The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 War Movies
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Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson
The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee Marvin. The picture was filmed in England and features an ensemble supporting cast including Ernest ...more

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#549 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #7 of 221 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, Jack O'Connell
Unbroken is a 2014 American biographical drama film, produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, and based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, ...more

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#221 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #25 of 45 The 35+ Best Drama Movies About Survival

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Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy
Dunkirk is a 2017 British-American epic action thriller written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. During the early stages of WWII, Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada, ...more

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#74 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #56 of 221 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson
Red Dawn is a 1984 American film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey. ...more

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Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Vera Farmiga
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (released as The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) is a 2008 British historical-drama film directed by Mark Heyman, based on the novel by John Boyne. During World War ...more

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John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick
Memphis Belle is a 1990 film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Monte Merrick. The film featured an all-star cast with Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz and Harry Connick Jr. in leading ...more

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#22 of 221 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time #104 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket
Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring Kevin Costner. It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake and tells ...more

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Ursula Andress, George Peppard, Peter Woodthorpe
The Blue Max is a 1966 British war film in DeLuxe Color and filmed in CinemaScope, about a German fighter pilot on the Western Front during World War I. It was directed by John Guillermin, stars ...more

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#134 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #11 of 110 The Best Aviation Movies

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field
Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The ...more

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#158 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #12 of 82 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books

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Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film co-written and directed by Peter Weir, starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen ...more

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Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard
Valkyrie is a 2008 American-German historical thriller film set in Nazi Germany during WWII. The film depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to take down Adolf Hitler and to ...more

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#77 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #23 of 42 The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bon Jovi, Bill Paxton
U-571 is a 2000 film directed by Jonathan Mostow, and starring Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Thomas Kretschmann, Jon Bon Jovi, Jack Noseworthy, Will Estes and Tom Guiry. In ...more

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#71 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #43 of 221 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Richard Sammel
Life Is Beautiful is a 1997 Italian tragicomedy comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book shop owner, who must employ his ...more

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#70 of 157 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again #18 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Crylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester
Flyboys is a 2006 British-American drama film set during WWI, starring James Franco, Martin Henderson, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, David Ellison, Abdul Salis, Philip Winchester, and Tyler ...more

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#189 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #17 of 110 The Best Aviation Movies

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Larry Bagby, Kirby Heyborne, Corbin Allred
Saints and Soldiers is a 2003 religious-themed war drama film directed by Ryan Little and starring Corbin Allred, Alexander Niver, Kirby Heyborne, Lawrence Bagby, and Peter Asle Holden. It is ...more
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John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles
The Green Berets is a 1968 American film set in Vietnam, featuring John Wayne, George Takei, David Janssen, Jim Hutton and Aldo Ray, nominally based on the eponymous 1965 book by Robin Moore, ...more

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Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht
Behind Enemy Lines is a 2001 action film directed by John Moore in his directorial debut, and starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman. The film tells the story of Lieutenant Chris Burnett, an ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis
Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life ...more

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#119 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #63 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid
The Alamo is a 2004 American film about the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. The film was directed by Texan John Lee Hancock, produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Mark ...more

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George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees
Patton is a 1970 American epic biographical film about U.S. General George S. Patton during WWII. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Karl Michael Vogler. It was directed by ...more

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Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones
Clear and Present Danger is a 1994 spy action thriller film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on Tom Clancy's book of the same name. It was preceded by the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October and ...more

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Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard
Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. The film was directed by Tim Burton and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy ...more

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John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne
The Tuskegee Airmen is a 1995 HBO television movie based on the exploits of an actual groundbreaking unit, the first African American combat pilots in the United States Army Air Corps, that ...more

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