The 80 Best PG Action Movies

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

This is a list that features movies like Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg have both directed a PG Action/Adventure film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

Most divisive: Masters of the Universe
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  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman
    38 votes
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
    In the adventurous roller-coaster ride, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, we follow Dr. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), a renowned archaeologist and obtainer of rare antiquities. Set in 1936, Jones is thrust into a perilous mission to outwit his Nazi competitors who are bent on harnessing the power of the mystical Ark of the Covenant. Alongside former lover Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), Jones navigates treacherous terrains and relentless enemies. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie bagged four Academy Awards, solidifying its status as a classic action-adventure film that combines history, mysticism, and heart-stopping sequences with aplomb.

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  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
    Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
    13 votes
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Irvin Kershner
    In Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, the saga continues as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) embarks on Jedi training with master Yoda, while his friends Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are pursued by Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). This 1980 space opera, directed by Irvin Kershner, is a sequel in the epic Star Wars franchise. Known for its iconic plot twist and special effects, the film won an Oscar for Best Sound. It's a thrilling mix of adventure, treachery, and revelation, set against the backdrop of an interstellar war.
  • Back to the Future
    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover
    18 votes
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
    In the 1985 adventure-comedy Back to the Future, high school student Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is catapulted back to the 1950's in a time-traveling DeLorean car invented by his eccentric scientist friend, Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Stranded in the past, Marty inadvertently interferes with his parents' meeting, jeopardizing his own existence. Now, he must ensure they fall in love again to secure his future. This Robert Zemeckis-directed film won an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing and is known for its unique blend of science fiction and humor.

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  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
    Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
    14 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Richard Marquand
    In Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand, the galaxy's fate hangs in the balance. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is determined to bring his father, Darth Vader (David Prowse, voiced by James Earl Jones), back from the dark side. Meanwhile, Rebel forces, including Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), plan to destroy the second Death Star being built by the evil Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). The movie won an Oscar for Special Achievement in Visual Effects. This epic space opera concludes George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy with thrilling action sequences and a poignant narrative.
  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
    Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
    15 votes
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: George Lucas
    In Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, a young farm boy, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), finds himself thrust into the heart of an intergalactic conflict. Guided by the wise Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), he embarks on a daring mission to rescue Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from the clutches of the sinister Darth Vader (David Prowse). As space operas go, this one's a classic, brimming with enthralling battles, iconic characters, and a groundbreaking mix of practical effects and CGI. Winner of six Academy Awards, it's a pivotal entry in George Lucas's legendary Star Wars saga.
  • Romancing the Stone
    Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito
    24 votes
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
    In the thrilling 1984 adventure-comedy Romancing the Stone, Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner), a successful but unfulfilled romance novelist, is hurled into an unexpected real-life escapade. When her sister's life is threatened, Joan must deliver a treasure map to her captors in Colombia. Alongside Jack Colton (Michael Douglas), a roguish opportunist with his sights set on the potential fortune, Joan embarks on a perilous journey full of danger and intrigue. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, this film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, proving its entertainment value along with its narrative strength.

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