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The Best PG Action/Adventure 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.

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James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter

Released: 2020

Directed by: Jeff Fowler

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Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1983

Directed by: Richard Marquand

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Star Wars Episode V: The... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG Action/Adventure Movies
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1980

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story ...more

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1977

Directed by: George Lucas

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Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brad Bird

The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more

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Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Jaden Smith

Released: 2010

Directed by: Harald Zwart

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Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

Released: 1976

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion (Carl Weathers) in ...more

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestri... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG Action/Adventure Movies
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

Released: 1995

Directed by: Joe Johnston

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG Action/Adventure Movies
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

Released: 2013

Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

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Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was written by Jim Kouf, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Cormac Wibberley, and Marianne ...more

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Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

Released: 1999

Directed by: George Lucas

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Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez

Released: 2014

Directed by: Chris Williams, Don Hall

Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more

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Taylor Momsen, Steve Buscemi, Carla Gugino

Released: 2002

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams is a 2002 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the second installment in the Spy Kids film ...more
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Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm, Tim Robbins

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Zathura: A Space Adventure is a 2005 American science fiction fantasy adventure film directed by Jon Favreau, and is loosely based on the illustrated book Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg, author ...more

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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG Action/Adventure Movies
Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell

Released: 2015

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Cinderella is a 2015 American romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt ...more

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Night at the Museum Fran... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG Action/Adventure Movies
Night at the Museum is a trilogy of fantasy-comedy films beginning in 2006 and ending in 2014. All three films, based on the children's book The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc, are directed ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

Released: 1991

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. When Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan ...more

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Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Lee Meriwether

Released: 1966

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

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Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn

Released: 1972

Directed by: Michael Winner

The Mechanic is a 1972 American action-thriller film directed by Michael Winner. It stars Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent. The film is noted for its opening. There is no dialogue for the ...more

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Sean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr.

Released: 1971

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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Harry Potter and the Sor... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG Action/Adventure Movies
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough

Released: 2001

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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