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The Best PG Family Movies

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

Elf and Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 are only the beginning of the movies on this list.

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Use this list if you're looking for some new children's/family movies that are rated PG. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great children's/family movies rated PG, so get out there and start watching.

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  • The Iron Giant1
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    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

    Released1999

    Directed byBrad Bird

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  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm2
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    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany

    Released1993

    Directed byBruce Timm, Eric Radomski

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  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure3
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    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Phil Hartman, Morgan Fairchild

    Released1985

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • The Dark Crystal4
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    The Dark Crystal

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz

    Released1982

    Directed byFrank Oz, Jim Henson

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  • Wish Upon a Star5
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    Wish Upon a Star

    Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris

    Released1996

    Directed byBlair Treu

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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory6
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Scooby-Doo7
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    Scooby-Doo

    Pamela Anderson, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released2002

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Scooby-Doo is a 2002 American comedy horror film. Based on the long-running Hanna-Barbera... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry and the Hendersons8
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    Harry and the Hendersons

    John Lithgow, Don Ameche

    Released1987

    Directed byWilliam Dear

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  • Flight of the Navigator9
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    Flight of the Navigator

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens

    Released1986

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

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  • The Flintstones10
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    The Flintstones

    Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor

    Released1994

    Directed byBrian Levant

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  • Explorers11
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    Explorers

    Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix

    Released1985

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Explorers is a 1985 family-oriented science-fiction fantasy film written by Eric Luke and... more on Wikipedia
  • Free Willy12
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    Free Willy

    Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen

    Released1993

    Directed bySimon Wincer

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  • Holes13
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    Holes

    Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Davis

    Holes is a 2003 American comedy-drama adventure film based on the 1998 novel of the same title... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Road to El Dorado14
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    The Road to El Dorado

    Elton John, Kevin Kline

    Released2000

    Directed byJeffrey Katzenberg, David Silverman, Will Finn, Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul

    The Road to El Dorado is a 2000 American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • James and the Giant Peach15
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    James and the Giant Peach

    Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1996

    Directed byHenry Selick

    James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry... more on Wikipedia

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  • Little Monsters16
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    Little Monsters

    Fred Savage, Howie Mandel

    Released1989

    Directed byRichard Greenberg

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  • Monster House17
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    Monster House

    Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Released2006

    Directed byGil Kenan

    Monster House is a 2006 computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Gil Kenan, produced... more on Wikipedia
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed18
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    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone

    Released2004

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas19
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara

    Released1993

    Directed byHenry Selick

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  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe20

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Adamson

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  • Elf21
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau

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  • The Mighty Ducks22
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    The Mighty Ducks

    Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland

    Released1992

    Directed byStephen Herek

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  • Monsters vs. Aliens23
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    Monsters vs. Aliens

    Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler

    Released2009

    Directed byConrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

    Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film... more on Wikipedia
  • Kung Fu Panda24
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    Kung Fu Panda

    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Stevenson, Mark Osborne

    Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Princess Bride25
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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