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The Best Family Movies Rated PG 

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

Examples of movies on this list: Back to the Future, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and more.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG family movies?" and "What are the most famous PG family movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

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

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Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
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Released: 2015

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

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Despicable Me Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

Released: 1990

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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Kung Fu Panda Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
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Back to the Future Franc... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

Released: 2016

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more

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Elf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more

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Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Indiana Jones and the Te... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestri... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Home Alone 2: Lost in Ne... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry

Released: 1992

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

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The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

Released: 1993

Directed by: David M. Evans

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
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Directed by: Andrew Stanton

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Star Wars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
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The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

Released: 1984

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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Free Willy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside

Released: 1993

Directed by: Simon Wincer

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Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

Released: 1989

Directed by: John Hughes

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Big is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Penny Marshall

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1977

Directed by: George Lucas

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