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The Best PG History Movies

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

This is a list that features movies like The Right Stuff and Chariots of Fire.

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

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

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    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Released1983

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh

    Released1981

    Directed byHugh Hudson

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    Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

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    Laurence Olivier, Brian Cox

    Released1971

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