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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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    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

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    The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    The Right Stuff

    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris

    Released1983

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling... more on Wikipedia

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    Mrs Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Mrs Brown

    Gerard Butler, Judi Dench

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Madden

    Mrs Brown, also theatrically released as Her Majesty, Mrs Brown, is a 1997 British drama film... more on Wikipedia
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    All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    All the President's Men

    Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1976

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula.... more on Wikipedia

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    Secretariat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Secretariat

    Diane Lane, John Malkovich

    Released2010

    Directed byRandall Wallace

    Secretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
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    Chariots of Fire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Chariots of Fire

    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh

    Released1981

    Directed byHugh Hudson

    Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two... more on Wikipedia
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    Breaker Morant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Breaker Morant

    Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown

    Released1980

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Breaker Morant is a 1980 Australian film about the 1902 court martial of Breaker Morant,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Deep Water is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Deep Water

    Tilda Swinton, Simon Russell Beale

    Released2006

    Directed byLouise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell

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    Young Einstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Young Einstein

    Mikey Robins, John Howard

    Released1988

    Directed byYahoo Serious

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    The Elephant Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    The Elephant Man

    Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt

    Released1980

    Directed byDavid Lynch

    The Elephant Man is a 1980 American-British biographical film about Joseph Merrick, a severely... more on Wikipedia

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    Missing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Missing

    Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

    Released1982

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

    Missing is a 1982 American drama film directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Jack Lemmon, Sissy... more on Wikipedia

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    Anne Frank Remembered is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Anne Frank Remembered

    Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Blair

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    The Young Victoria is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    The Young Victoria

    Emily Blunt, Mark Strong

    Released2009

    Directed byJean-Marc Vallée

    The Young Victoria is a 2009 British-American period drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée... more on Wikipedia

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    Nicholas and Alexandra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Nicholas and Alexandra

    Laurence Olivier, Brian Cox

    Released1971

    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

    Nicholas and Alexandra is a 1971 biographical film which partly tells the story of the last... more on Wikipedia
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    The Art of the Steal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG History Movies
    The Art of the Steal is a 2009 documentary film directed by Don Argott “…openly, generously... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Good Night, and Good Luck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Good Night, and Good Luck

    George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

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    Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Gandhi

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand... more on Wikipedia

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    The Greatest Game Ever Played is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    The Greatest Game Ever Played

    Shia LaBeouf, Peyton List

    Released2005

    Directed byBill Paxton

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    Amazing Grace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Amazing Grace

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael Apted

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    Into the Arms of Strangers: St is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG History Movies

    Released2000

    Directed byMark Jonathan Harris

    Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport is the 2000 Academy Award-winning... more on Wikipedia
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    Elvira Madigan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Elvira Madigan

    Pia Degermark, Thommy Berggren

    Released1967

    Directed byBo Widerberg

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    In the Shadow of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG History Movies
    In the Shadow of the Moon is a 2007 British documentary film about the United States' manned... more on Wikipedia
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    Rabbit-Proof Fence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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    Rabbit-Proof Fence

    Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke

    Released2002

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

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    The Sorrow and the Pity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG History Movies
    The Sorrow and the Pity is a two-part 1969 documentary film by Marcel Ophüls about the... more on Wikipedia
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    Ghosts of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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