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The Best PG Mystery Movies

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A list of the best PG mystery movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest family mystery movies are at the top. If there are any great family-friendly mystery movies you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself. 

The films on this list are the most famous PG mysteries for teens of all time, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, so use it to find some family-friendly flicks that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of mysteries and want to be able to watch them with your kids.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best family mystery movies?" and "What are the greatest mystery movies for teens?" and contains items like Citizen Kane, Vertigo, and more.

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

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  • 1
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1988

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Murder on the Orient Express is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Murder on the Orient Express

    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman

    Released1974

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    This film is a 1974 British Technicolor mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone

    Released2004

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Rear Window

    Grace Kelly, James Stewart

    Released1954

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Clue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Clue

    Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    Clue is a 1985 American ensemble mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner  is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2004

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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    Harry Potter and the Chamber o is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 8
    Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Vertigo

    James Stewart, Kim Novak

    Released1958

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Bullitt

    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen

    Released1968

    Directed byPeter Yates

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  • 10
    National Treasure is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    National Treasure

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2004

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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    And Then There Were None is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    And Then There Were None

    Walter Huston, Judith Anderson

    Released1945

    Directed byRené Clair

    And Then There Were None is a 1945 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 12
    Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Yates

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    Duel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Duel

    Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott

    Released1971

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 14
    Dial M for Murder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Dial M for Murder

    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1954

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 15
    Silver Streak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Silver Streak

    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder

    Released1976

    Directed byArthur Hiller

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  • 16
    Evil Under the Sun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Evil Under the Sun

    Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg

    Released1982

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

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  • 17
    Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Citizen Kane

    Orson Welles, Alan Ladd

    Released1941

    Directed byOrson Welles

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  • 18
    Death on the Nile is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Death on the Nile

    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Guillermin

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  • 19
    Missing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Missing

    Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

    Released1982

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

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    Obsession is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Obsession

    John Lithgow, Cliff Robertson

    Released1976

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Scooby-Doo

    Pamela Anderson, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released2002

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    Badlands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Badlands

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1973

    Directed byTerrence Malick

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    The Big Sleep is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    The Big Sleep

    Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1946

    Directed byHoward Hawks

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    That Darn Cat! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    That Darn Cat!

    Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

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    Charade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG Mystery Movies
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    Charade

    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1963

    Directed byStanley Donen

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