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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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Woody Allen and Orson Welles have both directed a Mystery PG film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is a 2004 comedy horror film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by James Gunn and released by Warner Bros. Based on the 1969–71 animated television series, ...more
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Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-drama film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it was his first American project, and his first film produced under contract with David O. Selznick. ...more
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more
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Daryl Hannah, Christopher Reeve, Robert Forster
Rear Window is an American television movie directed by Jeff Bleckner. The teleplay by Larry Gross and Eric Overmyer is an updated adaptation of the classic 1954 feature film directed by Alfred ...more
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The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart as detective Philip Marlowe ...more
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more
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Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Badlands is a 1973 American film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri are also featured. Malick has a small speaking ...more
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Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron
Missing is a 1982 American drama film directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, and Charles Cioffi. It is based on the true story of American ...more
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John Lithgow, Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold
Obsession is a 1976 psychological thriller/mystery directed by Brian De Palma, starring Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, and Stocker Fontelieu. The screenplay was by Paul ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren
National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a 2007 mystery/adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2004 film National Treasure and is the second part of the National Treasure franchise. It was directed ...more
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Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Dick Van Patten
Soylent Green is a 1973 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, and, in his final film, Edward G. Robinson. The film ...more
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Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and based on the 1950 novel Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. It was ...more
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The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1939 mystery film based on the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was directed by Sidney Lanfield and produced by 20th Century ...more
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The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. It is considered one of the greatest films of all ...more
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Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also ...more
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Jacki Weaver, Rachel Roberts, Tony Llewellyn-Jones
Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian mystery drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Anne-Louise Lambert, Helen Morse, Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray and Dominic Guard. The film was ...more
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based on the novel by J. K. Rowling and the final film in the series. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron ...more
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A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment in The Pink Panther series. Peter Sellers is featured again as Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the ...more
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North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who ...more
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Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Peter Ustinov
Evil Under the Sun is a 1982 British mystery film based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie.
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Angela Lansbury, Cybill Shepherd, Elliott Gould
The Lady Vanishes is a 1979 British comedy mystery film directed by Anthony Page. Its screenplay by George Axelrod was based on the novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. It stars Elliott ...more
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Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval, Joe Spinell
The Seven-Ups is a 1973 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Roy Scheider as a crusading policeman who is the leader of The Seven-Ups, a squad of ...more
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Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn
The Mechanic is a 1972 American action-thriller film directed by Michael Winner. It stars Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent. The film is noted for its opening. There is no dialogue for the ...more
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Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman
The Conversation is a 1974 American psychological thriller film written, produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman with supporting roles by John Cazale, Allen ...more
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That Darn Cat! Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills, Elsa Lanchester
That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones. The film was based on the book Undercover Cat by Gordon and Mildred Gordon ...more