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The Best PG Suspense Movies

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

List contains movies like Rear Window and The Conversation.

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

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

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    Strangers on a Train

    Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger

    Released1951

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    Rear Window

    Grace Kelly, James Stewart

    Released1954

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    The Conversation

    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

    Released1974

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Twilight Zone: The Movie

    Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow

    Released1983

    Directed bySteven Spielberg, George Miller, John Landis, Joe Dante

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    The 'Burbs

    Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher

    Released1989

    Directed byJoe Dante

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    The Trouble with Harry

    Shirley MacLaine, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1955

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    Marnie

    Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1964

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    Death on the Nile

    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Guillermin

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    The Hindenburg

    Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Wise

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    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    James Stewart, Doris Day

    Released1956

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    Sleuth

    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

    Released1972

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

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    Coma

    Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael Crichton

    This film is a 1978 suspense film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Robin Cook. The film rights were acquired by director Michael Crichton, and the movie was produced by Martin Erlichmann...  more

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    The House on Carroll Street

    Jeff Daniels, Mandy Patinkin

    Released1988

    Directed byPeter Yates

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    Don't Bother to Knock

    Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft

    Released1952

    Directed byRoy Ward Baker

    Don't Bother to Knock is a 1952 American thriller film starring Richard Widmark and Marilyn Monroe, directed by Roy Ward Baker. The screenplay was written by Daniel Taradash, based on the novel...  more
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    Scorpio

    Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon

    Released1973

    Directed byMichael Winner

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    Asylum

    Charlotte Rampling, Britt Ekland

    Released1972

    Directed byPatrick Magee, Roy Ward Baker

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    Jaws 3-D

    Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson

    Released1983

    Directed byJoe Alves

    Jaws 3-D is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by Joe Alves and starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Lea Thompson and Louis Gossett, Jr. It is the second sequel to Steven Spielberg's...  more

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    The Concorde...Airport '79

    Alain Delon, Robert Wagner

    Released1979

    Directed byDavid Lowell Rich

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    Deathtrap

    Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve

    Released1982

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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    Sorcerer

    Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell

    Released1977

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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    Obsession

    John Lithgow, Cliff Robertson

    Released1976

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    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 Schrader,...  more

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    Saboteur

    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum

    Released1942

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    The China Syndrome

    Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas

    Released1979

    Directed byJames Bridges

    The China Syndrome is a 1979 American thriller film that tells the story of a television reporter and her cameraman who discover safety coverups at a nuclear power plant. It stars Jane Fonda, Jack...  more

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    Hanky Panky

    Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner

    Released1982

    Directed bySidney Poitier

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    Family Plot

    Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Dern

    Released1976

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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