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The Best PG Thriller Movies

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

Movies here include everything from Jaws to Vertigo.

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

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

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  • 1
    Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Vertigo

    James Stewart, Kim Novak

    Released1958

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred... more on Wikipedia
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    Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Rear Window

    Daryl Hannah, Christopher Reeve

    Released1998

    Directed byJeff Bleckner

    Rear Window is an American television movie directed by Jeff Bleckner. The teleplay by Larry... more on Wikipedia
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    Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG Thriller 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 Wikipedia
  • 4
    Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Bullitt

    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen

    Released1968

    Directed byPeter Yates

    Bullitt is a 1968 American action police procedural film directed by Peter Yates and produced... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Duel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Duel

    Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott

    Released1971

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Duel is a 1971 television thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Richard... more on Wikipedia

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    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1975

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 7
    Dick Tracy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Dick Tracy

    Madonna, Al Pacino

    Released1990

    Directed byWarren Beatty

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  • 8
    The Odessa File is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    The Odessa File

    Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi

    Released1974

    Directed byRonald Neame

    The Odessa File is a 1974 thriller film adaptation of the novel The Odessa File by Frederick... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • 10
    Shadow of a Doubt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Shadow of a Doubt

    Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright

    Released1943

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    The Seven-Ups is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    The Seven-Ups

    Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval

    Released1973

    Directed byPhilip D'Antoni

    The Seven-Ups is a 1973 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by Philip... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Deathtrap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Deathtrap

    Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve

    Released1982

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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  • 13
    WarGames is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    WarGames

    Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Badham

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  • 14
    Streets of Fire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Streets of Fire

    Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane

    Released1984

    Directed byWalter Hill

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  • 15
    Saboteur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Saboteur

    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum

    Released1942

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 16
    Clue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Clue

    Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • 17
    The Poseidon Adventure is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    The Poseidon Adventure

    Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens

    Released1972

    Directed byIrwin Allen, Ronald Neame

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  • 18
    Dial M for Murder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Dial M for Murder

    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1954

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 19
    The Mirror Crack'd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    The Mirror Crack'd

    Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1980

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

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  • 20
    Live and Let Die is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Live and Let Die

    Jane Seymour, Roger Moore

    Released1973

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

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  • 21
    Never Say Never Again is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Never Say Never Again

    Sean Connery, Kim Basinger

    Released1983

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

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  • 22
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    William Shatner, Kim Cattrall

    Released1991

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

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  • 23
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1978

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

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  • 24
    The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    The Hunt for Red October

    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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    Papillon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
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    Papillon

    Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen

    Released1973

    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

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