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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.

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Among those that have directed a Thriller PG movie are Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen.

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock
Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was ...more
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Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a ...more
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Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury
This film is a 1978 British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name, directed by John Guillermin and adapted by Anthony Shaffer. The film features the Belgian detective ...more
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Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock
Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story. Originally released by Paramount ...more
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Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn
Clue is a 1985 American ensemble mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn, who collaborated on the script with John Landis, and stars ...more
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Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry
The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American submarine spy-thriller film directed by John McTiernan, based on the 1984 novel by Tom Clancy. In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine ...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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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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Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Hillerman
Audrey Rose is a 1977 psychological horror and drama film directed by Robert Wise, and starring Marsha Mason, Anthony Hopkins, and Susan Swift. It was based on the novel of the same title by ...more
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John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Lesley-Anne Down
Brannigan is a 1975 British thriller film directed by Douglas Hickox and starring John Wayne and Richard Attenborough. Set principally in London, the film is about a Chicago detective sent to ...more
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Peter Fonda, Yul Brynner, Blythe Danner
Futureworld is a 1976 American science fiction thriller film directed by Richard T. Heffron and written by Mayo Simon and George Schenck. It is a sequel to the 1973 Michael Crichton film ...more
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Broderick Crawford, David Hemmings, Robert Powell
Harlequin, also known as Dark Forces in United States, is a 1980 Australian thriller film directed by Simon Wincer and starring Robert Powell, Carmen Duncan, David Hemmings and Broderick ...more
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Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, Terence Stamp
Legal Eagles is a 1986 American legal comedy film written and directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Robert Redford, Debra Winger, and Daryl Hannah.
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Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit
Race with the Devil is a 1975 occult thriller and action film starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit and Lara Parker. This was the second of three films Fonda and Oates would star in ...more
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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Eve Channing
Sleuth is a 1972 mystery thriller film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The screenplay by British playwright Anthony Shaffer was based on his 1970 Tony Award-winning play Sleuth. The film stars ...more
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Ann-Margret, James Cromwell, Madeline Kahn
The Cheap Detective is a 1978 American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore. It stars Peter Falk as Lou Peckinpaugh, a detective in the Humphrey Bogart mold. ...more
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 science fiction thriller directed by Philip Kaufman, and starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy. ...more
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WarGames is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy
WarGames is a 1983 American science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, and ...more
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Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland
This film is a 1954 3-D American thriller film in Warnercolor directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings. The screenplay and the successful stage play ...more
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Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Norman Lloyd
Saboteur is a 1942 Universal spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock with a screenplay written by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison and Dorothy Parker. The film stars Priscilla Lane, Robert ...more
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Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten
Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. Written by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, and Alma ...more
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All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG Thriller Movies
Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford
All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl ...more
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Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett
Bullitt is a 1968 American action police procedural film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset. The screenplay by ...more
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Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Vic Tayback
Papillon is a 1973 prison film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, based on the best-selling autobiography by the French convict Henri Charrière. The film stars Steve McQueen as Henri ...more
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Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson
Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more