Culture Good Movies for 13 Year Olds  

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List Rules Vote up the best films appropriate for a thirteen year old to watch.

This list has awesome movies for 13 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best movies for 13 year olds cover all kinds of genres as young film buffs become more mature. Some great movies for thirteen year olds to watch are heavy on the CGI and cool effects, while other good films for thirteen year olds are completely live action. Many of the top films for 13 year olds tell stories of other teens, like Big Fish and Footloose.

Which flicks will you find below, on this best movies for 13 year olds list? Thirteen year olds love multi-movie franchises like The Hunger Games series. Katniss Everdeen's quest for justice and equality is a fight that everyone age 13 and beyond can get behind. Twilight is another good movie – with a good love story – that a thirteen year old can watch.

By the age of 13, many kids start enjoying horror movies like Poltergeist and Jaws. Other great movies featured on this top movies for 13 year olds include Pretty in Pink, Footloose, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Do you have a favorite movie for 13 year olds? Let your voice be heard by giving the best films a thumbs up and add any other 13 year old appropriate movies that aren't already listed.
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Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
jsnungaray added Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are ...more

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
jsnungaray added Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand Despicable Me is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. When a criminal mastermind (Steve Carell) uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a ...more

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Taylor Wiegmann added Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester ...more

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
1522177810511 added Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe 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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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Gary Ross, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. In a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of ...more

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
tina_slaiby2005 added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. ...more

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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
tina_slaiby2005 added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
tina_slaiby2005 added Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi The Kissing Booth is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello. A pretty, teenage girl (Joey King), who has never-been-kissed, finds her life turned totally upside down when she ...more

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tina_slaiby2005 added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel ...more

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more

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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more

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tina_slaiby2005 added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cleese Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy Franch... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Guardians of the Galaxy (retroactively referred to as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1) is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Nini Chichua added Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Blakey added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman 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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tina_slaiby2005 added Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe 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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Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War – Part ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo The untitled Avengers film, colloquially referred to as Avengers 4, is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team.

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car accident, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more

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Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a nerdy, ...more

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Ant-Man and the Wasp is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. ...more

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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more

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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Nini Chichua added Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. The film stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, ...more

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Fortnite added Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more

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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Nini Chichua added Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series ...more

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George J. Lewis, John Davidson, Dick Purcell Captain America is a 1944 Republic black-and-white serial film loosely based on the Timely Comics character Captain America. It was the last Republic serial made about a superhero. It also has ...more

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Marvel's The Avengers(classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom and Ireland), or simply The Avengers, is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics ...more

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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the third installment in the X-Men ...more

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Demetrice Nguyen, Deezy Captain Marvel is a 2019 superhero film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

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tina_slaiby2005 added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 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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Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character. After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered ...more

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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Nini Chichua added Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. A high school senior (Mae Whitman) instigates a social pecking order revolution after ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic criminals ...more

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Nini Chichua added Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Fortnite added Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. It serves as a prequel to ...more

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
bliss9130 added Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore The Hunger Games is a 2012 action, adventure film written by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray and directed by Gary Ross.

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Nini Chichua added Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same ...more

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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins ...more