Parenting Good Movies for 13 Year Olds  

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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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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 3 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 mastermind (Steve Carell) uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand ...more

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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) 6 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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Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
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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Harry Potter and the Order of ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
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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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 9 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 Chamber o... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
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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Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
kassie 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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Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
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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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Guardians of the Galaxy Franch... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed ...more

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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
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 collision, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more

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Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Movies for 13 Year Olds
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) 22 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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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Ant-Man and the Wasp is listed (or ranked) 25 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