vote on everything
Watchworthy
12.5k voters

Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds

Updated September 22, 2020 141.9k votes 12.5k voters 390.9k views274 items

List RulesVote 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. There are also several good comedies for 13-year-olds on this list.

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 13-year-old can watch.

By the age of 13, many kids start enjoying horror movies like Poltergeist and Jaws. Other great classics featured on this list of top movies for 13-year-olds include classics like Pretty in Pink, Footloose, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But all of these movies are good movies to watch with your teenager.

Do you have a favorite movie for 13-year -olds? Let your voice be heard by giving the best films a vote up!

...more
  • 1
    Avatar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    819
    526

    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

    amazon buy button
  • 2
    Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    645
    431

    Shazam!

    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

    amazon buy button
  • 3
    Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    399
    258

    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

    amazon buy button

    More Wonder Woman 

    #535 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#5 of 174 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

  • 4
    Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    1,429
    1,061

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

    amazon buy button

    More Spider-Man: Homecoming 

    25 Small But Interesting Details From 'Spider-Man: Homecoming''Spider-Man: Homecoming' Comebacks Sharper Than The Old Web Shooter

  • 5
    Indiana Jones Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    amazon buy button

    More Indiana Jones Franchise 

    15 'Indiana Jones' Fan Theories That Actually Make A Lot Of Sense#4 of 103 The Very Best Movie Franchises

  • 6
    Back to the Future Franchise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    amazon buy button

    More Back to the Future Franchise 

    'Back to the Future' Fan TheoriesThe DeLorean From 'Back To The Future' Has An Even Crazier Real-Life History Than We Imagined

  • 7
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The  is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds

    Released2003

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    amazon buy button
  • 8
    Star Wars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    amazon buy button

    More Star Wars Franchise 

    #30 of 164 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies#140 of 165 Live Action Movies With The Best CGI Effects

  • 9
    Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    578
    433

    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

    amazon buy button

    More 

    15 Flerken Amazing 'Captain Marvel' Details You May Have Missed14 Easter Eggs In 'Captain Marvel' You Definitely Missed

  • 10
    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    1,435
    1,140

    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    amazon buy button

    More Back to the Future 

    Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Back to the FutureWays Back to the Future Predicted the Future

  • 11
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer' is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    1,162
    949

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Columbus

    amazon buy button

    More Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 

    #9 of 84 Great Movies That Take Place in Autumn#84 of 105 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

  • 12
    Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    995
    813

    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

    amazon buy button

    More Black Panther 

    Small But Interesting Details Fans Noticed About 'Black Panther'15+ Easter Eggs And References Most People Completely Missed In Black Panther

  • 13
    The Lord of the Rings film tri is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    amazon buy button

    More The Lord of the Rings film trilogy 

    Small Details From 'The Fellowship Of The Ring' That Would Make Tolkien Proud21 Legolas Memes That Are As Majestic As His Hair

  • 14
    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    1,037
    859

    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

    amazon buy button

    More The Avengers 

    Details Infinity War Fans Didn’t Catch… Until They Watched It In 4KHere’s Why It’s Time To Stop Making Fun Of Hawkeye

  • 15
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    612
    503

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released2015

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

    amazon buy button

    More Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

    18 Small But Fascinating Details From 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'#368 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • 16
    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    844
    711

    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    amazon buy button

    More Clueless 

    The Best Outfits from CluelessThe Best Words That Clueless Totally Invented

  • 17
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner  is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    1,141
    980

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2004

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    amazon buy button

    More Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 

    Surprising Behind-The-Scenes Facts About ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’Small Details From 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban' That Remind Us Why It's The Best

  • 18
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    591
    500

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Felicity Jones, Diego Luna

    Released2016

    Directed byGareth Edwards

    amazon buy button

    More Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 

    Small But Impressive Details In 'Rogue One' That Prove Its UnderratedAll The References To Other Star Wars Films In Rogue One

  • 19
    Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    111
    67

    Bumblebee

    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Directed byTravis Knight

    amazon buy button

    More 

    #141 of 206 The Best Adventure Movies#21 of 120 Movies That Need Sequels

  • 20
    The Hunger Games Franchise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    2,934
    2,640

    The Hunger Games Franchise

    amazon buy button

    More 

    What The Hunger Games SHOULD Have Looked Like In The MoviesThe Saddest 'Hunger Games' Deaths

  • 21
    Matilda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    690
    597

    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    amazon buy button

    More Matilda 

    #36 of 318 The Best Movies For Kids#90 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies

  • 22
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    661
    573

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    Directed byRian Johnson

    amazon buy button

    More 

    22 Fascinating Details From 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' That Belong In The Sacred TextsThe Most Convincing And Believable Fan Theories About Star Wars: Episode VIII

  • 23
    Rampage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    107
    68

    Rampage

    Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris

    Directed byBrad Peyton

    amazon buy button

    More 

    #149 of 175 The Greatest Animal Movies Ever Made#11 of 15 15 Bad Video Game Movies That Are Actually Good

  • 24
    Johnny English is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    78
    41

    Johnny English

    John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Howitt

    amazon buy button

    More Johnny English 

    #374 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#581 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • 25
    Johnny English Strikes Again is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds
    83
    48

    Johnny English Strikes Again

    Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Kerr

    amazon buy button

    More Johnny English Strikes Again 

    #173 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#45 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels

FilmsFilmEntertainmenttop 50top 100polltop 25