Watchworthy
12.9k voters

Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds

Updated September 22, 2020 146.3k votes 12.9k voters 408.4k 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
  • Avatar1
    944
    618

    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Amazon buy button
  • Shazam!2
    745
    483

    Shazam!

    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

    Amazon buy button
  • Wonder Woman3
    486
    303

    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

    Amazon buy button

    More Wonder Woman 

    #2 of 97 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked#16 of 177 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming4
    1,577
    1,085

    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

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl5

    Released2003

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Amazon buy button
  • Back to the Future Franchise6
    Amazon buy button

    More Back to the Future Franchise 

    The DeLorean From 'Back To The Future' Has An Even Crazier Real-Life History Than We ImaginedSmall Details From The 'Back To The Future' Trilogy That Fans Uncovered

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone7
    1,299
    976

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Amazon buy button
  • Star Wars Franchise8
    Amazon buy button

    More Star Wars Franchise 

    #139 of 164 Live Action Movies With The Best CGI Effects#4 of 99 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies

  • Indiana Jones Franchise9
    Amazon buy button

    More Indiana Jones Franchise 

    15 Times Indiana Jones Was A Terrible Archaeologist#4 of 103 The Very Best Movie Franchises

  • Johnny English10
    138
    70

    Johnny English

    John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Howitt

    Amazon buy button

    More Johnny English 

    #374 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#600 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • Black Panther11
    1,092
    832

    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

    Amazon buy button

    More Black Panther 

    'Black Panther' Interviews That Prove They're The Best Cast Ever Assembled#1180 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

  • Johnny English Strikes Again12
    136
    70

    Johnny English Strikes Again

    Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Kerr

    Amazon buy button

    More Johnny English Strikes Again 

    #172 of 224 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#53 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels

  • The Avengers13
    1,132
    876

    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

    Amazon buy button

    More The Avengers 

    Here’s Why It’s Time To Stop Making Fun Of HawkeyeDetails Infinity War Fans Didn’t Catch… Until They Watched It In 4K

  • Back to the Future14
    1,496
    1,175

    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

  • Captain Marvel15
    578
    433

    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

    Amazon buy button

    More 

    Fan Theories About Captain Marvel That Actually Make A Lot Of Sense15 Flerken Amazing 'Captain Marvel' Details You May Have Missed

  • The Lord of the Rings film trilogy16
    Amazon buy button

    More The Lord of the Rings film trilogy 

    21 Small But Poignant Details 'Lord of the Rings' Fans Noticed About The Trilogy'Lord Of The Rings' Cast Interviews Funny Enough To Rule Them All

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban17
    1,225
    1,001

    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 

    'Harry Potter' Fans Are Answering Our Biggest Time-Turner Questions From 'The Prisoner Of Azkaban'Small Details From 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban' That Remind Us Why It's The Best

  • Bumblebee18
    148
    92

    Bumblebee

    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Directed byTravis Knight

    Amazon buy button

    More 

    #139 of 206 The Best Adventure Movies#94 of 168 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens19
    649
    534

    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'#64 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

  • Clueless20
    884
    744

    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

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story21
    625
    524

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Felicity Jones, Diego Luna

    Released2016

    Directed byGareth Edwards

    Amazon buy button

    More Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 

    Fan Theory: Why ‘Rogue One’ Is Actually A Horror MovieSmall But Impressive Details In 'Rogue One' That Prove Its Underrated

  • The Hunger Games Franchise22
    2,991
    2,660

    The Hunger Games Franchise

    Amazon buy button

    More 

    Fan Theories About 'The Hunger Games' That Prove It's Darker Than We RememberThe Saddest 'Hunger Games' Deaths

  • Matilda23
    731
    628

    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    Amazon buy button

    More Matilda 

    #11 of 96 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels#52 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi24
    693
    596

    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

  • Rampage25
    141
    97

    Rampage

    Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris

    Directed byBrad Peyton

    Amazon buy button

    More 

    #168 of 190 The Greatest Animal Movies Ever Made#83 of 117 Movies That Need Sequels