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Good Movies for 13-Year-Olds

Updated September 22, 2020 143.8k votes 12.7k voters 399.4k 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!

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    Avatar
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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

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    Shazam!
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    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

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    Wonder Woman
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    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming
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    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

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    Back to the Future Franchise
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    Released2003

    Directed byGore Verbinski

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    Star Wars Franchise
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 10
    Captain Marvel
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    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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    Back to the Future
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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Black Panther
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    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

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    The Avengers
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    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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    The Lord of the Rings film trilogy
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2004

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released2015

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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    Bumblebee
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    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Directed byTravis Knight

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    Johnny English
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    John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Howitt

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    Clueless
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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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    Felicity Jones, Diego Luna

    Released2016

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    Directed byRian Johnson

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    The Hunger Games Franchise
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    Matilda
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    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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