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Top 100 Best PG-13 Movies Of All Time [2022]

Shivam ParasharShivam-Updated June 11, 2022


PG-13 Movies

 

Turning 13 has to be the most exciting time of one's life. Not only are we officially referred to as teenagers but we're also about to begin high school, which is arguably the most interesting juncture of all of our lives.

 

In addition, we also get to try our hands at watching PG-13 movies. While most of us do take trips to the cinemas to watch a PG-13 motion picture with our parents before we turn 13, their physical presence is no longer required as soon as we hit 13 and take pride in being called a teenager.

 

Before we get started with the central topic of the piece, we would like to tell our readers a bit more about what PG-13 films are.

 

Well, first things first, the rating of PG-13 was added to the MPAA rating list in 1984.

 

This was done keeping in mind the fact that some feature films like 'Indiana Jones' and 'Gremlins' proved to be a bit too graphical for the PG rating and, yet, not as graphical for the R rating.

 

Not many are aware of the fact that a visionary filmmaker like Steven Spielberg was one of the first few people to have noticed this about motion picture ratings.

 

Be that as it may, PG-13 ratings are given to feature films based on a variety of factors.

 

The presence of drugs, the extent of nudity, the use of profanity, and extreme violence are often taken into account before giving any film a PG-13 rating.

 

The content, of course, varies with each movie, so it is appropriate for the parents to examine the specific movie rating for the film/s that they may be looking forward to watching.

 

That being said, now that our readers have understood why a movie is granted the PG-13 rating, we are certain of the fact that they would now like to learn about the finest motion pictures that are rated PG-13.

 

Look no further for we have done our best to compile a list of 100 of the best feature films that have received the PG-13 rating.

 

Our list is unique not only because it contains some truly underappreciated titles, but also because it is a fine mixture of critically and commercially acclaimed motion pictures.

 

We are, therefore, confident about the fact that our article will not only satisfy the appetite of fans of some of the biggest blockbusters featured on our list but they will also manage to excite the harshest movie critics.

 

 

100. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

 

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title Transformers: Age of Extinction
Release Year 2014
Watch time 165 min
Directors Michael Bay
Cast Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci
Domestic Box office $245.44M
IMDb Rating 5.6
Metascore 32
Writers Ehren Kruger
Music By Steve Jablonsky
Cinematography By Amir Mokri
Costume By Rosemary Brandenburg

 

Helmed for the screen by filmmaker Michael Bay, 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' features an ensemble cast headlined by actors like Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, Titus Welliver, and T.J. Miller.

 

The motion picture traces the journey of a faction of robots, called The Autobots, from the planet of Cybertron.

 

When they are on the verge of being hunted down by an elite CIA black ops unit and a brutal bounty hunter, they have no option left but to turn to a struggling inventor and his daughter for aid.

 

Even though the film failed to receive favorable reviews from the critics, it appealed to the fans of the film; especially the ones who enjoy loud cinema that is driven heavily by special effects and non-stop action.

 

 

 

99. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release Year 2018
Watch time 128 min
Directors J.A. Bayona
Cast Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith
Domestic Box office $417.72M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 51
Writers Derek Connolly
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Oscar Faura
Costume By Andy Nicholson

 

Director J. A. Bayona's 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' features actors such as Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, BD Wong, and Jeff Goldblum in prominent roles.

 

The screenplay of the motion picture tracks how two animal lovers, namely Owen and Claire, reach the now-defunct Jurassic World after a volcano eruption proves to be hazardous for the dinosaurs.

 

Just like its predecessor, 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' also thrives on its hugely mounted set pieces and ensures that the viewers continue to stay glued to their seats.

 

Even though the sequel is not as astonishing as its immediate predecessor, it gets the job done for the fans of the franchise.

 

 

 

98. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

 

Entity Detail
Title Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Release Year 2011
Watch time 154 min
Directors Michael Bay
Cast Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel
Domestic Box office $352.39M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 42
Writers Ehren Kruger
Music By Steve Jablonsky
Cinematography By Amir Mokri
Costume By Nigel Phelps

 

Based on the Transformers toy line, this Michael Bay directorial venture showcases how an enemy alien spacecraft that is hidden on the Moon goes on to stir yet another race to redeem the world.

 

This PG-13 motion picture stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Malkovich, and Frances McDormand in pivotal roles.

 

Even though film critics across the globe found the script of 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' to be thin and largely indifferent, its visual effects and 3D shots were unanimously praised.

 

However, they were not enough to take care of the stretched run time of the tedious screenplay.

 

 

 

97. Minions (2015)

 

Minions (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Minions
Release Year 2015
Watch time 91 min
Directors Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Cast Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Pierre Coffin
Domestic Box office $336.05M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 56
Writers Brian Lynch
Music By Heitor Pereira
Cinematography By Claire Dodgson
Costume By Jeannine Berger

 

Helmed by directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, 'Minions' traces the journey of three minions who decide to find a new master for themselves.

 

Relentless and reckless, they undertake a global journey and chance upon Scarlett Overkill. Scarlett is basically a female super-villain who recruits them and devises a plan to take over the world.

 

A spin-off prequel and the third installment overall in the 'Despicable Me' franchise, 'Minions' may come across as uneven to the neutrals but the minion fans would definitely love to give this PG-13 feature a go; irrespective of what the critics have to say about the overall product.

 

 

 

96. Greenland (2020)

 

Greenland (2020)

 

Entity Detail
Title Greenland
Release Year 2020
Watch time 119 min
Directors Ric Roman Waugh
Cast Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn
Domestic Box office ---
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 64
Writers Chris Sparling
Music By David Buckley
Cinematography By Dana Gonzales
Costume By Clay A. Griffith

 

'Greenland' may be intriguing but it is also one of the scariest feature films to have been released during the pandemic era.

 

The disaster thriller tries to effectively trace the journey of a family that must struggle to survive as a planet-destroying comet race to Earth.

 

What makes this feature film chilling is the fact that it is a realistic attempt to showcase what could happen to mankind if it is faced with an event that threatens to wipe out humanity itself.

 

Starring Gerard Butler as the main protagonist, 'Greenland' throws open the doors to a lot many discussions on human nature and the future of mortals.

 

 

 

95. Like Crazy (2011)

 

Like Crazy (2011)

 

Entity Detail
Title Like Crazy
Release Year 2011
Watch time 86 min
Directors Drake Doremus
Cast Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley
Domestic Box office $3.41M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 68
Writers Drake Doremus
Music By Dustin O'Halloran
Cinematography By John Guleserian
Costume By Katie Byron

 

Directed by Drake Doremus and starring Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin in the lead, this film traces the story of an American lad who falls head over heels in love with a British student.

 

However, their love is put to test when unexpected immigration issues threaten to tear their relationship apart.

 

One has to mention the fact that 'Like Crazy' is a well-made low-budget romantic drama.

 

It is sweet when it wants to be and also has the ability to frustrate its viewers at its whim.

 

While Felicity Jones delivers an outstanding performance in this one, Anton Yelchin holds his own as well.

 

Our readers would be intrigued to know that this feature film strikes a chord with the audience in the most realistic way possible because it is based on its writer/director's personal long-distance love story.

 

 

94. The Fate of the Furious (2017)

 

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Fate of the Furious
Release Year 2017
Watch time 136 min
Directors F. Gary Gray
Cast Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez
Domestic Box office $226.01M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 56
Writers Gary Scott Thompson
Music By Brian Tyler
Cinematography By Stephen F. Windon
Costume By Bill Brzeski

 

Director F. Gary Gray's 'The Fate of the Furious', which is a sequel to 'Furious 7' and the eighth installment in the 'Fast & Furious' series, features Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron in critical roles.

 

The film traces the journey of how Dominic Toretto stumbles upon a woman, who in turn, gets him involved in the world of terrorism.

 

Dom's crew has no option but to protect the man who reunited them as a family. 'The Fate of the Furious' thrives on its over-the-top action sequences and, therefore, opens a new chapter in the franchise.

 

The entire cast shares magnetic chemistry and manages to enthrall the fans dutifully.

 

 

93. Frozen II (2019)

 

Frozen II (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title Frozen II
Release Year 2019
Watch time 103 min
Directors Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Cast Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff
Domestic Box office $477.37M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 64
Writers Jennifer Lee
Music By Christophe Beck
Cinematography By Jeff Draheim
Costume By David Womersley

 

Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck attempt to recreate the magic of 'Frozen' in this PG-13 rated animated flick.

 

Starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jonathan Groff in crucial roles, the film tells the story of Queen Elsa, who starts to hear a strange melodic voice that is trying to reach out to her.

 

Confused and uncertain, she responds to the voice; this, though, goes on to awaken certain elemental spirits and sets in motion a sequence of unpredictable events.

 

Like most successors, 'Frozen II' ceases to replicate the thrill of the original. However, it does manage to do what it set out to do; that is to entertain the fans who truly adored the first installment.

 

 

92. Arctic (2018)

 

Arctic (2018)

 

This Joe Penna directorial venture is a survival drama film and an international co-production between Iceland and the United States of America.

 

The story of the feature film follows a sole pilot who has, fortunately, been able to survive a plane crash in the arctic desert.

 

However, living may not exactly be a blessing in the region where he is stranded.

 

Hopeful and relentless, he yearns for someone to catch his radio signals. However, a lot many things change when he stumbles upon another human being in the middle of virtually nowhere.

 

This PG-13 motion picture, which stars the inimitable Mads Mikkelsen as a man stranded in the Arctic, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

 

 

91. Captain Marvel (2019)

 

Captain Marvel (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title Captain Marvel
Release Year 2019
Watch time 123 min
Directors Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Cast Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law
Domestic Box office $426.83M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 64
Writers Anna Boden
Music By Pinar Toprak
Cinematography By Ben Davis
Costume By Andy Nicholson

 

Helmed for the screen by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, 'Captain Marvel' features Brie Larson, Samuel L.

 

Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law in significant roles.

 

The screenplay traces the journey of an alien warrior who gets unexpectedly detached from her friends.

 

She, then, teams up with Fury, who is a S. H. I. E. L. D agent.

 

A typical Marvel feature film, this PG-13 movie is full of action, humor, and scintillating visual effects.

 

It makes full use of the signature formula of the franchise. We would like to inform our readers that 'Captain Marvel' was the first female-led superhero flick to pass the billion-dollar mark at the global box office.

 

 

90. Wildlife (2018)

 

Wildlife (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Wildlife
Release Year 2018
Watch time 105 min
Directors Paul Dano
Cast Ed Oxenbould, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Travis W Bruyer
Domestic Box office $1.03M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 80
Writers Paul Dano
Music By David Lang
Cinematography By Diego García
Costume By Akin McKenzie

 

Actor Paul Dano decided to take the director's seat with 'Wildlife' and managed to deliver a relatively calm but significant motion picture.

 

Based on the novel of the same title by Richard Ford, the motion picture stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal in prominent roles.

 

The story traces the journey of a couple that moves to a new town with their only child during the 1960s.

 

A new town means new difficulties and difficulties are what they face as their relationship begins to transform sooner than expected.

 

Things for a toss when Jake Gyllenhaal's character loses his job as a butler. But that isn't it - what truly brings the dilemma to light is the fact that he decides to leave for a more dangerous profession of firefighting.  'Wildlife' may not exactly be full of twists and turns but it certainly is a stirring story about a family and how it deals with such life-altering events.

 

Furthermore, the excellent performances by the cast truly help bring the plot to life.

 

 

89. Blinded by the Light (2019)

 

Blinded by the Light (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title Blinded by the Light
Release Year 2019
Watch time 118 min
Directors Gurinder Chadha
Cast Billy Barratt, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Viveik Kalra, Lee Barnett
Domestic Box office $11.90M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 71
Writers Sarfraz Manzoor
Music By A.R. Rahman
Cinematography By Ben Smithard
Costume By Nick Ellis

 

'Blinded by the Light' is a British comedy-drama film that has been inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and his love of the works of Bruce Springsteen.

 

Directed for the screen by Gurinder Chadha, this PG-13 feature is based on Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir, titled "Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N' Roll." The story of this motion picture follows Javed; a teenage Pakistani migrant who is residing in England.

 

He soon finds himself getting inclined towards Bruce Springsteen's musical work. Despite facing both racism and a lack of support from his father, Javed decides to pursue poetry and writing.

 

The feature film stars Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir, and Nell Williams in significant roles.

 

 

88. Hearts Beat Loud (2018)

 

Hearts Beat Loud (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Hearts Beat Loud
Release Year 2018
Watch time 97 min
Directors Brett Haley
Cast Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Blythe Danner, Toni Collette
Domestic Box office $2.39M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 65
Writers Brett Haley Marc Basch
Music By Keegan DeWitt
Cinematography By Eric Lin
Costume By Erin Magill

 

Director Brett Haley's 'Hearts Beat Loud' stars Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, and Toni Collette in prominent roles.

 

This PG-13 motion picture attempts to tell the story of Frank, who composes music with his beloved daughter during the summers before she goes off to college.

 

However, success comes with its cons. So, when one of their songs goes on to become a massive hit online, Frank finds it difficult to pursue his dreams while allowing his daughter to chase hers.

 

This feel-good father-daughter drama is a rather underappreciated feature film that opened to decent reviews.

 

 

87. The Lion King (2019)

 

The Lion King (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Lion King
Release Year 2019
Watch time 118 min
Directors Jon Favreau
Cast Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Domestic Box office $543.64M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 55
Writers Jeff Nathanson
Music By Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Caleb Deschanel
Costume By James Chinlund

 

Thriving on Jon Favreau's direction and Hans Zimmer's fantastic musical score, this blockbuster animated feature film tells the story of a lion cub prince named Simba, who is forced to escape his kingdom after the killing of his father Mufasa. 

 

'The Lion King' is a PG-13 title that relies a bit too much on its visual effects and emotional depth to make the desired impact.

 

While the fans of the original would always argue that it was indeed better, the 2019 version would work for most; especially the youngsters who have only gotten familiar with the tale in the recent past.

 

 

86. Aquaman (2018)

 

Aquaman (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Aquaman
Release Year 2018
Watch time 143 min
Directors James Wan
Cast Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson
Domestic Box office $335.06M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 55
Writers David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Music By Rupert Gregson-Williams
Cinematography By Don Burgess
Costume By Bill Brzeski

 

Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and directed for the screen by James Wan, 'Aquaman' tells the story of the half-human and half-Atlantean Arthur.

 

He is someone who is born with the ability to communicate with marine creatures. Banking on his capabilities, he goes on a journey to procure the legendary Trident of Atlan and defend the water world.

 

While Jason Mamoa headlines the project, actors like Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Ludi Lin, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Temuera Morrison appear in supporting roles. 'Aquaman' is a PG-13 feature that thrives on its visual effects and non-stop entertainment; all while emphasizing the good old-fashioned fun.

 

 

85. The Half of It (2020)

 

The Half of It (2020)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Half of It
Release Year 2020
Watch time 104 min
Directors Alice Wu
Cast Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Wolfgang Novogratz
Domestic Box office ---
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 74
Writers Alice Wu
Music By Anton Sanko
Cinematography By Greta Zozula
Costume By Sue Chan

 

In contemporary world cinema, the widely preferred genre of romantic-comedy has been both misused and overused to the extent of driving this category to the danger of overkill.

 

In such circumstances, 'The Half of It', a 2020 coming-of-age rom-com distributed by Netflix, is nothing short of a present for those who wish to savor a refreshingly original film in the genre.

 

This Alice Wu directorial venture traces the journey of an intelligent girl named Ellie; someone who charges Paul to write endearing love letters for him.

 

However, the catch here is that the girl Paul is in love with is also the girl Ellie harbors feelings for.

 

The film that kicks off with a quote from Plato reading, "love is simply the name for desire and pursuit of the whole", soon questions the stereotype that prompts human beings to go on an endless and futile search for romance.

 

While Leah Lewis impresses as the shy but confident Ellie, Daniel Diemer ably portrays the reckless and goofy Paul.

 

They are both efficiently supported by Alexxis Lemire who plays the staid but alluring Aster.

 

 

84. The Grand Seduction (2013)

 

The Grand Seduction (2013)

 

Director Don McKellar's 'The Grand Seduction' features Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Mark Critch, Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones, and Matt Watts in crucial roles.

 

The screenplay of this PG-13 title tracks how the head of a struggling fishing community tries his best to persuade a physician to take up residency in his village by any means. 'The Grand Seduction', which is based on the French-Canadian film called 'La Grande Séduction', was nominated in four categories for the Canadian Screen Awards.

 

Gordon Pinsent won the Best Supporting Actor award at the same ceremony for his performance in this feature film.

 

 

83. Jurassic World (2015)

 

Jurassic World (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Jurassic World
Release Year 2015
Watch time 124 min
Directors Colin Trevorrow
Cast Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer
Domestic Box office $652.27M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 59
Writers Rick Jaffa
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By John Schwartzman
Costume By Ed Verreaux

 

Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, and talented Indian actor Irrfan Khan in significant roles, this global blockbuster has been helmed for the screen by Colin Trevorrow.

 

The story showcases how a theme park displaying genetically-engineered dinosaurs turns into a realm of agony for its tourists when one of the dinosaurs manages to escape from its enclosure.

 

In order to save the day and restore normalcy, an ex-military animal expert comes into the picture.

 

There is no denying the fact that none of the Jurassic World movies might manage to match the creativity or the impact of the original Jurassic Park motion pictures.

 

However, that does not negate the fact that the first installment of the new Jurassic World series of feature films is an exhilarating popcorn entertainer in itself.

 

 

82. Rabbit Hole (2010)

 

Rabbit Hole (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Rabbit Hole
Release Year 2010
Watch time 91 min
Directors John Cameron Mitchell
Cast Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller
Domestic Box office $2.23M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 76
Writers David Lindsay-Abaire
Music By Anton Sanko
Cinematography By Frank G. DeMarco
Costume By Kalina Ivanov

 

Helmed for the big screen by John Cameron Mitchell, 'Rabbit Hole' is based on David Lindsay-Abaire's play of the same title.

 

This incredibly moving PG-13 feature film stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as a grieving couple who are struggling to deal with the death of their son, Danny.

 

While Aaron Eckhart's Howie starts attending a self-help group, Nicole Kidman's Becca unexpectedly finds consolation in Jason - the driver of the car that ended up killing Danny.

 

The motion picture also stars Dianne Wiest, Tammy Blanchard, Miles Teller, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon Tenney, and Sandra Oh in important supporting roles.

 

 

81. Logan Lucky (2017)

 

Logan Lucky (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title Logan Lucky
Release Year 2017
Watch time 118 min
Directors Steven Soderbergh
Cast Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Farrah Mackenzie
Domestic Box office $27.78M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 78
Writers Jules Asner
Music By David Holmes
Cinematography By Steven Soderbergh
Costume By Howard Cummings

 

Based on a screenplay originally credited to Rebecca Blunt, 'Logan Lucky' is a heist comedy-drama film that has been directed for the big screen by Steven Soderbergh.

 

The motion picture features an ensemble cast headlined by terrific actors such as Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston, and Sebastian Stan among others.

 

The screenplay of this PG-13 title traces the journey of Logan brothers Jimmy and Clyde.

 

They hatch an elaborate and ambitious plan to loot a racing circuit in North Carolina, USA, successfully and, thereafter, evade the authorities as soon as they possibly can.

 

The feature film opened to positive reviews at the box office and the cast was praised for its performance.

 

 

80. Enough Said (2013)

 

Enough Said (2013)

 

Entity Detail
Title Enough Said
Release Year 2013
Watch time 93 min
Directors Nicole Holofcener
Cast Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette
Domestic Box office $17.54M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 78
Writers Nicole Holofcener
Music By Marcelo Zarvos
Cinematography By Xavier Grobet
Costume By Keith P. Cunningham

 

Helmed for the screen by Nicole Holofcener and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, and Ben Falcone in prominent roles, 'Enough Said' is one of the most loving PG-13 motion pictures to make it to our list.

 

The story follows a single mother named Eva; someone who celebrates her profession as a masseuse but is also equally anxious about her daughter who is about to start college.

 

However, she soon stumbles upon Albert and realizes that he's her new friend's ex-husband. What follows is an endearing storyline that not only teaches you a lot of things about life and its complexities but also leaves you asking for more.

 

 

79. An Education (2009)

 

An Education (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title An Education
Release Year 2009
Watch time 100 min
Directors Lone Scherfig
Cast Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams
Domestic Box office $12.57M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 85
Writers Lynn Barber
Music By Paul Englishby
Cinematography By John de Borman
Costume By Andrew McAlpine

 

'An Education' has been helmed for the screen by Lone Scherfig and tells the story of Jenny: a teenager who witnesses her life transform after she meets David.

 

Even though David is twice her age, he proposes to be romantically involved with her.

 

However, Jenny soon finds out that David may not exactly be what he appears to be.

 

Carey Mulligan delivers extraordinary performance in this coming-of-age tale. It is her character play that drives the screenplay throughout.

 

The film has been constructed so authentically and sincerely that one feels like they are living the storyline themselves.

 

Needless to say, the viewers can't help but end up empathizing with the characters in the plot.

 

 

78. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

 

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title Beauty and the Beast
Release Year 2017
Watch time 129 min
Directors Bill Condon
Cast Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad
Domestic Box office $504.01M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 65
Writers Stephen Chbosky
Music By Alan Menken
Cinematography By Tobias A. Schliessler
Costume By Sarah Greenwood

 

Helmed for the screen by Bill Condon, this musical romantic fantasy drama stars Emma Watson in the lead role.

 

A live-action adaptation of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, 'Beauty and the Beast' follows the story of a village girl named Belle; someone who starts a journey to fetch her father from a creature that has shut him in his cell.

 

However, she soon figures out that the apparently horrifying creature is a prince who has been cursed.

 

The supporting cast features actors like Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson among others.

 

This PG-13 feature is a refreshing retelling of an already popular tale.

 

 

77. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

 

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title It's Kind of a Funny Story
Release Year 2010
Watch time 101 min
Directors Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Cast Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Dana DeVestern
Domestic Box office $6.35M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 63
Writers Anna Boden
Music By Broken Social Scene
Cinematography By Andrij Parekh
Costume By Beth Mickle

 

Directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' is an adaptation of Ned Vizzini's novel of the same title.

 

The motion picture stars Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, Viola Davis, Lauren Graham, Jim Gaffigan, Zoë Kravitz, and Zach Galifianakis in significant roles.

 

The screenplay traces the journey of Craig; someone who is admitted to a psychiatric ward after he comes to realize that he has suicidal tendencies.

 

Soon after, his mindset changes and his life transforms as he comes across people who happen to be less fortunate than him. 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' is a sincere PG-13 feature film that opened to favorable reviews from both the critics and audiences alike.

 

 

76. On the Basis of Sex (2018)

 

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title On the Basis of Sex
Release Year 2018
Watch time 120 min
Directors Mimi Leder
Cast Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston
Domestic Box office $24.62M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 59
Writers Daniel Stiepleman
Music By Mychael Danna
Cinematography By Michael Grady
Costume By Nelson Coates

 

Directed for the screen by Mimi Leder, 'On the Basis of Sex' is yet another legal drama to make it to our list of the finest PG-13 feature films.

 

The motion picture traces the journey of a young woman named Ruth Ginsburg; someone who has to face a lot of problems after her husband, Martin, is unfortunately diagnosed with cancer.

 

Things, however, take a turn for the worse when she is repeatedly rejected by multiple firms as she goes to seek employment.

 

This biographical motion picture stars Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, and Kathy Bates in significant roles and makes the right impact on the minds of its viewers.

 

 

75. X+Y (2014)

 

X+Y (2014)

 

Director Morgan Matthews brings together actors like Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, and Jo Yang in his uniquely titled feature, 'X+Y.' The story of the film traces the journey of a young maths prodigy named Nathan.

 

Even though he finds it difficult to have a conversation with other people and open up to them, Nathan is a genius.

 

Nowhere is this more apparent than when he gets selected for the International Mathematics Olympiad.

 

He tries to gain some confidence after he starts being in the company of Mr. Humphreys.

 

The motion picture premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was inspired by the documentary, titled 'Beautiful Young Minds.’

 

 

74. First Cow (2019)

 

First Cow (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title First Cow
Release Year 2019
Watch time 122 min
Directors Kelly Reichardt
Cast Alia Shawkat, John Magaro, Dylan Smith, Ryan Findley
Domestic Box office ---
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 89
Writers Jonathan Raymond
Music By William Tyler
Cinematography By Christopher Blauvelt
Costume By Anthony Gasparro

 

Director Kelly Reichardt's 'First Cow' is a PG-13 feature film that stars John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, Ewen Bremner, Scott Shepherd, Gary Farmer, and Lily Gladstone in prominent roles.

 

The story follows the journey of two travelers who are on the run from a band of vindictive hunters in the 1820s Northwest.

 

Both the adventures have one common dream: Be rich. The motion picture, which is based on Jonathan Raymond's novel titled "The Half Life", won Best Film at the 2020 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

 

In addition, 'First Cow' was also called one of the ten best films of the year that it was released by the National Board of Review.

 

 

73. The Pirates of the Caribbean Film Franchise (2003-2017)

 

The Pirates of the Caribbean Film Franchise (2003-2017)

 

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' is a globally known series of entertaining fantasy films that have gone on to cement their place as cult movies of sorts.

 

We can find people replicating the characters and their costumes in several college and costume parties.

 

Backed by Jerry Bruckheimer and based on Walt Disney's theme park attraction of the same name, the Pag-13 franchise is popular not only because of Johnny Depp's iconic portrayal as Captain Jack Sparrow but also because of the sensational theme music that not many have been able to overlook.

 

Be that as it may, one has to accept the fact that several films of the series had rather repetitive and unoriginal stories to show following the success of the first few films.

 

However, one also has to acknowledge the fact that the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise of motion pictures have, indeed, given us remarkable pirate-themed features, some of which have truly managed to impress us.

 

To sum it up, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' and 'Dead Man’s Chest' truly helped in creating a niche for the film series and helped Johnny Depp become a bigger name globally.

 

 

72. The X-Men Film Franchise (2000-2016)

 

The X-Men Film Franchise (2000-2016)

 

'X-Men' is a popular superhero film series that is based on the fictional superhero team of the same name.

 

This team-first originated in a series of comic books that were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

 

The comics were then published by Marvel Comics. Barring the rated 'R' feature films such as ‘Deadpool' and ‘Logan', all the other movies that are a part of the famed X-Men franchise have been rated as PG-13.

 

Even though one cannot deny the fact that the X-Men movie series has its fanbase, one can also not refute that the films were initially panned for their abrupt deviation from the storyline.

 

Also, it has to be mentioned that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ turned out to be a setback of sorts after the smashing success of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.' That said, our readers would like to know that spin-offs for the franchise were decided after it became clear that each film was able to leapfrog its immediate predecessor at the box office.

 

 

71. Furious 7 (2015)

 

Furious 7 (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Furious 7
Release Year 2015
Watch time 137 min
Directors James Wan
Cast Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham
Domestic Box office $353.01M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 67
Writers Chris Morgan
Music By Brian Tyler
Cinematography By Marc Spicer Stephen F. Windon
Costume By Bill Brzeski

 

This James Wan directorial venture traces the journey of Dominic Toretto and his family, who are forced to face the heat when Shaw's brother decides to seek revenge.

 

However, the dilemma here is that they are not only forced to confront the enemy but also protect a critical program from falling into the wrong hands.

 

This PG-13 feature stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell, and Jason Statham in important roles. 'Furious 7' combines the trademark thrill of the franchise to the dramatic depth of the seventh installment.

 

 

70. The Fountain (2006)

 

The Fountain (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Fountain
Release Year 2006
Watch time 97 min
Directors Darren Aronofsky
Cast Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn
Domestic Box office $10.14M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 51
Writers Darren Aronofsky
Music By Clint Mansell
Cinematography By Matthew Libatique
Costume By James Chinlund

 

Director Darren Aronofsky's 'The Fountain' features actors like Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, and Ellen Burstyn in crucial roles.

 

The ambitious motion picture strives to trace the journey of three people who live in different centuries.

 

Together, they decide to go on a voyage in their relentless search for the tree of life; this is to ensure that they are able to protect their loved ones and attain the unbelievable gift of immortality.

 

Even though this PG-13 feature film opened to mixed reviews from critics, it has gone on to gain a cult following since its theatrical release.

 

 

69. Iron Man 3 (2013)

 

Iron Man 3 (2013)

 

Entity Detail
Title Iron Man 3
Release Year 2013
Watch time 130 min
Directors Shane Black
Cast Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
Domestic Box office $409.01M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 62
Writers Drew Pearce
Music By Brian Tyler
Cinematography By John Toll
Costume By Bill Brzeski

 

Director Shane Black's 'Iron Man 3' is a sequel to 'Iron Man' and 'Iron Man 2.' The seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe features Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Stéphanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, and Jon Favreau in pivotal roles.

 

The screenplay of this PG-13 title tracks the journey of Tony Stark and how he encounters a dangerous adversary called the Mandarin.

 

When Tony fails to better his foe, he undertakes a journey of self-discovery as he fights the powerful Mandarin.

 

Robert Downey Jr. is charismatic as the titular character in this one. The witty dialogues coupled with impressive action sequences result in a superb Marvel superhero motion picture.

 

 

68. Adam (2009)

 

Adam (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title Adam
Release Year 2009
Watch time 99 min
Directors Max Mayer
Cast Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving
Domestic Box office $2.28M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 56
Writers Max Mayer
Music By Christopher Lennertz
Cinematography By Seamus Tierney
Costume By Tamar Gadish

 

Director Max Mayer's feature film titled 'Adam' is a romantic comedy-drama that stars Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Frankie Faison, Mark Linn-Baker, Amy Irving, and Peter Gallagher in crucial roles.

 

The story follows Beth and Adam who meet each other in her new apartment complex.

 

While Beth is a writer who is battling a tragic past, Adam is someone who is suffering from Asperger's syndrome.

 

The screenplay showcases how they develop a unique relationship. This off-beat but touching romantic comedy thrives on splendid performances by both Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne.

 

It is said that director Max Mayer got motivated to write the script for this movie after he managed to hear a radio interview with a man who had Asperger's.

 

 

67. A Better Life (2011)

 

A Better Life (2011)

 

Entity Detail
Title A Better Life
Release Year 2011
Watch time 98 min
Directors Chris Weitz
Cast Demián Bichir, José Julián, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, Joaquín Cosio
Domestic Box office $1.76M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 64
Writers Eric Eason
Music By Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography By Javier Aguirresarobe
Costume By Missy Stewart

 

'A Better Life' has been directed for the screen by Chris Weitz is based on a story by Roger L. Simon. The screenplay of this PG-13 motion picture tells the story of a Mexican single parent named Carlos and his son, Luis.

 

Carlos is a protective father who wishes to do all he can to keep his beloved son away from the clutches of crime.

 

However, Carlos's dishonest employer puts him on the hot seat and both he and his son are forced to face an unstable future in the United States of America.

 

Demián Bichir was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his outstanding character portrayal of Carlos in the movie.

 

 

66. Fences (2016)

 

Fences (2016)

 

Entity Detail
Title Fences
Release Year 2016
Watch time 139 min
Directors Denzel Washington
Cast Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo
Domestic Box office $57.64M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 79
Writers August Wilson
Music By Marcelo Zarvos
Cinematography By Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Costume By David Gropman

 

This period drama motion picture stars Denzel Washington in the lead role alongside Viola Davis.

 

Aside from starring in the movie, Denzel Washington is also the producer and director for the same.

 

Based on August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, the PG-13 feature also stars Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sidney in key roles.

 

One of the finest mainstream movies to have hit the screens in 2016, 'Fences' tracks the journey of Troy; an African American man who once yearned to be a star baseball player.

 

However, he had missed out on the golden opportunity due to the prevalence of racism during that era.

 

This had a drastic impact on his mind as, with the passage of time, Troy starts to take his frustration out on his loved ones - including his son.

 

The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively.

 

Viola Davis managed to win a well-deserved Oscar for the Best Supporting Actress for this one.

 

 

65. Brigsby Bear (2017)

 

Brigsby Bear (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title Brigsby Bear
Release Year 2017
Watch time 97 min
Directors Dave McCary
Cast Kyle Mooney, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins
Domestic Box office $0.53M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 67
Writers Kevin Costello
Music By David Wingo
Cinematography By Christian Sprenger
Costume By Brandon Tonner-Connolly

 

Directed on the screen by Dave McCary in his acclaimed directorial debut, 'Brigsby Bear' stars Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg, Matt Walsh, and Michaela Watkins in key roles.

 

The comedy-drama traces the story of a man named James Pope who gets increasingly obsessed with a children's show, titled 'Brigsby Bear Adventures.' However, after having learned that the show has finally ended, he takes the onus on himself to turn the subject of the show into a movie in order to complete its storyline.

 

For this, he decides to take help from his family and friends. This PG-13 feature film, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, was appreciated for its direction, writing, cast, art design, and performances.

 

 

64. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Avengers: Age of Ultron
Release Year 2015
Watch time 141 min
Directors Joss Whedon
Cast Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
Domestic Box office $459.01M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 66
Writers Joss Whedon
Music By Danny Elfman Brian Tyler
Cinematography By Ben Davis
Costume By Charles Wood

 

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' has been directed for the big screen by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast headlined by actors such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, and Samuel L.Jackson.

 

The film follows Tony Stark and how he conceives an artificial intelligence system called Ultron with the assistance of Bruce Banner.

 

However, when Ultron unexpectedly schemes to wipe out humanity for good, the onus falls on the Avengers to deter him.

 

This PG-13 feature film thrives on its eye-popping visuals and an unstoppable star cast. Aside from the heroics of the Avengers, what sets this superhero and super popular film apart is the fact that Ultron turns out to be a really worthy opponent.

 

 

63. Jane Eyre (2011)

 

Jane Eyre (2011)

 

Entity Detail
Title Jane Eyre
Release Year 2011
Watch time 120 min
Directors Cary Joji Fukunaga
Cast Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot
Domestic Box office $11.24M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 76
Writers Charlotte Brontë
Music By Dario Marianelli
Cinematography By Adriano Goldman
Costume By Will Hughes-Jones

 

Based on Charlotte Brontë's novel of the same name, this Cary Joji Fukunaga directorial venture features Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, and Judi Dench in important roles.

 

The motion picture traces the journey of a governess named Jane Eyre, as she manages to find her true love in a man named Edward Rochester; the owner of an old mansion.

 

However, every love story comes with its baggage of problems, and this one is no different.

 

It becomes clearer when Jane discovers that Edward has a shady secret that can end up changing her life forever.

 

This PG-13 flick opened to positive reviews from critics. It was nominated for an Academy Award for its costume design.

 

 

62. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

 

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

 

Entity Detail
Title Lars and the Real Girl
Release Year 2007
Watch time 106 min
Directors Craig Gillespie
Cast Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid
Domestic Box office $5.97M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 70
Writers Nancy Oliver
Music By David Torn
Cinematography By Adam Kimmel
Costume By Arvinder Greywal

 

Director Craig Gillespie's 'Lars and the Real Girl' features talented screen performers such as Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, and Patricia Clarkson in significant roles.

 

The film attempts to tell the story of a delusional young man called Lars. Aside from being slightly delusional, Lars is also socially-awkward.

 

However, things soon change for him as he develops a bizarre relationship with a doll he chances upon on the Internet.

 

Even though the motion picture failed to find an audience at the box office, it did receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

 

 

61. St. Vincent (2014)

 

St. Vincent (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title St. Vincent
Release Year 2014
Watch time 102 min
Directors Theodore Melfi
Cast Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell
Domestic Box office $44.13M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 64
Writers Theodore Melfi
Music By Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography By John Lindley
Costume By Inbal Weinberg

 

Written and directed by Theodore Melfi, 'St. Vincent' stars actors like Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Jaeden Lieberher, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd, and Terrence Howard in pivotal roles.

 

This PG-13 feature film traces the journey of a working single mother named Maggie; someone who allows Vincent, a self-indulgent cynic, to babysit her 12-year-old son Oliver.

 

However, things change for the better soon when a wonderful friendship begins to evolve between Vincent and Oliver. 'St. Vincent', which had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 where it was voted second runner-up for the People's Choice Award, was a moderate success at the box office.

 

It opened to promising reviews at the ticket counters.

 

 

60. Jason Bourne Film Franchise (2002-2016)

 

Jason Bourne Film Franchise (2002-2016)

 

We are including films from the Jason Bourne series because it would be unfair to watch the first installment and then not continue with the rest.

 

Even though the world has been mesmerized by the James Bond film franchise for a long time, the Jason Bourne features did their best to enthrall the viewers and hold their own.

 

The spy-thriller series, which is based on Robert Ludlum’s books, traces the journey of a CIA officer named Jason Bourne; someone who cuts off all ties with the organization and is, therefore, on the run.

 

Since the movies in the franchise are all spy thrillers, there is a whole lot of action that involves car chases, gun battles, fistfights, and a confident Matt Damon at the helm of affairs.

 

While ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ and ‘The Bourne Supremacy’ impressed the viewers the most, ‘Jason Bourne’ from 2016 turned out to be a slightly disappointing venture for many.

 

 

59. Black Panther (2018)

 

Black Panther (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Black Panther
Release Year 2018
Watch time 134 min
Directors Ryan Coogler
Cast Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira
Domestic Box office $700.06M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 88
Writers Ryan Coogler
Music By Ludwig Göransson
Cinematography By Rachel Morrison
Costume By Hannah Beachler

 

Filmmaker Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' is not only entertainment personified, but it is also a culturally significant piece of cinema in more ways than one.

 

One of the most authentic superhero motion pictures of all time, 'Black Panther' stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong'o in significant roles.

 

Aside from the aforementioned stars, the movie also banks on its terrific set of supporting actors to make an impact.

 

The screenplay here tracks the journey of T'Challa, who returns home to Wakanda post his father's demise to inherit his throne.

 

However, things go for a total toss when a dominating adversary threatens to ambush his nation.

 

A winner of three Academy Awards, 'Black Panther' is one of the top-grossing movies in the whole world.

 

 

58. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

 

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title Spider-Man: Far from Home
Release Year 2019
Watch time 129 min
Directors Jon Watts
Cast Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei
Domestic Box office $390.53M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 69
Writers Chris McKenna
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Matthew J. Lloyd
Costume By Claude Paré

 

Directed by Jon Watts, 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' features Tom Holland, Zendaya, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal in crucial roles.

 

The film tells the story of our beloved superhero Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who has to face the wrath of four deadly elemental monsters while on vacation in Europe.

 

However, he soon gets help from a fellow hero named Mysterio; someone with incredulously bizarre origins.

 

The motion picture went on to amass over $1.1 billion worldwide. It was not only the first Spider-Man film to pass the billion-dollar mark but also the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2019 at the global box office.

 

Sleek and stylish, 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is a PG-13 feature that has paved the way for the next era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

 

57. Wonder Woman (2017)

 

Wonder Woman (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title Wonder Woman
Release Year 2017
Watch time 141 min
Directors Patty Jenkins
Cast Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis
Domestic Box office $412.56M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 76
Writers Allan Heinberg
Music By Rupert Gregson-Williams
Cinematography By Matthew Jensen
Costume By Aline Bonetto

 

This Patty Jenkins directorial venture tracks the journey of Amazonian princess Diana, who trains for battle under her aunt Antiope; this even though her mother disapproves of her training.

 

However, when Diana learns of a war that is underway, she enters the convoluted world of men in order to stop Ares, the god of war, from destroying mankind for good. 'Wonder Woman' is a fine film adaptation of Wonder Woman from DC comics and is uniquely and efficiently set during the First World War.

 

One of the top-grossing feature films of 2017, it thrives on the classic battle of good versus evil and stars the scintillating Gal Gadot in the lead, who delivers big time as the titular character.

 

 

56. Another Year (2010)

 

Another Year (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Another Year
Release Year 2010
Watch time 129 min
Directors Mike Leigh
Cast Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman
Domestic Box office $3.21M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 80
Writers Mike Leigh
Music By Gary Yershon
Cinematography By Dick Pope
Costume By Simon Beresford

 

Starring Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, and Ruth Sheen in pivotal roles, this Mike Leigh directorial venture not only premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d'Or in 2010 but was also screened at the 54th London Film Festival.

 

The screenplay of this PG-13 motion picture traces the journey of an old and married couple, namely Tom Hepple and Gerri Hepple, and how they are often paid a visit by several friends and family members over the course of a year.

 

The catch here is that everyone who continues to visit them is dealing with one problem or the other.

 

For his brilliant work on the movie, Mike Leigh was nominated for an Oscar for the Best Original Screenplay at the 83rd Academy Awards.

 

 

55. Still Mine (2012)

 

Still Mine (2012)

 

Written and directed competently for the big screen by Michael McGowan, 'Still Mine' features actors such as James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold, Jonathan Potts, Campbell Scott, and Julie Stewart in crucial roles.

 

The film traces the journey of New Brunswick; a town that comes to witness the love and compassion that an elderly couple share; more so after the husband is compelled to take the authoritarian bureaucracy head-on in his pursuit to be able to construct a warm and satisfying home for his beloved wife who is hurting.

 

This sweet and insightful PG-13 motion picture opened to positive reviews and its lead pair, namely James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold, were appreciated for their mind-blowing performances.

 

 

54. The Way Way Back (2013)

 

The Way Way Back (2013)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Way Way Back
Release Year 2013
Watch time 103 min
Directors Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Cast Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb
Domestic Box office $21.50M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 68
Writers Nat Faxon
Music By Rob Simonsen
Cinematography By John Bailey
Costume By Mark Ricker

 

'The Way Way Back' is a PG-13 coming-of-age comedy-drama feature film that has been written and directed by both Nat Faxon and Jim Rash in their directorial debuts.

 

The story of the motion picture traces the journey of a modest teenager named Duncan, who pays a visit to a beach house that is owned by his mother's boyfriend.

 

Infuriated with how things are unfolding around him, Duncan finds his way to a local water park where he happens upon Owen; someone who assists him in opening up to the world around him.

 

A decent success at the ticket counters, 'The Way Way Back' sees actors like Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, and Maya Rudolph, with Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, Faxon, and Rash playing decent characters each.

 

The feature film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.

 

 

53. A Hidden Life (2019)

 

A Hidden Life (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title A Hidden Life
Release Year 2019
Watch time 174 min
Directors Terrence Malick
Cast August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Karin Neuhäuser
Domestic Box office ---
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 78
Writers Terrence Malick
Music By James Newton Howard
Cinematography By Jörg Widmer
Costume By Sebastian T. Krawinkel

 

Director Terrence Malick's epic historical drama film 'A Hidden Life' features August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist, and Bruno Ganz in crucial roles.

 

This PG-13 motion picture traces the journey of an Austrian farmer named Franz Jägerstätter who has to face the threat of execution for having rejected to fight on behalf of the Nazis during the Second World War.

 

Even though it is a period drama, the story that it tries to bring to life makes it a thoroughly relevant fare even today. 'A Hidden Life' premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the May of 2019 and received positive reviews from the critics upon its theatrical release.

 

 

52. Love & Mercy (2014)

 

Love & Mercy (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title Love & Mercy
Release Year 2014
Watch time 121 min
Directors Bill Pohlad
Cast John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti
Domestic Box office $12.55M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 80
Writers Oren Moverman
Music By Atticus Ross
Cinematography By Robert D. Yeoman
Costume By Keith P. Cunningham

 

Director Bill Pohlad's 'Love & Mercy' is an emotional drama that not many people, especially of the younger age group, would have heard of.

 

The screenplay tracks the journey of Brian Wilson, the frontman of The Beach Boys, who readies himself to create his masterpiece, 'Pet Sounds.' However, some twenty years later, his girlfriend Melinda is shown to be helping him recover from an abrupt mental illness.

 

This PG-13 title features Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti in significant roles.

 

While Dano garnered great feedback for his remarkable character play, the motion picture itself was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for Paul Dano and Best Original Song for "One Kind of Love."

 

 

51. Mud (2012)

 

Mud (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Mud
Release Year 2012
Watch time 130 min
Directors Jeff Nichols
Cast Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard
Domestic Box office $21.59M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 76
Writers Jeff Nichols
Music By David Wingo
Cinematography By Adam Stone
Costume By Richard A. Wright

 

Written and directed for the big screen by Jeff Nichols, 'Mud' is a coming-of-age drama film that features Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, and Reese Witherspoon in pivotal roles.

 

The film traces the journey of a pair of teenagers who stumble upon a fugitive who is hiding on a small island.

 

Soon, they befriend him and agree to assist him in escaping his pursuers and reuniting with his lover. 'Mud' is a critically and commercially successful feature film that competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

 

It was also screened at the Sundance Film Festival at the beginning of 2013 and is one of the most underrated motion pictures of Matthew McConaughey's career.

 

 

50. The Hate U Give (2018)

 

The Hate U Give (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Hate U Give
Release Year 2018
Watch time 133 min
Directors George Tillman Jr.
Cast Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie
Domestic Box office $29.72M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 81
Writers Audrey Wells
Music By Dustin O'Halloran
Cinematography By Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Costume By William Arnold

 

Director George Tillman Jr. brings to us a rather thought-provoking story that is based on the young adult novel of the same name by author Angie Thomas.

 

This PG-13 feature film stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, and Anthony Mackie in prominent roles.

 

The story follows the journey of Starr Carter; an African-American teenager who has to face the heat from all sides after she witnesses the shooting of her best friend by the police.

 

However, she continues to hold her moral ground and tries to stand up for what is right. 'The Hate U Give', which was a modest grosser at the box office, had its premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

 

It opened to positive reviews at the ticket windows and was praised for its performances.

 

 

49. Eddie the Eagle (2016)

 

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

 

Entity Detail
Title Eddie the Eagle
Release Year 2016
Watch time 106 min
Directors Dexter Fletcher
Cast Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello, Jo Hartley
Domestic Box office $15.79M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 54
Writers Simon Kelton
Music By Matthew Margeson
Cinematography By George Richmond
Costume By Mike Gunn

 

Director Dexter Fletcher's 'Eddie the Eagle' is a sensational biographical sports drama that should be watched by everyone who can manage to find the motion picture.

 

Starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Iris Berben, and Jim Broadbent in important roles, the PG-13 feature film tracks the story of an underdog ski-jumper named Eddie Edwards.

 

Eddie Edwards is thought to be a bonafide under-achiever who has to deal with a ton of problems to become the first participant to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski-jumping.

 

The film, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the last week of January in 2016, received favorable reviews from the viewers and critics alike, and deservingly so.

 

 

48. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

 

Entity Detail
Title Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Release Year 2020
Watch time 101 min
Directors Eliza Hittman
Cast Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Theodore Pellerin, Eliazar Jimenez
Domestic Box office ---
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 91
Writers Eliza Hittman
Music By Julia Holter
Cinematography By Hélène Louvart
Costume By Meredith Lippincott

 

'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' is a British-American drama film that has been both written and directed for the screen by Eliza Hittman.

 

This PG-13 title stars Sidney Flanigan in her feature film debut, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold, and Sharon Van Etten among others.

 

The screenplay tracks the journey of a teenager named Autumn, who, after finding out that she is pregnant, decides to go to New York with her cousin Skylar in order to have an abortion.

 

This motion picture had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the January of 2020.

 

It was also chosen to compete for the Golden Bear in the central competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.

 

There, it ended up winning the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize for its subject matter and exquisite execution of the same.

 

 

47. Frozen (2013)

 

Frozen (2013)

 

Entity Detail
Title Frozen
Release Year 2013
Watch time 102 min
Directors Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Cast Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad
Domestic Box office $400.74M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 75
Writers Jennifer Lee
Music By Christophe Beck
Cinematography By Jeff Draheim
Costume By Michael Giaimo

 

Filmmakers Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee attempt to tell the story of Anna; a girl who embarks on a voyage with an iceman and his reindeer to look for her sister, Elsa.

 

Elsa is someone who is blessed with the power to transform any object or person into ice in no time.

 

The film stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana in significant roles. 'Frozen' is a PG-13 rated feature film that thrives on its wonderful animation work and smart writing.

 

The screenplay is packed with songs worth humming that also adds to the overall charm of the movie.

 

 

46. Still Alice (2014)

 

Still Alice (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title Still Alice
Release Year 2014
Watch time 101 min
Directors Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Cast Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth
Domestic Box office $18.75M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 72
Writers Richard Glatzer
Music By Ilan Eshkeri
Cinematography By Denis Lenoir
Costume By Tommaso Ortino

 

Directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland bring a brave depiction of Alzheimer's disease on celluloid in this amazing feature film, titled 'Still Alice.' The motion picture tells the story of a linguistic professor named Dr. Alice Howland.

 

Alice is shocked beyond measure when she finds out that she has tested positive for an early onset of familial Alzheimer's disease at the age of 50.

 

Headlined by Julianne Moore, the PG-13 film also stars Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish in significant roles.

 

It is based on author Lisa Genova's novel of the same name. While the film received widespread critical acclaim, Julianne Moore deservingly won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress.

 

 

45. Doubt (2008)

 

Doubt (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title Doubt
Release Year 2008
Watch time 104 min
Directors John Patrick Shanley
Cast Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis
Domestic Box office $33.42M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 68
Writers John Patrick Shanley
Music By Howard Shore
Cinematography By Roger Deakins
Costume By David Gropman

 

Director John Patrick Shanley's drama film 'Doubt' is both relevant and thought-provoking in equal measure.

 

This motion picture is based on John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning stage play, titled 'Doubt: A Parable.' The PG-13 feature film has a superb star cast that sees actors like Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis playing their respective parts wonderfully.

 

The screenplay tracks the story of a nun who discerns Father Flynn's "unexpected" closeness with a black student and the altar boy named Donald.

 

Dazed and appalled, she reports her skepticisms to the principal. The rest of the story follows how they try their best to uncover Flynn's antics.

 

 

44. Incredibles 2 (2018)

 

Incredibles 2 (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Incredibles 2
Release Year 2018
Watch time 118 min
Directors Brad Bird
Cast Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner
Domestic Box office $608.58M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 80
Writers Brad Bird
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Stephen Schaffer
Costume By Josh Holtsclaw

 

This Brad Bird directorial venture traces how the Incredibles family decides to take on a new duty to catch a supervillain.

 

This is, however, to boost humanity's faith in superheroes once again. 'Incredibles 2' may not be as loving as the original but it has been appreciated by the fans of the first installment.

 

The film opened to favorable reviews from critics and was most admired for its humor, strong animation, musical score, and writing.

 

The PG-13 feature film was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 76th Golden Globe Awards and 91st Academy Awards, respectively.

 

 

43. The Visitor (2007)

 

The Visitor (2007)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Visitor
Release Year 2007
Watch time 104 min
Directors Tom McCarthy
Cast Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass
Domestic Box office $9.42M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 79
Writers Tom McCarthy
Music By Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Cinematography By Oliver Bokelberg
Costume By John Paino

 

Director Tom McCarthy's 'The Visitor' features Richard Jenkins, Hiam Abbass, Haaz Sleiman, and Danai Gurira in important roles and deals with issues related to identity, immigration, and cross-cultural communication in post-9/11 New York City in the United States of America.

 

The story follows Walter Vale who comes back home from a trip and finds out that two illegal immigrants, Tarek and Zainab, have been living in his apartment.

 

The three try to get along well until Tarek lands in deep trouble and risks being deported.

 

Tom McCarthy won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director in 2008 for this PG-13 feature film.

 

Not only that but the movie also earned Richard Jenkins a well-deserved nomination for the Best Actor at the 81st Academy Awards.

 

 

42. Love, Simon (2018)

 

Love, Simon (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Love, Simon
Release Year 2018
Watch time 110 min
Directors Greg Berlanti
Cast Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford
Domestic Box office $40.83M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 72
Writers Becky Albertalli
Music By Rob Simonsen
Cinematography By John Guleserian
Costume By Aaron Osborne

 

This romantic comedy-drama film has been helmed for the screen by Greg Berlanti and stars Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner in pivotal roles.

 

This PG-13 flick is based on Becky Albertalli's novel, titled "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda." The film tells the story of Simon Spier; someone who is compelled to keep his sexual orientation hidden from his family.

 

However, things go haywire when a blackmailer starts threatening him with regard to his orientation.

 

Needless to mention, Simon embarks on a roller-coaster voyage to come to terms with his identity.

 

Upon its release, 'Love, Simon' was termed “charming”, “sweet”, and “tender” by several critics, and rightfully so.

 

It is, indeed, a crowd-pleasing feature film by all means.

 

 

41. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

 

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Peanut Butter Falcon
Release Year 2019
Watch time 97 min
Directors Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Cast Zack Gottsagen, Ann Owens, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern
Domestic Box office $13.12M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 70
Writers Tyler Nilson
Music By Zachary Dawes
Cinematography By Nigel Bluck
Costume By Gabrael Wilson

 

Film Directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz bring a star cast headlined by competent performers like Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern, Jon Bernthal, and Thomas Haden Church in 'The Peanut Butter Falcon.' 

 

The film traces the eye-opening journey of an ambitious man with down syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of becoming a superstar professional wrestler.

 

Sooner than later, his life changes for good after he stumbles upon an outlaw who ends up becoming both his coach and a dear friend.

 

This critically acclaimed PG-13 motion picture ended up becoming a sleeper hit at the box office.

 

 

40. The Impossible (2012)

 

The Impossible (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Impossible
Release Year 2012
Watch time 114 min
Directors J.A. Bayona
Cast Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast
Domestic Box office $19.02M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 73
Writers Sergio G. Sánchez
Music By Fernando Velázquez
Cinematography By Oscar Faura
Costume By Eugenio Caballero

 

This J. A. Bayona directorial venture is a heart-breaking ode to those who have suffered during natural disasters.

 

The screenplay in this PG-13 feature traces the journey of Henry, Maria, and their three kids who decide to spend Christmas in Thailand.

 

However, their glorious holiday turns into their worst possible nightmare after a dreadful tsunami hits the region.

 

A film about family, hope, and despair, 'The Impossible' thrives on its eye-popping visual effects and excellent performances from Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts to make an impact.

 

This motion picture does its best to convey that one cannot fight nature, and, no matter what our plans, nature will always only just listen to itself.

 

 

39. Just Mercy (2019)

 

Just Mercy (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title Just Mercy
Release Year 2019
Watch time 137 min
Directors Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Charlie Pye Jr.
Domestic Box office ---
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 68
Writers Destin Daniel Cretton
Music By Joel P West
Cinematography By Brett Pawlak
Costume By Sharon Seymour

 

Based on Bryan Stevenson's book titled "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption", filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton's 'Just Mercy' features Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, and Brie Larson in pivotal roles.

 

The screenplay tracks the journey of Harvard Law alumnus Bryan Stevenson. He is someone who fights for the rights of the poor in the court of law.

 

In this PG-13 feature film, he strives to reverse the conviction of Walter McMillian and tries his very best to save him from a death sentence.

 

The critically acclaimed film had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and received positive reviews for its performances and subject.

 

 

38. Maudie (2016)

 

Maudie (2016)

 

Director Aisling Walsh's 'Maudie' is a critically acclaimed drama film that features talented actors like Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke in critical roles.

 

The screenplay traces the journey of a woman named Maud, who is suffering from arthritis.

 

Maud soon starts painting as a recreation while she continues to work as a housekeeper for Everett Lewis.

 

However, unexpected things happen when Maudie's art starts to grab eyeballs and Everett ends up asking her to marry him.

 

The amazing biographical drama film had its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in 2016.

 

Furthermore, it was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival during the same year.  'Maudie' won a number of awards at other film festivals and received positive reviews upon its release in the cinemas.

 

 

37. Stranger than Fiction (2006)

 

Stranger than Fiction (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title Stranger Than Fiction
Release Year 2006
Watch time 113 min
Directors Marc Forster
Cast Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah
Domestic Box office $40.14M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 67
Writers Zach Helm
Music By Britt Daniel Brian Reitzell
Cinematography By Roberto Schaefer
Costume By Kevin Thompson

 

'Stranger than Fiction' is a PG-13 motion picture that stars Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson in significant roles.

 

The film has been helmed for the screen by director Marc Forster. The story of the film follows Harold; someone whose life is turned upside down by an unexpected narration that only he is able to listen to.

 

However, things turn hot for Harold when the narrating voice announces that he would be facing his demise soon.

 

Needless to say, Harold realizes that he has no choice but to find out who exactly is behind the voice.

 

Not only that but he also has to try his best to convince the voice to rewrite his destiny before it's too late.

 

 

36. Dark Waters (2019)

 

Dark Waters (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title Dark Waters
Release Year 2019
Watch time 126 min
Directors Todd Haynes
Cast Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman
Domestic Box office ---
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 73
Writers Nathaniel Rich
Music By Marcelo Zarvos
Cinematography By Edward Lachman
Costume By Hannah Beachler

 

This fantastic legal thriller has been helmed for the screen by Todd Haynes and is based on Nathaniel Rich's "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare." 

 

Featuring an ensemble cast headlined by superbly talented screen performers like Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, and Bill Pullman, the PG-13 feature film opened to favorable reviews at the box office.

 

The story of the film follows a defense lawyer named Robert; someone who decides to oppose a giant corporation to deter it from polluting a water source and jeopardizing the lives of the people in the vicinity.

 

However, things get awfully difficult for the man as he is compelled to endanger his own life in order to be able to expose their wrongdoings.

 

 

35. Philomena (2013)

 

Philomena (2013)

 

Entity Detail
Title Philomena
Release Year 2013
Watch time 98 min
Directors Stephen Frears
Cast Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham
Domestic Box office $37.71M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 77
Writers Steve Coogan
Music By Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography By Robbie Ryan
Costume By Alan Macdonald

 

This Stephen Frears directorial venture stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in significant roles and follows the journey of Philomena Lee; someone who gets the assistance of BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith in her unending mission to search for her son who was given up for adoption when she was only a teenager.

 

Inspired by true events, this motion picture may come across as tragic going by its storyline but the screenplay has its fair share of dry humor.

 

Judi Dench plays the mother to perfection and delivers one of the best performances of her career.

 

In addition, the direction here ensures that the story is heart-warming, heart-wrenching, and comedic in equal measure.

 

 

34. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

 

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Fault in Our Stars
Release Year 2014
Watch time 126 min
Directors Josh Boone
Cast Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern
Domestic Box office $124.87M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 69
Writers Scott Neustadter
Music By Mike Mogis
Cinematography By Ben Richardson
Costume By Merissa Lombardo

 

This Josh Boone directorial venture is based on author John Green's novel of the same name.

 

It endeavors to tell the heartbreaking story of two cancer-afflicted teenagers who meet at a cancer support group.

 

The screenplay tracks how they embark on a journey to visit a withdrawn author in Amsterdam.

 

This PG-13 mainstream love story thrives on its heart-warming performances and storyline; both of which are the major highlights of the motion picture.

 

While John Green's adapted screenplay is moving, it is the incredible chemistry between Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort that the average viewer takes home.

 

In addition to the aforementioned factors, the tragic finale and the occasional humor also do their best to make an impact.

 

 

33. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Release Year 2015
Watch time 105 min
Directors Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Cast Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman
Domestic Box office $6.74M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 74
Writers Jesse Andrews
Music By Brian Eno
Cinematography By Chung-hoon Chung
Costume By Diana Stoughton

 

This Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directorial venture stars Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, and Jon Bernthal in significant roles and is based on Jesse Andrews' debut novel of the same name.

 

The film traces the journey of a gauche teenager called Greg; someone who spends most of his time with Earl.

 

Soon enough, he is urged by his mother to befriend Rachel. Rachel, on the other hand, is a girl who suffers from leukemia.

 

What follows is a series of life-changing events for all the three aforementioned characters. 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' thrives on its sensational performances, witty yet deep writing, and several pop-culture references.

 

The screenplay talks a lot about making friends, dealing with the ultimate reality of life which is death, and enjoying life in the best possible manner, come what may.

 

 

32. The Hobbit Trilogy (2012-2014)

 

The Hobbit Trilogy (2012-2014)

 

Director Peter Jackson and the team decided to make a comeback with 'The Hobbit' series of films in 2012.

 

Based on the 1937 novel of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien, the story was divided into three motion pictures, namely 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug', and 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', respectively.

 

The story in the three films unfurls in the fictional world of Middle-earth sixty years before the beginning of 'The Lord of the Rings.' It tracks the journey of our protagonist Bilbo Baggins as he is persuaded by the wizard Gandalf the Grey to chaperone thirteen dwarves.

 

This is basically to go on an arduous mission to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug.

 

Although films of the 'The Hobbit' franchise ceased to satisfy the appetite of the critics and naysayers to some extent, they did manage to turn out to be hugely successful ventures at the box office.

 

 

31. Gravity (2013)

 

Gravity (2013)

 

Entity Detail
Title Gravity
Release Year 2013
Watch time 91 min
Directors Alfonso Cuarón
Cast Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen
Domestic Box office $274.09M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 96
Writers Alfonso Cuarón
Music By Steven Price
Cinematography By Emmanuel Lubezki
Costume By Andy Nicholson

 

One of the best and most original space movies to have ever hit the cinemas, 'Gravity' stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in prominent roles and has been helmed by Alfonso Cuarón.

 

The film traces the journey of Sandra Bullock's Dr. Ryan Stone and how she rises to the occasion after she and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) are unexpectedly hit by high-speed space debris.

 

While the undeniable presence of George Clooney gives the film a definitive edge, it is Sandra Bullock who drives the screenplay through her solid character projection.

 

Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón creates a true-blue masterpiece that sends a message that we should understand the importance of gravity and should respect it as it is.

 

 

30. Serenity (2005)

 

Serenity (2005)

 

Entity Detail
Title Serenity
Release Year 2005
Watch time 119 min
Directors Joss Whedon
Cast Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk
Domestic Box office $25.51M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 74
Writers Joss Whedon
Music By David Newman
Cinematography By Jack N. Green
Costume By Barry Chusid

 

'Serenity' is a space Western feature film that has been directed by Joss Whedon and features Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in crucial roles.

 

This PG-13 motion picture tells the story of The Alliance; a spectacular military squad that has managed to colonize the galaxy for good.

 

However, the reason behind their action is the relentless pursuit of two fugitives, both of who are supposed to be hiding in a spaceship called Serenity.

 

The catch here is that most of its crew members happen to be true-blue rebels.

 

Based on "Firefly" by Joss Whedon, 'Serenity' earned itself the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, the Prometheus Special Award, and the Nebula Award for Best Script, respectively.

 

However, the film failed to bring the audience to the cinemas and, therefore, was a box office underperformer.

 

 

29. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

 

Directed by Taika Waititi, 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' tells the story of Ricky Baker; someone who runs away to the wild following the demise of his foster mother.

 

However, his touchy uncle Hector joins him in the run. In the process, they end up getting to know each other better while trying to find their way out of the wild.

 

This PG-13 motion picture is a heart-warming comedy-drama about discovery and a life-changing adventure. The charming cast is aided by deadpan humor, excellent performances, and great scenery to create the desired impact on the minds of its viewers.

 

The film stars Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata, and Rachel House in crucial roles.

 

 

28. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

 

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

 

Entity Detail
Title Captain America: Civil War
Release Year 2016
Watch time 147 min
Directors Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
Domestic Box office $408.08M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 75
Writers Christopher Markus
Music By Henry Jackman
Cinematography By Trent Opaloch
Costume By Owen Paterson

 

Directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo bring an impressive visual spectacle to the fans of Captain America.

 

Based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, this motion picture stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl in a classy ensemble cast.

 

The screenplay tracks how tension ensues between the Avengers when one group endorses the decision of the government to enforce the law to control their powers while the other group is strictly against it. 

 

'Captain America: Civil War' is a superhero blockbuster that thrives on its decent plot and thought-provoking themes to connect with its viewers.

 

 

27. Skyfall (2012)

 

Skyfall (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Skyfall
Release Year 2012
Watch time 143 min
Directors Sam Mendes
Cast Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench
Domestic Box office $304.36M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 81
Writers Neal Purvis
Music By Thomas Newman
Cinematography By Roger Deakins
Costume By Dennis Gassner

 

Acclaimed film director Sam Mendes managed to surprise one and all with his remarkable direction in one of the highest-grossing James Bond movies of all time.

 

In 'Skyfall', Agent James Bond hunts for an assassin throughout Europe to reclaim a flash drive that is carrying highly confidential information.

 

It is futile to mention that diehard fans of the James Bond franchise would have gone to catch the film in the theatres no matter what the reviews.

 

However, Sam Mendes and the team ensured that they bring to the fans one of the sexiest and smartest 007 movies that thrive on a good background score, spectacular action, and Daniel Craig's swag.

 

 

26. The Social Network (2010)

 

The Social Network (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Social Network
Release Year 2010
Watch time 120 min
Directors David Fincher
Cast Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara
Domestic Box office $96.96M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 95
Writers Aaron Sorkin
Music By Trent Reznor Atticus Ross
Cinematography By Jeff Cronenweth
Costume By Donald Graham Burt

 

This David Fincher-helmed project thrives on its ballistic writing and remarkable star cast. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Andrew Garfield in prominent roles and includes an amazing soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, respectively.

 

The storyline tracks the journey of Mark Zuckerberg: a 19-year-old Harvard student who develops a social networking site called Facebook with the help of his close friend.

 

The film shows how, while developing the platform, Mark ends up cutting ties with a lot many people in his life.

 

The fantastically directed biographical drama, which comprises an excellent lead performance by Jesse Eisenberg, won three Academy Awards.

 

 

25. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

 

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Release Year 2008
Watch time 94 min
Directors Mark Herman
Cast Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Zac Mattoon O'Brien
Domestic Box office $9.03M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 55
Writers John Boyne
Music By James Horner
Cinematography By Benoît Delhomme
Costume By Martin Childs

 

Based on a novel of the same name by John Boyne, 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' is a Holocaust drama that is set during the time of the Second World War.

 

It depicts the horror of a Nazi extermination camp effectively for the audience. Directed by Mark Herman, the motion picture tells the story of Bruno and his friendship with a Jewish boy.

 

While the former is the eight-year-old son of a commandant at a concentration camp, the latter is only waiting for fate to play the tragic game of life and death.

 

This unbelievably emotional and hard-hitting PG-13 feature film stars Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Amber Beattie, Rupert Friend, and David Hayman in crucial roles.

 

 

24. Dunkirk (2017)

 

Dunkirk (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title Dunkirk
Release Year 2017
Watch time 106 min
Directors Christopher Nolan
Cast Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy
Domestic Box office $188.37M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 94
Writers Christopher Nolan
Music By Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Hoyte Van Hoytema
Costume By Nathan Crowley

 

'Dunkirk' is a must-see motion picture for all the war movie aficionados out there. Its amazing cinematography, hauntingly beautiful soundtrack by master composer Hans Zimmer, and class direction by Christopher Nolan make it one of the finest war films of the 21st century.

 

In addition, this PG-13 classic boasts of a stellar cast that includes actors such as Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, and Barry Keoghan in prominent roles.

 

The screenplay, which follows three narratives, brilliantly showcases how soldiers from the British Empire, France, and Belgium struggle to depart from the town of Dunkirk during a difficult battle with the German forces during the Second World War.

 

 

23. Avatar (2009)

 

Avatar (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title Avatar
Release Year 2009
Watch time 162 min
Directors James Cameron
Cast Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
Domestic Box office $760.51M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 83
Writers James Cameron
Music By James Horner
Cinematography By Mauro Fiore
Costume By Rick Carter Robert Stromberg Martin Laing

 

Directed by the incredibly talented James Cameron, 'Avatar' carries a unique plot that is set in the year 2154 on the fictional planet of Pandora.

 

It attempts to show how humans strive to mine a mineral called unobtanium on the aforementioned planet in order to solve the grave energy crisis on planet Earth. 'Avatar' banks on its fantastic storytelling and unprecedented visual effects to cement its place among the finest science-fiction films to have ever hit the screens.

 

One of the biggest blockbusters in the history of motion pictures and a winner of three Academy Awards, it features Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, and Zoe Saldana in significant roles.

 

Its sequel is readying itself for a grand release in December this year and is set to star the wonderful Kate Winslet in the lead.

 

 

22. Arrival (2016)

 

Arrival (2016)

 

Entity Detail
Title Arrival
Release Year 2016
Watch time 116 min
Directors Denis Villeneuve
Cast Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg
Domestic Box office $100.55M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 81
Writers Eric Heisserer
Music By Jóhann Jóhannsson
Cinematography By Bradford Young
Costume By Patrice Vermette

 

One of the most imaginative and thought-provoking feature films ever made on aliens, ‘Arrival’ has been directed by the talented Denis Villeneuve and features Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker in significant roles.

 

However, for the kind of film that it is, this PG-13 feature has actually been less noticed than a film like 'Interstellar' in the same genre.

 

Be that as it may, 'Arrival' does a fantastic job of telling the story of linguistics expert Louise Banks, who, along with her squad, is asked to decipher the language of aliens who have come to planet Earth in a bizarre spaceship.

 

Aside from its intriguing plot and subject, this science fiction mystery drama banks on its atmospheric setting, outstanding performances, and competent direction and visual effects to stunning its viewers.

 

The film takes our stereotypical perceptions of aliens and throws them out of the window.

 

In return, it gives us something new and thoughtful to think about the aforementioned topic.

 

 

21. Titanic (1997)

 

Titanic (1997)

 

Entity Detail
Title Titanic
Release Year 1997
Watch time 194 min
Directors James Cameron
Cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates
Domestic Box office $659.33M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 75
Writers James Cameron
Music By James Horner
Cinematography By Russell Carpenter
Costume By Peter Lamont

 

A well-deserved winner of 11 Academy Awards, 'Titanic' has to be one of the best disaster dramas in the history of motion pictures and, certainly, one of the finest PG-13 flicks to ever hit the screens.

 

However, this film is more than just a disaster feature. It is not only an iconic love story but also a praiseworthy demonstration of a true event on celluloid.

 

The plot combines the real-world Titanic disaster with Rose and Jack's phenomenal love story. Needless to mention, almost every film fan in the world has either seen or heard of this mainstream feature.

 

Its brilliant plot was brought to life by game-changing performances from Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

Aside from the aforementioned factors, 'Titanic' also banks on its commendable direction, excellent visuals, and great chemistry between its actors to make an extraordinary impact on the minds of its millions of viewers worldwide.

 

Also, how can one forget the unforgettable 'My Heart Will Go On' that topped the charts in many countries upon its release.

 

 

20. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

 

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Bohemian Rhapsody
Release Year 2018
Watch time 134 min
Directors Bryan Singer
Cast Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy
Domestic Box office $216.43M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 49
Writers Anthony McCarten
Music By Newton Thomas Sigel
Cinematography By John Ottman
Costume By Rachel Aulton

 

This wonderful PG-13 biographical musical drama traces the life and struggles of the impeccable Freddie Mercury.

 

It shows how he and his rock band propelled to superstardom and, ultimately, struggled with issues related to the musician's sexuality, ego, and illness.

 

This Bryan Singer directorial venture is a winner of four Academy Awards and stars Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, and Gwilym Lee in important roles.

 

Overall, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' thrives on its enchanting music, noteworthy performances, and great costumes. Even though the motion picture was criticized for being historically inaccurate, it was actually well-received by the viewers and became a major success upon its release at the ticket counters.

 

 

19. Casino Royale (2006)

 

Casino Royale (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title Casino Royale
Release Year 2006
Watch time 144 min
Directors Martin Campbell
Cast Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright
Domestic Box office $167.45M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 80
Writers Neal Purvis
Music By David Arnold
Cinematography By Phil Meheux
Costume By Peter Lamont

 

Even though there was some criticism for casting Daniel Craig as the iconic special agent James Bond, ‘Casino Royale’ put the critics and all their theories to rest post its theatrical release.

 

The story of this Martin Campbell directorial venture traces the journey of secret agent James Bond, who undertakes a mission to prevent a mob banker named Le Chiffre from winning a high stakes poker game.

 

This PG-13 feature was both a critical and commercial hit. Needless to say, Daniel Craig won the viewers over with his adroit portrayal of the titular character and has continued to play the agent ever since.

 

That said, a lot many James Bond fans out there are of the opinion that 'Casino Royale' is, indeed, the best Bond film of the much-loved franchise.

 

 

18. La La Land (2016)

 

La La Land (2016)

 

Entity Detail
Title La La Land
Release Year 2016
Watch time 128 min
Directors Damien Chazelle
Cast Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons
Domestic Box office $151.10M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 94
Writers Damien Chazelle
Music By Justin Hurwitz
Cinematography By Linus Sandgren
Costume By David Wasco

 

'La La Land' is one of the better musical romantic dramas to have hit the screens in the 21st century.

 

This Damien Chazelle directorial venture stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in crucial roles. The motion picture, which starts with several odd encounters between Emma Stone's Mia Dolan and Ryan Gosling's Sebastian Wilde, won a lot of critical acclaim upon its release.

 

Both the lead performers deliver fantastic performances to enthrall the viewer with their award-winning portrayals.

 

Soon as they set foot in "La La Land", the viewer steps into their world of fantasy, fondness, and perpetual struggle.

 

The music in this PG-13 feature is outstanding, to say the least. Needless to say, 'La La Land' ended up winning six Academy Awards during the award season.

 

 

17. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Release Year 2012
Watch time 103 min
Directors Stephen Chbosky
Cast Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd
Domestic Box office $17.74M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 67
Writers Stephen Chbosky
Music By Michael Brook
Cinematography By Andrew Dunn
Costume By Merissa Lombardo

 

Directed by Stephen Chbosky and featuring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Joan Cusack, and Paul Rudd in prominent roles, 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' had to make it to our list; no questions asked.

 

This much-loved motion picture traces the journey of a 15-year-old introvert named Charlie who enters high school and is anxious about new beginnings in his life.

 

However, his life changes for good after he is introduced to his seniors. This coming-of-age drama is based on the bestseller of the same name.

 

Even though it starts on a light note, it ventures into a more serious territory towards the second act.

 

What segregates this PG-13 feature film from several other titles on our list is the impressive and obvious depth in its storytelling.

 

 

16. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

 

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title Million Dollar Baby
Release Year 2004
Watch time 132 min
Directors Clint Eastwood
Cast Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel
Domestic Box office $100.49M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 86
Writers Paul Haggis
Music By Clint Eastwood
Cinematography By Tom Stern
Costume By Henry Bumstead

 

This Clint Eastwood directorial venture traces the journey of the short-tempered coach named Frankie, and how he concedes to train aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald, who is otherwise a waitress.

 

However, her grit and determination convince Frankie to help her with her undeniable boxing talent.

 

The screenplay of this PG-13 feature film tracks Maggie's inspiring journey of transforming into a true-blue champion.

 

However, her and Frankie's world turn upside down due to the injuries she receives from the tough sport.

 

The haunting finale of ‘Million Dollar Baby’ is sure to bring a tear or two to any set of eyes.

 

It is not surprising then that the motion picture won Hilary Swank her second Academy Award for the Best Actress.

 

 

15. The Avengers (2012)

 

The Avengers (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Avengers
Release Year 2012
Watch time 143 min
Directors Joss Whedon
Cast Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner
Domestic Box office $623.28M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 69
Writers Joss Whedon
Music By Alan Silvestri
Cinematography By Seamus McGarvey
Costume By James Chinlund

 

Director Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers' lives up to its fanfare and exceeds the expectations for Marvel.

 

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson in prominent roles, the film tracks the story of S. H. I. E. L. D agent Nick Fury; someone who is forced to commence the Avengers Initiative after Loki presents a threat to planet Earth.

 

This blockbuster PG-13 feature film banks on a script that casts a light on the humanity of its superheroes.

 

The visual effects and amazing set pieces are only an added advantage to the heroics of the superb star cast.

 

 

14. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

 

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

 

Entity Detail
Title Catch Me If You Can
Release Year 2002
Watch time 141 min
Directors Steven Spielberg
Cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen
Domestic Box office $164.62M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 75
Writers Jeff Nathanson
Music By John Williams
Cinematography By Janusz Kaminski
Costume By Jeannine Oppewall

 

Yet another Steven Spielberg directorial venture to make it to this list is the popular crime drama, titled ‘Catch Me If You Can.' 

 

Starring greats like Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio in significant roles, the motion picture tracks the journey of an infamous con artist named Frank Abagnale; someone who has managed to fool people and organizations worth millions of dollars with his ingenious art of deception. 

 

'Catch Me If You Can' thrives on its power-packed performances and witty dialogues.

 

However, what is most exciting about this PG-13 title is the fact that director Steven Spielberg takes a different route this time and delivers a highly refreshing piece of entertainment to his audience.

 

 

13. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

 

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

 

Entity Detail
Title Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Release Year 1989
Watch time 127 min
Directors Steven Spielberg
Cast Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott
Domestic Box office $197.17M
IMDb Rating 8.2
Metascore 65
Writers Jeffrey Boam
Music By John Williams
Cinematography By Douglas Slocombe
Costume By Emilio Ardura

 

When a director like Steven Spielberg and actors like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery take charge of a project, one can be assured that the outcome is going to be productive.

 

And, that is precisely what happened with 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.' The film follows an archeologist called Indiana Jones who embarks on a mission to look for his father after the latter goes missing while looking for the Holy Grail.

 

The third installment of the acclaimed Indiana Jones franchise thrives on its extremely layered and entertaining plot to make the desired impact.

 

This PG-13 feature, which was shot at locations in Jordan, Spain, Italy, West Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, looks spectacular to the eyes.

 

 

12. The Harry Potter Franchise (2005-2011)

 

The Harry Potter Franchise (2005-2011)

 

Films of the beloved 'Harry Potter' franchise that hit the screens between 2005 to 2011 can all be classified as classic PG-13 features.

 

Needless to say, millions of Potterheads across the globe would be elated to find a few films of the franchise on our list.

 

The storyline of the series traces how a prodigal wizard and two of his closest pals become the greatest wizards of their time.

 

Together, they do their best to bring the sinister Lord Voldemort to his knees. The stunning storyline and the adapted screenplay of J.K Rowling’s novels brought the film well-deserved global fame.

 

The series was so dear to the fans that they could never get enough of it.

 

That is precisely why the very recent 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise is trying its best to duplicate the magic of Harry Potter.

 

It has to be mentioned that just like the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series of feature films, the Harry Potter franchise also managed to create a niche audience for itself, and continued to impress them with every new release until the final film in the series was released.

 

 

11. The Jurassic Park Franchise (1993-2018)

 

The Jurassic Park Franchise (1993-2018)

 

When it comes to motion pictures that belong to the science fiction genre, ‘Jurassic Park’ has to be one of the best features out there.

 

The films within the franchise all qualify as PG-13 titles. The story begins in 1993 when an entrepreneur named John Hammond inaugurates a wildlife park that comprises cloned dinosaurs.

 

However, things go haywire after a deterioration in the island's security system incites the creatures to flee.

 

Needless to say, it results in chaos and destruction all around. Banking on the success of the Jurassic Park movies, 'Jurassic World' set the ball rolling once again in 2015.

 

It is the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise and the first in the Jurassic World trilogy of feature films.

 

So far as the box office outcome of the new Jurassic World films is concerned, they have done well; even though ace director Steven Spielberg has not been directly involved in their production.

 

 

10. The Father (2018)

 

The Father (2020)

 

Entity Detail
Title Like Father
Release Year 2018
Watch time 98 min
Directors Lauren Miller Rogen
Cast Kristen Bell, Danielle Davenport, Kimiko Glenn, Wynter Kullman
Domestic Box office ---
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore 52
Writers Lauren Miller Rogen
Music By Roger Neill
Cinematography By Seamus Tierney
Costume By Brenda Abbandandolo

 

Aging is evolving; aging is understanding; aging is remembering; aging is believing; aging is unlearning, and, unquestionably, aging is inevitable.

 

Nowhere is the aforementioned statement more evident than in director Florian Zeller's latest masterpiece, titled 'The Father.' Headlined by the extraordinary Sir Anthony Hopkins who is ably supported by Olivia Colman, 'The Father' is a mind-numbing projection of dementia and old-age on celluloid.

 

The film tracks the journey of an old man who rejects all assistance from his daughter as he continues to age.

 

Playing an unyielding father who has no remorse for aging or regard for his caregivers, Hopkins, in an Academy Award-winning portrayal, hops on to his viewers' psyche and gives them a potential glance at their respective futures with enormous potency in this emotionally enriching PG-13 classic.

 

 

9. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

 

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title Avengers: Endgame
Release Year 2019
Watch time 181 min
Directors Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
Domestic Box office $858.37M
IMDb Rating 8.4
Metascore 78
Writers Christopher Markus
Music By Alan Silvestri
Cinematography By Trent Opaloch
Costume By Charles Wood

 

Directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo's duplicate the magic of the Avengers series of feature films with the mammoth global blockbuster, titled 'Avengers: Endgame.'  This PG-13 title tracks how the Avengers are compelled to reunite and reassemble to revitalize their allies who have been trumped.

 

This is to restore balance in the universe after the intergalactic warlord Thanos goes on to obliterate half of the universe.

 

The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin in pivotal roles.

 

Arguably one of the most emotional and equally impactful Marvel motion pictures to date, 'Avengers: Endgame' is exciting, entertaining, and heart-warming in equal measure.

 

It is not surprising then that it had once become the highest-grossing motion picture in the world.

 

Not only that but 'Avengers: Endgame' also received multiple awards and nominations. It was nominated for the Best Visual Effects at the 92nd Academy Awards; won two awards out of the three that it was nominated for at the 25th Critics' Choice Awards, and received a nomination for Special Visual Effects at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards, respectively.

 

 

8. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

 

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Avengers: Infinity War
Release Year 2018
Watch time 149 min
Directors Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans
Domestic Box office $678.82M
IMDb Rating 8.4
Metascore 68
Writers Christopher Markus
Music By Alan Silvestri
Cinematography By Trent Opaloch
Costume By Charles Wood

 

Filmmakers Anthony Russo and Joe Russo hit the bull's eye with the global smash hit titled 'Avengers: Infinity War' in the year 2018.

 

This PG-13 motion picture features an ensemble cast headlined by gifted actors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldaña, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt among others.

 

The screenplay follows how The Avengers try their best to stop an intergalactic warlord named Thanos from getting his hands on all the infinity stones.

 

But, no matter how resolute the team of Avengers is, Thanos is ready to go to any lengths to carry out his crazy plan of destroying the galaxy. 'Avengers: Infinity War' is one of the most ambitious motion pictures of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and, therefore, one of the biggest box office hits of all time.

 

 

7. The Star Wars Franchise (2005-2017)

 

The Star Wars Franchise (2005-2017)

 

Before we go ahead and talk about the 'Star Wars' franchise, we would like to inform our viewers that the MPAA rating of PG-13 was introduced in 1984.

 

By then, the original trilogy of Star Wars had already hit the screens. Having said that, in the prequel trilogy that followed, there was only one title that received a PG-13 rating, and that was 'Revenge of the Sith.' The film didn't exactly set the box office ablaze but it wasn't an outright flop either.

 

Be that as it may, the franchise was revived with the phenomenal theatrical release of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in 2016.

 

The much-awaited motion picture went on to generate a tremendous amount of revenue at the box office.

 

It had an amicable plot structure that worked wonders for its makers. That being said, what we need to understand is the fact that the Star Wars movies are more than just a part of a film franchise.

 

In many ways, they have become a part of the culture and, therefore, have managed to bring a whole lot of nostalgia to their ardent fans.

 

We may talk about the terrific and episodic storytelling of the franchise, great costumes, and terrific visual effects, but we can't deny the fact that it brought to us a range of lovable on-screen characters that are difficult to forget.

 

It is not surprising then that characters like Leia, Han Solo, Master Yoda, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, BB-8, Jar Jar Binks are all a part of the rich cinematic history today.

 

 

6. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)

 

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)

 

'The Lord of the Rings' is a spectacular franchise of three epic fantasy adventure drama films, each of which has been helmed for the screen by Peter Jackson.

 

The movies, which are officially based on the novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien, are subtitled 'The Fellowship of the Ring', 'The Two Towers', and 'The Return of the King', respectively.

 

The storyline is set in the fictional world of Middle-earth. The feature films attempt to trace the jaw-dropping voyage of the hobbit Frodo Baggins as he and the Fellowship embark on a mission to destroy the One Ring.

 

This is to ascertain the ultimate devastation of its maker, the Dark Lord Sauron. Undoubtedly among the most ambitious and successful cinematic projects of all time, the three films were shot simultaneously and entirely in the gorgeous country of New Zealand.

 

What is astounding is the fact that each motion picture in the franchise opened to widespread critical acclaim.

 

Not only were the performances in each of them top-notch, but the stunning special effects, emotionally enriching storyline, outstanding musical score, and great emotional depth ensured that awards rained on the films of the franchise without fail.

 

 

5. The Prestige (2006)

 

The Prestige (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Prestige
Release Year 2006
Watch time 130 min
Directors Christopher Nolan
Cast Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine
Domestic Box office $53.09M
IMDb Rating 8.5
Metascore 66
Writers Jonathan Nolan
Music By David Julyan
Cinematography By Wally Pfister
Costume By Nathan Crowley

 

One of the most enigmatic PG-13 features to make it to our list, 'The Prestige' not only thrives on Christopher Nolan's mind-boggling direction but also on its magnificent star cast that features actors like Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Rebecca Hall, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson in pivotal roles.

 

The motion picture is full of twists and turns and traces the journey of two friends and fellow magicians who, unfortunately, end up becoming bitter enemies after an unexpected tragedy.

 

This mystery thriller has been treated with the utmost care by its makers; something which becomes more than apparent as its stunning cinematography, incredible direction, and outstanding performances take control of the tough-to-grasp screenplay.

 

The motion picture, which also includes a scene-stealing appearance from David Bowie, was nominated for two Academy Awards.

 

 

4. The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012)

 

The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012)

 

Just like us, our readers must be aware of the fact that 'The Dark Knight' is widely considered to be the finest superhero motion picture to have ever hit the screens.

 

That being said, its sequel, 'The Dark Knight Rises', even though stormed the box office, has been called overrated by several critics and viewers alike.

 

Be that as it may, one cannot deny the obvious fact that we have cherished watching motion pictures of the trilogy on the big screen.

 

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan really did hit the ball out of the park and reinstated the faith of the audience in the much-admired franchise; starting with 'Batman Begins' in 2005.

 

Furthermore, another reason why the trilogy has turned out to be such a massive success is that its villains have become iconic in the true sense of the word.

 

Be it The Scarecrow, The Joker, Two-Face, or Bane; they have all cemented their place in the minds of the viewers who associate them with the franchise in an instant.

 

Needless to mention, the legacy left by Heath Ledger's legendary performance as The Joker is known to almost every cinema fan in the world.

 

 

3. Interstellar (2014)

 

Interstellar (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title Interstellar
Release Year 2014
Watch time 169 min
Directors Christopher Nolan
Cast Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy
Domestic Box office $188.02M
IMDb Rating 8.6
Metascore 74
Writers Jonathan Nolan
Music By Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Hoyte Van Hoytema
Costume By Nathan Crowley

 

This Christopher Nolan directorial venture is a masterpiece of the science fiction genre. The film is set in the year 2067 when climate change has caused irreparable damage to the planet.

 

Therefore, observing the plight of planet Earth, a farmer and ex-NASA pilot named Joseph Cooper and his team of competent researchers are charged to spearhead a space mission to find a new planet for mortals.

 

This PG-13 feature film, which was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, banks heavily on the convincing character portrayals of actors such as Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain.

 

In addition, the outstanding background score by Hans Zimmer and the beautiful cinematography only add to its magnetic appeal.

 

It is not surprising then that 'Interstellar' ended up taking the Academy Award for the Best Visual Effects home.

 

 

2. Forrest Gump (1994)

 

Forrest Gump (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title Forrest Gump
Release Year 1994
Watch time 142 min
Directors Robert Zemeckis
Cast Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field
Domestic Box office $330.25M
IMDb Rating 8.8
Metascore 82
Writers Winston Groom
Music By Alan Silvestri
Cinematography By Don Burgess
Costume By Rick Carter

 

'Forrest Gump' is a motion picture that is credited with making Tom Hanks a global film figure.

 

The cult classic comedy-drama thrives on its amazing performances and a distinct plotline.

 

This Robert Zemeckis directorial venture traces the journey of Forrest; a slow-witted and compassionate man who narrates the early years of his existence when he found himself in the middle of major historical events throughout the United States of America.

 

This PG-13 title, which has been inducted into the National Film Registry in 2011, stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise in pivotal roles.  'Forrest Gump' won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing, respectively.

 

 

1. Inception (2010)

 

Inception (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Inception
Release Year 2010
Watch time 148 min
Directors Christopher Nolan
Cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page, Ken Watanabe
Domestic Box office $292.58M
IMDb Rating 8.8
Metascore 74
Writers Christopher Nolan
Music By Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Wally Pfister
Costume By Guy Hendrix Dyas

 

‘Inception’, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Elliot Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine in crucial roles, is the everlasting evidence of filmmaker Christopher Nolan's genius.

 

Arguably the most acclaimed Christopher Nolan classic to date, 'Inception' is probably the first feature film that comes to mind when film buffs talk about titles that had them scratch their heads long after the screening was over.

 

The motion picture, which follows the journey of an experienced thief who seizes information by penetrating the subconscious of his targets, thrives on its excellent and, yet, over-the-top direction, fabulous performances, good background score, and stunning visuals to connect with its viewers.

 

Those who have managed to see and comprehend 'Inception' will perhaps never be able to stop talking about just how great its “dreamy” sequences really are.

 

This PG-13 flick was truly the peak of Christopher Nolan as a cinematic wizard.

 

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