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Best PG Movies - Top PG Movies Ever

Updated on August 9, 2014

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# 1 Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

Directed By: George Lucas


Starring: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, and Natalie Portman


Released in 1999


Star Wars Episode 1 is the highest grossing Rated PG movie of all time. The movie is the first episode in the Star Wars series and it follows a young Anakin Skywalker as he is identified as the potential savior of the universe. Skywalker is taken to be trained as a Jedi Knight. The movie grossed over 1.027 billion dollars.

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# 2 Jaws

Directed By: Steven Spielberg


Starring: Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss


Released in 1975


A giant man-eating shark terrorizes the small coastal town of Amity. Three men board a boat to catch and kill the shark, only to soon realize they are going to need a bigger boat. This summer blockbuster made over $470 million dollars.

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# 3 Back to the Future

Directed By: Robert Zemeckis


Starring: Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, and Christopher Lloyd


Released in 1985


Marty McFly is accidentally sent back into time to the year of 1955, where he accidentally changes history and has to fix things before returning back to his time of 1985. This film spawned two more movies and became a very successful and popular trilogy. The film grossed over $383.9 million dollars.

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# 4 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Directed By: Steven Spielberg


Starring: James Gronow, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas, and Drew Berrymore


Released in 1982


Elliot is a young boy who meets a very friendly and extremely cute alien from outer space. Elliot hides the creature in his home, and he and his siblings try their best to send the nice little guy back home. This loveable family movie made over $792 million dollars.


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# 5 Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Directed By: Steven Spielberg


Starring: Harrison Ford and Karen Allen


Released in 1981


Indiana Jones is an adventurer and archeologist searching for the world's unknown hidden treasures. When Jones is directed by the US government to retrieve the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do, Jones is thrown back into an adventure with a lost love of the past. The movie spawned three more movies, the most recent starring Ford and Shia LeBeouf. Raiders of the Lost Ark made over $389 million dollars.

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# 6 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Directed By: Chris Columbus


Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint


Released in 2001


This was the first installment of the many Harry Potter movies. This movie follows Harry Potter's first year at the Hogwart's school of magic. The movie grossed over $974 million dollars and paved the way for the other Harry Potter movies.

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# 7 The Princess Bride

Directed By: Rob Reiner


Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, and Fred Savage


Released in 1987


The story follows a young lady named Buttercup and her blossoming love for her stable boy. Soon the stable boy asks Buttercup for her hand marriage prior to leaving to secure some money for the marriage. However, when the stable boy is gone his ship is attacked by an evil pirate and Buttercup believes her love to be dead. Five years later she agrees to marry the prince still thinking her true love is dead. This beloved movie grossed over $30 million dollars and has become a classic.

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# 8 Frozen

Directed By: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee


Starring: Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel


Released in 2013


Princess Elsa is forced to hide her powers from the world after she accidently injures her sister with her powers. However, when Elsa is forced out of hiding, her powers can no longer be hidden and she sentences herself to a life in solitude but not before accidentally freezing her own kingdom. The movie grossed over $1.273 billion dollars.

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# 9 Ghostbusters

Directed By: Ivan Reitman


Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Harold Ramis.


Released in 1984


This supernatural thriller/comedy follows paranormal scientist as they try to rid New York city of any paranormal activity of any kind. The movie was successful enough to have a sequel and has become a classic family movie. Ghostbusters grossed over $291 million.

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# 10 Star Wars

Directed By: George Lucas


Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher


Released in 1977


Originally the first movie from the Star Wars franchise, this movie follows young Luke Skywalker as his journey as a Jedi begins. He teams up with Han Solo, a pilot, and unknowingly saves his sister in this first installment. The movie was so big that it was the beginning of one of the greatest movie franchises ever. Star Wars grossed over $775 million.

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# 11 Shrek 2

Directed By: Andrew Adamson, Ashley Asbury, and Conrad Vernon


Starring: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Eddie Murphy.


Released in 2001


This second installment in a trilogy of movies begins after Shrek, an ogre, and his princess wife, Fiona, also an ogre, return home from their honeymoon. The movie made over $919 million dollars.

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# 12 Rudy

Directed By: David Anspaugh


Starring Sean Astin and Jon Favreau


Released in 1993


A young man nicknamed "Rudy" has always dreamed that he would play football for the college of Notre Dame. Rudy does whatever is possible to get high enough grades and to raise money to attend the college and then try out for the team. During his last semester in college, Rudy is finally admitted into Notre Dame and begins seeing his dream come to fruition but not without a lot blood, sweat, and tears. Rudy is one of the most beloved sports movies ever created and it has touched millions of people with its heart. The movie made over $22 million.

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# 13 UP

Directed By: Pete Docter


Starring: Ed Asner


Released in 2009


Up is maybe the most heartfelt and moving cartoons ever created by the Disney/Pixar team. The movie encourages individuals to follow their dreams and to not put them off until another day because you never know what may happen. The cartoon also explores the relationship between older generations and younger generations. After watching this cartoon your heart will be bursting at the seams with warm fuzzy feelings. Up grossed more than $731 million.

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# 14 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe

Directed By: Andrew Adamson


Starring: William Moseley and Anna Popplewell


Released in 2005


The first installment of the Narnia movies, three siblings have been evacuated to a home outside of the bombing of World War II in Germany. While playing hide and seek in their new home, the youngest sibling, Lucy finds a magical wardrobe that leads the land of Narnia. This first installment made over $745 million dollars.

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# 15 Home Alone

Directed By: Chris Columbus


Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, and Catherine O'Hara


Released in 1990


A young boy is accidentally left behind when his entire family leaves for a Christmas vacation in Paris. It isn't until his parents arrive in Paris that they realize they left their youngest child at home. While home alone, the young boy discovers that two bumbling robbers are planning to break into his home. Home Alone is now a very beloved holiday movie and it has spawned many sequels, one of which stars Culkin again. Home Alone grossed over $476 million.

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# 16 Remember the Titans

Directed By: Boaz Yakin


Starring: Denzel Washington and Will Patton


Released in 2000


This racially charged movie tells the true story of an African American Coach taking over a recently desegregated school's football team and leading them to victory. Remember the Titans made over $136 million dollars.


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# 17 How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Directed By: Ron Howard


Starring: Jim Carrey


Released in 2000


The new and rejuvenated re-telling of the beloved Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The move made over $345 million.

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# 18 Night At The Museum

Directed By: Shawn Levy


Starring: Ben Stiller and Robin Williams


Released in 2006


This fantasy comedy follows a single dad after he is hired to be a night watchman at a museum. The man soon realizes that the museum is magical and comes to life every night. This unique family movie made over $574 million.

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# 19 My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Directed By: Joel Zwick


Starring: Nia Vardalos and John Corbett


Released in 2002


This little engine that could movie went on to be one of the most profitable movies ever made. It follows a greek woman and her love story to a non-greek man. The movie made over $368 million dollars on a budget of $5 million dollars!

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# 20 National Treasure

Directed By: Jon Turteltaub


Starring: Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger


Released in 2004


Benjamin Gates is an American Historian and cryptologist. Ben finds a hidden clue from his Grandfather which drives him to find a historical secret left by our American forefathers. The movie spawned a successful sequel and made over $347 million.

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