Scary Pg Movies

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Scary Pg Movies

So many creators have explored Scary Pg Movies. Here are 25 of the top ones.

Jaws (1975)

Jaws
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Rated PG

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The film follows a police chief, a marine biologist, and a grizzled fisherman, who take on a dangerous great white shark which is terrorizing the fictional seaside resort of Amity Island. The chief, Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), must overcome his fear of the water and lead the group in their efforts to capture the shark and save the town. With an iconic score by John Williams and groundbreaking special effects, Jaws is a classic of the horror genre and was a box office success, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time at the time of its release.

Wait Until Dark (1967)

Wait Until Dark
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Terence Young, starring Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Rated Not Rated

Wait Until Dark is a 1967 American suspense film directed by Terence Young and starring Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, and Richard Crenna. The plot follows Susy Hendrix (Hepburn), a recently blinded housewife who finds herself terrorized by a trio of criminals searching for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. With the help of her husband, Sam (Crenna), Susy must outwit the criminals before they discover the doll's true location. The film is known for its suspenseful, dark atmosphere, as well as its innovative use of lighting to create tension. It is also noted for its twist ending, in which Susy defeats her attackers by using her newfound blindness to her advantage. In the end, Susy is the one left standing, proving that courage and wit can overcome even the most difficult of obstacles. Wait Until Dark was a critical and commercial success, earning three Academy Award nominations and over $14 million at the box office.

The Others (2001)

The Others
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Alejandro Amenábar, starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann
Rated PG-13

The Others is a 2001 psychological horror film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, starring Nicole Kidman. Set on the British Isles in 1945, the story follows Grace Stewart (Kidman), a devoutly religious woman who lives in an isolated house with her two young children, Anne and Nicholas. After being warned by her doctor not to let any sunlight into the house due to a rare skin condition her children have, Grace hires three new servants to help look after the family, who then begin to experience strange and unexplained phenomena. As the story progresses, Grace must face a terrifying truth that could tear her family apart forever.

The Birds (1963)

The Birds
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette
Rated PG-13

The Birds is a 1963 horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film follows Melanie Daniels, a young socialite who meets lawyer Mitch Brenner in a San Francisco pet store. After a brief exchange, Mitch invites Melanie to his family's estate in Bodega Bay. Melanie accepts and drives up to the small coastal town, where she soon finds that the birds in the area have become increasingly aggressive and hostile. After a series of terrifying bird attacks, Melanie, Mitch, and the residents of Bodega Bay are isolated and struggle to survive the ever-increasing onslaught of vicious birds. As the attacks continue, the characters must uncover the cause of the birds' strange behavior in order to save themselves and the town.

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Krasinski, starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe
Rated PG-13

A Quiet Place is a 2018 horror-thriller film directed by John Krasinski and starring himself, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe. The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where creatures that hunt by sound have taken over. In order to survive, the family must remain completely silent and take extreme caution not to make any noise that could attract the creatures. The family struggles to live in this new world, but ultimately must rely on each other to survive. While the film follows the family's struggle, it also reveals the lengths they will go to protect each other and the life they have created.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Philip Kaufman, starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright
Rated PG

Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Tobe Hooper, starring JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight
Rated PG

Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Joe Dante, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie
Rated PG

Split (2016)

Split
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From M. Night Shyamalan, starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula
Rated PG-13

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Dan Trachtenberg, starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin
Rated PG-13

King Kong (2005)

King Kong
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Peter Jackson, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann
Rated PG-13

The Ring (2002)

The Ring
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman
Rated PG-13

Tremors (1990)

Tremors
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ron Underwood, starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross
Rated PG-13

The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo
Rated PG-13

Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Matt Reeves, starring Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller
Rated PG-13

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Nicolas Gessner, starring Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman
Rated PG

Trollhunter (2010)

Trollhunter
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From André Øvredal, starring Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum, Glenn Erland Tosterud
Rated PG-13

The Monster Squad (1987)

The Monster Squad
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Fred Dekker, starring Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr
Rated PG-13

1408 (2007)

1408
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mikael Håfström, starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub
Rated PG-13

Insidious (2010)

Insidious
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye
Rated PG-13

Warm Bodies (2013)

Warm Bodies
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Jonathan Levine, starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Lio Tipton
Rated PG-13

The Witches (1990)

The Witches
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Nicolas Roeg, starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson
Rated PG

Signs (2002)

Signs
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From M. Night Shyamalan, starring Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin
Rated PG-13

Under the Shadow (2016)

Under the Shadow
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Babak Anvari, starring Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi
Rated PG-13

What Lies Beneath (2000)

What Lies Beneath
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto
Rated PG-13

 



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