Top Pg Movies

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Several directors have talked about Top Pg Movies. We assembled 25 of the best ones.

Spirited Away (2001)

Spirited Away
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Hayao Miyazaki, starring Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi
Rated PG

Spirited Away is an Academy Award-winning Japanese animated fantasy film, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. It tells the story of Chihiro, a ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the world of spirits and gods. As she tries to find her way to safety, Chihiro must work with the enigmatic Haku, a river god, to navigate the strange and dangerous spirit world. Along her journey, Chihiro will battle strange creatures, meet new friends and foes, and ultimately discover the courage to face her fears and find her way home.

Rear Window (1954)

Rear Window
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter
Rated PG

Rear Window is a classic suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, released in 1954. It tells the story of a wheelchair-bound photographer, L.B. Jefferies, who suspects that his neighbor, Lars Thorwald, has committed murder. After seeing Thorwald acting suspiciously, Jefferies convinces his girlfriend Lisa to help investigate the crime. As they uncover the truth, they must fight to stay alive and expose the killer. Through clever camera work, suspenseful music, and gripping performances, this classic Hitchcock film will keep you guessing until the very end.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies
Rated PG

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is an action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1981. It stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, an archaeologist and adventurer who is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do. Indiana Jones travels around the world to various historical sites, dodging traps, solving puzzles, and fighting off Nazis in an effort to find the Ark and keep it from falling into the wrong hands. Along the way, he is aided by his former love interest Marion Ravenwood and her father, Abner Ravenwood. The film is known for its thrilling action sequences, humorous one-liners, and iconic score by John Williams. Ultimately, Indiana Jones is able to retrieve the Ark and keep it safe from the Nazis.

Up (2009)

Up
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, starring Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer
Rated PG

Up is an animated comedy adventure film from Pixar and Disney. Directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, the movie follows the story of an elderly widower, Carl Fredrickson, and his unlikely friendship with an enthusiastic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. After tying thousands of balloons to his home, Carl sets off for a fantastic journey to Paradise Falls in South America, setting both of them on a wild adventure to fulfill Carl's lifelong dream. Along the way, they encounter talking dogs, colorful birds, and a villainous explorer who wants to capture Kevin, a rare flightless bird. With the help of his newfound friends, Carl and Russell must work together to save Kevin and make it to Paradise Falls.

The Elephant Man (1980)

The Elephant Man
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From David Lynch, starring Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud
Rated PG

The Elephant Man is a 1980 American drama film directed by David Lynch, based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (John Hurt), a severely deformed man in late 19th century London. Merrick is found living in conditions of severe abuse and neglect for most of his life and is eventually rescued by a noted surgeon, Frederick Treves, who takes him to the London Hospital. Treves and his colleagues learn to care for and befriend Merrick, whom they call "John". Despite his physical appearance, Merrick proves to be a kind and gentle individual and earns the respect of the public. Through the support of the hospital staff, Treves and the people of London, Merrick is able to live a relatively normal and comfortable life until his death in 1890. The film also stars Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle
Rated PG

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American horror comedy film directed by Mel Brooks, and starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, and Madeline Kahn. The film is a parody of the classic horror film genre, in particular the 1931 Universal Pictures film Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley's novel of the same name. The plot follows the grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Wilder), as he attempts to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and continue experiments in re-animating dead tissue. He is joined by his hunchbacked assistant, Igor (Feldman), and his lab assistant, Inga (Garr), as he attempts to build a functioning creature out of the body parts of corpses. After creating the creature, Dr. Frankenstein and his team are faced with the challenge of teaching the creature to speak and act properly. Hilarity ensues as they attempt to control the creature's erratic behavior, while also fending off an obsessed inspector who is determined to bring Dr. Frankenstein to justice.

The Incredibles (2004)

The Incredibles
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Brad Bird, starring Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee
Rated PG

The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird. It features the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, and Elizabeth Peña. The film follows the Parr family, a family of superheroes who are forced to conceal their powers and live a quiet suburban life. Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is fed up with the monotony of suburban life and longs to return to a life of adventure. When he is offered a chance to save the world, he and his family must battle a villain who has a sinister plot to eliminate all superheroes. With the help of their loyal friend Frozone, the Incredibles must find a way to work together to overcome the challenges that stand in their way and save the world.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Wes Anderson, starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman
Rated PG

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop-motion animated comedy-adventure film directed by the acclaimed director Wes Anderson. The film follows the titular Mr. Fox and his animal friends, who live an idyllic life on their farm in the country. When three local farmers, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, threaten to take away their home, Mr. Fox and his friends devise a plan to outwit the farmers and protect their home. Through a series of daring and clever heists, Mr. Fox and his family outwit the farmers, who become increasingly desperate in their attempts to get rid of the animals. Along the way, Mr. Fox learns valuable lessons about friendship, loyalty, and courage. In the end, the animals prove that they can outsmart their enemies, and the farm is saved from the farmers.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Alfonso Cuarón, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths
Rated PG

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third installment in the Harry Potter franchise and is directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film follows Harry Potter, a teenage wizard, as he and his friends embark on a magical journey to save their world from the terrifying and mysterious prisoner, Sirius Black. As Harry, Ron, and Hermione attempt to unravel the secrets of Black's past, they must also face the looming threat of the Dementors, soul-sucking creatures that guard Azkaban prison. Along the way, the trio make new friends, discover old secrets, and battle for the fate of their beloved Hogwarts. As the story progresses, Harry begins to learn more about his destiny and the power of friendship. Ultimately, he discovers that even the darkest of secrets have the power to be turned into a force of strength and courage.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Henry Selick, starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey
Rated PG

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 stop-motion animated musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of "Halloween Town" who stumbles through a portal to "Christmas Town" and becomes obsessed with the idea of celebrating the holiday. Jack's obsession leads him to hijack Christmas by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking his place, causing confusion and chaos throughout the world. Along the way, Jack discovers the true meaning of Christmas and learns valuable lessons about friendship, family, and the spirit of the holiday. The film features the voice talents of Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, Danny Elfman, William Hickey, and Glenn Shadix, and is set to a score written by Elfman.

Shrek (2001)

Shrek
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson, starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow
Rated PG

Shrek is an animated comedy-adventure movie directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. The movie follows a green ogre named Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) and his loyal Donkey (Eddie Murphy) as they embark on a quest to save the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from a dragon-guarded castle. Along the way, they meet a variety of eccentric characters including a wise-cracking gingerbread man and a love-struck nobleman. The movie features a number of musical numbers, witty banter, and a fairy tale twist. The movie also contains messages about prejudice, friendship, and the importance of embracing one's true self.

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Chris Columbus, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard
Rated PG

Home Alone is a 1990 American family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for a Christmas vacation. While his family is away, Kevin defends his home from two bumbling burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The film follows Kevin as he sets up various booby traps to thwart the burglars and ultimately save his house. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about being responsible and taking care of himself.

The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Richard Donner, starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman
Rated PG

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner, who produced with Harvey Bernhard. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. A band of kids who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempt to save their homes from demolition and, in doing so, they discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals who want the treasure for themselves. Along the way, the Goonies confront booby traps, face dangerous criminals and make unexpected friendships with a variety of characters. A classic '80s adventure comedy, The Goonies offers plenty of swashbuckling thrills, laughs and heart.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
Rated PG

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film follows the story of crime-solving private eye, Eddie Valiant, who is hired by the studios to investigate a scandal involving the famous Toon star, Roger Rabbit. As the investigation progresses, Eddie discovers a sinister plot by the villainous Judge Doom to take over Toontown, a place where animated characters live free from human interference. With the help of Roger and a few other toons, Eddie must find the evidence to prove Doom's evil plans and save Toontown from destruction. Along the way, Eddie discovers a connection between himself, Roger and the evil judge and is determined to help Roger prove his innocence and save Toontown.

Finding Neverland (2004)

Finding Neverland
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Marc Forster, starring Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell
Rated PG

Finding Neverland is a 2004 fantasy drama film directed by Marc Forster, starring Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, and Dustin Hoffman. The film follows the life of playwright J.M. Barrie and his relationship with four young brothers and their widowed mother. Barrie is charmed by the boys and their imaginative play, and begins to create a play based on their fantasy world of Neverland. As his relationship with the family deepens, Barrie comes to terms with his own troubled past and discovers the power of love and understanding that comes with being a father figure. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. It is a heartwarming story of the power of imagination and the transformative effects of love and understanding.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Chris Columbus, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith
Rated PG

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a 2001 fantasy adventure film directed by Chris Columbus. It is based on the first novel in the popular Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling. The film follows the adventures of Harry Potter, an orphaned boy who discovers that he is a wizard. With the help of his friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, Harry embarks on a quest to find the fabled Sorcerer's Stone and prevent the evil Lord Voldemort from achieving immortality. Along the way, the trio must confront dangerous magical creatures, magical challenges, and a powerful dark wizard. In the end, Harry defeats Voldemort and saves the world from his evil plans.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From David Yates, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon
Rated PG

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth installment in the Harry Potter film series. Set during Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the film follows Harry's quest to prepare himself and his friends Ron and Hermione for the battle against the evil Lord Voldemort. With the help of Professor Dumbledore, Harry discovers the identity of the Half-Blood Prince and embarks on a dangerous mission to find a powerful and mysterious Horcrux. Along the way, he must confront a variety of obstacles, including dark magic, dangerous creatures, and a powerful enemy. With the future of the magical world in peril, Harry must rely on his courage, ingenuity, and powerful friendships to ultimately save the day.

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

The Hunt for Red October
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John McTiernan, starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill
Rated PG

The Hunt for Red October is a thrilling Cold War espionage film directed by John McTiernan. The film tells the story of Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) and his attempt to defect to the United States with his experimental nuclear submarine, the Red October. To aid him in his mission, he takes aboard a CIA analyst, Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin), and together they must evade the Soviet Navy as they attempt to reach American waters. With every passing moment, the tension increases as the danger of the situation becomes more real. Along the way, they must deal with distrust from both sides and the possibility that one of their own may be a traitor. In the end, the two sides must come together to prevent a nuclear disaster.

Field of Dreams (1989)

Field of Dreams
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Phil Alden Robinson, starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan
Rated PG

Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson and starring Kevin Costner. The film follows an Iowa corn farmer, Ray Kinsella (Costner), who hears a voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does so, and the ghosts of the 1919 Black Sox team come to play. Along his journey, he learns the history of the team, and the secret behind their scandal. He also discovers the importance of family and reconnects with his estranged father. The film is ultimately a story of redemption and hope.

Secondhand Lions (2003)

Secondhand Lions
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Tim McCanlies, starring Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick
Rated PG

"Secondhand Lions" is a 2003 adventure comedy-drama film directed by Tim McCanlies. It stars Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, and Kyra Sedgwick. The film tells the story of a young boy, Walter (Osment), who is sent to live with his two eccentric great-uncles, Hub and Garth (Caine and Duvall), in rural Texas during the summer of 1963. Hub and Garth are rumored to have a great fortune amassed from years of adventures, and Walter is determined to find out the truth about his uncles and their past. Along the way, Walter learns about life, love, and the importance of family. As the summer progresses, Walter gains a newfound appreciation for his uncles, and the three form a strong bond that will last a lifetime.

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

The Man Who Knew Too Much
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles
Rated PG

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Chris Columbus, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris
Rated PG

Labyrinth (1986)

Labyrinth
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Jim Henson, starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson
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

Shrek 2 (2004)

Shrek 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon, starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews
Rated PG

 



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