The FULL LIST of the Best PG Movies

This list is a work in progress. If you know a great PG (or G) rated movie that is not animated or muppet oriented, please send it along for consideration.

The list as of April 1, 2017

Great Movies PG rated (blue listings indicate movies I own)
* indicates movies reviewed on the blog

TOP NOTCH
A League of Their Own (1992)*
A Little Princess (1995 and 1939)*
Amazing Grace (2007)*
Apollo 13 (1995)*
Babe (1995)*
Belle (2013)*
Bridge to Terabithia (2008)*
Chariots of Fire (1981)*
Chronicles of Narnia – Lion Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)*
Contact (1997)*

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)*
Field of Dreams (1989)*
Fly Away Home (1996)*
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Gunless (2011)*
Hidden Figures (2016)
Holes (2003)*
Hugo (2011)
Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)*
Hunt for Red October (1990)*

Jane Eyre (2006)
Jungle Book (2016)
Kid, The (2000)*
Mcfarland USA (2015)*
Moonstruck (1987)*
National Treasure (2004)
Oscar (1991)*
Pride and Prejudice (2005)*
Princess Bride (1987)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)*

Remember the Titans (2000)
Return to Me (2000)
Room with a View (1986)*
Rudy (1993)*
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)*
Secondhand Lions (2003)*
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Seymour: An Introduction (2014)*
Star Wars IV – A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars V – Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)*
Temple Grandin (2010)*
That Thing You Do (1996)*
Waking Ned Divine (1998)*
Walk, The (2015)*
War Games (1983)*
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)*



HONORABLE MENTION
Back to the Future 1, 2, 3(1985)
Big Year, The (2011)*
Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian (2008)*
Crossing Delancey (1988)*
Dead Poets Society (1998)*
E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Freshman, The (1990)*
Gods Must be Crazy 1 and 2 (1984, 1990)*
Goosebumps (2015)*
Groundhog’s Day (1993)

Home Alone (1990)*
Hook (1991)*
Hoosiers (1986)*
Hudsucker Proxy (1994)*
Karate Kid (1984)
Man From Snowy River (1982)*
Mr. Holmes (2015)*
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Night at the Museum (2006)
Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

Queen of Katwe (2016)*
Rocky 3 (1982)*
Sabrina (1995)*
Somewhere in Time (1980)*
Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Soul Surfer (2011)
Truman Show (1996)
We Bought a Zoo (2011)*


YOU MIGHT CONSIDER
Always (1989)*
Bedtime Stories (2008)*
Being There (1979)*
Benny & Joon (1993)*
Big (1988)*
City of Ember (2008)*
Clue (1985)*
Cool Runnings (1993)*
Chronicles of Narnia – Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)*
Dick Tracy(1990)*

Ghostbusters (1984)
I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015)
Jumanji (1995)*
Enchanted (2007)
Freaky Friday (2003)*
Heaven Can Wait (1978)*
Life of Pi (2012)
Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)*
Maldonado Miracle (2003)*
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

One Fine Day (1996)*
Overboard (1987)*
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)*
Penelope (2006)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)*
Secret Life of Walter Mitti (2013)*
Splash (1984)*
Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn (1982)
Three Amigos (1986)*

Three Musketeers (1993)*
Tron (1982)
Tron: Legacy (2010)
Turner and Hootch (1989)*
Uncle Buck (1989)*
What About Bob? (1991)


CLASSICS (many of these films have no modern rating from the MPAA)
12 Angry Men (1957)*
Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)*
African Queen (1951)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Big Sleep (1946)*
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Casablanca (1942)*
Cat Ballou (1965)*
City Lights (1931)*

Court Jester (1955)
Day at the Races (1937)*
Double Indemnity (1944)
Duck Soup (1933)*
Elmer Gantry (1960)*
Father of the Bride (1950)*
General, The (1926)*
Great Escape (1963)
Heaven Can Wait (1943)*
Horsefeathers (1932)*

The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)*
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1947)
Kid, The (1921)*
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Maltese Falcon (1941)*
McLintock! (1963)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Modern Times (1936)*

Night at the Opera (1935)*
North by Northwest (1959)
Planet of the Apes (1968)*
Rear Window (1954)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
True Grit (1969)*
Where Eagles Dare (1968)*
Quiet Man (1952)*




MUSICALS
An American in Paris (1951)
Annie (1981)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Fiddler on the Roof, The (1971)
Guys and Dolls (1955)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
King and I, The (1956)
Mary Poppins (1964)
Music Man, The (1962)
My Fair Lady (1964)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Singing in the Rain (1952)
Sound of Music (1965)
West Side Story (1961)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Wizard of Oz (1939)



????? (Movies I haven’t seen or need to watch again to see if they should be on the list
All of Me (1984)
All the King’s Men (1949)
Annie Hall (1977)
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Born Free (1966)
Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Cutting Edge (1992)
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Ella Enchanted (2004)
Emma (1996)
Evan Almighty (2007)
Finding Neverland (2004)
Footloose (1984)
Forever Young (1992)
Game Plan, The (2007)

Gandhi (1982)
George of the Jungle (1997)
Gigi (1958)
Goodbye Girl (1977)

Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Guns of Navarone (1961)
How the West Was Won (1962)
Inspired Guns (2014)
Invicible (2006)
I.Q. (1994)

Ivanhoe (1952)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
King Solomon’s Mines (1950)
Leap Year (2010)
Life Animated (2016)
Lillies of the Field (1963)
Little Men (2016)
Little Women (1994)
Lost Weekend, The (1945)
Majestic, The (2001)

Meet the Patels (2014)
Miracle (2004)
Mission, The (1986)
Mr Holland’s Opus (1995)
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
My All-American (2015)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Nacho Libre (2006)

Patton (1970)
Perfect Game (2009)
Philadelphia Story (1940)
Pollyanna (1960)
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Radio (2003)
Radioland Murders (1994)
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Robe, The (1953)

Roman Holiday (1953)
Roxanne (1987)
Saving Grace (1986)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Slipper and the Rose (1976)
Sunshine Superman (2014)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Tootsie (1982)
We Are Marshall (2007)

What’s up Doc (1972)
Without a Clue (1988)
You Can’t Take it with You (1938)

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

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