Top Ten Most Violent or Gory PG-13 Rated Movies

I am not saying all of these movies should be re-rated R. Ratings are all about context. Some of these movies have comical violence, some have fantasy violence and some are animated. But some are simply gruesome for that gruesome.

To qualify for this list, the context is irrelevant. This is simply about violence and gore.
The Top Ten
1 Drag Me to Hell Drag Me to Hell Product Image

Should be rated R.
This comic horror movie has a scene in which a witch's head is crushed and brain matter and eyes spurt onto a character. Also an eyeball is squished quite graphically.

I don't get how a film about a gay couple got an R and this got a PG-13. An adult gay couple isn't what a younger person would want to watch, so they should both have an R.

2 The Grudge The Grudge Product Image

A severed jaw is seen. Later, we graphically see where it belonged to.

3 Sucker Punch Sucker Punch Product Image

While the fantasy violence is average PG-13, the storyline set in the brothel contains sexual violence that may not be explicit, but nevertheless psychologically violent.

4 Taken Taken Product Image

There is a graphic and long torture scene.

5 Princess Mononoke Princess Mononoke Product Image

Contains some battle scenes with severed limbs. The PG-13 rating is okay nevertheless, because it is anime movie as well as a fantasy movie and should be easy to handle for viewers 12 and up.

6 The Starving Games The Starving Games Product Image

Characters get cut in half, limbs are severed, heads are impaled,...
Since it is all comical and looks cheap, the PG-13 rating is okay.

7 The Uninvited The Uninvited Product Image

Contains gruesome images showing the gory results of murders.

8 Vampires Suck Vampires Suck Product Image

Like The Starving Games, this comedy movie contains scenes where characters get their limbs ripped off, heads knocked off, bones sticking out of the skin,... but again, this is all comic and fake-looking.

9 The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Product Image

It is one of the greatest movies of all time but pushes the boundaries of pg13

10 Beowulf Beowulf Product Image

Grendel stabs his victims, breaks necks, tears off heads and eats them, rips people in half, throws guys into fires, and crushes heads. This description should be enough to tell you what kind of movie this is.

The Contenders
11 War of the Worlds War of the Worlds Product Image
12 The Lost World: Jurassic Park The Lost World: Jurassic Park Product Image
13 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Product Image

When Vader turned to the dark side, he and Obi Wan were fighting because Obi Wan was trying to love him, but he hated him back, and when he fell into the lava, he burned, and it was the most graphic burning ever, he was in unimaginable pain, both physical and mental, and I can't see how this didn't get on the list before.

14 Tales From Earthsea Tales From Earthsea Product Image

Like Princess Mononoke, this has a fair amount of anime fantasy violence including severed limbs in battle sequences. Again I think the PG-13 is okay in this context.

15 Scary Movie 3 Scary Movie 3 Product Image

Heads fall off, corpses explode,...
All fake-looking and comical.

16 Angels & Demons Angels & Demons Product Image
17 The Mummy The Mummy Product Image
18 Alien vs Predator Alien vs Predator Product Image
19 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Product Image

This in my books is way lower than it should be. Jumpscares when you least expect them and cranks would give any adults AIDS.

Zombie-like Cranks are scary and sometimes slightly gory shootings occur and also a suicide.

20 Hanna Hanna Product Image

The violence is realistic and bloody, the only reason this couldn't have been on here earlier is due to how obscure it is.

21 The Wolverine The Wolverine Product Image
22 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Star Wars: The Force Awakens Product Image

Tons of deaths in this movie, including the killing of father Han Solo.

23 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Product Image
24 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Product Image
25 Priest Priest Product Image

There's more gore in the two minute opening sequence than in most episodes of Mr. Pickles. Enough said.

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