Temporal Top Ten – 2013


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Number of movies seen from this year – 170
Number of movies reviewed – 193 (Including 27 Encore Reviews)

2013 was my first year blogging, so as you can see by the stats most of the movies seen also have a review.

The list differs slightly from my year end top ten because time changes one’s perspective and because I’ve seen a few new films from this year since then.

You will also notice that very few of the Oscar Best Picture Nominees appear here including the eventual winner.

My favorites differ extremely from the Academy completely and I think that my #1 really should have won the coveted statue.

My Top Tenbefore midnight

10. Before Midnightfrozen

9. Frozensaving mr. banks

8. Saving Mr. Banksmonsters university

7. Monsters Universityway way back

6. The Way Way Backnebraska

5. Nebraskastar trek into darkness

4. Star Trek: Into Darknessblackfish

3. Blackfishallislost

2. All is Lostgravity

1. Gravity

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 2013

  1. 12 Years a Slave
  2. 2 Guns
  3. 42
  4. 47 Ronin
  5. About Time
  6. Admission
  7. After Earth
  8. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
  9. Alan Partridge
  10. All Is Lost    Encore Review Encore Review 2
  11. American Hustle
  12. Amish Murder, An
  13. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  14. Are You Here
  15. August: Osage County
  16. Bad Words
  17. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
  18. Before Midnight
  19. Begin Again
  20. Belle
  21. Big Bad Wolves
  22. Big Wedding, The
  23. Birder’s Guide to Everything, A
  24. Blackfish  Encore Review Encore Review 2
  25. Bling Ring, The
  26. Blue Caprice
  27. Blue Jasmine
  28. Book Thief, The
  29. Broken City
  30. Call, The
  31. Captain Phillips
  32. Case of You, A  Encore Review
  33. Challenger Disaster, The
  34. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  35. Coherence
  36. Company of Heroes
  37. Crash Reel, The
  38. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  39. Dallas Buyers Club
  40. Decoding Annie Parker
  41. Delivery Man
  42. Despicable Me 2
  43. Devil’s Knot
  44. Don Jon
  45. Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
  46. Drinking Buddies
  47. East, The
  48. Elysium
  49. Ender’s Game
  50. Enemies Closer
  51. Enemy
  52. Enough Said
  53. Epic
  54. Escape Plan
  55. Europa Report
  56. Expecting
  57. Fast & Furious 6
  58. Fifth Estate, The
  59. Frozen  Encore Review
  60. Frozen Ground, The
  61. Fruitvale Station
  62. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  63. Gangster Squad
  64. Good Day to Die Hard, A Encore Review
  65. Grand Seduction, The
  66. Gravity Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  67. Great Gatsby, The
  68. Grown Ups 2
  69. Hangover Part III, The  Encore Review
  70. Heat, The
  71. Her  Encore Review
  72. Hobbit, The: The Desolation of Smaug Encore Review
  73. Homefront
  74. Hours
  75. Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire Encore Review
  76. I’ll Follow You Down
  77. Ida
  78. Identity Thief
  79. In a World…
  80. Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The
  81. Inside Llewyn Davis
  82. Internship, The
  83. Iron Man 3  Encore Review
  84. Jack the Giant Slayer
  85. Jobs
  86. Joe
  87. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  88. Kick-Ass 2
  89. Killing Kennedy
  90. Killing Lincoln
  91. Killing Season
  92. Kings of Summer, The
  93. Lady in Number 6, The: Music Saved My Life
  94. Last Days on Mars, The
  95. Last of Robin Hood, The
  96. Last Stand
  97. Last Vegas
  98. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  99. Life is Beautiful
  100. Locke
  101. Lone Ranger, The
  102. Lone Survivor
  103. Louder Than Words
  104. Machine, The
  105. Man of Steel  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  106. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  107. Monsters University     Encore Review
  108. Movie 43
  109. Mystery Road
  110. Nebraska
  111. Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, The (2013)
  112. Not Another Happy Ending
  113. Now You See Me
  114. Oblivion
  115. Odd Thomas
  116. Oldboy
  117. Olympus Has Fallen   Encore Review
  118. Out of the Furnace
  119. Oz the Great and Powerful
  120. Pacific Rim  Encore Review
  121. Pain & Gain
  122. Paranoia
  123. Park City
  124. Parker
  125. Parkland
  126. Particle Fever
  127. Pawn
  128. Pawn Shop Chronicles
  129. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  130. Phantom
  131. Philomena
  132. Phone Call, The
  133. Planes
  134. Presidents’ Gatekeepers, The
  135. Prisoners
  136. Purge, The
  137. R.I.P.D.
  138. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
  139. Riddick
  140. Runner Runner
  141. Rush
  142. Saving Mr. Banks  Encore Review
  143. Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The
  144. Short Term 12
  145. Smurfs 2, The
  146. Snowpiercer
  147. Spectacular Now, The
  148. Star Trek Into Darkness Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  149. Starred Up
  150. Stoker
  151. Suddenly
  152. Third Person
  153. This is the End
  154. Thor: The Dark World
  155. Toy Story of Terror
  156. Trance
  157. Trials of Cate McCall, The
  158. Turbo
  159. Under the Skin
  160. Warm Bodies
  161. Way Way Back, The
  162. We Are What We Are
  163. Welcome to the Punch
  164. What If
  165. When Jews Were Funny
  166. Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
  167. White House Down  Encore Review
  168. Wolf of Wall Street, The
  169. Wolverine, The
  170. World War Z



17 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 2013

    • I really liked catching fire before I read the book and afterwards it dropped like a stone because the adaptation was so off. I liked the first half of CP but felt the second half just wasn’t as strong. Perhaps I should rewatch it soon. Never too many my friend! You shoukd see #2 but be forewarned there is virtually no dialogue so its like watching a silent movie where u get to hear the sounds of the ocean. #6 just felt nostalgic for an 80’s kid like me


      • Really? I thought I’d heard Catching Fire was pretty faithful to the book (which I still have yet to read). I agree that the end of CP was too drawn out, but it was still tense and Tom Hanks should have gotten at least a nomination. As for All Is Lost, I don’t mind no dialogue. Some of the best scenes of Castaway were wordless.

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        • Very true about Cast Away. Faithful in some ways but they couldn’t transfer the way I felt for the story or the characters to the screen in any of the HG books IMHO


  1. It surprises me on how few of these agree. The only one I didn’t like at all was Before Midnight, but the rest wouldn’t (and didn’t) break my Top Ten. Only Blackfish and Frozen even approach it, honestly.

    I think most of them solid flicks, to be sure, but not great ones.


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