Temporal Top Ten – 2013


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 166
Number of movies reviewed – 187 (Including 25 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. Frozen  Encore Review
  58. Frozen Ground, The
  59. Fruitvale Station
  60. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  61. Gangster Squad
  62. Good Day to Die Hard, A Encore Review
  63. Gravity Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  64. Great Gatsby, The
  65. Grown Ups 2
  66. Hangover Part III, The  Encore Review
  67. Heat, The
  68. Her  Encore Review
  69. Hobbit, The: The Desolation of Smaug Encore Review
  70. Homefront
  71. Hours
  72. Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire Encore Review
  73. I’ll Follow You Down
  74. Ida
  75. Identity Thief
  76. In a World…
  77. Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The
  78. Inside Llewyn Davis
  79. Internship, The
  80. Iron Man 3  Encore Review
  81. Jack the Giant Slayer
  82. Jobs
  83. Joe
  84. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  85. Kick-Ass 2
  86. Killing Kennedy
  87. Killing Lincoln
  88. Killing Season
  89. Kings of Summer, The
  90. Lady in Number 6, The: Music Saved My Life
  91. Last Days on Mars, The
  92. Last of Robin Hood, The
  93. Last Stand
  94. Last Vegas
  95. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  96. Life is Beautiful
  97. Locke
  98. Lone Ranger, The
  99. Lone Survivor
  100. Louder Than Words
  101. Machine, The
  102. Man of Steel  Encore Review
  103. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  104. Monsters University     Encore Review
  105. Movie 43
  106. Mystery Road
  107. Nebraska
  108. Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, The (2013)
  109. Not Another Happy Ending
  110. Now You See Me
  111. Oblivion
  112. Odd Thomas
  113. Oldboy
  114. Olympus Has Fallen   Encore Review
  115. Out of the Furnace
  116. Oz the Great and Powerful
  117. Pacific Rim
  118. Pain & Gain
  119. Paranoia
  120. Park City
  121. Parker
  122. Parkland
  123. Particle Fever
  124. Pawn
  125. Pawn Shop Chronicles
  126. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  127. Phantom
  128. Philomena
  129. Phone Call, The
  130. Planes
  131. Presidents’ Gatekeepers, The
  132. Prisoners
  133. Purge, The
  134. R.I.P.D.
  135. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
  136. Riddick
  137. Runner Runner
  138. Rush
  139. Saving Mr. Banks  Encore Review
  140. Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The
  141. Short Term 12
  142. Smurfs 2, The
  143. Snowpiercer
  144. Spectacular Now, The
  145. Star Trek Into Darkness Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  146. Starred Up
  147. Stoker
  148. Suddenly
  149. Third Person
  150. This is the End
  151. Thor: The Dark World
  152. Toy Story of Terror
  153. Trance
  154. Trials of Cate McCall, The
  155. Turbo
  156. Under the Skin
  157. Warm Bodies
  158. Way Way Back, The
  159. We Are What We Are
  160. Welcome to the Punch
  161. What If
  162. Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
  163. White House Down  Encore Review
  164. Wolf of Wall Street, The
  165. Wolverine, The
  166. 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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