Temporal Top Ten – 2013


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 167
Number of movies reviewed – 189 (Including 26 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. Grand Seduction, The
  64. Gravity Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  65. Great Gatsby, The
  66. Grown Ups 2
  67. Hangover Part III, The  Encore Review
  68. Heat, The
  69. Her  Encore Review
  70. Hobbit, The: The Desolation of Smaug Encore Review
  71. Homefront
  72. Hours
  73. Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire Encore Review
  74. I’ll Follow You Down
  75. Ida
  76. Identity Thief
  77. In a World…
  78. Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The
  79. Inside Llewyn Davis
  80. Internship, The
  81. Iron Man 3  Encore Review
  82. Jack the Giant Slayer
  83. Jobs
  84. Joe
  85. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  86. Kick-Ass 2
  87. Killing Kennedy
  88. Killing Lincoln
  89. Killing Season
  90. Kings of Summer, The
  91. Lady in Number 6, The: Music Saved My Life
  92. Last Days on Mars, The
  93. Last of Robin Hood, The
  94. Last Stand
  95. Last Vegas
  96. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  97. Life is Beautiful
  98. Locke
  99. Lone Ranger, The
  100. Lone Survivor
  101. Louder Than Words
  102. Machine, The
  103. Man of Steel  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  104. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  105. Monsters University     Encore Review
  106. Movie 43
  107. Mystery Road
  108. Nebraska
  109. Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, The (2013)
  110. Not Another Happy Ending
  111. Now You See Me
  112. Oblivion
  113. Odd Thomas
  114. Oldboy
  115. Olympus Has Fallen   Encore Review
  116. Out of the Furnace
  117. Oz the Great and Powerful
  118. Pacific Rim
  119. Pain & Gain
  120. Paranoia
  121. Park City
  122. Parker
  123. Parkland
  124. Particle Fever
  125. Pawn
  126. Pawn Shop Chronicles
  127. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  128. Phantom
  129. Philomena
  130. Phone Call, The
  131. Planes
  132. Presidents’ Gatekeepers, The
  133. Prisoners
  134. Purge, The
  135. R.I.P.D.
  136. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
  137. Riddick
  138. Runner Runner
  139. Rush
  140. Saving Mr. Banks  Encore Review
  141. Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The
  142. Short Term 12
  143. Smurfs 2, The
  144. Snowpiercer
  145. Spectacular Now, The
  146. Star Trek Into Darkness Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  147. Starred Up
  148. Stoker
  149. Suddenly
  150. Third Person
  151. This is the End
  152. Thor: The Dark World
  153. Toy Story of Terror
  154. Trance
  155. Trials of Cate McCall, The
  156. Turbo
  157. Under the Skin
  158. Warm Bodies
  159. Way Way Back, The
  160. We Are What We Are
  161. Welcome to the Punch
  162. What If
  163. Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
  164. White House Down  Encore Review
  165. Wolf of Wall Street, The
  166. Wolverine, The
  167. 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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