Temporal Top Ten – 2013


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 172
Number of movies reviewed – 196 (Including 28 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. 52 Tuesdays
  6. About Time
  7. Admission
  8. After Earth
  9. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
  10. Alan Partridge
  11. All Is Lost    Encore Review Encore Review 2
  12. American Hustle
  13. Amish Murder, An
  14. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  15. Are You Here
  16. August: Osage County
  17. Bad Words
  18. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
  19. Before Midnight
  20. Begin Again
  21. Belle
  22. Big Bad Wolves
  23. Big Wedding, The
  24. Birder’s Guide to Everything, A
  25. Blackfish  Encore Review Encore Review 2
  26. Bling Ring, The
  27. Blue Caprice
  28. Blue Jasmine
  29. Blue Ruin
  30. Book Thief, The
  31. Broken City
  32. Call, The
  33. Captain Phillips
  34. Case of You, A  Encore Review
  35. Challenger Disaster, The
  36. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  37. Coherence
  38. Company of Heroes
  39. Crash Reel, The
  40. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  41. Dallas Buyers Club
  42. Decoding Annie Parker   Encore Review
  43. Delivery Man
  44. Despicable Me 2
  45. Devil’s Knot
  46. Don Jon
  47. Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
  48. Drinking Buddies
  49. East, The
  50. Elysium
  51. Ender’s Game
  52. Enemies Closer
  53. Enemy
  54. Enough Said
  55. Epic
  56. Escape Plan
  57. Europa Report
  58. Expecting
  59. Fast & Furious 6
  60. Fifth Estate, The
  61. Frozen  Encore Review
  62. Frozen Ground, The
  63. Fruitvale Station
  64. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  65. Gangster Squad
  66. Good Day to Die Hard, A Encore Review
  67. Grand Seduction, The
  68. Gravity Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  69. Great Gatsby, The
  70. Grown Ups 2
  71. Hangover Part III, The  Encore Review
  72. Heat, The
  73. Her  Encore Review
  74. Hobbit, The: The Desolation of Smaug Encore Review
  75. Homefront
  76. Hours
  77. Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire Encore Review
  78. I’ll Follow You Down
  79. Ida
  80. Identity Thief
  81. In a World…
  82. Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The
  83. Inside Llewyn Davis
  84. Internship, The
  85. Iron Man 3  Encore Review
  86. Jack the Giant Slayer
  87. Jobs
  88. Joe
  89. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  90. Kick-Ass 2
  91. Killing Kennedy
  92. Killing Lincoln
  93. Killing Season
  94. Kings of Summer, The
  95. Lady in Number 6, The: Music Saved My Life
  96. Last Days on Mars, The
  97. Last of Robin Hood, The
  98. Last Stand
  99. Last Vegas
  100. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  101. Life is Beautiful
  102. Locke
  103. Lone Ranger, The
  104. Lone Survivor
  105. Louder Than Words
  106. Machine, The
  107. Man of Steel  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  108. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  109. Monsters University     Encore Review
  110. Movie 43
  111. Mystery Road
  112. Nebraska
  113. Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, The (2013)
  114. Not Another Happy Ending
  115. Now You See Me
  116. Oblivion
  117. Odd Thomas
  118. Oldboy
  119. Olympus Has Fallen   Encore Review
  120. Out of the Furnace
  121. Oz the Great and Powerful
  122. Pacific Rim  Encore Review
  123. Pain & Gain
  124. Paranoia
  125. Park City
  126. Parker
  127. Parkland
  128. Particle Fever
  129. Pawn
  130. Pawn Shop Chronicles
  131. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  132. Phantom
  133. Philomena
  134. Phone Call, The
  135. Planes
  136. Presidents’ Gatekeepers, The
  137. Prisoners
  138. Purge, The
  139. R.I.P.D.
  140. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
  141. Riddick
  142. Runner Runner
  143. Rush
  144. Saving Mr. Banks  Encore Review
  145. Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The
  146. Short Term 12
  147. Smurfs 2, The
  148. Snowpiercer
  149. Spectacular Now, The
  150. Star Trek Into Darkness Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  151. Starred Up
  152. Stoker
  153. Suddenly
  154. Third Person
  155. This is the End
  156. Thor: The Dark World
  157. Toy Story of Terror
  158. Trance
  159. Trials of Cate McCall, The
  160. Turbo
  161. Under the Skin
  162. Warm Bodies
  163. Way Way Back, The
  164. We Are What We Are
  165. Welcome to the Punch
  166. What If
  167. When Jews Were Funny
  168. Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
  169. White House Down  Encore Review
  170. Wolf of Wall Street, The
  171. Wolverine, The
  172. 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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