Temporal Top Ten – 2013


2013

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 185
Number of movies reviewed – 230 (Including 46 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.

Updated 4 Sep 2018 – Blue is the Warmest Color is now my #5, all subsequent films have been moved down

My Top Tenbefore midnight

Honorable Mention – Before Midnightfrozen

10. Frozensaving mr. banks

9. Saving Mr. Banksmonsters university

8. Monsters Universityway way back

7. The Way Way Backnebraska

6. Nebraska

5. Blue is the Warmest Color
star 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  Encore Review
  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         Encore Review 3
  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 Encore Review 3
  26. Bling Ring, The
  27. Blue Caprice
  28. Blue is the Warmest Color
  29. Blue Jasmine
  30. Blue Ruin
  31. Book Thief, The
  32. Broken City
  33. Call, The
  34. Captain Phillips
  35. Case of You, A  Encore Review
  36. Challenger Disaster, The
  37. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  38. Coherence
  39. Company of Heroes
  40. Crash Reel, The
  41. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  42. Dallas Buyers Club
  43. Decoding Annie Parker   Encore Review
  44. Delivery Man  Encore Review
  45. Despicable Me 2
  46. Devil’s Knot
  47. Don Jon
  48. Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
  49. Drinking Buddies
  50. East, The
  51. Elysium
  52. Empire State
  53. Ender’s Game         Encore Review
  54. Enemies Closer
  55. Enemy
  56. Enough Said
  57. Epic
  58. Escape Plan
  59. Europa Report
  60. Expecting
  61. Fast & Furious 6
  62. Field in England, A
  63. Fifth Estate, The
  64. Frozen  Encore Review   Encore Review 2
  65. Frozen Ground, The
  66. Fruitvale Station
  67. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  68. Gangster Squad
  69. Good Day to Die Hard, A Encore Review
  70. Grand Seduction, The
  71. Gravity Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4 Encore Review 5 6
  72. Great Gatsby, The
  73. Grown Ups 2
  74. Hangover Part III, The  Encore Review
  75. Heat, The
  76. Her  Encore Review
  77. Hobbit, The: The Desolation of Smaug Encore Review
  78. Homefront
  79. Hours
  80. Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire Encore Review
  81. I’ll Follow You Down
  82. Ida
  83. Identity Thief
  84. In a World…
  85. Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The
  86. Inside Llewyn Davis
  87. Internship, The
  88. Iron Man 3                              Encore Review                       Encore Review 2
  89. Jack the Giant Slayer
  90. JFK: A President Betrayed
  91. Jobs
  92. Joe
  93. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  94. Kick-Ass 2
  95. Killing Kennedy
  96. Killing Lincoln
  97. Killing Season
  98. Kings of Summer, The
  99. Labor Day
  100. Lady in Number 6, The: Music Saved My Life
  101. Last Days, The
  102. Last Days on Mars, The
  103. Last of Robin Hood, The
  104. Last Stand
  105. Last Vegas
  106. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  107. Life is Beautiful
  108. Locke
  109. Lone Ranger, The
  110. Lone Survivor
  111. Louder Than Words
  112. Machine, The
  113. Man of Steel  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  114. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  115. Monsters University     Encore Review
  116. Movie 43
  117. Mystery Road
  118. Nebraska
  119. Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, The
  120. Not Another Happy Ending
  121. Now You See Me
  122. Nymphomaniac: Vol I
  123. Nymphomaniac: Vol II
  124. Oblivion
  125. Odd Thomas
  126. Oldboy
  127. Olympus Has Fallen   Encore Review     Encore Review 2
  128. Out of the Furnace
  129. Oz the Great and Powerful
  130. Pacific Rim  Encore Review
  131. Pain & Gain
  132. Paranoia
  133. Park City
  134. Parker
  135. Parkland
  136. Particle Fever
  137. Pawn
  138. Pawn Shop Chronicles
  139. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  140. Phantom
  141. Philomena
  142. Phone Call, The
  143. Planes
  144. Presidents’ Gatekeepers, The
  145. Prisoners
  146. Purge, The
  147. R.I.P.D.
  148. RED 2
  149. Rewind This!
  150. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
  151. Riddick
  152. Runner Runner
  153. Rush
  154. Saving Mr. Banks                              Encore Review
  155. Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The
  156. Short Term 12
  157. Single Shot, A
  158. Smurfs 2, The
  159. Snowpiercer
  160. Spectacular Now, The
  161. Star Trek Into Darkness Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4  5 6
  162. Starred Up
  163. Stoker
  164. Suddenly
  165. Superman: Unbound
  166. Third Person
  167. This is the End
  168. Thor: The Dark World                       Encore Review                  Encore Review 2
  169. Toy Story of Terror
  170. Trance
  171. Trials of Cate McCall, The
  172. Turbo
  173. TWA Flight 800
  174. Under the Skin
  175. Warm Bodies
  176. Way Way Back, The     Encore Review
  177. We Are What We Are
  178. Welcome to the Punch
  179. What If
  180. When Jews Were Funny
  181. Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
  182. White House Down  Encore Review    Encore Review 2
  183. Wolf of Wall Street, The
  184. Wolverine, The   Encore Review
  185. World War Z  Encore Review   Encore Review 2

 

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

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      • 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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  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.

    Interesting.

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