her2013 was the first year I really began to take these lists seriously, and honestly it wasn’t that hard, considering how great a year it was. Every film seemed to push to make its way into my Top Ten, with my #1 changing three times over the course of a month, going into the home stretch with Frozen, a first for this so-so Disney fan, before being unseated by The Wolf of Wall Street. I left that film thinking, “If Wolf is going to be unseated, that film is going to have to be my favorite of all time.” That’s when I saw Her. And saw Her. And saw Her. I think I watched that film about eight times in the course of those first few weeks. It is the perfect testament to not only the 21st century, but love itself. I also took my first foray into the field of documentaries. A couple of them were good, some were average, and Cutie and the Boxer was bad. But otherwise it was an enjoyable year (even if it gave us The Lone Ranger). If I had any regrets, I probably would move Lone Survivor up a spot or two, Star Trek Into Darkness down a couple, and American Hustle probably would be replaced by All Is Lost, Inside Llewyn Davis or Short Term 12. However, I would recommend many of the films from 2013 at any given time, and I hope you check some of them out in the near future.

  1. Her
  2. The Wolf Of Wall Street
  3. Frozen
  4. The Way Way Back
  5. Before Midnight
  6. Twelve Years A Slave
  7. American Hustle
  8. Fruitvale Station *
  9. Saving Mr. Banks *
  10. This Is The End
  11. Prisoners
  12. Inside Llewyn Davis
  13. All Is Lost
  14. Short Term 12
  15. Nebraska
  16. Spring Breakers
  17. Dallas Buyers Club
  18. Philomena
  19. Gravity
  20. The Heat
  21. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  22. The Croods
  23. Captain Phillips
  24. The Great Gatsby
  25. Side Effects
  26. The Conjuring
  27. Blue Jasmine
  28. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  29. The Hunt
  30. Blue Is The Warmest Color
  31. August: Osage County
  32. The Spectacular Now
  33. Star Trek Into Darkness
  34. Oblivion
  35. Man of Steel
  36. Evil Dead
  37. The Place Beyond The Pines
  38. The Kings of Summer
  39. We’re The Millers
  40. Lovelace
  41. Monsters University
  42. Lone Survivor
  43. Despicable Me 2
  44. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  45. The Bling Ring
  46. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
  47. Elysium
  48. The Lone Ranger
  49. Identity Thief
  50. Movie 43


  1. The Act Of Killing
  2. 20 Feet From Stardom
  3. The Square
  4. Dirty Wars
  5. Cutie And The Boxer

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