Great movies of 2013

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1.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
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Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
 
2.
Miss Violence (2013)
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An unnerving story about a horrid family drama and an elaborate facade where appearances can be deceiving and nothing is as it seems. (98 mins.)
 
3.
Nebraska (2013)
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An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
4.
The Past (2013)
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An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce. (130 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
5.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
6.
Tom at the Farm (2013)
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A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation. (102 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
7.
The Great Beauty (2013)
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Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (141 mins.)
 
8.
Rush (2013)
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The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. (123 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
9.
Stranger by the Lake (2013)
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Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway. (100 mins.)
Director: Alain Guiraudie
 
10.
Bauyr (2013)
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Small village in the mountains of Kazakhstan. The protagonist is a nine-year-old boy, Yerken, who resourcefully lives by himself... (97 mins.)
Director: Serik Aprimov
 
11.
Fish & Cat (2013)
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A number of students have traveled to the Caspian region in order to participate in a kite-flying event during the winter solstice. Next to their camp is a small hut occupied by three cooks who work at a nearby restaurant. (134 mins.)
Director: Shahram Mokri
 
12.
The French Minister (2013)
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Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens... (113 mins.)
 
13.
Me, Myself and Mum (2013)
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Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, has three children, two of whom she... (85 mins.)
 
14.
Tracks (2013)
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A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog. (112 mins.)
Director: John Curran
 
15.
Labor Day (2013)
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Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited. (111 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
16.
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
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A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge... (110 mins.)
 
17.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
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A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. (141 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
18.
The Selfish Giant (2013)
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Two thirteen year-old working-class friends in Bradford seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal. (91 mins.)
Director: Clio Barnard
 
19.
Tokyo Family (2013)
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In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo. (146 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
20.
Blackfish (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. (83 mins.)
 
21.
Ayer no termina nunca (2013)
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Barcelona, 2017. Ex-partners meet again after five years of not seeing each other and having gone through difficult times in their lives... (108 mins.)
Director: Isabel Coixet
 
22.
Under the Skin (2013)
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A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery. (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
 
23.
Coherence (2013)
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Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead. (89 mins.)
 
24.
The Congress (2013)
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An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider. (122 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
25.
Omar (2013)
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A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing. (96 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
 
26.
Belle (2013)
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The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. (100 mins.)
Director: Amma Asante
 
27.
A Touch of Sin (2013)
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Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. (133 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
28.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
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Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. (125 mins.)
 
29.
Free Fall (2013)
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephan Lacant
 
30.
Heli (2013)
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Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force. (105 mins.)
Director: Amat Escalante
 
31.
Gloria (2013)
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A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs. (110 mins.)
 
32.
Tangerines (2013)
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War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in. (87 mins.)
Director: Zaza Urushadze
 
33.
Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
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Jakob longs for a new life for himself and his troubled family in Brazil. (231 mins.)
Director: Edgar Reitz
 
34.
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
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A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer... (75 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
35.
Frozen (2013)
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When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (102 mins.)
 
36.
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
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A ten-year-old scientist secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother, escapes home, and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute. (105 mins.)
 
37.
Guadalquivir (2013 Documentary)
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38.
Hawaii (2013)
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Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship. (102 mins.)
Director: Marco Berger
 
39.
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
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After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey. (114 mins.)
Director: Felix Herngren
 
40.
Mademoiselle C (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine. (93 mins.)
Director: Fabien Constant
 
41.
Bad Hair (2013)
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A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother. (93 mins.)
Director: Mariana Rondón
 
42.
How Strange to Be Named Federico (2013)
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An exciting and visionary portrait of the master filmmaker Federico Fellini, based on the memories and the feelings of his great friend director Ettore Scola. (90 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
43.
Cutie and the Boxer (2013 Documentary)
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This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own. (82 mins.)
 
44.
The Square (2013 Documentary)
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A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience. (108 mins.)
Director: Jehane Noujaim
 
45.
Amazonia (2013)
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After a plane crash, Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Amazon jungle. (83 mins.)
 
46.
Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013 Documentary)
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Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. (91 mins.)
Director: Morgan Neville
 
47.
The Good Life (2013)
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Yves is living in hiding with his sons, Sylvain and Pierre. Two years before, he had abducted them from their mother after a judge ruled against him... (93 mins.)
Director: Jean Denizot
 
48.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (179 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
49.
Plot for Peace (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that reveals the untold story of apartheid's fall, and the mysterious French businessman who was instrumental in Nelson Mandela's release from jail. (84 mins.)
 
50.
Philomena (2013)
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A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
51.
Three Many Weddings (2013)
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Ruth is a young researcher in a college. She is asked to three of her ex's weddings. Along the way she is trying to find her soulmate and for a companion to every wedding, she enlists the help of her new fellow assistant. (94 mins.)
 
52.
Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily (2014 Documentary)
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'Summer '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily' is a 'homecoming story' of two families, Sicilian filmmaker... (81 mins.)
Director: Salvo Cuccia