The best movies of 2013

...according my opinion...
...selected from movies I saw...

Popular movies which I have seen and don't consider to be the best movies of this year: World War Z, Now You See Me, Man of Steel, Oblivion, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Last Days on Mars, Enough Said, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, All is Lost, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Out of Furnace
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1.
Gravity (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ Perfect camera, Sandra's acting and sound in soundless space, powerful story - for me strong emotional experience. So far the best movie of this year. ” - petejur
 
2.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. (143 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ I didn't read a book and didn't know previous Baz Luhrmann work, I just watched it as a movie and I like it a lot. Perfect visual and music editing, it was emotional and make me think. ” - petejur
 
3.
Prisoners (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? (153 mins.)
“ Very well crafted movie from Roger Deakins' cinematography to dark minimalistic score, great script, full of tension and brilliant acting by whole cast ” - petejur
 
4.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (146 mins.)
“ I thought of The Hunger Games as a typical mainstream teenager heroic movie and didn't want to see it first. But when I saw it, it was... wow. The way how Jennifer Lawrence drag you into the story by her emotional acting... I loved it. And this one was even better than number one. ” - petejur
 
5.
Short Term 12 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. (96 mins.)
“ Very gentle psychological drama about very though life issues ” - petejur
 
6.
The Hunt (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
“ Great script. Serious theme and well-written characters, mainly the one portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen ” - petejur
 
7.
To the Wonder (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood. (112 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Malick's meditation about man-woman relationship. Not as good as Tree of Life, still, inspiring one. ” - petejur
 
8.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ I am a huge fan of Tolkien. I admire his work and I admit I am not very objective here. Probably from the cinematography standpoint, this movie wasn't as good as others listed below, but personally I liked it a lot and saw it few times in cinema. ” - petejur
 
9.
The Spectacular Now (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl." (95 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
“ Teenage romantic drama or a philosopical study of living only in the presence? ” - petejur
 
10.
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. (96 mins.)
Director: David Lowery
“ Audio-visually beautiful movie. Little weaker script thou. ” - petejur
 
11.
The Great Beauty (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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.)
 
12.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
 
13.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)
 
14.
How I Live Now (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her. (101 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ Maturing in a tough environment of war filmed in beautiful environment of british nature. ” - petejur
 
15.
Mud (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (130 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
16.
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. (111 mins.)
“ Very tough issues. European movie in American clothes, trying to pose questions about life, death, eternity, suffering, love, meaning and meaningless of it all. Very interesting non-linear plot and some interesting shots. ” - petejur
 
17.
Rush (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. (123 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
18.
Stoker (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (99 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ One of the best visual movies of the year. Perfect opening titles, camera work, colors, sets, costumes... Story is good, but that's all. Fine piece of art. ” - petejur
 
19.
Scenic Route (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality. (82 mins.)
“ Despite bad reviews, this movie has very nice shots and tells a story about two unprepared and immature men in harsh world... ” - petejur
 
20.
Nebraska (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
 
21.
Trance (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting. (101 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
22.
Her (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. (126 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
23.
Last Love (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
He's a widower in Paris who speaks no French; she's a dance instructor less than half his age. Can they become a family, or will his estranged adult children halt the friendship? (111 mins.)
 
24.
Frozen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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.)
 
25.
Monsters University (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. (104 mins.)
Director: Dan Scanlon