My Favourite Movies of 2013 (In Order)

by skortsch | created - 06 Jan 2014 | updated - 10 Jan 2014 | Public

Not necessarily "the best," but the ones that I loved

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords



IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Mud (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
76 Metascore

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.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard

Votes: 148,119 | Gross: $21.59M

2. Her (2013)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
90 Metascore

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Votes: 417,015 | Gross: $25.57M

3. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
89 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 28,292 | Gross: $0.49M

4. Le passé (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
85 Metascore

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.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet

Votes: 37,865 | Gross: $1.33M

5. Breathe In (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
60 Metascore

When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce, Mackenzie Davis, Amy Ryan

Votes: 12,215 | Gross: $0.02M

Easily the most beautiful, honest, and emotionally devastating movie of the year. Drake Doremus is once again the reason that I'm going to spend the weekend watching rom-coms in an attempt to restore my faith in love

6. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 111,956 | Gross: $13.24M

7. Du zhan (2012)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
86 Metascore

A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Honglei Sun, Yi Huang, Michelle Ye

Votes: 7,888 | Gross: $0.13M

8. Gravity (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
96 Metascore

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them stranded in space.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen

Votes: 651,467 | Gross: $274.09M

9. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

Votes: 210,187 | Gross: $21.38M

I don't know why Bradley Cooper isn't getting more recognition for his performance here. In my opinion the supporting actor nod should go to him

10. Omar (2013)

96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
75 Metascore

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.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat

Votes: 11,152 | Gross: $0.36M

11. Prince Avalanche (2013)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
73 Metascore

Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault, Joyce Payne

Votes: 16,936 | Gross: $0.20M

12. We Are What We Are (2013)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
71 Metascore

The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family.

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Wyatt Russell

Votes: 17,147 | Gross: $0.08M

13. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 361,292 | Gross: $107.10M

14. Jagten (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
77 Metascore

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.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 208,291 | Gross: $0.69M

15. The Spectacular Now (2013)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
82 Metascore

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 122,203 | Gross: $6.85M

16. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
74 Metascore

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.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Votes: 465,636 | Gross: $61.00M

17. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
75 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 920,601 | Gross: $116.90M

18. Out of the Furnace (2013)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
63 Metascore

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 92,588 | Gross: $11.33M

19. Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
74 Metascore

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.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker

Votes: 18,122 | Gross: $0.39M

20. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
61 Metascore

With the 1970s behind him, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York City's first twenty-four-hour news channel by storm.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell

Votes: 144,795 | Gross: $127.35M

21. The Kings of Summer (2013)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
61 Metascore

Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman

Votes: 68,395 | Gross: $1.29M

22. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
63 Metascore

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

Votes: 118,099 | Gross: $14.12M

23. Ilo Ilo (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
85 Metascore

In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.

Director: Anthony Chen | Stars: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani, Jia Ler Koh

Votes: 3,420 | Gross: $0.05M

24. Trance (I) (2013)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
61 Metascore

An art auctioneer becomes mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani

Votes: 100,395 | Gross: $2.32M

25. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
73 Metascore

Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 15,040 | Gross: $0.28M