2013 - The Year in Movies

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1. The Angels' Share (2012)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 21,525 | Gross: $0.30M

"with the right spirit anything is possible"

2. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical

63 Metascore

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 283,925 | Gross: $148.81M

3. The Hunt (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

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: 238,343 | Gross: $0.69M

4. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

Votes: 121,931 | Gross: $8.11M

5. Trance (I) (2013)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 104,462 | Gross: $2.32M

6. Believe (I) (2013)

PG | 96 min | Drama

39 Metascore

A young, gifted football player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.

Director: David Scheinmann | Stars: Jack Smith, Brian Cox, Natascha McElhone, Anne Reid

Votes: 686

7. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 54,597 | Gross: $1.61M

8. Heleno (2011)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

52 Metascore

A biography of the tragic life of one of Brazil's greatest soccer players, Heleno de Freitas.

Director: José Henrique Fonseca | Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Angie Cepeda, Alinne Moraes, Marcelo Adnet

Votes: 1,206

9. Floating Skyscrapers (2013)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

The story of a young man discovering his homosexuality, while his girlfriend tries to cling onto him.

Director: Tomasz Wasilewski | Stars: Mateusz Banasiuk, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Bartosz Gelner, Katarzyna Herman

Votes: 2,473

10. Housemaids (2012)

76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

Seven adolescents take on the mission of filming their family housemaids for one week and hand over the footage to the director to make a film.

Director: Gabriel Mascaro

Votes: 186

11. Eltern (2013)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

Two working parents try to juggle job and child-rearing.

Director: Robert Thalheim | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Paraschiva Dragus, Maren Eggert, Moritz Grove

Votes: 343

12. Chasing the Wind (2013)

91 min | Drama

When grandma dies, Anna has to go back to what's left of the small family, 10 years after she left. There's she confronted with what she fled from back then.

Director: Rune Denstad Langlo | Stars: Marie Blokhus, Sven-Bertil Taube, Tobias Santelmann, Frederik Meldal Nørgaard

Votes: 396

13. The Manor (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

An intimate portrayal of a peculiar Jewish family running a small town strip club, while attempting to nurse their relationships and themselves back to health.

Directors: Shawney Cohen, Mike Gallay | Stars: Gillian Brown, Brenda Cohen, Roger Cohen, Sammy Cohen

Votes: 206

14. These Birds Walk (2013)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Drama, News

82 Metascore

A poor runaway boy and a reluctant ambulance driver in Karachi. Their two lives come together through a dying humanitarian upon whom so much of their daily lives depend.

Directors: Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq | Stars: Shehr Ali, Qayyum Bhai, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Asad Ghori

Votes: 288 | Gross: $0.01M

15. God Loves Uganda (2013)

TV-14 | 83 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 1,106 | Gross: $0.05M

16. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 256,962 | Gross: $15.32M

17. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

85 Metascore

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 227,020 | Gross: $50.93M

18. Inequality for All (2013)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

Director: Jacob Kornbluth | Stars: Robert Reich, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen, Dolly Parton

Votes: 6,234 | Gross: $1.21M

19. Houston (2013)

107 min | Drama

A German corporate headhunter travels to Houston, Texas, in pursuit of a renowned oil company CEO, only to have his life fall apart.

Director: Bastian Günther | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Garret Dillahunt, Jenny Schily, Wolfram Koch

Votes: 272

20. Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.

Director: Marc Silver | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charles Harding, Lorena Ivón Ton Quevedo, Alejandro Solalinde

Votes: 465

21. White Rabbit (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

41 Metascore

A bullied high school student starts having visions of a rabbit that he killed when he was a kid, soon putting him in a state where his imagination threatens to cause him to carry out violent acts.

Director: Tim McCann | Stars: Nick Krause, Todd McLaren, Sam Trammell, Kelcy Baker

Votes: 1,103

22. Stepping on the Flying Grass (2012)

75 min | Drama

Assigned by their teacher to write an essay about their most cherished dream, four young friends in rural Indonesia each take a different approach to their assignment. Class representative ... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Panji | Stars: Donny Alamsyah, Dewi Wulandari Cahyaningr, Rizqullah Maulana Daffa, Iqbal Zuhda Irsyad

Votes: 25

23. Still Life (I) (2013)

TV-14 | 92 min | Drama

45 Metascore

A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.

Director: Uberto Pasolini | Stars: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 6,628

24. Brazilian Western (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Brazilian Western is an adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories ... See full summary »

Director: René Sampaio | Stars: Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib, Antonio Calloni

Votes: 2,429

rating includes an addtional star for the soundtrack that could stand on its own

25. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

72 Metascore

This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas D. Wrathall | Stars: Gore Vidal, Howard Auster, James Best, Karen Black

Votes: 1,123 | Gross: $0.13M

26. We Are the Best! (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Music

87 Metascore

Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Johan Liljemark

Votes: 9,247 | Gross: $0.18M

27. The Armstrong Lie (2013)

R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

67 Metascore

A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu

Votes: 6,811 | Gross: $0.38M

28. Die Frau, die sich traut (2013)

98 min | Drama

A former swimmer comes to terms with a serious disease by training for the crossing of the Channel.

Director: Marc Rensing | Stars: Steffi Kühnert, Jenny Schily, Christina Hecke, Steve Windolf

Votes: 86

29. Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

72 Metascore

Journalist Floyd from the U.S., Michael Henderson from the U.K., and their teams meet at the beginning of the Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports, they find an orphanage run by ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Emira Nusevic

Votes: 6,507 | Gross: $0.34M

30. Gravity (2013)

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

96 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 703,846 | Gross: $274.09M

31. In This World (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama

75 Metascore

In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there are 53,000 refugees living in sub-human conditions since 1979 with the Soviet Union ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah, Imran Paracha, Hiddayatullah

Votes: 3,928

32. My Fair Lady (1964)

G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

95 Metascore

A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can make a flower girl presentable in high society.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 79,208 | Gross: $72.00M

33. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 388,591 | Gross: $26.95M



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