Top 10 Movies Of 2013by Pjtaylor-96-138044 | created - 28 Feb 2016 | updated - 18 Oct 2017 | Public
These are my top ten films released in 2013, from best (#1) to worst. NOTE: I am basing this list on the UK theatrical release date of each film.
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1. The World's End (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.
Votes: 234,303 | Gross: $26.00M
The third part to Edgar Wright's 'Cornetto Trilogy' is perhaps the most underrated, this is a very well written and insanely funny film that works as both a drama between friends and an alien-invasion thriller; it has some fantastic action sequences, too. It is now one of my favourite films of all time.
2. Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.
Votes: 707,964 | Gross: $274.09M
It may not stand up to multiple viewings, the first time around this was an insanely gripping thrill ride with fantastic special effects and nail-biting tension throughout.
3. Iron Man 3 (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Votes: 690,006 | Gross: $409.01M
This is more like 'Tony Stark 3', but the action is great when it's there and the characters are as strong as ever. They may have 'ruined' one of the greatest villains in the hero's comic book series for a single joke, but the joke was pretty funny.
4. Prisoners (2013)
R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 524,497 | Gross: $61.00M
A dark and at times disturbing slow-burn of a thriller that somehow manages to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat throughout; one of the most affecting films of recent years.
5. The Wolverine (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Wolverine comes to Japan to meet an old friend whose life he saved years ago, and gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving yakuza and mutants.
Votes: 399,825 | Gross: $132.56M
This film is somewhat underrated in my opinion, as it is a more gritty and unique take on the eponymous hero. The final act does devolve into a CGI mess, but up until that point this feature is compelling and has some great action - especially in the 'Unleashed Extended Edition', which has added brutality and gore.
6. The Conjuring (2013)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Votes: 395,786 | Gross: $137.40M
A brilliantly tangible slow-burn of a piece that isn't afraid to earn its eventual scares, with almost an hour dedicated to character set-up and subtle 'bumps in the night' which - unlike in the old-school movies it draws inspiration from - then transform into overt horror in the feature's fantastically frenzied final act.
7. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 564,463 | Gross: $258.37M
Much better than the lack-luster first installment in this prequel trilogy, this long but engaging flick has a darker tone and some stand-out fight sequences.
8. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
Votes: 346,073 | Gross: $238.68M
The franchise found it's footing as ridiculous action that knows exactly what it is, the car-based action sequences are fantastic if a little unrealistic and the 'family' feel of the flick is refreshing.
9. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,031,201 | Gross: $116.90M
Debauchery and excess are not only themes of this movie but also qualities of it, as it spans around three hours and is full of both sex and drugs, but the feature remains compelling even though I didn't find the protagonist all that likable.
10. Monsters University (2013)
G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Votes: 290,992 | Gross: $268.49M
Surprisingly good for a belated prequel, this wonderfully animated comedy focuses on different yet familiar themes and swaps the protagonist so that it doesn't retread material found in the original.