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125 FILMS OF 2013

Counting Down the Films of 2013 from Best to Worst

By Tyler Malone

Winter 2013-2014

I saw 125 movies that were released in the US in 2013. As I do every year, I”ve listed all the movies I saw in order, from the movie I thought was the best of the year (this year it was Spike Jonze”s awe-inspiring masterpiece Her) to the movie I thought was the worst of the year (Gore Verbinski”s cringe-worthy trainwreck The Lone Ranger).

1. Her (5/5)
2. Spring Breakers (5/5)
3. Like Someone in Love (5/5)
4. Berberian Sound Studio (5/5)
5. 12 Years a Slave (5/5)
6. Inside Llewyn Davis (5/5)
7. The Act of Killing (5/5)
8. Upstream Color (5/5)
9. To the Wonder (5/5)
10. Philomena (5/5)
11. Leviathan (5/5)
12. Only God Forgives (5/5)
13. Mud (4.5/5)
14. Room 237 (4.5/5)
15. Short Term 12 (4.5/5)
16. Computer Chess (4.5/5)
17. Blue Jasmine (4.5/5)
18. Wrong (4.5/5)
19. Blue Is The Warmest Color (4.5/5)
20. Dallas Buyers Club (4.5/5)
21. All Is Lost (4.5/5)
22. Side Effects (4.5/5)
23. August: Osage County (4/5)
24. As I Lay Dying (4/5)
25. Ain”t Them Bodies Saints (4/5)
26. Frozen (4/5)
27. The Square (4/5)
28. Star Trek Into Darkness (4/5)
29. Gravity (4/5)
30. Enough Said (4/5)
31. The Counselor (4/5)
32. The Grandmaster (4/5)
33. The Bling Ring (4/5)
34. Frances Ha (4/5)
34. Cutie and the Boxer (4/5)
36. The Wolf of Wall Street (4/5)
37. American Hustle (4/5)
38. The Place Beyond The Pines (4/5)
39. Our Nixon (4/5)
40. A Band Called Death (4/5)
41. Much Ado About Nothing (4/5)
42. 42 (3.5/5)
43. Hannah Arendt (3.5/5)
44. In A World… (3.5/5)
45. Stoker (3.5/5)
46. Fruitvale Station (3.5/5)
47. Philip Roth: Unmasked (3.5/5)
48. The Company You Keep (3.5/5)
49. Don Jon (3.5/5)
50. Wrong Cops (3.5/5)
51. Monsters University (3.5/5)
52. The Way Way Back (3.5/5)
53. Prisoners (3.5/5)
54. 20 Feet from Stardom (3.5/5)
55. Blue Caprice (3.5/5)
56. The East (3.5/5)
57. Nebraska (3/5)
58. Trance (3/5)
59. Passion (3/5)
60. The Iceman (3/5)
61. Parkland (3/5)
62. Dirty Wars (3/5)
63. Still Mine (3/5)
64. Captain Phillips (3/5)
65. Afternoon Delight (3/5)
66. Despicable Me 2 (3/5)
67. Drinking Buddies (3/5)
68. Man of Steel (2.5/5)
69. The World”s End (2.5/5)
70. Saving Mr. Banks (2.5/5)
71. Upside Down (2.5/5)
72. The We & the I (2.5/5)
73. Blackfish (2.5/5)
74. Elysium (2.5/5)
75. The Wolverine (2/5)
76. The Spectacular Now (2/5)
77. Thor: The Dark World (2/5)
78. John Dies at the End (2/5)
79. Planes (2/5)
80. Parker (2/5)
81. Rush (2/5)
82. This is the End (2/5)
83. The Great Gatsby (2/5)
84. Dead Man Down (2/5)
85. A Good Day to Die Hard (2/5)
86. Broken City (2/5)
87. A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (1.5/5)
88. Hell Baby (1.5/5)
89. Pain & Gain (1.5/5)
90. The Internship (1.5/5)
91. Pacific Rim (1.5/5)
92. Salinger (1.5/5)
93. The Numbers Station (2/5)
94. The Butler (1.5/5)
95. Iron Man 3 (1.5/5)
96. Gangster Squad (1.5/5)
97. Fast & Furious 6 (1.5/5)
98. Oblivion (1.5/5)
99. Austenland (1.5/5)
100. White House Down (1.5/5)
101. Kick-Ass 2 (1/5)
102. Identity Thief (1/5)
103. Olympus Has Fallen (1/5)
104. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (1/5)
105. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (1/5)
106. Warm Bodies (1/5)
107. Parental Guidance (0.5/5)
108. Safe Haven (0.5/5)
109. Jack the Giant Slayer (0.5/5)
110. The Call (0.5/5)
111. Oz the Great and Powerful (0.5/5)
112. Now You See Me (0.5/5)
113. 21 & Over (0.5/5)
114. The Hangover Part III (0/5)
115. The Last Stand (0/5)
116. G. I. Joe: Retaliation (0/5)
117. The Heat (0/5)
118. Movie 43 (0/5)
119. The Host (0/5)
120. After Earth (0/5)
121. Beautiful Creatures (0/5)
122. R.I.P.D. (0/5)
123. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (0/5)
124. Grown Ups 2 (0/5)
125. The Lone Ranger (0/5)

Written and Compiled by Tyler Malone

Photography Courtesy of Annapurna Pictures

Design by Mina Darius

Captions:

Film Stills from Her, Photography Courtesy of Annapurna Pictures

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