Top 10 Best Movies of 2013

The Top Ten
1 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

This movie was amazing! Though I was a little disappointed about Bonnie getting cut out... I actually like the Catching Fire movie more than the book and more than The Hunger Games Movie! The book droned on, but the movie was suspenseful and thrilling. The director did a great job!

Catching Fire followed the storyline of the book better than The Hunger Games. A few parts were left out, such as the training scores and when Bonnie and Twill tell Katniss about District 13 and uprisings in District 8. The movie should be number 1, and I give it 5 stars!

Everything about The Hunger Games is great. Catching Fire deserves to be at the top of the list. It was really the only movie that I was excited for. Now I am waiting for Mockingjay. Even though I've read the books, it's still so exciting to see the movies.

This is going to be a great action movie to see. I didn't see it, but I know that this movie is going to be great because of the suspense and explosions. I know for sure this has to be one of the best movies in 2013. Katniss Everdeen is a great character in this film. Awesome movie!

2 Despicable Me 2

This movie is superb, underrated, astonishing, and just amazing as a whole. I cannot fathom why it was rated #1 in the new 'most overrated animated movies of the 2010s' list, and I sincerely hope the list's creator reevaluates this film because it is not the least overrated. Indeed, I'm astounded to see this as the highest-ranked animated film here, especially when I know there were plenty of other more liked animated films made in its year.

There were no unlikable characters. The humor and plot were great and complemented each other well. Overall, I'd say this movie can be enjoyed by all ages, not just kids. I was 14 when I watched it and I loved it then. 4 years later, and I still love it today. Sadly, I only watched it once back then, but ever since I have always wanted to rewatch it. It's just that good, and I wish more people appreciated it.

I agree. This movie was extremely good. I would have watched it on a regular basis if it wasn't for the fact that my little brother and sister are the types of kids who watch movies over and over without them becoming old or redundant. It got on my nerves when I came downstairs into the living room and realized that they were watching the movie. AGAIN. However, I do think it's a good movie. I'm not hating on it.

This is one of the best movies ever made. The minions are very adorable and have a cute little language. I agree that this movie is better than the first one, and that the purple minions also make me laugh. Lucy and Gru are so good together, and Agnes is the most adorable cutie pie ever. I believe this movie is in the right place: 3rd place.

This deserves to be either number 1 or number 2. VERY FUNNY movie. It has a VERY VERY nice storyline and a very diverse audience target. It can be enjoyed by kids, teenagers, adults, and even older audiences can appreciate the movie.

3 Iron Man 3

Bigger, better, funnier, and yet the darkest of all three Iron Man movies. The acting is top-notch, especially from Robert Downey Jr., who brings his A-game for this explosive finale. The action scenes are brilliantly well-crafted, and the soundtrack is great. Even when the action isn't present, there's a lot to enjoy in Iron Man 3.

Striking a unique balance between a strong character piece and a stylish action thriller; Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr. Push the bounds of how superhero stories are told, even with a somewhat clashing of light and dark tones and a twist that works, but is none the less very jarring.

Third time's the charm in this high-octane, action-packed rollercoaster of a ride. You come for the explosions but stay for Robert Downey Jr.'s witty and charismatic performance.

Iron Man 3: Great action, really funny.
Man of Steel: Meh. Kinda played out like a Dragon Ball Z movie or something.
Hunger Games 2: Awesome. I love the scene where Katniss shoots an arrow at the shield dome.
World War Z: I really want to watch.
Pacific Rim: Cool alien robot smash-up.
Gravity: Pretty good.

4 Gravity

The last time a notable wide-released, live-action film was rated 97% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes was in 1997 when L.A. Confidential came out. It is also the first film since Inception to get a spot in IMDb's top 50. This is definitely 2013's best film.

Iron Man 3, although a great movie, wasn't even the best movie when it came out. Captain Phillips should be in the top five. It would have been my favorite film of the year if Gravity didn't exist.

I'm here to point out that everything above this is tainted with the wretched stink of commercialism. Superheroes and milked plots, knock-offs of literature, and generally bad movies are the things our society has been bred to appreciate. While there have been many better movies than this, it at least deserved to be above the washed-up, plotless action flicks created only to rake in money from the masses.

How is IRON MAN 3 Number 1? I'm sorry, that film was a huge disappointment. This movie, however, is a classic and will remain one. I mean, it is a visual feast, the acting is awesome, and it has a great storyline. Captain Phillips needs to be high on this list as well. Iron Man 3 does not belong anywhere near top thirty, let alone top ten.

Gravity is an absolute, magnificent masterpiece. Terrific in every aspect. A captivating and intense film with spellbinding visuals from beginning to end. And the soundtrack is simply breathtaking. A pulse-pounding thrill ride that grabbed me from the start and consistently amazed me.

5 Man of Steel

Absolutely, amazingly epic and immensely entertaining! When it comes to such an iconic and loved character, it's hard to please everyone. But oh boy, this is the one I've been waiting for!

Where do I even start? The film is visually stunning and full of carnage. Krypton is depicted beautifully. I loved the tone and pacing of the film. The soundtrack is definitely one of Hans Zimmer's best. It's incredible. There are superbly crafted action sequences and spectacle. It is a joy to watch from start to finish.

It has become a favorite and will be viewed many times to come. Also, Faora in Man of Steel is undoubtedly one of the best female villains. All in all, it's a super exciting and intense movie with excellent performances and is surely amongst the top of the best superhero and action movies.

I honestly don't get comic book fans sometimes. To me, this was far and away the best Superman film. Two things that really shined in this film were the Kryptonians, and that I finally got to see what I've always wanted: a giant slugfest across the city.

People keep complaining about that aspect, and I just don't get it. The last 45 minutes of this movie were just one big fight scene? So were the Avengers, and who complained about that? But the way they did the entrance of the Kryptonians was the best part of the film to me. They made it feel like a real alien invasion. They felt alien, even though they look exactly like us.

The sci-fi part of this film was captured really well. Like I said, I don't know what people really want with Superman. From what I've gathered, they seem to want a rehash of Superman Returns, which was as boring as it gets for a superhero movie.

The old movies, except 3 and 4, were good but were too corny, even though they were done in a comic book style. This one is better than all of them, except the first movie. This one portrays Krypton's destruction more tragically. And Zod is actually more relatable than the old Zod.

So, I like this film, but the part where he lets people die was bad. But still, I like it.

Man of Steel was purely epic. I was expecting it to be cheesy with stupid jokes, but it was none of that. There were amazing fights between Zod and Superman, destruction, and much more. Iron Man 3 should not be #2, let alone in the top 5. It didn't follow the comics, and the movie itself wasn't that great.

6 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I'll be honest here: This is my favorite Lord of the Rings movie yet. The plot was the most captivating of the five, and it had the most memorable soundtrack to me (and I have a hard time paying attention to movie soundtracks), as well as some of the most developed characters. All in all, if you enjoyed the other films in the series, you'll love this one.

It came out at the quite end of the year but was the best movie of 2013. I liked it even more than the previous one, even though I couldn't imagine that’d be possible. I can't believe it hasn't fit not in the top 5, but the top 10 either! Shame on you people! This one can't even be mentioned on one page with The Hunger Games…

One of the best of 2013 for sure. It worked both as a prequel and a standalone film and, in a rare move, can build tension despite knowing the fates of the characters in future installments. Otherwise, it's still fantastic, with an epic scope, well-written characters, great action, and story. This is one of 2013's best and one of the best film prequels of all time.

They used to say that perfection can't be improved, then this movie came and pretty much showed them that wasn't quite accurate! Every aspect of this movie brings out the magic in its true essence. Definitely the best movie of 2013, and undoubtedly one of the best movies of all time…

7 Fast & Furious 6

One of the best of the year! Insanely fun and entertaining with amazing action and humor. Extremely well-filmed and directed. Luke Evans was a great and menacing villain. Loved every single minute of it and will surely watch it over and over again. "THEY GOT A TANK!"

Amazing movie! I recommend that everyone should go see this movie. Just get a little background on the series first, and then you will understand how awesome this one was.

AH-MAH-ZING movie! Just totally loved this movie. On my 17th watch of the movie. Totally think this should be number 2, way better than Iron Man 3.

Best sequel of the year. It's the only one to get you pumped up for the next one. The FF family is almost all together now. We just need Sean and Bow Wow to meet up with the gang in the next (and last) one.

8 Star Trek: Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness has it all! Everything works perfectly. The acting is just as great as in the reboot and maybe even better. But the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch has added it to a whole new level. Incredible action scenes and awesome soundtrack. The entire film is just a visual marvel with heart and soul. A movie to watch from start to finish on multiple viewings.

Star Trek really got boosted to a new level, not comparable to the 20th century. It skips all that non-Trekkies found uninteresting in the series, and nevertheless, it exceeds even the fans' expectations. Especially this movie makes the border between good and bad vanish. I never thought about story and character's motives as long as after seeing this movie in the theaters...

If you don't think this is the best movie of the year, then you obviously haven't seen it. The fact that Man of Steel (relentless action, Lois Lane always knows where Superman is, etc.) and Iron Man 3 (so many plot holes you couldn't fit a toothpick through them) are higher than this is beyond me... I've lost faith in humanity.

This sequel to 2009's Star Trek reboot is even better than the first. More room for character development, fantastic action set pieces, Benedict Cumberbatch. Need I say more?

9 Monsters University

Pixar has yet to disappoint me!

This prequel was superb! It really builds up the background for Monsters Inc. Many questions that I had from the first movie were answered in this one.

Great visuals, voice acting, and plot. It wasn't at all cheesy or predictable. A perfect movie for the family and kids, or even the occasional reminiscing teen.

This is one of my favorite movies of ALL TIME, let alone 2013! This movie deserves a higher standing point. It's one of those movies you can really relate to and enjoy, no matter your age. My 60-year-old grandma loved this movie, my 7-year-old sister loved this movie, and I'm 20, and I loved this movie. I can watch it over and over without ever being bored. It makes me laugh every time!

I loved how it kept the spirit and humor style of the original, along with adding in the college theme and including plenty of Easter eggs and explanations for die-hard fans. It is still a good movie and doesn’t feel like a load of exposition.

Someone told me this wasn't funny, so when I watched this, I thought she must have a problem with her brain. This is awesome! I used to collect DVDs of my favorite childhood movies, and now I have added this as an addition.

10 12 Years a Slave

A most profound depiction of American history. Bold performances and script, gorgeous photography, and elegant art direction aside, the film provides perhaps the most realistic depiction of slavery you can hope for.

How in the hell is this not top 10? I love Iron Man and Man of Steel as much as all of you, but those movies are fun. Sometimes we need more than just fun. We need movies that make us emotional, with performances that move us. When we come out crying, we know we have just seen a piece of art, and that is what this movie is! ART!

Cinematic conscious people clearly don't vote on this site. Iron Man 3 number one and this not even top ten? That's just flat out disgraceful. You all should be ashamed.

Wow, this masterpiece is below the mediocre double punches Man Of Steel and Iron Man 3, and the truly god-awful Grown Ups 2. Who votes here, 14-year-olds?

The Contenders
11 The Wolf of Wall Street

This was a fantastic movie. People tend to overlook it because of its grotesquely realistic look into the life of high-rolling Americans, but it was superbly written, directed, and cast. The fact that Leo was pushed aside for the Best Actor Oscar is still a tragedy. The depth, fun, and emotion displayed in this movie are enhanced by the unrivaled soundtrack. Scorsese brought us a wonderful and truly spectacular piece of film history, and it is a shame that it is not recognized more widely as such.

A masterpiece! Brilliant performances and excellent direction. The Wolf of Wall Street is a stylish, darkly hilarious, and explosively entertaining film. The soundtrack is terrific as well and fits like a glove. It offers endless streams of outstanding sequences and great dialogue. Can't wait to watch this amazing film again. It might be one of my favorite movies of all time now.

These lists are terrible. Most movies above this are rubbish. People need to watch real movies, not some eye candy like Pacific Rim. This was a masterpiece, along with Dallas Buyers Club. They are real movies. We're the Millers being ahead of this is a joke. People don't know good acting anymore. They just go for big-budget CGI crap. This is a throwback to real acting and directing.

How is this rated 16th? If you haven't seen this movie, you need to go see it NOW! Even if you don't like the concept of the story, it is just a very well-made movie, and it deserves to be #1. It shows great acting, great directing, and it's pretty funny too! I still can't believe that Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win an Oscar for this movie!

12 Pacific Rim

A blockbuster masterpiece! Visually stunning and filled with astonishing action set-pieces. Extremely well-made and terrifically paced. I was thoroughly entertained and can watch it again and again. The soundtrack must be mentioned. It was amazing and just perfect. The chemistry between the characters works, and the story is coherent. An epic thrill-ride of a movie that never ceased to amaze me. Love Pacific Rim!

Incredible art direction and spin on the giant monster movie genre. Best seen on a large screen. The visual effects are incredible, and the acting was much better than most. However, they timed its release poorly. It would have done better if released in early August, a few weeks after Despicable Me 2, as audiences have had a steady diet of actioners and superheroes all summer. Waiting until just before school starts would have been a fiscally sound decision.

The giant fanbase and internet craze over this movie told me that this movie was something to watch. So, I watched it. And it was awesome. Usually, movies with this theme have a poor storyline that falls apart in the first half. However, Pacific Rim managed to maintain it, along with extreme action that makes you want to jump off your seat and start imitating the Gypsy.

Del Toro made this movie like a video game. Whether your opinion on that statement is positive or negative, to me it's a good thing. In the bonus features, the crew took time making this film. They even have an art book to prove it. The Kaiju (Monsters) were great, each having specific cons and pros. However, the Jaegers (Robots) mostly got a beatdown, except Gipsy Danger. Best movie I have seen!
Pros: Great CGI, Originality, Realistic Physics, Heavy Plot.
Cons: None (I'd like you to find one).

13 The Wolverine

Simply amazing! Visually stunning, exciting, stylish, and dark. The Wolverine at his best! Breathtaking action sequences (and there are plenty of them). Great story and pacing. Never a dull moment. Perfect direction and terrific acting. The dialogue is surprisingly very well done, and they don't hold back on the action and violence. The soundtrack is awesome as well. Definitely one of the best films this year. Can't wait to watch it again. The Wolverine fires on all cylinders!

Some good action sequences and, as always, a great performance out of Jackman, but a generic, rushed love story and an overly long middle sequence with a cartoonish finale leave this film in tatters. There was potential here, but overall it's basically a failure. 6/10.

This needs to be improved. There is too much talking, and Days of Future Past is better than this, nor Apocalypse, which is upcoming.

Deserves to be in the Top Tens, but not at the top...

I mean, all of a sudden, 'Adamantium' blades can't cut 'Ninja' swords... I mean, come on!

14 World War Z

Incredible movie! The most intense and exciting experience in a while. An absolute masterpiece of suspenseful entertainment. Loved everything about World War Z.
Excellent direction and great acting. Extremely well filmed, edited, and paced. The soundtrack is terrific as well. An enthralling movie with substance. A definite favorite, and I will surely watch it again and again. It's so damn great!

This is my favorite movie, not only of the year but also for Brad. He has really evolved from being big screen eye candy to a serious actor, and this is one of his latest works to confirm it. It not only provides a new spin on the normal zombie fare but also has a great message in how having courage and working together can help solve some of humanity's biggest problems.

I think there should be a sequel to it. That is how good this movie is. The sequel should be about how they fight the plague bit by bit. They should also show where the plague came from and who spread it.

What is more awesome than a zombie apocalypse movie that actually shows the beginning of an apocalypse with Brad Pitt! Best zombie film and movie in 2013 ever!

15 The World's End

Brilliant all around. Great characters, story, action, and even some well-written social commentary thrown in there for good measure. This, for me, is the best out of the Cornetto trilogy, simply because it is the most maturely written, and as such, the drama and emotional stuff is the most authentic and works the best here.

Overindulgent trash like Wolf of Wall Street ahead of a Brit masterpiece like The World's End? Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are comedy movie legends.

Not really the sort of movie I'd typically watch, but I did watch it, and it was great. It was funny and a bit different, so this gets my vote.

Underrated. Hilarious, with great characters, epic action, and more heart than you may expect. Certainly better than its American counterpart, This Is The End.

16 Captain Phillips

Absolutely brilliant! Without a doubt, one of the best of the year. Incredibly intense and exceptionally well-crafted. Excellent performances, especially from Tom Hanks, giving one of his best portrayals in a while. The cinematography is terrific, and the soundtrack is superb and captivating. Riveting from start to finish, and I will surely watch it many times to come. Exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, and emotional. Captain Phillips will be a strong Oscar contender. Simply an amazing film.

The best movie I have seen in a long time definitely deserves a higher position, rather than Iron Man 3, which was a terrible movie compared to others this year or even Iron Man 1. Captain Phillips was one of the greatest movies I have seen, with awesome acting by Tom Hanks (as usual).

Explain something to me! How come Iron Man 3 is at number 2 and films like Captain Phillips and 12 Years a Slave are in 15th and 17th position? This world is full of stupid punks, I see! Disappointed in the choices you guys are making!

Let me start by saying, Iron Man 3? Really? I think that was the worst movie of the franchise. You couldn't understand the story at all, and all the comments say, "because the action scenes are cool." The action scenes were cool in Star Wars Episode 1, but that was one of the worst movies made. We have an instant classic with Captain Phillips. Tom Hanks was superb. It was the best movie this year. It showed the lives of the men and the lives of the pirates side by side. A must-see.

17 This Is the End

By far the most genuine and originally funny movie I've seen in a LONG time...

This movie is funny and scary. One of the best movies I've seen in my life.

Funniest movie I have ever seen in my whole entire life! LMFAO the whole time.

I love this movie. Hilarious! The devil's appendage gets chopped off. More funny than any other movie I've seen.

18 Her

I don't know if I care enough to be bothered that an outright masterpiece is ranked 44 spots below Iron Man 3 (considering I also love guilty pleasures like Iron Man 3 and Fast 6)... But I do know that you're all missing out on something staggeringly good. Don't do that to yourselves, folks. Watch Her. It's the best film of the year, hands down. It might be the best in as many years.

This movie is below Grown Ups 3? Oh god…

Please do yourselves a favor and watch Her. I came out overwhelmed and couldn't stop crying. This movie is beautiful, and I feel like anyone who's been in love can relate to it and find beauty in it somewhere. It's art.

I can't believe Her is at 40th place! And Iron Man 3 is first! (Not that I don't love Iron Man. I do love it, but I love Her even more). There is NOT a BETTER STORY than Her. I haven't seen such an awesome and different movie in such a long, long time. It's sad that it is in 40th place.

It's really good! It's something fresh and new. People like to see the same things every year, but this was good. A little underrated.

19 Now You See Me

This film is AMAZING! Everything in the film happened for a reason, and it truly leaves you guessing at every turn. Nothing ever happens as expected. It has great effects and a very clever plot too. I am so surprised it isn't higher. It should be in the top 10! Watch this before you vote for another!

This movie is absolutely awesome. I could not help but smile at the end, then got angry because it ended. They're making a second one that I'm unsure of. Let's face it, you should never make a sequel to absolutely awesome movies like that. Can't wait to watch it though!

Oh my god! I've watched this movie only a million times! It's the best movie right after The Princess Bride. It has such amazing personalities that fit the characters, and such an unexpected ending. Love it!

I love this film. It is as amazing as the second film. This movie is one of the best films of 2013, along with The Lone Ranger, Planes, Monsters University, and other good movies.

20 Prisoners

This film left me exhausted! Rarely does a thriller of this magnitude come along. I sat through the end credits in awe, and I bought the Blu-ray as soon as it came out. The performances are exceptional, just astonishing. The editing, soundtrack, and the cinematography by Roger Deakins are absolutely stunning. The story is told masterfully. It's a dark, gritty, suspenseful, disturbing, and incredibly immersive viewing experience.

Gyllenhaal's detective character is one of the most fascinating of its kind and portrayed beautifully along with the rest of the cast. I couldn't find a single flaw in any of the performances. Superbly made and acted. Favorite film of the year for sure.

This list shouldn't exist yet because excellent films like Prisoners and Captain Phillips have just come out and won't get very high because they are so recent. Anyway, Prisoners was the best movie of the year so far because it was brutal, gritty, and had brilliant acting, like a British crime drama.

I take it that the only reason this is so far down is because it was only released one week ago. But honestly, as a person who watches movies on a daily basis, this is the best movie you could ask to see all year! You won't regret watching it!

Movies like this one don’t happen a lot. It's so unique. I have nothing to tell you about it better than go watch it yourself, then come and tell us what you think!

21 The Conjuring

Seriously, this movie should definitely be included in the top ten. I mean, I love a couple of movies that are listed here, but this movie was what really struck me. It changed my outlook on life... and made me wet my pants and kept me up all night. It's a great horror movie, not only because of the effects that would definitely make you frightened, but because it is based on a true story, which made it even creepier.

I am a horror movie buff and almost never scared, but this movie scared me. It is so well done, well cast, well scripted, and SO creepy! I just got an icky feeling, that feeling that makes you sleep with the lights on but still whispers to you that the light won't save you. The use of the hide and clap game is genius. If anyone ever really wanted to scare the daylights out of me, that is all they would have to do. I think this movie is an icon in the making. This will go down as one of the best horror films ever made.

The Conjuring. The movie that made me wet my pants. If anyone is looking for a REALLY good horror movie that is better than Paranormal Activity, give this movie a try. It will surely keep you on the edge of your seats.

The best and scariest movie I had ever watched in my life. Even though I watched it about two months ago, I still feel scared when I think about it, like suddenly your leg is pulled, but there is no one there. SCARY but THRILLING!

22 American Hustle

Impeccably acted, gripping, and immensely entertaining, American Hustle showcases great humor, terrific dialogue, and a cameo that is absolutely perfect. Such a cool and stylish film. It is consistently captivating, with plenty of well-made and fascinating characters. And the soundtrack is just superb. It's perfect. American Hustle is of the highest quality on every level. It's a film I can't wait to watch again.

I watched this on the plane to New York, so I didn't have the best experience watching this. But from what I watched and heard, this is brilliantly acted, amazingly written with a surprisingly funny script. Top marks to Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence, who gives such a brilliant, funny, and moving performance, easily stealing the show, as ever.

Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Robert DeNiro, Louis C.K. The cast of this movie alone should put it in the top 10! It's also a really good movie with a slow burn but an awesome con-man ending.

This movie has a spectacular cast, a truly great script, and is consistently entertaining. It definitely needs to be higher.

23 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

This film is just plain hilarious and got me laughing every minute. One of my favorite sequels.

One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I had tears in my eyes watching it in the theater.

Haven't seen it. And it's still the best.

A majestic sequel to a great movie. It should be at the top of this list.

24 Oz the Great and Powerful

It's a great film but is let down by Mila Kunis's (pre-witch) performance and Michelle Williams's cheesiness. However, Michelle Williams was good despite a few script errors.

Its production design is awesome. We can watch it for James Franco, and the visual effects are too good.

It was really good.

25 The Lone Ranger

The most unfairly judged movie in a long time. I love The Lone Ranger. This is perfectly crafted entertainment. Great acting by Depp and Hammer, they have really good chemistry. The soundtrack by Hans Zimmer is terrific and the cinematography is absolutely beautiful and cool. This movie contains some of the most impressive and exciting sequences seen this year. Such a treat to see and hear the theme music for The Lone Ranger used so brilliantly.

This was an entertaining intense movie. The music was amazing, it was funny at times, the acting was very good, and my favorite scene was the train scene at the end of the movie. My favorite character in the movie was Tonto played by Johnny dep. This is a very underrated movie.

I just kept scrolling and scrolling till I found this movie. I loved it! It was action packed, hilarious and just a fun movie all together. Drop was amazing, funny and weird, just as always.

Definitely a very underrated movie. So deserving of more attention. Johnny Depp is great as Tonto. It is a perfect mixture of action and humour. I love it.

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