Movies of 2013

List of 2013 movies I’ve seen from worst to best (click posters for trailers)

The Bottom 10

Bad Movies

94 – Rapture-Palooza

Rapture-Palooza Sad to see such a good actress like Anna Kendrick in such a bad movie… although, she was also in the Twilight Movies.

93 – After Earth

After Earth There was a time when Shyamalan movies were great but then failure after failure, bad movie after bad movie, we have After Earth a badly written movie, with an extremely slow story, bad cgi unlikable characters, annoying accents, and bad acting (especially Jaden Smith who apparently wont get any work unless his father is involved)

92 – The Starving Games

Movie 43 Looks like every movie by Friedberg and Seltzer is worst than it’s predecessor, which is made even worst by the fact that they practically use the same jokes in all of them, Starving Games is an unfunny, unoriginal, extremely short movie, that would be best not to watch.

91 – Movie 43

Movie 43 What is Movie 43? A movie you shouldn’t watch, you would think having this much talent involved would make at least a decent film… you couldn’t be more wrong.

90 – Texas Chainsaw 3D

Texas Chainsaw 3D Rarely is a movie with “3D” in the title a good movie, bad acting. bad dialogue, ridiculous story.

89 – Scary MoVie

Scary MoVie Why didn’t they stop at 3? At least 4 was watchable, besides it felt weird having a Scary Movie without Ana Faris and Regina Hall.

88 – Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives A painfully slow and infuriating dull movie, with an uninteresting story, uninteresting characters, filled with mundane activities and slow-motion that make the movie longer than it should be (the movie is around 90 mins long), the only redeeming quality of the movie is that it’s shot beautifully.

87 – A Haunted House

A Haunted House A failed parody movie that tried so hard to be a Scary Movie, but at least it was better than Scary MoVie.

86 – Paranoia

Paranoia A generic, cliched & boring movie, with an uninteresting story, weak script and weak acting from most of the cast.

85 – The Canyons

The Canyons A movie that tried to be artsy and edgy but failed miserably and ended up looking like some bad soap opera.

Movies  84-11

84 – Diana

Diana Despite Watts amazing performance in this movie, everything else (dialogue, script, direction, etc.) goes from bad to horrible.

83 – Spring Breakers

Spring Breaker A repetitive stylistic movie with bad acting (with the exception of Franco), weak plot and weak script.

82 – Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Heroes Unite

Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Heroes Unite Play Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes instead, it’s exactly the same story with the same cutscenes and you’ll be more entertained, what’s most disappointing about this movie is that it was a lazy cash grab.

81 – The Host

The Host A mediocre movie that has more wrongs than rights, a weak script, unoriginal story (you can summarize it by saying Twilight + Invasion of the Body Snatchers), unintentionally laughable moments, mostly mediocre acting outshines the chemistry between the main characters, beautiful cinematography and Ronan’s and Krueger’s good to great acting.

Okay Movies

80 – The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby A dull, weakly directed movie that despite a great story, being visually beautiful and DiCaprio’s strong performance the movie suffers from exaggerated acting from most the cast and Maguire’s weak acting and narrating, and that at times it feel way more modern than it should have.

79 – Parkland

Parkland A good acted movie that feels longer than it actually is, with a weird pacing, weak narrative and weak script.

78 – The Purge

The Purge A movie with a great concept and good acting, but poorly executed.

77 – Parker

Parker The movie had good moments, but overall the movie failed to connect with me.

76 – Safe Haven

Safe Haven Nicholas Sparks’ movie adaptations reached its peak with 2004’s The Notebook that has yet to be matched again, despite good performances from it’s cast and good chemistry between Hough and Duhamel, the script took its toll over the movie.

75 – Man of Steel

Man of Steel Despite great actors mostly giving great performances (aside from Shannon’s WAAAAAAAY over dramatic Zod, seriously I found Traue’s Faora a more menacing villain) Znyder and Goyer stopped this movie from being a success, sadly both Znyder and Goyer will be back for Batman vs Superman and Justice League.

74 – Superman: Unbound

Superman: Unbound One would think that it being Superman’s Year, great Superman projects would be around the corner, but having MOS failing and the Superman, Supergirl and Superboy comics being so boring and uninteresting, having Superman: Unbound being mediocre is no surprise… seriously the Injustice comics and videogame are the only good things of Superman’s Year.

73 – Elysium

Elysium An underwhelming movie that had so much potential, a visually great movie with an interesting story and okay action scenes but suffers from weak and bland acting and underdeveloped characters and extremely obvious social commentary.

72 – Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad A beautiful film to look at, that suffers because of underdeveloped characters.

71 – Mama

Mama An okay suspense movie, that is nowhere near as scary or creepy as the short film it came from.

70 – Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters An okay, entertaining sequel that has an interesting story, with good action scenes, decent acting and some weak effects.

69 – The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones An enjoyable, well acted movie, with great action scenes but poorly scripted.

68 – The To Do List

The To Do List Though Plaza plays her role perfectly the To Do List suffers from an odd pacing, over the top characters and few funny moments.

67 – Oz The Great and Wonderful

Oz The Great and Powerful Great cast and a beautiful movie too look at, plagued with inconsistent acting, tone and pacing, and sadly nowhere near as wonderful as 1939’s the Wizard of Oz

66 – Identity Thief

Identity Thief Though the story is weak and many of its jokes fail hard, McCarthy and Bateman are able to give some strong comedic moments.

65 – Star Trek Into Darkness

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Sadly a forgettable sequel to a great film, that tried to bring its love due to knowledge of the franchise (which when you think about it, it’s a failure for a reboot).

64 – RED 2

RED 2 A poorly written, predictable film, with some hit or miss jokes, but great action scenes and great acting.

63 – The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone A comedy with the same amount of great, hilarious moments as moments that failed so hard.

62 – The Call

The Call A good, creepy thriller with an interesting story but a weak final act.

61 – Paradise

Paradise A good story, with some funny moments, very Diablo Cody dialogue and good acting, but with a weak script.

60 – Birth of the Living Dead

Birth of the Living Dead Though it is a really short documentary it is an entertaining and insightful look behind one of the most iconic horror movies in history.

59 – Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox A good adaptation of a good story, with great voice acting and good animation, but a lot of stories felt underdeveloped.

Good Movies

58 – Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2 A good follow-up to the original Kick-Ass but nowhere near as good as it’s predecessor, too much content with not enough time.

57 – Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics A good look at the villains and their purpose in dc comics that sadly never really goes as in depth as it could have.

56 – World War Z

World War Z A thrilling, well acted well written movie, that suffers from bad cgi and being a little repetitive and maybe even because it was a pg-13 film.

55 – Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 A good and funny sequel, and while it was more entertaining than the original, lacked some of the heart it had.

54 – Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim A good, fun and entertaining homage to Kaiju films.

53 – Batman The Dark Knight Returns pt 2

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns pt 2 The fantastic conclusion to an amazing Batman story, way better than part 1.

52 – Dark Skies

Dark Skies A great thriller, with not so strong writing, that has sadly been ignored by many.

51 – Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures A good movie, with great acting, great actors, great chemistry between the leads, okay story, okay writing, which is sadly marketed to Twilight fans.

50 – The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring A good but shallow movie with some pacing problems, but funny script, beautiful cinematography and solid acting especially from Watson.

49 – Stoker

Stoker A dark thriller clearly inspired by Hitchcok, engaging and with strong acting all around, the movie only suffers from a somewhat weak script.

48 – The Family

The Family A great dark comedy, sometimes a bit to dark, with badass action and inconsistent accents, plus Agron proves she can have a career outside of Glee.

47 – We’re the Millers

We're The MillersA surprisingly really funny comedy with really likable protagonists but a few slow scenes.

46 – Admission

Admission A funny, greatly acted (especially from the 3 main characters), well written movie with charming characters that does little wrong.

45 – Curse of Chucky 

Curse of Chucky  The long overdue scary and suspensful comeback Chucky deserved after the disappointing Child’s Play 3 and a couple of BAD over the top, cheesy, dark comedies that I’d rather forget.

44 – Snitch

Snitch  A solid film that shows Johnson’s acting skills, though the story isn’t that great.

43 – Side Effects

Side Effects  A movie that could have been amazing… if it wasn’t for that conclusion.

42 – This Is the End

This Is the End  A great, over-the-top ensemble comedy, with jokes that rarely miss the mark.

41 – Carrie

Carrie  Though this version adds little more than the 1976 version it is able to improve of some aspects from the original version.

40 – Behind the Candelabra

Behind the Candelabra  A good drama with amazing performances all around that sometime you forget you’re watching a movie, looking at this movie you know it was meant to be a theater movie not a TV movie because of the quality of the actors, acting and the budget. And though Damon is one of the strongest performers in this movie he is too old to pass as a 17 (through 23) year-old

39 – Lovelace

Lovelace  An absorving, greatly acted movie, one of Seyfried’s best performances yet.

38 – Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies  A great comedy with great acting, with a ridiculous concept and sadly missmarketed.

37 – Now You See Me

Now You See Me  A great visual movie, thrilling, and fun, but with a not so strong characters or story.

Great Movies

36 – Fast and Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6  Great action, likable actors and characters , enjoyable dialogue but predictable plot. Best entry in the franchise yet.

35 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Definitively better than it’s predecessor, though The Desolation of Smaug suffers from some slow moments and some weak cgi it more than redeems itself with Smaug.

34 – Enough Said

Enough Said A funny romantic comedy, greatly written, with great chemistry and great performances from Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus

33 – The Way Way Back

The Way Way Back A funny, charming coming-of age story featuring a great script and an amazing cast.

32 – The Heat

The Heat Though there’s no amazing story, this movie has great comedic moments, great chemistry between Bullock and McCarthy and great  performances by both.

31 –  Killing Kennedy

Killing Kennedy A beautifully shot, greatly acted (especially Lowe and Goodwin) movie about JFK’s murder which had some moments that were a bit over-dramatic.

30 – Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 Though more serious than it’s predecessors Iron Man 3 benefits greatly from a new director that brings great dark comedic moments.

29 – American Hustle

American Hustle Despite some pacing problems, American Hustle features an interesting story with a good humor and great performances (with the strongest coming from Cooper) from the cast, though seriously over-hyped and not as great as many critics are saying it is.

28 – Evil Dead

Evil Dead Though not necessarily the most terrifying film ever, this movie is entertaining and extremely gory.

27 – Monsters University

Monsters University Though the movie wasn’t necessary, it is a fun, funny, colorful, charming prequel to a great Pixar movie.

26 – Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World A great movie, way better than it’s predecessor thanks to a change in direction.

25 – Trance

Trance  Trilling, absorbing, stylish movie plus great acting results in a movie that you wont be able to stop watching.

24 – The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer Though it has a slow beginning The Kings of Summer is a great coming of age story with a funny story, great performances, great style, and a lot of funny moments.

23 – The Conjuring

The Conjuring A thrilling, creepy and extremely well acted movie which sadly isn’t scary because you’ve seen most of its scares before.

22 – Insidious: Chapter 2

Insidious: Chapter 2 An unsettling, creepy movie, which has some strong scary moments which feels surprisingly fresh.

21 – The Wolverine

The Wolverine One of the strongest entries in the X-Men franchise, The Wolverine is a solid action film that feels more like a Samurai film featuring Wolverine than an X-Men film.

20 – Mud

Mud A greatly acted, greatly written drama (one of McConaughey’s strongest performances) with a compelling story but some slow moments.

19 – The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines A great drama featuring great performances from the main cast all around, with a great cinematography and a great story that takes its time to build up and reaches its high point in the final act.

18 – Byzantium

Byzantium A gory, beautiful vampire movie filled with excellent performances and a thrilling story.

17 – Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche A greatly written, greatly acted, entertaining, engaging drama, with a simple premise and beautifully shot.

16 – The World’s End

The World's End A fantastic and hilarious action comedy, with great jokes, great acting and great action scenes.

15 – V/H/S/2

V/H/S/2 Another sequel better than it’s predecessor, V/H/S/2 never feels as slow as some part of the first one did and is more consistent with the scares and quality of its stories.

14 – Bridegroom

Bridegroom A simple documentary that succeeds at making its point and making you feel like you knew the people involved.

13 – Instructions Not Included

Instructions Not Included A strong and heartwarming comedy/drama which features amazing performances from it’s main cast and some of the best child acting I’ve seen in years.

12 – Rush

Rush A great movie, greatly directed, with a great story, great racing sequences and great performances.

11 – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler An emotional and engaging movie, filled with an all star cast delivering amazing performances, especially Whitaker and Winfrey.

The Top 10

10 – Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing A fantastic adaptation to a Shakespeare play, likable actors deliver great performances (especially Acker, Denisof, Kranz and Morgese), the actors are able to say the original dialogue from the play extremely organically never feeling forced. The cinematography of the film is beautiful with the black and white adding an elegance that probably wouldn’t be there if the film was in color.

9 – Don Jon

Don Jon Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut makes an spectacular, funny and amazingly acted film which he also writes and stars in showing how both men and women perception of a relationship may be changed thanks to porn and romantic moves.

8 – Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Catching Fire’s directorial change from the previous movies elevates the movie into a different and better level of quality, that finally showcases some of the political criticism shown in the books.

7 – The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now A greatly acted, fresh, emotional, truthful coming of age story.

6 – 12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave A brutal, emotional, hard to watch drama, featuring amazing performances from a really strong cast.

5 – Get a Horse + Frozen

Get a Horse!+Frozen (Get a Horse!) A highly entertaining Disney short that merges the classic Disney animation with modern animation.  (Frozen) One of my favorite Disney animated movies in a long time, definitely my favorite since the 2000’s, Frozen great songs, beautiful animation, astounding acting and really likable characters come together to make an amazing movie and probably a future Disney classic.

4 – Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station A strong, emotional drama, with a compelling story, strong acting from the cast and award worthy performances from Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz.

3 – Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club A greatly acted, greatly directed, fantastically acted movie with the strongest performances I’ve seen from the nearly unrecognizable Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey.

2 – Gravity

Gravity An amazing, thrilling and visually stunning movie, one  of the few movies that I think that properly applies 3D and takes it to another level. Gravity features Bullock’s best performance to date.

1 – Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks Definitively a future classic, Saving Mr. Banks, though not entirely accurate, shows the hardships of making Mary Poppins and what Mary Poppins meant to her author P.L. Travers, though the movie has been missmarketed as just simply the making of Mary Poppins, Saving Mr. Banks shines because of the story behind Mary Poppins. While Tom Hanks performance is nothing short of great, it’s Emma Thompson who really shines in this movie and should get the recognition for it.

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