The Best Movies of 2013 Films
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The Best Movies of 2013

List Criteria: Only films that were released (or wide released) in the United States in 2013

List of the best movies of 2013, as ranked by movie fans and critics. Every year, around the holiday season, film critics and fans alike gather together to proclaim that a select few movies were the best the film world had to offer during the year. For some, the best movies are those that evoke an emotional response and memorable acting performances. For other movie fans, it’s the entertainment value of a film that earns its place on the “best of” lists. Whatever the personal preferences of the movie viewer, people have strong feelings about what they believe is the best movie of the year.

 

The films on this list are among the best movies made in 2013. These films gathered strong reviews from the most respected film critics in the country, entertained audiences across the globe, and stayed in their thoughts long after the credits rolled. This list includes movies of many different genres, as well as both indie and major studio releases.

 

What are the best movies of 2013? While much of the debate rests on personal taste, the movies on this list received great reviews, captured the attention of the audience, and earned a place in cinema history. For more 2013 movie lists, check out Ranker's lists of the funniest movies of 2013 and the most overrated 2013 films.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Mark Holden

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  2. 2
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    Lenny Kravitz, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci

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    Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm

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  4. 4
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    Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Paulson

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    Jon Favreau filmography, Shea Whigham, Spike Jonze

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    George Clooney, Ed Harris, Sandra Bullock

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    Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong, Miranda Cosgrove

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    Rene Russo, Christopher Eccleston, Stellan Skarsgård

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    Karl Urban, John Cho, Anton Yelchin

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    Maria Bello, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman

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  11. 11
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    Ben Kingsley, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany

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    Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Mélanie Laurent

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    Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, John Goodman

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    Jared Leto, Griffin Dunne, Denis O'Hare

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  15. 15
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    Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane

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    Jack Thompson, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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    Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Jennifer Aniston

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    Emma Thompson, Rachel Griffiths, Jason Schwartzman

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    James Badge Dale, Pierfrancesco Favino, Moritz Bleibtreu

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    Brad William Henke, Ellen McLain, Ron Perlman

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    Dylan McDermott, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart

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    Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Shea Whigham

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    Hugh Jackman, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Tao Okamoto

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    Nahm Sang-ah, Kim Gyeong-sik, Lee Min-woo

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    Emma Watson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Michael Cera

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    Sam Shepard, Ray McKinnon, Joe Don Baker

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    Eric Bana, Marcus Luttrell, Alexander Ludwig

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    Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, Bill Cobbs

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    Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach, Bob Odenkirk

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    Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Renner, Joanna Kulig

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    Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, Tom Cruise

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    Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson

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    Rosamund Pike, David Bradley, Eddie Marsan

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    Jake Abel, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Alexandra Daddario

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    Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Eddie Marsan

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    Vera Farmiga, Mackenzie Foy, Joey King

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    Marlon Wayans, Melissa McCarthy, Tony Hale

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    Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard

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    Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Pruitt Taylor Vince

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    Matt Damon, Diego Luna, William Fichtner

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    Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    James Badge Dale, James Frain, Joaquín Cosío

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    John Malkovich, Tod Fennell, Arthur Holden

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    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Michael Beach

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    Steven Mackintosh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ethan Hawke, Walter Lassally, Manolis Goussias

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    Tara Strong, Shirley MacLaine, Andy Richter

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    Steve Coogan, Anna Maxwell Martin, Ruth McCabe

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    Abraham Murphy, John Goodman, Carey Mulligan

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