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 globes, 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.

List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    most listed
    Captain Phillips

    Paul Greengrass More
    91
  2. 2
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    Peter Jackson More
    90
    added by: wiabux
  3. 3
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Francis Lawrence More
    88
  4. 4
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    Down 163
    Steve McQueen More
    88
  5. 5
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    Down 234
    Alfonso Cuarón More
    86
  6. 6
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    often listed
    Thor: The Dark World

    Alan Taylor More
    84
    added by: wiabux
  7. 7
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    Down 190
    J.J. Abrams More
    82
  8. 8
    Up 239
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    Martin Scorsese More
    81
    added by: gschwayze
  9. 9
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    Denis Villeneuve More
    81
  10. 10
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    Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin More
    81
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  11. 11
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    Shane Black More
    80
  12. 12
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    Louis Leterrier More
    80
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  13. 13
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    Dan Scanlon More
    77
  14. 14
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    Zack Snyder More
    74
  15. 15
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    Frozen

    73
    added by: ChangesDownClub
    Chris Buck
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    The Great Gatsby

    Baz Luhrmann More
    72
  17. 17
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    Guillermo del Toro More
    71
    added by: wiabux
  18. 18
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    Rawson Marshall Thurber More
    71
    added by: wiabux
  19. 19
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    Marc Forster More
    70
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    Jean-Marc Vallée More
    70
    added by: wiabux
  21. 21
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    John Lee Hancock More
    70
    added by: ManningFranks
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    No image
    Antoine Fuqua More
    69
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  23. 23
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    Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen More
    67
  24. 24
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    Jeff Nichols More
    65
    added by: laaaarrge
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    64
    added by: sid_cassal
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    Oz: The Great and Powerful

    Sam Raimi More
    62
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  27. 27
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    Lone Survivor

    Peter Berg More
    61
  28. 28
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    The Wolverine

    James Mangold More
    61
    added by: wiabux
  29. 29
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    Derek Cianfrance More
    60
  30. 30
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    Justin Lin More
    59
    added by: ejlinehan
  31. 31
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    Tommy Wirkola More
    59
  32. 32
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    Bryan Singer More
    57
  33. 33
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    Joseph Kosinski More
    56
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  34. 34
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    Thor Freudenthal More
    56
  35. 35
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    Edgar Wright More
    55
  36. 36
    Up 46
    Down 33
    David O. Russell More
    55
  37. 37
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    The Conjuring

    James Wan More
    55
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  38. 38
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    53
  39. 39
    Up 64
    Down 77

    Nebraska

    Alexander Payne More
    53
  40. 40
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    Paul Feig More
    52
  41. 41
    Up 67
    Down 98
    Woody Allen More
    52
  42. 42
    Up 48
    Down 97
    Richard LaGravenese More
    49
  43. 43
    Up 48
    Down 41
    Neill Blomkamp More
    49
  44. 44
    Up 63
    Down 98
    Jim Rash, Nat Faxon More
    49
    added by: TheFinalCut
  45. 45
    Up 57
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    often listed
    The Lone Ranger

    Gore Verbinski More
    47
  46. 46
    Up 39
    Down 98

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Before Midnight

    Richard Linklater More
    46
  47. 47
    Up 71
    Down 105
    Jeff Wadlow More
    45
    added by: polyspiker
  48. 48
    Up 38
    Down 41
    Roland Emmerich More
    43
  49. 49
    Up 46
    Down 72
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt More
    43
  50. 50
    Up 17
    Down 12
    Jonathan Levine More
    42
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