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
    94
  2. 2
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    Peter Jackson More
    94
    added by: wiabux
  3. 3
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    Steve McQueen More
    88
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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Francis Lawrence More
    84
  5. 5
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    Alfonso Cuarón More
    81
  6. 6
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    Alan Taylor More
    80
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  7. 7
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    Denis Villeneuve More
    80
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    J.J. Abrams More
    78
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    Martin Scorsese More
    77
    added by: gschwayze
  10. 10
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    Shane Black More
    76
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    Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin More
    76
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  12. 12
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    Louis Leterrier More
    75
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  13. 13
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    Zack Snyder More
    69
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    John Lee Hancock More
    67
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    Baz Luhrmann More
    67
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    Guillermo del Toro More
    67
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    Monsters University

    Dan Scanlon More
    67
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    Olympus Has Fallen

    Antoine Fuqua More
    65
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    Frozen

    65
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    Chris Buck
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    Marc Forster More
    61
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    Jean-Marc Vallée More
    60
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    Rawson Marshall Thurber More
    58
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    Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen More
    58
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    Sam Raimi More
    56
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    55
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  26. 26
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    Jeff Nichols More
    55
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    James Mangold More
    54
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    The Place Beyond the Pines

    Derek Cianfrance More
    52
  29. 29
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    Peter Berg More
    51
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    Jack the Giant Slayer

    Bryan Singer More
    51
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    The Conjuring

    James Wan More
    49
    added by: ChangesDownClub
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    Tommy Wirkola More
    49
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    Justin Lin More
    49
    added by: ejlinehan
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    Thor Freudenthal More
    47
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    Her

    Spike Jonze More
    47
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    46
  37. 37
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    Nebraska

    Alexander Payne More
    46
  38. 38
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    Jim Rash, Nat Faxon More
    46
    added by: TheFinalCut
  39. 39
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    David O. Russell More
    46
  40. 40
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Beautiful Creatures

    Richard LaGravenese More
    45
  41. 41
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    Joseph Kosinski More
    44
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  42. 42
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    Edgar Wright More
    43
  43. 43
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    Paul Feig More
    43
  44. 44
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    Woody Allen More
    41
  45. 45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Before Midnight

    Richard Linklater More
    40
  46. 46
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    Neill Blomkamp More
    37
  47. 47
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    Gore Verbinski More
    36
  48. 48
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    Jeff Wadlow More
    35
    added by: polyspiker
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    White House Down

    Roland Emmerich More
    35
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    Michael Bay More
    35
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