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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.

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    most listed & ranked high on reranks Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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    the people's #1 & added by wiabux Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom

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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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    added by gschwayze Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill

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    added by ChangesDownClub Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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    added by wiabux Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine

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    Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle

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    added by ChangesDownClub Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine

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    Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi

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    added by wiabux Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

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    Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChangesDownClub Frozen Chris Buck

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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    added by wiabux Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn

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    added by ManningFranks Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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    added by wiabux Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

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    added by ChangesDownClub Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett

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    Rihanna, Emma Watson, James Franco

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    added by sid_cassal U;Nee, Lee Min-woo, Kim Seung-hyun

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    added by laaaarrge Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Shannon

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    ranked low on reranks Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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    added by wiabux Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova

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    added by ChangesDownClub Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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    Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper

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    added by ejlinehan Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Christian Bale

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    Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman

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    Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

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    added by ChangesDownClub Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

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    Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChangesDownClub Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor

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    Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

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    Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans

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    Nebraska

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    Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K.

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    added by TheFinalCut Steve Carell, Amanda Peet, AnnaSophia Robb

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    Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons

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    ranked low on reranks Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Alice Braga

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer

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    added by polyspiker Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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    Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore

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    Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Nicholas Hoult

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Athina Rachel Tsangari

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