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
    92
  2. 2
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    Peter Jackson More
    90
    added by: wiabux
  3. 3
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    Steve McQueen More
    89
  4. 4
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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Francis Lawrence More
    88
  5. 5
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    Alfonso Cuarón More
    85
  6. 6
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    Alan Taylor More
    84
    added by: wiabux
  7. 7
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    Denis Villeneuve More
    84
  8. 8
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    Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin More
    82
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  9. 9
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    J.J. Abrams More
    81
  10. 10
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    Louis Leterrier More
    80
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  11. 11
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    Martin Scorsese More
    80
    added by: gschwayze
  12. 12
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    Shane Black More
    78
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    Dan Scanlon More
    76
  14. 14
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    Baz Luhrmann More
    74
  15. 15
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    Zack Snyder More
    72
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    Frozen

    72
    added by: ChangesDownClub
    Chris Buck
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    Guillermo del Toro More
    71
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    John Lee Hancock More
    71
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    No image
    Antoine Fuqua More
    70
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  20. 20
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    Marc Forster More
    69
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    We're the Millers

    Rawson Marshall Thurber More
    67
    added by: wiabux
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    Jean-Marc Vallée More
    66
    added by: wiabux
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    Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen More
    65
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    Jeff Nichols More
    62
    added by: laaaarrge
  25. 25
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    Sam Raimi More
    62
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    The Wolverine

    James Mangold More
    61
    added by: wiabux
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    59
    added by: sid_cassal
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    Derek Cianfrance More
    58
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    Lone Survivor

    Peter Berg More
    58
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack the Giant Slayer

    Bryan Singer More
    58
  31. 31
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    Tommy Wirkola More
    58
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    Thor Freudenthal More
    56
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    Justin Lin More
    54
    added by: ejlinehan
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    The Conjuring

    James Wan More
    53
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  35. 35
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    Joseph Kosinski More
    53
    added by: ChangesDownClub
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    Paul Feig More
    53
  37. 37
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    Nebraska

    Alexander Payne More
    52
  38. 38
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    Edgar Wright More
    52
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    51
  40. 40
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    Her

    Spike Jonze More
    50
    added by: PeteBoyle
  41. 41
    Up 33
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    David O. Russell More
    50
  42. 42
    Up 38
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    Neill Blomkamp More
    49
  43. 43
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    Jim Rash, Nat Faxon More
    49
    added by: TheFinalCut
  44. 44
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Beautiful Creatures

    Richard LaGravenese More
    49
  45. 45
    Up 64
    Down 88
    Woody Allen More
    48
  46. 46
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    often listed
    Before Midnight

    Richard Linklater More
    43
  47. 47
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    White House Down

    Roland Emmerich More
    43
  48. 48
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    Gore Verbinski More
    43
  49. 49
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    Jeff Wadlow More
    41
    added by: polyspiker
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    Up 27
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    Todd Phillips More
    41
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