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2013 Movies The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013  

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List of the best ensemble film performance of 2013, as ranked by movie critics and film lovers all over the world. Many films rest on the talent and charm of a single star in order to be successful. Casting a single star to hold up an entire film can be tough, but it’s much more difficult to find the right ensemble film. For an ensemble movie to work the entire cast needs to have chemistry with each other and work well in their respective roles. If just one piece of the puzzle doesn’t fit, the entire movie is thrown off. That’s why it’s so impressive when an ensemble works well.

2013 was filled with amazing ensemble casts that made their films great. Some of the ensemble casts resumed their roles in sequels, with additional cast members, such as in Fast and the Furious 6 and The Hangover Part 3. A few of this year’s great ensemble casts jumped into famous character roles for the first time and played them perfectly, like in The Great Gatsby,Much Ado About Nothing, and Man of Steel.

What are the best ensemble film performances of 2013?Whether they were playing familiar roles or a fresh roster of characters, the ensemble casts on this list were perfection.

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12 Years a Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender 12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen, based on the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free ...more

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
srjthnk added American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro American Hustle is a 2013 American crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s ...more

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
gschwayze added The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese. The screenplay by Terence Winter is adapted from the eponymous memoir by Jordan Belfort and ...more

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 fantasy adventure film written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and one more and ...more

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August: Osage County Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor August: Osage County is a 2013 American drama film written by Tracy Letts and based on his Pulitzer Prize–winning play of the same name, and directed by John Wells. It is produced by George ...more

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Now You See Me Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt .

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Dallas Buyers Club is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
StacyWolfe added Dallas Buyers Club Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical drama film, co-written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Ron Woodroof was an AIDS patient diagnosed in ...more

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Star Trek Into Darkness Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. J. J. Abrams directed a ...more

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Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
StacyWolfe added Nebraska Luisa Huertas, David Aarón, Jorge Contreras Nebraska is a 2009 short film written and directed by Adrián Ortiz.

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The Great Gatsby Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan The Great Gatsby is a 2013 Australian-American 3D drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo ...more

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Inside Llewyn Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
StacyWolfe added Inside Llewyn Davis Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman Inside Llewyn Davis is a 2013 American comedy-drama film edited, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It was produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan and Joel Coen. Set in 1961, the film stars ...more

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Last Vegas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
Last Vegas Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas Last Vegas is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline. The film was released to theaters on November 1, ...more

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable ...more

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This Is the End James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen The comedy "This is the End" follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling ...more

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Gravity is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
StacyWolfe added Gravity Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed, co-written, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts, and sees them stranded in ...more

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Rush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
StacyWolfe added Rush U;Nee, Lee Min-woo, Kim Seung-hyun Rush is a 1999 drama film written and directed by Lee Sang-in.

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The World's End Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Constantine The World's End is a 2013 science fiction comedy directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike and ...more

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The Heat Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir The Heat is a 2013 American buddy cop comedy film written by Katie Dippold and directed by Paul Feig. The plot centers on Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn ...more

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Much Ado About Nothing Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker, Clark Gregg Much Ado About Nothing is a 2012 American romantic comedy film adapted for the screen, produced, and directed by Joss Whedon, from William Shakespeare's play of the same name. The film stars Amy ...more

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Pacific Rim Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman Pacific Rim is a 2013 action sci-fi film directed by Guillermo del Toro.

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The Book Thief is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
The Book Thief Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Heike Makatsch The Book Thief is a 2013 American-German war drama film directed by Brian Percival and starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse. The film is based on the 2005 novel The ...more

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Oz the Great and Powerful is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American 3D live action and computer animated fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Joe Roth, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and ...more

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Side Effects is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
Side Effects Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum Side Effects is a 2013 American psychological thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay written by Scott Z. Burns. The film stars Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, ...more

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The Place Beyond the Pines is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
The Place Beyond the Pines Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes The Place Beyond the Pines is a 2012 crime drama film directed by Derek Cianfrance.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The ...more

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Spring Breakers James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez Spring Breakers is a 2012 American crime film directed by Harmony Korine. While enjoying their spring break in Florida, four college-aged girls meet an eccentric local drug dealer who introduces ...more

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Gangster Squad Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling Gangster Squad is a 2013 American crime film directed by Ruben Fleischer, from a screenplay written by Will Beall and starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn. ...more

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We're the Millers Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Ed ...more

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
Nymphomaniac: Volume I Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf Nymphomaniac is a 2013 two-part drama art film written and directed by Lars von Trier. The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, ...more

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The Butler Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey The Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and written by Danny Strong. Loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest ...more

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 romantic adventure comedy-drama cult film directed by, produced by, and starring Ben Stiller. Gore Verbinski served as executive producer. This is the ...more

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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
Fast & Furious 6 Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has Dominic (Vin Diesel) and ...more

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Kill Your Darlings Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh Kill Your Darlings is a 2013 American biographical drama film written by Austin Bunn and directed by John Krokidas in his feature film directorial debut. The film had its world premiere at the ...more

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Beautiful Creatures Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons A supernatural love story set in the South, "Beautiful Creatures" tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and ...more

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Kanye West, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film, and the sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. As with the original film, it is directed by Adam McKay, ...more

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Grown Ups 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
Grown Ups 2 Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Adam Sandler Grown Ups 2 is a 2013 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and also produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the film. It is the sequel to the 2010 film Grown Ups. The film ...more

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Pain & Gain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
Pain & Gain Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris Pain & Gain is a 2013 American crime comedy film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. The film is loosely based on a story published in a ...more

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The Hangover Part III is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
The Hangover Part III Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman The Hangover Part III is a 2013 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to 2009's The Hangover and 2011's The Hangover Part ...more

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Scary Movie 5 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
Scary Movie 5 Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson Scary Movie 5 is a 2013 American comedy film and the fifth installment of the Scary Movie franchise. It was distributed by Dimension Films, a division of The Weinstein Company. The film is ...more

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The Big Wedding is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
The Big Wedding Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams The Big Wedding is a 2013 American comedy film written and directed by Justin Zackham. It is an American remake of the original 2006 Swiss/French film Mon frère se marie, written by ...more

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The To Do List is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ensemble Film Performances of 2013
The To Do List Rachel Bilson, Aubrey Plaza, Connie Britton The To Do List is a 2013 American comedy film, released on July 26, 2013. Written and directed by Maggie Carey in her feature film directorial debut, the film stars Aubrey Plaza, Christopher ...more

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Movie 43 Emma Stone, Halle Berry, Kristen Bell Movie 43, previously Untitled Comedy, is an upcoming comedy film written by Rocky Russo, Jeremy Sosenko and Patrik Forsberg. The film will feature segments directed by Patrik Forsberg and Peter ...more