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List Rules The top films worth the price to see on the big screen, including IMAX and 3D

List of the best movies to see in theaters in 2013, as ranked by movie fans and critics. These days there are so many movie watching options that it hardly seems necessary to make it to the theater anymore. There are Netflix, Amazon Prime, DVDs, Blurays, and cable showings of every movie to come out in theaters. All of these films are usually released months after they leave theaters. However, some films are just not meant to be experienced first on the small screen. Movies with action packed adventures, vivid special effects, and larger than life personalities are best experienced on the big screen.

This list features the best films to see in theaters in 2013. There are a myriad of reasons why seeing these films on the big screen is the greatest decision. The giant robots in Pacific Rim wouldn’t be quite as impressive if they were only the size of your TV screen. The car chases in Fast and the Furious 6 would be a bit boring without the impressive quality of the theater screen. All the films on this list may lose a little something if they aren’t first seen in theaters.

What are the best movies to see in theaters in 2013? These films are filled with action, adventure, and amazing effects that are meant to be seen as big as possible.

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Gravity Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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12 3
Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
WarrenMitchell added Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

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Monsters University Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

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Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Fast & Furious 6 Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

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The World's End Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman

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Dallas Buyers Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
wiabux added Dallas Buyers Club Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

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World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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The Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

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8 4
Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
GioconnoConno added The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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11 8
Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Pacific Rim Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

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The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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Pet Project added Ender's Game Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis

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9 6
White House Down is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
White House Down Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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8 5
Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Oblivion Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

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6 3
Elysium is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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5 4
Pain & Gain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Pain & Gain Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris

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9 9
Oz the Great and Powerful is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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4 4
Beautiful Creatures is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Beautiful Creatures Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons

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6 7
Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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5 6
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum

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4 5
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

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5 7
The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 2013 Movies Most Worth Seeing in Theaters
The Lone Ranger Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer

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Jack the Giant Killer Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane