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2013 movies The Best Summer Movies of 2013  

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List of the best summer movies of 2013, as ranked by movie lovers and critics. Summer is usually the time of year when the most entertaining, anticipated movies are released. Often times these movies are adaptations of popular books, sequels to huge franchises, action flicks with the biggest stars, or comedies with the top comedians. All year long anticipation is created to build up these movies. Sometimes they’re doomed to fail because the buzz is too big. However, for a select few summer blockbusters, the film has just the right amount of entertainment value to be worth the price of admission.

The movies on this list range from animated features that the whole family can enjoy to bone chilling horror flicks that turn us all into scared children. Some of the films cost hundreds of millions of dollars for the best actors and special effects, making them some of the most entertaining films of the year. Some of the films were surprise hits, while others were always meant to be huge at the box office.

What are the best summer movies of 2013? The films featured on this list gave joy to millions of movie lovers across the globe, regardless of age or taste.

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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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This Is the End is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
This Is the End Emma Watson, James Franco, Channing Tatum 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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The Heat Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans 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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Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 computer animated comedy film written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul.

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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, 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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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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You're Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
You're Next Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz You're Next is a 2011 American independent action-horror slasher film directed by Adam Wingard, written by Simon Barrett, and starring Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, A. J. Bowen, ...more

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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
wiabux added The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, 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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Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Monsters University Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
wiabux added 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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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Summer Movies 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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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse World War Z is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more

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Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
wiabux added Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve 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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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
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 Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
The Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima The Wolverine is a 2013 American superhero film directed by James Mangold, based on the Marvel Comics superhero. When Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is ...more

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White House Down is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
White House Down Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal White House Down is a 2013 American political action-thriller film directed by Roland Emmerich about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group and the Capitol Police Officer who ...more

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The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were American paranormal investigators and ...more

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The World's End Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman 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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Elysium is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga Elysium is a 2013 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written, directed, and co-produced by Neill Blomkamp, and starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga and Sharlto ...more

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Red 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Red 2 Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren Red 2 is an American action comedy film and sequel to Red. It was inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name, created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC ...more

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel The son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.

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2 Guns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
2 Guns Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton 2 Guns is a 2013 American action comedy film directed by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur and starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Based on a comic book series of the same ...more

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The Smurfs 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
The Smurfs 2 Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Christina Ricci The Smurfs 2 is a 2013 American 3D live-action/computer-animated family comedy film and a sequel to the 2011 film The Smurfs. It is loosely based on The Smurfs comic-book series created by the ...more

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Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Insidious: Chapter 2 Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2010's Insidious and the second installment in the Insidious film series. The film stars ...more

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Planes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Planes Teri Hatcher, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Planes is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise and the first ...more

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One Direction: This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
One Direction: This Is Us One Direction: This Is Us is a 2013 British-American 3-D concert film centering on British-Irish group One Direction. It opened in the United Kingdom on 29 August 2013, followed a day later in ...more

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Austenland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Austenland Jane Seymour, Keri Russell, Jennifer Coolidge Austenland is a 2013 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Jerusha Hess. Based on Shannon Hale's 2007 novel of the same name and produced by author Stephenie Meyer, it stars Keri ...more

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Drinking Buddies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Summer Movies of 2013
Drinking Buddies Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Jason Sudeikis Drinking Buddies is a 2013 American film written and directed by Joe Swanberg, and starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston. The film is about two co-workers at a ...more