Bede’s Top 10 Films Of 2013

Before you say it, I already know what you are thinking: isn’t a bit too late to do a top 10 best film list of 2013 when that year finished nearly 3 months ago? While that is definitely true and I would’ve had this list out much earlier but there were still a lot of films released in 2013 I didn’t get a chance to see yet. So I decided spent the last few months catching up with all of them in preparation for this list (actually it was suppose to last for a few weeks but I was busy with a few other things in my personal life, hence the lateness). Plus I also wanted to rewatch a bunch films that I loved last year to see if they were worthy enough to be on it. I must admit that for the first 7 months of last year I was a bit underwhelmed from the films that I saw during that time. Not to say that I didn’t see any great films, its just they were very few and far between. Plus it didn’t help most of the stuff that I saw ranged from good to crappy. However once the last half of the year came around, I saw a lot more excellent films. I have to say now overall that 2013 was a pretty damn great year for films and it actually was hard to narrow it down into just 10 films, but luckily I was able to. Now before I go into my final official top 10 of list, here’s another list of films that sadly didn’t make my list but were my honourable mentions for the year. Enjoy!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS (In No Particular Order):

Before Midnight

Behind The Candelabra

Blue Jasmine

Captain Phillips

The Conjuring

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13th

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

In The House

Like Father, Like Son

Mud

Nebraska

The Place Beyond The Pines

Reality

Short Term 12

Stories We Tell

Valentine Road

Wadjda

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks

The World’s End

You’re Next

…And now onto my official top 10 best films of 2013…

10. IRON MAN 3

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“It was 100% pure awesome from beginning to end and it’s definitely without a doubt the best film in the trilogy.”

9. ONLY GOD FORGIVES

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“Captivating, pretentious, beautiful, ugly, hypnotic, violent, thought-provoking, indulgent, spiritual… I loved it!”

8. PRISONERS

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“One of the best films I’ve seen so far in 2013. It’s a powerful and brilliantly made thriller that riveted me from beginning to end.”

7. THE ACT OF KILLING

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“This is the most powerful, chilling and disturbing documentary I’ve seen in a long time. It’s incredible!”

6. HER

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“A truly brilliant sci-fi comedy/drama that’s funny, romantic, moving and intelligent. The cast, direction and script were fantastic!”

5. STOKER

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“Chan-Wook Park’s best film since OLDBOY. A fantastic horror/thriller that’s brilliantly acted, written, shot and directed.”

4. GRAVITY

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“A truly amazing technical experience that happens to also be powerful, gripping, intense and emotional. Sandra Bullock was terrific.”

3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

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“This was an absolutely hilarious, entertaining, shocking and brilliantly made dark comedy from Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio was electrifying!”

2. 12 YEARS A SLAVE

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“An absolutely powerful, moving and incredibly made film with truly fantastic performances from its cast, particularly Chiwetel Ejiofor & Michael Fassbender.”

1. TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING

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“It wont be for everyone but to me it’s without a doubt the best film that I’ve seen so far this year. It was a truly extraordinary and ambitious achievement.”

Well, there you have it. Those are my official top 10 films of 2013. Agree or disagree? Let your voices be heard in the comments below or on the official SuperMarcey.com Facebook page! Also keep a look out in one weeks time where I will unveil my highly anticipated top 10 worst films of 20013. That one you will definitely not want to miss, it’s going to be truly terrible!

– Bede Jermyn

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