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It's October and Here are the Best Movies of 2013 (So Far)

With three months to go there's still a lot to look forward to

Best Movies of 2013 (So Far) - October Edition

The last time I offered up a list of the best of 2013 was back in July, following my time at the Cannes Film Festival and smack dab in the middle of the Summer movie session. As it turns out, summer didn't offer all that much to be impressed by, but with three months between that list and this one, my list of favorites has grown and there are still a lot of films to look forward to.

This is why I've broken up my list into several categories, beginning with those I've seen and have already been released in theaters to those I've seen that are still to come or don't yet have release dates. Following that is a list of eleven films I'm still most looking forward to seeing over the course of the next three months, all of which have a chance of making my top ten at the end of the year, which is to say I'm still entirely unclear of what my top ten will look like.

I've included a few thoughts below on the lists and hope you'll add a list of your favorites in the comments.

Seen, Released

Looking at this list, it's almost amazing to think Side Effects was a 2013 release. For the longest time it was the only film I even remotely enjoyed this year until it was later joined by Upstream Color, which is a film I appreciate a little more than I actually "enjoy", but on a list of the year's best I think it deserves a spot merely for the amount of conversation it managed to create.

Otherwise I have a couple of Cannes 2012 entries in The Hunt and Laurence Anyways, which will be strong "best of" contenders at the end of the year, though I'd say Before Midnight is probably the only guaranteed film directly below that will make my year end top ten.

Seen, Coming Soon

I'm quite certain All is Lost and Inside Llewyn Davis will make my top ten at the end of the year and I'm really curious where 12 Years a Slave will land. Yes, it's a magnificent piece of filmmaking, but I typically reserve spots on my top ten at the end of each year for films I want to watch again, and I can't say I want to experience 12 Years a second time.

No Release Date Yet

I don't expect either of these will hit theaters this year, which means I have two possible contenders for my year end top ten of 2014.

Releasing in 2014

Make that three possibles, though I expect Dom Hemingway will become just a favorite rather than a best.

Only On TV

I saw it at Cannes before it aired on HBO and it's too bad it never hit the big screen, at least awards wise. Nevertheless, Behind the Candelabra has some great performances and was a fun film to watch.

Junk Food Favs

It's been a down year for blockbusters, but I'd say these three are the only ones that really remain anywhere near my idea of memorable blockbusters for the year.

Anticipated

There's still a lot left to look forward to.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    My top 10 of the year so far is

    1. Before Midnight
    2. Gravity
    3. The Hunt
    4. Rush
    5. Blue Jasmine
    6. Prisoners
    7. Disconnect
    8. Star Trek Into Darkness
    9. The Place Beyond the Pines
    10. The Great Gatsby or Trance (still deciding)

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

      I still haven't watched Frances Ha, The Spectacular Now, Short Term 12, Laurence Anyways etc.,

      • http://imqwerty.wordpress.com/ Jordan B.

        Get on it! Haven't seen Laurence Anyways, but the other three you mentioned are quite fantastic.

    • Ann

      My husband said Gravity seemed to be mostly about watching Sandra Bullock breathe. Little plot. We know little about her, so do we care? I didn't. Similar to All is Lost. Loved Blue Jasmine. I liked the Great Gatsby but was irritated that they played rap not jazz.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/bridgetoash/ Nathan

    Out of the movies you mentioned, I've only seen Prisoners and Side Effects. Both of which are high on my 2013 list.
    Whatever happened with Wolf of Wall Street? Did the studio ever decide if it will be released in December or 2014? Or is it sticking with the original release date.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jake17/ Jake17

      It's still set to be released in 2013 (it has no actual set date), but no one really knows what will happen with it. It might move to 2014, it might not.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/aroncido/ aroncido

    I haven't seen the majority of those, but I'm currently at this:
    1. Gravity
    2. Before Midnight
    3. Trance
    4. Blue Jasmine
    5. The Great Gatsby

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Podolski/ Podolski

    I've been watching a lot of the 2012 movies I missed, so I haven't seen a lot of new movies this year, but my favorites so far have been
    The Way Way Back
    Side Effects
    Only God Forgives
    I normally see a lot more movies in theaters around the hollidays, so I'll be trying to see:
    The Counselor
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    Wolf of Wall Street
    Out of the Furnace
    OldBoy
    Dallas Buyers Club

  • http://www.smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

    I haven't put together an official list yet but here's my ratings of films I've seen this year and some awards for some best-of-the-best and worst-of-the-worst so far.

    Before Midnight (A+)

    Only God Forgives (A)
    What Maisie Knew (A)
    Fruitvale Station (A)
    Blackfish (A)
    This is the End (A)

    The Spectacular Now (A-)
    Short Term 12 (A-)
    Frances Ha (A-)
    Gravity (A-)
    Prisoners (A-)

    Populaire (B+)
    Rush (B+)
    The Place Beyond the Pines (B+)
    Mud (B+)
    Man of Steel (B+)
    The Conjuring (B+)
    Elysium (B+)
    The World's End (B+)
    Stoker (B+)
    The Crash Reel (B+)

    Scenic Route (B)
    You're Next (B)
    Crystal Fairy (B)
    Oblivion (B)
    Drinking Buddies (B)
    Trance (B)
    Side Effects (B)
    Eden (B)
    Upstream Color (B)

    The East (B-)
    Evil Dead (B-)
    The Bling Ring (B-)
    Turbo (B-)
    Behind the Candelabra (B-)
    Wish You Were Here (B-)
    Blue Jasmine (B-)
    Enough Said (B-)
    Iron Man 3 (B-)
    World War Z (B-)
    Fast and Furious 6 (B-)
    Much Ado About Nothing (B-)
    The Croods (B-)
    Blackbird (B-)
    We Steal Secrets (B-)
    The Wolverine (B-)

    The Great Gatsby (C+)
    We Are What We Are (C+)
    Kings of Summer (C+)
    Pain and Gain (C+)
    Warm Bodies (C+)
    Mistaken for Strangers (C+)
    Kill Your Darlings (C+)
    Unfinished Song (C+)
    Kon Tiki (C+)
    The To Do List (C+)
    Star Trek into Darkness (C+)
    We're the Millers (C+)

    The Iceman (C)
    I'm So Excited (C)
    The Sapphires (C)
    The Way, Way Back (C)
    Monsters University (C)
    Kickass 2 (C)
    Antiviral (C)
    Disconnect (C)
    Room 237 (C)
    The Purge (C)
    Twenty Feet From Stardom (C)

    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (C -)
    Cockneys Vs. Zombies (C-)
    Beautiful Creatures (C-)
    The Grandmaster (C-)
    Runner Runner (C-)
    Ain't Them Bodies Saints (C-)
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (C-)
    Stories We Tell (C-)
    Olympus Has Fallen (C-)
    Dead Man Down (C-)
    A Hijacking (C-)

    Despicable Me 2 (D+)
    Spring Breakers (D+)
    Lords of Salem (D+)
    The Heat (D+)
    Riddick (D+)
    Mama (D+)
    Pacific Rim (D+)
    42 (D+)
    Insidious: Chapter 2 (D+)
    Now You See Me (D+)
    Closed Circuit (D+)

    Last I Heard (D)
    Parkland (D)
    V/H/S 2 (D)
    The Hangover Part 3 (D)
    The Lone Ranger (D)

    Getaway (D-)
    Oz: The Great and Powerful (D-)

    The Last Exorcism: Part 2 (F)
    Prince Avalanche (F)
    All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (F)
    The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (F)

    Best Film: Before Midnight
    Best Superhero Movie: Man of Steel
    Best Horror Movie: The Conjuring
    Best Animated Movie: Turbo
    Best Documentary: Blackfish/The Crash Reel
    Best Comedy: This is The End

    Best Actor: Ethan Hawke "Before Midnight"
    Best Actress: Cate Blanchett "Blue Jasmine"
    Best Supporting Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas "Only Go Forgives"
    Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Bruhl "Rush"

    Worst Actress: Selena Gomez "Getaway"
    Worst Actor: Johnny Depp "The Lone Ranger"

  • neofiles

    Wow Brad.. Nice list. Sort of disappointed to see that there is no Before midnight in the list.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jake17/ Jake17

      It's there...

      • neofiles

        Oops.. Missed it.Thank you

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mv11391/ Michael

    Will see both Fruitvale Station and Captain Phillips & there still a LOT of movies left to see but here are mine's to date:

    1. Gravity
    2. Man of Steel
    3. Elysium
    4. Fast & Furious 6
    5. Pain & Gain
    6. 42
    7. The Conjuring
    8. Side Effects
    9. Star Trek Into Darkness
    10. Now You See Me

    Honorable Mentions:

    Snitch
    This is the End
    The Internship
    Despicable Me 2
    The Call

  • PJ Edwards

    Here are my top films so far. Haven't seen films from festivals obviously.

    1. Side Effects
    2. Prisoners
    3. Blue Jasmine
    4. Fruitvale Station
    5. Upstream Color
    6. Spring Breakers
    7. The East
    8. Only God Forgives
    9. Place Beyond the Pines
    10. Europa Report
    11. Short Term 12
    12. Enough Said

    Blockbusters
    Man of Steel
    Star Trek into Darkness

  • http://reelprojection.com/ GothamCity151

    Here is a rundown of everything I have seen thus far.

    A+
    1. The Spectacular Now
    2. Short Term 12

    A
    3. Gravity
    4. Captain Phillips
    5. Stories We Tell
    6. The World's End
    7. The Way Way Back

    A-
    8. The East
    9. Frances Ha
    10. Much Ado About Nothing

    B+
    11. Drinking Buddies
    12. Side Effects
    13. Upstream Color
    14. Before Midnight
    15. Don Jon
    16. In A World . . .

    B
    17. Rush
    18. The Bling Ring
    19. Evil Dead
    20. Fruitvale Station
    21. Bad Milo

    B-
    22. Mud
    23. Ain't Them Bodies Saints
    24. Sightseers
    25. Monsters University
    26. What Maisie Knew
    27. The Kings Of Summer
    28. Beautiful Creatures
    29. A Hijacking
    30. Blue Jasmine

    C+
    31. I Declare War
    32. Now You See Me
    33. The Hunt
    34. Disconnect
    35. The Place Beyond The Pines
    36. World War Z
    37. The Act Of Killing

    C
    38. The Sapphires
    39. 20 Feet From Stardom
    40. Warm Bodies
    41. 2 Guns
    42. Prisoners
    43. Mama
    44. Elysium
    45. Oblivion
    46. It's A Disaster
    47. The Company You Keep

    C-
    48. Spring Breakers
    49. I Give It A Year
    50. Iron Man 3
    51. Fast & Furious 6
    52. Some Girl(s)
    53. The Great Gatsby

    D+
    54. The Wolverine
    55. Trance
    56. West Of Memphis
    57. The To Do List
    58. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones
    59. Man Of Steel
    60. The Conjuring
    61. Small Apartments
    62. 42
    63. Quartet
    64. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
    65. From Up On Poppy Hill

    D
    66. Despicable Me 2
    67. Stoker
    68. You're Next
    69. Star Trek Into Darkness
    70. Lee Daniels' The Butler
    71. Wrong
    72. John Dies At The End
    73. At Any Price
    74. White Reindeer
    75. The Grandmaster
    76. Hours
    77. The Croods
    78. Emperor
    79. Turbo

    D-
    80. Stand Up Guys
    81. Epic
    82. Oz: The Great And Powerful
    83. Prince Avalanche
    84. Pacific Rim
    85. Kick-Ass 2
    86. Riddick
    87. Girl Most Likely
    88. The ABCs Of Death
    89. Jack The Giant Slayer
    90. The Last Stand
    91. R.I.P.D.

    F+
    92. The Big Wedding
    93. The Lone Ranger
    94. Only God Forgives
    95. This Is The End
    96. Machete Kills
    97. Red 2
    98. The Hangover Part III

    F
    99. The Heat
    100. Gangster Squad
    101. To The Wonder
    102. Pain & Gain
    103. A Good Day To Die Hard

    F-
    104. After Earth
    105. The Smurfs 2

    F--
    106. Grown Ups 2
    107. Movie 43
    108. The Host

    • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man

      Holy crap that's a lot of movies you've seen!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jake17/ Jake17

    I only really have a Top 6 that is say are "must watches." I still have so much to see.

    1. Before Midnight
    2. Gravity
    3. Mud
    4. Upstream Color
    5. The Way, Way Back
    6. Fruitvale Station (last two are interchangeable) .
    HM: Prisoners

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jake17/ Jake17

      Oops, I forgot The Spectacular Now! I'd put it at 3.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ashdurdin/ ashdurdin

    I still have much to see, but here is what I liked:
    Side Effects
    Evil Dead
    This is the End
    Trance
    Prisoners
    The East
    I still need to see things like Fruitvale Station, Before Midnight, and some stuff that is still in theaters.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    My top 10 so far:

    1. Rush
    2. Before Midnight
    3. Prisoners
    4. The Place Beyond the Pines
    5. Mud
    6. Blue Jasmine
    7. Side Effects
    8. The Way, Way Back
    9. World War Z
    10. The Best Offer

    I'd say of my current top ten I expect only the top two to make my year end top 10 list.

    My most anticipated (in no order):
    All is Lost
    Fruitvale Station
    Gravity
    Frances Ha
    Captain Phillips
    Dallas Buyers Club
    12 Years a Slave
    Wolf of Wall Street
    American Hustle
    Out of the Furnace
    Her
    Oldboy

  • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man

    Let's see...

    Contenders for Top Ten (seen so far):
    Side Effects
    Fast & Furious 6
    Man of Steel
    The Way, Way Back
    Fruitvale Station
    The Conjuring
    The Spectacular Now
    The Butler
    Rush
    Prisoners

    Others I Enjoyed Quite A Bit (probably not top ten though):
    Before Midnight
    Iron Man 3
    This Is The End

    Most anticipated remaining:
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    12 Years A Slave
    Captain Phillips
    Anchorman 2

    Still Haven't Seen (already released):
    The Hunt
    Short Term 12
    Blackfish
    Mud
    The East
    Don Jon
    The Place Beyond The Pines
    Kings of Summer
    Disconnect
    The Great Gatsby

  • http://cineenuruguay.com/ Driver

    At this moment my top 10 would be something like this.

    1) The Hunt / Before Midnight (Tough Choice)
    3) The Place Beyond the Pines
    4) The World's End
    5) Gravity
    6) The Great Gatsby
    7) Nebraska
    8) Side Effects
    9) Oblivion
    10) Trance

  • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man

    Interesting to see "The Act of Killing" on your list after you were kind of down on it at first, Brad.

  • http://letterboxd.com/criterion10/ Criterion10

    Here's my top films of the year so far, films that have a chance at my year end list, in alphabetical order:

    Before Midnight
    Behind the Candelabra
    Blue Jasmine
    Only God Forgives
    The Place Beyond the Pines
    Prisoners
    Spring Breakers

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

      Sprang break fo'evah.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Rach/ Rach

    1. The Bling Ring 2.The Great Gatsby 3. World War Z 4. Side Effects 5. Monster's University

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    I'm a little behind this year as I work nights which pretty much screws up your life but the three that stick out are Stories We Tell, Blackfish and Upstream Color.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

      Oh and The Crash Reel, another one that made me weep.

  • http://couchpotatodigest.blogspot.com Matt Taylor

    My favorite films so far are "Fruitvale Station" and "Gravity"- I can't imagine them not making my Top 10 list at the end of the year. "Prisoners" and "The Way, Way Back" could also make it on there. And in terms of sheer entertainment, my favorites this year are "The Conjuring" and "We're the Millers."

    As for what I'm looking forward to this year, I'm most excited for "12 Years a Slave", "American Hustle", "Her" and "Dallas Buyers Club", as well as a few films I missed in theaters that will be hitting DVD soon like "Frances Ha" and "The Hunt."

  • Cassidee Moser

    Been a mediocre year for me so far, but if I had to pick my ten favorite of 2013, I figure it'd be these:

    Gravity
    Pacific Rim (controversial, I know, but I still really enjoyed it)
    Now You See Me
    Despicable Me 2
    Mud
    Monsters University
    The Kings of Summer
    Oblivion
    World War Z
    Iron Man 3

    Still need to see Blue Jasmine, The Spectacular Now, Man of Steel, Fast and Furious 6, and The Butler, so take my list with a grain of salt.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    After the last rundown I decided to note down every 2013 release I had seen in my own categorisations and track releases that way. So, I'll list every film released in the US in 2013 that I have seen either in theatres or rental in my own groupings. Some of these may have been released elsewhere in 2012 but I'm basing it on US dates since this is a US site.

    THE GREAT -

    Rush

    THE GOOD -

    Behind The Candelabra
    Ginger & Rosa
    The Hunt
    Mud
    Oblivion
    Prisoners
    Side Effects
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    Unfinished Song (or 'A Song For Marion' in the UK)
    What Richard Did
    World War Z

    THE INBETWEENERS -

    Iron Man 3
    The Lone Ranger
    Now You See Me
    Pacific Rim
    The Place Beyond The Pines
    To The Wonder
    The Wolverine

    THE BAD -

    The Great Gatsby
    Man of Steel
    Oz The Great and Powerful
    Spring Breakers
    White House Down

    THE UGLY -

    Elysium
    G.I. Joe: Retaliation

    We'll see what the rest of the year brings between catching up on some more 2013 releases and what's left to be released before year's end.

  • http://jakesaysstuff.blogspot.com jake_w

    My top 5 so far:
    1. The Butler
    2. Gravity
    3. The Spectacular Now
    4. Star Trek Into Darkness
    5. The Conjuring

    Enjoyed a lot, but won't be in my top 10
    1. This Is The End
    2. The Heat
    3. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (I know, I know - this didn't really do well here in the States critically or financially but I had a lot of fun watching it)

    Others that I havent seen yet and others that I'm looking forward to (no order)
    Only God Forgives
    Before Midnight
    Pacific Rim
    Fruitvale Station
    Despicable Me 2
    The Place Beyond The Pines
    Blue Jasmine
    Machete Kills
    Captain Phillips
    12 Years A Slave
    Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa
    Thor: The Dark World
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    American Hustle
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
    The Monuments Men

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Chris138/ Chris138

    These have been the highlights for me so far this year:

    1. Gravity
    2. The Hunt
    3. Before Midnight
    4. Prisoners
    5. Mud
    6. The Crash Reel
    7. The Great Gatsby
    8. Blue Caprice

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    My Top Ten of 2013 (So Far)

    1. Before Midnight
    2. Behind the Candelabra
    3. Mud
    4. Star Trek Into Darkness
    5. This Is the End
    6. Fast & Furious 6
    7. Monsters University
    8. The Conjuring
    9. The Butler
    10. The Great Gatsby

    Still have plenty of more films to see, so this list could change at any moment once I've seen them.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    My top 10 right now is-

    1. This Is The End
    2. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones
    3. We're The Millers
    4. Kick-Ass 2
    5. Mud
    6. The Internship
    7. Evil Dead
    8. Now You See Me
    9. The Great Gatsby
    10. Iron Man 3

    With honourable mentions going to: The Heat, The Place Beyond The Pines, RIPD, Star Trek Into Darkness and Side Effects.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      Also, I'll include every film I've seen this year along with my grades for them.

      A+
      This Is The End
      The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones
      We're The Millers
      Kick-Ass 2

      A
      Mud
      The Internship
      Evil Dead

      A-
      Now You See Me
      The Great Gatsby
      Iron Man 3
      The Heat
      The Place Beyond The Pines
      RIPD
      Star Trek Into Darkness
      Side Effects

      B+
      Oblivion
      42
      The Conjuring
      Identity Thief
      Pain And Gain
      The Last Stand

      B
      The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
      Beautiful Creatures
      Admission
      The Call
      Despicable Me 2
      G.I. Joe: Retaliation
      Grown Ups 2
      Warm Bodies
      Gangster Squad
      Mama

      B-
      World War Z
      Peeples
      Parker
      Dead Man Down
      Only God Forgives

      C+
      Olympus Has Fallen
      The Smurfs 2
      Jack The Giant Slayer
      Oz The Great And Powerful

      C
      A Good Day To Die Hard

      C-
      The Big Wedding
      Monsters University
      Snitch
      Broken City

      D+
      The Host
      Escape From Planet Earth
      Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters

      D
      Safe Haven

      D-
      Movie 43

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

    My Current Top 10
    1) The World's End
    2) Before Midnight
    3) Upstream Color
    4) Rush
    5) Spring Breakers
    6) Prisoners
    7) The Place Beyond the Pines
    8) Gravity
    9) Elysium
    10) Star Trek Into Darkness

    1-3 will definitely still be on the list come the year's end. 4-8 are all fringe contenders and will probably have the order shaken up if any of them make it. I enjoyed 9 and 10, but I fully expect them to drop off the list by the end of December.

  • Aidan Khan

    My Top Ten Best:

    1. Rush
    2. Prisoners
    3. Captain Philips
    4. Elysium
    5. Gravity
    6. Man of Steel
    7. A Hijacking
    8. Side Effects
    9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    10. The East

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

    My top 15 so far:

    01-Prisoners
    02-The Hunt
    03-Reluctant Fundamentalist
    04-Only God Forgives
    05-Mud
    06-Aint Them Bodies Saints
    07-Man of Steel
    08-The Great Gatsby
    09-The Place Beyond the Pines
    10-Warm Bodies
    11-This is the End
    12-World War Z
    13-Pacific Rim
    14-Oblivion
    15-Before Midnight

    Worst of 2013:

    The Bling Ring
    Now You See Me
    Pain & Gain
    Gangster Squad
    Identity Thief
    Oz the Great & Powerful
    After Earth

  • http://imqwerty.wordpress.com/ Jordan B.

    Here's everything I've seen so far this year. There are certainly plenty I haven't gotten around to, but there are only a few already released films that I'm still yearning to see. I'd say Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Before Midnight, Frances Ha, and Short Term 12 are the closest to locks for my year-end list, and The Spectacular Now and Fruitvale Station are sitting right there as well. It'll be interesting to see what the rest of the year brings.

    Note that the ratings below (out of five stars) are culled from my original reviews of each film, though my opinion on some have certainly changed a bit. Without further ado, here are all the 2013 films I've seen:

    ★★★★★
    Ain't Them Bodies Saints
    Before Midnight
    Frances Ha

    ★★★★½
    Fruitvale Station
    Short Term 12
    Side Effects
    The Spectacular Now
    Stories We Tell

    ★★★★
    Blue Jasmine
    Gravity
    In a World...
    Mud
    Prisoners
    Rush
    The Way, Way Back
    World War Z

    ★★★½
    Blackfish
    Drinking Buddies
    The Great Gatsby
    Iron Man 3
    This Is the End

    ★★★
    Monsters University
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    Upstream Color
    We're the Millers

  • http://themoviegurusblog.blogspot.com The Movie Guru

    Here's my current ranking of films that I've seen this year along with their original grade on my site. Can't wait for the rest of the fall movies.

    1. Rush
    2. Gravity
    3. The World's End
    4. Fast and Furious 6
    5. Lee Daniels' The Butler
    6. Elysium
    7. Star Trek Into Darkness
    8. Pacific Rim
    9. Room 237
    10. Iron Man 3
    11. World War Z
    12. Despicable Me 2
    13. Now You See Me
    14. The Way, Way Back
    15. Monsters University
    16. No
    17. Oblivion
    18.G.I. Joe: Retaliation
    19. Oz, The Great and Powerful
    20. Man of Steel
    21. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
    22. The Croods
    23. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
    24. The Wolverine
    25. Warm Bodies
    26. Upstream Color
    27. The Great Gatsby

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JohnDoeSnow/ John Doe Snow

    My top10, though many movies still have to open here:

    10. THE BEST OFFER
    9. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
    8. THE HUNT
    7. THE BLING RING
    6. GRAVITY
    5. ONLY GOD FORGIVES
    4. THE GREAT GATSBY
    3. THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
    2. THE CONJURING
    1. THE LONE RANGER

  • http://www.cinemaconfessions.com/ Gautam Anand

    Here are my Top 10 ..

    1. Gravity [A+]
    2. Upstream Color [A+]
    3. Before Midnight [A+]
    4. Prisoners [A-]
    5. The Spectacular Now [B+]
    6.The Hunt [B+]
    7. Short Term 12 [B+]
    8. Captain Philips [B+]
    9. Rush [B+]
    10. Side Effects [B]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/azjoker1/ azjoker1

    Movies I've Seen This Year: (my favorites are not necessarily ranked in terms of letter grade. I could've thought that a movie was worse than another but still liked it more)

    1. Gravity (A+)
    2. Elysium (A-)
    3. Star Trek: Into Darkness (A-)
    4. The Great Gatsby (A-)
    5. Man of Steel (B+)
    6. Iron Man 3 (B+)
    7. Fast and Furious 6 (B+)
    8. The Conjuring (A-)
    9. Monsters University (A)
    10. Insidious: Chapter 2 (B+)
    11. The Wolverine (B+)
    12. Grown Ups 2 (B)
    13. Oz: The Great and Powerful (B)
    14. Now You See Me (B+)
    15. Olympus Has Fallen (B+)
    16. The Lone Ranger (B)
    17. World War Z (B)
    18. Pacific Rim (B-)
    19. Despicable Me 2 (B/B-)
    20. 42 (B)
    21. We're The Millers (C)
    22. White House Down (C-)
    23. The Hangover Part III (C-)
    24. The Purge (D)
    25. Oblivion (D)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

    Haven't seen most of the films in your list but here are my top thus far:

    1) Place Beyond the Pines (9/10)
    2) Mud (8.1/10)
    3) Star Trek: Into Darkness (8/10)
    4) The Sapphires (8/10)
    5) This is the End (8/10)

    Television
    1) Breaking Bad (8.8/10)
    2) Game of Thrones (8.5/10)
    3) Homeland (8.1/10 thus far)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Corbin/ Corbin

    The films that have at least a shot of making my top 10 (alphabetical order):

    42
    Blue Jasmine
    Fast and Furious 6
    Gravity
    The Great Gatsby
    jOBS
    The Butler
    Much Ado About Nothing
    Mud
    Oblivion
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    The Way, Way Back
    World War Z

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

    So far...

    1. The Place Beyond the Pines
    2. Prisoners
    3. Gravity
    4. Rush
    5. Side Effects
    6. Spring Breakers
    7. Lee Daniels the Butler
    8. Ice Man
    9. World War Z
    10. Conjuring

    TV Show

    The only two I had time for.

    1. Breaking Bad
    2. Hannibal

    Movies I am still looking forward to:

    The Wolf of Wall Street
    The Counselor
    Old Boy
    The Grandmaster

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

      Forgot Inside Llewyn Davis another film I'm looking forward to.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Silga/ Silga

    From best to worst:

    10/10

    1. Spring Breakers

    9/10

    2. Side Effects
    3. The Bling Ring
    4. Stories We Tell
    5. Hannah Arendt
    6. Before Midnight
    7. The Great Gatsby

    8/10

    8. Something in the Air
    9. Mood Indigo
    10. Pacific Rim
    11. Man of Steel
    12. Pain & Gain
    13. Violet & Daisy
    14. Oblivion
    15. World War Z
    16. The Conjuring
    17. The Lone Ranger
    18. Byzantium
    19. Monsters University
    20. Gambit
    21. Blancanieves
    22. Populaire

    7/10

    23. What Maisie Knew
    24. The Iceman
    25. Fast & Furious 6
    26. Broken City
    27. A Caretaker's Tale
    28. This is the End
    29. No
    30. Promised Land
    31. Red 2
    32. 2 Guns
    33. Hummingbird
    34. Elysium
    35. Fairhaven
    36. Despicable Me 2
    37. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
    38. Jack the Giant Slayer

    6/10

    39. White House Down
    40. Now You See Me
    41. Mama
    42. Thérèse Desqueyroux
    43. Trance
    44. Circles
    45. The To Do List
    46. G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation
    47. Möbius
    48. Comrade Kim Goes Flying
    49. Parker
    50. L

    5/10

    51. At Any Price
    52. Passion
    53. Dead Man Down
    54. Arthur Newman
    55. Gangster Squad
    56. Bullet to the Head
    57. Iron Man 3
    58. Epic
    59. The Croods
    60. The Place Beyond the Pines
    61. Young & Wild
    62. Lay the Favorite
    63. Phantom
    64. I'm So Excited!
    65. Twice Born
    66. The Last Stand
    67. 7 Boxes
    68. Mental
    69. Dark Skies

    4/10

    70. The Hangover Part III
    71. Paradise: Love
    72. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
    73. Zaytoun

    3/10

    74. Vanishing Waves
    75. Olympus Has Fallen
    76. Snitch
    77. Runner, Runner
    78. The Big Wedding

    2/10

    79. Killing Season
    80. The Dyatlov Pass Incident
    81. After Earth
    82. The Call
    83. The Heat
    84. A Gun in Each Hand
    85. The Host
    86. A Haunted House
    87. Single Valentine
    88. Evil Dead
    89. Post Tenebras Lux
    90. The Purge
    91. Identity Thief
    92. The Frozen Ground

    1/10

    93. A Good Day to Die Hard
    94. Scary Movie 5
    95. The Barrens

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/jinjuriki187/ jinjuriki187

    what about Mandela long walk to freedom, machete kills, and the hobbit desolation of smaug?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

      Smauuuuuuugggggggggggggg

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

    Hmm tough to narrow down and order them, let's see...

    Top 10 so far:

    1) Frances Ha
    2) Fruitvale Station
    3) Short Term 12
    4) Upstream Color
    5) Before Midnight
    6) The Hunt
    7) The Place Beyond the Pines
    8) Spring Breakers
    9) Rush
    10) The Way, Way Back

    Honorable Mentions: Gravity, Prisoners, This is the End, The World's End, World War Z, Fast & Furious 6

    Worst movies I've seen this year:

    1) The Kings of Summer
    2) The Kings of Summer
    3) THE KINGS OF SUMMER
    4) The Bling Ring
    5) Jack the Giant Slayer

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

      Forgot to add the Evil Dead remake to my "worsts." The King of Summer still deserves three spots though, so I guess it's my six worst :P

  • http://twitter.com/pmachados Pedro

    1. Side Effects
    2. Mud
    3. Rush
    4. Behind the Candelabra
    5. This is the End

    I've seen only a few movies this year, so I won't mention the rest of the list so I won't embarrass myself.
    And probably won't be seeing most of these films since my big local movie festival is turning to shit.

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    Yay, lists!!!

    Here's my 10:
    10. The Conjuring
    9. Wadjda
    8. Call Girl
    7. Breathe In
    6. This Is The End
    5. World War Z
    4. Side Effects
    3. The Great Gatsby
    2. These Final Hours
    1. Fruitvale Station

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    So far, this year has had quite a few highs, and many lows. Here's what I've seen

    4.5/5
    1. Gravity
    2. Before Midnight

    4/5
    3. Only God Forgives
    4. Prisoners
    5. Mud

    3.5/5
    6. Ain't Them Bodies Saints
    7. The Place Beyond the Pines
    8. Upstream Color
    9. Side Effects
    10. The World's End
    11. Pain & Gain
    12. Behind the Candelabra
    13. Spring Breakers

    3/5
    14. Blue Jasmine
    15. You're Next
    16. Much Ado About Nothing
    17. The Great Gatsby
    18. The Iceman
    19. The Spectacular Now
    20. A Field in England
    21. 42
    22. The Act of Killing
    23. Prince Avalanche
    24. Star Trek Into Darkness
    25. This is the End
    26. Oblivion
    27. Trance
    28. Redemption
    29. The Kings of Summer
    30. The Butler
    31. The Wolverine
    32. RED 2
    33. Man of Steel
    34. We're the Millers
    35. Iron Man 3

    2.5/5
    36. Stoker
    37. jOBS
    38. World War Z
    39. Now You See Me
    40. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
    41. Closed Circuit
    42. Fast & Furious 6
    43. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

    2/5
    44. Elysium
    45. The Heat
    46. Pacific Rim
    47. The Call
    48. Evil Dead

    1.5/5
    49. Getaway
    50. Identity Thief
    51. Safe Haven

    1/5
    52. Maniac
    53. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
    54. After Earth

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jennifer/ Jennifer

    I don't have a true top ten yet but of what I've seen, which isn't much, I really liked:

    Drinking Buddies
    Side Effects
    The Is the End

    Not too sure if Side Effects and This Is the End will wind up on my final top ten but I think Drinking Buddies will stick around. I usually wait until the end of the year and then go on a movie binge.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/jinjuriki187/ jinjuriki187

    1. prisoners
    2. gravity
    3. rush
    4. fruitvale station
    5. the way, way back
    6. star trek into darkness
    7. aint them bodies saints
    8. evil dead
    9. mud
    10. this is the end

    HM:
    man of steel
    pacific rim
    side effects
    blue jasmine
    the wolverine
    the worlds end
    the spectacular now
    the butler
    elysium
    fast and furious 6
    the conjuring
    the place beyond the pines

    most anticipated:
    machete kills
    out of the furnace
    captain phillips
    old boy
    thor dark world
    august osage county
    the counselor
    the wolf of wall street
    the hunger games catching fire
    mandela long walk to freedom
    inside llewyn davis
    the hobbit desolation of smaug
    monuments men
    saving mr banks
    american hustle
    the secret life of walter mitty
    twelve years a slave
    her
    dallas buyers club

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lonelytourist/ lonelytourist

    My top 10 as it stands:

    1. Spring Breakers
    2. Before Midnight
    3. Frances Ha
    4. What Maisie Knew
    5. Stories We Tell
    6. Gravity
    7. Mud
    8. Stoker
    9. Kon-Tiki
    10. Rush

    But I have a lot still to watch!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kaleb/ Kaleb

    My top films so far:
    1. The Way, Way Back
    2. Side Effects
    3. Fruitvale Station
    4. This Is the End
    5. Gravity
    6. Rush
    7. Prisoners
    8. Blue Jasmine

    Honorable Mentions:
    Fast & Furious 6
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    Olympus Has Fallen
    2 Guns
    Parkland

    Looking Forward To:
    Captain Phillips
    Romeo & Juliet
    12 Years A Slave
    All Is Lost
    The Counselor
    Ender's Game
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    American Hustle
    Her
    Anchorman: The Legend Continues

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/KevinWoz/ Kevin Wozniak

    Top 10 So Far

    1- Fruitvale Station
    2- Gravity
    3- Captain Phillips
    4- Prisoners
    5- The Way, Way Back
    6- Spring Breakers
    7- This is the End
    8- The Conjuring
    9- Side Effects
    10- Kill Your Darlings

    Worst So Far

    1- The Hangover Part III
    2- The Purge
    3- Pain and Gain
    4- Identity Thief
    5- Austenland
    6- The Lifeguard
    7- The Rambler
    8- Safe Haven
    9- R.I.P.D
    10- Iron Man 3 (based on disappointment)

    Best Actor: Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips
    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock - Gravity
    Best Supporting Actor: James Franco - Spring Breakers
    Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer - Fruitvale Station
    Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity

    Still in Theater That I Want to See

    The Butler
    Rush
    Blue Jasmine
    Don Jon
    Enough Said

    Most Anticipated

    1- The Wolf of Wall Street (I still have hope)
    2- American Hustle
    3- Oldboy
    4- 12 Years a Slave
    5- Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Andrew13/ Andrew13

    Seeing Prisoners and Gravity on Wednesday, so this is certainly subject to imminent change, but here's what I have so far:

    1. Before Midnight
    2. Blue Jasmine
    3. The Place Beyond the Pines
    4. Side Effects
    5. Rush
    6. To the Wonder
    7. Mud
    8. Only God Forgives
    9. Fruitvale Station
    10. World War Z

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Anna/ Anna

    I haven't seen many films this year... Here's my full list :

    .The Missing Picture A+
    .The Act of Killing A+
    .When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism A
    . Before Midnight A
    .Mud A
    .Only Lovers Left Alive A
    .Spring Breakers A-
    .Gravity B+
    .The Great Beauty B+
    .Beyond the Hills B+
    ----------------------------------------------- TOP 10

    .Neighboring Sounds B+
    .Blue Jasmine B+
    .Stranger by the Lake B+
    .The Hunt B
    .Frances Ha B
    .Behind the Candelabra B
    .The Conjuring B
    .Rush B
    .Farewell my Queen B
    .The Immigrant B-
    .Young and Beautiful B-
    .Stories We Tell B-
    Only God Forgives C+
    .The Dance of Reality C+
    .Side Effects C+
    .Evil Dead C+
    .Upstream Color C+
    .The Broken Circle Breakdown C+
    .Camille Claudel 1915 C
    .Laurence Anyways C
    .Mama C
    .Despicable Me 2 C-
    .The Place Beyond the Pines C-
    .Hide your Smiling Faces D-

    Movies that I'm really anticipating:

    . Blue is the Warmest Color
    .The Past
    .Inside Llewyn Davis
    . A Touch of Sin
    .The Grandmaster

    Movies that I will probably only see next year:
    .Under the Skin
    . Borgman
    .Class Enemy
    .Child's Pose
    .Visitors

    .

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/LostFanaticBrian/ LostFanaticBrian

    Here's my Top 10 so far, though I haven't seen everything yet.

    1. Gravity
    2. Before Midnight
    3. Short Term 12
    4. Rush
    5. The Spectacular Now
    6. Fruitvale Station
    7. The World's End
    8. Blue Jasmine
    9. Prisoners
    10. Star Trek Into Darkness

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/icerose/ cynthia dower

    I have yet to see many of these films but based on what I have read so far and the kind of films l enjoy

    1.Only Lovers Left Alive (seeing it in 2 weeks at LFF)UK release in early 2014
    2.Blue is The Warmest Colour
    3.12 years a Slave ( I am a huge Chiwetel Ejiofor,fan from seeing his stage work)
    4.Inside Llewyn Davis
    5.Philomena
    6.Blue Jasmine
    7.Thor
    8.The Butler
    9.Dallas Buyers Club
    10.Heli

  • http://www.seensome.com SeenSome

    Of the films you listed, the following haven't been released in the UK yet so I haven't seen...

    The Act of Killing
    Blue is the Warmest Color
    Fruitvale Station
    Gravity
    Short Term 12
    All is Lost
    August: Osage County
    Captain Phillips
    Dallas Buyers Club
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    The Past
    Philomena
    12 Years a Slave

    The best ones I've seen so far this year, in alphabetical order...

    Before Midnight
    Blue Jasmine
    The East
    Everyone's Going to Die (not yet released)
    Filth (not yet released in the US)
    Frances Ha
    The Kings of Summer
    Mud
    Only God Forgives
    The Place Beyond the Pines
    Prisoners
    Rush
    Side Effects
    Spring Breakers
    Stories We Tell
    This is the End
    The Way, Way Back
    What Maisie Knew

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/shakespeare3025/ shakespeare3025

    My Top 10 Films of the Year So Far:

    1. The Place Beyond the Pines
    2. The Way, Way Back
    3. Prisoners
    4. Despicable Me 2
    5. Star Trek Into Darkness
    6. Don Jon
    7. The Spectacular Now
    8. World War Z
    9. The World’s End
    10. The Great Gatsby

    My Least-Favourite Film: The only film I really hated would be Man of Steel.

    My Top 10 Most Anticipated Films (an * indicates high chance of being on my top 10 list at the end of the year):
    1. 12 Years a Slave* (this will also likely be the best film I see all year, based on what I'm hearing)
    2. All Is Lost
    3. Captain Phillips*
    4. August: Osage County*
    5. American Hustle*
    6. The Wolf of Wall Street
    7. The Monuments Men
    8. Saving Mr. Banks
    9. The Counselor
    10. Dallas Buyers Club

    Films I Have to See Now:
    1. Gravity
    2. Rush
    3. Enough Said

    And a Film That I Just Ordered And Plan to Watch Right Away:
    Much Ado About Nothing

    That's my list.

  • Levi Junk

    It's been a very good year in film so far! My list: 1. Spring Breakers 2. The Place Beyond the Pines 3. Gravity 4. Mud 5. This is the End 6. Only God Forgives 7. Prisoners 8. The Bling Ring 9. Blue Jasmine 10. The Conjuring. HM: The Blue Umbrella (short), Side Effects, Trance, The World's End, Stoker & The Spectacular Now. Still need to see: Stories We Tell, Frances Ha, Upstream Color, The Grandmaster, No, Before Midnight, Fruitvale Station + many more.

  • yao21

    Still a lot of movies to see and im certain my list will change.. My top 5 right now:

    1. Side Effects
    2. The Way Way Back
    3. The Conjuring
    4. Star Trek Into Darkness
    5. Evil Dead / The East

  • Gerard Kennelly

    My top 10 of the year so far is
    1.At Any Price
    2.The Company You Keep
    3.Only God Forgives
    4.Twelve Years A Slave
    5.The Place Beyond The Pines
    6.Mud
    7.The Counselor
    8.Nebraska
    9.The Great Gatsby
    10.Prisoners

  • Mae Gonzales

    My top 10 movies for 2013 are here http://sh.st/unHh