Movie Ratings & Reviews
Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).
- Before Midnight (2013) 10
Linklater's second sequel to Before Sunrise, set another nine years later, in Greece. Brilliant, believable.
- Gravity (2013) 10
Breathtaking masterpiece inspires profound reflection on Earth and humanity. Among the greatest films ever made.
- 12 Years a Slave (2013) 9
Gut-wrenching adaptation of the 1853 autobiography of free-born Solomon Northup who was abducted into slavery.
- American Hustle (2013) 9
Fictionalization of the Abscam FBI sting operation of the early 1980s. Stylishly brilliant criminal behavior.
- Blackfish (2013) 9
The horrors of SeaWorld. Shows the devastating consequences of keeping intelligent, sentient creatures in captivity.
- Cutie and the Boxer (2013) 9
The art and 40-year marriage of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, Japanese artists in New York.
- Dallas Buyers Club (2013) 9
In 1985, Ron Woodroof defies the FDA and helps HIV/AIDS patients get medication. Empathic, remarkable.
- Frances Ha (2013) 9
Delightful, compassionate portrait of floundering NYC hipsters by Noah Baumbach and the quirky Greta Gerwig.
- Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries, The (2013) 9
Six Neil deGrasse Tyson lectures exploring what we don't know about how the universe works.
- Place Beyond the Pines, The (2013) 9
Motorcycle stunt rider Gosling wants to provide for his newborn son. Haunting modern Greek tragedy.
- Room 237 (2013) 9
Explores the meaning of Kubrick's 'The Shining': Native American genocide, the Holocaust, Apollo moon landings?
- Upstream Color (2013) 9
Shane Carruth's fragmented, hypnotic story of lost identity. Puzzling allegory via Thoreau and psychotropic grubs.
- Wind Rises, The (2013) 9
Miyazaki shows Jiro Horikoshi's dream of flight in Japan, passing through both world wars. Fascinating.
- Computer Chess (2013) 8
Bizarre story about artificial intelligence via 1980s chess programmers. It's like 'Pi' meets 'Napoleon Dynamite'.
- Conjuring, The (2013) 8
Creepy-as-hell 1971 paranormal investigation of a haunted Rhode Island farmhouse by Ed and Lorraine Warren.
- East, The (2013) 8
Private intelligence agent Brit Marling infiltrates an anarchist group that attacks her firm's corporate clients.
- Finding Vivian Maier (2013) 8
Fascinating investigation into the mysteries of an eccentric, secretive nanny with a prolific photographic legacy.
- From Up on Poppy Hill (2013) 8
Lovely but mundane parable about preserving history from the Miyazakis/Studio Ghibli. Set in post-WWII Japan.
- Grandmaster, The (2013) 8
Kar-Wai Wong's dazzling tale of Ip Man, the legendary kung-fu master who trained Bruce Lee.
- Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) 8
Coen Brothers adaptation about a young singer navigating the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961.
- Painting, The (2013) 8
Characters in an incomplete painting seek their creator. Charming parable about God and social status.
- Prisoners (2013) 8
Two little girls are abducted. Can the detective or father-turned-vigilante solve the puzzle in time?
- Purge (2013) 8
A young woman running from Russian sex-traffickers meets an older version of herself. Gut-wrenching.
- Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) 8
Well-crafted Abrams sequel explores the bromance between Kirk and Spock, introduces their most famous nemesis.
- Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013) 8
Documentary examines the erosion of privacy in the digital age. How corporations and governments spy.
- Tim's Vermeer (2013) 8
Ingenious. Inventor Tim Jenison works to replicate the painting techniques of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer.
- Trance (2013) 8
An art heist gone wrong, or was the whole thing meticulously planned? Hypnotizing psychological thriller.
- Truth About Romance, The (2013) 8
Losing what you thought you wanted can reveal a new adventure. Danielle Jackson is magnetic.
- About Time (2013) 7
Sweet tale of a man from a family of time-travelers. Sentimental tearjerker, but inspires reflection.
- Big Sur (2013) 7
Depressed alcoholic Beat writer Jack Duluoz/Kerouac retreats to a small cabin in California's Big Sur.
- Calles Hablan, Las (2013) 7
Documentary about graffiti art in Barcelona, Spain, pitting an artistic community versus a restrictive government.
- Elysium (2013) 7
In 2154, only the wealthy are citizens of a space station orbiting the ruined Earth.
- Europa Report (2013) 7
Six astronauts travel to Jupiter's moon in search of life. NASA-style realism through found footage.
- FL: Unpremeditated Movie (2013) 7
No-budget documentary by MTO that chronicles his controversial graffiti art and intervention in Sarasota, Florida.
- From One Second to the Next (2013) 7
Short documentary chronicling the devastating consequences of texting and driving, directed by Werner Herzog.
- Great Gatsby, The (2013) 7
Luhrmann's anachronistic telling of the Fitzgerald novel. It works, despite hyperactive production design and Jay-Z.
- How I Live Now (2013) 7
An American teenager's visit to the English countryside changes dramatically when World War III begins.
- Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The (2013) 7
Jena Malone helps Jennifer Lawrence carry the sequel about rebellion following the 74th Hunger Games.
- Kill Your Darlings (2013) 7
A 1944 murder draws together Beat Generation greats Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
- Love & Teleportation (2013) 7
A disgraced quantum mechanics professor invents a teleportation machine in his garage. Clever, charming ending.
- Oblivion (2013) 7
A dazzling, futuristic Tom Cruise space vehicle. Sadly overexplains the post-apocalyptic mystery. Fuck you, Sally.
- Phantom (2013) 7
A Tokyo couple's all-night philosophical conversation about their precarious lives and place in the world.
- Rewind This! (2013) 7
The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape. How home video changed the world.
- Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The (2013) 7
In this remake, daydreaming photo manager Ben Stiller finds himself in an extraordinary real-life adventure.
- Spring Breakers (2013) 7
Harmony Korine's latest artsy trainwreck/portrait of American cultural dysfunction, loaded with topless party girls.
- Stoker (2013) 7
A mysterious uncle appears in the life of a grieving, impressionable teenager. Dark and stylish.
- When Time Becomes a Woman (2013) 7
Dialogue-driven sci-fi filmed at Jordan's Dead Sea. Mysterious narrative about how the world could end.
- World War Z (2013) 7
U.N. employee Brad Pitt races around the world trying to stop the deadly zombie pandemic.
- Wrong (2013) 7
Absurdist Dupieux film about a man changing others' lives while looking for his lost dog.
- Byzantium (2013) 6
Two mysterious women take refuge in a seaside town. An outlandish but effective vampire story.
- Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013) 6
Two rather insufferable young Americans seek the legendary hallucinogenic cactus in Chile. Anticlimactic drug trip.
- Haunter (2013) 6
A 1985 teenager's stuck in a time loop. Predictable yet illogical 'Groundhog Day' with ghosts.
- Lifeguard, The (2013) 6
Lovable Kristen Bell's sensitive, sympathetic performance saves this uninspired movie. But she's actually too likable.
- Lovelace (2013) 6
Superficially explores the story of one-time porn star Linda Lovelace and her sleazy, abusive husband.
- Pacific Rim (2013) 6
Predictable monster-robot movie that's smarter than Transformers, but silly. I expected more from del Toro.
- Salinger (2013) 6
Invades the privacy of J. D. Salinger. Engaging speculation, but trumpeted through a flawed, self-important lens.
- Upside Down (2013) 6
If you can somehow accept the ludicrous science/impossible physics, it's charming. An ambitious love story.
- Host, The (2013) 5
From the writer of Twilight comes a poorly structured alien-human romance, presumably for adolescent girls.
- C.O.G. (2013) CRAP
A self-absorbed graduate tries living the simple life in Oregon, finds self-hatred through religion? Pointless garbage.
- Sharknado (2013) CRAP
Was idiotically curious about the magnitude of this TV-movie's absurdity. It's a bloody, bad-CGI trainwreck.
- Wild Girl Waltz (2013) CRAP
I want to support indie films, but this was almost unwatchable. Painful acting, unlikable characters.
- Wrong Cops (2013) CRAP
Aggressively self-conscious inanity via wild, musical antics of a moronic, corrupt police force. WTF, Dupieux.
2013 ReleasesSearch returned all films from 2013 out of 1603 total rated films.
FROM BAD TO WORSE
Statistical ratings distribution of these 62 films (3.9% of total rated films):
With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
(especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
Average rating for these 62 films: 7.2.
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