2013 had a big year for movies. From superheroes (Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Thor: the Dark World) to drama (Lee Daniels: The Butler, 12 Years a Slave) and sci-fi (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Oblivion, Gravity). It’s hard to see them all and I hardly could keep up with the hundreds of movies that came out.
Of all the movies to come out this year, I’ve only seen 27 of them. Since tomorrow is a new year, with hundreds more movies I would like to see, I’ve rated the top 5 best and worst of the 2013 I’ve seen.
- Star Trek: Into Darkness
J.J. Abrams made Star Trek cool again and the sequel was successful in capturing fans attention with one of the most busy actors of the year Benedict Cumberbatch.
- This is the End
One of the best apocalypse movies of the year. Actors played an exaggerated version of themselves and it kept me laughing most of the time. Also: Backstreet Boys.
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
One of the best book-to-movie adaptations. Catching Fire was even better than the first Hunger Games movie. Some critics were disappointed but I think this will be the best of all the Hunger Games movies.
- 12 Years a Slave
A very powerful film showing the struggle of a free black man sold into slavery in the South. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance was heartbreaking and at times hard to watch.
- American Hustle
Worth seeing at least once and great performances by these actors.
- Side Effects
The trailer is totally misleading and watching the movie was disappointing.
- Olympus Has Fallen
A good action movie but there wasn’t anything to it. Kind of boring after a while.
- After Earth
Entertaining with some good effects but it wasn’t the best of the sci-fi films to come out this year.
- Warm Bodies
I was disappointed not to like this better. It tried to be funny but it didn’t leave a good impression on me.