Best Films of 2013

I collected 18 “Best Films of 2013” lists and combined them into one list.  Here are the results.  The numbers in bold indicate how many lists the movie is on.  I have included every film on two or more of the original lists, along with the director’s name and the country(s) where it was produced. If I have seen the film, I have added my personal rating on a 1-10 scale.

16
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, US)

15
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, US) (9/10)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen, US) (9/10)

14
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, US) (6/10)

13
Her (Spike Jonze, US) (9/10)

11
Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, France)

10
American Hustle (David O. Russell, US) (8/10)

9
Nebraska (Alexander Payne, US) (9/10)

8
All Is Lost (J.C. Chandor, US) (8/10)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen, US) (9/10)
Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, US)
A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke, China)

7
The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark/Norway/UK) (10/10)
The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France) (9/10)
Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, Canada)

6
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, US) (9/10)
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler, US)
Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, US)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorcese, US) (8/10)

5
The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola, US)
Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener, US) (7/10)
Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon, US)
Short Term 12 (Destin Cretton, US) (8/10)
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan)

4
The Grandmaster
(Wong Kar Wai, China)
Mud (Jeff Nichols, US) (7/10)
Prisoners (Denis Villeneuve, US)
Upstream Color (Shane Carruth, US) (8/10)

3
Behind the Candelabra
 (Steven Soderbergh, US) (8/10)
At Berkeley (Frederick Wiseman, US)
Beyond the Hills (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)
Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski, US)
The Conjuring (James Wan, US) (8/10)
Fill the Void (Rama Burshtein, Israel)
The Past (Asghar Farhadi, Iran/France/Italy)
Rush (Ron Howard, US)
Saving Mr. Banks (John Lee Hancock, US/UK/Australia) (7/10)
Wadjda
(Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia)
The World’s End 
(Edgar Wright, UK)

2
Caesar Must Die (Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Italy)
The Counselor (Ridley Scott, US/UK)
Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallée, US) (9/10)
Frozen (Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, US)
The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann, US/Australia) (7/10)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Peter Jackson, US/New Zealand)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Francis Lawrence, US)
Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, US/China)
Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel, France/UK/US)
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, US) (6/10)
Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, Austria/US) (9/10)
No (Pablo Larraín, Chile)
Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark/France/Thailand/US/Sweden)
Out of the Furnace (Scott Cooper, US/UK)
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Terence Nance, US)
Pain and Gain (Michael Bay, US)
The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance, US)
The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard, UK)
The Spectacular Now (James Ponsoldt, US) (8/10)
The Square (Jehane Noujaim, Egypt/US)
To the Wonder (Terrence Malick, US)
Trance (Danny Boyle, UK)
World War Z (Marc Forster, US/Malta)
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (Alain Resnais, France/Germany)

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