2013 Top Ten List

  • Coherence (James Ward Byrkit)
  • Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)
  • Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)
  • Proxy (Zack Parker)
  • The Counselor (Ridley Scott)
  • Upstream Color (Shane Carruth)
  • All Is Lost (J.C. Chandor)
  • The Past (Asghar Farhadi)
  • The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh)
  • Phil Spector (David Mamet)
  • Additional 2013 Films By Rating

  • Snowpiercer (Bong Joon Ho)
  • Joe (David Gordon Green)
  • Lucky Them (Megan Griffiths)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
  • Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
  • Club Sandwich (Fernando Eimbcke)
  • The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zürcher)
  • Let the Fire Burn (Jason Osder)
  • Nymph()maniac Vol. I (Lars von Trier)
  • Her (Spike Jonze)
  • Cheatin' (Bill Plympton)
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
  • Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming Liang)
  • Finding Vivian Maier (John Maloof & Charlie Siskel)
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch)
  • Moebius (Kim Ki Duk)
  • The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard)
  • Sorrow and Joy (Nils Malmros)
  • In Bloom (Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon Gross)
  • Tim's Vermeer (Teller)
  • The World's End (Edgar Wright)
  • Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski)
  • Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
  • Young & Beautiful (François Ozon)
  • Gloria (Sebastián Lelio)
  • Paradise: Hope (Ulrich Seidl)
  • Oz the Great and Powerful (Sam Raimi)
  • Bethlehem (Yuval Adler)
  • The Dog (Allison Berg & Frank Keraudren)
  • Shield of Straw (Takashi Miike)
  • Tanta agua (Ana Guevara Pose & Leticia Jorge Romero)
  • We Are the Best! (Lukas Moodysson)
  • Eastern Boys (Robin Campillo)
  • Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Bastards (Claire Denis)
  • Love Is the Perfect Crime (Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu)
  • When Evening Falls on Bucharest, or: Metabolism (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  • World War Z (Marc Forster)
  • 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (J.J. Abrams)
  • Go for Sisters (John Sayles)
  • Starred Up (David Mackenzie)
  • Adult World (Scott Coffey)
  • Memphis (Tim Sutton)
  • Abuse of Weakness (Catherine Breillat)
  • Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener)
  • Venus in Fur (Roman Polanski)
  • Twenty Feet From Stardom (Morgan Neville)
  • The Last Stand (Kim Jee-woon)
  • The Double (Richard Ayoade)
  • American Hustle (David O. Russell)
  • Closed Curtain (Jafar Panahi & Kambuzia Partovi)
  • A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhang-Ke)
  • The Major (Yuri Bykov)
  • Le Week-end (Roger Michell)
  • Begin Again (John Carney)
  • Tangerines (Zaza Urushadze)
  • Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass)
  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani)
  • The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino)
  • Welcome to the Punch (Eran Creevy)
  • The Conjuring (James Wan)
  • Dom Hemingway (Richard Shepard)
  • Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
  • Particle Fever (Mark Levinson)
  • What If (Michael Dowse)
  • Watermark (Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky)
  • Short Term 12 (Destin Daniel Cretton)
  • Blind Dates (Levan Koguashvili)
  • Hide Your Smiling Faces (Daniel Patrick Carbone)
  • 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Sébastien Betbeder)
  • Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Michel Gondry)
  • October November (Götz Spielmann)
  • Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Stephen Chow)
  • The Immigrant (James Gray)
  • The Square (Jehane Noujaim)
  • I Give It a Year (Dan Mazer)
  • Soldate Jeannette (Daniel Hoesl)
  • Oculus (Mike Flanagan)
  • Alan Partridge (Declan Lowney)
  • 2 Guns (Baltasar Kormákur)
  • Burning Bush (Agnieszka Holland)
  • At Berkeley (Frederick Wiseman)
  • 12 O'Clock Boys (Lotfy Nathan)
  • Our Sunhi (Hong Sang-soo)
  • Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh)
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared (Felix Herngren)
  • Concussion (Stacie Passon)
  • Jealousy (Philippe Garrel)
  • Wrong Cops (Quentin Dupieux)
  • The Unknown Known (Errol Morris)
  • White Reindeer (Zach Clark)
  • Stoker (Park Chan-wook)
  • Hell Baby (Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon)
  • Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (Arnaud des Pallières)
  • Cannibal (2013, Manuel Martín Cuenca)
  • Afflicted (Clif Prowse & Derek Lee)
  • A Wolf at the Door (Fernando Coimbra)
  • Felony (Matthew Saville)
  • A Master Builder (Jonathan Demme)
  • The Best Offer (Giuseppe Tornatore)
  • American Promise (Joe Brewster & Michèle Stephenson)
  • Parkland (Peter Landesman)
  • Cheap Thrills (E.L. Katz)
  • A Case of You (Kat Coiro)
  • Borgman (Alex van Warmerdam)
  • Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro)
  • Seduced and Abandoned (James Toback)
  • These Final Hours (Zak Hilditch)
  • Kilimanjaro (Walter Strafford)
  • Machete Kills (Robert Rodriguez)
  • Some Velvet Morning (Neil LaBute)
  • The Galápagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine)
  • In a World... (Lake Bell)
  • Fanny (Daniel Auteuil)
  • Lee Daniels' The Butler (Lee Daniels)
  • Rigor Mortis (Juno Mak)
  • Magical Universe (Jeremy Workman)
  • Touchy Feely (Lynn Shelton)
  • Child's Pose (Calin Peter Netzer)
  • Beautiful Creatures (Richard LaGravenese)
  • Nobody's Daughter Haewon (Hong Sangsoo)
  • Intruders (Noh Young Seok)
  • A Teacher (Hannah Fidell)
  • Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie)
  • It Felt Like Love (Eliza Hittman)
  • One Chance (David Frankel)
  • Closer to the Moon (Nae Caranfil)
  • May in the Summer (Cherien Dabis)
  • Little Feet (Alexandre Rockwell)
  • The Last of the Unjust (Claude Lanzmann)
  • The French Minister (Bertrand Tavernier)
  • The Last of Robin Hood (Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland)
  • Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt)
  • The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-wai)
  • Code Black (Ryan McGarry)
  • Blind Detective (Johnnie To)
  • Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallée)
  • Bad Hair (Mariana Rondón)
  • Monsters University (Dan Scanlon)
  • About Time (Richard Curtis)
  • The Wolverine (James Mangold)
  • The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)
  • Grigris (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
  • Chinese Puzzle (Cédric Klapisch)
  • Story of My Death (Albert Serra)
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)
  • The Pretty One (Jenée LaMarque)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Francis Lawrence)
  • Paradise (Diablo Cody)
  • Gabrielle (Louise Archambault)
  • Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite)
  • Beneath the Harvest Sky (Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly)
  • Runner Runner (Brad Furman)
  • Some Girl(s) (Daisy von Scherler Mayer)
  • Devil's Pass (Renny Harlin)
  • Contracted (Eric England)
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Peter Jackson)
  • Palo Alto (Gia Coppola)
  • The Art of the Steal (Jonathan Sobol)
  • Whitewash (Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais)
  • All Is Bright (Phil Morrison)
  • Fading Gigolo (John Turturro)
  • Web Junkie (Shosh Shlam & Hilla Medalia)
  • Lone Survivor (Peter Berg)
  • Tip Top (Serge Bozon)
  • Bluebird (Lance Edmands)
  • Big Men (Rachel Boynton)
  • Omar (Hany Abu-Assad)
  • Bicycling With Molière (Philippe Le Guay)
  • Escape From Tomorrow (Randy Moore)
  • Breathe In (Drake Doremus)
  • The Fifth Estate (Bill Condon)
  • Love Battles (Jacques Doillon)
  • After Tiller (2013, Martha Shane & Lana Wilson)
  • Run & Jump (Steph Green)
  • Human Capital (Paolo Virzì)
  • Sunlight Jr. (Laurie Collyer)
  • The Lifeguard (Liz W. Garcia)
  • Heli (Amat Escalante)
  • The Film Critic (Hernán Guerschuny)
  • Half of a Yellow Sun (Biyi Bandele)
  • 1982 (Tommy Oliver)
  • The Summer of Flying Fish (Marcela Said)
  • 24 Exposures (Joe Swanberg)
  • Real (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  • The Face of Love (Arie Posin)
  • Marius (Daniel Auteuil)
  • The Invisible Woman (Ralph Fiennes)
  • Oldboy (Spike Lee)
  • The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) (János Szász)
  • Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh)
  • Scenic Route (Kevin Goetz & Michael Goetz)
  • Last Love (Sandra Nettelbeck)
  • Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan)
  • The Kings of Summer (Jordan Vogt-Roberts)
  • Salvo (Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza)
  • In Fear (Jeremy Lovering)
  • Bad Turn Worse (Zeke Hawkins & Simon Hawkins)
  • Hours (Eric Heisserer)
  • A Fragile Trust (Samantha Grant)
  • Like Father, Like Son (Kore-Eda Hirokazu)
  • The German Doctor (Lucía Puenzo)
  • Elysium (Neill Blomkamp)
  • The Truth About Emanuel (Francesca Gregorini)
  • Tracks (John Curran)
  • Admission (Paul Weitz)
  • Nightingale (Philippe Muyl)
  • Somewhere Slow (Jeremy O'Keefe)
  • The Look of Love (Michael Winterbottom)
  • Pioneer (Erik Skjoldbjærg)
  • Mood Indigo (Michel Gondry)
  • On My Way (Emmanuelle Bercot)
  • Odd Thomas (Stephen Sommers)
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller)
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)
  • Mama (Andy Muschietti)
  • Philomena (Stephen Frears)
  • Bad Words (Jason Bateman)
  • Drones (Rick Rosenthal)
  • The Railway Man (Jonathan Teplitzky)
  • Girl on a Bicycle (Jeremy Leven)
  • Southcliffe (Sean Durkin)
  • The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann)
  • The Kill Team (Dan Krauss)
  • Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway)
  • Hateship Loveship (Liza Johnson)
  • Labor Day (Jason Reitman)
  • The Liberator (Alberto Arvelo)
  • Almost Human (Joe Begos)
  • Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (Sam Fleischner)
  • In the Name Of (Malgoska Szumowska)
  • Jobs (Joshua Michael Stern)
  • The Dance of Reality (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
  • McCanick (Josh C. Waller)
  • A Field in England (Ben Wheatley)
  • Adore (Anne Fontaine)
  • Nymph()maniac Vol. II (Lars von Trier)
  • Big Sur (Michael Polish)
  • The Wait (M. Blash)
  • Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian (Arnaud Desplechin)
  • CBGB (Randall Miller)
  • The Zero Theorem (Terry Gilliam)
  • White House Down (Roland Emmerich)
  • Brightest Star (Maggie Kiley)
  • Norte, the End of History (Lav Diaz)
  • Still Life (Uberto Pasolini)
  • The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola)
  • Hank and Asha (James E. Duff)
  • And Now a Word From Our Sponsor (Zack Bernbaum)
  • Cold Comes the Night (Tze Chun)
  • Beneath (Ben Ketai)
  • The Congress (Ari Folman)
  • Salinger (Shane Salerno)
  • The Hot Flashes (Susan Seidelman)
  • Child of God (James Franco)
  • Violette (Martin Provost)
  • The Last Days on Mars (Ruairí Robinson)
  • Tasting Menu (Roger Gual)
  • The Secret Lives of Dorks (Salomé Breziner)
  • Breaking the Girls (Jamie Babbit)
  • Very Good Girls (Naomi Foner)
  • Underdogs (Doug Dearth)
  • I'm So Excited! (Pedro Almodóvar)
  • Breakup at a Wedding (Victor Quinaz)
  • Ass Backwards (Chris Nelson)
  • Hard to Be a God (Aleksei German)
  • A Castle in Italy (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi)
  • Manakamana (Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez)
  • Open Grave (Gonzalo López-Gallego)
  • Stranded (Roger Christian)
  • Blood Glacier (Marvin Kren)
  • Ghost Team One (Scott Rutherford & Ben Peyser)
  • Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn)
  • Enter the Dangerous Mind (Youssef Delara & Victor Teran)