List of Top 10 Films of 2013 Is Missing One Glaringly Obvious Flick
Full disclosure: I have a bit of a bone to pick with this full list because nowhere do I see American Hustle, and that film is without a doubt one of the best comedies of 2013 (not to mention total Oscar bait) — but even with that glaring oversight, this list has a lot of great picks. 2013 was a great year for films, and that is completely reflected in AP's official list of the best movies of 2013. This Is the End! 12 Years a Slave! Blue Is the Warmest Color! Frances Ha! Her! Enough Said! Blue Jasmine!
The list comes from AP writer Jake Coyle, who points out that though Steven Spielberg predicted earlier this year that the future of Hollywood was that of an imminent "implosion," 2013 was one of the best years for films thanks to projects like Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, and Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, both of which pushed the envelope for films plot-wise and production wise. "The movie won't be remembered for its thin story," Coyle wrote of the latter, "but at a time when television's rise is much discussed, Gravity reinvigorated the big screen experience."
You can check out the full list below, and head over to AP for a lengthier discussion about what films made the cut.
1. 12 Years a Slave
3. Frances Ha
4. Inside Llewyn Davis
5. The Hunt
6. The Great Beauty
8. Blue Is the Warmest Color
9. This Is the End
10. The Spectacular Now and Short Term 12
Also: Her, 'Nebraska, Rush, A Band Called Death, Elysium, Fruitvale Station, Captain Phillips, Upstream Color, Enough Said, Blue Jasmine