10 of The Best Movies of 2013
Sure, we all know Man of Steel was a great comeback for Superman, Catching Fire was even better than The Hunger Games, and 12 Years a Slave will definitely see some Oscars. So I am pretty sure I don’t need to point out the obvious. That’s why I picked a few titles that might have been neglected this year, and a few that have been big surprises.
***Please Click on the Title of the Movie to see my review of it!***
A teenage boy has to go on a vacation with his mother and her new boyfriend and his daughter. Feeling neglected by his mother, who seems to still trying to find herself, he starts working at a public pool and befriends the owner, who shows more interest in him than his mother or her boyfriend.
I think it is hard to find a movie starring Toni Collette that is actually bad, and The Way Way Back doesn’t suck either. I would even take it a step further and call it one of the best coming-of-age movies that have been released within the last few years. The actors show a lot of commitment and it isn’t hard to relate the main characters.
Ethan wants nothing more but to escape from a small in South Carolina. When he meets the quiet and mysterious Lena, he instantly knows that she is the girl he has been dreaming about for quite a while. They fall in love with each other. But Lena has a secret that might not allow them to stay together. Is their love doomed?
This was the only Young Adult Novel – adaptation besides The Hunger Games that I actually enjoyed. It had committed and talented actors, a very complex and interesting storyline, and great character development. I honestly didn’t want it to end, and I was looking forward to seeing the next part. Unfortunately it didn’t do too well at the box office. So there won’t be a second adaptation. 😦
What do you think? Do You agree? Well, I already know one of my dear blogger friends wouldn’t agree with Trance, I am talking to you Abbi 😀 But that’s why I love blogging: There are so many interesting opinions out there, and this is a way to get to know a few.
So, please share your thoughts with me.
I was surprised to see candelabra on the list. I guess michael douglas still has it in him. I must see the conjuring. Everyone says it has one of the scariest scenes ever.
I lost faith in Michael Douglas, too, but that was a really strong comeback. It used to be bad for an actor’s image if he took a role portraying a gay person, but now it’s a proof at how multifarious they are. I am glad time’s have changed…! About The Conjuring: It is a very griping and atmospheric supernatural thriller and knowing that the it is based on a true story and the facts are mostly very true makes it even scarier. I wouldn’t say it had one of the scariest scenes ever, but it definitely made me feel a little uneasy every now and then! 😀
Hahahahha! Love the personal shout out. I didn’t like Trance. I can see why loads of people did though. I also hated Beautiful Creatures but that’s probably because I read the book and they changed everything for the worse. Lol! You’ve got some great picks here though, some of which I still need to see!
You are welcome! 😀 I love how you talked about Rosario’s vagina… I couldn’t breath! I haven’t read the book of Beautiful Creatures, I guess that’s why it didn’t do so well. I understand that. Maybe I have to read the books now! 😀 Thank you, Abbi!
Hahahahha…well sometimes a movie can have a little too much vagina! The first book is good but then they get progressively worse…
oh wow, okay, I guess I will read number 1 then! Thanks for letting me know. I hate reading bad books far more then watching a bad movie! 😀
Side Effects was amazing. Didn’t expect so many plot twists, definitely one of the surprises of 2013. I put my list together, going to publish it tomorrow don’t forget to check it out and see what you agree with! Happy New Year.
I will surely check it out! Excited to see your picks!!
I have watched only The Conjuring and Gravity in that list, and they are in my top 10 as well as top 5 🙂 May be they will release the rest of the movies here in 2014 or might be premiered on tv 😀
I can only wish that they had released Beautiful Creatures here instead of Mortal Instruments 😉
Yes, I was lucky enough to see it on the Big screen, and it really took me by surprise.
Well, I am not sure they will show Behind The Candelabra on Indian TV, but it is not a MUST SEE- must see. I only heard the name Liberace before I have seen the movie, but couldn’t associate anything with it. And I am sure I would still live happily had I not known about his life! Hahahaaha! But I was definitely impressed by the outstanding performances by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, which made it a really impressive movie.