Best Movies of 2013

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Best Movies of 2013
Best Movies of 2013
TOP Movies: Gravity (2013), Frozen (2013), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Starred Up (2013), Her (2013), Safe Haven (2013), Coherence (2013), Labor Day (2013), The Conjuring (2013), The Great Gatsby (2013), Prisoners (2013), Iron Man 3 (2013), Blue Jasmine (2013), The Host (2013), Hours (2013), Captain Phillips (2013), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Monsters University (2013).
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List of Best Movies

Gravity (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scenic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: outer space, survival, isolation, space station, astronaut, catastrophe, space travel, spacecraft, disaster, sole survivor, stranded, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, touching, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, disney, magic, sisters, snow, adventure, disney princess, love and romance, family, snowman, magical, power of love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway, scandinavia
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: motivational, heartbreaking, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: slavery, racism, torture, freedom, life is a bitch, interracial relations, survival, african american, civil rights, master and servant, kidnapping, confined ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york state, georgia ...
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, motivational, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: corruption, business, money, rise and fall, wall street, stock market, wealth, success, cons and scams, greed, american dream, stock broker ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1987, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new york, geneva switzerland, usa, italy, manhattan new york city ...
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, cerebral, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, transsexual, fighting the system, human spirit, gay slur, drugs, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, treatment, hiv, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, mexico, austin texas ...
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Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: rough, tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, violence, prison life, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, male nudity, attempted murder, manipulation, character study, confined, teenage life, gay ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain, england
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Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: philosophical, melancholic, futuristic, touching, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, love, philosophy, a.i., unlikely relationship, human nature, cyberspace, unlikely couple, impossible love, romance ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, starting over, love and romance, fall in love, obsession, single father, small town life, abusive husband, domestic violence, runaway, love triangle, choice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, boston, usa, new jersey, san francisco ...
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Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: alternate reality, parallel world, parallel universe, comet, time loop, disorder, quantum physics, dinner party, friends, paranoia, asteroids and comets, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely relationship, single parent, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, single mother, happy ending, escapades, parents and children, crimes, on the run, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
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The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal investigation, witch, exorcism, fear, investigation, family in danger, death, paranormal activity, supernatural horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
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The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, bad ending, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, high society, love triangle, millionaire, loneliness, love and romance, destructive relationship, social differences, forbidden love, american dream, love story, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, midwest, long island
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Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, missing child, torture, child abduction, disappearance, serial killer, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
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Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Style: entertaining, exciting, witty, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, hotshot hero, billionaire, androids and robots, rescue, heroes, terrorism, kidnapping, christmas, flying superhero, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, year 2012, 90s, year 1999, 21st century ...
Place: malibu california, california, tennessee, america, usa ...
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, sad, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: female protagonist, survival, future dystopia, distopia, post apocalypse, competition, young heroes, rebellion, fight, mentor, warrior, good versus evil ...
Time: future, near future
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Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: depressing, realistic, psychological, cynical, emotional ...
Plot: narcissism, starting over, suicide, depression, marital infidelity, riches to rags, tragedy, high society, family relations, introspection, couple relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, new york, california, new jersey, usa
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, heroic, breathtaking, exciting, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, warrior, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, sword and sorcery, elf, creature, adventure, adventurer, sword fight ...
Time: 2010s
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The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, romantic, suspenseful, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, alien invasion, evil alien, love and romance, youth, teenage love, apocalypse, interspecies romance, power of love, true love, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: natural disaster, hurricane katrina, father, hurricane, newborn baby, evacuation, survival, race against time, exhaustion, childbirth, babies and infants, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, hostage, kidnapping, pirate, u.s. navy, terrorism, rescue, survival, escapades, hostage situation, ocean, navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, vermont, virginia, kenya ...
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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, space wars, star trek, adventure, heroic mission, self sacrifice, team, teamwork, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, london
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Monsters University (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Style: light, funny, feel good, humorous, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, friendship, college, unlikely friendships, university, monster, fraternity, odd couple, student life, teamwork, foe turned friend, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 2010s, 2000s, future
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Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most ...
Style: exciting, humorous, dark fantasy, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, warrior, norse mythology, legends and myths, wizards and magicians, magic, alien, end of the world, mythology, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, usa, england, europe
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Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, compassionate, thought provoking, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, social worker, foster child, self harm, suicide attempt, depression, troubled teen, adolescence, teenager, incest, self mutilation, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Delivery Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sperm donor, children, pregnancy, debt, lawsuit, redemption, relationships, adulthood, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, cheerleading, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: twists and turns, tense, intense, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, partners in crime, sting operation, fbi, heist, con artists, organized crime, mafia, romantic triangle, scam, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
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Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, superman character, alien invasion, secret identity, space and aliens, double life, save the world, alien, superhuman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, kansas, canada
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The Croods (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: adventure, caveman, family life, survival, disney, youth, father daughter relationship, parents and children, family relations, family, animals, forces of nature ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, future
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Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: inspirational, realistic, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, rivalry, formula 1, sport, automobile racing, race car, world champion, race, fame, success ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, london, monte carlo, vienna, australia ...
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Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: depressing, meditative, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: aging, road trip, small town, dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, honest, family, character study, tragedy, eccentricity, elderly, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
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