Best Movies of 2013

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Best Movies of 2013
Best Movies of 2013
TOP Movies: 12 Years a Slave (2013), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Gravity (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Her (2013), Frozen (2013), The Conjuring (2013), Iron Man 3 (2013), Prisoners (2013), The Great Gatsby (2013), Blue Jasmine (2013), Captain Phillips (2013), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Monsters University (2013), The Croods (2013), About Time (2013), American Hustle (2013), Short Term 12 (2013), Nebraska (2013).

List of Best Movies

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, factual, bleak, rough ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, master and servant, torture, civil rights, blacks and whites, human trafficking, african american, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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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, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, gay slur, terminal illness, life is a bitch, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, china ...
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 7.7
 782K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, outer space, isolation, space station, astronaut, space travel, spacecraft, trapped in space, catastrophe, survivor, sole survivor, near death experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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, realistic, motivational, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, corruption, dark humor, success, greed, corporate crimes, money laundering, deception, rags to riches, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983 ...
Place: new york, usa, big ben london, geneva switzerland, las vegas ...
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 8.0
 557K
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: melancholic, futuristic, philosophical, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, philosophy, unlikely relationship, a.i., cyberspace, love, human nature, impossible love, unlikely couple, computers and web ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.4
 583K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Norway
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, romantic, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, family, adventure, sisters, love and romance, royal family, snow, supernatural ability, magical, family relations, imaginary ...
Place: europe, norway
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 7.5
 461K
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, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, paranormal investigation, danger, witch, family in danger, paranormal activity, fear, haunted by the past, evil force ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
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 7.1
 776K
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: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, intense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, adventure, vengeance, hotshot hero, escapades, danger, rivalry, billionaire, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 2012, year 1999 ...
Place: tennessee, malibu california, california, america, miami ...
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 8.1
 622K
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: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, child abduction, vigilante, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, competition, distopia, young heroes, rebellion, post apocalypse, resistance, contests and competitions, warrior, danger ...
Time: future, near future
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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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high society, loneliness, millionaire, love and romance, obsession, love triangle, destructive relationship, obsessive love, american dream, social differences, unfulfilled love, party ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
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 7.3
 195K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: 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: psychological, realistic, cynical, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: narcissism, suicide, depression, starting over, couple relations, family relations, drugs/alcohol, introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Adventure, 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: hostage, ship, navy, pirate, terrorism, u.s. navy, rescue, hijacking, kidnapping, hostages, escapades, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, virginia, vermont, kenya ...
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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, exciting, dark fantasy, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: warrior, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magical, elf, fantasy world, creature, dragon, sword and sorcery, adventurer, adventure, heroic ...
Time: 2010s
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, space wars, adventure, self sacrifice, good versus evil, team, teamwork, heroic mission, mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
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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, stylized, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, norse mythology, superhero, warrior, wizards and magicians, king, legends and myths, creature, good versus evil, scientist, magic, giant monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, london, england
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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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, disney, university, unlikely friendships, college, teamwork, monster, student life, computer animation, odd couple, foe turned friend, fraternity ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, 80s, 90s ...
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 7.2
 198K
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, exciting, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family relations, family life, youth, survival, caveman, disney, parents and children, hunting, journey, cave, teen romance ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, prehistoric, ancient world ...
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About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, life philosophy, true love, changing the past or future, sent to the past, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, young woman, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, cornwall, england
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 7.2
 457K
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, semi serious, intense, suspense ...
Plot: cons and scams, fbi, partners in crime, mayor, crimes, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
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 8.0
 84K
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: compassionate, emotional, thought provoking, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: social worker, child abuse, troubled teen, foster child, incest, adolescence, depression, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, teenage life, human relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 114K
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: humorous, meditative, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, social relations, delusion, escapades, on the road, alcohol abuse, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 719K
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: comic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, space and aliens, secret identity, double life, imaginary, family relations, superhuman, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
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This Is the End (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, parody, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, actor, celebrity, creature, end of the world, survival, disorder, panic, painting, party, saint, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Fruitvale Station (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, intense, emotional, visually appealing ...
Plot: african american, police brutality, racism, new year's eve, introspection, haunted by the past, tragic hero, encounter, couple relations, goodhearted, dog, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, year 2007 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, oakland california
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 376K
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: family, adoption, computer animation, single father, spy, save the world, anti heroes, imaginary, villain, assistant, master villain, female agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 494K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: visually appealing, futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, disorder, resistance, mysterious character, catastrophe, space travel, distopia, survival ...
Time: future
Place: new york, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Batman has stopped the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. Now an old foe wants a reunion and the government wants The Man of Steel to put a stop to Batman.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, distopia, superhero, police officer, batman, fighting crime, heroes, good versus evil, imaginary, crimes, protector, master villain ...
Time: 21st century, future, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., soviet union, ussr
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 445K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, 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, exciting, captivating, realistic, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, fame, race car, sport, automobile racing, world champion, rivalry, human spirit, race, racing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1976, year 1970 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, london, vienna, japan ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 147K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, city life, coping, father daughter relationship, relationships, follow your dream, betrayal, street musician, male female relationship, producer, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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