Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 2013: Audience Picks Revealed!

Roll out the red carpet and grab your popcorn, because we’re about to take a cinematic journey back to 2013! A year that gifted us with an eclectic mix of cinematic masterpieces that left audiences worldwide spellbound. From heart-stopping thrillers to tear-jerking dramas, from high-octane action flicks to rib-tickling comedies, 2013 had it all. But which films truly stole the show and won the hearts of the audience? Which ones had us on the edge of our seats, laughing out loud, or reaching for the tissues? Well, the votes are in, the suspense is over, and it’s time to reveal the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 2013. So, without further ado, let’s dim the lights, cue the drumroll, and unveil the audience picks that made 2013 a year to remember in the world of cinema!


Release Date: 2013-09-18

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime

“Prisoners” is a gripping thriller released in 2013 that follows Keller Dover, a desperate father whose worst nightmare comes true when his 6-year-old daughter goes missing along with her friend. With no solid leads, Dover takes matters into his own hands, determined to find his daughter at any cost. Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and an ensemble cast, this intense film will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Cast: Hugh Jackman (Keller Dover) , Jake Gyllenhaal (Detective Loki) , Maria Bello (Grace Dover) , Terrence Howard (Franklin Birch) , Paul Dano (Alex Jones) , Viola Davis (Nancy Birch) , Melissa Leo (Holly Jones) , Dylan Minnette (Ralph Dover) , Zoë Soul (Eliza Birch) , Wayne Duvall (Captain Richard O’Malley) , David Dastmalchian (Bob Taylor) , Len Cariou (Father Patrick Dunn) , Sandra Ellis Lafferty (Mrs. Milland) , Erin Gerasimovich (Anna Dover) , Kyla-Drew (Joy Birch) , Brad James (Officer Carter) , Anthony Reynolds (Officer Wedge) , Robert C. Treveiler (Forensics Guy) , Victoria Staley (Check Out Girl) , Todd Truley (Detective Chemelinski) , Brian Daye (Desk Sergeant) , Alisa Harris (Police Clerk) , Robert Mello (Roger) , Jeff Pope (Sex Offender) , Rodrick Goins (Sex Offender)

Directors: Denis Villeneuve

Writers: Aaron Guzikowski

Tags: detective, pennsylvania, usa, hostage, symbolism, kidnapping, maze, investigation, vigilante, revenge, beating, rural area, crime scene, brutality, candlelight vigil, animal cruelty, neo-noir, child abduction

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Release Date: 2013-12-25

Genres: Crime, Drama, Comedy

“The Wolf of Wall Street” is a gripping movie based on the autobiography of Jordan Belfort. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie, it tells the story of a New York stockbroker who finds himself caught up in a massive fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking, and even mob infiltration. Released on December 25, 2013, this film is a thrilling ride through the dark side of the financial world, filled with incredible performances and a captivating storyline.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio (Jordan Belfort) , Jonah Hill (Donnie Azoff) , Margot Robbie (Naomi Lapaglia) , Kyle Chandler (FBI Agent Patrick Denham) , Rob Reiner (Max Belfort) , Matthew McConaughey (Mark Hanna) , Jon Favreau (Manny Riskin) , Jean Dujardin (Jean-Jacques Handali) , Joanna Lumley (Aunt Emma) , Cristin Milioti (Teresa Petrillo) , Christine Ebersole (Leah Belfort) , Shea Whigham (Captain Ted Beecham) , Katarina Čas (Chantalle) , P.J. Byrne (Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff) , Kenneth Choi (Chester Ming) , Brian Sacca (Robbie “Pinhead” Feinberg) , Henry Zebrowski (Alden “Sea Otter” Kupferberg) , Ethan Suplee (Toby Welch) , Barry Rothbart (Peter DeBlasio) , Jake Hoffman (Steve Madden) , Mackenzie Meehan (Hildy Azoff) , Bo Dietl (Bo Dietl) , Jon Spinogatti (Nicholas the Butler) , Aya Cash (Janet) , Rizwan Manji (Kalil)

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Writers: Terence Winter, Jordan Belfort

Tags: corruption, drug addiction, anti hero, con man, fraud, wall street, rise and fall, based on true story, con artist, money, stockbroker, wealthy, drugs, stripping, hedonism, decadence, corrupt, 1980s, sharemarket fraud, financial market, black monday

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Release Date: 2013-10-18

Genres: Drama, History

“12 Years a Slave” is a powerful and gripping historical drama set in the pre-Civil War era. It tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who is kidnapped and forced into slavery. With an incredible cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong’o, this film explores Solomon’s harrowing journey as he fights for survival and his dignity. Released on October 18, 2013, it is one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor (Solomon Northup) , Michael Fassbender (Edwin Epps) , Lupita Nyong’o (Patsey) , Benedict Cumberbatch (William Ford) , Paul Dano (John Tibeats) , Sarah Paulson (Mary Epps) , Adepero Oduye (Eliza) , Scoot McNairy (Brown) , Paul Giamatti (Theophilus Freeman) , Brad Pitt (Samuel Bass) , Michael Kenneth Williams (Robert) , Alfre Woodard (Mistress Shaw) , Chris Chalk (Clemens) , Taran Killam (Hamilton) , Bill Camp (Radburn) , Kelsey Scott (Anne Northup) , Bryan Batt (Judge Turner) , Quvenzhané Wallis (Margaret Northup) , Garret Dillahunt (Armsby) , Dwight Henry (Uncle Abram) , Dickie Gravois (Overseer) , Ashley Dyke (Anna) , Cameron Zeigler (Alonzo Northup) , Tony Bentley (Mr. Moon) , Christopher Berry (Burch)

Directors: Steve McQueen

Writers: John Ridley, Solomon Northup

Tags: slavery, plantation, based on memoir or autobiography, violin player, physical abuse, black slave, usa history, slave owner, 19th century, sold into slavery, abolitionist, landowner, abuse of power, african american history

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

Release Date: 2013-11-01

Genres: Drama, History

“Dallas Buyers Club” is a captivating and inspiring movie based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, a man who defied all odds after being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1986. With an incredible cast including Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner, this film takes you on a journey of resilience and compassion as Woodroof fights for his life and challenges societal norms. Released in November 2013, it’s definitely a must-watch for anyone looking for a powerful and thought-provoking cinematic experience.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey (Ron Woodroof) , Jared Leto (Rayon) , Jennifer Garner (Dr. Eve Saks) , Denis O’Hare (Dr. Sevard) , Steve Zahn (Tucker) , Michael O’Neill (Richard Barkley) , Dallas Roberts (David Wayne) , Griffin Dunne (Dr. Vass) , Kevin Rankin (T.J.) , Bradford Cox (Sunflower) , Scott Takeda (Mr. Yamata) , Adam Dunn (Bartender) , J.D. Evermore (Clint) , Donna DuPlantier (Nurse Frazin) , James DuMont (Rayon’s Father) , Deneen Tyler (Denise) , Ian Casselberry (Hispanic Orderly) , Noelle Wilcox (Kelly) , Rick Espaillat (Michael) , Lawrence Turner (Foreman) , Lucius Falick (Freddie) , Jane McNeill (Francine Suskind) , Don Brady (Tucker’s Father) , Matthew Thompson (Effeminate Man) , Tony Bentley (Judge)

Directors: Jean-Marc Vallée

Writers: Melisa Wallack, Craig Borten

Tags: aids, homophobia, rodeo, texas, biography, dallas texas, based on true story, hiv, drugs, lgbt, treatment, 1980s, trans woman

About Time

About Time

Release Date: 2013-09-04

Genres: Drama, Romance, Fantasy

“About Time” is a heartwarming movie released in 2013, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy. It tells the story of Tim, who discovers that the men in his family can travel through time. Although they can’t change history, they can alter their own lives, teaching Tim valuable lessons about appreciating life and the people around him. It’s a beautiful film that will leave you feeling grateful for every moment.

Cast: Domhnall Gleeson (Tim Lake) , Rachel McAdams (Mary) , Bill Nighy (Dad) , Lydia Wilson (Kit Kat) , Lindsay Duncan (Mum) , Richard Cordery (Uncle D) , Joshua McGuire (Rory) , Tom Hollander (Harry) , Margot Robbie (Charlotte) , Will Merrick (Jay) , Vanessa Kirby (Joanna) , Tom Hughes (Jimmy Kincade) , Clemmie Dugdale (Ginger Jenny) , Harry Hadden-Paton (Rupert) , Mitchell Mullen (Mary’s Father, Fitz) , Lisa Eichhorn (Mary’s Mother, Jean) , Jenny Rainsford (Polly) , Natasha Powell (Aunty May) , Mark Healy (Dans le Noir Maître D’) , Ben Benson (Theatre Deserter) , Philip Voss (Theatre Judge) , Tom Godwin (Prompter) , Pal Aron (Bhattie QC) , Catherine Steadman (Tina) , Andrew Martin Yates (Wedding Priest)

Directors: Richard Curtis

Writers: Richard Curtis, Emma Freud

Tags: london, england, parent child relationship, time travel, family secrets, cornwall, england, love, family, second chance, time-manipulation



Release Date: 2013-12-18

Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Drama

“Her” is a thought-provoking and heartwarming movie set in the near future. It follows Theodore, a lonely writer who falls in love with his newly purchased operating system. This unique love story explores the complexities of human emotions, the impact of technology on our lives, and the power of connection. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, and Amy Adams, “Her” is a must-watch film that beautifully blends science fiction and romance.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix (Theodore Twombly) , Scarlett Johansson (Samantha (voice)) , Amy Adams (Amy) , Rooney Mara (Catherine Klausen) , Chris Pratt (Paul) , Olivia Wilde (Blind Date) , Matt Letscher (Charles) , Portia Doubleday (Surrogate Date Isabella) , Spike Jonze (Alien Child (voice)) , Bill Hader (Chat Room Friend #2 (voice)) , Kristen Wiig (SexyKitten (voice)) , Artt Butler (Text Voice (voice)) , SoKo (Isabella (voice)) , Brian Cox (Alan Watts (voice)) , Luka Jones (Mark Lewman) , Sam Jaeger (Dr. Johnson) , Pramod Kumar (Pizza Vendor) , Evelyn Edwards (Mother Who Dated Pricks) , Lil Buck (Busker / Dancer) , Lynn Adrianna (Letter Writer #1) , Lisa Renee Pitts (Letter Writer #2) , Gabe Gomez (Letter Writer #3) , May Lindstrom (Sexy Pregnant TV Star) , David Azar (Theodore’s Divorce Attorney) , Guy Lewis (Marriage Counselor)

Directors: Spike Jonze

Writers: Spike Jonze

Tags: artificial intelligence, future, computer, satire, love, loneliness, transhumanism, los angeles, california, heartbreak, singularity, 2020s

The Best Offer

The Best Offer

Release Date: 2013-01-01

Genres: Drama, Romance, Crime

“The Best Offer” is a captivating 2013 movie starring Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, and Sylvia Hoeks. It tells the story of Virgil Oldman, a renowned antiques expert who leads a solitary life until he forms an unexpected attachment to Claire, a beautiful but emotionally damaged woman. As Virgil becomes involved in valuing and selling her family’s priceless art collection, his passion for Claire takes him on a thrilling journey that challenges his mundane existence.

Cast: Geoffrey Rush (Virgil Oldman) , Jim Sturgess (Robert) , Sylvia Hoeks (Claire) , Donald Sutherland (Billy) , Maximilian Dirr (Virgil’s Assistant) , Philip Jackson (Fred) , Dermot Crowley (Lambert) , Liya Kebede (Sarah) , Hannah Britland (Terri) , Brigitte Christensen (The Sister) , Kiruna Stamell (Girl in the Bar) , Caterina Capodilista (Young Woman) , Gen Seto (Housekeeper) , Klaus Tauber (Virgil’s Assistant #1) , Laurence Belgrave (Virgil’s Assistant #3) , Sean Buchanan (Virgil’s Assistant #4) , John Benfield (Barman) , Amanda Walker (Owner) , Miles Richardson (Steirereck Maitre)

Directors: Giuseppe Tornatore

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore

Tags: painting, auctioneer, confidence game, fine art, honey pot

Short Term 12

Short Term 12

Release Date: 2013-08-23

Genres: Drama

“Short Term 12″ is a heartfelt movie released in 2013 that tells the story of Grace, a caring supervisor at a foster care facility. She dedicates herself to helping troubled teenagers, but when a new charge brings up painful memories from her own past, Grace’s tough exterior starts to crumble. With a talented cast including Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., and Kaitlyn Dever, this film explores themes of compassion, resilience, and the power of empathy.”

Cast: Brie Larson (Grace Howard) , John Gallagher Jr. (Mason) , Kaitlyn Dever (Jayden Cole) , Rami Malek (Nate) , Lakeith Stanfield (Marcus) , Kevin Hernandez (Luis) , Melora Walters (Dr. Hendler) , Stephanie Beatriz (Jessica) , Lydia Du Veaux (Kendra) , Alex Calloway (Sammy) , Frantz Turner (Jack) , Diana Maria Riva (Nurse Beth) , Harold Cannon (Mason’s Dad) , Silvia Curiel (Mason’s Mom) , Bran’dee Allen (Shawnta) , Danny Roper (David) , Elyssa Gutierrez (Anna) , Garryson Zamora (Thom) , Michael Marto (Connor) , Patricia Barrett (Tracy) , Tanya Marie A. Bitanga (Nikki) , Zoe Wilkens (Spring) , Angel Amaral (Trevor) , Arnold Barrera (Mariachi Band Member, Trumpet) , Joseph Bruley (Mariachi Band Member, Guitar)

Directors: Destin Daniel Cretton

Writers: Destin Daniel Cretton

Tags: child abuse, parent child relationship, suicide attempt, social worker, pregnancy, parole, incest, foster child, troubled teen, foster care, group home, care home, based on short film



Release Date: 2013-09-02

Genres: Drama, Action

“Rush” is a thrilling biographical drama that takes us back to the intense rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season. Starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl, this movie delves into the high-stakes world of racing, showcasing the passion, determination, and fierce competition between these two iconic figures. Released in 2013, it’s a must-watch for adrenaline junkies and fans of true stories.

Cast: Chris Hemsworth (James Hunt) , Daniel Brühl (Niki Lauda) , Olivia Wilde (Suzy Miller) , Alexandra Maria Lara (Marlene Lauda) , Pierfrancesco Favino (Clay Regazzoni) , David Calder (Louis Stanley) , Natalie Dormer (Nurse Gemma) , Stephen Mangan (Alastair Caldwell) , Christian McKay (Lord Hesketh) , Alistair Petrie (Stirling Moss) , Colin Stinton (Teddy Mayer) , Julian Rhind-Tutt (Anthony ‘Bubbles’ Horsley) , Jamie de Courcey (Harvey ‘Doc’ Postlethwaite) , Augusto Dall’Ara (Enzo Ferrari) , Ilario Calvo (Luca Di Montezemolo) , Patrick Baladi (John Hogan) , Vincent Riotta (Lauda’s Mechanic) , Martin Savage (McLaren Mechanic) , Jamie Sives (BRM Mechanic) , Simon Taylor (English Race Announcer) , Rob Austin (Brett Lunger) , Tom Wlaschiha (Harold Ertl) , Cristian Solimeno (Arturo Merzario) , James Norton (Guy Edwards) , Joséphine de la Baume (Agnes Bonnet)

Directors: Ron Howard

Writers: Peter Morgan

Tags: car race, world champion, sports, based on true story, adventurer, formula one (f1)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Release Date: 2013-12-11

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Action

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is an epic fantasy film released in 2013. It follows the thrilling journey of Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves as they escape the Misty Mountains and embark on a quest to reclaim their stolen gold from the fearsome dragon, Smaug. With an incredible cast including Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, and Benedict Cumberbatch, this movie is a must-watch for fans of adventure and fantasy.

Cast: Ian McKellen (Gandalf) , Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) , Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield) , Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug / Necromancer) , Orlando Bloom (Legolas) , Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel) , Lee Pace (Thranduil) , Luke Evans (Bard / Girion) , Stephen Fry (The Master of Laketown) , Ken Stott (Balin) , James Nesbitt (Bofur) , Antony Sher (Thrain (Extended Edition)) , Mikael Persbrandt (Beorn) , Sylvester McCoy (Radagast) , Aidan Turner (Kili) , Dean O’Gorman (Fili) , Graham McTavish (Dwalin) , Adam Brown (Ori) , Peter Hambleton (Gloin) , John Callen (Oin) , Mark Hadlow (Dori) , Jed Brophy (Nori) , William Kircher (Bifur) , Stephen Hunter (Bombur) , Ryan Gage (Alfrid)

Directors: Peter Jackson

Writers: Peter Jackson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro

Tags: elves, dwarf, orcs, based on novel or book, giant spider, forest, bear, dragon, turns into animal, wizard, sword and sorcery

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips

Release Date: 2013-10-10

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

“Captain Phillips” is a gripping and intense movie based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the hijacking of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates in 2009. Starring Tom Hanks and a talented ensemble cast, this film takes you on a thrilling journey as it recounts the first American cargo ship hijacking in two hundred years. Released in 2013, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Tom Hanks (Captain Richard Phillips) , Barkhad Abdi (Muse) , Barkhad Abdirahman (Bilal) , Faysal Ahmed (Najee) , Mahat M. Ali (Elmi) , Michael Chernus (Shane Murphy) , David Warshofsky (Mike Perry) , Corey Johnson (Ken Quinn) , Chris Mulkey (John Cronan) , Yul Vazquez (Captain Frank Castellano) , Max Martini (SEAL Commander) , Catherine Keener (Andrea Phillips) , Omar Berdouni (Nemo) , Mohamed Ali (Asad) , Issak Farah Samatar (Hufan) , Thomas Grube (Maersk Alabama Crew) , Mark Holden (Maersk Alabama Crew) , San Shella (Maersk Alabama Crew) , Terence Anderson (Maersk Alabama Crew) , Marc Anwar (Maersk Alabama Crew) , David Webber (Maersk Alabama Crew) , Amr El-Bayoumi (Maersk Alabama Crew) , Vincenzo Nicoli (Maersk Alabama Crew) , Kapil Arun (Maersk Alabama Crew) , Louis Mahoney (Maersk Alabama Crew)

Directors: Paul Greengrass

Writers: Billy Ray

Tags: ship, hijacking, somalia, fisherman, poverty, pirate, terrorism, commando, hijack, cargo ship, ship hijacking, somali

The Conjuring

The Conjuring

Release Date: 2013-07-18

Genres: Horror, Thriller

“The Conjuring” is a spine-chilling horror film released in 2013. Starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal investigators, the movie follows their terrifying journey to assist a family haunted by a malevolent presence in their farmhouse. As they confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves immersed in the most horrifying case of their lives.

Cast: Patrick Wilson (Ed Warren) , Vera Farmiga (Lorraine Warren) , Lili Taylor (Carolyn Perron) , Ron Livingston (Roger Perron) , Mackenzie Foy (Cindy Perron) , Joey King (Christine Perron) , Shannon Kook (Drew Thomas) , John Brotherton (Brad Hamilton) , Hayley McFarland (Nancy Perron) , Shanley Caswell (Andrea Perron) , Kyla Deaver (April Perron) , Sterling Jerins (Judy Warren) , Joseph Bishara (Bathsheba Sherman) , Marion Guyot (Georgiana Moran) , Morganna Bridgers (Debbie) , Amy Tipton (Camilla) , Zach Pappas (Rick) , Rose Bachtel (Leah) , James D. Nelson (David) , Christof Veillon (Maurice Theriault) , Carmella Gioio (Sra. Walker) , Steve Coulter (Padre Gordon) , Ashley White (Estudante) , Kymoura Kennedy (Estudante #1) , Sean Flynn (Estudante #2)

Directors: James Wan

Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes

Tags: sibling relationship, 1970s, cellar, exorcism, satanism, haunted house, rhode island, based on true story, possession, paranormal investigation, crucifix, ghost, demonic, demonology, psychic vision

The Flu

The Flu

“The Flu” is a gripping 2013 movie that starts with a simple case of the flu but quickly escalates into a terrifying pandemic. With an all-star cast including Jang Hyuk, Soo Ae, and Park Min-ha, the film follows the government’s desperate attempts to contain the outbreak as the death toll rises and panic spreads. Released on August 14, 2013, this intense thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Jang Hyuk (Kang Ji-Koo) , Soo Ae (Kim In-Hae) , Park Min-ha (Kim Mi-Reu) , Yoo Hae-jin (Bae Kyung-Ub) , Ma Dong-seok (Jeon Kook-Hwan) , Lee Hee-jun (Byung-Ki) , Lee Sang-yeob (Byoung-Woo) , Cha In-pyo (South Korean President) , Kim Ki-hyeon (Prime Minister) , Park Hyo-joo (Teacher Jung) , Park Jeong-min (Chul-Gyo) , Choi Byung-mo (Choi Dong-Chi) , Kim Moon-Soo (Doctor Yang) , Lee Seung-joon (Cop at scene of accident) , Jang Kyoung-up (Soldier) , Na Ki-soo (Center for Disease Control Director) , Nam Moon-chul (Infection Judge) , Seon Uk-hyeon (Pharmacist) , Seol Chang-hee (Emergency Room Intern) , So Hee-jung (Teacher) , Andrew William Brand (Dr. Beckman)

Directors: Kim Sung-soo

Writers: Kim Sung-soo, Lee Young-jong, Jung Jae-ho, Park Hee-kwon, Lee Yoon-ho

Tags: police, flu, quarantine, survival, disaster, doctor, lethal virus, epidemic, virus, influenza, mother daughter relationship

Before Midnight

Before Midnight

Release Date: 2013-04-05

Genres: Romance, Drama

“Before Midnight” is a captivating movie that follows the lives of Jesse and Celine, a French-American couple who met on a train in Vienna. Set nine years after their last encounter, the couple now resides in Paris with their twin daughters. However, their relationship faces a critical turning point when Jesse’s son from a previous marriage leaves for the United States, leading Jesse to question his life choices. Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, this heartfelt film explores the complexities of love and the challenges that come with long-term relationships. Released on April 5, 2013, it was voted as one of the best movies of the year.

Cast: Ethan Hawke (Jesse Wallace) , Julie Delpy (Céline) , Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (Hank) , Jennifer Prior (Ella) , Charlotte Prior (Nina) , Xenia Kalogeropoulou (Natalia) , Walter Lassally (Patrick) , Ariane Labed (Anna) , Yiannis Papadopoulos (Achilleas) , Athina Rachel Tsangari (Ariadni) , Panos Koronis (Stefanos) , Enrico Focardi (Child) , Manolis Goussias (Child) , Anouk Servera (Child) , Yota Argyropoulou (Hotel Clerk) , Serafeim Radis (Hotel Clerk) , John Sloss (Airport Traveller in Opening Scene (uncredited)) , Tety Kalafati (Air Stewardess (uncredited))

Directors: Richard Linklater

Writers: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

Tags: hotel, airport, hotel room, greece, dream, greek, friends, author, writer, summer vacation, twins

The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty

Release Date: 2013-05-21

Genres: Drama

“The Great Beauty” is a captivating Italian film released in 2013. It follows the story of Jep Gambardella, a charismatic man who has spent his life indulging in Rome’s extravagant nightlife. However, after turning 65 and experiencing a surprising event from his past, Jep embarks on a journey to discover a world of surreal and breathtaking beauty beyond the glitz and glamour of the city’s parties and clubs. With a talented cast including Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, and Sabrina Ferilli, this movie offers a glimpse into a timeless and absurdly beautiful landscape.

Cast: Toni Servillo (Jep Gambardella) , Carlo Verdone (Romano) , Sabrina Ferilli (Ramona) , Carlo Buccirosso (Lello Cava) , Iaia Forte (Trumeau) , Pamela Villoresi (Viola) , Galatea Ranzi (Stefania) , Franco Graziosi (Conte Colonna) , Sonia Gessner (Contessa Colonna) , Giorgio Pasotti (Stefano) , Massimo Popolizio (Alfio Bracco) , Luca Marinelli (Andrea) , Vernon Dobtcheff (Arturo) , Anita Kravos (Talia Concept) , Roberta Cartocci (Guida Turistica) , Lorenzo Gioielli (Uomo Coppia Esibizionista) , Giulia Di Quilio (Donna Coppia Esibizionista) , Monica Piseddu (Madre Chiostro) , Anna Della Rosa (Ragazza Esangue) , Luciano Virgilio (Alfredo Marti) , Aldo Ralli (Cardinale) , Giusi Merli (Santa) , Dario Cantarelli (Assistente Santa) , Massimo De Francovich (Egidio) , Giulio Brogi (Maestro del Cinema)

Directors: Paolo Sorrentino

Writers: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello

Tags: alcohol, rome, italy, vatican, journalist, based on novel or book, birthday, nightclub, giraffe, artist, beauty, aging, satire, love, church, art, drugs, flamingo

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Release Date: 2013-11-08

Genres: Drama

“The Book Thief” is a heartwarming movie set during WWII Germany. It follows the story of young Liesel, who finds comfort in stealing books and sharing them with others. Alongside her, a Jewish refugee is hidden by her adoptive parents. With a talented cast including Geoffrey Rush and Sophie Nélisse, this film, released on November 8, 2013, is a must-watch for those seeking a touching tale of resilience and the power of literature in the face of adversity.

Cast: Geoffrey Rush (Hans Hubermann) , Sophie Nélisse (Liesel Meminger) , Emily Watson (Rosa Hubermann) , Nico Liersch (Rudy Steiner) , Ben Schnetzer (Max Vandenburg) , Heike Makatsch (Liesel’s mother) , Barbara Auer (Ilsa Hermann) , Roger Allam (Narrator / Death (voice)) , Rainer Bock (Bürgermeister Hermann) , Gotthard Lange (Grave Digger) , Rainer Reiners (Priest) , Kirsten Block (Frau Heinrich) , Julian Lehmann (Liesel’s Brother) , Ludger Bökelmann (Football Urchin) , Paul Schalper (Football Urchin) , Nozomi Linus Kaisar (Fat Faced Goalie) , Oliver Stokowski (Alex Steiner) , Robert Beyer (Jewish Accountant) , Hildegard Schroedter (Frau Becker) , Levin Liam (Franz Deutscher) , Sandra Nedeleff (Max’s Mother) , Rafael Gareisen (Walter, Nazi Soldier) , Carl Heinz Choynski (Jürgen the Groundsman) , Mike Maas (Rolf Fischer) , Sebastian Hülk (Gestapo Agent)

Directors: Brian Percival

Writers: Michael Petroni, Markus Zusak

Tags: world war ii, nazi, children in wartime, based on young adult novel



Release Date: 2013-09-21

Genres: Drama, Adventure

“Nebraska” is a heartwarming and bittersweet movie released in 2013. It follows an aging father and his estranged son as they embark on a journey from Montana to Nebraska, hoping to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize. With a talented cast including Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb, this film beautifully captures the complexities of family relationships and the pursuit of dreams.

Cast: Bruce Dern (Woody Grant) , Will Forte (David Grant) , June Squibb (Kate Grant) , Bob Odenkirk (Ross Grant) , Stacy Keach (Ed Pegram) , Mary Louise Wilson (Aunt Martha) , Rance Howard (Uncle Ray) , Tim Driscoll (Bart) , Devin Ratray (Cole) , Angela McEwan (Peg Nagy) , Glendora Stitt (Aunt Betty) , Elizabeth Moore (Aunt Flo) , Kevin Kunkel (Cousin Randy) , Dennis McCoig (Uncle Verne) , Ronald Vosta (Uncle Albert) , Missy Doty (Noel) , John Reynolds (Bernie Bowen) , Jeffrey Yosten (ER Doctor) , Neal Freudenberg (George Westendorf) , Eula Freudenberg (Jean Westendorf) , Ray Stevens (Dale Slaasted) , Lois Nemec (Kathy Slaasted) , Francisco Mendez (Mechanic) , Catherine Rae Schutz (Bartender) , Jose Muñoz (Mechanic)

Directors: Alexander Payne

Writers: Bob Nelson

Tags: montana, small town, dementia, aging, road trip, f word, pickup truck, lincoln nebraska, nebraska, sweepstakes, confronting the past

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Release Date: 2013-12-24

Genres: War, Action, Drama, History

“Lone Survivor” is a gripping war film released in 2013, starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Ali Soliman, Alexander Ludwig, Jerry Ferrara, Scott Elrod, and Josh Berry. Set in the mountains of Afghanistan, it follows the intense journey of four Navy SEALs on a secret mission to eliminate a high-ranking Taliban member. Faced with an impossible moral decision and a surprise enemy attack, the SEALs must summon their inner strength and resilience to fight until the very end.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg (Petty Officer First Class Marcus Luttrell) , Taylor Kitsch (Lieutenant Michael “Mike” Murphy) , Emile Hirsch (Petty Officer Second Class Danny Dietz) , Ben Foster (Petty Officer Second Class Matthew “Axe” Axelson) , Eric Bana (Lieutenant Commander Erik Kristensen) , Ali Soliman (Mohammad Gulab) , Alexander Ludwig (Petty Officer Second Class Shane Patton) , Jerry Ferrara (Hasslert) , Scott Elrod (QRF SEAL) , Josh Berry (Communication SEAL) , Yousuf Azami (Shah) , Sammy Sheik (Taraq) , Rich Ting (James Suh) , Dan Bilzerian (Healy) , Rick Vargas (Crew Chief) , Gregory Rockwood (Chinook Pilot #1) , Ryan Kay (Chinook Pilot #2) , Patrick Griffin (Chinook Co-Pilot) , Eric Steinig (SEAL Lieutenant) , David Shepard (CJSOTF Commander) , Justin Tade (CJSOTF Marine) , Sterling Jones (Bagram Comms Guy) , Jason Riggins (50 Cal Gunner) , Matthew Page (Army Intel Guy) , Nicholas Patel (Goat Boy)

Directors: Peter Berg

Writers: Peter Berg, Patrick Robinson, Marcus Luttrell

Tags: based on novel or book, fight, afghanistan, biography, taliban, survival, u.s. navy seal, military, dangerous mission, soldiers

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a thrilling sequel to the first Hunger Games movie. It follows the story of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark as they embark on a “Victor’s Tour” after winning the previous Hunger Games. However, they soon realize that a rebellion is brewing, and President Snow plans to change the game forever with the 75th Annual Hunger Games. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, this action-packed film was released on November 15, 2013, and is definitely a must-watch for fans of the series.

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) , Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) , Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) , Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy) , Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket) , Donald Sutherland (President Snow) , Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) , Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee) , Jeffrey Wright (Beetee) , Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman) , Toby Jones (Claudius Templesmith) , Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen) , Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair) , Lynn Cohen (Mags) , Jena Malone (Johanna Mason) , Bobby Jordan (Blight) , Amanda Plummer (Wiress) , Jack Quaid (Marvel) , Taylor St. Clair (Ripper) , Sandra Ellis Lafferty (Greasy Sae) , Paula Malcomson (Katniss’ Mother) , Bruce Bundy (Octavia) , Nelson Ascencio (Flavius) , Afemo Omilami (District 11 Mayor) , Kimberley Drummond (Rue’s Aunt)

Directors: Francis Lawrence

Writers: Michael Arndt, Simon Beaufoy, Suzanne Collins

Tags: based on novel or book, propaganda, dystopia, games, president, uprising, sequel, murder, survival, conspiracy, rebellion, female protagonist, tournament, based on young adult novel

Frances Ha

Frances Ha

Release Date: 2013-05-17

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“Frances Ha” is a charming and relatable movie released in 2013. It follows the journey of an aspiring dancer who moves to New York City, where she navigates through a whirlwind of unpredictable friendships, financial struggles, and setbacks in her career. With a talented cast including Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, and Adam Driver, this film offers a heartfelt and realistic portrayal of the challenges and adventures of young adulthood.

Cast: Greta Gerwig (Frances Halladay) , Mickey Sumner (Sophie Levee) , Michael Zegen (Benji) , Adam Driver (Lev Shapiro) , Charlotte d’Amboise (Colleen) , Patrick Heusinger (Reade “Patch” Krause) , Michael Esper (Dan) , Grace Gummer (Rachel) , Josh Hamilton (Andy) , Maya Kazan (Caroline) , Justine Lupe (Nessa) , Britta Phillips (Nadia) , Juliet Rylance (Janelle) , Dean Wareham (Spencer) , Hannah Dunne (“Ask Me” Girl) , Daiva Deupree (Waitress) , Isabelle McNally (Random Girl #1) , Vanessa Ray (Random Girl #2) , Lindsay Burdge (Dark Haired Girl) , Marina Squerciati (Waitress at Club) , Christine Gerwig (Mom) , Gordon Gerwig (Dad) , David Salem (Christmas Guest) , Isaac Salem (Christmas Guest) , Anna Salem (Christmas Guest)

Directors: Noah Baumbach

Writers: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig

Tags: new york city, dancer, friendship, loneliness, black and white, responsibility, mumblecore, sacramento, dance teacher, late coming of age

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