Awards season approaches. Oscar predictions pile up. Top ten lists emerge from every corner of the internet. I figure now is as good a time as any to share my personal favorite films of 2013. I didn’t come close to seeing all the films I wanted to this year, missing American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, and Her to name a few (I will be seeing these films in the coming weeks as they finally get released in the UK). However, I feel this list does an excellent job at summarising my favorite theatrical experiences of the last calendar year. 2013 seems to be universally praised as a marvelous year for cinema, and I think the scope of films represented on my list speaks to that opinion. I loved every film on this list for a variety of reasons, and I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store.
My list is based on US release dates, just to add extra confusion into the mix.