I haven’t been writing for this site very long, so you, the readers, haven’t gotten much of a chance to get to know me. And one of the best ways for you to get to know me is by letting you know what I like, what movies get to me, get inside my head. So, with that in mind, here are my top 10 movies of 2013.
It’s been…something of an odd year overall though. A lot of my favorite movies are on the strange side, and not just because I tend to like strange movies. Many of the more conventional movies were poorly executed or just plain boring, so my Top 10 is populated mostly by movies that exist well outside the norm.
A quick note: choosing what I think the best movies of the year is often hard, because I have to separate them from the movies I just like. If this was my favorite movies of the year, Pacific Rim and John Dies at the End would both be on here and if I was just choosing raw quality Fruitvale Station and Blue is the Warmest Colour would probably have a solid chance of being on here. It’s hard to choose movies that meet both qualifiers, but I do my best. And there are still some movies I want to see (I was holding onto this list for a while, as I’d hoped to see Her and Zero Theorem before the end of the year, but no dice), so this just the best movies I’ve seen this year so far. So, with those things in mine, let’s get started:
#10: The World’s End (site review here)
This was a very close pick, with both Pacific Rim and Prisoners vying for the 10th spot. Still, I feel very secure in this choice; it’s a smarter movie than Pacific Rim and I think I’ll still be talking about it longer than Prisoners. While not as perfect as Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, it’s still a brilliant little movie, one of the funniest films of the year, surprisingly smart and with one of the best performances of Simon Pegg’s career at the center.