Sunday, June 30, 2013

Top 10 Films of 2013 So Far

Did Baz Luhrmann's Gatsby make the cut?

Here are my picks for the first half of the year. You can also check out my top 10 albums list hereNote: I still need to see films like Frances Ha, Stoker, Like Someone in Love, Berberian Sound Studio and Something in the Air.

10. Upstream Color (dir. Shane Carruth)

9. Mud (dir. Jeff Nichols)

8. The Bling Ring (dir. Sofia Coppola)

7. Side Effects (dir. Steven Soderbergh)

6. Lore (dir. Cate Shortland)

5. What Richard Did (dir. Lenny Abrahamson)

4. Trance (dir. Danny Boyle)

3. Spring Breakers (dir. Harmony Korine)

2. To the Wonder (dir. Terrence Malick)

1. Before Midnight (dir. Richard Linklater)

14 comments:

  1. I've only seen The Bling Ring and Before Midnight from this list, but I have Upstream Color on my Netflix Instant queue (maybe next week) and have been planning on watching Stoker on VOD this week too.

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    1. I really need to watch Upstream Color again, as I was slightly disappointed on the first viewing. I might catch Stoker this week too.

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  2. Here's my list at the moment as it's based on 2013 films so there's no To the Wonder, Frances Ha, or Lore in that list as it's in the 2012 list. I downloaded Upstream Color but I had issues with the sound as I couldn't hear the dialogue. I'll probably rent the DVD or wait for it on TV as I'm eager to see that film.

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    1. Nice list. The Great Gatsby was just outside of mine. I forgot about Behind the Candelabra, which I still need to see.

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  3. Would The Place Beyond The Pines be in your top 20? Loved that film. I haven't seen enough 2013 releases to create a list yet.
    I'm with you that What Richard Did is really good, but wasn't keen on To The Wonder, which is weird, because I LOVED Tree of Life.

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    1. It was actually my #11, and I hated to leave it off. Maybe it will rank higher after I see it again.

      Glad you also like What Richard Did. Yeah, To the Wonder is divisive, but I loved it both times I saw it.

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  4. I really want to see Trance, somehow it escaped me in theaters. I'm gonna see Spring Breakers soon, hopefully it's as good as its soundtrack.

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    1. Hope you like both of them! :)

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  5. Hi Josh! I keep seeing MUD on people's list, man I really need to see that movie!! I might do my list sometime later this month, for sure Side Effects won't be on it though, I just didn't really care for that one.

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    1. Hey, Ruth! Hope all is well.

      Sorry you didn't like Side Effects. Oh, you do really need to see Mud. Hope you like it!

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  6. Great list. Lore and What Richard Did... I'm on 'em.

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    1. Thanks. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on them, especially What Richard Did.

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  7. Still need to see Mud, I missed it at the cinema :(
    I'm seeing The Bling Ring on friday, so I'm excited for that.

    Nice list!

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    1. Thanks! Sorry you missed Mud. I'm still bummed about missing Frances Ha.

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