Top 10 Favorite Films of 2013


Here it is! My annual list, the films I enjoyed most in 2013. As always, I list the movie quote, you guess the movie.

Note that I still haven’t seen: Blackfish, The Wolf of Wall Street, Captain Phillips, Philomena, 20 Feet From Stardom, Nebraska, Dallas Buyers Club, Blue is the Warmest Color, The Hunt, and Don Jon. I want to see all of them (screeners, hurry up and come on in!) and who knows what my top 10 list will look like once I do. But for now, it looks like this.

By the way, this list has a bonus entry. Extra points if you know why it’s in the bonus category and not one of the top 10.

Okay here goes, my top 10 of 2013:

10. “I wish you would find the time. You somehow manage to find the time to complain about eight hours a day.”

9. “Is there anything you want that you don’t have?”

8. “Reminds me of a story…”

7. “Six hundred forty one.”

6. “I would say ‘this is going to be hell for you but heaven on earth for me’.”

5. “He’s my son and I should be around him. I wasn’t around my dad and look at the fuckin’ way I turned out.”


3. “Hi grandma. Having so much fun here. This place… is special. I am starting to think this is the most spiritful place I’ve ever been. I think we found ourselves here. We finally got to see some other parts of the world. We saw some beautiful things here. God, I can’t believe how many new friends we made. Friends from all over the place. I mean everyone was so sweet here. So warm and friendly. It’s way more than just having a good time. God, it’s so nice to get a break from my auntie for a little while. We’ll always remember this trip. I wanna go back again next year with you. Something so amazing, magical. Something so beautiful. Feels as if the world is perfect. Like it’s never gonna end.”

2. “Where is its scrotum!? WHERE IS ITS SCROTUM!?”

1. “I apologize for my appearance. But I have had a difficult time these past several years.”

BONUS: “I just don’t want like, you know, some Asian girl who’s gonna be like doing homework all the time, stinking up the place with her pork dumplings.”


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14 Responses to Top 10 Favorite Films of 2013

  1. Victor C says:

    8 is Gravity. 4 being Wolf of Wall Street would be the educated guess.

  2. Jordan says:

    5 is Before Midnight.

  3. Matt Miller says:

    #1 is 12 Years A Slave. I remember because I was bawling at that point…

  4. Gregg says:

    2. is Inside Llewyn Davis, but its scrotum no testicles. (still where are they?)

  5. Jordan says:

    #6 is The Act of Killing. Just saw it. Great documentary.

  6. Jordan says:

    Have you seen Short Term 12? I don’t think it’s on your list, but it’s worth a view. Budding new director that put himself in the film.

    • I saw it. I thought it was good but not great, not enough to make my top 10. The film had some great child performances but overall I thought it was a little conventional and I could see through the writing/filmmaking in places, which bothered me

  7. Jordan says:

    #9 is Blue Jasmine

    • yes! Jordan I think slowly you will get them all!

      Also, I must note that in the last month, I’ve seen Nebraska, Captain Phillips, and Blackfish, all of which I would have put in my top 10 had I seen them when the list was made. Argh! And still so much more to see!

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