In a way, 2013 can be considered a good year for film, as there were obvious stand-outs from a roster ranging from really awful to cinematic classic. Even so, I haven't seen my share of releases this year, my count barely going over 50, and not all of them with quality. Still, there were some that have managed to make it to my favorites this year, albeit just a handful of them. I decided not to make a top list simply because there's so much I have yet to see. Here are my favorites from this year. The list is arranged alphabetically.
The origin story might not be familiar to most people (or unheard of, in some cases), but this was truly enjoyable. While Anna was a great character, my favorite sister would have to be Elsa; she won me over with just one scene. The heart of it all was really about family, and how at the end, family and love will triumph.
The cinematic spectacle of the year! I don't think this merits more explanation, but the grand beauty of it immediately made it one of this year's greatest experience. My only regret was not having seen it in 3-D. (review)
What started out in a slow pace turns out to be one of the interesting biopics I've seen this year. t's not hard for both actors to embody the personalities they play. (review)
Despite the similarities with thriller and horror movies, Stoker was brought to life with great acting and great cinematography. I loved the attention paid to detail, and how the actors seemed to embody their characters rather well. (review)
I liked this movie because I found the kid to be a natural; despite being flocked with great actors, he really held out on his own. I would have liked it much better if there were more water park scenes, as the bulk of his coming-of-age was actually when he found confidence to his awkward facade.
The funniest movie I have seen this year. It carried great chemistry from the cast, as well as really funny moments. It's actually quite hard to pick what scene was the best because the entire movie was just a bag of laughs. (review)