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Best films watched in 2013

by Jonas Silgalis
All films I’ve given 5-star rating this year R – re-watch x2 – watched twice 10/10 Monsieur Hire (Patrice Leconte, 1989) Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999) x2 Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012) x2 Flight (Robert Zemeckis, 2012) Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012) Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012) Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012) x2 The Odd Couple (Gene Saks, 1968) JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991) The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Robert Ellis Miller, 1968) Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968) Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997) R Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012) R Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) R Saving Mr. Banks (John… Read more

All films I’ve given 5-star rating this year

R – re-watch

x2 – watched twice

10/10

Monsieur Hire (Patrice Leconte, 1989)
Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999) x2
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012) x2
Flight (Robert Zemeckis, 2012)
Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012)
Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)
Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012) x2
The Odd Couple (Gene Saks, 1968)
JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Robert Ellis Miller, 1968)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997) R
Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012) R
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) R
Saving Mr. Banks (John Lee Hancock, 2013)
Nebraska (Alexander Payne, 2013)

9/10

The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland, 2012)
I’m not Rappaport (Herb Gardner, 1996)
The Lincoln Lawyer (Brad Furman, 2011) x2
The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010) R
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991) R
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh, 2013)
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, 2012)
The Sessions (Ben Lewin, 2012) x2
Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich, 2003)
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright, 2012)
Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul, 2012)
Machete (Robert Rodriguez & Ethan Maniquis, 2010) R
Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
Hitchcock (Sacha Gervasi, 2012)
Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996) x2
Running on Empty (Sidney Lumet, 1988)
State of Grace (State of Grace, 1990)
The Other Dream Team (Marius A. Markevicius, 2012) R
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977) R
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980) R
Heathers (Michael Lehmann, 1988)
Breezy (Clint Eastwood, 1973)
Sorry, Wrong Number (Anatole Litvak, 1948)
Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
The Grey Fox (Phillip Borsos, 1982)
Hannah Arendt (Margarethe von Trotta, 2012)
End of Watch (David Ayer, 2012)
Duplicity (Tony Gilroy, 2009) R
Affliction (Paul Schrader, 1997)
Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, 1992)
The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola, 2013)
The Swimmer (Frank Perry, 1968)
Man of Steel (Zack Snyder, 2013)
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
Croupier (Mike Hodges, 1998)
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, 2013)
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Julio Medem, 1998)
The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, 1998)
American History X (Tony Kaye, 1998)
Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
Blood Simple (Joen Coen & Ethan Coen, 1984)
Burn After Reading (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2008) R
Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990) R
Forget Paris (Billy Crystal, 1995)
A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton, 1988)
Men of Honor (George Tillman Jr., 2000)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978)
Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, 2013)
Radio Days (Woody Allen, 1987)
House of Games (David Mamet, 1987)
The Whales of August (Lindsay Anderson, 1987)
The Dead (John Huston, 1987)
Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)
A Passage to India (David Lean, 1984)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Chris Columbus, 2001) R
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chris Columbus, 2002) R
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón, 2004) R
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (David Yates, 2009) R
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (David Yates, 2011) R
Ocean’s 11 (Steven Soderbergh, 2001) R
Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985) R
Home Alone (Chris Columbus, 1990) R
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
True Crime (Clint Eastwood, 1999) R
Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
Se7en (David Fincher, 1995) R
Young Adult (Jason Reitman, 2011) R
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (George Clooney, 2002) R
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987) R
For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone, 1965)
All Is Lost (J.C. Chandor, 2013)

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