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The Best Films of 2013

The Best Films of 2013

December 12th, 2013

Film website have published their list of the best films of 2013, collated from Flicks reviewers and other contributors. The results, presented in this Top 20, show 2013 to have been a great year for moviegoers – and even a bunch of elitist critics couldn’t resist some of the year’s biggest crowd-pleasers.

Alfonso Cuarón’s orbital thriller Gravity took top honours, featuring on 13 of the 16 writers’ best of lists, and landing a substantial number of top five placings, including many number one rankings. Gravity was such a clear winner that it took top place by more than 30% over the next film on the list.

Quentin Tarantino’s slavery Western Django Unchained is in that second spot, itself some distance ahead of third place – which went to Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

David O. Russell’s comedic drama Silver Linings Playbook and Shane Carruth’s perplexing thriller Upstream Color round out the Top Five. For the rest of the list, visit

“I’m really proud of our list and team of awesome writers” says Flicks editor Steve Newall. “Even if a number of my picks didn’t make the final list I look forward to arguing about it over a beer and welcome a flurry of debate online. And if you want to have your say, watch this space for the impending announcement of The IGLOO® People's Choice Movie Awards.”

Flicks writers who contributed to this Top 20 included Flicks editor Steve Newall, assistant editor Liam Maguren, Flicks founder Paul Scantlebury and writers Alex Casey, Beatrix Coles, Dominic Corry, James Croot, Adam Fresco, Matt Glasby, Rebecca Barry Hill, Alan Holt, Rose Matafeo, Frances Morton, Daniel Rutledge, Tony Stamp and Aaron Yap.

The 16 contributors suggested a total of 85 films which were ranked according to high they placed on each list, then funnelled through an abacus for the final top 20.


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