Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2013 Movies

Cinema Scope: Top 15 Films of 2013

28 March 2014

Stranger by the Lake - Alain Guiraudie

Cinema Scope: Top 15 Films of 2013

[see also 202120202010s20192018201720162015201420122011]

Special Mentions

Dennis Cooper: 13 Favorite Films of 2013

06 January 2014

To The Wonder - Terrence Malick

Dennis Cooper: 13 Favorite Films of 2013 (as numbered on Cooper’s site, but note that he precedes the list with “in no order”)

[see also 201920172016201520122011]

Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2013

01 January 2014

Stranger by the Lake - Alain Guiraudie

Les Inrockuptibles: 20 Best Films of 2013

[see also 201720122011]

IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2013

01 January 2014

12 Years a Slave - Steve McQueen

IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2013 (as voted by 240 critics)

[see also 2021202020192018201720162015201420122011]

L Magazine: 20 Best Films of 2013

31 December 2013

Leviathan - Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

The L Magazine: 20 Best Films of 2013

[see also 2012]

Grantland: Wesley Morris: Top 27 Movies of 2013

31 December 2013

12 Years a Slave - Steve McQueen

Wesley Morris: Top 27 Movies of 2013, as published by Grantland

[see also 201420122011]

17 more

Dissolve: 20 Best Films of 2013

31 December 2013

Her - Spike Jonze

The Dissolve: 20 Best Films of 2013

[see also 2014]

Brian Darr: Top 16 Films of 2013

31 December 2013

Leviathan - Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

Brian Darr: Top 16 Films of 2013 (limited to commercially-released new films)

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014]

Runners-up, alphabetically

A.V. Club: Nick Schager: The Best Films of 2013

31 December 2013

The Act of Killing - Joshua Oppenheimer

Nick Schager: The Best Films of 2013, as published by The A.V. Club

[see also 2021202020192018201720162015201420122011]


This list contributes to:

Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2013

31 December 2013

Leviathan - Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2013 (limited to “poll-eligible” films)

[see also The 30 Best Avant-Garde Feature Films of the DecadeTop 50 Films of 2018Top 30 Experimental Films of 2018Top 25 Films of 2017Top 10 Films of 2016Top 12 Films of 2014Top 12 Films of 2012]