2013 Best Reviewed Movies
Based on third-party critic ratings, the best reviewed 2013 movie releases.
- Sound City
100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 41 reviews
"Smart, affectionate, and unabashedly sincere, Sound City pairs a great soundtrack with a well-argued ode to one of rock 'n' roll's most fondly remembered bygone eras."
- More than Honey
100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 37 reviews
- Short Term 12
99% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 143 reviews
"Short Term 12 is an emphatic, revealing drama that pulls audiences into the perspective of neglected youths."
- The Wizard of Oz
99% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 101 reviews
"An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old."
- Twenty Feet from Stardom
99% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 92 reviews
"Rich, insightful, and occasionally heartbreaking, 20 Feet From Stardom is an energetic tribute to the passion, talent, and hard work of backup singers."
- Before Midnight
98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 172 reviews
"Building on the first two installments in Richard Linklater's well-crafted Before trilogy, Before Midnight offers intelligent, powerfully acted perspectives on love, marriage, and long-term commitment."
98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 168 reviews
"Bolstered by a strong performance from Matthew McConaughey in the title role, Mud offers an engaging Southern drama that manages to stay sweet and heartwarming without being sappy."
98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 118 reviews
"Blackfish is an aggressive, impassioned documentary that will change the way you look at performance killer whales."
- Call Me Kuchu
98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 42 reviews
"Alternately horrific and uplifting, Call Me Kuchu exposes heinous systematic brutality with a clear eye and admirable precision."
- Muscle Shoals
97% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 79 reviews
"Essential for soul fans and entertaining for novices, Muscle Shoals offers a compelling, warts-and-all glimpse at one of the most fascinating stories in modern American music."
- The Selfish Giant
97% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 59 reviews
"Starkly emotional and beautifully directed, The Selfish Giant uses a lovely script and some powerful performances to present some of the best that modern British cinema has to offer."
- Let the Fire Burn
97% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 36 reviews
"Smartly edited and heartbreakingly compelling, Let the Fire Burn uses archival footage to uncover a troubling -- and still deeply resonant -- chapter in American history."
- Enough Said
96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 164 reviews
"Wryly charming, impeccably acted, and ultimately quite bittersweet, Enough Said is a grown-up movie in the best possible way."
- Cutie and the Boxer
96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 70 reviews
"A beautifully-made documentary that explores the challenges and richness of both marriage and art through the lens of a fascinating and complex couple."
- The Act of Killing
95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 131 reviews
"Raw, terrifying, and painfully difficult to watch, The Act of Killing offers a haunting testament to the edifying, confrontational power of documentary cinema."
- Stories We Tell
95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 126 reviews
"In Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley plays with the documentary format to explore the nature of memory and storytelling, crafting a thoughtful, compelling narrative that unfolds like a mystery."
- The Past
95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 109 reviews
"Beautifully written, sensitively directed, and powerfully acted, The Past serves as another compelling testament to Asghar Farhadi's gift for finely layered drama."
- A Hijacking
95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 105 reviews
"A tense, gripping thriller, A Hijacking avoids action movie cliches and instead creates a palpable sense of dread by mixing gritty realism with atmospheric beauty."
- Inside Llewyn Davis
94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 231 reviews
"Smart, funny, and profoundly melancholy, Inside Llewyn Davis finds the Coen brothers in fine form."
- The Dallas Buyers Club
94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 222 reviews
"Dallas Buyers Club rests squarely on Matthew McConaughey's scrawny shoulders, and he carries the burden gracefully with what might be a career-best performance."
94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 220 reviews
"Sweet, soulful, and smart, Spike Jonze's Her uses its just-barely-sci-fi scenario to impart wryly funny wisdom about the state of modern human relationships."
- Fruitvale Station
94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 159 reviews
"Passionate and powerfully acted, Fruitvale Station serves as a celebration of life, a condemnation of death, and a triumph for star Michael B. Jordan."
94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 109 reviews
"Newcomer Saskia Rosendahl gives an astonishingly assured performance in the title role, and director Cate Shortland establishes a delicate, disturbingly ominous tone in the powerful World War II drama Lore."
94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 94 reviews
"Smartly written and beautiful to behold, Blancanieves uses its classic source material to offer a dark tale, delightfully told."
- Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 33 reviews
- Mr. Jones changed the US film release date from TBA to May 2, 2014
- Walk of Shame changed the US film release date from April 25, 2014 to May 2, 2014
- One Chance changed the US film release date from March 14, 2014 to August 29, 2014
- Untitled New Line Horror Project changed the US film release date from TBA to October 3, 2014
- How to be Single changed the US film release date from TBA to February 12, 2016
- Need for Speed
- Bad Words
- Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club
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