Amy’s 2013 Movies Revisited

We’re already more than halfway through 2014, so it was time to revisit my favorite movies of last year, even though it looks like I’ll never get to see Zinda Bhaag nor The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

There wasn’t any strong contenders to push The Congress out of that first spot, even though I’d totally put Sunny or Gf*Bf ahead of it in a blink of an eye. There are tons of feelings to be had, though, especially from Asian entries Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Miracle in Cell No. 7 and Koreeda’s Like Father, Like Son.

Note: I stopped considering Bambi and The Garden of Words since both of them aren’t feature length.

Rank Favorite 2013 Movies as Seen in 2013 Favorite 2013 Movies Seen by 2014 Status
1 The Congress (2013, Israel / Germany / Poland / Luxembourg / France / Belgium)  The Congress (2013, Israel / Germany / Poland / Luxembourg / France / Belgium) =
2 The Berlin File (베를린) (2013, Korea) Her (2013, USA) *
3 Gravity (2013, US / UK) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (भाग मिल्खा भाग) (2013, India) *
4 Miracle in Cell No.7 (7번방의 선물) (2013, Korea) Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) (2013, Japan) *
5 Frozen (2013, USA) The Lunchbox (2013, India / France / Germany / USA) *
6 Blind Detective (盲探) (2013, Hong Kong / China) Gravity (2013, US / UK)
7 The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭) (2013, Japan) Miracle in Cell No.7 (7번방의 선물) (2013, Korea)
8 Bambi (2013, France) 12 Years a Slave (2013, US/UK) *
9 The Way Way Back (2013, USA) Vishwaroopam (விஸ்வரூபம்) (2013, India) *
10 Montage (몽타주) (2013, Korea) The Berlin File (베를린) (2013, Korea)

Here’s the mandatory MUBI 2013 Highlights list, as well as a Letterboxd 2013 Films Ranked.

How has your film list changed throughout the months? Is your #1 still your favorite?

amy

YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

7 Responses

  1. I’ve seen 13 2013-released movies this year, and The Lunchbox became my top fave film of 2013.

    • amy says:

      @Diandra Rodriguez, I hope the BR/DVD comes with a 15min docu on just the food. LOL Besides from the fact that Irrfan Khan is the lead (I actually prefer Siddiqui despite the limited supporting roles he’s played), the biggest reveal’s got to be Nimrat Kaur. I hope, at least, she gets to make 1 movie a year after this. With freaking Bollywood casting directors, you never know with anyone that’s already past 30. It would’ve been better suited for her to win Best Debut, but she probably had better chances at Best Critics Actress.

      • @amy, Siddiqui’s become one of my favorite character actors in the three (so far) movies in which I’ve seen him. But yeah, Nimrat Kaur was great and I hope this boosts her reputation.

        • amy says:

          @Diandra Rodriguez, what else have you seen Siddiqui in besides Kahaani? I think he’s better than when Irrfan started acting. Btw, did you get to see him in Maqbool? I’m really eager to see him doing Indian-Shakespeare this year again!

  2. @amy, he has a pretty big role in part 2 of Gangs of Wasseypur. Very different character too. His story about working long in the industry in little roles is really interesting. I need to see more of his work.

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