SPECIAL: 2013, Ranked from Worst to Almost-Best

Artwork: Universal Pictures

Artwork: Universal Pictures

Chris Luckett

In a week, I’ll be revealing my Best Movies of 2013. In the meantime, I can certainly say what isn’t on the best-of list. Below is every movie I saw last year, ranked from the very worst of the zero-stars to the very best of the four stars. (Bonus: Any of the red, underlined titles are clickable links to their corresponding reviews.) 


133. Grown-Ups 2 (0 stars)

131. A Haunted House (0) 
130. Getaway (0)
129. Scary Movie 5 (0) 
128. Riddick (0)
127. Movie 43 (0.5 stars)
124. 21 & Over (0.5)
123. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (0.5)
122. Pain & Gain (0.5)
121. Kick-Ass 2 (1 star)
120. Safe Haven (1)
119. Paranoia (1)
118. The Smurfs 2 (1)
117. Identity Thief (1.5 stars)
116. The Host (1.5)
115. R.I.P.D. (1.5)
114. Oldboy (1.5)
113. Evil Dead (1.5)
112. The Purge (2 stars)
111. Epic (2)
110. The Big Wedding (2)
109. Escape from Planet Earth (2)
108. One Direction: This is Us (2)
107. Bad Grandpa (2)
106. Trance (2)
105. Carrie (2)
104. Only God Forgives (2)
103. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2)
102. Pacific Rim (2)
101. A Good Day to Die Hard (2)
100. After Earth (2)
99. Nothing Left to Fear (2.5 stars)
98. The Call (2.5)
97. Turbo (2.5)
96. To the Wonder (2.5)
95. Dark Skies (2.5)
94. The Book Thief (2.5)
93. Planes (2.5)
92. Jack the Giant Slayer (2.5)
91. The Lone Ranger (2.5)
90. Computer Chess (2.5)
89. 2 Guns (2.5)
88. The Family (2.5)
87. The Croods (2.5)
86. Olympus Has Fallen (2.5)
85. The Internship (2.5)
84. Despicable Me 2 (2.5)
83. Side Effects (3 stars)
82. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (3)
81. The Great Beauty (3)
80. Man of Steel (3)
79. The Bling Ring (3)
78. The Butler (3)
77. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (3)
76. RED 2 (3)
75. A.C.O.D. (3)
74. White House Down (3)
72. Snitch (3.5 stars)
71. August: Osage County (3.5)
70. Blue Jasmine (3.5)
69. 42 (3.5)
68. Philomena (3.5)
67. World War Z (3.5)
66. Don Jon (3.5)
65. Wolf Children (3.5)
64. Fast & Furious 6 (3.5)
63. Frances Ha (3.5)
62. The Great Gatsby (3.5)
60. Room 237 (3.5)
59. Drinking Buddies (3.5)
58. The Kings of Summer (3.5)
57. The World’s End (3.5)
56. Monsters University (3.5)
55. The Heat (3.5)
54. Iron Man 3 (3.5)
53. Star Trek Into Darkness (3.5)
52. Saving Mr. Banks (3.5)
50. The Hangover, Part III (3.5)
49. Oblivion (3.5)
48. Sound City (4 stars)
47. Out of the Furnace (4)
46. Mud (4)
45. The Company You Keep (4)
44. The Hunt (4)
43. Short Term 12 (4)
42. The Way Way Back (4)
41. Last Vegas (4)
37. Enough Said (4)
36. Now You See Me (4)
35. Catching Fire (4)
33. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (4)
32. Nebraska (4)
30. Jobs (4)
29. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (4)
28. Much Ado About Nothing (4)

27. Elysium (4)

The remaining twenty-six movies are the Best Movies of 2013, which will be revealed next week. (What can be said: #s 26-5 on the list are four-and-a-half-star movies and numbers 4-1 are perfect fives.)

Stay tuned for The Apple Box’s Best Movies of 2013, coming soon. In the meantime, how many of the 2013 movies above have you seen? Would any of them make your Best of the Year list? What are you hoping will make the final cut? Comment below!
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