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.) 

SPECIAL: The Best Trailers of 2013

Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Chris Luckett

Every year, superstars like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Leonardo DiCaprio star in brilliant, two-minute movies. The fact that these short films are also advertisements for other movies and that they precede “feature presentations” at the theatre doesn’t stop some of them from being works of art in their own right. Of all the trailers that were released in 2013, these are the very best.

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SPECIAL: The Year So Far

Photo: Warner Bros.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

Every year, I generally see a little over a hundred movies. I usually hit “50” sometime around autumn, as I watch two movies every three weeks or so for most of the year (before ramping up the frequency around awards season, when I catch up on any acclaimed movies I missed as well as Oscar hopefuls).

Yesterday, I saw my fiftieth movie of 2013. Since my “Best of the Year” lists always look remarkably different when they’re finished than they do around their ultimate halfway point, it’s always interesting to stop and take stock of the year so far. This year, I’m sharing that, by revealing my ranked order of the 2013 movies I’ve seen so far.

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