New and Improved: Ranking the Films of 2013

On December 31 I wrote a list ranking the new films that I saw in 2013. Now, on the eve of the Academy Awards – and having seen an additional 10 films – I’m releasing an updated assessment of last year’s best, worst and whatever falls in between.

  1. Inside Llewyn Davis – dirs. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
  2. Nebraska – dir. Alexander Payne
  3. Gravity – dir. Alfonso Cuarón
  4. Pacific Rim – dir. Guillermo del Toro
  5. Stoker – dir. Chan-wook Park
  6. Austenland – dir. Jerusha Hess
  7. Side Effects – dir. Steven Soderbergh
  8. Her – dir. Spike Jonze
  9. 42 – dir. Brian Helgeland
  10. Parkland – dir. Peter Landesman
  11. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – dir. Don Scardino
  12. American Hustle – dir. David O. Russell
  13. The Great Gatsby – dir. Baz Luhrmann
  14. World War Z – dir. Marc Forster
  15. In Secret – dir. Charlie Stratton
  16. Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight – dir. Stephen Frears
  17. Iron Man 3 – dir. Shane Black
  18. The Call – dir. Brad Anderson
  19. Admission – dir. Paul Weitz
  20. The Bling Ring – dir. Sofia Coppola
  21. The Company You Keep – dir. Robert Redford
  22. Closed Circuit – dir. John Crowley
  23. Oblivion – dir. Joseph Kosinski
  24. All Is Lost – dir. J.C. Chandor
  25. Carrie – dir. Kimberly Peirce
  26. Broken City – dir. Allen Hughes
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