Edgar Wright's Top 10 Films Of 2013 Includes 'Spring Breakers,' 'Rush,' 'Prisoners' & More

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 18, 2013 9:22 AM
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With one movie to promote heavily on both sides of the pond ("The World's End") and another major franchise movie gearing up ("Ant-Man"), that Edgar Wright had time to keep watching films enough to put together a top ten of 2013 is pretty impressive. But it comes with a caveat: like many folks, the last-month crush of films makes it hard to catch up with everything, so be forewarned, this list was compiled with Wright, at the time of putting it together, having not yet seen a handful of movies including "12 Years A Slave," "Dallas Buyers Club" or "American Hustle" (all of which open in the U.K. in 2014).

Still, there's plenty to choose from in 2013 and Wright's list is a nice acknowledgment that there were great movies outside the awards season too. It's nice to see some love for Ron Howard's overlooked "Rush" and the similarly ignored (at least by critics group voter types) "Prisoners" by Denis Villeneuve. On the indie front, Wright tips his hat to "Short Term 12" and "The Spectacular Now," the latter of which he explains could act as a prequel to "The World's End" in some ways. And topping it off are two movies that are still causing chatter: Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" and Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity."

Check out the full list below along with Wright's brief talk about his choices. [Digital Spy]

Edgar Wright's Top 10 Films Of 2013
10. Rush
9. The Bling Ring
8. Prisoners
7. The Spectacular Now
6. Short Term 12
5. Behind The Candelabra
4. Before Midnight
3. Blue Jasmine
2. Spring Breakers
1. Gravity
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5 Comments

  • Holly | December 23, 2013 5:52 PMReply

    The Bling Ring? really?

  • Prynce | December 19, 2013 1:33 PMReply

    Why watch Prisoners? Why not just watch Hostages on TV? The film was even originally marketed like it was a TV show. I hate how so much criticism comes from inside the cultural loop, and not outside. Step outside, have a look; the fresh air will do you good.

  • Brook | December 19, 2013 12:17 AMReply

    This a horrible Top Ten Films of 2013 list. Spring Breakers, Blue Jasmine and Before Midnight are all very overrated, although, I admit, I did like each of them.

  • Colin Biggs | December 18, 2013 5:25 PMReply

    Very nice to see Prisoners on a top ten list. I didn't expect the film to be pushed for much, but I was really hoping for Jackman and Gyllenhaal to get some awards attention this winter.

  • Eric | December 18, 2013 2:53 PMReply

    This is a great list. I loved all these films.

    Prisoners has been painfully ignored this awards season.

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