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Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 16, 2013 at 5:14PM

More lists are arriving as 2013 draws to a close and if you're wondering what movies you need to catch in cinemas, or keep an eye out for at the arthouse, they are always a handy guide. Now, Film Comments is stepping into both arenas with their definitive take on the year that was.
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Inside Llewyn Davis

More lists are arriving as 2013 draws to a close and if you're wondering what movies you need to catch in cinemas, or keep an eye out for at the arthouse, they are always a handy guide. Now, Film Comments is stepping into both arenas with their definitive take on the year that was.

The results of the organization's annual end-of-the-year survey of over 120 film critics, journalists, film section editors, and past and present contributors were dropped this afternoon, with the Coen Brothers' charming and bruised "Inside Llewyn Davis" topping the list. It's a mix of the familiar ("12 Years A Slave," "Before Midnight") with the undersung ("Frances Ha," "Upstream Color") on a list that is dips into films both at home and abroad.

Enough preamble, here's the final list of 10 with the rank of the top 50 as well. Thoughts? Hit up the comments section.

Film Comment’s Top 10 Films Released in 2013 

1. Joel & Ethan Coen’s INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
2. Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE
3. Richard Linklater’s BEFORE MIDNIGHT
4. Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE ACT OF KILLING
5. Jia Zhang-ke’s A TOUCH OF SIN
6. Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel’s LEVIATHAN
7. Alfonso Cuarón’s GRAVITY
8. Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS
9. Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA
10. Shane Carruth’s UPSTREAM COLOR. 

Rankings #11 - #20 
11. Museum Hours, Director: Jem Cohen
12. Blue Is the Warmest Color, Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
13. Bastards, Director: Claire Denis
14. Spring Breakers, Director: Harmony Korine
15. Like Someone in Love, Director: Abbas Kiarostami
16. Stories We Tell, Director: Sarah Polley
17. Her, Director: Spike Jonze
18. Nebraska, Director: Alexander Payne
19. American Hustle, Director: David O. Russell
20. The Grandmaster, Director: Wong Kar Wai

Rankings #21 - #30
21. At Berkeley, Director: Frederick Wiseman
22. Beyond the Hills, Director: Cristian Mungiu
23. No, Director: Pablo Larraín
24. The Great Beauty, Director: Paolo Sorrentino
25. Blue Jasmine, Director: Woody Allen
26. All Is Lost, Director: J.C. Chandor
27. Post Tenebras Lux, Director: Carlos Reygadas
28. Something in the Air, Director: Olivier Assayas
29. Viola, Director: Matías Piñeiro
30. Fruitvale Station, Director: Ryan Coogler

Rankings #31 - #40
31. To the Wonder, Director: Terrence Malick
32. Night Across the Street, Director: Raúl Ruiz
33. Room 237, Director: Rodney Ascher
34. Faust, Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
35. Let the Fire Burn, Director: Jason Osder
36. Le Pont du Nord, Director: Jacques Rivette
37. The Wolf of Wall Street, Director: Martin Scorsese
38. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, Director: Alain Resnais
39. The Last Time I Saw Macao, Director: João Pedro Rodrigues
40. The Past, Director: Asghar Farhadi

Rankings #41 - #50
41. The Square, Director: Jehane Noujaim
42. The Wind Rises, Director: Hayao Miyazaki
43. Drug War, Director: Johnnie To
44. Cousin Jules, Director: Dominique Benicheti
45. Much Ado About Nothing, Director: Joss Whedon
46. Passion, Director: Brian De Palma
47. Short Term 12, Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
48. Dallas Buyers Club, Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
49. Berberian Sound Studio, Director: Peter Strickland
50. Captain Phillips, Director: Paul Greengrass

FILMS WITHOUT DISTRIBUTION 2013
1. Jealousy, Director: Philippe Garrel
2. Stray Dogs, Director: Tsai Ming-liang
3. What Now? Remind Me, Director: Joaquim Pinto
4. Nobody's Daughter Haewon, Director: Hong Sang-soo
5. Abuse of Weakness, Director: Catherine Breillat
6. Our Sunhi, Director: Hong Sang-soo
7. The Strange Little Cat, Director: Ramon Zürcher
8. A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness, Directors: Ben Rivers & Ben Russell
9. Story of My Death, Director: Albert Serra
10. Club Sandwich, Director: Fernando Eimbcke

This article is related to: Inside Llewyn Davis, Best Movies of 2013, Best of 2013, 12 Years a Slave, Before Midnight, The Act of Killing , Gravity, Computer Chess, Frances Ha, Upstream Color


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