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TOH! Lists the Ten Best Films of 2013... So Far

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood July 3, 2013 at 4:15PM

As the Film Society of Lincoln Center unveils their Best Movies of 2013 (So Far) list, we here at TOH! are joining in on the fun and compiling our own lists showcasing the top ten titles of the first half of the year. Films are limited to those already released theatrically in 2013. See our selections, plus trailers and clips, below.
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Elle Fanning in "Ginger and Rosa."
Elle Fanning in "Ginger and Rosa."

As the Film Society of Lincoln Center unveils their Best Movies of 2013 (So Far) list, we here at TOH! are joining in on the fun and compiling our own lists showcasing the top ten titles of the first half of the year. Films are limited to those already released theatrically in 2013--hence the foreign titles that graced festivals last year. See our selections, plus trailers and clips, below. 

The Film Society's No. 1 film is Anne's top pick, Richard Linklater's deserving "Before Midnight," which made it into three different lists, albeit at varying ranks. We all have different films at No. 1. 

You can view a list of all 2013 releases here.


Anne Thompson:

Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in "Before Midnight"
Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in "Before Midnight"

1. Before Midnight

2. Stories We Tell

3. Beyond the Hills

4. Ginger & Rosa

5. What Maisie Knew

6. The Company You Keep

7. The Place Beyond the Pines

8. Frances Ha

9. We Steal Secrets : The Story of Wikileaks

10. Upstream Color


Beth Hanna:

"Beyond the Hills"
"Beyond the Hills"

1. Beyond the Hills

2. Hannah Arendt

3. Before Midnight

4. Spring Breakers

5. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

6. Stories We Tell

7. Ginger & Rosa

8. The Bling Ring

9. Dead Man Down

10. Side Effects

Ryan Lattanzio:

Greta Gerwig in "Frances Ha"
Greta Gerwig in "Frances Ha"

1. Frances Ha

 2. Only God Forgives

 3. No

 4. The Bling Ring

 5. Laurence Anyways

 6. Berberian Sound Studio

 7. Before Midnight

 8. Post Tenebras Lux

 9. Like Someone in Love

 10. Side Effects

John Anderson

1. Upstream Color

Upstream Color
'Upstream Color'

2. Frances Ha

3. Caesar Must Die

4. Beyond the Hills

5. Pussy Riot

6. Mud

7. Like Someone in Love

8. No

9. My Brother the Devil

10. Yossi



This article is related to: News, Lists, Before Midnight, Beyond The Hills, Frances Ha


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.