Top Films of 2013

Top Films of 2013

As 2014 begins to advance on 2013 like the Somali pirates in Captain Phillips, ready to take over and make us do it's bidding for a whole 365 days, we invite you to take a look back over the top films of 2013. Here's your chance to revisit those films that were good enough to get five out of five, including the best of the 2013 London Film Festival, in our comprehensive list of the top films of the year.

How to Survive a Plague
A thoroughly researched and astonishing documentary, containing vast amounts of footage from the time, that sheds light on the ways in which the American government attempted to control the use of anti-AIDS and HIV drugs in the 1980s.

How to Survive a Plague Film Review

Blue is the Warmest Colour
French cinema takes an intensely close look at a love affair between two young women and the fallout from their tempestuous relationship.

Blue is the Warmest Colour Film Review

Disney's latest animation tells the story of Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen from a different perspective, transforming it into a musical comedy perfect for kids and family.

Frozen Film Review

Like Father, Like Son
Japanese drama about two boys who are inadvertently swapped at birth, and their subsequent reuniting with their original parents and genetic siblings.

Like Father, Like Son Film Review

Chris Hemsworth stars as English racing driver James Hunt alongside Daneil Bruhl as Austrian Niki Lauda in this film based on the true story of what happened to the pair during the 1976 Grand Prix.

Rush Film Review

Muscle Shoals
A documentary about the legendary recording studio based in Muscle Shoals, a sleepy Alabama town located next to the Tennessee River, where numerous artists from Percy Sledge and Aretha Franklin to Lynard Skynard and the Rolling Stones have recorded their albums.

Muscle Shoals Film Review

The Conjuring
A thrilling horror story based on real life experiences, The Conjuring is set during the 1970s when demonologists Ed and Lorriane Warren followed a truly disturbing case of paranormal activity in a house in Rhode Island.

The Conjuring Film Review

The Kings of Summer
Like a modern-day version of Stand By Me, The Kings of Summer follows the antics of a group of boys who decide to build themselves a house in the woods and live there. unbeknownst by their parents who think they have run away.

The Kings of Summer Film Review

Frances Ha
Frances a warm-hearted comedy drama, starring Greta Gerwig (who co-wrote the script) as an aspiring dancer who encounters a series of diasters as she goes about trying to find somewhere new to live after her flatmate moves in with her boyfriend.

Frances Ha Film Review

Set in present-day Riyadh, the film stars follows 10 year old Wadjda, a daydreaming, pop-music-loving who is determined to win a school competition to recite the Koran in order for her to be able to buy her own bike.

Wadjda Film Review

Blue Jasmine
Woody Allen's fans were not disappointed by his 2013 flim Blue Jasmine, featuring Cate Blanchett as a Manhattan socialite who is forced to live with her sister in a run down neighbourhood after her husband's dodgy dealing leaves her bankrupt, disgraced and friendless.

Blue Jasmine Film Review

A stylishly directed French romcom set in 1959 and starring Deborah Francois as a speedy typist who lands a job as secretary for an insurance agent who wants to enter her into a Speed Typing contest.

Populaire Film Review

This Ain't California
A contemporary documentary about young German skateboarders, starting in the 1970s and ending in the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

This Ain't California Film Review

Before Midnight
The third part of the long running series from Richard Linklater catches up with ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as the couple whose romantic relationship has been at the heart of the story since Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

Before Midnight Film Review

American Hustle
Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams star as a couple of con artists dragged into a big time sting by Christian Bale's dodgy FBI agent.

American Hustle Film Review

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