The Best and Worst of 2013

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.

The 10 Best Films

  1. Gravity
  2. Her
  3. This is The End
  4. Snowpiercer
  5. Big Bad Wolves
  6. Mood Indigo
  7. These Final Hours
  8. Saving Mr. Banks
  9. Jodorowsky’s Dune
  10. Machete Kills

Worst Films

  1. Birdemic 2: The Resurrection
  2. Vamp U
  3. Movie 43
  4. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  5. The Smurfs 2

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity (*)
Michel Gondry – Mood Indigo
Park Chan-wook – Stoker
Robert Rodriguez – Machete Kills
James Wan – The Conjuring and Insidious Chapter 2

Best Original Screenplay

Her (*)
This is The End

Best Adapted Screenplay

An Adventure in Space and Time
Kick-Ass 2
Saving Mr. Banks (*)
World War Z

Best Actor

David Bradley – An Adventure in Space and Time (*)
Henry Cavill – Man of Steel
Idris Elba – Pacific Rim
Jake Gyllenhaal – Prisoners
Hugh Jackman – Prisoners
Joaquin Phoenix – Her

Best Actress

Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Chloe Grace Moretz – Kick-Ass 2
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks (*)
Mia Wasikowska – Stoker

Best Supporting Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch – Star Trek: Into Darkness
Dov Glickman – Big Bad Wolves
Matthew Goode – Stoker
Danny McBride – This is The End
Bill Nighy – About Time (*)

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams – Her
Kerry Bishé – Goodbye World
Nicole Kidman – Stoker
Melissa Leo – Prisoners
Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer (*)

Best Cinematography

The Host
Soul (*)
The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears

Best Special Effects

Gravity (*)
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Pacific Rim
Star Trek: Into Darkness

Best Makeup Effects

Evil Dead
Frankenstein’s Army (*)
Texas Chainsaw
Warm Bodies
World War Z

Best Production Design

After Earth
Elysium (*)
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon