Director Edgar Wright Updates His Final Top 20 Movies of 2013 List
What a year. 2013 was one of the most memorable and exciting years in cinema in a while, and it shows in the way everyone has their own unique end of the year Best Of lists. A few weeks ago we featured the Top 10 list of director Edgar Wright (whose latest movie The World's End also topped Ethan's Most Hilarious Comedies of 2013) but it was an early list, unfinished, as the filmmaker had yet to see a handful of highly acclaimed movies from the end of the year. He's now revealed his final Top 20 Movies of 2013 list, adding selections like Her, Wolf of Wall Street, Inside Llewyn Davis, Short Term 12 and a few more. Full list below.
"My expanded Top 20 movies of the year [via]. I thoroughly enjoyed, was moved or completely dazzled by:"
Gravity (dir. Alfonso Cuaron)
Her (dir. Spike Jonze)
Spring Breakers (dir. Harmony Korine)
The Wolf Of Wall Street (dir. Martin Scorsese)
Blue Jasmine (dir. Woody Allen)
Behind The Candelabra (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
Inside Llewyn Davis (dirs. Joel & Ethan Coen)
Before Midnight (dir. Richard Linklater)
Short Term 12 (dir. Destin Cretton)
Rush (dir. Ron Howard)
The Spectacular Now (dir. James Ponsoldt)
Prisoners (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
12 Years A Slave (dir. Steve McQueen)
Iron Man 3 (dir. Shane Black)
The Bling Ring (dir. Sofia Coppola)
Captain Phillips (dir. Paul Greengrass)
Enough Said (dir. Nicole Holofcener)
Nebraska (dir. Alexander Payne)
Pacific Rim (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (dir. David Lowery)
So there you go, that is Edgar Wright's full list for 2013 (though he says it could still change). "The truth is that more than 400 films were released last year and so I, like you, will still be watching 2013 movies in 2023," he writes on his blog. That said, he pretty much mentions every film that I felt deserved accolades or special mention, even if it wasn't one of my favorites (like Pacific Rim, Behind the Candelabra, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Prisoners, even Iron Man 3). Edgar also highlights three docs: The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone, 20 Feet From Stardom and Sound City. If you still need to catch up on any films from 2013, start with this batch right here. Every one of these movies listed is worth seeing. Thoughts on his final list?