The Alamo Drafthouse's Collective Picks for the 10 Best Films of 2013

December 31, 2013

Alamo Drafthouse Best of 2013

If you're not aware, The Alamo Drafthouse is a cinephiles best friends. From their love of indie movies, to screenings of classics from years past (not to mention innovative offerings like the Anchorfan Pass for unlimited screenings of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), the Drafthouse is a mecca for movie fans. We only wish they had more locations around the country. Even so, we can get a taste of the films that really turned the crank of these cinephiles with a list of their collective favorite films. The Alamo Drafthouse team includes the programming offices from each theater, Drafthouse Films, Mondo, Badass Digest, Fantastic Fest and more, and tallied all of their favorite films to make a single collective list. Look below!

Here's the collective list of the Best Films of 2013 from the Alamo Drafthouse team:

10. Frances Ha
9. Before Midnight
8. Pain & Gain
7. 12 Years a Slave
6. Inside Llewyn Davis
5. The Act of Killing
4. Her
3. Spring Breakers
2. Gravity
1. The Wolf of Wall Street

It's a pretty solid list, but Spring Breakers seems a bit high. Of course, it's nice to see Her get so much love and we're glad Frances Ha made the end of the list. If you'd like some brief praise for each of these films from a variety of the team members involved, check out the full post at Otherwise, we've got our own favorite films of the year coming later today, beginning with the personal picks from Jeremy Kirk (of The Golden Briefcase) and our awards expert Joey Magidson. Then we'll have Ethan Anderton's picks for his favorite films of the year as well.

Also, don't forget our list of this year's best performances (for both actors and actresses) along with his 20 Favorite Scenes of 2013. In addition, we also tossed up my picks for the 15 Best Official Movie Posters and Tim Buel's 8 Favorite Horror Films. Jeremy Kirk also counted down his 10 Favorite Soundtracks/Scores of 2013, and Ethan Anderton listed his 6 Most Hilarious Comedies of 2013, along with a reflection on his 13 Most Anticipated Films of 2013. What do you think of The Alamo Drafthouse's Top 10 of 2013?

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Surprised to see Pain & Gain here, though I really enjoyed that movie too. Finally Bay is back to making awesome dark comedies similar to Bad Boys II. I hope he makes more after this upcoming Transformers film.

thejon93rd on Dec 31, 2013


Last Minutes Goodby 2013

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 31, 2013


Odd that people seem so indifferent to the fact that their taste, which they argue is ultimatly "personal", is so interchangeable. There was a time when they could blame it on a culture or a distribution system that prevents a populace from access to the broad world. Nope, now its evident. They are incapable of individual experience and are happy that way. Worse still, these Hollywood tools publish their "opinions" and deny that it produces the effect of reproducing facile spectator sports and eclipsing anything other than crass sensation stimulation. "Most of these are independent films!" they will stupidly and sadly argue. I can't think of anything more appropriate than to say "Hanna Arendt". Let those who still have ears, hear.

S freud on Dec 31, 2013


Mr.S , I'm opposite with your opinion , Nothing change dude. Cinema is a live thing , Nothing is Static in it. If the taste changes thats because our world change and thats because of us ( All of Us even you dude) I think i would love if i see [What Wonderful Life] "Now" as first time as a someone who see it and love it in year of its releasing date. As i love little miss sunshine or Ruby Sparks in recent years. Beauty of movies depend on our talents & efforts. If the system didnt want show your comment can you spread your opinion? Dude , Hollywood must look to its golden classic age. World is full of talented guys. They must just draw their hands and grab them.

Ehsan Davodi on Jan 2, 2014

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