Most Anticipted Movies of 2013by big_movie_lover | created - 28 Dec 2012 | updated - 10 Aug 2013 | Public
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1. Gangster Squad (2013)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
Votes: 186,701 | Gross: $46.00M
Really enjoyed this movie. It felt like a mix between the usual suspects and goodfellas. I was expecting a "just alright movie" supported by a brilliant cast but it was fantastic. Can't wait to watch it again.
2. Lincoln (2012)
PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Votes: 214,640 | Gross: $182.21M
It was more of a history lesson than anything else but if I'm going to learn my history this is the way to do it. Some fine acting (of course, with the cast involved) and contrary to some reviews I read I didn't find the movie dragging on. It was a pity though that there was no truly dramatic, inspiring finale. The last twenty minutes never got my nerves tingling.
3. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Votes: 309,399 | Gross: $27.11M
An entertaining albeit confusing film. I enjoyed following the vast array of characters but I'm still not sure where they brought me. I guess I lost the plot and I never really understood the connections between the characters and ultimately, therefore, the whole point of the movie. It was lost on me!
4. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,096,608 | Gross: $162.81M
Tarantino at his best! A brilliant movie and one I will remember for a long time. Tarantino has rekindled my love for "shoot-out" style movies and has brought the Western back with a bang.
5. The Great Gatsby (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
Votes: 402,419 | Gross: $144.84M
6. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Votes: 266,888 | Gross: $148.81M
Great acting and great songs and I love historical movies so needless to say I was impressed. I'm not too fussed on all the singing instead of talking and would rather have listened to more straight forward dialogue but that is my only complaint.
7. World War Z (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
Votes: 516,372 | Gross: $202.36M
8. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
Votes: 533,083 | Gross: $258.37M
9. Out of the Furnace (2013)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.
Votes: 92,602 | Gross: $11.33M
10. Iron Man Three (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Votes: 617,082 | Gross: $409.01M
11. American Hustle (2013)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.
Votes: 392,479 | Gross: $150.12M
12. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.
Votes: 304,255 | Gross: $189.42M
Bit of a let down. My love for pixar is diminishing. I found it boring... just boring.
13. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 130,287 | Gross: $83.30M
14. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Votes: 920,782 | Gross: $116.90M
15. This Is the End (2013)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the Biblical Apocalypse.
Votes: 339,943 | Gross: $101.47M
16. Trance (I) (2013)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An art auctioneer becomes mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.
Votes: 100,408 | Gross: $2.32M
Another very entertaining Danny Boyle movie. A great soundtrack and great acting. The story was gripping from the start and got more intriguing as the movie progressed. My only criticism, and its an important one, is that it got a bit too complicated and I'm still not sure how it ended! Still, I will enjoy watching it again to find out.
18. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.
Votes: 185,465 | Gross: $234.91M
An enjoyable family movie, perfect for a sunday evening sit down. Very easy going and a great cast. I wasn't expecting an epic but it was actually quite good.
19. The Hangover Part III (2013)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime
When one of their own is kidnapped by an angry gangster, the Wolf Pack must track down Mr. Chow, who has escaped from prison and is on the run.
Votes: 250,003 | Gross: $112.20M
A bit of a let down. A lot of just unfunny jokes. The best bits were in the trailer. Nowhere nearly as funny as the first movie and I can't compare it to the second because they were both as forgetable as each other.
20. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.
Votes: 604,169 | Gross: $291.05M
Finally a film that can give the superman movies a bit of credibility. Special effects in this movie were immense. However, i think they took over too much and a decent story was lost amid the explosions and collapsing buildings. I was hoping for another Dark Knight, especially as Christopher Nolan was involved, but I was disappointed. A decent movie but a bit of a let down.
21. The Wolverine (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
Votes: 371,374 | Gross: $132.56M
23. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 518,283 | Gross: $56.67M
24. The Lone Ranger (2013)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
Votes: 197,727 | Gross: $89.30M
25. Now You See Me (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
An F.B.I. Agent, and an Interpol Detective, track a team of illusionists, who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.
Votes: 515,094 | Gross: $117.72M
A great movie that I look forward to seeing again; and again! I enjoyed the acting, performed by some of my favourite actors. the movie had me hooked from the start. A real summer blockbuster!
26. Jobs (2013)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Votes: 84,483 | Gross: $16.12M
27. Elysium (I) (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Votes: 372,591 | Gross: $93.05M
28. Broken City (2013)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.
Votes: 68,481 | Gross: $19.70M
This movie could have been so so much better. There was a great storyline in there, if it had just been touched up a little. Instead it was a lazy effort of political thriller. Also I do not think Mark Wahlberg is a good actor so that doesn't help!
29. Old Boy (2013)
R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.
Votes: 57,331 | Gross: $2.16M