Most Anticipted Movies of 2013

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1. Gangster Squad (2013)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi

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

7.4
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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

7.5
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55 Metascore

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.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

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

8.4
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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

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

7.3
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55 Metascore

A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire

Votes: 402,419 | Gross: $144.84M

6. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.6
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

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

7.0
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 516,372 | Gross: $202.36M

8. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

Votes: 533,083 | Gross: $258.37M

9. Out of the Furnace (2013)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 92,602 | Gross: $11.33M

10. Iron Man Three (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 617,082 | Gross: $409.01M

11. American Hustle (2013)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Votes: 392,479 | Gross: $150.12M

12. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman

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

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 130,287 | Gross: $83.30M

14. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 920,782 | Gross: $116.90M

15. This Is the End (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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67 Metascore

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the Biblical Apocalypse.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 339,943 | Gross: $101.47M

16. Trance (I) (2013)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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61 Metascore

An art auctioneer becomes mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani

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.

17. The Counselor (2013)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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48 Metascore

A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem

Votes: 87,593 | Gross: $16.97M

18. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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44 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis

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

5.9
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30 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha

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

7.1
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

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

6.7
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60 Metascore

When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

Votes: 371,374 | Gross: $132.56M

22. Song to Song (2017)

R | 129 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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54 Metascore

Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman

Votes: 11,196 | Gross: $0.44M

23. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 518,283 | Gross: $56.67M

24. The Lone Ranger (2013)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.5
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37 Metascore

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 197,727 | Gross: $89.30M

25. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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50 Metascore

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.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

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

5.9
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44 Metascore

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas

Votes: 84,483 | Gross: $16.12M

27. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 372,591 | Gross: $93.05M

28. Broken City (2013)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

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.

Director: Allen Hughes | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright

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

5.8
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49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

Votes: 57,331 | Gross: $2.16M

30. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 358,414 | Gross: $26.95M