So I’ve already done a list of my top ten films released in the UK in 2013 (List HERE). I love actually going out to the cinema to watch a new movie more than anything but since starting this blog a little over a year ago, I’m trying to watch a lot more “quality” movies at home as well. My IMDB Top 250 Challenge has helped with this a lot. So I think these films all deserve a mention as they’re better than most all the 2013 films combined. These are My Top Ten Movies Watched Outside The Cinema In 2013 counting down from ten (I’ve also done a full review for each which you can read if you click each title):
10. TIE: The Man Who Fell To Earth & The Great Escape
5. The Warriors
4. The Kid
3. The Bridge On The River Kwai
2. City Lights
1. Modern Times
Tucker And Dale Vs Evil
Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Once Upon A Time In The West
MOST WTF MOVIES:
Rubber, Monkey Shines, From Beyond & Hobo With A Shotgun. (Well, and also The Man Who Fell To Earth which is in my top ten above). I love a good WTF movie sometimes. 🙂
WORST MOVIES I WATCHED:
Obviously the two Shitfest movies I watched for Eric were the worst (The Hottie & The Nottie and one which is still a secret). So of the ones I watched voluntarily, I hated Mary And Max the most. It’s not a “bad” film so it’s probably unfair to call it the worst. I also hated Slumdog Millionaire. But the actual worst was probably Lockout, which I did for Cara’s NOOOOvember.
Again, I have a full (sad) list of every single film I watched in 2013 HERE. Most every one is reviewed & linked and… again… Ranked in order from favorite to least favorite. I have a problem. I need to go to Listmakers Anonymous. (But to defend myself, it’s easy to do these lists if you add each movie right after watching them. Never mind – I’m still probably coming across as being completely mental…) 🙂
we all love you BECAUSE you are mental! 🙂
Great list. As much as I love chaplin, I still think Kwai is better, but Modern Times is definitely my second favorite Chaplin film (my favorite is The Great Dictator)
Keep them list comin!!
I have yet to watch The Great Dictator – I’m holding off as it’s so much later than the others & I think I made a mistake watching Modern Times first then the very much older The Kid. I couldn’t believe how great Kwai was, to be honest! I didn’t even want to watch it as it was a war movie. And thanks for loving my mental list making! 🙂
Great list and some real classic films. I watched Modern Times for the first time this year and thought it was just delightful. I really need to see The Kid though, love the look of that one.
Thanks. 🙂 I’m glad this IMDB project has forced me to watch more classics. And to think I’d never watched Chaplin just over a year ago! And now I adore those that I’ve seen. I think you’d LOVE The Kid. I should have started with that as it’s clearly so much older than Modern Times – it was odd watching it last. It’s great, though. As is City Lights – very hard to choose between that & Modern Times! I think Modern Times is a better “film” overall but City Lights is much more moving & has one of my favorite endings ever so I probably actually like that one a bit more. 🙂
Cool selections, but why did you end the countdown with a number five?
You’re very hard to please. I’m starting to feel for Movie Squirrel! Lol!
I kid because I love.
Have I mentioned that one of my college professors was in The Warriors?
Yes! I’m sad. And, yes! You did. 🙂
Great you’re such a fan of anime. Nice set of films you saw last year
I’m new to anime! I’m glad doing the IMDB top 250 thing has forced me to watch more Ghibli. I’d watched some but Princess Mononoke is the one that really got me into it & I want to see them all now. 🙂
RUBBER!!! THE WARRIORS!!! THE IPC!!! What a great year for you!!
Well – except for that last one maybe…. O_+
The IPC is number one on all my lists! :-p
Nice list. Love The Warriors too, so great choice there.
Thanks! 🙂 I can’t believe how much I enjoyed The Warriors! I’m glad another blogger pretty much forced me to watch it. Lol
Yeah it’s a great movie. Whoever made you see it clearly knows their stuff.
Hehe. This guy – he’s right occasionally ; ) – http://isaacspictureconclusions.com/2012/07/13/the-warriors-1979-five-top-hats/
Wow, you really got some classic viewing done in the past year. I love The Great Escape and The Warriors, such good movies. Glad you enjoyed them too 🙂
I loved them! Especially The Warriors – I wasn’t expecting that. Glad Eric practically forced me to watch it! 😉 Doing the IMDB top 250 thing has really helped – it’s forced me to watch more classics. I always love them but it’s so hard to sit down & watch them!
I am jealous of your lists. They’re in a much better state than any of mine! Some great films there. Some I definitely still need to see.
You need to see all 20! ; ) 2013 was a pretty good year for movies. And my lists are pretty embarrassingly anal… 🙂
The most terrible movie you watched at home was your entry for my blog series?! Go NOOOOvember go!!! Hahaha. Nice post! I am loathe to say that of your top 10, I have only seen Bridge On the River Kwai. Clearly, I have some work to do. Lol.
Oh dear – you better get watching some of these and then report back to me! ASAP! ; )
I love a list. Embrace the lists! Great top 10 too (even if I have only seen 3 of them, shame on me).
Thanks! Oh I do looooove making lists. ; ) Which three??
Bridge on the River Kwai and City Lights — which, obviously, is two. Christ knows which I counted as the third, because those are the only ones I’ve seen! Though I have also seen several of the honourable mentions (Brief Encounter, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Notorious), all of which I love.
Well, you saw two of my highest ones. : ) If you liked City Lights, I definitely recommend Modern Times as well!
You found Chaplin too. I “found” him couple of years ago. He’s amazing. 🙂 I should probably see The Bridge of River Kwai too because I don’t usually like war movies but guess I might this time.
I love Chaplin – so glad I finally discovered him! : ) Yes – Kwai is fantastic & I’m so NOT a fan of war movies. Glad I made myself watch it.
I’m all about the movie lists as well. Movie fiends need something to keep track of their obsession. Nice list. I love The Great Escape. Excellent film!
Thanks! Yep – I’m not a fan of war movies and really had to force myself to watch that & Kwai. So glad I did – they’re fantastic! : )
Strong list 😀
Thanks! Glad I’m making myself watch all these worthy films. It’s not easy! But I’m rarely disappointed. : )
Definite Chaplin slant there which I have no problem with! You clearly enjoyed some wonderful films in 2013.
Yep! I’m so glad my IMDB project thing forced me to watch these great films. I’m especially happy that it introduced me to & made me fall in love with the Chaplin films. : )
Great to see The Warriors on this list – was it the original theatrical cut you saw – or the director’s cut with the animated comic strip transitions?
Yeah – I can’t believe I was talked into watching it by someone here but I’m really glad I gave it a chance. : ) I saw the original cut but read about the director’s cut afterwards. I want to see that now too! Sounds interesting.
I would actually be inclined to steer clear of the director’s cut. The comic book panels only act as a distraction and don’t really add all that much to what is already there. If you like Walter Hill though, you may like to check out his companion piece to The Warriors – 1984’s Streets Of Fire – also very good and just now gaining recognition as a terrific and much underrated cult movie …
I do have Streets Of Fire, actually, and have always wanted to watch it. Think I finally will now. : )
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