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My 2013 Movie Write-Up

Living alone for the latter half of 2013 means that I watched a lot of movies this year - 193 movies, to be exact, which is 42% up from the 135 I watched in 2012. I always like keeping a list of what I watched so that I can go back and look over my cinematic year because it fascinates me to see the trends and patterns that emerge.

This isn't a "best of" list or anything like that, as I haven't seen all of the new releases for this year that I want to see (Quite a few of which would probably be contenders for any "best of" list). As it stands, a few that get special mention from me so far are Pain & GainSaving Mr. BanksGravityThis Is The End, and The World's End.

My two winners of The Wiseau award this year, for exemplary performance in the field of "so bad it's good" moviemaking, are Street Fighter and Miami Connection, while Sharknado was disqualified because it was just people trying to make a bad movie, and I don't believe in rewarding people for hitting a low bar.

Now, some stats:

Of the 193 movies I watched...

  • 136 were first-time watches (70%)
  • 20 were 2013 Releases (10%), down from the 33 new releases I saw in 2012
  • 85 were comedies (44%)
  • 44 were action movies (23%)
  • 32 were dramas (17%)
  • 15 were scifi (8%)
  • 7 were documentaries (4%)
  • 6 were animated (3%)
  • 3 were horror (1%)
  • 2 were fantasy (1%)
  • 70 were from the ‘10s (34%)
  • 48 were from the ‘00s (25%)
  • 33 were from the ‘90s (17%)
  • 39 were from the ‘80s (20%)
  • 1 was from the ‘70s (0.5%)
  • 2 were from the ‘60s (1%)
  • 24 were Foreign/Non-Domestic Films (12%)

On to the list...

(In reverse order, starting with December and ending with January. A bold entry indicates a first-time watching, as opposed to a repeat viewing)

  1. Ratatouille - 2007
  2. Saving Mr. Banks - 2013
  3. Dead Poets Society - 1989
  4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 2013
  5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation - 1989
  6. Elf - 2003
  7. The Illusionist - 2006
  8. Stark Raving Mad - 2002
  9. Zoolander - 2001
  10. District 13 - 2004
  11. Armour of God II: Operation Condor - 1991
  12. Roller Town - 2011
  13. Glengarry Glen Ross - 1992
  14. Frozen - 2013
  15. Running Scared - 1986
  16. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - 2001
  17. WarGames - 1983
  18. Detective Dee & The Mystery of the Phantom Flame - 2010
  19. Say Anything… - 1989
  20. Hercules - 1997
  21. Oldboy - 2003
  22. Primer - 2004
  23. Jiro Dreams of Sushi - 2011
  24. Broadcast News - 1987
  25. World’s Greatest Dad - 2009
  26. Speed Racer - 2008
  27. Bachelorette - 2012
  28. Blade Runner - 1982
  29. Exporting Raymond - 2011
  30. Goon - 2011
  31. Europa Report -2013
  32. Butter - 2011
  33. Equilibrium - 2002
  34. Robot & Frank - 2012
  35. Saving Mr. Banks - 2013
  36. Spawn - 1997
  37. Starbuck - 2011
  38. Super - 2010
  39. The Boondock Saints - 1999
  40. Burke & Hare - 2010
  41. A Band Called Death - 2013
  42. Almost Famous - 2000
  43. Pulp Fiction - 1994
  44. Ghostbusters - 1984
  45. It’s a Disaster - 2012
  46. Intouchables - 2011
  47. Karate-Robo Zaborgar - 2011
  48. Fargo - 1996
  49. In Bruges - 2008
  50. The Italian Job - 2003
  51. Ip Man 2 - 2010
  52. The One - 2001
  53. Gravity - 2013
  54. Shaft - 2000
  55. Casa De Mi Padre - 2012
  56. Don Jon - 2013
  57. Parker - 2011
  58. Fast Five - 2011
  59. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - 2006
  60. Fast & Furious - 2009
  61. 2 Fast 2 Furious - 2003
  62. The Fast and the Furious - 2001
  63. Soapdish - 1991
  64. Batman: The Movie - 1966
  65. Black Dynamite - 2009
  66. Sgt. Bilko - 1996
  67. Gremlins - 1984
  68. Street Fighter - 1994
  69. The Rundown - 2003
  70. Ip Man - 2008
  71. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist - 2002
  72. Along Came Polly - 2004
  73. Everything Must Go - 2010
  74. Can’t Hardly Wait - 1998
  75. Craigslist Joe - 2012
  76. The World’s End - 2013
  77. Monsters - 2010
  78. Our Idiot Brother - 2011
  79. Shaolin Soccer - 2001
  80. Super High Me - 2007
  81. Capote - 2005
  82. The FP - 2012
  83. Four Lions - 2010
  84. Zodiac - 2007
  85. Horrible Bosses - 2011
  86. Alter Egos - 2012
  87. Hobo with a Shotgun - 2011
  88. Red State - 2011
  89. God Bless America - 2011
  90. Reggie Watts: Why Shit So Crazy? - 2010
  91. Zack and Miri Make a Porno - 2008
  92. The Blues Brothers - 1980
  93. The Octagon - 1980
  94. The Matrix - 1999
  95. xXx - 2002
  96. Bunraku - 2010
  97. The Departed - 2006
  98. The Man with One Red Shoe - 1985
  99. Lone Wolf McQuade - 1983
  100. Sahara - 2005
  101. Police Story 3: Supercop - 1992
  102. The Crow - 1994
  103. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - 2002
  104. The Social Network - 2010
  105. Beverly Hills Cop II - 1987
  106. Another 48 Hrs. - 1990
  107. Wet Hot American Summer - 2001
  108. Sleepwalk With Me - 2012
  109. Pacific Rim - 2013
  110. Highlander - 1986
  111. Heathers - 1988
  112. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie - 1996
  113. Double Dragon - 1994
  114. Pretty in Pink - 1986
  115. Project X - 1987
  116. The Meaning of Life - 1983
  117. The Dream Team - 1989
  118. The Truman Show - 1998
  119. The 40 Year Old Virgin - 2005
  120. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - 2006
  121. Despicable Me 2 - 2013
  122. Miami Connection - 1987
  123. 48 Hrs. - 1982
  124. Twins - 1988
  125. Super Troopers - 2001
  126. As Good as It Gets - 1997
  127. Commando - 1985
  128. Mystery Men - 1999
  129. Planes, Trains and Automobiles - 1987
  130. The Thing - 1982
  131. Escape from L.A. - 1996
  132. Terminator 2: Judgment Day - 1991
  133. Monsters University - 2013
  134. Clue - 1985
  135. This Is The End - 2013
  136. Men in Black 3 - 2012
  137. The Fifth Element - 1997
  138. Beverly Hills Cop - 1984
  139. Star Trek Into Darkness - 2013
  140. Coming to America - 1988
  141. John Dies at the End - 2012
  142. Kumaré - 2012
  143. Total Recall - 1990
  144. Iron Man 3 - 2013
  145. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - 2010
  146. Shaun of the Dead - 2004
  147. Man on the Moon - 1999
  148. Teen Wolf - 1985
  149. Hot Fuzz - 2007
  150. A Night at the Roxbury - 1998
  151. Pain & Gain - 2013
  152. Bad Boys - 1995
  153. Attack the Block - 2011
  154. Oblivion - 2013
  155. Evil Dead II - 1987
  156. The Golden Child - 1986
  157. Coming to America - 1988
  158. The Room - 2003
  159. The Evil Dead - 1981
  160. Die Hard - 1988
  161. Zombieland - 2009
  162. Rubber - 2010
  163. Miami Connection - 1987
  164. Good Morning, Vietnam - 1987
  165. The Nutty Professor - 1996
  166. The Jerk - 1979
  167. The Odd Couple - 1968
  168. Judge Dredd - 1995
  169. The Switch - 2010
  170. Mean Girls - 2004
  171. Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop - 2011
  172. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 2010
  173. Goon - 2011
  174. Chasing Amy - 1997
  175. 50/50 - 2011
  176. Tiny Furniture - 2010
  177. Lars and the Real Girl - 2007
  178. There’s Something about Mary - 1998
  179. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - 2013
  180. Aliens - 1986
  181. Adventureland - 2009
  182. Drive - 2011
  183. The Cabin in the Woods - 2012
  184. Moulin Rouge! - 2001
  185. Gangster Squad - 2013
  186. Django Unchained - 2012
  187. Dredd - 2012
  188. Gangs of New York - 2002
  189. Clueless - 1995
  190. Young Adult - 2011
  191. The Princess Bride - 1987
  192. Notting Hill - 1999
  193. Liberal Arts - 2012

2013 Films I Still Need To See:

  1. Short Term 12
  2. Kings of Summer
  3. Wolf of Wall Street
  4. American Hustle
  5. Riddick
  6. Inside Llewyn Davis
  7. Anchorman 2
  8. Her
  9. Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  10. The Way, Way Back
  11. The To Do List
  12. Spring Breakers
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