At the time of posting this, I have watched 392 films in 2013, 218 of those were first time views and qualified to be on this year-end list. We all have our own rules or qualifications for a year-end list and mine are pretty simple, a film must have had a limited release in New York and Los Angeles for consideration. This qualification leaves out films that only had runs at film festivals or foreign titles that have yet to find U.S. distribution within the calendar year.
Honorable mentions: Berberian Sound Studio, Pieta, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Short Term 12, and War Witch.
9. The Grandmaster
8. All is Lost
7. Before Midnight
5. Spring Breakers
2. Inside Llewyn Davis
Thanks for reading, feel free to share your favorites of 2013 in the comments section below.