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Michael Medved’s Top Ten Movies of 2013

Medved-2013-Movie-List

1. American Hustle

2. August: Osage County

3. 12 Years A Slave

4. Gravity

5. Rush

6. Nebraska

7. The Place Beyond the PinesBuy on BluRay/DVD

8. Captain Phillips

9. Monsters UniversityBuy on BluRay/DVD

10. About Time

Honorable Mention:

42Buy on BluRay/DVD

Her

Blue Jasmine

Filling the Void

Black Nativity

The Kings of SummerBuy on BluRay/DVD

The Wolf of Wall Street

Comments (20)

  1. From: Dean   On: December 21, 2013

    Gravity was boring and looked fake.It does not belong on any top ten list.Overhyped beyond belief.

  2. From: Noah   On: December 21, 2013

    Shut up DEAN

  3. From: Dave L   On: December 21, 2013

    Gravity was awesome and so was Man Of Steel which was missing

  4. From: mark   On: December 24, 2013

    I agree Dean gravity was boring, would put it on one of my worst movie’s of the year

  5. From: mark g.   On: December 25, 2013

    I loved, loved, loved Silver Lining’s Playbook so I was looking forward to American Hustle but it didn’t work for me. Too long with too much voice over. The plot was kind of interesting but the film didn’t hustle to get to it. Nebraska not great for 75 percent of the film but the last 25 percent was magical. Monsters U. and Blue Jasmine I didn’t care for much either. Thank you Michael for your work.

  6. From: Mark   On: December 28, 2013

    I haven’t went to a movie since Money never sleeps ? (I forgot the name of wall street 2 ) put me to sleep. The Wolf of Wall street/Dicaprio can pick up some Michal Douglas refugees. You got to figure that Dicaprio is going to go all in, in hopes of not becoming the Charles Barkley of Hollywood.

    • From: mark   On: January 4, 2014

      when they attack your kids school or church. its because jocks like you. Jock

  7. From: Jane Biernoth   On: December 28, 2013

    I was unable to see any redeeming quality in the movie. It should have been rated X not R.

    • From: aaron B   On: January 15, 2014

      i dont agree you about it being rated X. I loved the nudity, Margot Robbie killed the accent and her body was out of this world. i just thought this film was a series of long drawn out scenes that really werent funny or really captivating. Also, Jonah hill is overrated. I really was ready to get out of the theater. See American Hustle and dont bother with Wolf of Wall street. It is for little kids and critics that are too scared to trust their gut and go against a leo/scorsese collaboration. i give it a C/C-.

  8. From: Mark   On: December 29, 2013

    Redeeming quality?? Do you mean its a crappy story with a shallow script ? Does the acting and story stink as bad as wall street II? Or is it Dicaprio did a good job on someone you don’t like? Help me some. I sure don’t want to waste money like that again.

    X rated?? Well I hope they don’t all get oral cancer.

  9. From: Cristian P.   On: December 29, 2013

    Gravity was sensational (especially in IMAX 3D). The outstanding technical achievement in the sound, visual effects, editing, cinematography and score help make this movie as compelling as it was (as well as the theme of “is your life worth living for”). The theme made me question if I myself am worth living (what have I or am I doing to impact the world?). Thus, I feel that you guys who are saying that Gravity was boring did not see the movie because it was quite intense visually and emotionally. I personally would not have put Rush, The Place Beyond the Pines, and About Time in my top ten (though they were great in their own way). American Hustle was fantastic in the sense of how impeccably casted it was as well as the exaggerated styles of everyone and the intriguing characters. David O. Russell really knows how to direct and work with his actors. And what relevance is there on a movies rating? The Wolf of Wall Street was very raunchy, perverse, and graphic, but that material was needed. Most of the movie was played as a joke because that’s what Wall Street saw it. Martin Scorsese executed this movie terrifically with the direction, ensemble acting, editing, and bombastic nature. A movie I definitely would put in my top 5 would be Blue is the Warmest Color. The hype for it was well needed. It did not feel like 3 hours wasted, but it felt like I was part of the romance. I felt the instant connection, the betrayal, the love, the pleasure, the awkwardness of the first move. The two leads were PHENOMENAL, particularly Adele Exarchopoulos. This movie really impacted me on what true love can be defined as.

  10. From: Bob   On: December 30, 2013

    The Wolf of Wall Street: I totally agree with Jane, i.e. zero redeeming quality…should be X rated…. lots of eye candy for us guys but that is just sexist and the full frontal female nudity has no place in a public theater. Every other word an F bomb becomes very boring and offensive. Don’t waste three hours of your time.
    American Hustle: too confusing and poor flow but kind of fun.
    Gravity: enjoyed it for the “how’d they do it special effects”…glad it wasn’t longer
    Captain Phillips: typical Hanks high quality entertainment especially for a true story
    Robert Redford movie, one man on a boat (can’t remember the actual title): well done but pointless unless it is based on a true story. Without that it’s not worth watching as just a story.
    Homeland, Breaking Bad, Forsyte Saga, House of Cards, Downton Abby: every one of them is much, much better entertainment than anything you can see in a movie theater or on network TV.

    • From: mark   On: December 31, 2013

      No redeeming qualities. What does that mean Bob? It sound like you didn’t like the guy sitting next to you, with a ten gallon hat on his lap, and your taking it out on the movie.

      • From: mark   On: January 4, 2014

        they say it set the record for must f-bombs?? Maybe the fucking wrighter just left some fucking stuck up movie critic’s fucking website and was fucking pissed off at the fucking treatment they fucking gave him???

    • From: Gary Liniger   On: December 31, 2013

      American Hustle confusing? How?

  11. From: Bob   On: January 5, 2014

    Don’t waste your money and time watching Llewyln (sp?) Davis either. Just like Wolf, i.e. no redeeming qualities, boring, not worthy of my time, of very limited entertainment value.

  12. From: Pamela Fleming   On: January 7, 2014

    American Hustle was a bust. The women in the movie were miscast. The phony accents and the costumes were way over the top. The best part of the movie was the end. If the FBI were anything like what Bradley Cooper portrayed in the movie its no wonder this country is in the shape its in today.

  13. From: Andy in Mi   On: January 10, 2014

    My favorite movie was GABRIELLE, a Canadian film that has not yet been released Stateside but that I luckily caught at a film festival there. It will absolutely break your heart. Also loved The Great Beauty (Italy) and Mood Indigo (France; by Michel Gondry).

  14. From: John K   On: January 11, 2014

    American Hustle was a fun little movie. Wolf of Wall Street was a comedy. Sex, Drugs, Profanity yes, but it was hilarious! You will either hate it or love it. You have to know what your getting into before you decide to see it. It is over the top by design. It was awesome!!! Think of Good Fellas or maybe Pulp Fiction.

  15. From: Ernie Gilman   On: January 12, 2014

    I often listen to your show in Los Angeles on KRLA. I admit my preference is Dennis Prager, but I sure don’t change the station when you come on. I most often love your show, but I often find your painfully tortuous segues would be better replace by something like “Now on to another subject….”

    What made me write this message, though, is that I came to your website and do not know who that guy without a mustache is where I expect to see a photo of Michael Medved. I saw in you in Glendale a couple of years ago, and have seen you since, and you had a mustache. If you’ve shaved, cool, but I haven’t seen the look yet. If you haven’t shaved, why doesn’t your website show YOU?

    Regards and thanks for the show.

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