Indie Movies 2013: my 15 Top Favorites

Wordpress Best Movies 2013.

The best movies I’ve seen in 2013?


The 2013 movies I am most eager to watch as soon as possible?

15: „Her“ [Spike Jonze, USA]

14: „The Butterfly’s Dream“ [Yilmaz Erdogan, Turkey]

13: „In Bloom“ [Chris Michael Birkmeier, USA]

12: „Snowpierce“ [Joon-ho Bong, South Korea]

11: „12 Years a Slave“ [Steve McQueen, USA]

10: „An Adventure in Space and Time“ [Terry McDonough, UK]

09: „Phantom“ [Jonathan Soler, France]

08: „The Lunchbox“ [Ritesh Batra, India]

07: „Short Term 12“ [Destin Cretton, USA]

06: „Class Enemy“ [Rok Bicek, Slovenia]

05: „Somewhere Slow“ [Jeremy O’Keefe, USA]

04: „The Past“ / „Le Passé“ [Asghar Farhadi, France]

03: „Blue is the warmest Color“ [Abdellatif Kechiche, France]

02: „Before Midnight“ [Richard Linklater, USA]

01: „Like Father, like Son“ [Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan]


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My favourite Movies [quick list]

I only watch about 10 movies a year (I’m more interested in books or TV shows)…

…but in March, I made a quick list of my all-time favourite movies.

Here are my top 25.

[…with links to’s ‚Trivia‘-section.]

American Beauty, 1999

Brokeback Mountain, 2005

The Dark Knight, 2008

Dogville, 2003

The Emperor’s New Groove, 2000

Europa (Lars von Trier), 1990

Fight Club, 1999

Finding Nemo, 2003

Gattaca, 1997

Groundhog Day, 1993

Hamlet (Mel Gibson, 1990)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 1989

Kingdom Hospital (TV miniseries, Lars von Trier, 1994)

It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946

Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World, 1997

Magnolia, 1999

Minority Report, 2002

Moulin Rouge, 2001

Nausicaa, 1984

Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet, 1996

Scream, 1996

The Seven Year Itch, 1955

Star Wars: The Empire strikes back
, 1980

Terminator 2, 1991

U-Turn (Oliver Stone, 1997)

Vanilla Sky, 2001

Wild Palms (TV mini-series, Oliver Stone/Kathryn Bigelow, 1993)

X-Men 2, 2003

I’ve watched almost all of these movies 5 years ago or earlier, and with some of them – ‚American Beauty‘ or the Mel Gibson ‚Hamlet‘, seen when I was 13 – I’m not sure if I would still rank them THAT high: I *remember* all of them as excellent films… but I haven’t re-examined most of them in years.

A complete list of all the movies I’ve seen – including personal ratings – can be found here.