Favorite films seen in 2013

Gravity, Philomena, Metropolis, A Room With a View…. These are a few films and TV shows from my list of 2013 films (released in Louisville) or the list of older films that I had never seen before (14 of which are streaming on Netflix). Last year, I summarized my IMDb films of 2012. This year, in October, I created my own custom spreadsheet of movies.

Films I've seen, released in 2013

TitleTypeMyAvg.#Ratings
42Feat.107.640140
47 RoninFeat.86.620906
A Good Day to Die HardFeat.85.4117907
American Hustle *Feat.87.784115
Amour *Feat.107.848394
Bettie Page Reveals AllDocu.87124
Birdemic 2: The ResurrectionFeat.42.4733
Blue Is the Warmest Color *Feat.98.119519
Blue Jasmine *Feat.77.545292
Charles Bradley: Soul of AmericaFeat.107.6260
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (S2)Series88.3840
¡Cuatro!Docu.88.855
Craig Ferguson: I'm Here to HelpFeat.87.1163
Drinking BuddiesFeat.86.222027
ElysiumFeat.76.7172790
EpicFeat.76.748706
Frances Ha *Feat.97.616883
Fruitvale StationFeat.97.619434
Gravity *Feat.108.3252724
History of the Eagles Part OneDocu.97.8485
Louis C.K.: Oh My God TV Special78.2002284
Much Ado About NothingFeat.77.48153
MudFeat.77.560915
Only God ForgivesFeat.85.849964
Oz the Great and PowerfulFeat.86.5130601
Phil Spector TV Movie86.33016
Philomena *Feat.107.98090
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art FilmDocu.97.740
Prisoners Feat.78.1147084
QuartetFeat.96.89748
Red Bull Stratos - Mission to the Edge of SpaceDocu.8n/an/a
Room 237Docu.76.49200
Secret Project RevolutionShort98.344
Side by SideDocu.97.77346
Star Trek Into DarknessFeat.97.9253676
The ConjuringFeat.107.6151753
The Grandmaster Feat.76.613019
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Feat.88.2199498
The Hunt *Feat.98.365737
The Impossible *Feat.97.6100341
The Last Ice MerchantDoc. Short87.525
The Place Beyond the PinesFeat.87.4115809
This Is the EndFeat.96.9172296
Top of the Lake *Series97.67068
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from KeyboardDocu.97.78516
Upstream ColorFeat.76.9010284
We're the MillersFeat.87.1150504
Whatever This Is.Series88.625
World War ZFeat.97.1261490
Zero Dark Thirty *Feat.87.5153985
Films released in the Louisville area in 2013 that I've seen. IMDb ratings ("Avg." column) based on Jan. 27, 2014 numbers. * Nominated for Golden Globe
Nominated for Academy Award
Nominated for Emmy Award

Films I’ve seen, pre-2013 release

Of the older films I’ve seen this year, here are the highlights. I’ve notated the ones that are streaming (at time of publication) on Netflix. I was motivated to watch a lot of these after reviewing the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, particularly if they passed the Bechdel Test.

  • 49 Up (2005, docu., Netflix)
  • A Room with a View (1985, Netflix)
  • A Trip to the Moon (Watched both the original 1902 b&w version, and newly restored 2012 Blu-ray hand-colored version with Air soundtrack)
  • Amreeka (2009)
  • Blue (2012, new YouTube series)
  • Breaking the Waves (1996)
  • Carrington (1995)
  • Children of Paradise (1945)
  • Chimpanzee (2012, docu.)
  • Coldplay Live 2012 (Netflix)
  • Control Room (2004, docu., Netflix)
  • Cosmic Voyage (1996)
  • Crumb (1994, docu.)
  • Dancer in the Dark (2000)
  • Electric Shadows (2004, Netflix)
  • Enter the Void (2009, Netflix)
  • Forks Over Knives (2011, docu., Netflix)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
  • Kick-Ass (2010)
  • Leonie (2010)
  • M (1931)
  • Man With a Movie Camera (1929, docu., Netflix)
  • Metropolis (1927, purchased 2010 “complete” Blu-ray with newly found footage; also streaming Netflix)
  • Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
  • My Brilliant Career (1979, Netflix)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Night and Fog (1955, docu.)
  • Nostalgia for the Light (2010, docu.)
  • Pearl Jam Twenty (2011, docu., Netflix)
  • Porco Rosso (1992)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • Senna (2010, docu., Netflix)
  • Seven Chances (1925, Netflix)
  • The General (1926, Netflix)
  • The Holy Mountain (1973)
  • The House Is Black (1963, docu.)
  • The Killer (1989)
  • The Pixar Story (2007, docu.)

My IMDb films of 2012

I’ve been using IMDb’s customizable lists and ratings system for at least 10 years. Here is a typed list of films and TV shows that were released in the Louisville area this year that I’ve seen. I’m also including screenshots of my complete list of ratings for the year: things I’ve watched and rated regardless of their original release date. All of these are in (approximate) descending order, most recently watched to least.

TitleTypeMyAvg.#Ratings
Les MisérablesFeat.88.221816
A Royal AffairFeat.97.55124
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to TravelDocu.85.9178
Life of PiFeat.98.346118
Silver Linings PlaybookFeat.88.213667
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyFeat.88.4148738
LincolnFeat.108.224143
SkyfallFeat.78.0181912
Searching for Sugar ManDocu.108.12438
FlightFeat.97.519858
Cloud AtlasFeat.108.054297
Paranormal Activity 4Feat.74.413534
Flight of the ButterfliesFeat.98.114
LooperFeat.77.8131010
Led Zeppelin: Celebration DayDocu.109.1610
ArgoFeat.108.253480
The MasterFeat.77.812121
ArbitrageFeat.96.710738
Ai Weiwei: Never SorryDocu.107.3953
2016: Obama's AmericaDocu.64.97084
Beasts of the Southern WildFeat.107.511967
The Dark Knight RisesFeat.98.7498894
The Amazing Spider-ManFeat.77.2192293
To Rome with LoveFeat.86.422543
Magic MikeFeat.76.236897
HysteriaFeat.76.710984
PrometheusFeat.97.2228597
Men in Black 3Feat.96.9122847
Happy Endings (S2-S3)TV97.613168
The AvengersFeat.98.4428168
Girls (S1)TV87.411963
Veep (S1)TV87.54742
The Hunger GamesFeat.87.3285067
The Cabin in the WoodsFeat.97.2118259
Frontline - Inside Japan's Nuclear MeltdownTV999
Safe HouseFeat.76.888836
My Week with MarilynFeat.9737484
A Dangerous MethodFeat.106.543387

From the following list of older films I’ve seen this year, here are the highlights of the ones I’d never seen before:

  • Somewhere (2010, Feat.)
  • Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010, Feat.)
  • Lonesome (1928, Feat.)
  • Taking Chance (2009, TV Movie)
  • Weekend (2011, Feat.)
  • Magnolia (1999, Feat.)
  • Drive (2011, Feat.)
  • You Can Count on Me (2000, Feat.)
  • Black Books (Started in 2000, I watched the complete TV series)
  • Still Bill (2009, Docu.)
  • The IT Crowd (Started in 2006, I watched the complete TV series)
  • Nothing But the Truth (2008, Feat.)
  • I Do (2006, Feat.)
  • Melancholia (2011, Feat.)
  • Demetri Martin. Person (2007, Docu.)
  • The Hustler (1961, Feat.)
  • The Boxer (1997, Feat.)
  • Y Tu Mamá También (2001, Feat.)
  • Project Nim (2011, Docu.)
  • Warrior (2011, Feat.)
  • Lolita (1997, Feat.)
  • The Descendants (2011, Feat.)

(These are screenshots, so the purple items are just films that I’ve clicked on recently.)
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