13. The Croods
This family-friendly animated movie is fast-paced and entertaining. And it has some good values to teach to children.
12. The Internship
While it looks like a Google advertisement, people working in IT like me should be able to enjoy the comedy and drool over Google’s working culture and environment.
It might not be as fresh as the predecessor and some things might not make a lot of sense. But it’s still visually as entertaining and action-packed as ever.
While it follows the Hollywood’s cliché formula of comedy — i.e., sex and drugs, it still brings a lot of fun and laughter. A relief to watch after a stressful day of work.
9. World War Z
Zombies are still popular this year. Even Brad Pitt is now chasing them all over the world. This fast-paced thriller will keep you awake for almost 2 hours.
Without being awfully creepy, this horror packs a solid performance of the actors and beautiful rendering.
Disclaimer: I’m a fan of superhero movies. To be honest, this is not the best superhero movies this year, but I’m a fan, so…
6. Pacific Rim
Definitely style over substance. An epic style.
5. Man of Steel
Leonidas in Superman’s costume? Yes, please.
4. Ender’s Game
Harrison Ford and some young actors are delivering very strong performance in this sci-fi flick. It doesn’t hurt that it’s visually appealing.
3. Iron Man 3
Robert Downey Jr. is as charismatic as ever and here, we got to see him more often without the Iron Man suit. But it doesn’t mean that we see less suits either. In fact, this third installment delivers much more suits than ever. Unfortunately, to achieve the quantity, Tony Stark seems to sacrifice the quality (of the suits, not the movie).
The girl on fire is back, with vengeance. Katniss Everdeen is stronger, smarter, and prettier. The sequel is practically better than the predecessor in most (if not all) aspects.
And at the top (or bottom) of my list is, Disney’s Frozen. I’d like to say that this is the best Disney’s animated movie after The Lion King. Beautifully animated story, wonderful voice acting, and catchy singalong songs makes it truly memorable.