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My 13 Top Movies in 2013

I like to watch movies and sometimes write about them. And if I can give awards based on my preference, it will be for these movies 😀

13. The Croods

The Croods
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This family-friendly animated movie is fast-paced and entertaining. And it has some good values to teach to children.

12. The Internship

The Internship
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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.

11. Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness
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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.

10. We’re the Millers

We're the Millers
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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

World War Z
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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.

8. The Conjuring

The Conjuring
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Without being awfully creepy, this horror packs a solid performance of the actors and beautiful rendering.

7. Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World
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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

Pacific Rim
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Definitely style over substance. An epic style.

5. Man of Steel

Man of Steel
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Leonidas in Superman’s costume? Yes, please.

4. Ender’s Game

Ender's Game
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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

Iron Man 3
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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).

2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
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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.

1. Frozen

Disney's Frozen
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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.