Fat Dude Digs Flicks

And we’ll close it up…

… with a list of the other fifteen movies that deserve an honorable mention.

20 Feet From Stardom
Monsters University
The Grandmaster
Frozen
The Kings of Summer
Her
Pain and Gain
The Bling Ring
Frances Ha
Prisoners
The Spectacular Now
Mud
Stoker
Blackfish
Stories We Tell
Side Effects
Furious 6

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My favorite film of 2013 was, in fact, SHORT TERM 12, starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr.

Here’s the trailer to this little seen independent diamond.

1. SHORT TERM 12 - Directed by Destin Cretton

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

2. DALLAS BUYERS CLUB - Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

2. DALLAS BUYERS CLUB - Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - Directed by Martin Scorsese

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - Directed by Martin Scorsese

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

4. THE WAY WAY BACK - Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

4. THE WAY WAY BACK - Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

5. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS - Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

5. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS - Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

6. THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN - Directed by Felix Van Groeningen

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He’s a romantic atheist, she’s a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

6. THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN - Directed by Felix Van Groeningen

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He’s a romantic atheist, she’s a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

7. GRAVITY - Directed by Alfonso Cuaron

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

7. GRAVITY - Directed by Alfonso Cuaron

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

8. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - Directed by Paul Greengrass

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

8. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - Directed by Paul Greengrass

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

9. NEBRASKA - Directed by Alexander Payne

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

9. NEBRASKA - Directed by Alexander Payne

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

10. THE WORLD’S END - Directed by Edgar Wright

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.

10. THE WORLD’S END - Directed by Edgar Wright

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.

JUST MISSED THE TOP TEN:

11. 12 YEARS A SLAVE
12. THE ACT OF KILLING
13. BEFORE MIDNIGHT
14. RUSH
15. ABOUT TIME