The best way to describe the year 2013 in movies is that it was an "abundance of riches." Just when I thought I'd seen the best that filmmakers and actors had to offer this year, something else would come along that simply blew me away even more. The year certainly started off slow and the summer was as hit or miss as always, but by September and festival season, the surprising number of enjoyable, quality movies exploded. This made it even harder than usual to put together this annual list because I didn't want to ignore the quality movies released earlier in the year for the shiny, new movies, which is really easy to do around this time of year.
You can check out my Top 25 films of the year and my thoughts on each of them in the gallery after the jump, and then afterwards, go to Page 2
for a couple "Honorable Mentions" as well as my list of Top 12 (actually 13) documentaries of 2013.