2013 in Films: A 565 New-To-Me Films Year-End Recap

A lot happened this year for me. I got my first full-time job, I moved to Los Angeles, I graduated from grad school. During all of this, I also managed to watch a lot of films. You can see more in-depth discussions of my year here or you can look at each month’s breakdown here. After the cut are all the films I watched this year and a brief discussion of my favorite non-2013 release that I watched this year. Yesterday I posted my Favorite Fifteen Films of 2013, so don’t forget to check that out as well.

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  1. (January) The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!
  2. Woman on Top
  3. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  4. Little Voice
  5. King of the Newsboys
  6. The Leathernecks Have Landed
  7. Until September
  8. Stormy Monday
  9. Tristana
  10. My Chauffer
  11. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
  12. Malèna
  13. Hearts in Bondage
  14. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  15. The Ramen Girl
  16. Love Serenade
  17. Flannel Pajamas
  18. Daybreak Express
  19. On The Road
  20. Ginger and Rosa
  21. Amour
  22. Zero Dark Thirty
  23. Dressed To Kill (1980)
  24. Stars in My Crown
  25. Mirror Mirror
  26. The Invisible War
  27. Meshes of the Afternoon
  28. Free Radicals
  29. A Colour Box 
  30. Rainbow Dance
  31. Swinging the Lambeth Walk
  32. Checking Out: Grand Hotel
  33. Nothing Ever Happens (1933)
  34. Blitz Wolf
  35. A Phantasy in Colors (aka Begone Dull Care)
  36. A Corner in Wheat 
  37. Rough Riders of Cheyenne
  38. The Odd Couple
  39. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen 
  40. It Takes Two (1988)
  41. Modern Girls
  42. Tuff Turf
  43. The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish
  44. In Another Country
  45. Searching For Sugar Man
  46. The Lawless Nineties
  47. Dangerous Curves (1989)
  48. One from the Heart
  49. Hammett
  50. West of Shanghai
  51. The Invisible Menace
  52. Devil’s Island
  53. Native Son (1951)
  54. Intruder in the Dust
  55. Hilary and Jackie
  56. Anna (1987)
  57. In Dreams
  58. (February) Fresh Guacamole
  59. Head Over Heels (2012)
  60. Adam and Dog
  61. The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare
  62. Henry (2012)
  63. Asad
  64. Dood van een Schaduw (Death of a Shadow)
  65. Curfew (2012)
  66. Buzkashi Boys
  67. Starcrossed (1985)
  68. Denver and Rio Grande
  69. How to Survive a Plague
  70. The Bells of St. Mary’s
  71. Now (1965)
  72. I’m Not Rappaport
  73. Citizen Ruth
  74. De Lucha Boys
  75. Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will)
  76. Une vie de chat (A Cat in Paris)
  77. In Old California (1942)
  78. Ikiru
  79. Ken Burns: Jazz
  80. The Bad News Bears (1976)
  81. Quartet (2012)
  82. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  83. Snow White (1916)
  84. My Best Girl
  85. Faust (1926)
  86. The Dalton Girls
  87. Brooklyn Bridge
  88. Huey Long
  89. The Delinquents (1957)
  90. Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
  91. Cold Comfort Farm
  92. Thieves Like Us (1974)
  93. Sirens
  94. Safety Not Guaranteed
  95. Bill Cunningham New York
  96. The Robe
  97. Young Fury
  98. Valley of the Dolls
  99. The Whales of August
  100. Bedazzled (1967)
  101. Modern Romance
  102. What Happened Was. . .
  103. Carmen Jones
  104. The Gingerbread Man (1998)
  105. (March) Crackers
  106. Trouble in the Glen
  107. Code of the Prairie
  108. Murder!
  109. Torch Singer
  110. Blueberry Hill
  111. Macaroni
  112. Night World
  113. Cutter’s Way
  114. Mabel and Fatty’s Married Life
  115. Fatty’s Reckless Fling
  116. Fatty’s Chance Acquaintance 
  117. The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)
  118. Santa Fe Trail
  119. Echo Park
  120. Teen Wolf (1985)
  121. The Southerner
  122. The Rosebud Beach Hotel
  123. Metropolitan
  124. Valet Girls
  125. Like Someone In Love
  126. Upside Down (2013)
  127. The River’s Edge (1957)
  128. Hunk
  129. Lovin’ The Ladies
  130. The Fugitive (1947)
  131. Desert Hearts
  132. Chasing Amy
  133. My American Cousin
  134. Submarine
  135. Mar adentro (The Sea Inside)
  136. Longtime Companion
  137. Stoker
  138. Warm Bodies
  139. In Which We Serve
  140. Bunny O’Hare
  141. The Ragman’s Daughter
  142. Anastasia (1956)
  143. Jackie Brown
  144. Side Effects
  145. Alligator
  146. April Fool’s Day
  147. The Silence
  148. My Pal Trigger
  149. O.C. and Stiggs
  150. (April) Three Bad Sisters
  151. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
  152. Starbuck
  153. High School Hellcats
  154. The Road Killers
  155. Fire With Fire
  156. Young and Wild
  157. Inja
  158. Cabiria
  159. The Passionate Friends
  160. The Place Beyond the Pines
  161. From Up on Poppy Hill
  162. The Great Waldo Pepper
  163. Slaughterhouse-Five
  164. Crimes of the Heart
  165. That Little Band of Gold
  166. When Love Took Wings
  167. Wished On Mabel
  168. Mabel’s Wilful Way
  169. Fatty’s Plucky Pup
  170. The Blue Lamp
  171. Raggedy Man
  172. Casual Sex?
  173. Little Black Book
  174. Lou
  175. Frankie and Johnny (1991)
  176. Tomboy (1985)
  177. To The Wonder
  178. Six Figures Getting Sick
  179. Premonition Following An Evil Deed
  180. The Alphabet
  181. The Amputee
  182. The Grandmother
  183. Spring Breakers
  184. Cowboy and the Senorita
  185. Keep The Lights On
  186. Character Studies
  187. Curses
  188. The Movies
  189. My Stars
  190. Fool’s Luck
  191. Bridge Wives
  192. A Small Circle of Friends
  193. Lou’s Prey (Epidemic Film Festival)
  194. By A Thread (Epidemic Film Festival)
  195. Defining Your Roots (Epidemic Film Festival)
  196. The Last Tournament (Epidemic Film Festival)
  197. American Rugger: The Highwaymen at Maggotfest (Epidemic Film Festival)
  198. Acceptance (Epidemic Film Festival)
  199. Beyond Redemption (Epidemic Film Festival)
  200. To Be A Big Liar (Epidemic Film Festival)
  201. Grant and Allison (Epidemic Film Festival)
  202. Vox Populi (Epidemic Film Festival)
  203. Enigma (Epidemic Film Festival)
  204. Dead Letters (Epidemic Film Festival)
  205. The Devil Set Me Up (Epidemic Film Festival)
  206. Principal (Epidemic Film Festival)
  207. The Boy Who Cried (Epidemic Film Festival)
  208. Palindrome (Epidemic Film Festival)
  209. Leap Year (1924)
  210. Dirty Girl
  211. Gun Fever
  212. The Sapphires
  213. Christine
  214. The Italian Job (1969)
  215. The Swimmer (TCMFF)
  216. Suddenly It’s Spring (TCMFF)
  217. Ruggles of Red Gap (TCMFF)
  218. The Razor’s Edge (TCMFF)
  219. Gimme Shelter (TCMFF)
  220. The Ladykillers (TCMFF)
  221. Deliverance (TCMFF)
  222. The Desert Song (TCMFF)
  223. When Magoo Flew (TCMFF)
  224. Flying Down To Rio (TCMFF)
  225. Come September (TCMFF)
  226. Scarecrow (TCMFF)
  227. Salesman (TCMFF)
  228. Cluny Brown (TCMFF)
  229. The Wet Parade
  230. Downstairs
  231. Mandalay
  232. Massacre
  233. Successful Alcoholics
  234. The Last 3 Minutes
  235. Blancanieves
  236. Dazed and Confused
  237. Raw Deal
  238. The Accused (1988)
  239. Two-Gun Lady
  240. Lucky Star
  241. Casanova Brown
  242. Sherrybaby
  243. Iron Man 3
  244. Daughters Courageous
  245. Four Wives
  246. Four Mothers
  247. The Long Good Friday
  248. The Great Gatsby (2013)
  249. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
  250. The Virginian (1929)
  251. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  252. Nightmare (1942)
  253. All Through the Night
  254. Walk Softly, Stranger
  255. Hers To Hold
  256. Two Flags West
  257. The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father
  258. A Tragedy at Midnight
  259. Mel Brooks: Make A Noise
  260. All Night Long (1962)
  261. The Outlaw
  262. Autumn Leaves
  263. Female on the Beach
  264. Star Trek Into Darkness
  265. The Hatchet Man
  266. Skyscraper Souls
  267. Employees’ Entrance
  268. Ex-Lady
  269. Frances Ha
  270. Strangers in Good Company
  271. Behind the Candelabra
  272. The Panic in Needle Park
  273. (June) The Bishop Murder Case
  274. The Dragon Murder Case
  275. The Casino Murder Case
  276. The Garden Murder Case
  277. Calling Philo Vance
  278. Before Midnight
  279. Camelot (1967)
  280. The Music Man (1962)
  281. The Girls in the Band (2013)
  282. When Harry Met Sally…
  283. Outlaw’s Son (1957)
  284. Forever Female
  285. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
  286. Lifeguard
  287. The Two Mrs. Carrolls
  288. Cry Wolf
  289. The Woman in Red (1935)
  290. The Gorgeous Hussy
  291. Marlowe
  292. The Golden Fleecing
  293. Our Modern Maidens
  294. Dance, Fools, Dance
  295. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
  296. The Valley of Gwangi
  297. The Hollywood Revue of 1929
  298. Min and Bill
  299. Their Own Desire
  300. The Bride Walks Out
  301. Man of Steel
  302. Boxing Day
  303. Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
  304. The Bling Ring
  305. The Mask of Dimitrios
  306. Lone Star (1952)
  307. Paradise For Three
  308. Miracles For Sale
  309. Untamed (1929)
  310. Running On Empty
  311. The Great Divide (1929)
  312. Pretty Baby (1950)
  313. Shipmates
  314. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  315. (July) U.S.A.: Poetry, Frank O’Hara
  316. Faithless
  317. A Little Bit of Heaven
  318. Lovers Courageous
  319. But The Flesh is Weak
  320. Made on Broadway
  321. The Frisco Kid
  322. Pain & Gain
  323. Love (1927)
  324. Show People
  325. Live, Love and Learn
  326. The Earl of Chicago
  327. Light Sleeper
  328. The Other Love
  329. Wild Rovers
  330. Ruby Sparks
  331. A Woman’s Face
  332. Man of the House (2005)
  333. The Rebound
  334. Take Me Home (2011)
  335. The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them
  336. I’m So Excited! (Los amantes pasajeros)
  337. The Conjuring
  338. La chambre (1972)
  339. Dogfight
  340. Blue Jasmine
  341. The Girl From Mexico
  342. The Mexican Spitfire
  343. Tonight You’re Mine
  344. Ride the High Country
  345. The Heat
  346. Mexican Spitfire Out West
  347. Mexican Spitfire’s Baby
  348. Mexican Spitfire At Sea
  349. Mexican Sees a Ghost
  350. Mexican Spitfire’s Elephant 
  351. Mexican Spitfire’s Blessed Event
  352. The Yakuza
  353. The Myth of the American Sleepover
  354. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  355. The Canyons
  356. Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
  357. The To Do List
  358. Three Loves Has Nancy
  359. Lucky You
  360. Fast and Loose (1954)
  361. Into the Night
  362. Gun Brothers
  363. High Tide at Noon
  364. The Magic of Belle Isle
  365. Fruitvale Station
  366. Fast Company (1938)
  367. The Witches
  368. Prince Avalanche
  369. Ken Burns: Prohibition
  370. Fast and Loose (1939)
  371. Jubal
  372. The Phynx
  373. Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (Final Cut: Ladies & Gentlemen)
  374. Fast and Furious (1939)
  375. Viva Joe Strummer: The Clash and Beyond
  376. 24 Hour Party People
  377. Johnny Eager
  378. Arizona Dream
  379. The Lone Gun
  380. Neil Young: Heart of Gold
  381. Traveling Saleslady
  382. Miss Pacific Fleet
  383. The World’s End
  384. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
  385. Dangerous
  386. Closed Circuit
  387. The School Teacher and the Waif (Cinecon 49)
  388. The Pride of the Clan (Cinecon 49)
  389. Let’s Go Native (Cinecon 49)
  390. One Mile From Heaven (Cinecon 49)
  391. A Fresh Start (Cinecon 49)
  392. The Holy Terror (Cinecon 49)
  393. A Blonde’s Revenge (Cinecon 49)
  394. The Good Bad Man (Cinecon 49)
  395. Transient Lady (Cinecon 49)
  396. Their First Execution (Cinecon 49)
  397. Hold ‘Em Yale (Cinecon 49)
  398. (Sept) Sutter’s Gold (Cinecon 49)
  399. A Thrilling Romance (Cinecon 49)
  400. Oh, Mary, Be Careful (Cinecon 49)
  401. April Love (Cinecon 49)
  402. Wet and Warmer (Cinecon 49)
  403. Castles For Two (Cinecon 49)
  404. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Cinecon 49)
  405. Spring Parade (Cinecon 49)
  406. China (Cinecon 49)
  407. Fifty Roads to Town (Cinecon 49)
  408. Hi, Good Lookin’ (Cinecon 49)
  409. It Started With A Kiss (1959)
  410. The Servant
  411. Barcelona
  412. Aparajito
  413. Riddick
  414. The Castle (1997)
  415. Gunfighters of Abilene
  416. Apur Sansar
  417. The Sport Parade
  418. Cold Feet (1989)
  419. Girlfriends (1978)
  420. Gun Street
  421. Undertaking Betty
  422. Ljuset håller mig sällskap (Light Keeps Me Company)
  423. California Dreaming (1979)
  424. Carson City Raiders
  425. Re-Animator
  426. The Butcher’s Wife
  427. Shotgun Stories
  428. The Paper (1994)
  429. The Last Days of Disco
  430. Eight Men Out
  431. Ride With The Devil
  432. So Young So Bad
  433. (Oct) Attack of the Crab Monsters
  434. Baggage Claim
  435. Lisa and the Devil
  436. Gravity
  437. The Beast with a Million Eyes
  438. Attack of the Puppet People
  439. The Green Slime
  440. Grim Prairie Tales
  441. Just The Way You Are
  442. The Black Sleep
  443. Day of the Woman aka I Spit On Your Grave (1978)
  444. Piranha (1978)
  445. Madhouse
  446. Barracuda
  447. Mad Love (1935)
  448. Wagon Master
  449. The Devil Doll
  450. The Awakening (2011)
  451. My Demon Lover
  452. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
  453. The Beast with Five Fingers
  454. Nebraska
  455. Bad Ronald
  456. 12 Years a Slave
  457. Trog
  458. The Big Stampede
  459. The Hand
  460. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
  461. Heart Beat (1980)
  462. Night School
  463. Night Watch (!973)
  464. The Pack
  465. Nightmare Honeymoon
  466. Blue is the Warmest Color
  467. The Frozen Dead
  468. Noose for a Gunman
  469. She (1935)
  470. Doctor X
  471. Nightbreed
  472. C.H.U.D.
  473. Doomsday Voyage
  474. Baron Blood
  475. (Nov) The Stranger on the Third Floor
  476. The Polar Express
  477. Kiss The Blood Off My Hands
  478. Flamingo Road
  479. Nora Prentiss
  480. The Woman On Pier 13
  481. Hard, Fast and Beautiful
  482. The Window (1949)
  483. While the City Sleeps (1956)
  484. Possessed (1947)
  485. Dallas Buyers Club
  486. Belle of the Yukon
  487. Christmas Holiday
  488. Southside 1-1000
  489. The Fallen Sparrow
  490. Experiment Perilous
  491. The Locket
  492. Lou Reed’s Berlin
  493. Get Crazy
  494. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (1956)
  495. The Verdict (1946)
  496. Crime Wave
  497. Violence (1947)
  498. Inside Llewyn Davis
  499. My Name Is Julia Ross
  500. High Wall
  501. About Time
  502. He Walked By Night
  503. Decoy
  504. The Visitor (1979)
  505. Lady Gangster
  506. Go For Sisters
  507. The Second Woman
  508. The Red House
  509. Party Girl (1958)
  510. Suspense (1946)
  511. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  512. Destination Murder
  513. The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
  514. Real Genius
  515. The Unsuspected
  516. Starlet
  517. Twilight (1998)
  518. Call Northside 777
  519. Heaven’s Gate
  520. (Dec) The Ballad of Cable Hogue
  521. Reaching For The Moon (2013)
  522. Mystery of the 13th Guest
  523. Black Nativity
  524. The Punk Singer
  525. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
  526. The Mysterious Villa
  527. Barney Oldfield’s Race For A Life
  528. The Evidence of the Film
  529. A Lady and Her Maid
  530. Suspense. (1913)
  531. Arabia Takes The Health Cure
  532. The Lady and the Mouse
  533. The Struggle
  534. Jockey Par Amour
  535. Gold Diggers of 1937
  536. Romance of Louisiana
  537. Speaking of the Weather
  538. Susan Slept Here
  539. Never Say Goodbye (1946)
  540. Vision Quest
  541. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75
  542. Gold Diggers in Paris
  543. At Land
  544. Easy Street (1917)
  545. The Man I Love (1947)
  546. Motion Painting No. 1
  547. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
  548. Camille Claudel, 1915
  549. A Fig Leaf for Eve
  550. Her
  551. Hooray for Love
  552. La grande bellezza
  553. Desert Escape (aka Marked Men)
  554. American Hustle
  555. The Wolf of Wall Street
  556. Harriet Craig
  557. Queen Bee
  558. The Story of Esther Costello
  559. Labor Day
  560. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
  561. These Glamour Girls
  562. The Cure in Orange
  563. The Dawn Rider
  564. Hôtel Monterey
  565. The Clock

1880s: 0
1880s: 0
1890s: 0
1900s: 1
1910s: 25
1920s: 24
1930s: 72
1940s: 84
1950s: 62
1960s: 25
1970s: 41
1980s: 62
1990s: 31
2000s: 24
2010s: 104

Pictured below is about six-months worth of movie watching ticket stubs. This is everything I’ve seen in theaters since I moved to Los Angeles. I’m not sure where all the tickets are from the first half of the year. I’m assuming they’re in a box somewhere, but you can use your imagination and figure out what it would look like if I had those as well.

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So what film stood out above all these films as a life-long favorite for years to come? That would be none other than 1986’s Modern Girls.

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I couldn’t find a trailer for the film on YouTube (though, you can watch the entire film there; you didn’t hear that from me!), so here’s a music video for Depeche Mode’s But Not Tonight, which is basically a trailer for the film. Siskel and Ebert hated this film and gave it two thumbs down (that’s on YouTube also), but I think they totally missed what the film was doing. There used to be a really awesome website dedicated to the movie, but it seems to have been taken down since I last checked it earlier this year. Sad!

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Just look at how amazing this poster is! Basically, the aesthetic of this movie is everything I love about the 80s wrapped into a happy little 80-minute package.  I watched it like three times before it was taken off of Netflix. I got the DVD for my birthday (although, it’s a bummer because it doesn’t have subtitles!) and have watched it a few times since. It’s loaded with fun and it’s even got a little wisdom mixed in, but not too much to weigh the film down. Anyone who knows me well and then watches this film will understand why I love it so much. I’m so glad I discovered it this year and I hope you guys get a chance to check it out as well!

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About cinemafanatic

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on January 1, 2014, in 2013 in Films and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. wow you watched all those?!! I only watch 429 haha, although mind that was only the ones I hadn’t seen before, I don’t know how many I watched including ones I’d already seen before 😛 Well done though, that is a fantastic achievement!!! Here’s to a great 2014 in film!!!

  2. 565 New-To-Me Films?! That’s insane. Great work, seriously.

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