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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Video games taught a generation to fight for what you want —Marty Mapes (review...)

Michael Cera takes on The World

" Ah, my young admirer from the Black Panthers "
— Alan Arkin, Four Days in September

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Movie Habit has been around for about fifteen years. Writers have come and gone, our ranks have swelled and shrunk. This year we find ourselves down to three writers, but each of us has been fairly prolific. You can find 225 movie reviews on our web site since this time last year. Not too bad, if we do say so ourselves.

We each created a top ten list for 2013 (see links to our individual lists in the sidebar). We then weighted our favorites by the number of contributions by each writer, and combined the lists to come up with a Movie Habit overall top ten.

Bullock tackles Gravity
Bullock tackles Gravity

So allow us to present our collective Top Ten of 2013. We hope you’re satisfied with most of our entries. We hope you’re surprised by at least one item on the list. Most of all we hope you’ll keep reading in 2014. Sign up for our newsletter to keep on top of what we’re doing week by week.


  1. Gravity
  2. 12 Years a Slave
  3. The Great Beauty
  4. American Hustle
  5. Inside Llewyn Davis
  6. The Past
  7. Short Term 12
  8. Her
  9. The Desolation of Smaug
  10. Frances Ha