The Nerdy Economist top movies of 2013!

With the year ending soon, here are some of my top movies of 2013!

Honorable Mentioned:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smug

Man of Steel

5) Saving Mr. Banks– I absolutely loved this movie.  I honestly could not find anything wrong with this movie. I thought that Tom Hank, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell were all on top of their A game. I did, however, get tired of all of the flashbacks, but I understand that they had a very important role in setting up the story. Also, I don’t think that I have ever gotten as many goosebumps from any movie as I did from Saving Mr. Banks. From the first time Tom Hanks ( Walt Disney) comes on the screen, to every time they are playing a Marry Poppin’s song,  I was covered in goosebumps.

4) Wolf of Wall Street– This was obvious a no-brainer for the finance major writing this post. I thought Leonardo DiCaprio  was excellent, and Joan Hill was beyond hysterical. I have never laughed so hard in a movie in my life. I will go out on a limb and say this movie was by far funnier than the first Hangover. To go with the humor every two seconds, I also thought the story was excellent as well. It’s your basic greed filled story that I apparently cannot get enough of. However, this movie did drag on ( it’s a three hour movie), but I felt like I got the most bang for my buck with this movie than any other movie this year.  Despite the long run time, I think that this, overall, is one of the best movies of the year. Hands down. I expect Dicaprio to be nominated for best actor, he was legitimately that good.

3) Thor: The Dark World– This was another movie that was filled with humor. For me, Loki stole this movie, like he did the first Thor and Avengers. Tom Hiddleston was born to play Loki. Aside from that, I thought the pacing was really good, and I thought that they did a great job of explaining where Thor was when the events of Iron Man 3 took place.  To me the only weak part of the movie was the villain, however, it’s obvious that he was just a plot device to get Loki and Thor together. I also like what they did with  Frigga. I don’t think anybody expected her to go off  she did before she was killed. She completely owned and won that battle.

2) Now You See Me– This by far was the most fun I had while watching a movie. I was hooked from the very beginning. Even though I felt like the ending was kind of predictable, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie from start to finish. I loved the action and all of the little tricks the team used to pull  of the bank robberies.


1) Iron Man 3- By a narrow margin, my favorite movie of 2013. I wasn’t disappointed at all, even though a lot of people were. I thought this was an important movie for Marvel, kicking off phase two and post Avengers life, and I thought they hit this one out of the park. Robert Downey Jr. was simply amazing as Tony Stark, as he always is. Also I actually like what they did with the Mandarin, I know a lot of people thought it was an injustice to the character, but I thought that it was clever. Also the whole Pepper Potts getting Extremis and transforming into an awesome fighter was neat to watch as well. Overall no complaints what so ever!



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