We continue our unveiling of the year’s Gummy Award winners today with your (and the readers of Stereogum’s) choices for the year’s best movies. If any movies are reading this, make sure your phones are nearby for when your publicist calls! And please remember that it’s an honor just to be a movie. Someone spent a lot of money on you. I’m not sure if this is something I’m imagining because I’m boring and can’t keep up with the fast paced lifestyle that cinema demands, or maybe I just feel this way because now is the time when all of the good movies come out all at once and I’m overwhelmed, but it seemed like there were too many good movies this year? I didn’t see so many of the ones that I wanted to! Here’s an idea: next year, fewer good movies. Maybe only one or two every two months that are worth seeing. Then we can see them, live our lives, and know what everyone is talking about! But hey, I’m just an idea man. It’s up to the filmmakers to put that into action. So for now, HERE ARE YOUR GUMMYS!



10. Upstream Color



9. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire



8. Blue Jasmine



7. Spring Breakers



6. Before Midnight



5. The World’s End



4. This Is the End



3. Frances Ha



2. 12 Years a Slave



1. Gravity


And here is the plain list, as is tradition:

10 Upstream Color
09 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
08 Blue Jasmine
07 Spring Breakers
06 Before Midnight
05 The World’s End
04 This Is The End
03 Frances Ha
02 12 Years A Slave
01 Gravity

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TALENTED WINNERS! [Applause] [Applause] You guys really liked Gravity! Or did you? What do you think? Yes list or no list? Good list or bad list? (Upstream Color is still available to watch on Netflix Instant, by the way!) On Monday: your favorite viral videos of 2013!

Comments (29)
  1. Man so many good movies. And Gravity.

  2. This Is The End? Really? That movie was funny for like the first ten minutes, and then when the Backstreet Boys showed up that was pretty cool, but otherwise what an underwhelming and not very funny movie!

    But my three favorite movies of the year are the top three on this list although maybe not in that order so good job us!

  3. I only saw one of these (Upstream Color). I’m starting to think I need to leave the house more often.

  4. I ended up seeing Frances Ha a few days ago. I wasn’t so enthused about the first 30-40 minutes of the movie, but then things started to pick up, and Frances became more relatable as it went along. I ended up enjoying the movie quite a bit.

    I also found out that the negative review that gave me doubts about watching it came from a total garbage website, so I feel better about my opinion.

    • Frances Ha really bummed me out! The last three minutes or so are hopeful, but everything before that is a semi-abrasive, immature girl not doing a very good job of being a grownup! No one understands why I feel this way!

  5. I’ve only seen like 2.2 of these movies, but that doesn’t matter. All my passion for the Gummys this year rests on Worry About Yourself winning Best Viral Video.

  6. Just The World’s End, over and over. That’s my list.

  7. I have to say I hated This is the End. I think I’m the only one I know – but I just don’t find Jonah Hill funny at all nor that other skinny guy from Montreal. So that’s a big issue for me. Also, where’s Inside Llewyn Davis?

  8. Too bad Behind The Candelabra didn’t get a theatrical release because it’d be shitting on everything else from the #1 spot..

  9. I actually thought Captain Philips was one of the year’s best movies for me (better than Gravity, at any rate). Anybody else think so?

  10. Spring Breakers and Frances Ha were excellent, glad to see them on the list. Upstream Color is on Instant Stream so I’ll watch it sometime soon and The World’s End is coming for me through the snail mail Netflix.

  11. I really liked watching Gravity. I thought it was a great visual experience, but nothing much more than that.
    It won’t be something that I will be able to take home and watch and feel the same way as I did in the theatre.

  12. Armand Aviram  |   Posted on Dec 20th, 2013 0

    Gravity was incredibly overrated, come on man. Inside Llewyn Davis and 12 Years A Slave were the best movies of the year hands down.

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  14. I still need to see a ton of stuff from the back end of 2013. I live in China 9 months of the year (though thankfully that won’t be the case next year, but that’s another story) and while I can download & buy dirt cheap bootlegs and follow releases online, I still have a lot fewer cinema opportunities, especially where lower-key stuff goes, and the wait for dvd rips online can be tedious).

    Of these I saw the two world end comedies and thoroughly enjoyed both, and I saw Gravity and liked it but not as much as I wanted to. Loved the first half-two thirds, but I just lost some connection to it when she started monologuing and getting her groove back. Still, I knew Cuaron would turn in an elite piece of cinematic eye candy and he did.

    Before Midnight – above average good, like all of those movies, but nothing I loved.

    Hunger Games – didn’t see the new one, was bored & disappointed by the first. Am sure I’ll eventually see it, but not in a rush.

    12 Years a Slave – probably check that soon.

    Don’t really know what the other 4 are.

  15. Conner Oburst  |   Posted on Dec 23rd, 2013 0

    I really enjoyed The Way Way Back. Wish that would get some more love. Rockwell is the man.

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