‘Gravity’ Sweeps Empire, Sight & Sound and Cahiers du Cinema Top Ten Lists of 2013

The Wolf of Wall Street screened for a variety of guilds over the weekend and from what I understand, members of the New York Film Critics and National Board of Review will be seeing it today or tomorrow as they will begin announcing their 2013 awards tomorrow and the next day. That said, some outlets went ahead without having seen Martin Scorsese‘s latest and have already started offering up their top tens of the year.

I have featured the first lists below and they belong to cinephile mags Sight & Sound and Cahiers Du Cinéma as well as the UK’s Empire Magazine, the latter of which offered up a top ten and is sure to be one of the few outlets naming Iron Man 3 as one of the best films of the year.

The film that made all three lists is Gravity while Blue is the Warmest ColorA Touch of SinThe Great Beauty and Stranger by the Lake found their way onto two lists. Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln also made it onto two lists as it was a 2013 release for a lot of territories outside the U.S.

I have featured all three lists directly below. Of the three lists below, I can’t say I have a favorite necessarily. Empire does include Before Midnight, which is a nod in their direction, but including Stoker doesn’t help their case. If I could merge Empire’s and Sight & Sound’s I think I might have a list I’d, at the very least, be happy with. You?

Sight & Sound

  1. The Act of Killing
  2. Gravity
  3. Blue is the Warmest Color
  4. The Great Beauty
  5. Frances Ha
  6. A Touch of Sin
  7. Upstream Color
  8. The Selfish Giant
  9. Norte, the End of History
  10. Stranger By the Lake


  1. Gravity
  2. Captain Phillips
  3. Rush
  4. Mud
  5. Lincoln
  6. Stoker
  7. Iron Man 3
  8. Before Midnight
  9. The Great Beauty
  10. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Cahiers Du Cinéma

  1. Stranger By the Lake
  2. Spring Breakers
  3. Blue is the Warmest Color
  4. Gravity
  5. A Touch of Sin
  6. Lincoln
  7. La Jalousie
  8. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon
  9. You and the Night
  10. La bataille de Solférino


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