4 Must See Movies Of 2013

Brilliant actors, spectacular special effects and record breaking films-2013 has been an incredible year to visit the cinema. Here’s four must see films of the year.

There’s no doubt about it-2013 has been an epic year to visit the cinema. With blockbuster after blockbuster hitting the silver screen, this year has brought us some of the most talked about and most profitable movies of all time. Sadly, we all lead busy lives and most likely don’t have time to see every new Hollywood masterpiece that comes out. Chances are, between work, family commitments and our social lives, we’ve all missed a few great films this year.

Never fear though for we’ve created a list of the top four must see movies of 2013 to keep you entertained and up to date.

#1 Man Of Steel

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It’s been seven long years but, finally, the one and only Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) is back on the big screen. No doubt we’ve all heard of the iconic Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent. He’s been the focus of comics, TV series, cartoons, books and, of course, many, many films but for the past few years he’s been laying low. Man of Steel revives the superhero and retells his tale from birth though to his early adult life.

After the destruction of his planet, Krypton, Kent grew up on Earth. Despite always knowing he was different and capable of great feats, he kept his powers a secret for fear of rejection by the humans. When Earth and humanity is threatened however he is forced to step up and grow into not only a hero but a symbol of hope for Earth. A must see in 3D!

#2 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


Following the massive success of The Hunger Games back in 2012 comes Catching Fire, the follow up film to the worldwide phenomenon. Having won the Hunger Games a year earlier, our two protagonists Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are about to tour the Districts to celebrate their victory. Something has changed since the first games however, theres something in the air. Hope.

Katniss has shown the oppressed Districts that they need not live in fear, that the Capitol can be defeated. Her cunning has sparked the beginnings of an uprising causing chaos throughout the country. The Capitol are determined to keep control however which puts Katniss and everyone she loves at risk. The Capitol know they cannon kill her outright however for fear of making a martyr of her leaving them with only one way forward. Katniss and Peeta are returning to the games.

#3 Thor: The Dark World


2013 presented us with several superhero films but perhaps one of the best was Thor: The Dark World.

Set after the events of Avengers Assemble, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), heir to the throne of Asgard, returns to Earth when Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), his romantic counterpart who he’s not seen in two years, stumbles across an ancient and powerful relic, the aether. Her finding attracts the attention of the Dark Elves, a race who seek to plunge the universe into darkness, who are determined to take the aether no matter the cost. Determined to save not only Jane but the worlds he loves, Thor teams up with his treacherous brother, Loki, not knowing if he can be trusted, in a bid to vanquish the Dark Elves.

Filled with love, danger and phenomenal special effects, you’d be a fool to miss this action packed sequel.

#4 The Great Gatsby


Based on the novel by F. Scott. Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby promises us love, mystery and the most lavish parties fiction has to offer.

Having not long since moved to Long Island, Nick Carraway (Toby Maguire) soon finds himself invited to one of the spectacular parties of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo Di Caprio). Carraway is drawn into the lavish and luxury world of his host but soon realises that despite the amount of time he spends with the mysterious Gatsby, he still knows relatively little about him.

Doors into Gatsby’s past begin to open and both Carraway and the audience discover that his rich exterior and social facade are hiding a mix of obsession, passion and madness. When Daisy (Carey Mulligan), Gatsby’s old flame, shows up at one of his parties, his life once again has meaning. Their lives collide in a riot of colour and passion but from the very beginning their cards are marked and tragedy awaits them around every corner.

Whether you’re into action, romance or superheroes, there’s no doubt you’re sure to love one, if not all, of these hit films from 2013. Sit back, put your feet up and make sure you remember the popcorn as you relax with one of these spectacular movies.

About the author


Writing is Nichola’s passion but she's also an avid reader and a massive film geek. Like most of us, Nichola spends way too much time surfing the web, mostly reading blogs on the weird and wonderful or rumours of who's got the lead role in next years hottest films.

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