Best Action Movies of 2013

1.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

6.8
7.8/10 IMDB

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Aidan Turner ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2013-12-11
2.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

6.6
8.3/10 IMDB

Batman has stopped the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. Now an old foe wants a reunion and the government wants The Man of Steel to put a stop to Batman.

Starring: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Michael Emerson, Mark Valley, Grey DeLisle, Frank Welker, Dee Bradley Baker, Michael McKean, James Patrick Stuart ..
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Release date: 2013-01-03
3.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

The Flash finds himself in a war-torn alternate timeline and teams up with alternate versions of his fellow heroes to restore the timeline.

Starring: Justin Chambers, Kevin Conroy, Kevin McKidd, Michael B. Jordan, C. Thomas Howell, Vanessa Marshall, Cary Elwes, Sam Daly, Dana Delany, Nathan Fillion ..
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Release date: 2013-07-30
4.

Rush

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.

Starring: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Natalie Dormer, Christian McKay, Tom Wlaschiha, Pierfrancesco Favino, David Calder, Stephen Mangan ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2013-09-02
5.

Captain Phillips

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Corey Johnson, David Warshofsky, John Magaro, Michael Chernus, Barkhad Abdi ..
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2013-10-10
6.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

6.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland ..
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2013-11-15
7.

Star Trek Into Darkness

6.4
7.7/10 IMDB

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller ..
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Release date: 2013-05-05
8.

Lone Survivor

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Ali Suliman, Alexander Ludwig, Yousuf Azami, Sammy Sheik, Rich Ting ..
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2013-12-24
9.

Fast & Furious 6

6.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Ludacris, Luke Evans ..
Directed by: Justin Lin
Release date: 2013-05-21
10.

The Croods

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

The prehistoric Croods family live in a particularly dangerous moment in time. Patriarch Grug, his mate Ugga, teenage daughter Eep, son Thunk, and feisty Gran gather food by day and huddle together in a cave at night. When a more evolved caveman named Guy arrives on the scene, Grug is distrustful, but it soon becomes apparent that Guy is correct about the impending destruction of their world.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Chris Sanders, Randy Thom ..
Directed by: Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders
Release date: 2013-03-15
11.

Man of Steel

6.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Christopher Meloni, Jadin Gould ..
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2013-06-12
12.

World War Z

5.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Abigail Hargrove, Sterling Jerins, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel, David Andrews, Daniella Kertesz, Ludi Boeken, Fana Mokoena ..
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2013-06-20
13.

Pacific Rim

5.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A ragtag band of humans band together in the year 2025 to fight legions of monstrous creatures rising from the sea. Using massive piloted robots to combat the alien threat, earth's survivors take the fight to the invading alien force lurking in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless enemy, the forces of mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes -- a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee -- who now stand as earth's final hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Starring: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Clifton Collins Jr., Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Robert Maillet ..
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2013-07-11
14.

Thor: The Dark World

5.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson ..
Directed by: Alan Taylor
Release date: 2013-10-30
15.

Oblivion

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell, Abigail Lowe, Isabelle Lowe, David Madison ..
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Release date: 2013-04-10
16.

The World's End

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan, David Bradley, Thomas Law, Zachary Bailess ..
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Release date: 2013-07-18
17.

The Wolverine

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hal Yamanouchi, Brian Tee, Patrick Stewart ..
Directed by: James Mangold
Release date: 2013-07-23
18.

Escape Plan

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sam Neill, Amy Ryan, 50 Cent, Matt Gerald, Faran Tahir ..
Directed by: Mikael Håfström
Release date: 2013-10-09
19.

Homefront

5.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who was bullying her at school and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands.

Starring: Jason Statham, James Franco, Izabela Vidovic, Winona Ryder, Rachelle Lefevre, Kate Bosworth, Clancy Brown, Frank Grillo, Christa Campbell, Omar Benson Miller ..
Directed by: Gary Fleder
Release date: 2013-11-12
20.

All Is Lost

5.5
6.9/10 IMDB

During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and barely escapes with his life. With any luck, the ocean currents may carry him into a shipping lane -- but, with supplies dwindling and the sharks circling, the sailor is forced to face his own mortality.

Starring: Robert Redford ..
Directed by: J.C. Chandor
Release date: 2013-08-23
21.

Elysium

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard line government of?cial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Faran Tahir, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Maxwell Perry Cotton ..
Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
Release date: 2013-08-07
22.

Iron Man 3

5.5
7.1/10 IMDB

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak, William Sadler ..
Directed by: Shane Black
Release date: 2013-04-18
23.

Ender's Game

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Aramis Knight, Suraj Partha, Moisés Arias, Khylin Rhambo ..
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Release date: 2013-10-24
24.

2 Guns

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward, James Marsden, Edward James Olmos, Robert John Burke, Tait Fletcher, Ambyr Childers ..
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
Release date: 2013-08-02
25.

RED 2

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, David Thewlis, Neal McDonough, Lee Byung-hun, Tim Pigott-Smith ..
Directed by: Dean Parisot
Release date: 2013-07-18
26.

White House Down

5.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Joey King, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Nicolas Wright, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Murphy, Rachelle Lefevre ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2013-06-27
27.

The Heat

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: Buddies.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin, Spoken Reasons, Dan Bakkedahl, Taran Killam, Michael McDonald ..
Directed by: Paul Feig
Release date: 2013-06-27
28.

Gangster Squad

5.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

Starring: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Giovanni Ribisi, Josh Pence, Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick ..
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Release date: 2013-01-10
29.

Olympus Has Fallen

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell, Rick Yune, Dylan McDermott, Finley Jacobsen, Tory Kittles, Shanna Forrestall ..
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2013-03-20
30.

The Lone Ranger

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Barry Pepper, James Frain, Mason Cook ..
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2013-07-03
Best Action Movies of 2013 : Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter
31.

Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

The film takes place one year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, in which Agent Carter, a member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve, is in search of the mysterious Zodiac.

Starring: Hayley Atwell, Bradley Whitford, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Chris Evans, Shane Black, Greg Haines, Jon Barinholtz, Tim Trobec ..
Directed by: Louis D'Esposito
Release date: 2013-09-03
32.

Kick-Ass 2

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, he joins a patrol led by the Colonel Stars and Stripes. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl can prevent their annihilation.

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Clark Duke, Jim Carrey, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Augustus Prew, Garrett M. Brown ..
Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Release date: 2013-07-17
33.

This Is the End

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, David Krumholtz ..
Directed by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Release date: 2013-06-12
34.

The Family

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo, Tommy Lee Jones, Jimmy Palumbo, Gino Cafarelli, Dominic Chianese, David Belle, Vincent Pastore ..
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 2013-09-13
35.

Riddick

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Bokeem Woodbine, Nolan Gerard Funk, Noah Danby, Keri Hilson, Neil Napier, Dave Bautista ..
Directed by: David Twohy
Release date: 2013-09-02
36.

47 Ronin

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Kai—an outcast—joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Min Tanaka, Rinko Kikuchi, Jin Akanishi, Masayoshi Haneda, Hiroshi Sogabe, Takato Yonemoto ..
Directed by: Carl Rinsch
Release date: 2013-12-06
37.

Jack the Giant Slayer

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy, Ralph Brown ..
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2013-02-27
38.

Dead Man Down

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Huppert, Luis Da Silva Jr., Stuart Bennett, Franky G, Declan Mulvey, John Cenatiempo ..
Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
Release date: 2013-03-08
39.

Pain & Gain

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Bar Paly, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong, Michael Rispoli ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2013-04-18
40.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their past.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Zoë Bell, Joanna Kulig ..
Directed by: Tommy Wirkola
Release date: 2013-01-17
41.

Snitch

5.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rafi Gavron, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Benjamin Bratt, Harold Perrineau ..
Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh
Release date: 2013-02-21
42.

Hummingbird

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity, transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

Starring: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Lee Asquith-Coe, Michelle Lee, Benedict Wong, Siobhan Hewlett, Lee Nicholas Harris, Andrew Ellis, James Bye ..
Directed by: Steven Knight
Release date: 2013-05-07
43.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

5.1
5.8/10 IMDB

In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.

Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Aidan Turner, Godfrey Gao, Robert Maillet ..
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Release date: 2013-08-21
44.

Parker

5.0
6.2/10 IMDB

A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

Starring: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Michael Chiklis, Clifton Collins Jr., Sala Baker, Carlos Carrasco, Wendell Pierce, Emma Booth, Daniel Bernhardt ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 2013-01-23
45.

The Last Stand

5.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction where the police are preparing to make a last stand to intercept them before they cross the border. Owens is reluctant to become involved but ultimately joins in with the law enforcement efforts

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Génesis Rodríguez, Zach Gilford, John Patrick Amedori ..
Directed by: Kim Jee-woon
Release date: 2013-01-12
46.

The Host

5.0
5.8/10 IMDB

A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, William Hurt, Frances Fisher, Max Irons, Chandler Canterbury, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Rider, Emily Browning ..
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Release date: 2013-03-22
47.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in life—national television broadcaster; responsible for killing a guest on live TV; local radio broadcaster; nervous breakdown in Dundee; and a self-published book that was subsequently recalled and pulped. Alan tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.

Starring: Steve Coogan, Anna Maxwell Martin, Nigel Lindsay, Simon Greenall, Colm Meaney, Felicity Montagu, Phil Cornwell, Darren Boyd, Tim Key, Monica Dolan ..
Directed by: Declan Lowney
Release date: 2013-07-24
48.

Beyond: Two Souls

4.9
8.4/10 IMDB

Live the life of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through her psychic link to a mysterious invisible entity.

Starring: Ellen Page, Willem Dafoe, Eric Winter, Kadeem Hardison, Caroline Wolfson, Robert Burns, Nancy Tate, David Gasman, Dominic Gould, Tercelin Kirtley ..
Directed by: David Cage
Release date: 2013-10-08
49.

Superman: Unbound

4.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Superman and Supergirl take on the cybernetic being known as Brainiac, who boasts that he possesses "the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds."

Starring: Matt Bomer, John Noble, Stana Katic, Molly C. Quinn, Diedrich Bader, Jason Beghe, Frances Conroy, Melissa Disney, Alexander Gould, Sirena Irwin ..
Directed by: James Tucker
Release date: 2013-04-23
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Oldboy

4.8
5.7/10 IMDB

An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.

Starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley, Lance Reddick, Michael Imperioli, Max Casella, Richard Portnow, Ilfenesh Hadera, Grey Damon ..
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 2013-11-14

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