My Favorite Movie Moments of 2013

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Happy New Year, everybody! 2013 is about to come to an end, and what a year it’s been! Things may have started a bit rough, but all in all I think it was a great year for movies. Looking back, it was definitely a divisive one, but in the end I think we got some pretty amazing pieces of cinema. Some of my most anticipated movies managed to meet my expectations, and I fell completely in love with some films I wasn’t even expecting.

I’m currently working on my list of favorite films of the year, which will be up soon. In the meantime, I wanted to take a look back at my favorite movie moments from 2013 (in no particular order). Some were scenes from movies I loved, others from films that I didn’t that still caught my attention.



  • Superman’s first flight – Man of Steel
  • The entire 17-minute continuous-shot opening of Gravity
  • Mid-warp firefight – Star Trek Into Darkness
  • P.L. Travers watches Mary Poppins – Saving Mr. Banks
  • Bilbo meets Smaug – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Greta Gerwig dances across the street in Frances Ha


  • “What the fuck does WTF mean?!” – The World’s End
  • “This isn’t a refuge… it’s a buffet line!” – Pacific Rim
  • Walt Disney has tea with P.L. Travers in her home – Saving Mr. Banks
  • The final few minutes of Side Effects


  • Mike’s first visit to Monsters, Inc. – Monsters University
  • “That ain’t a plane! That’s a planet!” – Fast and Furious 6
  • “This is still a true story” – Pain & Gain
  • Joel Edgerton’s entire performance – The Great Gatsby
  • “Welcome to the Planet” – Man of Steel


  • The bathroom brawl – The World’s End
  • “Dammit man I’m a doctor, not a torpedo technician!”  – Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Logan rips his heart out – The Wolverine
  • The W.H.O. facility zombie sequence – World War Z
  • Emma Watson’s cameo – This is the End
  • Michael Cera’s cameo – This is the End
  • Lets go fly a kite!” rehearsal sequence – Saving Mr. Banks
  • The airplane rescue – Iron Man 3
  • Louis C.K. – American Hustle
  • James Franco’s gun blowjob – Spring Breakers
  • Victory tour montage – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • The Hong Kong battle – Pacific Rim
  • The bullet train sequence – The Wolverine
  • Young hotshot slips and shoots himself in the face – World War Z
  • Jennifer Lawrence vs. the science oven – American Hustle
  • Let’s be honest here, every scene with Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle

lone ranger train

  • The final train sequence – The Lone Ranger
  • Luke helps Kate move – Drinking Buddies
  • “Good vibrations” car sequence – Don Jon
  • The cabin sequence – Monsters University
  • The reaping for the quarter quell – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • “Hi ho, silver!” – The Lone Ranger
  • The Battle of Smallville – Man of Steel
  • “Fuck you, Sally” – Oblivion
  • Any scene with Tony Danza – Don Jon
  • The tank sequence – Fast and Furious 6


  • The iguana captures Jessie – Toy Story of Terror!
  • “Look at all my shiiiit.” – Spring Breakers
  • “Khaaaaaan!!!” – Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Zod’s fate – Man of Steel
  • Sandra Bullock floats through the International Space Station – Gravity


There were so many great movie moments this year that it was impossible to list them all. Films like Man of Steel, Gravity, Don Jon, American Hustle, and Saving Mr. Banks have stuck with me and will for years to come, while all the movies in between had incredible things to offer. What were your favorite movie moments of the year? Let me know in the comments below!


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