There were hundreds of movies released every year. Every movie has its own genre including comedy, action, horror, suspense, thriller, romantic, film noir, fantasy, sports, supernatural and soon. Well, there can never be a final list for something like this, but I can say with some confidence these are some movies which you should not miss it. It was very hard to pick 12 out of countless movies. After finishing the list, another movie stuck into my mind and I had to insert that movie in the list. So after devoting a lot of time on it, Movienasha compiled a list of top 12 drama thriller movies 2013 which you shouldn’t miss it.
The movies which are mentioned below are totally according to my point of view so no offense, please. I hope this will entice you to watch some. Please leave comment or feedback if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. Your comments or feedback are most welcome!
Top 12 Drama Thriller Movies 2013 You Must See
1. Prisoners (2013)
Prisoners is one of the best drama thriller movies 2013 which you should definitely watch and should not miss it. The movie was directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Aaron Guzikowski. The movie was released on September 20, 2013, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo and soon. The plot of the movie focuses on the abduction of two young girls in Pennsylvania and the subsequent search. The movie has an emotional complexity and a sense of dread that makes for
The movie has an emotional complexity and a sense of dread that makes for an engaging and disturbing view. The work done by Jackman, Gyllenhaal and especially Villeneuve is simply outstanding and too powerful to ignore. Not since Erskineville Kings, in 1999, has Hugh Jackman appeared so emotionally exposed on screen. It is an exceptional, Oscar-worthy performance.
2. Captain Phillips (2013)
Captain Phillips is one of the best drama thriller movies of 2013. The movie was directed by Paul Greengrass and released on October 11, 2013. The movie is inspired by the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, an incident during which merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean led by Abduwali Muse. In 2014, Captain Phillips received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Abdi. The movie was praised for its direction, screenplay, production values, cinematography, and the performances of Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. The movie features Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi many other in a lead role.
The movie features Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi many other in a lead role. In 2014, Captain Phillips received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Abdi. The movie was praised for its direction, screenplay, production values, cinematography, and the performances of Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi.
3. Rush (2013)
Rush is one of my favorite biographical sports drama thriller movies 2013 which was directed by Ron Howard and written by Peter Morgan. The movie was released on September 27, 2013 starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer, Alexandra Maria Lara in a lead role. The movie is centered on centred on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season. The movie generally received positive reviews from film critics. This movie is a finely crafted sports drama thriller with exhilarating race sequences and strong performances from Chris and Daniel. It’s a must watch movie.
4. Snitch (2013)
Snitch is one of the drama thriller movies of 2013 which was directed by Ric Roman Waugh. The movie was released on February 22, 2013, starring Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon, benjamin Bratt, Jon Bernthal, Rafi Gavron and many others. Taking a break from his all-out action hero roles, Dwayne Johnson shows his acting talent as an ordinary man pushed to extraordinary measures when his son’s freedom (and life – at the hands of his fellow prisoners) is put in jeopardy. It is a credit to Johnson that he can switch to this alternative, grittier role, providing a much needed push for him to take a step closer to more serious acting and a step away from his ‘The Rock’ persona.
When Jason Collins is arrested for possessing narcotics, his friend implicates him as a dealer in order to reduce his own sentence and Jason now faces the mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in jail. When Jason admits that he doesn’t know any other dealers and refuses to wrongly implicate any of his friends, he is unable to do anything to reduce the sentence. Jason’s estranged father, John Matthews, is desperate to help his son and offers to arrange a set-up in order for the police to arrest a dealer. With the stakes so high, John soon finds himself out of his depth, having to rely on his wits to survive in the dangerous world he now finds himself in.
5. Gangster Squad (2013)
Gangster Squad is an action drama thriller movie directed by Ruben FleischerJo. The movie was released on January 11, 2013, starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Anthony Mackie and many others. The story of the movie is loosely based on the Los Angeles Police Department officers and detectives who formed a group called the “Gangster Squad unit” who attempted to combat Mickey Cohen and his gang during the 1940s and 1950s. If you want to see a sensationally good gangster movie, here’s what you do. You just have to watch that movie and feel free to share your views with us.
6. World War Z (2013)
World War Z is one of my favorite movies I have ever seen, It is an action+drama+horror thriller movie which was directed by Marc Forster. The movie is based on the 2006 novel World War Z by Max Brooks. The movie was released on June 21, 2013, starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox in a lead role. The film received positive reviews for Brad Pitt’s performance and as a realistic revival of the zombie genre, but received certain criticism for the anti-climax and outdated CGI. Regardless, the film was a commercial success, grossing over $540 million against a production budget of $190 million, becoming the highest-grossing zombie film of all time. A sequel was announced shortly after the film’s release and is scheduled for June 9, 2017.
The film received positive reviews for Brad Pitt’s performance and as a realistic revival of the zombie genre, but received certain criticism for the anti-climax and outdated CGI. Regardless, the film was a commercial success, grossing over $540 million against a production budget of $190 million, becoming the highest-grossing zombie film of all time. A sequel was announced shortly after the film’s release and is scheduled for June 9, 2017.
7. 2 Guns (2013)
2 Guns are one of the drama thriller movies 2013 which was directed by Baltasar Kormakur. The movie is based on a comic book series created by Steven Grant and Mateus Santolouco, published in 2007 by Boom! Studios. The movie was released on August 2, 2013, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in a lead role. Lisa Kennedy of Denver Post gave the film 3 out of 4 stars, writing that “the biggest guns this action flick brandishes are stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg who have very different acting styles that work surprisingly well together.
8. Lone Survivor (2013)
Lone Survivor is a action drama thriller movie directed and written by Peter berg. The movie was released on December 25, 2013 starring Mark Walhberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana and many others. The film is based on the 2007 non-fiction book Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson. Set during the war in Afghanistan, Lone Survivor dramatizes the unsuccessful United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings, during which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track down and kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. The movie received highly positive reviews from critics as well as from audiences.
9. Side Effects (2013)
Side effects are one of the best drama thriller movies 2013 which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Scott Z. Burns. The movie was released on February 8, 2013 starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw and many others. A smart, clever thriller with plenty of troubling twists, Side Effects is yet another assured effort from director Steven Soderbergh. It stars Jude Law as a psychiatrist whose patient (Rooney Mara) murders her husband (Channing Tatum) after being prescribed a new antidepressant drug.
10. Out of the Furnace (2013)
Out of the furnace is an American drama thriller movie which was directed by Scott Cooper. The movie was released on December 6, 2013, starring Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and many others. The film is about a Pennsylvania steel mill worker Russell Baze (Bale) and his Iraq war veteran brother Rodney (Affleck), who cannot adjust to civilian life.
While Rodney makes some money doing bare knuckle fights for a bar owner and small-time criminal John Petty (Dafoe), who runs illegal gambling service, Rodney becomes so indebted due to his own gambling losses that he begs Petty to let him do a big money fight. After Petty arranges for Rodney to do a fight for a brutal criminal gang in the backwoods, Rodney disappears, and his brother tries to find out what has happened to him.
11. Trance (2013)
Trance is a psychological drama thriller movie directed by Danny Boyle and produced by Christian Colson. The movie was released on 27 March 2013 starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson, Danny Sapani and many others. The movie received mostly positive reviews from critics. While trying to recover a lost painting, a fine art auctioneer ends up seeking help from a hypnotherapist. The stakes rise higher as his mind swings between reality, desire and fantasy.
12. Snowpiercer (2013)
Snowpiercer is a 2013 science fiction action drama thriller movie directed by Bong Joon-ho and written by Bong and Kelly Masterson. The movie features Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell and many others. Joon-ho Bong’s first English-language film turns out to be a bleak story about the future (or the present, perhaps) of the human race. Snowpierceris based on a French graphic novel about a future dystopian Earth that has fallen into a worldwide failure of ultra-cold temperatures and snow.
A single train running on a continuous motion engine makes its way on a round-the-world track taking one year to make the circuit. On board are earth’s only survivors, divided into the working class at the tail section and an aristocracy up front. The technical challenges of making an action thriller set entirely inside a train must have been great. Bong is a master of camera manipulation. He has a brilliant sense of space and timing and location. His action directing is beautifully organized and choreographed through the whole film. I’m not sure his camera ever “crosses the line.” That is to say, in every shot, the direction toward the rear of the train is always left of the frame so we never forget where everyone came from and where they’re headed.
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