Recap of the Year: Jan to April 2013

We’re a third of the way through 2013 already – how time flies! I take a look back at the top 10 film lists that have appeared on the site so far this year.

Thank you to everyone who visits the site – whether regularly or from time to time. If you’ve missed anything this year hopefully you’ll find something to enjoy here. I must also thank Top 10 Films’ contributors whose vast film knowledge and passion for the medium is an integral part of this site becoming a valued resource for movie lovers. You can see my recaps from last year here: January to April | May to August | September to December


The year began with Top 10 Films’ busiest month in terms of top 10 lists appearing on the site. Dan Grant took a look at the difficult “second album” in Top 10 Second Films by Directors since 1970 while I went back to early cinema to look at essentials films made before 1930. As well as these, Piers McCarthy ran down his favourites from 2012, we looked at the highest grossing movies in the UK last year, and we delved into Harrison Ford’s back catalogue.

10 Films Made Before 1930 You Have To See

Top 10 Films of 2012

Top 10 Robots Who Think They’re Human

Top 10 Action Heroes of the 1980s

Top 10 Weepies

Top 10 1990s Murder Investigations

Top 10 Harrison Ford in Peril Films

Top 10 Second Films by Directors since 1970

Top 10 Sharpest Dressed Villains

Top 10 Grossing Films in the UK 2012


February was the month of the Academy Awards and, miraculously, our top 10 Best Picture Oscar snubs brought with it a record day in terms of unique page views and visitors – numbering in the 10s of thousands in a single 24 hour period.

Top 10 Films to be Snubbed for Best Picture at the Oscars

Top 10 Snubs at the Oscars

Top 10 Films That Visit The Movie Theatre

Top 10 Robots in Film

Top 10 Car Chases of All Time

Top 10 Female Buddy Films

15 More Great Second Films by Directors


It was a month of themes – or Top 10 Films about…

Top 10 Comedy Double Acts of the 1980s

Top 10 Drug-Themed Films

Top 10 Films Based on Video Games

‏Top 10 Death Scenes In Modern Cinema

Top 10 Brits on Holiday

Top 10 Films about Prostitutes

Top 10 Films about Historical Figures


We were in a predictive mood in April…

Top 10 Films to Look Out For in 2013

Top 10 Most Intriguing Films For Summer 2013

Tribute: Roger Ebert’s Top 10 Films

Top 10 Horror Film Sequels

Top 10 Comedy Films

10 Fruitful Collaborations Between Hollywood Directors And Their Cinematographers

About the Author
Editor of Top 10 Films, Dan Stephens is usually found pondering his next list. An unhealthy love of 1980s Hollywood sees most of his top 10s involving a time-travelling DeLorean and an adventurous archaeologist going by the name Indiana.

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    ruth Reply

    Great recap Dan, I think I’ve read most of your list, but I’ll be sure to check out a few I’ve missed. Your tribute to Ebert was awesome, thumbs up! 😀

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    Pete Turner (@ilovethatfilm) Reply

    Wow busy year, looking forward to the next third of the year!

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    Neal Damiano Reply

    Nice to see one of my top 10 film lists on here!! Top 10 Drug themed films.

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