2013 NEW Movie Project

How many new movies do we watch each year? That’s a question I’m going to answer with my second annual New Movie Project. Here I’ll list every movie I see for the first time throughout the year 2013. It could be recently released in theaters or an old classic. As long as it’s new to me. At the end of the year it should be really enlightening or really sad (depending on your perspective). Hitting 50 new movies should be a breeze. But how about 100 or 150? No problem! In 2012 I managed 160 new movies. Now on to 2013.


  1. Brave
  2. Breathless
  3. Les Bonnes Femmes
  4. The Girl on the Bridge
  5. Heartbreaker
  6. The Illusionist
  7. Les Miserables
  8. The Impossible
  9. Shoot the Piano Player
  10. Romantics Anonymous
  11. Declaration of War
  12. Zero Dark Thirty
  13. Mon Oncle
  14. Premium Rush
  15. Jour de Fete
  16. The Raven
  17. Mama
  18. The Last Stand
  19. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday
  20. Light in the Piazza
  21. Play Time
  22. Contraband
  23. Change of Plans
  24. Amador
  25. Sarah’s Key
  26. Hitchcock
  27. Life of Pi
  28. Trafic
  29. The Ides of March


  1. The Adventures of Robin Hood
  2. Cache
  3. The Da Vinci Code
  4. The Cold Light of Day
  5. Little White Lies
  6. Flight
  7. Warm Bodies
  8. Side Effects
  9. House at the End of the Street
  10. Titanic (1953)
  11. Pickpocket
  12. Love in the Afternoon
  13. Breakfast at Tiffanys
  14. A Good Day to Die Hard
  15. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
  16. OSS 117: Lost in Rio
  17. Safety Not Guaranteed
  18. Amour
  19. Silver Linings Playbook
  20. Layer Cake
  21. Spellbound
  22. Jules and Jim
  23. Airport


  1. Safe Haven
  2. Jack the Giant Slayer
  3. Holy Motors
  4. The Woman in the Fifth
  5. Leaving
  6. Funny Games (1997)
  7. A Secret
  8. The Intouchables
  9. Cash
  10. Wreck-it Ralph
  11. Red Dawn (2012)
  12. Funny Games (2007)
  13. The Sessions
  14. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
  15. Alex Cross
  16. Intolerable Cruelty
  17. West of Memphis
  18. Time of the Wolf
  19. The Piano Teacher
  20. Duck Soup
  21. Home
  22. The Orphanage
  23. Day at the Races
  24. Rust and Bone
  25. Robot and Frank
  26. OZ: The Great and Powerful
  27. Olympus Has Fallen
  28. Stoker
  29. A Night at the Opera
  30. Ruby Sparks
  31. The Seven Year Itch
  32. Falling Down
  33. Say Anything


  1. Terms of Endearment
  2. G.I. Joe: Retribution
  3. The Big Picture
  4. Room 237
  5. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  6. Horse Feathers
  7. Evil Dead (2013)
  8. Belle de Jour
  9. Chocolat
  10. Monkey Business
  11. To the Wonder
  12. Paris When it Sizzles
  13. 42
  14. Chernobyl Diaries
  15. Oblivion
  16. For Lovers Only
  17. Badlands
  18. Mud
  19. This Mean’s War


  1. Iron Man 3
  2. V for Vendetta
  3. Your Sister’s Sister
  4. The Great Gatsby (2013)
  5. Star Trek Into Darkness
  6. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  7. Le Samourai
  8. Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock
  9. Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country
  10. Moulin Rouge!
  11. Fast and Furious 6
  12. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World


  1. Cloverfield
  2. La Rafle

5 thoughts on “2013 NEW Movie Project

    • Hmmm, it’s really hard to name a favorite. I’ve seen a lot of classic films and newer ones as well. This list doesn’t even include the number of rewatches from this year. One of the best surprises was an old Tati classic “Mr. Hulot’s Holiday”. It was sensational.

      Thanks for the comment. Hope you’ll visit often!

  1. Keith, this looks very impressive. I like the fact you are listing things you have not seen before. I am always surprised when folks are getting around to movies that have been in my head for decades. Robin Hood, Marx Brothers, Star Trek just to mention the ones that jump out at me. Then I try to remind myself that there are gaps in my film viewing also. I know there are a dozen films on your list that I should see and have not gotten to yet. Sometime down the road I will be sure to visit more French New Wave , and Swedish language Bergman films. I am keeping an inventory on the Letterboxed site of everything I watch this year. It is loaded with old favorites I’m revisiting, New films in theaters and stuff I missed the first time around, both the good and the bad (ok, sometimes the Ugly too). I will try to come back here and see what you have watched that you did not post on. I hope a little side conversation now and then will be alright with you.

    • Absolutely! I’m really glad to read your comment. It’s funny, I’ve seen a lot of movies but I’m amazed at how many I’ve missed. Now to be honest some of the films in the list are completely new to me. I’ve seen parts of the movies but I don’t remember seeing them all. Movies like Duck Soup, Breakfast at Tiffany’s , etc. fit that. Anyway it’s a really fun project.

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