The summer of 2013 may go down in history as one known for over-priced turkeys that flopped both with critics and at the box office (The Lone Ranger, R.I.P.D etc.), but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some terrific films out there. Here at We Got This Covered, we adore great cinema for what it can do to us. The best movies can make us laugh or make us cry, draw us in with beguiling beauty or shock us with staggering ambition and force. They can make our hearts soar or scare the pants off us, enlighten us about our own world or fully transport us to another. And the summer of 2013 yielded some films that did all of the above.
Eleven talented staff members here at We Got This Covered have collaborated to bring you the best films of this past summer. Eschewing a traditional top ten list, we’ve instead opted to divide and conquer – each writer who contributed to this list has chosen two films, one a wide release and the other limited, well-worth your time and attention.
Read on for our list of films that stood tall above the rest at the multiplex throughout the hot summer months.