This Year on Demand: 2013

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‘tis the season to be listing: December is upon us again, and as is the law come year’s end it’s time for us each to agonisingly whittle down the long list of wonderful movies from the past twelve months to give us our final top… well, top whatever-we-can’t-whittle-it-down-below.

Always an integral aspect of this difficult task, for me, is guiltily gorging on the major movies I’ve missed, ensuring as many films as seem to deserve it get their chance to woo me. That’s an easier task than ever before these days, thanks to the ease of access streaming services provide. So here then, for those desperate to do what they can to catch the films that thus far fell through the cracks, is the complete list of 2013 US releases now available on Netflix that this column has covered, organised by rating.

It can’t be iterated enough that this is by no means a comprehensive collection: we here at This Week on Demand HQ do our best to keep up, but we rarely catch everything in a week, let alone a year. There are oceans more movies from 2013 available on Netflix: any may be masterpieces; most, that we’ve missed, look awful. Feel free to let us know if there’s anything of note you’ve found that we haven’t. At any rate, these 147 titles ought to be enough to keep even the most voracious cinephile going through to the New Year. Do be sure to check back for the few regular columns remaining in 2013, which will carry details of any further additions to the catalogue that fit this bill.

Editor’s Note: click a title to be taken to its capsule review. Contributions from TWoD team members Jaime Burchardt, Daniel Tucker, and Pete Volk are indicated with brackets.


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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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RECOMMENDED

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WORTH WATCHING

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SO-SO

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AVOID IT

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UNWATCHABLE

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About Author

Ronan Doyle is an Irish freelance film critic, whose work has appeared on Indiewire, FilmLinc, Film Ireland, FRED Film Radio, and otherwhere. He recently contributed a chapter on Arab cinema to the book Celluloid Ceiling, and is currently entangled in an all-encompassing volume on the work of Woody Allen. When not watching movies, reading about movies, writing about movies, or thinking about movies, he can be found talking about movies on Twitter. He is fuelled by tea and has heard of sleep, but finds the idea frightfully silly.