10 Best Movies of 2013
(L-R) Dede Gardner, Steve McQueen and Jeremy Kleiner accept the Best Picture award for '12 Years a Slave' from Julia Roberts onstage during the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, in Santa Monica, California on January 16th, 2014. Kevin Winter/Getty

In the most potent and provocative year at the multiplex in recent memory, 2013 stretches the boundaries of film. Here's the top 10.

by Peter Travers