The BFI’s venerable Sight & Sound magazine has voted on its favorite movies of 2013, with Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing — the documentary that infamously depicts Indonesian war villains re-enacting their atrocities — taking first place.
Gravity and Blue is the Warmest Color continue to factor in to year-end proceedings, and there was more well-deserved love for both Jia’s A Touch of Sin and Cahiers du Cinema‘s fave, Stranger by the Lake.
Bafflingly, The Croods remains neglected.
The top 10 follows. For more, including commentary and the staff’s personal picks, head over to the magazine, here.
1. The Act of Killing (Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer)
2. Gravity (Dir: Alfonso Cuáron)
3. Blue is the Warmest Color (Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche)
4. The Great Beauty (Dir: Paolo Sorrentino )
5. Frances Ha (Dir: Noah Baumbach)
6. (tie) Upstream Color (Dir: Shane Carruth) / A Touch of Sin (Dir: Jia Zhang Ke)
8. The Selfish Giant (Dir: Clio Barnard)
9. (tie) Norte, the End of History (Dir: Lav Diaz) / Stranger by the Lake (Dir: Alain Guiraudie)