Ted’s Movie List for 2013

Since the early 1990s, I’ve been rating every movie I see according to the DTMTBD system: how it compares to Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. DTMTBD  is my movie equivalent of what sports statheads call a “replacement-level player” – what you could expect to pick up off the waiver wire if your starter went down. I’m still catching up on a lot of 2013 releases, but here’s what I’ve got so far.

Best Movies of the Year

  • Gravity
  • Before Midnight

Much Better than Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Warm Bodies
  • This Is the End
  • We’re the Millers
  • The Heat
  • Pain and Gain
  • American Hustle
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • The World’s End
  • Iron Man 3
  • Much Ado About Nothing

Better than Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Elysium
  • Trance
  • Admission
  • Clear History
  • The Fast and Furious 6
  • Anchorman 2
  • The Great Gatsby

About as Good as Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Captain Phillips
  • World War Z
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • The Hangover 3
  • Star Trek Into Darkness

Worse than Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Identity Thief

Much Worse than Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Man of Steel

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