'Barbie' not number one on top 10 movies of 2023 list

'Barbie' not number one on top 10 movies of 2023 list

It might have been the brightest movie of the year, but apparently it wasn't the best...

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Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the 'Barbie' movie/YouTube (Warner Bros. Pictures 'Barbie' trailer)

If you were to look back on 2023, there are very few things within the entertainment industry that captured the attention of thousands in the way the 'Barbenheimer' craze did.

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For weeks and months, everything seemed to be about the two biggest movies of the year.

There seemed to be pink everywhere and history fans were ecstatic about witnessing a Christopher Nolan film featuring atomic bombs.

But it turns out that just because these films received the most hype in 2023, doesn't mean they were the best.

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The British Film Institute has officially released its list of the 50 best movies for 2023 and while there are some heavy hitters mentioned, there are a few that might have slipped by under the radar that you will definitely be adding to your must-watch list.

Here is a list of the top 10 movies for 2023:

10. 'May December'

"Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past." - IMDb

The story is loosely based on the story of Mary Kay Letourneau.

9. 'Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World'

"An overworked and underpaid production assistant has to shoot a workplace safety video commissioned by a multinational company. But an interviewee makes a statement that forces him to re-invent his story to suit the company's narrative." - IMDb

8. 'Anatomy of a Fall'

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7. 'Passages'

"A gay couple's marriage is thrown into crisis when one of them impulsively begins a passionate affair with a young woman." - IMDb

5. 'Barbie' & 'Oppenheimer'

There wasn't a counting error; it was just too hard to determine the better of the two epic films so they settled for a tie. 

4. 'Poor Things'
3. 'Past Lives'

"Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrested apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny." - IMDb

2. 'The Zone of Interest'
1. 'Killers of the Flower Moon' 

This film sees director Martin Scorsese team up with his favourite, and frequent collaborators, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

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You can find the full list of 50 films right here:

With this list in your back pocket, you won't be without an option for movie night anytime soon.

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