Worst To Best: A Ranking Of Every Movie Released In December 2013

By taking the scores from Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and IMDb*, you can objectively rank every film ever, using maths instead of your own unreliable “opinions.” Here are ALL THE FILMS released in December, 2013, ranked from Worst To Best. Could this be a good indicator for the upcoming awards season? Let’s just go with ‘Yes’. *IMDb uses a 1-10 scale, so all scores were multiplied by 10 to keep it’s weight to scale. For example, if a film has an IMDb score of 7.2 that equals 72. Cool, glad we’re all on the same page with this footnote.

20. A Madea Christmas

Description: Tyler Perry dresses up as Madea and acts all Madea-y.

Release Date: Dec. 13

Rotten Tomatoes: 19%
Metacritic: 28%
IMDb Score: 38

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 28%

19. Justin Bieber’s Believe

Description: An on and off stage look at Justin Bieber, for some reason.

Release Date: Dec. 25

Rotten Tomatoes: 50
Metacritic: 39
IMDb Score: 15

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 35

18. 47 Ronin

Description: Keanu Reeves in The One again, but this time he’s half-Japanese. Also, Dragons.

Release Date: Dec. 25

Rotten Tomatoes: 12
Metacritic: 29
IMDb Score: 67

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 36

17. Walking With Dinosaurs

Description: Cute, talking dinosaurs make you fall in love with them, then probably get eaten. Like The Land Before Time all over again. It’s like Titanic: We all know it doens’t have a happy ending. (Probably. I didn’t see it…I just can’t put myself out there like that again…)

Release Date: Dec. 20

Rotten Tomatoes: 27
Metacritic: 37
IMDb Score: 50

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 38

16. Grudge Match

Description:An old Sly Stallone and and old Robert De Niro make jokes about how old they are as they get ready to box each other, and everyone gets vaguely sad about the unrelenting march of time and age.

Release Date: Dec. 25

Rotten Tomatoes: 24
Metacritic: 35
IMDb Score: 71

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 43

15. Hours

Description: One of the late Paul Walker’s last films, Walker stars as a young father who tries to keep his daughter safe in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Release Date: Dec. 13

Rotten Tomatoes: 58
Metacritic: 54
IMDb Score: 64

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 59

14. The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Description: Ben Still has an active imagination and wants to sleep with Kristen Wiig.

Release Date: Dec. 25

Rotten Tomatoes: 50
Metacritic: 54
IMDb Score: 77

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 60

13. Out Of The Furnace

Description: Bearded Christian Bale has to punch Woody Harrelson in the face because he kidnapped Bearded Christian Bale’s brother, Skeezy Casey Affleck.

Release Date: Dec. 6

Rotten Tomatoes: 52
Metacritic: 64
IMDb Score: 70

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 62

12. August: Osage County (TIE WITH 11)

Description: A really terrible family of amazing actors gets together to be terrible at each other and then line up for acting awards.

Release Date: Dec. 27

Rotten Tomatoes: 64
Metacritic: 58
IMDb Score: 74

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 65 (TIE)

11. Labor Day (TIE WITH 12)

Description: Josh Brolin tries to escape the failure of Oldboy by kidnapping Kate Winslet. She then wants sex with him all the time, and her son just ignores the whole situation.

Release Date: Dec. 27

Rotten Tomatoes: 65
Metacritic: 65
IMDb Score: 66

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 65 (TIE)

10. Lone Survivor (TIE WITH 9)

Description: A real-life story about a disastrously tragic NAVY SEAL mission in which all but one soldier (Spoilers: Mark Wahlberg) dies. Super intense.

Release Date: Dec. 27

Rotten Tomatoes: 69
Metacritic: 57
IMDb Score: 76

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 67 (TIE))

9. The Railway Man (TIE WITH 10)

Description: (From IMDb) “A victim from World War II’s “Death Railway” sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.”

Release Date: Dec. 26

Rotten Tomatoes: 70
Metacritic: 60
IMDb Score: 72

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 67 (TIE)

8. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Description: See Anchorman 1? More of that, which is great.

Release Date: Dec. 18

Rotten Tomatoes: 75
Metacritic: 61
IMDb Score: 71

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 69

7. Dhoom 3

Description: At first I thought this was the second sequel to The Rock’s Doom movie, but with an extra ‘h’. And also I didn’t remember a second installment. Certainly not one good or profitable enough to justify a 3rd Doom (with an extra ‘h’). Yeah, no. It’s an Indian action movie about a violent circus performer and magician using his skills to become and thief and take down a corrupt bank manager. Holy hell! That sounds amazing!

Release Date: Dec. 20

Rotten Tomatoes: 88
Metacritic: 61
IMDb Score: 62

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 70

6. Saving Mr. Banks (TIE WITH 5)

Description: Tom Hanks acts like a friendly Walt Disney (so clearly it’s fiction) while he tries to convince a grumpy writer to take his money.

Release Date: Dec. 13

Rotten Tomatoes: 81
Metacritic: 65
IMDb Score: 78

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 75 (TIE)

5. The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug (TIE WITH 6)

Description: The second in the trilogy. Some dwarves and a hobbit walk around a lot until they find a dragon. Then the Dragon flies away. The end.

Release Date: Dec. 13

Rotten Tomatoes: 76
Metacritic: 66
IMDb Score: 82

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 75 (TIE)

4. The Wolf Of Wall Street

Description: Investment bankers steal, get drunk, get high, have an insane amount of sex, own the world, and then you’re supposed to think all of that is bad.

Release Date: Dec. 25

Rotten Tomatoes: 75
Metacritic: 75
IMDb Score: 87

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 79

3. American Hustle

Description: Most of the cast of The Fighter teams up with most of the cast of Silver Linings Playbook, then time travel to the 1970s to bust corrupt politicians using lies and fake-Sheikhs.

Release Date: Dec. 13

Rotten Tomatoes: 92
Metacritic: 90
IMDb Score: 79

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 87

2. Inside Llewyn Davis

Description: A week in the life of a folk musician who tries to make his way through life despite being afflicted with a terrible case of Being-A-Total-Asshole.

Release Date: Dec. 6

Rotten Tomatoes: 93
Metacritic: 92
IMDb Score: 82

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 89.0

1. Her

Description: Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with the voice of Scarlett Johansson, which makes a lot of sense actually.

Release Date: Dec. 18

Rotten Tomatoes: 91
Metacritic: 91
IMDb Score: 86

BuzzFeed Aggregate Score: 89.3

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