You've seen all the lists of the best films of the year. As usual, they're filled with a lot of titles from the past month, maybe some that you haven't gotten out to see yet, or some that still aren't even playing near you (Spike Jonze's wonderful sci-fi love story Her, for instance, doesn't open wide until next week). Other "best" titles include critically acclaimed works that just aren't your sort of thing -- and that's okay.
Let the experts and the Academy decide what is the best movie of 2013. You can still have a favorite movie of the year that fits your personal taste, regardless of what the professionals think of it. Did you have the most fun at the theater this year with Fast & Furious 6? Did you enjoy nothing more at the movies in the past 12 months than another outing with Iron Man, Katniss Everdeen or Gru and the Minions?
The difference between best and favorite isn't just about expert opinion and popular choice, either. Some films are really great but not something we want to ever watch again -- powerful but painful works like 12 Years a Slave and The Act of Killing. Favorites tend to be those we go back to over and over, like maybe a light animated feature such as Frozen or a silly comedy such as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Of course, your favorite could correspond with the "best" movies, too. Some very popular titles among the awards contenders for 2013 include Saving Mr. Banks, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Gravity.
Now's the time, with a new year upon us, for you to be heard. We want to know what your favorite movie of 2013 is. Feel free to tell us what it is you love about it, too.