The 13 Most Memorable Movies of 2013

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Why it rocks: Who knew a summer zombie movie starring Brad Pitt could be so good? Just when you thought that the straggling, flesh-eating genre may be starting to generate less screams and more Zzzz's, World War Z arrived with an adrenaline shot in the arm for the genre -- complete with insane special effects and a claustrophobic urgency and realism not seen since the introduction of those "speed zombies" in 28 Days Later. From the opening frames, Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster manages to keep a breakneck pace and pure thrills-a-minute as family man Brad must ditch his loved ones in order to help the United Nations quell a deadly zombie pandemic.