2013 Film Junk Reader’s Choice Award Winners

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It’s going to be a few more days before we get around to recording our year end podcast and revealing our own favourite films of 2013, but in the meantime I thought we should take a look at the best movies of the year according to Film Junk’s many discerning readers and listeners. Although we narrowed down the options for you in most of the various categories, it’s worth noting that the votes for best and worst movie of the year were completely open-ended. Perhaps the biggest surprise this year was a two-way tie for Best Action Movie, but many of the other categories were not as close as I expected them to be. Whether or not you think it was a bad year for cinema, I guess this partially proves that there wasn’t a lot of depth to this year’s crop of movies. What do you think about this year’s winners? Are you in sync with your fellow Film Junkies? Check out the final results after the jump.

Best Comedy

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1. The World’s End — 35%
2. This is the End — 32%
3. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa — 10%
4. We’re the Millers — 7%
5. Don Jon — 5%
6. The Heat — 4%

Best Horror

2013horror

1. The Conjuring — 33%
2. Evil Dead — 17%
3. World War Z — 16%
4. You’re Next — 15%
5. V/H/S/2 — 5%
6. Mama — 5%

Best Action

2013action

1. Fast and Furious 6 — 25%
1. The Lone Ranger — 25%

3. White House Down — 14%
4. The Last Stand — 12%
5. G.I. Joe: Retaliation — 5%
6. Man of Tai Chi — 4%

Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy

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1. Gravity — 56%
2. Pacific Rim — 20%
3. Star Trek: Into Darkness — 10%
4. Oblivion — 5%
5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — 4%
6. Elysium — 3%

Best Comic Book Movie

2013comicbook

1. Iron Man 3 — 34%
2. Man of Steel — 26%
3. The Wolverine — 13%
4. Kick-Ass 2 — 7%
5. Thor: The Dark World — 6%
6. 2 Guns — 4%

Best Animated

2013animated

1. Monsters University — 25%
2. Frozen — 18%
3. The Wind Rises — 12%
4. Despicable Me 2 — 11%
5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 — 6%
6. The Croods — 4%

Best Documentary

2013documentary

1. The Act of Killing — 26%
2. Blackfish — 17%
3. Stories We Tell — 12%
4. Room 237 — 11%
5. A Band Called Death — 7%
6. Sound City — 4%

Best Thriller

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1. Captain Phillips — 29%
2. Prisoners — 22%
3. Stoker — 21%
4. Side Effects — 9%
5. Only God Forgives — 7%
6. The Counselor — 4%

Best Drama

2013drama

1. 12 Years a Slave — 26%
2. Mud — 22%
3. The Place Beyond the Pines — 20%
4. Rush — 7%
5. Blue Jasmine — 6%
6. Behind the Candelabra — 5%

Best Foreign Film

2013foreignfilm

1. The Hunt — 19%
2. The Grandmaster — 16%
3. Kon-Tiki — 15%
4. A Hijacking — 9%
5. No — 5%
6. Drug War — 4%

Best Indie

2013indie

1. Before Midnight — 30%
2. Upstream Color — 13%
3. Frances Ha — 12%
4. Prince Avalanche — 11%
5. Dallas Buyers Club — 9%
6. Nebraska — 8%

Most Anticipated December Release

2013dec

1. The Wolf of Wall Street — 32%
2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — 17%
3. Her — 14%
4. Inside Llewyn Davis — 12%
4. Anchorman: The Legend Continues — 12%
6. American Hustle — 10%

Best Movie of the Year

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1. Gravity
2. Spring Breakers
3. 12 Years a Slave
4. Mud
5. Pacific Rim / Upstream Color / Stoker (tie)

Worst Movie of the Year

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1. Man of Steel
2. Movie 43
3. Grown Ups 2
4. Scary Movie 5
5. Oldboy

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  • kai

    Sean, since precision already came up – what are the numbers behind this, overall, how many people voted in the poll?

    I voted but the maximum of films I have seen was 5 out of 6 in two categories. I guess that would be similar for most others – which fudges the numbers a bit…

    (and where is Now You See Me in the worst film? – should get an honourable mention for worst film…)

  • Sean

    We had about 300 voters in this poll.

    Categories like Best Foreign Film and Best Documentary definitely had a high number of people not voting for anything.

    Votes for Best and Worst film were open-ended, so we had no control over what was cast. Now You See Me did receive a few votes if I remember correctly.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    I agree with most of your points. The movie relied a lot on people’s natural fear of loud noises to get most of the scares. (This was also to prevent people from falling asleep during the movie ;) )

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    A bigger percentage of people saw Man of Steel than those other movies, so naturally Man of Steel is going to get a bigger percentage of votes. RIPD and Hangover 3 looked so bad that I didn’t even see them. However, in fairness, that means I can’t vote for them…