2016 Film Junk Readers’ Choice Award Winners

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There has been plenty of debate over whether 2016 was a good year for film or a disappointing one. We certainly had plenty of disappointments, particularly when it comes to big blockbusters. However, if there’s one thing this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards seem to confirm, it’s that a lot of people aren’t really getting out to see much aside from those major blockbusters. Go figure. That being said, there wasn’t much of a consensus on this year’s best movie, which could be an indication that there was an overabundance of options. Check out the 2016 Film Junk Readers’ Choice Award Winners after the jump and let us know what you think!

Best Horror

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1. The Witch — 38%
2. Green Room — 31%
3. Don’t Breathe — 13%
4. The Neon Demon — 12%
5. The Invitation — 2%

Best Comedy

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1. The Nice Guys — 54%
2. Everybody Wants Some!! — 16%
3. Hail, Caesar! — 10%
4. Hunt for the Wilderpeople — 9%
5. Swiss Army Man — 6%

Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy

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1. Arrival — 47%
2. Midnight Special — 20%
3. 10 Cloverfield Lane — 15%
4. Star Trek Beyond — 9%
5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — 4%

Best Action

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1. Hacksaw Ridge — 39%
2. The Jungle Book — 27%
3. London Has Fallen — 5%
4. Blood Father — 5%
5. Kill Zone 2 — 4%

Best Comic Book Movie

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1. Captain America: Civil War — 30%
2. Deadpool — 28%
3. Doctor Strange — 17%
4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — 14%
5. Suicide Squad — 4%

Best Thriller

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1. Hell or High Water — 43%
2. Nocturnal Animals — 21%
3. Nerve — 8%
4. Triple 9 — 7%
5. Allied — 5%

Best Drama

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1. Manchester by the Sea — 25%
2. Sing Street — 21%
3. Moonlight — 15%
4. Sully — 13%
5. Loving — 7%

Best Foreign Film

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1. The Wailing — 21%
1. The Handmaiden — 21%
3. Shin Godzilla — 16%
4. Elle — 12%
5. Train to Busan — 9%

Best Documentary

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1. O.J.: Made in America — 47%
2. De Palma — 12%
3. Weiner — 11%
4. Tickled — 8%
5. Author: The J.T. Leroy Story — 1%

Most Anticipated December Release

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1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — 56%
2. La La Land — 21%
3. Silence — 15%
4. Passengers — 3%
5. Live By Night — 2%

Best Movie of the Year

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1. Arrival — 8%
2. The Nice Guys — 6%
3. Captain America: Civil War — 5%
3. Sing Street — 5%
5. Green Room — 4%
6. Hell or High Water — 3%
6. The Neon Demon — 3%
8. The Witch — 2%
9. La La Land — 2%
10. O.J. Made in America — 2%

Biggest Disappointment of the Year

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1. Suicide Squad — 17%
2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — 12%
3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — 3%
3. Hail, Caesar! — 3%
5. Jason Bourne — 3%
6. Ghostbusters — 2%
7. Blair Witch — 2%
7. The Neon Demon — 2%
9. Captain America: Civil War — 2%
10. Sausage Party — 1%
10. X-Men: Apocalypse — 1%
10. Star Trek Beyond — 1%
10. Arrival — 1%
10. Midnight Special — 1%

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  • Felhide

    Arrival and The Nice Guys both figuring high which makes me happy as they are my top two for the year. Cant agree with Suicide Squad being the biggest disappointment, for me Batman V Superman was a far larger turkey.

  • stinker

    Filmjunker have a good taste, they are good, decent film viewer who know that the word culture, class and fun are possible in one movie. And any group of Podcaster who has “Nothing but trouble” and Herzog movies in its top 10 of all time is a podcast to behold in high esteem. And with Reed as a counterpoint, to everything, controversy is also in the package.

    Hip Hip hurray to the Film Junker group. Live long and crispy.

    Even Reed, stay healthy my thrifty friend, you are not a human “can eat everything”. And what were your top movies of 2016 which you saw in 2016?

  • ReelJunkie

    I must be the only person who was disappointed with Nice Guys. I didn’t find it nearly as entertaining as most people. This coming from someone who LOVES Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

  • Jameson

    That’s awesome that The Wailing and The Handmaiden tied for #1. Good year for South Korean cinema.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Why is Russell Crowe wearing that silly hat? Also, Tickled was the best doco of the year but hardly anybody in North America has seen it yet. Bummer!

  • scab

    Arrival, as year’s best, followed by Nice Guys.

    It has to be said that, for whatever reason, Film Junk attracts *an* audience.

    Keep up the good work.

  • Nobody

    Kill Zone 2 finishing last in the action category, behind even London Has Fallen? YIKES!

  • Dwight Gabadon

    People probably thought it had something to do with that rubbish FPS video-game. I admit in the other categories there were loads of films I’d never even heard of, so people just vote for the films they’ve seen.

  • No one important

    That list… And the results. I’m not sure how anyone can defend the quality of film making these days. The obsession with comic book crap and where money is being spent by the audience is also responsible so we are responsible as the studios only care about the money, so choose and spend your money wisely. As I have said before, cinema peaked in the mid nineties and has been on a downward spiral ever since. Because my movie collection is ordered chronologically this information is obviously clear by the films released and i can only come to such a conclusion by looking at the ones i have felt obliged to purchase. Thankfully there are still hundreds, if not thousands of films of the past I’ve yet to see so it’s not all doom and gloom.

    A movie of the past at least one of the Junkers should watch is “The Hidden”. This film sits proudly in my collection in the year of 1987. I have over 30 movies from 1987 in my collection. I have one from 2016. Watch it and just forget about 2016 and the disappointments that come with it.

  • Nobody

    Yeah, I figured that was the case. Even among foreign language genre movies, it didn’t seem to get the kind of buzz other work has received, unfortunately.