Weekly Poll Results: Best Peter Jackson Movie


The results from last week’s poll are in and the decision was pretty overwhelming: over 40% of Film Junk readers feel that The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is Peter Jackson’s finest work to date. Although The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King placed second, I would have thought it would be a much closer race between those two films. In third place was his blood-soaked horror comedy Dead Alive followed by the other Lord of the Rings installment, The Two Towers. Heavenly Creatures rounded out the top 5. At the bottom of the list, both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Forgotten Silver failed to receive a single vote. It’s a shame that so few people have seen the latter, but it seems a bit odd that one Hobbit film would get a handful of votes and not the other. Do you agree with these results?

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring — 42%
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King — 18%
3. Dead Alive — 12%
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers — 9%
5. Heavenly Creatures — 7%
6. The Frighteners — 4%
7. King Kong — 3%
8. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — 2%
8. Meet the Feebles — 2%
8. Bad Taste — 2%
11. The Lovely Bones — 1%
12. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — 0%
12. Forgotten Silver — 0%

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  • Owozifa

    While I’d still go for Return of the King, Fellowship is awesome so it’s not like I’m not all right with it. I do think Unexpected Journey was a bit better than Desolation of Smaug so it’s a bummer that it’s lower, but it wasn’t ranked voting and neither is a best movie sort.

    I know people like Dead Alive, but I watched it and it wasn’t really for me. It seems weird for someone who’s a fan of stuff like Evil Dead to say that, but…something about it just wasn’t appealing.

  • DamnDirtyApe

    Seems like he peaked about 14 years ago… shame.

  • Kasper

    I’ve only seen the first Hobbit movie, but it makes sense that it didn’t receive a single vote as it’s hot garbage.

  • Glen

    “The Hobbit” might have worked as a 10 episode HBO show like Game of Thrones.

  • Tommy

    I’m willing to bet most of the LoTR voters haven’t seen Heavenly Creatures.