Film Junk Poll: What Was the Best 2016 Summer Movie?


With the summer movie season officially behind us, it’s time to take a look back and convince ourselves that maybe some of these movies weren’t a complete waste of a time after all. There are usually a lot more misses than hits when it comes to summer blockbusters, but quite a few people seem to agree that this summer has been a particular bad one. That being said, there were at least a handful of studio films that received strong reviews and the art house theatres tended to have some decent options if you could get to one. So what do you think, was there one great movie that stood above all the rest over the past few months? Was there at least a serviceable popcorn flick that left you feeling satisfied, if not completely blown away? We want to hear about your favourite movie of the summer. Cast your vote in this week’s poll and then sound off in the comments below.

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  • rianmiller

    I would have chosen The Lobster or Green Room if they were on the list. Both opened briefly in my neck of the woods (Eastern U.S.) this Summer. Also, no How To Build A Time Machine?

  • Indianamcclain

    I went with Nice Guys, but I enjoyed X-Men Apocalypse, Don’t Breathe, Star Trek Beyond, and Nerve as well.

  • Adam

    Went with Nice Guys but given the option would have chosen Green Room.

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  • Niklas

    I have seen none of the movies above. I will probably watch them all eventually but its pretty bad when NO movie has interested me enough to get out to a theater.

  • Karel Plichta

    The Swiss Army Man corpse looks a bit too clean-shaven to me. Where’s the post-mortem stubble?

  • Nobody

    My top pick would be Train to Busan. The only thing that kept it from being regarded as one of the standout blockbusters of the summer is the fact that it’s a Korean movie with limited exposure (same thing could also be said about The Wailing). I’ll be surprised if the remake isn’t a hit.

  • mikeyt34

    Probably not enough people have seen Hell or High Water yet or it would rank higher. IMO, so far the best in a pretty weak overall movie season.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    The UHD Captain America: Civil War is going on Jay’s shelf right next to Deadpool.

  • Indianamcclain

    For the right price I’m sure it will be.

  • Jameson

    I saw Hell or High Water and agree it’s really good. I almost picked that but went with The Neon Demon.

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  • Kenneth Serenyi

    Just saw ‘The Nice Guys’ and I think I would have liked it better if the Coen brothers directed it and John Goodman and Nicolas Cage were the leads. Otherwise it just seemed like an imitation.

  • LordAwesome

    Funny you say that considering most Coen Brothers films are imitations/pastiches.

  • Theo

    I honestly don’t see anything on the list that interested me. But for me, it was Batman V Superman. I tend to find controversial films to be more interesting than your average blockbuster. I think it’s one of the most underrated films in the past decade. But then again so were films like The Wizard of Oz, Apocalypse Now, and Blade Runner. It’s a film that still gets debated about, as if it came out last week. It’s a film that will stand the test of time.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    Too early in the year to be considered a “Summer Movie”.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    Even better would be Jay Cheel directing with Greg and Reed as the leads.

  • No one important

    So it seems only 17 people have seen Hunt for the Wilderpeople. This movie sees a DVD release here in Australia at the end of the month but is still in it’s theatrical run. We are talking 15 weeks at the cinema. We love this movie.

  • No one important

    What was controversial about Batman V Superman?