By Devan Coggan
September 02, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
Disney/Pixar; Clay Enos; Hopper Stone

Labor Day is a time for endings. The first Monday in September marks the end of summer vacation, the end of wearing white, and, of course, the end of summer blockbuster season.

The summer of 2016 was, indisputably, a weird season for movies, filled with controversy (ahem, Ghostbusters), unwanted sequels, and box office flops (The BFG, Ben-Hur, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, we could go on and on). Still, it wasn’t all doom and gloom: There were some solid summer flicks this year that will last long after temperatures have cooled and the leaves have started to fall.

So, with Labor Day on the horizon, we at EW want to know: What was the best movie of summer 2016? A critical and popular hit like Finding Dory? An indie darling like The Lobster? A box office monster like Captain America: Civil War? Or an underrated gem like The Shallows?


Cast your vote for the movie of the summer in the poll below. If we missed your favorite, tell us in the comments.