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I’ll start with the obvious. I watched far fewer films in 2022 compared to 2021, and fewer films in general since maybe 2016. Which is odd because by my estimation, 2022 is probably the best overall year in film since maybe 2018.

Maybe I was just more selective, but the truth is that I took a sizable step back in how many streaming films I covered this year, particularly Netflix originals. Similarly, I was far more choosy in terms of original series, as well, spending more of my time than ever catching up on modern anime.

Add in the fact that I got married, went to Europe and Africa for the first time, and finished my latest novel…it was a busy year. But certainly a memorable one in terms of the films I did see. As for what I haven’t seen yet, there are certainly a few bound to hit this list eventually. Argentina 1985, Close, Empire of Light, The Inspection, Bardo, Broker, The Eternal Daughter, and Causeway are just a few. If there are any you believe I should prioritize sooner rather than later, be sure to sound off your recommendations in the comments.

All right. Here are all the movies I saw in 2022, ranked from best to worst.


  1. RRR
  2. Aftersun
  3. TÁR
  4. The Banshees of Inisherin
  5. Return to Seoul
  6. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  7. Nope
  8. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  9. All Quiet On The Western Front
  10. Happening
  11. Turning Red
  12. Decision to Leave
  13. Dual
  14. Fire of Love
  15. After Yang
  16. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  17. Benediction
  18. Nanny
  19. The Woman King
  20. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood
  21. Top Gun: Maverick
  22. Aftershock
  23. Avatar: The Way of Water
  24. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  25. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
  26. Utama
  27. Prey
  28. Fire Island
  29. Cha Cha Real Smooth
  30. Funny Pages
  31. Babylon
  32. The Fabelmans
  33. The Menu
  34. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  35. The Northman
  36. Mad God
  37. The Pale Blue Eye
  38. The Pink Cloud
  39. The Exiles
  40. Violent Night
  41. Barbarian
  42. Descendant
  43. The Black Phone
  44. EO
  45. I Want You Back
  46. Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
  47. 7 Days
  48. Chip’n Dale: Rescue Rangers
  49. Girl Picture
  50. Resurrection
  51. Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.
  52. Kimi
  53. You Won’t Be Alone
  54. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  55. The Princess
  56. Fresh
  57. Three Thousand Years of Longing
  58. Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  59. Downfall: The Case Against Boeing
  60. Halloween Ends
  61. I Get Knocked Down
  62. Till
  63. The Bad Guys
  64. The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales
  65. One Piece Film Red
  66. She Said
  67. Scream
  68. Emily the Criminal
  69. Bones and All
  70. Sea Beast
  71. We Need to Talk about Cosby
  72. The Batman
  73. Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
  74. Am I OK?
  75. The House
  76. Emancipation
  77. Lucy and Desi
  78. Moonfall
  79. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  80. X
  81. The Lost City
  82. Thor: Love and Thunder
  83. Devotion
  84. Beanie Mania
  85. Bullet Train
  86. Spirited
  87. White Noise
  88. God’s Country
  89. Women Talking
  90. Hustle
  91. The Tinder Swindler
  92. Uncharted
  93. Armageddon Time
  94. Crimes of the Future
  95. Call Jane
  96. Master
  97. A Man Called Otto
  98. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  99. Watcher
  100. The Bob’s Burgers Movie
  101. Not Okay
  102. Breaking
  103. No Exit
  104. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
  105. When You Finish Saving the World
  106. jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy
  107. The Wonder
  108. Smile
  109. Ambulance
  110. Marry Me
  111. Summering
  112. Alice
  113. Something in the Dirt
  114. Spiderhead
  115. Where the Crawdads Sing
  116. Strange World
  117. The Good Nurse
  118. Bros
  119. The Adam Project
  120. Lightyear
  121. Elvis
  122. Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power
  123. Death on the Nile
  124. Memory
  125. Jurassic World Dominion
  126. Don’t Worry Darling
  127. The Whale
  128. Black Adam
  129. Blonde
  130. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  131. Father Stu
  132. The 355
  133. Men
  134. Morbius
  135. Deep Water
  136. Pinocchio
Jon Negroni

Jon is one of the co-founders of InBetweenDrafts and our resident film editor. He also hosts the podcasts Cinemaholics, Mad Men Men, and Rookie Pirate Radio. He doesn't sleep, essentially.

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