Best Films of 2022
The best films of 2022 are more than just movies. They’re cultural events. These movies make you think, feel, and reflect on your world. They’re movies that ask questions and don’t answer them, so you can do it yourself.
The best films are not just about entertainment; they’re about finding meaning in life. They’re about seeing things differently or learning something new about yourself. And they do all of that while also being entertaining!
The best films are the ones that will get people talking for years to come—and for a good reason. This year has been full of some fantastic new releases that have set a high bar for what great film should be: engaging, thought-provoking, unique but relatable characters; moving stories told through beautiful cinematography; scenes that make us laugh out loud or cry tears of joy; and endings that leave us wanting more (but also satisfied with what we got).
1: Minions: The Rise of Gru
The wait for Minions: The Rise of Gru has been extensive. The notion of triumph has persisted throughout the Minions’ history since 2010. Simply put, they are all simply trying to get by in life, and they have succeeded by cooperating, supporting, and getting along. In the movie Minions: The Rise of Gru, directed by Kyle Balda and Brad Abelson, Pierre Coffin returns as Kevin, Gru’s sidekick. In this newest sequel to 2015’s Despicable Me 3, Gru gives up being the bad guy and becomes a father. His wife is Kristen Wiig, and together they have three kids. When he learns that his most lethal weapon has been taken, he sets out to recover it before it can be used again.
2: Thor: Love and Thunder.
Looking back on the past year, I am amazed at how much has changed. Several battles have been fought between the Avengers and Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. We will embark on another exciting journey in Thor: Love and Thunder. The time has come for Jane Foster to choose Mjolnir as her weapon of choice, but if she succeeds, what will happen to her in the aftermath? Do you think she has any chance of becoming Thor shortly? Is the Valkyrie hammer of the same quality as the Valkyrie hammer? Is there any chance she will also be able to make a claim? Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie—how about her? Will she be involved in this in any way? What Taika Waititi has in store for us this time is impossible to predict. Who knows whether Chris Pratt will play Star-Lord as well? We may just hope for the best.
3: The Gray Man
The Russo brothers can make a top-notch action movie when they have the time to focus on just one project. Ryan Gosling, a CIA mercenary, is forced to flee after learning unfavorable truths about his organization. Chris Evans portrays his antagonistic agent. The movie’s supporting cast includes Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, and Billy Bob Thornton. The movie was based on a Mark Greaney novel from 2009.
4: The Bullet Train
Now is the perfect time to watch Bullet Train if you enjoy action thrillers. This film features great action sequences and some humorous dialogue from Brad Pitt. Assassins attempt to complete the same mission by retrieving bullet trains loaded with assassins. Atomic Blonde filmmaker David Leitch directed the movie. The movie’s cast is superb and includes Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Bad Bunny, Zazie Beetz, and Bad Bunny. If you haven’t already, take the time to see this movie!
5: Three Thousand Years of Longing!
The movie’s greatest moments are still to come, in our opinion. After all the fantastic movies we watched in 2022, we are unsure what else is in store. Three Thousand Years of Longing, not we, confirms it! A djinn grants three wishes to an Istanbul-based professor in return for the liberation of a slave, which has surprising results. Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba appear in this George Miller movie, which you will undoubtedly like. What happens if not? Perhaps everything else we believe to be true is likewise incorrect!
In this live-action version of Disney’s 1940 animated classic, Robert Zemeckis is the director who brings the story to life. A portrayal of Fox, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is paired up with a portrayal of Mister Busybody, played by Keegan-Michael Key. Geppetto is played by Tom Hanks, Luke Evans plays Honest John, and Keegan-Michael Key plays Honest John. In this Disney+ exclusive, Cynthia Erivo takes on the role of the Blue Fairy.
7: Don’t Worry, Darling
You will be kept guessing until the very end of Don’t Worry, Darling, a taut and atmospheric thriller. I admire the craftsmanship and beauty of this film, but it is also filled with a lot of heart. A lot of people will be talking about this movie in 2022.
Blonde, an Andrew Dominik historical drama, presents a fictitious look at Marilyn Monroe’s personal life in the 1950s and 1960s (The Assassination of Jesse James). Frank Sinatra is portrayed by Bobby Cannavale, while Monroe’s spouse Arthur Miller is portrayed by Ana de Armas. After the movie debuts in a few cinemas on September 16, 2022, Netflix will begin streaming it on September 23, 2022.
I was perplexed after watching this film. It is one of history’s finest movies because of its all-star ensemble. Just to name a few actors in this film: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, and Rami Malek. After all, Anya Taylor-Joy is in it! Taylor Swift and Zoe Saldana are also included. Also present are Robert De Niro and Mike Myers. The list goes on forever. The final line is that Amsterdam is an attractive option if you want to have a good time in October. Except for romance, this movie also has a good deal of humor, suspense, and mystery.
10: Halloween Ends
The movie Halloween Ends is a must-see in 2022. We adore many aspects of the first film, and the sequel builds on those strengths while introducing new components that give it a contemporary air. Everyone had outstanding performances, and the cinematography was excellent. It’s worth a look!
11: The Banshees of Inisherin
The Banshees of Inisherin is a suspenseful and moving drama about two friends whose friendship is abruptly broken by one’s impulsive choice to end it. The play is darkly funny. Bruges and Seven Psychopaths were both written and directed by Martin McDonagh. Kerry Condon, Brendan Gleeson, and Colin Farrell all play banshees in this movie.
12: Armageddon Time
If you like Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans or Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, you should see James Gray’s newest movie Armageddon Time. The movie is a coming-of-age drama in the style of Branagh or Spielberg movies, and it was influenced by Gray’s youth growing up in Queens, New York, in the 1980s. Armageddon Time tells the summer vacation tale of Annie, a small child whose grandparents are sending her to stay with them. While there, she develops relationships with Jeremy Strong and Anthony Hopkins that alter her life forever. She becomes more self-conscious as she learns more about the world around her.
13: Enola Holmes 2
Enola Holmes 2, the sequel to Enola Holmes, will feature Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Joely Richardson reprising their roles as Enola Holmes and Sherlock Holmes, respectively, in the follow-up film. Bradbeer also directed the first movie for which he wrote the screenplay. He also wrote the screenplay for the second movie as well. During her first investigation as a detective, Enola is caught up in a plot, and she is forced to call on her older brother Sherlock for help when she becomes trapped in the plot.
14: The Menu
There is nothing more enjoyable than spending an evening watching a movie. I am in the middle of watching “Psycho,” a thriller that ranks right up there with “The Shining,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” and even “The Shining” among the most brilliant films of all time. An award-winning spooky, twisted comedy, The Menu has received raving reviews from critics and audiences alike. During their visit to a posh island restaurant, Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes, whose characters are played by Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes, enjoy a special dinner prepared by the chef for the couple. There are a lot of secrets that come out during the evening, and violence breaks out as the evening continues. An eerie horror movie is showing this weekend that you do not want to miss!
15: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
People used movies as an escape from the mayhem of COVID-19. If you’re searching for a nice movie over Thanksgiving weekend, see Knives 2: A Glass Onion Mystery. A few months before the COVID-19 epidemic, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out introduced audiences to Daniel Craig’s quirky investigator, Benoit Blanc. Like in The Maltese Falcon and Murder on the Orient Express, Benoit Blanc will investigate a brand-new case in Greece in Knives Out Two. Daniel Craig plays Benoit Blanc in the movie, Ed Norton plays his partner Detective Loki, and Janelle Monáe plays an enigmatic character connected to their investigation. Along with prospective love interests Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., and Kate Hudson
16: The Whale
The Whale is, without a doubt, the best movie this year. There is no doubt that this is not just a terrific movie; it is an experience that can change your life drastically. I strongly recommend watching The Whale if you haven’t already done so. It’s safe to say that you are aware of its distinct storytelling style, outstanding performances, and innovative camera work. There will be so many changes in your life that you will not even know what will happen to it. Do you remember the first time you watched a movie that changed the course of your life? When was the last time you watched a movie that inspired you to improve the quality of your life? If I were to count them all, on one hand, I would not be able to find many. Do you remember a movie that made you feel like you were a completely different when you watched it? There are probably ten or more of them. There is no better example of this than the whale!
17: Avatar: The Way of Water
A project like this has been in the works for over fifteen years. The announcement that James Cameron will release a sequel to Avatar is very welcome news. The three members of Sam Worthington’s family on Pandora, Zoe Saldana Neytiri, and Jake Sully have now become part of the same family. The re-emergence of old enemies forces the people to flee and relocate to protect themselves from them. Aside from Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, and Edie Falco, three new cast members have been added to the cast. Jake weds Neytiri in the sequel to the first film, 20 years after the first movie’s events, and the two of them have two children together. After they have been driven from their previous home by malevolent humans seeking to destroy them, the plot will follow them around Pandora to the present day from their new home.
18: I Wanna Dance With Somebody
It is Naomi Ackie’s role as Whitney Houston, which appears in the biopic of Whitney Houston, I Wanna Dance With Somebody (The Last Black Man in San Francisco). Anthony McCarten, who previously wrote the script for Bohemian Rhapsody, is responsible for writing the script for this film. There is a set release date of December 20, 2022, for the film. In the historical drama, which follows the life and rise to fame of the late singer Whitney Houston, Naomi Ackie portrays the singer in the role of Whitney Houston. McCarten, who also wrote the script for the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, should be able to provide insight into what to expect as the production moves ahead.
19: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Family members can enjoy this Christmas movie together as it is the perfect movie for a Christmas celebration. This game has something for everyone, so both children and adults can enjoy it. Goldilocks, the heroic cat Antonio Banderas portrays, reluctantly accepts that he will no longer be able to live his heroic life because he has lived eight lifetimes before. Once more, he is forced to pick up the sword once again by the Three Bears to save himself.
A wicked witch, played by Florence Pugh, and Salma Hayek appear to be working together once more to take down this wicked witch. Harvey Guillen portrays a chicken named Buddy who falls in love with his best friend, Buddy, who turns out to be Buddy’s best friend, as well as some lighthearted silliness along the way. There are also some amusing characters that you will not want to miss! It is not just the antics of Antonio Banderas’ performers that are sure to make audiences laugh but also cause them to cry simultaneously.
During the 1960s, Damien Chazelle’s Babylon transports us to a time when sound movies were beginning to replace silent films as a significant mode of entertainment. Margot Robbie performs on stage as a fictional actress named Robin. There is a great deal of change in Hollywood right now, and she is trying to make it in the industry. For her debut talkie, Robin teams up with Joe, a new director (Brad Pitt), who is a new auteur.
Despite facing difficulties from Hollywood’s elite as they attempt to make the movie, they still struggle to create it. The movie is based on the life of Mary Pickford, played by Tobey Maguire, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., played by Chloe Fineman. The actress Samara Weaving plays Louise Brooks, one of the most famous silent movie stars of the time. A gossip writer named Louella Parsons is portrayed in the role of Jean Smart, Katherine Waterston portrays Frances Marion, and Olivia Wilde plays Norma Shearer in the role of Jean Smart.
21: Sesame Street
As Sesame Street turns 40 years old, a third film will be released as part of the celebrations. With 1982 and 1989 as the previous classics, this will be the third in a row. Chance the Rapper returns as Ernie in this new film, while Anne Hathaway and Bo Burnham reprise their roles of Cookie Monster, Oscar, the Grouch, and Oscar the Poo in the previous film. If anything changes, we will let you know as soon as possible! There is a tentative release date of 2022 for the movie.
22: The Pale Blue Eye
Every year during the festival, a few films stand out because they are stunningly gorgeous, have an all-star cast, and have memorable plots. Pale Blue Eye is one of them. Edgar Allan Poe was a victim of a series of murders committed by Scott Cooper in 1830 when a young cadet at West Point (Crazy Heart, Antlers). In their 2006 collaborative book Hostiles, Christian Bale and Cooper reprise their respective parts. In the movie, played by Bale, a cadet named Bradwell is suspected of murdering three classmates while dozing off only days before graduation. Cadet Halley (Charlotte Gainsbourg) feels he is innocent and goes out to prove it after being arrested. Colonel Hamilton, the superintendent, is portrayed by Gillian Anderson.
23: The Fabelmans
Steven Spielberg’s film The Fabelmans, which tells the story of a family coming of age, is much more than that. There is a possibility that you will discover your voice through creativity during times of confusion and uncertainty. A story about a little boy who adores his mother and sister but has a tough time relating to them because they live in Arizona after World War II. As a result of learning a family secret, he is forced to confront his history and discover who he is as an artist, which is somewhat of a challenge.
This movie was written by Paul Dano and Seth Rogen, who did an excellent job. It is also worth mentioning that Michelle Williams and Gabriel LaBelle play a role in the movie. The cast’s performances bring to life the world that the characters live in, and you’ll want to stay there as long as you can. Steven Spielberg has always delivered one of the most visually spectacular movies you have seen in a long time! With great pleasure, we present this fantastic cinematic achievement to you.
24: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
As soon as we saw the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, we were in awe of what we had seen. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to be released in theaters in November 2022. As some of you know, the titular ruler T’Challa, also known as King T’Challa, passed away. However, in The Black Panther, his kingdom still has to deal with an oppressive tyrant named Namor, who heads an underwater society (Tenoch Huerta). It is safe to assume that the teaser of this much-anticipated sequel, one of the most anticipated movies of 2022, also had several other key hints. Still, we will not reveal them since Ryan Coogler will be directing the film.
25: Black Adam
Seeing Black Adam on a large screen is the perfect way to enjoy this film. The Society of America frees Black Adam, an evil antihero who has spent 5,000 years in jail after imprisonment for 5000 years. If you want to be a decent guy or a jerk, you must decide. Shazam antagonist (as well as Dwayne Johnson’s all-powerful antihero), is viewed generally as the antagonist of Dwayne Johnson’s all-powerful antihero, who, for the first time in his life after being released from a 5,000-year prison sentence, has to decide whether to be good or bad when he meets the Society of America. Aside from Dwayne Johnson and Mark Strong, the movie also stars Billy Zane and Dwayne Johnson.
We’ve rounded up the 25 best films of 2022 so far, and we think you’ll love them. In case you haven’t heard, the film has a bit of a moment. With all the technological advances in camera quality, editing software, and distribution platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, it’s never been easier to make a movie—and it’s never been easier to watch one. But there’s more than just quantity on offer these days.
Since both Netflix and Amazon Prime have been able to make their presence felt in the streaming space, we know that not all movies are created equal. Some people are good at what they do—but others are outstanding. Another type of movie transcends greatness to become something genuinely legendary: a movie that will survive the ages as something to remember for years to come. Even when they end with a film that somehow captures the viewers’ hearts from the very start to the very end, these films leave us wanting more.