10 Best Movies Of 2022, So Far (2023)

2022 is half-way finished, and so far, there have been some massive film hits. On the other hand, there have been noticeable misses. There are still some highly-anticipated films to come like Jordan Peele’s third film, Nope, and Olivia Wilde’s new, mysterious film starring Harry Styles, Don’t Worry Darling.

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Some of 2022’s best have been topping the box office, while some have flown under the radar and deserve more attention than they’ve received. From legacy sequels to directorial debuts, there’s a massive range of shining stars among this year's releases.


10 Top Gun: Maverick Is The Perfect Legacy Sequel

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Thirty-six years after Top Gun, Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick premiered at the end of April at CinemaCon and was released in theaters shortly after. It received nearly universal critical acclaim, with many critics believing it to be even better than the original film.

Maverick stars original cast members Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, as well as new additions Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, and Glen Powell. It follows Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise), now training a group of new TOPGUN graduates. Among them is Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw, the son of Maverick's best friend who'd passed away years earlier.

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9 Everything, Everywhere, All At Once Is The Best Multiverse Movie

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Now A24’s top-grossing film of all time, Everything, Everywhere, All at Once stars Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, and Ke Huy Kwan as a Chinese-American family running a struggling laundromat. In a wild course of events, Yeoh’s character (Evelyn) is pulled into another universe by an alternate version of her husband, Waymond (Kwan) to save the multiverse.

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Considered by many critics to be the best multiverse movie of all time, the film was written and directed by the directing duo known as DANIELS, known for their film Swiss Army Man. Everything Everywhere is still earning at the box office and many believe it will receive attention during awards season.

8 Robert Pattinson Proves Himself In The Batman

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When Robert Pattinson’s casting as the new Batman was announced, there was some hesitation concerning his ability to effectively capture Bruce Wayne's character. When The Batman was released, Pattinson proved he was one of the best Batmans ever.

Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman also stars Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano as The Riddler, both in equally incredible performances. The film also boasts a stellar score by Michael Giacchino and stunning cinematography from Academy Award winner Greig Fraser.

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7 Fresh Is A Fun Horror Comedy

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Mimi Cave’s directorial debut, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan, is the horror-comedy Fresh. Like its title, it’s a fresh take on horror comedies, more subdued in its comedy, but still offering some humor. Fresh investigates the difficulties women face when dating in today’s world, from men who are simply undesirable to men who are downright dangerous.

Sebastian Stan has an especially impressive performance with his character being incredibly charming in the first act, until the twist of the second act. Then, he completely flips the switch on his performance, garnering comparisons to terrifying serial killers.

6 The Northman Is A Viking Revenge Story

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Robert Eggers’ third film, The Northman, had an impressive ensemble cast that included Alex Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, and Anya Taylor-Joy. Swedish actor Skarsgård had always been fascinated with Viking history and wanted to make a Viking film for several years. When he met with Eggers, they decided it would become Eggers’ next film.

The Northman is based on the Viking legend of Amleth (the character Skarsgård plays) which is also the direct inspiration for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The Northman is a dark revenge story many people missed out on, but it’s worth a watch for its performances and intense visuals.

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5 Cha Cha Real Smooth Flew Under The Radar

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Written, directed, produced by, and starring Cooper Raiff, Cha Cha Real Smooth released on Apple TV+ in mid-June. This under-the-radar film written, also starring Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann, followed college graduate Andrew (Raiff). Unsure of his post-graduate plans, Andrew meets and becomes close to a young mother named Domino (Johnson) and her autistic daughter, Lola.

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This heartfelt film captures the feeling of drifting through life after graduating from college and wondering where to go next, while capturing how alluring stability can appear. Raiff and Johnson’s performances are excellent, as is Raiff’s writing and direction.

4 Cage And Pascal Have Great Chemistry In The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is an action-comedy directed by Tom Gormican, starring Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal and Tiffany Haddish. It features Cage playing a fictionalized version of himself, struggling to find work. Pascal plays Javi, a billionaire from Majorca, who offers Cage $1 Million to appear at his birthday party

Haddish plays Vivian, a CIA agent who employs Cage as a secret agent because they believe Javi is running a crime ring. The film is full of action and hilarity, and Pascal and Cage have great chemistry together. Their characters eventually form a tight bromance over their love of film despite Cage’s secret CIA engagements.

3 Cronenberg Is At His Best In Crimes Of The Future

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David Cronenberg’s first film in eight years, Crimes of the Future stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart. Falling into the science fiction and body horror genres, the film takes place in a future where climate change results in most humans losing the ability to feel pain, while others develop the ability to grow new organs.

As he often grows new organs, Saul (Mortensen) and his partner, Caprice, become performance artists where they surgically remove Saul’s new organs in front of audiences. While the Crimes of the Future is certainly disturbing in Cronenberg fashion, it's also beautiful at times and delivers striking moments of technical achievements. The visual effects are well-done and the multiple meanings behind the story make it worth watching.

2 Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Is A New MCU Look

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Sam Raimi’s first time revisiting the superhero genre since Spider-Man 3, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is also his introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequel to Doctor Strange, and the MCU’s continued exploration of the multiverse, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Xochitl Gomez, and Elizabeth Olsen in her followup to WandaVision.

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Raimi brings his unique style to the MCU and a touch of horror, making this one of the scariest MCU films yet. What this movie lacks in story, it makes up for in visuals and performances from its main cast.

1 Jackass Forever Is For Those In Need Of Some Nostalgia

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Coming to theaters in May 2022, the Jackass crew reunites after twelve years for Jackass Forever. It features the majority of the original cast as well as new faces, including Zach Holmes, Jasper Dolphin, and Rachel Wolfson.

While Jackass films aren't for everyone, they're often a source of nostalgia for those who've been watching them since their youth. Seeing Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O back up to their old antics, although ramped up in this new installment, makes Jackass Forever one of the year’s best films so far.

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What are the top 10 movies right now? ›

  • Don't Look Up (2021) R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi. ...
  • The Lost Daughter (2021) R | 121 min | Drama. ...
  • The 355 (2022) PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Thriller. ...
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) ...
  • The Matrix Resurrections (2021) ...
  • The Power of the Dog (2021) ...
  • The Tender Bar (2021) ...
  • The King's Man (2021)

What is the #1 movie right now 2022? ›

Top Gun: Maverick

What is the #1 movie of 2022? ›

Top Gun: Maverick

What is the #1 rated movie in the world? ›

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Over the course of several years, two convicts form a friendship, seeking consolation and, eventually, redemption through basic compassion.

What is the #1 movie on Netflix? ›

Watched for 5.8 million hours this week. Watched for 5.74 million hours this week. Watched for 4.62 million hours this week. Watched for 4.33 million hours this week.
Global Top 10.
Films (English)Your Place or Mine
Weeks in Top 102
Hours viewed53,810,000
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What is No 1 Best Movie? ›

1. Citizen Kane (1941)

What is the most trending movie? ›

30 Most Popular Movies Right Now: What to Watch In Theaters and Streaming
  • #1. Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (2023) 47% ...
  • #2. Knock at the Cabin (2023) 68% ...
  • #3. All That Breathes (2022) 99% ...
  • #4. Your Place or Mine (2023) 32% ...
  • #5. Magic Mike's Last Dance (2023) 49% ...
  • #6. Plane (2023) 76% ...
  • #7. M3GAN (2022) 94% ...
  • #8. You People (2023)

What is the most successful movie today? ›

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), $1.74 billion.

What is trending movie right now? ›

  • Most Anticipated New Indian Movies and Shows. Discover the most anticipated Indian movies on IMDb based on real-time popularity. The Night Manager. Oh My Darling. Christy. ...
  • Trending Tamil Movies. Thunivu. Varisu. Tamil Rockers. See what's trending now.
  • Trending Telugu Movies. Amigos. Writer Padmabhushan. Sita Ramam.

What is the number one movie on Netflix 2022? ›

The Tinder Swindler

What movies made a billion dollars 2022? ›

Billion dollar movies of 2022

With 1.49 billion dollars in revenue, Top Gun: Maverick was the highest-grossing movie of 2022, closely followed by Avatar: The Way of Water, which brought in 1.4 billion U.S. dollars worldwide.

Which films have won all 5 major Oscars? ›

In cinematic history, only three movies have won the "Big Five" at the Academy Awards — It Happened One Night, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and The Silence of the Lambs.

What movie has a 100% rating? ›

To date, Leave No Trace holds the site's record, with a rating of 100% and 251 positive reviews.

What movies have 100% ratings? ›

Rotten Tomatoes: 9 movies with a perfect 100% score that you need to watch
  • Modern Times (1936) Stuck at home with the kids? ...
  • Pinocchio (1940) ...
  • Singin' In The Rain (1954) ...
  • Mary Poppins (1964) ...
  • The Terminator (1984) ...
  • Toy Story (1995) ...
  • Toy Story 2 (2000) ...
  • The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya (2015)
Jan 18, 2021

Which movie has 9.5 rating? ›

Filmmaker-actor Rishab Shetty's Kantara has become one of the highest-rated Indian films on IMDb with a rating of 9.5 out of 10.

What are 5 most watched Netflix? ›

Stranger Things (season 4), a retro sci-fi series -- 1.35 billion hours. Dahmer, a true-crime serial killer series -- 856.2 million hours. Money Heist (part 5), a Spanish-language thriller -- 792.2 million hours. Bridgerton (season 2), a period romance -- 656.3 million hours.

What is Netflix's most viewed movie? ›

The 10 Most Watched Movies on Netflix, Ever
  • 4 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' (2022)
  • 5 'The Gray Man' (2022) ...
  • 6 'The Adam Project' (2022) ...
  • 7 'Extraction' (2020) 231,340,000 Hours. ...
  • 8 'Purple Hearts' (2022) 228,690,000 Hours. ...
  • 9 'The Unforgivable' (2021) 214,700,000 Hours. ...
  • 10 'The Irishman' (2019) 214,570,000 Hours. ...
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What is Netflix top 10 right now? ›

Top 10 By Country
  • Your Place or Mine. #1 this week. Watch now. ...
  • The Woman King. #2 this week. Watch now. ...
  • 2 Guns. #3 this week. ...
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru. #4 this week. ...
  • 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. #5 this week. ...
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. #6 this week. ...
  • You People. #7 this week. ...
  • Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself. #8 this week.

What is the #1 movie in US history? ›

All Time Domestic Box Office
12015Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
22019Avengers: Endgame
32021Spider-Man: No Way Home
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What is the most popular favorite movie? ›

Most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018
CharacteristicShare of respondents
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Jan 5, 2023

What is the best movie in 2022 so far? ›

The Best Movies Of 2022
  • The Best Movies Of 2022. 1 of 20. Bergman Island. ...
  • 2 of 20. Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio. ...
  • 3 of 20. Decision To Leave. ...
  • 4 of 20. The Woman King. ...
  • 5 of 20. RRR. ...
  • 6 of 20. The Batman. ...
  • 7 of 20. Red Rocket. ...
  • 8 of 20. The Souvenir Part II.

What are top 5 biggest movies? ›

Yep, Cameron's own Avatar is the top highest grossing movie of all time.
Take a look:
  • Gone with the Wind, $1,850,581,586 (1939)
  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, $1,629,496,559 (1977)
  • The Sound of Music, $1,303,502,105 (1965)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, $1,297,730,421 (1982)
  • Titanic, $1,240,054,754 (1997)
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What are the top 3 biggest movies? ›

Top Lifetime Grosses
RankTitleLifetime Gross
2Avengers: Endgame$2,799,439,100
3Avatar: The Way of Water$2,267,071,788
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What was the movie of the year in 2022? ›

The Worst Person in the World.

What is the top 10 most watched on Netflix? ›

Your Place or Mine

What is the number 1 most watched movie? ›

Most Watched Movies Of All Time
  • Braveheart (1995) ...
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946) ...
  • Scarface (1983) ...
  • Seven Samurai (1954) ...
  • Casablanca (1942) PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War. ...
  • Gladiator (2000) R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama. ...
  • The Avengers (2012) PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Sci-Fi. ...
  • The Ten Commandments (1956)

What are the highest rated movies? ›

MPAA has five rating categories

The new ratings system began with four categories: G (general audiences), M (mature audiences, changed in 1969 to PG, parental guidance suggested), R (restricted, no children under 17 allowed without parents or adult guardians), and X (no one under 17 admitted).

What is the most popular movie in the world top 10? ›

TOP 100 FILMS OF ALL-TIME (Worldwide Gross)* (Unadjusted for Inflation)
  • Avatar (2009)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)
  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
  • Jurassic World (2015)

What is the best selling movie of all time? ›

Gone with the Wind—first released in 1939—is generally considered to be the most successful film, with Guinness World Records in 2014 estimating its adjusted global gross at $3.4 billion.

Which is the hittest movie of all time? ›

50 Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time
  • "Avatar", 2009 — $2,922,917,914. ...
  • "Avengers: Endgame", 2019 — $2,797,800,564. ...
  • "Titanic", 1997 — $2,194,439,542. ...
  • "Avengers: Infinity War", 2018 — $2,048,359,754. ...
  • "Spider-Man: No Way Home", 2021 — $1,916,306,995. ...
  • " Avatar: The Way of Water", 2022 — $1,762,401,348.
Feb 13, 2023

What movie has the most value? ›

Top 10 highest grossing films of all time
  • Avatar (2009), $2.9 billion.
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019), $2.7 billion.
  • Titanic (1997), $2.19 billion.
  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), $2.06 billion.
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018), $2.04 billion.
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), $1.9 billion.
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