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Year in Film: 2022

2022! The year I finally returned to theaters. The year I fully launched this site. I figure it will be fun to rank movies by years as I watch and I review, and I’m starting with 2022.

Here is an overview of 2022 movies that have been reviewed here. I will keep this page updated as I review more movies. (Note: I use debut years as identified on TMDB and Letterboxd for categorization here rather than the year of American release, which the Academy uses. Let me know if you notice any inconsistencies.)

(Header image: My most anticipated movie as of the start of 2022, Cha Cha Real Smooth)

All 2022 Movie Reviews

2022 Movies I’ve Seen, Ranked:

(Last updated March 17, 2024)

Notation:

  • ** = capsule review only
  • (s) = short film

  1. Pearl (Exceptionally Good)
  2. Decision to Leave (Exceptionally Good)
  3. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish** (Exceptionally Good)
  4. TÁR (Exceptionally Good)
  5. Everything Everywhere All At Once (Exceptionally Good)
  6. Babylon (Very Good)
  7. Top Gun: Maverick (Very Good)
  8. Aftersun** (Very Good)
  9. Banshees of Inisherin** (Very Good)
  10. Do Revenge (Very Good)
  11. Elvis (Very Good)
  12. The Fabelmans (Very Good)
  13. Bones and All** (Very Good)
  14. Three Thousand Years of Longing (Very Good)
  15. Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio (Very Good)
  16. RRR (Very Good)
  17. The Northman (Very Good)
  18. Causeway (Very Good)
  19. X (Very Good)
  20. Skinamarink (Very Good)
  21. The House (Very Good)
  22. Confess, Fletch (Very Good)
  23. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical** (Very Good)
  24. Cha Cha Real Smooth (Good)
  25. Emily the Criminal (Good)
  26. The Menu (Good)
  27. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery** (Good)
  28. Turning Red (Good)
  29. Nope (Good)
  30. Funny Pages (Good)
  31. Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (Good)
  32. When You Finish Saving the World (Good)
  33. Moonshot (Good)
  34. Look Both Ways (Good)
  35. The Batman (Good)
  36. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Good)
  37. Fall (Good)
  38. A Man Called Otto (Good)
  39. Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between (Good)
  40. To Leslie** (Good)
  41. Till** (Good)
  42. Women Talking (Good)
  43. Watcher (Good)
  44. M3GAN (Good)
  45. The Sea Beast (Good)
  46. Bodies Bodies Bodies (Good)
  47. Bros (Good)
  48. Sam & Kate (Good)
  49. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Good)
  50. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol** (Good)
  51. Triangle of Sadness (Good)
  52. Strange World (Good)
  53. Honor Society (Nearly Good)
  54. Zombies 3 (Nearly Good)
  55. Armageddon Time (Nearly Good)
  56. Scream (Nearly Good)
  57. Talk to Me (Nearly Good)
  58. Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (Nearly Good)
  59. Snow Day (Nearly Good)
  60. Disenchanted (Nearly Good)
  61. Barbarian (Nearly Good)
  62. Crush (Nearly Good)
  63. She Said (Nearly Good)
  64. All Quiet on the Western Front (Nearly Good)
  65. The Bad Guys (Nearly Good)
  66. Metal Lords (Nearly Good)
  67. Persuasion (Nearly Good)
  68. Call Jane** (Nearly Good)
  69. Troll** (Nearly Good)
  70. Ticket to Paradise (Nearly Good)
  71. Empire of Light (Nearly Good)
  72. Palm Trees and Power Lines (Nearly Good)
  73. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse** (s) (Nearly Good)
  74. The Curse of Bridge Hollow (Nearly Good)
  75. Don’t Worry Darling (Not Very Good)
  76. 38 at the Garden** (s) (Not Very Good)
  77. Lightyear (Not Very Good)
  78. Rosaline (Not Very Good)
  79. Falling for Christmas (Not Very Good)
  80. Sharp Stick (Not Very Good)
  81. Where the Crawdads Sing (Not Very Good)
  82. Not Okay (Not Very Good)
  83. Monster High: The Movie** (Not Very Good)
  84. Mickey Saves Christmas (s) (Not Very Good)
  85. Amsterdam (Not Good)
  86. Halloween Ends (Not Good)
  87. Moonfall** (Not Good)
  88. Luck (Not Good)
  89. Love & Gelato (Not Good)
  90. The Bubble (Very Not Good)
  91. Pinocchio (Very Not Good)
  92. Marmaduke (Very Not Good)
  93. The Gift** (s) (Very Not Good)
  94. What Is a Woman?** (Very Not Good)

2022 Review Index

TitleDateFilm YearDirectorIs It GoodTags
Babylon (2022)06/14/20232022Chazelle, Damien6,
Palm Trees and Power Lines (2022)05/26/20232022Dack, Jamie4,
A Man Called Otto (2022)05/20/20232022Forster, Marc5,
When You Finish Saving the World (2022)03/27/20232022Eisenberg, Jesse5,
Watcher (2022)03/12/20232022Okuno, Chloe5
The Sea Beast (2022)02/27/20232022Williams, Chris5
Women Talking (2022)02/24/20232022Polley, Sarah5
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022)02/18/20232022Fabian, Anthony4
All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)02/16/20232022Berger, Edward4
Causeway (2022)02/07/20232022Neugebauer, Lila6
Call Jane (2022)02/03/20232022Nagy, Phyllis4
M3GAN (2022)01/31/20232022Johnstone, Gerard5
Snow Day (2022)01/24/20232022Lembeck, Michael4
The Fabelmans (2022)01/18/20232022Spielberg, Steven6
The Menu (2022)01/06/20232022Mylod, Mark5
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)01/03/20232022del Toro, Guillermo6
Strange World (2022)01/02/20232022Hall, Don5
Sam & Kate (2022)12/19/20222022Le Gallo, Darren5
Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)12/11/20222022Miller, George6
Mickey Saves Christmas (2022)12/09/20222022Brooks, David H.3
The House (2022)12/07/20222022Baeza, Paloma / De Swaef Emma / Lindroth von Bahr, Niki / Roels, Marc James6
Armageddon Time (2022)11/29/20222022Gray, James4
TÁR (Tar) (2022)11/28/20222022Field, Todd7
Triangle of Sadness (2022)11/26/20222022Ostlund, Ruben5
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022)11/24/20222022Appel, Eric5
Falling for Christmas (2022)11/21/20222022Damian, Janeen3
Disenchanted (2022)11/20/20222022Shankman, Adam4
Amsterdam (2022)11/16/20222022Russell, David O.2
Confess, Fletch (2022)11/07/20222022Mottola, Greg6
Persuasion (2022)11/05/20222022Cracknell, Carrie4
Pearl (2022)11/03/20222022West, Ti7
Don’t Worry Darling (2022)11/02/20222022Wilde, Olivia3
Ticket to Paradise (2022)11/01/20222022Parker, Ol4
Emily the Criminal (2022)10/31/20222022Ford, John Patton5
Rosaline (2022)10/28/20222022Maine, Karen3
Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (2022)10/27/20222022Linklater, Richard5
Barbarian (2022)10/26/20222022Cregger, Zach4
The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022)10/24/20222022Wadlow, Jeff4
Bros (2022)10/21/20222022Stoller, Nicholas5
Halloween Ends (2022)10/19/20222022Green, David Gordon2,
Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)10/14/20222022Daniels7
The Northman (2022)09/27/20222022Eggers, Robert6
Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)09/23/20222022Reijn, Halina5
Do Revenge (2022)09/22/20222022Robinson, Jennifer Kaytin6
Love & Gelato (2022)09/21/20222022Camp, Brandon2
Decision to Leave (2022)09/19/20222022Park Chan-wook7
Marmaduke (2022)09/16/20222022Dippé, Mark A.Z.1
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)09/15/20222022Balda, Kyle5
Metal Lords (2022)09/14/20222022Sollett, Peter4
X (2022)09/13/20222022West, Ti6
Moonshot (2022)09/12/20222022Winterbauer, Christopher5
Look Both Ways (2022)09/11/20222022Kahiu, Wanuri5
Pinocchio (2022)09/09/20222022Zemeckis, Robert1,
Sharp Stick (2022)09/07/20222022Dunham, Lena3
Honor Society (2022)09/06/20222022Zegman, Oran4
Fall (2022)09/05/20222022Mann, Scott5
Funny Pages (2022)09/03/20222022Kilne, Owen5
The Bubble (2022)09/02/20222022Apatow, Judd1
Nope (2022)08/30/20222022Peele, Jordan5
Crush (2022)08/28/20222022Cohen, Sammi4
Luck (2022)08/27/20222022Holmes, Peggy2
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)08/25/20222022Kosinski, Joseph6
Not Okay (2022)08/19/20222022Shephard, Quinn3
The Batman (2022)08/16/20222022Reeves, Matt5
Lightyear (2022)08/08/20222022MacLane, Angus3
Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3 (2022)08/05/20222022Hoen, Paul4
Scream (2022)07/27/20222022Bettinelli-Olpin, Matt / Gillet, Tyler4
Elvis (2022)07/22/20222022Luhrmann, Baz6, ,
Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)07/21/20222022Newman, Olivia3
The Bad Guys (2022)07/15/20222022Perifel, Pierre4
Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)06/18/20222022Raiff, Cooper5
Turning Red (2022)03/11/20222022Shi, Domee5

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