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Best Movies of 2022: Our Individual Top 10 Lists

2022 has been an incredible year for movies, with numerous film festivals showcasing remarkable films that have made this year truly unforgettable. Both theatrical releases and streaming platforms have been delivering surprises, adding to an already impressive catalog of films. So, who better to ask about the best movies of 2022 than our very own writers? We have compiled the individual top 10 lists from 26 of our staff writers, featuring a total of 89 fantastic films from 2022 that you should definitely consider adding to your watchlists!

Before we dive into our writers’ choices, please note that our lists only include movies that have had their first U.S. or U.K. release in 2022, excluding those that premiered at film festivals. Additionally, not all of our critics have had the opportunity to see every film released this year.

Aaron Murray’s Top 10 List:

  • Nope
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
  • Smile
  • Barbarian
  • Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • On the Count of Three
  • Vortex
  • The Batman
  • The Northman

Adele Campisi’s Top 10 List:

  • Emily
  • Cha Cha Real Smooth
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • Luckiest Girl Alive
  • The Banshees of Inisherin

Anthony Bowmer’s Top 10 List:

  • Benediction
  • The Fabelmans
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Crimes of the Future
  • Armageddon Time
  • RRR
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing
  • Nope
  • The Novelist’s Film

Remember to also check out MovieBunker Reviews’ definitive list of the 20 best movies of 2022 for more recommendations. Happy watching!


2022 has undoubtedly been a remarkable year for movies. With the incredible variety of films released, there is something for every movie lover to enjoy. Whether it’s gripping dramas, thrilling action, thought-provoking sci-fi, or heartwarming stories, the film industry has delivered an impressive array of cinematic experiences. We hope our writers’ top 10 lists have provided you with some great options to add to your watchlists!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What criteria did the writers use to select their top movies of 2022?

Each writer based their choices on personal preference, taking into account factors such as storytelling, performances, direction, cinematography, and overall impact.

2. Why are some movies missing from the writers’ lists?

Not all of our critics have had the opportunity to watch every film released in 2022. Therefore, their lists feature films they have personally seen and consider the best from their own perspective.

3. Are these lists in any particular order?

The lists provided by our writers are not ranked in any specific order. Each film listed is considered a top choice without prioritizing one over the other.

4. Can I find these movies on popular streaming platforms?

Many of the movies listed are available on streaming platforms, but availability may vary depending on your region and the licensing agreements in place. Keep an eye out for these films on platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and others.

5. Are there any upcoming movies in 2023 that our writers are excited about?

While this article focuses on the best movies of 2022, our writers are eagerly awaiting the release of several highly anticipated films in 2023. Stay tuned for our future coverage and articles on the most anticipated movies of the upcoming year!