18 Best Movies Of 2022 (So Far)
This happy year is coming to an end. Although there are many movies around the corner, there has been a plethora of ultimate movies released so far. That may be overwhelming for you to select the best one to enjoy in your free time.
So we’re here to help you zero in on the best option. We’ve curated 18 best movies earning raves for their top-notch scenes and decent stories. From Batman to Top Gun: The Maverick, they will actually float your boat. Dive into them now.
#1 The Batman
Source: WARNER BROS.Kicking off us is The Batman, released in March and gripping colossal attention. You may feel nothing special with Batman, yet the starring of Matt Reeves actually wins your heart. By appointing a filmmaker with the ultimate skills of Matt, DC successfully brought an enthralling, chilling, and fresh new Batman to life in his own cinematic corner.
He finds a new way into Bruce Wayne's well-worn path, mainly skipping the origin tale to follow a hero finding his feet but still stumbling along the way. As the Bat, Robert Pattinson gives a nice growl (albeit his brooding emo-Bruce gets less screen time), plagued by his past but figuring out what he needs to do in the future.
Paul Dano is adequately terrifying as a serial-killer Riddler, Zoe Kravitz injects wit and energy as Catwoman, and Colin Farrell is nearly unrecognizable as crime-boss-to-be Oswald "Oz" Cobblepot, nicknamed The Penguin. The Batman is a vibrant new interpretation of a comic book hero, with a sense of grime and rain-sodden reality - soundtracked by Nirvana's 'Something In The Way' - but while the visuals are somber, magnificently lensed by cinematographer Greig Fraser.
#2 The Northman
Source: AIDAN MONAGHAN / UNIVERSALThe Northman represents a significant step up in scale (and budget) for the horror visionary behind The Witch and The Lighthouse, who combines violent, kinetic set pieces with scenes of psychedelic blended with mythological imagery that blends seamlessly with the gritty, grounded reality of medieval life.
AlexanSkarsgardsgrd is a tower of rage-bound muscle at its center, delivering a visceral performance full of raw emotion and a lupine physique that feels really animalistic. The sky's the limit for Eggers now that the doors are open for him to work on big-budget studio films.
The Northman indicates that we haven't changed all that much in thousands of years; we, too, spend our days howling at the moon and rebelling against the invisible hand that guides us to our deaths. Time and place may have passed, yet we as people are still linked, and the deepest, darkest, greatest portions of our nature dominate us more than we care to admit.
Source: PARAMOUNT PICTURESThe classic slasher genre returned 10 years after Wes Craven's lackluster "Scream 4" (which would ultimately be Craven's final picture). It's true that without Craven, this new "Scream" (reportedly named "Scream Forever" at one time) feels a little listless. However, the Radio Silence filmmaking team clearly loves the franchise and uses the legacy characters (played by Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette) well, nimbly combining them into a narrative full of new, young characters (played by Melissa Barrera, Jenn Ortega, and Jack Quaid, among others) who are being targeted by a new Ghostface.
It's a fun ride with some ingenious turns, but it made you regret Craven's visual embellishments in the originals. Nonetheless, this new "Scream" made an impression; a sixth installment will be released next year.
Source: SKYKimi has captivating and intriguing visuals. It is engrossing narratively without being muddled. Although controlled, its performances are very emotional. In these ways, Steven Soderbergh has pushed the boundaries of his genre just enough to create a movie that feels genuinely original.
#5 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
Source: STUDIOCANALWe know that your initial instinct to The Electrical Life of Louis Wain may be that it's just another biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch, especially given his track record of performing real-life roles. However, it is a one-of-a-kind biopic that fascinates and entertains before tearing your heart and leaving a lasting effect.
#6 Turning Red
Source: PIXAR / DISNEYAwkwardly, until Chinese-Canadian director Domee Shi came along with this adorable creature story about a 13-year-old girl who transforms into a red panda when strong emotions come calling, no Pixar movie had ever been solo helmed by a female filmmaker. Although not the main section, it is based on her own upbringing and is laden with the real growing pangs of puberty. It's a shame that it went directly to Disney+ because the film's unexpectedly Godzilla-like ending would have looked incredible on a large screen.
Turning Red is regarded as one of Pixar's most diversified films to date. It offers buckets of charm and exquisite graphics packaged in an intense and engaging coming-of-age drama, thanks to Domee Shi and its ensemble.
Source: BLEECKER STREET / SKY“Mass” may not sound like anything you'd want to go through, but you'd be losing out on an exceptional film if you didn't. It's a fascinating, thought-provoking, and compelling drama with four of the year's best performances.
#8 Top Gun: Maverick
Source: YoutubeTom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer were bringing Maverick back to the Danger Zone more than 30 years after Top Gun defined a decade and made him a legend. Nothing good could ever come of it! For Pete Mitchell's sake, it's 2022! But who else didn't want to stomp on the legacy? Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer, who would not just respect the original, but improve on it in every aspect, along with director Joseph Kosinski and a crack team of screenwriters, including Cruise's personal wingman Christopher McQuarrie.
They gave Top Gun: Maverick a massive pounding heart, some of the most spectacular action sequences ever imagined, and brilliant chemistry all around - from Maverick's clashes with his stern superiors to Rooster's (Miles Teller) and Hangman's (Glen Powell) acrimonious arguing... Then there's the scene with Val Kilmer. We both laughed. We sobbed. We clinched our fists. This is the pinnacle of action filmmaking.
#9 I Want You Back
Source: AMAZON PRIMEI Want You Back is funny in a way that isn't dependent on sitcom tropes. The movie always pulls back at precisely the right moment, keeping itself grounded, even when you think it's about to lean toward the ridiculous.
Source: SEARCHLIGHT PICTURESFresh, one of the biggest streaming surprises of the year, debuted on Disney+ after receiving good reviews at Sundance. It drew viewers in with a lengthy rom-com opening act before turning the tables with gut-wrenching confidence. It stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Noa, a single woman who struggles with the dating environment and falls for the charming surgeon Steve. It was written by Lauryn Kahn and directed by Mimi Cave (Sebastian Stan)
Unfortunately, it doesn't take long for his facade to come off, revealing his genuine likes and ambitions. This is a pulpy, brilliantly calibrated thrill trip that walks a narrow line between horror and hilarity, with a soundtrack jammed with non-stop bangers and tremendously committed performances by Stan and Edgar-Jones hell entirely well the ludicrous-yet-compelling plot.
Source: DISNEYPrey was the best Predator film since the first one, although calling it that would be damning it with faint praise. It's a fantastic film in and of itself that, by simplifying the franchise, gives it new life.
We'll watch it again and again since it's readily rewatchable, has a ridiculously entertaining action hero played by part-Sioux actress Amber Midthunder, and mandible-led space bastard is truly scary once more. It belongs on the big screen rather than being released directly to Hulu.
#12 The Worst Person in the World
Source: MUBIThe Worst Person in the World explores and illustrates trauma, identity, mortality, and ambiguity via the distinctive prism of director Joachim Trier. Even though gazing inward is difficult and often seems to push us further away from ourselves, it demonstrates how we are mosaics of the greatest and worst aspects of our pasts. However, these things are simply instilled through every choice Julie makes and every turn the movie makes; they are not bludgeoned to hit you with.
Renate Reinsve, a Norwegian actor, is the heart and soul of this moving and imaginative depiction of one millennial life in Oslo over several years. Her medical student-turned-writer is a wonderful avatar for the doubts and confusions of young adulthood: a jumble of conflicting goals, moments of directionlessness, and emotional rawness that feels endlessly relatable. And her breathtaking gallop through a frozen city may be the movie moment of the year so far.
#13 Fire Island
Source: 20TH CENTURY STUDIOSUnlike Pride and Prejudice, the ultimate goal isn't marriage - but it's also not an outright condemnation of the practice. What Fire Island does is give everyone space to seek the connections that make them happy, fulfilled, and, most importantly, whole.
#14 See How They Run
Source: STUDIOCANALSee How They Run is much more than a British Knives Out, much like the mystery that drives the plot. Yes, it's slick and humorous, but director Tom George and writer Mark Chappell create an unexpectedly poignant and meta-movie about the meaning of storytelling.
#15 The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Source: PIXAR / DISNEYThe Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent should never have worked as effectively as it does. However, by doing exactly what you expect it to do in a lot smarter way than you'd imagine, it ends up being one of the year's most entertaining films.
#16 I Used to Be Famous
Source: BLEECKER STREET / SKYThis schematic yet sweet-natured comedy-drama follows a narrative path as straight and comfortingly predictable as a Thomas the Tank Engine episode. Even cynical viewers may be caused to weep by this soppy Netflix feature, which, like Thomas' unwavering faith in rail engine-kind and the wisdom of the Fat Controller, may tickle the tear ducts of even the most jaded viewers, especially if they have a soft spot for stories about special needs kids exceeding expectations.
#17 Everything Everywhere All At Once
Source: YoutubeSomewhere out there is a small but devoted horde who sees Swiss Army Man as an unsung gem. This high-concept multiversal sci-fi is the first proper demonstration of what directorial pair the Daniels can achieve for the rest of us. Everything Everywhere All At Once does exactly what the title implies, sending you spinning through time and space in exhilarating style, with Michelle Yeoh launching from laundromat owner going through marital strife - basically a Mike Leigh character - to action star and back again, and then into a slew of other adventures.
Everything Everywhere, All At Once is a film that explores the endless possibilities of the multiverse before finding that, no, this universe is all we have - and that's fine with us.
Source: AMAZON PRIMEWhile Nope may not hang together as well as Jordan Peele's first two films, there's no doubt it's an unforgettable experience. Nope provides multiple dramatic passages and leaves something to analyze when the credits roll, with superb performances all around.
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