2022’s films ranked

This ranking includes only new theatrical or VOD releases that debuted in the US between January 1st and December 31st, 2022, and hence eligible for the OFCS and AWFJ awards, as well as for the Academy Awards (barring another pandemic-era schedule shift); some films released in the UK without US releases (and so ineligible for those awards this year) may also be included, for my own bookkeeping purposes.

Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/US Release Date/UK Release Date; year is 2022 unless otherwise noted.

In the listing below, a film’s release was theatrical unless indicated by ° for a film released direct to streaming.


other yearly rankings:
2021 | 2020
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003


🟢
worth paying multiplex prices for

[5 stars]
The Quiet Girl (An Cailin Ciuin) (05.10/TBA/05.13)
Happening (L’événement) (03.08/05.06/04.22)
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (06.09/06.17°/06.17)
Navalny (04.05/04.11/04.15)
Vortex (04.19/04.29/05.20)
After Yang (09.21/03.04/09.23)
The Sea Beast (07.08/06.24/06.24)
Turning Red° (03.12/03.11/03.11)

[4.5 stars]
Aftersun (11.08/10.21/11.18)
All That Breathes (11.01/10.21/10.14)
Everything Everywhere All at Once (05.04/03.25/05.13)
Brian and Charles (06.13/06.17/07.08)
Nope (08.03/07.22/08.12)
The Princess (documentary) (08.02/08.13°/06.30)
A Hero (11.30.21/01.07/01.07)
Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché (02.01/02.02/03.05.21)

[4 stars]
Hatching (04.28/04.29/09.16)
Cop Secret (10.20.21/07.12/05.23°)
The Bad Guys (03.20/04.22/04.01)
A Love Song (07.25/07.29/TBA)
The Feast (08.08/11.19.21/08.19)
Prey° (08.06/08.05/08.05)
Olga (03.15/06.24/03.18)
Dual (04.16/04.15/06.05°)
Ted K (02.17/02.18/TBA)
Nitram (04.05/03.30/07.01)
A Taste of Hunger (01.19/01.28/TBA)
Jerry & Marge Go Large° (07.02/06.17/06.22)
The Janes° (11.08/06.08/06.09)
Mrs Harris Goes to Paris (07.09/07.15/09.30)
Ali & Ava (02.16/07.29/03.04)
My So-Called Selfish Life° (05.04/05.06/05.06)

[3.5 stars]
See How They Run (09.09/09.16/09.09)
Elvis (06.15/06.24/06.24)
The Batman (02.24/03.04/03.03)
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (05.05/05.06/05.05)
Delicate State (01.05/01.04°/TBA)
Call Jane (11.08/10.28/11.04)
Maxima (01.13/01.07/01.07°)
Operation Mincemeat (12.01.21/05.11°/04.15)
Confess, Fletch (09.20/09.16/11.18)
The Book Keepers (06.17/06.17/10.21°)
Rogue Agent (08.14/08.12/07.27°)
The Duke (02.25/04.22/02.25)
The Burning Sea (01.30/02.25/05.30°)
Emergency Declaration (08.25/08.12/TBA)
Theirs Is the Kingdom (04.15/04.17/04.17)

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worth seeing, but wait for DVD/VOD, unless your favorite actor is in it

[3 stars]
Triangle of Sadness (10.24/10.07/10.28)
Tár (10.11/10.07/01.20.23)
Ticket to Paradise (09.13/10.21/09.23)
Fall (08.13/08.12/09.02)
You Are Not My Mother (04.20/03.25/03.04)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (04.12/04.22/04.22)
Wild Men (Vildmænd) (08.04/06.17/05.06)
Living (10.23/12.23/11.04)
Uncharted (02.24/02.18/02.11)
Top Gun: Maverick (05.18/05.27/05.25)
Where Is Anne Frank (08.11/TBA/08.12)
Mothering Sunday (10.28.21/03.25/11.12.21)
Beast (08.24/08.19/08.26)
DC League of Super-Pets (09.04/07.29/07.29)
Eiffel (08.08/06.03/08.12)
Shapeless (02.10/02.10/09.19°)
Gold (03.09/03.11/07.04°)
Infinite Storm (03.26/03.25/08.08°)
Mr Malcolm’s List (06.27/07.01/08.26)
True Things (04.05/TBA/04.01)

[2.5 stars]
The Forgiven (08.30/07.01/09.02)
Clerks III (09.08/09.16/09.16)
Downton Abbey: A New Era (04.27/05.20/04.29)
Alice (04.13/03.18/08.29°)
Breaking (08.20/08.26/TBA)
The Lost City (03.23/03.25/04.13)
Benediction (10.14.21/06.03/05.20)
The Northman (04.11/04.22/04.15)
Windfall° (03.26/03.18/03.18)
Shepherd (11.26.21/05.06/11.26.21)
Thirteen Lives (08.06/07.29/08.05)
Orphan: First Kill (08.09/08.19/08.19)
The Adam Project° (03.12/03.11/03.11)
Death on the Nile (02.07/02.11/02.11)
Dog (02.17/02.18/02.18)
The Last Bus (08.26.21/02.18/08.27.21)
Waiting for Bojangles (09.03/09.02/TBA)

🔴
give it a miss

[2 stars]
Bullet Train (08.03/08.05/08.03)
Jurassic World Dominion (06.10/06.10/06.10)
The 355 (02.10/01.07/01.07)
Sundown (01.27/01.28/TBA)
Resurrection (07.27/07.29/TBA)
The Yellow Wallpaper° (04.26/03.29/TBA)
Black Mail (08.26/TBA/08.26)

[1.5 stars]
Lightyear° (08.04/06.17/06.17)
Luck° (08.02/08.05/08.05)
Men (06.06/05.20/06.01)
Murder at Yellowstone City (06.28/06.24/TBA)

[1 star]
Don’t Worry Darling (09.20/09.23/09.23)
Gigi & Nate (09.06/09.02/TBA)
Wild (09.22.16/09.20°/TBA)
The Gray Man (07.26/07.15/07.15)
The Immaculate Room (08.15/08.19/10.07°)
Moonfall (02.07/02.04/02.04)
Blacklight (02.09/02.11/03.25°)
Aline (04.07/04.08/TBA)
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (04.11/04.15/04.08)

[.5 stars]
Samaritan° (08.30/08.26/08.26)
Memory (04.25/04.29/08.15°)
Rubikon (06.30/07.01/07.11)
Zero Contact (05.25/05.27/TBA)

[0 stars]
Ambulance (03.24/04.08/03.25)
Spin Me Round (08.21/08.19/TBA)
The King’s Daughter (01.20/01.21/TBA)
Blackbird (08.31/TBA/09.02)