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


green light
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)
The Sea Beast (07.08/06.24/06.24)
Turning Red° (03.12/03.11/03.11)

[4.5 stars]
Everything Everywhere All at Once (05.04/03.25/05.13)
Brian and Charles (06.13/06.17/07.08)
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/TBA)
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)
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)
Mrs Harris Goes to Paris (07.09/07.15/07.30)
Ali & Ava (02.16/07.29/03.04)
My So-Called Selfish Life° (05.04/05.06/05.06)

[3.5 stars]
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)
Maxima (01.13/01.07/01.07°)
Operation Mincemeat (12.01.21/05.11°/04.15)
The Book Keepers (06.17/06.17/TBA)
The Duke (02.25/04.22/02.25)
The Burning Sea (01.30/02.25/05.30°)
Theirs Is the Kingdom (04.15/04.17/04.17)

yellow for maybe
worth seeing, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it

[3 stars]
You Are Not My Mother (04.20/03.25/03.04)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (04.12/04.22/04.22)
Uncharted (02.24/02.18/02.11)
Top Gun: Maverick (05.18/05.27/05.25)
Mothering Sunday (10.28.21/03.25/11.12.21)
Shapeless (02.10/02.10/TBA)
Gold (03.09/03.11/07.04°)
Infinite Storm (03.26/03.25/TBA)
Mr Malcolm’s List (06.27/07.01/08.26)
True Things (04.05/TBA/04.01)

[2.5 stars]
Downton Abbey: A New Era (04.27/05.20/04.29)
Alice (04.13/03.18/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)
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)

red for no
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)

[1.5 stars]
Men (06.06/05.20/06.01)
Murder at Yellowstone City (06.28/06.24/TBA)

[1 star]
The Gray Man (07.26/07.15/07.15)
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]
Memory (04.25/04.29/TBA)
Rubikon (06.30/07.01/07.11)
Zero Contact (05.25/05.27/TBA)

[0 stars]
Ambulance (03.24/04.08/03.25)
The King’s Daughter (01.20/01.21/TBA)