Year in Review 2022

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2022 in Review

There’s no something without nothing. We stared into the bagel and came out awakened to new possibilities in cinema. We embraced human-scale odes to life and the power of fanny‑packs.

We shared the same sky, full of bad miracles and bat signals, and we learned that there is so much more the body can be made to feel, especially at Mach 10.

Most of all, we saw movies wherever we felt right watching them. We’re all looking at the same thing, and we’re all doing the same thing. It’s beautiful. Besties assemble!

Please enjoy our eleventh annual retrospective. (Your personalized summary is here!)

Title illustration by Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy.

Categories

To be included, films must be: narrative (except for music and docs); feature-length (except for miniseries); rated by a pre-determined threshold of members; and with a theatrical or streaming release in 2022.

Highest Rated

From more than 227 million ratings cast by our members in 2022, these films were ranked the best of the best.

And our highest-rated film is… 🥁

Results as of 1 January 2023.

Everything Everywhere All at Once

1. Everything Everywhere All at Once

“Once every few years, a film comes along that is so audacious, funny, original, technically dazzling, and thematically resonant, we feel blessed to have been alive to see it. This is such a film. It spoke to me on such a core level that it felt genetically engineered to meet me at this point in my life. It may be my new favorite movie of all time. No joke.” David Chen David Chen

Average weighted rating: 4.4

Kadaisi Vivasayi

2. Kadaisi Vivasayi

“I felt so one with people, one with nature, one with my ancestors, one with the universe, one with God. This is the kindest film I've watched in quite a while, especially coming from Indian soil (literally). It has such a compassionate gaze towards everything that reaches its sight.” Lena Srinivasan Lena Srinivasan

Average weighted rating: 4.4

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

3. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

“I could have never expected a movie about a shell with a googly-eye and a little pair of red sneakers to feel like a perfect expression of optimism in the face of grief, but I am so glad that it was. Charming is an understatement.” maiapog maiapog

Average weighted rating: 4.3

Highest Rated Overall—Next Ten

  1. Mars One
  2. Aftersun
  3. Burning Days
  4. Argentina, 1985
  5. RRR
  6. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  7. The Banshees of Inisherin
  8. Missing Home
  9. TÁR
  10. Joyland

Results as of 1 January 2023.

  1. The Beatles: Get Back - The Rooftop Concert
  2. Racionais MC's: From the Streets of São Paulo
  3. Love, Deutschmarks and Death
  4. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  5. This Place Rules
  6. Fire of Love
  7. Moonage Daydream
  8. Spring Awakening: Those You've Known
  9. This Much I Know to Be True
  10. The Fire Within: Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft

The Beatles: Get Back—The Rooftop Concert

“IMAX isn’t meant for superhero films or the next big action spectacle like so many believe. It’s actually for gathering with a bunch of old people to enjoy a young Paul McCartney’s hair blowing in the wind while he dances and sings ‘Get Back’ for the nine billionth time that day.”  Emma 🔆 Emma 🔆

Average weighted rating: 4.5

  1. Kadaisi Vivasayi
  2. Mars One
  3. Burning Days
  4. Argentina, 1985
  5. RRR
  6. Missing Home
  7. Joyland
  8. Farha
  9. Stealing Raden Saleh
  10. The Quiet Girl

Kadaisi Vivasayi

“The people of the village felt real because they are real. It doesn't have familiar faces. They are life as it is. Director Manikandan is a gem of Tamil Cinema, a visionary who can only make these kinds of films here. Kadaisi Vivasayi is a paean to simple life and self-sufficiency.”  cinema_made cinema_made

Average weighted rating: 4.4

  1. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  2. Aftersun
  3. Joyland
  4. Farha
  5. The Quiet Girl
  6. Night of the Coconut
  7. Lullaby
  8. 20th Century Girl
  9. Hit the Road
  10. Falcon Lake

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

“One of the noblest things a human can do is bestow upon a kid an appreciation, even a reverence, for small, delicate, seemingly insignificant things. This does all that and so much more. I am not ashamed to say that I wept.”  emersonray emersonray

Average weighted rating: 4.3

  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. RRR
  3. Top Gun: Maverick
  4. Stealing Raden Saleh
  5. The Batman
  6. All Quiet on the Western Front
  7. Vikram
  8. The Northman
  9. Avatar: The Way of Water
  10. The Woman King

Everything Everywhere All at Once

“A thrilling multiverse comedy isn’t enough. Everything Everywhere must also be an excellent martial arts film. It taps into our shared history of Michelle Yeoh’s work and understands everything about why she is one of the great action stars, and makes another argument to add to that legacy.”   Calvin Kemph 🤠 Calvin Kemph 🤠

Average weighted rating: 4.4

  1. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  2. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  3. Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
  4. INU-OH
  5. Mad God
  6. Entergalactic
  7. Turning Red
  8. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
  9. The Bob's Burgers Movie
  10. Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

“What surprised me was just how absolutely mind-blowing the stop-motion is. You think ‘Huh! That’s kind of an interesting shot, I wonder how they pulled that off.’ Then you watch the rest of the film and you see so many things happening that you can’t even begin to fathom.”   Caleb Johnson Caleb Johnson

Average weighted rating: 4.3

  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  3. The Banshees of Inisherin
  4. Missing Home
  5. Night of the Coconut
  6. Triangle of Sadness
  7. Cha Cha Real Smooth
  8. Babylon
  9. On the Count of Three
  10. Badhaai Do

Everything Everywhere All at Once

“Somehow this utterly ridiculous, goofy film is one of the greatest things I’ve seen in a long time. Sitting with an audience that was fully engaged and laughing with a film this far out there gave me hope that there’s still a lot of exciting ground yet to be paved.”  Thomas Flight Thomas Flight

Average weighted rating: 4.4

  1. Kadaisi Vivasayi
  2. Mars One
  3. Aftersun
  4. Burning Days
  5. Argentina, 1985
  6. TÁR
  7. The Fabelmans
  8. Farha
  9. The Quiet Girl
  10. Close

Kadaisi Vivasayi

“I love slice of life films like this because they tend to suck viewers into its world and characters. And these days amid the global pandemic and lockdowns it is nice to be transported somewhere else spiritually. Thank you, cinema!”  Minh Nguyễn Minh Nguyễn

Average weighted rating: 4.4

  1. Pearl
  2. Nope
  3. Bones and All
  4. The Menu
  5. Barbarian
  6. You Won't Be Alone
  7. X
  8. Fresh
  9. Bodies Bodies Bodies
  10. Saloum

Pearl

“Less overtly violent than its predecessor, though not lacking for gruesome thrills, Pearl is a film of both homage and ingenuity, driven by a captivating sense of unadulterated style. It helps that Mia Goth is an absolute force of nature and is the main reason why Ti West’s latest is able to disturb, amuse and entertain.”  AdamAB AdamAB

Average weighted rating: 3.9

  1. The Batman
  2. Decision to Leave
  3. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  4. The Night of the 12th
  5. God's Crooked Lines
  6. Enola Holmes 2
  7. Vengeance
  8. The Wonder
  9. Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
  10. Confess, Fletch

The Batman

“Crafted with passion and panache, comes enveloped with an eerie vibe and menacing aura, puts more emphasis on Batman’s investigative mind and detective skillset, unravels like a psychological thriller, and makes for an invigorating reboot that journeys into Bruce Wayne’s psyche further than earlier iterations.”  CinemaCl🎃wn CinemaCl🎃wn

Average weighted rating: 4.1

  1. Joyland
  2. 20th Century Girl
  3. Decision to Leave
  4. Eduardo and Monica
  5. Falcon Lake
  6. You Can Live Forever
  7. Wildhood
  8. Bones and All
  9. Natchathiram Nagargiradhu
  10. Waiting for Bojangles

Joyland

“There are many films that will make you cry for their story, but there will only be a few that will make you cry for your own story. Joyland comforted my heart and provided me with a safe space to cry. And I did, continuously, for ten minutes.”  Ashwani Kumar Tiwari Ashwani Kumar Tiwari

Average weighted rating: 4.1

  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. Night of the Coconut
  3. Nope
  4. After Yang
  5. Avatar: The Way of Water
  6. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  7. Prey
  8. Shin Ultraman
  9. Neptune Frost
  10. Brian and Charles

Everything Everywhere All at Once

“I feel like the biggest question that was tossed around while making this was ‘why not?’. Why not have a universe where everyone has sausage fingers and plays piano with their feet, and another where it’s just rocks that communicate through subtitles? Why not have Jamie Lee Curtis play an IRS agent-turned-Terminator who becomes one of the film’s most humane characters?”  Olivia 🏳️‍⚧️ Olivia 🏳️‍⚧️

Average weighted rating: 4.4

  1. There's No End
  2. Portrait of God
  3. Nest
  4. Le Pupille
  5. At The End Of The Day (It's Not That Funny)
  6. Friday the 12th
  7. The Backrooms (Found Footage)
  8. The Elephant Whisperers
  9. Starfuckers
  10. Warsha

There's No End

“Have to admit the aesthetic here veers into indie nostalgia-kitsch and wouldn’t look out of place in a Taylor Swift short. Have to also admit that it’s utterly gorgeous and hits me right in the soul all the same, perfectly matching and being elevated by Phil [Elverum]’s music.”  Jackho Jackho

Average weighted rating: 4.0

  1. Ice Merchants
  2. The Legend of Pipi
  3. Goodbye Jerome!
  4. Bidoof's Big Stand
  5. Catopolis
  6. My Butt Has a Fever
  7. Birthday (Bad Kid Stuff)
  8. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
  9. Last Summer
  10. You’ve Never Been Completely Honest

Ice Merchants

“Awwwww, I’m not crying, you are! This is just a perfect, tender short film. I adore its overwhelming pathos even in its wordlessness, gorgeous animation style, its political undertones (the subtle commentary on climate change), story structure (had to stop eating because of that climax), and that effective musical score. Such a marvel of a film!”  acer john acer john

Average weighted rating: 4.2

  1. This Is Going to Hurt
  2. My Liberation Notes
  3. Twenty Five Twenty One
  4. Kotaro Lives Alone
  5. Little Women
  6. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
  7. Semantic Error
  8. We Own This City
  9. Business Proposal
  10. Black Bird

This Is Going to Hurt

“A series that has in all honesty wrecked the remaining fragile portion of mental health I had allocated myself this calendar year. A real tragic look at the buckling public health system in the UK anchored by some of the strongest and [most] emotionally affecting scenes since last year’s It’s a Sin.”  SlickManMan SlickManMan

Average weighted rating: 4.4

  1. A Brutal Pact: The Murder of Daniella Perez
  2. Captain Ahab: The Story of Dave Stieb
  3. Sean eternos: Campeones de América
  4. Prehistoric Planet
  5. Light & Magic
  6. The Last Movie Stars
  7. jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy
  8. George Carlin's American Dream
  9. Phoenix Rising
  10. The Andy Warhol Diaries

A Brutal Pact: The Murder of Daniella Perez

“Uma série documental muito bem feita, conduzida e com um impacto histórico, político e social enorme. Muito difícil assistir tudo isso e saber que os dois assassinos vivem livremente por aí. Existe justiça mesmo?”  João Fonseca João Fonseca

Average weighted rating: 4.4

  1. Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel
  2. Bo Burnham: The Inside Outtakes
  3. Kate Berlant: Cinnamon in the Wind
  4. Hasan Minhaj: The King's Jester
  5. Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special
  6. Sheng Wang: Sweet and Juicy
  7. Stavros Halkias: Live at the Lodge Room
  8. Taylor Tomlinson: Look at You
  9. Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous
  10. Andrew Schulz: Infamous

Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel

“Is this stand-up? Is this comedy? Is this therapy? Is this just confessing all your personal demons to a crowd to entertain/interact with them? All of these answers are ‘yes’.”  Leighton Trent Leighton Trent

Average weighted rating: 4.3

  1. Harry Styles: One Night Only in New York
  2. BTS Permission to Dance On Stage - Seoul: Live Viewing
  3. BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage - LA
  4. Son of Mother
  5. Kendrick Lamar's The Big Steppers Tour: Live from Paris
  6. NCT DREAM THE MOVIE : In A DREAM
  7. CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST LIVE
  8. Seventeen: Power of Love
  9. South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert
  10. Love, Lizzo

Harry Styles: One Night Only in New York

am i filled with jealousy and rage that i still haven’t been able to see this man live in the flesh since his days in one direction ???? yeah babe. i am! butttttttt did the salt in the wound heal just a little from watching this performance???? maybe it did.”  ivy! ivy!

Average weighted rating: 4.6

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Women Directors

In 2022, eight women were in the director’s chair for our 50 highest-rated films overall, down from last year’s nine and 2020’s high of sixteen.

For as long as these numbers continue to land on the low side, we’ll continue spotlighting those who do make it into the stats, and finding new ways to celebrate under­represented filmmakers. It is strategic and necessary.

Read more on inclusion in the director’s chair from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

  1. Aftersun
  2. Farha
  3. Lullaby
  4. 20th Century Girl
  5. The Eight Mountains
  6. Women Talking
  7. The Woman King
  8. Falcon Lake
  9. Alcarràs
  10. Leonor Will Never Die

Aftersun

Aftersun moves between the past and the present like a half-remembered dream—falling asleep on the car ride home, lights washing over your face, safe and sound because your parents know everything and have it all under control. A moment where the armor slips, revealing that that isn’t the case at all.”  harper harper

Average weighted rating: 4.3

  1. Racionais MC's: From the Streets of São Paulo
  2. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  3. Fire of Love
  4. Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story
  5. A Night of Knowing Nothing
  6. The Janes
  7. Descendant
  8. Lucy and Desi
  9. Free Chol Soo Lee
  10. Nothing Compares

Racionais MC’s: From the Streets of São Paulo

“O doc cumpre o que promete: mostrar o inegavel legado que o Racionais deixou e ainda deixa na vida de muita gente. O que esses caras fizeram foi revolucionário, máximo respeito.”  ella ella

Average weighted rating: 4.4

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Intermission

Everything that’s ever happened to you has led you here: the halfway point. Take a break and check out the mosts from our year’s work.

The most listened-to Letterboxd Show episode. Our biggest Weekend Watchlist installment. Our most read Journal stories (you love posters, you really do; fandom is great, until it’s not). And our most visited HQ story.

Our most watched YouTube video (in the Criterion closet!), TikTok video (collapse a little closer), IG reel (you romantics, you) and, to complete the collection, our most liked tweet.

And now, back to your seats. 🍿

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The Year in Numbers

343,865,913

Films Marked Watched

227,464,175

Ratings

93,615,224

Diary Entries

36,228,269

Reviews

3,727,983

Lists

4,606,021

Comments

More Numbers

During 2022 we logged 177,133,547 hours watching films

And we wrote 1,502,272,315 words about them

Of all films watched, 22% were 2022 releases

Collectively, our Patrons customized 3,253,689 posters!

Reviews We Loved

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Beam Me Up

You know why I smile a lot? Uh. ’Cos it’s worth it

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Cameraperson

An assortment of characters went behind the lens (or were a lens).

  1. The Fabelmans
  2. X
  3. Aftersun
  4. Nope
  5. No Bears
  6. Babylon
  7. Final Cut
  8. Clerks III
  9. After Yang
  10. Something in the Dirt

Trends

Illustrious Energy

From hook steps to rubber legs, enjoy our supercut of the year’s dance scenes.

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Trends

Paint it Black

Welcome to the black (movie title) parade.

  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  2. Blacklight
  3. Marvelous and the Black Hole
  4. Is That Black Enough for You?!?
  5. The Black Phone
  6. Black Site
  7. Blackout
  8. Black Adam
  9. Black Crab
  10. Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues

Poster Trends

Lord of the Ring

One design to rule them all: a center circle.

  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. Next Exit
  3. Decision to Leave
  4. Don't Worry Darling
  5. Slumberland
  6. Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood
  7. Moonfall
  8. Mars One
  9. Hellraiser
  10. The Bunker Game

Poster Trends

Candy-Colored Clouds

Forecast calls for pink skies with a chance of indigo.

  1. Do Revenge
  2. Spin Me Round
  3. Moonage Daydream
  4. Thor: Love and Thunder
  5. Slash/Back

Poster Trends

Decision to Cleave

Weaponized women were all the rage.

  1. Pearl
  2. The Woman King
  3. The Princess
  4. Flux Gourmet
  5. Prey

Poster Trends

Loving Looks

As was prolonged eye contact.

  1. The Wonder
  2. Lullaby
  3. All That Breathes
  4. First Love
  5. The In Between

Poster Trends

The Green Ray

And a gravitation towards green-gray gradients.

  1. Muru
  2. Thirteen Lives
  3. Windfall
  4. Honor Society
  5. Before, Now & Then
  6. Downfall: The Case Against Boeing
  7. Spiderhead
  8. Breaking
  9. Dual
  10. Morbius

Poster Trends

One-Sheet Wonders

The Letterboxd crew’s favorite 2022 film posters.

  1. Decision to Leave
  2. Resurrection
  3. Speak No Evil
  4. Nanny
  5. Nope
  6. Till
  7. Blonde
  8. Turning Red
  9. Watcher
  10. The Eternal Daughter

Poster Trends

The Change-Up

The ten most customized posters by our Patron members.

  1. The Batman
  2. Bullet Train
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  5. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  6. Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
  7. Nope
  8. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  9. X
  10. Avatar
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In Memoriam

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In Memoriam

Sidney Poitier

1927 — 2022

“Among Sidney Poitier’s many gifts—his dashing good looks, his immeasurable talent, and singular screen presence—he was given the gift of time. He watched as the industry that once gasped at a Black man in a relationship with a white woman, or an African American slapping a white guy, or a Black man with the force to establish his humanity, gave way to greater lead roles, and more varied stories concerning, starring, and directed by Black folks. That change was no more felt than in 2002, when Poitier received the Academy’s Lifetime Achievement award. On that same night, 38 years after Poitier’s groundbreaking Oscar win, Denzel Washington became the second Black man to win Best Actor and Halle Berry became the first Black woman to win Best Actress. ‘I’ll always be chasing you, Sidney. I’ll always be following in your footsteps. There’s nothing I would rather do, sir,’ explained Washington in his 2002 Best Actor acceptance speech. Washington said it perfectly. We’re all still following in the footsteps of the man they called Sidney Poitier.” —⁠Robert Daniels

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In Memoriam

Monica Vitti

1931 — 2022

“To cite Monica Vitti as an icon is somehow unsatisfying. She could never be summed up as something so inert—she was far too vividly alive. If her sensuality has been called ‘chilly,’ it nonetheless animated every frame she stood in or fast-tapped through in high heels. If the landscapes her greatest creative partner Michelangelo Antonioni directed her across were at times sprawling or forbidding, she always held the eye, whether with a look or a highly kinetic outburst. The last word has to go to Vitti herself, in the person of Claudia, who finds the compassion and resolve, in the midst of the raging anomie of L’Avventura, to taunt the feckless, playboy architect who stands in for all that’s witless and transitory. ‘Go ahead and visit the city alone,’ she tells him, and what follows is echoing for me today: ‘You must tell me you want to embrace my shadow running along the walls.’ So we shall, Ms. Vitti.” —⁠Fred Schruers

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In Memoriam

Ray Liotta

1954 — 2022

“The word ‘fearless’ is used quite often to describe actors, and with good reason: actors need to be fearless. They have to jump in and just go, and they have to stumble and fail and risk appearing ridiculous as they’re finding their way into a role. That’s just part of the work. On Goodfellas, we were working improvisationally in most scenes, and many members of the team had known each other and worked together for years, including my mother and my father. Into that walked the new guy, Ray Liotta, and he never missed a beat. It felt like we’d worked together for years. I wish I’d had the chance to see him just once more, too—to tell him just how much the work we did together meant to me. But maybe he knew that. I hope so.” —⁠Martin Scorsese

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In Memoriam

Angela Lansbury

1925 — 2022

“Every generation alive today has had its own Angela Lansbury. She moved so easily between film, television, and stage that it was simple to imagine her always gliding through the culture, twinkling mischievously. When she was seventeen, she was cast in both Gaslight and The Picture of Dorian Gray, in which she played the doomed cabaret singer Sibyl Vane. She was nominated in successive years for Academy Awards for these two films, a rocket launch for a career that then orbited quietly for almost a decade and a half. Her particular beauty—huge eyes, a round face, a knowing chin—baffled producers, so she had what one of her biographers, Martin Gottfried, calls ‘history’s longest and earliest middle age’. Older sisters, mothers, icy mistresses—she never had the starring role in her entire movie career, something she noted with tart emphasis when she was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2013. Theater certainly celebrated her where film did not—Lansbury won five Tony Awards and was nominated for two more.” —⁠Helen Shaw

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In Memoriam

James Caan

1940 — 2022

“Many actors who rise to prominence through celebrated gangster films struggle to escape the genre. James Caan wasn’t one of them. Though nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather in 1972, and reprising the role in the 1974 sequel, Caan’s craggy vulnerability on screen saw him swiftly expand his repertoire, taking on gamblers, cowboys and futuristic death-sports stars. Fighting for his life in movies such as Rollerball and Misery made him the timeless face of the helpless victim-hero, yet this relatable all-rounder was just as comfortable voicing a widowed father in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs or playing Buddy’s dismissive dad in Elf. A martial artist, rodeo rider and Trump supporter who was arrested in 1994 for allegedly brandishing a gun in a confrontation with a rap artist in LA, Caan was a complex character capable of bringing a vast array of emotion to his work.” —⁠Mark Beaumont

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In Memoriam

Jean-Luc Godard

1930 — 2022

“With the death of Jean-Luc Godard, we have lost the last remaining member of the New Wave, the best-known French director and one of the most influential and controversial of all filmmakers. The impact of his films, at the time and subsequently, the length and variety of his career (more than 100 films as director), his acerbic wit and penchant for aphorisms, his highly recognisable voice with his slow delivery and slight Swiss accent, the visibility of his well-cultivated image, with the ubiquitous dark glasses and cigarette, were extraordinary. As well as an iconoclastic film critic and director, it would not be an exaggeration to say that Godard was also a legend.” —⁠Ginette Vincendeau

The Mosts

And finally, the actors, directors and films that caught your attention in 2022, and those angling for it in 2023.

Results as of 1 January 2023.

  1. The Batman
  2. Top Gun: Maverick
  3. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  4. Elvis
  5. Encanto
  6. Scream
  7. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  8. Fight Club
  9. Pride & Prejudice
  10. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The Batman

“The joy that my inner child feels to watch this is immeasurable. Tooth-cracking grit pelted with acid rain, unforgivably macabre, and so very goth. Gotham as it was: weirdos carrying out vendettas against the awful things life did to them. What a gift to freaks like me.”  Lizzy Lizzy

Average weighted rating: 4.1

  1. Morbius
  2. Moonfall
  3. Halloween Ends
  4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  5. Thor: Love and Thunder
  6. Jurassic World Dominion
  7. Blonde
  8. Falling for Christmas
  9. Tall Girl 2
  10. Black Adam

Morbius

Morbius is the film equivalent of your college roommate who is both so damn high and drunk that he’s permanently confused. It’s so self-disoriented that it’s hilarious. It doesn’t even know what universe it’s in. It’s honestly cute.”  zack zack

Average weighted rating: 1.9

  1. Purple Hearts
  2. Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3
  3. The In Between
  4. Blonde
  5. The Munsters
  6. Carter
  7. Halloween Ends
  8. Sharp Stick
  9. Bigbug
  10. Cheaper by the Dozen

Purple Hearts

“It’s like a republican x liberal fanfiction. He called her a snowflake as a method of flirting LORD HELP ME PLEASE WHAT IS THIS? But like… i shed a couple tears so they did something right.”  jhonnidixon jhonnidixon

Average weighted rating: 2.5

  1. Barbie
  2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  3. Oppenheimer
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3
  5. Dune: Part Two
  6. Killers of the Flower Moon
  7. John Wick: Chapter 4
  8. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
  9. Beau Is Afraid
  10. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Most Anticipated in 2023

Barbie

See the full list for 2023 and beyond…

  1. Magic Mike's Last Dance
  2. The People's Joker
  3. Creed III
  4. How to Blow Up a Pipeline
  5. Eileen
  6. Passages
  7. How Do You Live?
  8. Polite Society
  9. Bottoms
  10. Nightbitch

Crew Picks for 2023

Magic Mike's Last Dance

  1. The Kings of the World
  2. Leila's Brothers
  3. Angry Annie
  4. Aavasavyuham
  5. Rebel
  6. Scarborough
  7. Little Nicholas
  8. Beautiful Beings
  9. My Brothers and I
  10. Viking

Ones to Watch The highest-rated films that were below our minimum ratings requirement on January 1.

The Kings of the World

“One of the most important things we can do right now, today, as a society, is to pay attention to each other.”

Daniel Kwan of Everything Everywhere All at Once, reminding us what matters. Thanks for being here.

That’s a wrap! 🎥

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Our thanks to NEON for supporting this 2022 retrospective.

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