It's that time of year again when top 10 lists start popping up left and right, and in the world of film, it's no different. With that in mind, here is our list of the top 10 films of 2022. To kick things off, the list includes a somewhat unorthodox choice at number 10: "Violent Night," a film that combines elements of "Die Hard," "Home Alone," and "Santa Claus." Despite possibly not being a "serious" contender on most top 10 lists, the film is included due to its sheer entertainment value and potential for a cult following in the future.
At number nine is "The Whale," a powerful character piece featuring standout performances from the entire cast. The film was so moving that it had audiences fighting back tears in the theater. Next up at number eight is "Avatar: The Way of Water." While the film may not be as highly regarded by the rest of the internet, it is still considered a solid return to Pandora with impressive technological advances.
It also served as a welcome distraction from the darkness of 2022. At number seven is "The Old Man and the Gun," a delightful crime comedy that serves as a great swan song for its lead actor, Robert Redford. The film charms with its humor and heart.
"The Invisible Man" comes in at number six on the list, with its smart commentary on domestic abuse and impressive special effects.
The Devil All the Time
At number five is "The Devil All the Time," a southern gothic film featuring an impressive ensemble cast.
The film features strong performances and keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. The fourth best film of the year is "The Father," a heart-wrenching drama about a man struggling with dementia. The film's powerful acting and immersive storytelling make it a standout.
"The Midnight Sky," a science fiction film starring George Clooney, takes the number three spot on the list. The film boasts stunning visual effects and thought-provoking themes. At the runner-up position is "Nomadland," a film featuring beautiful cinematography and a moving performance by its lead actress, Frances McDormand.
And finally, the top spot goes to "The Trial of the Chicago 7," a historical drama about the trial of seven defendants charged with inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The film boasts top-notch acting and relevant themes.
Overall, it looks like 2022 was a strong year for film, with a diverse range of genres and stories represented on the list. Which films made your top 10 list?