The Best 20 Movies of 2022, Reranked –


As we do annually right here at Flickchart, previous this month we revealed our listing of the Best 20 Movies of 2023. And, after all, the listing is already converting, evolving as our customers see extra motion pictures and rank them towards each and every different, face to face. Given the character of this procedure, a 12 months can deliver a considerable shift to the listing, which is why it’s time to seem again on the Best 20 Movies of 2022.

You’ll have a look right here on the listing because it was once revealed final 12 months. However with out additional ado, let’s read about the present Best 20 of 2022.

As all the time, our lists are most effective correct up till the time they’re revealed.

  • Directed by way of Ti West

  • Present World Rank: #3,651

  • NEW to the Best 20

Ti West launched each horror film and horror prequel in 2022; whilst X gave the impression on our listing a 12 months in the past, it has since been supplanted by way of Pearl. He’ll be again with Maxine (or, MaXXXine) to complete up the trilogy, selecting up with Mia Goth’s persona following the occasions of X.

Goth continues to reign as cinema’s new scream queen, having starred in director Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool in 2023. Along with Maxine, she’s set to big name with Oscar Isaac, Christopher Waltz and Saltburn’s Jacob Elordi in Guillermo del Toro’s tackle Frankenstein, at the moment in pre-production, in addition to reverse Mahershala Ali in Surprise’s Blade, anticipated in 2025.

  • Directed by way of Ryan Coogler

  • Present World Rank: #3,481

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #10

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #3,387

The Surprise Cinematic Universe has floundered since Avengers: Endgame, however whilst vital reception for his or her initiatives in 2022 was once combined at highest, there was once near-universal reward for Angela Bassett in Wakanda Ceaselessly, culminating in her 2nd Oscar nomination. This 12 months, she continues to big name within the TV police procedural 9-1-1, coming into its 7th season, and can seem along Robert De Niro, Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Plemons within the Netflix miniseries 0 Day.

In 2023, Letitia Wright starred within the Western Surrounded, for director Anthony Mandler. Subsequent, she’ll big name within the true-life boxing movie Within the Shadows. Lupita Nyong’o stars on this 12 months’s horror prequel A Quiet Position: Day One, and director Ryan Coogler has a 5th collaboration with Michael B. Jordan upcoming, the drama Mistaken Solution.

  • Directed by way of David Leitch

  • Present World Rank: #3,161

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #14

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #4,184

Brad Pitt additionally gave the impression in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon in 2022. This 12 months, he’ll reunite along with his Ocean’s 11 co-star, George Clooney, within the mystery Wolves, for Spider-Guy: No Method House director Jon Watts.

David Leitch’s subsequent movie is The Fall Man, starring Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stuntman and Emily Blunt as his ex, a film director whose huge big name has long past lacking. It’s due in theaters March 1.

  • Directed by way of Sam Raimi

  • Present World Rank: #3,103

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #8

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #2,629

As Surprise course-corrects, there’s no phrase on when precisely Physician Bizarre gets a 3rd film. In the meantime, even though, the titular big name, Benedict Cumberbatch, has gave the impression in Wes Anderson’s The Superb Tale of Henry Sugar and different Roald Dahl-based shorts for Netflix, in addition to The Finish We Get started From reverse Jodie Comer. He reprised Bizarre in the second one season of Surprise’s animated sequence What If…?, and he’s in The E book of Clarence, opening this month.

Elizabeth Olsen additionally lent her voice to What If…?, starred within the miniseries Love & Dying for HBOMax, and gave the impression within the family members drama His 3 Daughters. Multiverse of Insanity marked Sam Raimi’s first characteristic movie as a director since 2013’s Ounces the Nice and Tough (having directed some tv in the meanwhile). His subsequent challenge, The Kingkiller Chronicle, is in pre-production.

  • Directed by way of Zack Cregger

  • Present World Rank: #3,080

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #11

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #3,919

Zach Cregger’s subsequent horror movie, Guns, is at the moment in pre-production, with Pedro Pascal starring.

Georgina Campbell was once in 4 motion pictures in 2023: Chairs, Chook Field: Barcelona, Beautiful, Darkish, and Deep and T.I.M.. In 2024, she can also be observed in The Watchers from director Ishana Shyamalan (daughter of M. Evening) and the mystery Chilly Garage starring Liam Neeson. Invoice Skarsgård starred in John Wick: Bankruptcy 4 and the motion mystery Boy Kills Global. This 12 months, he’s taking over two iconic roles in remakes: Eric Draven in The Crow, and Rely Orlok in Nosferatu. Justin Lengthy additionally had a hectic 2023, with the horror motion pictures Pricey David and It’s a Superb Knife, the vacation comedy The Christmas Spoil, and 10 episodes of Goosebumps for Hulu. Subsequent up is any other horror film, Spin the Bottle, reverse Ali Larter.

  • Directed by way of Edward Berger

  • Present World Rank: #3,017

  • NEW to the Best 20

The second one movie making its debut within the Best 20 this 12 months took 4 Oscars on the Academy Awards, together with Best possible World Characteristic Movie.

Director Edward Berger’s subsequent challenge is Conclave, according to the unconventional by way of Robert Harris and starring Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci, John Lithgow and Isabella Rossellini.

Famous person Felix Kammerer will seem in director Ron Howard’s mystery Eden, starring Sydney Sweeney, Vanessa Kirby, Ana de Armas and Jude Regulation.

  • Directed by way of Dan Trachtenberg

  • Present World Rank: #2,987

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #9

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #3,061

Dan Trachtenberg has helmed an episode of the imminent Stranger Issues 5, however whilst he has a couple of initiatives in building, there’s no company phrase on his subsequent movie.

Prey’s breakout big name, Amber Midthunder, starred within the family-oriented horse drama Centurion XII in 2023, in addition to showing in Dream Situation starring Nicolas Cage. This February she’s a part of the forged of Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Remaining Airbender sequence.

  • Directed by way of James Cameron

  • Present World Rank: #2,969

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #15

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #4,267

James Cameron continues to make bigger the universe of Avatar, with the 3rd, fourth, and 5th motion pictures at the moment slated for 2025, 2029 and 2031. The ones are very sci-fi-seeming dates as it’s, and who is aware of how a lot additional they may get driven again?

Sam Worthington had a few motion roles in 2023, Transfusion and Simulant, and will subsequent be observed reverse Kevin Hart in director F. Gary Grey’s Raise, hitting Netflix this month. Zoe Saldana bid farewell to the MCU in 2023 with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, in addition to starring in Keyhole Lawn, Excellent Burger 2, and 8 episodes of Particular Ops: Lioness for Paramount+. Subsequent up is the crime comedy Emilia Perez for director Jacques Audiard. Sigourney Weaver starred within the Amazon Top miniseries The Misplaced Vegetation of Alice Center. Her subsequent two motion pictures, The Gorge, with Anya Taylor-Pleasure and Miles Teller, and Mud Bunny, reverse Mads Mikkelsen, are each in post-production.

  • Directed by way of Robert Eggers

  • Present World Rank: #2,330

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #7

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #2,591

Robert Eggers’ subsequent challenge is a remake of Nosferatu, starring the likes of Willem Dafoe, Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Invoice Skarsgård as the enduring Rely Orlok. It’s eyeing a Christmas Day unencumber.

Alexander Skarsgård gave the impression within the ultimate season of Succession, and the Brandon Cronenberg-directed Infinity Pool in 2023. He’s at the moment in pre-production on his characteristic movie directorial debut, The Pack, wherein he’s set to big name reverse Florence Pugh. Nicole Kidman was once within the ultimate DCEU film, Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, and gave the impression in 3 tv sequence in 2023: Particular Ops: Lioness for Paramount+, Far off Downs for Hulu, and Expats for Amazon Top. She’s were given a number of film and TV initiatives in more than a few phases of manufacturing, together with a pair due on Netflix this 12 months: A Circle of relatives Affair, with Zac Efron, and the animated Spellbound, from Shrek co-director Vicky Jenson. In 2023, Ethan Hawke starred in Depart the Global In the back of with Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali. He’s set to big name in a sequel to the 2021 horror hit The Black Telephone, slated for a 2025 unencumber.

  • Directed by way of Todd Box

  • Present World Rank: #2,327

  • NEW to the Best 20

Tár was once director Todd Box’s first movie since Little Kids, long ago in 2006. It was once a Best possible Image nominee on the Academy Awards, and it introduced the bold Cate Blanchett her 8th appearing Oscar nomination. In line with IMDb, Box has two initiatives in building, however who is aware of how lengthy it could be prior to we see his subsequent movie?

Blanchett, in the meantime, starred in The New Boy and lent her voice to Surprise’s What If…? in 2023. This 12 months, she can also be observed within the miniseries Disclaimer from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón, and Borderlands, according to the online game and anticipated in August from director Eli Roth.

  • Directed by way of Joel Crawford

  • Co-directed by way of Januel Mercado

  • Present World Rank: #2,281

  • NEW to the Best 20

In spite of 12 years passing because the earlier Puss in Boots movie, this sequel was once extraordinarily neatly won by way of audiences and critics, as its prime placement in this listing can attest, even garnering an Oscar nomination for Best possible Animated Characteristic.

Subsequent up for DreamWorks Animation is Kung Fu Panda 4, losing in March.

  • Directed by way of Steven Spielberg

  • Present World Rank: #2,231

  • NEW to the Best 20

Depart it to the nice Steven Spielberg to have the highest-placed new access to this listing. The Fabelmans garnered seven Oscar nominations, together with Best possible Image, Director, Actress (Michelle Williams) and Supporting Actor (Judd Hirsch). Spielberg has a couple of initiatives in building, together with a sequel (reboot?) of the Steve McQueen motion car Bullitt, with Bradley Cooper hooked up to big name.

Williams is at the moment hooked up to big name in Fever, a biopic of Peggy Lee from director Todd Haynes. Paul Dano starred in Craig Gillespie’s Dumb Cash in 2023, and can subsequent be observed reverse Adam Sandler and Carey Mulligan in Spaceman, coming to Netflix March 1. Hirsch’s subsequent motion pictures, at the moment in manufacturing, are the family-oriented baseball drama Rally Caps, and The December Move for director Todd Turner.

  • Directed by way of S.S. Rajamouli

  • Present World Rank: #2,170

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #12

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #4,016

RRR took the arena by way of typhoon in 2022. The costliest Indian movie ever produced, it was the 3rd highest-grossing Indian movie of all time (2nd very best within the Telugu language). It additionally took house the Oscar for Best possible Authentic Music, changing into the primary Asian movie to win the award.

Author/director S.S. Rajamouli to start with claimed to have little interest in turning RRR right into a franchise, however a sequel script is in early phases of building. Rajamouli is in pre-production on his subsequent movie, at the moment underneath the name SS Rajamouli’s #SSMB29, with a script from RRR tale creator Vijayendra Prasad.

  • Directed by way of Mark Mylod

  • Present World Rank: #2,149

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #13

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #4,144

Mark Mylod was once an government manufacturer of Succession, which simply received the Golden Globe for Best possible Drama Sequence for its ultimate season. No phrase but on what his subsequent characteristic movie challenge could be.

Anya Taylor-Pleasure was once the voice of Princess Peach in The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film in 2023. Subsequent, she’s set to ignite the display screen because the name persona in Furiosa, the prequel to Mad Max: Fury Highway, which starred… Nicholas Hoult. He performed the name persona reverse Nicolas Cage’s Dracula in Renfield. He’s subsequent giving voice to Jon Arbuckle along Chris Pratt’s titular tom cat in The Garfield Film. Then he’s again to coping with vampires in Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu remake. Ralph Fiennes reunited with Wes Anderson for The Superb Tale of Henry Sugar, and Anderson’s different Roald Dahl shorts. His subsequent motion pictures, in more than a few phases of manufacturing, come with The Go back with Juliette Binoche, Conclave with Stanley Tucci and John Lithgow, and Farnsworth Space with Elizabeth Debicki.

  • Directed by way of Rian Johnson

  • Present World Rank: #1,889

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #4

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #1,798

Rian Johnson directed 3 episodes of Poker Face for Peacock in 2023. A 3rd Benoit Blanc thriller is reportedly in building.

Daniel Craig can subsequent be observed in Queer for Name Me by way of Your Identify director Luca Guadagnino, and is about to big name reverse Charlize Theron in Justin Lin’s Two for the Cash, at the moment in pre-production. Edward Norton was once a part of the big-name ensemble forged of Wes Anderson’s Asteroid Town, and is subsequent lending his voice to Foodtopia, a miniseries by-product of the animated gross-out comedy Sausage Birthday celebration.

  • Directed by way of Jordan Peele

  • Present World Rank: #1,849

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #5

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #2,029

With the exception of slightly voiceover paintings (Giant Mouth, Abruptio), Jordan Peele laid beautiful low for 2023. Reportedly, alternatively, he has a gem of an concept he’s growing for his fourth characteristic movie.

Daniel Kaluuya was once a part of the voice forged of Spider-Guy: Around the Spider-Verse and its currently-delayed sequel, Past the Spider-Verse. He’s hooked up to big name within the sci-fi journey movie The Higher Global, at the moment in pre-production. Keke Palmer is a part of the voice forged of The 2nd Best possible Sanatorium within the Galaxy, an animated sci-fi sequence premiering February 23 on Amazon Top, and is at the moment in manufacturing on Being Mortal, co-starring Seth Rogen and Invoice Murray and directed by way of Aziz Ansari. Steven Yeun starred reverse Ali Wong within the hit miniseries Pork, and will subsequent be observed in two science fiction motion pictures: Love Me with Kristen Stewart, drops this month, and Mickey 17, directed by way of Bong Joon-ho, is anticipated later this 12 months (even though it was once not too long ago postponed from its meant March unencumber date because of post-strike delays).

  • Directed by way of Martin McDonagh

  • Present World Rank: #1,099

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #6

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #2,511

Banshees was once nominated for 9 Oscars, together with Best possible Image, Director, Screenplay and all 4 primary appearing awards, however, alas, received none of them. Martin McDonagh will likely be again, even though; his subsequent challenge is in building, however main points are scarce at this level.

Contemporary off his first Oscar nomination, Colin Farrell is popping to tv, for the AppleTV+ miniseries Sugar, and the HBOMax sequence The Penguin, according to his persona from the following movie in this listing. Brendan Gleeson lent his voice to the animated movie A Greyhound of a Lady in 2023, and is a part of the forged of director Todd Phillips’ upcoming sequel, Joker: Folie À Deux. Kerry Condon co-starred reverse Liam Neeson in Within the Land of Saints and Sinners and Evening Swim, which opened January 5. She’s subsequent heading to a galaxy a long way, a long way away on Disney+, reverse Jude Regulation in Famous person Wars: Skeleton Workforce. Barry Keoghan has been turning heads along with his lead position in Saltburn, director Emerald Fennell’s follow-up to Promising Younger Girl. He’ll subsequent be taking to the skies with fellow Oscar nominee Austin Butler in Masters of the Air, a miniseries on AppleTV+ from government manufacturers of Band of Brothers.

  • Directed by way of Matt Reeves

  • Present World Rank: #783

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #2

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #723

With the DCEU coming to an finish, and James Gunn taking rate of a brand new DC universe, the longer term has been unsure, however however Matt Reeves’ The Batman Phase II is anticipated in 2025. Earlier than that occurs, Colin Farrell is taking The Penguin to the small display screen in an HBOMax miniseries. Robert Pattinson lent his voice to the English dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron, and will subsequent be observed in Bong Joon-ho’s Mickey 17. Jeffrey Wright is at the moment incomes vital raves and attainable Oscar buzz for his lead position in American Fiction, whilst Zoë Kravitz is about to big name with Thomasin McKenzie within the horror movie Self-Portrait, at the moment in pre-production.

Directed by way of Joseph Kosinski

Present World Rank: #724

Remaining Yr’s Rank: #3

Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #804

Tom Cruise simply received’t forestall. The 7th Undertaking: Not possible movie, Lifeless Reckoning Phase One, carried out beneath expectancies the field place of work, and Phase Two has been driven again to 2025. However within the period in-between, he and director Doug Liman are operating on if truth be told filming a film in area, and there’s rumblings of Reside Die Repeat and Repeat, a sequel to Fringe of The next day to come.

Jennifer Connelly starred in Dangerous Behaviour in 2023, and her sequence Snowpiercer will likely be finishing with its fourth season this 12 months. Miles Teller leads the voice forged of this 12 months’s animated The Ark and the Aardvark, and can subsequent be observed reverse Anya Taylor-Pleasure and Sigourney Weaver in Scott Derrickson’s The Gorge, at the moment in post-production.

Joseph Kosinski additionally directed Teller in Spiderhead in 2022 and is at the moment in manufacturing at the Components One racing movie Apex, starring Brad Pitt, Kerry Condon and Javier Bardem.

  • Directed by way of Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

  • Present World Rank: #350

  • Remaining Yr’s Rank: #1

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #452

The phenomenon of The whole lot Far and wide All at As soon as simply didn’t forestall all 12 months, culminating in 11 Oscar nominations and 7 wins, together with Best possible Image, Best possible Screenplay and Administrators for The Daniels, and appearing awards for Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis. All this implies it was once beautiful simple for it to carry onto the number one spot in this listing; no different 2022 unencumber is even on the subject of its spot within the international Best 350.

The Daniels have directed an episode of Famous person Wars: Skeleton Workforce for Disney+.

Yeoh couldn’t be extra in call for now. Having added her voice to Transformers: Upward push of the Beasts and starred in Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice in 2023, 2024 sees her starring within the Netflix sequence The Brothers Solar (January 4), Depraved (anticipated in November), and doing extra voice paintings in The Tiger’s Apprentice and Ark: The Animated Sequence. Myth movie The Legend of Ne Zha is at the moment in post-production, and Famous person Trek: Phase 31, a direct-to-Paramount+ movie reprising Yeoh’s position from the sequence Famous person Trek: Discovery, will likely be taking pictures quickly. She’s additionally a part of the forged of James Cameron’s subsequent 3 Avatar motion pictures.

Quan was once in American Born Chinese language (once more with Yeoh) and season two of Loki on Disney+. Subsequent, he’s joined the voice forged of Kung Fu Panda 4, coming March 29. Curtis starred in Halloween Ends, two episodes of Hulu’s The Undergo, and Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Subsequent she’s a part of the forged of Eli Roth’s online game adaptation Borderlands. Her fellow Best possible Supporting Actress Oscar nominee, Stephanie Hsu, can subsequent be observed on March 1, along Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in The Fall Man.

Those are the flicks that gave the impression in this listing final January, however have since fallen out of style, or been displaced by way of up-and-comers.

  • Directed by way of Tom Gormican

  • Was once: #19

  • Now: #22

  • Present World Rank: #3,897

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #4,915

  • Directed by way of Ti West

  • Was once: #20

  • Now: #24

  • Present World Rank: #4,417

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #5,338

  • Directed by way of Baz Luhrmann

  • Was once: #17

  • Now: #27

  • Present World Rank: #4,472

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #4,785

  • Directed by way of Domee Shi

  • Was once: #18

  • Now: #28

  • Present World Rank: #4,763

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #4,879

  • Directed by way of Taika Waititi

  • Was once: #16

  • Now: #33

  • Present World Rank: #5,687

  • Remaining Yr’s World Rank: #4,451


To spherical out the listing, this is the remainder of Flickchart’s present Best 40 for 2022:

21. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (directed by way of Guillermo del Toro & Mark Gustafson)
22. The Insufferable Weight of Huge Ability (directed by way of Tom Gormican)
23. Aftersun (directed by way of Charlotte Wells)
24. X (directed by way of Ti West)
25. Triangle of Disappointment (directed by way of Ruben Östlund)
26. Babylon (directed by way of Damien Chazelle)
27. Elvis (directed by way of Baz Luhrmann)
28. Turning Crimson (directed by way of Domee Shi)
29. The Whale (directed by way of Darren Aronofsky)
30. Scream (directed by way of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett)
31. Determination to Depart (directed by way of Chan-wook Park)
32. Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Tale (directed by way of Eric Appel)
33. Thor: Love and Thunder (directed by way of Taika Waititi)
34. Communicate to Me (directed by way of Danny & Michael Philippou)
35. Hustle (directed by way of Jeremiah Zagar)
36. Moon Knight (miniseries) (directed by way of Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead)
37. 3 Thousand Years of Longing (directed by way of George Miller)
38. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (directed by way of Akiva Schaffer)
39. Girls Speaking (directed by way of Sarah Polley)
40. The Bob’s Burgers Film (directed by way of Loren Bouchard & Bernard Derriman)

Maximum knowledge for this text was once taken from the Web Film Database, with further main points from Wikipedia.

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