Top 10 Movies of 2022


10) “X,” a horror movie without the horror. The movie is super slow until the last 35 minutes, but once you get there you realize you watched a movie for an hour where absolutely nothing interesting happened. The last 35 minutes is interesting, but to me it wasn’t worth the hour I spent to get there.


9) “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the movie with the worst “Marvel Syndrome” I’ve seen. Marvel Syndrome is what I call a marvel movie that is just the same thing you’ve watched over and over again, but it just has a different title. Since “Endgame,” Marvel movies have fallen off a ton and especially with Thor.


8) And that leads into a movie with more Marvel Syndrome, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” At least this movie is more interesting because it has a bunch of fan service, including appearances from Professor X and Reed Richards, but that’s pretty much just it. Not bad or good, it just kind of exists.


7) “The Batman” is a good movie, but compared to the other movies on the list it is definitely lower down for me. Robert Pattinson is definitely way better as a Batman than Ben Affleck, but the movie suffers from an uninteresting Cat Woman and a long run time that is unnecessarily long. 


6) “The Gray Man” is a fun action movie with an interesting plot and entertaining action scenes. While it is not as innovative or groundbreaking as some of the other movies on this list, it should still be praised for being really good at what it wants to do, just be a dumb fun action movie.


5) “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was the only Marvel movie that came out last year that I thought was great. It felt like it was a dedication to Chadwick Boseman, even changing the Marvel opening logo for him. Not only is it a dedication to him, but it’s just a great movie in general. Wakanda is fleshed out way more in this movie with side characters in the first movie become main characters in this movie and given real personalities. 


4) Although I’ve never read the book, “Death on the Nile” was incredibly interesting. I’ve never been a fan of murder mystery movies, I’ve always found them incredibly boring, but I really like this movie. It’s a mystery that keeps you thinking, it’s not obvious what’s going on, but it is plausible for you to figure it out as the movie goes on. The time period is also very interesting, being set during the great depression and showing how even rich people were desperate to get money, by any means necessary.


3) “The Northman” is the best viking-era media I’ve ever seen. It follows the main character after his dad was murdered, where he seeks revenge for his dad’s murder. On his path to vengeance, he meets some interesting characters that keep you invested till the end. The twist at the end definitely caught me off guard and it kept me glued until the finale.


2) “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is the best iteration of the multiverse scenario, even outdoing Marvel this year. The movie has an incredible story, hilarious characters and great action scenes. The conclusion is incredible and overall it’s a near-perfect movie.


1) However, there is only one movie this year that topped it. “Top Gun: Maverick” surpasses the original “Top Gun” in every single way and flew its way to be one of my favorite movies of all time. Even if you haven’t seen the original, the sequel will still be a perfect movie. Incredible acting, perfect cinematography and a fun experience if you’re a nerd for dog fighting. Overall, this movie is just perfect and I would highly recommend watching it if you missed this movie.