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2022 Movie List

January 7, 2023

Slow to get this posted, but here’s my movie list from 2022. Some groupings. Bold = good. I don’t watch as many shows, but those are at the end.

Best of the new movies

Released in 2022 or thereabouts.  

Top Gun: Maverick. Best movie-going experience of the year. Yes, far-fetched at times, but this is what going to the movies is about.

Nope. Big. Creepy. Such striking, unique visuals and high craft. Amazing that this is only Jordan Peele’s third movie.  

Licorice Pizza. Watched it four times last year. Love it.

Everything Everywhere All at Once. Mind blowing in many ways.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. Most charming movie of the year.

Glass Onion. A worthy follow-up to Knives Out. Love the sensibility Rian Johnson has created with these.

White Noise. Love the ambition on this. Not fully successful, but a big swing at adapting the Don DeLillo classic.

All Quiet on the Western Front. Gritty WWI, with some of the same trench-level feel as Saving Private Ryan. Harrowing.

Lucky. A quiet, charming low-budget indy flick. Harry Dean Stanton’s last, with a fun cameo by David Lynch. From 2017, but I imagine most people haven’t seen it.

C’Mon C’Mon. Mike Mills directed, story about the ripple effects of mental illness and the power of family. Tender without being sentimental.

Hustle. I like seeing Adam Sandler in dramatic roles. He does on-the-edge, barely-holding-on well. In this case a pro basketball scout.

Jackass 4.5. Saw it in the theater. Every once in a awhile I like to see if farting, people getting hit in the nuts and slow-motion stunts gone bad will still make me laugh so hard I hurt. Still does.  

Best of the old movies

Most were re-watches that hold up, except the handful with * that were new watches for me.   

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Truman Show

Shaun of the Dead

No Time to Die*

Point Break

The Blair Witch Project

David Lynch: The Art Life

The Town

The Thing*

Saving Private Ryan


Apocalypse Now: Redux

Training Day*

The Endless Summer*

Michael Clayton

Stand By Me

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Napoleon Dynamite

Inside Llewyn Davis

Beasts of the Southern Wild*

Wind River


All the others

Intolerable Cruelty

The Man Who Wasn’t There

A Serious Man

True Grit (Coens)

Hail, Caesar!

The Tragedy of MacBeth

This Much I Know to Be True (Nick Cave documentary)



The French Dispatch

Bullet Train

Pinocchio (Guillermo del Toro)

The Northman


Gross Pointe Blank

The Stranger

Cry Macho

Patience (After Sebald)

The Man Who Wasn’t There



The Last Duel

News of the World


Lessons of Darkness (Herzog)


Big Trouble in Little China

Old School

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Adam Sandler 100% Fresh (comedy special)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Zero Dark Thirty

The Hurt Locker

Operation Mincemeat

Motherless Brooklyn



Taxi Driver

Top Gun

Kill Bill

Kill Bill 2


Atomic Blonde

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Don’t Look Up

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Nightmare Alley

Starship Troopers

Family Movie Night

The Bad Guys

The Dark Crystal


Turning Red


Spies in Disguise

The SpongeBob Movie

The Sea Beast

Max and Me (MST 3000)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Burton)

Guardians of the Galaxy


Sing 2

Transylvania 4



Little Shop of Horrors

The Three Amigos

Toy Story 4


League of Superpets x2 (avoid at all cost)

Clifford the Big Red Dog

The Corpse Bride


Five Days at Memorial


Train wreck: Woodstock ‘99

Stranger Things


Love, Death + Robots

Most looking forward to in 2023:


The Killer

Killers of the Flower Moon

Dune Part II

Indiana Jones / Mission Impossible (hoping one of these will hit — more likely Mission Impossible)

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