Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2022

Cinema Scope: Top 10 Films of 2022

21 March 2023

Pacifiction - Albert Serra

Cinema Scope: Top 10 Films of 2022

[see also 202120202010s201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Special mentions

Senses of Cinema World Poll: Brian Darr: Top Ten Films of 2022

31 January 2023

The Fabelmans - Steven Spielberg

Brian Darr: Top Ten Films of 2022, as submitted to the Senses of Cinema World Poll where it appears alongside lists of films not yet distributed, older films seen for the first time, and shorts

[see also 202320202019201820172016201520142013]

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2022

11 January 2023

Saint Omer - Alice Diop

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2022

[see also 2023202120202010s201920182017201620152014201320122011]

David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2022

09 January 2023

David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2022, this year's installment of his video countdown, as witty, tuneful, and emotional as ever

[see also 202320212020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Daily Beast: Nick Schager: Best Movies of 2022

04 January 2023

The Banshees of Inisherin - Martin McDonagh

Nick Schager: Best Movies of 2022, as published by The Daily Beast

[see also 202320212020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Honorable Mention

The Reveal: Scott Tobias: The Best Movies of 2022

04 January 2023

Tár - Todd Field

Scott Tobias: The Best Movies of 2022, as posted at The Reveal where it appears alongside fun selections like "Reason for Hope," "Reason for Despair," "Most Annoying Discourse," and "Most Anticipated Film" of next year

[see also 20232021202020192018201620152014201320122011]

Sam Adams: Top 10 Movies of 2022

04 January 2023

After Yang - Kogonada

Sam Adams: Top 10 Movies of 2022, as posted to his Substack where it's accompanied by a few thoughts about why a Top 10 list may have more, or fewer, than ten entries and why "alphabetizing Top 10 lists is the coward’s way out"

[see also 2023201320122011]

Film Stage: Top 50 Films of 2022

03 January 2023

Aftersun - Charlotte Wells

The Film Stage: Top 50 Films of 2022

[see also 2023202120182017]

Guy Lodge: Top 50 Movies of 2022

03 January 2023

Tár - Todd Field

Guy Lodge: Top 50 Movies of 2022, as posted to Twitter in an epic thread

The Reveal: Keith Phipps: The Best Movies of 2022

03 January 2023

Aftersun - Charlotte Wells

Keith Phipps: The Best Movies of 2022, as posted at The Reveal where it appears alongside fun selections like "Reason for Hope," "Reason for Despair," "Most Annoying Discourse," and "Most Anticipated Film" of next year

[see also 202320212010s201820172016201420122011]