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Awards Radar Staff Top Ten Lists for 2022

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As we transition away from 2022 and into 2023 (minus awards season coverage, of course) a perfect end point is to share what some of the other folks on staff thought of the movies. Yes, it’s time for the Awards Radar staff to chime in with their top ten lists. You fine folks already know my ten favorite films of the year (found right here), but what about others? Well, now you can see the lists, in all of their glory. They’re quite diverse, too, highlighting all that cinema had to offer in 2022. So, give them a gander, let us know who had the list you love most, and be sure to share your Top Tens as well!

Here now are the ten best films for 2022 from participating members of the Awards Radar staff:

Joey Magidson

Lionsgate

10. Babylon

9. Hustle

8. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

7. Vengeance

6. Everything Everywhere All At Once

5. The Whale

4. Top Gun: Maverick

3. She Said

2. Clerks III

1. The Fabelmans

Steve Prusakowski

Searchlight Pictures

10. Spirited

9. Nope

8. Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood

7. Decision To Leave

6. Babylon

5. The Batman

4. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

3. TÁR

2. Everything Everywhere All At Once

1. The Banshees of Inisherin

Myles Hughes

A24

10. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

9. Barbarian

8. Vengeance

7. The Banshees of Inisherin

6. Top Gun: Maverick

5. Decision to Leave

4. The Batman

3. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

2. RRR

1. Everything Everywhere All At Once

Miles Foster

A24

10. Bodies Bodies Bodies

9. Top Gun: Maverick

8. Babylon

7. The Banshees of Inisherin

6. Nope

5. Women Talking

4. The Batman

3. RRR

2. Aftersun

1. Everything Everywhere All At Once

Abe Friedtanzer

A24

10. Official Competition

9. Cha Cha Real Smooth

8. Dual

7. Don’t Make Me Go

6. Athena

5. Girl Picture

4. Women Talking

3. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

2. Everything Everywhere All At Once

1. The Whale

Robert Hamer

RRR

10. EO

9. Everything Everywhere All At Once

8. Armageddon Time

7. Happening

6. Great Freedom

5. Aftersun

4. Decision to Leave

3. The Menu

2. TÁR

1. RRR

Leila Jordan

Focus Features

10. You Won’t Be Alone

9. Dual

8. Babylon

7. All Quiet on the Western Front

6. Decision to Leave

5. Nope

4. The Fabelmans

3. We’re All Going to the World’s Fair

2. The Banshees of Inisherin

1. TÁR

Max Joseph

Marvel Studios

10. Turning Red

9. Babylon

8. The Fabelmans

7. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

6. The Batman

5. RRR

4. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

3. Avatar: The Way of Water

2. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

1. Everything Everywhere All At Once

Shane Slater

Universal Pictures

10. Nelly & Nadine

9. Bones and All

8. Top Gun: Maverick

7. Women Talking

6. Joyland

5. Close

4. Everything Everywhere All At Once

3. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

2. RRR

1. The Fabelmans

Kendall Tinston

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022). (L-R) Edward Norton as Miles, and Dave Bautista as Duke. Cr. John Wilson/Netflix © 2022.

10. Meet Cute

9. Bros

8. Everything Everywhere All At Once

7. X

6. Fresh

5. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

4. She Said

3. The Black Phone

2. The Whale

1. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Maxance Vincent

Warner Bros.

10. Jackass Forever

9. The Batman

8. Babysitter

7. Ambulance

6. Till

5. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

4. Triangle of Sadness

3. RRR

2. The Fabelmans

1. Elvis

Be sure to share your own top ten lists below!

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Robert Hamer
24 days ago

Weird coincidence that I just realized about my own top ten list: My #1 begins with a disclaimer assuring me that no animals were harmed in the making of the film and my #10 ends with a disclaimer assuring me that no animals were harmed in the making of the film. Have no idea if that “means” literally anything at all, but it jumped out at me.

Also it’s interesting to me how, unlike last year, these lists have a little more consensus around them: The Fabelmans and Everything Everywhere All At Once were clear favorites among most of us, and in fact, the latter movie appears in all but two staff writer’s top ten lists here.

Ryan
Ryan
23 days ago

By awarding 10 points for each film’s #1 placement, 9 points for a #2 placement, etc., the Awards Radar Staff Top 10 of 2022 would be:

  • 10. Babylon – 14 points
  • 9. Aftersun, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, and She Said – 15 points
  • 8. Top Gun: Maverick and Women Talking – 17 points
  • 7. Decision to Leave – 22 points
  • 6. The Whale – 25 points
  • 5. The Banshees of Inisherin, The Batman, and Tar – 27 points
  • 4. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – 32 points
  • 3. The Fabelmans – 39 points
  • 2. RRR – 50 points
  • 1. Everything Everywhere All At Once – 65 points

I have yet to see Aftersun, Women Talking, Close, and a bunch of others, but for now my Top 10 of 2022 is:

  • 10. You Won’t Be Alone
  • 9. Catch the Fair One
  • 8. Happening
  • 7. Watcher
  • 6. The Outfit
  • 5. Paris, 13th District
  • 4. The Eternal Daughter
  • 3. Good Night Oppy
  • 2. Turning Red
  • 1. The Fabelmans

I can’t pick a favorite list, but huge bonus points to Joey and Shane for including The Fabelmans as their #1, and props to Leila, Max, and Maxance for including it on their lists at all. Its support here is a very pleasant surprise, so thanks.

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