2022 Oscar Predictions

Updated October 4th, 2022

The Fabelmans

1. The Fabelmans

Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, a young man named Sammy Fabelman discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth.

2. Babylon

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

3. Women Talking

A group of women in an isolated Mennonite religious colony in Bolivia as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony's men.

6. The Banshees of Inisherin

Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

5. Top Gun: Maverick

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

6. TÁR

Set in the international world of classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár. widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.

7. Everything Everywhere All At Once

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

8. Empire of Light

Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, EMPIRE OF LIGHT is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema from Academy Award® winning director Sam Mendes.

9. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case.

10. She Said

New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.

Next In Line:

11. The Woman King

A historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

12. Avatar: The Way of Water

Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their planet.

13. The Whale

A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

14. White Noise

Follows a year in the life of Jack Gladney, a professor who has made his name by pioneering the field of Hitler studies.

15. Elvis

A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.

16. Armageddon Time

A deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.

17. Close

The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys Leo and Remi suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie, Rémi's mother. "Close" is a film about friendship and responsibility.

18. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T'Challa.

19. Till

The story of Emmett Louis Till and the legacy of his mother who pursued justice for her lynched son.

20. Emancipation

A runaway slave forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey to escape plantation owners that nearly killed him.

21. Bardo

Follows a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns home and works through an existential crisis as he grapples with his identity, familial relationships, the folly of his memories.

22. Devotion

Elite fighter pilots Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner become the U.S. Navy's most celebrated wingmen during the Korean War.

23. The Inspection

A young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside.

24. Amsterdam

Set in the '30s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.

25. The Son

Peter has his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.

Also Consider:

26. The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The true story of a man bringing beer to his childhood buddies in the Army while they are fighting in Vietnam.

27. Triangle of Sadness

A cruise for the super-rich sinks thus leaving survivors, including a fashion model celebrity couple, trapped on an island.

28. All Quiet on the Western Front

A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.

29. Nope

The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

30. Decision to Leave

A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains ends up meeting and developing feelings for the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.

31. I Wanna Dance With Somebody

The joyous, emotional and heart-breaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. Tracking her journey from obscurity to musical super stardom

32. A Man Called Otto

A cranky retired man strikes up an unlikely friendship with his boisterous new neighbors. A remake of the 2015 Swedish film of the same name.

33. Causeway

A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.

34. The Pale Blue Eye

Follows a veteran detective who investigates the murders, helped by a detail-oriented young cadet who will later become a world famous author, Edgar Allan Poe.

35. Aftersun

Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't.

36. Cha Cha Real Smooth

A young man who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host strikes up a friendship with a mother and her autistic daughter.

37. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is about photographer Nan Goldin's battle against the notorious big-pharma Sackler family.

38. The Batman

When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement.

39. A Jazzman's Blues

Follows an investigation into an unsolved murder unveiling a story full of forbidden love, deceit and a secret.

40. My Policeman

Tom, a policeman in 1950s Britain, falls in love with a schoolteacher on the Brighton coast. However, he soon begins a passionate same-sex affair with a museum curator, in spite of homosexuality being illegal.

41. Bones & All

Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.

42. Broker

Broker is an upcoming South Korean drama film directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda starring Song Kang-ho, Bae Doona, Gang Dong-won, and IU. It marks Kore-eda's second film made outside Japan after The Truth (2019), his previous produced in France, and his second collaboration with Bae after Air Doll (2009). The film revolves around characters associated with baby boxes, which allow infants to be dropped off anonymously to be cared for by others

43. Showing Up

A vibrant and sharply funny portrait of an artist on the verge of a career-changing exhibition. As she navigates family, friends, and colleagues in the lead up to her show, the chaos of life becomes the inspiration for great art.

44. Three Thousand Years of Longing

A scholar, content with life, encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation, in a hotel room in Istanbul, leads to consequences neither would have expected.

45. The Wonder

A tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

46. The Menu

Young couple Margot and Tyler travel to a remote island to eat at Hawthorne, an exclusive restaurant run by celebrity chef Slowik, who has prepared a lavish molecular gastronomy menu where food is treated as conceptual art, but his approach to cuisine has some shocking surprises for the wealthy guests.

47. Blonde

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

48. Hustle

After a down-on-his-luck basketball scout discovers an extraordinary player abroad, he brings the phenom back without his team's approval.

49. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan's birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

50. The Northman

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder.