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100 Best Movies of 2022 Ranked

Welcome to the 100 best-reviewed movies of 2022! All eyes are on the film slate as 2022 represents the first year since the pandemic lockdown that saw theaters back at full capacity. The year started strong with Scream in January, becoming the first Certified Fresh movie in the franchise since 1997’s Scream 2.

Spring saw a string of critical hits, including the dark crime epic on The Batman, the spirited YA comedy Turning Red from Pixar, and two from A24: Some throwback horror with X, and Everything Everywhere All At Once, which would become A24’s biggest box office hit, surpassing Hereditary.

Of course, no story about the state of movies in 2022 is complete without full mention of Top Gun: Maverick. With afterburners activated, the crowd-pleasing blockbuster set records across the board, including an easy landing on the coveted billion-dollar movie hall of fame.

More headline-grabbing films include another great Adam Sandler dramatic turn in Netflix’s Hustle, the surprise Predator return-to-form prequel Prey, the latest from auteurs Jordan Peele and Robert Eggers (Nope and The Northman, respectively), and Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which sees anime continuing to make inroads with critics and at the box office.

To rank the best movies of 2022, we took every Certified Fresh movie of the year, and then sorted them using our ranking formula, which factors a film’s Tomatometer score and its number of reviews. So a movie with over 90% on the Tomatometer after hundreds of reviews becomes a force to reckon with.

Read on for the best movies of 2022, ranked! (And for more, explore the best movies of previous years with our guides on 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018.) Alex Vo

Recently added: Nothing Compares, The Woman King, Three Minutes: A Lengthening, Barbarian, Moonage Daydream, Saloum.

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 120443%
Critics Consensus: Top Gun: Maverick pulls off a feat even trickier than a 4G inverted dive, delivering a long-belated sequel that surpasses its predecessor in wildly entertaining style.
Synopsis: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is... [More]
Directed By: Joseph Kosinski

#2

The Batman (2022)
85%

#2
Adjusted Score: 113221%
Critics Consensus: A grim, gritty, and gripping super-noir, The Batman ranks among the Dark Knight's bleakest -- and most thrillingly ambitious -- live-action outings.
Synopsis: Batman ventures into Gotham City's underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence... [More]
Directed By: Matt Reeves

#3
Adjusted Score: 113146%
Critics Consensus: Led by an outstanding Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once lives up to its title with an expertly calibrated assault on the senses.
Synopsis: Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action... [More]

#4

The Northman (2022)
89%

#4
Adjusted Score: 109594%
Critics Consensus: A bloody revenge epic and breathtaking visual marvel, The Northman finds filmmaker Robert Eggers expanding his scope without sacrificing any of his signature style.
Synopsis: The Northman is an epic revenge thriller, that explores how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for... [More]
Directed By: Robert Eggers

#5

Turning Red (2022)
95%

#5
Adjusted Score: 109177%
Critics Consensus: Heartwarming, humorous, beautifully animated, and culturally expansive, Turning Red extends Pixar's long list of family-friendly triumphs.
Synopsis: In "Turning Red", Mei Lee is a confident, dorky thirteen-year-old torn between staying her mother's dutiful daughter and the chaos... [More]
Directed By: Domee Shi

#6

Prey (2022)
93%

#6
Adjusted Score: 107462%
Critics Consensus: The rare action thriller that spikes adrenaline without skimping on character development, Prey is a Predator prequel done right.
Synopsis: Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, "Prey" is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and... [More]
Directed By: Dan Trachtenberg

#7

Happening (2021)
99%

#7
Adjusted Score: 107501%
Critics Consensus: A tough but rewarding watch, Happening puts a personal face on an impossibly difficult choice and its heart-rending aftermath.
Synopsis: France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant,... [More]
Directed By: Audrey Diwan

#8

Fire of Love (2022)
99%

#8
Adjusted Score: 106253%
Critics Consensus: Whether as a story of one couple's quixotic quest or simply a stunning collection of nature footage, Fire of Love burns bright.
Synopsis: Fire of Love tells the story of two French lovers, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died in a volcanic explosion... [More]
Starring: Miranda July
Directed By: Sara Dosa

#9

X (2022)
94%

#9
Adjusted Score: 104589%
Critics Consensus: A fresh spin on the classic slasher formula, X marks the spot where Ti West gets resoundingly back to his horror roots.
Synopsis: In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their... [More]
Directed By: Ti West

#10
Adjusted Score: 105120%
Critics Consensus: Poignant, profound, and utterly heartwarming, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is animated entertainment with real heart.
Synopsis: Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint,... [More]
Directed By: Dean Fleischer-Camp

#11

Nope (2022)
82%

#11
Adjusted Score: 104838%
Critics Consensus: Admirable for its originality and ambition even when its reach exceeds its grasp, Nope adds Spielbergian spectacle to Jordan Peele's growing arsenal.
Synopsis: Two siblings who run a California horse ranch discover something wonderful and sinister in the skies above, and the owner... [More]
Directed By: Jordan Peele

#12
Adjusted Score: 104768%
Critics Consensus: Sexual awakening stories aren't in short supply, but Good Luck to You, Leo Grande proves you can still tell one with a refreshing -- and very funny -- spin.
Synopsis: In GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE, two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Love, Actually) embodies the candor and apprehension... [More]
Directed By: Sophie Hyde

#13

The Duke (2020)
97%

#13
Adjusted Score: 104121%
Critics Consensus: A sweet swan song for director Roger Michell, The Duke offers a well-acted and engaging dramatization of an entertainingly improbable true story.
Synopsis: In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National... [More]
Directed By: Roger Michell

#14

The Woman King (2022)
94%

#14
Adjusted Score: 104299%
Critics Consensus: All hail Viola Davis! The Woman King rules.
Synopsis: The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom... [More]
Directed By: Gina Prince-Bythewood

#15
Adjusted Score: 102853%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and wildly creative, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent presents Nicolas Cage in peak gonzo form -- and he's matched by Pedro Pascal's scene-stealing performance.
Synopsis: Nicolas Cage stars as... Nick Cage in the action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial... [More]
Directed By: Tom Gormican

#16
#16
Adjusted Score: 102518%
Critics Consensus: Its premise may resonate most with hardcore film fans, but Official Competition's tight focus and sharp humor have a universal appeal.
Synopsis: Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star as two egomaniacs commissioned by a millionaire to make a movie together in this... [More]

#17

The Janes (2022)
100%

#17
Adjusted Score: 102455%
Critics Consensus: Frighteningly timely and powerfully persuasive, The Janes offers a unique opportunity to look back at a pivotal chapter in American history through the eyes of those who helped define it.
Synopsis: In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago. Seven women were arrested and... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Tia Lessin, Emma Pildes

#18

Playground (2021)
100%

#18
Adjusted Score: 102430%
Critics Consensus: As honest as it is empathetic, Playground presents a sensitive yet hard-hitting child's-eye view of life in elementary school.
Synopsis: In this debut feature by writer-director Laura Wandel, the everyday reality of grade school is seen from a child's-eye-view as... [More]
Directed By: Laura Wandel

#19

The Innocents (2021)
97%

#19
Adjusted Score: 102332%
Critics Consensus: The Innocents chillingly subverts the purity of youth in a powerfully acted thriller that lingers long after the credits roll.
Synopsis: During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal mysterious powers. But what starts out innocent soon takes a... [More]
Directed By: Eskil Vogt

#20

Writing with Fire (2021)
100%

#20
Adjusted Score: 102200%
Critics Consensus: Writing with Fire pays stirring tribute to the power of journalism -- and presents a chilling glimpse of the forces aligned against it.
Synopsis: Armed with smartphones and tenacity, a fearless group of journalists from India's only women-led news outlet confront social injustice while... [More]

#21

Navalny (2022)
99%

#21
Adjusted Score: 101748%
Critics Consensus: Navalny is a documentary that's as gripping as any thriller -- but the real-life fight against authoritarianism that it details is deadly serious.
Synopsis: Shot as the story unfolded, NAVALNY is a fly-on-the-wall documentary thriller about anti-authoritarian Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Recovering in... [More]
Starring: Alexei Navalny
Directed By: Daniel Roher

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 101660%
Critics Consensus: A taut thriller that contains a wealth of social commentary, Emily the Criminal is stolen by Aubrey Plaza's terrific work in the title role.
Synopsis: Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal... [More]
Directed By: John Patton Ford

#23

Hustle (2022)
93%

#23
Adjusted Score: 101465%
Critics Consensus: Hustle doesn't have any fancy moves, but it doesn't need them -- Adam Sandler's everyman charm makes this easy layup fun to watch.
Synopsis: Stanley Sugerman's (Adam Sandler) love for basketball is unparalleled, but the travel weary Philadelphia 76ers scout who has higher ambitions... [More]
Directed By: Jeremiah Zagar

#24
Adjusted Score: 101400%
Critics Consensus: Three Minutes - A Lengthening movingly captures a moment in time while honoring lives soon to be cut short by unimaginable horror.
Synopsis: Three Minutes - A Lengthening presents a home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in... [More]
Directed By: Bianca Stigter

#25

The Velvet Queen (2021)
100%

#25
Adjusted Score: 101343%
Critics Consensus: Its narration might not be distracting for some, but The Velvet Queen more than makes up for it with some truly striking cinematography.
Synopsis: In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to... [More]

#26

Belle (2021)
95%

#26
Adjusted Score: 101313%
Critics Consensus: A remarkable story brought to life with dazzling animation, Belle finds writer-director Mamoru Hosoda setting a brilliant new benchmark.
Synopsis: Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a... [More]
Directed By: Mamoru Hosoda

#27
#27
Adjusted Score: 102548%
Critics Consensus: Led by a luminous Lesley Manville, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is a good old-fashioned story charmingly told.
Synopsis: In partnership with the House of Dior, MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Fabian

#28

Benediction (2021)
94%

#28
Adjusted Score: 100350%
Critics Consensus: It isn't an easy watch, but Benediction uncovers a profoundly affecting drama in the real-life story of a combat veteran whose poetry warned against the horrors of war.
Synopsis: Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies, Benediction explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden).... [More]
Directed By: Terence Davies

#29
Adjusted Score: 100200%
Critics Consensus: Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché pays worthy tribute to its trailblazing subject with a documentary that honors her life as engagingly as it chronicles her career.
Synopsis: Poly Styrene was the first woman of color in the UK to front a successful rock band. She introduced the... [More]
Directed By: Celeste Bell, Paul Sng

#30

Girl Picture (2022)
98%

#30
Adjusted Score: 100572%
Critics Consensus: Sensitively written and beautifully acted, Girl Picture captures the whirlwind of teenage emotions without sacrificing narrative maturity and depth.
Synopsis: Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö work after school at a food court smoothie kiosk, frankly swapping stories of their frustrations... [More]
Directed By: Alli Haapasalo

#31

The Automat (2021)
98%

#31
Adjusted Score: 100086%
Critics Consensus: A wistful ode to a bygone era, The Automat will make viewers nostalgic for America's past -- and hungry for a meal at the titular diner.
Synopsis: Before fast food we had something better. Our grandparents told us stories of gathering around communal tables, sharing their lives,... [More]
Directed By: Lisa Hurwitz

#32

A Love Song (2022)
96%

#32
Adjusted Score: 99737%
Critics Consensus: Providing a brilliant (and too-rare) showcase for veteran actors Dale Dickey and Wes Studi, A Love Song tells a small, stirring tale with quiet grace.
Synopsis: Faye (Dale Dickey) is a lone traveler biding her time fishing, birding and stargazing at a rural Colorado campground as... [More]
Directed By: Max Walker-Silverman

#33

After Yang (2021)
89%

#33
Adjusted Score: 99867%
Critics Consensus: Although its reach occasionally exceeds its grasp, After Yang yields rich rewards for those willing to settle into its low-key wavelength.
Synopsis: When his young daughter's beloved companion -- an android named Yang -- malfunctions, Jake (Colin Farrell) searches for a way... [More]
Directed By: Kogonada

#34

Neptune Frost (2021)
96%

#34
Adjusted Score: 99510%
Critics Consensus: Bursting with ideas and ambition, Neptune Frost is difficult to describe -- and just as hard to resist.
Synopsis: In an otherworldly e-waste camp made of recycled computer parts, a subversive hacking collective attempts a takeover of the authoritarian... [More]

#35

Cow (2021)
96%

#35
Adjusted Score: 99547%
Critics Consensus: A stark and emotionally resonant look at the life of a farm animal, Cow simply yet insistently asks the viewer to reconsider their relationship with their food.
Synopsis: Academy Award-winner Andrea Arnold returns with an intimate portrait of one dairy cow's life. The film highlights the beauty and... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Andrea Arnold

#36

The Sea Beast (2022)
94%

#36
Adjusted Score: 98972%
Critics Consensus: An original animated tale that's often as daring as its characters, The Sea Beast sends audiences on a voyage well worth taking.
Synopsis: In an era when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, monster hunters were celebrated heroes -- and none were more beloved... [More]
Directed By: Chris Williams

#37

Emergency (2022)
91%

#37
Adjusted Score: 98846%
Critics Consensus: Taking the form of a classic college comedy while adding some socially relevant function, Emergency is as smart and disturbing as it is hilarious.
Synopsis: Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his best friend, Sean (RJ Cyler), are both seniors in college about to embark on... [More]
Directed By: Carey Williams

#38
Adjusted Score: 98823%
Critics Consensus: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America offers a stirring and persuasive reckoning with a subject that's as fundamental as it is highly charged.
Synopsis: Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, in WHO WE ARE: A Chronicle of Racism in America, criminal defense/civil... [More]
Starring: Jeffery Robinson

#39
Adjusted Score: 98841%
Critics Consensus: Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom is a simple story with a big heart -- and a reminder of film's ability to communicate universal truths across international borders.
Synopsis: An aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan dreams of getting a visa to relocate to... [More]
Directed By: Pawo Choyning Dorji

#40
#40
Adjusted Score: 98800%
Critics Consensus: Compartment No. 6 can get a little stuffy within its narrative confines, but this well-acted, subtly told love story rewards the viewer's patience.
Synopsis: A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of... [More]
Directed By: Juho Kuosmanen

#41
Adjusted Score: 98772%
Critics Consensus: Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie offers a thrilling, beautifully animated gift for fans of the anime -- and a story that holds up as a standalone effort.
Synopsis: When they were children, Rika Orimoto was killed in a traffic accident right before the eyes of her close friend,... [More]

#42

The Territory (2022)
97%

#42
Adjusted Score: 98631%
Critics Consensus: Visually striking, formally refreshing, and ultimately enraging, The Territory is a powerful advocacy documentary with the heart of a thriller.
Synopsis: THE TERRITORY provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Alex Pritz

#43

Nothing Compares (2022)
98%

#43
Adjusted Score: 100103%
Critics Consensus: A moving look at Sinéad O'Connor's remarkable life and career, Nothing Compares is enriching viewing whether or not you're a fan of her work.
Synopsis: NOTHING COMPARES is the story of Sinéad O'Connor's phenomenal rise to worldwide fame and how her iconoclastic personality resulted in... [More]
Starring: Shuihada' Davitt
Directed By: Kathryn Ferguson

#44

Fire Island (2022)
94%

#44
Adjusted Score: 98610%
Critics Consensus: Brought to life by a tremendously talented cast, the breezily entertaining Fire Island proves there are still fresh ways to update Austen.
Synopsis: Set in the iconic Pines, Andrew Ahn's "Fire Island" is an unapologetic, modern-day rom-com showcasing a diverse, multicultural examination of... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Ahn

#45

Hellbender (2021)
97%

#45
Adjusted Score: 98571%
Critics Consensus: Hellbender stirs a boiling cauldron of adolescent angst, serving up a coming-of-age story with dark horror overtones.
Synopsis: A teen and her mother live simply in a home in the woods, spending their time making metal music. A... [More]

#46

Cyrano (2021)
85%

#46
Adjusted Score: 98596%
Critics Consensus: Uneven yet ultimately hard to resist, Joe Wright's Cyrano puts a well-acted musical spin on the oft-adapted classic tale.
Synopsis: Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the... [More]
Directed By: Joe Wright

#47
Adjusted Score: 98513%
Critics Consensus: Fart-knockers beware: Beavis and Butt-Head are back, and they're just as stupidly hilarious (or hilariously stupid?) as ever.
Synopsis: A tale that technically spans two centuries, BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE promises to sit atop all future lists... [More]
Directed By: Mike Judge

#48

Great Freedom (2021)
97%

#48
Adjusted Score: 98514%
Critics Consensus: With intelligence and sensitivity, Great Freedom draws on past injustices to present a beautifully crafted tribute to the persistence of the human spirit.
Synopsis: In Germany after WWII, the liberation by the Allies did not mean freedom for everyone. Hans (Franz Rogowski) has been... [More]
Directed By: Sebastian Meise

#49

Barbarian (2022)
92%

#49
Adjusted Score: 98556%
Critics Consensus: Smart, darkly humorous, and above all scary, Barbarian offers a chilling and consistently unpredictable thrill ride for horror fans.
Synopsis: Traveling to Detroit for a job interview, a young woman books a rental home. But when she arrives late at... [More]
Directed By: Zach Cregger

#50

Hit the Road (2021)
95%

#50
Adjusted Score: 98333%
Critics Consensus: A beautifully acted drama with steadily cumulative force, Hit the Road uses one family's journey to make trenchant observations about society as a whole.
Synopsis: Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled Iranian master Jafar Panahi, makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted,... [More]
Directed By: Panah Panahi

#51

Come From Away (2021)
98%

#51
Adjusted Score: 98344%
Critics Consensus: Come from Away sifts through the wreckage of tragedy to find hope -- and the healing power of human connection.
Synopsis: "Come From Away" is the filmed version of the award-winning Broadway musical which tells the story of 7,000 people stranded... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Ashley

#52
#52
Adjusted Score: 98318%
Critics Consensus: Although it may strike some as too artsy for its own good, You Won't Be Alone puts a thoughtfully fresh spin on familiar horror tropes.
Synopsis: Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, YOU WON'T BE ALONE follows a young girl who is... [More]
Directed By: Goran Stolevski

#53
#53
Adjusted Score: 98161%
Critics Consensus: Lingui, the Sacred Bonds uses one family's fraught story to offer a forceful rejoinder to the oppressive norms of patriarchal culture.
Synopsis: On the outskirts of N'Djamena in Chad, Amina lives alone with her only 15-year-old daughter Maria. Her already fragile world... [More]
Directed By: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

#54

Ali & Ava (2021)
94%

#54
Adjusted Score: 98076%
Critics Consensus: Ali & Ava's tender, naturalistic love story adds another powerful chapter to writer-director Clio Barnard's filmography.
Synopsis: Both lonely for different reasons, ALI and AVA meet through their shared affection for SOFIA (6), the child of ALI's... [More]
Directed By: Clio Barnard

#55

Elvis (2022)
77%

#55
Adjusted Score: 96838%
Critics Consensus: The standard rock biopic formula gets all shook up in Elvis, with Baz Luhrmann's dazzling energy and style perfectly complemented by Austin Butler's outstanding lead performance.
Synopsis: The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship... [More]
Directed By: Baz Luhrmann

#56

Lucy and Desi (2022)
94%

#56
Adjusted Score: 97765%
Critics Consensus: Equal parts entertaining and informative, Lucy and Desi takes a palpably affectionate look at the lives and legacies of its groundbreaking subjects.
Synopsis: From director Amy Poehler, Lucy and Desi explores the unlikely partnership and enduring legacy of one of the most prolific... [More]
Directed By: Amy Poehler

#57

Nitram (2021)
93%

#57
Adjusted Score: 97560%
Critics Consensus: Nitram asks viewers to face a gut-wrenchingly grim moment in Australian history -- but rewards that effort with a gripping, well-acted character study.
Synopsis: Nitram (Caleb Landry-Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s.... [More]
Directed By: Justin Kurzel

#58

Gagarine (2020)
95%

#58
Adjusted Score: 97325%
Critics Consensus: Balancing whimsy-tinged magic realism against serious themes of community and displacement, Gagarine is as bracingly original as it is ultimately poignant.
Synopsis: Teenager Youri (gifted newcomer Alseni Bathily) has lived his whole life in the tight-knit community of Gagarine, even being named... [More]

#59

Hatching (2022)
92%

#59
Adjusted Score: 97262%
Critics Consensus: A message movie in a hard horror shell, Hatching perches between beauty and revulsion -- and establishes director Hanna Bergholm as a bright new talent.
Synopsis: In HATCHING, 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog 'Lovely Everyday Life'... [More]
Directed By: Hanna Bergholm

#60

My Old School (2022)
93%

#60
Adjusted Score: 97153%
Critics Consensus: My Old School's unique approach to an outlandish true story makes for entertaining -- and ultimately rather thought-provoking -- viewing.
Synopsis: In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What... [More]
Starring: Alan Cumming
Directed By: Jono McLeod

#61

Kimi (2022)
92%

#61
Adjusted Score: 97027%
Critics Consensus: A housebound thriller with a 21st century spin, KIMI finds director Steven Soderbergh in crowd-pleasing form -- thanks in no small part to an outstanding performance from Zoë Kravitz.
Synopsis: An agoraphobic tech worker discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime but is met with resistance when she tries to... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

#62

Moonage Daydream (2022)
92%

#62
Adjusted Score: 98451%
Critics Consensus: An audiovisual treat for Bowie fans, Moonage Daydream takes an appropriately distinctive approach to one of modern music's most mercurial artists.
Synopsis: MOONAGE DAYDREAM: a cinematic odyssey exploring Bowie's creative, spiritual and musical journey. From the visionary mind of Brett Morgen, Moonage... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Brett Morgen

#63

Vortex (2021)
93%

#63
Adjusted Score: 96915%
Critics Consensus: Vortex is Gaspar Noé at his most unflinchingly pitiless -- but viewers who can make it through will be rewarded with a haunting contemplation of death.
Synopsis: A retired psychiatrist with dementia and a struggling author with a heart condition live their final days together in an... [More]
Directed By: Gaspar Noé

#64

Saloum (2021)
96%

#64
Adjusted Score: 96810%
Critics Consensus: Smart, dynamic, and fast-paced, Saloum mixes tones and genres into a tart, smoothly blended treat.
Synopsis: Shot down after fleeing a coup and extracting a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui... [More]
Directed By: Jean Luc Herbulot

#65
Adjusted Score: 96812%
Critics Consensus: The sweetly nostalgic Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood finds Richard Linklater reusing visual and thematic ingredients in a deeply personal, freshly inspired way.
Synopsis: Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969... [More]
Directed By: Richard Linklater

#66

Clara Sola (2021)
96%

#66
Adjusted Score: 96800%
Critics Consensus: Discomfiting and dreamy, Clara Sola brings a sensual surreality to a story of oppressed autonomy, with debuting star Wendy Chinchilla Araya providing a mesmerizing focal point.
Synopsis: In a remote village in Costa Rica, 40-year-old Clara endures a repressively religious and withdrawn life under the command of... [More]

#67
#67
Adjusted Score: 96589%
Critics Consensus: A touching dramedy that wears its heart proudly on its sleeve, Cha Cha Real Smooth further affirms writer-director-star Cooper Raiff as a talent to watch.
Synopsis: Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew is stuck back at home with... [More]
Directed By: Cooper Raiff

#68

The Long Walk (2019)
96%

#68
Adjusted Score: 96653%
Critics Consensus: The Long Walk may require patience from some viewers, but they'll be rewarded with a thoughtful and alluringly atmospheric ghost story.
Synopsis: An old man walks the dusty roads between his isolated farm and the nearby rural village in the company of... [More]
Directed By: Mattie Do

#69

Hold Your Fire (2021)
95%

#69
Adjusted Score: 96576%
Critics Consensus: A documentary with the heart of a thriller, Hold Your Fire edifies just as adroitly as it enrages.
Synopsis: In 1973, four young African-American men stealing guns for self-defense in Brooklyn were cornered by the NYPD. A violent gun... [More]
Directed By: Stefan Forbes

#70
#70
Adjusted Score: 96499%
Critics Consensus: While Downton Abbey's frothiness comes close to curdling, A New Era's familiar comforts will please longtime fans.
Synopsis: From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of... [More]
Directed By: Simon Curtis

#71
#71
Adjusted Score: 96164%
Critics Consensus: Impeccably cast and smartly written, Bodies Bodies Bodies is an uncommonly well-done whodunit.
Synopsis: When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry... [More]
Directed By: Halina Reijn

#72

The Bad Guys (2022)
88%

#72
Adjusted Score: 95967%
Critics Consensus: Fast-paced, funny, and full of colorful visual appeal, The Bad Guys is good news for audiences seeking options the whole family can enjoy.
Synopsis: In the new action comedy from DreamWorks Animation, based on the New York Times best-selling book series, a crackerjack criminal... [More]
Directed By: Pierre Perifel

#73

Mad God (2021)
93%

#73
Adjusted Score: 95707%
Critics Consensus: A rich visual treat for film fans, Mad God proves that even in the age of CGI, the cinematic allure of stop-motion animation remains strong.
Synopsis: Follow The Assassin through a forbidding world of tortured souls, decrepit bunkers, and wretched monstrosities forged from the most primordial... [More]
Directed By: Phil Tippett

#74

The Black Phone (2021)
82%

#74
Adjusted Score: 95641%
Critics Consensus: The Black Phone might have been even more frightening, but it remains an entertaining, well-acted adaptation of scarily good source material.
Synopsis: Finney, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where... [More]
Directed By: Scott Derrickson

#75
Adjusted Score: 95618%
Critics Consensus: Narratively challenging and visually haunting, We're All Going to the World's Fair adds a uniquely ambitious and unsettling entry to the crowded coming-of-age genre.
Synopsis: Late on a cold night somewhere in the U.S., teenage Casey (Anna Cobb in her feature debut) sits alone in... [More]
Directed By: Jane Schoenbrun

#76

The Pink Cloud (2021)
93%

#76
Adjusted Score: 95514%
Critics Consensus: An eerily relevant debut from writer-director Iuli Gerbase, The Pink Cloud reaches into the emotional fault lines of pandemic life and comes away with striking observations about human behavior.
Synopsis: A mysterious and deadly pink cloud appears across the globe, forcing everyone to stay home. Strangers at the outset, Giovana... [More]
Directed By: Iuli Gerbase

#77

The Good Boss (2021)
92%

#77
Adjusted Score: 95604%
Critics Consensus: Led by Javier Bardem's charismatic performance and writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa's sharp humor, The Good Boss is a workplace satire worthy of promotion.
Synopsis: Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town, awaits the imminent visit from a committee... [More]

#78

The Fallout (2021)
93%

#78
Adjusted Score: 95006%
Critics Consensus: Empathetic and well-acted, The Fallout uses the aftermath of teen trauma to grapple with the experience of grief.
Synopsis: Bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circumstances, high schooler Vada (Jenna Ortega) begins to reinvent herself, while... [More]
Directed By: Megan Park

#79
#79
Adjusted Score: 94900%
Critics Consensus: A serious-minded drama that's also a propulsive thriller, Catch the Fair One anchors its powerful performances in real-life horror.
Synopsis: A Native American boxer embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing sister.... [More]
Directed By: Josef Kubota Wladyka

#80

Pearl (2022)
89%

#80
Adjusted Score: 94809%
Critics Consensus: Pearl finds Ti West squeezing fresh gore out of the world he created with X -- and once again benefiting from a brilliant Mia Goth performance.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Ti West returns with another chapter from the twisted world of X, in this astonishing follow-up to the year's... [More]
Directed By: Ti West

#81

Thirteen Lives (2022)
87%

#81
Adjusted Score: 94429%
Critics Consensus: Steadily helmed by director Ron Howard, Thirteen Lives offers an incomplete but still gripping dramatization of an incredible true story.
Synopsis: Thirteen Lives recounts the incredible true story of the tremendous global effort to rescue a Thai soccer team who become... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#82
#82
Adjusted Score: 94428%
Critics Consensus: The Bob's Burgers Movie offers all the heart, humor, and clever callbacks that fans of the show will be looking for while remaining an entertaining entry point for the unconverted.
Synopsis: "The Bob's Burgers Movie' is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy®-winning series. The story begins when... [More]

#83

Lost Illusions (2021)
93%

#83
Adjusted Score: 94087%
Critics Consensus: Lost Illusions honors its classic source material with a beautifully acted drama that untangles knotty themes with infectious energy.
Synopsis: In 1821, Lucien de Rubempré (César winner Benjamin Voisin) arrives in Paris as a sensitive, and idealistic young poet determined... [More]
Directed By: Xavier Giannoli

#84

A Chiara (2021)
91%

#84
Adjusted Score: 92087%
Critics Consensus: A willingness to sidestep clichés and a skilled central performance help A Chiara stand out in the crowded coming-of-age genre.
Synopsis: The Guerrasio family and friends gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela's oldest daughter's 18th birthday. There is a healthy rivalry... [More]
Directed By: Jonas Carpignano

#85

The Righteous (2021)
92%

#85
Adjusted Score: 93960%
Critics Consensus: Assured work from writer-director Mark O'Brien and Henry Czerny's powerhouse performance put The Righteous a cut above the average supernatural thriller.
Synopsis: A unique and darkly engaging spiritual thriller, strikingly shot in black and white, The Righteous tells the story of Frederic... [More]
Directed By: Mark O'Brien

#86

RRR (2022)
92%

#86
Adjusted Score: 94753%
Critics Consensus: Intoxicatingly over the top, RRR pulls out all the stops to make the absolute most of its 187-minute runtime.
Synopsis: The story of freedom fighters Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju.... [More]
Directed By: S.S. Rajamouli

#87
#87
Adjusted Score: 93559%
Critics Consensus: Rounded out by a pair of satisfying performances, Dinner in America is a coming-of-age rom-com with infectious punk rock energy.
Synopsis: An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band go on an unexpected and epic journey together... [More]
Directed By: Adam Rehmeier

#88

The Lost City (2022)
79%

#88
Adjusted Score: 93397%
Critics Consensus: The Lost City doesn't sparkle quite as brightly as some classic treasure-hunting capers, but its stars' screwball chemistry make this movie well worth romancing.
Synopsis: Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named... [More]
Directed By: Adam Nee, Aaron Nee

#89

Watcher (2022)
87%

#89
Adjusted Score: 93505%
Critics Consensus: Although its story may lack surprises, Watcher benefits from director Chloe Okuno's chilling grip on the material -- and Maika Monroe's terrific work in the leading role.
Synopsis: As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia -- a young actress who just moved to town with her boyfriend... [More]
Directed By: Chloe Okuno

#90

Murina (2021)
91%

#90
Adjusted Score: 93395%
Critics Consensus: A coming-of-age story with a uniquely sunny noir spin, Murina deftly explores dark themes against a deceptively idyllic setting.
Synopsis: Tensions rise between restless teenager Julija and her oppressive father Ante when an old family friend arrives at their Croatian... [More]

#91

Bull (2021)
93%

#91
Adjusted Score: 93413%
Critics Consensus: Bull isn't for the faint of heart, but this down and dirty revenge thriller packs a charge for fans of old-school crime dramas.
Synopsis: BULL is a revenge thriller like no other. Ferocious, audacious, and blood-soaked, the latest from BAFTA-winning writer/director Paul Andrew Williams... [More]
Directed By: Paul Andrew Williams

#92

The Outfit (2022)
85%

#92
Adjusted Score: 92713%
Critics Consensus: The Outfit isn't flashy, but a solid story and Mark Rylance's tightly tailored performance make this a comfortable fit for fans of old-school thrillers.
Synopsis: From the Academy Award-winning writer of The Imitation Game (Graham Moore) comes The Outfit, a gripping and masterful thriller in... [More]
Directed By: Graham Moore

#93

Pleasure (2021)
88%

#93
Adjusted Score: 92459%
Critics Consensus: Provocative on more than one level, Pleasure peels back the curtain on unsavory aspects of the adult film industry, with Sofia Kappel's powerful performance leading the way.
Synopsis: Ninja Thyberg's debut feature film Pleasure is a journey into the Los Angeles porn industry through the lens of newcomer... [More]
Directed By: Ninja Thyberg

#94

Anaïs in Love (2021)
90%

#94
Adjusted Score: 92072%
Critics Consensus: The main character may be hard to like, but Anaïs in Love offers a well-acted and breezily humorous take on its admittedly well-worn themes.
Synopsis: ANAIS IN LOVE is a buoyant French comedy from filmmaker Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet. Boasting a playfully magnetic performance by star Anaïs... [More]

#95

Scream (2022)
76%

#95
Adjusted Score: 92038%
Critics Consensus: The fifth Scream finds the franchise working harder than ever to maintain its meta edge -- and succeeding surprisingly often.
Synopsis: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the... [More]

#96

Fresh (2022)
81%

#96
Adjusted Score: 91620%
Critics Consensus: As gripping as it is upsetting, Fresh makes a provocative meal out of the horror of modern dating.
Synopsis: FRESH follows Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who meets the alluring Steve (Sebastian Stan) at a grocery store and -- given her... [More]
Directed By: Mimi Cave

#97
#97
Adjusted Score: 91662%
Critics Consensus: Led by a stellar performance from Mark Rylance, The Phantom of the Open turns a stranger-than-fiction true story into crowd-pleasing entertainment.
Synopsis: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the heartwarming true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist.... [More]
Directed By: Craig Roberts

#98

The Sadness (2021)
91%

#98
Adjusted Score: 91596%
Critics Consensus: The Sadness lives up to its title with an unstintingly grim -- and overall effective -- slice of dystopian horror.
Synopsis: The city of Taipei suddenly erupts into bloody chaos as ordinary people are compulsively driven to enact the most cruel... [More]
Directed By: Rob Jabbaz

#99

Nanny (2022)
91%

#99
Adjusted Score: 91594%
Critics Consensus: Led by Anna Diop's strong central performance, the smartly disquieting Nanny is a promising debut for writer-director Nikyatu Jusu.
Synopsis: In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to... [More]
Directed By: Nikyatu Jusu

#100
#100
Adjusted Score: 91448%
Critics Consensus: Smartly creepy, You Are Not My Mother engages with a number of thought-provoking themes without sacrificing chills.
Synopsis: It's the week before Halloween. Char's bedridden mother, Angela, has mysteriously gone missing. All that remains is her abandoned car... [More]
Directed By: Kate Dolan