Fan Favorite Movies 2022

The Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once may lead Oscar nominations with 11, and Avatar: The Way of Water may be tearing up the box office both domestically and worldwide, but neither of them was able to top the international sensation RRR. The action epic from India initially got off to a slow start, with Everything Everywhere dominating the early polls, but by the second week of voting, it had taken the No. 1 spot, which it never relinquished. Everything Everywhere and The Way of Water did ultimately crack the top five, along with The Batman and Top Gun: Maverick, but fans of writer-director S.S. Rajamouli’s film turned up in droves, demonstrating why it might have benefited the Academy to show the film a bit more love than tossing it a single nomination for Best Original Song.

The order below reflects the number of total votes cast for each film by users in a poll that ran on RT from January 12 to January 27.


RRR (2022)

Adjusted Score: 100151%
Critics Consensus: Intoxicatingly over the top, RRR pulls out all the stops to make the absolute most of its 187-minute runtime.
Synopsis: Freedom fighters Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju join forces against British colonialists in the 1920s.... [More]
Directed By: S.S. Rajamouli

Adjusted Score: 123064%
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

Adjusted Score: 115847%
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]
Directed By: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert


The Batman (2022)

Adjusted Score: 115760%
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

Adjusted Score: 101544%
Critics Consensus: Narratively, it might be fairly standard stuff -- but visually speaking, Avatar: The Way of Water is a stunningly immersive experience.
Synopsis: Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, "Avatar: The Way of Water" begins to tell... [More]
Directed By: James Cameron