2022 was a good year for movies, don’t you think? In this article, we wind back the clock and have a look at the best movies released this year that are currently available on streaming. We missed a few of these when they were playing in cinemas, which is the perfect excuse to finally watch them from the comfort of our own homes. Biopics, crazy adventures and dark superheroes, it’s all here - the best movies of 2022.
Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, IMDb: 8.1)
Starting off the list of the best movies of 2022 is this fairly new release. Premiering earlier this year in cinemas, we have waited a long time for it to be available on streaming. Everything Everywhere All At Once is a strong contender for the best movie of the year according to fans. The story follows an aging Chinese immigrant who is swept up in a crazy adventure where she can explore different universes with different versions of her own life, all at once. In short, a fantastic action-adventure-comedy worth watching.
Although released just a few days ago, Guillermo Del Toro’s adaptation of Pinocchio has quickly grabbed the attention of fans and critics who have in turn praised it, putting it among the best new releases of 2022. Unlike early versions of Pinocchio, Del Toros story takes place in the 1930s under the rule of Benito Mussolini and the National Facist Party. Using stop-motion animation, the classic story of the magical wooden boy feels fresh and engaging. This is maybe one of the best movies of the year to watch with your family.
When this much anticipated war-drama was released, it did not disappoint. Similar to “1917” (2019), the story follows a young German soldier who enlist in the military during World War I. Naive and inexperienced, he figured war would be something else then what he’s eventually confronted with. When faced with the reality of war, his glorification of battle quickly turns to a meaningless fight for survival. Intense, dark and brilliant, All Quiet On The Western Front is one of the best war movies of 2022.
In this hoop drama, Adam Sanlder once again proves himself to be much more than the goofy comedic actor we have seen in the past. Even if you're not the biggest fan of basketball, you’ll enjoy Hustle. The story follows a basketball scout who is desperate to get back to the NBA and the big leagues. When he finds a young prospect in Madrid, he sees the opportunity he’s been waiting for. Together, they embark on a journey towards success. All in all, Hustle is a goosebump-y and uplifting story worth watching. Definitely one of the best sports movies of the year.
This is a powerful and deep dark-comedy based on true events. The story follows a team of lawyers who take one the heads of Argetinas bloody military dictatorship during the 1980s. In a battle against odds and race against time, Argentina 1985 reminds us that law and justice is one of the cornerstones in any democracy. Authentic and seriously gripping, this movie is not only one of the best movies of the year but also one you might have missed.
Back in 2018, the world held its breath when news broke that a football team and their coach were stuck inside a flooded cave in Thailand. Without food, water or enough oxygen, their lives were at serious risk. Outside the cave, expert cave-divers, the military and hundreds of volunteers gathered to make the impossible possible - to rescue the boys. Thirteen Lives is the intense true story of the rescue mission that took place. Starring Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell, this is one of the best movies of 2022 available to stream right now.
Of course we had to include one of the most popular superhero movies of the year on this list. The Batman is an almost 3-hour long dark adventure set in Gotham following Bruce Wayne conflicted life. When a sadistic serial killer being murdering key political figures, Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption and question his family’s involvement. Robert Pattison's performance as Batman might earn him an Oscar nomination, that’s for sure. To summarize, the greatest dark-crime thriller of the year.
Biopics of musical geniuses seem to be a winning concept in Hollywood. Similar to Rocketman, the story of Elton John, or Bohemian Rhapsody, the life of Freddie Mercury and Queen, Elvis is the story about…Elvis. From his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s. Austin Butler made a name for himself on the big stage after playing Presley in this movie, yet another performance worthy of an Oscar nomination. The king of rock & roll makes the list of the best movies from 2022.