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Best Movies of 2022, Ranked by Tomatometer
Welcome to the best-reviewed movies of 2022! Every week, we add the latest Certified Fresh films across all genres and mediums, including superhero (The Batman), animation (Turning Red), comedy (I Want You Back), and horror (Scream).
Movies achieve Certified Fresh status by maintaining a Tomatometer score of at least 75% after a minimum number of reviews: 80 for wide releases, 40 for streaming or limited release movies, and 20 for movies premiering on television. Each movie needs at least five of its reviews to be written by Top Critics, and the only way to lose being Certified Fresh is by dropping below 70%.
Check back every Monday for new entries! (Or explore the best movies of previous years with our guides on 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018.)
Recently added: All My Friends Hate Me, Men, The Drover’s Wife, Chip ‘N’ Dale Rescue Rangers, The Sadness, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Benediction
Adjusted Score: 76873%
Critics Consensus: An occasionally uneasy blend of human drama and message movie, Ahed's Knee forcefully reaffirms that the personal is political.
A celebrated Israeli filmmaker named Y arrives in a remote desert village to present one of his films at a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 80780%
Critics Consensus: Sundown's emotionally muted wavelength may be difficult for some viewers to tune into, but it's enlivened by Tim Roth's strong central performance.
Neil and Alice Bennett (Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg) are the core of a wealthy family on vacation in Mexico with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82233%
Critics Consensus: It can be didactic rather than truly suspenseful, but Master is an impressively well-crafted horror outing with a lot on its mind.
At an elite New England university built on the site of a Salem-era gallows hill, three women strive to find... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78074%
Critics Consensus: Painfully relevant without being heavy-handed, Huda's Salon isn't fully prepared to answer all the questions it raises, but it works well enough as a thriller.
Reem, a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda's salon in Bethlehem. But this ordinary visit turns... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83952%
Critics Consensus: Dog's dramatic breed is far from exotic, but solid narrative bones and well-trained work from co-director/star Channing Tatum make for a fetching viewing experience.
DOG is a buddy comedy that follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92325%
Critics Consensus: The fifth Scream finds the franchise working harder than ever to maintain its meta edge -- and succeeding surprisingly often.
Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, Calif., a new killer dons the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81796%
Critics Consensus: Heartfelt yet jumbled, Minamata pays tribute to a remarkable real-life story perhaps better served by the documentary treatment.
Inspired by a true story, Minamata stars Johnny Depp playing celebrated photojournalist Eugene Smith. The film takes place in 1971... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93025%
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.
Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81330%
Critics Consensus: The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson occasionally struggles to cohere, but writer-director-star Leah Purcell offers a unique, compelling perspective on historic myths.
On a remote homestead in the Snowy Mountains, a lonely bushwoman tries to run the family farm and raise her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83926%
Critics Consensus: A home invasion thriller with a nifty twist, See for Me is further elevated by Skyler Davenport's magnetic lead performance.
Sophie, a young blind woman, house-sitting at a secluded mansion, finds herself under invasion by thieves seeking a hidden safe.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88212%
Critics Consensus: Sometimes some reboots fall through the cracks, but Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers picks up the slack with a fast, funny film that (almost) never fails.
In "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers," Chip and Dale are living amongst cartoons and humans in modern-day Los Angeles, but... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81448%
Critics Consensus: Elevated by its stars' magnetic chemistry, True Things mines complex, character-driven drama from an ill-advised romance.
Bored by the daily tedium of her office job, Kate (Ruth Wilson) is sleepwalking through life when a chance sexual... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91779%
Critics Consensus: As gripping as it is upsetting, Fresh makes a provocative meal out of the horror of modern dating.
FRESH follows Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who meets the alluring Steve (Sebastian Stan) at a grocery store and -- given her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83007%
Critics Consensus: An auditory funhouse of intrigue, Ultrasound pushes narrative boundaries to deliver an audacious look at the horrors of gaslighting.
Driving home late at night during a heavy rainstorm, Glen experiences car trouble. Near where his car gets stuck, he... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87351%
Critics Consensus: Minor but engaging Audiard, Paris, 13th District explores millennial love through a visually compelling lens that's partly undercut by its episodic narrative structure.
Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy -- they're... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86796%
Critics Consensus: If it isn't the most convincing love story, 7 Days remains a well-acted rom-com with a fresh perspective and some strong ideas.
Set up on a prearranged date by their old-fashioned Indian parents, Ravi and Rita seemingly have nothing in common. The... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87693%
Critics Consensus: Ben Foster's gripping work in the central role further elevates The Survivor's affectingly character-driven approach to its weighty themes.
After being sent to Auschwitz, Haft is forced to participate in a gladiatorial boxing spectacle along with his fellow prisoners.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89212%
Critics Consensus: If its fact-based story proves more fascinatingly outlandish than it's presented here, Operation Mincemeat remains an engaging and well-acted wartime drama.
It's 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler's grip on occupied Europe, and plan an all-out assault on Sicily;... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92598%
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.
From the Academy Award-winning writer of The Imitation Game (Graham Moore) comes The Outfit, a gripping and masterful thriller in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94354%
Critics Consensus: While Downton Abbey's frothiness comes close to curdling, A New Era's familiar comforts will please longtime fans.
From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98737%
Critics Consensus: Uneven yet ultimately hard to resist, Joe Wright's Cyrano puts a well-acted musical spin on the oft-adapted classic tale.
Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 113921%
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.
Batman ventures into Gotham City's underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88778%
Critics Consensus: A coming-of-age story with a uniquely crowd-pleasing touch, Marvelous and the Black Hole transcends its familiar story with fresh direction and charming performances.
A teenage delinquent (Miya Cech) befriends a surly magician (Rhea Perlman) who helps her navigate her inner demons and dysfunctional... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88378%
Critics Consensus: Resting its slowly twisting tale on a magnetic Andrea Riseborough performance, Here Before is a solidly unsettling effort from debuting writer-director Stacey Gregg.
When a new family moves in next door, their young daughter, Megan, quickly captivates Laura, stirring up painful memories of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90486%
Critics Consensus: Strawberry Mansion's sci-fi premise provides cover for a film whose dream logic and surreal visuals are underscored by quietly poignant themes.
In 2035, our dreams are no longer our own-they're infused with product placement and auditors assess unpaid taxes on our... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92433%
Critics Consensus: With a stellar cast playing well-rounded characters, I Want You Back is the rare rom-com that delivers its romance as capably as its comedy.
Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) are total strangers, but when they meet, one thing instantly bonds them: they... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101717%
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.
Nicolas Cage stars as... Nick Cage in the action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88463%
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly unique and ultimately enchanting, What Do We See When We Look at the Sky is an ode to love that finds magic in the mundane.
In the Georgian riverside town of Kutaisi, summertime romance and World Cup fever are in the air. After a pair... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91255%
Critics Consensus: Smartly creepy, You Are Not My Mother engages with a number of thought-provoking themes without sacrificing chills.
It's the week before Halloween. Char's bedridden mother, Angela, has mysteriously gone missing. All that remains is her abandoned car... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90187%
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.
Bella Cherry arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an adult film star, but she soon learns that fame... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95411%
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.
In the new action comedy from DreamWorks Animation, based on the New York Times best-selling book series, a crackerjack criminal... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97469%
Critics Consensus: Although its reach occasionally exceeds its grasp, After Yang yields rich rewards for those willing to settle into its low-key wavelength.
When his young daughter's beloved companion -- an android named Yang -- malfunctions, Jake (Colin Farrell) searches for a way... [More]
Adjusted Score: 109032%
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.
Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91389%
Critics Consensus: Visually striking and narratively absorbing, The Tale of King Crab is a real cinematic delicacy.
Luciano is a wandering outcast in a remote, late 19th-century Italian village. His life becomes undone by alcohol, forbidden love,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91597%
Critics Consensus: The Sadness lives up to its title with an unstintingly grim -- and overall effective -- slice of dystopian horror.
The city of Taipei suddenly erupts into bloody chaos as ordinary people are compulsively driven to enact the most cruel... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92083%
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.
ANAIS IN LOVE is a buoyant French comedy from filmmaker Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet. Boasting a playfully magnetic performance by star Anaïs... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92430%
Critics Consensus: Montana Story takes a gut-wrenching look at family trauma, brought brilliantly to life by Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague.
From the acclaimed writer/directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel (What Maisie Knew, The Deep End) comes a neo-Western with an... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95351%
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.
Late on a cold night somewhere in the U.S., teenage Casey (Anna Cobb in her feature debut) sits alone in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96499%
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.
Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94138%
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.
A retired psychiatrist with dementia and a struggling author with a heart condition live their final days together in an... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94417%
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.
Nitram (Caleb Landry-Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95616%
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.
Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew is stuck back at home with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96041%
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.
In HATCHING, 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog 'Lovely Everyday Life'... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97129%
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.
An agoraphobic tech worker discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime but is met with resistance when she tries to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94277%
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.
Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled Iranian master Jafar Panahi, makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95008%
Critics Consensus: A serious-minded drama that's also a propulsive thriller, Catch the Fair One anchors its powerful performances in real-life horror.
A Native American boxer embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing sister.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93466%
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.
BULL is a revenge thriller like no other. Ferocious, audacious, and blood-soaked, the latest from BAFTA-winning writer/director Paul Andrew Williams... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93529%
Critics Consensus: As discomfiting as it is hard to turn away from, All My Friends Hate Me taps into the humor -- and horror -- of awkward social situations.
It's Pete's birthday and the old gang from college are throwing him a party out in the country. During what's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94262%
Critics Consensus: Ali & Ava's tender, naturalistic love story adds another powerful chapter to writer-director Clio Barnard's filmography.
Both lonely for different reasons, ALI and AVA meet through their shared affection for SOFIA (6), the child of ALI's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95729%
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.
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies, Benediction explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden).... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95699%
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.
A mysterious and deadly pink cloud appears across the globe, forcing everyone to stay home. Strangers at the outset, Giovana... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98007%
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.
A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100072%
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.
Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his best friend, Sean (RJ Cyler), are both seniors in college about to embark on... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97906%
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.
Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, YOU WON'T BE ALONE follows a young girl who is... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96006%
Critics Consensus: Empathetic and well-acted, The Fallout uses the aftermath of teen trauma to grapple with the experience of grief.
Bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circumstances, high schooler Vada (Jenna Ortega) begins to reinvent herself, while... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97796%
Critics Consensus: Equal parts entertaining and informative, Lucy and Desi takes a palpably affectionate look at the lives and legacies of its groundbreaking subjects.
From director Amy Poehler, Lucy and Desi explores the unlikely partnership and enduring legacy of one of the most prolific... [More]
Adjusted Score: 109297%
Critics Consensus: Heartwarming, humorous, beautifully animated, and culturally expansive, Turning Red extends Pixar's long list of family-friendly triumphs.
In "Turning Red", Mei Lee is a confident, dorky thirteen-year-old torn between staying her mother's dutiful daughter and the chaos... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97185%
Critics Consensus: Balancing whimsy-tinged magic realism against serious themes of community and displacement, Gagarine is as bracingly original as it is ultimately poignant.
Teenager Youri (gifted newcomer Alseni Bathily) has lived his whole life in the tight-knit community of Gagarine, even being named... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96651%
Critics Consensus: The Long Walk may require patience from some viewers, but they'll be rewarded with a thoughtful and alluringly atmospheric ghost story.
An old man walks the dusty roads between his isolated farm and the nearby rural village in the company of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100203%
Critics Consensus: A remarkable story brought to life with dazzling animation, Belle finds writer-director Mamoru Hosoda setting a brilliant new benchmark.
Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105981%
Critics Consensus: A fresh spin on the classic slasher formula, X marks the spot where Ti West gets resoundingly back to his horror roots.
A group of actors sets out to make an adult film in rural Texas under the noses of their reclusive... [More]
Adjusted Score: 112008%
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.
When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98190%
Critics Consensus: Lingui, the Sacred Bonds uses one family's fraught story to offer a forceful rejoinder to the oppressive norms of patriarchal culture.
On the outskirts of N'Djamena in Chad, Amina lives alone with her only 15-year-old daughter Maria. Her already fragile world... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98517%
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.
In Germany after WWII, the liberation by the Allies did not mean freedom for everyone. Hans (Franz Rogowski) has been... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99476%
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.
Academy Award-winner Andrea Arnold returns with an intimate portrait of one dairy cow's life. The film highlights the beauty and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 114269%
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.
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98576%
Critics Consensus: Hellbender stirs a boiling cauldron of adolescent angst, serving up a coming-of-age story with dark horror overtones.
A teen and her mother live simply in a home in the woods, spending their time making metal music. A... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100611%
Critics Consensus: The Innocents chillingly subverts the purity of youth in a powerfully acted thriller that lingers long after the credits roll.
Terror strikes when a group of Nordic children reveals mysterious powers that take a dark and violent turn.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102752%
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.
In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98388%
Critics Consensus: Come from Away sifts through the wreckage of tragedy to find hope -- and the healing power of human connection.
"Come From Away" is the filmed version of the award-winning Broadway musical which tells the story of 7,000 people stranded... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98563%
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.
When they were children, Rika Orimoto was killed in a traffic accident right before the eyes of her close friend,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98898%
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.
Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, in WHO WE ARE: A Chronicle of Racism in America, criminal defense/civil... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99912%
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.
Before fast food we had something better. Our grandparents told us stories of gathering around communal tables, sharing their lives,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100262%
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.
Poly Styrene was the first woman of color in the UK to front a successful rock band. She introduced the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101504%
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.
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]
Adjusted Score: 106886%
Critics Consensus: A tough but rewarding watch, Happening puts a personal face on an impossibly difficult choice and its heart-rending aftermath.
France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102330%
Critics Consensus: Writing with Fire pays stirring tribute to the power of journalism -- and presents a chilling glimpse of the forces aligned against it.
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men emerges India's only newspaper run by Dalit women. Chief reporter Meera and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102264%
Critics Consensus: As honest as it is empathetic, Playground presents a sensitive yet hard-hitting child's-eye view of life in elementary school.
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]
Adjusted Score: 102514%
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.
Fire of Love tells the story of two French lovers, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died in a volcanic explosion... [More]