It’s that time of year when we all get together with our friends and family to watch the new movies. We spend the first few weeks of February going out to see the latest blockbusters, and by the middle of March, we’re waiting with bated breath for the opening weekend box office numbers. The excitement of being able to finally discuss the merits of a movie on a level playing field with everyone else picks up its pace in early April, as moviegoers start to make final decisions on their favorite films of the year. Before we know it, May is gone, and June vacation plans are being made. It’s time to hit repeat on another summer blockbuster season. Here is my top 10 list of best movies of 2022.
10. The Greatest Showman
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The Greatest Showman is the best movie based on a true story of all time. While many biopics have been about famous performers, the story of Mr. famous himself, Broadway and Hollywood superstar, Hugh Laurie, is unique. The first trailer for The Greatest Showman dropped in December, and IMAX screenings began the month of January. Laurie stars as P.T. Barnum, the man who brought together a ragtag group of courage and chutzpah characters to form the most elaborate and profitable show on earth: Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth. The film also stars Zendaya as P.T. Barnum’s wife, Nan, and Ty Burrell as P.T. Barnum’s right-hand man, Sydney. The film is directed by Corin Hardy and produced by Steven Spielberg, David Nutter, and Laurie. The Greatest Showman is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 24, 2022.
9. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom is the sequel to the 2015 Jurassic World film, Jurassic World. It is the second film in the Jurassic World film series and stars an all-new cast. It is the first film in the Fallen Kingdom trilogy which is set one year after the events of Jurassic World. This is the first film in the Jurassic World trilogy to be released in IMAX theaters. The first trailer for the film dropped in November, and the film will premiere in theaters onliest. It is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 6, 2022.
8. Avengers: Infinity War
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Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of the 12 years’ worth of Marvel Cinematic Universe films. It is the second installment in the Avengers: Infinity War film series, and is the first to be released in IMAX theaters. The film is also the first to present the full story of the Battle of the Imax. This is the second film in the Avengers: Infinity War trilogy to be released in IMAX theaters. The first trailer for the film dropped in May, and the film will premiere in theaters on June 6, 2022.
7. Black Panther
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Black Panther is the first movie in the Marvel Studios’ Black Panther series, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The film is set in the fictional African country of Wakanda and tells the story of T’Challa, who will become king after his father, Erik Killmonger, is killed. T’Challa is trained from a young age to become a covert warrior and due to his leadership, the nation of Wakanda flourishes. However, T’Challa’s leadership is challenged by several political leaders who want to gain control of Wakanda for their selfish gains. This film will be the first in the Black Panther series to be released in IMAX theaters. The first trailer for the film dropped in February, and the film will premiere in theaters on April 6, 2022.
6. Incredibles 2
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The Incredibles 2 is the second film in the Incredibles series and is the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed first film, Incredibles: The Movie. This is the first film in the Incredibles series to be released in IMAX theaters. The first trailer for the film dropped in May, and the film will premiere in theaters on May 15, 2022. This animated installment to the Incredibles franchise is far more kid-friendly than its predecessor. The film is filled with slapstick humour, and its storyline is as zany as ever. The Incredibles 2 is also the first animated film to win the “Best Animated Film” Oscar. It also features the first appearance of the Pinch-Me Kangaroo.
5. Solo: A Star Wars Story
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Directed by Ron Howard, written by Lawrence and Bob Orci, and starring Adam Roily, Vin Diesel, andalos, Solo: A Star Wars Story is a prequel to the 1977 film Star Wars: A New Hope, which is also a prequel to the originals. The new film takes place between the first and second Star Wars films, with the plot focusing on Han Solo, who is now an outlaw and piloting a ship called the runabout. This film also features a very strong returning cast, including Mark Hamill as the star, Luke Skywalker.
4. How to Train Your Dragon 9
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Directed by Jay acceleration, screenplay by J.D. Payne, and starring Cameron Cuff, Toch Shelter, and Conny, How to Train Your Dragon 9 is a fantasy spoof, an old-fashioned adventure movie, and a full-throttle celebration of kids’ intelligence and determination. The film follows the young dragon thief Hiccup (Cuff) and his friends as they train to take over the world and defeat an evil dragon. The movie is loaded with fun moments and is the perfect addition to your movie collection.
3. Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
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This is the first standalone Star Wars movie since 1999’s The Phantom Menace and finds the Resistance fighting against a different menace – this time, the combined might of the First Order. The script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, along with The Last Jedi’s directors, George Miller and Jonathan Higgins, sees the rebel takeover of Starkiller Base, home of the legendary supercomputer, as a catalyst for change. The movie is set for release in 2022.
2. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1
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Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is without a doubt one of the best movies of all time. It is the culmination of all the superhero movies ever made and is a masterpiece of suspense, action, and character development. It is also the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to include all the superheroes that have starred in previous MCU films: Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and the Witchdoctor. This film has it all: epic action, mind-blowing special effects, heartwarming moments, and astonishing character development. It is one of the most anticipated movies of all time and is sure to be one of the most talked-about releases of the year.
1. Beauty and the Beast
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Directed by Chris Buck, written by Bryan Fuller and Matthew Vaughn, and starring Emma Watson as a young woman who transforms into a full-blown beauty after being captured by a Beast in a story based on the famous children’s book, Beauty and the Beast is a modern classic. We love this movie and will always think of it as the Disney movie that got away.
The year 2022 is shaping up to be an exciting one for movies. With so many exciting new technological advancements, it’s likely that the year will be packed with must-see movies about technology and innovation.