The year 2022 saw a seismic shift in the film business, owing primarily to the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions. Due to the excellent quality of movies released, the box office largely regained to pre-pandemic levels, and movie theatre attendance surged. The high quality of these films was a major factor in drawing audiences back to cinemas in mass numbers.
Talking about quality movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes’ data, Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick emerged as the best movie of the year 2022.
The film, which was the second highest grossing movie of 2022 worldwide, behind James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way Of Water, interestingly another sequel, captivated audiences around the globe with its emotional story and thrilling action sequences.
The movie received positive response from critics as well. In addition to receiving a 96% certified fresh rating from critics and a 99% fresh rating from audiences, the movie has also earned six Oscar nominations, including a nod for Best Picture.
Following Top Gun: Maverick, Rotten Tomatoes’ top ten movies of 2022 were The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Turning Red, Happening, The Batman, Fire of Love, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, and Till.
These films, which represented a range of genres, including action, comedy, and romance, received high ratings from both audiences and critics alike.
The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Top Gun: Maverick were among the films with most nominations for the upcoming 95th Academy Awards, the ceremony will be held on March 12th.
Everything Everywhere All at Once holds the record for the most nominations with 11, while The Banshees of Inisherin and All Quiet on the Western Front tied for second with nine nominations each.
Director Joseph Kosinski recently revealed how he convinced Tom Cruise to return for Top Gun: Maverick, which was set over thirty years after the original film. The story followed the reconciliation of Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and his best friend’s son, Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, as they embark on a seemingly impossible mission. While Cruise was intrigued by the technical side of the film, it was the emotional story that ultimately drew him in.
At this time, there has been no mention of a potential third Top Gun movie, as Tom Cruise is currently focused on his involvement in the upcoming Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning. The first installment of Dead Reckoning will be released on July 14th, 2023, followed by Part Two on June 28th, 2024.
In conclusion, Top Gun: Maverick was a standout film in 2022, earning critical and audience acclaim, as well as multiple Oscar nominations.
The rest of the top ten movies, including The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, were also highly praised and received high ratings from Rotten Tomatoes.
Here is the list of the BEST MOVIES 2022 as per Rotten Tomatoes;
- TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Paramount Pictures, 96% certified fresh)
- The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight, 97% )
- Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24, 95%)
- Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix, 97%)
- Turning Red (Disney/Pixar, 95%)
- Happening (IFC Films, 99%)
- The Batman (Warner Bros, 85%)
- Fire of Love (NEON, 98%)
- Marcel the Shell With Shoes On (A24, 99%)
- Till (Orion, 98%)