10 2022 Movies That Should Be In The IMDb Top 250, According To Reddit – Screen Rant

Between a non-MCU multiverse movie, an epic revenge tale, and a $1.4-billion-grossing legacy sequel, 2022 has tons of top 250 candidates.
Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin just hit theaters, and while it isn't exactly breaking box office records, the Colin Farrell movie is getting rave reviews. The film is being praised as one of the best dark comedies of the 21st century, and it currently has an impressive 8.3 on IMDb. If the movie can maintain that average score after it has gotten a few thousand more ratings, it'll be high up on the database's coveted top 250 list.
However, as 2022 has been a standout year for both blockbuster hits and original films, there are so many more movies that Redditors think deserve a spot. Between a non-MCU multiverse movie, an epic revenge tale, and a $1.4-billion-grossing legacy sequel, 2022 has tons of top 250 candidates.
This user thinks that the new, darker, and grittier reboot of the Caped Crusader, The Batman, should be in the top 250, adding, "It was #1 when it was first released, but now is nowhere to be seen." This happens a lot with blockbuster movies, and so many of them find themselves in IMDb's top 250 only to fall out after a couple of weeks.
Of course, everyone who is most excited to watch the film will see it first, and they'll award the film a perfect score on the database. But as the hype dies down, less enthused viewers see the film after opening weekend and give it a more realistic score. However, there are enough Batman movies in the top #250, and as every entry in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy is in there, Batman films make up 1% of the list.
A24's Everything Everywhere All at Once briefly took the world by storm, as word of mouth helped the film's box office success, with it reaching over $100 million (via Box Office Mojo) Despite the Marvel Cinematic Universe being all about the multiverse now, it was an indie film about the concept that had audiences laughing and in tears more than Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Reddit user Shaunika thinks that the 2022 release deserves a spot on the top 250, noting, "Everything Everywhere All at Once is pure genius and is an instant classic, definitely deserves a spot." The movie currently is on the top spot and sits at #219, and it's impressive that, unlike all the new movies that briefly enter the list, Everything Everywhere managed to maintain its place.
Following the success of 2017's Get Out, writer-director Jordan Peele quickly became a brand of his own, and audiences immediately showed up in droves to see anything that he was attached to. Nope, the filmmaker's third horror movie, doubles down on the style and the incredible photography, and it tells a story on a much grander scale than what Peele is known for too.
Though the film was generally liked, not everyone thought it completely delivered on its promises, but Gonzoscripts argues that it should be in the top 250 IMDb list. The Redditor posits, "Personally think Nope is the best film of the year." When it comes to alien invasion movies, Nope is certainly one of the most interesting, and there hasn't been an entertaining alien invasion movie in years, maybe decades. So it's easy to echo the Redditor's sentiments even if it doesn't quite deserve to be in the top 250.
Every few years, a truly magnificent war movie is released. 2017 saw the arrival of Dunkirk, 2019 brought 1917, and now, All Quiet on the Western Front is the latest war movie to get all the hype, and it's being talked about as one of the best war movies of the 21st century. And Urborous thinks it should be in the IMDb's top 250 list.
However, given that it's a Netflix exclusive, it might not be rated as highly as it would be if audiences saw it on the big screen. The film looks like it's on an epic scale and is full of sweeping shots made for the big screen, but viewers will never get to experience that, which might temper its performance with IMDb user scores.
Redditor Shaunika thinks The Northman should be battling for a place in the top 250. The Northman is another revenge movie, and narratively, it isn't particularly surprising and follows the general tropes of revenge flicks pretty closely. However, the aesthetic, the way it's shot, the performances, and the digital effects are all so unique and spectacular. And Director Robert Eggers has elevated the revenge movie and widened the parameters of what the genre can do.
It's a shame the movie bombed at the box office, as moviegoers have been complaining about the lack of original films, and when a truly great mid-budget original movie comes along, nobody shows up to see it. The Northman should be in the top 250 list if only so that it gets more attention, that way it can at least become a cult classic.
User Simplefilmreviews believes that the incredible legacy sequel Top Gun: Maverick should be on the coveted IMDb list. Top Gun: Maverick is easily the biggest success story of the year and maybe even of the 2020s. The movie has somehow managed to gross way more than any MCU movie released this year and even managed to stay in theaters for three months, which is almost unheard of.
If box office success counts for anything, the film absolutely deserves to be on the top 250 list. But even outside of box office gross, the film has been able to pull on the heartstrings of younger audiences and viewers who had never seen the original film. Maverick is in the top 250, and it looks like it's there to stay, as it has a strong 8.4 and is #80 on the list.
Boiling Point is a British drama that follows a London chef during the busiest night of the year, and this user thinks it needs to be in the top 250 list. The Redditor comments, Boiling Point is one of the most well-crafted movies of the year and absolutely deserves a spot. The kitchen-based movie is one of the most overlooked movies of the year, and it's such an achievement in filmmaking.
While the movie might not be full of incredible CGI or digital effects, the whole film is one shot. Where "one-shot" movies like Birdman and 1917 creatively hide cuts, Boiling Point really is one take, and as there are so many different storylines and characters, it's an impressive achievement and a must-watch for anybody even half-interested in filmmaking.
This user has something of an unpopular opinion for the 2022 movie that should be in IMDB's top 250 list, as they refer to the hugely polarizing and controversial Netflix Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde. After being stuck in development hell, the movie was awarded with a shocking 5.5 on the database and is just as close to the bottom 250 movie as it is to the top 250.
While Ana de Armas was praised for her portrayal of Monroe, the film has been endlessly criticized for being exploitative and self-indulgent. If it wasn't for the great performances from the ensemble cast, the movie, which critics noted as having an exhaustingly miserable and negative tone, wouldn't have much going for it.
Redditor LauraPalmersMom430 thinks that Memoria should be in IMDb's top 250, but it's quite far off, as it currently has an average score of 6.6. While Memoria might technically be a 2021 movie, as it was released in small foreign markets at the back end of last year, it was slowly filtered out to other territories between December and April of 2022.
Either way, it's a beautiful fantasy movie about a Scottish woman traveling through Columbia, and it has a shocking twist that will leave audiences both scratching their heads and lifting their jaws off the floor. And even if it doesn't deserve to be in the top 250, it absolutely deserves way more attention.
Though it hasn't even been released yet, PhilipLiptonSchrute thinks Avatar: The Way of Water will hit the top 250. That's what a lot of people feel even though the trailer that has been released gives very little away. However, it's likely going to be just as much of an event movie as the original and even more spectacular. A three-minute clip has been shown to fans alongside the theatrical rerelease of the first film, and while it doesn't give much away, it reveals just how breathtaking the water effects are.
There's no doubt that it'll blow audiences away and that the film will revive 3D, but when it comes to IMDb's top 250 movies, the original film isn't even on there, and far from it, as it sits at 7.8. Some people think it's too much of a novelty and too derivative of movies like FernGully, which keeps it from ever reaching The Iron Giant, and that could be the same for The Way of Water.
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Currently residing in Madrid, Stephen Barker has been a staff writer at Screen Rant since 2020. Since graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a bachelor’s degree in Film, Television, and Cultural Studies in 2014, he has written for numerous movie and music websites. Stephen has been obsessed with movies since he first watched Jurassic Park on VHS, and with a deep interest in screenwriting, he loves 70s character-driven movies. But he’s just as much of a defender of Batman & Robin, The Fast and the Furious, and Small Soldiers. Visit Stephen‚Äôs personal blog, Quaranste, where he writes about guilty pleasure movies, his latest musical discoveries, and how he stays creative during global pandemics, or contact him directly: [email protected]


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