Favourite Films of 2022
As we come to the end of 2022, it’s time to recap on my Favourite Films of 2022. These include all the new films I watched, but not necessarily film’s released this year.
It was a mixed year. I certainly watched a lot more classics due to my 30 Classic Movies in 30 Days challenge, but I also saw quite a few modern releases on streaming sites.
Favourite Films of 2022
I, Tonya – BBC
In March, I watched I, Tonya for the first time on the BBC. It wasn’t what I was expecting but I enjoyed the performance from Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding and Allison Janney as her sadistic mother.
Murder on the Orient Express – Disney+
Also in March, I watched the Kenneth Branagh adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express for the first time. I also watched Death on the Nile, but unfortunately, I thought they butchered my favourite Agatha Christie by changing the storyline. Murder on the Orient Express takes some liberties but I still enjoyed it.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Disney+
Probably my favourite movie of the year is The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Jessica Chastain really did deserve her Oscar for this performance. I had never heard of Tammy Faye before seeing this film and it’s a fascinating story of hubris and arrogance, but also proves people can be good even when they’re bad.
The Hating Game – Amazon
I had a terrible cold in April and was up at 4 am when I decided to watch The Hating Game on Amazon. It was exactly the medicine I needed to feel better. Straightforward romance with a bit of smut and a lot of cheese. The main characters also work in publishing which adds to the hilarity in my book.
No Time to Die – Amazon
I finally got around to watching No Time to Die and Daniel Craig’s latest outing as James Bond. It’s a decent enough movie, although I found the plot incredibly obvious. But the ending is very tender and moving. I look forward to hearing who is next in the role.
Last Night in Soho – NowTV
In July I watched Last Night in Soho, a contemporary film with a haunting element that brings the main character back to the 1960s in London. The story follows 60s-obsessed, oddball Eloise as she moves from the country to London to become a fashion designer. She starts to see visions of a woman called Sandie, played by Anya Taylor-Joy and tries to solve the mystery of her life and supposed death. It’s quite dark but the music and fashion is great, and it’s also Diana Rigg’s last role before her death.
Some Like It Hot – BBC
In August, I did a 30 day challenge to watch 30 classic movies and Some Like It Hot was the first and by far the best. I was cackling with laughter. The one-liners, wit, and burns in this movie are just brilliant. I loved every second.
Spartacus – Amazon
Another movie from my challenge that I really enjoyed was Spartacus. Even though it was over 3 hours long it was really enjoyable throughout and I can see why it has stood the test of time. I also enjoy the comedic moments from Peter Ustinov’s character.
Don’t Worry Darling – Cinema
And finally, in September I went to the cinema with my friend Sammy to watch Don’t Worry Darling. Whilst the story had massive plot holes and Harry Style’s acting isn’t the best, Florence Pugh absolutely kills it. I’ve seen every movie, bar one, that she has been in and honestly she’s amazing!
What were your Favourite Films of 2022? Let me know in the comments below.