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Best Films of 2022

The results are in for our 2022 poll of Film Comment’s contributors! Our Top 20 lists in both the Released and Undistributed categories feature original appreciations from our critics, as well as links to features, reviews, and interviews about these films and directors from throughout the year. On this page, you’ll find our list of the best films that were released either theatrically or virtually in 2022 in the United States.

Don’t see your favorite? Check out our Best Undistributed Films of 2022 list, featuring films that premiered this year but have not yet announced stateside distribution.

Curious to see who voted and for which films? Check out our voters’ individual ballots here.

Also online: curator Inney Prakash’s list of Best Short Films of 2022, and filmmaker and programmer Gina Telaroli’s list of Best Restorations of 2022.

Peruse the poll results of yesteryear.


The Eternal Daughter

Joanna Hogg, U.K./U.S.