The 50 Best Movies of 2022 in the UK – 50 to 41 | Film

This list has been compiled by the Guardian film team, with all films released in the UK during 2022 in contention. Check in each weekday to see our next picks, and feel free to share your own favorite movies from 2022 in the comments section below.


Ward No. 6

Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen helms this response to Before Sunrise, about an archeology student who shares a train compartment with a dodgy Russian; the pair connect despite their differences. Read the full review


Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise returns nearly four decades after another installment of Speed ​​and Need: this time, he mentors a new generation of Navy fighter pilots, led by Miles Teller, who plays the son of Maverick’s late wingman, Goose. Read the full review


Paris, 13th arrondissement

A sexy film about sexy … Paris, 13th arrondissement. Photo: Shanna Besson

The latest film from Rust and Bone director Jacques Audiard, who here puts together a short story collection of sexual encounters and relationships in Paris’ 13th arrondissement, shot in stark black and white. Read the full review



Golden Lion-winning abortion drama, more relevant than ever, from director Audrey Diwan; a study of a woman (played by Anamaria Vartolomei) who becomes pregnant in early 60s France before legalization. Read the full review


Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Entertaining second dose of Rian Johnson’s labyrinthine crime mystery, with Daniel Craig in fine form as the Hercule Poirot-esque detective Benoit Blanc, who here investigates a murder-themed party that turns deadly. Read the full review



Descent into dementia … Gasper Noé's Vortex
Descent into dementia … Gasper Noé’s Vortex

Split-screen dementia drama from Argentinian provocateur Gaspar Noé, starring Dario Argento and Françoise Lebrun as an elderly couple whose lives are haunted by the latter’s cognitive decline. Read the full review


The female king

Gripping period epic starring Viola Davis as the leader of the Agojie, a brigade of female warriors in West Africa trying to fend off threats from the Oyo Empire as well as from slave-buying colonialists. Read the full review


Brian and Charles

David Earl and Chris Hayward’s story of an inventor’s relationship with his creation mixes Caractacus Potts with Victor Frankenstein to heartwarming effect. Read the full review


A tender tribute to the unnoticed ... We (Nous).
A tender tribute to the unnoticed … We (Nous). Photo: Sarah Blum

We (Nous)

French-Senegalese filmmaker Alice Diop provides a sensitive portrayal of the diverse communities living along one of Paris’ commuter train lines in a documentary that predates her acclaimed fiction debut, Saint Omer. Read the full review


Everything went fine

André Dussollier and Sophie Marceau are outstanding in François Ozon’s wonderfully observed story of a father and daughter whose difficult relationship is turned around when he asks for her help in dying. Read the full review

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