I've had David Ehrlich's 25 Best Films of 2022 video countdown more or less on repeat over the past few days. This is a yearly thing1 and the second time that I'm impatiently waiting for the release.

Watch it (large screen + headphones recomended):

The intro! The edit! The music! These countdowns are works of art in themselves.

Now for your convenience (and mine), here's the full film list:

  1. The Fabelmans (dir. Steven Spielberg)
  2. The Northman (dir. Robert Eggers)
  3. Resurrection (dir. Andrew Semans)
  4. The Banshees of Inisherin (dir. Martin McDonagh)
  5. Armageddon Time (dir. James Gray)
  6. Saint Omer (dir. Alice Diop)
  7. Ahed's Knee (dir. Nadav Lapid)
  8. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (dir. Laura Poitras)
  9. Eo (dir. Jerzy Skolimowski)
  10. Benediction (dir. Terence Davies)
  11. RRR (dir. S. S. Rajamouli)
  12. After Yang (dir. Kogonada)
  13. Top Gun Maverick (dir. Joseph Kosinski)
  14. All That Breathes (dir. Shaunak Sen)
  15. Jackass Forever (dir. Jeff Tremaine)
  16. Nope (dir. Jordan Peele)
  17. Decision to Leave (dir. Park Chan-Wook)
  18. Crimes of the Future (dir. David Cronenberg)
  19. We're All Going to the World's Fair (dir. Jane Schoenbrun)
  20. Return to Seoul (dir. Davy Chou)
  21. Descendant (dir. Margaret Brown)
  22. Hit the Road (dir. Panah Panahi)
  23. Everything Everywhere All at Once (dir. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert)
  24. Tár (dir. Todd Field)
  25. Aftersun (dir. Charlotte Wells)

Something else: I only realized this year (who reads video descriptions) that the release was paired with a fundraiser for a charity that the director of Ehrlich's favorite film gets to choose. This year, over $25,000 were raised for New York City non-profit Food with Fam, picked by Charlotte Wells.

Until next year!


  1. All previous countdowns are at videocountdowns.com.