The best reviewed movies of 2022

When was the last time the biggest hit of the year was also the best-reviewed film of the year?

It happened in 2022, then Top Gun: Maverick was not only the biggest film at the US box office, it was the most beloved film of the year with critics. Rotten tomatoes announced it today Maverick won the Golden Tomato Award as the site’s best reviewed film of 2022.

Here are the ten best-reviewed movies of 2022 on Rotten Tomatoes: (According to the site, “rankings reflect Tomatometer scores (as of December 31, 2022) after adjustment from our ranking formula, which compensates for variation in the number of reviews when comparing movies or TV series.”)

The best reviewed movies of 2022

These are the winners of Rotten Tomatoes’ Golden Tomato Awards for 2022.

Top Gun: Maverick was also the winner of the Golden Tomato Award for Best Wide Release Film of 2022. (The French film happens was the site’s pick for best limited release of the year.) The year’s highest-rated streaming film was Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchiowhile House of the Dragon was chosen as both the best TV series of 2022 and the best new series. (Better call Saul earned the award for Best Recurring Series.)

In the field of cartoons, Batman was the winner of the golden tomato that came first (in this order) Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Werewolf By Night, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessand Thor: Love and Thunder. (A little depressingly, the rest of the list of “best” cartoon movies of 2022 were all movies that had rotten results on the page.) The best-reviewed horror movie of the year was Ti West’s xwhile the best comedy was Banshees of Inisherin and the best thriller was Glass onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Top Gun: Maverick now streaming on Paramount+.

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