Best American Movies of 2022

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Best American Movies of 2022
Best American Movies of 2022
TOP Movies: Ambulance (2022), The Adam Project (2022), Uncharted (2022), Dog (2022), The Outfit (2022), The Lost City (2022), Top Gun: Maverick (2022), Moonfall (2022), The Batman (2022), Prey (2022), Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), Marry Me (2022), The Gray Man (2022), Bullet Train (2022), The Woman King (2022), Turning Red (2022), Scream (2022), See How They Run (2022), Don't Worry Darling (2022).

List of Best Movies

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save what's important to her by connecting with the lives she could have led in other universes.
Style: surreal, entertaining, philosophical, emotional, psychedelic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: multiverse, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, chinese, alternate universe, lgbt, kung fu, nihilism, martial arts, philosophy, alternate reality, reincarnation ...
Time: future
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Ambulance (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Decorated veteran Will Sharp, desperate for money to cover his wife's medical bills, asks for help from his adoptive brother Danny. A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, captivating, perverse ...
Plot: heist gone wrong, gang, hospital, ambulance, suspense, criminal, mob boss, police, homosexual, betrayal, woman in danger, robbery ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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The Adam Project (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed teams up with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future.
Style: funny, enigmatic, mysterious, disturbing, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, child, time, travel, father, future dystopia, space, assignment, astronaut, death of father, evil, monster ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s
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Uncharted (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake uncovers the location of the legendary El Dorado. With the help of his mentor and an ambitious journalist he works to uncover its secrets while surviving on an island filled with pirates, mercenaries, and a ...
Style: psychotronic, ambiguous ending, visually appealing, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, archaeology, treasure hunter, jungle, shipwreck, adventurer, tough guy, artifact, ship, heroes, missing brother ...
Time: future, year 2006, 2020s, 2000s
Place: new york, spain, the philippines, boston, barcelona
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Dog (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An army ranger and his dog embark on a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway to attend a friend's funeral.
Style: emotional, semi serious, captivating, satirical, feel good ...
Plot: police dog, dog, post traumatic stress disorder, escapades, satire, animals, road trip, friendship, human animal relationship, animal human communication, unlikely friendships, breaking the law ...
Time: future, year 2015
Place: los angeles, san francisco, washington state, portland oregon, california ...
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The Outfit (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Leonard is an English tailor who used to craft suits on London’s world-famous Savile Row. After a personal tragedy, he’s ended up in Chicago, operating a small tailor shop in a rough part of town where he makes beautiful clothes for the only ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, slasher, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gangsters, tailor, gang, organized crime, mafia, suspense, mafioso, mob hit, criminal gang, changing lives, fighting crime, corruption ...
Time: 50s, year 1956
Place: chicago illinois, london
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The Lost City (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Follows a reclusive romance novelist who was sure nothing could be worse than getting stuck on a book tour with her cover model, until a kidnapping attempt sweeps them both into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, funny, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: treasure hunt, kidnapping, jungle, treasure, snake, hidden treasure, leech, novelist, volcano, agoraphobia, cargo plane, model ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: canary islands
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Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters, this sequel will explore the end of the era of dogfighting.
Style: realistic, entertaining, epic, inspirational, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighter pilot, warplane, fighter plane, u.s. navy, sniper, aircraft carrier, fighter jet, leadership, u.s. military, aviation, aviator, friends ...
Time: 2020s, year 1969, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mojave desert, usa, san diego california
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Moonfall (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, UK, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it.
Style: tense, suspenseful, mysterious, psychotronic, captivating ...
Plot: disaster, moon, apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, space exploration, friendship, space and aliens, space, survival, space travel, meteor shower ...
Time: year 2011, year 1969, year 2012, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, houston texas, california, colorado ...
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The Batman (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler.
Style: neo noir, tense, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: superhero, masked superhero, gotham city, heroes, corruption, vigilante, organized crime, psychopath, batman, villain, masked vigilante, conspiracy ...
Time: 2020s
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Prey (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Comanche Nation in 1717, a fierce and highly skilled warrior named Naru learns the prey she is stalking is a highly evolved alien with a technologically advanced arsenal.
Style: scary, slasher, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: alien, female warrior, warrior, alien life-form, hunting, predator, suspense, monster, indigenous people, fight, alien invasion, creature ...
Time: 18th century
Place: north america
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Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Twelve years after exploring Pandora and joining the Na’vi, Jake Sully has since raised a family with Neytiri and established himself within the clans of the new world. Of course, peace can only last so long. Especially when the military ...
Style: breathtaking, futuristic, exciting, colourful, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: fantasy world, fight, heroes, alien, escapades, good versus evil, ocean, planet, mother son relationship, hopes, battles, disney ...
Time: future, 22nd century, distant future
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The sequel to Black Panther (2018).
Style: futuristic, captivating, anime, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: superhero, heroes, human nature, fight, african american, fight scenes, avenger, showdown, villain, technology, rescue, society ...
Time: 16th century, 2020s, future, 21st century
Place: africa, haiti, boston, virginia, atlantic ocean ...
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Marry Me (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Japan, USA, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Music superstars Kat Valdez and Bastian are getting married before a global audience of fans. But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she decides to marry Charlie, a stranger in the crowd, instead.
Style: romantic, disturbing, captivating, psychological, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, male female relationship, love and romance, marriage, celebrity, infidelity, fiance fiancee relationship, father daughter relationship, marriage proposal, opposites attract, love interest, musician ...
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The Gray Man (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When a shadowy CIA agent uncovers damning agency secrets, he's hunted across the globe by a sociopathic rogue operative who's put a bounty on his head.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, perverse, mysterious ...
Plot: cia, hitman, assassin, gunfight, spy, agent, fight, murder, mission, killer, murderer, suspense ...
Time: future, year 2003, 2000s, 2020s
Place: prague, central europe, europe, china, bangkok thailand ...
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Bullet Train (2022)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Unlucky assassin Ladybug is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the ...
Style: funny, tense, captivating, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: train, assassin, mission, fight, hitman, russian, tough guy, assignment, crew, passenger, luck, suspense ...
Time: 2020s
Place: japan, kyoto japan, tokyo, mexico, johannesburg south africa ...
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The Woman King (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen, and General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of ...
Style: harsh, exciting, tense, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: female warrior, fight, female protagonist, female soldier, military training, women, warrior, kingdom, battles, military, slave trade, woman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: africa, west africa
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Turning Red (2022)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Mei is experiencing the awkwardness of being a teenager with a twist – when she gets too excited, she transforms into a giant red panda.
Style: anime, funny, fairy tale, 3d animation
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: disney, teenage girl, friendship, mother daughter relationship, domineering mother, shapeshifting, coming of age, animals, panda, overprotective mother, friend, menstruation ...
Time: 2020s, 2000s, year 2002
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Scream (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
Style: slasher, bleak, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, whodunit, sister sister relationship, psychopath, homicidal maniac, killing spree, sadistic psychopath, threatening telephone call, murder mystery, characters killed one by one, gory violence ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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See How They Run (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard and eager rookie Constable Stalker take on the case, the two ...
Style: buddy comedy
Plot: murder mystery, murder, suspense, undercover, post war, twists and turns, whodunit, investigation, film industry, circumstantial evidence, falsely accused, backstage ...
Time: 50s, year 1953
Place: england, london, scotland yard
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Don't Worry Darling (2022)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alice and Jack are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, ...
Style: psychological, serious, futuristic, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: housewife, oral sex, suspense, husband wife sex, feminism, women, bus, corruption, cult, post war, social satire, woman ...
Time: 50s, 2020s
Place: california
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Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abandoned by her family, Kya raises herself all alone in the marshes outside of her small town. When her former boyfriend is found dead, Kya is instantly branded by the local townspeople and law enforcement as the prime suspect for his murder.
Style: dramatic, thrilling, feminist film, surprise ending, non-linear
Plot: murder mystery, suspense, coming of age, murder trial, swamp, plot twist, woman, lonely, twists and turns, survival, writers, apocalypse ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1953, year 1962, year 1969 ...
Place: north carolina
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Doctor Strange, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
Style: dark fantasy, psychotronic, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: superhero, multiverse, magical power, alternate universe, villain, interdimensional travel, witchcraft, monster, superhero team, mutant, supernatural power, witch ...
Time: 2020s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Lou (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young girl is kidnapped during a powerful storm. Her mother joins forces with her mysterious neighbour to set off in pursuit of the kidnapper. Their journey will test their limits and expose the dark secrets of their past.
Style: ambiguous ending, neo noir, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: strong female lead, fight, woman, vengeance, forest, island, loner, female warrior, child abduction, rain, storm, woman kills a man ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state
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Samaritan (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Sam Cleary suspects that his mysteriously reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith is actually the legendary vigilante Samaritan, who was reported dead 20 years ago. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his ...
Style: intense, captivating, tense, exciting, neo noir ...
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, villain, super strength, little boy, battles, heroes, uncover truth, suspense, bandit, poverty, epic battle ...
Time: 2020s
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Memory (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Alex, an assassin-for-hire, finds that he's become a target after he refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization. With the crime syndicate and FBI in hot pursuit, Alex has the skills to stay ahead, except for one thing: he ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: hitman, professional killer, moral dilemma, fbi agent, male protagonist, one last job, attack, murder, fight, gunfight, vigilante, assassination attempt ...
Time: 2020s
Place: el paso texas, mexico city, mexico, texas
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No Exit (2022)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stranded at a rest stop in the mountains during a blizzard, a recovering addict discovers a kidnapped child hidden in a car belonging to one of the people inside the building which sets her on a terrifying struggle to identify who among them is the ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, slasher, dark
Plot: snow, winter, suspense, isolation, kidnapping, trapped, escape, snowstorm, threat, trap, runaway, kidnapped child ...
Place: sacramento california
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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: World-famous detective Benoit Blanc heads to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery surrounding a tech billionaire and his eclectic crew of friends.
Style: feel good, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: murder mystery, murder, revenge, undercover, identical twins, conspiracy, billionaire, whodunit, cult, fight, suspense, isolation ...
Time: 2020s
Place: greece, new york
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All the Old Knives (2022)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the CIA discovers one of its agents leaked information that cost more than 100 people their lives, veteran operative Henry Pelham is assigned to root out the mole with his former lover and colleague Celia Harrison.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, disturbing, thrilling ...
Plot: conspiracy, suspense, investigation, spy, espionage, cia, cia agent, secret agents, undercover, mole, suspicion, secret past ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, 2020s
Place: vienna, california, dublin ireland, london, moscow russia
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The Whale (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.
Style: sad, serious, interesting
Plot: isolation, obesity, transformation, father daughter relationship, religion, dream, missionary, overweight man, pizza, lgbt, abandonment, death of lover ...
Time: 2010s
Place: idaho
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