My list reflects the films I’ve most enjoyed, been moved by and remembered. To give my selection context and relevance, I’ve limited myself to films that received a full theatrical, online or home entertainment release in Australia in 2022. Films that only screened at festivals or other limited events (especially films with confirmed 2023 Australian release dates) are not included.
Top ten films
My favourite films released in Australia in 2022:
Twenty more films I loved this year, listed alphabetically:
I also enjoyed a number of films this year that only played at festivals, to the best of my knowledge don’t currently have a 2023 release date and in most cases don’t currently have Australian distribution. These ten final films would all be serious contenders in the above lists if they were more widely released. Listed alphabetically: