​RRR surpasses Cruise’s Top Gun 2 & Spielberg’s The Fabelmans in the top 10 movies of 2022

Jan 27, 2023

By: Srishti Magan

RRR: one of the top 10 movies of 2022

Director SS Rajamouli’s RRR is riding the wave of success, bagging over 30 international titles, including a Golden Globe and multiple nominations, including the Oscar nomination for Best Song. And now, it’s surpassed Tom Cruise’s Top Gun and Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans in the list of best movies for 2022.

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​AP Top 25 Movies ranking

26 film writers, reporters and critics from the US submitted individual rankings to yield a collective list of 176 different movies for AP’s (Associated Press) Top 25 Movies. The individual rankings were combined to produce the national ranking using a Borda count, in which a first-place vote was worth 25 points, a second-place vote was worth 24 points, and so on. Here are the top 10:

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The Banshees of Inisherin: 392 points

Ranked first on the list, the Colin Farell starrer is a tragicomedy that’s emerged a favourite in the award circuit, winning at both, the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards. The film also won 9 Oscar nominations, including 3 for the cast — Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

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Everything Everywhere All at Once: 384 points

Director duo Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once is an absurdist comedy set against the backdrop of the immigrant struggle and it’s ranked second on the list. Another crowd favourite, the film secured 11 nominations at the 95th Academy Awards and won actor Michelle Yeoh her first Golden Globe.

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Tár: 346 points

Todd Field’s psychological drama is third on the list and stars Cate Blanchett as the protagonist. The film, which won 6 Oscar nominations including Best Actress, was selected as the Best Film of the year by the "trifecta" – the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the National Society of Film Critics.

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Nope: 304 points

After Get Out and Us, Jorden Peele returned to horror with Nope starring Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as siblings attempting to capture evidence of an unidentified flying object. Despite being hailed for its direction, cinematography, and musical score, the film was snubbed at the Oscars — receiving no nominations.

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The Woman King: 267 points

Viola Davis starrer historical action drama The Woman King is one of the top 5 films on the list, and yet it received no Oscar nomination. However, the film did win nominations at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards and even landed in the Top 10 Films of the Year by American Film Institute Awards.

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RRR: 263 points

The action-drama by SS Rajamouli, starring Jr NTR, Ram Charan and Alia Bhatt, ranked sixth on the list. The film’s brewed a storm since its release, winning titles like the Best Foreign Language Film and the Best Song award at the 28th Critics' Choice Awards, and the Best Song at Golden Globes as well.

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​Top Gun: Maverick: 252 points

36 years ago Top Gun released and turned Tom Cruise into a bonafide heartthrob. With Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise proved his stardom never faded. Top This is Cruise’s first movie to surpass $100 million in a single weekend. It’s been nominated in six categories at the 95th Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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The Fabelmans: 238 points

Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama story loosely based on Spielberg's adolescence and first years as a filmmaker. The film won two Golden Globes — Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director. It also bagged 7 Oscar nominations.

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Women Talking: 222 points

Written and directed by Sarah Polley, Women Talking is inspired by real-life events and based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Miriam Toews. Ranked ninth on the list, the film received two nominations at the 95th Academy Awards — Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery: 209 points

Daniel Craig returned to play the affable master detective Benoit Blanc in Glass Onions: A Knives Out Mystery. With an ensemble cast that included Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista, among others, the film received critical acclaim for its direction and musical score.

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