How many films did I watch in 2022?!

Before you start to think all I do on this blog is make lists, this is the last for this season, I promise.

Here’s a list of every single movie I watched in 2022, partly inspired by filmmaker Edgar Wright who keeps a similar list.

Between keeping up with brand new features, both on streaming services and on the big screen — at film festivals or the multiplex (titles marked with an asterisk) — programming for Carbon Arc Cinema, and watching older movies for the podcast, LENS ME YOUR EARS, sometimes even watching movies to discuss on CBC radio, I’m seeing a lot of movies in the run of an average week.

Still, it’s all relative. This year I saw 268 films, which I suspect is fewer than some dedicated film lovers I know — though a few of them I watched more than once (I’ve kept a tally of those, too).

It’s not nearly as many as I watched 2021, which is partly due to the fact I no longer have the good fortune to carry a Cineplex Premiere Card, which last year granted me a free pass to any film at the multiplex.

Here’s all the movies I saw in 2022. Reviews of the newer films (and some of the older) are available here on FLAW IN THE IRIS — feel free to plug titles into the search bar.

The 13th Warrior (1999)

21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014)

The 355*

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

2001: A Space Odyssey (in 70 mm)*

A Bigger Splash (2016)

A Christmas Story Christmas 

Adventureland (2009)


After Yang

Ahed’s Knee

Airport (1970)

All That Breathes

All The Old Knives

An Angel At My Table (1990)

Apartment Zero (1988)

Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

Armageddon Time*

Atlantis (2019)


Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Avatar (2009)

Avatar: The Way Of Water*


Bad Company (1994)

Bad Influence (1990)

The Banshees of Inisherin (x2)*


The Batman* (x2)

Beau Travail (1998)

The Bedford Incident (1965)

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Belle Vie



Beowulf and Grendel (2005)

Bernie (2011)

Black Adam*


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever*

The Blob (1988)


The Bob’s Burgers Movie*

Bodies Bodies Bodies*

Bright Star (2009)



Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

Buck and the Preacher (1972)

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Bullet Train*

But I’m A Cheerleader (1999)


Caravaggio (1986)

Carny (1980)

Catherine Called Birdy (x2)*


Clerks III*

Close-up (1990)


The Company of Wolves (1985)

Confess, Fletch

Contraband aka Blackout (1940)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Dead For a Dollar

Death On The Nile (1978)

Death On The Nile*

Decision To Leave*

Deep Water

Deluge (1933)

The Defiant Ones (1958)

Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness*


Don’t Worry Darling (x2)*

Dos Estaciones

Downton Abbey: A New Era (x2)*

The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

Earthquake (1974)

Edward II (1991)

The Elephant Man (1980)

Elle (2016)


Elvis (1979)

Erik The Conquerer (1961)

Emily The Criminal (x2)*

Empire Of Light*

The English Patient (1996)

Enigma (2001)

Enola Holmes 2


The Eternal Daughter

The Eternals

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Exotica (1994)

The Fabelmans*


Fiddler On The Roof (1972)

Fiddler’s Journey To The Big Screen

The Fifth Estate (2013)

Fire Island

Fishermen’s Friends (2019)

Fishermen’s Friends: One And All

Five Graves To Cairo (1943)

Flesh + Blood (1985)

Flight Of The Phoenix (1965)

Flight Of The Phoenix (2004)

The Forgiven

The Fourth Man (1984)

Framing Agnes

Freaks (1932)

The French Dispatch (2021) (x2)

Gaslight (1944)

Geographies of Solitude

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (x2)*

Girl Picture

Gods & Monsters (1998)

The Good House

The Grab*

The Gray Man

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (x2)*

Hanover Street (1979)

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

A Hero

Hidden City (1987)

Hit The Road (2021)

The Hoax (2006)

Hollow Man (2000)

Holy Smoke (1999)

Holy Spider*


I Am Love (2009)

Ice-Breaker: The 72 Summit Series

Ice Cold In Alex (1958)

Imagine Me & You (2006)

The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

In The Cut (2003)

I Think We’re Alone Now (2018)

Jackass Forever*

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (2015)

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

Journey To Italy (1953)

The Keep (1983)

Kid Creole (1958)

Kimi (x2)

Lair Of The White Worm (1988)

La Piscine (1969)

Last Christmas (2019)

Last Night In Soho (2021)

Let Their Be Drums!

The Libeled Lady (1936)

Life Is Sweet (1990)


The Lost City*

The Lost King*


Marcel The Shell With Shoes On*

The Magician (1958)

Me And Orson Welles (2009)

Memoria (2021)*


The Menu*

Metal Lords

Michael Clayton (2007)

The Mirror (1997)

Missing Link (2019)



Mrs Harris Goes To Paris*

My Policeman*

Near Dark (1987)

Next Of Kin (1982)

News From Home (1977)

Night Blooms*

No Bears*

The Noel Diary

Nope (x2)*

Nothing Compares

No Time To Die

The Novelist’s Film

Nuns On The Run

One Fine Morning*

Operation Mincemeat

Outlander (2009)

The Pale Blue Eye*

The Paper (1994)

Paris Blues (1961)

Parallel Mothers


The Passenger (1975)

Perfectly Normal (1990)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Pocket Money (1972)

The Portrait Of A Lady (1996)

The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)

Predator (1987)

Predator 2 (1990)

The Predator (2018)

Predators (2010)

Premium Rush (2012)


Prince Valiant (1954)

Queens of the Qing Dynasty

Red Rocket

A Raisin In The Sun (1961)

Repo Man (1984)

The Righteous

Roots of Fire


Scream (1996)

Scream 2 (1997)

Scream 3 (2000)

Scream 4 (2011)

Scream (2022)*

See How They Run

The Shadow (1994)

She Said*

Shoot to Kill aka Deadly Pursuit (1988)



The Silent Partner (1978)

A Simple Wedding (2018)

Skyjacked (1972)

Slacker (1991)


Soldier Of Orange (1977)

Something For Everyone (1971)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

The Sound of 007

Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins (2021)

Sneakers (1992)


Stars At Noon

Stir of Echoes (1999)

La Strada (1954)

Sweetie (1989)

The Swimmer (1968)

The Swimmers*

Taste of Cherry (1997)

Take This Waltz (2011)



Ten (2002)

Three Kings (1999)

Three Thousand Years Of Longing*

Thor: Love & Thunder*

Thumbsucker (2005)

Ticket To Paradise*

Top Gun: Maverick*


Touki Bouki (1973)

The Towering Inferno (1974)

The Tragedy of Macbeth*

Triangle Of Sadness (x2)*

Trigger (2010)

Trigger Effect (1996)

Turkish Delight (1973)

Turning Red

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Valhalla Rising (2009)

The Vanishing (1988)

The Vikings (1958)

Violent Night*

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Waking Life (2001)

A Warm December (1973)

Waterland (1992)

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story*

Went The Day Well (1942)

The Whale*

What’s Up Doc? (1972)

When Worlds Collide (1951)

The White Balloon (1995)

Wild At Heart (1990)

The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)

The Woman King*

Women Talking*

The Wonder*

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About the author


Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.