Best English Movies of 2022 You Can Stream Right Now!

On the topic of the Best English Movies of 2022, beginning the year with the gritty yet remarkable take on The Batman and continuing the victory streak with Everything Everywhere and Top Gun: Maverick and more, there are multiple movies that managed to succeed both critically and commercially. So, to celebrate the elite, here are the Best English Movies of 2022 you should watch right now and can also stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar and more.

Final List Updated on January 08, 2023

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34. Babylon

Babylon Movie Review India 2022

Director – Damien Chazelle
Cast – Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

With acclaimed director Damien Chazelle at the forefront, guiding a stacked cast and esteemed crew, Babylon was poised to be one of the biggest films of the decade. Chazelle elicits two voluminous messages. For one, it is a portrait towards the mystifying art of filmmaking in all of its glory and beauty. The sprawling set pieces and eccentric extras are indicative of the exaggerated liveliness coursing through the veins of Los Angeles. At another angle, it is a scathing critique of the bombastic nature of Hollywood and the industry.

33. Prey

Director – Dan Trachtenberg
Cast – Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro
Streamer – Disney+ Hotstar

Prey is directed by Dan Trachtenberg and stars Amber Midthunder in the lead role. The Hulu original film tells the story of a young Comanche warrior during the 1700s who must hunt the thing that is hunting her to protect her tribe. Surprisingly, this movie not only has some great moments throughout this film but it also has some beautiful visuals and direction.

32. Terrifier 2

Terrifier 2 Best English Movies of 2022

Director – Damien Leone
Cast – Lauren LaVera, Elliott Fullam
Streamer – Vudu (Rent)

Best English Movies of 2022: Terrifier 2 is written and directed by Damien Leone and stars Lauren LaVera, Elliott Fullam, Sarah Voigt, Kailey Hyman, Casey Harnett, and David Howard Thornton. It is the continuation of the story of Art the Clown’s murderous rampage from the 2016 film Terrifier. After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to Miles County, where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

31. Watcher

Watcher 2022 Movie Review

Director – Chloe Okuno
Cast – Maika Monroe, Burn Gorman
Streamer – Amazon (Rent)

Watcher is about a young woman who feels like her neighbor is watching her after moving to Romania with her husband, Francis. An enthralling thriller directed by Chloe Okuno, it is hard to look away once the story begins. Audiences will look in the background and the corners of shots, almost as if we are trying to look out for Julia ourselves. The film never banks on the ending as to whether Julia is paranoid or if her “watcher” is a threat. It can be watched multiple times because of the ability of Okuno to pace the film fantastically. – Stephanie Young

30. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Movie Review India

Director – Tom Gormican
Cast – Nick Cage, Pedro Pascal
Streamer – Prime Video

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, directed by Tom Gormican, is about struggling actor Nick Cage facing finanical crisis and accepts a 1 million dollar gig to attend superfan, Javi Gutierrez’s birthday party. This trip goes incredibly diverse than expected as the CIA captures Cage and recruits him to take down Gutierrez, who is a feared cartel leader and kidnapped the daughter of a political candidate.

29. The Woman King

The Woman King Best English Movies of 2022

Director – Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast – Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu
Streamer – Amazon (Rent)

The Woman King, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (known for The Old Guard), is based on Agojie, an all-female warrior unit which protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 17th to 19th centuries. The film stars Viola Davis in the lead role, with Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, and John Boyega, in supporting roles.

28. Kimi

Kimi Best English Movies of 2022

Director – Steven Soderbergh
Cast – Zoë Kravitz, Byron Bower
Streamer – Prime Video

Kimi, directed by Steven Soderbergh, stars Zoë Kravitz in the titlular role tells the story of an agoraphobic woman who works for a tech company, discovers evidence of a violent crime. She must confront her past and her phobia to seek justice. Paced extremely well, Kimi keeps you on your toes throughout the entire runtime, Soderbergh does an excellent job directing and crafting a beautiful film with vibrancy and intrigue. This 89 minute film doesn’t waste anytime getting to the point.

27. The Black Phone

The Black Phone Movie Review

Director – Scott Derrickson
Cast – Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames
Streamer – Prime Video

Preview Only: The Black Phone tells the story of a serial kidnapper named the grabber. The grabber’s latest victim is young Finny. After being grabbed Finny awakes in a room with nothing but a phone and starts getting calls from the Grabber’s previous victims who are determined to get Finny out alive. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

26. Nope

Nope 2022 Movie Review India

Director – Jordan Peele
Cast – Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer
Streamer – Prime Video

Nope, a science fiction horror is written and directed by Jordan Peele and stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun in the lead roles. The 130-minute movie tells the story of toiling horse ranchers OJ and Emerald, who discover something lurking in the skies above and instantly try to film this phenomenon for their financial gain.

25. Men

Director – Alex Garland
Cast – Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear
Streamer – Prime Video

Men, directed by Alex Garland, tells the story of a grieving woman who takes refugee in a country house for a quiet and a relaxing week. Things soon take the turn for the worse when someone begins stalking her from the woods. New and unique in its vision, Men is a good film. Garland does it again creating a creepy and haunting film with terrific sound and visuals. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

24. Elvis

Elvis Movie Review India

Director – Baz Luhrmann
Cast – Austin Butler & Tom Hanks
Streamer – Prime Video

Elvis is written and directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Austin Butler in the titular role. It tells the story of Elvis Presley’s rise to stardom, how he became the man we all knew and loved, plus the odd relationship he had with manager Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks. Emotional and engaging at the same time, this film is a satisfying and excellent depiction of the life of Elvis.

23. Till

Till Movie Best English Movies of 2022

Director – Chinonye Chukwu
Cast – Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall
Streamer – Vudu (Rent)

Director Chinonye Chukwu’s touching drama tells the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who was brutally lynched in 1955 while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. One of the Best English Movies of 2022, Till stars Danielle Deadwyler and Jalyn Hall in the lead roles.

22. Wakanda Forever

Black Panther Wakanda Forever Review India

Director – Ryan Coogler
Cast – Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o
Streamer – Disney+ Hotstar

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Letitia Wright, with Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Tenoch Huerta in the lead roles. The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe deals with the aftermath of the death of King T’Challa as the absence of their protector looms large, and a new threat emerges from the sea by the name of Namor and the nation of Talokan. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

21. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Marcel The Shell Best English Movies of 2022

Director – Dean Fleischer-Camp
Cast – Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar
Streamer – Amazon (Rent)

Marcel, a 1-inch-tall shell, lives with his grandmother, the only residents of their town, after their neighbors’ quick and mysterious disappearance. When discovered by a guest amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans and a new hope of reuniting with his long-lost family.

20. Cha Cha Real Smooth

Cha Cha Real Smooth Best English Movies of 2022

Director – Cooper Raiff
Cast – Cooper Raiff & Dakota Johnson
Streamer – Apple TV

Preview Only: A young man who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host strikes up a friendship with a mother and her autistic daughter. Directed by Cooper Raiff, Cha Cha Real Smooth stars himself, Dakota Johnson and Vanessa Burghardt in the lead roles.

19. The Whale

The Whale Review India 2022

Director – Darren Aronofsky
Cast – Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink

Preview Only: The Whale is directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter. The film stars Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins and Samantha Morton. The latest film by phenomenal director Darren Aronofsky tells the story of a morbidly obese man who tries to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

18. Aftersun

Aftersun Best English Movies of 2022 India

Director – Charlotte Wells
Cast – Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio
Streamer – Prime Video

Preview Only: At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum. Written and directed by Charlotte Wells, Aftersun stars Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio and Celia Rowlson-Hall. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

17. Smile

Smile 2022 Movie Review India

Director – Parker Finn
Cast – Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher
Streamer – Prime Video (Rent)

Smile is written and directed by Parker Finn and stars Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Caitlin Stasey, Kal Penn, and Rob Morgan in a 115-minute psychological horror. The movie tells the story of a therapist who witnesses one of her patients unalive in front of her. Following that, the haunting smile her patient gave her as she died follows her everywhere as it plagues her like a virus. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

16. Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies Review India

Director – Halina Reijn
Cast – Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova
Streamer – Prime Video (Rent)

Bodies Bodies Bodies, a black comedy slasher, is directed by Halina Reijn and stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace, and Pete Davidson in the lead roles. It tells the story of a bunch of rich 20-year-olds, who get stuck together in a mansion in the middle of a deadly hurricane. Hilarious and tense at the same time, this movie packs some solid performances, and its pace makes it tremendously watchable all the way through.

15. She Said

She Said Movie Review India

Director – Maria Schrader
Cast – Carey Mulligan & Zoe Kazan
Streamer – Prime Video

Preview Only: Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) were two investigative journalists for the New York Times who uncovered one of the most ground-breaking stories of our generation. They took down the most powerful man in Hollywood to propel a cultural movement that has expanded all over the world. A story that some may be familiar with is further examined in this powerful film about the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and the incredible women who jumped together to speak out after being silenced for decades.

14. Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar The Way of Water Review India

Director – James Cameron
Cast – Sam Worthington & Zoe Saldana
Streamer – Disney+ Hotstar

Preview Only: Avatar: Way of the Water picks up a few years later where Jake Sully and Neytiri now have a group of children. When the forest is attacked again by the sky people Jake and his family leave the forest and explore the lands and seas beyond their home. From director James Cameron, the film stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and others in supporting roles.

13. The Outfit

The Outfit Best English Movies of 2022

Director – Graham Moore
Cast – Zoey Deutch, Mark Rylance
Streamer – Prime Video (Rent)

Preview Only: Leonard is an English tailor who makes suits on London’s famous Savile Row. He must outsmart a dangerous group of criminals to survive a fateful night. Directed by debutant Graham Moore, The Outfit stars Zoey Deutch, Mark Rylance, Dylan O’Brien and others as the main cast. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

12. The Fallout

The Fallout Best English Movies of 2022

Director – Megan Park
Cast – Jenna Ortega, Lumi Pollack
Streamer – Prime Video

Preview Only: Megan Park’s teen drama, The Fallout revolves around high schooler Vada, who navigates the emotional fallout she experiences in the wake of a school tragedy. Relationships with her family, friends and view of the world are forever altered.

11. Pearl

Pearl Best Horror Movies of 2022

Director – Ti West
Cast – Mia Goth, David Corenswet
Streamer – Amazon (Rent)

Pearl, a prequel to the 2022 slasher, X, is directed by Ti West and written by West and the lead actress Mia Goth. The film tells the story of Pearl, a girl living on an isolated farm who aspires to be a movie star. Eventually, her fantasies turn into evil ideations and make her not stop at anything to get what she wants.

10. X

X Review 2022

Director – Ti West
Cast – Jenna Ortega, Mia Goth
Streamer – Prime Video

X (2022) is written and directed by Ti West and tells the story of a group of millenials who rent out some space on an old couple’s farm to shoot a porno film. Soon things become eerie, and their lives in turn, are in danger. Inspired by the 1970s slasher films, this movie really brings that genre to life. Brutally violent and extremely entertaining. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

9. The Northman

Director – Robert Eggers
Cast – Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor Joy
Streamer – Prime Video

Directed by Robert Eggers, and starring Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor Joy, Nicole Kidman, The Northman, is a classic revenge tale reminiscent of films like the Lion King and Hamlet with a bit of twist to it and a brutal twist at that. An epic of huge proportions with splendid and tremendous direction, cinematography, performances and writing.

8. Glass Onion

Glass Onion Review Netflix India

Director – Rian Johnson
Cast – Daniel Craig, Edward Norton
Streamer – Netflix

The sequel to Knives Out (2019), Daniel Craig reprises his role as Benoit Blanc, a master detective taking on a new case. Tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. When someone turns up dead, Detective Benoit Blanc is put on the case. Glass Onion features a new ensemble cast consisting of Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn and others.

7. After Yang

After Yang Best English Movies of 2022

Director – Kogonada
Cast – Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith
Streamer – Showtime (USA)

Best English Movies of 2022: Written, directed, and edited by Kogonada, After Yang, a metaphysical sci-fi drama, begins his young daughter’s companion — an android named Yang — malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to fix it. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him as he reconnects with his wife and daughter.

6. The Banshees of Inisherin

The Banshees of Inisherin Best English Movies of 2022

Director – Martin McDonagh
Cast – Colin Farrell & Brendan Gleeson

On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Pádraic is devastated when his buddy Colm abruptly ends their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Pádraic sets out to fix the damaged relationship by any means required. But, as Colm’s resolve only strengthens, he soon delivers an ultimatum that leads to shocking consequences. The Banshees of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in the lead roles.

5. The Menu

The Menu 2022 Review India

Director – Mark Mylod
Cast – Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy
Streamer – Disney+ Hotstar

Directed by Mark Mylod, The Menu starring Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nicholas Hoult in the lead roles, tells the storyline of a group of people who book a reservation at an exclusive secluded restaurant on a private island where a famous chef prepares a detailed menu. What they don’t know is that there is so much more to the menu than expected when the evening turns deadly. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

4. Barbarian

Barbarian Movie Review India

Director – Zach Cregger
Cast – Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård
Streamer – Disney+ Hotstar

Barbarian is written and directed by Zach Cregger and features Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, and Justin Long in the lead roles. It tells the story of a young woman who discovers that her Air BnB is double booked. Even so, she decides to stay with an unexpected housemate, but shortly she realizes that is the least of her concerns. An edge-of-the-seat thriller, Barbarian is well paced and warrants multiple watches. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

3. Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once Review

Directors – Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
Cast – Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan
Streamer – Amazon (Rent)

Everything Everywhere All at Once, written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, revolves around a family being audited by the IRS and are contacted by themselves from a parallel universe to try to save the multiverse. Unique and entertaining, this 2022 sci-fi comedy delivers the overall message well, and to no one’s surprise, it went on to become the highest grossing film for A24.

2. Top Gun: Maverick

Director – Joseph Kosinski
Cast – Tom Cruise, Miles Teller
Streamer – Prime Video

The Joseph Kosinski 2022 directorial begins when Pete Mitchell returns to the academy after thirty years to exclusively instruct a group of graduates and design them for a dangerous mission. A much-improved, entertaining, and a more re-watchable sequel and a beautiful send-off to the franchise, Top Gun: Maverick is a spectacle to watch on the big-screen. One of the Best English Movies of 2022.

1. The Batman

The Batman Movie Review India

Director – Matt Reeves
Cast – Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz
Streamer – Prime Video

The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, tells the storyline of the year two Batman, aka Vengeance, who must solve a case of the mysterious serial murders of Gotham’s elite. He must track down the cruel criminal behind it, the Riddler. Overall, in terms of pure Batman this is the finest iteration we have ever gotten. The Dark Knight still holds the title of a remarkable Batman film, but this Reeves directorial is a real dirty and a grimy story.

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Robert Arcidiacono

Robert Arcidiacono

Rob is a 20-year old film lover living in the Big Apple. He fell in love with films at the age of 10 and hopes to be a film writer someday.