The past year has brought us major hits, like Top Gun: Maverick, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Minions: The Rise of Gru. They've gotten enough attention, so it's time to turn to the slept-on 2022 movies. These are the films that deserved better than they got. None of them were even remotely close to being blockbusters. They didn't generate a ton of water-cooler talk. They didn't dominate the box office. They did, however, absolutely rule.
The most underrated movies of 2022 are of different varieties. Some are major studio releases that audiences ignored for whatever reason. Others are smaller, arthouse pictures that had trouble competing in a marketplace dominated by high-profile franchises. Still others bypassed theatrical release, debuting on streaming services where they struggled to get noticed. Whatever the reason, each of them deserves to be more widely discovered. The next time you're looking for something amazing to watch, check one (or all!) of them out.