Top 10 Films in 2022: Fight for Oscar Race


Strong and fantastic-standard films always excel in the Oscar race. However, it’s very hard to forecast the success of running or recently released films in the next Oscar Award.

Besides, it’s hard to talk about films without mentioning the COVID situation. The disease has an undeniable impact on movie watchers as well as release patterns.

But, as the award-giving follows some procedures, it can be forecasted based on some factors on the future success of some extraordinary films and which films would be top 10 films for 2022.

10 Films to Show Dominance in Oscar 2022

Here are the top 10 films for 2022 to be described that can shine on colorful Oscar night going to be held at the end of March. 

1. Belfast


Directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, this semi-autobiographical movie tells a story about a young boy who grows up in Belfast, one of the major cities of Ireland.

The major roles in this film were played by Jude Hill, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, and Caitriona Balfe. It can be a strong contender for Oscar for the best film, director, screenplay, acting, and soundtrack. 

Sir Kenneth can be nominated in seven different categories, which could be the first example of a director.

In his life he had already been got nominations as director, actor, supporting actor, adapted screenplay, and live-action shorts nominations. 

If he gets the best film and original screenplay nominations for this film, it would be a new record. So, let’s see and count the moments. 

The movie is going to release on February 22 this year and surely be one of the top 10 films for 2022 to show dominance on Oscar night.

2. West Side Story

West Side Story

This movie can be said the Steven Spielberg version of classical musical movies. It’s about the rival New York street gangs as well as the love story of Tony and Maria.

In the movie, Rachel Ziegler was in the role of Maria and Ansel Elgort was in the role of Tony. 

It has the chance to have nominations for best film, director for Spielberg, and actress even for relatively newcomer Rachel. Rita Moreno won the award for best-supporting actress in the 1961 version of the film.

He has also the chance to win it again, even though this time she played a different character called Valentina. 

The remake movie has released in 2021 and would continue to show dominance as one of the top 10 films for 2022.

3. The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog

In this dark Western movie, we see a rancher and his cruelty towards his brother’s new wife and her son. 

Major roles in this film are played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. 

It was one of the best-reviewed movies of 2021 and has a very good opportunity to get nominations for best film, adapted screenplay, and acting categories.

As of now, only seven women have gotten nominations for the best director category, however the director of ‘The Power of the Dog,’ Jane Campion has a very good chance to be nominated twice as the first woman.

In 1993, she was nominated for the first time for her movie ‘The Piano.

The movie, released in November, is now streaming on Netflix.

4. Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza

The timeline of the movie sets back in California’s San Fernando Valley in 1970, which tells us the story of first love. Major roles in the movie were played by Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, and Bradley Cooper.

It can be nominated for best picture, best director, and best original screenplay. Alana Haim might also get recognized in the best actress category. 

The movie will be released on the first day of 2022.

5. King Richard

King Richard

This biographical film depicts Richard Williams, the father of tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams, as well as their coach. 

Here Will Smith portrays the character of Richard Williams and Aunjanue Ellis and Saniya Sidney played the roles of two sisters. 

Will Smith is a powerful actor and was nominated twice for the best actor role. He got nominated for his role in Ali and The Pursuit of Happiness.

The chance of him being ‘Third Time Lucky’ seems bigger, as many people are predicting that it’s already a game, set, and match for best actor.

The film has the chance to get a nomination for Best Picture. 

The Movie was already got released in November 2021 and would be on the list as one of the top 10 films for 2022 to show dominance in Oscar.

6. Dune


This much-hyped movie is the adaptation of the science fantasy novel by Frank Herbert. It’s all about the son of a noble family and his mission in protecting the galaxy’s most valuable element.

Major roles in the movie were played by Timothee ChalameT, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. Denis Villeneuve can be nominated as best film and best director for this movie.

Actors may not be counted for nominations, but they can get nominated in technical categories like cinematography, production design, score, and visual effects. 

The movie was released in October 2021 and is available on premium video on demand.  This movie will surely be regarded as one of the top 10 films for the 2022 Oscar event.

7. Tick, Tick… Boom

Tick, Tick… Boom

It’s the story of a struggling theatre composer, who by approaching his thirties, re-evaluates his life and future. 

In the main two roles, there were Andrew Garfield and Alexandra Shipp. 

Great chances are ahead of the film for best actor and best film category, along with at least 10 nominations for the 2022 Oscar. 

The movie was released in November 2021 and is currently streaming on Netflix.

8. Spencer


The movie is about legendary Princess Dianna as she spends Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham, while her marriage to Prince Charles is on the verge of being broken. 

Here Kristen Stewart played the role of Princess Dianna and in other major roles, there are Sally Hawkins and Timothy Spall. 

Though the film is not well responded to throughout the world, many spectators, as well as critics, praise the performance of Kristen Stewart as Princess of Wales.

Hence, there is a very good chance for her to win the best actor award, let alone get the nomination. Nominations can also go to the areas like production and costume design. 

The movie was released in November 2021 and is also available on premium video on demand.

9. Coda


The uncommon story of the movie centered on Ruby, the only hearing person in their family. She’s treated as CODA (Child of Deaf Adults).

Ruby wants to study music, but also feels the deep urge to help their parents to improve their struggling business. 

The Major roles in the movie are played by Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, and Troy Kostur.

Troy Kostur has the best chance for get nominated in the best supporting actor category.

Besides, Sian Heder has the chance in the best-adapted screenplay and best picture. Emilia Jones has also some possibility of getting the best actress nomination. 

The movie was released in cinema complexes last summer and is currently streaming on Apple TV+. 

10. The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

The story of the movie has been adapted from Shakespearean plays, where a lord is confirmed by three witches that he would be the King of Scotland with the assistance of his ambitious wife.

Here the same plot is used in today’s world to create the story of the movie. Major roles in the movie are played by Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, and Kathryn Hunter.

Denzel Washington is the two times academy award winner for best actor. Here is a very good chance for him to win it for the third time. However, three times winner Frances McDormand seems to have little chance to make it four.

The movie was released in theatres on October 26, 2021, and is one of the contenders as one of the top 10 films for the 2022 Oscar.



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