The Breakdown of the Best of 2022 So Far

It is time for one of the biggest shows of the year with our annual celebration of the best of the first half of the year. It is The Breakdown of the Best of 2022 So Far. As has been the tradition for most years, we have several categories like Best Performance, Most Underrated, Most Pleasant Surprise, and Worst Picture. Then we really dig into the great with both Scott and I revealing our top five movies of 2022 so far. As I've mentioned a few times, 2022 may not have the same quantity of movies as most years but it has been stuffed with golden quality. It has been a great year for movies, and our best of list is good enough for a full year, let alone just six months.

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Best of 202 So Far:

Best Scene: Nicholas Cage running around with Pedro Pascal in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (CS) & Hot Dog fingers in Everything Everywhere All At Once (SM)

Best Cameo: Brad Pitt in The Lost City (SM & CS)

Best Performance: Elizabeth Olsen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness/ Adam Sandler in Hustle (CS) & Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once (SM)

Most Pleasant Surprise: Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers (SM) & Dog (CS)

Best Underrated/Underseen Movie: Jujutsu Kaisan 0 (CS) & The Bombardment (SM)

Worst Movie: Marmaduke (SM) & Texas Chainsaw Massacre (CS)

Top Five Movies:

5. Lightyear
4. Top Gun: Maverick
3. The Northman
2. Turning Red
1. Everything Everywhere All At Once


5. Mad God
4. Hustle
3. The Innocents
2. Top Gun: Maverick
1. Everything Everywhere All At Once

Summer Box Office Challenge Draft Picks:


1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $187 420 998
2. Lightyear $50 577 961
3. Nope
4. Top Gun: Maverick $126 707 459
5. Bullet Train
6. Paws of Fury: Legend of Hank
7. Firestarter $3 827 715 
8. Downton Abbey: A New Era $16 000 495
9. Watcher $826 775
10. Samaritan
Total: $375 361 403


1. Thor: Love and Thunder
2. Jurassic World: Dominion $145 075 625
3. Minions: The Rise of Gru $107 010 140
4. Elvis $31 211 579
5. DC League of Super Pets
6. The Black Phone $23 633 220
7. Where the Crawdads Sing
8. Bob's Burger $12 416 819
9. Beast
10. Easter Sunday
Total: $319 347 383