The Solzy Awards for 2022: The Best in Film

The Solzy Awards

An annual tradition, Solzy at the Movies presents the Solzy Awards for 2022 as a way of honoring the best achievements this year in film.

I need to say something specific about my top films list–The Fabelmans is #1 and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is #1A. I’ve yet to figure out how to change the numbering on WordPress. While many films fell short of my top 36 features, there are those that came very close but I decided to stop at 36 because it’s double-chai.

The Solzy Awards for 2022

Top 36 Narrative Features

  1. The Fabelmans
  2. Glass Onion
  3. Top Gun: Maverick
  4. Babylon
  5. Jurassic World Dominion
  6. The Batman
  7. The Adam Project
  8. The Menu
  9. Devotion
  10. She Said
  11. The Bubble
  12. Vengeance
  13. Clerks III
  14. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
  15. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  16. The Banshees of Inisherin
  17. Not Okay
  18. I Love My Dad
  19. Thirteen Lives
  20. Thor: Love and Thunder
  21. Bros
  22. The Sea Beast
  23. Apollo 10 1/2
  24. The Woman King
  25. The Lost City
  26. Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
  27. A Man Called Otto
  28. Causeway
  29. The Inspection
  30. Ticket to Paradise
  31. See How They Run
  32. Rosaline
  33. Enola Holmes 2
  34. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  35. Menorah in the Middle
  36. The People We Hate at the Wedding

Top Comedy Features

  1. Glass Onion
  2. The Adam Project
  3. The Menu
  4. The Bubble
  5. Vengeance
  6. Clerks III
  7. Not Okay
  8. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
  9. I Love My Dad
  10. Bros
  11. The Lost City
  12. Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
  13. Ticket to Paradise
  14. See How They Run
  15. Rosaline

Best Documentary Features

Please see my Documentary Awards


Best Actor (TIE): Adam Sandler, Hustle; Jonathan Majors, Devotion, Gabriel LaBelle, The Fabelmans
Best Actress: Margot Robbie, Babylon (Runner-ups: Danielle Deadwyler, Till; Jennifer Lawrence, Causeway)
Best Supporting Actor: Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans
Best Supporting Actress: Carey Mulligan, She Said (Runner-ups: Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; Gabrielle Union, The Inspection)


Best Actor: Tom Hanks, A Man Called Otto, (Runner-ups: Ryan Reynolds, The Adam Project; Nicolas Cage, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, George Clooney, Ticket to Paradise)
Best Actress: Anya Taylor-Joy, The Menu (Runner-ups: Millie Bobby Brown, Enola Holmes 2, Julia Roberts, Ticket to Paradise, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosaline)
Best Supporting Actor: Pedro Pascal, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent/The Bubble
Best Supporting Actress: Janelle Monae, Glass Onion (Runner-up: Claudia Sulewski, I Love My Dad)

Best Director: Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
Best Original Screenplay: Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner, The Fabelmans
Best Adapted Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Glass Onion
Best Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski, The Fabelmans
Best Editing: Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar, The Fabelmans
Best Original Score: John Williams, The Fabelmans


  • I Love My Dad
  • The Inspection
  • Emily the Criminal
  • Honor Society


  • Gabrielle LaBelle, The Fabelmans
  • Walker Scobell, The Adam Project

Best Action Movie: Top Gun: Maverick

Best Comic Book Movie: The Batman

Best Comedy: Glass Onion

Best Drama: The Fabelmans

Best Animated Feature: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Best Action Comedy: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Best Romantic Comedy (TIE): Bros, The Lost City, Ticket to Paradise

Best Horror Comedy: The Menu

Best Sci-Fi Comedy: The Adam Project

Best Classic Hollywood Throwback: Ticket to Paradise

Best International Feature: All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Music-Driven Film: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Best Hollywood Satire (TIE): The Bubble, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Best Western: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Best Santa Claus Movie To Become An Instant Holiday Classic: Violent Night

Even though I have my own list of films that I absolutely did not like, I will not list them here nor issue a list of worst films. There’s so much negativity online that I believe it’s time that we, as a collective, do away with listing the worst films of the year.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.