This is a list of films that I watched for the first time this year. Out of all the films I watched this year, these are the top ones.
Till (2022) Rated PG-13
In 1955, after Emmett Till is murdered in a brutal lynching, his mother vows to expose the racism behind the attack while working to have those involved brought to justice.
Move Me (2022) Rated NR
At 27, Kelsey Peterson dove into Lake Superior, off the shores of Wisconsin, and emerged paralyzed. Now, the former dancer struggles to redefine who she is while adapting to life with a disability. At the intersection of acceptance and hope, Kelsey unexpectedly finds herself facing an opportunity to dance again, showing her a new path toward acceptance, all the while grappling with a decision to participate in a cutting-edge clinical trial that could bring her much-desired change – forcing her to evaluate the possibilities of her recovery, body and spirit. In Move Me, a first-time filmmaker with a disability simultaneously takes the reins behind the scenes, while revealing her inner revolution through raw storytelling onscreen.
We Need A Little Christmas (2022) Rated TV-PG
Facing her first Christmas as a single mother, Julie develops an unexpected friendship with an older neighbor.
Escape from Kabul (2022) Rated NR
Features never-before-seen archival footage of the historic confrontation at Kabul airport, from the U.S. withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan through the subsequent evacuation of Afghan citizens after the Taliban seized the city.
Keep This Between Us (2022) Rated TV-14
Follow’s one woman’s journey as she reexamines her past relationship with a trusted teacher.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) Rated G
The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.
Des (2020) Rated NR
In 1983, Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen was arrested after the discovery of human remains which had blocked a drain near his London home.
Raspberry (2021) Rated NR
A son struggles to say goodbye to his dead father.
Meats (2020) Rated TV-14
What happens when a pregnant vegan suddenly craves meat? In this exploration of ethical meat-eating and parenthood, Lane hires a butcher to teach her how to be a responsible carnivore and ends up learning about a whole new side of herself.
Theodore Roosevelt (2022) Rated TV-14
Two-part series on U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt looking at his work as a progressive reformer as well as his contradictions such as being a passionate conservationist who also hunted animals.
Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) Rated PG
The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa.
One Child Nation (2019) Rated R
After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.
No Man of Her Own (1950) Rated NR
A pregnant woman adopts the identity of a railroad-crash victim and starts a new life with the woman’s wealthy in-laws, but is soon blackmailed by her devious ex.
Liberty Fever (2016) Rated NR
“Liberty Fever” draws visitors into the world of Revolutionary America, setting the stage for indoor gallery and outdoor living-history experiences. The introductory film is narrated by an early 19th-century storyteller who has traveled the country gathering stories about the American Revolution and shares his accounts using a moving panorama presentation of the time period.
Alias Grace (2017) Rated TV-MA
In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.
Synopsis by IMDB.