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Top 10 Hollywood movies of the first half of 2022: Top Gun Maverick, The Batman, Turning Red, etc.



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Hollywood during the pandemic has seen many delays from big budget movies to smaller studios and the release schedule is still catching up with saved movies. However, in 2022, many English films have filled the void that fans have been missing. From the action movie


to the hit sequel to Tom Cruise

Top Gun: Maverick

Hollywood has offered many releases of various genres.

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While the second half of 2022 has many anticipated films, here are some of the must-see films of the first half of 2022.

Top Gun: Maverick
by Tom Cruise

Top Gun: Maverick

is a sequel to the hit 1986 action movie titled Top Gun. The sequel saw Cruise return to Top Gun Academy and teach a new group of cadets how to complete an impossible mission.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Benedict Cumberbatch returned as Doctor Strange in the sequel alongside Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda AKA Scarlet Witch. The film titled MCU’s First Horror Outing received mixed reviews, however, fans raved about the film and can’t get enough of it.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The Batman

Robert Pattinson made his DC debut with The Batman as a superhero alongside Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman. The film with the longest running time of 2 hours and 56 minutes received a lot of love from fans and critics. The film follows Batman confronting The Riddler and confronting his own dark past before becoming a beacon of hope for the city of Gotham.

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Light year

Pixar’s Lightyear follows legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear and his robot sidekick Sox on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious rookies Izzy, Mo and Darby. The film was billed as the original that made Andy fall in love with the Buzz Lightyear toy seen in the

toy story


Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise Of Gru follows an 11.5-year-old Gru trying to make a name for himself in the world of villains. In an effort to impress his favorite group of villains, he ends up stealing a zodiac stone and ends up having to rely on his indestructible yellow minions AKA for help.

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Tom Holland has returned to the screen away from the MCU once again. Instead of a comic book character, this time he was seen playing a character based on an action-adventure game series of the same name. Uncharted follows resourceful Nathan Drake recruited by seasoned treasure hunter, Victor “Sully” Sullivan. The two work together to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan, lost 500 years ago by House Moncada.

turn red

turn red
remains one of the biggest OTT Hollywood releases of the year so far. The all-Asian cast-led film follows Mei Lee, a 13-year-old girl who discovers she has the power to transform into a large red panda. However, she is torn between being her mother’s obedient daughter and embracing the chaos of her youth.

Marry me
Netflix has released a rare rom-com that runs in 2022. The film follows superstar Kat Valdez who finds out she was cheated on seconds before getting married in front of the world. After a meltdown, she ends up marrying someone random from the crowd. But as the forces conspire to separate the unlikely newlyweds, they must soon decide if two people from such different worlds can find true love together.

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The black phone
The horror fused with excellent comedic timing surprised many reviewers. It follows Finney Shaw, a shy but smart 13-year-old boy who gets kidnapped by a masked killer. Finney after waking up in a soundproof basement with a disconnected phone on the wall begins to hear previous victims. With their help, Finney decides to fight the masked killer.

The lost city
Directed by Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Daniel Radcliff, The Lost City was the perfect summer rom-com with an action-adventure vibe. The film follows author Loretta Sage and the cover model of her exotic novels Alan. After Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who wants her to lead him to the lost treasure of an ancient city, Alan decides the only way to prove his worth is to save her in real life.

Article first published: Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 5:28 p.m. [IST]