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Five New 2022 Movies to Watch this Weekend

Fantastic films to add to your radar.

The Worst Person In The World
The Worst Person In The World

Winter is well and truly on its way and with it comes a colourful new line-up of movies to keep you entertained. From original sci-fi comedies to a heart-warming story where Nicholas Cage goes in search of his missing pig, there’s a film for every taste and mood. Be whisked away to another world – be it from the comfort of your couch or in the cinema – with our roundup of the best new 2022 movies. 

Everything Everywhere All At Once

From creative geniuses ‘Daniels’ and cult production house A24, Everything Everywhere All At Once is an original sci-fi comedy that features some of the most bizarre and heart-warming scenes we’ve ever seen. There’s chaos around every corner in this cinematic masterpiece, which centres on a hard-working Chinese immigrant couple as they try to save their laundromat, navigate a failing marriage, accept their daughter’s sexuality...and learn how to unlock special powers in a multiverse where they can be anything from a ninja to a wrestler simply by completing a task and tapping a button. Mind bending, insane, hilarious and affecting, this is one of the more unique, well-edited films you’ll watch this year.

Catch Everything Everywhere All At Once in cinemas now.

Pig

When reclusive truffle hunter Rob (played by the one and only Nicholas Cage) has his beloved pig stolen by junkies, his whole world is turned upside down. Left with no choice but to find it, he embarks on a thrilling search through Portland's fiery restaurant scene – meeting all sorts of interesting characters from his colourful past along the way. Far less chaotic than the premise suggests, Pig is a surprisingly complex and gripping film with breath-taking cinematography, plenty of action and a stand-out performance from Cage. 

Available on Netflix now. 

The Worst Person In The World 

This ruthlessly funny Norwegian rom com follows a young woman as she navigates love, infidelity, indecisiveness, loss and everything in between. Broken up into a series of chapters but with nothing cliché about it, the thought-provoking flick invites discerning romantics to reflect on their own complex relationships and self sabotaging behaviour. Lead Julie, the worst person in the world, is perpetually confused, navigating life in a way that's both familiar and fraught – cringe-worthy and relatable. Go for the intelligent script and blunt dialogue, stay for the unexpected 'frozen in time' scene. 

Catch The Worst Person In The World in cinemas now. 

Official Competition

Premiering as part of the Spanish Film Festival, Official Competition is a smart, sexy arthouse drama with a phenomenal performance by Penelope Cruz. Hired to direct an indulgent thriller for an old millionaire, Lola (Penelope Cruz) casts two egomaniacs (Oscar Martinez and Antonia Banderas) and puts them through a series of pointless and painful tasks to help them understand the tortured souls they are playing. In a classic case of life imitating art, both leads are forced to confront their own demons – and what ensues will have you laughing and gasping until the final credits roll.

Screening at limited art house cinemas now. 

Drive My Car

The winner of Best International Picture at the 2022 Oscars, Drive My Car is a reflective drama that explores themes of loss, grief and the complexities of relationships – both romantic and platonic. Yusuke, an actor and recent widower, travels to a seaside town to take part in a theatre production alongside an eclectic cast. It's there that he meets young taxi driver Misaki and, two years after the death of his beloved wife, begins to process a complex combination of loneliness, regret and forgiveness. Adapted from a short story to an almost three-hour film, Drive My Car is meditative, at times slow, but ultimately a beautiful film that handles its complex subject matter with grace.

Screening at limited art house cinemas now.

Loving our roundup of the best new 2022 movies? Keep the film inspiration flowing with the hottest films to screen on streaming platforms, and the best Australian flicks you need to see once.