Unlike other former leaders of the Free World, President Barack Obama is known for keeping his finger on the pulse of pop culture. In addition to sharing his Favorite Books of 2022, Obama is ready to release a list of his Favorite Movies of 2022, including Top Gun: Maverick, The Woman King, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Emily the Criminal, and more. Obama posted the complete list to Instagram on Friday, cementing his reputation as a man of taste.
Earlier this year, Obama shared a Spotify playlist link presenting his favorite Summer Jams of 2022. Included on the list were Beyoncé, Prince, Al Green, Miles Davis, Fatboy Slim, Joe Cocker, Burna Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Tems, and one of my favorites, the British indie rock band Wet Leg. The mix will bring heat to any pool party full of people looking to get their drink on while playing Beach Blanket Bingo.
The complete list of Obaman’s Favorite Films of 2022 includes Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King, Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun, John Patton Ford’s Emily the Criminal, Celine Sciamma’s Petite Maman, Margaret Brown’s Descendant, Audrey Diwane’s Happening, Chinonye Chukwu’s Till, Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once, Fernando León de Aranoa’s The Good Boss, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero, Panah Panahi’s Hit the Road, Todd Field’s Tar and Kogonada’s After Yang.
Followers of Obama’s social media accounts were quick to point out that Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is missing from the list. Oddly, Marvel’s emotional sequel did not make Obama’s list, but he’s a busy guy. It’s entirely possible that he has yet to have the chance to see Coogler’s new film. I’ve missed tons of movies this year, and I have much more time on my hands than the former President.
What movies do you think should be added to Obama’s list that he should make the time to watch? Which among the titles listed do you think is his favorite film of the year overall? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.