No regrets, 2022 was a year of many feelings, many life experiences, disappointments and learnings, but many happiness and achievements. Who hasn’t lived much this year has been to Mars. The world has turned 180 degrees and the past two months have ended up being equally turbulent, with many extremes and expectations. Netflix followed the pace and offered its subscribers many productions, providing a busy schedule with news. Now let’s check out the best movies of the year on streaming, so far. Highlights for “Arremessando Alto”, from 2022, by Jeremiah Zagar; “Athena,” from 2022, by Romain Gavras; and Edward Berger’s 2022 “Nothing New on the Front.” The titles available on Netflix are organized in alphabetical order and do not follow rating standards.
Throw High (2022), Jeremiah Zagar
Stanley Perrin is a basketball scout who happens to spot Spanish amateur player, Bo Cruz, playing in a park on the outskirts of Madrid. Stanley, seeing in the boy such talent as he had not found for a long time, finds himself in hopes and decides to move the phenomenon to the United States, without the consent of the team. The two will have to prove, against all odds, that they have what it takes to make it to the NBA.
Athena (2022), Romain Gavras
The death of a young man of Arab origin from the Athens ghetto in France, in unknown circumstances. Three brothers, believing he was killed by the police, lead a community revolt against the authorities in search of revenge. While her older brother, Abdel, who is in the army, struggles to calm rising tensions, the situation escalates and Athena is besieged. A civil war begins against the police, with brothers at the heart of it.
All New at the Front (2022), Edward Berger
Paul Böhmer and his friends Albert and Müller voluntarily enlisted in the German army during World War I out of patriotic fervor. The initial euphoria soon dissipates as the front’s reality turns to despair. While the world awaits an armistice, Paul must fight to the end to satisfy the German objective for the final offensive.
The Unknown (2022), Thomas M. Wright
Paul and Henry Griffin become friends during a bus trip. The reason why the two fled is unknown, which means they are criminals on the run. Paul tells Henry that a man he works with named Mark is looking for someone he can count on to run an assignment. Although he denies wanting any work of illegal origin, the next day Henry meets Mark, who promises to erase his criminal record in exchange for some favours.
The Night Nurse (2022), Tobias Lindholm
Amy is a kind-hearted nurse and single mother, but the routine of night shifts in the ICU is so demanding that she’s really reaching her limits. Furthermore, she is suffering from a heart disease. The arrival of Charlie, the new nurse, seems to have eased some of this difficult routine. The two become friends, which gives Amy hope. However, patients begin to die under suspicious circumstances and Charlie appears to be the prime suspect. To reveal the truth, Amy will risk her life.
The Miracle (2022), Sebastien Lelio
13 years after the Great Famine in Ireland, nurse Lip Wright is called to a small religious community to check up on an 11-year-old girl named Anna, who claims she hasn’t eaten in four months, subsisting on “manna from heaven.” With the girl’s health failing, Lip must understand what is happening to her, even if it means defying society’s faith.
The Soldier That Wasn’t (2021), John Madden
In the midst of World War II, the Allied forces are preparing to capture Sicily from the southern coast. However, the Nazis discovered the plans. Intelligence officers Ewe Montagu and Charles Cholmondsey are called upon to devise a strategy to embarrass Hitler’s soldiers into believing that the target of the Allied forces is, in fact, Greece. Inspired by a true story.
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