Why 28? We know that’s what you’re thinking and it’s a valid question. On the surface, 28 movies seems arbitrary. Why not cut down to 25 or add two for 30 to make it cleaner? And the answer is quite simple. When compiling a list of our favorite sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and superhero genre films of 2022, we didn’t want to limit it. This year was so full of great movies, big and small, that we figured it best to highlight all of our favorites, not just some. And when we got to the point on our list where the films were just okay, no longer great, we stopped. And that number was 28.
Now did we probably miss one or two? Are there one or two we didn’t all agree with? Without a doubt. You can tell us where we went wrong in the comments. But for now, sit back and check out a countdown of io9's 28 favorite genre films of 2022.