The Best Older Movies I Saw in 2022

An annual tradition here at The End, this is a look at my favorite film discoveries of the year, any movie more than a few years old that I saw for the first time in 2022. Previous years include: 2021, 2020, 2019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007, and 2006. I watched just over 260 films this year, about a third of which qualified for this list. Here are 50 of my favorites.

1. House (Obayashi Nobuhiko, 1977)
2. A Confucian Confusion (Edward Yang, 1994)
3. The Seventh Curse (Lam Nai-choi, 1986)
4. Miami Blues (George Armitage, 1990)
5. Naked Killer (Clarence Fok, 1992)
6. The Daytrippers (Greg Mottola, 1997)
7. So Close (Corey Yuen, 2002)
8. The 7 Grandmasters (Joseph Kuo, 1977)
9. The Keep (Michael Mann, 1983)
10. Burning Ambition (Frankie Chan, 1989)
11. The Web of Death (Chor Yuen, 1976)
12. Dreaming the Reality (Tony Lou Chun-ku, 1991)
13. It’s a Drink! It’s a Bomb! (David Chung, 1985)
14. 18 Bronzemen (Joseph Kuo, 1976)
15. Tiger Cage II (Yuen Woo-ping, 1990)
16. Outlaw Brothers (Frankie Chan, 1990)
17. The 36 Deadly Styles (Joseph Kuo, 1979)
18. Gorgeous (Vincent Kok, 1999)
19. Angel Terminators 2 (Tony Lou Chun-ku & Chan Lau, 1993)
20. Nemesis (Albert Pyun, 1992)
21. Muppet Treasure Island (Brian Henson, 1996)
22. The Outlaws (Kang Yoon-Sung, 2017)
23. The Shaolin Kids (Joseph Kuo, 1975)
24. The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans, 1993)
25. Den of Thieves (Christian Gudegast, 2018)


26. Return of the 18 Bronzemen (Joseph Kuo, 1976)
27. Lethal Panther 2 (Cindy Chow, 1993)
28. Mercenaries from Hong Kong (Wong Jing, 1982)
29. A Girl at My Door (July Jung, 2014)
30. Prom Night (Paul Lynch, 1980)
31. Lethal Panther (Godfrey Ho, 1990)
32. Devil Hunters (Tony Lou Chun-ku, 1989)
33. In the Line of Duty VII: Sea Wolves (Cheng Siu-keung, 1991)
34. The Cat’s Meow (Peter Bogdanovich, 2001)
35. Hero (Corey Yuen, 1997)
36. The Admiral: Roaring Currents (Kim Han-min, 2014)
37. The Inspector Wears Skirts (Wellson Chin, 1988)
38. Butterfly & Sword (Michael Mak, 1993)
39. Tiger Cage 3 (Yuen Woo-ping, 1991)
40. The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (Miike Takashi, 2013)
41. Monkey Kung Fu (John Law Ma, 1979)
42. Project S (Supercop 2) (Stanley Tong, 1993)
43. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Peter Jackson, 2013)
44. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Peter Jackson, 2014)
45. The Shaolin Plot (Huang Feng, 1977)
46. The Eight Hundred (Guan Hu, 2020)
47. This is Korea! (John Ford, 1951)
48. Shaolin Kung Fu (Joseph Kuo, 1974)
49. Angel Terminators (Wai Lit, 1992)
50. Last Christmas (Paul Feig, 2019)

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