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Top 10 Movies & TV stories of 2022 prove the power of Netflix

Despite some heavy setbacks this year, Netflix still has more weight of influence than most.

Looking back over the last 12 months, Netflix has had one hell of a 2022.

Since we are coming to the end of the year, we’re taking stock of some of the biggest stories of the year, and for this piece, we’ve focused solely on the movies and TV stories of the year.

Below are the 10 biggest movies and TV stories on JOE.ie in 2022, and out of those 10, five of them are Netflix-related. Out of the top five, four of them are Netflix stories.

In the same year that Netflix announced a major price hike for all Irish customers, and reportedly lost many, MANY of its subscribers, its popularity seems to have barely diminished at all.

And so, with all of that in mind, here are the 10 biggest film and TV stories on JOE throughout 2022, starting with…

10. Spielberg’s follow-up to Band Of Brothers has an incredibly strong Irish connection

This will be a must-watch for fans of Saving Private Ryan and The Pacific. Starring Barry Keoghan, Fionn O’Shea (Normal People) and Anthony Boyle (Derry Girls), as well as Austin Butler (Elvis) and Callum Turner (Fantastic Beasts). The epic new war series is rumored to arrive on Apple TV+ some time in 2023.

Read all about it right here.

9. 20 years ago, one of the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century was a box-office bomb

George Clooney reuniting with his Ocean’s 11 director, remaking a classic sci-fi psychological thriller, with none other than James Cameron on producing duties. What could go wrong? well…

Read all about it right here.

8. Netflix has just added an incredibly tense 97-minute thriller

The first of our Netflix recommendations on this list, so if you’re looking for a proper edge-of-your-seat thriller that isn’t going to eat up your entire night, then we’ve found the one for you.

Read all about it right here.

7. Katherine Ryan says the famous TV star is a ‘predator’ and everyone in the industry knows

During an episode of Louis Theroux’s BBC Interviews series, the Canadian comedian revealed that ‘I called him a predator to his face and in front of everyone’.

“No one has perpetrated any sexual assault against me, but this person, I believe very strongly – many people believe very strongly – is an open secret, is a perpetrator of sexual assault.”

Read all about it right here.

6. Matt Hancock set to be the first I’m A Celebrity campmate to be evicted in a shock twist

In the earlier days of the latest season of I’m A Celeb, it was looking like Hancock was going to be the first to be booted from the jungle. But, if you were a fan of I’m A Celeb this year – or if you were simply having a bit of a hate-watch with it this season – then you know how this turned out.

Read all about it right here.

5. One of the most romantic movies ever made has just been added to Netflix

The next entry in our Netflix recommendations proves that romance isn’t dead in Ireland just yet. This 2019 release scored an almost unheard of 95% on Metacritic, and while it didn’t make a huge splash in cinemas, it hopefully got the second lease of life that it deserves on the streaming platform.

Read all about it right here.

4. Released 15 years ago today, Tarantino’s biggest flop remains his most interesting film

Note: we didn’t say bestwe didn’t even say good. We said the most interesting, simply because it is so different from everything else on his CV.

Read all about it right here.

3. One of the best movies of the decade has just been added to Netflix

Another film recommendation found on Netflix, this time for a release that went on to win Best International Feature Film at the 2021 Oscars. How do you know your movie is probably very, very good? When none other than Leonardo DiCaprio announced he is going to star in the Hollywood remake.

Read all about it right here.

2. Netflix has just made its first ever adults-only film

Back when this was first announced, we imagined this movie would get A LOT of people talking. One of the hottest young starts in the world, working with one of the most interesting directors in Hollywood, adapting one of the most controversial “biographies” of the decade, AND Netflix was aiming for adults-only with the finished product.

When the film did finally arrive, it felt as if all interest in it immediately evaporated, but that anticipation ahead of its release was on another level.

Read all about it right here.

1. Netflix has just added the most jaw-dropping documentary of the last 10 years

Leaving the best ’til last, this recent entry shot straight to the top of our most-read charts, thanks to a mix of captive audiences (everyone is stuck indoors over the Xmas break, desperate for stuff to watch), the Irish audience’s absolute love for all things true-crime documentaries, and the fact that the film itself is absolutely brilliant.

Read all about it right here.