2022 Toronto International Film Festival Movie Guide

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1. The Menu (2022)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror | Completed

A young couple travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult, John Leguizamo

2. The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

R | 109 min | Drama | Completed

Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan

3. Triangle of Sadness (2022)

147 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

A cruise for the super-rich sinks thus leaving survivors, including a fashion model celebrity couple, trapped on an island.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Thobias Thorwid, Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Jiannis Moustos

Votes: 657

4. Decision to Leave (2022)

138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

88 Metascore

A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.

Director: Park Chan-wook | Stars: Tang Wei, Park Hae-il, Go Kyung-Pyo, Teo Yoo

Votes: 2,851

5. The Whale (2022)

117 min | Drama | Post-production

A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Samantha Morton, Ty Simpkins

6. The Woman King (2022)

144 min | Action, Drama, History | Post-production

A historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Viola Davis, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega

7. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)

PG-13 | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Completed

Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2019 film 'Knives Out'.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Jessica Henwick, Ethan Hawke, Kathryn Hahn, Daniel Craig

8. Catherine Called Birdy (2022)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure | Completed

A 14 year old girl in medieval England navigates through life and avoiding potential suitors her father has in mind.

Director: Lena Dunham | Stars: Bella Ramsey, Sophie Okonedo, Andrew Scott, Joe Alwyn

9. The Fabelmans (2022)

PG-13 | 151 min | Drama | Completed

A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg's own childhood growing up in post-war Arizona, from age seven to eighteen.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Gabriel LaBelle

10. Empire of Light (2022)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance | Completed

Empire of Light is a love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Tom Brooke

11. Devotion (II) (2022)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Drama, War | Completed

A pair of U.S. Navy fighter pilots risk their lives during the Korean War and become some of the Navy's most celebrated wingmen.

Director: J.D. Dillard | Stars: Glen Powell, Serinda Swan, Jonathan Majors, Boone Platt

12. My Policeman (2022)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance | Completed

The arrival of Patrick into Marion and Tom's home triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previously.

Director: Michael Grandage | Stars: Harry Styles, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, Rupert Everett

13. Bros (2022)

R | Comedy, Romance | Completed

Two men with commitment problems attempt a relationship.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Amanda Bearse, Kristin Chenoweth, Debra Messing, Monica Raymund

14. Moonage Daydream (2022)

PG-13 | 140 min | Documentary, Music

85 Metascore

A cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie's creative and musical journey. From visionary filmmaker Brett Morgen, and sanctioned by the Bowie estate.

Director: Brett Morgen | Star: David Bowie

Votes: 117

15. Broker (2022)

129 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Boxes that are left out for people to anonymously drop off their unwanted babies.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Song Kang-ho, Dong-won Gang, Bae Doona, Ji-eun Lee

Votes: 2,589

16. Causeway (2022)

R | 92 min | Drama | Completed

A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.

Director: Lila Neugebauer | Stars: Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Lawrence, Jayne Houdyshell, Stephen McKinley Henderson

17. The Son (I) (2022)

123 min | Drama | Post-production

Peter as his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.

Director: Florian Zeller | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Dern

18. Corsage (2022)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

81 Metascore

A fictional account of the later years of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. On Christmas Eve 1877, Elisabeth turns 40 and is officially deemed an old woman and starts trying to maintain her public image, once idolized for her beauty.

Director: Marie Kreutzer | Stars: Colin Morgan, Vicky Krieps, Finnegan Oldfield, Alma Hasun

Votes: 295

19. Wendell and Wild (2022)

105 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

Two scheming demon brothers, Wendell and Wild, must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teens Kat and Raul. However, Raul cannot see them so Kat helps Wendell and Wild to help him.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Lyric Ross, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Angela Bassett

20. Hunt (2022)

131 min | Action, Drama

55 Metascore

A spy movie based in the 1980s National Security Planning.

Director: Lee Jung-jae | Stars: Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-sung, Heo Sung-tae, Andreas Fronk

Votes: 136

21. Holy Spider (2022)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called "Spider Killer", who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.

Director: Ali Abbasi | Stars: Zar Amir-Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani, Arash Ashtiani, Forouzan Jamshidnejad

Votes: 3,746

22. Women Talking (2022)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama | Completed

A group of women in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony's men.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, Ben Whishaw, Claire Foy

23. The Lost King (2022)

108 min | Drama | Completed

An amateur historian defies the stodgy academic establishment in her efforts to find King Richard III's remains, which were lost for over 500 years.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Harry Lloyd, Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan, James Fleet

24. The Good Nurse (2022)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama | Completed

An infamous caregiver is implicated in the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients.

Director: Tobias Lindholm | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Kim Dickens, Noah Emmerich

25. The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022)

R | 126 min | Drama, War | Completed

A man's story of leaving New York in 1967 to bring beer to his childhood buddies in the Army while they are fighting in Vietnam.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, Bill Murray, Kyle Allen

26. The Wonder (2022)

103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Post-production

A tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Florence Pugh, Ciarán Hinds, Niamh Algar, Tom Burke

27. All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

R | 147 min | Action, Drama, War | Completed

A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.

Director: Edward Berger | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Sebastian Hülk, Albrecht Schuch, Joe Weintraub

28. Nanny (2022)

97 min | Horror, Thriller

66 Metascore

Immigrant nanny Aisha, piecing together a new life in New York City while caring for the child of an Upper East Side family, is forced to confront a concealed truth that threatens to shatter her precarious American Dream.

Director: Nikyatu Jusu | Stars: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls, Morgan Spector

Votes: 171

29. Butcher's Crosing (2022)

105 min | Drama, Western | Post-production

A frontier epic about an Ivy League drop-out as he travels to the Colorado wilderness, where he joins a team of buffalo hunters on a journey that puts his life and sanity at risk. Based on the highly acclaimed novel by John Williams.

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Rachel Keller, Xander Berkeley, Fred Hechinger

30. What's Love Got to Do with It? (2022)

108 min | Comedy, Romance | Post-production

A cross-cultural romantic comedy.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Lily James, Emma Thompson, Asim Chaudhry, Shazad Latif

31. Raymond & Ray (2022)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

Two half-brothers who reunite at the funeral of their father.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Ewan McGregor, Sophie Okonedo, Maribel Verdú

32. Chevalier (2022)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

Based on the true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, who rises to heights in French society as a composer before an ill-fated love affair.

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Samara Weaving, Lucy Boynton, Minnie Driver, Marton Csokas

33. Alice, Darling (2022)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller | Completed

A young woman trapped in an abusive relationship becomes the unwitting participant in an intervention staged by her two closest friends.

Director: Mary Nighy | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Kaniehtiio Horn, Wunmi Mosaku, Charlie Carrick

34. Roost (2022)

85 min | Drama

In this immersive thriller directed by Amy Redford, a young love affair becomes a menacing game of cat and mouse. Nothing and no one are as they seem..

Director: Amy Redford | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Grace Van Dien, Kyle Gallner, Jesse Garcia

35. One Fine Morning (2022)

112 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

With a father suffering from neurodegenerative disease, a young woman lives with her eight-year-old daughter. While stuggling to secure a decent nursing home, she runs into a friend who although being in a relationship, embarks an affair.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Melvil Poupaud, Nicole Garcia

Votes: 113

36. A Jazzman's Blues (2022)

R | 127 min | Drama | Completed

Follows an investigation into an unsolved murder unveiling a story full of forbidden love, deceit and a secret.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Milauna Jackson, Ryan Eggold, E. Roger Mitchell, Amirah Vann

37. The Eternal Daughter (2022)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery | Completed

In this ghost story from acclaimed filmmaker Joanna Hogg, a middle-aged daughter and her elderly mother must confront long-buried secrets when they return to their former family home, a ... See full summary »

Director: Joanna Hogg | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Joseph Mydell, Carly-Sophia Davies, August Joshi

38. Allelujah (2022)

99 min | Drama | Post-production

The story of a geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital threatened with closure.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Judi Dench, Jennifer Saunders, David Bradley, Derek Jacobi

39. Sanctuary (I) (2022)

96 min | Drama, Thriller | Post-production

Follows a dominatrix and Hal, her wealthy client, and the disaster that ensues when Hal tries to end their relationship.

Director: Zachary Wigon | Stars: Margaret Qualley, Christopher Abbott

40. Blueback (2022)

102 min | Drama, Family | Post-production

Follows Abby, a child who befriends a magnificent wild blue groper while diving. When Abby realizes that the fish is under threat, she takes inspiration from her activist Mum, Dora, and takes on poachers to save her friend.

Director: Robert Connolly | Stars: Eric Bana, Radha Mitchell, Mia Wasikowska, Clarence Ryan

41. Prisoner's Daughter (2022)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Post-production

A father fights for the love of his daughter and grandson, after serving twelve years in prison.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Brian Cox, Ernie Hudson, Jon Huertas

42. Moving On (III) (2022)

85 min | Comedy | Post-production

Two old friends reconnect at a funeral and decide to revenge on the widower who messed with them decades before.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Jane Fonda, Malcolm McDowell, Lily Tomlin, Catherine Dent

43. The Swimmers (2022)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama, Sport | Completed

A story of the miraculous journey made by swimming sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini who fled as refugees from war-torn Syria all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Director: Sally El Hosaini | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Carlotta De Gregori, Ali Suliman, James Krishna Floyd

44. The Novelist's Film (2022)

92 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A female novelist takes a long trip to visit a bookstore run by a younger colleague who has fallen out of touch. Then she goes up a tower on her own and runs into a film director and his ... See full summary »

Director: Hong Sang-soo | Stars: Lee Hye-yeong, Kim Min-hee, Seo Younghwa, Mi-so Park

Votes: 364

45. The Blue Caftan (2022)

118 min | Drama

90 Metascore

Halim and Mina who run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco's oldest medinas. In order to keep up with demanding customers, they hire a talented young man as an apprentice. Slowly ... See full summary »

Director: Maryam Touzani | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui

Votes: 49

46. Other People's Children (2022)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

A childless woman forms a deep bond with her boyfriend's young daughter.

Director: Rebecca Zlotowski | Stars: Antonia Buresi, Yamée Couture, Virginie Efira, Victor Lefebvre

47. Joyland (2022)

126 min | Drama

As the happily patriarchal Rana family craves for the birth of a baby boy, the youngest of the Rana men secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and finds himself falling for a fiercely ... See full summary »

Director: Saim Sadiq | Stars: Rasti Farooq, Sarwat Gilani, Ali Junejo, Alina Khan

Votes: 97

48. Paris Memories (2022)

105 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Three months after surviving a terrorist attack in a bistro, Mia is still traumatized and unable to recall the events of that night. In an effort to move forward, she investigates her memories and retraces her steps.

Director: Alice Winocour | Stars: Virginie Efira, Benoît Magimel, Grégoire Colin, Maya Sansa

Votes: 38

49. No Bears (2022)

106 min | Drama | Post-production

Two parallel love stories in which the partners are thwarted by hidden, inevitable obstacles, the force of superstition, and the mechanics of power.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Mina Kavani, Bülent Keser, Sinan Yusufoglu

50. Good Night Oppy (2022)

PG | 105 min | Documentary | Completed

The film follows Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rover affectionately dubbed Oppy by her creators and scientists at NASA. Oppy was originally expected to live for only 90 days but she ultimately explored Mars for nearly 15 years.

Director: Ryan White

51. Brother (I) (2022)

119 min | Drama | Post-production

Two brothers facing questions of masculinity, family, race and identity.

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Lamar Johnson, Aaron Pierre, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Kiana Madeira

52. The Hummingbird (2022)

126 min | Drama | Completed

The life of male protagonist from the 1970s to the near future and the myriad relationships that have criss-crossed its path along the way.

Director: Francesca Archibugi | Stars: Kasia Smutniak, Bérénice Bejo, Pierfrancesco Favino, Benedetta Porcaroli

53. The Substitute (2022)

110 min | Post-production

A substitute teacher gets involved when one of his students is threatened by a drug kingpin.

Director: Diego Lerman | Stars: Juan Minujín, Alfredo Castro, Bárbara Lennie, Rita Cortese

54. Saint Omer (2022)

122 min | Drama | Post-production

Follows Rama, a novelist who attends the trial of Laurence Coly at the Saint-Omer Criminal Court to use her story to write a modern-day adaptation of the ancient myth of Medea, but things don't go as expected.

Director: Alice Diop | Stars: Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanga, Aurélia Petit, Ege Güner

55. Driving Madeleine (2022)

91 min | Drama

Madeleine, leaves small suburban to join a nursing home, on the other side of Paris. A taxi driver, comes to pick her and in no hurry to reach, asks the driver to go through places of the capital, which have counted in his life.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Alice Isaaz, Dany Boon, Line Renaud, Jérémie Laheurte

56. Black Ice (2022)

97 min | Documentary, Sport | Post-production

Black hockey players facing systemic racism in the sport.

Director: Hubert Davis

57. Kacchey Limbu (2022)

109 min | Drama, Family | Completed

Siblings on competing cricket teams struggle to balance family and team loyalties.

Director: Shubham Yogi | Stars: Radhika Madan, Ayush Mehra, Rajat Barmecha

58. A Man of Reason (2022)

103 min | Action

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Director: Jung Woo-sung | Star: Jung Woo-sung

59. The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile (2022)

R | 108 min | Documentary

Decades after Tanya Tucker slipped from the spotlight, music star Brandi Carlile takes it upon herself to write an entire album for her hero based on Tanya's extraordinary life, spurring the greatest comeback in country music history.

Director: Kathlyn Horan | Stars: Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker

60. Stories Not to Be Told (2022)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

Five comedic tales criss-cross at random, focusing on the emotions of the main characters and told with a lot of rhythm and action.

Director: Cesc Gay | Stars: Verónica Echegui, Maribel Verdú, Jose Coronado, Javier Rey

61. Walk Up (2022)

97 min

Byungsoo, a film director who goes with his daughter Jeongsu an aspiring interior designer, to a building owned by an old friend already established in the design field. She gives them a ... See full summary »

Director: Hong Sang-soo | Stars: Kwon Haehyo, Lee Hyeyoung, Park Miso

62. Elesin Oba, the King's Horseman (2022)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, History | Post-production

Inspired by true life events, in the Oyo Empire in the 1940's, Elesin Oba, the king's chief horseman, succumbs to the lure of beauty and sexual desire on the very evening he is set to die ... See full summary »

Director: Biyi Bandele | Stars: Odunlade Adekola, Shaffy Bello, Olawale-Brymo Olofooro, Deyemi Okanlawon

63. Sidney (2022)

106 min | Documentary, Biography | Announced

Follow the real life story of Sidney Poitier, the Oscar winner of 1964.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford, Halle Berry

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