The Best TV Series, Movies of 2022 to Binge Before the Year Ends [UPDATED]

The Best TV Series, Movies of 2022 to Binge Before the Year Ends [UPDATED]

It’s all about the binge! Here’s our guide to all the shows and movies to check out before 2022 ends.

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The great thing about all these extra holidays is that you finally have time to catch up on all those movies and shows you swore you were going to watch. Before 2023 shows up and makes your list even longer, check out our handy guide to all the movies and TV series to binge before the end of the year.

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Kindred - Hulu

Kindred - Hulu

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The adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s novel is updated in this mysterious sci-fi drama centered around a Black woman trying to piece together the puzzle of her family’s history of time travel. Thank goodness all the episodes are available because this is definitely one where you need to pay close attention. This series is also a lot emotionally, so do not try to watch it all in one sitting.

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Top Gun: Maverick - Paramount+

Top Gun: Maverick - Paramount+

JAY ELLIS PLAYS “PAYBACK” IN TOP GUN: MAVERICK FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES, SKYDANCE AND JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS.
JAY ELLIS PLAYS “PAYBACK” IN TOP GUN: MAVERICK FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES, SKYDANCE AND JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS.
Photo: Paramount Pictures

The sequel to the ‘80s fan favorite is the biggest movie of the year, so chances are you’ve already seen it. But this time, you can enjoy it at home and yell whatever you want at Tom Cruise.

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Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan - Prime Video

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan - Prime Video

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The thrilling action drama returns for its third season, with Jack once again finding himself in the middle of a global conspiracy. As he unravels all the threads, he’s forced to trust some unexpected allies and enemies.

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Thor: Love and Thunder - Disney+

Thor: Love and Thunder - Disney+

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After the events of Avengers: Endgame, the God of Thunder is in a much better place mentally, but he still has some unfinished business from his past to handle. He also has to deal with a hilariously awkward triangle between his weapons Mjolnir and Stormbreaker.

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Severance - AppleTV+

Severance - AppleTV+

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Take notes while you follow this unique workplace dramedy, as you will definitely need to keep track of who’s who.

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Titans - HBO Max

Titans - HBO Max

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If you haven’t watched this DC Comics drama, you are missing out on the can’t miss performance of Anna Diop as Kory/Starfire. The way she lets the character be simultaneously vulnerable and strong is beautiful.

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Black Adam - Digital release

Black Adam - Digital release

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If you didn’t get to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s anti-hero kicking ass in theaters, the DC Comics action epic is available on digital release Nov. 22. Bonus: stay for the credits, you won’t be disappointed.

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House of the Dragon - HBO Max

House of the Dragon - HBO Max

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Though this latest entry in the Game of Thrones universe is predictably familiar, the final few episodes are so action-packed they make the season worth investing in.

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Gangs of London - AMC+

Gangs of London - AMC+

Sopé Dìrísù as Elliot - Gangs of London _ Season 2, Episode 3
Sopé Dìrísù as Elliot - Gangs of London _ Season 2, Episode 3
Photo: Christopher Raphael/AMC/Sky UK

This drama following the fascinating characters populating London’s criminal world is not for everyone, but it’s an absolute thriller.

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Andor - Disney+

Andor - Disney+

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This Star Wars spy thriller about the origins of the rebellion is extremely timely. Take notes on defeating an Empire. You may need them down the road.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - Prime Video

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - Prime Video

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Middle-earth gets inclusive in Prime Video’s stunning introduction to The Lord of the Rings universe.

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Nope - Peacock

Nope - Peacock

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If you missed Jordan Peele’s wild alien invasion at the theater, beginning Nov. 18, you can catch it on Peacock and try to process it in the comfort of your own home.

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The Woman King - Digital release

The Woman King - Digital release

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Viola Davis’ epic action hit about the badass Agojie warriors will be available digitally on Nov. 22.

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Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul - Peacock

Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul - Peacock

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Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown “Shake for the Lord” as a megachurch pastor and his wife hilariously try to regain their reputations.

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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Disney+

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Disney+

(L-R): Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk / Bruce Banner and Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer “Jen” Walters/She-Hulk in Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
(L-R): Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk / Bruce Banner and Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer “Jen” Walters/She-Hulk in Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
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Jennifer Walters charming entry into the MCU is both hilarious and thought-provoking, as her explanation of how being a woman prepares her for life as a Hulk is brilliant. Bonus points for She-Hulk twerking with Megan Thee Stallion.

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Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire - AMC+

Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire - AMC+

Sam Reid as Lestat Du Lioncourt and Jacob Anderson as Louis De Pointe Du Lac - Interview with the Vampire Season 1.
Sam Reid as Lestat Du Lioncourt and Jacob Anderson as Louis De Pointe Du Lac - Interview with the Vampire Season 1.
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Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid and Bailey Bass bring new flavor to Anne Rice’s popular vampire tale. Warning: Once you start this one, you will not be able to stop until you’ve watched all seven episodes.

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - AppleTV+

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - AppleTV+

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Samuel L. Jackson reminds everyone that he’s so much more than Nick Fury with his heartbreaking performance of a man suffering from dementia.

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Bel-Air - Peacock

Bel-Air - Peacock

BEL-AIR — “Can’t Knock The Hustle” Pictured: (l-r) Jabari Banks as Will Smith, Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks
BEL-AIR — “Can’t Knock The Hustle” Pictured: (l-r) Jabari Banks as Will Smith, Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks
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The surprise of the year is how Bel-Air is able to thread the impossible needle of staying true to its sitcom roots, while establishing its own unique, fascinating world.

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P-Valley - Starz

P-Valley - Starz

P-Valley Episode 210 Mississippi Rule Left to Right: Brandee Evans (“Mercedes”)
P-Valley Episode 210 Mississippi Rule Left to Right: Brandee Evans (“Mercedes”)
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Enjoy Season 2 of this empowering Starz drama because we won’t be back at the Pynk until Season 3 premieres in two years.

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Atlanta - Hulu

Atlanta - Hulu

Atlanta Season 4 Ep 8 The Goof who Sat by the Door

If I’m being honest, you don’t necessarily need to binge all of Atlanta Season 4. But, you definitely need to see the brilliant “The Goof Who Sat By the Door,” which is a full mockumentary on the making of A Goofy Movie.

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Rap Sh!t - HBO Max

Rap Sh!t - HBO Max

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Issa Rae’s latest examination of female friendship and the fight for a satisfying career is worth another look.

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61st Street - AMC+/ALLBLK

61st Street - AMC+/ALLBLK

Courtney B. Vance as Franklin Roberts and Tosin Cole as Moses Johnson - 61st Street Season 1, Episode 8,
Courtney B. Vance as Franklin Roberts and Tosin Cole as Moses Johnson - 61st Street Season 1, Episode 8,
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Courtney B. Vance delivers another acting masterclass in this gripping AMC+/ALLBLK drama. Sadly, the story of a young Black man being victimized by the criminal justice system is all too familiar.

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Descendant - Netflix

Descendant - Netflix

DESCENDANT | Official Trailer | Netflix

This critically acclaimed documentary follows the residents of Africatown as they fight to preserve their history.

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Aftershock - Hulu

Aftershock - Hulu

AFTERSHOCK | OFFICIAL TRAILER | Onyx Collective | ABC News Studios | Hulu

The maternal mortality rate among Black women becomes personal for two men who bond over losing their partners.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi - Disney+

Obi-Wan Kenobi - Disney+

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Moses Ingram gives a standout performance as Third Sister in this captivating story of the famed Jedi’s lost years on Tatooine.

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