Barack Obama, former President of the United States, continued his annual tradition of posting his favourite movies, books and music of the year. On Saturday, Obama shared a list of the 17 movies from 2022 that he enjoyed the most.
He wrote, "I saw some great movies this year - here are some of my favourites. What did I miss?" The list included award contenders like Top Gun: Maverick and Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Obama, who served as the US president from 2009 to 2017, has been sharing these annual lists ever since he left the White House.
Barack Obama Lists Favourite Films Of 2022
Obama's list features hits like Tom Cruise's Top Gun: Maverick and Everything Everywhere All at Once, but it also features a significant number of international films like Park Chan-wook's Decision to Leave, Celine Sciamma's Petite Maman and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, from Drive My Car Oscar winner Ryusuke Hamaguchi.
The full list has Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'The Woman King, Charlotte Wells' Aftersun, John Patton Ford's Emily the Criminal, Margaret Brown's Descendant, Audrey Diwane's Happening, Chinonye Chukwu's Till, Fernando Leon de Aranoa's The Good Boss, Asghar Farhadi's A Hero, Panah Panahi's Hit the Road, Todd Field's Tar and Kogonada's After Yang.
However, Obama clarified that he was also biased towards Descendant since the Netflix documentary was produced by his Higher Ground Productions company.
Obama also shared a list of his favourite music and books from this year. In books, he first listed his wife Michelle Obama's The Light We Carry, again with a similar disclaimer: I'm a bit biased on this one. The list also includes Emily St. John Mandel's Sea of Tranquility, Stacy Schiff's Founding Father biography, The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, and more.
Beyonce's 'Break my Soul' among other music made it to the former president's list of favourite tunes from 2022.
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