Barack Obama shares his favorite movies and books of 2022


Former President Barack Obama stuck to an annual tradition on Friday, releasing a list of his 2022 favorites, including movies and books.

“I always look forward to sharing my lists of favorite books, movies, and music with you all,” Obama tweeted. “First, here are some of the books I’ve read and enjoyed this year. Let me know which books I should check out in 2023.”

Among his favorite written works, Obama listed Jessamine Chan’s “The School for Good Mothers” and former first lady Michelle Obama’s “The Light We Carry,” noting, “I’m a little biased on this one.”

On his list of favorite movies, the former president included ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Descendant,’ which he also noted was ‘biased’ since the Netflix documentary was produced by the Obama-founded company. , Higher Ground Productions.

“I saw some great movies this year – here are some of my favorites. What did I miss?” Obama wrote in another tweet.

Social media dwellers were quick to point out that Obama omitted one of the year’s highest-grossing films from the list: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Marvel’s hit and sequel to 2018’s “Black Panther” came second to “Top Gun: Maverick” in box office gross this year, grossing more than $421 million at the domestic box office since its November release. according to Box Office Mojo. ‘Black Panther’ made Obama’s list of favorite movies of 2018.

As for the 44th President’s favorite music of the year, songs by Beyoncé and Lizzo made the list.

Check out the full list of Obama’s favorite movies, books and music for 2022:

“The Light We Carry” – Michelle Obama

“Sea of ​​Tranquility” – Emily St. John Mandel

“Trust” – Hernan Diaz

“The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams” – Stacy Schiff

“The Furrows: a novel” – Namwali Serpell

“From the South to America: A journey under the Mason-Dixon to understand the soul of a nation” – Imani Perry

“The School for Good Mothers” – Jessamine Chan

“Black Cake” – Charmaine Wilkerson

“Ducks: Two Years in the Tar Sands” – Kate Beaton

“A Huge World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us” – Ed Yong

“Liberation Day” – George Saunders

“The Candy House” – Jennifer Egan

“Afterlife” – Abdulrazak Gurnah

“The Fabelmans”

“Departure Decision”

“The Woman King”

“After Sun”

“Emily the Criminal”

“Little mom”




“Everything, everywhere, all at once”

Top Gun: Maverick

“The Good Boss”

“Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy”

“A hero”

“Take the road”


“After Yang”

“The Heart, Part 5” – Kendrick Lamar

“Tití Me Preguntó” – Bad Bunny

“POF” – Ari Lennox

“Something in the Orange” – Zach Bryan

“Last Last” – Burna Boy

“American Teen” – Ethel Cain

“Communion in My Cup” – Tank and The Bangas ft. The Ton3s

“Pull Up” – Coffee

“Saoko” – Rosalia

“Rush” – Ayra Starr

“Break My Soul” – Beyoncé

“Life is Beautiful” – SiR ft. Scribz Riley

“This Is Where I Am” – Maggie Rogers

“Dodinine” – Leyla McCalla

“Sunshine” – Steve Lacy ft. Foushee

“Calm Down” – Rema

“Trouble With That” – Plains

“Feelings 4 You” – Xavier Omär

“Belize” – Danger Mouse and Black Thought featuring MF DOOM

“Tamagotchi” – Omar Apollon

“Home Maker” – Sudan Archives

“Where I’m Going” – NxWorries (Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge) ft. HER

“Shirt” – SZA

“About Fucking Time” – Lizzo

“Round Midnight” – Adam Blackstone and Jazmine Sullivan


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