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Top Science Films and TV Shows in 2022

It is that time of year—best of lists for everything from wine to videogames. So, here we are with our top five science-based films and televisions shows release in the U.S. in 2022.

Best Science Films of 2022:

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Humans have evolved to digest plastic, an incredible premise the king of body horror takes on in his own weird way—humorous, gross, and sexy.

GAGARINE: A teenager takes inspiration from astronauts to survive in a housing complex crumbling around him, in this dreamy yet grounded first feature.

BUNKER: A skeptical look at men of all ages who self-isolate in preparation for society’s collapse.

WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR: The creepy story of a teenager, filled with the alienation and loneliness of that age, and the nebulous lives of those we connect with over the Internet.

ALL THAT BREATHES: Beautifully portraying entanglements of nature and culture, people and birds, this documentary portrays those who persist on the margins of Indian society who are nevertheless central to it.

Best Science TV Shows of 2022:

SEVERANCE: Though the neurotechnology in SEVERANCE is not exactly grounded in reality, it serves as a profound gateway for explorations of identity, grief, and loneliness, as well as surveillance and control that the show so deftly explores.

RAISED BY WOLVES: Set on a planet where the fate of humanity is in the hands of an android, this hard-core sci-fi series has a powerful female lead and incredible visuals.

RICK AND MORTY: One of the funniest, most well-written shows out there, this animated comedy that was originally a spoof of BACK TO THE FUTURE also parodies mad scientists and their creations writ large.

THE CAPTURE: A British mystery thriller that focuses on the fallibility of CCTV footage—very watchable, despite it becoming somewhat predictable over time.

THE ESSEX SERPENT: A gothic romance that combines science and the supernatural, starring Claire Danes.

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