Check Out Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched in 2022 (It's A Lot)

Ever film Steven Soderbergh watched in 2022
Steven Soderbergh on the set of 'High Flying Bird'Credit: Netflix
Steven Soderbergh knows to make art, you have to consume art. 

One of our favorite annual traditions around here is to read what Steven Soderbergh watched over the last year. He's the ultimate director with a breadth of knowledge on film and TV, plus the desire to read and watch more. Those familiar with his practice know what I mean, but for those uninitiated, Soderbergh lists all the media he consumes over the course of the year. He puts the date next to them so you can track his watching.

It's always been a goal of mine to make something he watches at some point, but for now, I'll draw inspiration from his list.

The key to understanding the list below

Here is how Soderbergh's list is arranged:

  • All caps, bold: MOVIE
  • All caps, bold, asterisk: SHORT*
  • All caps: TV SERIES
  • Italics: Book
  • Quotation marks: “Play”
  • Italics, quotation marks: “Short Story”

Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched in 2022 

See the list below via his official site.

  • 01/01: Lemon, Kwon Yeo-sun, Creative Types, Tom Bissell, WEST SIDE STORY (’21), TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM
  • 01/02: BRITAIN’S MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES
  • 01/03: THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD
  • 01/04: God Lives in St. Petersburg, Tom Bissell, BELOW DECK, THE LOST DAUGHTER
  • 01/05: DESIGNING WOMAN
  • 01/06: BRITAIN’S MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES
  • 01/07: Five Decembers, James Kestrel, SEARCH PARTY (2), THAT’S DANCING!
  • 01/08: When We Cease to Understand the World, Benjamin Labutat, Hell of a Book, Jason Mott, A HERO
  • 01/09: SEARCH PARTY (2), The Maid, Nita Prose
  • 01/11: BELOW DECK, SEARCH PARTY
  • 01/12: CHEER (2)
  • 01/13: CHEER, SEARCH PARTY
  • 01/14: CHEER (2), Lost in the Valley of Death, Harley Rustad
  • 01/16: CHEER (4)
  • 01/17: SEARCH PARTY (2)
  • 01/18: BELOW DECK, SEARCH PARTY (2)
  • 01/19: BRITAIN’S MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES
  • 01/20: THE PUPPET MASTERS (3)
  • 01/21: No One Left to Come Looking For You, Sam Lipsyte, INCIDENT AT OGLALA
  • 01/23: Chasing History, Carl Bernstein
  • 01/24: Aftermath, Preti Taneja, TELL ME WHO I AMAMERICAN POP
  • 01/25: PIG
  • 01/28: THREE STRANGERS, SERVANT
  • 01/29: The Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything, Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry, THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE
  • 02/03: Box 88, Charles Cummings
  • 02/04: THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS, BELOW DECK, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY (4)
  • 02/05: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Elizabeth Taylor, NEYMAR: THE PERFECT CHAOS, Vladimir, Julia May Jonas
  • 02/07: THE TINDER SWINDLER
  • 02/08: MEDDLING (2), RANDOM HARVEST
  • 02/09: MEDDLING (2)
  • 02/11: MARKED WOMANTHE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLDALIEN 3
  • 02/12: ROONEY
  • 02/13: Joan is Okay, Weike Wang
  • 02/14: SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (’64)
  • 02/15: THE DUKE, CATCHING KILLERS (2)
  • 02/16: CATCHING KILLERS (3)
  • 02/17: THE FOUNTAINHEAD (’46)
  • 02/18: RAT RACEMILLER’S CROSSING
  • 02/19: CATCHING KILLERS, HE RAN ALL THE WAY
  • 02/21: A Game of Hide and Seek, Elizabeth Taylor, ASCENSION
  • 02/22: TUCKER: A MAN AND HIS DREAM
  • 02/23: Angel, Elizabeth Taylor, “Annunciation”, Lauren Groff
  • 02/24: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • 02/26: A MOST WANTED MAN, Blood, Sweat & Chrome, Kyle Buchanan
  • 02/27: MEGA MANSION HUNTERS, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  • 03/02: THE COUNTERFEITERSTHE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS
  • 03/04: WORST ROOMMATE EVER, WHIRLPOOL
  • 03/05: WORST ROOMMATE EVER (3)
  • 03/10: Checkout 19, Claire-Louise Bennett
  • 03/11: F1: DRIVE TO SURVIVE, MAD MAX
  • 03/12: TAYLOR TOMLINSON: QUARTER LIFE CRISIS, The Murder of Roger Aykroyd, Agatha Christie
  • 03/16: FRENCH DRESSING
  • 03/17: The Exhibitionist, Charlotte Mendelson
  • 03/18: Tell Her Everything, Erika Krouse, ALL THAT JAZZ
  • 03/19: SWEET CHARITYTHE ROAD WARRIOR
  • 03/20: All His Jazz, Martin Gottfried, THE BOY FRIEND
  • 03/21: Fosse, Sam Wasson
  • 03/22: Begin principal photography on MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE
  • 03/26: ATLANTA (2)
  • 04/01: The Violin Conspiracy, Brendan Slocum
  • 04/10: The Long Weekend, Gilly MacMillan
  • 04/12: CHIMES AT MIDNIGHTNOTORIOUSALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWSSUNSET BLVD.
  • 04/13: The Idiot, Elif Batuman, ATLANTA (2), The Candy House, Jennifer Egan
  • 04/14: THE INVISIBLE PILOT
  • 04/15: FRANCE, ATLANTA, BAD VEGAN (3)
  • 04/16: BAD VEGAN, THE INVISIBLE PILOT, DEAR MURDERER
  • 04/17: The Dorito Effect, Mark Schatzker, A Black Gaze, Tina M. Campt
  • 04/18: THE RED SHOES
  • 04/19: THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! IIIWEST SIDE STORY (’21), THE BATMAN
  • 04/23: THE THIRD MAN
  • 04/27: THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! II, “Cabaret” Masteroff/Kander/Ebb
  • 05/02: ATLANTA (2), GASLIT
  • 05/03: THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI
  • 05/17: The Last Days of Roger Federer, Geoff Dyer
  • 05/19: RICH AND SHAMELESS: WHERE DID NBA STAR BRIAN WILLIAMS GO?
  • 05/22: A View of the Harbor, Elizabeth Taylor
  • 05/23: ATLANTA (2), LD+R “Bad Traveling”
  • 05/24: MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE
  • 05/25: RICKY GERVAIS: SUPERNATURE, ATLANTA
  • 05/26: HACKS, BETTER CALL SAUL (2)
  • 05/27: Either/Or, Elif Batuman, HOT ROD, HACKS, BETTER CALL SAUL (2)
  • 05/28: HACKS, BETTER CALL SAUL (3), SORCERER
  • 05/29: HACKS, GASLIT
  • 05/30: HACKS (2), GASLIT (3)
  • 05/31: GASLIT
  • 06/01: MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE
  • 06/02: HACKS (2)
  • 06/03: BORGEN (2), STATION SIX SAHARAELECTRIC DREAMS (’84)
  • 06/04: TOP GUN: MAVERICK, BORGEN (4)
  • 06/05: The Latecomer, Jean Hanff Korelitz, BORGEN (2), GASLIT
  • 06/06: “The Boy Upstairs” Joshua Ferris, CAMERA*, BILL BURR PRESENTS: FRIENDS WHO KILL, FRENCH CONNECTION II
  • 06/07: IRMA VEP
  • 06/10: THIS WOMAN IS DANGEROUSALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
  • 06/11: Here Goes Nothing, Steve Toltz, DEEP WATER, GASLIT, AMY SCHUMER: PARENTAL ADVISORY
  • 06/12: Counterfeit, Kristin Chen, HUSTLE
  • 06/14: ALONE TOGETHER
  • 06/16: Watergate: A New History, Garrett M. Graff
  • 06/17: THE MARTHA MITCHELL EFFECT
  • 06/19: WATERGATE: HIGH CRIMES IN THE WHITE HOUSE
  • 06/20: IRMA VEP
  • 06/24: MIND OVER MURDER
  • 06/25: CHLOE (2)
  • 06/26: SORRY, WRONG NUMBERRARE OBJECTS, CHLOE, MEN
  • 06/27: IRMA VEP
  • 06/28: MIND OVER MURDER
  • 06/29: SECRETS OF THE OLIGARCH WIVES
  • 07/03: THE CAINE MUTINY (’54), THE RIVER’S EDGE (’57)
  • 07/04: BELOW DECK, CHLOE, IRMA VEP, SORCERERCLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Theatrical)
  • 07/05: CHLOE, MIND OVER MURDER
  • 07/07: MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE
  • 07/08: THE THING (’82), INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (’78)
  • 07/09: THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE
  • 07/10: THE ASSASSINATION AND MRS. PAINE
  • 07/11: BELOW DECK, WHO IS GHISLAINE MAXWELL?, IRMA VEP
  • 07/12: WHO IS GHISLAINE MAXWELL? (2)
  • 07/14: D.B. COOPER: WHERE ARE YOU?
  • 07/15: D.B. COOPER: WHERE ARE YOU?
  • 07/16: THE REHEARSAL, MIND OVER MURDER, ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDONGRAD, FOREIGN INTRIGUE
  • 07/23: How the World Really Works, Vaclav Smil, BELOW DECK, MIND OVER MURDER
  • 07/24: The Spy Who Knew Too Much, Howard Blum
  • 07/25: Begin principal photography on THE PENDULUM PROJECT, CITY OF GOD
  • 07/26: BELOW DECK, BETTER CALL SAUL, IRMA VEP (2), THE REHEARSAL, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
  • 07/27: MIND OVER MURDER
  • 07/28: THE MOST HATED MAN ON THE INTERNET (3)
  • 07/29: BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD DO THE UNIVERSE
  • 07/30: THE REHEARSAL, THE RESORT (2), NOWHERE TO GO
  • 07/31: THE RESORT (2), NIKKI GLASER: GOOD CLEAN FILTH
  • 08/01: BELOW DECK, NSFW, Isabel Kaplan
  • 08/02: BETTER CALL SAUL
  • 08/03: THE RESORT (2), THE HILLSIDE STRANGLER: DEVIL IN DISGUISE (3)
  • 08/04: THE RESORT (2), THE HILLSIDE STRANGLER: DEVIL IN DISGUISE
  • 08/05: THE KILLER 
  • 08/06: THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT
  • 08/07: LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON, THE REHEARSAL, THE KILLER
  • 08/08: BELOW DECK
  • 08/09: BETTER CALL SAUL, THE KILLER
  • 08/11: THE KILLER
  • 08/12: THE REHEARSAL
  • 08/13: If Nietzsche Were A Narwhal, Justin Gregg, WHO STOLE TAMARA ECCLESTONE’S DIAMONDS?
  • 08/14: EXPOSING MUYBRIDGEVORTEX
  • 08/15: BELOW DECL, BETTER CALL SAUL
  • 08/16: MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE
  • 08/17: UNTOLD: THE GIRLFRIEND WHO DIDN’T EXIST
  • 08/18: UNTOLD: THE GIRLFRIEND WHO DIDN’T EXIST, LD+R “Bad Travelling”
  • 08/19: SUPERBAD
  • 08/20: THE REHEARSAL
  • 08/24: BELOW DECK, Bloodlands, Timothy Snyder
  • 08/25: THE FLORENCE CASSEZ AFFAIR (3)
  • 08/26: THE FLORENCE CASSEZ AFFAIR, BLACK SUNDAY (’76)
  • 08/27: NOPE
  • 08/28: The Listeners, Jordan Tannahill, BANK ROBBERS: THE LAST GREAT HEIST
  • 08/29: BELOW DECK
  • 08/31: An Honest Living, Dwyer Murphy
  • 09/01: SORCERER
  • 09/03: Post-Traumatic, Chantal V. Johnson
  • 09/04: JAWS (3D reissue)
  • 09/05: BELOW DECK
  • 09/09: THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL
  • 09/10: US OPEN WOMEN’S FINAL, FLETCH, CONFESSWAIT UNTIL DARK
  • 09/11: US OPEN MEN’S FINAL
  • 09/12: Begin principal photography on FULL CIRCLE
  • 09/18: BELOW DECK, ATLANTA, CANELO VS ALVAREZ 3
  • 09/19: ATLANTA
  • 09/24: BELOW DECK, SAVING THE KING (2)
  • 09/25: SAVING THE KING, If I Survive You, Jonathan Escoffery, ATLANTA
  • 09/27: The Unfolding, A.M. Homes
  • 10/01: BELOW DECK, THIS ENGLAND, INTO THE DEEP: THE SUBMARINE MURDER CASE
  • 10/02: My Phantoms, Gwendolyn Riley
  • 10/08: BELOW DECK, ATLANTA
  • 10/10: Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Joseph McBride
  • 10/14: BELOW DECK
  • 10/15: ATLANTA, THE INVISIBLE MAN (’33)
  • 10/22: ATLANTA, The Instant, Amy Liptrot, THE MURDOCHS: EMPIRE OF INFLUENCE, TRAUMAZONE 1989-1995
  • 10/23: Getting Lost, Annie Ernaux, BELOW DECK, STOLEN: CATCHING THE ART THIEVES (2)
  • 10/29: ATLANTA, RUSSIA 1989-1995: TRAUMAZONE, STOLEN: CATCHING THE ART THIEVES
  • 10/30: THE WHITE LOTUS
  • 11/05: LOWCOUNTRY: THE MURDAUGH DYNASTY (3)
  • 11/06: ATLANTA, THE WHITE LOTUS
  • 11/07: KILLER SALLY
  • 11/13: ATLANTA, DON’T WORRY DARLING, THE WHITE LOTUS
  • 11/14: NEIL BRENNAN: BLOCKS
  • 11/15: ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDONGRAD (3), Ghost Lover, Lisa Taddeo
  • 11/19: FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE (2), ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDONGRAD
  • 11/20: THE WHITE LOTUS
  • 11/24: FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE, FIRE OF LOVETRIANGLE OF SADNESS
  • 11/26: BELOW DECK, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Theatrical), DATELINE
  • 11/27: DEATH OF A CYCLIST, THE WHITE LOTUS
  • 11/30: The Twist of a Knife, Anthony Horowitz
  • 12/04: THE WHITE LOTUS
  • 12/05: MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE
  • 12/07: FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE
  • 12/08: FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE (2)
  • 12/10: THE MASKED SCAMMERTHE MENUTHE FABLEMANSDECISION TO LEAVE
  • 12/11: THE WHITE LOTUS
  • 12/12: The Ax, Donald E. Westlake
  • 12/15: FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE, I HATE SUZIE TOO (2)
  • 12/16: I HATE SUZIE TOO
  • 12/17: TOM PAPA: WHAT A DAY
  • 12/22: WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE
  • 12/23: GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY, WHITE NOISE
  • 12/24: RRRALL ABOUT EVE
  • 12/25: THE THICK OF IT
  • 12/28: RUSSIA 1985-1999: TRAUMAZONE, THIS ENGLAND, THE INSPECTIONTHE WINDOW (’49)
  • 12/29: “Great Expectations” Dickens/Izzard
  • 12/30: A Small Affair, Flora Collins, FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE, SEVEN DAYS TO NOONLUX AETERNA
  • 12/31: How to Raise an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi, CLOSING GAMBIT 1978: KORCHNOI VS KARPOV AND THE KREMLINThe Bullet That Missed, Richard Osman

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Did he literally watch The Killer 3 times in a week??? If so, THAT'S AWESOME!

January 13, 2023 at 5:37PM

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That's awesome dude.

January 13, 2023 at 8:52PM

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Do I need to rewatch Tucker? What am I missing?

January 17, 2023 at 9:58AM

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