Former President Barack Obama continued an annual tradition on Friday, releasing a list of his favourites for the year 2022, which included movies and books.
“I always look forward to sharing my lists of favourite books, movies, and music with all of you,” Obama tweeted. “First and foremost, here are some of the books I read and enjoyed this year. Please let me know which books I should read in 2023.”
Among his favourite written works, Obama mentioned “The School for Good Mothers” by Jessamine Chan and “The Light We Carry” by former first lady Michelle Obama, adding, “I’m a bit biassed on this one.”
On his list of favourite movies, the former president included “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Descendant,” which he admitted he was “biassed” about because 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 favourites. “What did I miss?” Obama stated in another tweet.
Social media users quickly pointed out that Obama omitted one of the year’s highest-grossing films: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” According to Box Office Mojo, the Marvel hit and sequel to 2018’s “Black Panther” has earned more than $421 million at the domestic box office alone since its November release. “Black Panther” was on Obama’s list of favourite films in 2018.