Abbot Library staffer shares year’s most checked-out movies

Amber Santman, adult media specialist at Abbot Public Library recommends this list of movies.

A lifelong resident of Marblehead, she has worked at the library for the past eight years and is always happy to chat with patrons about all things movies and media.

A collage of the movie posters to the top 10 most checked out movies from Abbot Public Library in 2022.


Follows the story of a boy growing up in the late 1960s in Belfast whose family must decide whether to stay or leave amid the social tumult.


Paul Atreides, son of Duke Leto, along with the native inhabitants of the planet Arrakis, struggle to overthrow the terrible Baron Harkonnen and his family to control the mind-altering spice produced by giant sandworms of Arrakis.

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”

When a single mother and her two kids move to a small town, they discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters.

“Hello Bookstore”

Tells the story of a beloved local bookstore in Lenox, Massachusetts, and the efforts of the townspeople to save it during the COVID pandemic.

“House of Gucci”

When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately, murder. Inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. Based on the book “The House of Gucci” by Sara Gay Forden.

“King Richard”

Based on the true story that will inspire the world, follow the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever.

“The Matrix: Resurrections”

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.

“Nightmare Alley”

From visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes a suspenseful psychological thriller about a manipulative carnival man who teams with an equally deceptive psychiatrist to grift the wealthy in 1940s New York society. Del Toro co-wrote the enthralling film with Kim Morgan, based on William Lindsay Gresham’s novel.

“Parallel Mothers”

The lives of two single women become intertwined when they share a hospital room, giving birth to their daughters on the same day.


A fictionalized account of Princess Diana’s decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles and separate from the royal family.

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