Best Netflix movies 2022 – so far

2022 is now well underway and Netflix has some terrific movies ready to stream, from the biggest blockbusters with the biggest names in the business to the most insane in-depth documentaries that you can’t believe are loyal to the indie darlings that deserve so much more attention.

In fact, Netflix has confirmed that 86 original movies will come to the platform throughout the year, such as Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio, Knives Out 2 with Daniel Craig and his most expensive film of all time, The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. It’s been a busy year, to say the least.

Luckily, while we wait for all those releases to come out, Netflix is ​​constantly rolling out dozens of new features for your viewing pleasure. Where to start though? Do not be afraid ! T3 has done the hard work (I say hard work, it’s just watching movies, not brain surgery) and rounded up the best movies on Netflix to save all the couch arguments going forward. Alright, let’s go.

The Tinder scammer

Cecilie Fjellhoy, Ayleen Charlotte and Pernilla Sjoholm in Tinder Swindler

(Image credit: Joshua Wilks/Netflix)

Netflix documentaries are a class above the rest. Whether it’s Tiger King, Fyre Festival or The Last Dance, whoever’s in charge of that department needs a raise. 2022 has been no different with an abundance of shiny new documentaries. The first to kick off the year was the incredible story of The Tinder Swindler.

Since launching in February, The Tinder Swindler has taken the web and the world by storm. The main premise concerns Israeli fraudster Shimon Hayut, who went by the name Simon Leviev on Tinder, when he sought to scam women out of millions of dollars. The less you know about this one, the better. What you need to know is that Netflix is ​​already planning a dramatization, which means this could be something we hear about for years to come.

Hustle

Jordan Hull as Alex Sugerman, Queen Latifah as Teresa Sugerman, Juancho Hernangomez as Bo Cruz and Adam Sandler as Stanley Sugerman in Hustle

(Image credit: Scott Yamano/Netflix)

Adam Sandler has been associated with Netflix for a while now, releasing forgettable comedies such as Hubie Halloween, Sandy Wexler and The Ridiculous 6. Thankfully, after an unexpected pivot to more dramatic roles – starting with 2019’s Uncut Gems – the actor is having a bit of a resurgence with critics. The latest comes in the form of American sports drama Hustle from director Jeremiah Zagar, giving Sandler another chance to flex his acting skills – and that’s exactly what he’s doing, as a basketball scout. -ball unlucky Adam Sandler. It’s simple but moving.

big bug

Robots in Bigbug

(Image credit: Bruno Calvo/Netflix)

Without a doubt, BigBug is the weirdest movie on this list – and that’s no bad thing. Set in the year 2045, this French sci-fi film from Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet deals with a machine uprising and a group of commuters taken hostage as the robot revolution is underway. The color tone of the world pops throughout while the characters are all goofy and cartoon-like, making for an enjoyable if not crazy experience. The only downside is that he might be too obsessed with sex, but at least he’s trying to do something different.

Secondary year

Secondary year.  (L to R) Joshua Colley as Yaz, Avantika as Janet, Rebel Wilson as Stephanie Conway, Michael Cimino as Lance, and Jade Bender as Bri Loves in senior year.

(Image credit: Boris Martin/Netflix)

Meet Stephanie Conway, 17, an Australian immigrant who dreams of becoming prom queen, only to unexpectedly go into a 20-year coma following a cheerleading incident gone wrong. Now 37, she decides to return to high school to pick things up where they left off. This is the premise of Senior Year with Rebel Wilson. an extremely enjoyable comedy that draws inspiration from Mean Girls, Easy A and more directly, Clueless. Critics weren’t fans, I loved it shamelessly and so did my partner. Are we crazy? Very probably.

Bargain

JASON SEGEL as PERSON, LILY COLLINS as WIFE and JESSE PLEMONS as CEO

(Image credit: Netflix)

Windfall is an intimate and incredibly tense affair that deals with jealousy, privilege, rights and social issues in today’s world. There’s no shortage of talent either, with Jason Segel, Jesse Plemons and Lily Collins making up the trio. The thriller begins when an unnamed man breaks into a billionaire’s vacation home, only to suddenly find himself in the presence of the tech mogul and his wife. Directed by Charlie McDowell (The One I Love), Windfall has become a topic of discussion online because of its main subject, its ending, and what it all means. No wonder Netflix paid a “eight digit sum” For the movie.

Looking for more movie suggestions? Check back regularly to find updated picks from T3. Alternatively, you can read on the top movie picks for this monthincluding one of the best DC movies in years.

Alfonso E. Cramer