Netflix movies 2022: our most anticipated movies coming this year

2022 is going to be another jam-packed year of movies on Netflix. Across a whole variety of different genres and diverse filmmakers, Netflix subscribers can expect to be incredibly entertained. Below, we’ve picked our most anticipated Netflix movies of 2022.

Netflix unveiled its 2022 movie slate on February 3 with 87 movies announced but far more likely to release throughout the year. If you want to see our full list of upcoming movies, we’ve got that preview here.

Here are our most anticipated Netflix movies on Netflix in 2022:


Knives Out 2

Director: Rian Johnson
Kind: Mystery
To throw: Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn
Netflix release date: End of 2022

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Knives Out 2 – Picture: Netflix

Perhaps one of the most surprising acquisitions of 2021 was Netflix tearing up Rian Johnson and his ambitious plans for two more. Knives out movies away from Lionsgate. Netflix’s deal for the two sequels cost them $469 million, which will see Johnson return to write and direct both sequels, as well as Daniel Craig set to reprise his role as Benoit Blanc.

Much like the first film, the sequel will also feature a fun all-star cast, filled with plenty of extremely familiar faces that we can’t wait to see in action. Set for release in late 2022, Knives Out 2 will be one of Netflix’s biggest movies of the year.

Knives Out 2 will be its own story, with an all-new mystery. We’re still waiting to hear more about the sequel’s plot but given that filming took place in Greece and Serbia, expect some fun mystery in Europe.


The gray man

Director: Anthony RussoJoe Russo
Kind: action thriller
To throw: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Jessica Henwick
Netflix release date: July 2022

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Netflix’s bank breaker in 2021 was Red Notice, and in 2022 it’s The Gray Man, with a jaw-dropping $200 million budget. However, in the hands of the Russo Brothers, who have made some of the best and greatest films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you know it will be worth every penny for Netflix.

The action-thriller will be Chris Evans’ fifth time working with the Russo Brothers, but the first time outside of the MCU.

Count Gentry, aka Sierra Six, a highly trained former CIA agent, was once the agency’s top death-dealer. After his escape from prison and recruitment by former handler Donald Fitzroy, Gentry is now on the run from the CIA with Agent Lloyd Hansen hot on his trail. Aided by Agent Dani Miranda, Hansen will stop at nothing to bring Gentry down.


The Adam Project

Director: Shawn Levy
Kind: sci fi
To throw: Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener
Netflix release date: March 11, 2022

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The Adam Project (left to right) Ryan Reynolds as Big Adam and Walker Scobell as Young Adam. cr. Doane Gregory/Netflix © 2022

First work together on free guyalmost immediately after Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy collaborated on their second feature on Netflix The Adam Project.

Ryan Reynolds, already one of the world’s most recognizable actors, is becoming a Netflix regular thanks to his previous appearances in big-budget action films 6 Underground and red notice. As for Shawn Levy, who through his production company 21 Laps Entertainment, is responsible for creating television shows such as stranger things and Shadow & Bones.

Thirteen-year-old Adam Reed is reeling from the sudden death of his late father a year earlier. One night, Adam discovers an injured pilot, who turns out to be Adam from the future, who risked everything to enlist the help of his younger self to save their father and save the future. But first, the couple must learn to get along.


Enola Holmes 2

Director: Harry Bradbeer
Kind: Action, Adventure, Crime
To throw: Millie Bobby-Brown, Henry Cavill, David Thewlis, Susan Wokoma, Helena Bonham Carter
Netflix release date: 2022

Millie-Bobby Brown is one of the most talented young actresses in Hollywood right now, and although she’s instantly recognizable as Eleven from stranger thingsshe began branching out into feature films, such as her recurring role as Madison Russell in the Godzilla movies, and now the main character in Nancy Springer’s detective novels Enola Holmes.

Production and filming for the film wrapped in January 2022, which means that by the time we see the sequel drop on Netflix, it’ll be around two years since the first feature dropped amid the global pandemic.

We’re still waiting to find out the plot of Enola Holmes 2, but what’s exciting is that we’ll also see the return of Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter, who will reprise their roles as Sherlock Holmes, and Eudoria Holmes, respectively.


The School of Good and Evil

Director: Paul Feig
Kind: Fantastic, Romantic
To throw: Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Charlize Theron, Laurence Fishburne, Kit Young
Netflix release date: 2022

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The School for Good and Evil (LR) Kerry Washington as Professor Dovey, Charlize Theron as Lady Lesso. cr. Helen Sloan / Netflix © 2022

The hexalogy of Soman Chainani’s books is incredibly popular with teenagers and young adults. This means that if Netflix plays its cards right and strikes first The School of Good and Evil movie out of the park, then it could have a wildly popular movie franchise that will massively bolster its library in the near future.

From the very little footage we’ve seen of the movie, thanks to Netflix’s 2022 movie preview, fans should be incredibly excited ahead of the movie’s release.

Every four years, on the night of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, two 12-year-old children are robbed in the village of Gavaldon and taken to the school of good and evil. Sophie, blonde and beautiful, and Agatha, ugly with dark hair and bulging eyes are perfect candidates for school. But to their horror, both are sent to the “wrong” school,


The beast from the sea

Director: Chris Williams
Kind: Animation, Fantasy Adventure
To throw: To be determined
Netflix release date: 2022

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In an age when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, Monster Hunters were famous heroes – and none were more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. But when young Maisie Brumble sets sail on his legendary ship, he comes face to face with an unexpected ally. Together they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history. From Oscar-winning filmmaker Chris Williams (Moana, Big Hero Six, Bolt), THE SEA BEAST takes us to where the map ends and the real adventure begins.

From what little we have seen The beast from the sea we’re already incredibly impressed, particularly how the feature practically looks like it was ripped from Disney’s filmography.

The film’s conception and familiarity with Disney makes sense given that Oscar-winning director Chris Williams worked for Disney for twenty years between 1998 and 2018. Williams worked on 18 different animated feature films for Disney, was the director of Bolt, Big Hero 6, and the co-director and screenwriter of Moana.

In an age when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, Monster Hunters were famous heroes – and none were more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. But when young Maisie Brumble sets sail on his legendary ship, he comes face to face with an unexpected ally. Together they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history


In the west, nothing is new

Director: Edward Berger
Kind: Action, Drama, War
To throw: Daniel Bruhl, Albrecht Schuch, Sebastian Hulk, Edin Hasanovic, David Striesow
Netflix release date: 2022

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There is a lot of history behind In the west, nothing is new and is sure to be a movie for history buffs among Netflix subscribers.

More than 90 years ago, Lewis Milestone made history by directing the very first film to win the Oscar for Best Picture Based on a Novel, Erich Maria Remarque’s novel of the same name.

If the latest adaptation is even half as good as its 1930 counterpart, then Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front will be one of the best films of the year. Considering the feature will star Daniel Bruhl, we’re already expecting a potential Oscar-worthy performance from a Spanish-German actor.

The terrifying experiences and plight of a young German soldier on the Western Front during World War I.


pale blue eye

Director: Scott Cooper
Kind: Crime, Horror, Mystery
To throw: Charlie Tahan, Christian Bale, Gillian Anderson, Harry Melling, Lucy Boynton
Netflix release date: 2022

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The immediate phrase that comes to mind to describe the story of Scott Cooper pale blue eye is a “passion project”. For more than a decade, Cooper has been trying to get the gothic thriller produced, and finally, in 2022, his feature will see the light of day to an audience of hundreds of millions worldwide on Netflix.

Like many of the films above, The Pale Blue Eye will also feature an incredibly fun ensemble cast such as Christian Bale, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Ozark’s Charlie Theron, and Harry Potter and Queen’s Gambit star Harry Melling. , who takes on the enigmatic role of Edgar Allan Poe.

Set in October 1830 at West Point Academy in the United States, young cadet Edgar Allen Poe assists veteran detective Augustus Landor when the body of a young cadet, who has committed suicide, has the heart removed from his body overnight, in a locked room where the body lay.


Seoul atmosphere

Director: Moon Hyun Sung
Kind: Action, Crime
To throw: Yoo Ah In, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Kyu Hyung, Park Joo Hyun, Ong Seong Wu
Netflix release date: 2022

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen a rapid increase in the amount of South Korean media consumed on Netflix. 2021 was the best year ever for Korean content on Netflix thanks to Squid Game, and while that level of success is hard to replicate, that doesn’t mean Netflix won’t be delivering some fantastic shows and movies through 2022.

Comparable to the likes of Italian workor the early years of the Fast & Furious franchise, expect Seoul atmosphere to be one of the most entertaining action movies on Netflix in 2022.

1988, right in the middle of the Seoul Olympics, a thrilling chase unfolds through the streets of Seoul as Supreme Team Samgyedong, a team of talented drivers, gets embroiled in the middle of a slush fund investigation .


What movies are you looking forward to watching on Netflix in 2022? Let us know in the comments below!

Alfonso E. Cramer