New Netflix movies 2022: Every original movie hits the streamer this year

It’s rare for a major streamer to lift the lid on their entire annual movie slate ahead of time, but that’s exactly what Netflix has done with its impressive selection of original features coming to the platform throughout 2022. .

There aren’t just a handful of new Netflix movies to look forward to, either. In a February press release, the company revealed that it would be releasing a new movie every week until December 31 — that’s, at the time of the announcement, 71 upcoming titles.

We’ve already seen The Adam Project and Windfall release on the platform this year, so we’re excited for the (many) other original films that are in store for us over the next twelve months.

Below we’ve rounded up details on the biggest of the bunch, combining their official synopses (as provided by Netflix) with all the confirmed release dates, trailers and promo images to give you a better idea of what’s to come in 2022.

For a whirlwind tour of the streamer’s schedule — which includes nods to Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Knives Out 2, and Spiderhead — check out the trailer below.


Release date: June 10

After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a checkered past overseas, an unlucky basketball scout (Adam Sandler) takes it upon himself to bring the phenom to the United States without his team’s approval. Against all odds, he has one last chance to prove he has what it takes to succeed in the NBA.

We have a feeling he’s going to pull through.

spider head

Release date: June 17

In the near future, two young convicts grapple with their pasts in a facility run by a brilliant visionary who experiments on inmates with emotion-altering drugs. Based on the New Yorker article Escape From Spiderhead by George Saunders, this enigmatic thriller stars Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller, and comes from Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski.

The beast from the sea

Release date: July 8

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. Oscar-winning filmmaker Chris Williams (Moana, Big Hero Six) directs this animated adventure.

The gray man

Ryan Gosling's Sierra Six hanging from the side of a train, gun in hand, in The Gray Man

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Release date: July 22

When the CIA’s most skilled mercenary – whose true identity is unknown – accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, sparking a global manhunt by international assassins. The Gray Man comes from frequent Marvel directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and stars former Captain America actor Chris Evans, La La Land’s Ryan Gosling, James Bond and Knives Out actress Ana de Armas and the former Bridgerton Regé-Jean Page. It will also hit theaters a week earlier on July 15, as per Netflix’s recent announcement.

Day shift

Jamie Foxx in the day shift

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Release date: August 12

Jamie Foxx stars as a hardworking blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane pool-cleaning job in the San Fernando Valley is a front for his true source of strength. income – hunt and kill vampires as part of an International Union of Vampire Hunters. We are intrigued, to say the least.

me time

Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg in Me Time

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Release date: August 26

Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg and Regina Hall star in this John Hamburg-directed comedy about a stay-at-home dad who “finds himself some time for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away “. So what does he do? He reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly turned his life upside down. We get strong Grown Ups vibes from this one.

Knives Out 2

Daniel Craig in Knives Out 2

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Release date: to be determined

In the sequel to Rian Johnson’s wildly popular crime thriller Knives Out, Daniel Craig returns as Detective Benoit Blanc (this time traveling to Greece) to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects. I hope it will be better than Death on the Nile.

Enola Holmes 2

Enola Holmes

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Release date: TBA (rumors suggest August)

Now a hitman like her infamous brother, Enola Holmes (Milly Bobby Brown) takes on her first official case to find a missing girl, as sparks of a dangerous plot ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends – and of Sherlock. itself – to unravel.

The mother

Jennifer Lopez in The Mother

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Release date: to be determined

Generic plot of the Netflix thriller: A deadly assassin (Jennifer Lopez) comes out of hiding to protect the girl she abandoned years ago while on the run from dangerous men.

A bit of a change of pace for Lopez after the glitzy romantic comedy Marry Me…


Jason Momoa in Slumberland

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Release date: (rumors suggest June-August)

A young girl discovers a secret map to the dream world of Slumberland, and with the help of an eccentric outlaw (Jason Momoa), she journeys through dreams and flees nightmares, hoping to be able to see her dead again. dad. It sounds like a cutesy family adventure, to be fair.

we have a ghost

Anthony Mackie in We've Got a Ghost

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Release date: to be determined

Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon helms this chilling family adventure starring Anthony Mackie and David Harbour. After finding a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home, Kevin and his family transform into social media sensations overnight. But when Kevin and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of the latter’s past, the family becomes targets for the CIA instead.

The mothership

Halle Berry in The Mothership

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Release date: to be determined

The Mothership is a sci-fi adventure that follows Sara Morse (Halle Berry) a year after her husband (Omari Hardwick) mysteriously disappears from their rural farmhouse. When she discovers a strange alien object under their house, Sara and her children embark on a race to find their husband, their father and, most importantly, the truth. It sounds worrying.


Joo Won in Carter

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Release date: to be determined

Suffering from memory loss, Agent Carter (no, not that one) is thrown on an explosive mission filled with inexplicable mysteries. Orchestrated by acclaimed action film director Jung Byung-gil and starring Joo Won, this chase thriller bears all the hallmarks of a good time.

The School of Good and Evil

Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron in The School for Good and Evil

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Release date: to be determined

Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposite sides of a modern fairy tale when they are whisked away to an enchanted school where young heroes and villains are trained to guard the balance between good and evil. This one is based on Soman Chainani’s bestselling book series and stars Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington and Laurence Fishburne.

The good nurse

Jessica Chastain in The Good Nurse

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Release date: to be determined

Suspecting her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse risks her own life to uncover the truth in this gripping thriller based on real events (as documented in Charles Graeber’s book). Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain lead the cast of this prequel to The Good Doctor (just kidding).

End of the road

Queen Latifah in End of the Road

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Release date: to be determined

After losing her job, recently widowed Brenda leads her family across the country to start a new life. In the New Mexico desert, cut off from all help, they must learn to defend themselves when they become the target of a mysterious killer. Queen Latifah and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges star in this one.

Wendell and savage

Still image of Wendell & Wild

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Release date: October (day to be determined)

From the minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peel comes Wendell & Wild, an animated tale about scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele), who enlist the help of a tough teenager to summon them. in the Land of the Living. This one is “an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death,” according to Netflix, which thrilled us to find out more.

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro

Release date: December (day to be determined)

Acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reimagines Carlo Collodi’s classic tale about the wooden puppet who magically comes to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical stop-motion musical follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his quest for a place in the world. It also looks exceptionally scary.

you people

Jonah Hill in You People

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Release date: to be determined

A new couple and their families find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amid clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences in this comedy from Kenya Barris. Jonah Hill (also a producer), Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus all star here.


Release date: December 2

An adaptation of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results. Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch and Stephen Graham all star in this inevitably joyful feature film, which will be released in UK cinemas and on Netflix overseas.


Release date: to be determined

As an astronaut sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust finds his earthly life falling apart, he turns to the one voice that can help him try to put it back together. He happens to belong to a creature since the beginning of time that lurks in the shadow of his ship. Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, and Paul Dano star in this one, which intrigues us more than the film’s plot otherwise does.

Alfonso E. Cramer