The best Netflix movies to look forward to in 2022

Last year, Netflix announced a massive slate of movies, with plans to release at least one feature film every week. The streamer has not only been successful, but has also released some buzz-worthy titles including a zombie heist thriller. army of the deadblack-headed western The more they falland the stars Don’t look upwhich picked up a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Oscars. Now Netflix is ​​looking to repeat that success, as it recently released a massive trailer highlighting its upcoming 2022 slate of projects.

With the whopping 86 titles coming to Netflix later this year, there’s a collection of titles with a great hook and a stellar cast. Here are 10 Netflix original movies to watch in the coming year.


The Adam Project

The Adam Project

The Adam Project continues Ryan Reynolds’ relationship with Netflix, and also scores a reunion with free guy director Shawn Levy. The film, directed by Levy and written by Jonathan Tropper, TS Nowlin, Jennifer Flackettand Marc Levinstars Reynolds as a time-traveling pilot who bonds with his younger self (Walker Scobell) in order to find their missing father (Marc Ruffalo) and save the world. The film’s first trailer sheds light on its concept story, which also serves as a throwback to ’80s sci-fi movies (not surprising, since Levy is also producing the Netflix hit stranger things). The cast also includes Jennifer Garnier and Zoe Saldana in its supporting cast, with Saldaña portraying a fellow Future Adam.

The Adam Project will be available to stream on Netflix on March 11.

Day shift

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Although Netflix has made a name for itself by reinventing the zombie genre with army of the dead and we are all dead, the streamer has also dabbled in vampire dishes, including Vampires vs. The Bronx and night teeth. His last film full of fangs, Day shiftcharacteristics Jamie Foxx as a single father whose pool cleaning business is a front for his true calling in life: hunting and killing vampires. Foxx is another Netflix veteran, having starred in the not-quite-superhero flick Project Power and the next sci-fi comedy They cloned Tyrone; he even got back into superhero cooking with Spider-Man: No Coming Home. Day shift sounds like a great continuation of its trajectory in genre fare.

Day shift also stars David Franco, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Meagan Bon, Scott Adkinsand Snoop Dogg.

They cloned Tyrone

They cloned Tyrone

As mentioned above, Foxx will be joining Jean Boyega and Teyonah Parris in They killed Tyrone, which features a trio of unlikely allies uncovering a massive government plot. The Foxx co-stars are also veterans of the genre, with Boyega making his debut in the cult sci-fi classic Attack the block then appearing in the star wars sequel trilogy; Parris recently appeared in Nia Da Costait’s candy manand will reprise her role as Monica Rambeau in Wonders Next year. The film also marks the directorial debut of Juel Taylorwho was a writer on Creed II.

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The gray man

The gray man

Joe and Anthony Russo are best known for their work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and ended with Avengers: Endgame. Their next spy thriller The gray man lies somewhere between this work and the gritty, more grounded story with which they approached Cherry on AppleTV+. Based on the novel of the same name by Marc Greney, The gray man follows former CIA agent Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling) as he tries to stay ahead of a global manhunt launched by his former colleague, Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans, reuniting with the Russos again). The ensemble cast also includes Ana de Armas, Rege Jean Page, Jessica Henwick, Billy Bob Thortonand Alfred Woodard.

Knives Out 2

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Rian Johnsonit’s Knives out was a smash hit at the box office, thanks to its clever spin on the classic thriller genre and an all-star ensemble. Netflix has spent $465 million to acquire the rights to two sequels, the first of which drops this year. Plot details are scarce but the film will feature Daniel CraigBenoit Blanc travels to Greece to solve a new case. And like the first movie, Knives Out 2 features an absolutely stacked cast. Among the set is EdNorton neighborhood, Jessica Henwick, David Bautista, Catherine Hahn and Ethan Hawke.

Wendell and savage


It looks like 2022 could be Jordan Pelethe year. Not only his third feature film Nope his debut in July, but he will find Keegan Michael Key for the Netflix animated film stop Wendell and savage. The fact that this year also marks the 10th anniversary of their Comedy Central series Key and Peele is the icing on the cake. The film centers on the titular brothers, voiced by Key and Peele respectively, who try to escape hell – and run into a few obstacles along the way. Wendell and savage is led by Henry Sellick of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline notoriety; Sellick also co-wrote the screenplay with Key and Peele.

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro


Guillermo del Toro shows no signs of slowing down, even with another Oscar-nominated film in alley of nightmares. The Maestro of Monsters is set to put his own spin on the classic Pinocchio tale, which has many differences from what people expect from the wooden puppet. For one thing, it’s a complete stop-motion tale, and it’ll be set in fascist-ruled Italy. Del Toro partnered with Jim Henson Company and Marc Gustavon to create the film, with the former providing puppets and the latter co-directing. The cast includes Gregory Mann like Pinocchio, Ewan McGregor like Cricket, and David Bradley like Pinocchio’s father, Geppetto.



Slumberland seems like a pretty unique comic book adaptation. Based on Little Nemo in Slumberland comics created by Winsor McCay, Slumberland follows a girl named Nema (Marlow Barkley) as she travels to Slumberland to see her father (Kyle Chandler). Along the way, she meets an outlaw named Flip (Jason Momoa), which helps him on his journey. Momoa wears a long coat and top hat with horns curled under her hair – a far cry from her roles in Aquaman Where game of thrones. Francois Laurent (The hunger Games) is set to direct the film.

The mothership

The mothership characteristics Halle Berryis back on Netflix after starring in and directing the mixed martial arts drama Bruised. Berry stars as Sara Morse, who mourns her husband after his mysterious disappearance. A year to the day after the disappearance of her husband, Sara and her children discover a mysterious object buried under their house, which could lead them to him. Matthew Charman wrote and directed the sci-fi thriller, which also stars Omari Hardwick and Raphael Silva.

The School of Good and Evil

Still from The School of Good and Evil

With the Harry Potter the franchise is slowly losing steam, there have been several YA adaptations racing to fill the spot, starting with the next Percy Jackson series on Disney+ at supernatural academy on Peacock. Netflix is ​​looking to get in on the action with The School of Good and Evildirected by Paul Feig (Ghostbusters: Answer the Call). According to the novel by Soman Chainanithe film will center on Sophie’s best friends (Sophie Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie) because they attend the titular school. A roster of veteran actors have joined the production, including Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Lawrence Fishburneand michelle yeo.

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