Best Netflix Movies to watch [2022]

Best Netflix New Movies to watch in 2022


All the titles listed below are confirmed to be coming to Netflix in 2022.

A Jazzman’s Blues

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Genre: Crime, Drama | Director: Tyler Perry
Cast: Josh Boone, Solea Pfeiffer

Creator Tyler Perry has reportedly waited over 25 years to get his period-crime drama A Jazzman’s Blues into development. The story takes place across 50 years, from 1937 to 1987 as an investigation is lead into an unsolved murder mystery.

Against the Ice

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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History | Director: Peter Flinth
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Charles Dance, Diarmaid Murtagh, Ed Speleers

It’s a Game of Thrones reunion for actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Charles Dance, who were last seen on screen together in 2014. More importantly, the historical drama is centered around the Alabama Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen in an attempt to prove that Greenland is one island.

Coming to Netflix on March 2nd, 2022.

All Quiet on the Western Front


Genre: War Drama | Director: Edward Berger
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Schuch, Sebastian Hülk, Edin Hasanovic

This multi-lingual movie will be played out from the perspective of a young German soldier’s experience on the Western Front during World War I.

The movie is one of our most anticipated movies and currently aiming for a 2022 release date.

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

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Genre: Animation, Family | Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Zachary Levi, Jack Black, Glen Powell, Josh Wiggins, Lee Eddy

This family coming-of-age drama will take you back to 1969 focusing on the moon landing from two perspectives, the astronauts and a kid watching from afar.

Zachary Levi and Jack Black headline the cast with Glen Powell, Josh Wiggins, and Samuel Davis also feature.

Beauty


Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Cast: Niecy Nash, Alyse Shannon, Giancarlo Esposito, Gracie Marie Bradley, Kayle Bary, Michael Ward, Sharon Stone

A gifted young Black woman, Beauty, has a lucrative music career ahead of her. As she is pulled this way and that by the expectations of her family, her best friend, and her record label, Beauty struggles to remain true to herself.

Blonde


Genre: Drama, Biopic | Director: Andrew Dominik
Cast: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher, Caspar Phillipson, Toby Huss, Sara Paxton

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Based on the 2000 novel of the same name, this biopic is a reimagining of the tragic life of Marilyn Monroe (played by Ana de Armas). Adrien Brody stars as Monroe’s husband, The Playwright (AKA Arthur Miller) and Caspar Phillipson stars as JFK.

This will be the fifth time he’s played the late president: Phillipson previously filled the role in the 2016 biopic, Jackie, the short film The Speech JFK Never Gave, the History Channel TV drama Project Blue Book, plus a number of stage performances.

Choose or Die

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Genre: Horror, Thriller | Director: Toby Meakins
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Eddie Marsan, Robert Englund, Kate Fleetwood, Angela Griffin, Ryan Gage

Asa Butterfield has exploded in popularity in recent years thanks to his inclusion in Netflix’s Sex Education will star this new horror thriller (previously known as CURS>R) which comes from the director of Lot254 and Breathe.

It’s about a broke student who is trying to gain an unclaimed prize from an obscure 1980s computer game. Filming reportedly finished on the movie in the middle of summer 2021 and is scheduled to hit in 2022.

Day Shift


Genre: Fantasy | Director: J.J. Perry
Cast: Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Steve Howey, Jamie Foxx, Scott Adkins, Eric Lange, Dave Franco, Meagan Good

Described as a vampire hunter movie, Day Shift is being directed by the director of John Wick 2 and The Fate of the Furious.

It’ll follow a blue-collar dad who fronts as a pool cleaner but is in actual fact, a notorious vampire hunter.

Enola Holmes 2

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Genre: Action | Director: Harry Bradbeer
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge, Helena Bonham Carter, David Thewlis, Susan Wokoma

After the success of the first Enola Holmes, Netflix quickly gave a greenlight to a sequel which will be coming out in 2022 having filmed in late 2021 and wrapped in January 2022.

Here’s what you can expect from the sequel:

“Now a detective-for-hire like her infamous brother, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl, as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to unravel.”

Falling For Christmas


Genre: Christmas Romantic Comedy | Director: Janeen Damian
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, George Young, Jack Wagner, Olivia Perez

A newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress suffers from total amnesia after a skiing accident and finds herself in the care of a blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas.

Heading up Netflix’s Christmas movie lineup for 2022 will be the new Lindsay Lohan holiday feature.

The movie sees a spoiled heiress getting into a skiing accident and suffering from amnesia. She finds herself in the care of a lodge owner where she strikes up an unlikely relationship.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio


Genre: Animation | Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Ron Pearlman, Christoph Waltz

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Guillermo del Toro is working on a number of big projects for Netflix as part of his output deal but perhaps the most exciting is this modern, darker retelling of Pinnochio.

Filmed entirely in stop-motion, we’ll see the classic children’s fairytale come to life with a huge cast. Voices set to feature include Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christopher Waltz, and Ron Perlman.

The movie will be coming to Netflix in December 2022.

Hustle


Genre: Comedy, Sport | Director: Jeremiah Zagar
Cast: Adam Sandler, Robert, Duvall, Ben Foster, Queen Latifah

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A big cast will unite in this Happy Madison Productions picture that sees a basketball scout trying to get back into the professional basketball circuit with a new up-and-comer.

Interceptor


Genre: Action | Director: Matthew Reilly
Cast: Elsa Pataky, Luke Bracey

Action thriller from writer and director Matthew Reilly following the events that take place after 16 nuclear missiles are launched upon the US. Elsa Pataky, Luke Bracey, and Aaron Gelnane star.

Knives Out 2


Genre: Thriller | Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline

The first Knives Out movie was a smash hit for Lionsgate and will now be returning for a sequel with a brand new case to be solved by Benoit Blanc.

The sequel began filming in Greece in June 2021.

A third movie is also in development with Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig once again attached.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover


Genre: Drama | Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Cast: Jack O’Connell, Joely Richardson, Faye Marsay, Emma Corrin, Ella Hunt

Adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel from writer David Magee. The movie will tell the story of a woman who breaks out of her marriage vows falling in love with a man who works on her estate.

The movie began filming in September 2021 and comes from Sony Pictures Entertainment (the first movie from Netflix’s big output deal with Sony).

Luckiest Girl Alive


Genre: Drama, Mystery | Director: Mike Barker
Cast: Connie Britton, Mila Kunis, Chiara Aurelia, Finn Wittrock, Justine Lupe

Lionsgate is behind this movie coming exclusively to Netflix and is about a woman in New York who is faced with a trauma that causes her life to unravel.

Based on the novel of the same name by Jessica Knoll.

Me Time


Genre: Comedy | Director: John Hamburg
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Jimmy O. Yang

A big ensemble cast comes together for this comedy movie that is written and directed by John Hamburg.

Follows a Dad who finds time for himself for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away. He reconnects with a friend for a wild weekend.

Monkey Man


Genre: Action, Thriller | Director: Dev Patel
Cast: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Sobhita Dhulipala

This will be Dev Patel’s directorial debut in a movie Netflix paid a reported $30 million for this flick.

An unlikely hero emerges from prison to take on a world enmeshed in
corporate greed and eroding spiritual values, seeking revenge from those
who took everything from him many years ago.

The movie concluded filming in early 2021.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone


Genre: Horror | Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell, Joe Tippett

Adapting the Stephen King novel, this movie is being produced by Jason Blum (Blumhouse) and Ryan Murphy.

The movie revolves around a young boy living in a small town befriending a billionaire but after he dies, the young boy continues communicating with him via his iPhone.

My Father’s Dragon
Genre: Animated | Director: Nora Twomey

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Cartoon Saloon from Ireland will be bringing their animated feature My Father’s Dragon to Netflix in 2021.

The movie was announced a big lineup of new animated projects back in 2018 with many coming to fruition next year. The movie is being written by Meg LeFauve who was previously at Pixar and wrote Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur.

Operation Mincemeat
Genre: War drama | Director: John Madden
Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Jason Isaacs, Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Johnny Flynn

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Set during World War II, this war drama comes from See-Saw Films and is about two intelligence officers using tricks to outwith German troops.

The movie has been filming for some time as we’ve covered in our comprehensive preview.

Operation Mincemeat will be released on Netflix globally excluding the United Kingdom.

Persuasion
Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Carrie Cracknell
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Richard E. Grant, Henry Golding, Suki Waterhouse

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Launching in 2022, this romance movie is based on the beloved Jane Austen novel and is being adapted by Ron Bass and Alice Winslow. The movie was filmed over the summer of 2021.

Here’s what you can expect:

Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth—the dashing one she let get away—crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances.”

Rescued by Ruby
Genre: Drama | Director: Katt Shea
Cast: Grant Gustin, Kaylah Zander, Camille Sullivan, Sharon Taylor

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Arrow star Grant Gustin will lead this new drama about a puppy who doesn’t seem to be able to settle down with any owner. After being returned, police officer Daniel O’Neil takes the pup under his wing to hopefully become a canine officer.

Based on a true story, the movie was filmed over the summer of 2021 and will release on Netflix on March 17th, 2022.

Rustin
Genre: Biography | Director: George C. Wolfe
Cast: Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Audra McDonald, Jeffrey Wright, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, Johnny Ramey, CCH Pounder, Michael Potts

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A new biopic on the gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin who was most known for organizing the 1963 march on Washington.

Comes from the Obamas production company Higher Ground Productions.

Senior Year
Genre: Comedy | Director: Alex Hardcastle
Cast: Rebel Wilson, Alicia Silverstone, Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao

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Rebel Wilson headliens this new comedy movie that’s due to release on Netflix globally on May 13th.

Here’s what you can expect:

“After a cheerleader falls off a pyramid and into a 20 year coma, she wakes up as a 37-year-old woman, ready to return to high school, regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her.”

Shirley
Genre: Biopic | Director: John Ridley
Cast: Regina King, Lance Reddick, W. Earl Brown, Lucas Hedges, Terrence Howard

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Participant and Royal Ties team up for a new biopic on the late Shirley Chisholm who notably became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress.

12 Years a Slave director John Ridley is heading up the project with Regina King producing.

Slumberland
Genre: Fantasy | Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jason Momoa, Marlow Barkley, Chris O’Dowd, Kyle Chandler, Weruche Opia, India de Beaufort, Humberly Gonzalez

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Produced by Chernin Entertainment, this new fantasy movie will see Jason Momoa play Flip based on the characters written by Winsor McCay.

Here’s what you can expect from the new movie aimed at families:

“A young girl discovers a secret map to the dreamworld of Slumberland, and with the help of an eccentric outlaw, she traverses dreams and flees nightmares, with the hope that she will be able to see her late father again”

Spaceman
Genre: Sci-fi | Director: Johan Renck
Cast: Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Paul Dano, Isabella Rossellini, Kunal Nayyar

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Adam Sandler is set to headline this sci-fi adaptation (previously known as Spaceman of Bohemia) of the book from Jaroslav Kalfař. The story is of an orphaned boy raised in the Czech countryside who beats all odds and becomes the countries first astronaut.

The movie entered post-production in summer 2021.

Spiderhead
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi- Mystery, Thriller | Director: Joseph Kosinski
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett, Mark Paguio, Tess Haubrich

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Previously known as Escape from Spiderhead, this action thriller is set in the near future and follows two young convicts grappling with their pasts in a facility run by a brilliant visionary. That visionary is someone who experiments on inmates with emotion-altering drugs.

Based on an article from the New Yorker by George Saunders.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Genre: Horror | Director: David Blue Garcia
Cast: Alice Krige, Elsie Fisher, Mark Burnham, Nell Hudson, Sarah Yarkin, Moe Dunford

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After nearly 50 years of hiding, Leatherface returns to terrorize a group of idealistic young friends who accidentally disrupt his carefully shielded world in a remote Texas town.

Coming to Netflix on February 18th.

The Adam Project
Genre: Action, Sci-fi | Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Zoe Saldana, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo

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From Shawn Levy’s huge output deal for Netflix comes perhaps his biggest project to date.

The movie is about a man who travels back in the past to get help from his 13-year-old self.

Filming took place from November 2020 through March 2021.

The new movie will release on Netflix on March 11th, 2022.

The Bubble
Genre: Comedy | Director: Judd Apatow
Cast: Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann

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Set during the pandemic, this comedy sees a huge ensemble cast come together where they play actors desperately trying to complete an action movie about flying dinosaurs.

The Good Nurse
Genre: Crime, Mystery | Director: Tobias Lindholm
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Kim Dickens, Noah Emmerich, Devyn McDowell, Ajay Naidu

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Based on the book by Charles Graeber, this movie is about an infamous caregiver who is being implicated in the deaths of hundreds of patients at a hospital.

The Gray Man
Genre: Action | Director: Joe and Anthony Russo
Cast: Ana de Armas, Alfre Woodard, Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Henwick, Regé-Jean Page

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The book series from Mark Greaney is set to see a huge adaptation on Netflix and not only that, will likely spawn a huge thriller franchise for Netflix comparable to the size of The Bourne movies and James Bond.

Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Wagner Moura, Jessica Henwick, and Dhanush are all attached to star with Avengers: End Game directors Anthony and Joe Russo directing.

The Mother
Genre: Action, Thriller | Director: Niki Caro
Cast: Jennifer Lopez

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Armed with a budget of $30 million according to our sources, this Vertigo Entertainment movie is one of several coming from Jennifer Lopez as part of her big overall deal.

Has been described as John Wick meets Hannah about a mother and daughter duo trying to escape their old life.

The Pale Blue Eye
Genre: Crime, Horror | Director: Scott Cooper
Cast: Christian Bale, Harry Melling

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Christian Bale will play the role of Augustus Landor who is a veteran detective investigating murders helped by his young cadet who will become Edgar Allan Poe.

The School for Good and Evil
Genre: Fantasy | Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron, Laurence Fishburne, Kery Washington

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Decorated director Paul Fieg will adapt the book series The School for Good and Evil for Netflix with Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie currently set to star.

Production wrapped on this movie in June 2021 with it scheduled for a 2022 release.

The Sea Beast
Genre: Animation | Director: Chris Williams

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Having previously worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios working on projects like Lilo & Stitch, The Princess and the Frog, Big Hero 6, and The Emporer’s Groove, Chris Williams will be releasing his first major Netflix project in 2022.

Here’s what you can expect:

“In an era when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, monster hunters were celebrated heroes – and none were more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. But when young Maisie Brumble stows away on his fabled ship, he’s saddled with an unexpected ally. Together they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history.”

The Wonder
Genre: Mystery, Thriller | Director: Sebastián Lelio
Cast: Florence Pugh, Ciarán Hinds, Niamh Algar, Tom Burke, Toby Jones, Elaine Cassidy

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This new period mystery thriller is headlined by Black Widow’s Florence Pugh who will play the role of Lib Wright.

The movie will tell the story of two strangers who go on to change each other’s lives in more ways than one.

We Have A Ghost
Genre: Family, Horror | Director: Christopher Landon
Cast: Jennifer Coolidge, David Harbour, Anthony Mackie, Tig Notaro

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Based on the Vice short story, We Have a Ghost will see a huge roster of stars come together. It’s being produced by Legendary Entertainment and is about a man who claims to have made friends with a ghost who resembles someone famous and becomes viral online.

Wendell & Wild
Genre: Animation, Horror
Director: Henry Selick

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Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are both behind the pen and set to voice in this brand new animated movie coming in 2021.

The director behind Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline is lending his talents to this title. It’s dubbed as horror and is about two demon brothers escaping the underworld and must escape a teenager who is trying to vanquish them. Smart guesses say this is one of the Halloween 2021 releases.

White Noise
Genre: Dram | Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Adam Driver, Jodie Turner-Smith, Greta Gerwig, Raffey Cassidy

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Noah Baumbach will be back for his second major Netflix movie after Marriage Story.

The movie is set to adapt the classic book by Don DeLillo which is set at a mid-western college and will cover the year in the life of a professor called Jack Gladney.

You can see some behind-the-scenes shots and more in our comprehensive preview of the new movie.

Wu Assassins: Fistful of Vengeance
Genre: Crime, Drama | Director: Roel Reiné
Cast: Lewis Tan, Iko Uwais, Jason Tobin, JuJu Chan Szeto

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This movie will likely serve as what would’ve been a second season for the Netflix Original series, Wu Assassins.

Picking up from where the series leaves off, this movie will continue Kai Jin’s story of becoming entangled with the Chinese Triad and their pursuit of Wu Xing.

Coming to Netflix on February 17th.

You People
Genre: Comedy | Director: Kenya Barris
Cast: Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Molly Gordon, Travis Bennett, Andrea Savage

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Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill team on this new comedy about a new couple and their families who find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations and
generational differences.

Other Netflix Original Movies Confirmed for 2022
13: The Musical – CBS film adaptation of the play directed by Tamra Davis and starring Debra Messing, Rhea Perlman and Josh Peck.
A Perfect Pairing – Directed by Stuart McDonald, this movie sees a LA wine-company executive traveling to a remove Australian sheep station.
Along for the Ride – April 22nd – Romantic drama based on the Sarah Dessen novel. Directed and written by Sofia Alvarez.
Boo! – Marlon Wayans Halloween comedy about a teenage girl who unleashes a mischievous spirit during the holiday season.
End of the Road – Queen Latifah will headline this new thriller about a recent widow being driven cross country to start a new life. On the trip, they become stranded in the desert with a killer hunting them down. Directed by Millicent Shelton and reportedly concluded filming in summer 2021.
Ivy and Bean – Family film adapting the best selling kids book and will be directed by Elissa Down.
Love in the Villa – Tom Hopper and Kat Graham will start in this romantic movie scheduled to be filmed in Verona, Italy.
Matilda – Musical based on the Roald Dahl book coming in December 2022. Directed by Matthew Warchus.
Metal Lords – Kids movie from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Set to star Jaeden Martell, Adrian Greensmith, Isis Hainsworth, Noah Urrea, Brett Gelman, and Analesa Fisher. About two kids who started a metal band to compete at the battle of the bands.
Purple Hearts – Romantic drama about an aspiring musician who finds love with a soldier. Nicholas Galitzine and Sofia Carson to star. Based on the novel by Tess Wakefield.
Tall Girl 2 – Sequel to Netflix’s popular teen drama. Arriving on Netflix on February 11th.
The Inheritance – Previously known as The Last Will & Testament of Charles Abernathy Alejandro Brugués directs this movie about a billionaire who calls his kids to his house as he suspects he may soon be dead.
The Mothership – Halle Berry stars in this drama filmed over the summer about a family struggling to come to grips with the disappearance of their father. Directed by Matt Charman.
The Noel Diary – Christmas movie starring James Remar, Bonnie Bedelia and Justin Hartley about a man returning home for Christmas to settle his mother’s estate.
The Swimmers – Drama directed by Sally El Hosaini about two refugee sisters who go onto compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Weekend Away – Kim Farrant will direct this thriller set to star Leighton Meester and Luke Norris. It’s about a weekend getaway to Croatia that turns into disaster with a woman accused of killing her best friend. Coming to Netflix on March 3rd.
They Cloned Tyrone – Sci-Fi comedy with John Boyega and Jamie Foxx.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming – Tyler Perry once again takes up the character of Madea in this new comedy. Coming to Netflix on February 25th.
Windfall – Directed by Charlie McDowell this Hitchcockian thriller follows a wealthy couple who arrive at their vacation
home only to find it’s being robbed. Coming to Netflix on March 18th. Starring Jason Segel and Lily Collins.
Netflix Original Movies Coming Soon to Netflix
All of the movies listed below are at various stages of development and although not confirmed to come in 2022, we suspect many still will.

Beverly Hills Cop 4
Genre: Comedy | Director: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah
Cast: Eddie Murphy

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That’s right, decades after Eddie Murphy first played Axel Foley, Netflix has revived the action crime comedy for a fourth entry.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
Director: Sam Fell
Confirmed Release Date: 2023

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It’s been a hot minute but a sequel for Chicken Run is on its way to Netflix. Aardman Animation and Netflix have now worked on a number of projects including Robin Robin and Shaun the Sheep but that will expand to the first full feature exclusive to Netflix globally in 2021.

The sequel will see the return of Babs, Ginger, Rocky, and Fletcher living on their new island after escaping Tweedy’s farm. It was previously believed that Chicken Run 2 could arrive in 2021, but it’s more likely to be 2023 according to the movie’s IMDb page.

Code 8: Part II
Genre: Sci-fi | Director: Jeff Chan
Cast: Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell

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The first movie was a fan-funded movie short which turned into a movie and jumped onto Netflix. Now, a sequel is in development and will begin filming in late 2021.

Here’s what the sequel is about:

“The sequel follows the journey of a teenage girl fighting to get justice for her slain brother at the hands of corrupt police officers.”

Dept. H
Genre: Comic, Fantasy | Director: Alice Waddington

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Based on the comic by Matt Kindt (released by Dark Horse Entertainment) this movie will see the daughter of a murdered scientist discovering his death at a deep-sea research facility.

Fast and Loose
Genre: Action, Thriller | Director: David Leitch
Cast: Will Smith

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Purchased from STXFilms and 87North, this new action thriller will star Will Smith as John Riley.

Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming film:

“After the leader of a criminal organization suffers memory loss from an attack, he reunites with his crew, only to find that things aren’t what he thinks they are.”

God Country
Genre: Fantasy, Comic Book | Director: Jim Mickle

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The showrunner behind Netflix’s Sweet Tooth will be adapting the Image Comics God Country into a movie for Netflix. The comic comes from Geoff Shaw, Donny Cates and Jason Wordie.

Here’s what you can expect from the story if you’ve never read the comics:

An elderly widower in Texas is cured of dementia after discovering an enchanted sword in the eye of a tornado. Due to this discovery, however, he must fight otherworldly creatures that the sword has summoned. Based on the Image comic by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw.

Heart Of Stone
Genre: Crime, Thriller | Director: Tom Harper
Cast: Gal Gadot, Jamie Doran

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Netflix won this movie from Skydance movie which will see Gal Gadot that’s been pegged as being Netflix’s equivalent of Mission: Impossible or 007.

Havoc
Genre: Action, Thriller | Director: Gareth Evans
Cast: Tom Hardy, Timothy Olyphant, Forest Whitaker

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The director of The Raid and Netflix’s Apostle returns for this new action thriller headlined by Tom Hardy.

The story follows a detective who is following up on a drug deal that’s gone dramatically wrong that leads him to have to rescue a politician’s son.

The movie is being produced by XYZ Films and began filming in the summer of 2021.

High in the Clouds
Genre: Animation | Director: Timothy Reckart

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Netflix and Gaumont are producing this new animated feature film based on the novel by Paul McCartney who is also reportedly producing brand new original music for the movie too.

The movie is about a teenage squirrel called Wirral who joins a team of rebels.

Luther
Genre: Detective, Crime | Director: Jamie Payne
Cast: Idris Elba, Andy Serkis, Cynthia Erivo

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BBC Films, Chernin Entertainment and Netflix are teaming up for Luther, the feature film based on the British series.

Been described as a Jason Bourne/James Bond-esque movie.

Maestro
Genre: Biopic, Music | Director: Bradley Cooper
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Jeremy Strong

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Produced by Amblin Entertainment (Steven Spielberg’s outfit), this movie serves a biopic for the famous composer Leonard Bernstein and more importantly, the relationship between him and Felicia.

Players
Genre: Romantic Comedy | Director: Trish Sie
Cast: Tom Ellis, Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Augustus Prew, Joel Courtney

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Lucifer’s Tom Ellis and Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez will be teaming up for this romantic comedy set in New York City. It’s about a sportswriter Mack who falls for one of the targets that his “successful hook-up plays” scooped him.

Filming began in summer 2021.

Plus/Minus
Genre: Fantasy | Director: Wanuri Kahiu
Cast: Lili Reinhart, Aisha Dee, Luke Wilson, Andrea Savage, Nia Long

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Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart stars in this unique new fantasy drama about a young girl who gets to see her life play out in two very different scenarios after her college graduation. On the one path, she becomes pregnant and in the other timeline, she pursues a career in Los Angeles.

The movie was filmed in the summer of 2021 and is being produced by Screen Arcade and Catchlight Studios.

Reptile
Genre: Crime, Thriller | Director: Grant Singer
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberlake

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Benicio Del Toro plays the role of Nichols, a New England detective who is relentless at his job.

The movie began filming in September 2021 and is due to wrap in November 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
Genre: Animated, Kids | Director: Ant Ward & Andy Suriano
Cast: Ben Schwartz, Omar Benson Miller, Brandon Mychal Smith, Josh Brener, Kat Graham, Eric Bauza

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One of the Nickelodeon projects coming to Netflix is a movie based on the relatively recently released Ninja Turtles series.

Here’s what you can expect from the movie:

“When a mysterious stranger arrives from the future with a dire warning, Leo is forced to rise and lead his brothers, Raph, Donnie, and Mikey in a fight to save the world from a terrifying alien species.”

Strangers
Genre: Comedy | Director: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Cast: Sophie Turner, Maya Hawke, Cassady McClincy, Camila Mendes, Paris Berelc, Austin Abrams

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From Likely Story comes this all-female-led comedy is described as a “Hitchcock-ian” dark comedy.

The movie is about a pact between two teens Drea and Eleanor teaming up to go after bullies who torment them.

Teddy and the Guardians of The Night
Genre: Family, Fantasy | Director: TBA
Cast: TBA

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Seven Bucks Productions and FlynnPictureCo. are bringing this family adventure film to Netflix which is based on the famous illustration by Alex Panagopoulos.

Josh Stolberg and Bobby Florsheim are on board to write with Dwayne Johnson producing.

Society of the Snow
Genre: Biopic | Director: J.A. Bayona
Cast: Esteban Bigliardi, Matías Recalt, Rafael Federman, Agustín Pardella

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Expected to be spoken predominantly in Spanish, this biopic will retell the story of the doomed Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 which crashed into a glacier. Only so many of the crew went on to survive.

The Division
Genre: Action
Director: Stephen Gaghan

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Among the multiple video games Netflix is adapting from Ubisoft’s huge library of IP is The Division which is set to be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It’ll be set in the near future where a pandemic virus has ravaged the economy and the world. Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal set to star.

The Helicopter Heist
Genre: Drama | Director: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal

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Netflix is adapting the Jonas Bonnier best-seller drama about a gang of thieves plot to steal over $5 million using a stolen helicopter.

Development on this one has gone quiet since December 2018.

The Homeless World Cup
Genre: Sport | Director: Thea Sharrock
Cast: Bill Nighy, Valeria Golino, Cristina Rodlo, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Susan Wokoma, Kit Young

Homeless World Cup

From Blueprint Pictures, the studio behind Emma, The Last Letter From Your Lover, and Seven Psychopaths comes a heartfelt drama about the real-world organization that runs a football tournament for the homeless.

The Killer
Genre: Action, Crime | Director: David Fincher
Cast: Michael Fassbender

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David Fincher’s next big Netflix project begins production on November 1st and will be filmed on location around the globe.

The movie is about an elite assassin who is having a psychological crisis and tries to retire in Mexico however is quickly bought back.

The Monkey King
Genre: Animation | Director: Anthony Stacchi
Cast: Jimmy O. Yang, Stephanie Hsu, BD Wong, Jodi Long

The Monkey King

Animated feature film set to release in 2023.

The Raid
Genre: Action | Director: Patrick Hughes

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XYZ Films and Range Media Partners are teaming up for a reboot of the 2012 movie starring Iko Uwais.

Here’s what you can expect from the reboot:

“Set in Philadelphia’s drug-infested badlands, and centers on an elite undercover DEA task force as they climb a ladder of cartel informants to catch an elusive kingpin. A re-imaging of Gareth Evans’ 2010 action thriller, which followed an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. team.”

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
Genre: Comedy, Adventure | Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Rupert Friend, Dev Patel

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Netflix notably purchased the entire Roald Dahl library and one of their most ambitious projects announced so far is a new Wes Anderson movie that has an all-star cast assembled.

The movie adapts a series of short stories which focuses on the character of Henry Sugar.

Wallace & Gromit
Genre: Animation | Director: Nick Park and Merlin Crossingham

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A new movie in the Wallace and Gromit universe is coming to Netflix exclusively to Netflix (excluding the UK) in 2024.

In the interest of this article not taking a lifetime to read, here’s a breakdown of even more movies on the way to Netflix.

  • 36 Questions – Brett Haley is on board to direct this adaptation of the podcast.
  • A God in Ruins – Western from writer Ibrahim R. Alraeesi.
  • A Million Miles Away – Biopic of Jose M. Hernandez who is the first Mexican-American astronaut.
  • A Note of Explanation – A time-traveling sprite inhabits Queen Mary’s dollhouse in Windsor Castle. Ben Queen to write.
  • A Time Lost – Adaptation of a story developed by Millie Bobby Brown and her sister Paige Brown.
  • A Tourist’s Guide to Love – Rachael Leigh Cook will star in this new romantic comedy about a travel executive tasked with learning about the tourist industry in Vietnam.
  • A Weekend Away – Thriller from director Kim Farrant and set to star Leighton Meester and Christina Wolfe.
  • ALICE – Modern musical reimagining of the classic Alice in Wonderland story.
  • Amnesty – Ramin Bahrani (who directed The White Tiger for Netflix) is on board to direct this thriller about an undocumented migrant who cleans house when he finds out he may be an accessory to the murder of his employer.
  • Amy And The Orphans – Drama directed by Lindsey Ferrentino about two estranged siblings having to break news of their fathers death to their sister who has Down syndrome.
  • Animal Farm – Andy Serkis directs this adaptation of the George Orwell novel.
  • Arranged Marriage – Vali Chandrasekaran (who has worked on Modern Family, 30 Rock and My Name Is Earl) will direct this comedy about a white woman asking her Indian friend’s family to arrange a marriage for her.
  • Atlas – Jennifer Lopez will headline this sci-fi thriller directed by Brad Peyton and written by Aron Eli Coleite. Set in a bleak future where an AI soldier seeks to end humanity to stop war for good.
  • Auntie Claus – New Christmas movie from the creator of High School Musical and Julie and the Phantoms.
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  • Bad Dad – British comedy David Williams (Little Britain) is set to adapt his book for Netflix.
  • Ball and Chain – Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt superhero based on the 90s comic.
  • Best Christmas Ever – Charlotte Sanders and her family unexpectedly spends Christmas with her college friend Jackie Jennings.
  • Betty Ford – Ryan Murphy produced movie starring Sarah Paulson about the first lady, Betty Ford.
  • Beyond Good & Evil – Adaptation of the Ubisoft game led by director Rob Letterman.
  • Bird Box 2 – A sequel to the Sandra Bullock Netflix smash-hit has long been rumored in development based on the novel’s sequel.
  • Black Brother, Black Brother – Adaptation of the best-selling book from Stephen Curry and Erick Peyton.
  • Black Stallions – Comedy featuring Kevin Hart, Don Cheadle, and Lil Rel Howery.
  • Blackout – This anthology series will also have some feature films according to reports. Produced by the Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.
  • Blade Of The 47 Ronin – A long-awaited sequel to the Keanu Reeves movie.
  • Blink Speed – Cynthia Erivo will headline this new sci-fi thriller based on the short story by Eric Matthew Brown.
  • Bright 2 – Sequel to the Will Smith fantasy movie.
  • Button Man – Brian Helgeland is set to adapt this British comic book strip.
  • Carmen Sandiego – Gina Rodriguez to headline this live-action film based on the character from David Siefkin.
  • Change Agent – Immersive Pictures will produce this new crime thriller about an Interpol agent suffering a genetic attack that leaves him looking like a cartel leader.
  • Chinatown – Prequel to the 1974 film with David Fincher serving as executive producer and Robert Towne penning the script.
  • Christmas in Wonderland – Christmas feature film about Sierra who is recovering from a skiing accident who is taken in by a single dad.
  • Christmas Quinceanera – Aimee Garcia and Freddie Prinze Jr to star in this new Christmas feature film.
  • Chupa – Jonás Cuarón to direct this adventure drama starring Demián Bichir.
  • Cocaine Hippos – Comedy starring Jermaine Fowler.
  • Cold Warrior – Drama about a retired Cold War-era spy helping a younger agent track down a terrorist. Directed by Shane Black and written by Chuck Mondry.
  • Damsel – Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is on board to direct this thriller about a princess tricked into thinking she’s marrying a prince only to be thrown into a pit being sacrificed to a dragon.
  • Dark Days at the Magna Carta – 21 Laps Entertainment sci-fi horror being written by Michael Paisley.
  • Death and the King’s Horseman – Nigerian movie from EbonyLife Films about the chief of the King’s stables amongst a Yoruban tribe.
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  • Death Note 2 – Sequel to the first live-action adaptation of the anime.
  • Dial A For Aunties – Romantic comedy which will be directed by Fresh Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan.
  • Do Not Harm – Silver Pictures Entertainment is working on this erotic thriller about a surgeon going down a dangerous path when she has an affair with another doctor.
  • Dog Gone – Rob Lowe biopic based on the true story of a father and son who are trying to repair their fractured relationship. Directed by Stephen Herek.
  • Dorothy & Alice – Adaptation of the Justin Merz novel based on the iconic figures from literature.
  • Down Low – Rightor Doyle directs this comedy about a deeply repressed man.
  • Dr. Rapp – John Hamburg is set to write and direct this biopic on a man that had a stroke that turned him into a rap legend.
  • Dragon’s Lair – Ryan Reynolds will lead this action fantasy movie from Vertigo Entertainment about Dirk the Daring who sets out to rescue a princes from the evil dragon.
  • Empathy Machine – Sci-fi horror directed by Francis Lawrence described as a mix of Ex Machine meets Rosemary’s Baby.
  • Exit West – Adaptation from Higher Ground Productions adapting the Mohsin Hamid novel and will star Riz Ahmed.
  • Extraction 2 – A sequel to the first Chris Hemsworth movie currently on Netflix.
  • Family Leave – Jennifer Garner will star in this new family comedy about two families who all body switch on opposite sides of the world.
  • Flash Boys – Previously at Sony Pictures, this book looks at the life of Michael Lewis who worked on Wall Street and alleges the entire industry is corrupt.
  • Forty Acres – Thriller with Jay-Z producing. About a civil
  • Fuzzy Towers – Kevin James stars as an optometrist who dreams of working for a kids TV show.
  • Gundam – Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct this new sci-fi adaptation of the anime from Legendary Entertainment.
  • Hamlet – Riz Ahmed led modern-day adaptation.
  • Happiness for Beginners – Ellie Kemper led drama about a 32-year-old divorcee signing up for a wilderness survival course.
  • Heat – Gregory Nava to direct the Heat novel by Mike Lupica.
  • Hello America – Netflix secured the film rights to the 1981 novel by JG Ballard in 2017 with Scott Free to produce but has gone quiet.
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  • Hello, Universe – Announced in May 2019, this movie is based on the novel by Erin Entrada Kelly.
  • Here Comes the Flood – Jason Bateman to direct this romance-heist movie.
  • I Came By – Thriller about a young graffiti artist discovering a secret that means he has to flee for his life. Stars Kelly MacDonald, George MacKay, and Hugh Bonneville.
  • I Slept With Joey Ramone – Pete Davidson will play Joey Ramone the so-called King of Punk.
  • I Used to Be Famous – Eddie Sternberg to direct this musical comedy following Vince (played by Ed Skrein) who dreams of making a comeback.
  • Ivy – Sci-fi movie from Danis Goulet about a husband building his wife a smart AI house known as Ivy who soon generates an evil agenda.
  • Janet – Janet Mock will direct this biography of a young black woman at the Washington Post who has the goal of reaching the front page.
  • John Henry and the Statesmen – Action thriller directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Dwayne Johnson.
  • King of Boys 2 – Nollywood crime-drama sequel.
  • Lady Killer – Blake Lively will headline this action thriller as Josie Schuller, the perfect 1950s wife who leads a double life as a trained killer.
  • Leave The World Behind – Sam Esmail to develop this Julia Roberts led movie based on Rumaan Alam’s novel.
  • Life Sentence – Sci-fi from 6th & Idaho Productions about a prisoner who chooses to enroll in a futuristic program that erase his memories.
  • Lift – Action movie about a master thief and her ex-boyfriend teaming up to steal $100 million in gold being transported via a flight from London to Zurich. Stars Kevin Hart.
  • Lost Dog – Canine movie adapting the novel Lost Dog: A Love Story.
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Loteria – Eugenio Derbez to star in this family adventure film.
Lou – Alison Janney will headline this Bad Robot production about a woman living on a remote island recruited by a neighbor to help find her kidnapped daughter.
Mega Man – A live-action movie based on the classic Capcom game.
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  • Millarworld movies including:
  • Empress
  • Huck
  • Prodigy
  • Sharkey The Bounty Hunter
  • Mixtape – Valerie Weiss will direct this rom-com starring Julie Bowen and Jackson Rathbone.
  • Most Dangerous Game – Netflix and Treehouse Pictures reunite Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell and writer/producer Katie Silberman in this new romantic comedy.
  • Most Talented Family – Camilla Blackett will write this new family feature film for Netflix.