The 58 Most Anticipated Movies of 2022

The list of the most anticipated movies of 2022 is here, so mark your calendars—though you might want to do so in pencil.

If cinephiles have learned anything over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that release dates are but a mere suggestion amid a worldwide health crisis. Take, for example: The Nile: Death at the Crossroads, Kenneth Branagh’s latest installment in the ACU (that’s the Agatha Christie UniverseOriginal release was scheduled for October 2020. The murder mystery movie starring starred has been delayed multiple times. Gal GadotIt is expected to be released in February 2022. Keep your fingers crossed.
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You might see a few repetitions due to the flood of films that are backlogged last year’s most anticipated listIncluded here. These movies, which we enjoyed in 2021, still make us feel worthwhile in 2022. Maverick is the Top Gun Mission: Impossible 7.

Ongoing pandemic-induced production delays may also explain the abundance of 2022 films whose release dates are still to be determined, including Martin Scorsese’s latest collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, Ari Aster’s Midsommar follow-up and most of Netflix’s upcoming slate including Rian Johnson’s Knives are Out sequel. The question of when these movies will appear is still open. The filmmakers are just as puzzled as the viewers.

Beyond the aforementioned anomalies, the upcoming year’s catalog of intended releases feels as close to normal as it’s been since Closed COVID-19 movie theaters, torpedoing Hollywood’s bottom line nearly two years ago. Your blockbuster movies should still be available in this hot summer.Jurassic World Dominion, Black AdamAcademy Award fare and other awards when autumn leaves turn (Till, She spoke.). All is almost right in the world of cinema, which is why it’s an exciting time to be a movie fan.

You can expect a George Clooney-Julia Roberts romantic comedy in 2022. Whitney Houston biopic, Jordan Peele’s third horror film and more than one appearance by the Batman. (Be prepared for the Caped Crusader battle between new and old schools.

MCU will soon release the much-delayed Black Panther sequel, sans the film’s star Chadwick BosemanAfter a secret battle against colon cancer, he died at 43 in 2020. Mads Mikkelsen He will be making his debut in the role of Gellert GrindelwaldThe third Amazing Beasts film after Johnny Depp has been replacedIn 2020. And James Cameron’s long-awaited promise of an Avatar sequel finally comes to fruition—13 years after the original broke box office records.

CGI-heavy spectacles dominate discussion about the state and future of the movie industry. However, there are many indies available that can be a worthy addition to the mix. Be on the lookout for 2021’s critical darlings The World’s Worst Person When it will be in theaters: February.

Whether you’re heading back to the theater or just taking a comfortable seat on your couch, these are the 58 movies we think you’ll be excited to see in 2022:

Scream (Jan. 14)

The soft remake of 1996’s original may appeal to horror movie lovers. Sidney Prescott (Neve Camp) shares her last girl wisdom with a group teenagers who have their own strange connections to Woodsboro.

Aline (Jan. 21)

This fictionalized and rather unhinged take on Celine Dion’s life, which made its debut at the 2021 Cannes Film FestivalHas director and star Valérie Lemercier playing a stand-in for the French-Canadian singer named Aline Dieu at every stage in her life. Take a look at this: The IrishmanFor the “My Heart Will Go On” set.

Moonfall (Feb. 4)

NASA executives, astronauts, conspiracy theorists travel to outer space. No, it’s not the beginning of a joke. It’s the premise of disaster film auteur Roland Emmerich’s new movie, in which the above-mentioned trio, played by Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, and Game of Thrones’ John BradleyTry to prevent the moon’s collision with Earth.

The World’s Worst Person (Feb. 4)

Love her or hate her, Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s modern romantic dramedy forces you to consider what his protagonist Julie (Renate Reinsve) wants as she embarks on a four-year-long journey towards self discovery, (possibly) at the expense of the two men she’s dating.

Get married to me (Feb. 11)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jennifer Lopez plays a pop star who, after being publicly humiliated by her famous fiancé (Maluma), decides to marry a stranger (Owen Wilson). It’s the kind of throwback rom-com you just may risk it all for.

The Nile: Death at the Crossroads (Feb. 11)

Hercule Poirot has returned in the much-anticipated sequel 2017’s Murder at the Orient Express. This time around, Agatha Christie’s fictional Belgium detective, played by the film’s director Kenneth BranaghWhile on holiday in Egypt, he is assigned to solve a murder. Work-life balance? He doesn’t know the meaning of it.

Batman (March 4)

There’s something in the way Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne flies off the handle that lets viewers know director Matt Reeves might be willing to take his Dark Knight to even darker places than his predecessors. This is an example: Paul Dano’s The Riddler. The There will always be blood actor’s take on the classic BatmanZodiac killer feels even more like a villain than the victim Jim Carrey’s merry prankster.

The Turning of the Red (March 11)

An overachieving 13-year-old named Meilin “Mei” Lee (Rosalie Chiang) must learn to control her anger or else she’ll turn into a red panda in director Domee Shi’s full-length debut for Pixar—and the follow-up to her Academy Award-winning short film, Bao.

Downton Abbey: A New Era (March 18)

The Crawleys and the rest of the upstairs-downstairs gang’s all here in Second film based on the beloved British drama — and they’re headed to the south of France for a little fun in the sun as the Roaring Twenties come to a close.

The Lost City (March 25)

AFP via Getty ImagesSandra Bullock arrives for the premiere of Netflix’s “The Unforgivable” at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California, November 30, 2021.

Sandra BullockPlays a romantic novelist and reclusive who embarks on a book tour along with her Fabio-esque covermodel (a beautifully cast). Channing TatumOnly to be caught in a kidnapping effort that takes them on an exciting (and often hilarious) jungle adventure.

​​Bullet Train (April 8)

Amy Sussman—Getty ImagesBrad Pitt attended the 92nd Annual Academy Awards held at Hollywood and Highland, February 9, 2020

Brad Pitt goes full-on action star in this adaptation of Kotaro Isaka’s 2021 satirical novel of the same name in which he plays an assassin who finds himself on a fast moving train with four other highly motivated hit men and women. The problem is: they’ve all been given the same mission—and only one of them will make it to their destination alive.

Fantastic Beasts from the Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15)

Third installment Harry PotterPrequel Series takes place during the period leading to World War II. Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne)His Wizarding friends and he figure out how to defeat two evil lords, Adolf Hitler (now played by) and Gellert Grindelwald. Mads Mikkelsen, a.k.a. Hannibal Lecter.

The Northman (April 22)

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicAlexander Skarsgard arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California

Director Robert Eggers’ follow-up to his hallucinatory 2019 film The LighthouseThis is a thriller about revenge set in Iceland’s 10th Century. Alexander SkarsgårdAs a Viking Prince. Great casting!

The uncontrollable weight of massive talent (April 22)

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Katalin Vermes—LionsgateNicolas Cage in Massive Talent’s Unbearable Mass

Nicolas Cage plays a “stylized” version of himself in this surreal comedy in which “Nic Cage” becomes a CIA informant to take down one of his superfans, a Mexican drug lord played by Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal.

Legally Blonde 3 (May 22)

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Mindy KalingRebirth of hope Reese Witherspoon’s sorority girl-turned-high powered-lawyer, Elle WoodsThis is for the new #MeToo era. What, like, it’s hard?

Maverick is the Top Gun (May 27)

Tom Cruise’s need for speed led him back to the role of Pete “Maverick” MitchellHe was 36 years old when he first took to the skies. No longer the young hotshot, he’s training the next generation of the Navy’s top pilots. Notably, the new cohort includes his dearly departed friend Goose’s son, played by Miles Teller.

John Wick Chapter 4 (May 27)

Keanu Reeves in 'John Wick.'
Summit EntertainmentKeanu Reynolds in John Wick

Keanu Reeves’ iconic hitman John Wick returns in the best action movie franchise in years thanks to director (and former stuntman) Chad Stahelski’s visceral style of Gun Fu filmmaking.

Jurassic World Dominion (June 10)

Human-made dinosaursThe third installment of the ‘The Third Edition’ is now available. Jurassic ParkSpinoffOG stars Sam Neill and Laura Dern are both a part of this. Jeff GoldblumThey are here to rescue us. You can hold on to your butts!

Lightyear (June 17)

Chris EvansPixar’s animated film takes him to the infinity and beyond, where he portrays (fictional!) astronaut that inspired so many. Buzz Lightyear dolls.

Elvis (June 24)

Romeo Montague. Jay Gatsby. Get it now Elvis PresleyIs it getting the Baz Luhrmann treatment in this musical biopic, which stars Austin Butler as the “King of Rock and Roll” and Tom HanksAs his manager Colonel Tom Parker.

Where the Crawdads Sing (June 24)

Dave Benett—Getty ImagesDaisy Edgar Jones will be playing Kya Where the Crawdads Sing

Whether it’s despite This is the controversy surrounding Delia Owens’ hugely popular debut novel of the same name—or because of it, this coming-of-age film about a lonely young girl living in the 1950s North Carolina marsh feels like a movie that’s bound to spark discussions.

Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8)

Marvel Studios Hall H Panel
Alberto E. Rodriguez—Getty Images for Disney(L-R) President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Director Taika Waititi and Natalie Portman of Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Chris Hemsworth! Natalie Portman is taking Mjölnir for a spin in Taika Waititi’s ambitious follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok, which he promises won’t just have action, but Romance is also possible. Sure!

NOpe (July 22)

Here’s what we know about Jordan Peele’s follow-up to 2019’s Use: it’s a horror movie starring Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya Steven Yeun. Sold.

Black Adam (July 29)

The biggest film star of the planet Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, makes his superhero debut, it’s a big deal. Even bigger when it’s basically He was born for the role.

​​Bros (Aug.12)

Getty Images for Vanity FairBilly Eichner is at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Billy the Street’s Billy Eichner is the writer and star of this History-making, queer romance comedyTwo gay men fall in love with each other.

Beast (Aug. 19)

'Yardie' Photo Call - 68th Berlinale International Film Festival
Alexander Koerner—Getty ImagesIdris Eba poses at the ‘Yardie’ photo call during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany on Feb. 22, 2018.

Summer isn’t summer without a killer animal movie and this one is about a lion who has a bone to pick with Idris Elba. Let’s just hope it’s not Elba’s bones the big cat’s picking its teeth with when the credits roll.

Don’t Worry Darling (Sept. 23)

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Olivia Wilde’s thrillingly kinky follow-up to her 2019 directorial debut, BooksmartYou are the stars Florence Pugh Harry StylesIt seems impossible to believe that a couple from 1950s joins a California commune. This turns out to be true.

Mission: Impossible 7 (Sept. 30)

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Michael Loccisano—Getty Images for Paramount PictuActor Tom Cruise attends the ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ US Premiere at Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum on July 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Not much is known about the follow-up to 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout—but viewers should expect Tom Cruise to pull off another death defying stunt in the name of cinema.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One (Oct. 7)

Miles Morales has opened the multiverse and is available to explore other worlds. There are three types of spider-men: women, men and one pig.He met him in the amazing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Till (Oct. 7)

Getty ImagesDirector Chinonye Chukwu

Chinonye Chukwu’s follow-up to her 2019 debut, ClemencyFocuses on Emmett Till’s mom, Mamie Till-Mobley, and her Fight for justiceFollowing the 1955 murder of her fourteen-year-old boy,

Halloween is Over (Oct. 14)

Ryan Green/Universal Pictures—© 2021 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.Michael Myers (a.k.a. The Shape) in ‘Halloween Kills’

It’s Michael Myers vs. Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode in the final installment of David Gordon Green’s Halloween Trilogy, as the director teased would be Tribute to the 1978 slasher film’s mastermind John Carpenter.

Paradise Pass (Oct. 21)

Mike Marsland—WireImageJulia Roberts and George Clooney attend the ‘Money Monster’ premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France.

A couple that is estranged, played by George Clooney Julia RobertsTogether, they try to persuade their daughter to not marry a man that she has just met. Funnily enough, it’s been just as long since Clooney last starred in a rom-com.

The Flash (Nov. 4)

Batman’s Michael Keaton in this much anticipated DC superhero standalone that has Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) pinballing through space and time in order to prevent his mother’s murder.

Wakanda Forever: Black Panther (Nov. 11)

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Chadwick Boseman has passed, but his boundaries-breaking spirit lives on. Black Panther performanceWill never be forgotten. He was his co-star Angela BassettIt promises the following: Ryan CooglerA -directed sequel is possible Honor its fallen star — fans expect nothing less.

She spoke. (Nov. 18)

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Jason Kempin—2017 Getty ImagesNew York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor speak onstage at Glamour’s 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Nov. 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York.

Find out more Fans of Spotlight: Carey Mulligan Zoe KazanPlay New York Times journalists Megan Twohey Jodi Kantor in the drama inspired by the women’s 2019 book of the same name that looks at how their reporting led to the downfall of former Hollywood megaproducer Harvey Weinstein.

Avatar 2 (Dec. 16)

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ROBYN BECK–AFP/Getty ImagesDirector James Cameron arrives at the premiere of “Avatar,” at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California on December 16, 2009.

It doesn’t matter if you were loved AvatarOr thought James Cameron’s effects-heavy blockbusterAlthough the movie was overrated it is worth noting that the sequel will be released 13 years later than the original. Interesting? Also, the choice of Stick with the same font.

You want to dance with someone? (Dec. 23)

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Jo Hale—Getty Images)Whitney Houston sings live at the 2004 World Music Awards in Las Vegas on September 15, 2004.

Whitney HoustonGet the biopic treatment from HarrietDirector Kasi Lemmons.

Babylon (Dec. 25)

AFP via Getty ImagesBrad Pitt Margot Robbie pose during a photocall for the film “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 22, 2019.

Damien Chazelle’s latest showstopper stars Brad Pitt and Margot RobbieHollywood icons trying to guide the industry through its transition from silent films to talkies.

The Adam Project (TBD)

Carlo Allegri—Getty ImagesJennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo attend the premiere of the film “13 Going on 30” at the Mann Village Theatre on April 14, 2004 in Los Angeles, California

Mark RuffaloHe reunites again with him Thirteen Going on to 30Costar Jennifer GarnerFor this sci-fi mystery thriller, visit No cost to the GuyDirector Shawn Levy, and Netflix. Ryan ReynoldsZoe Saldaña.

Adam Sandler’s Netflix Films (TBD)

Adam Sandler attends the premiere of 'Sandy Wexler' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 6, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicAdam Sandler attends the premiere of ‘Sandy Wexler’ at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 6, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

The Sandman comes back to the streamerTwo new movies: HustleComedy about Sandler (a down-on his luck basketball scout) trying to transform a once in a lifetime overseas talent into a NBA superstar. Also Spaceman, A sci-fi film inspired by Jaroslav Kalfař’s 2017 novel, Bohemia: SpacemanThe following is a list of the Uncut GemsActor portrays an astronaut who is on a mission to save his history.

Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood (TBD)

Michael Loccisano—Getty Imagesfor SXSWFilmmaker Richard Linklater takes part in the Made in Austin: A Look Into “Song To Song” panel discussion during 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals at the Austin Convention Center on March 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas.

Richard Linklater’s animated feature, which will be available on Netflix, covers the 1969 moon landing from two perspectives: the astronauts who made history and an excited kid who watched them do it.

Beauty (TBD)

Lena Waithe attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet
Emma McIntyre/Getty ImagesLena Waithe attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 9, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

This Lena WaitheGracie Marie Bradley stars as a talented young Black woman who struggles to maintain her voice after signing a major record deal.

The Bubble (TBD)

Alberto E. Rodriguez—Getty ImagesJudd Apatow is at the Netflix Comedy Panel For Your Consideration Event, Netflix FYSee Space May 23, 2017, Beverly Hills, California

Judd AspatowNetflix brings you a comedy that follows a group acting actors as they quarantine together while filming their movie during the pandemic. Karen Gillan and Leslie Mann are part of the ensemble, as well as Fred Armisen, Keegan Michael Key, Fred Arcy, Fred Arcy, Fred Arcy, Fred Arcy, Fred Arcy, Fred Arcy, Fred Arcisen, Keegan Michael Key, Pedro Pascal, and Keegan-Michael Key. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’s Maria Bakalova.

Day Shift (TBD)

Getty ImagesJamie Foxx attends the Los Angeles premiere of New Line Cinema’s “Horrible Bosses 2” on November 20, 2014 in Hollywood, California

This Netflix sci-fi movie stars Jamie Foxx as a pool cleaner and a vampire hunter at night.

Disappointment Blvd. (TBD)

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Getty Images—2020 Getty ImagesJoaquin Phoenix accepts the Actor In A Leading Role award for ‘Joker’ onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.

Ari Aster team up with Joaquin PhoenixFor the horror-comedy sequel to his much-memed 2019 film, Midsommar.

Spiderhead: Escape (TBD)

James D. Morgan—Getty ImagesChris Hemsworth in Sydney Opera House, October 30, 2019. Sydney, Australia

Chris Hemsworth tries his hand at sci-fi in Netflix’s adaptation of George Saunders’ 2010 New YorkerArticle of the same title

Gray Man (TBD)

Ryan Gosling at Toronto International Film Festival
Emma McIntyre—Getty ImagesRyan Gosling, actor, attends the Toronto International Film Festival 2018.

Ryan Gosling’s first film in three years casts him as a former CIA operative who is on the run from a former CIA agent (Chris Evans) hellbent on taking him down in the Netflix thriller directed by Avengers: EndgameDirectors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.

The Flower Moon Killers (TBD)

The Leonardo DiCaprio volleyball meme is the meme of summer 2019
Albert L. Ortega—Getty ImagesLeonardo DiCaprio arrives for the LA Premiere Of HBO’s “Ice On Fire”

Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro reunite to adapt “The Aviator.” David Grann’s nonfiction bookAbout the Osage Tribe murders in 1920s which led to the creation of the FBI.

Kimi (TBD)

FilmMagic—Axelle/Bauer-GriffinZoe Kravitz attended the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala, LACMA, November 3, 2018.

Played by an agoraphobic technology worker. Zoë Kravitz, witnesses a violent murder, she’s forced to face her fear of leaving her home amid the COVID-19 pandemic in this Steven SoderberghHBO Max – directed thriller

Knives Out 2 (TBD)

Claire FolgerDaniel Craig Knives are Out

Daniel CraigHis Kentucky Fried accent and them are back to solve another crime in this star-studded sequel to Rian Johnson’s 2019 murder mysterySet to streaming on Netflix Honestly, it might be easier to name which Hollywood celebs aren’t in this one.

The Luckiest Woman Alive (TBD)

Chris Weeks—Getty ImagesMila Kunis attends the Burberry “London in Los Angeles” event at Griffith Observatory on April 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Netflix’s adaptation of Jessica Knoll’s 2015 thriller of the same name stars Mila Kunis as Ani FaNelli, a woman who reinvented herself following a series of teenage tragedies, which are now coming back to haunt her after a documentary filmmaker starts asking questions.

The Mother (TBD)

Getty ImagesJennifer Lopez attended the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on February 8, 2020.

Jennifer Lopez plays a deadly assassin in the Netflix Netflix movie. She has returned to retirement to save her daughter, whom she had given up many years ago.

Pale Blue Eye (TBD)

FilmMagicChristian Bale attends the premiere of FOX’s “Ford V Ferrari” at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 04, 2019

HostilesScott Copper is back with director Christian Bale for this Netflix gothic thriller about a series of murders that took place at West Point in 1830—and may have a connection to a young cadet who would later become Edgar Allan Poe.

Persuasion (TBD)

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Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicDakota Johnson (actress) attends The Beverly Hilton Hotel’s 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018. Beverly Hills, California.

It Jane Austen hive should get hyped for the Netflix adaptation of the author’s final completed novel starring Dakota Johnson as the melancholic Anne Elliot.

The School for Good and Evil (TBD)

Paul Feig goes to Netflix to adapt “The Secret Life of Paul Feig”. Soman Chainani’A 2013 YA fantasy novel about a school where students are trained to be heroes and/or villains.

Wendell and Wild (TBD)

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele at the 2015 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2015.
C Flanigan—Getty ImagesJordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key attend the 2015 Emmy Awards Los Angeles on September 12, 2015.

The comedy duo Jordan Peele & Keegan Michael KeyThe Netflix movie features two brothers who are demons trying to escape hell. Motion stop movieFrom CoralineHenry Selick is the director.

We have white noise (TBD)

Christopher Polk—Getty ImagesGreta Gerwig (left) and Noah Baumbach (right) attend the 90th annual Academy Awards, March 4, 2018, in Hollywood.

Noah Baumbach’s follow-up to The Story of Marriage has him reteaming with Netflix and that film’s star Adam DriverHis real-life and virtual partner Greta GerwigFor an adaptation of The, please click here 1985 Don DeLillo RomanceThe same spelling.


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