Movies coming to Netflix: 15 must-see films for 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the feature film landscape, with many major studios, including Disney, choosing to release their films for fans to watch on streaming platforms at home rather than in cinemas.

And while there are some huge blockbusters we can’t wait to hit cinemas this year, including The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick, a whole slew of Marvel movies and a certain Avatar sequel, there’s no denying that streaming services are hot on their heels.

And there is no bigger streamer than netflix when it comes to releasing original movies. 2021 has been a big year for its film arm, with Red Notice, The Power of the Dog and Don’t look up some of his hit releases. But 2022 should be even bigger.

From book adaptations like The Gray Man and The Wonder, to Knives Out and Enola Holmes sequels, to all-new original movies like The Adam Project and The Tinder Swindler, here are the top 15 movies we’re most excited about Netflix. .

The Tinder scammer

From the creators of Don’t F**k with Cats comes a new true crime documentary movie called The Tinder Swindler, about a prolific con artist who posed as a billionaire playboy on Tinder to defraud his victims of huge sums of money.

Once unmasked, a group of women hatched a plan to bring him down.

Watch The Tinder Swindler on Netflix now.

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Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (pictured) reimagines the classic Italian tale of Pinocchio in a stop-motion musical adventure for Netflix.

The film, which will be released in December, boasts an all-star voice cast including Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett and Christoph Waltz.

The Adam Project

The Adam Project is a sci-fi movie about a man who travels back in time to enlist the help of his younger self to confront their late father.

It stars Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo and Catherine Keener.

Watch The Tinder Swindler on Netflix starting February 11.

Enola Holmes 2

The 2020 Enola Holmes movie sequel stars the Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock Holmes’ rebellious younger sister, Enola.

Not much has been revealed about the plot of Enola Holmes 2, but we do know that the films are based on The Enola Holmes Mysteries novels, which follow Enola as she carves out a career as a private detective.


Luther will continue the gripping story crime drama which ran on BBC One for five seasons, before its small screen conclusion in 2019.

The screenplay was written by Neil Cross, who wrote the television version, and Idris Elbe will once again don his famous trench coat to reprise the role of the troubled detective.

Knives Out 2

The highly anticipated sequel to the Rian Johnson murder mystery film Knives out will see Daniel Craig (No Time To Die) return as Detective Benoit Blanc.

Details surrounding the film are top secret, but the movie – which also stars Kathryn Hahn, Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton and Dave Bautista – is set to be released this fall, after Netflix paid $450 million for the franchise rights.

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The gray man

The Gray Man reunites Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo star with one of Marvel’s biggest movie stars, Chris Evans, in a big-budget action-thriller for Netflix.

Also starring Ryan Gosling, the film follows a veteran CIA agent, who is betrayed by his own agency and forced to become a fugitive. Rumor has it that the film – which fans can expect in the summer of 2022 – will be Netflix’s biggest movie budget yet.

Escape from Spiderhead

Another action flick with a Marvel superhero at the helm, Escape From Spiderhead stars Chris Hemsworth in the film adaptation of the dystopian short story of the same name.

In the near future, convicts are offered the opportunity to volunteer as medical subjects to shorten their sentence – but one convict begins to question the reality of his emotions.


Based on the novel of the same name, Blonde is a fictionalized version of the life of actress Marilyn Monroe, starring Ana de Armas (Knives Out, no time to die) in the lead role.

About 12 years ago, when the film was in pre-production, Naomi Watts was in talks to play the role of Monroe, before Jessica Chastain was announced as her replacement. Ana de Armas was later confirmed to join the cast, and was spotted on set.


Netflix’s Matilda adaptation is based on Tim Minchin’s award-winning musical and is set for release in December 2022.

The cast is led by Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey and Stephane Graham as Mathilde’s father.


The Marvel Netflix Florence Pugh

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Florence Pugh (Little Women) stars in The Wonder, an adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue (Room).

A psychological thriller, the film is set in Ireland in 1862 and follows the harrowing story of “fasting girls”, who mysteriously stopped eating but never starved to death.

White noise

Written and directed by Noah Baumbach (the man behind Netflix’s Oscar-winning film Marriage Story), White Noise tells the story of a cataclysmic train crash that dumps chemical waste on a city.

The film, starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, is based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Don DeLillo.


Persuasion is an adaptation of author Jane Austen’s famous book – her last completed novel, in fact.

Starring Dakota Johnson and Henry Golding in the lead roles, the story is meant to be told with a “modern, witty approach”.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Emma Corrin (The crown) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) star in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, based on the classic novel by DH Lawrence.

The story follows the life of Lady Chatterley, a woman born into a wealthy and privileged life, who marries a man she eventually falls in love with.

The luckiest girl in the world

Mila Kunis stars in Luckyest Girl Alive, the film adaptation of the novel of the same name.

Kunis plays Ani, who seems to have a perfect life, until she is asked to talk about a scary incident that happened when she was a teenager.

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