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 on the way, either. In a month of February Press release (opens in a new tab)the company has revealed that it will 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 Windfall, The Adam Project, Spiderhead, Hustle, The Sea Beast, The Gray Man, and Me Time hit Netflix this year, but we’re still excited for the (many) other original movies that are yet to come over the next few years. month.

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 Pinocchio and Guillermo del Toro’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery — check out the trailer below.


The School of Good and Evil

Release date: October 21

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

Release date: October 26

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).

Wendell and savage

Release date: October 28

From the minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele 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. Wendell & Wild will arrive on Netflix on October 28 after a brief theatrical release from October 21.

Enola Holmes 2

Release date: November 4

Now a hitman like her infamous brother, Enola Holmes (Stranger Things’ 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 help. of friends – and Sherlock himself – to sort out.

Slumberland

Release date: November 18

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.

Matilda the musical by Roald Dahl

Release date: December 9

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 joyous feature film, which will hit theaters in the UK and on Netflix overseas.

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro

Release date: December 9

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.

Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads

Release date: December 23

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.

The mother

Release date: May 2023

Generic plot of the Netflix thriller: In The Mother, a murderous killer (Jennifer Lopez) comes out of hiding to protect the daughter 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…

This was supposed to be released in 2022, but has since been delayed to May next year.

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Anthony Mackie in We've Got a Ghost

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Release date: TBA (now probably 2023)

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.

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Halle Berry in The Mothership

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Release date: TBA (now probably 2023)

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.

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Jonah Hill in You People

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Release date: TBA (now probably 2023)

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.

Astronaut

Release date: TBA (now probably 2023)

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.

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