Netflix in 2022: The Best and Full List of Movies Are Coming
|With the news Netflix in the United States is going to be getting Sony Pictures movies from 2022 for five years, this post will list all the new theatrical content coming to Netflix from Sony over that period. Photo: What's on Netflix|
Sony's upcoming movies have a new home, thanks to a recently inked distribution deal with Netflix that will bring several major releases to the popular streaming service. The five-year deal means that all of Sony's theatrical releases, starting in 2022, will be available exclusively on Netflix - including the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequels, video game adaptation Uncharted, and the upcoming Marvel movie Morbius, starring Jared Leto.
The Netflix deal will take effect after Sony's current deal with Starz expires, and only applies to movies released from 2022 onwards. That means that Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home aren't included in the deal, but future Venom and Spider-Man sequels will be.
After the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of theaters across the globe, streaming has become more important than ever as a way for audiences to enjoy the latest movie releases. Here's a look forward at all the Sony movies that will be coming to Netflix in 2022 - and beyond.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Tom Holland, Mark Whalberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle
Genre: Action, Adventure
Theatrical Release Date: February 18th, 2022 | Estimated Netflix Release Date: November 2022
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With an incredible and extensive library of video games, Sony has no shortage of games ready and waiting to be adapted into full feature-length movies. So, 14 years after the debut of the Uncharted franchise on the PlayStation 3, Nathan Drake is finally coming to life on the big screen.
Opting to go with a younger Nathan Drake, popular Spider-Man actor Tom Holland will take on the role, with Mark Whalberg portraying the role of Drake’s mentor Sully.
The first installment of the franchise will take place before the events of the video games, and will tell the story of Nathan Drake in his youth and how he came to meet and befriend Sully.
Escape Room 2
Director: Adam Robitel
Cast: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Isabelle Fuhrman, Thomas Cocquerel, Holland Roden
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Theatrical Release Date: January 7th, 2022 | Estimated Netflix Release Date: October 2022
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Sony capitalized on the growing popularity of Escape Rooms but added a sinister and deadly twist to the concept. The first film made over $155.7 million worldwide, and only a shoestring budget of $9 million. It’s a no-brainer why Sony continues to invest in the franchise when it’s already shown to make a quick and easy profit.
Escape Room 2 is the first of two Sony Pictures movies to arrive on Netflix in October 2022.
After surviving the first deadly game, Zoey and Ben will be forced into an even deadlier game by the puzzle master, with an even lower chance of surviving the horror that waits for them.
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Jared Leto, Jared Harris, Michael Keaton, Matt Smith, Simon Stroud
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Theatrical Release Date: January 21st, 2022 | Estimated Netflix Release Date: October 2022
Even though Sony and Marvel Studios came to an agreement with adding Spider-Man to the MCU, the studio still reserves the right to use the large library of characters from the web-slinger. This is what lead to the creation of the Venom movie, and now with Morbius the establishment of Sony’s own cinematic universe within the MCU.
While Sony occupying its own space within the realms of the MCU may sound confusing, the gaps between the two are starting to be bridged together, and plans for a future Sinister Six film are looking more and more likely.
It’s been five years since Jared Leto’s disastrous appearance as the Joker in the Suicide Squad, so the academy-award-winning actor will be hoping to find success in a rival superhero franchise instead.
Michael Morbius, a brilliant scientist plagued by a rare blood disease tries to cure himself but inadvertently infects himself with Vampirism.
Sony Pictures Movies Coming to Netflix beyond 2022
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Director: Stella Meghie
Genre: Biography, Music
Cast: Naomi Ackie
Theatrical Release Date: November 2022 | Estimated Netflix Release Date: August 2023
Sony won the bidding war for the film’s rights to Whitney Houston’s biopic, which means we could see a future Oscar nomination for actress Naomi Ackie, who is taking on the mammoth lead role.
The screenplay of Whitney Houston’s life is being penned by Anthony McCarten, who was responsible for writing Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
With the biopic not set to hit theatres until late 2022, subscribers are going to be waiting until the Summer of 2023 before it’s available to stream on Netflix.
Director: Mélanie Laurent
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning
Theatrical Release Date: December 23rd, 2022 | Estimated Netflix Release Date: September 2023
Despite the fact that both Fanning sisters have been acting since childhood, surprisingly, the siblings have never acted alongside each other on the same project until The Nightengale.
The project has been in the making since 2016, but due to several factors, principal photography didn’t begin until October 2020. TriStar, the distributor of the movie have rescheduled the release of the film twice, postponing a December 2021 release date to December 2022
The film is based on a screenplay written by Dana Stevens, who based the story on the novel of the same name written by Kristin Hannah. The story is centered around two sisters who are struggling to survive during the German Occupation of France during World War 2.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2
Director: Joaquim Dos Santos
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Cast: Shameik Moore
Theatrical Release Date: October 7th, 2022 | Estimated Netflix Release Date: July 2023
Without a doubt, Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best-animated movies in history and rightfully earned the Oscar for the best-animated
Directors: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman
Theatrical Release Date: TBA
The writers behind A Quiet Place are in the director’s seat for their new sci-fi thriller 65. The film is being co-produced by Raimi Productions, with Sam Raimi as one of the executive producers.
At this time little is known about the plot, but with Adam Driver on board, we can’t wait to hear more about 65.
Director: David Leitch
Genre: Action, Thriller
Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Lady Gaga, Sandra Bullock
Theatrical Release Date: TBA
Brad Pitt leads an exciting ensemble cast in David Leitch’s action-thriller. Filming wrapped up on Bullet Train in March 2021 which means we’re unlikely to see a theatrical release until 2022, which means we may not see the feature on Netflix until 2023.
Five assassins on board a Japanese bullet train discover that their individual assignments are tied to each other.
Journal for Jordan
Director: Denzel Washington
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Tamara Tunie, Robert Wisdom, Chanté Adams, Cleveland Berto
Theatrical Release Date: TBA
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For only the fourth time of his career, two-time academy-award-winning actor Denzel Washington is going to be in the director’s seat for a feature-length film. This is also the first time Washington himself won’t be starring in a lead or supporting role.
Before he is killed in action while serving in the US Army in Baghdad, 1st Sgt. Charles King authors a journal for his son, hoping his written words can teach him to live a decent life despite growing up without a father.
Masters of the Universe
Director: Aaron Nee
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Cast: Noah Centineo
Theatrical Release Date: TBA
Netflix subscribers will be very familiar with Noah Centino, the teen-drama heartthrob of the To All the Boys trilogy, The Perfect Date, and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. Moving on from teen-dramas Centineo will star in his biggest role to date as Prince Adam/He-Man in the long-anticipated live-action remake of Masters of the Universe.
He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe faces off against his evil nemesis Skeletor, as he fights to protect the planet of Etheria and the secrets of his home, Castle Greyskull.
Director: Jake Kasden
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Theatrical Release Date: TBA
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The fourth film of the Jumanji franchise is still in the early stages of development, which means filming may not begin for a significant period of time. There’s also no confirmation that the cast of the previous two films will be returning to reprise their roles, but we’d definitely expect to learn more in the coming months, especially once filming on Black Adam is over for Dwayne Johnson.
The sky is only limited by imagination, and a film budget for the upcoming animated Spider-Man sequel, and if it’s anything like its predecessor then we are all in for an amazing time.
Little is currently known about the plot of the Spider-Verse movie, but at the very least we’re expecting to see even more famous variations of the webbed wonder.
With the film still planned to premiere in October 2022, subscribers will have to wait until the Summer of 2023 before it arrives on the Netflix library.
The New Movies That Coming to Netflix in 2022
- 13: The Musical – CBS film adaptation of the play directed by Tamra Davis.
- 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 Madea Homecoming – Tyler Perry will direct this sequel to his other movies in the Madea “universe”.
- A Time Lost – Adaptation of a story developed by Millie Bobby Brown and her sister Paige Brown.
- 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.
- Along for the Ride – Romantic drama based on the Sarah Dessen novel.
- 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.
- Auntie Claus – New Christmas movie from the creator of High School Musical and Julie and the Phantoms.
- 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.
- 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.
- Blade Of The 47 Ronin – A long-awaited sequel to the Keanu Reeves movie.
- Brazen Virtue – Alyssa Milano will star in this romantic thriller based on the novel by Nora Roberts. Directed by Monika Mitchell.
- Bright 2 – Sequel to the Will Smith fantasy movie.
- Button Man – Brian Helgeland is set to adapt this British comic book strip.
- Boo! – Marlon Wayans Halloween comedy about a teenage girl who unleashes a mischievous spirit during the holiday season.
- Carmen Sandiego – Gina Rodriguez to headline this live-action film based on the character from David Siefkin.
- 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.
- Chupa – Jonás Cuarón to direct this adventure drama starring Demián Bichir.
- Cocaine Hippos – Comedy starring Jermaine Fowler.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Enola Holmes 2 – Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill to return in this sequel to the Sherlock Holmes spinoff.
- 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.
- 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 moder-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.
- 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.
- Hilda: The Movie – A children’s movie based on the animated Netflix series based on the comics by Luke Pearson. Unclear whether this is destined for Netflix but is expected.
- Home Team – Kevin James and Taylor Lautner will headline this new sports comedy about a New Orleans sports coach.
- 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.
- Interceptor – Action thriller from director Matthew Reilly about what happens after 16 nuclear missiles are launched upon the US. Elsa Pataky, Luke Bracey, and Aaron Gelnane star.
- 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.
- Ivy and Bean – Family film adapting the best selling kids book and will be directed by Elissa Down.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Metal Lords – Kids movie from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
- Millarworld movies including:
- Sharkey The Bounty Hunter
- Mixtape – Valerie Weiss will direct this rom-com starring Julie Bowen and Jackson Rathbone.
- Mr. Harrigan’s Phone – Horror adaptation of the Stephen King novel from Ryan Murphy.
- Murder Mystery 2 – Sequel to the Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston comedy with Jeremy Garelick on board to direct.
- My Wife and I Bought A Ranch… – 21 Laps horror movie adapted from the Reddit short story.
- Our Man from Jersey – Mark Wahlberg and Halle Barry to co-star alongside each other in this thriller which is described as a blue-collar James Bond.
- Pashmina – Animated feature film from director Gurinder Chadha about a young girl who discovers her heritage via her magical pashmina.
- Purple Hearts – Romantic drama about an aspiring musician who finds love with a soldier. Nicholas Galitzine and Sofia Carson to star.
- Quartermaster – Drew Pearce to direct new thriller and described as a high-concept thriller.
- Rebel Moon – Zack Snyder’s big new sci-fi movie that was originally pitched as a Star Wars story.
- Rebel Ridge – American thriller starring John Boyega.
- Redd Zone – Jada Pinkett Smith to star in this upcoming drama.
- Rez Ball – Coming-of-age drama produced by LeBron James.
- Rockaway – 3dot Productions to produce this Kerry Washington led adaptation of the book from Diane Cardwell.
- Rodney & Sheryl – Movie biopic on the serial killer Rodney Alcala directed by Chloe Okuno.
- Sand Kings – George R.R. Martin’s book being adapted as a Netflix feature film.
- Senior Year – Angourie Rice, Alicia Silverstone, and Rebel Wilson star in this comedy about a 37-year-old woman waking up from a coma returning to high school where she used to be a cheerleader. The movie finished filming in late Summer 2021.
- Sherlock Junior – New movie looking into the early years of the famous detective with Ehren Kruger helming.
- Shoe Dog – Adaptation of Phil Knight’s best-selling memoir about the shoe company Nike’s meteoric rise.
- Shoot Like a Girl – Netflix is reportedly taking this project over which had Angelina Jolie originally listed but Gal Gadot is thought to be replacing her for the Netflix version.
- Shout It Out Loud – Biopic on Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley who go on to form a band known as KISS. Directed by Joachim Rønnin.
- Six Years – Movie adaptation of the Harlan Coben thriller with David Ayer writing and directing.
- Slumberland – Family adventure produced by Chernin Entertainment and directed by Francis Lawrence. About a young girl searching for her missing father in a mystical dreamland. Starring Jason Mamoa, Kyle Chandler, and Chris O’Dowd.
- Spongebob Squarepants Spin-offs – Two untitled Spongebob movies are in the works as well as a series.
- Steps – Animation from Alyce Tzue and Netflix Animation about two stepsisters who are overlooked for marriage by the prince and instead opt to go on an epic journey.
- Stitch Head – Animated feature film from director Steve Hudson about a small humanoid monster stitched together from leftovers.
- Student Driver – Action comedy from Peter Hoare with Kyle Newacheck directing. About a substitute driver’s ed teacher and his students embarking on a madcap adventure.
- Tall Girl 2 – Sequel to Netflix’s popular teen drama.
- Tenzing – Biopic on Tenzing Norgay, the person who climbed alongside Sir Edmund Hillary to the top of Everest.
- The Chronicles of Narnia – At least one movie is part of Netflix’s huge upcoming Narnia universe.
- The Bluff – The Russo Brothers will produce this period drama about a Caribbean woman whose secret past is revealed when her island is invaded by vicious buccaneers.
- The Cactus – Romantic comedy based on the book by Sarah Haywood from Hello Sunshine.
- The Cipher – Jennifer Lopez to star as FBI special agent Nina Guerrera.
- The Council – Will Smith-led crime drama where he plays a crime boss Nicky Barnes.
- The Formula – Robert De Niro and John Boyega will star in this Formula One movie about a prodigy who is forced to become a getaway driver. Directed by Gerard McMurray.
- The Ghost In The Machine – Drama from Heyday Films about how a middle-class black girl from the North Side of Minneapolis become one of the biggest threats to the entire US banking system.
- The Girls I’ve Been – Millie Bobby Brown on board to star in this adaptation of the Tess Sharpe novel.
- The Hills Have Eyes For You – Horror romantic comedy from Eli Craig.
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Musical featuring Idris Elba dubbed as a modern retelling of the classic tale.
- The Kane Chronicles 1-3 – Percy Jackson writer Rick Riordan is bringing his excellent Kane Chronicles to Netflix.
- 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 Magician’s Elephant – Animated feature film from director Wendy Rogers about an orphaned boy who is told by a fortune teller that an elephant will help him find his lost sister.
- 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 Nailbomber – Feature-length British documentary about far-right extremists who planted nail bombs across London.
- 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 Old Guard, Chapter Two: Force Multiplied – Sequel to The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron.
- The Perfect Find – Numa Perrier directs this rom-com starring Gabrielle Union and Gina Torres.
- The Piano Lesson – August Wilson adaptation from the producers of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
- The Sea Beast – Animated feature film from Chris Williams about a legendary sea monster hunter who goes on to befriend a monster after a girl is found stowed away on his boat.
- The Selection – Adaption of the Kiera Cass novel directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour.
- The Swimmers – Drama directed by Sally El Hosaini about two refugee sisters who go onto compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
- The Thing About Jellyfish – Millie Bobby Brown led movie adapting the novel.
- The Young Wife – Tayarisha Poe writes and directs about a 29-year-old woman on the day of her first wedding.
- Thelma the Unicorn – Animated feature film from Dreamworks Animation and director Jared Hess.
- They Cloned Tyrone – Sci-Fi comedy with John Boyega and Jamie Foxx.
- This Beast – Kurt Sutter writes and directs this movie produced by Blumhouse about a lowly trapper is tasked with killing a mysterious beast in an 18th-century village.
- Trigger Warning – Catchlight Studios presents this Jessica Alba led action thriller directed by Mouly Surya.
- Uglies – McG directs this new movie starring Joey King.
- Uncoupled – Comedy from screenwriter Robbie Fox about a couple on the eve of their divorce having to go on the run after being accused of murder.
- Underworld – Ted Melfi to adapt the novel by Don DeLillo.
- Unfrosted – Biopic on the creation of the pop-tart.
- Untitled Dany Levy Romantic Comedy – Begins production in July 2022.
- Untitled Kenya Barris Project – A modern-day retelling of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? starring Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill.
- Untitled Lindsay Lohan Movie – Christmas movie.
- Uprising – 21 Laps Entertainment action thriller about a global viral pandemic that turns people into vampires. Directed by Travis Knight.
- Virunga – Leonardo DiCaprio and Barry Jenkins teaming on a movie based on the documentary.
- We Can Be Heroes 2 – Sequel to the Robert Rodriguez movie that lit up the top 10s in Christmas 2020.
- Wedding Season – Tom Dey to direct this rom-com about an Indian-American woman finding a boyfriend temporarily for the wedding season.
- Where I End – Sophia Takal to direct this new sci-fi thriller.
- Your Place Or Mine – Aggregate Films producing this rom-com starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher.
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