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Netflix's 2022 movie preview shows off a massive slate of blockbusters

By Tim Augustin - on 4 Feb 2022, 3:29pm

Netflix's 2022 movie preview shows off a massive slate of blockbusters

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Lots of bang for your buck this year. 

Netflix is releasing a huge slate of star-studded blockbusters this year, and its new movie preview trailer shows them off one-by-one. These Netflix Originals star the likes of Daniel Craig, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Chris Evans, Millie Bobby Brown, Adam Sandler, Kerry Washington, Ryan Gosling and more. 

Watch the preview below:

There’s certainly a lot of variety to look forward to in this lineup, too. From spy thrillers to sci-fi adventures, these movies are spread across multiple genres and backed with prominent talent. Guillermo del Toro, Rian Johnson, Anthony and Joe Russo, Noah Baumbach and more represent just a handful of the impressive amount of talent helming these movies. 

Here’s how Netflix describes its 2022 lineup:

13: THE MUSICAL

This movie centers around 12-year-old Evan Goldman, who, “following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, grapples with his parents’ divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.” 

20TH CENTURY GIRL

In 1999, 17-year-old Bo-ra finds her first love: a sweet, pure but heartbreaking relationship. Years later in the 21st century, news about her first love revives her teenage romance that she once thought had forgotten. 20th Century Girl narrates the lives of the youth in their 20s, filled with vivid moments of love and friendship.

THE ADAM PROJECT (11 March)

Ryan Reynolds is a time-traveling pilot who teams up with his younger self and his late father to come to terms with his past while saving the future.

AGAINST THE ICE (2 March)

A true story of friendship, love, survival, and the power of the human spirit as two men (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole) trek unknown parts of Greenland on a harrowing expedition that changed history.

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Im Westen nichts Neues)

A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.

ALONG FOR THE RIDE

Along For The Ride takes place the summer before college, when Auden meets the mysterious Eli, a fellow insomniac. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden experience the fun, carefree teen life she never knew she wanted.

APOLLO 10½: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD

Richard Linklater directs the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives — the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment, and through the eyes of a kid growing up in Houston, Texas, who has intergalactic dreams of his own. 

ATHENA 

Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos.

BEAUTY

A gifted young Black woman struggles to maintain her voice and identity after she’s offered a lucrative recording contract.

BIGBUG (11 February)

A group of bickering suburbanites find themselves stuck together when an android uprising causes their well-intentioned household robots to lock them in for their own safety.

BLACK CRAB (18 March)

Black Crab follows six soldiers sent on a covert mission to transport a mysterious package across a frozen archipelago without knowing what dangers lie ahead or who they can trust.

BLONDE

The boldly reimagined private story of the world’s most famous sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe. The film is a fictional portrait of the model, actress and singer during the ’50s and ’60s, told through the modern lens of celebrity culture.

BOO!

When a teenage girl accidentally unleashes an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween, causing decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, she must team up with the last person she'd want to in order to save their town — her skeptical father (Marlon Wayans).

BRAZEN

Prominent mystery writer and crime expert, Grace, hurries back to her family home in Washington, D.C., because her estranged sister summons her. When her sister is killed and her double life as a webcam performer is revealed, Grace ignores the warnings of cool-headed detective Ed and gets involved in the case.

BUBBLE (28 April)

Cut off from the outside world, Tokyo has become a playground for a group of young people who have lost their families, acting as a battlefield for parkour team battles as they leap from building to building. Hibiki, a young ace known for his dangerous play style, makes a reckless move one day and plummets into the gravity-bending sea. His life is saved by Uta, a girl with mysterious powers who appears suddenly. The pair then hear a unique sound audible only to them. Why did Uta appear before Hibiki? Their encounter leads to a revelation that will change the world.

THE BUBBLE

A group of actors and actresses are stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a sequel to an action franchise film about flying dinosaurs.

CARTER

Agent Carter, who suffers memory loss, is thrown into an explosive mission filled with inexplicable mysteries.

CHOOSE OR DIE (15 April)

After firing up a lost ’80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart, forcing her to make terrifying decisions and face deadly consequences.

DAY SHIFT

Jamie Foxx stars as a hard-working blue collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an international Union of vampire hunters.

DON'T BLAME KARMA! (¿Qué culpa tiene el karma?)

Don’t Blame Karma follows the travails of Sara, a frustrated fashion designer who blames karma for her bad luck. Fate will put her face to face with her sister, Lucy, who enjoys very different luck, and in a series of events and reunions that will lead her to make a radical decision.

DRIFTING HOME 

Kosuke and Natsume have been friends since childhood, but as time goes on the relationship between the two sixth graders seems strained as they keep avoiding one another. One day during their summer vacation, they go to a housing complex that is scheduled to be demolished. Having grown up there, the place holds a lot of memories, but while playing, they suddenly get caught up in a mysterious phenomenon, and when they regain consciousness, they see an entire ocean before them as the housing complex has drifted into a mysterious sea and Kosuke and Natsume with it. Will they be able to return to their previous world? A summer farewell journey begins.

END OF THE ROAD

A recent widow drives her family cross-country to start a new life. In the New Mexico desert, cut off from help, they must learn to fight back when they become the targets of a mysterious killer.

ENOLA HOLMES 2

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

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

THE GOOD NURSE

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne star in this true story about a nurse who risks her own life to uncover the truth after becoming suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths.

THE GRAY MAN

Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick and Regé-Jean Page star in this spy movie, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. When the CIA’s most skilled mercenary — whose true identity is known to none — accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO

This stop-motion musical about the wooden marionette brought to life to soothe Geppetto’s grief includes a cast worthy of such a tall-tale. Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman and Gregory Mann will all lend their voices.

HOME TEAM

Kevin James plays Sean Payton, an NFL head coach who gets suspended after a Super Bowl win and heads home to lick his wounds. There, he finds redemption by coaching his 12-year-old son’s football league.

HUSTLE

A down-on-his-luck basketball scout discovers a once-in-a-lifetime player with a rocky past abroad and takes it upon himself to bring the phenom to the States without his team's approval. Against the odds, they have one final shot to prove they have what it takes to make it in the NBA.

THE INHERITANCE

On the eve of his 75th birthday, billionaire Charles Abernathy invites his four estranged children back home out of fear that tonight someone — or something — is coming to kill him. To ensure his family will help protect him from whatever’s coming, Abernathy puts each of their inheritances on the line — they’ll get nothing if he’s found dead by dawn.

INTERCEPTOR

Elsa Pataky plays an army lieutenant who uses her years of tactical training and military expertise to save humanity as we know it after nuclear missiles are launched at the US. 

IVY & BEAN

Ivy and Bean never expected to be friends. Ivy is quiet, thoughtful and observant. Bean is playful, exuberant and fearless. However, sometimes an adventure reveals that opposites can become the best of friends.

A JAZZMAN’S BLUES

This film unspools forty years of secrets and lies in a tale of forbidden love and family drama soundtracked by juke joint blues in the deep South.

JUNG_E

A desolated Earth in the 22nd century is no longer inhabitable due to climate change. Amid the chaos, an internal war breaks out in the shelter built for human survival. Victory - meaning the end of the war - now hinges on finding a way to clone the legendary mercenary JUNG_E into a scalable robot.

KHUFIYA

An R&AW [India’s foreign intelligence service] operative is assigned to track down the mole selling India’s defense secrets. As if that wasn’t enough pressure, she also has to juggle “her dual identity as a spy and a lover.

KNIVES OUT 2

Detective Benoit Blanc has a whole new list of suspects in the follow up to Rian Johnson’s 2019 whodunit hit. Joining Daniel Craig’s southern gent to peel back the layers of this mystery are Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick and Madelyn Cline. 

LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER

Lady Chatterley, a woman born to a life of wealth and privilege, soon finds herself married to a man that she eventually falls out of love with. Lady Chatterley engages in a torrid affair with a gamekeeper on their English estate, discovering more desire and intimacy than she thought possible. When she realizes that she has fallen heart and soul, she breaks all traditions of the day and seeks happiness with the man she loves.

LOVE AND LEASHES (11 February)

Love and Leashes is a film about a different kind of romance between a man with a unique taste and a woman who stumbles upon his secret. 

LOVE IN THE VILLA

A young woman takes a post-breakup trip to Verona only to find that the villa she reserved was double-booked, and she’ll have to share her vacation with a cynical, and very good-looking, British man.

LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE

This film centers on Ani FaNelli, a sharp-tongued New Yorker who appears to have it all: a sought-after position at a glossy magazine, a killer wardrobe and a dream Nantucket wedding on the horizon. But when the director of a crime documentary invites her to tell her side of the shocking incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Brentley School, Ani is forced to confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life.

MATILDA

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.

ME TIME

A stay-at-home dad finds himself with some ‘me time’ for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away, and reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life.

METAL LORDS

Two kids start a metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about metal. They can’t find a bassist, but there is this one girl who plays the cello. They need to work together if they're going to win the Battle of the Bands.

MONICA, O MY DARLING

A man esperately tries to make it big with some unlikely allies and a dastardly diabolical plan to pull off the perfect murder. Go on a roller coaster of dark and devilish twists and turns in this crime drama where survival is the key.

MONKEY MAN

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 MOTHER

A deadly female assassin comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men.

THE MOTHERSHIP

The Mothership is a sci-fi adventure that follows Sara Morse (Berry) one year since her husband (Omari Hardwick) mysteriously vanished from their rural farm. When she discovers a strange, extraterrestrial object underneath their home, Sara and her kids (Jaiden J. Smith, Quinn McPherson) embark on a race to find their husband, father and most importantly — the truth.

MR. HARRIGAN’S PHONE

A young boy living in a small town, befriends an older, reclusive billionaire. The two form a bond over books and an iPhone, but when the man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone, and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him.

MUNICH - THE EDGE OF WAR (München - Im Angesicht des Krieges)

Civil servant Hugh Legat accompanies British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to Munich in a desperate bid to broker peace with German leader Adolf Hitler. Once there, Legat encounters his old friend Paul von Hartmann, a German diplomat who has in his possession a document signaling Hitler’s true intent: a war of conquest across Europe. Amid frantic negotiations at the Munich Conference, Hugh and Paul conspire to prevent a terrifying conflict.

MY FATHER’S DRAGON 

Struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother, Elmer runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon who waits to be rescued. Elmer's adventures introduce him to ferocious beasts, a mysterious island and the friendship of a lifetime.

THE NOEL DIARY

When bestselling author Jacob Turner (Hartley) returns home at Christmas to settle his estranged mother's estate, he discovers a diary that may hold secrets to his own past and that of Rachel (Barrett Doss) — a beautiful young woman on a mysterious journey of her own. Together, they embark on an adventure to confront their pasts and discover a future that's totally unexpected.

OPERATION MINCEMEAT (11 May)

Two intelligence officers who, hoping to change the course of World War II, and save tens of thousands of lives, plot to break Hitler’s deadly grip on Europe by recruiting the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.

THE PALE BLUE EYE

The film is a Gothic thriller that revolves around a series of fictional murders that took place in 1830 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, and surrounds a young cadet the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe, played by Harry Melling. Christian Bale portrays retired detective Augustus Landor, tasked with investigating the murders.

A PERFECT PAIRING

To land a major client, a hard-driving LA wine-company exec travels to an Australian sheep station, where she ends up working as a ranch hand and sparking with a rugged local.

PERSUASION

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.

PURPLE HEARTS

Purple Hearts is the story of aspiring singer-songwriter Cassie (Sofia Carson) and marine Luke (Nicholas Galitzine), who in spite of their many differences and against all odds, fall hopelessly in love.

QALA

Bulbbul director Anvita Dutt is back with a movie starring Babil Khan and Tripti Dimri in a story about a daughter who craves her mother’s love.

RESCUED BY RUBY (17 March)

State trooper Dan (Grant Gustin) dreams of joining the K-9 Search & Rescue team, but no one will give him the chance. Shelter dog Ruby dreams of having a home, but is running out of hope. When fate brings Dan and Ruby together, it's their unshakable bond that helps them face their toughest challenge yet.

THE ROYAL TREATMENT

A New York hairdresser seizes the chance to work at the wedding of a charming prince, but when sparks between them fly, will love — or duty — prevail?

RUSTIN

Charismatic, gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, overcame an onslaught of obstacles, and altered the course of American history by organizing the 1963 March on Washington.

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL

Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of a modern fairy tale when they’re swept away into an enchanted school where young heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance of good and evil.

THE SEA BEAST

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.

SENIOR YEAR (13 May)

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.

SEOUL VIBE

With the world's eyes trained to the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, the illegal transactions of capital (funds) is a significant issue. A special operation driven by the Sangedong Supreme team starts to unravel the corruption behind the slush funds.

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS: GRUDGE OF EDINBURGH PART 1 (Anime)

Split into two parts, the story will follow Tristan, the son of The Seven Deadly Sins protagonists Meliodas and Elizabeth. Tristan inherits the power of the Goddess Clan and can heal people's wounds and injuries, but he often ends up hurting others due to his inability to control his Demon Clan power. To protect his family, Tristan heads to Edinburgh Castle and meets a host of new friends along the way.

SHIRLEY

Shirley is the intimate portrayal of trailblazing political icon Shirley Chisholm, the first Black congresswoman and the first Black woman to run for President of the US, and the cost of accomplishment for Shirley herself. 

SLUMBERLAND

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

An astronaut sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust, finds his earthly life falling to pieces. He turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship.

SPIDERHEAD

In the near future, two young convicts grapple with their pasts in a facility run by a brilliant visionary, who experiments on inmates with emotion-altering drugs.

THE SWIMMERS

The true story of swimming sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini’s miraculous journey as refugees from war-torn Syria, all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

THE TAKEDOWN (Loin du périph) 

Ousmane Diakité (Sy) and François Monge (Lafitte) are two cops with very different styles, backgrounds and careers. Many years ago they worked together but life took them apart. The unlikely pair is reunited once again for a new investigation that takes them all the way up to the French Alps. What seemed to be a simple drug deal turns out to be a high scale criminal case wrapped in danger and unexpected comedy.

TALL GIRL 2 (11 February)

After her inspiring speech at the homecoming dance, Jodi (Ava Michelle) is no longer just the ‘tall girl’ — she's popular, confident, has a boyfriend, and just booked the lead role in this year's school musical. But as the pressure of her newfound popularity intensifies, so do her insecurities, and new relationships are formed while old ones are tested. As the world she built starts to crumble around her, Jodi realizes that standing tall was only just the beginning.

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (18 February)

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.

THEY CLONED TYRONE

This pulpy mystery caper follows a series of eerie events that lead an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy.

THROUGH MY WINDOW (A través de mi ventana)

Raquel has been in love with Ares forever, her attractive and mysterious neighbor. She watches him without being noticed because, much to her dismay, they haven’t exchanged a single word. Raquel has a very clear mission: to make Ares fall in love with her. But she is not an innocent girl and she is not prepared to lose everything along the way, and certainly not herself.

TROLL

This film goes deep inside the mountain of Dovre, where something gigantic awakens after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching the capital of Norway. But how do you stop something you thought only existed in Norwegian folklore?

TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA HOMECOMING (25 February)

The matriarch prepares to welcome her family who have all come into town to celebrate her great-grandson’s graduation from college.

UNTITLED HOLIDAY ROM-COM

Feeling career burnout, pop star Angelina escapes to grant a young fan's wish in small-town New York, where she not only finds the inspiration to revitalize her career but also a shot at true love.

WE HAVE A GHOST

Finding a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home turns Kevin's family into overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of Ernest's past, they become a target of the CIA.

THE WEEKEND AWAY (3 March)

A weekend getaway to Croatia goes awry when a woman (Leighton Meester) is accused of killing her best friend (Christina Wolfe) and her efforts to get to the truth uncover a painful secret.

WENDELL & WILD

This movie follows scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele) — who enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot — a tough teen with a load of guilt — to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death.

WHITE NOISE

At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

WINDFALL (18 March)

A Hitchcockian thriller following a wealthy couple who arrive at their vacation home only to find it's being robbed.

THE WONDER

The Irish Midlands, 1862 — a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe 11-year-old Anna O'Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harbouring a saint 'surviving on manna from heaven' or are there more ominous motives at work? A psychological thriller inspired by the 19th-century phenomenon of the ‘fasting girls’ and adapted from the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue (Room).

YAKSHA: RUTHLESS OPERATIONS

A merciless man known as Yaksha crosses paths with a prosecutor on a special inspection mission in Shenyang, a city in China notorious for espionage.

YOU PEOPLE

A new couple and their families find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences.

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