10 New Must Watch Netflix Movies in 2022

Netflix Releases A Slate of New Movies featuring some of the best in Hollywood, all in 2022

For the past several years, Netflix has implemented a strategy of a new movie and new TV show debuting on an almost weekly basis. This year is no exception. So if you want to spend a weekend inside watching the latest show or a brand new film? They’ve got something for just about everybody. Both local and international. 

Their most ambitious film release year yet, here’s a list of 10 of the best movies on Netflix’s current slate of films that you’re going to want to check out in 2022. Note, however, that I didn’t include international films on this list (there’s a lot of those too for Netflix).

 

AGAINST THE ICE 

DIRECTOR: Peter Flinth

WRITERS:  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Derrick

PRODUCER: Baltasar Kormákur

CAST: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Denmark

RELEASE DATE: March 2nd

ABOUT: Against the Ice is 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.

BASED ON THE BOOK: Two Against the Ice by Ejnar Mikkelse

 

APOLLO 10 ½: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD

an astronaut on the moon looking into space, rendered in Linklater's distinct colored cells aesthetic

DIRECTOR:  Richard Linklater 

WRITER: Richard Linklater 

PRODUCERS: Richard Linklater, Mike Blizzard, Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: John Sloss and Melissa Cobb

CAST: Milo Coy, Lee Eddy, Bill Wise, Natalie L’Amoreaux, Josh Wiggins, Sam Chipman, Jessica Brynn Cohen, Danielle Guilbot with Zachary Levi and Glenn Powell and Jack Black

ABOUT: Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectivesthe 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. Taking inspiration from Academy Award-nominated® filmmaker Richard Linklater’s own life, Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood is a snapshot of American life in the 1960s that is part coming of age, part societal commentary, and part out-of-this-world adventure.

 

THE BUBBLE

DIRECTOR: Judd Apatow

WRITERS: Judd Apatow, Pam Brady

PRODUCER: Judd Apatow

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Barry Mendel, Donald Sabourin, and Pam Brady 

CAST: Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, Pedro Pascal, Peter Serafinowicz, Vir Das, Rob Delaney, Galen Hopper, Samson Kayo, Guz Khan, Nick Kocher, Ross Lee, Harry Trevaldwyn, Danielle Vitalis 

ABOUT: The Bubble is a comedy about a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a sequel to an action franchise film about flying dinosaurs.

 

ENOLA HOLMES 2

DIRECTOR: Harry Bradbeer

WRITER: Jack Thorne

PRODUCERS: Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Ali Mendes, Millie Bobby Brown, Paige Brown

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Joshua Grode, Michael Dreyer, Harry Bradbeer, Jack Thorne

CAST: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge, Helena Bonham Carter, David Thewlis, Susan Wokoma, Adeel Akhtar, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Hannah Dodd, Abbie Hern, Gabriel Tierney, Serrana Su-Ling Bliss

ABOUT: Now a detective-for-hire like her infamous brother, 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.  

BASED ON THE BOOK SERIES BY: Nancy Springer

 

THE GRAY MAN

DIRECTORS: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

WRITERS: Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

PRODUCERS: Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Castaldi

CAST: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Julia Butters, Eme Ikwuakor, Scott Haze

ABOUT: 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.

BASED ON THE BOOK SERIES: The Gray Man by Mark Greaney

 

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO

DIRECTORS: Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson

WRITERS: Guillermo del Toro and Patrick McHale

PRODUCERS: Guillermo del Toro, Lisa Henson, Alexander Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, and Gary Ungar

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jason Lust

CAST: Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman

ABOUT: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents Carlo Collodi’s classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical, stop-motion musical directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.

 

KNIVES OUT 2

DIRECTOR: Rian Johnson

WRITER: Rian Johnson

PRODUCERS: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman

CAST: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline

ABOUT: In the follow-up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects.

 

MONKEY MAN

Actor Dev Patel
PC: Joel C Ryan; AP

DIRECTOR: Dev Patel

WRITER: Dev Patel, Paul Angunawela, John Collee

PRODUCERS: Dev Patel, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Jomon Thomas, Samarth Sahni, Christine Haebler, Anjay Nagpal

CAST: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley

ABOUT: 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 PALE BLUE EYE

DIRECTOR: Scott Cooper 

WRITER: Scott Cooper

PRODUCERS: Scott Cooper, Tyler Thompson, John Lesher, Christian Bale

CAST: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Timothy Spall, Hadley Robinson, Joey Brooks, Brennan Cook, Gideon Glick, Fred Hechinger, Matt Helm, Steven Maier, Charlie Tahan, and Robert Duvall

ABOUT: The Pale Blue Eye is a project Scott Cooper has wanted to helm for more than a decade. 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. The Pale Blue Eye is based on Louis Bayard’s best-selling novel of the same name. Bale is producing alongside director/writer Scott Cooper, John Lesher, and Tyler Thompson of Cross Creek Pictures.

BASED ON THE BOOK: The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard

 

WENDELL & WILD

Wendell and Wild
Cr: Netflix © 2022

DIRECTOR: Henry Selick

WRITERS: Henry Selick, Jordan Peele, and Clay McLeod Chapman 

PRODUCERS: Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jordan Peele, Henry Selick

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Lindsay Williams, Eddie Gamarra, Kamil Oshundara, Ian Cooper, Joel Zadak, Win Rosenfeld, Melissa Cobb, and Peter Principato

ABOUT: From the delightfully wicked 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 aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliota tough teen with a load of guiltto 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, all told through the handmade artistry of stop motion. 

 

 

Christian Angeles
Christian Angeleshttp://www.christianangeles.com
Christian Angeles is a screenwriter who likes sharing stories and getting to meet people. He also listens to words on the page via audible and tries to write in ways that make people feel things. All on a laptop. Sometimes from an app on his phone.

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