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
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 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. 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.
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.
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
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 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, all told through the handmade artistry of stop motion.