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The Adam Project, Knives Out 2, and the Biggest Netflix Movies Coming in 2022 

Netflix has revealed its upcoming film slate for 2022, and with The Adam Project, Enola Holmes 2, and Knives Out 2, it’s a big year for the streamer.

January was a decent month for binge-watchers, with Netflix debuting After Life, Archive 81, the newest season of Ozark, and mystery-comedy The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window. There’s plenty of new TV to get stuck into, but now it looks as though there are a ton of new films coming later in the year, too – in fact, Netflix is promising new movies every week.

First up, we have Texas Chainsaw Massacre later this month, a sequel to the classic 1974 horror movie. Then in March, there’s the new Ryan Reynolds sci-fi flick, The Adam Project, which sees the Deadpool actor become a time-traveling pilot.

The rest of the year looks pretty great, too, with films starring Ana de Armas, Halle Berry, Chris Evans, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Gosling, and plenty of others. 

You can expect some of this list to make it onto our Best Netflix Movies list – here are the biggest movies coming to Netflix in the next few months:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre – February 18, 2022

A sequel to the classic slasher movie, Texas Chainsaw Massacre puts a modern spin on the horror franchise. Melody (Sarah Yarkin) and her millennial hipster friends head to Harlow, Texas in search of new opportunities. Seeking to gentrify the small American town, they soon butt heads with the locals… and find themselves in the sights of a cold-blooded killer.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre stars Sarah Yarkin, Elsie Fisher, Jacob Latimore, Nell Hudson, Olwen Fouéré, and Alice Krige. Mark Burnham takes over as the iconic killer, Leatherface.

The Adam Project – March 11, 2022

An upcoming sci-fi flick starring Ryan Reynolds, The Adam Project sees a time-traveling pilot team up with his younger self (Walker Scobell) and his late father (Mark Ruffalo) to come to terms with his own past while also saving the future. Expect timeline paradoxes and plenty of witty one-liners from Reynolds. 

The Adam Project stars Ryan Reynolds as Adam alongside Walker Scobell as young Adam. They’re joined by Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, and Catherine Keener.

Choose or Die – April 15, 2022

A dark take on 1980s video game culture, Choose or Die stars Iola Evans as a young coder and college dropout who fires up an obscure retro survival horror game. There’s an unclaimed $125,000 prize hidden somewhere in the game, but she soon finds the game has unleashed a curse upon her, forcing her into dangerous choices and reality-tearing challenges. No longer playing for the money, Choose or Die turns into a game of survival. There’s no Alt-F4.

Choose or Die stars Asa Butterfield, Iola Evans, Eddie Marsan, Robert Englund, Kate Fleetwood, Ryan Gage, Angela Griffin, and Joe Bolland.

Senior Year – May 13, 2022

Rebel Wilson stars in Senior Year, a comedy in which a teenage cheerleads falls off a pyramid and into a coma… only to wake up 20 years later as a 37-year-old woman. It’s described as Bring It On meets Never Been Kissed, and sees Wilson returning to high school to regain her status and finally become the prom queen she should have been.

Senior Year stars Rebel Wilson, Alicia Silverstone, Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Mary Holland, and Chris Parnell.

Here are some of the other undated highlights for the rest of 2022:

Day Shift

An unexpected vampire movie, Day Shift stars Jamie Foxx as a vampire hunter who uses a mundane day job to cover his real activities.

“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.”

Day Shift stars Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Karla Souza, Meagan Good, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Oliver Masucci, Snoop Dogg, Steve Howey, Scott Adkins, and Zion Broadnax.

Enola Holmes 2

A sequel to the successful Sherlock Holmes spin-off, Enola Holmes 2 sees the return of Sherlock’s less-known sister.

“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.”

Enola Holmes 2 stars 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, and Serrana Su-Ling Bliss.

The Gray Man

An action flick starring Ryan Gosling, The Gray Man sounds like The Bourne Identity meets The Fugitive.

“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.”

The Gray Man stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Julia Butters, Eme Ikwuakor, and Scott Haze.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

The director’s first animated feature, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio recently charmed audiences with its first official trailer.

“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.”

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio stars Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, and Burn Gorman.

Knives Out 2

After the huge success of Knives Out, Daniel Craig returns as detective Benoit Blanc in the highly anticipated sequel, Knives Out 2.

“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.”

Knives Out 2 stars Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, and Madelyn Cline.

Matilda

Based on the Roald Dahl classic, Matilda is one of Netflix’s upcoming adaptations based on the prolific writer’s works.

“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.”

Matilda stars Alisha Weir, Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, and Sindhu Vee.

Me Time

Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg star in Me Time, an upcoming buddy comedy about reconnecting with an old friend for a wild weekend.

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

Me Time stars Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Regina Hall, Jimmy O. Yang, and Luis Gerardo Méndez.

The Mothership

Halle Berry stars in The Mothership – a sci-fi tale that sounds like E.T. meets Close Encounters.

“A sci-fi adventure that follows Sara Morse (Halle Berry) one year since her husband (Omari Hardwick) mysteriously vanished from their rural farm. When she discovers a strange, extra-terrestrial 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.”

The Mothership stars Halle Berry, Omari Hardwick, Jaiden J. Smith, Quinn McPherson, Paul Guilfoyle, Sydney Lemmon, Molly Parker, and John Ortiz.

The School for Good and Evil

A star-studded fantasy tale, The School for Good and Evil sees two young friends on opposite sides of the fairy tale fight between 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 School for Good and Evil stars Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Sir Ben Kingsley, Patti LuPone, Rachel Bloom, Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Delaney, and Mark Heap.

Slumberland

Get ready for Jason Momoa as a Wonderland-style eccentric outlaw in 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.”

Slumberland stars Jason Momoa, Marlow Barkley, Chris O’Dowd, Kyle Chandler, Weruche Opia, India de Beaufort, and Humberly Gonzalez.

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. Based on The New Yorker article, “Escape From Spiderhead” by George Saunders.”

Spiderhead stars Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, and Jurnee Smollett.

They Cloned Tyrone

“A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx, and Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.”

They Cloned Tyrone stars John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, and Teyonah Parris.


By Ryan Leston |IGN

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