Top 12 Best Upcoming Movies Releases in 2022


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Hey guys!. In this post, I’ll be discussing a list of Top 12 Best Upcoming Movies Releases in 2022. I’m not gonna try to rank my anticipation, so these are just gonna be presented in order of current U.S. release date. Remember, these are just my personal upcoming movies releases and I imagine your list might look a bit different. So let’s get started.

1. Death on the Nile.

Kicking things off with a February 11th release date, we’ve got Death on the Nile. Maybe it’ll actually finally come out this year. It serves as the sequel to the 2017 remake of Murder on the Orient Express and once again stars Kenneth Branagh as the eccentric detective, Hercule Poirot. Much like Murder on the Orient Express, this film is based on an Agatha Christie mystery novel and features a large ensemble cast including Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, and Gal Gadot. I enjoyed the 2017 Murder on the Orient Express more than the average person and the trailer for this makes it seem like it’ll be in the same tonal vein. Probably won’t be my favorite movie of the year, but at this point, I just want to watch it. 

2. Uncharted.

Next up is Ruben Fleischer’s Uncharted on February 18th. This movie stars Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg and serves as a prequel origin story adaptation of the videogame series of the same name, seemingly along the same lines as the 2018 Tomb Raider film. I’ll admit that I’ve never played any of the Uncharted games. I always meant to and I even own a few of them that I just never got around to. I’m sure fans of the franchise will get more out of this movie (or maybe just annoyance out of the changes), but I’m still excited for it. I mean, it’s only been delayed and pushed back about a dozen times in the last decade. The trailer this fall only increased my excitement and I’m really looking forward to what seems like a fun action adventure film. 

3. The Outfit.

Rounding out February is another newcomer to the list: The Outfit, releasing on February 25th. This one is directed by screenwriter Graham Moore, as his directorial debut, and stars Mark Rylance, Zoey Dutch, and Dylan O’Brien. It’s a crime drama that focuses on an English tailor living and working in Chicago, where he gets pulled into the criminal underworld of gangsters who make up the bulk of his clientele. I’ll be honest, this one hasn’t been on my radar for very long but the trailer has played ahead of every movie I’ve seen in the last two months so it’s now got me hooked. 

4. The Batman.

Next up is The Batman, coming out on March 4th. Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, and Paul Dano, it serves as another reboot of Batman. We’ve had a lot of Batman movies over the years, but something about this one looks unique. Rather than being a straight-up origin story, it appears to be more of a young Batman movie where he’s still trying to figure out his place as Gotham’s caped vigilante. It looks dark and action-packed with a huge dose of police procedural detective story thrown in. It feels like it’s been forever since we got that first trailer at DC Fandome and I’ve been excited ever since. I know I said I wasn’t gonna try to rank my anticipation of these movies, but The Batman is easily my most anticipated of the year. 

5. Lightyear.

Jumping ahead to summer, we’ve got Lightyear landing in theaters on June 17th. Directed by Angus MacLane and starring the vocal talent of Chris Evans, it’s Pixar’s latest film in the Toy Story franchise. But rather than being a sequel, it’s a spinoff. Now, I’ll admit that I was not excited for this at all when it was first announced. A spinoff Buzz Lightyear movie seems like a stretch and like a cash-grabby way to continue milking their most successful franchise. But then the first teaser trailer landed and I saw just what this movie was. Not a Buzz Lightyear spinoff, but rather an in-universe movie. This is the movie that the toy we know and love was based on. This is the movie that six-year-old Andy watched that made him want his own Buzz Lightyear. And knowing that, it makes it a movie I wanna watch too. 

6. The Black Phone.

Set to release on June 24th is The Black Phone. This is a supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and stars Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, and Madeleine McGraw. Set in the 1970s, a series of unsolved kidnappings rattles a small suburban town. A young boy find himself the next kidnapping victim only to discover that he has the ability to supernaturally communicate with the former victims who attempt to help him escape before he suffers the same fate they did. This is a movie that I had heard nothing about before catching the trailer on tv one day. It piqued my interest and subsequently finding out it’s based on a short story by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) has piqued it even more. 

7. Bullet Train.

Next up is Bullet Train, directed by David Leitch. Releasing on July 15th, it stars an ensemble cast including Brad Pitt, Joey King, and Andrew Koji and is based on the Japanese novel, Maria Beetle. There’s not a ton of information on this one yet, but it’s an action thriller set aboard a bullet train (no surprise there). The hook is that the train has several assassins on it who come to realize that their assignments are actually interconnected. Sounds like a good premise to me and with David Leitch’s past directorial and stunt choreography work on films like John Wick and Atomic Blonde, I’m thinking this is gonna be one exciting action movie. 

8. Nope.

Closing out July on the 22nd is Jordan Peele’s third film: Nope. It stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yuen and that’s about all the information available on it. We got a very interesting looking poster this past summer, but no trailer yet. We haven’t even gotten a plot synopsis or log line yet. But even so, this is definitely near the top of this list for me in terms of anticipation. I loved both Get Out and Us, so I’m really excited to see some more horror from Peele. 

9. Dark Harvest.

Speaking of horror, next up is Dark Harvest, releasing on September 9th. Based on the novel of the same name, this is a supernatural horror film directed by David Slade and starring Casey Likes, E’myri Crutchfield, and Dustin Ceithamer. The film tells the story of a small Midwest town’s annual harvest tradition in which a pumpkin-headed supernatural entity name Sawtooth Jack arises. Each year, a deadly competition plays out and the person who successfully confronts Sawtooth Jack wins the October Prize, guaranteeing a way out of town. I’ve never read the book and knew nothing of the movie until recently, but this seems like it’s right up my alley and like it could be a perfect spooky season watch. 

10. Don’t Worry Darling.

With a September 23rd release date is Don’t Worry Darling, Olivia Wilde’s second film as director. Starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, and Chris Pine, it seems to be a potentially fascinating psychological thriller. There’s not a ton of information to go on right now, but Pugh stars as a frustrated housewife in the mid-1950s who discovers that her husband and her life may not be what she thought they were. I thought Wilde’s is directorial debut Booksmart was pretty decent but I definitely wasn’t expecting her next film to be a thriller, so she’s got my attention now. 

11. Mission: Impossible 7.

Closing out September is Mission: Impossible 7, set for release on September 30th. It is once again directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It follows the continuing missions of spy Ethan Hunt and once again stars Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, and Simon Pegg. As of right now, we don’t know much about the plot and haven’t gotten a trailer yet, but some of the images coming from set have looked pretty exciting. I really enjoy this franchise and Fallout was one of the best action movies we’ve had in the last few decades, so I’m definitely looking forward to how they manage to one-up themselves with both the plot and the action. 

12. Halloween Ends.

And my 12th most anticipated movie of 2022 is Halloween Ends, slated for release on October 14th. It’s the third film in David Gordon Green’s new Halloween trilogy and will once again star Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode as she faces off against Michael Myers. I wasn’t the biggest fan of this year’s Halloween Kills, but I think I still enjoyed it a bit more than most people did, so I’m really curious to see how the trilogy closes out. I say trilogy because we all know that there’s no way this is gonna be the end of the franchise as a whole. 

If the last few years are any indication, this list is probably gonna be out of date within a few weeks. But, hopefully all of these 2022 movies actually stay 2022 movies this year. 

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