Best Netflix Original Movies 2022- Top Netflix Original Films 2022 to Stream

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Since its origins as a monthly DVD delivery service, Netflix has always had a penchant for pipedream-esque business plans. And, when the media company announced in 2017 that they wanted original content to make up half of their streaming library, people were surprised, and curious. But they put their money where their mouth was–investing $8 billion towards commissioning and producing original series and movies—and the rest is history.

In the time since, Netflix has put out, yes some Hallmark-esque fare, but exponentially more critically acclaimed films—including Oscar winners like Roma, Marriage Story, and Mank, to name a few. By the looks of it, we’re in for an equally exciting 2022 on the platform. As highly anticipated sequels like Knives Out 2 and remakes like Texas Chainsaw Massacre loom on the horizon, you’ll want to keep a close eye on your New Releases tab. But, if you’re looking for a definitive list of release dates for this year’s top contenders, we’ve got you covered.

Check back throughout the year for updates as new releases are announced. Until then, here are the most anticipated Netflix original films in 2022 so far.

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Photocopier (January 13, 2022)

A young woman awakens to discover that drunken photos of her from the night prior are circulating online. With no memory of the evening’s occurrences, and her scholarship and reputation at stake, she must work to piece together the truth and clear her name. This Indonesian crime mystery provides just as much edge-of-your-seat suspense as it does compelling sociopolitical commentary.

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This Is Not a Comedy (January 18, 2022)

A listless comedian reaches a fork in the road when he finds himself at a dead-end in his stand-up career. One road leads to pursuing a romantic interest with dreams of intergalactic travel. On the other, his life long friend requests him to join her journey of parenthood by becoming her sperm donor.

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Munich: The Edge of War (January 21, 2022)

Based on the political novel of the same name by Robert Harris, Munich: The Edge of War follows a young British political aide who is assigned to obtain a confidential document from his old Oxford classmate—now a German diplomat. Traveling across enemy lines to Germany ahead of the Munich agreement, the fate of Europe, and the world, lies with him. That is, so long as his old peer is willing to shake hands.

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Bigbug (February 11, 2022)

Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet takes on the dystopian sci-fi genre with Bigbug, a film set in 2050 amidst a robot revolt. Following a group of suburbanites who are locked inside of their homes by their andraids, this dark comedy might strike a chord with 2022 viewers.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre (February 18, 2022)

Despite Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s multi-movie franchise, this 2022 addition will serve as a direct sequel to the original 1974 film. Following a group of young people who plan to open a business in Harlow, Texas, the hopeful teens will soon be forced to reckon with the town’s bloody history–and potential future.

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Bubble (April 28, 2022)

Romance is often mused about under the laws of gravity. We fall for lovers, being drawn to their gravitational pull, taking the leap into love. But what does love look like in a world where gravity doesn’t exist? Set in an imagined Tokyo after an explosion turns the city into a floating anti-gravity island, this animated film follows two teenagers who find one another amidst a world where all seems lost. From Death Note director Tetsurō Araki, this is a must-watch for anime and fantasy fans alike.

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Knives Out 2 (TBA)

Not much is known about the next installment of the Knives Out franchise. But, we know that it’s not meant to be a direct sequel, but rather following in an anthology format with an all-new plot and characters. (Save for Daniel Craig, who will be reprising his role.) We also know that it was at least partially filmed in Greece, and that its cast is filled with some surprising suspects–including Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Kate Hudson. The rest? Is still a mystery …

Enola Holmes 2: Case of the Left-Handed Lady (TBA)

Another mystery flick whose release date and details remain, well, mystifying, Enola Holmes 2 appears to be on-track for a 2022 release. And Millie Bobby Brown appears to be reprising her role as Enola Holmes, the teenaged sister of fabled detective Sherlock.

Slumberland (TBA)

The early 20th-century comic strip series Little Nemo in Slumberland had already received a movie adaptation in 1989. However, this live-action remake is sure to bring the old series, about a young girl who receives a secret map to traverse the dreamlike realm of Slumberland, to a new generation of viewers. Little is known about the film so far, but the cast will include stars like Jason Momoa, Weruche Opia, Kyle Chandler, and Chris O’Dowd.

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