2022 Movies Release Guide

2022 movies are coming in HOT! There are droves of new and exciting films coming to theaters throughout 2022. 2021 saw many film release schedules get shifted around, and they’ll likely continue to shift. However, with plenty of exciting films being released this year, it’s no wonder that moviegoers are beginning to flock to theaters again.

If you’re looking for fresh content about the newest movie releases, we’ve got you covered. For movies in theaters right now, check this list.

Without further ado, here is every movie we know, as of now, that is making its way to theaters in 2022.

January 2022 Movies 

The 355

Centered around CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain) and her espionage dream team consisting of rival German agent Marie (Diane Kruger), Colombian psychologist Graciela (Penélope Cruz), and cutting-edge computer specialist and former M16 ally Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o) — these women will travel the globe to stop a top-secret weapon that has fallen into the hands of a notorious mercenary all the while being tracked by a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan).

The 355 was released in theaters on Jan. 7.

Scream

Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette come back to the quiet town of Woodsboro 25 years later. Following an uptick of brutal murders in the town, a new Ghostface emerges and they must return to uncover the truth.

Scream was released in theaters on Jan. 14. 

Belle

After entering a vibrant virtual world, a high school student becomes a global celebrity for her singing. Soon after her rise to fame, she is called to embark on a quest to discover the identity of a mysterious beast who is on the run from a group of ruthless vigilantes.

Belle was released in theaters on Jan. 14.

Redeeming Love

Redeeming Love follows the emotional story of a young couple whose blossoming relationship clashes with the California Gold Rush of 1850. Based on the bestselling novel by Francine Rivers, this story explores the power of unconditional love and proves that no matter the damage, love can heal all.

Redeeming Love was released in theaters on Jan. 21

The King’s Daughter

In his quest to achieve immortality, King Louis XIV (Pierce Brosnan) captures a mermaid (Bingbing Fan) to steal her life force. When his illegitimate daughter (Kaya Scodelario) forms a bond with the magical creature, his plans are thrown into uncertainty.

The King’s Daughter was released in theaters on Jan. 21.

February 2022 Movies 

The Souvenir: Part II

After her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic yet manipulative older man comes to an end, Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins making her graduation film to untangle her fraught love for him and to sort fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.

The Souvenir: Part II was released in theaters on Feb. 4.

The Worst Person in the World

In an eye-opening journey of self-discovery, a young woman navigates the tumultuous waters of her love life and continuously struggles to find a fitting career path in her search for meaning.

The Worst Person in the World was released in theaters on Feb. 4.

Jackass Forever

Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, and crew return after 11 years for their final crusade. Buckle your seatbelts as another crazy round of hilarious comedy and wildly absurd and dangerous stunts await. See what the OG cast of Jackass is up to now.

Jackass Forever was released in theaters on Feb. 4.

Moonfall

As a result of a mysterious force knocking the moon from its orbit, the moon is hurtled toward Earth and bound to collide. While the world prepares for its imminent annihilation, NASA executive Jocinda “Jo” Fowler (Halle Berry) is convinced that she may have the key to saving Earth — but only a conspiracy theorist (John Bradley) and a man from her past (Brian Harper) believe her. These three unlikely heroes face the situation head-on and are willing to mount an impossible mission into space to save humanity.

Moonfall was released in theaters on Feb. 4.

Death on the Nile

Hercule Poirot’s (Kenneth Branagh) Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer on the Nile River is cut short as he must investigate the murder of a young heiress in a harrowing search for the truth.

Death on the Nile was released in theaters on Feb. 11.

Marry Me

Musical superstar Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) is about to be married in front of a global audience of fans to her partner Bastian (Maluma). When she discovers that Bastian has been unfaithful, seconds before her vows, she decides to marry a stranger in the crowd, Charlie (Owen Wilson), instead. What begins as an impulsive decision develops into a whirlwind romance and Kat and Charlie look to save their relationship — bridging different worlds and finding where they belong.

Marry Me was released in theaters on Feb. 11.

Uncharted

Based on the acclaimed video game series by the same name, Uncharted serves as a prequel to the games which shows us a younger Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and sheds light on how he came to meet and befriend fellow treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg).

Uncharted was released in theaters on Feb. 18.

DOG

This comedy focuses on Army Ranger Briggs (Channing Tatum) and his dog Lulu on their race down the Pacific Coast to make it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time. Along their journey, chaos ensues as the pair break numerous laws, narrowly escape death, and let each other in as they pursue a shot at true happiness.

Dog was released in theaters on Feb. 18.

The Devil’s Light

Preparing for an exorcism, a nun comes face to face with a demonic force that has mysterious ties to her past. Because only priests are traditionally allowed to perform exorcisms, she is supported by a mentor as she begins to fully realize her special gift as well as the power of evil.

The Devil’s Light was released in theaters on Feb. 25.

Cyrano

In this recreation of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” award-winning director Joe Wright showcases a heartbreaking love triangle. Cyrano (Peter Dinklage) fawns over his devoted friend Roxanne (Haley Bennett), who has recently fallen in love, at first sight, with another man (Kevin Harrison, Jr.). Although a master of fantastical duels and ferocious wordplay, Cyrano remains convinced that his appearance makes him unfit for love and leaves him yet to proclaim his love for Roxanne.

Cyrano was released in theaters on Feb. 25.

March 2022 Movies 

The Batman

In this upcoming reboot of the iconic character, Batman (Robert Pattinson) looks to uncover corruption that plagues Gotham City and faces a twisted serial killer known as The Riddler (Paul Dano) all while sorting out how these events are connected to his own family.

The Batman was released in theaters on Mar. 4.

The Lost City

Reclusive romance novelist Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) embarks on a book tour with her cover model Alan (Channing Tatum) to promote her new adventure novel. While on tour, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes that she can be the key to guide him to a lost city’s ancient treasure from her latest story. To prove himself as more than a vapid model, Alan sets off to rescue Loretta and prove himself a true hero.

The Lost City was released in theaters on Mar. 25.

Everything Everywhere All at Once

By exploring different universes other than her own, an aging Chinese immigrant is whisked away on a mind-bending adventure that has her connecting with the lives that she could have led.

Everything Everywhere All at Once was released in theaters on Mar. 25.

April 2022 Movies

Morbius

Biochemist Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) is diagnosed with a rare blood disease that spurs him to take matters into his own hands. His quest for a cure inadvertently leads him to become infected with a form of vampirism instead.

Morbius was released in theaters on Apr. 1.

Ambulance

A decorated U.S. veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank when his wife’s medical bills begin piling up. However, once the heist goes awry, the two thieves hijack an ambulance and begin a high-speed chase all while keeping their two hostages within the vehicle alive.

Ambulance was released in theaters on Apr. 8.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Having settled into Green Hills, Sonic (Ben Schwartz) is still eager to prove that he has the makings of a true hero. When Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carey) returns with a new partner, Knuckles (Idris Elba), to search for the mystical emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations, Sonic must prove he can be a hero. With his own partner, Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey), Sonic embarks on a journey to retrieve the emerald and stop Dr. Robotnik once again.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released in theaters on Apr. 8.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

In an effort to stop the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindewald (now played by Mads Mikkelsen) from seizing control of the wizarding world, Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) entrusts magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to build a team of wizards and witches to stop Grindelwald.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was released in theaters on Apr. 15.

The Northman

From acclaimed director Robert Eggers and Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón Sigurdsson comes an epic revenge thriller set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century. The film shows how far a Nordic prince will go in his quest to avenge his father’s death.

The Northman was released in theaters on Apr. 22.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Nicolas Cage stars in this film about a fictionalized version of himself in which he is facing financial ruin and left feeling unfulfilled creatively. After he is offered $1 million to attend a — unbeknownst to him — dangerous superfan’s (Pedro Pascal) birthday party, he is then recruited by a CIA operative for an unusual mission. In an effort to stop his criminal superfan, he finds himself channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to save everyone.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was released in theaters on Apr. 22.

The Bad Guys

This upcoming animated feature follows Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell), Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina), Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos), Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), and Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson) as they work together to pull off the ultimate heist.

The Bad Guys was released in theaters on Apr. 22.

65

Produced by Sam Raimi, 65 is a science fiction thriller film starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, and Chloe Coleman where an astronaut crashes on a mysterious planet only to discover that he’s not alone.

65 is in theaters on Apr. 29.

May 2022 Movies 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Following the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is back. After continuing his research on the time stone, Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the door to the multiverse, including an alternate version of himself, whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces of Strange, Wong (Benedict Wong), and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in theaters on May 6.

Legally Blonde 3

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the date was pushed back a few years from its May 2020 release, with Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor writing an entirely new script for the film. The movie is set to star Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Coolidge, Jessica Cauffiel, and Alanna Ubach.

Legally Blonde 3 is in theaters on May 20.

Downton Abbey: A New Era

This historical drama serves as the sequel to 2019’s Downton Abbey. The film is set to be directed by Simon Curtis and was written by Julian Fellowes, who is the series creator and writer of the television series of the same name.

Downton Abbey: A New Era will be in theaters on May 20.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie

After a water main is ruptured, an enormous sinkhole is created right in front of Bob’s Burgers. With the entrance indefinitely blocked, Bob Belcher (H. John Benjamin) and his wife Linda (John Roberts) struggle to keep the business afloat all the while their three children Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman), and Louise (Kristen Schaal) try to solve a mystery that could save the family’s restaurant.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie is in theaters on May 27.

Top Gun: Maverick

After thirty dedicated years of service, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) continues to push the envelope as a courageous test pilot for the U.S. Navy. When a new squad needs training for a dangerous mission, he must face his past and be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to succeed.

Top Gun: Maverick is in theaters on May 27.

June 2022 Movies

Jurassic World: Dominion

Taking place 4 years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we see genetically engineered dinosaurs being released on the U.S. mainland and others auctioned off to companies worldwide. This story depicts humans across the globe dealing with invasive dinosaur species.

Jurassic World: Dominion is in theaters on June 10.

Lightyear

The origin story of headstrong space ranger Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans) from Disney & Pixar’s iconic Toy Story franchise highlights his adventures to infinity and beyond.

Lightyear is in theaters on June 17.

The Black Phone

After a 13-year-old boy is abducted and locked in the soundproof basement of a child killer, a mysterious disconnected black phone begins to ring as the killer’s previous victims call the boy.

The Black Phone is in theaters on June 24.

Elvis

The biographical musical drama chronicles the renowned life and career of rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley (Austin Butler). The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann, with a screenplay written by Baz Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, and Jeremy Doner, and a story by Luhrmann and Doner.

Elvis is in theaters on June 24.

July 2022 Movies

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Serving as a sequel to the Despicable Me spin-off Minions, this film occurs just after the events of the prior in the early 1970s where a 12-year-old Gru is growing up in the suburbs. As a fanboy of the supervillain group, the Vicious 6, Gru plots to become notorious enough where he would be able to join their ranks. After an ex-member of the Vicious 6 provides guidance to Gru, he’ll finally find out what it truly takes to be a bad guy.

Minions: The Rise of Gru is in theaters on July 1.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor in this direct sequel to Thor: Ragnarok. The movie is stacked with a cast consisting of Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaime Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Jeff Goldblum, Vin Diesel, and Taika Waititi who also acts as the director for this film.

Thor: Love and Thunder is in theaters on July 8.

Bullet Train

Starring Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt, this film sees five assassins aboard a fast-moving bullet train as they discover that each of their missions shares a common thread.

Bullet Train is in theaters on July 15.

Nope

Written, directed, and produced by Jordan Peele this upcoming horror film has Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun set to star.

Nope is in theaters on July 22.

Where the Crawdads Sing

A woman (Daisy Edgar-Jones) raised in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with. Based on a novel of the same name by Delia Owens, the film will star Daisy Edgar-Jones as the main protagonist Kya along with Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Garret Dillahunt, and Ahna O’Reilly.

Where the Crawdads Sing is in theaters on July 22.

DC League of Super Pets


Krypto the Superdog (Dwayne Johnson) and Superman (John Krasinski) are an inseparable pair as they share the same superpowers and fight crime side by side in the city of Metropolis. Superman and the other members of the Justice League are kidnapped, therefore it’s up to Krypto and his ragtag group of animals to rescue them.

DC League of Super Pets is in theaters on May 20.

August 2022 Movies

Bros

Starring Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane, this film is a romantic comedy about two gay men who are stumbling toward love but have many obstacles in their busy lives.

Bros is in theaters on Aug. 12.

The Man from Toronto

The Man from Toronto is an action comedy film starring Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Kaley Cuoco, and Ellen Barkin. A case of mistaken identities between the world’s deadliest assassin and New York’s biggest screw-up at an Airbnb rental cause chaos to ensue.

The Man from Toronto is in theaters on Aug. 12.

September 2022 Movies 

Dark Harvest

Residents of a small Midwestern town begin to be terrorized by a legendary monster known as October Boy. Every Halloween October Boy emerges from the cornfields — butcher knife in hand. He makes way toward any townsfolk brave enough to confront him.

Dark Harvest is in theaters on Sept. 9.

Distant

Asteroid miner Andy Ramirez’s (Anthony Ramos) spaceship is struck by an asteroid and is forced onto an alien planet where he must survive with the help of his AI survival suit (Zachary Quinto). As he continues to lose oxygen, he’s able to connect with fellow crew member Naomi Calloway (Naomi Scott) via radio, who is trapped within her escape pod.

Distant is in theaters on Sept. 16.

The Woman King

This historical epic is inspired by the true events of one of the most powerful states in 18th and 19th century Africa, The Kingdom of Dahomey. 

The Woman King is in theaters on Sept. 16.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. He then discovers that the mythical Last Wish is his only chance at restoring his nine lives. Thus, Puss bounds off in its pursuit to restore his longevity.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is in theaters on Sept. 23.

Don’t Worry Darling

In a utopian experimental community, a 1950’s housewife (Florence Pugh) begins to suspect that her husband’s (Harry Styles) glamorous company isn’t all it says it is, and may be hiding disturbing secrets.

Don’t Worry Darling is in theaters on Sept. 23.

Mission: Impossible 7

Following the success of Mission: Impossible 6 – Fallout, Mission: Impossible 7 is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Venessa Kirby, and Frederick Schmidt from the previous films as well as some newcomers to the franchise such as Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff.

Mission: Impossible 7 is in theaters on Sept. 30.

October 2022 Movie

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)

This the first of a two-part sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse where we see Miles Morales / Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman (Hailee Steinfeld) adventure across the multiverse along with a whole new team of Spider-People as they face a powerful villain.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is in theaters on Oct. 7.

Halloween Ends

Following the box-office success of Halloween Kills is the spine-chilling climax to the saga of Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney & Nick Castle) and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis).

Halloween Ends is in theaters on Oct. 14.

Ticket to Paradise

George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as a divorced couple who team up and travel to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same terrible mistake that they think they made 25 years ago.

Ticket to Paradise is in theaters on Oct. 21.

Black Adam

Dwayne Jonhson stars as an anti-hero in this spin-off of the film Shazam! 

Black Adam is in theaters on Oct. 21.

November 2022 Movies

Canterbury Glass

The film revolves around a doctor and lawyer who form an unlikely partnership. Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Anya Taylor-Joy, Taylor Swift, Timothy Olyphant, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, and Robert De Niro will star.

Canterbury Glass is in theaters on Nov. 4.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

As a sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever features Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, and Dominique Thorne.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is in theaters on Nov. 11.

She Said

Based on the 2019 book of the same name by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, this drama film follows the two New York Times reporters who exposed Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual misconduct and abuse against women.

She Said is in theaters on Nov. 18.

Strange World

This film is an upcoming Walt Disney Animated Studios production in which a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, journey deep into uncharted and treacherous lands where fantastical creatures await on this recent and most crucial mission — so long as they can keep their differences in check and work as a team.

Strange World is in theaters on Nov. 23.

Creed III

This third installment of the Creed franchise features Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Phylicia Rashad, and Jacob “Stitch” Duran.

Creed III is in theaters on Nov. 23.

The Fabelmans

Loosely based on Steven Spielberg’s childhood growing up in Arizona, the film is directed by Steven and features a cast of Michelle Williams, Seth Rogan, Paul Dano, Gabriel LaBelle, and Julia Butters.

The Fabelmans is in theaters on Nov. 23.

December 2022

Avatar: The Way of Water

Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) have formed a family and are doing anything that they can to stay together, but are forced to leave their home after an old threat returns. In search of a new home, Jake and Neytiri venture into the wide world of Pandora.

Avatar: The Way of Water is in theaters on Dec. 16.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Upcoming DC superhero sequel film starring Zachary Levi as the titular character with Asher Angel reprising his role as Shazam’s human counterpart Billy Batson. Additional cast includes Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren, and Lucy Liu.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is in theaters on Dec. 16.

The video game mainstay Mario will be getting his animated film debut this year and features a stacked cast consisting of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogan, Fred Armisen, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Sebastian Maniscalco.

is in theaters on Dec. 21.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

In this film directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Naomi Ackie, Ashton Sanders, Stanley Tucci, Nafessa Williams, Clarke Peters, and Tamara Tunie, viewers are taken on a journey through the incredible life of legendary pop/R&B vocalist Whitney Houston in this upcoming musical biopic.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody is in theaters on Dec. 23.

Babylon

This is a period drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle that is set to star Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. Tobey Maguire will serve as an executive producer and appear in a supporting role.

Babylon is in theaters on Dec. 25.

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