From its origins as a monthly DVD delivery service, Netflix has always had a penchant for dream business plans. And, when the media company announced in 2017 that it wanted original content to be half of its streaming library, people were surprised and curious. But they put their money where it was – investing $ 8 billion in commissioning and producing original series and films – and the rest is history.

Since then, Netflix has released, yes, Hallmark-worthy dishes, but exponentially more critically acclaimed films, including Oscar winners like Rome, Marriage story, and man, to only cite a few. At first glance, we’re in an equally exciting 2022 on the platform. Like long-awaited sequels like knives outside 2 and redo as Chainsaw Massacre looming on the horizon, you’ll want to keep a close eye on your What’s New 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 movies in 2022 to date.

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Photocopier (January 13, 2022)

A young woman wakes up to find drunk photos of her from the night before circulating online. With no recollection of the events of the evening, and her purse and reputation at stake, she must work to piece together the truth and clear her name. This Indonesian crime mystery offers as much borderline suspense as it does compelling socio-political commentary.

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This is not a comedy (January 18, 2022)

An apathetic comedian reaches a crossroads when he finds himself at a dead end in his stand-up career. One road leads to the pursuit of romantic interest with dreams of intergalactic travel. On the other hand, her longtime friend asks her to join her parenting journey 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: On the brink of war follows a young British political assistant tasked with obtaining a confidential document from his former classmate in Oxford, now a German diplomat. Crossing enemy lines as far as Germany before the Munich agreement, the fate of Europe and the world is hers. That is, as long as his former peer is ready to shake his hand.

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Bigbug (February 11, 2022)

Amelie Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet takes on the dystopian science fiction genre with Big bug, a film that takes place in 2050 in the midst of a robot revolt. Following a group of commuters locked inside their homes by their andraids, this dark comedy could strike a chord with 2,022 viewers.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre (February 18, 2022)

Despite Chainsaw Massacremulti-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, hopeful teens will soon be forced to consider the city’s bloody history and its potential future.

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Bulle (April 28, 2022)

Romance is often referred to under the laws of gravity. We fall in love, drawn by their gravitational pull, taking the leap in love. But what does love look like in a world where there is no gravity? Set in imaginary Tokyo after an explosion turns the city into an anti-gravity floating island, this animated film follows two teenagers who find themselves in the middle of a world where all seems lost. From Death threat director Tetsurō Araki, this is a must-have for fans of anime and fantasy.

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Knives out 2 (to be confirmed)

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

Enola Holmes 2: The Left-Handed Woman’s Case (tbc)

Another mystery film 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 reprise her role as Enola Holmes, the teenage sister of legendary Detective Sherlock.

Slumberland (to be confirmed)

The early 20th century comic book series Little Nemo in the Land of Sleep had already received a film adaptation in 1989. However, this live-action remake will certainly bring the old series, about a young girl who receives a secret card to cross the dreamlike kingdom 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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