2021 is done and it was a great year for movies. So much so that you can check out our Top 20 movies of 21 right HERE. When you’ve done that we would like for you to add a few movies to your watch lists for 2022. We’ve picked the 10 that we are the most excited about and you can countdown the list with us right here. So buckle up because here we go with our 10 Films To Watch In 2022.
10. Scream (14th January)
After an abscence of 11 years, the self aware horror series is back with an all new story and Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox) and Dewey Riley (David Arquette) become embroiled in a new set of murders with someone masquerading as Ghostface. Wes Craven passed in 2015, so the directing mantle of Scream 5 is taken up by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who made 2019’s Ready or Not. Early buzz suggests that it’s really good and that you (as ever) should avoid spoilers at all costs. So get ready, Ghostface is back!
9. Blonde (TBC 2022)
One of the biggest moments of 2021 was Ana De Amas arrival in No Time To Die, she came, she saw, she destroyed stuff, shot people and disappeared. It was a 10 minute tour de force that left a lasting impression on most peoples minds. So now Ms. Amas next project is the Netflix movie Blonde, based on the book of the same name (By Joyce Carol) about the irrepressible Marilyn Monroe. Ana De Amas as the blonde bombshell should be something to behold for sure.
8. Cyrano (25th February)
Director Joe Wright returns with a musical version of Cyrano de Bergerac. Starring Peter Dinklage as the eponymous Cyrano pining for the love of Roxanne played by Haley Bennett, we’ve seen previous versions of this on the big screen most famously Gerard Depardeau version or Steve Martin’s take Roxanne. From the trailer this looks pretty special and the early buzz is that, it’s not unfounded either.
7. Mission: Impossible 7 (Sept 2022)
The first of two Tom Cruise movies on the list, M:I 7 has been filmed back to back with part 8 and has been delayed somewhat during filming due tot he pandemic. Various snippets have leaked out from the set, from Mr Cruise bawling out people on set for not following Covid measures, to phone footage of our Tom trying to end his life once more, with some ridiculous gravity defying stunts on a motorbike, train et al. One things is for sure, it’ll be breathtaking action, exciting and worth the price of admission.
6. Death On The Nile (11th February)
Kenneth Brannagh’s follow up to Agatha Christie ‘s Murder On The Orient Express follows the further investigations of Hercule Poitrot with an all star cast that also had it’s release delayed due to the pandemic. Still it looks as amazing as Brannaghs Poirot moustache and the whodunnit set on the S.S. Karnak with Gal Gadot, Sophie Okenedo, Letitia Wright, Annette Benning, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Adam Garcia, Russell Brand and so on and so on.
5. Renegades (1 May)
Jonathan Sothcott is delivering a real treat for us this year. After upping the ante from last years breakout British crime Rama Nemesis, he’s only gone and got the Six Million Dollar Man himself Lee Majors to headline alongside Nick Moran, Patsy Kensit, Danny Trejo, Michael Pare and Louis Mandylor in a actioner about a retired Green Beret getting gunned down by a drug gang and four of his former SAS Comrades come for revenge. Directed by Daniel Zirilli. Simple premise, awesome cast. Big hit.
4. Elvis (24th June)
Baz Luhrmann brings his latest project and with comes Tom Hanks as Elvis manager Col. Tom Parker. Austin Butler stars as the King himselff. Not much is known currently about the story, and there’s been very little footage released other than a short clip of Elvis from behind walking onto a TV set. But Luhrmann rarely misses and Hanks will likely be landing his next Oscar nomination.
3. Top Gun: Maverick (27 May)
It’s been 30 years since Cruise donned the aviator sunglasses and felt the need for speed and now he’s bring Pete “Maverick” Mitchell back. Also along for the ride is Miles Teller as Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (The son of his former friend ‘Goose’), Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly and also returning as Iceman is Val Kilmer. This is destined to be one of 2022s biggest moments as we get back into the Danger Zone once more.
2. Knives Out 2 (Autumn 2022)
Little is known about the plot of the follow up to the outstanding Knives Out. Rian Johnson is not letting anything out. In fact the only thing that is known is Daniel Craig is back as Benoit Blanc and others cast in the film are Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, Ethan Hawk, Dave Bautista, Ed Norton, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. Janelle Monae and Madelyn Cline. But if it’s a patch o the first it’lol be an absolute must see. Netflix have secured the rights so, look to the streaming platform for more news.
1. The Batman (4th March)
Has any other film garnered this much buzz already? Matthew Reeves brings in Robert Pattinson as a young Bruce/Batman as he begins his trail of vengeance and encountering The Penguin (Colin Farrell almost unrecognisable under the makeup) and Paul Dano as The Riddler. Early word suggests that this is more akin to the saw movies than it is a superhero film. But all the buzz has been hugely positive. And lets be honest we’re all excited for this one.
So there you have it, our 10 Films To Watch In 2022, how many of these will you be planing to see? Do you agree or would you have others in the list? Let us know either way on our social channels or via the comments below