50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2022: Here are 50 upcoming film projects from 2022 that, I think, deserve to be discussed and I am most excited about. The highlight of this year, for me, is a series of interesting collaborations and pairings. From Liv Ullmann making a comeback in a Vicky Krieps movie to Ethan Hawke featuring in a Robert Eggers movie, 2022 has many surprises in store for us. I am already late for this list, so without any delay, let us hop on to the list of 50 most anticipated films of 2022, arranged, mostly, in alphabetical order. 

1. About Joan | Director: Laurent Larivière

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Lars Eidinger, Swann Arlaud
Genre: Drama

Overwhelmed when a figure from her past reemerges, Joan Verra retreats to the countryside with her son Nathan. There she experiences fragmented recollections of her past romantic encounters.

2. Apollo 10½ | Director: Richard Linklater

Cast: Zachary Levi, Jack Black, Glen Powell
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A coming-of-age story set in the suburbs of Houston, Texas in the summer of 1969, centered around the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

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3. Armageddon Time | Director: James Gray

Cast: Jeremy Strong, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins
Genre: Drama

A coming-of-age story about growing up in Queens in the 1980s.

4. Babylon | Director: Damien Chazelle

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Cast: Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Genre: Drama

Plot Unknown. Rumored to be set in period Hollywood.

5. Blonde | Director: Andrew Dominik

Cast: Ana de Armas, Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

6. Bones and All | Director: Luca Guadagnino

Cast: Mark Rylance,Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Taylor Russell
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance

Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.

7. Borderlands | Director: Eli Roth

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Haley Bennett, Kevin Hart
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

A feature film based on the popular video game set on the abandoned fictional planet of Pandora where people search for a mysterious relic.

8. Crimes of the Future | Director: David Cronenberg

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Cast: Kristen Stewart, Léa Seydoux, Tanaya Beatty, Viggo Mortensen
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A deep dive into the not-so-distant future in which humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, which alters their biological makeup.

9. Death on the Nile | Director: Kenneth Branagh

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Emma Mackey
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.

10. Deep Water | Director: Adrian Lyne

Cast: Ben Affleck, Ana De Armas, Tracy Letts
Genre: Thriller

A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.

11. Despatch | Director: Kanu Behl

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Shahana Goswami, Rii Sen
Genre: Drama

News has turned digital, leaving veteran crime journalist Joy at the cusp of irrelevance. Determined to break the next big story and refashion his complicated personal life, Joy embarks on a relentless odyssey through the heart and gut of Mumbai, stumbling into its darkest corners.

12. Disappointment Blvd. | Director: Ari Aster

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Cast: Parker Posey, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Ryan
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror

A decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.

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13. Gore | Director: Michael Hoffman

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Michael Stuhlbarg, Douglas Booth
Genre: Drama

A young man spends a summer in Italy where he meets his idol, Gore Vidal, who teaches him about life, love, and politics.

14. Kitbag | Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Joaquin Phoenix, Youssef Kerkour
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama

The film is an original and personal look at Napoleon Bonaparte’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to the emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine.

15. Maestro | Director: Bradley Cooper

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Strong, Carey Mulligan
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music

The complex love of Leonard and Felicia, from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25-year marriage, and three children.

16. Killers of the Flower Moon | Director: Martin Scorsese

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Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, Robert De Niro
Genre: Crime, Drama, History

Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.

17. Men | Director: Alex Garland

Cast: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu
Genre: Drama, Horror

A young woman goes on a solo vacation to the English countryside after the death of her ex-husband.

18. Mob Girl | Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Cast: Unknown
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

A mother living in New York’s lower East Side becomes a mafia informant for the FBI.

19. Monkey Man | Director: Dev Patel

Cast: Dev Patel, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sikander Kher
Genre: Action, Thriller

A recently-released ex-felon living in modern-day India struggles to adjust to a world of corporate greed and eroding spiritual values.

20. Next Goal Wins | Director: Taika Waititi

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Cast: Frankie Adams, Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Will Arnett
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport

Adaptation of the 2014 British documentary. The story of the American Samoa soccer team, who suffered the worst loss in World Cup history, losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001.

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21. More Than Ever | Director: Emily Atef

Cast: Vicky Krieps, Liv Ullmann
Genre: Drama

A young woman, happily married, has a few months left and decides to travel across Europe to Norway alone to live the adventure of her life.

22. Mumbaikar | Director: Santosh Sivan

Cast: Vikrant Massey, Vijay Sethupathi, Tanya Maniktala, Sanjay  Mishra
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

The story is based on the life of people in Mumbai which includes their happiness, drama, fun, and romance which interlink their lives.

23. Peter Pan & Wendy | Director: David Lowery

Cast: Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Joshua Pickering
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Live-action adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of a boy who wouldn’t grow up and recruits three young siblings in London to join him on a magical adventure to the enchanted Neverland island.

24. The Sky is Everywhere | Director: Josephine Decker

Cast: Cherry Jones, Jason Segel, Pico Alexander
Genre: Drama

A shy, teenage musician tries to keep things together in the aftermath of her older, more outgoing sister’s death.

25. Pinocchio | Director: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Finn Wolfhard, Tilda Swinton
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family

A darker version of the classic children’s fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

26. Red, White and Water | Director: Lila Neugebauer

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Linda Emond, Stephen McKinley Henderson
Genre: Drama

A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.

27. Resurrection | Director: Andrew Semans

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Tim Roth
Genre: Thriller

Margaret’s life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Everything is under control. That is, until David returns, carrying with him the horrors of Margaret’s past.

28. Poor Things | Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast: Emma Stone, Margaret Qualley, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi

The film will be a Victorian tale of love, discovery, and scientific daring, Poor Things tells the incredible story of Belle Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant scientist.

29. Rio | Director: Edward Berger

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

A financial reporter travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend, only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death.

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30. She Said | Director: Maria Schrader

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Samantha Morton
Genre: Drama

New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.

31. TÁR | Director: Todd Field

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Nina Hoss
Genre: Drama, Music

Follows Lydia Tar, the first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.

32. The Batman | Director: Matt Reeves

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as The Riddler.

33. The Billion Dollar Spy | Director: Amma Asante

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller

The true story of a man who became the Pentagon’s most valuable spy during the last years of the Cold War.

34. The Fablemans | Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano
Genre: Drama

A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg’s own childhood.

35. The Gray Man | Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas
Genre: Action, Thriller

In Europe, a CIA operative-turned-assassin looks to evade mysterious forces as he tries to save the lives of the daughters who don’t know he exists.

36. The Nightingale | Director: Mélanie Laurent

Cast: Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning
Genre: Drama, History, War

The lives of two sisters living in France are torn apart at the onset of World War II. Based on Kristin Hannah’s novel ‘The Nightingale’.

37. The Outfit | Director: Graham Moore

Cast: Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien
Genre: Crime, Drama

An expert tailor must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night.

38. Nope | Director: Jordan Peele

Cast: Steven Yeun, Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Michael Wincott
Genre: Horror

Plot Unknown

39. The Son | Director: Florian Zeller

Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Hugh Jackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Dern
Genre: Drama

Peter as his busy life with his new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.

40. The Northman | Director: Robert Eggers

Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

From acclaimed director Robert Eggers, The Northman is an epic revenge thriller that explores how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father.

41. The Stranger | Director: Thomas M. Wright

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Kameron Hood
Genre: Crime, Thriller

Two men meet on a plane and strike up a conversation that turns into friendship. For Henry Teague, worn down by a lifetime of physical labor and crime, this is a dream come true.

42. The Way of the Wind | Director: Terrence Malick

Cast: Mark Rylance, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Kingsley
Genre: Drama, History

A retelling of several episodes in the life of Christ.

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43. Thirteen Lives | Director: Ron Howard

Cast: Colin Farell, Viggo Mortensen, Joel Edgerton
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller

A retelling of several episodes in the life of Christ.

44. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent | Director: Tom Gormican

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Neil Patrick Harris
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan’s birthday party but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

45. Three Thousand Years Of Longing | Director: George Miller

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, David Collins
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A scholar, content with life, encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation, in a hotel room in Istanbul, leads to consequences neither would have expected.

46. Triangle of Sadness | Director: Ruben Östlund

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson, Shaniaz Hama Ali
Genre: Drama

A pair of models find themselves at a crossroads in their careers.

47. Vikram | Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Sethupathi
Genre: Action, Thriller

Plot Unknown.

48. White Noise | Director: Noah Baumbach

Cast: Adam Driver, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy
Genre: Drama, Mystery

Follows a year in the life of Jack Gladney, a professor who has made his name by pioneering the field of Hitler studies.

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49. Windfall | Director: Charlie McDowell

Cast: Jesse Plemons, Lily Collins, Jason Segel
Genre: Drama, Thriller

A young couple arrives at their vacation home only to find it’s being robbed.

50. Women Talking | Director: Sarah Polley

Cast: Frances McDormand, Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, Claire Foy
Genre: Drama

A group of women in an isolated Mennonite religious colony in Bolivia as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men.

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