Netflix Original Movies and Shows Coming in 2022

We're keeping track of the premiere dates of every Netflix exclusive so you know what to put on your watch list.

ryan gosling in the gray man
'The Gray Man' | Stanislav Honzik/Netflix
'The Gray Man' | Stanislav Honzik/Netflix

There's never a shortage of programming on Netflix. In addition to its library of licensed shows and movies, the streaming platform is constantly dropping new original movies, shows, and documentaries. To help you keep track of what's coming to the service, we're rounding up of just about every Netflix exclusive coming soon, from new titles to returning ones. As Netflix announces additional releases, we'll keep this post updated so you can always know what's worth including in your watch list.

ALSO READ: Our guide to every original show and movie coming to HBO Max this year and our round-up of every TV premiere to know about

Gracie Marie Bradley in beauty
'Beauty' | Stephanie Meiling/Netflix


New movie. This drama is written by Lena Waithe (Master of None) and focuses on a young, promising singer (Gracie Marie Bradley) who finds herself facing the pressures of the music industry, her family, and her girlfriend as her career is about to ascend.
(Watch the trailer)

Extraordinary Attorney Woo

New series. An emotional K-drama about a brilliant lawyer on the autism spectrum.
(Watch the trailer)

Pirate Gold of Adak Island

New reality series. Time for some treasure hunting! This adventure show follows a group of seasoned treasure hunters as they set off into the Alaskan wilderness to try to track down pirate treasure, rumored to be worth millions.
(Watch the trailer)

The Upshaws

Season 2, Part 1. This family comedy co-created by Wanda Sykes and Regina Hicks (Girlfriends, Insecure) about the dysfunctional, working class family the Upshaws returns for more laughs.
(Watch the trailer)

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New anime. With a title like that, you can assume this anime goes hard. The fantasy series follows a dark wizard trapped inside the body of a regular boy as he tries to conquer the world.

King of Stonks

New series. Based on a real story (and presumably named after the stonks meme), this German dark comedy explores an overly ambitious man working in finance as he schemes to climb to the top of his not entirely real company.
(Watch the trailer)

millie bobby brown in stranger things 4 volume 2
'Stranger Things 4' Volume 2 | Netflix

Stranger Things

Season 4, Part 2. Two more episodes of this season of Stranger Things drop just in time for Fourth of July weekend. Good thing you'll have the long weekend to binge-watch Episodes 7 and 8, since they're reported to come in at a whopping 98 minutes and 85 minutes. Presumably, you'll see how it all goes down between the kids in Hawkins, Eleven, and the mind-reading evil force Vecna.
(Watch the trailer)

Girl in the Picture

New documentary.
The latest shocking true-crime doc from director Skye Borgman (who was behind the hit Abducted in Plain Sight) is about a woman found dying by the side of the road decades ago and the long search to uncover her true identity.
(Watch the trailer)

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

New movie. The teens are getting emotional in this adaptation of a popular YA novel by Jennifer E. Smith. It follows two high school sweethearts (Jordan Fisher and Talia Ryder) over the course of one night as they try to decide if they should follow through with the pact they made to break up before college.
(Watch the trailer)

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'Boo Bitch' | Netflix

Boo, Bitch

New series.​​ To All the Boys rom-com queen Lana Condor stars in and executive produces this new teen series. She plays a high school senior who decides to cast her safe, overly cautious attitude aside and live a little—only to find out the next morning that she's died and now a ghost.
(Watch the trailer)

Dangerous Liaisons

New movie. '90s kids had Cruel Intentions and now Gen Z has this sexy French teen movie. The stakes are the same, with a good girl falling for a bad boy and a nasty, little bet involved, but it's been updated to fit the times a bit, obviously, as the bet's instigator is a "mean social media queen."
(Watch the trailer)

How To Build a Sex Room

New reality series. It's the how-to show you never knew you needed! It's not really a how-to, though: How to Build a Sex Room follows interior designer Melanie Rose as she works with clients to help create their most erotic fantasies in their homes.
(Watch the trailer)

The Sea Beast

New movie. If you were a fan of Big Hero 6 and Moana, you'll want to put the animated film The Seabeast on your radar. The movie is the latest from writer/director Chris Williams, who was behind those Academy Award winners, and is a pirate adventure set on the high seas where monsters roam the depths and monster hunters are out to get them. Karl Urban, Dan Stevens, and others are among the voice cast.
(Watch the teaser)

How to Change Your Mind

New docuseries. Michael Pollan's book of the same name about psychedelics may have blown your mind, man, when it came out in 2018, and now you'll learn even more with this four-parter. The author hosts the series, which is produced by award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, and dives into mind-altering substances like LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, and mescaline.
(Watch the trailer)

My Daughter's Killer

New documentary. A French true-crime doc about André Bamberski, who went to extreme lengths to try to seek justice for his daughter's murder that happened outside of their home country of France in 1982.

D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?!

New documentary. Get ready for your latest conspiracy-theory obsession. This doc takes a deep dive into the confounding story of D.B. Cooper, the man whose identity remains a complete mystery after hijacking a plane and jumping off with stolen money in 1971.
(Watch the trailer)

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'Resident Evil' | Marcos Crus/Netflix

Resident Evil

New series. Netflix already made an anime series in the Resident Evil franchise, but now it’s going the live-action route in its latest return to New Racoon City and Umbrella Corp's nasty plots. Set in the year 2036, 14 years after a global virus triggers the apocalypse, the series stars Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nuñez.


New series. The team behind the animated series Paradise PD's latest is yet another outrageous animated adult comedy. Set in space, it follows Prince Fichael, whose human father once liberated the planet of Farzar from evil aliens, and now sees it as his job, along with his team known as S.H.A.T. (Special Hostile Assault Team), to keep their home safe from other intergalactic threats.
(Watch the trailer)


New movie. Regencycore is still going strong, ladies and lords. This is an adaptation of the Jane Austen classic that will see Dakota Johnson taking on the defiant, lovestruck Anne Elliot and Henry Golding and Cosmo Jarvis as the two men pulling at her heartstrings.
(Watch the trailer)

Remarriage & Desires

New series. Scandalous K-drama incoming: Remarriage & Desires follows the ploy of a revenge-obsessed divorcee who uses an expensive matchmaking service to get back at her ex's scheming mistress.
(Watch the trailer)

Alexandra Breckenridge in virgin river season 4
'Virgin River' Season 4 | Netflix

Virgin River

Season 4. Alert the Christian Girl Autumn locals from your hometown: Virgin River is coming back. Expect a lot of drama to ensue now that Mel is pregnant and unsure of who the father is, and it's unclear if Preacher survived being poisoned. (Poisoning and kidnapping plots? Who knew?!)

The Gray Man

New movie. The latest movie from the Russo brothers is an action thriller based on Mark Greaney's novel of the same name. Ryan Gosling stars as a CIA agent who is forced to go on the run after learning incriminating secrets about his agency and his former colleague calls a hit on him.
(Watch the trailer)

Street Food: USA

New docuseries. After focusing on Asia and Latin America, the docuseries Street Food is turning to American cities like LA, NYC, Oahu, Portland, and more to explore the incredible cuisine created stateside by chefs and local vendors.

The Most Hated Man on the Internet

New docuseries. This three-parter delves into one woman's attempt to take down Hunter Moore, who has been called "the most hated man on the internet" for creating a toxic revenge-porn site.
(Watch the trailer)

Keep Breathing

New series. If you watched Yellowjackets and were curious what it would look like with one lone survivor and even more peril, perhaps check out Keep Breathing. The six-part survival thriller stars Melissa Barrera (Scream, In the Heights) as a woman who must fight to stay alive in the Canadian wilderness when her small plane goes down.

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'Purple Hearts' | Mark Fellman/Netflix

Purple Hearts

New movie. An adaptation of Tess Wakefield's novel of the same name, this tear-jerker romance follows the love story between an aspiring singer-songwriter and a marine. Get the tissue box ready in advance.
(Watch the trailer)


New series. Sex and the City creator Darren Starr hath wrought chaos onto Netflix by creating Emily in Paris, and now he's back with another rom-com series. Co-created by Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family, Frasier), this title might be a little less toned down than his Lily Collins-starring comedy. Uncoupled stars Neil Patrick Harris as a man who suddenly finds himself single in his 40s after his husband of nearly two decades calls for a divorce.
(Watch the teaser)

Wedding Season

New movie. A rom-com about two young people who team up to be each other's dates for a summer of weddings when their parents expect them to be bringing suitable dates to the affairs. With a classic rom-com set up like that, you can just about guess where this one's going to go.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

New movie. They're lean, green, and mean—and coming back with an all-new movie! The crime fighting reptiles you grew up loving are returning for an animated adventure, finding Leo, Raph, Donnie, and Mikey taking on an evil alien race. Ben Schwartz is among the voice cast.

The Sandman

New series. Netflix's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's dark and iconic superhero fantasy comic is finally coming this year. The show stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, a powerful being who is held captive by a group of occultists for 105 years, until he's finally freed and sets out to restore his kingdom of dreaming. Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, David Thewlis, and Jenna Coleman also star.
(Watch the teaser)

Locke & Key

Season 3. After three seasons, Netflix says goodbye to another hit. This adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's popular comic was supposed to wrap up after three installments, though, so get ready for one spooky summer as the Lockes have their final faceoff with the evil Captain Frederick Gideon.
(Watch the teaser)

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'Day Shift' | Parrish Lewis/Netflix

Day Shift

New movie. While Jamie Foxx's character in this movie may seem like your everyman father, don't let his blue collar job fool you—it's only a front for his vampire-hunting gig. Foxx is joined by Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg, and others in the action movie.

13: The Musical

New movie. Based on the stage musical of the same name, this coming-of-age film explores the woes of adolescence as 12-year-old Evan (Eli Golden) is forced to move from the Big Apple to a small town in Indiana, all the while dealing with his parents' divorce and upcoming bar mitzvah. While the Broadway show is famous for only featuring a cast of teenagers, the movie stars a handful of famous grown-ups, like Debra Messing, Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, and others.

Never Have I Ever

Season 3. [Read in John McEnroe's voice] Oh, Devi! Bevi and Daxton shippers are about to have a lot more drama to get worked up over, now that Mindy Kaling's charming teen comedy Never Have I Ever is returning for Season 3. (Don't worry that this will be the last installment of the series, though. Kaling confirmed that it'll be back for a fourth and final season, too.)

Look Both Ways

New movie. Riverdale star Lili Reinhart leads this coming-of-age film about a young woman who evaluates the two possible realities her life might take when she learns on the eve of her college graduation that she's pregnant.


New series. Comedian Mo Amer collaborated with his Ramy co-star Ramy Youssef to create a new comedy loosely based on his own life. In it, he plays a man named Mo Najjar, a Palistinian refugee who moved to Houston with his family and is trying to get US citizenship.

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'Me Time' | Netflix

Me Time

New movie. Mark Wahlberg stars in this comedy as a father who has his first weekend away from his wife and kids in years, and ends up having one wild time when he reconnects with an old friend. Regina Hall and Kevin Hart are also among the cast.

Love in the Villa

New movie. Uh oh! When a woman played by Kat Graham tries to cope with a breakup by booking a dreamy vacation in Verona, Italy, she finds out her villa has been double-booked with a dashing yet cranky Brit (Tom Hopper). Are star-crossed lovers in fair Verona inevitable? (Probably.)

Cobra Kai

Season 5. Get ready for another action-packed chapter in this Karate Kid spinoff. Season 5 picks up right where Season 4 left off, with John Kreese in prison, Terry Silver scheming to take over the karate empire, and Daniel LaRusso teaming up with Chozen Toguchi to try to take him down.
(Watch the teaser)

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'Blonde' | Netflix


New movie. After production delays and controversies surrounding an NC-17 rating, the movie Blonde will finally make its streaming debut in September. Based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel of the same name, Andrew Dominik's film reimagines Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe's life and persona in the public versus the private, featuring a dead-ringer Ana de Armas in the lead role.
(Watch the teaser)


New series. Based on Kid Cudi's upcoming album of the same name, Entergalactic stars Cudi as Jabari, a young artist living in NYC on the cusp of success—though his journey to greatness is complicated when he meets and falls for an equally cool photographer neighbor Meadow (Jessica Williams), all told through gorgeous, colorful animation similar to the painterly style of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The Mitchells vs. the Machines.
(Watch the teaser)

The School of Good and Evil

New movie. It's been a minute since we had a big-budget fantasy movie set at a school for magic. This one, based on Soman Chainani's bestselling YA book, is directed by Paul Feig and follows two teenage girls (Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie) as they're swept away to an enchanting school where heroes and villains are taught how to protect the balance of good and evil in the world. Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, and more are also among the cast.
(Watch the teaser)

The Midnight Club

New series. Just keep the Mike Flanagan spooky series coming, Netflix. The latest from the Midnight Mass and The Haunting creator is an adaptation of Christopher Pike's popular book series, set at a hospice clinic where a group who call themselves "the Midnight Club" meet to tell scary stories, and vow to try to contact the others, whoever dies first.
(Watch the teaser)


New movie. Few characters have touched filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro quite like Pinocchio, so he's bringing to life his own stop-motion musical of the story. The project has been in the works since 2018, but will finally hit Netflix in late 2022. It's said to be a darker adaptation of the (honestly already super-dark) fairy tale, set in 1930s Italy when fascism was on the rise, and it's filled out with an all-star cast including Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, and others.
(Watch the teaser)

2022 TBA

Season 5. Still can't get enough Princess Diana content? Good, because there's more of it coming on the next season of The Crown. This time around, Elizabeth Debicki will portray Diana, Dominic West is taking on Prince Charles, and Imelda Staunton is taking over for Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth.

Season 3. Netflix's Thelma and Louise are wrapping up their criminal activity with a third and final season. Expect the final installment to explore the sure-to-be dramatic fall out of that alcohol-induced car crash that Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) survived.

Devil in Ohio

New series. Based on Daria Polatin's popular book and a true story, Devil in Ohio is about a young woman (Madeleine Arthur) who escapes a satanic cult and finds refuge at the home of a psychiatrist (Emily Deschanel). When the cult refuses to let her go, you can expect things get pretty weird for her and the family she's staying with.

End of the Road

New movie. Queen Latifah leads the cast in this eerie thriller, playing a recent widow who up and moves her family across the country, only to be stalked by a killer in the middle of New Mexico. Beau Bridgers, Ludacris, and others also appear.

Enola Holmes 2

New movie. The Millie Bobby Brown-starring movie about her as Sherlock Holmes' detective kid sister was such a success, it's coming back and she's on another mysterious case.

Florida Man

New series. Not so much about "Florida Man" the joke than it is Ozark set in Florida, this Jason Bateman-produced series is about an ex-cop (Édgar Ramírez) who goes to Florida to trace the girlfriend (Abbey Lee) of a Philly mobster and ends up way in over his head with dark family secrets.

From Scratch

New series. Zoe Saldana stars in this adaptation of Tembi Locke's memoir that tells a story of love and loss as she falls for an Italian man while studying abroad in Sicily and finds the dream life they’ve built for themselves altered when he is diagnosed with cancer.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

New movie. If you thought the cast of Rian Johnson's 2019 whodunnit Knives Out was great, wait until you see who the director wrangled for the sequel, titled Glass Onion. Little about the plot is known, but expect Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc to be on another case and characters played by Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Ethan Hawke, Janelle Monáe, Edward Norton, and Leslie Odom Jr. are among the suspects.


New series. If you're a fan of heist dramas and need something to fill the Money Heist void in your life, this new Netflix show might just be the ultimate heist series. Loosely based on an actual saga wherein $70 million in bonds went missing in New York City during Hurricane Sandy, the show spans 24 years, covering the "largest heist ever attempted" and all of the scandal surrounding it. Giancarlo Esposito of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad leads the cast.

Lost Ollie

New series. If you like Toy Story (and literally who doesn't), this animated Netflix project should be on your radar. Shannon Tindle—the creator of Kubo and the Two Strings, Utlraman writer, and Coraline designer—and Peter Ramsey, one of the directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, will co-pilot the series, adapted from William Joyce’s 2016 book Ollie’s Odyssey, about a cute plushy toy looking for its boy. Jonathan Groff, Mary J. Blige, Tim Blake Nelson, Gina Rodriguez, and Jake Johnson are among the voice cast.

Luckiest Girl Alive

New movie. Based on Jessica Knoll's novel of the same name, Mila Kunis stars in this thriller as a woman who must revisit the past she tried to escape when a documentary crew asks to hear her perspective about an incident that happened at her prestigious high school. Jennifer Beals, Finn Wittrock, and others also star.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

New series. There was a time when American Horror Story staple Evan Peters had to call it quits on starring in the series because he said the material was getting too dark. He did eventually return to the FX series, but now he's starring in perhaps his most intense role ever, playing serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. It's yet another Netflix project from Ryan Murphy, co-created with his frequent collaborator Ian Brennan, and the limited series is said to be told from the perspective of his victims, exploring how police incompetence contributed to a killing spree that lasted decades.

The Mother

New movie. Jennifer Lopez had a brief stint as an action star, and she's stepping back into those gunslinging shoes once again. In Mother, she plays a former assassin who comes out of hiding and sets out on a mission to find the daughter she was once forced to abandon.

The Mothership

New movie. Halle Berry leads this sci-fi thriller about a woman who discovers a strange extraterrestrial object beneath her rural farmhouse, believing it to have answers to her husband's recent unexplained disappearance.


New movie. Just do yourself a favor and look up behind the scenes photos of this movie. All you need to know is that Jason Mamoa plays "an eccentric outlaw" in the world of dreams and nightmares.

The Watcher

New series.Another Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan production headed to Netflix this year, The Watcher is inspired by a true story, first covered in The Cut, about a couple who bought their dream house in New Jersey—only to be stalked and receive threatening letters from someone signed "The Watcher." Naomi Watts, Bobby Canavale, and Jennifer Coolidge lead the cast.


New series. Get ready for a creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky new spinoff: The cult favorite character Wednesday Addams of The Addams Family is getting her own coming-of-age series. Scream star Jenna Ortega will take on the iconic teen, the millennial's Wednesday Addams Christina Ricci will also appear in a new role, and in an appropriately goth move, Tim Burton is directing the show.

Welcome to Eden

New series. A new Spanish sci-fi teen drama that promises stunning visuals and wild twists, Welcome to Eden sees a group of young social media stars get invited to an exclusive party on a secret island where everything is not as it seems.
(Watch the teaser)

Wendall and Wild

New movie. It may have been a minute since former comedic duo Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key teamed up, but they'll be joining voices yet again in this animated feature. From the mind of stop-motion legend Henry Sellick (in his first film since Coraline), Wendall and Wild is a fantasy comedy about two demon brothers who task a 13-year-old with summoning them to the Land of the Living.

New series. As you wait patiently for more of the witcher Geralt's adventures, this prequel series should be able to hold you over. It's said to be set 1,200 years before the hit fantasy show and tells the story of the first-ever witcher.

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