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.

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'Stranger Things 4' | Netflix
'Stranger Things 4' | 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

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'Bullsh*t The Game Show' | John Golden Britt/Netflix

Bullsh*t The Game Show

New reality series. If you've been eager for another Howie Mandell-hosted game show, you're in luck. Bullsh*t is a trivia show with a twist, allowing contestants to win money even if they don't have the correct answer, but can convince their opponents that they do.
(Watch the trailer)

The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes

New docuseries. While the Ana de Armas-starring Marilyn Monroe film Blonde should arrive on Netflix sometime within the year, fans of the Old Hollywood icon can also check out this docuseries in anticipation. It features rare audio interviews with people who knew the star and dives into the potential mystery surrounding her death.
(Watch the trailer)

Silverton Siege

New movie. Based on true events that took place in South Africa in 1980, this historical thriller is about a bank heist that was led by a group of anti-apartheid freedom fighters following a failed sabotage mission.
(Watch the trailer)


New movie. An animated movie directed by Tetsurō Araki (Attack on Titan, Death Note) that imagines a version of Tokyo where the laws of gravity are broken and groups of young people have taken over the city as their playground.
(Watch the teaser)

jane fonda and lily tomlin in grace and frankie season 7
'Grace and Frankie' Season 7 | Saeed Adyani/Netflix

Grace and Frankie

Season 7. If you've stuck around and watched all 94 episodes of Grace and Frankie to date (yes, 94), you're going to want to get out the tissue box. Netflix's long-running comedy starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda is wrapping up with one last slate of episodes.
(Watch the trailer)

Season 4, Part 2. We'll finally see how Marty and Wendy Byrde find a way out of their money laundering operation (or not) this spring. After the crime drama kicked off the new year with the first half of its final season in January, the seven final episodes are (thankfully) coming shortly after in April. Expect them to have to take on not just Navarro, but a very angry, grief-stricken Ruth Langmore.
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New movie. A young Amish man decides to take part in the tradition of rumspringa, where he is able to leave the community for a period of time, and ends up falling in love in Berlin.
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The Circle

Season 4. Netflix's reality competition about people sitting alone in an apartment chatting with others, who may or may not be who they say they are, via the show's eponymous social media platform is coming back. What new spicy twists will they think up this season?

The Sound of Magic

New series. In this sweet K-drama, a young girl set on growing up quickly connects with a magician who wants to hold on to his youth. 
(Watch the trailer)


New movie. The iconic 20th-century comic about a goofy, lovable dog is getting the animated-movie treatment. Who is voicing the kids' character, you may ask? None other than Pete Davidson! He leads the voice cast as the pup, trying to make it into the Westminster Dog Show, and J.K. Simmons also provides voice talent. 

The Takedown

New movie. A French buddy-cop comedy starring Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte as two cops with very different styles who find themselves wrapped up in what they thought was a drug-deal takedown and turns out to be a large-scale criminal case. 
(Watch the trailer)

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'Clark' | Nikola Predovic/Netflix


New limited series. Bill Skarsgård leads the cast in this Swedish series from Jonas Åkerlund (Polar, Lords of Chaos) that dives into the infamous bank robber Clark Olofsson whose crimes coined the term "Stockholm syndrome."
(Watch the teaser)

The Pentaverate

New series. Oh, boy: This one's real goofy conspiracy theory hours. Mike Myers stars in the comedy as a Canadian journalist who becomes obsessed with the idea that there's a secret society who has controlled the world's major events since the Plague. Keegan-Michael Key, Ken Jeong, and Jeremy Irons are also among the cast.
(Watch the teaser)

Along For the Ride

New movie. Teens who were raised by the YA author Sarah Dessen, it's time to ride. Netflix optioned several of her beloved novels a few years ago—the first of which, Along For the Ride, is due out this spring. It tells the love story of two insomniac teenagers who meet up at night while the rest of their town sleeps.
(Watch the trailer)

MAY 11
42 Days of Darkness

New series. Netflix's first-ever original from Chile is a dark mystery about a woman who will stop at nothing to find her missing sister, even when she becomes the focus of a media circus.

Operation Mincemeat

New movie. The title of this one might be gross, but it's based on a true story and got a cast full of A-listers. Matthew Macfadyen and frequent-British-period-piece-star Colin Firth lead the drama, which tells the story of how a team of British intelligence officers outwitted the Nazis with false paper work in WWII.
(Watch the trailer)

Our Father

New documentary. The chilling story is about a fertility doctor who inseminated his patients with his own sperm without their knowledge or consent for years.
(Watch the trailer)

MAY 12
Savage Beauty

New series. A South African thriller about a young woman who was among the test subjects for a toxic beauty product in her youth and sets out for revenge against the wealthy family who wronged her.
(Watch the trailer)

MAY 13
Bling Empire

Season 2. The reality series about ultra-wealthy Asian Americans in LA returns for a second season with tons more drama and two new core cast members, businesswoman Mimi Morris and entrepreneur Dorothy Wang, formerly in Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as mickey heller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in the lincoln lawyer
'The Lincoln Lawyer' | Lara Solanki/Netflix

The Lincoln Lawyer

New series. No, you’re not having a stroke: Yes, there was already a movie based on Michael Connelly's bestselling novels in 2011 starring Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller, an LA-based lawyer who works out of his Lincoln Town Car. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo will take on the lead in this new Netflix series, created by David E. Kelly, also starring Neve Campbell, Jazz Raycole, Christopher Gorham, a very cute pug, and others.
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Senior Year

New movie. Some of us couldn't wait to be done with high school, but what if your chance at all of those classic senior year moments—prom, graduation, etc.—were taken from you and you never got to experience them? That's how it goes for Rebel Wilson's character in this comedy about a high schooler who ends up in a coma and wakes up 20 years later, desperate to reclaim her youth and get the prom queen title she was gunning for.
(Watch the trailer)

MAY 16
Vampire in the Garden

New anime. In a world where humanity lost an epic battle to vampires, forcing them to live together in just one small town, a chance meeting between a young girl and the vampire queen may change everything.
(Watch the trailer)

MAY 17
The Future Diary

Season 2. This Japanese reality series that sees two people play out a romantic script in a "diary" is back for more swoon-worthy drama. Season 2 focuses on a script surrounding a love triangle. 
(Watch the trailer)

MAY 18
Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror

New documentary. This true-crime documentary from South Korea follows a group of college students, journalists, and cyber-crime detectives who tracked down a mysterious online network guilty of sexual exploiting hundreds of young women and girls. 
(Watch the trailer)

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'A Perfect Pairing' | Vince Valitutti/Netflix

MAY 19
A Perfect Pairing

New movie. If Vanessa Hudgens is Netflix's cheesy Christmas movie queen, Victoria Justice might just be coming for the title of Netflix's cheesy rom-com queen. In A Perfect Pairing, she plays a "hard-driving L.A. wine-company exec" who travels all the way to an Australian sheep farm to land a major client (you know, as one does), which is where she ends up falling for a rugged local.
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The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar

New documentary. A political, true-crime doc that explores the 1997 murder of photojournalist José Luis Cabezas, whose death shocked the public and exposed networks of corruption in Argentina.
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MAY 20
Love, Death & Robots

Season 3. If you're still bummed that David Fincher doesn't intend to bring back his Netflix series Mindhunter, you may as well turn your attention to one of the other projects he's focusing on. He's among the executive producers of this excellent animated anthology, which is coming back for more scandalous and shocking installments—this time about an ancient evil, the apocalypse, and more.
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MAY 23
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045

Season 2. The next season of Netflix's installment in the Ghost in the Shell franchise picks up where Season 1 left off, as the battle begins between Public Security Section 9 and a "post-human" threat.
(Watch the teaser)

MAY 25
Somebody Feed Phil

Season 5. Phil is coming back for another culinary adventure across the globe. This time around, he'll travel to Helsinki, Madrid, both Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, and Oaxaca.

Season 4 Part 1. After three long years, fans will be finally headed back to the demogorgon-infested Hawkins, Indiana this year. In a new turn for Netflix's flagship sci-fi hit, the streamer will be releasing Season 4 in two parts. Volume 1 will drop on May 27—just in time for Memorial Day weekend—and Volume 2 will arrive on July 1.It's always an event when the series returns, and the pandemic-delayed season is supposedly the show's biggest yet. Set over spring break as Eleven and the Byers visit Hawkins after moving away, the A/V club will have to investigate a dark force that's been looming around their hometown since the '50s—and likely bring Hopper home safe from the Ruskies.
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Season 4. After its surge of popularity in America following its streaming release on Netflix, the hit Danish political drama Borgen has been resurrected for a fourth season. The season, subtitled Power & Glory, is meant to be a standalone “continuation” of the show, following the trajectory of Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), now the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, and her staff as they manage global crises like climate change and the world superpowers’ battle for control of the Arctic.


New movie. Elsa Pataky of the Fast and Furious franchise stars in this thriller as an Army captain who must spring into action when her isolated missile interceptor base comes under attack.

adam sandler in hustle
'Hustle' | Netflix


New movie. Adam Sandler is following up the semi-basketball movie Uncut Gems with a full-blown basketball movie. In Hustle, he plays a scout who discovers an incredible player while abroad and attempts to bring him into the States and in front of the NBA. 
(Watch the trailer)

Season 6. It's Peaky fookin' Blinders! Thomas Shelby and his crime family aren't done attempting to take down their rivals quite yet. Stephen Knight's hit period drama returns for a final season this year.


New documentary. A rare behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of pop icon Jennifer Lopez specifically documents around the preparation for her 2020 Super Bowl halftime performance with Shakira. (TBD if it will share any Ben and Jen deets.)

Sing, Dance, Act: Kabuki featuring Toma Ikuta

New documentary. Sing, Dance, Act follows the training of Japanese actor Toma Ikuta as he tries to master the traditional Japanese theatrical dance-drama style of kabuki for his first-ever on stage performance of the art form.


New movie. Based on a short story by George Saunders, Escape from Spiderhead is set in a near-future where an organization conducts experiments on the incarcerated by manipulating their emotions with drugs. Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, and Jurnee Smollett star.


New anime. Fans of author Hiroshi Takashige and illustrator Ryōji Minagawa's manga SPRIGGAN have been waiting for an anime adaptation since the early '90s, and now it's finally time. The action series is about a powerful ancient civilization that was depleted but left artifacts and messages for future generations to find—as long as an evil organization doesn't try to silence them.
(Watch the teaser)

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'The Umbrella Academy' Season 3 | Netflix

Season 3. The Sparrows have arrived at the Umbrella Academy, shaking up the status quo once again for the Hargreeves family. After Season 2’s time travel extravaganza, the superpowered Hargreeves siblings must reluctantly join forces once again to save their home from sinister invaders—one of which appears to be their long-dead brother.

Man Vs. Bee

New series. As the title implies, this is about a man who's annoyed by a pesky bee. That's basically all there is to it: Iconic comedic actor Rowan Atkinson plays a house sitter at a mansion who's beefing with a bee, and it all plays out over 10 (yes, 10) episodes.

The Seabeast

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)

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 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.


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)

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'Day Shift' | Parrish Lewis/Netflix

2022 TBA

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.

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.

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.

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.

First Kill

New series. The teens could always use another hot vampire drama to sink their teen into. The latest is headed to Netflix and produced by Emma Roberts. Based on a short story from YA author Victoria "V. E." Schwab, it follows a star-crossed lovers type of story between a young vampire who's supposed to make her first kill and the monster hunter she sets her sights on.

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.

Ryan Gosling in the gray man
'The Gray Man' | Netflix

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.


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.

Knives Out 2

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 round two. 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.

Locke & Key

Season 3. Those Locke siblings just can't catch a break from the evil supernatural forces that be. The popular spooky series based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez's comics is confirmed to return sometime in 2022.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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)


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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