The 27 Most Anticipated Movies of 2022

Lupita Nyong’o in “Black Panther”; Keanu Reeves in “John Wick”; Reese Witherspoon in “Legally Blonde.” Photo Courtesy: Marvel Studios; Lionsgate; and MGM

We can’t believe we’re already making a list about what we’re dying to see at the movie theater in 2022 either. Something tells us we’re actually not too early though. If you don’t feel like looking forward to the new year yet, you can check out our selection of best movies of 2021.

For the rest of us, here’s a selection of some of 2022’s most anticipated films. Bear in mind that the calendar of releases is still not set in stone, so this isn’t a comprehensive selection. New titles will pop up as the new year unfolds. Plus, most of these titles are tentpole movies and/or sequels or adaptations from pre-existing franchises. Expect the year 2022 to be full of those, but also keep in mind that there’ll also be a fair share of must-see indie movies as the year progresses. It’s hard to know if 2022 will be the year that cinema-going returns to normal, or if we’ll all still be doing a lot of streaming at home for certain titles, while opting for the big screen for others.

And yes, some of the titles on this list are movies that we were already looking forward to watching back in 2019 — ahem, Top Gun: Maverick.