best film releases 2022
My Policeman. Credit: Amazon/Prime Video

Looking for the best film releases? Look no further. After two years of a lacklustre box office, it is safe to say that the Friday evening act of attending the cinema has returned. While streaming blockbuster films from the comfort of our very own homes was once a novelty, there is something so special about leaving the house and seeing a film on the big screen. Highly recommended if you’re thinking about seeing Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS (you absolutely should).

Restrictions have seen some of the most-anticipated films from the last three years severely delayed and now, they are colliding into the cinema all at once. Below we list all the best film releases for the remainder of 2022. Because there is a lot!


The best film releases of July see a myriad of theatrical openings and streaming specials. Of course, the month opens with Thor: Love and Thunder which sees Chris Hemsworth reunite on the silver screen with Natalie Portman. Next, is an unexpected romantic comedy from Paramount Pictures dubbed Falling for Figaro which follows Danielle McDonald as she pursues her dream of an opera career.

The rest of the month includes book adaptions (a highly-contested genre) with Jane Austen’s Persuasion reimagined into a modern rom-com on NetflixWhere The Crawdads Sing will see Daisy Edgar-Jones make her cinematic debut in heart-stopping thriller to close out July.

Thor: Love and Thunder – 6.07.22

Falling For Figaro – 14.07.22

Persuasion – 15.07.22

Where The Crawdads Sing – 21.07.22


The month of August is a little more quiet for film releases but thrilling nonetheless. First on the agenda is Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt (in one of his last ever films we suspect) and Sandra Bullock. Jordan Peele’s next terrifying horror film Nope follows (but not for the faint-hearted). Next, the adrenaline will surely continue to pump with Idris Elba’s thriller, BEAST.

Bullet Train – 4.08.22

Nope – 11.08.22

BEAST – 25.08.22


The cinematic schedule for September is huge, so bear with us. The best film releases of the year continues with Moonage Dream which has been described as a “immersive cinematic experience”. It will feature unseen footage from the age of David Bowie, but make no mistake, this is no documentary. The same day will see the release of Ticket to Paradise starring Julia Robert and George Clooney. It is the actresses next long-awaited romantic comedy film which was filmed on the sunny shores of Queensland.

Our attention will turn to Netflix for a movie night at home with the release of BLONDE starring Ana de Armas. The Cuban actress will transform into Marilyn Monroe for an explosive adaption of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name.

Next, Saoirse Ronan is welcomed back to the silver screen with the 20th Century Studios film See How They Run. A light-hearted comedic take on a 1950s murder mystery. And finally, the month ends with the Disney+ release of Hocus Pocus 2just in time for spooky season. Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kath Najimy will reunite for the first time in 29 years to bring the franchise back to life.

Moonage Dream – 15.09.22

Ticket to Paradise – 15.09.22

BLONDE – 23.09.22

See How They Run – 29.09.22

Hocus Pocus 2 – 30.09.22


If you love Harry Styles then you will love the month of October. Two of the most talked about films Don’t Worry Darling from director Olivia Wilde and My Policeman also starring Emma Corrin will release within three weeks of each other. While we don’t have a trailer just yet, we’re also very excited for the release of The Woman King starring Viola Davis and Lashana Lynch. The film is inspired by the untold and captivating story of The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Don’t Worry Darling – 6.10.22

The Woman King – 13.10.22

My Policeman – 21.10.22


November is a big month for the best film releases of 2022, in part because one of the biggest all-star casts will join on the silver screen for AmsterdamMargot Robbie stars alongside Christian Bale and John David Washington for the thrilling murder mystery with support performances from Taylor Swift, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy and Robert de Niro.

Taylor-Joy will also appear in the upcoming thriller The Menu while the long-awaited sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to release in November. Stay tuned for a trailer!

Amsterdam – 3.11.22

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – 10.11.22

The Menu – 24.11.22


Christmas is usually the busiest time of the year for film releases so we expect this list to grow. So far, it’s small but mighty. The first release will see the the enchanting sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water. To round out the year will be the Whitney Houston biopic aptly titled, I Wanna Dance With Somebody. A trailer is yet to be released but we have received a first look at Naomi Ackie’s transformation, here.

Avatar: The Way of Water – 15.12.22

I Wanna Dance with Somebody – 26.12.22