Great movies are rare to come across on Netflix, but not pretty good movies. That’s what Netflix does best. This list features some of the best 2022 movies to watch on Netflix right now. It’s not a long list, but you’ll surely find something you’ll love on it. Enjoy!
Along for the Ride
Director: Sofia Alvarez
Release date: 6 May 2020
Cast: Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli, Kate Bosworth, Dermot Mulroney, Andie MacDowell
Runtime: 1h 46m
Genre: Romance, Drama
Synopsis: Based on the novel by Sarah Dessen, “Along for the ride” combines teenage nostalgia with hope and some frolicking fun. It tells the story of Auden West who spends the summer in small-town beachside Colby, where she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac. The two become close and help each other sort out some of the complications in their past. Lighthearted car jam session scenes balance out the more realistic fights between Auden’s father and her new stepmom as well as Eli’s grief over a lost friend.
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Release date: May 20, 2022 Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man
Runtime: 1h 30m
Synopsis: Like Jackass Forever, Jackass 4.5 features the Jackass crew reuniting and once again doing the gross, immature, and stupid stunts that have been their bread and butter for the past two decades. This time around, the crew is joined by some guests, including Eric Andre, Machine Gun Kelly, and Tyler the Creator. According to the orders of Johnny Knoxville’s doctor, this will likely officially be the last Jackass film, and it’s quite the way to go out, with the wildest stunts they’ve done yet, plenty of memories shared between the crew (who feel like best friends to the fans at this point), and lots of good natured stupidity. Jackass 4.5 is a must watch for any Jackass fan.
Our Father (2022)
Release date: 11 May 2022
Runtime: 1h 37m
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Director: Lucie Jourdan
Cast: Donald Cline, Jacoba Ballard, Debbie Pierce
Synopsis: After a woman’s at-home DNA test reveals multiple half-siblings, she discovers a shocking scheme involving donor sperm and the popular and controversial fertility specialist Doctor Donald Cline. The documentary tells the unsettling story of how Donald Cline inseminated dozens of women with his own sperm without their knowledge.
Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood (2022)
Director: Richard Linklater
Release date: 1 April 2022
Cast: Jack Black, Glen Powell, Zachary Levi, Josh Wiggins
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1h 30m
“Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood” is semi-autobiographical comedy drama centered on the first moon landing in 1969, from both the point of view of the astronauts and mission control, as well as an excited young boy who lives near NASA and fantasizes about being chosen by NASA for a secret mission to the moon.
Senior Year (2022)
Release date: 13 May 2022
Director: Alex Hardcastle
Cast: Rebel Wilson, Justin Hartley, Sam Richardson, Zoe Chao
Runtime: 1h 53m
Synopsis: “Senior Year” centers on 37 year old Stephanie as she wakes up from a two decade long coma and goes back to her high school, intent on reclaiming her popular status and winning prom queen.
Release date: 22 April 2022
Director: Gowtam Tinnanuri
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Kapur
Release date: 22 April 2022
Runtime: 170 minutes
Synopsis: An ex-cricketer in his late thirties struggling to make ends meet, wants to fulfil his child’s wish of getting a Jersey but in the process comes face to face with his heroic past and is forced to decide if he will rise to the occasion and become a symbol of hope, or continue to live life as a loser
Release date: 2022
Director: John Madden
Stars: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn, Jason Isaacs
Genre: War, Drama, History
Synopsis: Operation Mincemeat is set in 1943 as the Allies are determined to launch an all-out assault on Fortress Europe. But they face an impossible challenge – to protect a massive invasion force from entrenched German firepower and avert a potential massacre. It potrays World War II drama based on the true story of two intelligence officers who devised an elaborate scheme to throw the Nazis off their plan to invade Sicily. Their plan involved a corpse washing up on the Spanish coast, armed with fake documents that would be intercepted by Nazi spies.
Release date: 18 March 2022
Director: Charlie McDowell
Cast: Jason Segel, Lily Collins, Jesse Plemons
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Runtime: 1h 32m
Synopsis: Windfall is a single-location Netflix thriller about a rich guy and his wife who arrive at their vacation home while a man is robbing it. He takes them hostage, and things get psychological. The characters don’t have names, only “CEO,” “Wife,” and “Nobody,” so you know this is a movie about ideas.
The Tinder Swindler
Release date: 2 February 2022
Director: Felicity Morris
Runtime: 1h 54m
This is a documentary about a con man who used Tinder to swindle unsuspecting ladies into handing over their credit cards and taking out loans to funnel him cash. By putting up a front of extravagance, paid for by his current mark, this man would woo women he met on the dating app and set them up to be his next source of cash before disappearing with their money and trust. A group of women who were the victims the swindler came together in an attempt to hunt him down and recover the millions of dollars that were stolen from them.
The Adam Project
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Walker Scobell, Catherine Keener, Zoe Saldaña
Release date: 9 March 2022 Genre: Sci-fi, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 46m
Synopsis: After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed teams up with his 12-year-old self for a mission to save the future. Together they must embark on an adventure into the past to find their father, set things right, and save the world. As the three work together, both young and grown Adam come to terms with the loss of their father and have a chance to heal the wounds that have shaped them. Adding to the challenge of the mission, the two Adams discover that they really don’t like each other much, and if they are to save the world, first they need to figure out how to get along.