The last few years have been very rough for filmmakers. COVID-related restrictions have forced film theaters to remain closed during this time. Resultantly, the volume of film releases has plummeted since 2019, with cinema releases being the worst hit. However, as we are adjusting to the new normal forced on us by the pandemic, the industry is slowly picking steam. Theaters have also started re-opening across the world, albeit with COVID-19 protocols, so there is a lot to look forward to for movie fans in 2022. There are plenty of movies lined up to be released in theaters.
Streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime and Netflix, have also accelerated their film production. So you will have a lot of film content to consume, both in cinemas as well as on your personal devices. Here are some of the best movie releases of the year.
Minions: The Rise of Gru (July 1)
This summer will see the return of the Minions after a long seven-year gap. The story continues from the end of the 2015 prequel of the Despicable Me series. It features a 12-year-old Gru, whose transformation is shown from a super-villain fan to the anti-hero himself.
Bullet Train (July 15)
Bullet Train is an action thriller directed by David Leitch. It features an ensemble cast comprising Joey King, Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Andrew Koji, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, Bad Bunny, Logan Lerman, Karen Fukuhara, and Sandra Bullock. The film follows the story of five assassins, whose missions get intertwined on a bullet train in Japan.
Nope (July 22)
This film is a horror mystery produced and directed by Jordan Peele. The plot details have been kept secret so it is hard to know what to expect from this. The movie stars Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, and Barbara Ferrera.
Where the Crawdads Sing (July 22)
This is a film adaptation of the book of the same name written by Delia Owens. This is Olivia Newman’s first project as a director while the script has been written by Lucy Alibar. The cast includes Daisy Edgar-Jones, Harris Dickinson, and David Strathairn.
Black Adam (July 29)
Dwayne Johnson will star as the titular character of this movie. It is his first role as a supernatural character. He is the villain of the movie, who has the powers of Superman. This film by DC Comics also introduces the Justice Society of America to film audiences. Some of its members include Doctor Light (Pierce Brosnan), and Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo).
Don’t Worry Darling (Sep 23)
Don’t Worry Darling is a psychological thriller film that will be released by Warner Bros Pictures. Olivia Wilde has taken directorial responsibilities for the movie while the screenplay is written by Katie Silberman. It is based on a story by Shane and Carey Van Dyke. The cast includes Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in the lead roles with Gemma Chan, Olivia Wilde, Nick Kroll, KiKi Layne, and Chris Pine playing supporting roles.
With film theaters being closed across the world for most of the past couple of years, filmmakers must be feeling a great sense of relief after theaters started re-opening in 2021. There are some great movies, which had been delayed by COVID-19, that are waiting to be released this year. While we wish you get more opportunities to watch films in cinemas, a lot of films will also be released on streaming platforms that you can watch in your home. To get the best in-home TV experience, take a look at these affordable & quality TV and Internet Bundles.