Movies 2022: Look forward to 18 highlights (with trailer)

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 11, 2022
Updated 2022/01/11 at 7:42 PM

The cinema year 2022 has a lot to offer: You can look forward to numerous sequels of big blockbusters and a colorful mix of genres. We have the highlights of the Movies 2022 to you.

Movies 2022: This is what awaits you

We go through the year 2022 and tell you which films will be shown on the big screen in the coming months:

1. “Nightmare Alley” (2022)

Showman Stanton “Stan” Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) wraps the visitors: inside the fair around the finger. He can consciously manipulate people and uses his gift for personal gain. But one day his scam ends up with the psychiatrist Lillith Ritter (Cate Blanchett). With her, his abilities are more than ineffective. Even more: Lillith also has a very special talent …

By Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”).

“Nightmare Alley” will be released on January 20, 2022 in the cinema.

“Nightmare Alley” Trailer German

2. “Beautiful” (2022)

Frauke (Martina Gedeck) no longer feels desirable shortly before her 60th birthday. Her retired husband Wolfi (Joachim Król) doesn’t know what to do without a job. Her daughter Julie (Emilia Schüle) tries doggedly to adapt her body to the beauty ideal of the modeling industry. Student Leyla (Dilara Aylin Ziem) believes that she can live better with Julie’s appearance.

Sonja (Karoline Herfurth) struggles with her body after two pregnancies and is in a life crisis. Her husband Milan (Friedrich Mücke) doesn’t understand the pressure she has as a young mother. This is no surprise for Sonja’s best friend Vicky (Nora Tschirner): She believes that men and women can never live on an equal footing as long as love is involved. Her colleague Franz (Maximilian Brückner) would like to convince her of the opposite …

From Karoline Herfurth “SMS for you”.

“Wunderschön” will hit the cinemas on February 3, 2022.

“Wunderschön” Trailer German

3. “Moonfall” (2022)

The moon is torn from its usual orbit by an enigmatic force and it only takes a few weeks until the satellite hits the earth. The world as we know it is about to end. NASA manager Jo Fowler (Halle Berry) believes, however, that she has a solution to save humanity. However, you don’t believe anyone. Only astronaut Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson) and conspiracy theorist KC Houseman (John Bradley) stand by her side. The three of them try to avert the impending end of the world by flying into space. In doing so, they find out something incredible about the moon.

By Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day”).

“Moonfall” hits theaters on February 3, 2022.

“Moonfall” Trailer German

4. “Operation Fortune” (2022)

MI6 agent Orson Fortune (Jason Statham) is not only supposed to clear up an explosive weapons deal, but also to save the world from a threat posed by a new weapon technology. Together with the CIA high-tech expert Sarah Fidel (Aubrey Plaza) he is supposed to track down and stop the arms dealer Greg Simmonds (Hugh Grant)

By Guy Ritchie (“The Gentleman”)

“Operation Fortune” will be released in theaters on February 24, 2022.

“Operation Fortune” Trailer German

5. “The Batman” (2022)

Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) has been fighting for a better world in Gotham City for two years as Batman. He is supported by his butler Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis) and the police officer Lt James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright). But the three men are not enough to stop the corrupt networks in Gotham.

By Matt Reeves (“Planet of the Apes: Revolution”).

“The Batman” will hit theaters on March 3, 2022.

“The Batman” Trailer German

6th “Downtown Abbey 2” (2022)

The sequel to the series and the feature film “Downtown Abbey” (2018): The British aristocratic family Crawley is going overseas this time. But not only the trip is something special. There is also a wedding coming up.

By Simon Curtis (“The Woman in Gold”).

“Downtown Abbey 2” will be released on March 17th, 2022.

7th “Fantastic Beasts 3: Dumbledore’s Secret” (2022)

The third film in the “Fantastic Beasts” series, which tells what happened in the period before “Harry Potter”. This time with Mads Mikkelsen instead of Johnny Depp as the black magician Gellert Grindelwald.

Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) fears that Grindelwald (Mikkelsen) is capable of completely seizing power in the magical world. He alone cannot stop the black magician and asks for help: Together with magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Muggle Jacob (Dan Fogler) he goes on a dangerous mission on which they see lots of animals again.

By David Yates (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 + 2”).

Fantastic Beasts 3: Dumbledore’s Secret hits theaters on April 7, 2022

“Fantastic Beasts 3: Dumbledore’s Secret” Trailer German

8. “Doctor Strange 2” (2022)

“Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness” is the full title of the sequel by Sam Raimi. Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) use of magic has opened the door to a multiverse. To restore the world, the magician seeks help from the Supreme Wizard Wong (Benedict Wong) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). However, a terrible threat looms over the universe. And she looks just like Doctor Strange …

By Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man 1-3”)

“Doctor Strange 2” will be released on May 4, 2022.

“Doctor Strange 2” Teaser Trailer German

9. “Top Gun – Maverick” (2022)

About 36 years after “Top Gun – They fear neither death nor the devil” (1986), the sequel comes again with Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer in their roles as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Tom “Iceman” Kazanski.

Maverick is now a flight instructor and gives future generations knowledge and flight lessons. But he is aware that his job is slowly dying out: more and more drones are taking on dangerous missions for which he was once behind the wheel. However, one day he has no choice but to get back into the cockpit and take on a life-threatening assignment.

By Joseph Kosinski (“Oblivion”).

“Top Gun – Maverick” will be released on May 26, 2022.

“Top Gun – Maverick” Trailer German

10. “Jurassic World 3: A New Age” (2022)

The third installment in the Jurassic World series of films in which people are still trying to control genetically modified dinosaurs …

By Colin Trevorrow (“Jurassic World”).

Jurassic World 3: A New Age will hit theaters on June 9, 2022.

“Jurassic World 3” Teaser Trailer English

11. “Elvis” (2022)

Biopic about the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Elvis Presley. Austin Butler (“The Bling Ring”) slips into the role of the musician. Also there are Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Gladys Presley and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker.

By Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge”).

“Elvis” will be in the cinema on June 23, 2022

“Elvis” trailer in English

12. “Thor 4: Love And Thunder” (2022)

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) gives his hammer to successor (and ex-girlfriend) Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) continues. She is now the new god of thunder in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

By Taika Waititi (“Jojo Rabbit”, “Thor 3”)

“Thor 4: Love And Thunder” will be released on July 6, 2022 in the cinema.

“Thor 4” Trailer English

13. “The Kangaroo Conspiracy” (2022)

Again the kangaroo jumps onto the big screen. The X-Verleih promises: “Even funnier, more exciting, even more political and 25 percent more kangaroo for the same price!”

By Mark-Uwe Kling

“The Kangaroo Conspiracy” will be released in cinemas on September 29, 2022.

14. “Mission: Impossible 7” (2022)

Once again Tom Cruise slips into the lead role of IMF agent Ethan Hunt and will certainly do numerous stunts himself again …

By Christopher McQuarrie (“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”)

“Mission: Impossible 7” will be released in theaters on September 29, 2022.

15. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” hits theaters on November 9, 2022

“Black Panther 2” Teaser Trailer English

16. “Avatar 2” will be released on December 14, 2022

“Avatar 2” trailer in English

17. “Aquaman 2” will be released in theaters on December 15, 2022

“Aquaman 2” teaser English

18. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” December 22nd, 2022 to the cinema

As you can see, the films in 2022 are very promising. You can find a more detailed list of the new films that will hit the big screen in January 2022 here.

Source: X-Verleih, own research

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