Netflix is working day in and day out in order to expand its already massive library with the bests of all the genres, be it sci-fi, psycho thrillers, love and romance, period dramas, horror, apocalypse, time travel and whatnot. Netflix has total of 6175 titles at this point and it’s not without a reason. The streaming platform released a massive trailer highlighting its list of 2022 projects, with 86 new titles, ready to hit and create a stir. Last year too, Netflix was able to achieve the milestone of releasing at least one feature film a week.
Anyway, talking about what’s to come, here’s a list of 5 Netflix Original films that are absolutely must-watch:
The Adam Project
Releasing on: March 11, 2022
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Walker Scobell, Catherine Keener, and Zoe Saldana.
The upcoming Ryan Reynolds project is a time travel tale with some crazy interdimensional flights and futuristic version of Star Trek light sabers and a lot more dope weapons and fight scenes. The story revolves around Adam, who travels back in time to his kid-self in order to team up and find their dad. If that doesn’t happen, the world will fall into a grave danger and no one would be able to undo it.
The School for Good and Evil
Releasing on: TBA
Directed by: Paul Feig
Cast: Sophie Wylie, Sophia Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne
Based on Soman Chainani’s 2013 novel of the same name, The School of Good and Evil is an upcoming fantasy drama for Netflix. Another tale of magic and impossible, it is a story of three friends who get kidnapped to The School of Good and Evil to be trained as fairytale like heroes and villains. The film chronicles their plans to get back to their homes and among the chaos, test their friendships. Netflix has released a first-look for the movie, however, no news of trailer and release date has surfaced yet.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Releasing on: December 2022
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton
Toro’s Pinocchio is a more realistic version of the original story in the form of a stop-motion musical. Set in Italy, there lived a toymaker by the name of Gepetto. He made himself a marionette and wished on a star for it to become a real boy. The Blue Fairy grants him the wish, and the marionette, Pinocchio, pops to life. But the condition being that he has to prove himself brave, unselfish and truthful to become an actual boy rather than a living puppet. Will Pinocchio be able to abide by the conditions or the cruel world will be able to convince him otherwise?
Wendell and Wild
Releasing on: TBA
Directed by: Henry Selick
Cast: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele
Wendell and Wild is a spooky project for which not a lot of details have revealed yet. However, a trailer was released which gives a sneak-peek into a brotherly dynamic of a pair of demons hanging out in some ocular boom box, where they are amusing themselves by killing and reanimating a small critter again and again. There’s not a lot that has been revealed yet but what is known is together the duo will face Sister Helly, a demon-fighting nun, and her two followers, Kat and Raoul. As the film is directed by Slick, one can expect something actual good coming up, as per his track record.
Releasing on: June 10, 2022
Directed By: Jeremiah Zagar
Cast: Adam Sandler, Ben Foster, Queen Latifah, Jordan Hull
The story revolves around Stanley Beren who seems to run out of luck in the field of basketball. However, his hopes shoot up once again when he bumps into Spanish amateur baller, Bo Cruz, in a Madrid park. Without asking or consulting anyone, he brings the kid into his team, as he knew that would be the last chance for him to prove that he is worthy of the NBA.