2022 has arrived, and that means that it’s a new year full of possibility. One of the hardest things about making the transition to a new year is uncertainty, but there can be at least one thing you know you can expect: new movies. CELEB is compiling a growing list of movies you absolutely can’t miss this year, and we’re sharing it with you so you can start making plans and getting excited. Here are the top films to look out for in 2022.

As we look ahead to 2022, Good Housekeeping compiled a helpful list of movies that we can get excited for in 2022, and it’s time to make your plans. Get the babysitter, call out of work, save your money for snacks and drinks; here are the movies you won’t want to miss in January and February.

The 355: January 7

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Calling this a “girl power” movie really undersells just how intensely awesome the main cast is. Named in honor of a Revolutionary War spy – who happened to be a woman – The 355 is about a group of international women who work together to track down a dangerous mercenary with a weapon that could have devastating consequences. Star power for this film includes Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing

Scream: January 14.

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He’s ba-ack! Ghostface is back in this newest Scream installment, leaving Sidney Prescott, Dewey Riley, Gale Weathers and others to figure out how the newest rash of murders tie in with those from the past. 

Cyrano: January 21.

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If you couldn’t get enough of Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones, you’re in luck. He’s back as the star of this reimagining of the classic novel Cyrano de Bergerac. Cyrano is an adaptation of the 2018 stage version of the story – and it’s a musical, so bring your tapping toes along. 

The King’s Daughter: January 21.

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Louis: King Louis. Pierce Brosnan stars as the king in a fantastic story about King Louis XIV who goes on a hunt for mermaids as the source of immortality. His daughter, however, wants to save the creatures. 

Jackass Forever: February 4.

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The Jackass crew is back. For over 20 years, the Jackass team has been putting their life on the line for laughs with some monumentally stupid stunts. Approaching middle age hasn’t deterred them and Jackass Forever is an ode to the stupidity of the ’90’s. But let’s face it – even if it makes us cringe, we can’t help ourselves and our love for Jackass. 

The Black Phone: February 4. 

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This movie is about a kid who has been captured by a child killer. A phone containing hints from his past victims may help our hero escape. It’s a chilling, guttural, psychological thriller just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

Moonfall: February 4.

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Humanity faces down an apocalypse from an expected source: the Moon. In this sci-fi edge-of-your-seat ride, the Moon gets knocked out of orbit and has the Earth in its crosshairs. A team tries to save the planet before mankind goes the way of the dinosaurs. 

Death on the Nile: February 11.

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Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, Russell Brand and Sophie Okonedo star in this Agatha Christie adaptation. Detective Hercule Poirot must solve a murder on the S.S. Karnak, but first he has to narrow down his suspects. 

Marry Me: February 11.

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Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson star in this charming rom-com. A pop superstar (Lopez) plans to marry another celebrity on stage, but things go sideways. Instead, she plucks a random guy from obscurity and marries him (Wilson). Are they going to go separate ways – or was this fate? 

Ambulance: February 18.

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Action titan Michael Bay is back to direct this Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II hit. The foster brothers attempt a heist, but things go wrong quickly, and the pair hijacks an ambulance with hostages aboard as they evade capture. 

Uncharted: February 18.

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Because starring in the highest grossing film (Spider-Man: No Way Home) of the pandemic era wasn’t enough for Tom Holland, he’s back in this video game backstory alongside Mark Wahlberg. They go on the hunt for the “greatest treasure never found.” 

The Outfit: February 25.

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Mike Rylance stars in this crime drama about a tailor who finds himself embroiled in gangster dangers. Dodging mobsters isn’t easy, by Rylance must find a way to survive as worlds collide. 

The Batman: March 4.

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This long-anticipated newest iteration of the Batman universe hits theaters in early March. Bringing former Twilight and Harry Potter star Robert Pattinson to bear as billionaire bad boy/vigilante by night Batman, this film is directed by Cloverfield‘s Matt Reeves. The newest Gotham tale explores Batman’s early years and a run-in with beloved villain, The Riddler.

Turning Red: March 11.

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The first Disney movie of 2022 is a Pixar film that shows a little girl named Mei Lee who turns into a giant fluffy red panda every time her emotions get the better of her. Fresh off extraordinary success with the December release of Encanto, Disney is hitting the ground running in 2022.

Downtown Abbey: A New Era: March 18.

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The Crawley family is back, but this time the estate is being left behind in lieu of a Southern France getaway. Like all things Downton Abbey, it’s expected to be a wry, witty, intense film with the familiar faces you have been missing.

The Lost City: March 25.

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If you’re waiting for the year’s first true date night movie, Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum have you covered. This adorable story takes place as a romance novelist (Bullock) goes on a book tour with her cover model (Tatum – who else) and it turns into a kidnapping/jungle adventure. We don’t know how that evolution occurs, but we can’t wait to find out.

Morbius: April 1.

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The first Marvel film of 2022, Morbius is the newest anti-hero/villain movie in the MCU. Following up on the success of Venom, this standalone Marvel villain film stars Jared Leto as a “living vampire” who’s on the hunt – for a cure. This movie has been pushed back a whopping 6 times – but April 1 should be the final release date. Maybe. Unless it’s a joke.

Bullet Train: April 8.

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Sandra Bullock headlines again in this Brad Pitt movie about five assassins on a speeding train who discover that their assignments are interconnected. Joining the headline heavy hitters: Zazie Beetz, Bryan Tyree Henry, Joey King, Andrew Koji and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2: April 8.

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If you’re like most ’80’s kids, you look at this movie and the Sega game intro automatically pops into your head. That’s because Sonic is joined by Knuckles and Tails in the newest chapter in this animated/real world series, bringing all of the fan favorites together. In this movie, they’re all scrapping it out over the Master Emerald.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore: April 15.

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The newest Fantastic Beasts movie hits theaters in April, and this one dives more into the history of Grindelwald and Dumbledore.  In this film, Mads Mikkelson has taken over playing Gindelwald from Johnny Depp and Dumbledore sends Newt Scamander and his cohorts out into the world to stop his nefarious plans.

The Northman: April 22.

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It’s an all-star cast with Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Björk, Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. This 10th century flash back takes place in an isolated Icelandic village with a Viking prince seeking vengeance for his murdered father.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent: April 22.

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Nicholas Cage stars as himself, accepting $1 million to appear at the birthday party of one of his biggest fans. Plot twist: the superfan is a drug kingpin. This movie is a whimsical blend of reality and imaginary as Cage has to revisit some of his film personas to get out of the resulting sticky wicket.

The Return of That Theater Life

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As the pandemic wears on and theaters re-open, a huge question remained: would people return to in-person viewings after the convenience of SVOD? The answer seems to be: resoundingly, yes. Spider-Man: No Way Home has already passed $1 billion, and Marvel has a few more big releases up their sleeves for 2022.

While some movies will be releasing in hybrid with both in-person and SVOD simultaneously, movie theaters have high hopes that this year will be a good one. After being so hard hit in 2020 and 2021, here’s hoping 2022 is a better one for the entertainment industry. With movies like these, it’s easy to see why this could be an extraordinary year. All you have to do is get your ticket and go!