There may be no better time for cinephiles than a new year, bringing with it the long-awaited releases of highly anticipated films. Whether remakes, sequels, action-adventure, animation, or suspense, these new movies have been hyped for months (or in some cases, years) as fans hungrily awaited release dates.
To determine which 2022 movies are the most anticipated, Stacker looked at all 2022 feature film releases and used IMDb popularity data from Jan. 4, 2022, to rank the top films. #1 is the most popular 2022 movie on the site.
Of course, the last two years have complicated release strategies and thrown the entertainment industry in general into uncomfortable flux. But with many new releases going straight to streaming while others debut in still-surviving movie theaters, 2022 is sure to welcome no shortage of great new films. We’ve additionally included the most up-to-date U.S. release date information available as of Jan. 21, 2021 (subject to change).
The forthcoming list contains several superhero films, prequels, franchise additions, and movies based on books. Whether it’s a long-awaited sequel to a 1986 film featuring Top Gun pilots, the seventh film in a spy franchise based on a television show from the 1960s, or the fifth slasher film in what was originally supposed to be a trilogy, these movies are sure to entertain and thrill audiences everywhere.
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