There’s perhaps no better time for moviegoers than a new year, bringing with it the long-awaited releases of highly anticipated films. Whether it’s remakes, sequels, action-adventure, animated or suspenseful, these new films have been trending for months (or in some cases, years) as fans have been eagerly awaiting release dates.
To determine which 2022 movies are the most anticipated, Stacker looked at all of the 2022 feature film releases and used IMDb popularity data from January 4, 2022 to rank the top movies. #1 is the most popular 2022 movie on the site.
Of course, the last two years have complicated exit strategies and thrown the entertainment industry in general into an uncomfortable flux. But with many new releases going straight to streaming while others debut in theaters still alive, 2022 is sure to have no shortage of great new movies. We’ve also included the most recent US release date information available as of January 21, 2021 (subject to change).
The upcoming list contains several superhero movies, prequels, franchise additions, and movies based on books. Whether it’s the long-awaited sequel to a 1986 film starring Top Gun pilots, the seventh film in a spy franchise based on a 1960s TV show, or the fifth slasher film from what was originally meant to be a trilogy, these films are sure to entertain and delight audiences everywhere.
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