The distribution of new films in theaters was all but nonexistent in 2020 due to a well-known issue that we won’t mention, and the movies that made it were frequently limited to streaming services like Disney+ and HBO Max.

However, the year 2021 ended up being one of the finest in recent memory for moviegoers. In addition to seeing four of the Marvel films that were released last year; Black Widow, Shang-Chi, Eternals, and Spider-Man: No Way Home we also took in the high-stakes action movies that were released in theaters like Dune, No Time to Die, and The Matrix Resurrections.

Fortunately, 2022 has carried on in the same manner. Uncharted, The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World: Dominion, and Lightyear have been released already this year, but there are still a ton of new films arriving shortly.

But in this list, we won’t just cover the most recent releases. We’ve also mentioned a few must-watch classics.

Old Classics

Lawrence of Arabia

The sweeping film about T.E. Lawrence, a British archaeologist, military officer, and World War I liaison to the Ottoman Empire, is directed by David Lean and stars Peter O'Toole. Try to see O'Toole's baby blues and the gorgeous locations of Morocco, Spain, Jordan, and England on a huge screen if you can.

The Godfather

Al Pacino rose to fame in the first instalment of Francis Ford Coppola's epic Mafia trilogy, which was adapted from Mario Puzo's book and introduced us to a brand-new Marlon Brando as Don Corleone. It's the mafia movie you can't resist, the source of a thousand marble-mouthed Brando impressions.


The Godfather and Casablanca share the title of the most often referenced screenplay. Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart play lovers who are torn apart by war and find one other in a remote Moroccan piano bar (of all the gin joints in the world) in this WWII classic directed by Michael Curtiz.


If you enjoy playing some online slots uk from time to time this movie is for you. This big-budget studio movie stars Mel Gibson as a card shark and con man. Maverick, directed by Richard Donner, is a bit of an oversized contraption, overly lengthy and overloaded with would-be-epic-and-probably unnecessary Western grandeur. It is based on the well-liked 1950s television series and co-stars James Garner, the lead of that programme. The movie does, however, have its highlights, not the least of which is Gibson's friend Jodie Foster, who has fun in the part of the female sidekick.

New Releases

Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder, the second Marvel Phase 4 film to hit theaters in 2022 (following Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), will reunite the title Avenger with his astrophysicist love interest, Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who will get to use Mjolnir for herself this time round.

We're interested to see how this film portrays the thunder god as Thor has also undergone a bit of a makeover in recent years. Chris Hemsworth's Asgardian was given a humorous makeover by director Taika Waititi in the fantastic sci-fi action-adventure Thor: Ragnarok, and while Infinity War and Endgame put him through the ringer, it looks like we'll be getting more of the same in this highly awaited fourth Thor film.


Prey, the fifth installment and a prequel to the Predator series, will depict the legendary creature's first trip to Earth. Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, and Dane DiLiegro are all set to feature in Director Dan Trachtenberg's (10 Cloverfield Lane as the director) film. On August 5, an original with the title Skulls, Prey will be available only on Hulu and Disney+.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

There won't be many dry eyes in the theater when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens on November 11. Nobody really knows how director Ryan Coogler intends to deal with the actor's loss in this eagerly anticipated sequel to the 2018 mega-hit, but you can bet Marvel fans all over the world will be curious to find out after Chadwick Boseman's untimely passing in August 2020. While the film will unavoidably be "different" in a number of ways, Lupita Nyong'o stated in an interview with Good Morning America in March 2021 that the entire cast and crew "are determined to re-imagining or continuing on [Boseman's] legacy”.

Avatar: The Way of Water

Even though James Cameron hasn't made many movies lately—Avatar: The Way of Water (also known as Avatar 2) will be his third film in 25 years—you can always count on him to provide a ground-breaking production when he does. His return to the breathtaking alien ecology of Pandora will include groundbreaking underwater performance capture scenes since he frequently spends the lengthy gaps between releases waiting for filmmaking technology to catch up with his vision.

Along with Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, the ensemble also includes Jermaine Clement, Cliff Curtis, and Kate Winslet, who famously held her breath for seven minutes while filming. Even though their characters are supposed to be dead, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang do make a comeback. You won't have to wait another decade for more Avatar, since part 3 of the series is scheduled for release in December 2024, and a fourth and fifth film is also in the works. This sequel was delayed by a year as part of Disney's significant C-virus induced release date shake-up.