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2022 Movie release dates: every major film coming out this year

Halloween Kills, Black Adam, and Avatar 2
(Image credit: Universal/Warner Bros./Disney)

We may be more than halfway through 2022, but the year's movie release dates are showing no sign of slowing down. San Diego Comic-Con gave us a lot to look forward to about 2022's upcoming releases, including new footage from Black Adam and Shazam! 2, as well as the first trailer for the highly anticipated Black Panther 2.

Plus, there are plenty more action-packed titles on the way like Bullet Train and Avatar 2, horror flicks like Halloween Ends and Salem's Lot, and dramas like Don't Worry Darling, starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh and Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical The Fabelmans. So, grab your popcorn and let's get into it – keep reading to catch up with all the year's biggest movie release dates.

August 2022

Jamie Foxx in Day Shift

(Image credit: Netflix)
  • Bullet Train [Cinemas] – August 5
  • Secret Headquarters [Paramount Plus] – August 5
  • Day Shift [Netflix] – August 12
  • Beast [Cinemas] – August 19
  • Samaritan [Cinemas] – August 26

September 2022

Antonio Banderas in Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

(Image credit: Universal)
  • Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul – September 2
  • Salem's Lot [Cinemas] – September 9
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret – September 16
  • Distant [Cinemas] – September 16
  • The Woman King [Cinemas] – September 16
  • White Bird: A Wonder Story [Cinemas] – September 16
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish [Cinemas] – September 23
  • Don't Worry Darling [Cinemas] – September 23 
  • Bros [Cinemas] – September 30

October 2022

Black Adam movie still

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)
  • Halloween Ends [Cinemas] – October 14
  • My Policeman [Cinemas] – October 21
  • Black Adam [Cinemas] – October 21
  • Ticket to Paradise [Cinemas] – October 21
  • Hocus Pocus 2 [Disney Plus] – October 31

November 2022

Shuri in Black Panther

(Image credit: Marvel Studios)
  • Amsterdam [Cinemas] – November 4
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever [Cinemas] – November 11
  • Spellbound [Apple TV Plus] – November 11
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile [Cinemas] – November 18
  • She Said [Cinemas] – November 18
  • The Fabelmans [Cinemas] – November 23
  • Strange World [Cinemas] – November 23
  • Creed 3 [Cinemas] – November 23
  • Disenchanted [Disney Plus] – November 24

December 2022

Avatar: The Way of Water

(Image credit: Disney/20th Century Studios)
  • Violent Night [Cinemas] – December 2
  • Avatar 2 [Cinemas] – December 16
  • Shazam 2 [Cinemas] – December 21
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody [Cinemas] – December 23 
  • Babylon [Cinemas, limited release] – December 25 

Need more to get excited about? Well then, be sure to keep up to date with all the new Marvel TV shows coming to Disney Plus.

Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.

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