Netflix has an exclusive and stellar original collection, and in 2022, the collection of better-quality movies in streaming has only grown. Much of what is excellent about the catalog is the company’s own production, which aims to innovate the industry and compete with the big studios. By opening up new filmmakers and inviting the already established ones, Netflix is building its own gallery of audiovisual treasures and we can prove it. Some of the biggest productions are from 2022 and you can’t miss them. Check out the best films of the year in our catalog. Highlights “Apollo 10 and a Half: A Space Age Adventure,” from 2022, by Richard Linklater; Richard Linklater’s 2022 “Pitching High”; and 2022 “Athena” by Romain Gavras. Titles available on Netflix are organized by year of release and do not follow rating standards
The Unknown (2022), Thomas M. Wright
Paul and Henry Griffin become friends during a bus trip. The reason why the two fled is unknown, which means they are criminals on the run. Paul tells Henry that a man he works with named Mark is looking for someone he can count on to run an assignment. Although he denies wanting any work of illegal origin, the next day Henry meets Mark, who promises to erase his criminal record in exchange for some favours.
Parallel Mothers (2022), Pedro Almodóvar
After professional photographer Janis meets Arturo, a forensic archaeologist, for a magazine article, they get back to work together digging a mass grave in a village. The two soon embark on a romantic relationship, even though Arturo is married. Janice becomes pregnant. In the delivery room, she meets Anna, a troubled teenager, whose pregnancy was accidental. Their friendship continues beyond the hospital walls and becomes intimate. Everything changes when Janice discovers her daughters have been switched on the maternity ward.
All New at the Front (2022), Edward Berger
Paul Böhmer and his friends Albert and Müller voluntarily enlisted in the German army during World War I out of patriotic fervor. The initial euphoria soon dissipates as the front’s reality turns to despair. While the world awaits an armistice, Paul must fight to the end to satisfy the German objective for the final offensive.
Throw High (2022), Jeremiah Zagar
Stanley Perrin is a basketball scout who happens to spot Spanish amateur player, Bo Cruz, playing in a park on the outskirts of Madrid. Stanley, seeing in the boy such talent as he had not found for a long time, finds himself in hopes and decides to move the phenomenon to the United States, without the consent of the team. The two will have to prove, against all odds, that they have what it takes to make it to the NBA.
Apollo 10 and a Half: A Space Age Adventure (2022), Richard Linklater
In the days leading up to the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, Stan, a 10-and-a-half-year-old fourth grader from suburban Houston, is recruited by two government agents while playing in the playground. He was invited to be the first cosmonaut. The film is loosely inspired by director Richard Linklater’s childhood and imagination during the summer of 1969, when he lived near NASA, and his memories of the first man on the moon.
Athena (2022), Romain Gavras
The death of a young man of Arab origin from the Athens ghetto in France, in unknown circumstances. Three brothers, believing he was killed by the police, lead a community revolt against the authorities in search of revenge. While her older brother, Abdel, who is in the army, struggles to calm rising tensions, the situation escalates and Athena is besieged. A civil war begins against the police, with brothers at the heart of it.
Wendell & Wild (2022), Henry Selleck
Kat is a teenager who lost her parents at a very young age in a tragic accident. Her anguish and shame over the circumstances of her death contribute to her turbulent life, which results in her being sent to a squalid girls’ school to “fix”. But there she ends up summoning two demons who want to enjoy life among humans. In return for her favour, she demands a reward that will lead them into a disastrous and comical adventure.
The Night Nurse (2022), Tobias Lindholm
Amy is a kind-hearted nurse and single mother, but the routine of night shifts in the ICU is so demanding that she’s really reaching her limits. Furthermore, she is suffering from a heart disease. The arrival of Charlie, the new nurse, seems to have eased some of this difficult routine. The two become friends, which gives Amy hope. However, patients begin to die under suspicious circumstances and Charlie appears to be the prime suspect. To reveal the truth, Amy will risk her life.
The Soldier Who Wasn’t (2022), John Madden
In the midst of World War II, the Allied forces are preparing to capture Sicily from the southern coast. However, the Nazis discovered the plans. Intelligence officers Ewe Montagu and Charles Cholmondsey are called upon to devise a strategy to embarrass Hitler’s soldiers into believing that the target of the Allied forces is, in fact, Greece. Inspired by a true story.
Munich: On the Brink of War (2022), Christian Schuchoff
In 1938, during the Munich Conference, European leaders tried to stop Adolf Hitler from invading Czechoslovakia and starting another global conflict. British civil servant Hugh Legatt and German diplomat Paul von Hartmann travel to Munich for the meeting. They are soon given a different mission, which is to reveal to world leaders, including Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, a secret document proving Hitler’s plans to expand German lands. The hope is that Chamberlain will not go ahead with the plan to grant the Sudetenland to the President of Germany.
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