The Most Anticipated Movies Coming Out in the Second Half of 2022

Here are the upcoming films that we're so excited to see in the remainder of the year!

This year is such a blessing to our cinema-loving hearts as we can now watch movies on the big screen once more, almost like the way we did before in the pre-pandemic world. In fact, many of us excitedly filled up the theaters to see blockbuster titles such as Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness, The Batman, and Top Gun: Maverick.

Of course, we still have six months to go before 2022 ends, meaning the year still has more exciting films to offer to movie buffs, not only on the big screen but also on streaming platforms. On this list, we’ve rounded up the movies that we’re excited to see in the second half of 2022!

[Note: Movie lineup and release dates are subject to change without prior notice.]

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Release date: June 29 (Cinemas)
Directed by: Kyle Balda
Starring: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, and Michelle Yeoh

Synopsis:
The film follows a young Gru as he walks a path towards villainy alongside his ever-loyal Minions.

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July

Thor: Love and Thunder

Release date: July 6 (Cinemas)
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Christian Bale

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Synopsis:
Thor must team up with Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster who now wields Mjolnir to fight Gorr the God Butcher.

The Gray Man (Netflix)

Release date: July 22 (Streaming)
Directed by: Joe and Anthony Russo
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas

Synopsis:
CIA operative Court Gentry, a former agency-sanctioned mercenary, is now being hunted by the psychopathic Lloyd Hansen, who will stop at nothing to take him out.

Nope

US Release date: July 22 (Cinemas | PH release date TBA)
Directed by: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun

Synopsis:
Residents of a lonely gulch in California become witnesses to uncanny and chilling occurrences involving a mysterious figure hiding in the clouds.

DC League of Super-Pets

Release date: July 27 (Cinemas)
Directed by: Jared Stern
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Kate McKinnon

Synopsis:
When an evil villain captures the Justice League, Krypto the Super Dog must team up with a ragtag group of superpowered animals to save the world.


August

Bullet Train

Release date: August 3 (Cinemas)
Directed by: David Leitch
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, and Logan Lerman

Synopsis:
Brad Pitt stars as the unlucky assassin Ladybug, who finds himself in a speeding bullet train where lethal adversaries are also aboard.


September

Don’t Worry Darling

US Release date: September 23 (Cinemas | PH release date TBA)
Directed by: Olivia Wilde
Starring: Olivia Wilde, Harry Styles, and Florence Pugh

Synopsis:
A couple lives in a seemingly perfect town overseen by a mysterious company. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, the wife starts to question their true purpose.


October

Halloween Ends

US Release date: October 14 (Cinemas | PH release date TBA)
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, and Andi Matichak  

Synopsis:
After the events of Halloween Kills, Laurie Strode and Michael Myers will face off once more in a final, bloody battle.

Black Adam

Release date: October 19 (Cinemas)
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Noah Centineo, and Aldis Hodge

Synopsis:
After getting unleashed from his 5,000-year imprisonment, Black Adam uses the almighty powers of the ancient gods to uphold his unique form of justice in the modern world.


November

Amsterdam

US Release date: November 4 (Cinemas | PH Release Date TBA)
Directed by: David O. Russell
Starring: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington

Synopsis:
Three friends who become suspects in a murder they just witnessed, find themselves in the middle of one of the most outrageous plots in American history.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

US Release date: November 11 (Cinemas | PH release date TBA)
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Winston Duke

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December

Avatar 2: The Way of Water

US Release date: December 16 (Cinemas | PH release date TBA)
Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Cliff Curtis

Synopsis:
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, The Way of Water follows the Sully family’s fight for survival.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

US Release date: December 21 (Cinemas | PH Release Date TBA)
Directed by: Joel Crawford and Januel Mercado
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Florence Pugh

Synopsis:
Shrek universe’s daring outlaw is back. After using his eight lives, Puss in Boots go on an epic quest to reclaim his lost lives before his last one burns out.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

US Release date: December 21 (Cinemas | PH Release Date TBA)
Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer

Synopsis:
The Shazam Family must face the villainous Hespera and Kalypso, daughters of the titan Atlas.

Pinocchio (Netflix)

Release date: December (Streaming)
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson
Starring: David Bradley, Gregory Mann, Finn Wolfhard, and Cate Blanchett,

Synopsis:
A stop-motion animated musical, Pinocchio tells the classic tale from Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)

Release Date: TBA (Streaming)
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, and Janelle Monae

Synopsis:
Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to solve a mystery involving a new cast of suspects.

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