Netflix and Sony Pictures have a new agreement in the US (but also worldwide to an extent) whereby new Sony movies come to the service and Sony is producing exclusive titles for the streaming service worldwide. Here’s our big guide to all the Sony movies coming soon to Netflix.
For those unaware, Netflix and Sony signed a landmark deal in April 2021 to bring Sony’s feature films to the service in the coveted pay-1 window. This means any Sony theatrical releases come to Netflix around 6 months after they debut in theaters.
In the original press release, Netflix promised that future entries Venom, Spiderman, Jumanji, and Bad Boys are all headed to the service.
The deal goes beyond just carrying theatrical releases, however. In early 2022 we’ve also seen two direct-to-video movies from Sony land on Netflix. We’re also continuing to see Netflix buy the global rights to Sony movies or Sony movies being produced exclusively for Netflix.
How long until Sony movies come to Netflix?
The theatrical window for Sony movies isn’t a fixed time window at least in the US. While Netflix India receives new Sony movies exactly 120 days after their theatrical release, the US has to wait anywhere between 120 and 168 days so far.
Sony Movies Added to Netflix So Far in 2022
Beyond the usual licensed library content, we’ve also seen several other Sony movies make their SVOD debuts on Netflix.
- Honey Girls – Released on February 3rd, 2022
- Never Back Down: Revolt – Released on March 3rd, 2022
- Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America – Sony Pictures Classic – Released on June 13th
- The Man from Toronto – Released as Netflix Original on July 24th, 2022
- Umma – Stage 6 Films – Released on July 16th, 2022
Sony Movies Coming to Netflix Exclusively Globally
Over the years we’ve seen many Sony movies skip cinemas and sold to Netflix instead, particularly over the pandemic. Examples include Vivo, The Mitchells Vs. The Machines, Wish Dragon, and Fatherhood.
Before we get into the full list, we’ve heard that K-Pop: Demon Hunters from Sony Animation is eying a full jump over to Netflix, but there is no confirmation of that yet from Netflix.
Matilda: The Musical
Coming to Netflix: December 25th
Netflix is all-in on Roald Dahl given it purchased the book rights and is adapting many of the stories in the coming years so it made sense when they picked up Matilda: The Musical from Sony.
Sony still notably has distribution rights in the United Kingdom it’s worth noting where it does plan to distribute the movie in cinemas.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Coming to Netflix: December 2022
Emma Corrin, best known for portraying Princess Diana in Netflix’s The Crown, will be playing Lady Constance Chatterley in this new adaptation fo the D.H. Lawrence novel.
Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre is set to direct the movie and is about a woman who breaks with the forms and traditions of her time when she falls out of love with her husband and begins a torrid affair with a man who works on their English estate.
Masters of the Universe
After being in development at Sony for years, the live-action Masters of the Universe which will be headlined by Kyle Allen playing the lead role of He-Man, is coming exclusively to Netflix.
Filming is expected to begin in the summer of 2022.
We’ll keep track of everything known about Netflix’s live-action Masters of the Universe movie here.
Sony Pictures Movies Coming to Netflix in 2022 & Beyond
Please note that theatrical release dates are subject to change. The Netflix release dates are estimated based on a 120-225 day exclusive theatrical window.
Director: Rosalind Ross
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Jacki Weaver, Mel Gibson
Theatrical Release Date: April 13th, 2022
Expected Netflix Release Date: September 2022 – November 2022
Mark Wahlberg produces and stars in this drama based on a true story of a Church Father who became a priest after his career in boxing came to a dramatic end.
Where the Crawdads Sing
Director: Olivia Newman
Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt
Theatrical Release Date: July 15th, 2022
Expected Netflix Release Date: November 2022 – January 2023
From Hello Sunshine and 3000 Pictures comes this mystery thriller based on the book by Delia Owens and adapted by Lucy Alibar.
Here’s what you can expect:
“A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with.”
Director: David Leitch
Genre: Action, Thriller
Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Lady Gaga, Sandra Bullock
Theatrical Release Date: August 5th, 2022
Expected Netflix Release Date: November 2022 – February 2023
Brad Pitt leads an exciting ensemble cast in David Leitch’s action-thriller.
Five assassins on a Japanese bullet train discover that their individual assignments are tied together.
If the movie comes to Netflix 120 days following its release, it’ll be added on December 3rd, 2022.