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.
Director: Jessica M. Thompson
Cast: Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen, Alana Boden, Courtney Taylor, Hugh Skinner, Sean Pertwee
Theatrical Release Date: August 26th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: December 2022 – March 2023
From Sony’s ScreenGems division comes another horror headlined by Nathalie Emmanuel.
Here’s the rundown on what the movie is about:
“After the death of her mother, Evie is approached by an unknown cousin who invites her to a lavish wedding in the English countryside. Soon, she realizes a gothic conspiracy is afoot and must fight for survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history.”
The Woman King
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Adrienne Warren
Theatrical Release Date: September 16th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: ~February 2023
Coming from TriStar Pictures and Entertainment One is a new historical epic that follows Nanisca, the general of the Dahomey Amazons, and Nawi, an ambitious recruit in the Kingdom of Dahomey.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Director: Josh Gordon & Will Speck
Genre: Animation, Family
Cast: Javier Bardem, Winslow Fegley, Constance Wu, Brett Gelman
Theatrical Release Date: October 7th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: February – May 2023
Based on the children’s book by Bernard Waber, this adaptation revolves around a crocodile living in New York City.
Director: Josh Gordon & Will Speck
Genre: Action, Drama
Cast: Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson, Joe Jonas, Thomas Sadoski
Theatrical Release Date: November 23rd, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: March – June 2023
Hoping to find success in the theaters following the release of Top Gun: Maverick is the new Sony movie (distributed by STX Films internationally), Devotion.
Inspired by the heroic true story of the Navy’s most exceptional pilots, Devotion is adapted from the book by Adam Makos which is set during the Korean war.
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Director: Stella Meghie
Genre: Biography, Music
Cast: Naomi Ackie
Theatrical Release Date: December 21st, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: ~2023
Sony won the bidding war for the film’s rights to Whitney Houston’s biopic, which means we could see a future Oscar nomination for actress Naomi Ackie, who is taking on the mammoth lead role.
The screenplay of Whitney Houston’s life is being penned by Anthony McCarten, who was responsible for writing the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
With the biopic not set to hit theatres until late 2022, subscribers are going to be waiting until the Summer of 2023 before it’s available to stream on Netflix.
A Man Called Otto
Director: Marc Forster
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
Theatrical Release Date: December 14th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: ~April 2023
Tom Hanks stars and produces Sony’s big Christmas movie for 2022. It’s the second major film adaptation of the novel A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and sees Hanks play the role of Otto.
The movie is about a grumpy retiree set in his ways and finds an unlikely friendship with his lovely new neighbors.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)
Director: Joaquim Dos Santos
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, Oscar Isaac
Theatrical Release Date: June 2nd, 2023
Estimated Netflix Release Date: September – December 2023
Without a doubt, Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best-animated movies in history and rightfully earned the Oscar for the best-animated film at the 91st Academy Awards.
The sky is only limited by imagination and a film budget for the upcoming animated Spider-Man sequel. We are all in for an amazing time if it’s anything like its predecessor.
Little is known about the plot of the Spider-Verse movie, but at the very least, we’re expecting to see even more famous variations of the webbed wonder.
Columbia Pictures Movies Coming Soon to Netflix in 2023 & Beyond
That’s all the dated movies for the remainder of 2022 but let’s look at the current lineup. We haven’t provided Netflix release date predictions just yet because these are subject to change.
|Movie Name||Theatrical Release|
|Kraven the Hunter||January 13, 2023|
|Harold and the Purple Crayon||January 27, 2023|
|Untitled George Foreman biopic||March 31, 2023|
|65||April 28, 2023|
|Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse||June 2, 2023|
|No Hard Feelings||June 16, 2023|
|Gran Turismo||August 11, 2023|
|The Equalizer 3||September 1, 2023|
|Madame Web||October 6, 2023|
|Untitled Ghostbusters sequel||December 20, 2023|
|El Muerto||January 12, 2024|
|Garfield||February 16, 2024|
|Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse||March 29, 2024|
Sony Pictures Classics Movies Coming Soon to Netflix
As observed with Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, it’s taking around 150 days for movies from Sony Pictures Classics to head to Netflix, although Compartment No. 6 has bucked this trend thus far.
These are all the Sony Pictures Classics movies to have released in 2022 and are expected to hit Netflix at some point in the future:
|Movie Name||Initial Release Date|
|Compartment No. 6||January 26, 2022|
|Mothering Sunday||March 25, 2022|
|The Duke||April 22, 2022|
|Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story||May 13, 2022|
|The Phantom of the Open||June 3, 2022|
|Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song||July 1, 2022|
|The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile||October 21, 2022|
|Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams||November 4, 2022|
|The Son||November 11, 2022|
|Living||December 23, 2022|
|Turn Every Page – The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb||December 30, 2022|
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