Christmas will come early for movie fans in 2022 as some of the biggest and most exciting films of the year will be available to stream ahead of 25 December, and beyond.
All the big streaming platforms — Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Paramount+, and NOW — have lined up some incredible titles for people to enjoy at home throughout the festive period.
Read more: Everything new on Disney+ in December
So as the nights draw in and the festive treats get rolled out, these are the big new movies we’ll all be streaming at home over Christmas.
Movies new to streaming on 2 December, 2022
The Batman – NOW
Robert Pattinson’s take on the Dark Knight was an instant hit with fans when it hit cinemas in March, and now you’ll be able to revisit Gotham at home on NOW with a Sky Cinema Membership.
Your Christmas Or Mine – Prime Video
Prime Video exclusive Your Christmas Or Mine follows young couple James (Asa Butterfield, Sex Education) and Hayley (Newcomer, Cora Kirk), who, after a disastrous mix-up, end up having to experience each other’s family Christmas without their partners. Alex Jennings, Harriet Walter, Daniel Mays, David Bradley and Angela Griffin (White Lines) also star.
Watch a trailer for Your Christmas Or Mine
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol – Netflix
Charles Dickens’ ageless legend is reborn in this supernatural, time-travelling, musical adaptation of the definitive Christmas story featuring re-imagined songs from the legendary and two-time Oscar winner Leslie Bricusse. Stars Luke Evans, Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, and Johnny Flynn.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – Netflix
Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell star in the new Netflix adaptation of the racy novel which was a hit with critics at London Film Festival earlier this year.
Movies new to streaming on 7 December, 2022
Amsterdam – Disney+
David O Russell’s period comedy drama boasts an embarrassing amount of star names from Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington to Robert De Niro, Mike Myers and even Taylor Swift. If you missed it in cinemas in October, it’s already hitting Disney+ just in time for Christmas.
Liam Gallagher Knebworth 22 – Paramount+
Liam Gallagher returned to Knebworth House this summer, 26 years after making history with Oasis, and the triumphant gig was all captured on camera for this new concert movie which arrives on Paramount+ just weeks after its cinema debut.
Movies new to streaming on 9 December, 2022
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio – Netflix
Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro and award winning, stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson reimagine the classic Carlo Collodi tale of the fabled wooden boy with a whimsical tour de force that finds Pinocchio on an enchanted adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love.
Read more: Everything new on Netflix in December
Emancipation – Apple TV+
Will Smith stars in Antoine Fuqua’s powerful depiction of slavery in the Confederate South in the 1860s and is based on the true story of an enslaved person, who escaped a Louisiana plantation and fled to the north, to join the Union army.
This is Christmas – Sky
Adam sees the same people in his train carriage everyday but never speaks to any of them. Tired of the anonymity of London, he invites all of them to a Christmas party which forces them all to re-evaluate their lives. Starring Alfred Enoch and Kaya Scodelario.
The Muppet Christmas Carol: Full-Length Version – Disney+
For the first time ever this Christmas, audiences will be able to celebrate the holiday season in true festive style with a sparkling full length version of The Muppet Christmas Carol with the film’s famous long lost song ‘When Love is Gone’ also included.
Movies new to streaming on 12 December, 2022
The Lost City – Paramount+
Starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Daniel Radcliffe (plus a superb Brad Pitt cameo), this throwback action comedy was a solid hit earlier in 2022, and now arrives on Paramount’s own streaming service (which is also included in Sky Cinema). It’s perfect festive fare providing fun for all the family.
Movies new to streaming on 16 December, 2022
Wonder Woman 1984 – Prime Video
Gal Gadot returns as DC’s first lady Diana Prince in this sequel which reunites her with Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor in the 1980s. The technicolour adventure pits Wonder Woman against Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah and Pedro Pascal’s Maxwell Lord, and reveals more about Diana’s past through a series of stunning flashbacks.
Read more: Everything new on Prime Video in December
The Amazing Maurice – Sky
Animation based on Terry Pratchett novelabout a talking cat and his rat friends who con towns into paying them to solve their rat problems.
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths – Netflix
Oscar darling Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman) returns with a semi-autobiographical tale about a Mexican filmmaker who returns to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The film has been re-edited since its muted festival debut earlier in the year, and the director plans to keep working on it until it’s released to get ‘the best film while I can’ adding: “You never finish a film. The deadlines just ask you to deliver it.”
Movies new to streaming on 19 December, 2022
Tom & Jerry: The Movie – Prime Video
In this live-action, animation hybrid movie a chaotic battle ensues between Jerry Mouse, who has taken refuge in the Royal Gate Hotel, and Tom Cat, who is hired to drive him away before the day of a big wedding arrives. Chloe Grace Moretz heads up the human cast.
Movies new to streaming on 21 December, 2022
The Banshees of Inisherin – Disney+
Martin McDonagh, the Oscar-winning director of Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, reunites with his In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for this jet black Irish comedy which explores the lives of the lonely inhabitants of a remote island in the 1920s. It’s one of the best films of 2022, and it’s hitting Disney+ just in time for Christmas.
Movies new to streaming on 22 December, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick – Paramount+
Following its record-breaking box office run, Tom Cruise’s billion dollar blockbuster finally arrives on streaming via Paramount+. The long-awaited sequel to the 1980s hit proved to be one of the best movies of the year, and is guaranteed to take your breath away all over again at home
Movies new to streaming on 23 December, 2022
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Netflix
Daniel Craig returns as Benoit Blanc for a whole new mystery which plays out on the private Greek island of a tech billionaire, played by Edward Norton. Rian Johnson has assembled another all-star cast — Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista etc — for another crowd-pleasing, mind-bending whodunnit that will entertain all the family.
Strange World – Disney+
Fresh from its brief cinema run, Disney Animation’s sci-fi adventure Strange World will hit Disney+ just in time for Christmas. It introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob called Splat; Legend, the family dog; and a slew of ravenous creatures. Jake Gyllenhaal stars.
Movies new to streaming on 25 December, 2022
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – NOW
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to Hogwarts, so it’s great timing for the third Fantastic Beasts film to land on NOW on Christmas Day. The big Sky Cinema Christmas day movie sees Jude Law’s Dumbledore taking centre stage in the Harry Potter spin-off as his personal war with Mads Mikkelsen’s Grindelwald steps up a notch.
Movies new to streaming on 26 December, 2022
The Bad Guys – NOW
In the new action comedy from DreamWorks Animation, based on the New York Times best-selling book series, a criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet—becoming model citizens. Just what you need to keep the kids happy on Boxing day.
Boxing Day – NOW
Melvin, a British author living in America, returns home to London for the holidays to introduce his American fiancé to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test, as she discovers the world Melvin left behind revolves around his ex-girlfriend who is now an international pop star.
Movies new to streaming on 30 December, 2022
White Noise – Netflix
At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Dom DeLillo’s White Noise dramatises a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.
Movies new to streaming on 1 January, 2023
Downton Abbey: A New Era – NOW with a Sky Cinema Membership
The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue — leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
Watch a trailer for White Noise