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The Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video Right Now – January 2022



The Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video Right Now – January 2022

Veteran subscribers would agree that the ever-evolving catalog of movies on Amazon Prime Video is in endless supply. There is almost too much to choose from, which often leads to more time scrolling to find the best movies on Amazon Prime Video than actually spent enjoying the film.

This is something any movie buff can empathize with, as some might start the night interested in an action-packed romance before wanting something more fantastic with a humorous twist. Then, there are moments when the young ones pop in wanting to join in on the fun, meaning something more family-friendly is in order.

Luckily, you can find all of that and more on Amazon Prime. Of course, as any frequent streamer should know, access to that much content is both a blessing and a curse. Allow us to help narrow down your search with our picks for the best movies currently available to stream as of January 1, 2022, unless otherwise specified.

Being The Ricardos (2021)

TV icons Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) struggle to overcome problems affecting their careers and their relationship during one “tense week.” A powerhouse, all-star cast brings writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s razor sharp dialogue to enriching life in Being the Ricardos – a dazzling, Amazon Prime original drama inspired by the stars of the legendary sitcom I Love Lucy.


Stream Being the Ricards on Amazon Prime.

The Terminator (1984)

A soldier (Michael Biehn) from a post-apocalyptic, wartorn future travels back to the 1980s to protect a waitress (Linda Hamilton) who holds the key to humanity’s survival from an unstoppable cyborg that looks human (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Writer and director James Cameron’s sci-fi/action/slasher hybrid The Terminator remains one of the most influential and enduringly iconic films of any kind.

Stream The Terminator on Amazon Prime.
Also try streaming RoboCop on Amazon Prime.

127 Hours (2010)

A mountain climber (James Franco) is forced to make a horrifying decision in order to survive when he becomes trapped under a boulder in Utah’s Moab desert. Based on Aron Ralston’s memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place, director Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours is one of most harrowing, yet inspiring, biopics you will ever see.

Stream 127 Hours on Amazon Prime.

The Great Escape (1963)

A group of ambitious POWs conspire to free hundreds of fellow prisoners from a German detention camp during World War II. Inspired by a true story, The Great Escape is a timeless, endlessly thrilling adventure and one of the best Steve McQueen movies of the iconic, late actor’s seminal career.


Stream The Great Escape on Amazon Prime.

Spaceballs (1987)

A space-traveling outlaw (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog companion (John Candy) are tasked with rescuing a runaway princess (Daphne Zuniga), making them a target of a ruthless, helmeted imperial lord (Rick Moranis). If that sounds a lot like the plot of Star Wars, it is because Spaceballs is writer, director, and star Mel Brooks’ fun, witty spoof of the sci-fi franchise with its own cult following of devoted fans.

Stream Spaceballs on Amazon Prime.

Goon (2011)

An aimless, middle-aged bouncer (Seann William Scott) gets a second chance to impress his family and at life when he becomes a semi-pro hockey team’s violent secret weapon. Jay Baruchel and fellow Canadian comedy writer Evan Goldberg adapted Adam Frattasio’s novel Goon into, arguably, one of the funniest and simply best hockey movies ever made.

Stream Goon on Amazon Prime.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

An eccentric private investigator (Jim Carrey) who specializes in cases involving animals is hired to find the Miami Dolphins’ missing mascot, leading him to uncover a fascinating and potentially deadly NFL secret. Of the many great Jim Carrey movies you could label as the one that made him a comedy icon, you could make a good case for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective based on his ceaselessly and shamelessly goofy performance in the title role.


Stream Ace Ventura: Pet Detective on Amazon Prime.
Also try streaming Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls On Amazon Prime.

Mission: Impossible (1996)

A secret agent (Tom Cruise) of the Impossible Mission Force must go rogue in order to find the spy that framed him for disloyalty after an assignment goes horribly wrong. Brian De Palma directs and Cruise produces the clever, thrilling first installment of the ongoing Mission: Impossible movies franchise, inspired by the hit TV series of the same  name.

Stream Mission: Impossible on Amazon Prime.
Also try streaming Mission: Impossible 2 on Amazon Prime.
Also try streaming Mission: Impossible III on Amazon Prime.
Also try streaming Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol on Amazon Prime.

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

A disillusioned Idaho teen (Jon Heder) tries to help his new best friend (Efren Ramirez) become elected class president. That is just one way to describe the scattered plot of director Jared Hess’ hilarious cult classic Napoleon Dynamite, which is more of a quirky, character-driven study of life in rural America than a straight-forward narrative.

Stream Napoleon Dynamite on Amazon Prime.

Once (2007)

A street guitarist (Glen Hansard) and a Czech pianist (Markéta Irglová) fall in love through their mutual passion for music after a chance meeting in Dublin. From future Sing Street director John Carney, Once is a beautiful romantic drama that would win the Oscar for Best Original Song for its sweeping centerpiece track, “Falling Slowly.”


Stream Once on Amazon Prime.

Predator (1987)

A crew of experienced commandos meet their match when a lone, extra-terrestrial warrior begins hunting them one-by-one in a Central American jungle. From Die Hard director John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Predator is one of the most badass popcorn movies of its kind.

Stream Predator on Amazon Prime.

Runaway Bride (1999)

A columnist thinks he may have found the story of his career in a woman infamous for leaving grooms at the altar who has become engaged a fourth time. Director Garry Marshall reunites his Pretty Woman stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts for Runaway Bride – a romantic comedy about how hard it really can be to find the right person.

Stream Runaway Bride on Amazon Prime.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

A group of paratroopers risk their lives to find and bring home a soldier (Matt Damon) after each of his brothers were killed in action during World War II. Directed to Oscar-winning acclaim by Steven Spielberg and featuring a star-studded cast led by Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan is one of the most emotionally arresting and stunningly realistic depictions of war ever captured on film.


Stream Saving Private Ryan on Amazon Prime.

Hellraiser (1987)

A woman (Clare Higgins) begins luring men into her home so her dead, former lover – also her husband’s brother – can feed on their flesh to become whole again and escape persecution from a group of demonic entities. Based on the novella by director Clive Barker, Hellraiser is an ingeniously disturbing and visually inventive cautionary tale that introduced the world to the iconic horror villain now known as Pinhead (Doug Bradley).

Stream Hellraiser on Amazon Prime.
Also try streaming Hellbound: Hellraiser II on Amazon Prime.

Sister Act (1992)

After learning her boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) is a mobster, a lounge singer (Whoopi Goldberg) goes into hiding at a convent where she introduces a Motown flavor to its choir. It’s hard not to get into the habit of enjoying Sister Act – one of Oscar winner Goldberg’s most famous and fun comedies.

Stream Sister Act on Amazon Prime.

Super Troopers (2002)

A group of playful highway patrolmen try to nab a local drug ring before a rival police department does in a last-ditch effort to save their jobs. The comedy troupe Broken Lizard became household names with Super Troopers – an undeniably low-brow, but irresistibly uproarious, comedy cult classic.


Stream Super Troopers on Amazon Prime.

The Descendants (2011)

A man struggles to reconnect with his two daughters after becoming a widower and after learning a dark secret about his wife following her untimely death. Director Alexander Payne shared a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar win with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for The Descendants – a dramedy that sees George Clooeny in one of his most affectionate  performances.

Stream The Descendants on Amazon Prime.

The Preacher’s Wife (1996)

An angel (Denzel Washington) is sent to earth to help a reverend (Courtney B. Vance) save his church and his relationship with his spouse (Whitney Houston). Directed by Penny Marshall, The Preacher’s Wife is a wonderful, romantic story inspired by Robert Nathan’s novel, The Bishop’s Wife.

Stream The Preacher’s Wife on Amazon Prime.

The Prestige (2006)

The friendship between two professional magicians (Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale) evolves into a dangerous rivalry as they spend years trying to outdo one another with the better act. Already a master of suspense with Memento and action spectacle with Batman Begins, The Prestige is the twisted drama that labeled Christopher Nolan as a master of subversive storytelling.


Stream The Prestige on Amazon Prime.

Fargo (1996)

A used car salesman’s (William H. Macy) plan to have his wife kidnapped for ransom spirals wildly out of control, catching the attention of a pregnant police chief (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) in rural Minnesota. Already masters of crime fiction with Blood Simple and comedy with Raising Arizona, Fargo is the acclaimed classic that labeled Joel and Ethan Coen as masters of fusing both genres into one.

Stream Fargo on Amazon Prime.

Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)

A young girl (Quvenzhané Wallis) must brave natural disasters and circumstances of a more fantastic nature in her impoverished Louisiana community when her father (Dwight Henry) falls ill. Wallis became the youngest Oscar nominee on record at 9 years old for her stunning debut performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild, which is one part fairy tale and one part cautionary tale with an urgent environmental message.

Stream Beasts of the Southern Wild on Amazon Prime.

Kick-Ass (2010)

An angsty, unpopular high school student becomes embroiled in a violent battle with the criminal underworld when he decides to become a costumed vigilante, despite having no special ability or formal training. Before his one-time appearance in the Marvel movies as Quicksilver, Aaron Taylor-Johnson played the title role of director Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass – one of the most brutally violent, but endearingly fun, superhero movies ever made.


Stream Kick-Ass on Amazon Prime.

The Great Debaters (2007)

A professor (Denzel Washington) helps form the first debate team at Texas’ Wiley College and leads them in the national championship against Harvard University while facing racial and gender discrimination in the 1930s. Washington also directs The Great Debaters – an inspiring drama based on a true story.

Stream The Great Debaters on Amazon Prime.

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

A high school student (Amanda Seyfriend) begins to suspect that her more popular (and more conceited) best friend (Megan Fox) is the cause of a series of grisly deaths after exhibiting strange behavior. From Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody and director Karyn Kusama, Jennifer’s Body has gained an impressive cult following as one of the sharpest, wittiest coming-of-age horror movies of the modern era.

Stream Jennifer’s Body on Amazon Prime.

Little Women (1994)

The four March sisters (Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, and Trini Alvarado) find love and self-expression in Civil War-era Massachusetts. Before Greta Gerwig reintroduced this story to the mainstream in 2019, director Gillian Armstrong’s Little Women was the definitive adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s seminal novel.


Stream Little Women on Amazon Prime.

Sleepless In Seattle (1993)

A Baltimore journalist (Meg Ryan) falls for a widowed father (Tom Hanks) after hearing him tell his story on a call-in radio show. Of the three classic romantic comedies that Hanks and Ryan have starred in together, Nora Ephron’s Sleepless in Seattle would have to be the most honest, heartfelt, and timeless.

Stream Sleepless in Seattle on Amazon Prime.

The Usual Suspects (1995)

The sole survivor of a deadly gunfight (Kevin Spacey) recalls the story of what led to the violent standoff to a U.S. Customs agent (Chazz Palmenteri). Written by Mission: Impossible movies director Christopher McQuarrie, The Usual Suspects is one of the most acclaimed and influential mystery thrillers of its time, especially for its killer twist ending.

Stream The Usual Suspects on Amazon Prime.

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

A penniless, homeless musician (Oscar Isaac) struggles to hold onto hope and his own ambition during one volatile week in his life. Set against the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s, Inside Llewyn Davis is a star-studded, thoroughly fascinating, darkly witty period drama that only Joel and Ethan Coen could create.


Stream Inside Llewyn Davis on Amazon Prime.

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

A desperate businessman (James Stewart) believing the world would be better off without him is visited by his guardian angel (Henry Travers), who shows him a dismal alternate reality in which his wish has come true. Despite not having very much to do with Christmas plot-wise, the inspirational, beautifully told story of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life has nonetheless become a holiday tradition.

Stream It’s a Wonderful Life on Amazon Prime.

Alien (1979)

A space freighter crew answers a distress call that ultimately leaves them trapped on their vessel with a dangerous, malignant creature onboard. Director Ridley Scott’s Alien is a brilliant combination of a sci-fi creature feature with a slasher thriller before the genre had even been properly defined and made future Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver into one of the top Scream Queens of all time.

Stream Alien on Amazon Prime.

The Bad News Bears (1976)

A drunken, disgraced former professional baseball player (Walter Matthau) is tasked with coaching a little league team of unlikely athletes against their extremely competitive rivals. In addition to being one of the best sports movies and one of the best ‘70s movies, the original version of The Bad News Bears is simply a fun time, especially for its brave attempt at adult humor despite a predominantly juvenile cast.


Stream The Bad News Bears on Amazon Prime.

The Do the Right Thing cast

Do The Right Thing (1989)

On the hottest day of the year, the only thing heating up faster is racial tension between a diverse group of New Yorkers. Writer, director, and star Spike Lee received his first Oscar nomination for Do the Right Thing – a stirring, poignant, and beautifully acted slice-of-life drama that is more timely today than ever.

Stream Do the Right Thing on Amazon Prime.

Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington in Philadelphia

Philadelphia (1993)

In his first Academy Award-winning role, Tom Hanks plays a lawyer fired when his AIDS diagnosis is exposed, but believes his homosexuality is the true cause. He hires a homophobic attorney (Denzel Washington) to help sue his firm for discrimination in Philadelphia, a powerful social commentary disguised as a legal drama from director Jonathan Demme.

Stream Philadelphia on Amazon Prime.

Awkwafina and The Farewell cast

The Farewell (2019)

Comedian Awkwafina became the first Asian-American actress to win a Golden Globe for a performance in a feature film for the A24 produced dramedy The Farewell, in which a Chinese family gather to await the impending death of their unwitting matriarch.


Stream The Farewell on Amazon Prime.

Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal

Riz Ahmed received a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for his performance in the powerful, heartbreaking, and inventively executed Amazon Prime original Sound of Metal as a rock and roll drummer struggling with his own identity and purpose when he begins to lose his hearing.

Stream Sound of Metal on Amazon Prime.

Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Aldis Hodge in One Night in Miami

One Night In Miami (2020)

In her first feature-length directorial effort, Academy Award-winning actress Regina King guides four actors at the top of their game (Leslie Odom Jr., Aldis Hodge, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Eli Goree) as four of the most famous faces of the 1960s civil rights movement in their prime in One Night in Miami, which writer Kemp Powers’ also adapts from his own acclaimed stage play.

Stream One Night in Miami on Amazon Prime.

Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots in Vivarium

Vivarium (2020)

With the recent resurgence of Twilight Zone-esque anthology TV series, many films have unsurprisingly attempted to emulate similar styles of analogous, sci-fi social commentary, with Vivarium (starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg trapped in a terrifying maze bearing a soulless resemblance to an idyllic suburb) being one of the more unique and persistently unnerving.


Stream Vivarium on Amazon Prime.
Also try streaming The Vast of Night on Amazon Prime.

Well, a subscriber to the streaming giant certainly cannot ask for a better assortment of flicks for the ultimate binge. Check back to see what other classics have been added or removed from Amazon Prime Video next month.

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Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its $70 Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling




Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its  Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling

After years of anticipation from DC fans, Warner Bros finally found a way to introduce Barbara Gordon to live-action, announcing a solo movie for the hero with the developing Leslie Grace-led film. Batgirl, which finished filming earlier this year, has been scheduled to hit HBO Max sometime this year, however according to a number of new reports, Warner Bros doesn’t want Batgirl to see the light of day. Outlets are reporting that $70 million project is being scrapped after test screenings scared off the studio on the movie. 

Batgirl has been called “irredeemable” by a reported “top Hollywood source” found by The NY Post. Per the report, the movie will be “shelved,” but it has yet to be confirmed by the studio if it’s purely a rumor or a bombshell piece of news for one of Warner Bros’ upcoming DC movies.  

The Wrap backed up this report, sharing it had additionally heard via insiders that the movie “did not work” for studio executives – made by Bad Boys For Life and Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah for a reported budget of over $70 million (though it may have ultimately cost the studio $90 million by the time cameras finished rolling). 

The news could perhaps be the product of the recent change in Warner Bros’ leadership, with CEO David Zaslav becoming the new big boss since WB merged with Discovery. There was some rumored talk of the previous WB chair Toby Emmerich considering Batgirl for a theatrical release rather than a HBO Max exclusive, however, but the new reports suggest the film isn’t testing to the level of a big-screen project and may be removed from getting any kind of release. 

Batgirl would not only introduce Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, but is features a stacked cast including the return of Michael Keaton as Batman and J.K. Simmons as James Gordon. Brendan Fraser plays the film’s villain, Ted Carson a.k.a. Firefly. It’s arguably unheard of for a project as high-profile as this one to lose any form of avenue for distribution. 


Apparently, a move like this is not uncharacteristic for Warner Bros’ new CEO, however, who previously shut down the failed streaming service CNN+ weeks after it launched (it reportedly cost $300 million to put together). There is some restructuring of DC projects currently underway behind the scenes, with David Zaslav on the search for a someone to fill a role much like Marvel boss Kevin Feige has at Marvel Studios. 

Coming off San Diego Comic-Con late last month, Marvel Studios announced and showcased a lineup of projects planned until 2025 including two more Avengers films, whilst DC did not bring anything from Batgirl to its panel. Instead, Warner Bros chose to only focus on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam, both of which have set release dates later this year. Warner Bros. Discovery is set to report its earnings for this past business quarter on Thursday; it’s possible we’ll learn more then. 

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere




High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere

What time is it? Summer time!

Well, that’s what the students of East High are saying in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. I know, the name is a mouthful, but honestly, this show is a whole lot of fun and if you haven’t watched it, you definitely should. The first two seasons were great, from the songs in Season 1 to the drama in Season 2, and when it was announced that the series would be getting a Season 3 and 4, I was all on board. 

Now that I have watched the first episode of Season 3, I am even more excited for the next episodes to come, and that premiere has me all in my feelings – specifically these five. 


Man, this show makes me so nostalgic for when I was younger. 

Don’t get me wrong, I would never travel back in time to then, just because I was so young and didn’t know half the stuff I know now, but there is just something about listening to the soundtrack of some of these original songs from the High School Musical movies that just get me. While we don’t get many songs in the first episode, we get the classic, “What Time Is It” from High School Musical 2 within the few three minutes of the show and ugh, the memories. 


If you were a tween or kid back in 2007 and watched HSM2 when it premiered on Disney Channel, you know this song just as well as I do. And for years, I sang this song on the last day of school – heck, I still sing it now whenever warm weather comes around and I’m two years out of college. I love this music, and I can already tell from just this first episode that this season is going to make me so nostalgic. 


I’m really curious to see what they’re going to do with this camp in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. 

For those who don’t know, the first two seasons of this series were pretty much based around the first film’s premise. The show takes place in a world where the movies exist, but instead of the actors from the High School Musical cast that we’re familiar with, we are introduced to students who are auditioning for those iconic roles. And over the last two seasons, we’ve watched them grow into brilliant performers while singing in productions of both High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast, with covers and original songs all along the way. 

But the whole entire point of the first two seasons was that this show took place in the same high school where the movies were filmed. So it’s only natural to think that the second season might end up happening at the country club that was in High School Musical 2, but nope – we are at a summer camp, something that was never talked about in the original movies. 

The arrival of everyone coming to this summer camp is fun, but it makes me wonder how they’re going to include the songs from High School Musical 2 into this season when it’s not at the same location as the film, but it’s still interesting to watch, nonetheless. 


Dude, I love Olivia Rodrigo – and I mean that. This girl has done so much these last two years and watching her in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is always a joy. 


But what really makes me so proud of her is that I’m not even just proud of the actress, but the character as well. Nini is this young star who is a little afraid to take these big risks but she does so anyway, knowing that she has this big break she can’t lose, which was the big theme of this first episode. She goes away on this road trip with a producer over the summer so she can record songs, giving her that shot, and I am so proud of her for doing that. 

Olivia Rodrigo plays her perfectly, and while I know that her character was demoted to a guest role thanks to Rodrigo’s budding music career, I can’t help but be proud, because wow, she has blown up. It makes me want to watch her documentary on Disney+ again


I know I said earlier on that I was curious as to how they’re going to really change up this season with this new location. But, about twenty minutes in, I genuinely was feeling eager to see where this show would go – specifically the dynamics of new characters. 

For two seasons, we have pretty much been surrounded by the same characters, and while we have grown to love them, I think this season was the one where we truly needed a change in not only scenery, but characters as well. And this first episode brought a ton of them in. 

One of the scenes that got me really eager to see what happens with these new characters was when Gina, Ashlyn and Kourtney, three clear as day theater kids, find out they have to share a cabin with Gadget (a new character) and two other girls – and you can clearly tell at first that they are not feeling the vibe, and you can almost smell the problems from a mile away. 

That screams great television, and it’s got me wondering how much more drama this show is going to produce over the next episodes with these new dynamics. I’m so eager to see. 



Seeing Corbin Bleu in the premiere episode made me very excited to see where this fictionalized version of him is going to go next. 

Usually, when it comes to the original members from the High School Musical movies, we’ll get some pictures from them from the old high school – like Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron both recently taking pics there in 2022 – but I didn’t think anyone would come back to the show. We had Lucas Grabeel and Kaycee Stroh in Season 1 but no one in Season 2, so I’m super pumped to see Corbin Bleu back for this season.

Not only that, but Jason Earles. Do you guys know who he is? The moment I saw him as Dewey, the director of Camp Shallow Lake, I practically screamed. This man is Disney Channel royalty. He was not only a co-star on Hannah Montana but also on Kickin’ It and I can’t believe he is in another Disney show and it has me so excited. 

I’m not sure how often he and Bleu are going to be on the show, but I know for a fact that those two appearing on that stage has me excited for what this season holds and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Could Zac Efron be next?

What are you guys looking forward to with Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? All I know is that if I don’t get a cover of “Fabulous” by Carlos in this season, I will riot. I demand it, Disney+!

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The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie




The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie

Book adaptations of big-time novels always seem to go over well with audiences, and have for plenty of years, with movie sagas such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings taking over the box office. But, a newcomer is arriving on the movie scene, one which should have been adapted almost as soon as it came out, if you ask me.

The School for Good and Evil, an amazing addition to the fantasy genre, is finally getting its own adaptation into the film world – but not in theaters. However, it will be appearing as a Netflix movie, on the popular streaming website. However, what else do we know about this upcoming film? What is it going to be about? Who is going to be in it? There are plenty of things that you might not know, but we do. Here are some quick things we know about the upcoming Netflix film.

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The School For Good And Evil Release Date Is Set For October 21

Mark your calendars, fantasy lovers, as The School for Good and Evil is going to be coming out as part of the 2022 movie release schedule! Announced with the official poster from the Netflix Twitter page, it was confirmed that The School for Good and Evil would release on the popular streaming platform in Fall 2022, specifically on October 21. 

Talk about a great addition to all the fun Halloween movies we’ll be watching during that time of year – I can always use a little good and evil in my life. 


Sofia Wylie in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has A Star-Studded Cast

With an adaptation like The School for Good and Evil, we all knew that the cast needed to be amazing. And, luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing additions to this Netflix movie. First, let’s take a look at the two leads characters of the film, Sophie and Agatha, where the story begins. These two roles will be played by Sophia Anna Caruso, known for her role in the Broadway musical Beetlejuice, and Sofia Wylie, who stars on a Disney+  show you really should watch, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Wylie is especially excited for her role in The School for Good and Evil. In an interview with MTV, she talked about her part as Agatha and how she’s excited to “bring some realness” to the character that hadn’t been seen before. She described Agatha’s struggles with internal and external beauty through her own experience, saying that it’s something she can relate to and that it’s an important message to teach.

That’s something that I personally can really relate to, that voice inside of your head, how much power it has. I deal with those doubts and those insecurities. And I think I can really bring some realness to Agatha in that sense because I know, as a teenage girl, it can be very difficult to overcome that voice.

Adding on to this cast, Deadline reported that two megastars, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, signed on for two of the main roles in the upcoming film. Theron is set to play Lady Lesso, and Washington will portray a teacher at the school, Professor Dovey.

In addition to these two, in another article, Deadline reported that Laurence Fishburne, known for his roles in The Matrix trilogy and many other films, as well as action star Michelle Yeoh, from movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Crazy Rich Asians, and her TV role in Star Trek: Discovery, have stepped up to be in The School for Good and Evil. Fishburne will play the Schoolmaster – a role that sounds quite fitting for someone of his talents, and Yeoh will portray another teacher, Professor Anemone.

Also for the film, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, and Freya Theodora Parks will play Anadil, Dot and Hester, three young women who are a part of The Coven in The School for Good and Evil, as confirmed by a behind-the-scenes look with the author of the original novel, Soman Chainani on YouTube.

Already, this film is shaping up to be filled to the brim with some of the Hollywood elite. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they do with the material they are given, because it’s about to get magical.


Charlize Theron in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Will Follow The Bestselling Book Series

For those who don’t know, The School for Good and Evil is composed of several novels in a series. Netflix confirmed that this new movie will be based on the series by Soman Chainani, and from the premise of the film, it’s looking to be exactly like the first novel.

As confirmed by the description from the trailer for the new movie on YouTube, The School for Good and Evil is going to follow two best friends, Sophia and Agatha, who are swept into a world of trying to balance both good and evil when they are given different roles, but this in turn causes their lives to turn upside down. 

I’m already on board for a story like this. Two opposing personalities who end up being trained in styles that they thought they weren’t aligned with? Thrown into unlikely situations? Fantasy elements? My god, I can almost feel the franchise coming. Netflix has a great addition with this one.

Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Is Directing The School For Good And Evil

I don’t think there could have been another perfect choice for the director for The School for Good and Evil than Paul Feig. The legendary director has produced some of the biggest comedic hits in the last ten years. For example, Feig directed the smash-hit Bridesmaids back in 2011, the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, the Emilia Clarke Christmas comedy Last Christmas, the comedy thriller, A Simple Favor, and so many others.

Besides movies, Paul Feig has also directed multiple episodes of several incredible sitcoms, such as The Office, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock. The School for Good and Evil novels have an amazing comedic element to them, and I can only imagine what a comedic director like Paul Feig will bring to the table in this new film.

The castle in The School for Good and Evil.

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Finding Neverland Screenwriter David Magee Wrote The Screenplay For The School For Good And Evil

When it comes to an adapted screenplay, you always have to make sure that you find the right person to do it, because with novels, there are so many details that need to somehow make it into the movie. The School for Good and Evil found its screenwriter in David Magee.


Magee is a perfect choice, because not only has he been around the business for some time, he’s had plenty of experience in writing fantasy, working on films such as the Academy-Award winning Life of Pi, the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns, and wrote the screenplay for Finding Neverland, the story of the author who created the legendary character, Peter Pan. Truly, he has great experience up his sleeves, and I’m eager to see what he’ll do with the fantastic story that is The School for Good and Evil.

The bit apple in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has Finished Filming 

As you can expect for a film that already has a trailer, The School for Good and Evil finished production for their film not too long ago. From a tweet on Twitter from Netflix Geeked, it was confirmed back in July of 2021 that filming had wrapped on the film and was entering into the post-production phases. 

Watch The Trailer For The School For Good And Evil 

If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for The School for Good and Evil, be sure to watch it now, as you won’t want to miss out on the magic. 

With an amazing cast, awesome story, and some really cool looking set pieces featured in the trailer, The School for Good and Evil is looking to be an amazing addition to Netflix’s original film line-up. I can’t wait for this movie to pop up as part of the 2022 Netflix movie schedule. I’m practically counting down the days. 

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