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Sony Pictures Movies Coming to Netflix in 2023 & Beyond


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From 2022 onwards, Netflix (in the United States) has been getting brand new animated and live-action Sony movies, which will continue into 2023. Here’s a roundup of all the new Sony movies that have hit Netflix and what’s coming up alongside Netflix’s predicted release dates.

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

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Sony Pictures movies added to Netflix in 2022

Beyond the usual licensed library content, we’ve also seen several other Sony movies make their SVOD debuts on Netflix.

  • Honey GirlsReleased on February 3rd, 2022
  • Never Back Down: Revolt – Released on March 3rd, 2022
  • Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America –  Released on June 13th
  • The Man from Toronto – Released as Netflix Original on July 24th, 2022
  • Umma – Released on July 16th, 2022
  • Uncharted – Released on August 5th, 2022
  • Morbius – Released on September 7th, 2022
  • Father Stu – Released on September 16th, 2022
  • Where the Crawdads Sing – Released on November 12th, 2022
  • Sniper: Rogue Mission – Released on December 1st, 2022
  • Bullet Train – Released on December 3rd, 2022
  • The Invitation – Released on December 24th, 2022
  • Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song – Released on January 27th, 2023

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.

As part of the Sony deal with Netflix, a select number of titles will come to Netflix exclusively.

Masters of the Universe

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Masters of the Universe – Picture: Mattel

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. 

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
Confirmed Release Date: February 4th, 2023

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Picture: Sony Pictures Releasing

Based on the children’s book by Bernard Waber, this adaptation revolves around a crocodile living in New York City.

The Woman King

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Genre: Historical
Cast: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Adrienne Warren
Theatrical Release Date: September 16th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: ~February 2023

the woman king sony movie

Picture: Sony Pictures Releasing

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.


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: ???

devotion sony movie

Picture: Sony Pictures Releasing

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 true heroic story of the Navy’s most exceptional pilots, Devotion is adapted from the book by Adam Makos, which is set during the Korean war.

This is an interesting case study and may not actually come to Netflix. As you may have heard, Paramount+ managed to secure the streaming rights to DEVOTION and it’s unclear whether Netflix will carry it in the United States via the first-window deal.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Director: Stella Meghie
Genre: Biography, Music
Cast: Naomi Ackie
Theatrical Release Date: December 23rd, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: ~June 2023

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Picture: Sony Pictures Releasing

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 penned by Anthony McCarten, who wrote the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

A Man Called Otto

Director: Marc Forster
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
Theatrical Release Date: January 13th, 2023
Estimated Netflix Release Date: ~May 2023

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Picture: Sony Pictures

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.


Director: Will Merrick and Nick Johnson
Genre: Thriller
Cast: Storm Reid, Joaquim de Almeida, Ken Leung, Amy Landecker, Daniel Henney and Nia Long
Theatrical Release Date: January 20th, 2023
Estimated Netflix Release Date: ~June 2023

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Picture: Sony Pictures

A new suspense thriller coming from Sony’s subsidiaries Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films.

It comes from the creators of the hit movie Searching and is a mystery about a daughter looking for answers as to her mother’s disappearance while on vacation in Colombia.


Director: Scott Beck & Bryan Woods
Genre: Sci-fi, Thriller
Cast: Adam Driver, Ariana, Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman, Alexandra Shipp
Theatrical Release Date: March 10th, 2023
Estimated Netflix Release Date: ~July to August 2023

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Picture: Sony Pictures

Produced by Sam Raimi, this new Adam Driver feature film will see the actor play the roll of Mills, a pilot now stranded on Earth 65 million years ago and must navigate a dinosaur-filled world in hope of surviving.

Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World (2023)

Director: George Tillman Jr.
Genre: Sports, Biopic
Cast: Khris Davis, Jasmine Mathews, Sullivan Jones, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., John Magaro, with Sonja Sohn, and Forest Whitaker
Theatrical Release Date: April 28th, 2023
Estimated Netflix Release Date: ~August to October 2023

Big George Foreman

Picture: Sony Pictures

Based on the screenplay by George Tillman, Jr. and Frank Baldwin, this biopic takes you behind the scenes of George Foreman’s illustrious boxing career.

The Machine

Director: Peter Atencio
Genre: Action, Comedy
Cast: Mark Hamill, Bert Kreischer, Jess Gabor, Jimmy Tatro, Stephanie Kurtzuba
Theatrical Release Date: May 26th, 2023
Estimated Netflix Release Date: ~September to November 2023

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Inspired by a stand-up routine performed by Bert Kreischer, this movie sees Bert and his father (played by Mark Hamill) kidnapped by people who Bert wronged 20 years ago while drunk on a college semester abroad in Russia.

The movie is a co-production with Legendary Pictures, Levity Live and Balkanic Media.

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

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Picture: Sony Pictures Animation

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.

Gran Turismo

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Genre: Biopic, Sports, Drama
Cast: David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner, Djimon Hounsou
Theatrical Release Date: August 11th, 2023
Estimated Netflix Release Date: December – January 2024

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Picture: Sony Pictures

Based on the PlayStation game franchise of the same name, this coming-of-age biopic is is about a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of video game competitions to become a professional race car driver.

In the interest of time, here’s the rest of the remainder of the Columbia Pictures output for 2023 and into 2024:

Movie Name Theatrical Release
The Equalizer 3 September 1, 2023
Kraven the Hunter October 6, 2023
Untitled Ghostbusters sequel December 20, 2023
El Muerto January 12, 2024
Madame Web February 16, 2024
Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse (Part 2) March 29, 2024
Garfield May 24, 2024
Untitled The Karate Kid film June 7, 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
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

Which Sony movie are you excited to watch on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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