60 Movies We Can’t Wait to See in 2023

Between theatrical releases and streaming exclusives, 2023 already has a massive movie catalogue. The long-delayed Aquaman sequel and The Flash movie finally land while the MCU kicks off the Multiverse Saga with Phase Five’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Marvels.

On top of that, Harrison Ford returns one final time as Indiana Jones, Tom Cruise kicks off the endgame of the Mission: Impossible series, and Timothée Chalamet plays a young Willy Wonka (while also reprising his role as Paul Atreides in the Dune sequel). And speaking of comebacks, The Hunger Games franchise is cooking up a prequel, Tobin Bell will return as maniacal trap-man Jigsaw, and Keanu Reeves will Gun Fu his way back into our lives as John Wick.

Ghostface, Optimus Prime, Magic Mike, and Miles Morales are also all back for more while directors like Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Greta Gerwig, M. Night Shyamalan, and Ari Aster present new and exciting projects. Here are 60 movies we’re excited about for 2023 across theaters and streaming.


US Date: Jan 6

UK/AU Date: Jan 13 (UK), TBA (AU)

2023 kicks things off with Blumhouse’s killer AI doll flick, M3GAN, from Malignant writer Akela Cooper (with a story by Cooper and Malignant director James Wan). Get Out/Girls’ Allison Williams plays a brilliant roboticist who develops a life-like android that starts to lethally protect her recently orphaned niece.

Knock at the Cabin

US Date: Feb 3

UK/AU Date: Feb 3 (UK), TBA (AU)

Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Rupert Grint star in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest, about a vacationing family of three that is taken hostage by four strangers who demand they make the ultimate sacrifice to avert the apocalypse.

Magic Mike’s Last Dance

US Date: Feb 10

UK/AU Date: Feb 10 (UK), TBA (AU)

The Ocean’s movies are no longer Steven Soderbergh’s sole trilogy as Channing Tatum returns for Magic Mike’s Last Dance, co-starring Salma Hayek Pinault, Gavin Spokes, and Caitlin Gerard. In the film, Tatum’s Mike Lane heads to London with a wealthy socialite who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse — and an agenda all her own.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

US Date: Feb 17

UK/AU Date: Feb 17 (UK), TBA (AU)

Jonathan Majors, who made his MCU debut on Loki as “He Who Remains,” makes a big splash as villainous variant Kang the Conquerer in Ant-Man’s third movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, and Randall Park all return for this fuller exploration of the Quantum Realm, which Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said officially kicks off Phase Five and “The Multiverse Saga.”

Cocaine Bear

US Date: Feb 24

UK/AU Date: Feb 24 (UK), TBA (AU)

Loosely based (um…yeah!) on a true incident in the ’80s involving a bear and a duffle bag of narcotics, Cocaine Bear looks to unleash its crazy fury on moviegoers this February. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, and starring Keri Russell (plus Matthew Rhys and Margo Martindale – is this an Americans reunion?), Cocaine Bear follows an American black bear that goes on a murderous rampage in a small Georgia town. O’Shea Jackson Jr., Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Ray Liotta (in one of his final roles) also star.

Creed III

US Date: March 3

UK/AU Date: March 3 (UK), TBA (AU)

Star Michael B. Jordan takes over official directing duties from Ryan Coogler (who still co-wrote the story) for Creed III, this time following Adonis Creed as he contends with a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy (Jonathan Majors) who resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. Co-starring Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu, and Phylicia Rashad.

Scream 6

US Date: March 10

UK/AU Date: March 31 (UK), TBA (AU)

There’s no official title yet for Scream 6, but what we do know is that the story follows the survivors of the latest Ghostface killings, sisters Samantha and Tara Carpenter (Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega) and twins Chad and Mindy Meeks (Mason Gooding and Jasmin Savoy Brown), leaving Woodsboro behind and starting a new chapter of their lives in New York City – only to again be plagued by a streak of murders by a new Ghostface killer. Courteney Cox returns as legacy Scream-er Gale Weathers, joined by Dermot Mulroney and Ready or Not’s Henry Czerny and Samara Weaving.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

US Date: March 17

UK/AU Date: March 17 (UK), TBA (AU)

Zachary Levi is back for more superhero silliness with Shazam! Fury of the Gods, featuring Billy Batson and his foster siblings battling the Daughters of Atlas, who look to use a weapon that could destroy the world. Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, and Rachel Zegler are Hespera, Kalypso, and Anthea while Djimon Hounsou returns as the wizard, Shazam.

John Wick: Chapter 4

US Date: March 24

UK/AU Date: March 24 (UK), TBA (AU)

In this hotly-anticipated fourth John Wick flick, Keanu Reeves’ unbeatable hitman uncovers a path to defeating the High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes. Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Hiroyuki Sanada, Lance Reddick, and Clancy Brown also star.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

US Date: March 31

UK/AU Date: April 7 (UK), TBA (AU)

The directing duo behind Game Night, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (star of Freaks and Geeks), transport us into the Forgotten Realms with a Dungeons & Dragons movie starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Hugh Grant. In Honor Among Thieves, a charming thief (Pine) and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a long-lost relic.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

US Date: April 7

UK/AU Date: March 31 (UK), TBA (AU)

Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, and Charles Martinet lend their voices to this big-screen animated take on Nintendo’s game-changing platformer. The plot is a famliar one, of course: A plumber named Mario travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, to defeat a tyrant named Bowser. From Titans Go! To the Movies’ Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath comes this star-studded adventure.


US Date: April 14

UK/AU Date: April 14 (UK), TBA (AU)

The Lego Batman Movie’s Chris McKay delivers Nicolas Cage as Dracula in this horror-comedy centered around the Count’s sniveling henchman, Renfield (played by Nicholas Hoult). The story follows Renfield as he finds a new lease on life in modern-day New Orleans when he falls in love with Rebecca Quincy, a feisty but perennially aggressive traffic cop played by Awkwafina.

Evil Dead Rise

US Date: April 21

UK/AU Date: April 21 (UK), TBA (AU)

Once slated for HBO Max, Evil Dead franchise offshoot Evil Dead Rise is now getting a theatrical release. The story centers on two sisters who clash with Deadites in a cramped L.A. apartment building, forcing them both into a primal battle for survival. Original Dead trio Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Robert Tapert are all executive producing.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

US Date: May 5

UK/AU Date: May 5 (UK), TBA (AU)

Writer/director James Gunn bids farewell to Marvel Studios (as he heads off to creatively lead the DCEU) with a third Guardians of the Galaxy film. As Peter Quill still searches the far reaches of space for 2014 Gamora, the Guardians must contend with the threat of the High Evolutionary (Peacemaker’s Chukwudi Iwuji) along with High Priestess Ayesha and the Sovereign’s creation, Adam Warlock (Will Poulter).

Fast X

US Date: May 19

UK/AU Date: May 19 (UK), TBA (AU)

With a budget reportedly ballooning out of control after longtime Fast franchise director Justin Lin stepped down from the film in April, Fast X is still headed our way, acting as the first half of a two-part finale for the Fast and Furious franchise. Familiar faces will be joined by Fast newbies Jason Momoa and Brie Larson.

The Little Mermaid

US Date: May 26

UK/AU Date: May 26 (UK), TBA (AU)

Rob Marshall directs this live-action remake of Disney’s 1989 animated musical classic, The Little Mermaid. Starring Halle Bailey as Ariel, the film will once more tell the story of the youngest daughter of King Triton (Javier Bardem), the ruler of the underwater kingdom Atlantica, who becomes fascinated by the world of humans. After falling deeply in love with the handsome Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King), Ariel’s quest delivers her into the clutches of the scheming sea witch Ursula (Melissa McCarthy). Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina also star in voice roles.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

US Date: June 2

UK/AU Date: June 2 (UK), TBA (AU)

The dazzling, animated Lord and Miller-produced Spider-Verse returns as Miles Morales goes on an adventure across the multiverse with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-people (including Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099). Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, and Luna Lauren Vélez return with new voices provided by Issa Rae (as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman), Jason Schwartzman (as the Spot), and Daniel Kaluuya (as Hobart “Hobie” Brown/Spider-Punk).

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

US Date: June 9

UK/AU Date: June 9 (UK), TBA (AU)

Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback star in this ’90s-set Transformers prequel about a pair of archaeologists from Brooklyn who discover an ancient conflict through a globe-trotting adventure that ties in with three factions of Transformers: the Maximals, the Predacons and the Terrorcons. Peter Cullen returns to voice Optimus Prime while Pete Davidson debuts as Mirage and YouTube star Liza Koshy plays Arcee.


US Date: June 16

UK/AU Date: June 6 (UK), TBA (AU)

Pixar Studios’ 2023 offering is set in a city where fire, water, land and air residents all live together. When a fiery young woman, Ember, and a go-with-the-flow guy, Wade, meet up, they discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.

The Flash

US Date: June 16

UK/AU Date: June 16 (UK), TBA (AU)

Taking cues from DC’s Flashpoint comic arc, The Flash movie was originally rumored to serve as a “reset” for the DCEU as speedster Barry Allen travels through time to prevent the murder of his mother, but unwittingly causes changes that result in the creation of a multiverse. Besieged by star Ezra Miller’s serious legal troubles, The Flash was even in danger of being shelved by Warner Bros. As of now, The Flash is still a go, with Miller being joined by Kiersey Clemons and, reportedly, Michael Shannon (as Zod), Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton as Batman (though Keaton’s return as Batman in Batgirl won’t be seen now) and Sasha Calle as Supergirl.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

US Date: June 30

UK/AU Date: June 30 (UK), TBA (AU)

Harrison Ford returns one final time as archaeologist/adventurer Indiana Jones in the fifth installment of the franchise, directed by 3:10 to Yuma/Logan’s James Mangold. Set in 1969, Indiana Jones finds himself uneasy over the fact that the U.S. government has recruited former Nazis to help beat the Soviet Union in the Space Race. One in particular, Voller (Mads Mikkelsen), is a NASA member and ex-Nazi who wishes to make the world into a better place — as he sees fit. John Rhys-Davies reprises his role as Sallah, joined by new cast members Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, and Boyd Holbrook.

Harold and the Purple Crayon

US Date: June 30

UK/AU Date: June 30 (UK), June 29 (AU)

Zachary Levi, Zooey Deschanel, Lil Rel Howery, and Ravi Patel star in this live-action adaptation of Crockett Johnson’s famous 1955 children’s book about a young boy named Harold who embarks on a magical mission with the help of his purple crayon.

Insidious: Fear the Dark

US Date: July 7

UK/AU Date: July 7 (UK), TBA (AU)

Directed by star Patrick Wilson, in his directorial debut, this fifth installment in the Insidious franchise (created by Leigh Whannell) serves as a direct sequel to Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Ty Simpkins are back as the Lambert family, now 10 years on from the previous two films. As Josh Lambert (Wilson) heads East to drop his son (Simpkins) off at an idyllic, ivy-covered university, the college dream becomes a nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

US Date: July 14

UK/AU Date: July 14 (UK), TBA (AU)

The first half of (what’s being said is) a two-part finale for the Mission: Impossible franchise, Dead Reckoning Part One brings back Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby and Henry Czerny (from the very first M:I movie) as Ethan Hunt and his team must confront their biggest global challenge yet. New faces include Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, and Cary Elwes.


US Date: July 21

UK/AU Date: July 21 (UK), TBA (AU)

Christopher Nolan’s first film since his blow-up with Warner Bros. (over the studio’s simultaneous theatrical and HBO Max streaming release strategy) is the story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb. The all-star cast features Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer, plus Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Gary Oldman, Jack Quaid, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, and Florence Pugh.


US Date: July 21

UK/AU Date: July 21 (UK), TBA (AU)

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird, Little Women) directs Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling — from a script written by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach — in Barbie, a live-action romantic comedy based on the iconic Mattel toy line. Co-starring Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Simu Liu as another Ken, Kate McKinnon, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, and Michael Cera.

The Marvels

US Date: July 28

UK/AU Date: July 28 (UK), TBA (AU)

Following the events of Endgame, WandaVision, and Ms. Marvel, The Marvels will bring together Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan for a cosmic adventure that reportedly features the three swapping places with one another each time they use their powers. Samuel L. Jackson will play, of course, Nick Fury (though the movie is being released after the Secret Invasion series on Disney+) while Zawe Ashton has reportedly been cast as the villain.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

US Date: Aug 4

UK/AU Date: Aug 4 (UK), TBA (AU)

This animated reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise brings Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael back to the big screen for the first time since 2016. Directed by Jeff Rowe (writer of Gravity Falls and The Mitchells vs. the Machines), and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Mutant Mayhem cowabungas its way into theaters next August.

Meg 2: The Trench

US Date: Aug 4

UK/AU Date: Aug 4 (UK), TBA (AU)

Jason Statham is back as rescue diver Jonas Taylor in this meg-a-powered sequel, based on Steve Alten’s sequel novel to Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror. After dealing with a thought-to-be-extinct megalodon in the first movie, Taylor must now contend with another prehistoric monster – the Kronosaurus. Original Meg stars Cliff Curtis and Page Kennedy return as well.

Haunted Mansion

US Date: Aug 11

UK/AU Date: Aug 11 (UK), TBA (AU)

Jared Leto stars as Hatbox Ghost while Jamie Lee Curtis portrays Madame Leota in this big-screen spookfest based on the famed Disney park attraction. Also starring Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Winona Ryder, and Dan Levy, Haunted Mansion follows a single mom and her nine-year-old son, who are looking to start a new life and move into a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans… only to discover that the place is much more than they bargained for.

Gran Turismo

US Date: Aug 11

UK/AU Date: Aug 11 (UK), TBA (AU)

From District 9’s Neil Blomkamp comes a live-action adaptation of the Grand Turismo video game series starring David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, and Djimon Hounsou. Based on a true story, the film tracks a teenage Gran Turismo player (Archie Madekwe) who applies their skills to competitions the world over on the road to becoming a real racecar driver.

Blue Beetle

US Date: Aug 18

UK/AU Date: Aug 18 (UK), TBA (AU)

Originally intended to be an HBO Max exclusive, DC’s Blue Beetle, starring Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña, George Lopez, and Susan Sarandon, is now slated for theaters. Blue Beetle tells the story of a teenager in El Paso, TX, who gains superpowers when an alien Blue Beetle scarab grafts onto him, forming a powerful exoskeleton around his body.

The Equalizer 3

US Date: Sept 1

UK/AU Date: Sept 1 (UK), TBA (AU)

The successful Antoine Fuqua/Denzel Washington action franchise, based on the ’80s TV series The Equalizer, continues, with Washington reuniting with his Man on Fire co-star Dakota Fanning for this particular adventure. With much of the production taking place in various cities and towns in Italy, The Equalizer 3 looks to have an international setting.

The Nun 2

US Date: Sept 8

UK/AU Date: TBA (UK), TBA (AU)

A sequel to 2018’s The Nun, and the ninth installment in The Conjuring Universe, The Nun 2 brings Taissa Farmiga’s Sister Irene back as she once again comes face to face with the demonic force Valak – aka the Nun.

A Haunting in Venice

US Date: Sept 15

UK/AU Date: Sept 15 (UK), TBA (AU)

Kenneth Branagh’s Hercule Poirot mystery franchise continues with A Haunting in Venice (based on the Agatha Christie novel Hallow’een Party). This time the star-studded cast features Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Kelly Reilly, and Michelle Yeoh. Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.

The Expendables 4

<img decoding="async" alt="The cast of The Expendables 3” src=” class=”jsx-2920405963 progressive-image article-image article-image-full-size jsx-2407332289 jsx-3166191823 rounded loading”/>

The cast of The Expendables 3

US Date: Sept 22

UK/AU Date: Sept 22 (UK), TBA (AU)

Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables saga continues on with Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture all returning for one more ride. This time — with additional cast members Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Andy García, Tony Jaa, Jacob Scipio, Iko Uwais, and Levy Tran — the team will square up against an arms dealer who commands the might of a massive private army.

Kraven the Hunter

US Date: Oct 6

UK/AU Date: Oct 6 (UK), TBA (AU)

Sony’s Spider-verse of villains (Morbius, Venom), which the studio is attempting to turn into franchisable heroes, adds one more with Kraven the Hunter, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Sergei Kravinoff, a big-game hunter who’s also an… animal lover? Russell Crowe also stars alongside Christopher Abbott and Alessandro Nivola, who’ve been cast as the villains of the film. Additionally, Fred Hechinger will play Chameleon, Kraven’s half-brother who is a master of disguise.

The Exorcist

US Date: Oct 13

UK/AU Date: Oct 13 (UK), TBA (AU)

Now that he’s resurrected the Halloween franchise with a new sequel trilogy, director David Gordon Green is tackling The Exorcist next, once again ignoring the previous sequels. His film will serve only as a decades-later follow-up to William Friedkin’s original 1973 film. Ellen Burstyn returns as once-besieged mother Chris MacNeil, joining Leslie Odom Jr. and Ann Dowd. In this new tale, a father of a possessed child, desperate for help, goes in search of someone who has had similar experiences – Burstyn’s Chris.

Saw 10

US Date: Oct 27

UK/AU Date: Oct 27 (UK), TBA (AU)

After a detour with Spiral: From the Book of Saw, the original recipe Saw saga is back with Saw 10 (or Saw X?), once more featuring Tobin Bell in the role of John Kramer – aka Jigsaw. We’re not sure how that will play out necessarily since the character’s been stone dead for more than half the franchise but, assuredly, life will find a way. The full plot is under wraps for now but… you know, it’s Saw.

Dune: Part Two

US Date: Nov 3

UK/AU Date: Nov 3 (UK), TBA (AU)

The second half of Denis Villeneuve’s two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune arrives in November, continuing the journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen and seeks revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. New cast members include Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Léa Seydoux, and Christopher Walken.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

US Date: Nov 17

UK/AU Date: Nov 17 (UK), TBA (AU)

Serving as a prequel story to The Hunger Games franchise, this fifth installment (based on Suzanne Collins’ 2020 book) features Tom Blyth as a young Coriolanus Snow. Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Viola Davis, and Jason Schwartzman also star in this story, which details the Tenth Annual Hunger Games as Coriolanus Snow turns 18 and worries about his future.


US Date: Dec 15

UK/AU Date: Dec 15 (UK), TBA (AU)

Everything’s coming up Chalamet at the end of 2023 because after Dune: Part Two there’s Wonka, directed by Paul King (Paddington and Paddington 2). This new take on Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features the actor as a young Willy Wonka, detailing his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory. Co-starring Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, and Jim Carter.

The Color Purple

US Date: Dec 20

UK/AU Date: Dec 20 (UK), TBA (AU)

The musical stage adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple, about the life-long struggles of an African American woman living in the south during the early 1900s, is coming to the big screen. The film will star Fantasia, Colman Domingo, Taraji P. Henson, Corey Hawkins, Ciara, Danielle Brooks, and Louis Gossett Jr. This will be the second film adaptation of the novel, following Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film.

Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel

<img decoding="async" alt="Photo from Ghostbusters: Afterlife” src=” class=”jsx-2920405963 progressive-image article-image article-image-full-size jsx-2407332289 jsx-3166191823 rounded loading”/>

Photo from Ghostbusters: Afterlife

US Date: Dec 20

UK/AU Date: July 14 (UK), TBA (AU)

Not much is known about the Ghostbusters: Afterlife follow-up at this point other than it will continue the adventures of the Spengler family. Jason Reitman will once again direct, joining the returning cast of Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, and Finn Wolfhard.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

US Date: Dec 25

UK/AU Date: Dec 29 (UK), TBA (AU)

By the time Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom comes out, it will be five years since the original Aquaman made a billion bucks at the box office, as James Wan’s sequel found itself being bumped from 2022 entirely after a series of COVID-related delays and post-production issues. Still, if all goes well, a year from now we’ll get Jason Momoa’s return as Arthur Curry, who forges an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally in a bid to save Atlantis and the rest of the planet. Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman are all back as well.

Disappointment Blvd.

US Date: TBA 2023

UK/AU Date: TBA (UK), TBA (AU)

Writer/director Ari Aster’s next project, after his A24 one-two punch of Hereditary and Midsommar, is a horror-comedy starring Joaquin Phoenix, Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, Amy Ryan, Parker Posey, Michael Gandolfini, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Richard Kind. No real story details at this time other than the film being an intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.

The Pale Blue Eye

US: Jan 6

Christian Bale, Gillian Anderson, and Toby Jones star in Scott Cooper’s adaptation of the 2003 novel The Pale Blue Eye, about a veteran detective, Augustus Landor (Bale), investigating a series of murders at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York – aided by a young Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling), who is a young cadet at the academy.

Your Place or Mine

US: Feb 10

The Valentine’s Day-ready rom-com, about two long-distance best friends who change each other’s lives when she decides to pursue a lifelong dream and he volunteers to keep an eye on her teenage son, stars Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Tig Notaro, Zoë Chao, and Steve Zahn.

Murder Mystery 2

US/UK: Feb 10

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are back as amateur sleuths Nick and Audrey Spitz in this sequel to Netflix’s 2019 original. This time Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Tony Goldwyn join the craziness.


US/UK: 2023

After five spread-out seasons, Idris Elba’s gritty, scary crime procedural, Luther, is getting a movie. Written by series creator Neil Cross, Luther will pair Elba with Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis.

Heart of Stone

US: 2023

Heart of Stone is a spy thriller featuring Gal Gadot as Rachel Stone, a CIA agent who’s the only woman standing between her powerful, global, peace-keeping organization and the loss of its most valuable — and dangerous — asset. Jamie Dornan also stars.

Extraction 2

US: 2023

Chris Hemsworth returns to game-changing Extraction action for this Joe Russo-penned/Sam Hargrave-directed sequel featuring the presumed dead Tyler Rake and another high-stakes mission.

The Mother

US: May 2023

Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, and Gael García Bernal star in this action drama about an ex-assassin (Lopez) coming out of hiding to protect the estranged daughter she left earlier in her life.


US/UK: 2023

Written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid, The Raid 2), Havoc stars Tom Hardy, Forest Whitaker, and Timothy Olyphant in the story of a detective who must fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son while untangling his city’s dark web of conspiracy and corruption.


US: 2023

Directed and co-written by Bradley Cooper, Maestro stars Cooper as musician/composer Leonard Bernstein. Carey Mulligan, Jeremy Strong, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, and Sarah Silverman also star in this Martin Scorsese/Steven Spielberg/Todd Phillips-produced film.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley

US: 2023

After decades in development hell, a new Beverly Hills Cop is finally upon us, with Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Bronson Pinchot, and Paul Reiser all back on board (with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kevin Bacon also along for the ride). The story features Murphy’s Axel Foley, after the death of an old friend, heading back to Beverly Hills to investigate corruption within the force of the Beverly Hills Police Department with his daughter and her ex-boyfriend.

Spy Kids: Armageddon

US: 2023

A full reboot of the Spy Kids franchise — still written, directed, and produced by Robert Rodriguez — is headed to Netflix. This time though, the secret agent parents are Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi and their kids unwittingly help a powerful Game Developer unleash a computer virus that gives him control of all technology.

Shotgun Wedding

US: Jan 27

Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel star in this action-comedy about a couple’s extravagant destination wedding getting hijacked by pirates. In the process of saving their families, the duo rediscovers why they fell in love in the first place.

Red One

US: 2023

Jake Kazdan directs Dwayne Johnson and Chris Evans — as well as Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Liu, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, J. K. Simmons, and Nick Kroll — in the new holiday adventure, Red One.

Killers of the Flower Moon

US: 2023

Martin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in this crime drama about members of the Osage tribe in northeastern Oklahoma being murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major FBI investigation directed by a 29-year-old J. Edgar Hoover and former Texas Ranger Tom White (Jesse Plemons). Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow, and Tantoo Cardinal also star.

What movies are you most looking forward to in 2023? Discuss in the comments!

Leave a Reply

Scroll to Top