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The Biggest New and Upcoming Movies in 2023

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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 kicked off the Multiverse Saga with Phase Five's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy, and in the fall, 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 Gun Fu-ed 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, and Greta Gerwig present new and exciting projects. Here are 60 movies we're excited about for 2023 across theaters and streaming.

And follow the link if you're just looking for our most anticipated summer 2023 movies.

The Biggest Movies Coming in 2023


Summer Movies 2023

Fool's Paradise

US Date: May 12

Nobody's Fool stars Always Sunny's Charlie Day as a mute man discovered by a down-on-his-luck publicist (Ken Jeong) to be the double for a difficult method actor who refuses to leave his trailer. Day writes, directs, and stars in this Hollywood satire that also stars Kate Beckinsale, Adrien Brody, Common, Jason Sudeikis, Jillian Bell, John Malkovich, Jason Bateman, and Ray Liotta in one of his final performances.

Hypnotic

US Date: May 12

AU Date: May 11 / UK Date: May 26

Ben Affleck stars in this twisty new sci-fi thriller from Robert Rodriguez. Co-starring The Suicide Squad's Alice Braga, and co-written by Rodriguez and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Hypnotic follows an Austin police detective who learns his missing daughter and a string of high profile bank robberies might be connected to a secret government agency.

The Mother

US, on Netflix: May 12

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.

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.

White Men Can’t Jump

US, on Hulu: May 19

Hulu's new remake of the 1992 Wesley Snipes/Woody Harrelson Ron Shelton comedy, White Men Can't Jump, stars Jack Harlow and Friday Night Lights' Sinqua Walls as the famous basketball hustlers. Co-starring Teyana Taylor and Spider-Man: Homecoming's Laura Harrier, along with Lance Reddick in one of the late actor's final performances.

Kandahar

US Date: May 26

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

The latest from Gerard Butler, Kandahar, tracks an undercover CIA operative who must escape from deep, hostile territory in Afghanistan after his identity is revealed in an intelligence leak. Also starring Homeland and Legion's Navid Negahban and Vikings' Travis Fimmel.

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.

Shooting Stars

US, on Peacock: June 2

Based on the LeBron James biography by James himself and Pulitzer Prize-winner Buzz Bissinger, Shooting Stars explores James' humble beginnings in Akron, Ohio and his rise to NBA stardom, alongside his four childhood best friends. Marquis "Mookie" Cook debuts as LeBron, with Dermot Mulroney and Wood Harris also starring.

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).

The Boogeyman

US Date: June 2

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

Yellowjackets' Sophie Thatcher stars with Chris Messina, David Dastmalchian, and Vivien Lyra Blair in the latest Stephen King adaptation, about a malicious entity that preys on a vulnerable, grieving family. Host's Rob Savage directs this summer scary, based on a 1973 King short story.

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.

Elemental

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.

Extraction 2

US, on Netflix: June 16

Chris Hemsworth returns as almost-killed-in-the-first-movie mercenary Tyler Rake in this action-packed sequel to 2020's impressive original. MCU stunt coordinator/double Sam Hargrave returns to direct, adding Quantum of Solace and Black Widow's Olga Kurylenko to the cast. This time around, Rake must penetrate one of the world's most dangerous prisons.

Asteroid City

US Date: June 23

UK/AU Date: June 23 (UK), TBA (AU)

A star-studded ensemble helps bring Wes Anderson's latest slice of whimsy to life, including Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Carell, Jeffrey Wright, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, and Tom Hanks as Asteroid City takes us back to 1955 for a Junior Stargazer convention in a fictional American desert town.

No Hard Feelings

US Date: June 23

UK/AU Date: June 16 (UK), June 15 (AU)

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence tries her hand at the time-honored "coming of age sex comedy," from Good Boys' Gene Stupnitsky, as a broke Uber driver who gets hired to date an awkward teen by his concerned parents. Also starring Andrew Barth Feldman, Matthew Broderick, Supergirl's Laura Benanti, and Natalie Morales.

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: The Red Door

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.

Joy Ride

US Date: July 7

UK/AU Date: July 7 (UK), July 6 (AU)

Beef's Ashley Park Sherry Cola star in this road trip comedy from Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon's Adele Lim (in her directorial debut). Joy Ride centers on childhood best friends Audrey and Lolo who journey across China to find Audrey's birth mother. The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng, Sabrina Wu, and Oscar-nominee Stephanie Hsu co-star.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

US Date: July 12

UK/AU Date: July 12 (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.

Oppenheimer

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.

Barbie

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.

They Cloned Tyrone

US, on Netflix: July 21

Pulpy sci-fi comedy They Cloned Tyrone follows an unlikely trio as they investigate a series of eerie events, alerting them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly beneath their neighborhood. Starring John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jamie Foxx (who also executive produces).

Talk to Me

US Date: July 28

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

This Aussie supernatural horror flick comes to us from A24 and stars Sophie Wilde, Alexandra Jensen, and LOTR's Miranda Otto. In Talk to Me, a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, eventually becoming hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying dark forces.

Haunted Mansion

US Date: July 28

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.

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.

The Last Voyage of the Demeter

US Date: Aug 11

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

Dracula's blood-soaked trek by sea from Transylvania to London come sinto closer focus here with André Øvredal's The Last Voyage of the Demeter. Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins, Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham, and The Suicide Squad's David Dastmalchian make up just some of the doomed crew that gets systematically erased by the Count before landing in England.

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.

Heart of Stone

US, on Netflix: Aug 11

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.

Strays

US Date: Aug 18

UK/AU Date: June 9 – streaming (UK), June 8 – streaming (AU)

Finding a new home in August, Strays features the voices of Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Isla Fisher, and Randall Park as a pack of abandoned dogs taking a long trek to seek revenge on a cruel owner (Will Forte). Strays comes to us from American Vandal co-creator Dan Perrault.

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.

Fall Movies 2023

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

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: Believer

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 Marvels

US Date: Nov 10

UK/AU Date: Nov 10 (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.

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.

Wonka

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

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.

Havoc (Netflix)

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.

Maestro (Netflix)

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 (Netflix)

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 (Netflix)

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.

Red One (Prime Video)

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 (Apple TV+)

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.

Biggest Movies of 2023 So Far

M3GAN

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.

Read our review of M3GAN here.

Shotgun Wedding

US, on Prime Video: 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.

Read our review of Shotgun Wedding here.

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.

Read our review of Knock at the Cabin here.

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.

Read our review of Magic Mike's Last Dance here.

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.

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."

Read our review of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania here.

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.

Read our review of Cocaine Bear here.

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.

Read our review of Creed III here.

Luther: The Fallen Sun

US, Netflix: March 10

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.

Read our review of Luther: The Fallen Sun here.

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.

Read our review of Scream 6 here.

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.

Read our review of Shazam! Fury of the Gods here.

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.

Read our review of John Wick: Chapter 4 here.

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.

Read our review of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves here.

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.

Read our review of The Super Mario Bros. Movie here.

Renfield

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.

Read our review of Renfield here.

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.

Read our review of Evil Dead Rise here.

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).

Read our review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 here.


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

Note: This story was originally published on Dec. 31, 2022. It was updated on May 19, 2023, with the latest information available.

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