the big films coming in 2023

The Big Movies Coming in 2023

With 2022 drawing to a close, We take a look to see what movies are incoming in 2023…

M3gan (2023)
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Release Date: 06/01/2023
Directed by: Gerard Johnstone

A brilliant toy company roboticist uses artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN, a life-like doll programmed to emotionally bond with her newly orphaned niece. But when the doll’s programming works too well, she becomes overprotective of her new friend… with terrifying results.

Plane (2023)
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Release Date: 27/01/2023
Action, Thriller
Directed by: Jean-François Richet
After a heroic job of successfully landing his storm-damaged aircraft in a war zone, Brodie Torrance finds himself caught between the agendas of multiple militias that are planning to take the plane and its passengers hostage.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance (2023)
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Release Date: 10/02/2023
Comedy, Drama
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek, Gavin Spokes, Caitlin Gerard

Channing Tatum strips off his clothes for Steven Soderbergh one last time in this follow-up to 2015’s Magic Mike XXL. This time around Tatum’s Mike Lane has fallen on hard times and takes an opportunity to travel to London to fulfill a request for a wealthy woman (Salma Hayek), only to discover she has ulterior motives.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
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Release Date: 17/02/2023
Comedy, Drama
Directed by: Peyton Reed

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonathan Majors, Bill Murray

Superhero duo Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, together with Hope’s parents Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, find themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures, and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
Creed III
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Release Date: 03/03/2023
Directed by: Michael B. Jordan

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Phylicia Rashad

After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damien Anderson, resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face-off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damien – a fighter who has nothing to lose.
Scream 6
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Release Date: 10/03/2023
Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Starring: Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Hayden Panettiere, Courteney Cox, Samara Weaving, Tony Revolori

Not long after 2022’s Scream opened, it was announced that there would indeed be a sequel directly tying into the characters who survived that film. Not long after that (just one day, to be exact), it was announced that Hayden Panettiere would be returning to the series to reprise her role as Kirby Reed from Scream 4. Unfortunately, this will also be the first installment not to feature franchise star Neve Campbell, who decided not to return after she was offered less than she felt she was worth for the film. We don’t know how the story will play out, of course, but we do know it definitely won’t feel the same without the presence of Sidney Prescott.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods
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Release Date: 17/03/2023
Comedy, Action, Fantasy
Directed by: David F. Sandberg

Starring: Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Megan Good

Zachary Levi’s Shazam returns, along with his teenage form Billy Batson (Asher Angel) and all of his stepsiblings, who have embraced their superpowered . But when new villains Kalypso (Lucy Liu) and Hespera (Helen Mirren) — aka the daughters of Atlas —arrive, the kids have to learn to work together to defeat them.
John Wick: Chapter 4
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Release Date: 24/03/2023
Action, Thriller, Crime
Directed by:  Chad Stahelski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Ian McShane, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada

With the price on his head ever increasing, John Wick 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.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)
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Release Date: 31/03/2023
Fantasy, Adventure
Directed by:  John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

Starring: Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, Regé-Jean Page, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Lillis

The popular role-playing game gets a shiny reboot, courtesy of directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Game Night, 2015’s Vacation) and an all-star cast that includes Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Bridgerton breakout star Regé-Jean Page, and more.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
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Release Date: 07/04/2023
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic

Starring: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Charlie Day, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, Keegan-Michael Key

This big-screen adaptation of the iconic Nintendo character and his friends is being produced by Chris Meledandri of Illumination (Despicable Me) and the creator of Mario himself, Shigeru Miyamoto. Chris Pratt is voicing the famous Goomba-stomping plumber, who arrives in the Mushroom Kingdom and meets Keegan-Michael Key’s Toad. Anya Taylor-Joy is also on board as Princess Peach, while Jack Black and Seth Rogen will voice Bowser and Donkey Kong, respectively, and Charlie Day will play Luigi.
Evil Dead Rise (2023)
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Release Date: 21/04/2023
Horror, Fantasy
Directed by: Lee Cronin

Starring: Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Neil Fisher

Road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped L.A. apartment. But the sisters’ reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building which gives rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusts the sisters into a primal battle for survival as they’re faced with the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
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Release Date: 05/05/2023
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klmentieff, Will Poulter, Elizabeth Debicki

Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
Fast X (2023)
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Release Date: 19/05/2023
Action, Thriller, Crime, Adventure
Directed by:  Justin Lin

Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel

This is only part one of the tenth installment of the most speedy and angry franchise out there. (Part two, rumored to be the last in the series, will drop in 2024.) And while the plot is hush-hush at the moment, we know that Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and the rest of the family will be back to do their thing.
The Little Mermaid (2023)
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Release Date: 26/05/2023
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina

The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. With mermaids forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)
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Release Date: 02/06/2023
Animation, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Directed by: Justin K. Thompson

Starring: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)
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Release Date: 09/06/2023
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Directed by:  Steven Caple Jr.

Starring: Ron Perlman, Anthony Ramos, Peter Cullen, Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren Velez

The Transformers franchise takes another step back in time after the 1980s-set Bumblebee, taking viewers back to the mid-’90s as a pair of archaeologists stumble into a three-way conflict between different factions of Transformers. The film is loosely based on the Beast Wars storyline and will be directed by Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II), with Peter Cullen reprising his role as the voice of Optimus Prime and people like Ron Perlman, Anthony Ramos, and Dominique Fishback joining the cast.
The Flash (2023)
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Release Date: 23/06/2023
Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Directed by: Andy Muschietti

Starring: Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Sasha Calle, Billy Crudup, Michael Keaton

In case you hadn’t heard, multi-verses are going to be all the rage in 2022, and this movie is looking to be DC’s contribution to the trend. Like a lot of the films on this list, we don’t yet know anything about the story, but the casting of Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne is either a super meta stunt or a big hint as to what we’ll see. There are rumors that the plot will follow the “Flashpoint” storyline from the comics, in which case, yes, expect some crossover shenanigans.
Indiana Jones 5 (2023)
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Release Date: 30/06/2023
Action, Adventure
Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook

Indiana Jones 5 finds our hero in 1969, living against the backdrop of the space race – but the American effort to beat the Russians to the moon brings with it some uncomfortable truths for Indy.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One (2023)
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Release Date: 14/07/2023
Action, Adventure, Thriller
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Czerny, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Esai Morales

This was the slot originally reserved for Mission: Impossible 8, but with COVID being what it is, we’re now getting M:I 7 in 2023 and M:I 8 in 2024. In any case, when this movie hits theaters, Tom Cruise will have played Ethan Hunt for a whopping 27 years. Where does the time go? This installment brings back familiar franchise faces like Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Czerny, and Vanessa Kirby, with Esai Morales playing the primary villain.
Oppenheimer (2023)
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Release Date: 21/07/2023
Drama, History, War
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
The story of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Barbie (2023)
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Release Date: 21/07/2023
Directed by: Greta Gerwig

Starring: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, Emma Mackey

After her stellar adaptation of Little Women, director Greta Gerwig is back with this high-concept original (co-written with Noah Baumbach), which chronicles the most famous doll ever (Margot Robbie) as she’s banished from Barbieland and introduced to our world.
The Marvels (2023)
Release Date: 28/07/2023
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Directed by: Nia DaCosta

Starring: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson

Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan trade places with each other every time they use their powers and must team up to fix their problem.
Blue Beetle (2023)
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Release Date: 18/08/2023
Action, Science Fiction
Directed by: Ángel Manuel Soto

Starring: Xolo Maridueña, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Guillen

Jaime Reyes acquires a mysterious scarab that binds to his spine and provides him with a powerful suit of blue alien armor.
The Nun 2 (2023)
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Release Date: 08/09/2023
Directed by:  Michael Chaves
1956, France. A priest is murdered, an evil is spreading, and Sister Irene once again comes face to face with the malevolent force of Valak, the demon nun.
Kraven the Hunter (2023)
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Release Date: 06/10/2023
Action, Science Fiction
Directed by:  J.C. Chandor
1956, France. A priest is murdered, an evil is spreading, and Sister Irene once again comes face to face with the malevolent force of Valak, the demon nun.
The Exorcist (2023)
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Release Date: 13/10/2023
Horror, Thriller
Directed by:   David Gordon Green
The father of a possessed child seeks out the aid of Chris MacNeil, whose daughter Regan survived a similar possession in the 1970s.
Dune: Part Two (2023)
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Release Date: 03/11/2023
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Directed by:  Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård

Follow the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, Paul endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (2023)
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Release Date: 17/11/2023
Thriller, Action, Drama
Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Starring: Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Tom Blyth, Jason Schwartzman

Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.
Wonka (2023)
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Release Date: 15/12/2023
Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Directed by:  Paul King

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Keegan-Michael Key

Timothée Chalamet steps into the offbeat shoes of a young Willy Wonka in this origin story, which captures the budding chocolatier as he crosses paths with the Oompa-Loompas. Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Keegan Michael-Key, and Rowan Atkinson round out the grade-A cast, while Paul King, who enjoyed massive critical success with his two Paddington films, takes the helm.
Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel (2023)
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Release Date: 20/12/2023
Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Directed by:  Jason Reitman
A sequel to the 2021 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife. It will be the fourth film in the original Ghostbusters franchise, and the next chapter in the Spengler family story. The film goes back to New York.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023)
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Release Date: 25/12/2023
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Directed by:  James Wan

Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison

When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.