The 43 Best New Movies of 2023

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So far, the year 2023 has already had some seriously amazing movies premiere — and there are plenty more on the way. Get ready for massive releases from the After, Indiana Jones, and Transformers franchises, as well as superhero epics such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Marvels.

If you're someone who likes to read the book before seeing the movie adaptation, then you better get to reading ASAP, because The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, White Bird, and Red, White & Royal Blue are coming to a theater near you soon. No matter what your favorite genre is, be it horror, comedy, romance, or thriller, we've compiled some of our favorite and most-anticipated movies to add to your phone's calendar.

Whether you're grabbing a tub of popcorn at your local movie theater or opening up your fave streaming platform, here are 41 of the best movies of 2023.


Release Date: January 6, 2023 in theaters

In this thriller, a mother creates a robot doll to protect her daughter and soon discovers that her creation may do more harm than good.

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Shotgun Wedding

Release Date: January 27, 2023 on Prime Video

When a couple gathers their families for a destination wedding, the guests end up being held hostage.

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Magic Mike's Last Dance

Release Date: February 10, 2023 in theaters

In the final installment of the Magic Mike film series, Channing Tatum's Mike is going through a rough patch and takes a chance on a personal request from a wealthy woman in London. What he doesn't know is that she has an ulterior motive for his services.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Release Date: February 17, 2023 in theaters

Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicks off with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. After being delayed for a year, the third installment of the Ant-Man franchise follows Paul Rudd's Scott Lang as he explores the Quantum Realm alongside his squad of superheroes.

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Creed III

Release Date: March 3, 2023 in theaters

Michael B. Jordan reprises his role as Apollo Creed, the son of Rocky's nemesis-turned-friend, in the Creed film series. It's also his feature directorial debut.

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Scream VI

Release Date: March 10, 2023 in theaters

Scream queen Jenna Ortega is making her way back to the big screen with the sixth installment of the iconic horror series.

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Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Release Date: March 17, 2023 in theaters

Shazam is back for round two — this time, with new villains played by Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren. The squad must learn how to work together to take them down and save the world.

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John Wick: Chapter 4

Release Date: March 24, 2023 in theaters

After a two-year delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, John Wick: Chapter 4 is officially hitting theaters. There's not much info about his next adventure, but we do know that pop star Rina Sawayama is making her acting debut in the flick.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Release Date: March 31, 2023 in theaters

The beloved role-playing game is getting the action movie treatment starring Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, and Michelle Rodriguez.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Release Date: April 5, 2023 in theaters

Nintendo's iconic video game characters are hitting the silver screen with an all-star cast including Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Keegan Michael Key, Jack Black, and Seth Rogen.

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Evil Dead Rise

Release Date: April 21, 2023 in theaters

The fifth movie in the Evil Dead franchise follows two sisters whose reunion is interrupted by a mysterious book that summons demons.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Release Date: May 5, 2023 in theaters

The guardians are back for one final adventure together that takes place after the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Director James Gunn confirmed that this is the "last time" this team will be together on screen. "This is the end for us, the last time people will see this team of Guardians," he told Deadline's Hero Nation podcast.

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Knights of the Zodiac

Release Date: May 12, 2023 in theaters

Based on the Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya manga, this film follows the adventures of a goddess of war who is reincarnated in the body of a young girl.

Orphan Seiya learns it's his destiny to protect this girl and save the world. However, to do so he'll have to face his past. On My Block's Diego Tinoco stars in this epic action-adventure movie.

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Fast X

Release Date: May 19, 2023 in theaters

Part one of the tenth Fast and Furious movie hits theaters in 2023, and the second part is rumored to be the last in the series. Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and the rest of the gang will be back for Fast X and Jason Momoa joins the cast.

In this installment, Dom Toretto and his family are caught in the crosshairs of drug kingpin Hernan Reyes's son Dante, who is out for vengeance.

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The Little Mermaid

Release Date: May 26, 2023 in theaters

We finally get to see Halle Bailey shine as the iconic Disney princess in the highly-anticipated live-action movie.

Mermaid Ariel, desperate to live life above the sea, strikes up a dangerous deal with Ursula the sea witch.

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Release Date: June 2, 2023 in theaters

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse made waves when it was released in 2018 (and even won an Oscar!), and its sequel is set to hit theaters in summer 2023 after being pushed back.

Spider-Man Miles Morales's adventures continue when he's transported across the Multiverse, teaming up with Gwen Stacy and more Spider-People to take on a new villainous foe.

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Flamin' Hot

Release Date: June 9, 2023 on Hulu and Disney+

Discover how Flamin' Hot Cheetos came to be in this amazing true story about Richard Montañez, a janitor at Frito Lay who transformed the snack industry.

This movie features TikTok sensation Brice Gonzalez (1/2 of the Enkyboys), whose amazing acting skills in videos he filmed with his late father Randy, helped get him major attention from Hollywood.

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Release Date: June 10, 2023 in theaters

After Bumblebee took viewers back to the Transformers universe in the 1980s, Rise of the Beasts also goes back in time to the mid-90s when a three-way conflict between different factions of Transformers ensues.

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Release Date: June 16, 2023 in theaters

The newest Pixar movie takes us to Element City, a place where fire, water, land, and air residents live together. But when fiery Ember befriends the aquatic Wade, they start to second-guess the magic of their world.

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Asteroid City

Release Date: June 23, 2023 in theaters

If you've been obsessed with the Wes Anderson trend on TikTok, then you definitely need to see his newest movie!

Asteroid City follows a Junior Stargazer-slash-Space Cadet convention that is interrupted by out-of-this-world events. Stranger Things's Maya Hawke, IT's Sophia Lillis, and Glass Onion's Edward Norton make up some of the amazing cast.

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The Flash

Release Date: June 23, 2023 in theaters

One thing about superhero flicks is that they will visit alternate dimensions through time travel. That's exactly what happens in DC's The Flash, which debuts in summer 2023.

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No Hard Feelings

Release Date: June 23, 2023 in theaters

Jennifer Lawrence is back in her comedy element with this raunchy, LOL-worthy flick. She plays Maddie, a girl strapped for cash, who accepts an unusual job: "date" (wink wink) the 19-year-old son of wealthy helicopter parents before he begins college.

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Release Date: June 30, 2023 in theaters

The fifth Indiana Jones film is a follow-up to 2008's Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and is the first movie in the franchise that isn't directed by Steven Spielberg. Harrison Ford reprises his role as the iconic character and is joined by the likes of Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Antonio Banderas.

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Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning, Part One

Release Date: July 14, 2023 in theaters

This is the seventh movie in the Mission Impossible franchise and it'll be Tom Cruise's 27th year playing protagonist Ethan Hunt.

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The Beanie Bubble

Release Date: July 21, 2023 in select theaters, July 28, 2023 on Apple TV+

If you're still trying to process the insane Max documentary called Beanie Mania that's about the creation of Beanie Babies (and how it was basically a group of suburban moms who turned the fad into a worldwide phenomenon of the '90s and early '00s), then you'll be thrilled a live-action movie about the stuffed animals' origin is coming soon.

The film stars Zach Galifianakis as the eccentric Ty Warner, the person who created Beanie Babies and founded Ty Inc. Elizabeth Banks and Sarah Snook also co-star in this movie.

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Release Date: July 21, 2023 in theaters

This biopic on physicist and "father of the atomic bomb" J. Robert Oppenheimer has an all-star cast featuring Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., and Rami Malek.

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Release Date: July 21, 2023 in theaters

Greta Gerwig's Barbie has already gone viral thanks to Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling's campy Malibu rollerskating costumes, but it's hitting theaters in summer 2023.

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The Haunted Mansion

Release Date: July 28, 2023 in theaters

Inspired by the classic Disney Parks ride, a single mom and her son move into a New Orleans mansion, but soon realize it's haunted.

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Gran Turismo

Release Date: August 11, 2023 in theaters

You've played PlayStation the racing game, now see the movie adaptation! Starring Stranger Things's David Harbour and Orlando Bloom, this movie is based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a skilled Gran Tursimo video game player who gets the chance to become a professional race care driver.

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Red, White & Royal Blue

Release Date: August 11, 2023 on Prime Video

Adapted from Casey McQuiston's beloved rom-com book, Red, White & Royal Blue is about the secret romance between the son of the U.S. President and the Prince of England.

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Blue Beetle

Release Date: August 18, 2023 in theaters

Cobra Kai star Xolo Maridueña takes on the role of the DC superhero in this Angel Manuel Soto-directed movie.

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White Bird

Release Date: August 18, 2023 in select theaters, August 25, 2023 in theaters everywhere

Follow Julian, the boy who was cruel to Auggie in the movie Wonder, as he learns a harrowing tale from his grandmother about the importance of the kindness from strangers.

White Bird is based on R.J. Palacio's graphic novel of the same name and is a loose sequel to Wonder.

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The Nun II

Release Date: September 8, 2023 in theaters

The Conjuring cinematic universe is expanding with this sequel to 2018's The Nun, which starred Taissa Farmiga as a young nun and Bonnie Aarons as a demon named Valak.

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After Everything

Release Date: September 13, 2023 in theaters

The concluding chapter in the After franchise continues the steamy relationship between Hardin and Tessa.

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A Haunting in Venice

Release Date: September 15, 2023 in theaters

Detective Hercule Poirot is back for a third mystery, following Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile. This time, he's tasked with solving a murder that happens during a séance.

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Kraven the Hunter

Release Date: October 6, 2023 in theaters

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is set to star as the Spider-Man villain in this upcoming flick. There are minimal details on the plot right now, but we're interested to see ATJ's take on a villain rather than a hero (he played Quiksilver in Marvel's Avengers movies).

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The Exorcist: Believer

Release Date: October 13, 2023 in theaters

This flick is a follow-up to the original 1973 movie of the same name. It's reportedly about two kids who are taken over by the Devil.

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Dune: Part Two

Release Date: November 3, 2023 in theaters

The Dune story continues in part two, this time exclusively in theaters. Zendaya and Timotheé Chalamet are set to return while Florence Pugh joins the cast.

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The Marvels

Release Date: November 10, 2023 in theaters

Carol Danvers — aka Captain Marvel — is back for the official sequel to Captain Marvel alongside newcomer Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel.

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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Release Date: November 17, 2023 in theaters

The Hunger Games prequel is officially hitting theaters this fall and stars Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Viola Davis, and Peter Dinklage.

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Release Date: November 22, 2023 in theaters

In this animated Disney musical, teenage Asha releases her emotions about her troubled community to the sky. She's soon answered by Star, a ball of boundless energy. Together, Asha and Star work to make Asha's wish come true.

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Release Date: December 15, 2023 in theaters

Timotheé Chalamet's take on the iconic Roald Dahl character hits the big screen just in time for the 2023 holiday season.

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The Color Purple

Release Date: December 25, 2023 in theaters

Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, and H.E.R are only a few of the people bringing the legacy novel and musical to life in this reboot.

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