30 Movies Coming Out in 2023 That We Can't Wait to See

Release dates, key actors and everything else you need to know

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Each new year brings about a brand new year of entertainment and discussions. One of those discussions is the topic of movies, and which movies we’re the most interested in and excited to see. For some of us, these are films that we have been possibly waiting on since their original announcements, and considering those announcements tend to happen about two to three years before the release date, those movies are ones that we have literally been waiting on for years. On the other hand, there are some movies coming out in 2023 on our list that we don't know about until we see the trailers.

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And those movies can be equally as cool if you ask us. The neat thing about living and operating in the year 2023 is that with the addition of multiple streaming platforms, not every new movie is one that is being shown in theaters. A stark difference compared to twenty years ago.

With that being said, we’ve put together a list of movies that should be on your radar for the entire duration of 2023. We’ve tried to make it an even balance of genres along with the platforms the films are being shown in, be it a traditional theater release, or a streaming one. Below are 30 movies to check out this year, and more updates along the way. Get your calendars out because you’ll need to remember the release dates!

1. The King’s Daughter

  • Directed By: Sean McNamara
  • Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Kaya Scodelario 
  • Release Date: January 20th, 2023

Due out in theaters January 20th, The King’s Daughter focuses on the story of King Louis XIV (Brosnan) who captures a mermaid and steals her life force. However, his plans of evil are thwarted when his illegitimate daughter (Scodelario) discovers his plan. The movie was directed by Sean McNamara, and despite having wrapped filming in 2015, is just now seeing a release due to distributing issues and delays.

2. Missing

  • Directed By: Nicholas D. Johnson & Will Merrick
  • Starring: Storm Reid, Nia Long
  • Release Date: January 20th, 2023

What would you do if your parent flew across the country to meet a prospective romantic partner, told you what day and time to pick them up from the airport, and then never showed up at said airport? You would call them right? Well, what if they don’t answer? Surely you would have to assume something has gone seriously wrong right? That is the plot of Missing which comes out on January 20th, and is sure to be one of the year’s thrillers.

3. Teen Wolf

  • Directed By: Russell Mulcahy
  • Starring: Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechin
  • Release Date: January 26th, 2023

The Teen Wolf franchise is back nearly thirty years after its original release with a new version set to premiere on Paramount+. Once again, a scary evil has emerged, and the wolves are howling. Scott McCall (Posey) is the only werewolf capable of uniting allies and trusted friends, and the support is going to be needed to fight and defeat this powerful force.

4. Shotgun Wedding

  • Directed By: Jason Moore
  • Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel
  • Release Date: January 27th, 2023

Starring Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel, Shotgun Wedding is about a couple by the name of Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Duhamel), who gather their families for a destination wedding. However, the ceremony gets put on hold when a gunman takes everyone hostage, and now the couple has to do everything they can to save their loved ones. Interesting turns of events for sure.

5. Billie Eilish Live At The 02

  • Directed By: Sam Wrench
  • Starring: Billie Eilish
  • Release Date: January 27th, 2023

Billie Eilish fans can now finally see her concert at the O2 Arena in London, which was originally live streamed as a part of the Apple Music Live series. Billie Eilish Live At The 02 is currently nominated for best music film at the upcoming 2023 Grammy Awards.

6. 80 For Brady

  • Directed By: Kyle Marvin
  • Starring: Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin, Tom Brady
  • Release Date: February 3rd, 2023

Just in time for the Super Bowl, 80 For Brady is about four best friends intent on living life to the fullest when they embark on a random trip to go see their hero Tom Brady play in the 2017 Super Bowl. Brady just refuses to let the Atlanta Falcons live that 2017 showing down doesn’t he?

7. Magic Mike’s Last Dance

  • Directed By: Steven Soderberg
  • Starring: Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek, Matthew McConaughey
  • Release Date: February 10th, 2023

Mike Lane aka Magic Mike (Tatum) is going for his last dance, taking to the stage once again upon ending up broke from a bad business deal. While bartending in Florida, Mike heads to London for one final hurrah with a wealthy socialite (Hayek) who gives him an offer that he can’t refuse. With everything on the line, Mike is now tasked with having to get back into dancing shape amongst the new competitors. Magic Mike’s Last Dance is due out on February 10th, and barring anything unexpected, this film is set to be the last in the series.

8. Sharper

  • Directed By: Benjamin Caron
  • Starring: Julianne Moore
  • Release Date: February 10th, 2023

Set to premiere on February 10th, Julianne Moore stars in this psychological thriller where motivations are suspect and expectations are gone awry when a con artist takes on a set of Manhattan billionaires. Not much else is known about Sharper at the moment, but the movie is set to premiere on Apple TV on February 10th.

9. Marlowe

  • Directed By: Neil Jordan
  • Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, Jessica Lange
  • Release Date: February 15th, 2023

Set in 1940s Los Angeles, Detective Phillip Marlowe (Neeson) is at the center of an investigation with a wealthy family in the Bay Area after an attractive blonde (Kruger) hires him to find her former lover. Marlowe makes its way to theaters on February 15th.

10. Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey

  • Directed By: Rhys Waterfield
  • Starring: Winnie the Pooh
  • Release Date: February 15th, 2023

You’re going to see this. You know you are going to see this. Winnie-the-Pooh turns into a bad monster as he and Piglet set out to terrorize Christopher Robin and a group of young women at a remote house. We’re all in the same boat here as none of us could ever have imagined Winnie-the-Pooh being a horror character, but maybe this will spark a trend of our favorite cartoons turning into villains.

11. Ant-Man and the Wasp

  • Directed By: Peyton Reed
  • Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Newton, Jonathan Majors
  • Release Date: February 17th, 2023

Ant-Man and the gang are back at it again, this time exploring the quantum realm where they interact with strange creatures, and embark on an adventure that pushes them beyond any and every limitation that they thought possible. Now would be a good time to catch up on the previous two Ant-Man movies if you haven’t already as you’ll more than likely need to have that background info with this being a Marvel film.

12. Creed III

  • Directed By: Michael B. Jordan
  • Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors, Tessa Thompson
  • Release Date: March 3rd, 2023

Here. We. Go. Creed/Rocky fans have been waiting on this movie for a hot minute, and it’s almost here folks. This third installment of the Creed series focuses on a still dominant Adonis Creed (Jordan), who continues to dominate both in the ring and within his family life. Seemingly out of nowhere Damian (Majors), Adonis’ childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, resurfaces after serving time in prison. Damian claims that he is itching to get back into the ring, but it soon becomes very clear that he wants to knock Adonis off of his throne. Creed III hits theaters March 3rd.

13. Shazam! Fury of Gods

  • Directed By: David F. Sandburg
  • Starring: Zachari Levi, Grace Fulton
  • Release Date: March 17th, 2023

Jumping over to the DC side of things, Shazam! Fury of Gods centers around Shazam (Levi) as he takes on the dynamic villainous duo Hespera and Kalypso, daughters of the Greek titan Atlas. The film is produced by DC Studios and New Line Cinemas, and is expected to release March 17th.

14. John Wick: Chapter 4

  • Directed By: Chad Stahelski
  • Starring: Keanu Reeves
  • Release Date: March 24th, 2023

The next installment of the John Wick series, Chapter 4, makes its way to theaters on March 24th. The anticipated film on legendary hitman John Wick (Reeves) who has an increasing bounty on his head as he takes his fight against the High Table Global with the intent to seek out the most powerful players from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.

15. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves

  • Directed By: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
  • Starring: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Lillis
  • Release Date: March 31st, 2023

Not much is known still about Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves, but what we do know is that this movie is about a charming thief and a group of unlikely adventurers who embark on an adventure filled quest to retrieve a long lost relic, which takes a dangerous turn when they run into the wrong people. You can catch the movie in theaters on the 31st.

16. The Super Mario Bros. Movie

  • Directed By: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Charlie Day, Keegan Michael Key
  • Release Date: April 7th, 2023

One of the most anticipated flicks of the year, The Super Mario Bros. Movie hones in on Mario (Pratt) who travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother Luigi (Day) in the hopes of saving a captive princess (Taylor-Joy). It will certainly be interesting to see how much of an impact the games have had on this movie in terms of its storyline.

17. Renfield

  • Directed By: Chris McKay
  • Starring: Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult
  • Release Date: April 14th, 2023

Nicolas Cage stars in the new horror film Renfield, which is about a tortured aide forced to procure his masters prey, while also doing his bidding. With centuries of servitude to his name, Renfield the aide is ready to explore what life outside looks like.

18. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

  • Directed By: James Gunn
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Will Poulter, Karen Gillian, Sean Gunn, and Vin Diesel
  • Release Date: May 5th, 2023

The Guardians Superhero gang is back this May as they attempt to create a safe space for alien refugees. However, after a vicious attack, Peter Quill is tasked with leading the gang on one final mission to protect one of their members. You can catch the movie starting May 5th.

19. Fast X

  • Directed By: Louis Leterrier
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Jason Mamoa, Brie Larson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang
  • Release Date: May 19th, 2023

Apparently the only people on the planet who know the plot of Fast X at this point are the cast and crew. So guess we’ll have to leave it at that for now. 

20. The Little Mermaid

  • Directed By: Rob Marshall
  • Starring: Hallie Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy
  • Release Date: May 26th, 2023

This live action version of The Little Mermaid stars Hallie Bailey as Ariel, a beautiful vibrant mermaid longing for adventure, and longing to find out more about the world beyond the sea while also falling in love. A definite must see for summer 2023.

21. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

  • Directed By: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
  • Starring: Shameik Moore, Oscar Issac, Hailee Steinfield, Issa Rae
  • Release Date: June 2nd, 2023

It is time for another Spider-Man already? Guess it is. Here is the supposed plot: After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man gets catapulted across the multiverse where he encounters Spider-People. That said, when the heroes start arguing over how to handle a new threat, Miles Morales aka Spider-Man finds himself on the opposing side. Another must see for Summer 2023.

22. Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One

  • Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Starring: Tom Cruise
  • Release Date: July 14th, 2023

Cue the Mission Impossible theme song. Tom Cruise is back with another movie in the Mission Impossible franchise, and that our friends is Dead Reckoning Part One. The Part One indicates that there will be a part two, and that means the story will not be done.

23. Barbie

  • Directed By: Greta Gerwig
  • Starring: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling
  • Release Date: July 21st, 2023

Come on Barbie let’s go party. Margot Robbie is Barbie, Ryan Gosling is Ken, and together they set sail around the human world to find true happiness. 

24. Oppenheimer

  • Directed By: Christopher Nolan
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh
  • Release Date: July 21st, 2023

Also coming out on July 21st is Oppenheimer, a film starring Robert Downey Jr., Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh that centers around a physicist J Robert Oppenheimer (Murphy), who works with a team of scientists during the Manhattan Project, which in turn leads to the development of the atomic bomb.

25. The Marvels

  • Directed By: Nia DaCosta
  • Starring: Brie Larson, Park Seo-joon, Iman Vellani, Lashana Lynch, Tenoyah Parris
  • Release Date: July 28th, 2023

Here we go. The Marvels. This is considered to follow up to the events that happened in the series Ms. Marvels. Everything in the MCU is connected. Everything. So catch up now!

26. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Directed By: Jeff Rowe
  • Starring: Seth Rogen, Tom Holland, Dylan O’ Brien, James Marsden
  • Release Date: August 4th, 2023

This is a pretty sick cast line-up. This newest adventure of the Ninja Turtles releases this August.

27. Blue Beetle

  • Directed By: Angel Manuel Soto
  • Starring: Xolo Maridueña, Bruna Marquezine, Susan Sarandon
  • Release Date: August 18th, 2023

Scheduled for an August 18th release, Blue Beetle is about a Mexican-American teenager who gains superpowers when a scarab binds to spine and provides him with a powerful suit of blue alien armor. The concept sounds familiar, but the ending results certainly sound different.

28. The Equalizer 3

  • Directed By: Antoine Fuqua
  • Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning
  • Release Date: September 1st, 2023

Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning are reuniting for the first time since 2004 with this third installment of The Equalizer series, and that alone is reason enough to go and see it at the theater.

29. The Expendables 4

  • Directed By: Scott Waugh
  • Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren
  • Release Date: September 22nd, 2023

The Expendables are back for the fourth and final time, and as you all know, the gang is not only armed with every conceivable weapon you can get your hands on, but they are also the team that gets called when all the other options are off the table.

30. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

  • Directed By: James Wan
  • Starring: Jason Mamoa, Ben Affleck, Nicole Kidman
  • Release Date: December 25th, 2023

All we know about Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is that Aquaman forges an uneasy alliance with an unlikely alliance to save Atlantis. And with nearly a year before its release, it’s likely that is all we will know for the time being.

We'll be updating this list in the coming weeks and months, so make sure to check back. In the meantime, what movies are you excited for? Make sure you keep up with us for more entertainment updates.

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