Grab The Popcorn! Highly-Anticipated Movies Coming In 2023

There is no shortage of amazing films being released in 2023. From new Marvel and DC content to historical biopics, there is a little something for everyone this upcoming year.

So, who is excited to see Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania? Or, perhaps, some people are more interested in seeing Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer? Well, grab some popcorn because those two films are just the beginning!

Renfield

Who doesn’t want to watch a film about Count Dracula, played by Nicolas Cage, and his lackey? Renfield, starring Nicholas Hoult as the title character, is about just that — Dracula’s employee who wants a new life in New Orleans and winds up falling in love with a traffic cop.

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Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

The horror-comedy film is sure to be interesting!

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods

Zachary Levi and Asher Angel are back as the dual-personality superhero Shazam in the film Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

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New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

In this sequel film, Shazam and his step-siblings have to work together in order to defeat their greatest foe yet — Kalypso and Hespera, aka the daughters of the Greek titan Atlas.

John Wick: Chapter 4

The highly-anticipated John Wick: Chapter 4 is almost here! The stakes are as high as ever as notorious hitman John Wick travels to fight against High Table global, a criminal organization he’s pretty much at war with.

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Lionsgate
Lionsgate

While not much else is known about the film, director Chad Stahelski has gone on record saying the ending might not work out this time for the title character.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Peter Quill and his crew are back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Not much is known about the third volume of the Guardians story, aside from the fact that it takes place after Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder.

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Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment

What people can expect are comedic hijinks and one groovy soundtrack.

Fast X

The family is back in Fast X.

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Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

There is little to nothing known about the plot of the tenth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, aside from the fact that Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and the rest of the cast are coming back for some intense speed and adventure.

The Little Mermaid

In 2023, Disney is going to release the live-action version of a classic, The Little Mermaid. Halle Bailey stars as the title character, while Melissa McCarthy takes on the evil sea witch Ursula, Javier Bardem plays King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and so many more insane talents.

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Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures

This is one movie people are not going to want to miss.

Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania

Scott Lang and Hop van Dyne are back in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. This time, joined by Scott’s daughter, Cassie.

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Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment

The highly-anticipated third installment of the Ant-Man films is sure to be a wild ride, filled with old and new faces and what seems to be a new villain in this phase of the MCU, Kang the Conqueror.

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy are back in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. While not much is known about the plot of the film, one thing is for certain. Miles and Gwen are going to go on the adventure of a lifetime across the multi-verse!

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Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

Some new “spider people” are going to be added to the cast, so it is sure to be a great time!

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

The Transformers franchise is heading to the mid-90s in the film Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Set in 1994, a pair of archeologists stumble upon something extraordinary, proof that there are three factions of transformers — the Terrorcons, the Maximals, and the Predacons.

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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

Now, the three factions find themselves on Earth and between the battle raging on between the Autobots and Decepticons.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

D&D fans are probably going to be very excited when Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves releases in theaters in 2023. Starring Chris Pine, the film will follow a thief and a band of wild adventurers as they come together to find a lost relic.

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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

Of course, nothing goes as planned, and they get into more than one misadventure!

Dune: Part Two

Director Denis Villeneuve’s epic science fiction film Dune is back with Dune: Part Two. After watching his family get destroyed, Paul Atreides is on a quest to prevent a future only he can see.

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Legendary Pictures
Legendary Pictures

The problem is he will have to choose between the love of his life and the fate of the universe. What is he going to choose?

Indiana Jones 5

Harrison Ford and John Rhys-Davies are back as Indiana and Sallah, respectively, two friends who are bound to go on another adventure in Indiana Jones 5.

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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

Not much is known about the film, aside from the return of the two stars and the fact that Steven Spielberg is not directing and George Lucas is not writing the screenplay for the first time throughout the franchise.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. While not much is known about the seventh installment of the franchise, aside from it being the sequel to Fallout, there will be familiar faces on the silver screen.

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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

Not only is Cruise back, but fans will also see Simon Pegg’s Benji and Ving Rhames’ Luther.

Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan takes on a historical biopic with Oppenheimer. Cillian Murphy stars in the title role of J. Robert Oppenheimer, aka the man who created the first atomic weapon.

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Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

The movie will explore the Manhattan Project and what actually went down during World War II, and the creation of the first nuclear weapons under Oppenheimer.

The Marvels

The MCU is releasing The Marvels on the silver screen in 2023. This movie follows not only Carol Danvers but also Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, as they all swap powers each time they use their own.

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Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment

Now, it is a race against the clock to find out what is happening to the three heroes.

Barbie

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling star as Barbie and Ken in the highly-anticipated film Barbie. The film follows the story of the popular children’s doll as she is banished from “Barbieland” and finds herself in the real world.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

In the human world, Barbie tries to find true happiness. It is going to be a must-see movie of 2023!

Blue Beetle

The DCEU is expanding with the release of Blue Beetle in 2023. The origin story of the superhero, teenager Jaime Reyes is pretty much ordinary until a mysterious scarab beetle binds itself to his spine.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

After the binding, Jaime has a powerful exoskeleton made of alien technology! Who knows what could happen in this movie?

The Nun 2

The Conjuring universe is expanding in 2023 with the release of The Nun 2. Taking place four years after the events of The Nun, there isn’t much known about the second horror film.

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New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

The only person tied to the film is Bonnie Aarons, who is set to play the demon Valak once again.

Kraven The Hunter

Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is back in the MCU. This time, he is coming in as the antihero Kraven in Kraven the Hunter.

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Jun Sato/WireImage

Off to prove he is the best big game hunter in the world, Sergei Kravinoff’s story is going to be one MCU fans are not going to want to miss.

Wonka

Actor Timothée Chalamet steps into the shows of the iconic character Willy Wonka in his origin story, Wonka.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Set years before he becomes a recluse in his chocolate factory, Wonka steps into the world of Willy Wonka when he is a young and eccentric chocolatier, coming into contact with the Oompa-Loompas, and making plans to open his chocolate factory.

The Exorcist

Director David Gordon Green is going to take on The Exorcist, based on the William Peter Blatty novel of the same name. Said to be the first installment of a trilogy, this first film will bring back Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil, one of the characters from the original film.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

This is sure to be a horror movie people are not going to want to miss.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds And Snakes

Set 64 years before the Hunger Games novel, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes looks into the history of the dystopian world and the games as an 18-year-old Coriolanus “Coryo” Snow as he mentors the tribute from District 12.

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Lionsgate
Lionsgate

For fans of the original Hunger Games series, this is one movie that should be at the top of your to-watch list.

Scream 6

Slasher film lovers will not want to miss the latest installment of the Scream franchise. In 2023, the story continues with the latest survivors of the Ghostface killer as they move out of Woodsboro to New York.

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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

Looking for a fresh start, they’re thrown back into the fray as a new string of killings begins to occur, all by a new Ghostface killer.

The Color Purple

Based on Alice Walker’s novel of the same name, the 2023 film The Color Purple will be the second film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

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Maury Phillips/Getty Images for BET

A musical adaptation close to that seen on the Broadway stage is sure to be a spectacle, with stars such as Halle Bailey, Fantasia Barrino, Ciara, H.E.R, Colman Doming, and more leading the charge.

Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom

The sequel to Aquaman, the DCEU film Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, is coming to theaters in 2023.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Starring Jason Mamoa in the title role, the film will revolve around his character as he forms an uneasy alliance in order to save his home, Atlantis, from the rest of the world.

The Nightingale

Sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning are taking on the roles of Vianne Mauriac and Isabelle Rossignol, respectively, in the film adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s novel The Nightingale.

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Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Bleecker Street

The Fanning sisters will play sisters on-screen as they fight to resist the German occupation in France during the trying times of World War II.

Evil Dead Rise

The fifth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, Evil Dead Rise, will make its way to theaters in 2023. The film follows Beth and Ellie, played by Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland, two sisters who discover a mysterious book in the basement of the latter one’s Los Angels apartment.

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Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Little do the sisters know that they will be in the fight of their lives when demons begin terrorizing the building.

Creed III

Michael B. Jordan is back in the ring in the third installment of Creed. Trained by Rocky himself, Adonis Creed is at the top of his game in Creed III.

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MGM
MGM

Well, that is until a childhood friend and boxing prodigy gets out of prison, wanting to prove to the world he has what it takes to be a champion.

Haunted Mansion

Families are not going to want to miss out on the Disney film Haunted Mansion, coming to theaters in 2023. When Gabbie moves into a weirdly affordable mansion with her young son, she soon realizes she got more than she bargained for.

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Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

She brings in a quirky team to help exorcise the mansion but can they do it without getting hurt? The film stars Rosario Dawson, Danny DeVito, Jared Leto, Owen Wilson, and more!

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

A star-studded cast is taking on voice acting for The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Based on the iconic Nintendo video game, Mario and his brother Luigi travel through an underground maze to rescue Princess Peach.

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Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Of course, more than one adversary is in their way, including Bowser and Donkey Kong!

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

In 2023, fans are going to sour back into the Star Wars universe on the silver screen with Star Wars: Rogue Squadron.

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Twentieth Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox

Telling the tale of a new generation of starfighter pilots who make their way into the rebel alliance, the film is sure to be an interesting addition to the franchise.

Knock at the Cabin

After getting stranded in the woods, a little girl and her family need to make an impossible choice when detained by four armed strangers — do they believe in the apocalyptic future?

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Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Starring Rupert Grint, David Bautista, Jonathan Groff, and Ben Aldridge, this is one horror film people are not going to want to miss.

Spaceless

Trapped and tumbling throughout space, Spaceless tells the story of a man who, accompanied by a computer programed to keep him company, tries to figure out the mystery surrounding his impending death.

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IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP via Getty Images

While the cast hasn’t been announced, the fact that the main character is sentenced to death after breaking into a space station for a hit should be enough to get people interested!

The Last Train To New York

A remake of the Korean film Last Train to Busan, the film The Last Train to New York is based around the same premise — a dad does anything to protect his daughter during a zombie outbreak, all while traveling by train.

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Atomic Monster

People aren’t going to want to miss this thriller film.

The Force

Matt Damon plays a cop in The Force. In the film, a corrupt NYPD officer is getting questioned about the going-ons in the force by a group of federal agents. The question is, is he ready to betray his friends to save himself?

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Alessandra Benedetti – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

Honestly, Matt Damon in a cop movie is always a good time!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

TMNT fans are going to be happy to learn that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is the animated film reboot of the beloved franchise.

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CBS
CBS

Not a lot is known about then plot of the film aside from the fact the movie is going to focus on the crime-fighting team as teenagers and not adults.

M3gan

AI takes on a whole new meaning in the horror mystery film M3gan. After roboticist Gemma invents the M3gan prototype, a robot who can walk, talk, eat, and socialize, she gives one to an eight-year-old girl in her care.

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Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Little did Gemma know that things were going to take a horrific turn.

Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget

Ginger and the rest of her flock are back in Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget. After escaping the farm, Ginger and her flock find a new home on an island.

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Dreamworks Pictures
Dreamworks Pictures

Things aren’t too peaceful, though, as they learn what is happening to chicken kind back on the mainland and on Tweedy’s farm.

Hair Of The Dog

The upcoming 2023 film Hair of the Dog is no doubt a business persons worst nightmare. Being blackmailed, an executive of a company soon learns they’re just a pawn in a much large, much more sinister scheme.

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Grindstone Entertainment Group
Grindstone Entertainment Group

The cast is under wraps and not much else is known about the film.

Black Canary

The DCEU is bringing the anti-hero, the Black Canary, back to the silver screen in her own solo film, Black Canary.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Jurnee Smollett is reprising her role as the Canary, which should be enough to get people into theater seats, as not much else is known about the upcoming film.