60+ Most Anticipated Movies of 2023

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2023 is shaping up to be an amazing year for film. We love all the new and established filmmakers like Misha Green who have projects coming out this year. Or franchises like Equalizer and John Wick that we’ll be seeing the next installment of in 2023.

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However of all the many films coming out this year, we managed to narrow our list to the 51 of the most anticipated movies of 2023. From horror to action, there’s just so much to look forward to.

It’s exciting to think about all the other filmls we don’t yet know about that will be released in 2023. With so many incredible projects coming to theaters and streaming platforms, we’re certain that 2023 will be a year to remember for film lovers everywhere.

Check out the 51 most anticipated movies of 2023 below*.

*Movie releases are subject to change and we’ll add new movie releases we learn of at the top.


The Blackening | Jun 16

A group of Black friends reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer. Forced to play by his rules, the friends soon realize this ain’t no motherf****** game.

Cast: Antoinette Robertson, Dewayne Perkins, Grace Byers, James Preston Rogers, Jay Pharoah, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, Sinqua Walls, X Mayo, Yvonne Orji
Director: Tim Story
Writer: Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Tim Story, Tracy Oliver, E. Brian Dobbins, Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, Jason Clark, Marcei Brown


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A Thousand and One | Mar 31

Unapologetic and free-spirited Inez kidnaps 6-year-old Terry from the foster care system. Holding on to their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity and stability in a rapidly changing New York City.

Cast: Teyana Taylor, William Catlett, Don DiPetta, Lia Lando, Tara Pacheco, Emmy Harrington, Amelia Workman, Artrece Johnson, Ava Eisenson, Will Fitz, Aaron Kingsley Adetola, Josiah Cross
Director: A.V. Rockwell
Writer: A.V. Rockwell
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Brad Weston, Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev


Chevalier | Apr 7

The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Joseph Bologne rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with a love affair and falling out with Marie Antoinette.

Cast: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving, Lucy Boynton, Marton Csokas, Alex Fitzalan, Minnie Driver
Director: Stephen Williams
Writer: Stefani Robinson
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Stefani Robinson, Dianne McGunigle



Praise This | Apr 7

Praise This follows aspiring musical superstar Sam (Chlöe Bailey), a young woman driven, at almost any cost, to break into the music business. So, when her father (Philip Fornah; Richard Jewel, Better Call Saul), worried that Sam is associating with a dangerous crowd, moves them from Los Angeles to Atlanta to live with Sam’s sunny cousin, Jess (Anjelika Washington (Stargirl, Tall Girl franchise), Sam is… not happy.

But when Sam is forced to join her cousin’s struggling, underdog praise team in the lead-up to a national championship competition, she sees an opportunity to finally make her dreams come true. What she discovers, though, is that ambition can command a high price and that praise is not about glory, but gratitude.

Cast: Chloe Bailey, Anjelika Washington, Tristan Mack Wilds, Michael Anthony, Quavo, Birgundi Baker, Crystal Renee Hayslett, Cocoa Brown
Director: Tina Gordon
Writer: Camilla Blackett, Brandon Broussard, Tina Gordon
Where to Watch: In theaters
Producers: Will Packer, Tim Story, James Lopez, Sharla Sumpter



Air | Apr 5

Air reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

Cast: Viola Davis, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Chris Messina, Matthew Maher, Marlon Wayans, Jay Mohr, Julius Tennon, Chris Tucker
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Alex Convery
Where to Watch: In theaters
Producers: David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, Jon Weinbach, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, Peter Guber, Jason Michael Berman


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Big George Foreman | Apr 28

The film will follow the remarkable life and times of George Foreman, from Olympic Gold medalist to World Heavyweight champion, the Rumble in the Jungle fight with Muhammad Ali in Zaire, to finding his faith, retiring and becoming a preacher. When financial hardship hits his family and church, he steps back in the ring and regains the championship at age 45, the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history.

Cast: Khris Davis, Sullivan Jones and Forest Whitaker
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Writer: Frank Baldwin and George Tillman Jr. based on original screenplay by Dan Gordon
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Peter Guber and David Zelon


Rye Lane | Mar 31

Yas (Vivian Oparah) and Dom (David Jonsson), two twenty-somethings both reeling from bad break-ups, connect over the course of an eventful day in South London – helping each other deal with their nightmare exes, and potentially restoring their faith in romance.

Cast: Vivian Oparah, David Jonsson, David Jonsson, Vivian Oparah, Karene Peter, Benjamin Sarpong-Broni, Malcolm Atobrah, Alice Hewkin, Simon Manyonda, Poppy Allen-Quarmby
Director: Raine Allen-Miller
Where to Watch: Hulu
Producers: Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo; Damian Jones


Peterpan & Wendy | Apr 28

Wendy Darling, a young girl looking to avoid boarding school, meets Peter Pan, a boy who refuses to grow up. Wendy, her brothers, and Tinker Bell travel with Peter to the magical world of Neverland, where she encounters an evil pirate captain.

Cast: Jude Law, Yara Shahidi, Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Alyssa Wapanatâhk, Joshua Pickering, Jacobi Jupe, Molly Parker, Alan Tudyk, Jim Gaffigan
Director: David Lowery
Writer: David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks
Where to Watch: PVOD
Producers: Jim Whitaker



Sweetwater | Apr 14

Nathaniel “Sweetwater” Clifton, star attraction of the Harlem Globetrotters, changes the game of basketball when he becomes the first African American player to sign a contract with the NBA in the fall of 1950.

Cast: Jeremy Piven, Everett Osborne, Robert Ri’chard
Director: Martin Guigui
Writer: Martin Guigui
Where to Watch: In theaters
Producers: Dahlia Waingort, Josi W. Konski, Darren Moorman, Tim Moore



Lola 2 | Apr 6

The upcoming sequel continues her story as she becomes a champion amateur boxer, falls in love, and has a baby. Now, Lola struggles to give up her championship and leave the ring with her career unfinished.

Cast: Taja V. Simpson, Elise Neal, Tamala Jones, Torrei Hart, DreamDoll, Claressa Shields, Jackie Long, Roy Jones Jr., and more
Director: Antoine Allen
Writer: Antoine Allen
Where to Watch: All Blk
Producers: Monica “Dollphace” Floyd



Colorblind | Apr 4

The emotionally captivating feature Colorblind follows the story of Magdalene, a colorblind black artist, and her son Monet as they move into a new neighborhood where they are challenged when they see the true colors of people. When their racist landlord Walton is forced to babysit Monet due to an unexpected emergency, he discovers a more colorful world through the child’s black-and-white perspective. Colorblind takes the audience through a heart-wrenching journey of the complexities of race and social injustices, seeing it through the lens of a colorblind mother and son.

Cast: Chantel Riley, Trae Maridadi, Garry Chalk, Mike Dopud, Seth Whittaker
Director: Mostafa Keshvari
Writer: Mostafa Keshvari
Where to Watch: PVOD
Producers: Mostafa Keshvari



Mars One | Jan 5

The Martins family are optimistic dreamers, quietly leading their lives in the margins of a major Brazilian city following the disappointing inauguration of a far-right extremist president. A lower-middle-class Black family, they feel the strain of their new reality as the political dust settles. Tércia, the mother, reinterprets her world after an unexpected encounter leaves her wondering if she’s cursed. Her husband, Wellington, puts all of his hopes into the soccer career of their son, Deivinho, who reluctantly follows his father’s ambitions despite secretly aspiring to study astrophysics and colonize Mars. Meanwhile, their older daughter, Eunice, falls in love with a free-spirited young woman and ponders whether it’s time to leave home.

Cast: Rejane Faria, Carlos Francisco, Camilla Damião, Cícero Lucas, and more
Director: Gabriel Martins
Writer: Gabriel Martins
Where to Watch: In theaters (limited)
Producer: Thiago Macêdo Correia, André Novais Oliveira, Gabriel Martins, Maurilio Martins


M3gan | Jan 6

M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a lifelike doll that’s programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by Gemma, a brilliant roboticist, M3GAN can listen, watch and learn as it plays the role of friend and teacher, playmate and protector. When Gemma becomes the unexpected caretaker of her 8-year-old niece, she decides to give the girl an M3GAN prototype, a decision that leads to unimaginable consequences.

Cast: Allison Williams, Jenna Davis, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez
Director: Gerard Johnstone
Writer: Akela Cooper
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: James Wan, Jason Blum, Michael Clear, Couper Samuelson, Atomic Monster, Blumhouse Productions


House Party | Jan 13

Comedy, When a pair of down on their luck house cleaners discover they’re assigned to clean the mansion of Lebron James while he’s overseas, they decide to make a life-changing decision to throw a giant party in a quest for immortality and some cash. As the party gets out of control and one of Lebron’s championship rings goes missing, they will be launched into a wild night that they will never forget.

Cast: Tosin Cole
Director: Calmatic
Writer: Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori
Where to Watch: HBO Max
Producers: LeBron James and Maverick Carter
Executive Producer: Reginald Hudlin, Warrington Hudlin, Spencer Beighley, Jamal Henderson


Saint Omer | Jan 13

Rama, a literature professor and novelist, travels from Paris to Saint-Omer to observe the trial of Laurence Coly and write about the case. Coly is a student and Senegalese immigrant accused of leaving her 15-month-old daughter on a beach to be swept away by the tide in Berck. Rama, who is four-months pregnant and, like Coly, is in a mixed-race relationship and has a complex relationship with her own Senegalese immigrant mother, feels a personal connection to Coly. She plans to write a modern day retelling of the Greek Medea myth about the case. As she learns more about Coly’s life and the isolation Coly experienced from her family and society while living in France, Rama becomes increasingly anxious about her own life and pregnancy.

Cast: Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanga, Valérie Dréville, Aurélia Petit, Xavier Maly, Robert Canterella, Salimata Kamate, Thomas de Pourquery
Director: Alice Diop
Writer: Alice Diop, Amrita David, Marie NDiaye
Where to Watch: in select theaters
Producers: Toufik Ayadi and Christophe Barral

Plane | Jan 13

In the white-knuckle action movie PLANE, pilot Brodie Torrance saves his passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island – only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When most of the passengers are taken hostage by dangerous rebels, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare, an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI. In order to rescue the passengers, Torrance will need Gaspare’s help, and will learn there’s more to Gaspare than meets the eye.

Cast: Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Yoson An, Tony Goldwyn
Director: Jean-François Richet
Writer: Charles Cumming, J. P. Davis based on story by Charles Cumming
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, Marc Butan, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel


Missing | Jan 20

When her mother (Nia Long) disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s (Storm Reid) search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it’s too late. But as she digs deeper, her digital sleuthing raises more questions than answers…and when June unravels secrets about her mom, she discovers that she never really knew her at all.

Cast: Storm Reid, Nia Long, Joaquim de Almeida, Ken Leung, Amy Landecker, Daniel Henney
Director: Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick
Writer: Nick Johnson, Will Merrick based on story by Sev Ohanian and Aneesh Chaganty
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Natalie Qasabian, Sev Ohanian, Aneesh Chaganty


You People | Jan 27

A new couple and their families reckon with modern love amid culture clashes, societal expectations and generational differences.

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lauren London, Mike Epps, Nia Long, Deon Cole, Sam Jay, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, David Duchovny
Director: Kenya Barris
Writer: Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill
Where to Watch: Netflix
Producers: Kenya Barris, Jonah Hill, Kevin Misher


Fear | Jan 27

Fear centers on a group of people who after a year into living through a worldwide pandemic, a group of friends gather in the remote Tahoe Mountains, to stay at the “Historic Strawberry Lodge”. What was supposed to be a much needed getaway and celebratory weekend, quickly turns into a waking nightmare. As the truth about the historic lodge slowly unravels in front of them, this group of friends will be pushed to the brink of survival as each one of the guests has to face their own worst fear thanks to a powerful force inside the hotel.

Cast: TI, Joseph Sikora, Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Terrence J, Ruby Modine, Annie Ilonzeh, Jessica Allain, and Iddo Goldberg
Director: Deon Taylor
Writer: Deon Taylor and John Ferry
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Roxanne Avent, Omar Joseph, Heather Kritzer, Deon Taylor


Infinity Pool | Jan 27

Guided by a seductive and mysterious woman, a couple on vacation venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism and untold horror. A tragic accident soon leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you’ll be executed, or, if you’re rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead.

Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, and Cleopatra Coleman
Director: Brandon Cronenberg
Writer: Brandon Cronenberg
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Karen Harnisch, Andrew Cividino, Christina Piovesan, Noah Segal


Shotgun Wedding | Jan 27

Darcy and Tom gather their families for a destination wedding, but the ceremony gets put on hold when the entire wedding party gets taken hostage.

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Lenny Kravitz, Sônia Braga, Jennifer Coolidge, Cheech Marin
Director: Jason Moore
Writer: Mark Hammer
Where to Watch: Prime Video
Producer: Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman


Knock at the Cabin | Feb 3

While vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand they make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. Confused, scared and with limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.

Cast: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn, Rupert Grint
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan, Steve Desmond, Michael Sherman based on “The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul G. Tremblay
Where to Watch:
Producers: M. Night Shyamalan, Ashwin Rajan, Marc Bienstock


Sharper | Feb 10, Feb 17

Motivations are suspect, and expectations are turned upside down, as a con artist takes on Manhattan billionaires.

Cast: Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, Briana Middleton, John Lithgow
Director: Benjamin Caron
Writers: Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka
Where to Watch: Feb. 10 in select theaters, Feb. 17 on Apple TV+
Producers: Alessandro Tanaka, Brian Gatewood, Julianne Moore, Jessica Switch, Bart Freundlich, Erik Feig


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania | Feb 17

Ant-Man and the Wasp find themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that pushes them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.

Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonathan Majors, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, Randall Park
Director: Peyton Reed
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard


Cocaine Bear | Feb 24

An oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converges in a Georgia forest after a 500-pound black bear ingests a large amount of cocaine and goes on a drug-fueled rampage.

Cast: Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Christian Convery-Jennings, Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brooklynn Prince, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, Aaron Holliday, Margo Martindale, Ray Liotta
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Writer: Jimmy Warden
Where to Watch: in theaers
Producers: Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Phil Lord, Aditya Sood, Brian Duffield, Chris Miller


Creed III | Mar 3

Still dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed is thriving in his career and family life. When Damian, a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy resurfaces after serving time in prison, he’s 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 Damian — a fighter who has nothing to lose.

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu and Phylicia Rashad
Director: Michael B. Jordan
Writers: Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin based on story by Ryan Coogler, Keenan Coogler, Zach Baylin
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Ryan Coogler,


Shazam! Fury of Gods | Mar 17

Shazam takes on the villainous Hespera and Kalypso, daughters of the Greek titan Atlas.

Cast: Zachary Levi, Meagan Good, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, and Helen Mirren.
Director: David F. Sandberg
Writer: Henry Gayden, Chris Morgan
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Peter Safran

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Luther: The Fallen Sun | March 23

It’s an epic continuation of the award-winning television saga reimagined for film — a gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.
Cast: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis
Director: Neil Cross
Writer: Neil Cross
Where to Watch: Netflix
Producer: Neil Cross, Idris Elba, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready


Champions | Mar 24

A former minor-league basketball coach receives a court order to guide a team of players with intellectual disabilities. Despite his doubts, he soon realizes that together they can go further than ever imagined.
Cast: Ashton Gunning, Cheech Marin, Ernie Hudson, Joshua Felder, Kaitlin Olson, Kevin Iannucci, Madison Tevlin, Matt Cook, Matthew Von Der Ahe, Woody Harrelson
Director: Bobby Farrelly
Writer: Javier Fesser, David Marqués, Mark Rizzo
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Jeremy Plager

John Wick: Chapter 4 | Mar 24

​​John Wick (Keanu Reeves) 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.

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Lance Reddick, Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, and Ian McShane.
Director: Chad Stahelski
Writer: Shay Hatten, Michael Finch
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Chad Stahelski, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee


Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves | Mar 31

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

Cast: Alexis Rodney, Bryan Larkin, Chloe Coleman, Chris Pine, Daisy Head, Dan Poole, Edgar Abram, Hugh Grant, Jason Wong, Justice Smith, Kenneth Collard, Lati Gbaja, Michelle Rodriguez, Nicholas Blane, Rege-Jean Page, Sophia Eleni, Sophia Lillis, Spencer Wilding
Director: John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein
Writers: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Michael Gilio based on story by Chris McKay, Michael Gilio
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Jeremy Latcham, Brian Goldner, Nick Meyer


A Good Person | Mar 24

Allison is a young woman with a wonderful fiance, a blossoming career, and supportive family and friends. However, her world crumbles in the blink of an eye when she survives an unimaginable tragedy, emerging from recovery with an opioid addiction and unresolved grief. In the following years, she forms an unlikely friendship with her would-be father-in-law that gives her a fighting chance to put her life back together and move forward.

Cast: Florence Pugh, Morgan Freeman, Molly Shannon, Chinaza Uche, Celeste O’Connor
Director: Zach Braff
Writer: Zach Braff
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Florence Pugh, Zach Braff, Christine Vachon, Noah Segal, Pamela Koffler, Christina Piovesan


Spinning Gold | Mar 31

Spinning Gold depicts the career and life of record producer Neil Bogart (portrayed by Jeremy Jordan) and his label Casablanca Records in the 1960s and ’70s. Bogart is credited with discovering many iconic musical acts such as Donna Summer, Kiss, Village People; and signing and pushing acts including Gladys Knight and the Pips and the Isley Brothers to greater heights.

Cast: Wiz Khalifa, Tayla Parx, Ledisi, Michelle Monaghan, Jay Pharoah, Dan Fogler, Jason Derulo, Chris Redd, Casey Likes, Sebastian Maniscalco
Director: Timothy Scott Bogart
Writer: Timothy Scott Bogart
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Timothy Scott Bogart, Laurence Mark, Jessica Martins, Evan Bogart


Guardians of the Galaxy | May 5

After purchasing Knowhere from the Collector, the Guardians of the Galaxy attempt to make it a safe haven for alien refugees. But after a brutal attack, Peter Quill must lead the Guardians on one last dangerous mission to protect one of their members that could lead to the team dissolving.

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Will Poulter, Elizabeth Debicki, Sylvester Stallone, Sean Gunn, Maria Bakalova, and Chukwudi Iwuji
Director: James Gunn
Writer: James Gunn
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Kevin Feige


Fast X | May 19

Following the events of F9 (2021), Cipher and Dante unite in their fight against Dominic Toretto and his crew, who are assisted by Tess.

Cast: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, John Cena, Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Brides, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Michael Rooker, Daniela Melchior, Cardi B, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, and Charlize Theron
Director: Louis Leterrier
Writer: Justin Lin, Gary Scott Thompson, Dan Mazeau
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, Samantha Vincent, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Neal H. Moritz, Joe Roth, Clayton Townsend

The Little Mermaid | May 26

The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, Ariel is a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. Longing to find out more about the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface and falls for the dashing Prince Eric. Following her heart, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to experience life on land.

Cast: Halle Bailey, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, Javier Bardem, Jonah Hauer-King, Jude Akuwidike, Kajsa Mohammar, Lorena Andrea, Melissa McCarthy, Noma Dumezweni
Director: Rob Marshall
Writer: David Magee, Jane Goldman
Where to Watch:
Producers: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, John DeLuca

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse | Jun 2

After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

Cast: Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Flanagan John, Hailee Steinfeld, Issa Rae, Jake M. Johnson, Jason Schwartzman, Jorma Taccone, Lauren Vélez, Oscar Isaac, Rachel Dratch, Shea Whigham
Director: Joaquim Dos Santos and Justin K. Thompson and Kemp Powers
Writer: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, David Callaham
Where to Watch: In theaters
Producer: Avi Arad, Phil Lord, Amy Pascal, Chris Miller, Christina Steinberg


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Strays | Jun 9

An abandoned dog teams up with other strays to get revenge on its former owner.

Cast: Will Ferrell, Isla Fisher, Randall Park, Will Forte, and Jamie Foxx.
Director: Josh Greenbaum
Writer: Dan Perrault
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Josh Greenbaum, Chris Miller, Louis Leterrier, Erik Feig, Aditya Sood, Phil Lord

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts | Jun 9

It will take audiences on a ’90s adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.

Cast: Anthony Ramos, Cristo Fernández, Domenic Di Rosa, Dominique Fishback, Frank Marrs, Jimmy Caspeur, John Di Maggio, Lauren Vélez, Liza Koshy, Michelle Yeoh, Mj Rodriguez, Pete Davidson, Peter Cullen, Peter Dinklage, Ron Perlman, Ross Donnelly, Tobe Nwigwe
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Writer: Joby Harold, Darnell Metayer, Josh Peters, Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Michael Bay, Duncan Henderson, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy, Mark Vahradian


Elemental | Jun 16

In a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.

Cast: Mamoudou Athie, Leah Liang Lewis
Director: Peter Sohn
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Denise Ream, Pete Docter


Barbie | Jun 21

After being expelled from Barbieland for being a less than perfect-looking doll, Barbie sets off for the human world to find true happiness.

Cast: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, Simu Liu, Issa Rae, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Michael Cera, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Kate McKinnon
Director: Greta Gerwig
Writer: Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, David Heyman, Ynon Kreiz, Robbie Brenner, Josey McNamara


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The Marvels | Jul 28

Following the events of Ms. Marvel (2022), Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau begin swapping places with each other every time they use their powers and must team-up to figure out why.

Cast: Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, Teyonah Parris, Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Nia DaCosta
Writer: Megan McDonnell, Nia DaCosta, Elissa Karasik, Zeb Wells
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Kevin Feige

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem | Aug 4

After years of being sheltered from the human world in the sewers of New York City, four Turtle brothers, who spent their lives learning ninjitsu, set out to the surface to be accepted as normal teenagers when their new friend April O’Neil, helps them take on a notorious crime syndicate and an army of mutants.

Cast: N/A
Director: Jeff Rowe
Writer: Brendan O’Brien
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver

Challengers | Aug 11

Tashi, a tennis player turned coach, has transformed her husband from a mediocre player into a world-famous grand slam champion. To jolt him out of his recent losing streak, she makes him play a challenger event — close to the lowest level of tournament on the pro tour. Tensions soon run high when he finds himself standing across the net from the once-promising, now burnt-out Patrick, his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend.

Cast: Zendaya, Mike Faist, Josh O’Connor
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Writer: Justin Kuritzkes
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Luca Guadagnino, Rachel O’Connor, Amy Pascal, Zendaya

Haunted Mansion | Aug 11

A single mom named Gabbie and her 9-year-old son, who are looking to start a new life, move into a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans, only to discover that the place is much more than they bargained for. Desperate for help, they contact a priest, who, in turn, enlists the aid of a widowed scientist-turned-failed-paranormal expert, a French Quarter psychic, and a crotchety historian to help exorcise the mansion.

Cast: Rosario Dawson, Chase Dillon, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Danny DeVito, Winona Ryder, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jared Leto, Dan Levy, Hasan Minhaj
Director: Justin Simien
Writer: Katie Dippold
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich

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The Equalizer 3 | Sep 1

Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Sonia Ben Ammar, Remo Girone
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writer: Richard Wenk
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua, Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, Steve Tisch


The Exorcist | Oct 13

The father of a possessed child, desperate for help goes in search of someone who has had similar experiences, Chris MacNeil.

Cast: Leslie Odom Jr., Ellen Burstyn, Ann Dowd, Nedim Jahić
Director: David Gordon Green
Writer: David Gordon Green, Peter Sattler
Where to Watch:
Producer: Jason Blum, James G. Robinson, David Robinson

Dune: Part Two | Nov 3

This follow-up film will explore the continuing journey of Paul Atreides, united with Chani and the Fremen, as he seeks revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.[1]

Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Léa Seydoux, Christopher Walken
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts
Where to Watch: in theater
Producer: Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, Cale Boyter, Joe Caracciolo Jr.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes | Nov 17

Years before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow sees a chance for a change in fortunes when he mentors Lucy Gray Baird, the female tribute from District 12.

Cast: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Viola Davis, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman, Burn Gorman, Peter Dinklage
Director: Francis Lawrence
Writer: Michael Arndt, Michael Lesslie
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Francis Lawrence, Nina Jacobson, Bradford Simpson


Wonka |Dec 15

The story focuses on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.

Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Natasha Rothwell, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Keegan-Michael Key, Mathew Baynton, Matt Lucas, Rowan Atkinson, and Jim Carter
Director: Paul King
Writer: Simon Farnaby
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: David Heyman, Alexandra Ferguson Derbyshire, Luke Kelly

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The Color Purple | Dec 20

A story of the life-long struggles of an African American woman living in the south during the early 1900s.

Cast: Fantasia, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Danielle Brooks, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Ciara, Aunjanue Ellis, Deon Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Elizabeth Marvel, Jon Batiste, David Alan Grier, Taraji P. Henson
Director: Blitz Bazawule
Writer: Marcus Gardley
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producer: Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom | Dec 25

Aquaman forges an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally in a bid to save Atlantis and the rest of the planet.

Cast: Jason Momoa, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Kidman
Director: James Wan
Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Where to Watch: in theaters
Producers: James Wan, Peter Safran, Rob Cowan

They Cloned Tyrone | N/A

A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio (John Boyega, Teyonah Parris and Jamie Foxx) onto the trail of a nefarious government experiment in this pulpy mystery caper.

Cast: Juel Taylor, Jamie Foxx, John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, J. Alphonse Nicholson, David Alan Grier, Robert Tinsley, Joshua Mikel, Tamberla Perry, Myrom Kingery, Jason Burkey
Director: Juel Taylor
Writer: Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier
Where to Watch: Netflix
Producers: Juel Taylor, Jamie Foxx, Tony Rettenmaier, Stephen “Dr” Love, Charles King, Kim Roth, Datari Turner


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Shirley | N/A

Shirley is the portrayal of trailblazing political icon Shirley Chisholm, the first Black Congresswoman and the first Black woman to run for President of the U.S, and the cost of accomplishment for Shirley herself. This film will tell the story of Chisholm’s boundary-breaking and historic presidential campaign, based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends and those who knew her best.

Cast: Regina King, Andre Holland, Amirah Vann, Christina Jackson, Terrence Howard, Lucas Hedges, W. Earl Brown, Dorian Missick, Michael Cherrie
Director: John Ridley
Writer: John Ridley
Where to Watch: Netflix
Producers: Regina King, John Ridley, Reina King, Elizabeth Haggard, Anikah McLaren,

anticipated movie releases of 2023

Magazine Dreams | N/A

Killian Maddox lives with his ailing veteran grandfather, obsessively working out between court-mandated therapy appointments and part-time shifts at a grocery store where he harbors a crush on a friendly cashier. Though Killian’s struggles to read social cues and maintain control of his volatile temper amplify his sense of disconnection amid a hostile world, nothing deters him from his fiercely protected dream of bodybuilding superstardom, not even the doctors who warn that he’s causing permanent damage to his body with his quest.

Cast: Jonathan Majors, Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Mike O’hearn, Harrison Page, Harriet Sansom Harris
Director: Elijah Bynum
Writer: Elijah Bynum
Where to Watch: N/A
Producers: Jennifer Fox, Dan Gilroy, Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman



Beverly Hill Cop: Axel Foley | Date N/A

“Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills once more after receiving a phone call from an old friend warning that his estranged daughter Jane might be in danger. Quickly making new enemies as he teams up with Jane and her ex, Detective Bobby Tapia, Axel finds himself caught up in a conspiracy stretching between deadly cartels, even the Beverly Hills Police.”
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Paul Reiser, Taylour Paige, John Ashton, Bronson Pinchot, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Pellegrino, Kevin Bacon
Director: Mark Molloy
Writers: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, and Will Beall
Where to Watch: Netflix
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Melissa Reid, and Eddie Murphy

Black Canary | Date N/A

Cast: Jurnee Smollett
Director: N/A
Writer: Misha Green
Where to Watch: N/A
Producer: N/A

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The Mothership | Date N/A

One year after her husband mysteriously vanishes from their rural farm, single mother Sara Morse and her children discover a strange, extraterrestrial object underneath their home, which leads them to embark on a race to find their husband, father, and most importantly – the truth.

Cast: Halle Berry, Molly Parker, and Omari Hardwick
Director: Matthew Charman
Writer: Matthew Charman
Where to Watch: Netflix
Producer: Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh Jones
Executive Producer: Halle Berry

Salem’s Lot | Date N/A

In the 1975 horror novel, author Ben Mears returns to the town of Jerusalem’s Lot to write a book about a house that has haunted him since childhood only to find his isolated hometown infested with vampires. While the vampires claim more victims, Mears convinces a small group of believers to combat the undead.

Cast: Lewis Pullman, Alfre Woodard, Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, Spencer Treat Clark, William Sadler, Pilou Asbæk, John Benjamin Hickey, Kellan Rhude, Marilyn Busch, Jordan Preston Carter, Nicholas Crovetti, and Cade Woodward
Director: Gary Dauberman
Writer: Gary Dauberman
Where to Watch:
Executive Producer:


Rebel Moon |

A peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius. The desperate civilians dispatch Kora, a young woman who has a mysterious past to seek out warriors from nearby planets to help them challenge the regent.

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Jena Malone and Anthony Hopkins.
Director: Zack Snyder
Writer: Zack Snyder
Where to Watch: N/A
Producer: Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller, Eric Newman

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