Get ready to experience the enchanting world of cinema in 2023! This year is packed with a lineup of highly anticipated films that are bound to captivate audiences worldwide. From adrenaline-fueled action blockbusters to touching dramas that tug at the heartstrings, 2023 has an exciting slate of movies that cater to everyone’s preferences.

So mark your calendar, grab a snack, and get ready to immerse yourself in the world of movies like never before.

The Magic Of Cinema Awaits You In This 2023

1. Napoleon movie

Napoleon movie

Few figures in history have captured Hollywood’s imagination like Napoleon Bonaparte, whose rise to power and eventual downfall is the stuff of legend. Scott plans to focus on Napoleon’s tumultuous marriage to Empress Joséphine, with Vanessa Kirby taking on the role. With Phoenix and Kirby both known for their powerful performances, audiences can expect a tour-de-force of acting in this film.

Unfortunately, “Napoleon” may struggle to secure a widespread theatrical release due to changing viewing habits, but this doesn’t diminish the film’s potential to earn critical acclaim and recognition. Scott’s masterful storytelling and attention to historical detail, combined with Phoenix and Kirby’s undeniable talent, make “Napoleon” a film to watch out for.

2. Quantumania movie

Quantumania movie

Marvel Studios introduced a plethora of ideas in 2022 with their numerous releases, but failed to establish a clear direction for future phases. However, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” looks to change that. Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man has always been an unconventional member of the Avengers, with his low-stakes heists contrasting with the high-stakes missions of his fellow superheroes. Despite this, Ant-Man’s importance in the MCU cannot be underestimated. In “Quantumania,” Scott Lang and his family are transported to the Quantum Realm, an enigmatic parallel universe, where they will face off against Kang the Conqueror, the new big bad of the MCU.

3. Nimona movie

Nimona movie

ND Stevenson, the creator of “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power,” first introduced us to the world of “Nimona,” a young shapeshifter who teams up with a supervillain, in a fantastical webcomic nearly a decade ago. After nearly six years of development and setbacks, the animated adaptation of “Nimona” was unfortunately shelved when Disney acquired Fox and shut down Blue Sky Studios in 2021. However, thanks to the efforts of Annapurna Pictures and Netflix, the project has been revived, and fans can finally look forward to seeing the beloved characters come to life on their screens later this year. The upcoming techno-medieval adventure promises to be a visual feast, and with Stevenson herself serving as a writer and executive producer, it’s sure to stay true to the comic’s quirky and offbeat spirit.

4. The Little Mermaid movie

The impact of “The Little Mermaid” on both Disney Animation Studios and little girls around the world is immeasurable. Growing up, white girls like the author were able to see themselves as Disney princesses because every single one of them was white (with the exception of Pocahontas, which brings up its own set of issues). This allowed them to imagine themselves as royalty or scholars, worthy of attention, validation, and basic human decency.

When the first look at the live-action adaptation was revealed, little Black and brown kids were ecstatic, exclaiming “She looks like me!” The significance of this representation cannot be understated, as it allows children to see themselves as part of our world and believe in their own worth. This only adds to the iconic status of Ariel, without taking away from the generations of children who grew up with the animated version.

5. Asteroid City movie

While details on the plot are scarce, we know that the story is set in a fictional desert town of the same name in 1955, during a Junior Stargazer convention. This promises a vibrant mix of characters of all ages. Anderson has put together an impressive ensemble cast, including Hollywood heavyweights Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, Hong Chau, Matt Dillon, and Steve Carell. Additionally, Anderson regulars such as Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, and Adrien Brody are also involved. Even more excitingly, Jeffrey Wright, Bryan Cranston, and Liev Schreiber will be joining the ranks of Anderson’s frequent collaborators in their second film with the acclaimed director.

6. Creed III movie

Creed III movie

In this era of constant reboots, it’s easy to feel weary, but every once in a while, a reboot comes along that does justice to the original. A prime example is 2015’s “Creed,” which reinvented the “Rocky” franchise with Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone as his trainer, Rocky Balboa. Now, eight years later, the trilogy is coming to an end with “Creed III,” and there’s much to anticipate. First and foremost, Jordan is making his feature directorial debut, adding an extra layer of intrigue. Additionally, Jonathan Majors, one of Hollywood’s most exciting rising stars, will play Jordan’s opponent. With roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the critically acclaimed “Lovecraft Country,” Majors is poised for a breakout performance.

7. The Exorcist movie

The Exorcist movie

Prepare to have your nightmares reignited by the demonic presence of Pazuzu, as Blumhouse’s upcoming direct sequel to William Friedkin’s 1973 horror masterpiece, “The Exorcist,” is set to terrify audiences later this year. Initially announced as a reboot in August 2020, the film has since been clarified as a continuation of the original story. David Gordon Green, who recently concluded his “Halloween” trilogy with a “requel” approach, will be directing this upcoming sequel, which is the first in a new trilogy of “The Exorcist” films. Ellen Burstyn, who played Chris MacNeil in Friedkin’s adaptation, is returning to the franchise in Green’s sequel, alongside Ann Dowd and Leslie Odom Jr. Although the original film’s exploration of despair and terror is still unmatched, this sequel has the potential to offer a fresh take on the story and deliver spine-chilling scares.

8. Havoc movie

Once again, Gareth Evans’ upcoming film “Havoc” has made it onto our list of most anticipated releases for the year. Despite being delayed from its intended 2022 release, we’re optimistic that it will arrive on Netflix within the next 12 months. Evans, who revitalized the action genre with his incredible “The Raid” franchise, writes and directs this film, which stars Tom Hardy as a detective fighting his way through a criminal underworld to save a politician’s son. Along the way, he uncovers a city-wide network of conspiracy and corruption. With a talented ensemble cast including Forest Whitaker, Timothy Olyphant, Luis Guzmán, and others, “Havoc” promises to be Evans’ most well-rounded English-language project yet.

9. Infinity Pool Movie

If “Possessor” didn’t already quell your knee-jerk urge to compare Brandon Cronenberg’s work to that of his legendary father, the trailer for his latest film, “Infinity Pool,” is likely to do just that. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, fresh off his breakout role in “The Northman,” Cleopatra Coleman, best known for her work on the Fox series “The Last Man on Earth,” and the incomparable Mia Goth, the film promises to be a terrifying and thrilling experience, filled with unsettling doppelgängers, shadowy experiments, and intense moments like Goth’s character shouting, “You need to complete your transformation!”

Unlike “Possessor,” which drew viewers in with its hypnotic, foreboding tone, “Infinity Pool” is expected to be a wild, heart-pumping ride, with a plot that is mostly being kept under wraps. From what little we do know, it appears to follow Skarsgård and Coleman as they leave a luxurious resort to follow the “seductive and mysterious” Gabi (Goth) into a world of violence, hedonism, and unspeakable horrors.

10. The Marvels Movie

The Marvels Movie 1

Captain Marvel, Captain Monica Rambeau, and Ms. Marvel – along with their quirky and paranoid one-eyed ally. Brie Larson reprises her role as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, Teyonah Parris shows off her new superpowers as Captain Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani’s exuberant teenage superhero Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel) finally gets to meet her idol, and even swap powers with her.

The finale of “Ms. Marvel” reveals that Carol and Kamala’s powers have become intertwined, causing them to randomly switch places through teleportation. Monica’s powers also get tangled up in this cosmic conundrum, with footage shown at D23 featuring a rock-paper-scissors game gone wrong, causing Monica and Kamala to swap places accidentally.

11. Knock at the Cabinm Movie

M. Night Shyamalan remains one of the most intriguing horror directors in the industry, with a track record of spine-tingling tales such as “The Visit,” “Split,” “Old,” and “Servant” on Apple TV+. His latest project, “Knock at the Cabin,” features an impressive cast including Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn, and Rupert Grint. The pre-apocalyptic thriller follows a gay couple and their young daughter on a serene cabin vacation, until a mysterious group of strangers arrives, insisting that they sacrifice one member of their family to prevent the imminent apocalypse.

With Shyamalan’s reputation for unexpected plot twists and his talented cast, “Knock at the Cabin” promises to be a suspenseful and thought-provoking thriller. As the family is forced to make an impossible decision, audiences will be on the edge of their seats, wondering how the story will unfold.

12. The Last Voyage of the Demeter Movie

“The Last Voyage of the Demeter” offers a fresh take on the classic horror tale of Dracula, based on the “Captain’s Log” chapter from Bram Stoker’s novel. Written by “Escape Room” screenwriter Bragi F. Schut, the script had been stuck in development for years until the perfect director, André Øvredal, was brought on board. Known for his work on “Trollhunter,” “The Autopsy of Jane Doe,” and “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” Øvredal has assembled a talented cast including Corey Hawkins, Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian, and Aisling Franciosi. But it’s Javier Botet, a master of creature performance, cast as Dracula himself that truly piques my interest. With such a talented team behind it, this period horror film is sure to deliver a thrilling and unique experience.

13. Haunted Mansion Movie

Disney is once again taking a stab at turning their beloved Haunted Mansion ride into a successful movie franchise, 20 years after the critical flop of Eddie Murphy’s version. The original attraction, which first opened in 1969, has been a favorite of Disney theme park-goers ever since, offering a family-friendly take on haunted house thrills with impeccable theming. While previous attempts to adapt Disney rides to the big screen have been mixed at best, the new Haunted Mansion reboot looks promising with an all-star cast including Rosario Dawson and LaKeith Stanfield in lead roles, and supporting players like Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Danny DeVito, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hasan Minhaj, and Dan Levy. And let’s not forget the intriguing addition of Jared Leto to the mix. With this talented cast, the Haunted Mansion reboot has the potential to be a spooky, funny and altogether delightful experience for audiences.

14. The Killer Movie

The Killer Movie

With its visually stunning artwork, the source material created by Alexis Nolent promises to be a perfect match for Fincher’s masterful storytelling, as he guides us through the twisted tale of an assassin struggling to maintain his sense of morality. With this combination of talent and material, it seems likely that we’re in for another pulse-pounding psychological thriller that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

15. Magic Mike’s Last Dance Movie

Steven Soderbergh seems to be taking the saying “if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well” to heart. The acclaimed director of “Ocean’s Eleven,” “No Sudden Move,” and “Kimi” is set to bring the “Magic Mike” trilogy to a satisfying and emotional conclusion with “Magic Mike’s Last Dance.” Having previously directed 2012’s “Magic Mike” and produced and worked on the cinematography and editing of 2015’s “Magic Mike XXL,” Soderbergh is back in the director’s chair for the final installment of what many consider to be the greatest and most epic love story of our generation. Fans can expect a fitting end to the beloved stripper saga that will leave them both satisfied and moved.

16. Cocaine Bear Movie

Who wouldn’t want to witness a wild plot featuring a drug-crazed bear on a homicidal rampage while Keri Russell tries to survive with her child in tow, speaking in a unique Southern dialect? Elizabeth Banks’ horror-comedy promises to be an unexpected gem that I never knew I needed in my life. While the bear’s brutal attacks are sure to be a highlight, I can’t help but wonder if there is more to the story. However, whether or not there is a deeper plot to this film hardly seems to matter when you have a drug-addled grizzly bear on a killing spree. With the addition of the late and talented Ray Liotta to the already impressive cast, it’s clear that this movie is more than just a campy gore-fest.

17. Scream 6 Movie

Scream 6 Movie

When news of a sixth “Scream” film came out so soon after the fifth installment, I was initially guarded due to my reservations about “Scream” (or “5cream” for the daring). As a self-proclaimed lover of the slasher genre and a die-hard fan of the franchise, I felt that the latest film was missing something. However, all my doubts were put to rest with the announcement of a very special addition to the cast for “Scream 6”. With the return of one of the original stars, the upcoming film promises to reignite the terror and suspense that made the franchise a classic.

18. Beau is Afraid Movie

After much anticipation, the upcoming movie from acclaimed director Ari Aster, previously known as “Disappointment Blvd,” is finally on the horizon. Titled “Beau is Afraid,” the film is set to be another spine-chilling masterpiece from the mind behind “Midsommar” and “Hereditary.” Starring Joaquin Phoenix as a man plagued by intense anxiety, “Beau is Afraid” promises to deliver “supernatural threats” that will shake audiences to their core. The film’s recently-released poster features four versions of Phoenix’s character, each in silk pajamas and displaying a different expression, giving a haunting glimpse into the unsettling journey that awaits viewers.

19. 65 Movie

Adam Driver, space travel, prehistoric creatures, and a fight for survival make up the upcoming movie “65.” Driver portrays a space explorer who crash-lands on a mysterious jungle planet inhabited by real-life dinosaurs that existed 65 million years ago. The horror film is written by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, known for their work on “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt,” and produced by Sam Raimi. With the eerie tone of the trailer, audiences can expect a chilling and intense experience as Driver and a young girl, the sole survivor, fight to stay alive against the dangerous T-Rex and other deadly carnivorous creatures. While terrifying, the thought of Driver battling a dinosaur brings excitement to viewers.

20. Renfield Movie

Renfield Movie

Renfield promises a fresh take on the iconic vampire, with Nicolas Cage cast as Dracula and the film told from the perspective of his fed-up assistant, played by Nicolas Hoult, in a modern setting. Director Chris McKay brings a comedic tone to the story, making it a potentially unique addition to the 100-year legacy of vampire cinema. With Cage’s signature over-the-top performances and Hoult’s talent for character-driven roles, “Renfield” has the potential to be a standout addition to the vampire movie canon.

21. Evil Dead Rise Movie

Evil Dead Rise Movie

The “Evil Dead” franchise, created by Sam Raimi, is back with a vengeance in its fifth installment, “Evil Dead Rise.” Since its inception in 1981, the series has evolved from a low-budget horror flick to a full-fledged gore-fest with each subsequent sequel, culminating in the medieval showdown between good and evil in “Army of Darkness.” In 2013, director Fede Álvarez reimagined the story for a new generation, introducing fresh victims and abandoning the beloved character of Ash played by Bruce Campbell. The result was an unforgettable performance by Jane Levy in one of the genre’s most thrilling films. Now, “The Hole in the Ground” writer and director Lee Cronin takes over the reins (with Campbell and Raimi serving as executive producers) in the “Evil Dead” universe, following two estranged sisters and a trio of siblings as they battle demons in a Los Angeles apartment.

22. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Movie

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Movie

James Gunn has been hinting for years that “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” will be the final chapter in the story of the team of lovable space outlaws turned heroes, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the conclusion of the trilogy. This time, Rocket Raccoon will take center stage with the film featuring flashbacks that reveal his mysterious origins. Additionally, audiences will finally meet Adam Warlock (played by Will Poulter), who was teased in a post-credits scene in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” And adding to the excitement, the film will introduce a new villain in the form of the High Evolutionary, portrayed by Chukwudi Iwju.

23. Oppenheimer Movie

Let’s give credit where it’s due: Christopher Nolan knows how to make a movie that appeals to dads (even though I’m not one). He proved that with “Dunkirk,” his intricate and gripping retelling of a pivotal moment in World War II. And now, he’s back in the same historical territory with “Oppenheimer,” a biopic that stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man who helped create the atomic bomb. With Nolan’s signature non-linear storytelling and Murphy’s intense performance, “Oppenheimer” promises to be another riveting dad movie that will appeal to history buffs and cinephiles alike.

24. Dune: Part Two Movie

Dune Part Two Movie

In “Dune: Part One,” director Denis Villeneuve set a high bar with his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, utilizing a star-studded cast to bring the story to life. Villeneuve knew from the beginning that he would need two films to do justice to the epic tale, and now “Dune: Part Two” is set to conclude the events of Herbert’s first novel. The story will see Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) leading the Fremen forces of Arrakis in their fight against the conquering House Harkonnen. The cast for the second installment has expanded to include even more talented actors, including Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, and Tim Blake Nelson, promising an unforgettable cinematic experience.

25. Killers of the Flower Moon Movie

Martin Scorsese, a titan of cinema, has an unparalleled ability to bring stories to life on the big screen. His latest project, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” reunites him with his frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, along with an impressive cast that includes Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, and Brendan Fraser. The film is based on a true story and the book by David Grann, chronicling the investigation into a series of murders targeting the Osage tribe in northeastern Oklahoma during the 1920s. Although we have yet to see any footage from the film, there’s no doubt that Scorsese will deliver another unforgettable cinematic experience.

26. John Wick: Chapter 4 Movie

John Wick

Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski have established themselves as a dynamic duo in the action movie world – Reeves as the skilled performer and Stahelski as the daring filmmaker who brings an unfiltered Hong Kong-style of fighting and shooting to Hollywood. While the heart-pumping fight scenes are the signature of the “John Wick” franchise, it’s the intricate storytelling and world-building that keep fans coming back for more. Each installment immerses us deeper into a fascinating universe of assassins, with a surreal and captivating feel that could easily be a setting for a legendary ’90s Vertigo comic book – one that was never actually released.

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