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Most Anticipated Movies of 2023

By George Bate & Josh Bate

A host of blockbusters, indie dramas, and more are coming to movie theaters this year. Here are our most anticipated movies of 2023.

Knock at the Cabin

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.

Release Date: February 3, 2023

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Rupert Grint, Nikki Amuka-Bird


When her mother disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s 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. However, as she digs ever deeper, her digital sleuthing soon raises more questions than answers.

Release Date: January 20, 2023

Directors: Nicolas D. Johnson, Will Merrick

Cast: Storm Reid, Nia Long, Ken Leung

Cocaine Bear

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.

Release Date: February 24, 2023

Director: Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Ray Liotta

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

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.

Release Date: February 17, 2023

Director: Peyton Reed

Cast: Paul Rudd, Jonathan Majors, Gregg Turkington


After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth — 65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at a rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa, must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures.

Release Date: March 17, 2023

Directors: Scott Beck & Bryan Woods

Cast: Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, Alexandra Shipp

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

A plumber named Mario travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, trying to save a captured princess.

Release Date: April 7, 2023

Directors: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic

Cast: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Peter Quill and the guardians of the galaxy team up again for a harrowing adventure in the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Release Date: May 5, 2023

Director: James Gunn

Cast: Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Will Poulter, Zoe Saldana

Spider-Man: Across the Spider Verse

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.

Release Date: June 2, 2023

Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson

Cast: Shameik Moore, Oscar Isaac, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones picks up the fedora and whip again in a new adventure with his goddaughter.

Release Date: June 30, 2023

Director: James Mangold

Cast: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, Mads Mikkelsen

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part I

Tom Cruise returns as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, while Henry Czerny returns as Eugene Kittridge from the franchise’s first film.

Release Date: July 14, 2023

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Cast: Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg


Physicist J Robert Oppenheimer works with a team of scientists during the Manhattan Project, leading to the development of the atomic bomb.

Release Date: July 21, 2023

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey, Jr., Florence Pugh, Jack Quaid

A Haunting in Venice

Kenneth Branagh returns as Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot in a Halloween set mystery.

Release Date: September 15, 2023

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Kyle Allen, Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan

Next Goal Wins

Dutch coach Thomas Rongen tries to turn the American Samoa soccer team into winners.

Release Date: September 22, 2023

Director: Taika Waititi

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett

The Exorcist

The team behind the recent Halloween trilogy at Blumhouse are back, now with a sequel to The Exorcist.

Release Date: October 13, 2022

Director: David Gordon Green

Cast: Ann Dowd, Leslie Odom Jr., Ellen Bursytn

Dune: Part Two

Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he must prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Release Date: November 3, 2023

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken

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