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Must-See Movies in 2023 | Release Dates and Trailers

This year is jam-packed with great releases, and we are here to help you know which films are the most anticipated and must-see movies of 2023!


House Party

Aspiring club promoters and best buddies Damon and Kevin are barely keeping things together. Out of money, down on their luck, and about to lose the roofs over their heads, they need a huge windfall to make their problems go away. So they soon decide to host the party of the year at an exclusive mansion, which happens to belong to none other than NBA superstar LeBron James. What could go wrong?

STARRING: Tosin Cole, Jacob Latimore, Karen Obilom, D.C. Young Fly, and Scott Mescudi.

RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2023


Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (Ant-Man 3)

Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, along with Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, explore the Quantum Realm, where they interact with strange creatures and embark on an adventure that goes beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.

STARRING: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Johnathan Majors

RELEASE DATE: February 17, 2023


Creed III

After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) thrived in his career and family. So when a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. Unfortunately, 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 with nothing to lose.

STARRING: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashad, and more.

RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2023


The Super Mario Bros. Movie

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

STARRING: Jack Black, Charlie Day, Chris Pratt, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Anya Taylor-Joy

RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2023


The Little Mermaid

"The Little Mermaid," visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall's live-action reimagining of the studio's Oscar®-winning animated musical classic, opens exclusively in theaters nationwide on May 26, 2023. "The Little Mermaid" is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton's daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to learn more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. But, while mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. So she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father's crown – in jeopardy.

STARRING: Halle Bailey, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, Jonah Hauer-King, Art Malik, Noma Dumezweni, Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy

RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2023


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.

STARRING: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, and Oscar Isaac

RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2023


Mission: Impossible ---- Dead Reckoning, Part One

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is an upcoming American action spy film written, produced, and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the sequel to Mission: Impossible – Fallout and is the seventh installment in the Mission: Impossible film series.

STARRING: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, and Pom Klementieff

RELEASE DATE: July 14, 2023


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

STARRING: Margot Robbie, Emma Mackey, Ryan Gosling, Helen Mirren, and Kate McKinnon

RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2023


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is an upcoming American computer-animated superhero film directed by Jeff Rowe and written by Brendan O'Brien. It is a reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise and the second theatrical animated entry following TMNT.

STARRING: Seth Rogen, Shamon Brown Jr.

RELEASE DATE: August 4, 2023


The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

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.

STARRING: Hunter Schafer, Viola Davis, and Peter Dinklage

RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2023


The Color Purple

A musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about the life-long struggles of an African-American woman living in the south during the early 1900s.

STARRING: Danielle Brooks, Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, and Louis Gossett Jr.

RELEASE DATE: December 20, 2023


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

STARRING: Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, and Keegan-Michael Key

RELEASE DATE: December 15, 2023


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