The entertainment industry has always been a dynamic and exciting field that constantly pushes the limits of imagination and creativity. The industry is preparing for some of the most anticipated and ground-breaking releases of recent times as we progress into 2023.
The coming year looks like it will be a treat for movie fans all over the world, with riveting dramas and mind-bending sci-fi adventures.
Fans are eagerly anticipating seeing their favorite actors and actresses bring their characters to life on the big screen as the hype builds. The upcoming releases are surrounded by a palpable sense of anticipation that is hard to ignore. So, We have got a list of the 15 most anticipated movies of 2023 for you!
15 Most Anticipated Movies of 2023
The films scheduled for release in 2023 are certain to change the game thanks to cutting-edge technology, original plots, and some of the most talented people in the industry.
Therefore, buckle up, get ready for an exhilarating ride, and also be blown away by the magic of cinema! These movies are sure to increase your excitement with every passing day! Says who? Our list of the 15 most anticipated movies of 2023!
1. Luther: The Fallen Sun:
Release date: 24 February 2023
It’s been 4 long years since this popular British TV series ended! But now the wait is over, as Luther: The Fallen Sun is coming to Netflix with all that it’s promised to be.
Well, did someone say Prison-break? After being distraught from being locked up, the sharp detective John Luther decides to break out of prison to challenge the serial killer who’s been roaming the streets of London freely.
Will John be successful in his attempts to stop the terror in the city? To find out watch this power-packed thriller with your family or even alone if you’re craving that adrenaline rush.
Directed by Jamie Payne and starring the ever-fabulous Idris Elba this movie is expected to keep you hooked to your seat.
2. Scream VI:
Release date: 10 March 2023
Making a whiplash for the sixth time, Scream VI is bringing to you the best you’ll probably see in the Horror/Slasher genre. It is a much-awaited sequel to the 2022’s Scream, with the plot being interrelated to the characters’ lives from the previous movie.
After leaving behind the haunting streets of Woodsboro, new life is awaiting the four survivors of the Ghostface Murders. Little do they know that the past isn’t in the past, and their new lives are going to be haunted by the Ghostface even in their new abode- New York City. Do they survive? You’ll find out soon and scream your hearts out when this movie hits the theatres.
Directed by Tyler Gillette and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, with the ever-green star cast of Courtney Cox, Samara Weaving, and Jenna Ortega, this movie is expected to take away your good night’s sleep for quite some time.
3. Shazam! Fury of the Gods:
Release date: 17 March 2023
Say Shazam! Oh-uh, you’re not Billy Batson, but Shazam is coming to you anyways with his superpowers and charisma, sure to fail any bad forces around him. After 2019, Shazam! Fury of the Gods is coming to the theatres near you, sure to make you awe-struck with its visuals and storyline.
When a trio of gods comes to earth with bad intentions, Billy and his peers need to battle this life-and-death situation to save the world and write its fate. Shazam and his friends need to form allies and stick together in this battle with coordination and determination to defeat the powerful trio.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, and starring Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, and Asher Angel Rachel Zegler, Shazam! The Fury of Gods is expected to turn your world upside-down when it hits the theatres.
4. John Wick: Chapter 4
Release date: 24 March 2023
Get ready to join John Wick as he travels the world in the fourth and much-awaited installment of the John Wick movie series! Although we don’t know much, one thing for sure is that he’s not gonna disappoint after a two-year pandemic delay in the release.
With High Table and John Wick being at war with each other, he travels to every corner, in a race against time. It has been confirmed that this film will be the longest in the series with a run time of 2 hours 49 mins. The director has indicated this film has a crucial impact on Wick’s character, making the audience’s anticipation double!
Directed by Chad Stahelski and starring the phenomenal Keanu Reeves, this movie is expected not only to leave your mouth agape but also to leave you wanting to know more.
5. The Super Mario Bros. Movie:
Release date: 7 April 2023
By giving a whole new meaning to animation, The Super Mario Bros. movie is coming to leave you with wonder and excitement by hitting the cinemas soon!
When Bowser wants to conquer the world, it’s on Mario and his team to stop him from doing so! Mario along with Princess peach goes on a voyage to conquer evil and save the fate of the planet. With your favorite Nintendo characters, this movie is coming to leave an impact on you!
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, and having voice-overs from talented artists Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, and Seth Rogen, this movie is expected to take you through an action-filled, fun, and visually appealing ride!
6. Beau is Afraid:
Release date: 21 April 2023
Beau won’t be the only one afraid after you’ve watched this Horror comedy that is thought to bring so much to the entertainment and thriller plates! From the director of Hereditary and Midsommar, there are a lot of high expectations from this one.
Confronting one’s fears is not child’s play, is it? Well, that’s exactly what the protagonist does after the sudden passing of his mother. On his journey to a surreal odyssey home, Beau faces all his worst fears on top of his crippling anxiety. The question remains- Will beau overpower his fears?
Directed by Ari Aster and starring the Joker fame Joaquin Phoenix, this movie is expected to run different emotions through your head, fear being the primary one.
7. Fast X:
Release date: 19 May 2023
Here’s a riddle for you: We want to see this movie fast, but we’re furious it’s not out yet. Any guesses? Well, you’re correct, as Fast X is coming to sweep you off your feet! Also known as Fast and Furious 10, the 10th installment of the movie series that has taken the world by storm is the first part of the two-part division of the movie.
Revenge is a dish best served cold because Dante is finally looking for payback after twelve years of grief and loathing. It is a race against evil for Dom Toretto as he has to save the world and also everything he has ever loved. The movie tainted with action, revenge, love, and war is expected to deliver true to the series name over the years.
Directed by Louis Leterrier, and starring the ever-green cast including Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, and Samantha Vincent, we’re eagerly waiting for this movie, are you?
8. The Little Mermaid:
Release date: 26 May 2023
Out of the bedtime storybooks and animations that we’ve grown up with, here comes The Little Mermaid in flesh and blood on the silver screen! Is it children, teenagers, or even adults, who don’t like a good old Disney classic?
The magnificent and full-of-life Ariel falls for the handsome Prince Eric, but love sure does come at a price! With love in the air, a thirst for adventure, and a battle to defeat Ursula’s advances, The Little Mermaid is expected to deliver nothing less than magic, true to Disney’s name.
Directed by Rob Marshall and starring Halle Bailey as the Little Mermaid, we’re eagerly waiting for this movie to spread its magic around.
9. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse:
Release date: 2 June 2023
A web of all things good, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is coming to keep you entertained with its one-of-a-kind animation, storyline, and voice cast. This movie is a sequel to the 2018 movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Finally reunited with Gwen Stacy, friendly-neighborhood Spider-Man has it all until he’s hurled across the Multiverse, where he meets the guardians of it: The Spider-people. When evil strikes, Miles must answer the question: who’ll he save first- his loved ones or the world against evil?
Directed by multiple directors like Kemp Powers, Phil Lord, and Chris Miller, with the voice cast of Hailee Steinfeld, Shameik Moore, and Oscar Isaac, this movie is expected to spin a web of a power-packed story for you.
10. Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Part One:
Release date: 14 July 2023
It’s an impossible mission to wait any longer for this movie now! Yes, you guessed it right, One of the most anticipated movies of 2023 is Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Part One.
This movie is the last installment of the Mission Impossible series, which showcases the adventures and quests of IMF agent Ethan Hunt, as he progresses on a rollercoaster ride filled with action, thrill, and a powerful storyline. This movie has a lot of expectations to it after the previous success of Mission Impossible movies and the one-of-a-kind screenplay.
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and starring the dashing Tom Cruise as the protagonist, this movie will soon hit the cinemas and also the right spot in your heart!
Release date: 21 July 2023
To be a Barbie Girl, in the Barbie world was almost every girl’s dream at one point! Dreams do come true as Barbie is coming to the theatres as a real-life movie.
We’ve always imagined barbie to be the epitome of perfection, but what happens when she gets banished from Barbieland for not being perfect? You’ll find out soon when the Barbie movie hits the theatres with a mix of fashion, glamour, charm, and magic.
Directed by Greta Gerwig, this Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling starrer is expected to cause a stir in the industry, the bar of hope is set up high!
12. The NUN 2:
Release date: 8 September 2023
Chilling, terrifying, nightmarish, all the adjectives used here can’t suffice when it comes to the release of The Nun 2. The film is a follow-up to The Nun, which was released in 2018 and was a spin-off of The Conjuring universe.
A continuation of Sister Irene’s encounter with Valak, a demonic nun, now it’s her sister Irene’s turn who has a chilling journey to uncover the death of a priest caused by demonic forces. As Irene confronts her worst fears and the demonic forces at work in the abbey, the movie promises to be a chilling journey through hell.
Directed by James Wan The Nun 2 is expected to be a cinematic experience that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, and Jonas Bloquet are just a few of the talented actors in the movie, and they are all guaranteed to give riveting performances.
13. Dune: Part Two:
Release date: 3 November 2023
The highly anticipated follow-up to the epic science fiction film Dune from 2021 about comes to the silver screen and we can’t keep calm!
The plot picks up where the first movie ended, with Paul Atreides escaping the Emperor and the Harkonnens with success. Paul continues on his path to becoming the Kwisatz Haderach, a figure of immense power and influence resembling a messiah. Paul must confront his inner demons and the results of his actions as he navigates the perilous political landscape of Arrakis.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve Dune Part 2 is poised to be another epic adventure that will thrill and captivate audiences. Many of the first film’s stars, including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Oscar Isaac, are back in the cast, as are some newcomers like Javier Bardem and Dave Bautista.
14. Cocaine Bear:
Release date: 24 February 2023
Ever heard of Bear who’s ingested cocaine? Now you’ll not just hear, but see it with the movie Cocaine bear rolling in cinemas soon. The real-time story of a bear in Kentucky in the 1980s who ate a lot of cocaine dropped from an airplane by a drug smuggler is the basis for the movie.
The story tells how the bear fueled by cocaine wanders through the woods, causing havoc on its surroundings and attracting the attention of local authorities. It meets a slew of bizarre characters along the way, including a group of college students, a retired sheriff, and a DEA agent.
The bear’s story becomes national news, bringing the drug smugglers who initially dropped the cocaine to their attention. They set out to find their lost possessions, which resulted in a hilarious and absurd battle in the woods.
Directed by Elizabeth Banks and starring Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Alden Ehrenreich, Ray Liotta, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson the movie promises to be a wild ride filled with humor, suspense, and unexpected turns. It will also look at drug addiction and how the drug trade affects wildlife and communities.
15. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom:
Release date: 25 December 2023
Water-water everywhere, not a drop to drink! But it’s time to be prepared for a big splash as ‘Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom’ is coming to theatres. It is the DC Extended Universe’s follow-up to the 2018 film Aquaman.
Aquaman continues his adventures in the film. He is confronted with a new threat to his kingdom from an old evil that has come back to life. Aquaman sets out to find the Lost Kingdom, a mysterious underwater realm that may hold the key to defeating the new threat, with his friend Mera.
The movie promises to be an exciting adventure with a lot of action, stunning underwater scenes, and epic battles. Building on the world established by the first film, it will also delve deeper into the mythology of Atlantis and the DC Universe as a whole.
Directed by James Wan Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is certain to be a must-see for fans of the DC Extended Universe and the superhero genre. The cast includes returning characters like Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, and Patrick Wilson as King Orm in addition to Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Helen Mirren, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
With stunning visuals, inventive narratives, and dynamic performances, the upcoming releases demonstrate that Hollywood is continuing to push the boundaries of what can be achieved on screen. There is no doubt that the future of cinema is bright, and movie fans have a lot to be excited about with so much variety and talent on display.