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Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 By Month

What are the most anticipated movies of 2023? A list of all the best new releases and films coming out this year, divided by month!

It’s time to look at what next year has to offer, with our list of the most anticipated movies of 2023! From great releases to watch in theaters and cinemas to lesser known films to stream from home, there are so many upcoming movies to look forward to next year, and we’ve collected them all in this list!

All of next year’s most anticipated movies are divided by month and listed in order of release. We prioritized U.S. and global releases, but we’ve added U.K. dates where available, and at the end of each section you’ll find a list of movies coming out in the U.K. each month too. We’ll keep updating the list as new films are announced, so don’t forget to add this page to your bookmarks!

The most anticipated movies of 2023: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Last updated on: October 24, 2023


When You Finish Saving the World (Film Review): A Deeply Felt Family Drama – Loud And Clear Reviews
When You Finish Saving the World may not come to any new conclusions on today’s generational divide, but Finn Wolfhard and Julianne Moore shine as the stars.

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Cocaine Bear: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Cocaine Bear knows exactly what it’s trying to be, and is successful because it embraces its absurdity without going overboard.

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John Wick: Chapter 4 – Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 4 continues to bring what the franchise does best, even if gets a bit overindulgent with its stellar action at times.

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Beau Is Afraid: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Beau is Afraid is a nightmare of a film that sees Ari Aster at his most technically masterful, but also baffling and unfocused.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3: Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is a story of redemption, freedom and family that reminds us why we love these intergalactic outcasts.

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny: Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: James Mangold cranks up the nostalgia in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and the journey is worth taking despite its flaws.

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Barbie: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Barbie is the most fun you will have at the movies this summer, with a hysterical and heartfelt script and great performances.
Oppenheimer: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: With his brilliant and powerful film Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan once again establishes himself as a visionary director.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Review – Loud & Clear
Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem manically delivers a fun animated adventure, fueled by style and impeccable voice work.

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The Creator: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Gareth Edward’s The Creator is an ambitious, timely Sci-Fi epic that packs a punch, making the most of its 135 minute runtime.

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Director: Garth Davis
U.S. Release: October 6
Canadian Release: October 13
Australian Release: October 19
U.K. & Irish Release: October 20

Foe: Trailer (Amazon Studios)

Official synopsis: Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal star in Foe, a haunting exploration of marriage and identity set in an uncertain world. Hen and Junior farm a secluded piece of land that has been in Junior’s family for generations, but their quiet life is thrown into turmoil when an uninvited stranger (Aaron Pierre) shows up at their door with a startling proposal. Based on best-selling author Iain Reid’s novel, directed by Garth Davis, and co-written by Davis and Reid, Foe’s mesmerizing imagery and persistent questions about the nature of humanity (and artificial humanity) bring the not-too-distant future to luminous life. 


Director: David Gordon Green
Global Release: October 13

Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (Releases By Month)The Exorcist (2023) (Blumhouse)

Official synopsis: ince the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Tony winner and Oscar® nominee Leslie Odom, Jr.; One Night in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Girls) on his own.

But when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia Marcum), disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.


Director: Martin Scorsese
U.S. Release: October 6 (limited), October 20 (nationwide)
Global Release: in theaters October 20, then on Apple TV+

Official synopsis: When oil is discovered in 1920s Oklahoma under Osage Nation land, the Osage people are murdered one by one—until the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery.


Director: Alexander Payne
U.S. Release: October 27 (limited), November 3 (nationwide)
U.K. Release: January 19, 2024

Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (Releases By Month)The Holdovers (Focus Features)

Official synopsis: From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) — and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).


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  • True Love: October 6
  • Pain Hustlers: October 27



Director: Sofia Coppola
U.S. Release: November 3
U.K. Release: December 26 (limited), January 1 (nationwide)

Priscilla (2023): LFF Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla Presley biopic is a tender, poignant drama with an incredible performance from Cailee Spaeny.

Official synopsis: When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend. Through Priscilla’s eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscilla’s long courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German army base to his dream-world estate at Graceland, in this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.


Director: David Fincher
Global Release: November 10 on Netflix

The Killer (Netflix): Venice Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: In The Killer, David Fincher subverts the revenge neo-noir genre with the ironic character study of a tedious, sociopathic hit man.

Official synopsis: After its world premiere at the 2023 Venice Film Festival, David Fincher’s highly anticipated new movie The Killer will be out globally on Netflix from November 10, 2023. The film is based on a French graphic novel, and Michael Fassbender is the titular killer – a man on a dangerous international mission that may or may not be personal.


Director: Nia DaCosta
Global Release: November 10

Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (Releases By Month)The Marvels (Marvel Studios)

Official synopsis: In Marvel Studios’ “The Marvels,” Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as “The Marvels.” 


Director: Aki Kaurismäki
U.S. Release: November 17
U.K. Release: December 1

Fallen Leaves: LFF Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: 33 years later, Aki Kaurismäki continues his Proletariat series with Fallen Leaves, a hilarious and winning deadpan delight.

Official synopsis: FALLEN LEAVES tells the story of two lonely people (Alma Pöysti and Jussi Vatanen) who meet each other by chance in the Helsinki night and try to find the first, only, and ultimate love of their lives.Their path towards this honorable goal is clouded by the man’s alcoholism, lost phone numbers, not knowing each other’s names or addresses, and life’s general tendency to place obstacles in the way of those seeking their happiness.This gentle tragicomedy, previously thought to be lost, is the fourth part of Aki Kaurismäki’s working-class trilogy.


Director: Francis Lawrence
Global Release: November 17

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (By Month)The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (Lionsgate)

Official synopsis: Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.


Director: Taika Waititi
U.S. Release: November 17, 2023
U.K. Release: December 29, 2023

Next Goal Wins (Searchlight Pictures)

Official synopsis: Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok), NEXT GOAL WINS follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.


Director: Eli Roth
Global Release: November 17

Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (Releases By Month)THANKSGIVING (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Official synopsis: After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the infamous holiday.


Director: Ridley Scott
U.S. Release: November 22
Global Release: later this year, on Apple TV+ – watch Napoleon!

Official synopsis: Directed by Scott from a screenplay by David Scarpa, “Napoleon” stars Joaquin Phoenix as the French emperor and military leader. The film is an original and personal look at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine, played by Vanessa Kirby. The film captures Napoleon’s famous battles, relentless ambition and astounding strategic mind as an extraordinary military leader and war visionary. An Apple Studios production in conjunction with Scott Free Productions, “Napoleon” is produced by Scott, Kevin Walsh, Mark Huffam and Phoenix, with Michael Pruss and Aidan Elliott serving as executive producers.


Director: Emerald Fennell
U.S. Release: November 24

Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (Releases By Month)SALTBURN (MGM & Amazon Studios)

Official synopsis: Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.


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Director: William Oldroyd
U.S. Release: December 1 limited, December 9 nationwide

Eileen: LFF Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Thomasin Mckenzie and Anne Hathaway are new friends in twisted obsessive love story Eileen, based on Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel.

Official synopsis: Eileen is set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter. Young secretary Eileen becomes enchanted by the glamorous counselor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret – throwing Eileen onto a sinister path.


Director: Hayao Miyazaki
U.S. Release: December 8
U.K. Release: December 26

The Boy and the Heron: TIFF Film Review – Loud & Clear Reviews
Review: The Boy and the Heron lets the worldbuilding distract too much from the story, leaving most of Hayao Miyazaki’s magic to go stale.

Official synopsis: A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning. A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death and creation, in tribute to friendship from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.


Director: William Brent Bell
U.S. Release: December 8
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Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (Releases By Month)LORD OF MISRULE (Magnolia Pictures)

Official synopsis: Directed by William Brent Bell (THE BOY, ORPHAN: FIRST KILL), LORD OF MISRULE follows Rebecca Holland (Tuppence Middleton), who has recently taken over as priest of a small town. When her young daughter Grace (Evie Templeton) goes missing at the local harvest festival, a desperate search begins. The closer they edge towards finding Grace, the more secrets emerge from the town’s dark past. Soon, Rebecca must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to rescue her daughter from the grip of evil.


Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Global Release: December 8

Poor Things: Venice Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Lanthimos’ Poor Things is an ode our inner monsters; the story of a woman who dares to be free in a society dominated by men.

Official synopsis: The incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.


Director: Jonathan Glazer
U.S. Release: December 8
U.K. Release: TBA

The Zone of Interest: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest is a bleak, bold watch, and a holocaust drama unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Official synopsis: The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.


Director: Cord Jefferson
U.S. Release: December 15 (limited), December 22 (nationwide)

American Fiction (2023) Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: Half of American Fiction is an engaging family drama, but the other half is an overdone satire of representation in entertainment.

Official synopsis: AMERICAN FICTION is Cord Jefferson’s hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.


Director: Paul King
Global Release: December 15

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (By Month)Wonka (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Official synopsis: Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.


Director: Andrew Haigh
U.S. Release: December 22
U.K. Release: January 26

All of Us Strangers: LFF Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: All of Us Strangers, Andrew Haigh’s intimate gay romance within a metaphysical drama, is perfect.

Official synopsis: One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.


Director: Sean Durkin
U.S. Release: December 22
U.K. Release: TBA

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (By Month)THE IRON CLAW (A24)

Official synopsis: The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports. 


Director: Benjamin Renner
U.S. Release: December 22
U.K. Release: February 2, 2024

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (By Month)Migration (Illumination)

Official synopsis: This holiday season, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster MinionsDespicable MeSing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in the action-packed new original comedy, Migration.


Director: George Clooney
U.S. Release: December 25
January 12, 2024

The Boys in the Boat (MGM)

Official synopsis: The Boys in the Boat is a sports drama based on the #1 New York Times bestselling non-fiction novel written by Daniel James Brown. The film, directed by George Clooney, is about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This inspirational true story follows a group of underdogs at the height of the Great Depression as they are thrust into the spotlight and take on elite rivals from around the world.


Director: Blitz Bazawule
Global Release: December 25

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2023 (By Month)The Color Purple (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Official synopsis: A decades-spanning tale of one woman’s journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood. 


Director: Michael Mann
U.S. Release: December 25

Ferrari (2023) Venice Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Review: Michael Mann’s Ferrari looks and sounds exquisite, but speed bumps come in the form of uneven performances and tonally off moments.

Official synopsis: It is the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife, Laura built from nothing ten years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son, Dino a year earlier. Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son Piero with Lina Lardi. Meanwhile, his drivers’ passion to win pushes them to the edge as they launch into the treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia.


Director: Steve McQueen
U.S. Release: December 25
U.K. Release: TBA

Occupied City: LFF Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Steve McQueen’s documentary Occupied City is a stunning film of monumental proportions where the past encounters the present.

Official synopsis: The past collides with our precarious present in Steve McQueen’s bravura documentary Occupied City. From the streets of Amsterdam, McQueen creates two interlocking portraits: a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest, and a door-to-door excavation of the Nazi occupation that still haunts his adopted city. What emerges is both devastating and life-affirming, an expansive meditation on memory, time, and where we’re headed.



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  • Leave the World Behind: December 10
  • Rebel Moon: Part One: December 22
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