The best movies of 2023 will have barbies, transformers, mermaids, superheroes, princesses, serial killers, Willy Wonka, Indiana Jones, John Wick and a list of titles that will captivate moviegoers this year.
Premiere: January 4
The year starts strong with the horror genre: with its first trailers and images, “M3gan” has become one of the most anticipated films of the genre in recent times. “Housebound” director Gerard Johnstone adapts an original idea by James Wan (master of horror), in which a robotic doll comes to life and decides to protect its owner at all costs.
Premiere: January 20
This film is on its way to being a candidate for the 2023 Oscars. “Babylon” will be one of the next big Hollywood releases. Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of “La La Land: The City of Stars”, returns with a trip to the past: the film is set in the origins of Hollywood to tell how the industry made the transition from silent to talkies, following the story of a star who is unable to adapt to new times. Starring Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt.
“The Whale” (The Whale)
Premiere: January 27
Brendan Fraser is one of the candidates for best leading actor at the Oscars 2023 thanks to his fabulous performance in this new film by Darren Aronofsky. Based on the work of Samuel D. Hunter, the story follows a man weighing over 550 pounds who hides from the world in his small apartment as he grieves over the loss of a loved one and the opportunities he has left behind in his life.
Premiere: February 10
Another of the most anticipated films of the year: “The Fabelmans” is the new production by Steven Spielberg and one of the most personal of his career. The legendary director uses his youthful memories and his love of cinema to compose this story, starring Michelle Williams and Paul Dano. The story follows a boy named Sammy Fabelman, who discovers a family secret and will have to deal with it through the art of cinema.
Premiere: February 17
After helping save the world in “Avengers: Endgame,” Ant-Man and the Wasp return for a third solo adventure with this intriguing title, which sure holds many secrets from the future of the MCU. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas return in “Ant-Man: Quantumania” to play the leading foursome, and be careful who joins the story: Jonathan Majors, who was seen in the series “Loki” in the role of Kang.
John Wick 4
Premiere: March 24
Little is known about the new installment of “John Wick 4”. With just a trailer in which you can see a Keanu Reeves face another of his enemies with some nunchucks. In this installment, the mysterious contract killer is seen immersed in a world with his own rules and in which he tries to survive. He is joined by Rina Sawayama, Bill Skarsgård, Donnie Yen, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane and Natalia Tena.
“Super Mario Bros”: The Movie
Premiere: March 31
This fun animated film hits the big screen in 2023 to fascinate the little ones in the house, as well as those who grew up with the adventures of this famous character through different worlds and meeting all kinds of iconic figures.
“The little Mermaid”
Premiere: May 26
The live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” joins the long list of Disney projects trying to bring the magic of the studio’s animated classics back to flesh-and-blood movies. This production, which inaugurated Disney’s golden age of the 1990s, will have a “remake” directed by Rob Marshall, starring Halle Bailey as Ariel and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, and with original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Indiana Jones 5
Premiere: June 30
Indiana Jones does not give up and will return in 2023 for a fifth adventure led by Harrison Ford and directed by James Mangold. This version features Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook and Shaunette Renée Wilson in the cast, and promises a rush of nostalgia and eighties adventures.
“Mission Impossible 7: Deadly Judgment” Part 1
Premiere: July 14
After achieving its highest grossing installment with “Mission Impossible: Fallout”, the saga returns to the fray in 2023 with a seventh installment that will be part of a diptych with two closely connected installments. “Mission Impossible 7: Deadly Judgment Part 1” is directed by Christopher McQuarrie (director of previous installments) and stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. Also returning will be Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa, Simon Pegg as Benji, Ving Rhames as Luther, Vanessa Kirby as Alanna and Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittridge, who was head of the IMF in the first installment of the saga.
Premiere: July 28
Marvel’s most powerful female superheroes will come together in this film, initially known as “Captain Marvel 2.” In this film is Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, who is the main protagonist of this production, in which two characters featured in the Marvel series on Disney+ also appear: Teyona Parris as Monica Rambeau and Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan
Premiere: October 13
One of the best horror films in history will have a sequel late in 2023: “The Exorcist” returns, skipping all the derivatives that have been released in recent decades and focusing on a story directly linked to William Friedkin’s classic from the 70s And be careful, they have the star Ellen Burstyn as a repeater, and Leslie Odom Jr. as a great signing. The director is David Gordon Green, who recently reinvigorated the ‘Halloween Night’ saga.
“Dune”: Part 2
Premiere: November 3
Denis Villeneuve was right to divide Frank Herbert’s ambitious novel into two installments. The first was successful and it is expected that this year the second part will also be among the first at the box office. “Dune”: Part 2 will continue the story with its all-star cast: Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista and Charlotte Rampling.
Premiere: December 15
In the first trailer for “Wonka” Timothée Chalamet could be seen assuming the emblematic role of Willy Wonka. The Paul King film also stars Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Olivia Colman and Keegan-Michael Key. After the macabre 1971 film with Gene Wilder, and Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in 2005 with Johnny Depp, this production proposes a musical and more fanciful version.