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It’s another big year for sequels like Guardians of the Galaxy, John Wick, Dune and Indiana Jones, while Christopher Nolan leads the year’s original stories.
In 2023, huge movies will be everywhere. The latest blockbuster sequels and franchise movies dominate the box office, but streaming services are challenging the big screen with major stars and directors dropping new films on Netflix, Apple TV, Disney Plus and more. From Indiana Jones and John Wick to the Expendables and the Fast and Furious crew, will any of these countless sequels match the mega-success of in 2022, or will we see another word-of-mouth original hit like Everything Everywhere All at Once?
These are the latest dates for your calendar as we celebrate the big films (and hopefully a few smaller ones) hitting the big screen and in 2023 and beyond. Scroll down for a chronological list of release dates.
The Saw and the Fast and Furious franchises hit their 10th entry, while Tom Cruise will be looking to repeat his Top Gun: Maverick mega-success with Mission: Impossible movie No. 7. Look out for sequels involving John Wick, The Expendables, Ghostbusters, Creed and Kenneth Branagh’s version of Hercule Poirot. Even Magic Mike is having one last ride. And Harrison Ford may be in his 80s, but that won’t stop the fifth Indiana Jones adventure swinging into theaters.
We’ve lost count of how many Transformers movies there are, but there’s a new one in 2023. We also return to the world of the Hunger Games and Willy Wonka with new prequels. It’s another big year for horror, too: The Conjuring and Insidious franchises keep rolling, while horror icons The Exorcist and The Evil Dead rise again.
Speaking of sequels and franchises, of course there are a ton of superhero movies. Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp kick things off for the MCU, with the Guardians of the Galaxy in action for a third and possibly final time before newer heroes cross over from Disney Plus for team-up adventure The Marvels. Outside of the MCU, the much-anticipated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse also drops, and we’ll see another Venom-style Spider-spinoff, Kraven the Hunter. Meanwhile comic book rivals DC bring back Aquaman and the Flash, and also introduce new face Blue Beetle.
It’s not just comics being plundered for the big screen: This year’s toy and game adaptations include Dungeons and Dragons, Super Mario Bros. and Gran Turismo. Disney celebrates its 100th anniversary with the new cartoon Wish and a live-action reboot of The Little Mermaid, not to mention the Pixar film Elemental and more.
Some of the year’s sequels and blockbusters are at least helmed by directors we’re happy to see more of, like Nia DaCosta, Steven Soderbergh, Neil Blomkamp and Paddington’s Paul King. Indie horror icon Ben Wheatley directs Jason Statham punching a mega shark in The Meg 2, while Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Part 2 have viewers hyped.
Speaking of cool filmmakers, we’ll also see original films from Christopher Nolan, M. Night Shyamalan, Taika Waititi, Nicole Holofcener, Kenya Barris, Luca Guadagnino, Adele Lim and Calmatic. And as ever, January’s Sundance Film Festival showcases talented indie and up-and-coming filmmakers telling unique and unexpected stories.
But delays are still happening: , the , , and The Flash have all shifted in the schedule. Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 have been pushed back multiple times, while .
It’s been tough to keep up with all the changes, but we’ve got you covered on the latest US release dates for the end of 2022 and into 2023. If these dates are still in flux, we’ll let you know about the latest changes as new dates are announced. And don’t forget to check out our guide to .
Avatar and Star Wars will alternate each Christmas for the next few years. James Cameron’s Avatar 2 drops in 2022, Avatar 3 in 2024, Avatar 4 in 2026 and Avatar 5 in 2028.
In the follow-up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a new murder mystery. It was in theaters for one week at Thanksgiving, then will be streaming in December after Netflix paid big money for the rights to this star-studded whodunit. Daniel Craig is joined by Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick and Madelyn Cline.
Naomi Ackie takes the mic in this biopic of Whitney Houston, directed by Kasi Lemmons.
Damien Chazelle heads for the golden age of Hollywood, with Brad Pitt and with Margot Robbie as real-life star Clara Bow.
A robot doll causes trouble in this A24 horror flick.
Nicolas Cage is an aging gunslinger in this western.
Scott Cooper directs a Netflix Gothic thriller that revolves around a series of murders in 1830 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, following a young cadet the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe, played by Harry Melling. Christian Bale portrays a retired detective tasked with investigating the murders.
Stranger Things’ Vecna (aka Jamie Campbell Bower) is back on scary territory in this real-life story of the first televised exorcism.
Guy Ritchie directs Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza and Hugh Grant in a tongue-in-cheek spy romp.
Music video director Calmatic (he shot the Old Town Road video) reboots the ’90s comedy with a cast of big-name cameos including LeBron James, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Lena Waithe and original stars Kid ‘n Play.
It’s all action with Gerard Butler and Mike Colter as a downed pilot and a convict in hostile territory.
Storm Reid and Nia Long appear in a sequel to the nail-biting 2018 mystery thriller Searching, which starred John Cho and was told through laptop and phone screens.
Julianne Moore is baffled by her son Finn Wolfhard’s viral songwriting fame in Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut.
Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill co-write a comedy starring Hill with Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mike Epps, Nia Long, Deon Cole, Rhea Perlman and David Duchovny.
An asteroid miner crash lands on an alien planet and must rescue a fellow crew member before their oxygen runs out. Anthony Ramos, Naomi Scott and Zachary Quinto star.
Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel must fight back when their destination wedding is attacked. Sônia Braga, Jennifer Coolidge, Lenny Kravitz and Cheech Marin star.
Dave Bautista and Jonathan Groff face off as a family is taken hostage in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller.
Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field, Billy Porter and Guy Fieri search for football star Tom Brady in this comedy.
Twinkle-toed Channing Tatum is joined by Salma Hayek as the Magic Mike show heads to London.
More whodunit hilarity for Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston on Netflix.
A24 produces this story of con artist swindling Manhattan’s billionaires, streaming on Apple TV Plus on Feb. 17.
Netflix romcom with Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher.
The famous bear turns nasty in this low-budget shocker.
Marvel heroes Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly shrink down for Ant-Man 3.
The title says it all: the true story of a bear that ate a duffel bag full of cocaine in 1985. Elizabeth Banks directs Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brooklynn Prince, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, Margo Martindale and Ray Liotta.
Michael B. Jordan not only gets back in the ring, but he also directs.
The aging slasher sequel slashes back again.
Adam Driver is a crash-landed astronaut in a thriller directed by the writers of A Quiet Place.
Zachary Levi dons the cape again as superhero Shazam in this DC sequel.
Following The Matrix Resurrections, Keanu’s other all-action franchise also returns for a fourth outing.
Zach Braff directs Florence Pugh, Celeste O’Connor, Zoe Lister-Jones, Molly Shannon and Morgan Freeman.
Bobby Farrelly directs Woody Harrelson, Cheech Marin and Kaitlin Olson in the no doubt very sensitively handled story of a former minor-league basketball coach ordered to guide a team of players with intellectual disabilities.
Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page roll the dice for a new movie version of the iconic roleplaying game.
Biopic of boxer George Foreman.
Music biopic of Casablanca Records svengali Neil Bogart, starring Wiz Khalifa as George Clinton, Ledisi as Gladys Knight, Tayla Parx as Donna Summer and Jason Derulo as Ron Isley.
Award-winning short film director A.V. Rockwell makes her feature debut with this hardhitting drama about a mother who kidnaps her child from the foster system.
Chris Pratt is the voice of the Nintendo legend in this Mario movie.
Atlanta writer Stefani Robinson writes this period biopic about French-Caribbean musician Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the “Black Mozart.”
Dennis Quaid stars in the true story of a passenger who had to land a plane after the pilot died during the flight.
Russell Crowe starring as a real-life exorcist.
Nicolas Cage plays Dracula (finally!) as the horror tale unfolds from his assistant’s viewpoint.
Taika Waititi directs this real-life story of a soccer coach trying to guide the American Samoa team to the World Cup.
Horror reboot/sequel sorta thing.
The much-loved 1970 novel by Judy Blume comes to the screen.
James Gunn gets the band together for a third Marvel adventure with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and chums.
The Fast and Furious franchise adds Jason Momoa and Brie Larson for its 10th and penultimate entry.
Halle Bailey makes a splash as Ariel for another Disney live-action reboot.
The animated spider-action continues as Miles Morales swings into action for Part 1 of a two-part adventure.
Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Yes, another one.
Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx voice a couple of cartoon dogs.
Ezra Miller is speedy superhero Flash in DC’s multiverse-spanning adventure bringing back Michael Keaton’s Batman.
Pixar takes us to a city where the elements — fire, water, land and air — live side by side.
Bad Teacher and The Office writer Gene Stupnitsky directs Jennifer Lawrence as a woman who answers a Craigslist ad placed by a mother looking to get her son a date.
Premiering on Juneteenth weekend, this horror comedy sees a slasher confused when they encounter an all-Black group and don’t know who to murder first.
The man with the hat is back, as Harrison Ford whips his way into his 80s.
Indy returns in Indiana Jones 5.
Big-screen take on the 1955 children’s book written by Crockett Johnson, starring star Zachary Levi and Zooey Deschanel.
Yes, another one.
Tom Cruise follows megahit Top Gun: Maverick with this spy thriller sequel. Mission: Impossible 7 has been postponed multiple times, and each time it’s moved it also pushes back follow-up Mission: Impossible 8.
Period biopic in which Christopher Nolan directs Cillian Murphy as the father of the atomic bomb.
Margot Robbie climbs into her dream car as the live-action version of fashion toy Barbie. Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Hari Nef and Will Ferrell co-star in a film directed by Greta Gerwig, who’s also co-writing with Noah Baumbach.
Captain Marvel 2 unites Brie Larson’s cosmic crusader with new friends from the small screen, Kamala Khan from Ms. Marvel and Monica Rambeau from WandaVision.
Seth Rogen produces an animated film featuring the heroes on a halfshell.
Jason Statham punches a megashark again. Intriguingly, horror director Ben Wheatley is in charge.
Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Jared Leto, Danny DeVito and Jamie Lee Curtis move into Disney’s spooky theme park attraction.
A ship is haunted by a dark presence in this Dracula-inspired chiller.
A teenage Gran Turismo player goes from video game competitions to becoming a real race car driver.
Luca Guadagnino directs a tennis romcom starring Zendaya with Mike Faist from West Side Story and Josh O’Connor from The Crown.
A new DC comics hero rises.
The Saturday Night Live comedy trio head for the big screen.
Denzel Washington equals the odds in an all-action sequel.
Horror spinoff from the Conjuring series gets back in the habit.
Kenneth Branagh’s third outing as Agatha Christie’s shrewd detective Hercule Poirot.
Action heavyweights Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone are joined by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Andy García, Tony Jaa, Jacob Scipio and Iko Uwais.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is Kraven the Hunter in another Spider-Man spinoff from Sony, following Venom and Morbius.
Rogue One director Gareth Edwards marshalls John David Washington, Gemma Chan and Ken Watanabe in a sci-fi story.
Fresh from reinventing the Halloween series, David Gordon Green reboots another iconic horror film.
No job too big, no pup too small, no fun for parents.
Snoop Dogg coaches a youth football team. High jinks ensue, no doubt.
Yes, another one.
Denis Villeneuve directs Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and a host of other stars in this sandy sci-fi sequel.
The sequel will pick up right after Dune: Part One, closing out the events of the first novel.
Rachel Zegler volunteers as tribute in this Hunger Games prequel.
There are three of these things? Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake star.
Disney celebrates its 100th anniversary with this animated tale of a princess played by Ariana DeBose wishing upon a star.
Timothée Chalamet plays the chocolate mogul in a prequel to Roald Dahl’s classic stories.
Alice Walker’s powerful novel was already adapted to the big screen by Steven Spielberg in 1985, but this new musical version instead draws on the 2005 stage production. Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones produce. Fantasia Barrino, Colman Domingo, Taraji P. Henson, Corey Hawkins, Danielle Brooks, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Ciara and Aunjanue Ellis star.
Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon ain’t afraid of no ghost.
Animated comedy about a family of ducks on vacation.
Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II return for more aquatic action in DC’s Aquaman 2.
Johnathan Majors stars as a troubled bodybuilder.
Known for his comic acting in Blockbuster and Fresh Off the Boat, Randall Park directs this story of complex relationships.
Daisy Ridley stars as a quiet woman whose life changes when she makes the new guy at work laugh.
Actor Molly Gordon and music video director Nick Lieberman make their feature directing debut with this eccentric comedy starring Gordon with Patti Harrison and The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri.
The New Yorker short story that became a viral sensation comes to the big screen with Coda’s Emilia Jones and Succession’s Nicholas Braun.
Gael García Bernal plays wrestler Saúl Armendáriz, the Liberace of Lucha Libre.
Documentary about the much-loved novelist whose honest books for young readers also faced calls for them to be banned.
Pachinko director Justin Chon helms the story of a rapper who fires his manager (who also happens to be his father).
Thoroughbreds and Bad Education director Corey Finley returns with the story of aliens taking over the Earth’s economy.
Powerful documentary about the deaths of a group of Native American women in rural Montana.
Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Lana Wilson explores the life of Brooke Shields, a model and actress who was objectified at a young age.
Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor play a couple sharing a pregnancy thanks to a high-tech detachable womb pod.
The life of Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox and his experience living with Parkinson’s is explored by An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim.
Nicole Holofcener directs Julia Louis Dreyfus as a novelist who overhears her husband giving his honest reaction to her latest book.
Award-winning writer/director Thembi Banks helms the story of a high school senior whose world is turned upside down when he’s robbed at gunpoint by the girl of his dreams.
Itsy is new in town and writes an expose on her space-obsessed neighbor Calvin, who believes his parents were abducted by aliens.
Animation based on the novel by Terry Pratchett.
A single mother and a morgue technician form a bond with a little girl (who they reanimated from the dead).
More surreal horror from Brandon Cronenberg, starring Alexander Skarsgard and Mia Goth.
Exploration of the dreams and myths of coal mining in Appalachia from Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Peabody-winning documentary filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon.
Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer D. Smith directs the story of four Black transgender sex workers exploring their relatinship with the Black community.
An outcast teenage goalie falls for an alluring but tormented figure skater. Amandla Stenberg stars.
Handmaid’s Tale director Daina Reid directs Sarah Snook as a fertility doctor struggling with the strange behavior of her own little girl.
Aspiring martial artist Ria plans a wedding heist to save her older sister from impending marriage.
Comedian Andrew Bowser sends his character Onyx the Fortuitous to face demons.
Photographer and director Anton Corbijn spotlights the studio that created iconic album covers like Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy.
Horror from YouTube filmmakers and twin brothers Danny and Michael Philippou (aka RackaRacka).
Based on a true story of an elderly Vietnamese cab driver taken hostage by three escaped Orange County convicts.
A Native American hustler kidnaps her niece from the child’s white grandparents and sets out for the state powwow.
Over the course of a single hectic day in New York City, Feña meets three people from his past for the first time since transitioning from female to male.
Madame Web is a clairvoyant whose psychic abilities allow her to “see within the spider world.” We have no idea what this means, but like Venom and Morbius it’s another Sony Spider-Man spinoff without Spider-Man. Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney star.
Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson takes on the shield in this new chapter for a new Cap.
More monkey business in the ape-based franchise.
Marvel’s antiheroes assemble, including Florence Pugh’s Black Widow.
Mahershala Ali plays Marvel’s fearless vampire killer.
Ryan Reynolds’ merc with a mouth returns as Deadpool joins the MCU, with Hugh Jackman back as X-Men star Wolverine.
Marvel’s first family make their MCU debut.