15 Not to Miss Upcoming Movies For 2023

15 Not to Miss Upcoming Movies For 2023

Are you a movie lover who can’t wait for the new releases? That this list should be in your bookmarks,...

Are you a movie lover who can’t wait for the new releases? That this list should be in your bookmarks,...

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Are you a movie lover who can’t wait for the new releases? That this list should be in your bookmarks, so you can plan your watching list. The pandemic has changed our lives in a way that we are more used to watching new releases at home than in the movies, but that might change for the better until next year.

No matter if your favorite movie is coming to one of the streaming channels or to your local movie theater, the excitement is completely understandable. We all love seeing our favorite characters and finding out what has happened with them or discovering new worlds in completely new movies with fresh stories never seen before.

After 2020 which was weird and slow in the movie world, 2021 came with some new titles. But it is still poor in comparison to the 2022/2023 season. We will have so much to look forward to, from the new ‘Mad Max’ movie to the new ‘Star Wars, ‘Mission Impossible, and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

Hopefully, one of the movies from the lost is your favorite movie, and you can mark the date on the calendar, patiently waiting for the release. See what we find most exciting in 2023:

1. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

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Release date: December 22, 2023.

The new ‘Star Wars movie will be directed by Patty Jenkins, who has previously done ‘Wonder Woman.’ In this new feature film, we get to meet a new generation of starfighter pilots. The story follows them from the moments they are learning how to fly to the moments of thrilling flights and fights that are going to change the galaxy forever. 

The director said that she aims to make an original movie, but with influence from books and games. The story is not an adaptation of a book or a game but has a unique plot. 

2. Chicken Run 2

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Release date: 2023

The first movie ‘Chicken Run’ was a great success in the year 2000. This sequel was long-awaited, and fans are very hopeful that it is going to be the same fun and exciting movie as the original one. The exact date of the release is not known yet, but it is going to be 2023, and the distributor will be Netflix.

The film will be directed by Sam Fell and produced by Aardman Animations. The story is created by Sam Fell as well, but the screenwriters are Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. While in the first movie, Ginger and a team are trying to find freedom, in this part, they are risking that freedom for the sake of all the chickens on the mainland.

3. Ant-man and Wasp: Quantumania

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Release date: July 28, 2023.

Another superhero movie from the Marvel Universe is expected to be released in 2023. This is the 3rd ‘Ant-man’ movie and the 33rd Marvel movie. It features Scott Lang as Ant-man and Hope Pym as Wasp. The director is Payton Reed, and the screenplay is done by Jeff Loveness.

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The third ‘Ant-man’ movie was confirmed in November 2019, but due to the pandemic, the production didn’t start when it was planned. A year later, new cast members were announced, and there was hope that soon, we would see this amazingly fun achievement.

4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

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Release date: May 5, 2023.

After very fun first and second movies, fans of the Guardians are excited to see the new one. The well-known stars featured in the movie are Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and others. 

The film is written and directed by James Gunn, who said in 2014 that he already had ideas for the third movie. Gunn has also directed ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Peacemaker,’ among many other successful features. The best part of the movie is strangely the music, a compilation that plays through the film is so memorable that fans loved it.

5. Furiosa

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Release date: May 24, 2024.

‘Furiosa’ is a prequel to ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ and although initially it was meant to be released in 2023, now the date is pushed to 2024. Charlize Theron’s role in this movie goes to Anya Taylor-Joy, and her co-stars are Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

The filming is scheduled for 2022 at locations in New South Wales. The fun fact is that this is the biggest production that was ever filmed in Australia. The movie from 2015 was filmed in a year and a half; it remains to be seen how long this one will take and what the final result is going to look like.

6. Mad Max: The Wasteland

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Release date: June 23, 2023.

Another ‘Mad Max’ movie we are expecting is ‘Mad Max: The Wasteland,’ which is going to be a summer release in 2023 if it doesn’t get delayed. We don’t know much about the movie right now, and no cast is announced yet, except that Tom Hardy is listed as a cast member on IMDb.

George Miller shocked the public in 2015, the same as he did back in 1979. But the director once delayed a movie for a decade, so now is it possible he is doing the same? ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was originally supposed to be filmed in 2003, but the filming started in 2013.

7. Mission: Impossible 8

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Release date: July 7, 2023.

This is a new movie from the ‘Mission: Impossible series that originated as an action-spy TV show, created by Bruce Geller. Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt, the main character, and he is also the producer of the series, while different directors are in charge of making a movie.

This movie was directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and it was filmed right after the seventh film. The film was supposed to be released in 2022, but it was delayed due to a pandemic. Other notable cast members are Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, and Shea Whigham.

8. Star Trek 4

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Release date: June 9, 2023.

Paramount Pictures is currently developing this film, but the release date is already known. The exact name and the final list of the cast have not been published yet. Still, we already know what to expect from this popular science fiction movie.

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It’s been seven years since the last ‘Star Trek’ movie. Before this one, three very successful movies have been released: ‘Discovery,’ ‘Picard,’ and ‘Lower Decks.’ The development has been difficult with several writers and directors changing, but currently, the director is Matt Shakman, who has created Marvel’s ‘Wanda Vision’ series.

9. Shazam: Fury of the Gods

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Release date: June 2, 2023

This is a sequel to ‘Shazam!’ from 2019, which had decent popularity among superhero fans. It is a movie based on DC Comics and has a superhero as a protagonist. The director of the movie is David F. Sandberg, and the writer is Henry Gayden.

The stars of the movie are Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, and others. As for many other movies, the original release date was earlier, but it was delayed due to the pandemic. It just builds up more excitement for the fans who can’t wait to see the new adventures of Shazam.

10. The Exorcist

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Release date: October 13, 2023.

If you are a horror fan, you must have watched the 1973 movie ‘The Exorcist,’ which is one of the spookiest movies of all time. Just in time for Halloween 2023, a sequel is coming to theaters, so old and new fans, make sure you get ready for this.

A 12-year-old girl is possessed by the demon, and her mother doesn’t have any other option than to call two priests to help her. In this new movie, we should see what has happened with her afterward.

11. The Little Mermaid

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Release date: May 26, 2023.

Disney’s live-action adaptation of Jane Goldman and David Magee’s acclaimed novel is being directed by Rob Marshall. Even in the first few days after a live-action Disney film opens in theaters, tickets are sometimes hard to come by. Even though the Little Mermaid story is so popular, this one is predicted to break the record.

Alan Menken is reworking the music for the next film, while the plotline remains mostly unchanged from Hans Christian Andersen’s fable. Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Javier Bardem, and other actors are featured in the film.

12. Last Friday

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Release date: 2023

This is the fourth movie in the ‘Friday’ franchise, a comedy that is expected to be hilarious like its prequels. In the last 8-9 years, Ice Cube has written two different scripts for this movie; it is unknown which script will be used and what the cast is going to be like.

The exact date of the release has not been revealed, but it is expected to be in 2023. Since the first movie came out, it has been one of the most popular stoner comedies yet, and “Bye Felicia!” Has been used on memes worldwide.

13. The Color Purple

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Release date: December 20, 2023.

A remake of the cult movie with the same name, ‘The Color Purple, is an adaptation of the novel by Alice Walker. The story is set in the early 1900s, and it describes the struggle of one African American woman living in the south.

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The musical adaptation of this Pulitzer_prize story was directed by Steven Spielberg originally, and this 2023 movie director is Blitz Bazawule. The stars of the new movie are Corey Hawkins as Harpo and H.E.R. as Squeak. In 2005 the Broadway show by the same name was adapted, and this movie is said to follow more of that show than of the original movie.

14. Wonka

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Release date: March 17, 2023.

The new ‘Wonka’ movie is going to be a story of young Willie Wonka and how he meets Oompa Loompas for the first time. This is a story of how they came to work in his factory because they couldn’t find enough cacao beans by themselves.

The young Wonka will be played by Timothee Chalamet, and his co-stars will be Olivia Colman and Tracy Ifeacor, among many others. The writers are Simon Farnaby and Roald Dahl; they are creating the story around the characters who are the idea of the director Paul King.

15. Last Voyage Of The Demeter

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Release date: January 27, 2023.

The horror buffs are excited about another release in 2023. This movie is based on a chapter from the novel “Dracula” written by Bram Stoker in 1897. It seems that the horror genre is going back to its roots, and one of the first horror stories ever written is getting another angle. There is no mistake when you’re making a classic like “Dracula.”

The plot is set on the Russian ship Demeter, which is carrying private cargo from Carpathia to London. This cargo is 24 wooden crates that no one on board the ship knows anything about. This bloodcurdling movie tells the story of the crew’s fate on the ship and what has happened during the ocean travel.


2023 seems like a year that is going to be remembered by movie lovers for a long time. It has never happened that so many great movies are released in such a short period of time, but all of that is because, for the past two years, everything was delayed, canceled, and so on.

We all know what has happened, and that is why we are motivated to go to the movie theater, eat a lot of popcorn and enjoy all the fresh releases. It is reasonable that big production companies are waiting for the situation to be better than now to present these movies. 

A lot of money has been put into production, and if the theaters are not open, they will not return the investment. But for us visitors, it is really sad that we have to wait for our favorite feature films for a long time. In the meantime, we can rewatch some old movies or follow what is new with streaming services.


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