Ten Movies You Can Expect in 2023


Upcoming Movies in 2023

Giselle Morales, Senior Editor

1. The Little Mermaid 

About: (Live action musical remake of the 1989 Walt Disney Animation version). Ariel, a young beautiful mermaid, falls in love with Prince Eric while visiting the surface. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch to experience her love for Prince Eric on land. 

Genre: Musical, Fantasy, Children’s Film  

Release Date: May 26, 2023 

Director: Rob Marshall 

Starring: Halle Bailey (Ariel), Jonah Hauer-King (prince Eric), and Melissa McCarthy (Ursula). 


2. The Super Mario Bros Movie 

About: Mario goes on an adventure throughout the Kingdom with Princess Peach in order to rescue his brother Luigi, and save everyone from Bowser (Fire breathing Koopa). 

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family Film 

Release Date: April 7, 2023

Directors: Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic

Starring: Chris Patt (Mario), Anya Taylor-Joy (princess peach), and Charlie Day (Luigi). 


3. Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning (Part one)

About: American action spy film which will capture the adventures of Ethan Hunt, an agent of the Impossible Missions Force. 

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime film, Spy

Release Date: July 14, 2023 

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt), Hayley Atwell (Grace), Vanessa Kirby, (Alanna Mitsopolis),  Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn), Rebecca Ferguson (Ilsa Faust). 


4. Barbie 

About: Barbie travels to the real world with her friends after being expelled from Barbieland for not being perfect enough. 

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama 

Release Date: July 21, 2023 

Director: Greta Gerwig

Starring: Margot Robbie (Barbie), Ryan Gosling (Ken).


5. Aqua Man and the Lost Kingdom 

About: An ancient power causes Aquaman to form an alliance with a threatening ally in order to protect the aquatic civilization of Atlantis.  

Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superhero 

Release Date: December 25, 2023 

Director: James Wan

Starring: Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Nicole Kidman (Atlanna), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta).


6. John Wick : Chapter 4

About: Legendary Assassin John Wick must defeat the High Table in order to obtain his safety and freedom. He must obtain the help of other powerful players in order to defeat the enemy. 

Genre: Action, Thriller, Neo-noir  

Release Date: March 24, 2023 

Director: Chad Stahelski

Starring: Keanu Reeves (John Wick), Donnie Yen (Caine), Bill Skarsgård (The Marquis de Gramont), Scott Adkins (Killa).


7. Knock at the Cabin

About: A young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers during their stay at a cabin in the woods. The family must make crucial decisions in order to ensure their survival.

Genre: Horror, Mystery 

Release Date: February 23, 2023 

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Dave Bautista (Leonard), Jonathan Groff (Andrew), Abby Quinn, (Sabrina), Rupert Grint (Redmond).


8. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. 

About: After Gamora’s death Peter Quill is left devastated but must gather his team once again to save the universe.   

Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Superhero, Thriller, Science Fiction 

Release Date: May 5, 2023 

Director: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldaña (Gamora), Will Poulter (Adam Warlock), Vin Diesel (Baby Groot). 


9. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

About: Action-packed adventure with Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons joining the fight of the Autobots versus the Decepticons. 

Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy 

Release Date:  June 9, 2023

Director: Steven Caple Jr.

Starring: Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Pete Davidson (Mirage), Anthony Ramos

(Noah), Ron Perlman (Optimus Primal). 


10. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania 

About: Scott Lang (Ant-Man) has a hard time facing the consequences of being both a father and a superhero. He is suddenly approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym and must go on an urgent mission alongside the Wasp.  

Genre: Superhero, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date: February 17, 2023

Director: Peyton Reed

Starring: Kathryn Newton (Cassandra Lang), Jonathan Majors (Kang the Conqueror), Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Bill Murray (Roi Krylar).