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The 2023 Film Release Date Guide

by Andrew J. Salazar
A collage of the major 2023 blockbuster films including John Wick: Chapter 4, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Creed III, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Barbie, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

2023 is going to be another great year for film. Avid moviegoers can expect new releases from top names like Wes Anderson, Ridley Scott, Martin Scorcese, Denis Villeneuve, and Christopher Nolan. More beloved names like Greta Gerwig, Ari Aster, James Mangold, and Taika Waititi will also be making their return in a variety of genres. There’s a lot of ground to cover when it comes to film in 2023, so DiscussingFilm is back with our annual release date guide that has everything every cinephile can ask for, including pending and delayed film lists and streaming information.

Speaking of delayed films, many of which have been pushed back for some time thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic are finally seeing the light of day in 2023. Fans will, at last, be able to enjoy highly-anticipated blockbusters like Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and DC’s The Flash, both having been pushed back five times. Aside from the last major COVID-delayed productions crossing the finish line this year, 2023 is bringing some other shakeups big and small.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is entering its Phase 5 era of storytelling in 2023 with three film sequels: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and The Marvels. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. is releasing the last projects overseen by previous DC Films president Walter Hamada, like Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Blue Beetle, as new CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran move forward with their studio plans. According to Gunn, fans will know more about their slate in the coming months.

Horror aficionados have an exciting year to look forward to. Blumhouse is kicking everything off early with their killer doll feature M3gan in January. M Night. Shyamalan follows next in February with his latest mysterious piece, Knock at the Cabin. The consecutive months each have their own huge horror title, with Scream VI releasing in March and the long-awaited Evil Dead Rise debuting in April. We would be remiss not to mention that October 2023 is bringing us both David Gordon Green’s The Exorcist follow-up, with the filmmaker’s Halloween trilogy now over, and the 10th entry in the iconic Saw franchise, aptly titled Saw X.

Expect 2023 to also be a huge year for animation at the box office, as Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie is looking to dominate theater screens. Animation lovers should be anticipating Sony’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Pixar’s Elemental, and Disney’s Wish too. Staying on Disney, two of the studio’s most requested live-action movies are finally hitting cinemas in 2023: The Little Mermaid and Haunted Mansion. Furthermore, 2023 may be another year without a Star Wars film, but Lucasfilm is still providing the goods with Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, which is confirmed to be the last time Harrison Ford will sport the iconic fedora and whip.

Film discourse will surely be no less hot this year. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer are releasing on the same day in July. Timothée Chalamet will be playing Willy Wonka in a musical just one month after Dune: Part Two arrives in November. The Hunger Games franchise is hoping to make a theatrical comeback with The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes prequel. 2023 will be full of excitement and drama that’s for sure, so you’ll want to keep an eye on our film release date guide! This page will be updated frequently with new calendar information. As such, you can find where certain films are premiering in the streaming world. All theatrical titles are released nationwide in 2023 unless labeled LIMITED, which means fewer theaters but VOD may be available simultaneously – make sure to double-check your options as they vary per film.

Film Release Date Calendar 2023

The following films are expected to premiere in 2023 or be given new release dates soon

Argylle
Boston Strangler
Chicken Run 2
Crater
Coyote vs. Acme
Cuckoo
Damsel
Extraction 2
Ghosted
Havoc
Heart of Stone
Killers of the Flower Moon
Lift
Napoleon
Nimona
Nightbitch
Pain Hustlers
Peter Pan & Wendy
Poor Things
Rebel Moon Part 1
Red One
Road House
Saltburn
Spaceman
Disney+ Stan Lee Documentary
Tetris
The Killer
They Cloned Tyrone
The Old Guard 2
Unfrosted
White Men Can’t Jump Reboot

January

‘M3gan’ courtesy of Universal

Wednesday, January 4
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A #@%! (Limited)

Friday, January 6
M3GAN
Women Talking
Alcarràs (Limited)
Candy Land (Limited)
Imani (Limited)
Last Resort (Limited)
The Old Way (Limited)
The Pale Blue Eye (Netflix)

Wednesday, January 11
Shin Ultraman (Two Night Only Event)

Friday, January 13
A Man Called Otto
House Party
Plane
The Devil Conspiracy
Door Mouse (Limited)
Saint Omer (Limited)
Kitchen Brigade (Limited)
On Sacred Ground (Limited)
Skinamarink (Limited)
The Offering (Limited)
The Price We Pay (Limited)
The Seven Faces of Jane (Limited)
Dog Gone (Netflix)
The Drop (Hulu)

Friday, January 20
Alice, Darling
Missing
Blaze (Limited)
Bermuda Island (Limited)
Kids vs. Aliens (Limited)
The Son (Limited)
When You Finish Saving The World (Limited)
JUNG_E (Netflix)

Friday, January 27
Distant
Infinity Pool
Kompromat
Close (Limited)
Fear (Limited)
Life Upside Down (Limited)
Maybe I Do (Limited)
One Fine Morning (Limited)
The Silent Forest (Limited))
You People (Netflix)
Shotgun Wedding (Prime Video)

February

A black bear sticks out his tongue and tastes cocaine being dropped on him from above in the 2023 comedy film COCAINE BEAR.
‘Cocaine Bear’ courtesy of Universal

Friday, February 3
80 for Brady
Knock at the Cabin
Baby Ruby (Limited)
Let It Be Morning (Limited)
The Amazing Maurice (Limited)
True Spirit (Netflix)

Friday, February 10
Consecration
Magic Mike’s Last Dance
Titanic (Remastered)
Consecration (Limited)
The Blue Caftan (Limited)
Of An Age (Limited)
Your Place or Mine (Netflix)
Sharper (Limited Theaters & Apple TV+)

Wednesday, February 15
Marlowe
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (One Night Only Event)

Friday, February 17
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Emily (Limited)
Return to Seoul (Limited)
Pacification (Limited)

Friday, February 24
Cocaine Bear
Jesus Revolution
Bunker (Limited)
Mummies (Limited)
God’s Time (Limited)

March

‘Creed III’ courtesy of United Artists Releasing

Friday, March 3
Creed III
The Forger

Friday, March 10
Golda
Inside
Scream VI

Friday, March 17
65
A Snowy Day in Oakland
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Moving On (Limited)
Boston Strangler (Hulu)

Friday, March 24
Champions
John Wick: Chapter 4
The Lost King (Limited)
The Worst Ones (Limited)

Friday, March 31
A Good Person
A Thousand and One
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Spinning Gold (Limited)
Soul Assassin (Limited)
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (Netflix)
Rye Lane (Hulu)

April

Mario and Luigi pose together in front of their plumbing truck in the middle of New Donk City in the animated 2023 Illumination film THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE.
‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ courtesy of Universal

Wednesday, April 5
On a Wing and a Prayer

Friday, April 7
Chevalier
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
The Pope’s Exorcist
R.M.N. (Limited)

Friday, April 14
Mafia Mamma
Renfield
Sweetwater
Suzume
Hilma (Limited)

Thursday, April 20
Quasi (Hulu)

Friday, April 21
Evil Dead Rise
The Covenant
Somewhere in Queens

Friday, April 28
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
Beau Is Afraid
Heart of a Lion
Polite Society
Paint (Limited)

May

Friday, May 5
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Friday, May 12
Book Club: The Next Chapter
Love Again
Carl Jackson’s LAX 2 Paris (Limited)

Friday, May 19
Fast X

Friday, May 26
About My Father
The Little Mermaid

June

Harrison Ford stars in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny releasing in June 2023.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny courtesy of Disney

Friday, June 2
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Friday, June 9
Strays
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Friday, June 16
The Blackening
Elemental
The Flash
Asteroid City (Limited)

Friday, June 23
Untitled Adele Lim/Lionsgate Comedy
No Hard Feelings

Friday, June 30
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Harold and the Purple Crayon

July

Margot Robbie stars as a life-sized Barbie doll riding her pink car in BARBIE releasing in July 2023.
‘Barbie’ courtesy of Warner Bros.

Friday, July 7
Insidious 5

Friday, July 14
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Friday, July 21
Barbie
Oppenheimer

Friday, July 28
The Marvels

August

Friday, August 4
Meg 2: The Trench
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Friday, August 11
Challengers
Gran Turismo
Haunted Mansion
Last Voyage of the Demeter

Friday, August 18
Blue Beetle

Friday, August 25
They Listen

September

‘Next Goal Wins’ courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

Friday, September 1
The Equalizer 3

Friday, September 8
The Nun 2

Friday, September 15
A Haunting in Venice

Friday, September 22
The Expendables 4
Next Goal Wins
The Blind (Limited)

October

Friday, October 6
Kraven the Hunter
True Love

Friday, October 13
The Exorcist
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie

Friday, October 20
The Underdoggs

Friday, October 27
Saw X

November

Friday, November 3
Dune: Part Two

Friday, November 17
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
TrollsTopia Movie

Wednesday, November 22 (Thanksgiving)
Disney’s Wish

December

Jason Momoa as Aquaman sits on the white throne of Atlantis in his classic yellow and green costume in AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM releasing in December 2023.
‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ courtesy of Warner Bros.

Friday, December 15
Wonka

Wednesday, December 20
The Color Purple
Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2

Friday, December 22
Migration

Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

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