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The 2023 Film Release Date Guide

by Andrew J. Salazar
A collage of major films releasing in fall and winter 2023, including Dune: Part Two, Killers of the Flower Moon, Five Nights at Freddy's, Disney's Wish, Napoleon, Ferrari, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.

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 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 (Updated 9/11)

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

Coyote vs. Acme
Red One
Road House
The Old Guard 2

The following films have been given confirmed release dates in 2024

A Quiet Place: Day One – March 8, 2024
Argylle – February 2, 2024
Ballerina – June 7, 2024
Beetlejuice 2 – September 6, 2024
Captain America: Brave New World – July 26, 2024
Challengers – April 26, 2024
Deadpool 3 – May 3, 2024
Drive-Away Dolls – February 23, 2024
Dune: Part Two – March 15, 2023
Elio – March 1, 2024
Furiosa – May 24, 2024
Garfield – May 24, 2024
Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2 – March 29, 2024
Gladiator 2 – November 22, 2024
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – April 12, 2024
IF – May 24, 2024
Inside Out 2 – June 14, 2024
Joker: Folie à Deux – October 4, 2024
Karate Kid Sequel – December 13, 2024
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes – May 24, 2024
Kraven the Hunter – August 30, 2024
Kung Fu Panda 4 – March 8, 2024
The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim – December 13, 2024
Madame Web – February 14, 2024
Mickey 17 – March 29, 2024
Mufasa: The Lion King – July 5, 2024
Night Swim – January 5, 2024
Snow White – March 22, 2024
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 – December 20, 2024
Speak No Evil – August 9, 2024
The Fall Guy – March 1, 2024
The Watchers – June 7, 2024
The Underdoggs – January 26, 2024
Transformers One – September 13, 2024
Thunderbolts – December 20, 2024
Twisters – July 19, 2024
Trap (New M. Night Shyamalan film) – August 2, 2024
Untitled Monkey Paw Productions Horror/Thriller – September 27, 2024
Untitled Alien Film directed by Fede Álvarez – August 16, 2024
Untitled Jordan Peele Film – December 25, 2024
Venom 3 – July 12, 2024
Wicked: Part 1 – November 27, 2024

The following films have been given confirmed release dates in 2025

Avatar 3 – December 19, 2025
Blade – February 14, 2025
Fantastic Four – May 2, 2025
How to Train Your Dragon (Live-Action) – March 14, 2025
M3GAN 2.0 – January 17, 2025
Minecraft (Live-Action) – April 4, 2025
Moana (Live-Action) – June 27, 2023
Superman: Legacy – July 11, 2025
The Batman Part II – October 3, 2025
The Exorcist: Deceiver – April 18, 2025
Untitled animated Avatar: The Last Airbender Film – October 10, 2025
Untitled Sony Spider-Man Film – June 27, 2025

The following films have been given confirmed release dates in 2026 and beyond

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty – May 1, 2026
Untitled Star Wars Film – May 22, 2026
Untitled Star Wars Film – December 18, 2026
Avengers: Secret Wars – May 7, 2027
Untitled Star Wars Film – December 17, 2027
Avatar 4 – December 21, 2029
Avatar 5 – December 19, 2031


‘M3gan’ courtesy of Universal

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

Friday, January 6
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
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
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
Infinity Pool
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)


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
Magic Mike’s Last Dance
Titanic (Remastered)
Consecration (Limited)
The Blue Caftan (Limited)
Your Place or Mine (Netflix)
Sharper (Limited Theaters & Apple TV+)

Wednesday, February 15
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey

Friday, February 17
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Re-release
Devil’s Peak (Limited)
Emily (Limited)
Return to Seoul (Limited)
The Integrity of Joseph Chambers (Limited)
The Other Fellow (Limited)
The Weapon (Limited)
Of An Age (Limited)
Pacification (Limited)
Unlocked (Netflix)

Friday, February 24
Cocaine Bear
Jesus Revolution
Ambush (Limited)
Bunker (Limited)
God’s Time (Limited)
Juniper (Limited)
Mummies (Limited)
We Have a Ghost (Netflix)
Bruiser (Hulu)


‘Creed III’ courtesy of United Artists Releasing

Friday, March 3
Creed III
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
A Little White Lie (Limited)
Children of the Corn (Limited)
Transfusion (Limited)
Love at First Kiss (Netflix)

Friday, March 10
Scream VI
Punch (Limited)
Righteous Thieves (Limited)
Southern Gospel (Limited)
The Magic Flute (Limited)
Unwelcome (Limited)
Luther: The Fallen Sun (Netflix)

Friday, March 17
A Snowy Day in Oakland
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
All the World is Sleeping (Limited)
Moving On (Limited)
Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game (Limited)
Supercell (Limited)
The Origin of Evil (Limited)
Boston Strangler (Hulu)
The Magician’s Elephant (Netflix)

Friday, March 24
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
Enys Men (Limited)
In Viaggio (Limited)
Space Oddity (Limited)
Smoking Causes Coughing (Limited)
Spinning Gold (Limited)
Soul Assassin (Limited)
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (Netflix)
Kill Boksoon (Netflix)
Murder Mystery 2 (Netflix)
Rye Lane (Hulu)
Tetris (Apple TV+)


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
The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Friday, April 7
On a Wing and a Prayer (Prime Video)
How to Blow Up a Pipeline (Limited)
Chupa (Netflix)

Friday, April 14
The Pope’s Exorcist
Mafia Mamma
Hilma (Limited)
Suzume (Limited)

Thursday, April 20
Quasi (Hulu)

Friday, April 21
Evil Dead Rise
Beau Is Afraid
Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant
Carmen (Limited)
Misanthrope (Limited)
Somewhere in Queens (Limited)
Ghosted (AppleTV+)

Friday, April 28
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
Big George Foreman
Polite Society
Sisu (Limited)
Snag (Limited)
R.M.N. (Limited)
The Black Demon (Limited)
The Eight Mountains (Limited)
AKA (Netflix)
Clock (Hulu)
Peter Pan & Wendy (Disney+)


Friday, May 5
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Love Again
Double Life (Limited)
One Ranger (Limited)
 What’s Love Got To Do With It? (Limited)

Friday, May 12
Book Club: The Next Chapter
Knights of the Zodiac
BlackBerry (Limited)
Carl Jackson’s LAX 2 Paris (Limited)
Fool’s Paradise (Limited)
L’immensità (Limited)
Monica (Limited)
The Starling Girl (Limited)
Crater (Disney+)
STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie (AppleTV+)
The Mother (Netflix)

Friday, May 19
Fast X
Sanctuary (Limited)
Mercy (Limited)
On Our Way (Limited)
The Master Gardener (Limited)
The Tutor (Limited)
 White Men Can’t Jump (Hulu)

Friday, May 26
About My Father
The Little Mermaid
The Machine
MobKing (Limited)
You Hurt My Feelings (Limited)
Blood & Gold (Netflix)


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
The Boogeyman
Padre Pio (Limited)
Medellín (Prime Video)

Friday, June 9
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Blue Jean (Limited)
The Angry Black Girl & Her Monster (Limited)
Flamin’ Hot (Hulu + Disney+)

Friday, June 16
The Blackening
The Flash
Extraction 2 (Netflix)
Stan Lee (Disney+)

Friday, June 23
Asteroid City
No Hard Feelings
Revoir Paris (Limited)
Through My Window: Across the Sea (Netflix)

Friday, June 30
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
Every Body (Limited)
Prisoner’s Daughter (Limited)
Nimona (Netflix)


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: Fear the Dark
Joy Ride

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

Friday, July 21
Stephen Curry: Underrated (Limited)
Cobweb (Limited)
They Cloned Tyrone (Netflix)

Friday, July 28
Haunted Mansion
Talk to Me


Actor Archie Madekwe plays the real-life gamer turned racer Jann Mardenborough in the GRAN TURISMO movie releasing in August 2023.
‘Gran Turismo’ courtesy of Sony

Wednesday, August 2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Friday, August 4
Meg 2: The Trench
Corner Office (Limited)
Dreamin’ Wild (Limited)
Mob Land (Limited)
Ransomed (Limited)
Til Death Do Us Part (Limited)
The Collective (Limited)
The Passenger (Limited)

Friday, August 11
Last Voyage of the Demeter
The Pod Generation
Aporia (Limited)
Jules (Limited)
Medusa Deluxe (Limited)
Heart of Stone (Netflix)
Red, White & Royal Blue (Prime Video)

Friday, August 18
Blue Beetle
Back on the Strip
Birth/Rebirth (Limited)
Dead Shot (Limited)
Haunting of the Queen Mary (Limited)
Landscape with Invisible Hand (Limited)
The Adults (Limited)
The Engineer (Limited)
The Moon (Limited)
The Monkey King (Netflix)

Friday, August 25
Gran Turismo
The Hill
Bottoms (Limited)
Fremont (Limited)
Retribution (Limited)
The Retirement Plan (Limited)
Vacation Friends 2 (Hulu)
You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah (Netflix)


Billy the Puppet is placed on a small tricycle with an audio tape placed around his neck that reads "play me" in SAW X releasing in September 2023.
‘Saw X’ courtesy of Lionsgate

Friday, September 1
The Equalizer 3
All Fun and Games (Limited)
Beaten to Death (Limited)
Ernest and Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia (Limited)
King of Killers (Limited)
The Good Mother (Limited)
Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose (Limited)
A Day and a Half (Netflix)

Friday, September 8
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3
The Nun 2
Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe
Good Boy (Limited)
Megalomaniac (Limited)
My Animal (Limited)
Sitting in Bars with Cake (Prime Video)

Friday, September 15
A Haunting in Venice
Dumb Money
The Inventor
Camp Hideout (Limited)
My Last Best Friend (Limited)
Satanic Hispanics (Limited)
The Outlaw Johnny Black (Limited)
A Million Miles Away (Prime Video)
El Conde (Netflix)
Love at First Sight (Netflix)

Friday, September 22
It Lives Inside
The Expendables 4
Barber (Limited)
Dark Asset (Limited)
I Can (Limited)
My Sailor, My Love (Limited)
The Origin of Evil (Limited)
Cassandro (Prime Video)
No One Will Save You (Hulu)
Spy Kids: Armageddon (Netflix)

Friday, September 29
Saw X
The Creator
The Kill Room
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
Deliver Us (Limited)
Dicks: The Musical (Limited)
Muzzle (Limited)
She Came to Me (Limited)
Warrior Strong (Limited)
57 Seconds (Limited)
Flora and Son (AppleTV+)


The life-sized creepy animatronics of Bonnie, Freddy Fazbear, and Chica in the FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S movie releasing in October 2023.
‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ courtesy of Universal

Friday, October 6
Strange Way of Life
The Exorcist: Believer
The Marsh King’s Daughter
The Royal Hotel
True Love
Cat Person (Limited)
Mercy Road (Limited)
Woman in the Maze
Reptile (Netflix)

Friday, October 13
Ordinary Angels
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
Divinity (Limited)
Dear David (Limited)
Damsel (Netflix)
Fair Play (Netflix)

Friday, October 20
Killers of the Flower Moon
The Post
Radical (Limited)

Friday, October 27
Five Nights at Freddy’s (+ Peacock)
The Holdovers (Limited)
Pain Hustlers (Netflix)


Michael Fassbender stars in the underdog soccer film NEXT GOAL WINS releasing in November 2023.
‘Next Goal Wins’ courtesy of Searchlight

Friday, November 3
What Happens Later
Fingernails (AppleTV+)
Quiz Lady (Hulu)
Touch the Water (Limited)

Friday, November 10
Dream Scenario
The Marvels
Journey to Bethlehem
The Great Turkey Town Miracle
The Killer (Netflix)

Friday, November 17
Next Goal Wins
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Trolls Band Together
Rustin (Netflix)
Please Don’t Destroy (Peacock)

Wednesday, November 22 (Thanksgiving)
Disney’s Wish
Leo (Netflix)

Friday, November 24


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 1

Godzilla Minus One
The Bikeriders
May December (Netflix)

Friday, December 8

Poor Things
The Boy and the Heron
The End We Start From
The Zone of Interest
Leave the World Behind (Netflix)

Friday, December 15
Anyone But You
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (Netflix)

Wednesday, December 20
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Maestro (Netflix)

Friday, December 22
All of Us Strangers
The Iron Claw
The Color Purple
Rebel Moon (Netflix)

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1 comment

Rachel May 17, 2023 | 10:25 pm - 10: 25 pm

I may have missed it but I don’t see Maestro listed anywhere. Isn’t it expected to be a 2023 release?


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