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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

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

The following films have been given confirmed release dates in 2024

Night Swim – January 19, 2024
Madame Web – February 16, 2024
Elio – March 1, 2024
The Fall Guy – March 1, 2024
A Quiet Place: Day One – March 8, 2024
Kung Fu Panda 4 – March 8, 2024
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – March 15, 2024
Show White – March 22, 2024
Mickey 17 – March 29, 2024
Captain America: New World Order – May 3, 2024
IF – May 24, 2024
Furiosa – May 24, 2024
The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes – May 24, 2024
Garfield – May 24, 2024
Ballerina – June 7, 2024
Karate Kid Sequel – June 7, 2024
The Watchers – June 7, 2024
Inside Out 2 – June 14, 2024
Mufasa: The Lion King – July 5, 2024
Transformers One – July 19, 2024
Twisters – July 19, 2024
Thunderbolts – July 26, 2024
Trap (New M. Night Shyamalan film) – August 2, 2024
Speak No Evil – August 9, 2024
Beetlejuice 2 – September 6, 2024
Blade – September 6, 2024
Untitled Monkey Paw Productions Horror/Thriller – September 27, 2024
Joker: Folie à Deux – October 4, 2024
Deadpool 3 – November 8, 2024
Gladiator 2 – November 22, 2024
Wicked: Part 1 – November 27, 2024
Sonic 3 – December 20, 2024
Avatar 3 – December 20, 2024
Untitled Jordan Peele Film – December 25, 2024

The following films have been given confirmed release dates in 2025

M3GAN 2.0 – January 17, 2025
Fantastic Four – February 14, 2025
How to Train Your Dragon (Live-Action) – March 14, 2025
Minecraft (Live-Action) – April 4, 2025
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty – May 2, 2025
Superman: Legacy – July 11, 2025
The Batman Part II – October 3, 2025
Untitled animated Avatar: The Last Airbender Film – October 10, 2025
Avengers: Secret Wars – November 7, 2025
Untitled Star Wars Film – December 19, 2025


‘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
Back on the Strip (Limited)
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
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
Every Body (Limited)
Prisoner’s Daughter (Limited)


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


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

Friday, August 11
Gran Turismo
Last Voyage of the Demeter
Heart of Stone (Netflix)

Friday, August 18
Blue Beetle
The Hill

Friday, August 25
They Listen
White Bird: A Wonder Story
Golda (Limited)
Lift (Netflix)


Friday, September 1
The Equalizer 3

Friday, September 8
Poor Things
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3
The Nun 2

Friday, September 15
A Haunting in Venice

Friday, September 22
Drive-Away Dolls
The Book of Clarence
The Expendables 4
The Blind (Limited)

Friday, September 29
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
The Creator


Friday, October 6
Kraven the Hunter
True Love

Friday, October 13
Ordinary Angels
The Exorcist: Believer
Damsel (Netflix)

Friday, October 20
Killers of the Flower Moon
Dumb Money
The Underdoggs

Friday, October 27
Saw X
Pain Hustlers (Netflix)
Five Nights at Freddy’s (+ Peacock)

‘Next Goal Wins’ courtesy of Searchlight Pictures


Friday, November 3
Dune: Part Two

Friday, November 10
The Marvels
The Holdovers (Limited)
The Killer (Netflix)

Friday, November 17
Next Goal Wins
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Trolls 3: The Trollstopia
A Family Affair (Netflix)
Please Don’t Destroy (Peacock)

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


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 8

Leave the World Behind (Netflix)

Friday, December 15
Anyone But You

Wednesday, December 20
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
The Color Purple
Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2

Friday, December 22
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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