The Most Anticipated Films of 2023

As the world continues to recover from the pandemic, we are finally returning to normal when it comes to theatrical film releases. That means more independent films, smaller budget films, and those feelgood movies and think-pieces that don’t crush the box office. With only eight months left in the year, let’s dive into the 2023 film releases you should know about in order of release date. Note: All release dates are subject to change by the studios at any moment.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Synopsis: Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill must rally his team to defend the universe and protect one of their own. If the mission is not completely successful, it could possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.

Release Date: May 5, 2023 only in theaters

About My Father

Synopsis: Encouraged by his fiancee, a man and his father spend the weekend with her wealthy and exceedingly eccentric family. The gathering soon develops into a culture clash, allowing father and son to discover the true meaning of family.

Release Date: May 26, 2023 only in theaters

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

Synopsis: After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

Release Date: June 2, 2023 only in theaters


Synopsis: In a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.

Release Date: June 16, 2023 only in theaters

The Flash

Synopsis: Worlds collide in “The Flash” when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?

Release Date: June 16, 2023 only in theaters

Asteroid City

Synopsis: Taking place in 1955 in a fictional American desert town, the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. This is the latest film from Wes Anderson.

Release Date: June 16, 2023 in select theaters, wide release June 23, 2023

No Hard Feelings

Synopsis: On the brink of losing her childhood home, Maddie (Lawrence) discovers an intriguing job listing: wealthy helicopter parents looking for someone to “date” their introverted 19-year-old son, Percy, before he leaves for college. To her surprise, Maddie soon discovers the awkward Percy is no sure thing.

Release Date: June 23, 2023 only in theaters


Synopsis: To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

Release Date: July 21, 2023 only in theaters.

Haunted Mansion

Synopsis: Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, “Haunted Mansion” is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.

Release Date: July 28, 2023 only in theaters

The Marvels

Synopsis: Following an investigation into a wormhole linked to the Kree, Carol Danvers’ powers become entangled with those of Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan, with the trio swapping places with each other every time they use their powers, forcing them to team up to determine why.

Release Date: November 10, 2023 only in theaters

Next Goal Wins

Synopsis: Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok), NEXT GOAL WINS follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.

Release Date: November 17, 2023 only in theaters


Synopsis: The story focuses on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.

Release Date: December 15, 2023 only in theaters

Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel

Synopsis: Not much is known at this time, but word on the street is this film will return us to the original firehouse in New York City.

Release Date: December 20, 2023 only in theaters