With December just around the corner — and with it, the release of movies like Avatar: The Way of Water and Babylon — it feels like the appropriate time to take a peek at what the movie release calendar has in store for us in 2023.
Of course, these are just the movies with confirmed release dates, so you won’t find, say, David Fincher‘s The Killer below just yet, but rest assured, that movie will hit Netflix in 2023, just as Martin Scorsese‘s Killers of the Flower Moon and Ridley Scott‘s Napoleon will debut on Apple TV+ at some point next year as well.
No, the below list reflects the movies that Hollywood has assigned release dates thus far, and fear not comic book fans — there are plenty of superhero movies on the horizon, from Q1 titles Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Shazam! Fury of the Gods to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Flash, and Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse in Q2, The Marvels and Blue Beetle in Q3, and Kraven the Hunter and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom in Q4.
There are also plenty of non-superhero blockbusters, including Mission: Impossible 7, Fast X, Dune: Part Two, John Wick: Chapter 4, Indiana Jones 5, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, and a new Hunger Games movie.
After a banner year for horror in 2022, next year brings M. Night Shyamalan‘s Knock at the Cabin, Scream 6, a new Saw movie, M3GAN, The Nun 2, Insidious 5, and a legacy sequel to The Exorcist that will bring back Ellen Burstyn.
And fortunately, there will be laughs as well, as Universal will release a new comedy from the SNL trio known as Please Don’t Destroy, while Sony has an R-rated comedy starring Jennifer Lawrence titled No Hard Feelings that sounds like a lot of fun.
Check out the calendar below, and we’ll do our best to keep it updated throughout the year. We strive for accuracy here at Above the Line, so drop us a line on Twitter if you see any egregious omissions or mistakes, as it can be hard to keep track of all the release date changes over a given year. Working together, as a team, I think we have a chance (gulp).
The 2023 Movie Release Calendar:
Jan. 6: M3GAN
Jan. 13: House Party, A Man Called Otto (wide)
Jan. 20: Missing
Jan. 27: Distant, Plane
Feb. 3: Knock at the Cabin, 80 for Brady
Feb. 10: Magic Mike’s Last Dance, Titanic (25th anniversary re-release)
Feb. 17: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Feb. 24: Cocaine Bear
March 3: Creed III
March 10: Scream 6, 65 (Adam Driver dinosaur movie), Inside
March 17: Shazam! Fury of the Gods
March 24: John Wick: Chapter 4, Champions, The Lost King
March 31: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Heart of a Lion (George Foreman biopic), Spinning Gold (Neil Bogart biopic)
April 7: The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Chevalier, The Pope’s Exorcist
April 14: Renfield
April 21: Evil Dead Rise, Next Goal Wins
April 28: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
May 5: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
May 12: Book Club 2: The Next Chapter, Love Again
May 19: Fast X
May 26: The Little Mermaid, About My Father
June 2: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
June 9: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Strays
June 16: Elemental (Pixar), No Hard Feelings
June 23: The Flash
June 30: Indiana Jones 5, Harold and the Purple Crayon
July 7: Insidious 5
July 14: Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning (Part One)
July 21: Oppenheimer, Barbie (one will inevitably move)
July 28: The Marvels
Aug 4: The Meg 2: The Trench, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Aug. 11: The Haunted Mansion, Gran Turismo, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, Challengers
Aug. 18: Blue Beetle, Untitled Please Don’t Destroy Comedy
Sept. 1: The Equalizer 3
Sept. 8: The Nun 2
Sept. 15: A Haunting in Venice
Sept. 22: The Expendables 4
Oct. 6: Kraven the Hunter, True Love
Oct. 13: The Exorcist, Paw Patrol: The Movie
Oct. 27: Untitled Saw Movie
Nov. 3: Dune: Part Two
Nov. 17: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Trolls 3
Nov. 22: Wish (animated movie from Disney)
Dec. 15: Wonka
Dec. 20: Untitled Ghostbusters Sequel, The Color Purple
Dec. 22: Migrations (animated movie from Illumination)
Dec. 25: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom