From mind-bending psychological horror flicks like KNOCK AT THE CABIN to the hard-hitting and incredibly personal CREED III, and even the long-awaited arrival of JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 coming to AMC Theatres in the coming weeks and months, it’s truly a great time to be a movie fan. But, that’s just the beginning, as other anticipated 2023 movie releases like THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3, both starring Chris Pratt, will also remind us why we keep coming back.
Then the summer, with high-octane thrill rides like FAST X, live-action adaptations of THE LITTLE MERMAID and BARBIE, and the return of the INDIANA JONES and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchises, is shaping up to be one of the biggest blockbuster seasons in recent memory. And, this list wouldn’t be complete without OPPENHEIMER, Christopher Nolan’s latest massive feature that looks to push the boundaries of the medium.
Here are our Staff Picks for the most anticipated movies of 2023, listed in order of release date.
Knock At The Cabin
A little less than two years after taking audiences on a vacation from hell with OLD, M. Night Shyamalan is back with his latest nail-biter of a psychological thriller, KNOCK AT THE CABIN. With a terrifying premise – a family is visited by a group of strangers claiming they need to sacrifice one of them to prevent the end of the world – and an incredible cast that includes Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, and Rupert Grint, it’s hard not to be excited for this release.
It’s hard not to be excited whenever a new title in the ROCKY franchise is announced, and that’s especially true for CREED III, which will see Michael B. Jordan pull double-duty in his directorial debut. What we really can’t wait to see is how Jordan’s Adonis Creed will handle himself when former childhood friend Damian Anderson, played by hot commodity Jonathan Majors, comes back as a reminder of the life the boxing champ thought he could leave behind.CREED III opens March 3rd
John Wick: Chapter 4
Remember when JOHN WICK came out of nowhere and took the world by surprise in 2014? Well, even though the franchise has become one of the most popular around today, Keanu Reeves’ quiet yet incredibly lethal assassin has continued to pull deadly and extravagant tricks out of his sleeve. That looks to continue with JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4, where the feared killer known as Baba Yaga will face off against the High Table, and surely create incredible action scenes we’ll all be talking about for years to come.JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 opens March 24th
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
For those of us who like to take our kids to the movies, THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE is going to give us the opportunity to spend time with our youngins while also allowing our inner child to come out. For the first time in 30 years, the popular video game franchise will take to the silver screen, and hopefully with better results than last time. That should be doable, considering Illumination and Nintendo’s partnership, and that incredibly stacked cast that includes everyone from Chris Pratt to Jack Black playing those iconic pixelated characters in stunning HD.THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE opens April 7th