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Our Most Anticipated 2023 Movies

January 5th, 2023Our Most Anticipated 2023 Movies

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.

KNOCK AT THE CABIN opens February 3rd

Creed III

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.


Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Not counting THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER or the two most recent AVENGERS movies, it has been six years since we last saw the Guardians of the Galaxy in action. Well, that’ll all change with the release of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3, the supposedly final chapter in James Gunn’s saga about one of the biggest groups of a-holes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s just so much we can’t wait to see, including meeting Rocket's girlfriend and Peter Quill’s quest to win over Gamora, just not the Gamora that once loved him back.


Fast X

Admittedly, the FAST AND FURIOUS movies aren’t for everyone, but there’s no denying their spot in cinematic history. The franchise, which continues to reinvent itself with each release, will soon run its final race, but there’s still a few miles left on this engine before Vin Diesel brings it to an end. This summer, millions of us will flock to theatres, Fast10 our seatbelts, and watch as the star-studded FAST X unfolds before our eyes. And, part of the fun is just trying to come up with how Dom Toretto and company will top driving a car in space.

 FAST X opens May 19th

The Little Mermaid

For the past decade or so, Disney has been breathing new life into its classic animated films, and this summer, fans of the 1989 Disney animated classic, THE LITTLE MERMAID, will get to go “under the sea” all over again for a revamped live-action remake. This will be another big movie for the young and young at heart to enjoy, especially if the soundtrack features as many bangers as the original more than 30 years ago.

 THE LITTLE MERMAID opens May 26th

Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny

Speaking of legendary film franchises, INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY will see Harrison Ford’s beloved archeologist return to the silver screen in a throwback to the classic action-adventure series. We don’t know a whole lot about the specifics of the plot at this point, but after watching the trailer more times than we’re willing to admit, it’s easy to see that director James Mangold is calling back to the sense of adventure, drama, and nostalgia that made the original movies unforgettable cinematic experiences. There are a lot of movies coming out this summer, but few are as highly-anticipated as the return of Indiana Jones.


Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE is one of those movies that Paramount Pictures could release with no trailer or barely any promotion and still have packed movie houses upon release. Without even knowing too much about the plot, or how it will lead into the franchise’s eighth installment, it’s easy to see that Tom Cruise’s latest go as Ethan Hunt is going to be impossible not to enjoy. And just like was the case with TOP GUN: MAVERICK last summer, this is a movie you HAVE to see on the biggest screen possible.



A Greta Gerwig-directed BARBIE movie is something we never knew we’d want but also something we have to have, like, right now. Waiting until July to see the world Gerwig has created with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and the rest of the movie’s cast is an increasingly difficult task, especially with all the footage from production. As an adult, it feels so weird saying this, but we can’t wait to live in this “Barbie world” for a couple of hours.

 BARBIE opens July 21st


The same day BARBIE welcomes us to a fluorescent and plastic world, Christopher Nolan’s OPPENHEIMER will introduce us to the man who created the bomb that forever changed our own. If the director’s previous blockbusters are any indication, this upcoming historical drama will be extremely loud, really, really big and feature a confusingly unconventional time structure. Oh, and expect some of the biggest names in Hollywood to show up, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why we’re excited about these anticipated 2023 movies coming to AMC Theatres throughout the year. And, with so many more set to be announced, this is only the beginning.

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