It’s that time of year again, time to take a look forward at what should be on your movie and TV radar for 2023. These are the genre shows we think borg readers will want to know about to make their own checklists for the coming year. In all we pulled 47 movies from the hundreds of films that have been finalized or are in varying stages of final production and slated for next year’s movie calendar–along with the titles (and dates if available) of 38 TV series. Compare the below list to our 2022 list, 2021 list, 2020 list, 2019 list and even the 2018 list, 2017 list, 2016 list, 2015 list, or 2014 list, and you’ll see the how movies seem to be thinning out as Hollywood shifts its dollars to streaming TV series, although services like Prime Video and Netflix continue to offer up big actors and filmmakers for major releases.
What’s new this year? We’re splicing in some of the bigger genre TV series, both dates for returning series and some new offerings. Why add these here? Last year proved many TV offerings were more fun than the movies. Most don’t have fixed dates yet, including Orphan Black: Echoes, Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Star Wars: The Acolyte, Star Wars: Ahsoka, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, Echo, Ironheart, Loki, Marvel Zombies, The Muppets Mayhem, Secret Invasion, Spider-Man: Freshman Year, What If?, Velma, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, Good Omens, The Witcher, Happy Valley, and Magic: The Gathering.
Several movies also don’t have release dates but are expected in 2023, including:
- Argylle – Action/spy caper. Matthew Vaughn directs Henry Cavill, Catherine O’Hara, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson.
- Extraction 2 – Action. Sequel to the Chris Hemsworth movie. (Netflix)
- Havoc – Crime. Gareth Evans directs Tom Hardy, Luis Guzman, Timothy Olyphant, (Netflix)
- Killers of the Flower Moon – Drama. Martin Scorsese directs the biggest Oklahoma movie ever (?). 1920s, J. Edgar Hoover, Native American murder plot. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons. (Apple TV+)
- Luther – Drama. A movie sequel to the TV series starring Idris Elba. With Andy Serkis.
- Red One – Action/adventure/comedy. Jake Kasdan directs Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans, Kiernan Shipka, and J.K. Simmons as Santa Claus ?)
- Tetris – Drama. About the legal battles over the video game. Starring Taron Egerton.
Grab your calendar and start making your plans–here are All the Movies You’ll Want to See in 2023 (and TV series with firm air/streaming dates):
Fantasy Island Season 2 – January 2 – Fox.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 – January 4 – Disney+.
Law & Order Season 22 – January 5 – NBC and Peacock.
The Pale Blue Eye – January 6 – Edgar Allan Poe is enlisted to help investigate the death of a West Point cadet. Based on the novel. Stars Christian Bale, Gillian Anderson, Henry Melling. On Netflix.
M3GAN – January 6 – The horror movie year begins with the Creepy Little Girl trope. How will it fare as an android story? Scifi/horror from Blumhouse, starring Allison Williams and Jenna Davis. Screenplay by Akela Cooper (Strange New Worlds, Luke Cage). Theaters only.
All Creatures Great and Small Season 3 – January 8 – PBS.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre – January 12 – Action/thriller/comedy. Guy Ritchie’s much-delayed film finally comes to theaters. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Jason Statham, Cary Elwes, Hugh Grant. In theaters only.
Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 – January 12 – Netflix.
Night Court – January 17 – NBC. With John Larroquette.
Stonehouse – January 17 – BritBox. With Keeley Hawes. Three episodes.
Shrinking – January 27 – Drama. Harrison Ford is a therapist giving bad advice to clients. Also starring Jason Segel. Apple+ series.
Knock at the Cabin – February 3 – M. Night Shyamalan tries again for a horror winner at the box office. With Dave Bautista, Ben Aldridge, Rupert Grint, Jonathan Groff. Only in theaters.
The Flash Season 9 – February 8 – The CW.
Kung Fu Season 3 – February 8 – The CW.
Star Trek Picard – February 16 – Paramount+.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania – February 17 – Peyton Reed directs Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly & Co. In theaters, followed by Disney+ later.
Carnival Row Season 2 – February 17 – Prime Video.
Magnum PI Season 5 – February 19 – NBC.
The Mandalorian Season 3 – March 1 – Disney+.
True Lies Season 1 – March 1 – CBS.
Creed 3 – March 3 – Action. The first movie in the long-running franchise without Sylvester Stallone’s involvement. Starring Jonathan Majors, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Selenis Leyva. Only in theaters.
65 – March 10 – Sci-fi/drama. Stars Adam Driver as an astronaut who crashes on a planet. Planet of the Apes, only back in time, with dinosaurs. Only in theaters.
Scream VI – March 10 – Horror sequel with returning stars Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Courteney Cox. Theaters only.
Superman & Lois Season 3 – March 14 – The CW.
Gotham Knights Season 1 – March 14 – The CW.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods – March 17 – Sequel to the successful DC movie. Starring Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, Adam Brody. Only in theaters.
John Wick: Chapter 4 – March 24 – Keanu Reeves returns, with Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne. Only in theaters.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves – March 31 – The world’s most famous roleplaying game takes another try at the big screen, this time in the Forgotten Realms. With Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith. Theaters only.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie – April 7 – Fantasy/adventure/comedy based on the video game franchise characters. The third outing for the franchise, with voices this time by Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen. Theaters only.
Evil Dead Rise – April 21 – The horror franchise continues, starring Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Morgan Davies, Nell Fisher.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – May 5 – Superhero/sci-fi/action. The motley Marvel space rangers are back for one final curtain call. With Will Poulter as Adam Warlock. Theaters only, then Disney+ later.
Fast X – May 19 – Louis Leterrier directs the next installment of the Fast and the Furious, with new team Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, and Alan Ritchson.
The Little Mermaid – May 26 – Rob Marshall directs the live action movie, starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, and Javier Bardem. Only in theaters.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse – June 2 – The sequel to one of the most successful animated movies of all time arrives.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – June 9 – Transformers takes on its Beast Wars storyline with kaiju bots in this sci-fi/action flick. With Peter Cullen, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, Michelle Yeoh, and Ron Perlman. Theaters only.
Asteroid City – June 16 – Wes Anderson’s next is a romance/comedy/drama, featuring Margot Robbie, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, and Tony Revolori.
Elemental – June 16 – Pixar animated adventure comedy. With voices of Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny – June 30 – His name means adventure. Harrison Ford is back. Co-starring John Rhys-Davies and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Theaters only.
Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One – July 14. The seventh film in the series, starring Pom Klementieff, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby.
Barbie – July 21 – Comedy/fantasy/adventure. Greta Gerwig directs the first major movie based on the famous line of dolls. With Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell, Ryan Gosling. Theaters only.
Oppenheimer – July 21 – Drama. The latest Christopher Nolan war era movie. But the single “most important man who ever lived”? C’mon. Try again, marketeers. With Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr. Theaters only.
The Marvels – July 28 – Superhero Captain Marvel teams up. With Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson. In theaters, then Disney+.
The Meg 2: The Trench – August 4 – Action. Sequel to the fun 2018 summer hit. Stars Jason Statham, Sienna Guillory, Cliff Curtis, Skyler Samuels. Only in theaters.
Last Voyage of the Demeter – August 11 – Horror. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the last voyage of a doomed ship. Starring David Dastmalchian
Haunted Mansion – August 11 – Comedy. Disney movie stars Winona Ryder, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny DeVito, Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson.
Blue Beetle – August 18 – A teenager from Mexico become the superhero known as the Blue Beetle. With Xolo Maridueña, Raoul Max Trujillo, Harvey Guillén. Only in theaters.
The Equalizer 3 – September 1 – Action. Antoine Fuqua directs Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning.
A Haunting in Venice – September 15 – Mystery. Kenneth Branagh returns as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. Only in theaters. With Michelle Yeoh, Kelly Reilly.
The Expendables 4 – September 22 – Action. Scott Waugh directs Jason Statham, 50 Cent, Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren in the next chapter in the series. Only in theaters.
Kraven the Hunter – October 6 – Superhero. Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff is on a mission to prove that he is the greatest hunter in the world. Set in the Sony Spider-verse. Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Russell Crowe.
The Exorcist – October 13 – Horror. Yet another sequel in the horror franchise, this time taking a cue from Halloween and taking place right after the original. With Ellen Burstyn, Ann Dowd, Leslie Odom Jr., Rory Gross.
Dune Part 2 – November 3 – Sci-fi/fantasy. Denis Villeneuve’s sequel, with Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Javier Bardem. Only in theaters.
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – November 10. The next animated film from Aardman Animations.
Wish – November 22 – Animated adventure. Alan Tudyk provides the voice of a goat. (Disney)
Wonka – December 15 – Comedy/drama. The latest movie reboot effort of Roald Dahl’s character stars Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, and Keegan-Michael Key. Only in theaters.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel – December 20 – Comedy/horror. Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon return. In theaters only. *delayed to 2024*
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – December 25 – Action/adventure. Jason Momoa returns.
As with every year, some of these films and series will have revised release dates, or get pushed to 2024.
Here are some trailers for shows without confirmed release dates:
That’s it for the big, known 2023 genre releases coming your way as of December 19, 2022! Come back next year for previews and reviews of some of the most eagerly awaited movies and series from the above list.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg