New Movies Coming in 2023 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

These are the pick of this year's biggest and best movies, as Indiana Jones returns, Disney celebrates 100 years and Christopher Nolan explodes back onto the screen.

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Richard Trenholm was CNET's film and TV editor, covering the big screen, small screen and streaming. A member of the Film Critic's Circle, he's covered technology and culture from London's tech scene to Europe's refugee camps to the Sundance film festival.
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Indiana Jones
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Movies are back (again) in 2023

From Indiana Jones to Christopher Nolan, from Marvel to Barbie, there are some big hitters hitting theaters and streaming in 2023. As usual there are a ton of sequels and superheroes, but there are some cool filmmakers and even a few original stories in there too.

Click through the gallery to see our pick of the biggest and best films to look forward to in 2023.

A creepy robot doll reads a little girl a story in horror movie Megan.
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A robot doll brings the scares in this A24 horror flick.

STRANGER THINGS. Jamie Campbell Bower as Peter Ballard in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix. © 2022
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True Haunting

Stranger Things villain Vecna (aka Jamie Campbell Bower) is back on scary territory in this real-life story of the first televised exorcism.

Christian Bale in period costume holds a candle in spooky lighting.
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The Pale Blue Eye

Scott Cooper directs a Netflix Gothic thriller starring Christian Bale as a detective investigating murders at West Point military academy, with the help of a young cadet: none other than Edgar Allan Poe.

Tosin Cole, Jacob Latimore and DC Young Fly hang out
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House Party

Tosin Cole, Jacob Latimore and DC Young Fly reboot the '90s hip-hop comedy, with a cast of big-name cameos including LeBron James, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Lena Waithe and original stars Kid 'n Play.

A soldier standing behind a pillar holding a gun
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Kinetic and heartrending sci-fi about a scientist cloning a heroic soldier -- her mother. This Netflix flick comes from director Yeon Sang-ho, who made Train to Busan, Peninsula and Hellbound.

Eddie Murphy looks disdainfully at a nervous Jonah Hill in Netflix movie You People.
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You People

Kenya Barris directs and co-writes with Jonah Hill for this comedy starring Hill with Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mike Epps, Nia Long, Deon Cole, Rhea Perlman and David Duchovny.

Dave Bautista looms in horror movie Knock at the Cabin.
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Knock at the Cabin

Dave Bautista looms in M. Night Shyamalan's horror movie Knock at the Cabin.

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80 for Brady

Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field, Billy Porter and Guy Fieri search for football star Tom Brady in this comedy.

Channing Tatum's abs star alongside Salma Hayek
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Magic Mike's Last Dance

Channing Tatum's abs star alongside Salma Hayek as the Magic Mike show heads to London.

Scary figures wearing piglet and bear masks creep up on a woman in a hot tub.
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Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey

The famous bear turns nasty in this low-budget shocker.

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly shrink down for Ant-Man 3.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly shrink down for Ant-Man 3.

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Creed III

Michael B. Jordan gets back in the ring for this sequel to the Creed and Rocky films, and also directs. 

Adam Driver
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Adam Driver is a crash-landed astronaut in a thriller directed by the writers of A Quiet Place.

Zachary Levi returns as superhero Shazam in this DC sequel.
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Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Zachary Levi returns as superhero Shazam in this DC sequel.

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John Wick: Chapter 4

Yeah, we're thinking he's back. Keanu Reeves is gun-toting John Wick for a fourth time.

Chris Pine goes back to the decade fashion forgot in Wonder Woman 1984.
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Dungeons & Dragons

Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page roll the dice for a new movie based on the iconic role-playing game.

Boxer George Foreman. Shot taken from a low angle shows Foreman striking a workout bag. Undated photograph.
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Heart of a Lion

Biopic of boxer George Foreman.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Chris Pratt lends his voice to the  Nintendo  legend, although he won't do the accent.

Our Flag Means Death on HBO Max
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Next Goal Wins

Taika Waititi (seen here in the comedy series Our Flag Means Death) directs this real-life story of a soccer trying to guide the American Samoa team to the World Cup.

Evil Dead Rise
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Evil Dead Rise

Another reboot/sequel based on the horror classic.

Mantis, Groot, Peter Quill, Drax and Gamora step down on a ship's boarding ramp in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

The Guardians of the Galaxy are returning for their third cinematic adventure with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and pals.

Fast and Furious 9
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Fast X

Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and the Fast and Furious crew take Jason Momoa and Brie Larson for a ride in this 10th and penultimate entry.

Halle Bailey as Disney's Little Mermaid
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The Little Mermaid

Halle Bailey is Ariel in an aquatic Disney live-action reboot. 

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Miles Morales swings back into action for more multiverse madness in part 1 of a two-part sequel.

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Transformers 7 will be set in the 1990s and introduces new robots based on the Beast Wars cartoon. It's called Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.

Flash Justice League
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The Flash

DC gets in on the multiverse action as Ezra Miller's speedy superhero Flash faces Michael Keaton's Batman

A smiling water person and a frowning fire person walk through a cartoon city where the elements live together in Pixar's Elemental.
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Watery Wade and hot-headed Ember are Pixar's newest double act in Elemental.

Indiana Jones
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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Harrison Ford returns in Indiana Jones 5.

Tom Cruise runs
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Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1

Tom Cruise runs back onto the big screen for the next Mission: Impossible movie.

Black and white image of a man in a 1940s hat chased by reporters.
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Christopher Nolan directs Cillian Murphy as the father of the atomic bomb.

Actor Margot Robbie smiling in a pink vintage dream car as the live action version of fashion toy Barbie.
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Margot Robbie climbs into her dream car as the live-action version of fashion toy Barbie. Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Hari Nef and Will Ferrell co-star in a film directed by Greta Gerwig, who's also co-writing with Noah Baumbach.

Brie Larson smoulders in her blue, red and gold Captain Marvel superhero outfit.
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The Marvels

Brie Larson's Captain Marvel is joined by fellow Marvel-ous heroes Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau in this MCU sequel.

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Meg 2: The Trench

Jason Statham gets a bigger boat with director Ben Wheatley.

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Luca Guadagnino directs a tennis rom-com starring Zendaya with Mike Faist from West Side Story and Josh O'Connor from The Crown.

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Blue Beetle

DC superhero Blue Beetle makes his live-action debut.

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The Equalizer 3

Denzel Washington equals the odds in an all-action sequel.

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A Haunting in Venice

Kenneth Branagh's third outing as Agatha Christie's mustachioed master detective Hercule Poirot. 

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Kraven the Hunter

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (seen here as Quicksilver in the Marvel movie Avengers: Age of Ultron) is Kraven the Hunter in another Spider-Man spinoff from Sony, following Venom and Morbius.

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True Love

Rogue One director Gareth Edwards marshalls Tenet star John David Washington, Gemma Chan and Ken Watanabe in a sci-fi story.

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The Exorcist

After reinventing the Halloween series, David Gordon Green reboots another iconic horror film. 

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Dune: Part 2

Denis Villeneuve, Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and a legion of stars return for this sandblasted sci-fi sequel.

Hunger Games Prequel songbirds snakes
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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Rachel Zegler volunteers as tribute in this Hunger Games prequel.

Animated still of a princess wishing upon a star.
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Disney celebrates its 100th anniversary with this animated tale of a princess (played by Ariana DeBose) who wishes upon a star.

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Timothée Chalamet plays the chocolate mogul in a prequel to Roald Dahl's classic stories, previously filmed with Gene Wilder in 1971.

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Ghostbusters Afterlife sequel

Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon ain't afraid of no ghost in another ghostbustin' sequel.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II dive back in for more underwater action in DC's Aquaman 2.

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