Upcoming Hollywood Movies 2023: Release Dates, Star Cast, Storyline and More

If you’re in search of binge-worthy films to add to your weekend watchlist, the final quarter of 2023 is bound to please you. Some of these upcoming films include ‘The Marvels,’ ‘Napoleon,’ ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ and more. Here’s a list of the most anticipated films in 2023, along with their release dates, cast, and all other relevant details.

List of Upcoming Hollywood Movies in 2023

Movie Name Release Date
Dicks: The Musical October 6, 2023
The Exorcist: Believer October 13, 2023
Killers of the Flower Moon October 20, 2023
Pain Hustlers October 27, 2023
Priscilla November 3, 2023
The Killer November 10, 2023
The Marvels November 10, 2023
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes November 17, 2023
Next Goal Wins November 17, 2023
Napoleon November 22, 2023
Wish November 22, 2023
The Bikeriders December 1, 2023
Godzilla Minus One December 1, 2023
Poor Things  December 8, 2023
Leave the World Behind December 10, 2023
Wonka December 15, 2023
The Color Purple December 20, 2023
Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel December 20, 2023
Rebel Moon December 22, 2023
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom December 25, 2023

Dicks: The Musical

Dicks: The Musical is a movie adaptation based on the off-Broadway musical “Fucking Identical Twins” by Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson. The play revolves around two business adversaries who realise they are identical twin brothers and decide to switch places in an attempt to reunite their divorced parents, so that they can become a complete family once more.

Release Date: October 6, 2023

Cast: Megan Mullally, Megan Thee Stallion, Bowen Yang, Nathan Lane, Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp and others. 

Genre: Comedy, Musical

Directed by: Larry Charles

The Exorcist: Believer

The film is the sixth instalment in The Exorcist film series and serves as a direct sequel to the iconic 1973 film, The Exorcist. Although the film will retroactively impact the continuity of the series, all previous instalments will continue to be considered canon within its premise. 

Release Date: October 13, 2023

Cast: Leslie Odom Jr., Ellen Burstyn, Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles 

Genre: Horror, Supernatural

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Killers of the Flower Moon

The upcoming movie delves into a gripping narrative set during the 1920s in Oklahoma. A string of murders ensues after oil is discovered on tribal land. Leonardo DiCaprio takes the lead role, accompanied by Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone. This collaboration marks the sixth feature film partnership between Scorsese and DiCaprio, as well as the tenth collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro.

Release Date: October 20, 2023

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Tantoo Cardinal

Genre: Crime, Drama, History 

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Pain Hustlers

Pain Hustlers is an upcoming American conspiracy drama film based on a 2018 New York Times Magazine article, “The Pain Hustlers”, by Evan Hughes and his subsequent novel “The Hard Sell” released in 2022. It follows the story of High school dropout Liza Drake played by Emily Blunt, who lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical start-up in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida, where she soon finds herself at the centre of a criminal conspiracy. 

Release Date: October 27, 2023

Cast:  Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Andy García, Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, Chloe Coleman

Genre: Crime, Drama

Directed by: David Yates


Priscilla is a biographical drama that chronicles the life of Priscilla Presley and her relationship with Elvis Presley. It premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2023.

Release Date: November 3, 2023

Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Dagmara Domińczyk, Ari Cohen, Tim Post and others.

Genre: Biography, Drama, Music

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

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The Killer

This movie is directed by David Fincher, beloved for classics such as The Fight Club, Zodiac, and Seven. The Killer is an upcoming American psychological action thriller film. The screenplay, written by Andrew Kevin Walker, draws inspiration from the French graphic novel series of the same name by Alexis Nolent.

Release Date: November 10, 2023

Cast:  Michael Fassbender, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte, Tilda Swinton

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

Directed by: David Fincher

The Marvels

Following an investigation into a wormhole connected to the Kree, Carol Danvers’ skills intertwine with those of Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan. As a result, every time the trio uses their abilities, they switch places with one another, compelling them to work together to figure out why. It will be released as part of Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Release Date: November 10, 2023

Cast: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton, and Park Seo-Joon.

Genre: Superhero 

Directed by: Nia DaCosta

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins is the basis for Francis Lawrence’s upcoming American science fiction action film The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Michael Arndt and Michael Lesslie wrote the script. As a prelude to The Hunger Games, it is the fifth movie in The Hunger Games series (2012). The narrative centres on a teenage Coriolanus Snow, who Donald Sutherland first portrayed, and his participation in The Hunger Games as a pivotal teacher, years well before the events of the first television series.

Release Date: November 17, 2023

Cast: Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman

Genre: Science fiction, Action

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Next Goal Wins

Director Taika Waititi co-wrote the screenplay for this movie with Iain Morris, drawing inspiration from the 2014 documentary of the same name by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison. The film centres around the incredible journey of Dutch-American coach Thomas Rongen as he endeavours to guide the American Samoa national football team, widely regarded as one of the weakest in the world, towards qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Release Date: November 17, 2023

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Will Arnett

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sports

Directed by: Taika Waititi


Directed and produced by Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoneix, the movie takes inspiration from the true story of Napoleon Bonaparte, focusing primarily on his ascent to power and his complicated, often volatile relationship with Empress Joséphine. Joaquin Phoenix takes on the role of Napoleon, while Vanessa Kirby portrays Joséphine. The film is anticipated for its epic battle sequences. 

Release Date: November 22, 2023

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Ludivine Sagnier, Ben Miles

Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography

Directed by: Ridley Scott


The world of Wish is centred around the fabled wishing star, a key element in numerous Disney tales. This animated film delves into the origins of the star. The star embarks on a mischievous journey to join Asha voiced by Ariana Debose, a young girl who yearns for her wishes to come true. Asha’s life takes an unexpected turn as she discovers the direct and lively consequences of her wish when the adventurous star descends from the sky to join her.

Release Date: November 22, 2023

Cast: Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Directed by: Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn

The Bikeriders

The Bikeriders is inspired by the 1967 photo-book of the same name by Danny Lyon. It follows the rise of a Midwestern motorcycle club named the Vandals through the eyes of Kathy, who is married to Benny, a member of the said motorcycle club.

Release Date: December 1, 2023

Cast: Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, Norman Reedus and others.

Genre:Crime, Drama

Directed by: Jeff Nichols

Godzilla Minus One

The movie is the latest instalment in the Japanese Godzilla series. It is set in post-World War II Japan, which is struggling with reconstruction efforts. Godzilla emerges and plunges the country into further destruction. 

Release Date: December 1, 2023

Cast: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, Kuranosuke Sasaki and others.  

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Directed by: Takashi Yamazaki

Leave the World Behind

The film is based on a novel by Rumaan Alam, bearing the same name. The story is centered around a family’s vacation at an Airbnb. However, their idyllic getaway takes an unexpected turn when the property’s owners arrive with unsettling news of a mysterious and far-reaching blackout.

Release Date: December 8, 2023

Cast: Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Kevin Bacon, Mhya’la Herrold

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama

Directed by: Sam Esmail

Poor Things 

Poor Things is based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray. It centers around a young Victorian woman who, after being crudely resurrected by a scientist following her suicide, runs away with a debauched lawyer to embark on an odyssey of self-discovery and sexual liberation.

Release Date: December 8, 2023

Cast: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott, Jerrod Carmichael and others  

Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos


Wonka is an upcoming musical fantasy film that serves as a prequel to the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It delves into the early days of Willy Wonka, the eccentric chocolatier and his first encounter with the mysterious Oompa-Loompas. The film stars Timothée Chalamet, who portrays the journey of the world’s greatest inventor, magician, and chocolate maker as he transforms into the beloved character we all know today. 

Release Date: December 15, 2023

Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Keegan-Michael Key

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical

Directed by: Paul King

The Color Purple

Directed by Blitz Bazawule, The Color Purple is an upcoming American musical coming-of-age period drama film. It draws inspiration from the stage musical of the same name, which itself is based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel. This film serves as the second adaptation of the novel, following Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film. It follows the story of the life-long struggles of an African American woman living in the South during the early 1900s.

Release Date: December 20, 2023

Cast: Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Louis Gossett Jr., H.E.R., Corey Hawkins, Deon Cole

Genre: Drama, Musical

Directed by: Blitz Bazawule

Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel

There aren’t many revealed details about this sequel, but we do know that director Jason Reitman will return and that at least Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard are likely to be a part of this film. Paul Rudd and the remaining members of the original Ghostbusters may also be a part of this sequel. Also, it is understood that the firehouse from the first movies and New York, which was hinted at the end of Afterlife, will be present in the movie’s setting.

Release Date: December 20, 2023

Cast: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Logan Kim, Celeste O’Connor, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Ernie Hudson, and William Atherton

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Directed by: Jason Reitman

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Rebel Moon

The film is Zack Snyder’s latest project and is based on a story of his own. It follows the story of a Kora who embarks on a quest to find redemption for her past. She takes on the responsibility of assembling a group of warriors from various corners of the galaxy. Together, they aim to defy the oppressive government and confront the impending threat posed by the forces of the Mother World, determined to protect their planet from destruction.

Release Date: December 22, 2023

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Sofia Boutella, Michiel Huisman, Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll, Jena Malone, Ed Skrein, Djiman Hounsou, Dona Bae

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

An upcoming superhero movie in the United States called Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is inspired by the DC Comics hero Aquaman. It is the follow-up to Aquaman (2018) and will be the 15th movie in the DC Extended Universe. It is being made by DC Studios, the Safran Company, and Atomic Monster Productions. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute it (DCEU). James Wan is in charge of directing the picture from a screenplay by David Leslie. After an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman is compelled to defend Atlantis from destruction. Jason Momoa plays the character of Arthur Curry / Aquaman, the half-Atlantean, half-human king of Atlantis.

Release Date: December 25, 2023

Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Kidman, Randall Park, Vincent Regan, Jani Zhao, Indya Moore, and Pilou Asbæk

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Science fiction

Directed by: James Wan

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