HOLLYWOOD, CA – The 2023 holiday movie season is here, with a wealth of new releases from every film genre.
Are you looking for a steamy biopic? Look no further than a film about the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Maybe in the mood for a quirky psychological thriller about the upper crust? Or how about an animated jukebox musical for the whole family to enjoy?
The list is long, and it also includes the return of Aquaman to the big screen. Last but not least, let’s not forget John Woo’s first film in two decades, the horror-thriller “Silent Night.”
Have we piqued your interest yet? Don’t wait any longer. Start planning your trip to the theater this holiday season, and be sure to check out our list below, ordered by release date.
“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”
Rachel Ziegler, Tom Blythe, Viola Davis; Directed by Francis Lawrence
A prequel to “The Hunger Games,” Francis Lawrence’s new dystopian action film takes place 64 years before the events of the original film, setting in motion the circumstances that ultimately lead 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom) down a sinister path. Blythe) becomes the tyrannical leader of Panem. Along the way, he mentors a young female tribute named Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zeigler) from District 12 during the 10th Hunger Games.
“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is in theaters November 17.
Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Cory Michael Smith, Charles Melton; Directed by Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes’ new drama puts the spotlight on a married couple (Julianne Moore and Charles Melton) two decades after their shocking forbidden romance made national headlines. Natalie Portman plays a famous actress who is suddenly inspired to meddle in the couple’s private and ridiculous affairs.
‘In December’ hits theaters on November 17.
“Trolls Band Together”
Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Troye Sivan; Directed by Walt Dohrn
The third installment of the animated jukebox-musical “Trolls” franchise features lovebirds, Poppy and Branch (Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake) setting out to stage a daring rescue. Meanwhile, Poppy is also determined to reunite Branch with his estranged siblings.
“Trolls Band Together” is in theaters November 17.
Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer; Directed by Bradley Cooper
The biopic focuses on the relationship between famed composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein (Bradley Cooper) and his beloved wife, actress Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan). The couple’s long marriage is often tested as the “maestro” is not averse to occasional fun or casual fun.
‘Maestro’ will be released in theaters on November 22 before streaming on Netflix on December 20.
Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim; Directed by Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott’s biopic chronicles the rise and fall of French military commander Napoleon Bonaparte (Joaquin Phoenix), showcasing his talents in warfare and politics as well as his tumultuous relationship with his wife, Empress Josephine (Vanessa Kirby). Has been highlighted.
“Napoleon” is in theaters Nov. 22 before streaming on Apple+ at a date to be determined.
Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk; Directed by Fon Weerasunthorn and Chris Buck
Walt Disney presents “Wish”, an animated musical-fantasy film about a 17-year-old girl, Hope (voiced by Ariana DeBose), who makes an emotional plea to the stars after realizing that her kingdom is in danger. Puts it. Guess what? A star with magical powers suddenly appears. What a wish indeed!
‘Vish’ hits theaters on November 22.
“leave the world behind”
Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Kevin Bacon, Mahershala Ali; Directed by Sam Esmail
Sam Esmail’s new psychological thriller, based on Rumaan Alam’s 2020 bestseller, tells the story of a family vacation when the Sandfords (Julia Robbers and Ethan Hawke) and their children (Farah McKenzie and Charlie Evans) cross paths with two strangers whose There is sad news. During their Long Island getaway.
‘Leave the World Behind’ will be released in theaters on November 22 before streaming on Netflix on December 8.
Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike; Directed by Emerald Fennell
Emerald Fennell’s latest directorial effort comes in the form of a psychological black comedy thriller about simple-minded Oxford University student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) who suddenly finds himself invited by a charismatic classmate (Jacob Elordi). Reaches the upper level. He was taken to his family’s vast estate. It turns out, there’s more to the eccentricity than meets the eye.
‘Saltburn’ is in theaters November 22.
Joel Kinnaman, Scott Mescudi, Catalina Sandino Moreno; directed by john woo
“Silent Night” marks the Hollywood return of John Woo after a 20-year hiatus from filmmaking. His latest directorial debut features a father (Joel Kinnaman) on a crusade to avenge the death of his young son. He arrives with hellish gifts on Christmas Eve.
‘Silent Night’ is in theaters December 1.
“Godzilla Minus One”
Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Takashi Yamazaki; Directed by Takashi Yamazaki
The “Godzilla” saga continues as a standalone monster film set in post-World War II Japan, featuring the title kaiju as it wreaks havoc in its wake.
“Godzilla Minus One” is in theaters December 1.
Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe; Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark fantasy comedy is based on the story of Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a woman brought back to life by a mad scientist (Willem Dafoe) “Frankenstein” style after her suicide. Her new world piques her interest in romance and wild desires, leading her on foolish adventures around the world with a rogue, debauched lawyer named Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo).
‘Poor Things’ is in theaters December 8.
J.Jeffrey Wright, Sterling K. Brown, Issa Rae; Directed by Cord Jefferson
Auteur Cord Jefferson’s feature directorial debut is a satirical film about a struggling novelist who is troubled by the poor sales prospects of his new book. Burning with frustration and anger, he proceeds to write a “black” book that eventually propels him to stardom. But his new success takes a toll on his life.
‘American Fiction’ is in theaters December 15.
Timothée Chalamet, Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins; Directed by Paul King
Timothée Chalamet plays Willy Wonka, a determined young man who pursues his dream of owning a candy store amid increasing challenges in the prequel to Paul King’s fantasy film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” But luckily, the Oompa Loompa (Hugh Grant) comes to his aid.
“Wonka” is in theaters December 15.
Zac Efron, Lily James, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickenson; Directed by Shawn Durkin
The biographical sports film tells the story of Kevin Von Erich (Jack Effon) and his family’s rise to wrestling dynasty in the 1980s. Notably, during that time, the Texas family popularized the Iron Claw professional wrestling hold, a specific set of pins and moves used by professional wrestlers to submit their opponents.
“The Iron Claw” is in theaters Dec. 22.
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”
Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, Patrick Wilson; Directed by James Wan
In the sequel, Jason Momoa reprises his role as the half-Atlantean, half-human king of the undersea country, Atlantis. Set several years after the events of the first film, the continuing saga sees our hero once again face off against his archenemy, Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). This time, he must join forces with an unexpected ally, his brother Orm (Patrick Wilson).
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is in theaters December 22.
Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey; Directed by Blitz Bazwule
Blitz Bazewule brings the stage musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s 1982 historical novel to life on the big screen, starring Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks and Taraji P. Henson as three kindhearted souls beset by disgusting social maladies in the early 20th century South Has played the role of.
‘The Color Purple’ will hit theaters on December 23.
“The Boys in the Boat”
Joel Edgerton, Callum Turner, Chris Diamantopoulos; Directed by George Clooney
George Clooney’s latest directorial film tells the inspirational story of the University of Washington rowing team, a squad of collegiate underdogs who took the world by storm while representing the United States at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Joel Edgerton plays the team’s coach in the sports drama.
“The Boys in the Boat” is in theaters December 25.
Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Patrick Dempsey; Directed by Michael Mann
Michael Mann’s sports drama, based on Brock Yates’s 1991 biography of Enzo Ferrari, follows the famous automaker (Adam Driver) during the summer of 1957, when his entire life is spent trying to save his auto empire, Ferrari S.p.A., from bankruptcy. It happens.
‘Ferrari’ hits theaters December 25.