16 New Movie Releases We Can't Wait to Check Out on Netflix This 2023

by Anri Ichimura for Esquiremag.ph   |  Feb 4, 2023
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After the massive success of The Adam Project, Red Notice, and The Gray Man in 2022, Netflix is going into full blockbuster mode for 2023. Get ready for huge productions with Hollywood’s biggest names coming to your Netflix account in 2023.

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1| You People

Release date: January 27

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Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy are the duo we didn’t know we needed. The two are pairing up for the buddy comedy You People, the first big movie production dropping on Netflix in 2023. Directed by Kenya Barris (black-ish), the movie follows a young couple whose families clash over cultural differences.

2| Your Place or Mine

Release date: February 10

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God bless Netflix for not being afraid to revive the Romcom. Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher, two romcom veterans, unite for Your Place or Mine, a movie about two best friends who swap houses for one eventful week. It’s directed by Aline Brosh McKenna, who also wrote The Devil Wears Prada.

3| Luther: The Fallen Sun

Release date: March 10

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Idris Elba returns as detective John Luther in Luther: The Fallen Sun, the film sequel to the TV series. The film follows a psychopath, a serial killer, and a prison break—all of which promise an epic crime drama.

4| Murder Mystery 2

Release date: March 31

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Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler return as the ditzy Spitzs as the couple stumbles upon another random murder mystery. The movie also stars Mark Strong and is directed by Jeremy Garelick.

5| The Mother

Release date: May 12

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Jennifer Lopez steps back into the action drama genre with The Mother where she plays an ex-assassin fighting to protect the life of her estranged daughter. Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, and Gael Garcia Bernal also star.

6| Extraction 2

Release date: June 16

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Chris Hemsworth trades the heat of Pakistan in Extraction for the icy tundra in Extraction 2. The stakes are even higher for Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) and his team of mercenaries in this action thriller sequel.

7| They Cloned Tyrone

Release date: July 21

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The most bizarre entry in Netflix’s 2023 lineup might just be They Cloned Tyrone, a sci-fi comedy mystery that involves a government conspiracy, 70s disco outfits, and… Jamie Foxx.

8| Heart of Stone

Release date: August 11

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Netflix is on a winning streak with its action dramas, and Heart of Stone might just be the platform’s next big action franchise. Starring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan, Heart of Stone looks like Netflix’s take on the Mission: Impossible films.

9| Lift

Release date: August 25

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Kevin Hart is taking a page out of BFF Dwayne Johnson’s book by creating his own mega-heist ensemble film. The ensemble cast includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sam Worthington, and Vincent D’Onofrio.

10| Damsel

Release date: October 13

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Millie Bobby Brown is leading another big Netflix production, this time a fantasy movie that’s proving that damsels don’t have to be in distress. Brown plays a princess-turned-warrior and is joined by Angela Bassett and Nick Robinson.

11| Pain Hustlers

Release date: October 27

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Somehow, Chris Evans and Emily Blunt have never been paired tougher until now. The two star in this upcoming David Yates film that sounds like it’s in the same vein as The Wolf of Wall Street.

12| The Killer

Release date: November 10

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Michael Fassbender tries his hand at Neo-noir with The Killer, a thriller based on the French comic book series of the same name. As the name suggests, Fassbender plays the assassin, Christian. The movie is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl).Â

13| A Family Affair

Release date: November 17

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Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman are caught in a passionate affair that results in hilarious consequences for Joey King, who plays Kidman’s daughter and Efron’s employee in this bizarre pseudo-love triangle.

14| Leo

Release date: November 22

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Adam Sandler’s second big Netflix movie in 2023 will be Leo, an animated movie from his studio Happy Madison. Leo is a coming-of-age animated musical comedy that explores youth, death, and freedom.


15| Leave the World Behind

Release date: December 8

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Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, and Ethan Hawke star in this end-of-the-world psychological thriller about mysterious blackouts, a worldwide threat, and the destruction of…. Teslas? Leave the World Behind is directed by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot).

16| Rebel Moon

Release date: December 22

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Zack Snyder’s next big franchise is Rebel Moon, which will be Netflix’s first epic space opera. Dijon Ounsou, Charlie Hunnam, Ray Fisher, and Sofia Boutella star as warriors in this galactic drama.

This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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