Netflix just released its 2023 film slate and boy do they have some exciting content you won’t want to miss.
For the past five years, Netflix has been the frontrunner in producing original movies. Last year they released over 80 new films and there is a good chance that they will exceed that figure in 2023.
Netflix will have a wide variety of films, ranging from Millie Bobby Brown’s next Netflix feature Damsel to David Fincher’s The Killer. Fans of Netflix originals such as Extraction and Murder Mystery can look forward to sequels of their favorites.
Additionally, the much-anticipated sci-fi epic from Zack Snyder, Rebel Moon, is due to be released.
We’ve highlighted the titles featured in the trailer above so start saving the dates for your perfect movie nights in 2023.
Make sure to keep an eye on Netflix.com for more movie announcements coming this year!
You People | January 27
DIRECTOR: Kenya Barris
WRITERS: Jonah Hill and Kenya Barris
CAST: Jonah Hill, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Sam Jay, Elliott Gould, Travis Bennett, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage, Mike Epps, Emily Arlook, Alani La La Anthony, Bryan Greenberg with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Eddie Murphy
When a rideshare mix-up in LA brings Ezra Cohen (Jonah Hill) and Amira Mohammed (Lauren London) together, the two find themselves connecting over a shared love of streetwear and music. As they fall in love, their relationship is tested by their respective families: Ezra’s progressive and semi-woke parents (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny) and Amira’s unyielding yet concerned parents (Eddie Murphy and Nia Long) who inject themselves into their lives mercilessly. Kenya Barris’ feature film directorial debut is a modern love story set amidst clashing cultures and interfaith relationships. Co-written by Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill and produced by the two alongside Kevin Misher, the comedy features an all-star ensemble cast including Sam Jay, Elliott Gould, Travis Bennett, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage, and Mike Epps.
Your Place or Mine | February 10
DIRECTOR: Aline Brosh McKenna
WRITER: Aline Brosh McKenna
CAST: Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Jesse Williams, Zoë Chao, Wesley Kimmel, Griffin Matthews, Rachel Bloom, Shiri Appleby, Vella Lovell, with Tig Notaro and Steve Zahn
Debbie and Peter are best friends and total opposites. She craves routine with her son in LA; he thrives on change in NY. When they swap houses and lives for a week they discover what they think they want might not be what they really need.
Luther: The Fallen Sun | March 10
DIRECTOR: Jamie Payne
WRITER: Neil Cross
CAST: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, Dermot Crowley
In Luther: The Fallen Sun — an epic continuation of the award-winning television saga reimagined for film — a gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary. The film also stars Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, and Dermot Crowley, who returns as Martin Schenk.
Murder Mystery 2 | March 31
DIRECTOR: Jeremy Garelick
WRITERS: James Vanderbilt
CAST: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, John Kani, Kuhoo Verma, Enrique Arce, Zurin Villanueva, Tony Goldwyn, Annie Mumolo with Danny Boon and Adeel Akhtar
Now full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground, Nick and Audrey Spitz find themselves at the center of an international abduction when their friend the Maharaja is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding.
The Mother | May 12
DIRECTOR: Niki Caro
WRITERS: Misha Green, Peter Craig
CAST: Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, Gael Garcia Bernal, Paul Raci, Lucy Paez
A deadly female assassin comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men.
Extraction 2 | June 16
DIRECTOR: Sam Hargrave
WRITER: Joe Russo
CAST: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa, Daniel Bernhardt, Tinatin Dalakishvili
BASED ON: The Graphic Novel “Ciudad” By Ande Parks, From A Story By Ande Parks, Joe Russo & Anthony Russo, With Illustrations By Fernando Leon Gonzalez
Chris Hemsworth returns as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2, the sequel to Netflix’s blockbuster action film EXTRACTION. After barely surviving the events of the first movie, Rake is back as the Australian black ops mercenary, tasked with another deadly mission: rescuing the battered family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they are being held.
Hemsworth reunites with director Sam Hargrave, with Joe and Anthony Russo’s AGBO producing and Joe Russo writing. Golshifteh Farahani reprises her role from the first film, with Adam Bessa, Olga Kurylenko, Daniel Bernhardt, and Tinatin Dalakishvili also co-starring.
This is a sequel to the first film that was based on the graphic novel ‘Ciudad’ by Ande Parks, from a story by Ande Parks, Joe Russo & Anthony Russo, with illustrations by Fernando León González. EXTRACTION 2 is produced by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot, Chris Hemsworth, Patrick Newall, and Sam Hargrave, with Jake Aust, Benjamin Grayson, Steven Scavelli, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely as executive producers.
They Cloned Tyrone | July 21
DIRECTOR: Juel Taylor
WRITERS: Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier
CAST: John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris
A series of eerie events thrust an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx, and Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.
Heart of Stone | August 11
DIRECTOR: Tom Harper
WRITERS: Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder
CAST: Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt, Sophie Okonedo, Matthias Schweighöfer, Jing Lusi, Paul Ready
Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot) is an intelligence operative, the only woman who stands between her powerful, global, peace-keeping organization and the loss of its most valuable — and dangerous — asset.
Lift | August 25
DIRECTOR: F. Gary Gray
WRITERS: Daniel Kunka, Emerald Fennell, Simon Kinberg
CAST: Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Jacob Batalon, with Jean Reno and Sam Worthington, Viveik Kalra, Yun Jee Kim, Burn Gorman, Paul Anderson
An international heist crew is recruited to prevent a terrorist attack and must pull off the heist on a plane mid-flight.
Damsel | October 13
DIRECTOR: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
WRITER: Dan Mazeau
CAST: Millie Bobby Brown, Angela Bassett, Robin Wright, Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Brooke Carter, and Shohreh Aghdashloo
A dutiful damsel agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, she must rely on her wits and will to survive.
Pain Hustlers | October 27
DIRECTOR: David Yates
WRITER: Wells Tower
CAST: Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Catherine O’Hara, Chloe Coleman, Jay Duplass, Brian D’Arcy James, Amit Shah and Andy Garcia
Upon losing her job, a blue-collar woman struggling to raise her daughter takes a job at a failing pharmaceutical start-up, only to get involved in a dangerous racketeering scheme.
The Killer | November 10
DIRECTOR: David Fincher
SCREENPLAY BY: Andrew Kevin Walker Based on the graphic novel series “The Killer” written by Alexis Nolent (a.k.a Matz) and illustrated by Luc Jacamon, originally published in the French language by Editions Casterman
CAST: Michael Fassbender, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte and Tilda Swinton
After a fateful near-miss, an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.
A Family Affair | November 17
DIRECTOR: Richard LaGravenese
WRITERS: Carrie Solomon and Richard LaGravenese
CAST: Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Joey King, Liza Koshy and Kathy Bates
A surprising romance kicks off comic consequences for a young woman, her mother, and her movie star boss as they face the complications of love, sex, and identity.
Leo | November 22
DIRECTOR: Robert Smigel, Robert Marianetti, David Wachtenheim
CAST: Adam Sandler, Bill Burr, Cecily Strong, Jason Alexander, Rob Schneider, Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Heidi Gardner, Nick Swardson, Nicholas Turturro, Robert Smigel, Jo Koy, Stephanie Hsu
Actor and comedian Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania, The Wedding Singer) delivers signature laughs in this coming-of-age animated musical comedy about the last year of elementary school – as seen through the eyes of a class pet. Jaded 74-year-old lizard Leo (Sandler) has been stuck in the same Florida classroom for decades with his terrarium-mate turtle (Bill Burr). When he learns he only has one year left to live, he plans to escape to experience life on the outside, but instead gets caught up in the problems of his anxious students – including an impossibly mean substitute teacher. It ends up being the strangest but most rewarding bucket list ever…
Leave the World Behind | December 8
DIRECTOR: Sam Esmail
WRITER: Sam Esmail
CAST: Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans and Kevin Bacon
A family vacation on Long Island is interrupted by two strangers bearing news of a mysterious blackout. As the threat grows more imminent, both families must decide how best to survive the potential crisis, all while grappling with their own place in this collapsing world.
BASED ON THE NOVEL: “Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam
Rebel Moon | December 22
DIRECTOR: Zack Snyder
WRITERS: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Shay Hatten
CAST: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Bae Doona, Ray Fisher, with Charlie Hunnam and Anthony Hopkins as the voice of “Jimmy”. Also starring Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll, Jena Malone, Fra Fee, Cleopatra Coleman, Alfonso Herrera, Stuart Martin, Staz Nair, Sky Yang, Rhian Rees, E. Duffy, Charlotte Maggi
When a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, they dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past named Kora to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand.