New Movies on Netflix for 2023

Netflix has unveiled its slate of 2023 movies, starring the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, Jodie Foster, Nicole Kidman, Idris Elba and Jamie Foxx. 

Here’s the media release and the titles listed in alphabetical order (with premiere dates where disclosed):

Start saving the dates for your perfect movie nights in 2023. We’ve got new must-watch movies from your favorite filmmakers featuring the stars you love. Whether it’s big action blockbusters, intimate dramas, romantic comedies, sci-fi thrillers, international escapades, family adventures or eye-opening documentaries — we are delivering films for everyone!

Reunite with fan-favorite characters in new sequels Murder Mystery 2 with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston back as full-time detectives, and Extraction 2 with Chris Hemsworth bringing even more pulse-pounding action. Experience the new world of Zack Snyder’s sci-fi action film Rebel Moon.

Stay on the edge of your seat in Sam Esmail’s thriller Leave the World Behind starring Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba’s return to Luther: The Fallen Sun, and David Yates’ drama The Pain Hustlers.

Sit back and enjoy heartwarming, nostalgic rom-coms with Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher in Your Place or Mine, and Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Joey King grappling with A Family Affair.

Jump in on the action as Jennifer Lopez transforms into a female assassin in The Mother, find out if Kevin Hart can pull off an international heist in F. Gary Gray’s Lift, experience the action-packed Heart of Stone starring Gal Gadot and join John Boyega and Jamie Foxx for pulpy action mystery in They Cloned Tyrone.

Go on a fantasy adventure with Millie Bobby Brown, Angela Bassett and Robin Wright in Damsel, or take in the laughs with Adam Sandler as the class pet in the animated film Leo.

Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2.


Every Christmas Jackie sends a boastful holiday newsletter that makes her old college friend Charlotte feel like a lump of coal. When a twist of fate lands Charlotte and her family on Jackie’s snowy doorstep just days before Christmas, she seizes the opportunity to prove her old friend’s life can’t possibly be that perfect. Starring Heather Graham, Brandy, Jason Biggs and Matt Cedeño.

February 8

The definitive documentary about the life and legacy of NBA legend and civil rights icon Bill Russell from award-winning director Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI). The film features exclusive interviews with Bill before his passing in 2022 as well as access to his sprawling personal archives. Features interviews with family and friends as well as Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and more.


Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream — a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a little girl called Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk – this time, they’re breaking in! Features the voices of Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi, Jane Horrocks, Imelda Staunton, Romesh Ranganathan and Nick Mohammed.


Cami Conway has it all. She’s got the job she wants and is headed towards engagement, marriage and kids with her wonderful boyfriend, Paul. And yet. She feels something is missing. Cami faces a kaleidoscope of tempting but tough choices: from serious ethical dilemmas to the frivolous “Truth or Dare.” What she chooses depends wholly on you, the viewer.  But be careful! Things don’t always play out like you think! 


While visiting his family in Mexico, teenage Alex gains an unlikely companion when he discovers a young chupacabra hiding in his grandpa’s shed. In order to save the mythical creature, Alex and his cousins must embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

October 13

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. Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Angela Bassett, Robin Wright, Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Brooke Carter, and Shohreh Aghdashloo.

World Premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival

A champion freediver trains to break a world record with the help of an expert safety diver, and the two form an emotional bond that feels like fate. This heart-stopping film follows the paths they took to meet at the pinnacle of the freediving world, documenting the thrilling rewards — and inescapable risks — of chasing a dream through the silent depths of the ocean.

January 13

After a young man and his beloved dog are separated on the Appalachian Trail, he and his father must begin a desperate search to find him before it’s too late. Based on an incredible true story of humanity and everyday heroism. Starring Rob Lowe, Johnny Berchtold and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

June 16

Chris Hemsworth returns as Tyler Rake, 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.

November 17

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. Starring Nicole Kidman,  Zac Efron, Joey King, Liza Koshy and Kathy Bates.


Helen (Ellie Kemper) has always lived her life as far from the edge as possible. Finding herself newly divorced and a little lost, Helen decides she needs a reset and signs up for a backcountry survival course hiking the Appalachian Trail with a group of oddball strangers. From the beginning, Helen’s plan to be the best hiker is tested and she finds more than just herself in the wilderness. Co-starring Luke Grimes, Nico Santos, Blythe Danner and Ben Cook.

August 11

Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot) is an intelligence operative, the only woman who stands between her powerful, global, peace-keeping organisation and the loss of its most valuable — and dangerous — asset. Co-starring Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt and Sophie Okonedo.

November 10

After a fateful near-miss an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal. David Fincher directs Michael Fassbender, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte and Tilda Swinton.

December 8

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. Sam Esmaiul directs Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la,  Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans and Kevin Bacon.

November 22

Coming-of-age animated musical comedy about the last year of primary school – as seen through the eyes of a class pet, a jaded 74 year-old lizard who has been stuck in the same Florida classroom for decades with his terrarium-mate turtle. Featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Bill Burr, Cecily Strong, Jason Alexander and Rob Schneider.

August 25

An international heist crew is recruited to prevent a terrorist attack, and must pull off the heist on a plane mid-flight. F.Gary Graysons directs Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jean Reno and Sam Worthington.


Romantic comedy about a chance encounter that sparks an instant connection on a long-haul flight that ends upon landing at Heathrow and the pair are separated. Will fate intervene to transform these seat mates into soul mates?

March 10

An epic continuation of the award-winning television saga reimagined for film that opens with brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) behind bars — where a gruesome serial killer terrorising London taunts him. Until he breaks out …


Bradley Cooper directs and stars in a love letter to life and art that chronicles the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. Co-starring Carey Mulligan, Maya Hawke, Matt Bomer and Sarah Silverman.

March 17

A man’s search for his long-lost sister involves a mysterious elephant, a magician (Benedict Wong) and a harrowing journey to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that take him on the adventure of a lifetime


An action-packed family comedy that follows a monkey and his magical fighting stick on an epic quest where they must go head to head against gods, demons, dragons, and the greatest enemy of all, Monkey’s own ego!


An unlikely hero emerges from prison to take on a world enmeshed in corporate greed and eroding spiritual values, seeking revenge from those who took everything from him many years ago.

May 12

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. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes and Omari Hardwick.

March 31

Now full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground, Nick and Audrey Spitz find themselves at the centre of an international abduction when their friend the Maharaja is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding. Starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.


A knight is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and the only person who can help him prove his innocence is a shape-shifting teen who might also be a monster he’s sworn to kill. Set in a techno-medieval world unlike anything animation has tackled before, it features the voices of Chloë Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed and Eugene Lee Yang.


The remarkable true story of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, who, at the age of 64, became the first person to complete the “Everest of swims,” a 53-hour, 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida through dangerous open ocean without a shark cage.Starring Annette Bening, Jodie Foster and Rhys Ifans.


Owen Browning (Adam Devine) is a straight-laced bank manager about to marry the love of his life, Parker. When his bank is held up by the infamous Ghost Bandits during his wedding week, he believes his future in-laws who just arrived in town, are the infamous Out-Laws.

October 27

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. Starring Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Andy Garcia, Catherine O’Hara and Jay Duplass.

January 31

This intimate and humanising portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells follows the trajectory of Pamela Anderson’s life and career from smalltown girl to international sex symbol, actress, activist, and doting mother.


Will a forty-year-old woman with everything on the line — her high-stakes career, ticking biological clock, bank account — risk it all for an intensely lusty secret romance with the one person who could destroy her comeback, for good? Starring  Gabrielle Union, Keith Powers and Aisha Hinds.


New York sportswriter Mack (Gina Rodriguez) has spent years devising successful hook-up “plays” with best friend Adam (Damon Wayans Jr.) and their crew, but when she unexpectedly falls head-over-heels for one of her targets (Tom Ellis), they all must learn what it takes to go from simply scoring to playing for keeps.

December 22

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. Zack Snyder directs.


Following the brutal murder of a young real estate agent, a hardened detective attempts to uncover the truth in a case where nothing is as it seems, and by doing so dismantles the illusions in his own life. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberlake, Eric Bogosian and Alicia Silverstone.


Bayard Rustin, the brilliant strategist behind 1963’s momentous March On Washington and close advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to the tireless quest for racial equality, human rights, and worldwide democracy. But as an openly gay black man, he was all but erased from the civil rights movement he helped build. Starring Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Jeffrey Wright and Audra McDonald.


Intimate portrayal of trailblazing political icon Shirley Chisholm, the first Black Congresswoman and the first Black woman to run for President of the U.S, and the cost of accomplishment for Shirley herself. John Ridley directs Regina King, Lucas Hedges and Christina Jackson.

February 3

When the tenacious young sailor Jessica Watson (Teagan Croft) sets out to be the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world, many expect her to fail. With the support of her sailing coach and mentor Ben Bryant (Cliff Curtis) and her parents (Josh Lawson and Anna Paquin), Jessica is determined to accomplish what was thought to be impossible, navigating some of the world’s most challenging stretches of ocean over the course of 210 days.


Wes Anderson’s adaptation of several Roald Dahl short stories stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Sir Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade, Rupert Friend and Asa Jennings.

World Premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival

Investigative journalist Rae de Leon travels nationwide to uncover and examine a shocking pattern: Young women tell the police they’ve been sexually assaulted, but instead of finding justice, they’re charged with the crime of making a false report, arrested, and even imprisoned by the system they believed would protect them.

February 24

Finding a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home turns Kevin’s family into overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of Ernest’s past, they become a target of the CIA.

January 27

The fledgling relationship between a Jewish man (Jonah Hill) and a black woman (Lauren London) is tested  by their respective families: his progressive and semi-woke parents (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny) and her  unyielding yet concerned parents (Eddie Murphy and Nia Long) who inject themselves into their lives mercilessly.

February 10

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. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher.

Non-English language highlights will include: The Archies, a live-action Indian musical adaption of the comics; Carga Máxima (Overhaul), about a Brazilian truck racing driver who starts driving for a cargo robbery gang in order to keep his team; Chakda ‘Xpress, which was inspired by  fastest female pacers in the history of world cricket; Jung_E (January 20), about civil war in the wake of a catastrophe on Earth in 2194; and Kill Boksoon (autumn), a South Korean thriller about a solo mother who’s also a professional killer.

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3 Responses to “New Movies on Netflix for 2023”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    January 19, 2023 at 10:44 am

    There may be heaps of Netflix movies but I do wonder how many of them are actually of good quality. I can’t remember seeing a movie on Netflix that actually impressed me 🤔

  2. Is there an HD Heads-Up today?

  3. Unlikely, I’m afraid Jack, but definitely tomorrow morning 🤞

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