List of American films: The 58 Most Anticipated Movies of 2023

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As the end of 2023 approaches, let us reflect on the most noteworthy American films released this year. Be it action-packed blockbusters or thought-provoking dramas, 2023 had it all. The following is a comprehensive collection of the best American films of this year, evaluated based on their respective critical acclaim, box office success, and overall impact on the film industry.

Top Grossing American Films of 2023

According to [Wikipedia], the top-grossing American films of 2023, by domestic box office gross revenue, are as follows:

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie - Universal - $572,509,325
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - Disney - $347,036,223
  3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse - Sony - $294,206,663
  4. The Little Mermaid - Disney - $259,820,791
  5. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania - $214,506,909
  6. John Wick: Chapter 4 - Lionsgate - $187,131,806
  7. Creed III - MGM - $156,248,615
  8. Fast X - Universal - $143,308,705
  9. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts - Paramount - $109,474,051
  10. Scream VI - $108,161,389

Best American Films of 2023

According to [Esquire], here are the 25 best American films of 2023 (so far):

  1. Showing Up
  2. The French Dispatch
  3. The Matrix Resurrections
  4. The Power of the Dog
  5. Don't Look Up
  6. The Northman
  7. The Lost City
  8. The Tragedy of Macbeth
  9. The Tender Bar
  10. Nightmare Alley
  11. The Last Duel
  12. The Humans
  13. The Harder They Fall
  14. The Souvenir Part II
  15. The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
  16. The Green Knight
  17. The Many Saints of Newark
  18. The Card Counter
  19. The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  20. The Worst Person in the World
  21. The Killing of Two Lovers
  22. The Velvet Underground
  23. The Unforgivable
  24. The Guilty
  25. The Lost Daughter

Movie Trivia Questions and Answers

If you're a film aficionado, you might enjoy testing your movie knowledge with some trivia questions. Here are some resources to help you out:

  • [Reader's Digest] has compiled a list of 150 movie trivia questions with answers.
  • [AhaSlides] has a list of over 40 movie trivia questions and answers.
  • [Today Show] has a list of 125 movie trivia questions (with answers).
  • [Parade] has a list of 150 fun movie trivia questions (with answers).

The 58 Most Anticipated Movies of 2023

The year 2023 is poised to be a thrilling year for movie enthusiasts. The film industry has persevered through challenges, and as a result, Hollywood has delivered exceptional films that are eagerly anticipated. The slate of releases includes major studio projects and independent films from festivals, offering a diverse range of stories, budgets, and genres. Here are some of the most anticipated movies of 2023 based on the information available from [Rotten Tomatoes], [MovieWeb], and [Wikiwand]:

Most Anticipated Movies of 2023

  1. Knock at the Cabin (February 3, 2023) - Directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Kristen Cui, Dave Bautista, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rupert Grint, and Abby Quinn, this film is a mystery thriller about a group of friends who gather at a remote cabin and are forced to confront their darkest secrets.

  2. John Wick: Chapter 4 (March 24, 2023) - Keanu Reeves returns as the titular character in this action-packed sequel. The film promises to deliver more breathtaking stunt work and intense fight scenes that fans have come to expect from the franchise.

  3. Avatar: The Way of Water (December 22, 2023) - James Cameron's highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 blockbuster Avatar is finally set to release after several delays. The film follows the adventures of Jake Sully and Neytiri as they explore the oceans of Pandora.

  4. The Flash (November 3, 2023) - Ezra Miller stars as the titular character in this DC Comics adaptation. The film promises to explore the concept of the multiverse and feature appearances from other DC characters.

  5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8, 2023) - The sequel to the 2018 hit Black Panther is highly anticipated, especially after the passing of lead actor Chadwick Boseman. The film promises to explore the world of Wakanda and its rich culture.

  6. The Batman (March 3, 2023) - Robert Pattinson stars as the Dark Knight in this highly anticipated reboot of the Batman franchise. The film promises to be a darker and grittier take on the character.

  7. The Marvels (November 10, 2023) - Brie Larson returns as Carol Danvers in this sequel to the 2019 hit Captain Marvel. The film promises to explore the concept of legacy and feature appearances from other Marvel characters.

  8. Indiana Jones 5 (July 21, 2023) - Harrison Ford returns as the iconic adventurer in this long-awaited sequel. The film promises to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans of the franchise.

  9. The Lost City (April 14, 2023) - Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock star in this action-comedy about a romance novelist who gets kidnapped and taken on a wild adventure.

  10. The Northman (April 28, 2023) - Robert Eggers directs this historical epic about a Viking prince seeking revenge for his father's murder. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, and Willem Dafoe.

Best Movies of 2023 So Far

According to [MovieWeb], the best movies of 2023 so far are:

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie - This animated film based on the popular video game franchise is the biggest film of 2023 so far.

  2. Cocaine Bear - This film is based on a true story about a bear who ingested a large amount of cocaine and died.

  3. Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania - This Marvel film is the third installment in the Ant-Man franchise and promises to explore the concept of the multiverse.

  4. The Lost City - This action-comedy starring Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock is highly anticipated.

  5. The Northman - This historical epic directed by Robert Eggers promises to be a visually stunning film.

List of American Films of 2023

According to [Wikiwand], here is a list of American films that have released or are scheduled to release in 2023:

  • Knock at the Cabin
  • John Wick: Chapter 4
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Flash
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • The Batman
  • The Marvels
  • Indiana Jones 5
  • The Lost City
  • The Northman

The 5 Most Anticipated Movies of...

[Rotten Tomatoes] has also released lists of the most anticipated movies of each month in 2023. Here are the top 5 most anticipated movies of January, February, March, and August:

January 2023

  1. M3GAN
  2. Plane
  3. A Man Called Otto
  4. Missing
  5. Infinity Pool

February 2023

  1. Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
  2. Cocaine Bear
  3. Knock at the Cabin
  4. Luther: The Fallen Sun
  5. Rye Lane

March 2023

  1. John Wick: Chapter 4
  2. Scream VI
  3. Shazam! Fury of the Gods
  4. Creed III
  5. 65

August 2023

  1. Blue Beetle
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  3. The Lost City
  4. The Northman
  5. The Marvels


2023 is shaping up to be an engrossing year for movie enthusiasts, as it offers a plethora of films that range in storytelling, budgets, and genres. With a mix of sequels packed with action and historical epics, these films are well-suited for anyone's taste. Certainly, there is much to be excited about for movie enthusiasts in 2023. While some films have already been released, there are plenty more to come later in the year.

In the United States, 2023 represented a great year for American cinema, with a broad assortment of films that captured the attention of diverse audiences. Whether you prefer action, drama, comedy, or horror, this list provides options for all audiences. The intent of this list is to introduce new films for your viewing pleasure.