Every Original Movie Coming To Netflix In 2023
Netflix has unveiled its 2023 movie slate, and the streaming platform has a lot of new films coming out this year. These will include sequels like Extraction 2 and Murder Mystery 2, as well as the next movie from Oscar-winner David Fincher, The Killer. Subscribers can also look forward to Wes Anderson's new Roald Dahl movie, the long-awaited Chicken Run sequel, and animated films like Leo (featuring the voice of Adam Sandler) and Nimona, which features the voice of Chloe Grace Moretz as a shape-shifting teenager.
In total, Netflix has more than 35 original movies coming to the service in 2023, including action movies, rom-coms, comedies, and thrillers. We're rounding up everything for you in one place in this gallery. Note that it's up to date as of January 27, so we'll update this gallery as titles are added or potentially delayed. Also remember that this gallery covers only original movies. Netflix has plenty more licensed films coming in 2023, including Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which returns to the Netflix library on February 1.
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January 13 - Dog Gone [Out Now!]
A family drama based on real events, Dog Gone follows the story of a young man hiking the Appalachian Trail who loses his dog and embarks on a journey to find him.
Starring: Rob Lowe, Johnny Berchtold, Kimbery Williams-Paisley, and Nick Peine.
Director: Stephen Herek
January 20 – JUNG_E [Out Now!]
A sci-fi thriller, JUNG_E takes place in 2194 and chronicles a civil war that takes place after Earth faces a horrible catastrophe. Glass Slippers lead Kim Hyun-joo stars as a war hero who is in a coma and has her brain donated to science to become an AI robot.
Starring: Kim Hyun-joo
Director: Yeon Sang-ho
January 27 – You People [Out Now!]
A comedy, You People stars Jonah Hill and Lauren London as a young couple, Ezra and Amira, who fall in love. But their fairytale romance is upended by their parents, who have their own issues. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny play Ezra's ostensibly woke parents and Amira's "unyielding yet concerned" parents are played by Eddie Murphy and Nia Long.
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
Director: Kenya Barris
January 31 – Pamela, A Love Story [Out Now!]
This documentary from Ryan White tells an "intimate and humanizing portrait" of Pamela Anderson. Netflix says the documentary will chronicle her life from the very beginning, running through her life and career, and showing a different perspective on the person you may think you know.
February 3 – True Spirit [Out Now!]
This adventure movie from director Sarah Spillane tells the story of a young sailor, played by Teagan Croft, who is trying to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone, without help. This movie adapts the true story of Jessica's 210-day journey (spoiler, she made it), and it aims to be an uplifting story of human perseverance.
Cast: Teagan Croft, Cliff Curtis, Bridget Webb, Vivien Turner, Stacy Clausen, Todd Lasance, with Josh Lawson and Anna Paquin
Director: Sarah Spillane
February 8 – Bill Russell: Legend
This documentary from director Sam Pollard bills itself as the "definitive" documentary about the NBA legend Bill Russell, who passed away in July 2022. The film features interviews with NBA legends like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as more modern NBA stars like Steph Curry and Chris Paul.
February 10 – Your Place or Mine
A rom-com from director Aline Brosh McKenna, Your Place or Mine stars Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher as "best friends and total opposites," who, you guessed it, fall in love. "When they swap houses and lives for a week, they discover what they think they want might not be what they really need," reads a line from the movie's description.
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
Director: Aline Brosh McKenna
February 24 – We Have a Ghost
This family-adventure starring David Harbour follows a family with a ghost named Ernest in their home. The family becomes a social media sensation, but the wheels quickly fall off and a deeper conspiracy is unveiled involving the CIA.
Cast: David Harbour, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash, Jennifer Coolidge, and Anthony Mackie
Director: Christopher Landon
March 10 – Luther: The Fallen Sun
This drama thriller starring Idris Elba continues the story of the popular TV series in movie form. A serial killer is terrorizing London, and Elba's John Luther breaks out of prison to save the day. Need we say more?
Cast: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, Dermot Crowley
Director: Jamie Payne
March 17 – The Magician's Elephant
Netflix's first big animated release of 2023 is The Magician's Elephant, which tells the story of Peter (voiced by Noah Jupe) who is searching to find his lost sister Adele (Pixie Davies). To do so, Peter must find an elephant and a magician (Benedict Wong) as part of what Netflix calls an "adventure of a lifetime." The movie is based on the 2009 novel by Kate DiCamillo.
Cast: Sian Clifford, Pixie Davies, Natasia Demetriou, Dawn French, Brian Tyree Henry, Noah Jupe, Aasif Mandvi, Mandy Patinkin, Miranda Richardson, Cree Summer, Lorraine Toussaint, Benedict Wong
Director: Wendy Rogers
March 31 – Murder Mystery 2
The action-comedy sequel brings back Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston to once again solve a mysterious murder. This time, they get caught up in an international abduction after a friend is kidnapped at his own wedding. This should be good.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Adeel Akhtar, John Kani, Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, Kuhoo Verma, Enrique Arce, Tony Goldwyn, Annie Mumolo, Zurin Villanueva
Director: Jeremy Garelick
April 27 – A Tourist's Guide to Love
This is a rom-com from director Steven K. Tsuchida. After experiencing a sad breakup, Rachael Leigh Cook's character goes to Vietnam to learn about the tourism industry. There, she meets a Vietnamese expat tour guide, and yeah, you know where this goes. LOVE!
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Scott Ly, Missi Pyle, Ben Feldman, Glynn Sweet, Alexa Povah, Jacqueline Correa, Nondumiso Tembe, Andrew Barth Feldman, Morgan Dudley, Quinn Trúc Trần, and Nsưt Lê Thiện
Director: Steven K. Tsuchida
May 12 – The Mother
An action movie, The Mother stars Jennifer Lopez as an assassin who comes out of hiding to save the child she gave up years ago when she was on the run from killers. Mulan director Niki Caro directs The Mother, which also stars Joseph Fiennes and Gael Garcia Bernal.
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, Gael García Bernal, Paul Raci, and Lucy Paez
Director: Niki Caro
June 16 – Extraction 2
Everyone thought Chris Hemsworth's Tyler Rake died at the end of 2020's Extraction, but he did not. Hemsworth returns to play Rake once again in Extraction 2, and he's setting off on another dangerous journey, this time in Georgia, to rescue a family from a prison. Director Sam Hargrave returns as well, along with producers Joe and Anthony Russo from AGBO.
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa, Daniel Bernhardt, and Tinatin Dalakishvili
Director: Sam Hargrave
July 21 – They Cloned Tyron
This mystery action thriller starring John Boyega and Jamie Foxx follows a "series of eerie events" where the main characters investigate a government conspiracy.
Cast: John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, and Teyonah Parris
Director: Juel Taylor
August 11 – Heart of Stone
An action movie, Heart of Stone stars Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot as an intelligence operative trying to protect a valuable and dangerous asset. Jamie Dornan also stars in this film.
Cast: Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt, Sophie Okonedo, Matthias Schweighöfer, Jing Lusi, and Paul Ready
Director: Tom Harper
August 25 – Lift
An action movie starring comedian Kevin Hart, Avatar's Sam Worthington, and James Bond actor Billy Magnussen, Lift tells the story of a heist crew trying to stop a terrorist attack on a plane, during a flight. F. Gary Gray, who directed The Italian Job and MIB: International, directs.
Cast: Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D'Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Jacob Batalon, Jean Reno, and Sam Worthington
Director: F. Gary Gray
Summer 2023 - Happiness For Beginners
A rom-com starring Ellie Kemper, Happiness For Beginners follows Kemper's character, Helen, a newly divorced woman, who goes on an adventure on the Appalachian Trail with other hikers. "She finds more than just herself in the wilderness," reads a line from the description. The film is based on the Katherine Center novel and also stars Luke Grimes and Nico Santos.
Cast: Ellie Kemper, Luke Grimes, Nico Santos, Blythe Danner, Ben Cook, Shayvawn Webster, Esteban Benito, Gus Birney, and Julia Shiplett
Director: Vicky Wight
Summer 2023 – The Perfect Find
This rom-com starring Gabrielle Union and Keith Powers follows a 40-year-old woman who risks her life and career for an "intensely lusty secret romance" with the one person who could take her down.
Cast: Gabrielle Union, Keith Powers, Aisha Hinds, DB Woodside, Janet Hubert, Alani "La La" Anthony, and Gina Torres
Director: Numa Perrier
September – Love at First Sight
A young adult rom-com starring The White Lotus' Haley Lu Richardson and EastEnders star Ben Hardy, this movie stars Richardson's character, Hadley, who misses a flight from New York to London and meets Hardy's Oliver. They probably fall in love. It'll be sweet. This movie is based on the book The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith.
Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Jameela Jamil, Rob Delaney, Sally Phillips and Dexter Fletcher
Director: Vanessa Caswill
October 13 – Damsel
Starring Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, Damsel is an action-adventure movie following a damsel who agrees to marry a prince. But the problem is the prince's family actually throws her into a cave where she must fight a dragon to repay an ancient debt. The movie also stars Angela Bassett, Robin Wright, Ray Winstone, and Nick Robinson.
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Angela Bassett, Robin Wright, Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Brooke Carter, and Shohreh Aghdashloo
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
October 27 – Pain Hustlers
A drama, Pain Hustlers stars Emily Blunt as a woman who loses her job and takes a position at a pharmaceutical startup--except it's actually a racketeering scheme. The film also stars Chris Evans, Andy Garcia, Catherine O'Hara, and Jay Duplass. Harry Potter's David Yates directs.
Cast: Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Andy Garcia, Catherine O'Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d'Arcy James, and Chloe Coleman
Director: David Yates
November 10 - The Killer
A thriller from a director known for thrillers, David Fincher, The Killer stars Michael Fassbender as an assassin who is fighting to stay alive against his own employers. Charles Parnell and Tilda Swinton also star.
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte, and Tilda Swinton
Director: David Fincher
November 17 -- A Family Affair
Described as a "surprising" rom-com starring Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Joey King, this film sounds like a doozy. Let's have the description speak for itself: "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."
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Joey King, Liza Koshy, and Kathy Bates
Director: Richard LaGravenese
November 22 -- Leo
This is an animated film starring Adam Sandler as the voice of a jaded 74-year-old lizard named Leo in a coming-of-age musical comedy about the last year of elementary school, as seen through the eyes of the class pet. Bill Burr plays Leo's terrarium pal of a turtle. "When he learns he has only 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," reads a line from the movie's description.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Bill Burr, Cecily Strong, Jason Alexander, Rob Schneider, Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Heidi Gardner, Nick Swardson, Nicholas Turturro, and Robert Smigel
Directors: Robert Smigel, Robert Marianetti, and David Wachtenheim
December 8 -- Leave the World Behind
Featuring a star-studded cast that includes Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, and Kevin Bacon, Leave the World Behind is a thriller involving two families and 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," reads a line from the movie's description.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha'la, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans, and Kevin Bacon
Director: Sam Esmail
December 22 -- Rebel Moon
An action movie starring Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, and Ed Skrein, Rebel Moon follows the story of a colony at the edge of a galaxy whose peace is interrupted by evil forces. Boutella plays Kora, a woman "with a mysterious past" who enlists other warriors to make a stand. The film is directed by Batman v Superman's Zack Snyder.
Cast: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Bae Doona, Ray Fisher, Charlie Hunnam, Anthony Hopkins, Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll, Jena Malone, Fra Fee, Cleopatra Coleman, Alfonso Herrera, Stuart Martin, Staz Nair, Sky Yang, Rhian Rees, E. Duffy and Charlotte Maggi
Director: Zack Snyder
Fall 2023 - Spaceman
The next Adam Sandler movie for Netflix, Spaceman is a drama about an astronaut sent to the edge of the galaxy on a science mission. He discovers a creature "from the beginning of time" who comes aboard his ship and lurks in the shadows. In addition to Sandler, the film stars Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Paul Dano, and Kunal Nayyar
Director: Johan Renck
Fall 2023 – NYAD
Based on the true story of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, this movie follows Nyad who, at the age of 54, became the first person even to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida. She did so without a shark cage, too. Annette Bening plays Nyad in the film that also stars Jodie Foster and Rhys Ifans.
Cast: Annette Bening, Jodie Foster, Rhys Ifans, Ethan Jones Romero, Luke Cosgrove, Jeena Yi, and Eric T. Miller
Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Later In 2023 - Players
A rom-com starring Gina Rodriguez as a sportswriter who only wants to hook up, she unexpectedly falls in love with one of her "targets," played by Tom Ellis. "They all must learn what it takes to go from simply scoring to playing for keeps," reads a line from the film's description.
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Tom Ellis, Joel Courtney, Liza Koshy, and Augustus Prew
Director: Trish Sie
Later In 2023 - Monkey Man
A drama-thriller starring Dev Patel and Sharlto Copley, this movie stars Patel's "unlikely hero" who gets out of prison and takes revenge on people who wronged him. Patel directs.
Cast: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley
Director: Dev Patel
Later in 2023 – Kill Boksoon
Described as an international action thriller, this film follows a character, Boksoon, who lives a double life. She is a trained killer and a mom of a teenage daughter. She is assigned a contract but refuses, and everything goes bad.
Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Sul Kyung-gu, Kim Si-a, Esom, Koo Kyo-hwan
Director: Byun Sung-hyun
Later In 2023 - Victim/Suspect
A documentary from Nancy Schwartzman, this movie is about young women who tell police they have been sexually assaulted, only to be charged with the crime of making a false report.
Later In 2023 – Chupa
A family adventure movie, Chupa follows a teenager named Alex who visits his family in Mexico where he befriends a chupacabra. "In order to save the mythical creature, Alex and his cousins must embark on the adventure of a lifetime," reads a line from the movie's description.
Cast: Demián Bichir, Evan Whitten, Christian Slater, Ashley Ciarra, Nickolas Verdugo, Adriana Paz, Gerardo Taracena, and Julio Cesar Cedillo
Director: Jonás Cuarón
Later In 2023 - The Out-Laws
Adam Devine stars in this action comedy following a straight-laced bank manager who is about to get married. His bank is held up by robbers, who turn out to be his future in-laws. What a premise.
Cast: Adam DeVine, Pierce Brosnan, Ellen Barkin, Nina Dobrev, Michael Rooker, Poorna Jagannathan, Julie Hagerty, Richard Kind, Lil Rel Howery, and Blake Anderson
Director: Tyler Spindel
Later In 2023 - Nimona
An animated movie featuring the voices of Chloe Grace Moretz and Riz Ahmed, Nimona follows the story of a knight who is framed for a crime he did not commit. The only person who can prove his innocence is a shape-shifting teenager named Nimona, who is also the creature the knight is supposed to kill.
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed, and Eugene Lee Yang
Directors: Nick Bruno and Troy Quane
Later In 2023 - Reptile
A drama starring Benicio del Toro and Justin Timberlake, Reptile picks up after a grisly murder and follows a hardened detective who is trying to solve the case. However, "nothing is as it seems," reads a line from the movie's description.
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Justin Timberlake, Eric Bogosian, Alicia Silverstone, Domenick Lombardozzi, Frances Fisher, Ato Essandoh, Michael Carmen Pitt, Karl Glusman, and Matilda Lutz
Director: Grant Singer
Later In 2023 - The Deepest Breath
This documentary from director Laura McGann follows a free diver trying to set a world record. As she trains with a safety diver, the pair "form an emotional bond that feels like fate."
Later In 2023 - The Monkey King
An animated family comedy, The Monkey King features a monkey and his magical fighting stick. They go on an "epic quest" where they fight against gods, demons, and dragons, as well as Monkey's own ego.
Cast: Jimmy O. Yang, Bowen Yang, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Jo Koy, Ron Yuan, Hoon Lee, Stephanie Hsu, Andrew Pang, Andrew Kishino, Jodi Long, James Sie, and BD Wong
Director: Anthony Stacchi
Later In 2023 - Untitled Wes Anderson/Roald Dahl Film
Wes Anderson is lined up to direct a movie that will adapt "several" Roald Dahl short stories, including The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. That's all Netflix has had to say so far, but we do know the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, and Ben Kingsley.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Sir Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade, Rupert Friend, and Asa Jennings
Director: Wes Anderson
Later In 2023 - Rustin
George C. Wolfe directs this drama about Bayard Rustin, the strategist behind 1963's March on Washington and was an advisor to Martin Luther King. Jr. "But as an openly gay Black man, he was all but erased from the civil rights movement he helped build," reads a line from the movie's description. "Rustin illuminates the life of this unsung hero, a man whose influential work as an activist changed the course of history." The movie stars Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, and Audra McDonald.
Cast: Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Audra McDonald, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, Johnny Ramey, CCH Pounder, Michael Potts, Carra Patterson, Adrienne Warren, Bill Irwin, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Jeffrey Wright, Lilli Kay, Jordan-Amanda Hall, Jakeem Dante Powell, Ayana Workman, Grantham Coleman, Jamilah Nadege Rosemond, Jules Latimer, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, Frank Harts, and Kevin Mambo
Director: George C. Wolfe
Later In 2023 - Shirley
Shirley is described as an "intimate portrayal" of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black congresswoman and the first Black woman to run for US president. Regina King plays Chisholm, with a cast that also includes Lucas Hedges, Christina Jackson, and Michael Cherrie.
Cast: Regina King, Lucas Hedges, Christina Jackson, Michael Cherrie, Dorian Missick, Amirah Vann, W. Earl Brown, with André Holland, and Terrence Howard
Director: John Ridley
Later In 2023 - The Archies
A live-action musical set in 1960s India, The Archies is based on the popular comic series. "A musical experience bursting with youth, rebellion, friendships, first loves and everything young adult, it still promises to have something for every generation," Netflix said.
Cast: Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda and Vedang Raina
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Later In 2023 - Choose Love
Laura Marano stars as Cami Conway in this rom-com. She has a good job and is about to be engaged, but she still feels something is missing. This is Netflix's latest choose-your-own-adventure movie, and viewers will decide how things play out.
Cast: Laura Marano, Avan Jogia, Jordi Webber, and Scott Michael Foster
Director: Stuart McDonald
Later In 2023 - Best Christmas Ever
A holiday movie, Best Christmas Ever stars Heather Graham and Brandy Norwood as friends who are dealt a twist of fate that changes everything one holiday season. "Every Christmas, Jackie sends a boastful holiday newsletter that makes her old college friend Charlotte feel like a lump of coal," reads a line from the film's description. "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."
Cast: Heather Graham, Brandy Norwood, Matt Cedeño, and Jason Biggs
Director: Mary Lambert
Later In 2023 - Maestro
Directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, Maestro tells the story of the lifelong partnership between Leonard Bernstein (Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan). "A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love," Netflix said.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Maya Hawke, Matt Bomer, Sarah Silverman
Director: Bradley Cooper
Later In 2023 - Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
The long-awaited sequel to 2000's Chicken Run, Dawn of the Nugget picks up the story after the chickens escape Tweedy's farm. Ginger and Rocky have a child, Molly, and everything seems great where they live on an island. However, their peace is soon disturbed, and now they must break back in to the farm to save the day.
Cast: Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi, Bella Ramsey, Jane Horrocks, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, Josie Sedgwick-Davies, David Bradley, Romesh Ranganathan, Daniel Mays, and Nick Mohammed
Director: Sam Fell
Later In 2023 - Carga Maxima (Overhaul)
Netflix's first Brazilian action movie, Carga Maxima follows a truck racing driver named Roger who drives for a cargo robbery gang and gets in over his head.
Cast: Thiago Martins, Sheron Menezzes, Raphael Logam, Milhem Cortaz, Evandro Mesquita, and Paulinho Vilhena
Director: Tomás Portella
Later In 2023 - Chakda 'Xpress
Inspired by the true story of cricket player Jhulan Goswami, Chakda ‘Express follows her story as she "moves up the ladder, despite the countless hindrances, to fulfill her only dream: to play cricket."
Cast: Anushka Sharma, Renuka Shahane, Anshul Chauhan, Kaushik Sen, and Mahesh Thakur
Director: Prosit Roy