New Netflix movies in 2023 — release dates and everything you need to know

Millie Bobby Brown wields a sword in Damsel, a new movie coming to Netflix in 2023
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The list of all the new Netflix movies in 2023 is as huge as you might have expected. And, much like a night's sky, it's filled with stars. 

This is arguably Netflix's big talking point: where else will you find Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Millie Bobby Brown and Mahershala Ali? An awards show, maybe. One of the best streaming services? Definitely.

The likely biggest new Netflix movie of 2023 will be Damsel, a fantasy-action movie starring Millie Bobby Brown as a sword-wielding lady who has to deal with a fire-breathing dragon. Co-stars include Angela Bassett, Robin Wright and Ray Winstone.

Looking through this list, we're the most excited about Sam Esmail's thriller Leave the World Behind, an adaptation of a pager-turner of a novel that stars Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali. The book it's based on is all about an Airbnb vacation gone horribly wrong, but it's not at all like Barbarian, which bears the same description. It's the most-likely on this list to reach our best Netflix movies list.

Elsewhere in the new movies on Netflix in 2023, Kevin Hart's got a heist in F. Gary Gray's Lift, Zack Snyder's back with Rebel Moon. Adam Sandler has three movies on this list: Murder Mystery 2 with Jennifer Aniston, the animated film Leo and the intergalactic Spaceman. Check out Netflix's preview video below before you dive into the complete list. 

Oh, and expect more than the below list. Netflix's announcement for this list states that "this list isn’t inclusive of ALL titles coming in 2023, as we still have some unannounced films and surprises up our sleeves."

Below, Netflix's official descriptions are listed below the titles and release dates, and titles with a * are our picks.

New Netflix movies in January 2023

(L to R) John Berchtold as Fielding Marshall and Rob Lowe as John Marshall in Dog Gone's poster

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Dog Gone: 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.

Jung_E: January 20
In 2194, a civil war among those who survived the Earth’s catastrophe breaks out. A war heroine Major Jung-e goes into a coma after a serious injury, and her family is forced to donate her brain data to ‘Next Generation Lab’. Next Generation Lab uses Jung-e’s data to make an AI robot, and using that robot, the lab continues to conduct war simulation. During the simulation, Seo-hyun, daughter of Jung-e, participating as the robot research team leader, learns her mother's secret through repeated experiments.

You People: January 27
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. 

Pamela, A Love Story: January 31
An intimate and humanizing portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells, Pamela, a love story, follows the trajectory of Pamela Anderson’s life and career from smalltown girl to international sex symbol, actress, activist, and doting mother.

New Netflix movies in February 2023

(L to R) Debbie (Reese Witherspoon) and Peter (Ashton Kutcher) lie in bed in Your Place or Mine, coming to Netflix on February 10, 2023

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True Spirit: 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 Academy Award winner 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. 

Bill Russell: Legend: 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. From the humblest of beginnings, Russell went on to lead each and every one of his basketball teams to championships — two back-to-back NCAA titles, a Gold Medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, and 11 championship titles in his thirteen-year career as a Boston Celtic (his last two as the first Black Head Coach in NBA history).  Features interviews with family and friends as well as Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and more.

Your Place or Mine**: 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.

We Have a Ghost: 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.

New Netflix movies in March 2023

John Luther (Idris Elba) walks through the snow in Luther: The Fallen Sun, a new Netflix movie coming March 10, 2023

Idris Elba in Luther: The Fallen Sun (Image credit: Netflix)

Luther: The Fallen Sun**: March 10
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.

The Magician’s Elephant: March 17
When Peter (voiced by Noah Jupe), who is searching for his  long-lost sister named  Adele (voiced by Pixie Davies), crosses paths with a fortune teller in the market square, there is only one question on his mind: is his sister still alive? The answer, that he must find a mysterious elephant and the magician (voiced by Benedict Wong)  who will conjure it, sets Peter off on a harrowing journey to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that will change the face of his town forever and take him on the adventure of a lifetime. The Magician’s Elephant is based on Two-time Newbery Award winning author Kate DiCamillo’s classic novel.

Murder Mystery 2: March 31
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.

(L to R) Audrey (Jennifer Aniston) and Nick (Adam Sandler) Spitz in Murder Mystery 2, a new movie coming to Netflix on March 31, 2023

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in Murder Mystery 2 (Image credit: Netflix)

New Netflix movies in Spring 2023

Chupa: Spring 2023
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.

Kill Boksoon: Spring 2023
Boksoon leads a double life — she is both a mother of a teenage daughter and the legendary professional killer at the top-tier killing agency MK. Caught in between the mission of killing someone and the mission of raising someone, Boksoon refuses to complete an assigned mission and is thrown into an inevitable fight.

New Netflix movies in April 2023

(L to R) Scott Ly and Rachael Leigh Cook in A TOURIST’S GUIDE TO LOVE, a new Netflix movie coming on April 27, 2023

Scott Ly and Rachael Leigh Cook in A Tourist's Guide To Love (Image credit: Netflix)
  • A Tourist's Guide To Love: April 27
    After an unexpected break up, a travel executive accepts an assignment to go undercover and learn about the tourist industry in Vietnam. Along the way she finds adventure and romance with her Vietnamese expat tour guide when they decide to reroute the tour bus in order to explore life and love off the beaten path.

New Netflix movies in May 2023

Jennifer Lopez in The Mother, a new movie coming to Netflix on May 12, 2023

Jennifer Lopez in The Mother (Image credit: Netflix)

The Mother: 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.

New Netflix movies in June 2023

Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2

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Extraction 2: June 16
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.

New Netflix movies in July 2023

(L to R) Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris and John Boyega in a car in They Clone Tyrone, a new Netflix movie coming on July 21, 2023

Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris and John Boyega in They Clone Tyrone (Image credit: Netflix)

They Cloned Tyrone**: July 21
A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio (John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.

New Netflix movies in Summer 2023

Happiness For Beginners: Summer 2023
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 the “Adventure of a Lifetime!” The adventure is 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. Based on the wildly popular novel by Katherine Center, Happiness For Beginners reminds us that sometimes you have to get lost before you're found. 

The Perfect Find: Summer 2023
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?

New Netflix movies in August 2023

(L to R) Yun Jee Kim, Billy Magnussen, Úrsula Corberó, Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Vincent D'Onofrio in Lift, a new Netflix movie coming on August 25, 2023

(L to R) Yun Jee Kim, Billy Magnussen, Úrsula Corberó, Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Vincent D'Onofrio in Lift (Image credit: Netflix)

Heart Of Stone: August 11
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
An international heist crew is recruited to prevent a terrorist attack, and must pull off the heist on a plane mid-flight. 

New Netflix movies in September 2023

Love At First Sight: September 2023
After missing her flight from New York to London, Hadley (Haley Lu Richardson) meets Oliver (Ben Hardy) in a chance encounter at the airport that sparks an instant connection. A long night on the plane together passes in the blink of an eye but upon landing at Heathrow, the pair are separated and finding each other in the chaos seems impossible. Will fate intervene to transform these seat mates into soul mates?

New Netflix movies in Fall 2023

Nyad: Fall 2023
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.

Players: Fall 2023
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.

Spaceman: Fall 2023
As an astronaut sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust finds his earthly life falling to pieces, he turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship. 

New Netflix movies in October 2023

(L to R) Chris Evans, Andy Garcia and Emily Blunt in Pain Hustlers, a new Netflix movie coming October 27, 2023.

(L to R) Chris Evans, Andy Garcia and Emily Blunt in Pain Hustlers (Image credit: Netflix)

Damsel: October 13
A dutiful damsel (Millie Bobby Brown) 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
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.

New Netflix movies in November 2023

(L to R) Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Joey King in A Family Affair, a new movie coming to Netflix on Nov. 17, 2023

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The Killer: November 10
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
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
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…

New Netflix movies in December 2023

(L to R) Mahershala Ali, Myha’la Herrold, Julia Roberts and Ethan Hawke in Leave the World Behind, coming to Netflix on Dec. 8, 2023

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Leave The World Behind**: 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.

Rebel Moon: 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. 

New Netflix movies coming in 2023

These movies are coming in 2023, but don't have a season or date yet.

Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin in Rustin, a new Netflix movie coming in 2023

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The Archies
The Archies, a feature film adaptation of the comics will be produced by Tiger Baby and Graphic India and will  premiere exclusively on Netflix. A live action musical set in 1960’s India, the film will be directed by Zoya Akhtar. The film has the iconic gang of The Archies at the centre of it and perfectly matches the youthful energy, hope and excitement of the sixties. A musical experience bursting with youth, rebellion, friendships, first loves and everything young adult, it still promises to have something for every generation.    

Best. Christmas. Ever!
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.

Carga Máxima (Overhaul)
In the first Brazilian action movie on Netflix, Roger is a truck racing driver who starts driving for a cargo robbery gang in order to keep his team. Once inside the crime, he will have to fight hard to get out.

Chakda ‘Xpress
The film is  inspired by the incredible story of one of the fastest female pacers in the history of world cricket, Jhulan Goswami as she moves up the ladder, despite the countless hindrances, to fulfill her only dream: to play cricket.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget**
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!

Choose Love
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! 

The Deepest Breath
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.

Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.  A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.

Monkey Man
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.

The Monkey King
The Monkey King is an action-packed family comedy that follows a monkey and his magical fighting Stick as they team up 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!

A knight is framed for a crime he didn't commit and the only person who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, 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, this is a story about the labels we assign to people and the  shapeshifter who refuses to be defined by anyone.

The Out-Laws
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.

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.

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. Directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Colman Domingo, Rustin illuminates the life of this unsung hero, a man whose influential work as an activist changed the course of history. Produced by Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen, Higher Ground's Tonia Davis and George C. Wolfe, the film features an all-star cast including Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Jeffrey Wright and Audra McDonald.

Shirley is the 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. This film will tell the story of Chisholm's boundary-breaking and historic presidential campaign, based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends and those who knew her best.

Untitled Wes Anderson/Roald Dahl Film**
Wes Anderson’s adaptation of several Roald Dahl short stories including The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

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.

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