The year 2023 is shaping up to be a great one for cinema lovers, with a variety of genres, styles, and stars to choose from. Whether you are looking for action, comedy, drama, horror, or romance, there is something for everyone in this year’s lineup of films. Here are some of the highlights and recommendations of the best films of 2023, so far:
- Cocaine Bear: If you are looking for a wild and hilarious ride, look no further than Cocaine Bear, a horror comedy based on a true story of a black bear that ingested a drug dealer’s stash of cocaine and went on a rampage in the woods. Directed by Elizabeth Banks and starring Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Alden Ehrenreich and the late Ray Liotta, Cocaine Bear promises to be a blast of fun and absurdity.
- 65: For sci-fi and adventure fans, 65 is a must-see film that features Adam Driver as a spaceship pilot who crash-lands on a planet that turns out to be Earth, 65 million years ago. Co-starring Ariana Greenblatt as his sole survivor companion, 65 is a thrilling and suspenseful survival story that pits them against dinosaurs and other dangers. The film is written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the co-writers of A Quiet Place.
- John Wick: Chapter 4: The fourth installment of the popular action franchise sees Keanu Reeves return as the legendary assassin John Wick, who is now hunted by the entire criminal world. Travelling across continents and fighting his way through various enemies, John Wick: Chapter 4 is a non-stop adrenaline rush that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The film also features Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Donnie Yen, and Hiroyuki Sanada.
- Renfield: A fresh and funny take on the classic Dracula story, Renfield is a horror comedy that focuses on the Count’s loyal servant, played by Nicholas Hoult. Renfield is a madman who eats insects and plots his escape from an asylum, while also serving his master’s sinister plans. The film is directed by Chris McKay, who helmed The Lego Batman Movie, and co-stars Nicholas Cage as Dracula, Aquafina as Renfield’s love interest, and Aubrey Plaza as his psychiatrist.
- Oppenheimer: A historical drama that explores the life and work of J Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who led the Manhattan Project and created the atomic bomb. Directed by Christopher Nolan, who is known for his epic and complex films, Oppenheimer stars Cillian Murphy as the titular character, along with Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr, Matt Damon, and Florence Pugh. The film is expected to be a contender for the Oscars and other awards.
These are just some of the best films of 2023 that you should not miss. Whether you are looking for a cozy watch for a rainy day, a stimulating film for a movie night, or a gift for a film lover, you will find something to suit your needs in this year’s selection of cinematic wonders. Happy watching!