The 10 best movies of 2023 so far

There is a term in the film industry that is used to describe films that come out in the early months of the year. It’s called a “landfill”. Studios will dump hits that might flop in January and February while preserving blockbusters for the summer and prestige dramas for the fall. With the advent of live broadcasting and a proven track record for early months (Bad Boys for Life, Uncharted, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania), “landfill” may be a thing of the past.

In just over two months, 2023 has delivered a series of hits and box office hits in many genres. So far, the public has defended a creepy doll with a violent side (M3GAN), a throwback to action films from the 90s (airplane), a strong court drama (Saint Omar), and a high level of cocaine (cocaine beer). The following list is the best movies of 2023 so far.

10. The cocaine bear

Keri Russell hides behind a tree while a bear tries to climb it in a scene from Cocaine Bear.

It doesn’t take much thought to understand its plot cocaine beer. A bear eats cocaine and gets carried away in this hilarious, high-concept thriller. But guess what? It’s so funny and interesting! Based on true events, a drug shipment goes wrong, causing a bag of cocaine to fall out of a plane and crash-land in a woods in Georgia. A 500-pound black bear ingests cocaine, resulting in an uncontrollable monster.

A group of teens, townspeople, criminals and tourists meet in the woods. These people learn the hard way what happens to a bear when it’s high on cocaine. As you can probably guess, the bear goes on a killing spree. cocaine beer Not perfect, but a fun adventure to watch alongside a large group of people.

cocaine beer Now in theaters.

9. The plane

Two men pointing and holding guns in the plane.

Gerard Butler (300) single-handedly keeps the spirit of ’90s action movies alive. green landAnd A den of thievesAnd The killer hunterAnd He was last seen aliveand the He fell Serials are all the movies that came out in the last 10 years that could have been released in the 90’s. His latest action movie on his resume is airplane.

Butler stars as Brody Torrance, a commercial pilot who is forced to make an emergency landing in the Philippines after the plane is badly damaged in a storm. However, the area where Brody lands is run by hostiles who take most of the passengers hostage. Brody’s only hope is to team up with Louis Gaspar (Luke Cage Mike Colter), the murder suspect who was escorted by the FBI on the flight. If you’re an ex-butler of action movies, then… airplane He will be in your wheelhouse.

airplane Available now digitally and on demand.

8. Missing

Girl talking on a mobile phone in Missing.

Telling a story across screens is no easy task. Screenlife movies, as they’re called, have been around for more than two decades. As technology advances, the quality of cinematic life movies also increases. 2018 seekA thriller set around a father’s attempt to find his missing daughter, the film has perfected visual storytelling on its way to becoming a box office hit, grossing $75 million on less than $1 million.

2023 saw the release of missing The stand-alone sequel to seek. storm reed (The last of us) plays June Allen, a teenager trying to locate her mother after she goes missing in Colombia while on vacation with her new boyfriend. At first, June thinks her boyfriend (industry Ken Leung) her mother. As the story unfolds, June discovers that her mother has been keeping secrets from her. Missing It is a fast-paced thriller that keeps the audience in suspense until the end of the movie.

Missing It will be available digitally and on demand starting March 7.

7. Knocking in the cabin

Abby Quinn, Nicky Amuca-Bird, Dave Bautista, and Rupert Grint stand somberly inside the booth, staring into the camera.

Whether you like M. Night Shyamalan (old) or not, he’s one of the few filmmakers who can stage a movie. Whenever Shyamalan releases a movie, it always feels like a big deal. his latest movies, knock the cab, Follows Shyamalan’s formula for success: supernatural plots and twist endings. Based on the 2018 novel by Paul J Tremblay, Ring in the cabin It depicts a home invasion with horrific stakes.

four strangers – leonard (dunes Dave Bautista), Sabrina (little woman Abby Quinn), Redmond (Servants Rupert Grint) and Adrian (old Nikki Amuka-Bird – Eric’s Parents Contract (Mindhunter’s Jonathan Groff) and Andrew (Pennyworth Ben Aldridge) is taken hostage in their cabin with their 7-year-old daughter Wayne (Kristen Coe). The home invaders demand that the family sacrifice one of their own to avert the end of the world. It’s not top notch Shyamalan, But it still deserves a spot on our early “best” list for 2023.

Ring in the cabin Available now digitally and on demand.

6. M3GAN

Allison Williams stands between Violet McGraw and M3GAN.
Photo by Jeffrey Short/Universal

If there was a sure bet in the movies, you wouldn’t take home a scary doll because it would ruin your life. After the death of her parents, Cady (Haunting Hill House Violet McGraw is left in the custody of her aunt and robotics developer, Gemma.girls’ Allison Williams). With no idea how to raise a child, Gemma enlists the help of her latest creation, M3GAN, a lifelike android in the form of a little girl. M3GAN was created to be a child’s best friend and protector.

Initially, M3GAN is a hit with Cady as the two form an instant friendship. As you may have already guessed, M3GAN has become overly protective of Caddy, unleashing a cascade of violence and terror towards everyone who gets in her way. M3GAN’s Strength is not taking itself too seriously. He knows exactly what kind of movie he wants to be, scary, funny, and campy sci-fi horror.

M3GAN Available to stream on Peacock.

5. Creed III

Michael B Jordan sitting on a chair in a boxing ring in Creed III.

For the first time in his career, Michael B.Journal of JordanSteps behind the camera for guidance third dogma, The latest entry in the franchise. Donnie (Jordan) retired from fighting, working as a promoter instead of landing punches to the head. Still happy with Bianca Taylor (Thor: Love and Thunder Tessa Thompson and their young daughter. Donnie’s seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when childhood friend Damien Anderson (…Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s Jonathan Majors re-enters Donny’s life after a long prison sentence.

Damian fell for Donnie and went to jail when they were kids, and now, he wants everything Donnie has earned. Everything is heading towards the exhilarating showdown between the former friends. Jordan is still great as Donnie, but Majors is the perfect stick of dynamite to shake up the franchise. If Michael B. Jordan wants to keep making creed Movies, he should have every right to be because these movies rule.

Creed III Now in theaters.

4. Sick

Two girls wear masks while in a patient's car.

In 1996, an unknown screenwriter named Kevin Williamson wrote the slasher Scream. The witty dialogue and clever premise was something rarely seen in a horror screenplay. It set the stage for all the horrors of superstition and deception that would soon follow and are still being made 27 years later. In 2023, Williamson is back at the type he helped defend sicka spiritual sequel to Scream It is set during the beginning of the COVID pandemic.

two college students (lockers’ Gideon Adlon f Flatbush misdemeanour Bethlehem Million) head to a lakeside cabin for quarantine as the world slowly shuts down. Armed with their masks, gloves and disinfectants, the girls head to the secluded area to get rid of the plague. Their cabin getaway becomes a hellish nightmare when a masked lunatic stalks and attacks the girls in the cabin. sick is a fun, fast-paced, smart movie that will go down as one of the best pandemic-themed films of its time.

sick Available to stream on Peacock.

3. Infinity Pool

Gabi looks at James in the Infinity Pool.

Occasionally, infinity pool It is disgusting, annoying and visceral. However, Alexander Skarsgard (Succession) and Mia Goth (Pearl) committed as ever, makes infinity pool A worthy addition to this list. Directed by Brandon Cronenberg (What is with you), son of the legendary David Cronenberg (future crimes), infinity pool Follows James Foster (SkarsgĂ„rd), a novelist on vacation with his wealthy wife, M (Rebel Moon’s Cleopatra Coleman) in a seaside town.

James meets Gabi (Goth), who she and her husband Alban (iris’ Jalil Lespert), invites the couple to a night of drinking and partying. When James accidentally kills a local man, he is confronted with the country’s unique legal system where the rich can clone themselves and watch their duplicates be killed in their place. I’m going to pause now because this really is the “you have to see it to believe it” kind of movie. This movie won’t be for everyone, but if you’re in the mood for something wild and unpredictable, give it a go infinity pool Shot.

infinity pool Now available digitally and on demand.

2. Skinamarink

Kyle Edward Ball’s experimental horror film, in his feature directorial debut, is about a terrifying screenplay by two kids. In the mid-1990s, six-year-old Kylie (Daley-Rose Tetro) and her four-year-old brother Kevin (Lucas Ball) wake up in the middle of the night to find out that their father is missing.

To make matters worse, the windows and doors in the house have mysteriously disappeared. As they search for their father in the dark, mysterious voices call to the children in all directions. Skinamarink It will scare even the most die-hard horror fan. It’s a childhood nightmare played out in real life, and something all viewers can relate to.

Skinamarink Now on Shudder.

1. Saint Omar

A woman sits in a courtroom in Saint-Omer.

In 2016, the Alice Diop documentary (mind), who was pregnant, attended the trial of Fabienne Kabou, a Senegalese-French woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter. Capo left her daughter to drown on the beaches of Berc-sur-Mer, where the next day the baby girl was found dead. Psychiatrists determined that Kabu was paranoid because she stated that evil forces wanted to kill the child. However, a capo was still considered fit to stand trial.

Inspired by these events, Diop wrote and directed her debut, Saint Omar. In the feature film Rama (Not negros Kayije Kagame attends Laurence Coly’s trialRomanovs Guslagie Malanda), a Senegalese immigrant who is accused of killing her infant child on Berk Beach. Rama, who is four months pregnant, attends the trial to gain inspiration from her recent novel of Medea, which she plans to write. As the case progresses, Rama begins to think about her own life after hearing about Kohli’s difficult upbringing. Saint Omar is a charming courtroom drama that forces viewers to confront these tough questions, resulting in a powerful film about compassion and humanity.

Saint Omar Now available digitally and on demand.

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