Netflix has released a list of the most exciting movies that will appear on the platform this year. This year it's all about epic new worlds, movie stars, and returning favorites, all directed by the world's best filmmakers.
It's action blockbusters, romantic comedies and comedies, science fiction, crime thrillers, and new installments of favorite franchises - something for every mood.
Netflix movie previews for 2023:
“Jung_E” – January 20th “Jung_e” is a South Korean sci-fi thriller set in the year 2194 when a civil war breaks out among the survivors of Earth's disaster.
War heroine Major Jung-e falls into a coma after a severe injury, and her family is forced to donate her brain data to the Next Generation Laboratory, which uses Jung-e's data to build an AI robot. Using robots, the lab continues to conduct a war simulation, and the cloning experiment is a potential key to winning the war.
The film is directed by Yeon Sang-ho and stars Kang Soo-Yeon, Kim Hyun-Joo, and Ryu Kyung-soo. “You People” – January 27 The American comedy "You People" is the directorial debut of Kenya Barris. It is a modern love story set in the midst of clashing cultures and inter-religious relations.
The film follows a young couple, played by Jonah Hill and Lauren London, and their families as they struggle with different cultural norms, social expectations and generational divides. The comedy was written by Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill and produced by the two of them along with Kevin Misher.
“Pamela, A Love Story” – January 31 The documentary by director Ryan White is an intimate and humanizing portrait of one of the world's most famous blondes, Pamela Anderson. The love story follows the path of Pamela's life and career from a girl from a small town to an international s*x symbol, actress, activist and caring mother.
“True Spirit” – February 3 When tenacious young sailor Jessica Watson (Teagan Croft) decides to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone, non-stop and unaided, many expect her to fail.
With the support of her sailing coach and mentor Ben Bryant (Cliff Curtis) and her parents (Josh Lawson and Oscar winner Anna Paquin), Jessica is determined to achieve what was thought impossible, sailing some of the world's most challenging stretches over 210 days.
This adventure film is directed by Sarah Spillane, written by Sarah Spillane, Rebecca Banner and Cathy Randall, and produced by Debra Martin Chase, Susan Cartsonis and Andrew Fraser. Bridget Webb, Vivien Turner, Stacy Clausen and Todd Lasance also star in this incredible true story of perseverance and human achievement that shows you're only as big as the dreams you dare to live.
“Bill Russell: Legend” – February 8 Award-winning director Sam Pollard's documentary about the life and legacy of NBA legend and civil rights icon Bill Russell. The film features exclusive interviews with Russell before his death in 2022, as well as access to his vast personal archive.
From humble beginnings, Russell went on to lead all of his basketball teams to championships. The film 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 complete opposites. She craves routine with her son in LA, and he thrives on change in New York. When they swap houses and lives for seven days, they discover that what they think they want may not be what they really need.
The film was directed by Aline Brosh McKenna and stars Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher. “We Have a Ghost” – February 24 The discovery of a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home turns Kevin's family into an overnight social media sensation.
But when Kevin and Ernest set out to investigate the mystery of Ernest's past, they become targets of the CIA. Directed by Christopher Landon, the cast includes David Harbour, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash, Jennifer Coolidge and Anthony Mackie.
“Luther: The Fallen Sun” – March 10 "Luther: The Fallen Sun" is a crime drama by director Jamie Payne and screenwriter Neil Cross. It is a continuation of the British television series of the same name from 2010-2019.
The film stars Idris Elba, reprising his role as John Luther, with Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis. The plot follows a gruesome serial killer 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 complete the job by any means necessary. “Murder Mystery 2” – March 31 "Murder Mystery 2" is an American comedy directed by Jeremy Garelick and written by James Vanderbilt.
It is a sequel to the movie "Murder Mystery" from 2019, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. Full-time detectives struggling to launch their agency, Nick and Audrey Spitz find themselves at the center of an international kidnapping when their friend the Maharaja is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding.
“A Tourist's Guide to Love” – April 27 After an unexpected interruption, a travel manager accepts an undercover assignment to learn about the tourism industry in Vietnam. Along the way, she finds adventure and romance with her Vietnamese tour guide when they decide to reroute the tour bus to explore life and love off the beaten track.
The director of the film is Steven K. Tsuchida. “The Mother” – May 12 Director Niki Caro's film follows an ex-assassin, a woman who comes out of hiding to save the daughter she abandoned earlier in her life while on the run from dangerous assailants.
Starring Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Paez will join her in the film as her daughter, along with Omari Hardwick as an FBI agent, Joseph Fiennes, Gael Garcia Bernal and Paul Raci. "Extraction 2" – June 16 Directed by Sam Hargrave, Chris Hemsworth returns as Tyler Rake in “Extraction 2,” the sequel to the Netflix action blockbuster Extraction.
After barely surviving the events of the first film, Rake returns as an Australian mercenary, tasked with another deadly mission - to rescue the beaten family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from prison. “They Cloned Tyrone” – July 21 “Heart of Stone” – August 11 "Elevator" – August 25 "Damsel" – October 13 “Pain Hustlers” – October 27 “A Family Affair” – November 17 "Leo" – November 22 “Leave the World Behind” – December 8 “Rebel Moon” – December 22