Best 20 Movies of 2023

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1. Oppenheimer (I) (2023)

15 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History


89 Metascore

The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Cillian MurphyEmily BluntMatt DamonRobert Downey Jr.

Votes: 621,863 | Gross: $326.11M

Past Lives

2. Past Lives (2023)

12A | 105 min | Drama, Romance


94 Metascore

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrested apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny.

Director: Celine Song | Stars: Greta LeeTeo YooJohn MagaroMoon Seung-ah

Votes: 74,032

Poor Things

3. Poor Things (2023)

R | 141 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance


87 Metascore

The incredible tale about the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Emma StoneMark RuffaloWillem DafoeRamy Youssef

Votes: 65,946

Killers of the Flower Moon

4. Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

15 | 206 min | Crime, Drama, History


89 Metascore

When oil is discovered in 1920s Oklahoma under Osage Nation land, the Osage people are murdered one by one – until the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprioRobert De NiroLily GladstoneJesse Plemons

Votes: 189,347

Anatomy of a Fall

5. Anatomy of a Fall (2023)

15 | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller


86 Metascore

A woman is suspected of her husband’s murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the main witness.

Director: Justine Triet | Stars: Sandra HüllerSwann ArlaudMilo Machado GranerAntoine Reinartz

Votes: 54,461

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

6. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

PG | 140 min | Animation, Action, Adventure


86 Metascore

Miles Morales catapults across the multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero.

Directors: Joaquim Dos SantosKemp PowersJustin K. Thompson | Stars: Shameik MooreHailee SteinfeldBrian Tyree HenryLuna Lauren Velez

Votes: 341,247 | Gross: $381.31M

The Holdovers

7. The Holdovers (2023)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama


82 Metascore

A cranky history teacher at a remote prep school is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a troubled student who has no place to go and a grieving cook.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul GiamattiDa’Vine Joy RandolphDominic SessaCarrie Preston

Votes: 81,327

The Taste of Things

8. The Taste of Things (2023)

12A | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance


83 Metascore

The story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet with whom she has been working for over the last 20 years.

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Juliette BinocheBenoît MagimelEmmanuel SalingerPatrick d’Assumçao

Votes: 2,091

Fallen Leaves

9. Fallen Leaves (2023)

12A | 81 min | Comedy, Drama


86 Metascore

In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a karaoke bar. However, their path to happiness is beset by obstacles – from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Alma PöystiJussi VatanenJanne HyytiäinenNuppu Koivu

Votes: 14,490

About Dry Grasses

10. About Dry Grasses (2023)

197 min | Drama


82 Metascore

A young teacher hopes to be transferred to Istanbul after four years of mandatory service in a remote village, but is accused of inappropriate contact by two students. After losing hope, a colleague offers him new perspectives on life.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Deniz CelilogluMerve DizdarMusab EkiciEce Bagci

Votes: 6,641

The Zone of Interest

11. The Zone of Interest (2023)

12A | 105 min | Drama, History, War


91 Metascore

Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss and his wife Hedwig strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden beside the camp.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Sandra HüllerChristian FriedelFreya KreutzkamRalph Herforth

Votes: 9,879

The Promised Land

12. The Promised Land (2023)

15 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History


77 Metascore

The story of Ludvig Kahlen who pursued his lifelong dream: To make the heath bring him wealth and honor.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Mads MikkelsenAmanda CollinGustav LindhKristine Kujath Thorp

Votes: 9,222

Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves

13. Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves (2023)

12A | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy


72 Metascore

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.

Directors: John Francis DaleyJonathan Goldstein | Stars: Chris PineMichelle RodriguezRegé-Jean PageJustice Smith

Votes: 216,135

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

14. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (2023)

12A | 163 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller


81 Metascore

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team must track down a dangerous weapon before it falls into the wrong hands.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom CruiseHayley AtwellVing RhamesSimon Pegg

Votes: 222,370

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)

12A | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy


64 Metascore

Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own – a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris PrattChukwudi IwujiBradley CooperPom Klementieff

Votes: 366,972 | Gross: $359.00M

John Wick: Chapter 4

16. John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)

15 | 169 min | Action, Crime, Thriller


78 Metascore

John Wick uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu ReevesLaurence FishburneGeorge GeorgiouLance Reddick

Votes: 322,010 | Gross: $187.13M

American Fiction

17. American Fiction (2023)

15 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama


81 Metascore

A novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment uses a pen name to write a book that propels him into the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

Director: Cord Jefferson | Stars: Jeffrey WrightTracee Ellis RossJohn OrtizErika Alexander

Votes: 8,840

Perfect Days

18. Perfect Days (2023)

PG | 123 min | Drama


76 Metascore

A janitor in Japan drives between jobs listening to rock music.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Koji YakushoTokio EmotoArisa NakanoMiyako Tanaka

Votes: 9,634


19. Air (I) (2023)

15 | 111 min | Drama, Sport


73 Metascore

Follows the history of sports marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro, and how he led Nike in its pursuit of the greatest athlete in the history of basketball, Michael Jordan.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Matt DamonJason BatemanBen AffleckChris Messina

Votes: 161,219

Godzilla Minus One

20. Godzilla Minus One (2023)

12A | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama


81 Metascore

Post war Japan is at its lowest point when a new crisis emerges in the form of a giant monster, baptized in the horrific power of the atomic bomb.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Minami HamabeSakura AndoRyunosuke KamikiKuranosuke Sasaki

Votes: 42,627

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