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Idris Elba in 'Luther: The Fallen Sun' (2023) | Image: Netflix

Every Movie Netflix is Releasing in 2023

Hold onto your popcorn because Netflix just dropped the mother of all movie announcements. The streamer has revealed every single film set to hit the platform in 2023, and it’s a lineup that will have cinephiles watering at the mouth. From big-budget blockbusters to indie darlings to feel-good rom-coms and animated flicks, Netflix has tapped some of the biggest filmmakers and on-screen stars to fulfil your yearly entertainment needs. So, grab your remote and your calendar because you’re going to want to mark your 12-month schedule.

Major Announcements

Netflix is set to make a big impact in 2023 with a few heavy hitters in its pipeline. With the streaming service set to revive some older characters and franchises, alongside introducing a host of new stories, the 2023 Netflix release schedule is stacked.

Idris Elba in 'Luther' | Image: BBC
Idris Elba in ‘Luther’ | Image: BBC

Luther: The Fallen Sun

One of the most highly anticipated releases is Luther: The Fallen Sun, which will see Idris Elba reprise his iconic role as the gritty detective John Luther. The new movie promises to take the drama to new heights, building on the success of the previous seasons of the award-winning show.

According to the official synopsis, Luther: The Fallen Sun will act as a continuation of the television saga, seeing a gruesome serial killer terrorise London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther sits behind bars. The troubled crime-fighter is haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, but not for long. In classic Luther style, he 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.

Release Date: March 10

Jennifer Anniston and Adam Sandler in 'Murder Mystery 2' (2023) | Image: Netflix
Jennifer Anniston and Adam Sandler in ‘Murder Mystery 2’ (2023) | Image: Netflix

Murder Mystery 2

Another film that is causing a buzz is Murder Mystery 2, which will see Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston reunite for more comedic chemistry. The sequel will see the married couple return as full-time detectives, ready to solve another murder mystery that will leave audiences guessing till the very end.

At the centre of an international abduction, the clueless couple is thrust into the fire when their friend the Maharaja is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding.

Release Date: March 31

Chris Hemsworth in 'Extraction 2' (2023) | Image: Netflix
Chris Hemsworth in ‘Extraction 2’ (2023) | Image: Netflix

Extraction 2

Australian superstar Chris Hemsworth will once again star as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2, the black-market mercenary who was hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an international crime lord in the first film. The sequel promises to bring even more high-stakes action and thrilling set-pieces, making it a must-see for fans of the genre.

The official description for the upcoming sequel reads: “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.”

Release Date: June 16

You People

Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus – enough said. Three of the most iconic comedy legends of all time are joining forces for a new flick from Kenya Barris that appears like a true wrong-place-right-time scenario. When a rideshare mix-up in Los Angeles brings Ezra Cohen (Jonah Hill) and Amira Mohammed (Lauren London) together, the two find themselves connecting over a shared love of streetwear and music.

The two falls in love but 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. With an all-star ensemble cast including Murphy, Hill, Louis-Dreyfus, Duchovny, Sam Jay, Elliott Gould, Travis Bennett, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage and Mike Epps, You People is certain to be a big release for Netflix.

Release Date: January 27

Surprise Announcements

Netflix also announced a few interesting surprises in its 2023 release schedule. Loaded with star-power, the until no-unannounced releases are certain to make a big dent in the entertainment calendar when they are finally released later this year.

Wes Anderson | Image: Getty Images
Wes Anderson | Image: Getty Images

Untitled Wes Anderson/Roald Dahl Project

One of the most surprising was an untitled collaboration between acclaimed director Wes Anderson and the beloved children’s author Roald Dahl. This partnership is sure to bring a unique and visually stunning film, with Anderson’s distinct style and Dahl’s timeless stories coming together to create something worth tuning in for.

Release Date: TBA

Kevin Hart in 'Lift' (2023) | Image: Netflix
Kevin Hart in ‘Lift’ (2023) | Image: Netflix


Kevin Hart is also set to return to Netflix in 2023, joined by a seriously stacked cast. Director F. Gary Gray is helming Lift, a new film that follows an international heist crew that is recruited to prevent a terrorist attack. Together, Hart, Vincent D’Onofrio, Billy Magnussen and Avatar’s Sam Worthington must pull off the heist on a plane mid-flight.

Release Date: August 25

Michael Fassbender in 'The Killer' (2023) | Image: IMDb
Michael Fassbender in ‘The Killer’ (2023) | Image: IMDb

The Killer

One upcoming film that sounds promising is The Killer. Helmed by Fight Club director David Fincher, the thriller stars Michael Fassbender, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte and Tilda Swinton in a mind-bending journey through international waters. After a fateful near-miss an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.

Release Date: November 10

'Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget' (2023) | Image: Netflix
‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ (2023) | Image: Netflix

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

Another release that left us stunned was Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, a sequel to the beloved 2000 animated classic. Picking up where the original left off, we will follow the new adventures of the plucky chickens as they face down a new threat to their existence. With the original film’s all-star voice cast set to return as well as Aardman’s Animations signature stop-motion filmmaking technique, this sequel is poised to be a hit with audiences of all ages.

Release Date: March 10

Full Netflix Film Release Schedule 2023

  • Dog Gone – January 13
  • Jung_E – January 20
  • You People – January 27
  • Pamela, A Love Story – January 31
  • True Spirit – February 3
  • Bill Russell: Legend – February 8
  • Your Place or Mine – February 10
  • We Have a Ghost – February 24
  • Luther: The Fallen Sun – March 10
  • The Magician’s Elephant – March 17
  • Murder Mystery 2 – March 31
  • A Tourists Guide To Love – April 27
  • The Mother – May 12
  • Extraction 2 – June 16
  • They Cloned Tyrone –  July 21
  • Heart Of Stone – August 11
  • Lift – August 25
  • Damsel – October 13
  • Pain Hustlers – October 27
  • The Killer – November 10
  • A Family Affair – November 17
  • Leo – November 22
  • Leave The World Behind – December 8
  • Rebel Moon – December 22
  • Chupa – Spring 2023
  • Kill Boksoon – Spring 2023
  • Happiness For Beginners – Summer 2023
  • The Perfect Find – Summer 2023
  • Love At First Sight – 2023
  • Nyad – Fall 2023
  • Spaceman – Fall 2023
  • The Archies – 2023
  • Best. Christmas. Ever! – 2023
  • Carga Máxima (Overhaul) – 2023
  • Chakda ‘Xpress – 2023
  • Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – 2023
  • Choose Love – 2023
  • The Deepest Breath – 2023
  • Maestro – 2023
  • Monkey Man – 2023
  • The Monkey King – 2023
  • Nimona – 2023
  • The Out-Laws – 2023
  • Players – 2023
  • Reptile – 2023
  • Rustin – 2023
  • Shirley – 2023
  • Untitled Wes Anderson/Roald Dahl Film –  2023

Netflix Film Release Schedule FAQs

What is the 'Extraction 2' release date?

Netflix has announced Extraction 2 will be released on its streaming platform on June 16, 2023.

What is the most successful Netflix original?

Red Notice is Netflix's most succesful original movie ever, with 364 million hours watched in the first month.