New Family Movies We Can’t Wait to See in 2023

2023 is welcoming tons of family-friendly flicks. Here are 29 of our favorite kids movies coming out this year.

If there’s anything positive that came out of the pandemic, it is the availability of new movies at our fingertips! Whether you choose to stream them or visit your local theater, we’ve compiled a list (keep it handy) of the top family movies coming out this year.

Note: Release dates are subject to change.

January

The Amazing Maurice

Premieres Jan. 13, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Rated: PG 

A streetwise cat named Maurice comes up with a money-making scam, but it doesn’t go well when he meets a smart girl named Malicia. It was adapted from the children’s book by Terry Pratchett.

February

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Premieres Feb. 17, 2023 

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Rated: PG-13

See the third installment of this Marvel series. Watch Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne embark on an adventure and do what they thought was once impossible.

Mummies

Premieres Feb. 24, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Rated: PG 

A group of Egyptian mummies find themselves in present-day London. They try to find an old ring stolen from the Royal Family.

March

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Premieres March 13, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Rated: PG-13 

Billy, a kid-turned-superhero, tries to keep his team of superhero friends together, while also trying to defeat the daughters of Atlas, which is not an easy task.

April

Super Mario Bros 

Premieres April 7, 2023 

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Rated: PG 

Watch Mario and Luigi go on a mission to save Princess Peach from Bowser in this film based on the video game franchise.

May

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Premieres May 5, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated 

The crew is back at it for its third installment in the Marvel franchise. They must once again save the universe. 

The Little Mermaid

Premieres May 26, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated

This live-action movie is based on the 1989 animated film, but features a mix of new songs and originals.

June

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part II

Premieres June 2, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated 

Miles Morales is back again as he joins up with Gwen Stacy to defeat another villain. 

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Premieres June 9, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated

See the next installment in this series that features vehicles turning into robots.

Elemental

Premieres June 16, 2023 

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated 

See the unlikely duo of fire and water come together in Element City. 

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Premieres June 30, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated

Based on the children’s classic book by Crockett Johnson, the film follows Harold as he creates his own magical world using only a purple crayon. 

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Premieres June 30, 2023 

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Rated: PG-13 

See archeologist and explorer Indiana Jones in this fifth installment of the series.

July

Barbie

Premieres July 21, 2023 

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Rated: PG

This live-action comedy film is based on Barbie dolls. Barbie gets banished from Barbieworld and goes to explore the human world. 

The Marvels

Premieres July 28, 2023 

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated

It’s the sequel to Captain Marvel and also a follow-up to the Disney+ series, Ms. Marvel.

August

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Premieres Aug. 4, 2023 

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated 

See the crime-fighting turtles in action in the latest installment of the film series.

Haunted Mansion

Premieres Aug. 11, 2023 

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated 

See the reboot based on the classic Disney ride, “The Haunted Mansion.” This time, a single mom and her child move into the mansion and try to get the ghosts out of it.

Blue Beetle

Premieres Aug. 18, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated

This upcoming DC film is about an alien scarab beetle that helps a Mexican-American teen become an armored superhero.

October

PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie

Premieres Oct. 13, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated 

When a magical meteor crashes in Adventure City, the PAW Patrol pups gain superpowers and transform into “The Mighty Pups.”

November

Trolls 3: The Trollstopia

Premieres Nov. 17, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated

Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) are back to delight in the last installment of the Trolls trilogy. 

Wish

Premieres Nov. 22, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated 

This animated film shows a teenager named Asha and her goat exploring the Kingdom of Rosas, where wishes are real.

December

Wonka

Premieres Dec. 15, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated

See Timothee Chalamet as Willy Wonka. The movie shows how Wonka met the Oompa Loompas.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2

Premieres Dec. 20, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated 

See the latest installment of the franchise. 

Migration

Premieres Dec. 22, 2023 

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated 

The movie depicts a family of ducks trying to convince their overprotective father to go on a vacation of a lifetime.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Premieres Dec. 25, 2023

  • Where to watch: Theaters
  • Not yet rated

It’s the sequel the 2019 Aquaman film.

Release dates TBA 

Monster High 2

It’s the next chapter of the Monster High franchise. 

Peter & Wendy

See this live-action film, based on the 1953 animated classic on Disney+.

Sesame Street

A musical inspired by the Sesame Street theme song.

Shrek 5

See the fifth installment in the Shrek series.

The Ark and the Aardvark

Watch an aardvark named Gilbert shepherd all the animals onto Noah’s Ark.

 

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