Streamers had been in the news a lot during 2022. Less for what they gave their subscribers, but more for what they didn’t deliver. Finished films were shelved forever, projects canceled entirely, and shows that seemed like a shoo-in to be renewed were cancelled. Luckily for 2023, it looks like we’re still getting a lot of great content sent straight to our homes. What streaming movies should we expect?
It has finally come full circle. First there was the 80s Teen Wolf movie. Then MTV took that idea and based a young adult TV series on it. Now that MTV series is premiering a reunion movie on Paramount+. As it was, it shall be. A new evil has emerged and Scott must reunite with his old friends, as well as some new ones, to fight this new threat.
Cast: Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Ian Bohen, Shelley Henning, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden
A couple has their destination wedding hijacked by criminals. Think Die Hard at a wedding. J-Lo and Josh Dumel must then fight back against the hijackers to save their families. The movie looks like a lot of fun and features plenty of tropes from romantic comedies, but also has some action movie clichés, so everyone is covered.
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Josh Dumel, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Coolidge, Sonia Braga, Cheech Marin
Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill team up to bring the laughs in the new Netflix release. Ezra wants to marry his partner Amira. First he must meet her parents and get their permission. Things don’t go according to plan. As the two families begin to meet, it turns out that their different philosophies of life do not match. This comedic matchup easily makes this one of the most anticipated streaming movies for comedy fans.
Cast: Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, Lauren London, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Duchovny, Elliot Gould, Rhea Pearlman, Mike Epps
Sharper – Apple TV+ February 17
The film comes from a partnership between A24 and Apple TV+, which includes an amazing cast. A young con artist decides to take on a group of billionaires. The film originates from a screenplay written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. It made the Blacklist of 2020 for Best Unproduced Screenplays.
Cast: Julianne Moore, John Lithgow, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, Briana Middleton, Hannah Dune
The Idris Elba series from the BBC is getting a feature film. Elba will once again play DCI John Luther. His investigative methods clash with how his superiors want him to close cases, but he gets the job done. The series ran for five seasons on the BBC and ended in 2019. Elba had expressed an interest in playing the character again, but did not believe there would be another season of the show. Neil Cross returns as the creative force behind the character to bring him back to TV screens. This time together with Netflix.
Cast: Idris Elba, Andy Serkis, Cynthia Erivo, Dermot Crowley
J-Lo is on the list again. This time she plays an assassin who has come out of hiding to protect the daughter she left behind. Lopez plays a darker role than her previous comedy films on the list. It seems to have nuances of A long kiss goodnight without the amnesia subplot.
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes, Gael García Bernal, Omari Hardwick
This video comes from Chris Landon who brought us Happy death day and Freaky movie. A family discovers that a ghost lives in their new home. They are able to capture the proof and become instant social media celebrities. When they decide to investigate the death in their house, the CIA gets involved.
Cast: David Harbour, Jennifer Coolidge, Anthony Mackie, Tig Notaro, Tom Bower, Faith Ford
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston return to play Nick and Audrey Spitz. The couple once again become entangled in a murder investigation. The original movie was a huge draw for Netflix when it premiered. Their relationship with Adam Sandler and his production company Happy Madison has been a great move with the streaming giant.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Tony Goldwyn, Jodi Tuner-Smith, Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent
Martin Scorcese directs this crime drama set in the 1920s. Members of the Osage tribe are murdered under mysterious circumstances. This piques the interest of J. Edgar Hoover, who sends out investigators to get to the bottom of it. The cast alone makes this movie a must watch this year.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser
Disney continues its trend of turning their animated classics into live-action films. Peter persuades a group of siblings to follow him to Wonderland. There they encounter a wretched pirate named Captain Hook. This time Jude Law will play the pirate with a hook for a hand. Disney fans will be very excited about this streaming movie.
Cast: Jude Law, Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Jim Gaffigan, Yara Shahidi, Alan Tudyk
An assassin begins to rethink his work. The psychological strain of his job is starting to make it difficult for him to continue, but he is still in high demand. The latest film from David Fincher as part of his Netflix deal. It should be interesting to see how he dives into this world after movies like his remake of The girl with the dragon tattoo and his serial killer streak Mindhunter.
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell, Kerry O’Malley
Zach Snyder directs this sci-fi film while continuing his relationship with Netflix. This film is based on a pitch he made for an entry in the Star Wars franchise. Now he’s making it as a stand-alone film, which he says is based on his love of Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa films. A tyrannical leader keeps sending his armies out to terrorize a peaceful village. In the run-up to another attack, a young woman sets out to find warriors from other planets to help defend her homeland.
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