All the New Family Movies Hitting Theaters in 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is a new family movie coming out in 2023 © Marvel Studios

We’re super excited about this lineup of new family movies coming in 2023

There’s nothing quite like seeing a new family movie on the big screen. Those cozy seats, the snacks, and of course, the trailers. This is why we’re super excited to share what we think is a fantastic lineup of new family movies coming to a theater near you in 2023. Whether your crew is into superheroes, Disney animation, re-imagined classics, or iconic games brought to life, there’s something for everyone on this list. So grab your calendars, and remind yourself to book the tickets before they’re sold out.


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The Amazing Maurice

Amazing Maurice is a new family movie coming out in 2023
© Viva Kids

Adapted from the children’s book by Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice focuses on the adventures, or rather misadventures, of orange con artist cat Maurice and his rodent pals. When they meet Malicia, a bookish girl, things get interesting. 

Directed by: Toby Genkel

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Gemma Arterton, Emilia Clarke, and David Thewlis

Studio: Viva Kids

Rated: PG 

Theatrical release: January 13

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Antman Quantumania is a new family movie coming out in 2023
© Walt Disney Studios

Ant-Man Scott Lang and Wasp Hope Van Dyne, along with Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, explore the Quantum realm in this next MCU adventure. We’ll get the backstory on the villain Kang, and be ready for some other MCU storylines to pop up! 

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors, and Michelle Pfeiffer

Studio: Walt Disney Studios

Not Yet Rated

Theatrical Release: February 17

Mummies

Mummies is a new family movie coming out in 2023
© Warner Bros. Pictures

A group of Egyptian Mummies finds themselves in present-day London, where they must find a ring stolen from the Royal Family. Parents should be advised that while the film earned a PG rating, there is some crude content and mild violence.

Directed by: Juan Jesús García Galocha

Starring: Eleanor Tomlinson, Sean Bean, Hugh Bonneville, and Celia Imrie

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Rated: PG

Theatrical release: February 24

Related: The Top 10 Most Kid-Friendly Marvel Movies

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Shazam: Fury of the Gods is a new family movie coming out in 2023
© Warner Bros. Pictures

Teenager turned superhero, Billy Batson’s journey continues in this sequel to Shazam, where we’ll see him battle villains Hespera and Kalypso, daughters of the titan Atlas. Parents proceed with caution with younger kids. The film features strong language and some violence and is best suited for teens.

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

Starring: Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren, Adam Brody, Lucy Liu

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures 

Rated: PG-13

Theatrical release: March 17

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Dungeons and Dragons is a new family movie coming out in 2023
© Paramount Pictures

In an attempt to find a lost relic, a thief and a crew of adventure-seekers discover danger when they come across the wrong people. The fantasy film is based on the epic role-playing game, and from the looks of the trailer, is filled with action and thrills. 

Directed by: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

Starring: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Lillis, and Hugh Grant 

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical release: March 31

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Super Mario is a new family movie coming out in 2023
© Universal Pictures

To save a princess in captivity, brothers Mario and Luigi will travel through treacherous terrain. This film based on the beloved and timeless video game is set to release in time for April break giving parents, many of whom played the game growing up, the perfect way to spend an afternoon with their kids. Parents should be aware that there is some mild violence in this animated action film. 

Directed by: Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic

Starring: Chris Pratt, Fred Armisen, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, and Seth Rogen

Studio: Universal Pictures

Rated: PG

Theatrical release: April 7

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Based on the coming-of-age book by beloved author Judy Blume, the film focuses on sixth grader Margaret Simon as she tries to navigate the rocky journey through puberty. With guidance from two generations of women in her family, her mother (Rachel McAdams) and grandmother (Kathy Bates), Margaret may just make it through. 

Directed by: Kelly Fremon Craig 

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Abby Ryder Fortson, and Elle Graham

Studio: Lionsgate

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical release: April 28

Related: Baseball Movies for Kids That They’ll Love

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is a new family movie coming out in 2023
© Marvel Studios

While the Guardians still feel the loss of Gamora, they must take on a new mission and move forward in this third installment in the film franchise. Under leader Peter Quill, the misfit crew will once again do their best to save the universe.

Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, and Dave Bautista

Studio: Marvel Studios 

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical release: May 5, 2023

The Little Mermaid

© Walt Disney Studios

Featuring a mix of new songs and originals from the 1989 animated film, this tale is based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic. When Ariel, the daughter of undersea King Triton falls hard for the human prince, Eric, she makes a deal with sea hag Ursula to become human. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will write several of the film’s songs alongside famed songwriter, Alan Menken. 

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Daveed Diggs, Jonah Hauer-King, and Javier Bardem

Studio: Walt Disney Studios

Not Yet Rated

Theatrical release: May 26

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spiderverse 2 is a new family movie in 2023
© Sony Pictures

Brooklyn teen Miles Morales joins up with Gwen Stacy to fight a vile villain in this latest Spider-Man animated feature. When Miles is transported through the Multiverse, he meets a bunch of new Spider-People charged with protecting its existence. But things don’t go as planned, and Miles finds himself battling other Spiders in order to save those closest to him. 

Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson

Starring: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, and Oscar Isaac

Not Yet Rated

Studio: Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios 

Theatrical release: June 2

Elemental

© Walt Disney Studios

In a place where all the elements live together, Amber, a fire element, and Wade, a water element, are an interesting and unlikely duo. Parents and kids will enjoy watching the imaginative connection of the four elements (land, air, fire, and water) in Element City. 

Directed by: Peter Sohn

Starring: Mamoudou Athie and Leah Lewis

Studio: Walt Disney Studios/Pixar 

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical release: June 16

Related: All 25 Pixar Movies, Ranked For Parental Enjoyment

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Based on the timeless children’s classic book by cartoonist Crockett Johnson, the film follows the young Harold as he creates his own magical world with the help of his purple crayon. The film will appeal to generations of parents and kids who grew up reading or being read, the popular story at bedtime. 

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha

Starring: Zachary Levi, Zooey Deschanel, Ravi Patel, and Camille Guaty

Studio: Sony Pictures 

Not Yet Rated

Theatrical release: June 30

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones
© Walt Disney Studios

Famed explorer and archaeologist Indiana Jones return to theaters in 2023. The movie takes place during the Space Race in 1969, and according to rumors, our beloved fedora-wearing adventurer will be fighting his favorite foes—Nazis. Parents can share the magic of the adventurer and his journeys with their kids as the Indiana Jones franchise ushers in a new era. 

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, John Rhys-Davies, and Antonio Banderas

Studio: Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilm

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical Release: June 30

The Marvels

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© Walt Disney Studios

This sequel to the 2019 Captain Marvel film is also a follow-up to the Disney+ Ms. Marvel series. In it, Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau start swapping places when they use their powers and must team up to find a solution. Mothers may want to take their daughters to this film featuring a powerful female superhero who was also a fighter pilot

Directed by: Nia DaCosta

Starring: Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson, and Teyonah Parris

Studio: Walt Disney Studios/Marvel Studios 

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical release: July 28

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

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Featuring CG animation, the adventures of the teenage turtles, who also happen to be ninjas, continue in this latest installment of the film series. From what we’ve seen, the plot will focus heavily on the “teenage” aspect of these crime-fighting heroes. 

Directed by: Jeff Rowe and Kyler Spears 

Starring: Seth Rogen, Shamon Brown Jr. 

Studio: Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon

Not Yet Rated

Theatrical release: August 4

Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion is a new family movie coming out in 2023
© Walt Disney Studios

An all-star cast including Danny DeVito, Owen Wilson, and Rosario Dawson star in a reboot based on the classic Disney ride, “The Haunted Mansion.” In this anticipated reimagining, a single mother and her son will inhabit the mansion, though they will discover they are not alone. Parents will be able to get their nostalgia fix as 1990s favorites Winona Ryder and Jared Leto, and Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis, make appearances. 

Directed by: Justin Simien

Starring: Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto, and Jamie Lee Curtis. 

Studio: Walt Disney Studios

Not Rated Yet

Theatrical release: August 11

Blue Beetle

© Warner Bros. Pictures

An alien scarab beetle helps a Mexican-American teen to become an armored superhero in this upcoming DC Entertainment film. Susan Sarandon and Xolo Maridueña are set to star along with George Lopez.

Directed by: Angel Manuel Soto

Starring: Xolo Maridueña, Susan Sarandon, and George Lopez

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical release: August 18

Related: 10 of the Best Family Movies on Disney+

Trolls 3: The Trollstopia

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© Universal Pictures

While we don’t know too much about the plot behind this last installment in the Trolls trilogy, we do know that Branch and Poppy will be returning, to the delight of parents and kids everywhere. 

Directed by: Tim Heitz and Colin Jack

Starring: Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick

Studio: Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical release: November 17

Wish

Wish is a new family movie coming out in 2023
© Walt Disney Studios

In this animated musical from Disney, a teenage girl named Asha and her goat explore the kingdom of Rosas, where wishes become a reality. According to sources, this is Disney’s answer to what happens when you “wish upon a star.” 

Directed by: Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn

Starring: Ariana DeBose and Alan Tudyk

Studio: Walt Disney Studios 

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical release: November 22

Wonka

© Warner Bros.

Oscar-winning actor Timothee Chalamet plays the eccentric inventor in this origin story that is sure to delight both the parents and kids who grew up reading the book and watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The movie explores Wonka’s meeting with his future orange helpers, the Oompa Loompas. 

Directed by: Paul King 

Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, and Sally Hawkins

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures 

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical release: December 15

Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2

© Sony Pictures

With a new director at the helm, the Ghostbusters film franchise will return with its latest installment in December of 2023. While little is known about the film, it will return to its origins with a New York City location and continue to focus on the Spengler family. It is rumored that Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon will be back. 

Directed by: Gil Kenan

Starring: Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard (anticipated)

Studio: Sony Pictures

Not Yet Rated

Theatrical release: December 20

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

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© Warner Bros. Pictures

Planned for a Christmas theatrical release, this star-studded superhero flick features Ben Affleck, Nicole Kidman, and Jason Momoa returning as the titular character. While little is known about the plot, the film is a sequel to 2018’s Aquaman. We do know that in his quest to save the planet, Aquaman must forge an alliance with an enemy. We also know the Black Manta is back! 

Directed by: James Wan

Starring: Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Ben Affleck, and Amber Heard 

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment 

Not Yet Rated 

Theatrical release: December 25

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