Best Movies Coming to Theaters in March 2023 – MovieWeb

Theatrical releases are back in a big way, evidenced by these 15 big productions coming to movie theaters in March.
March is here, and with it comes a whole slate of new movies to hit the theaters. The March theater lineup has something in every genre, from long-awaited sequels to much-anticipated blockbusters. Some of the most highly anticipated films of the year will be released in March, including a continuation of franchises such as John Wick, Creed, and Scream, as well as action films such as Operation Fortune: Ruse De Guerre and the new live-action movie, Dungeon & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. So if you're looking for a reason to head to the movies, here are the best films coming out in theaters this month.
Michael B. Jordan once again reprises his role as the titular Adonis "Donnie" Creed and makes his directorial debut in the third installment of the Creed franchise. In Creed III, Adonis's childhood friend Damian "Dame" Anderson (played by Jonathan Majors) is released from prison, and Damian has his eyes set on getting everything Adonis has.
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Creed III will have familiar faces from the previous installments, including Tessa Thompson, who plays Adonis's wife, Bianca Taylor, Phylicia Rashid as Adonis's mum Mary Anne Creed, and Wood Harris as Adonis's trainer Tony "Little Duke" Evers. Sylvester Stallone, however, will not be featured in the movie.
Everyone at some point in their lives has told a little white lie. But a down-on-his-luck handyman takes telling a little white lie to another level. Based on the 2013 novel Shriver, the new film A Little White Lie follows a lonely handyman named Shriver (played by the great Michael Shanon) who mistakenly gets invited to a college literary festival. Instead of turning down the invitation and letting them know that he is not the recluse author and that they share the same name, he decides to attend the festival, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the book by the real author.
At the festival, the fake Shriver laps up the attention and adoration of fans and begins a relationship with an English professor, Simone Cleary (played by Kate Hudson), who invites him to the festival. The fake Shriver almost pulls off the whole lie, except the real Shriver (played by Zach Braff) turns up and blows his cover. Shannon plays against type here, which should delight fans of his incredible yet psychotic performances.
Stephen King has earned an almost mythical reputation in the horror books genre, and it seems like each year, one of his books gets adapted into a movie. Children of the Corn is a new, chilling retelling of the short story of the same name by King, and one with surprisingly topical themes.
Children of the Corn follows Eden (played by Kate Moyer), a 12-year-old possessed by an evil spirit and a group of other kids she influences to kill all the adults in their small Nebraska town and anyone who defies her. Pretty soon, all the adults in the town are either jailed or dead. The only hope for survival is Boleyn Williams (played by Elena Kampouris), a high school student not affected by Eden and might be the only one capable of saving the town.
Guy Ritchie is giving it his all and using his renewed energy to write and direct the new spy comedy action, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre. The movie follows super spy Orson Fortune (played by Jason Statham) as he teams up with some of the world's best operatives to track down and stop billionaire arms broker Greg Simmons (played by Hugh Grant) from selling a deadly new weapons technology.
Fortune and his team recruit a famous Hollywood star, Danny Francesco (played by Josh Hartnett), who they use to help them save the world. A great Aubrey Plaza performance is a highlight of this return-to-form for director Guy Ritchie.
Woody Harrelson has excelled in comedic roles such as the sitcom Cheers, the recent Triangle of Sadness, Kingpin, and the Zombieland movies. He gets to flex his comedic muscles once again in the new movie Champions, taking on the role of Marcus Markovich, a hotheaded and disgruntled minor league basketball coach. During a basketball game, Marcus causes a commotion which leads to his dismissal. Marcus, whose life has taken a turn for the worst due to media outrage and the humiliation by his colleagues, turns to alcohol and crashes into a car resulting in his being arrested.
He is sentenced to community service, where he'll have to coach a Special Olympics Team. Marcus feels that the team is helpless, but with time, he gets to love the team, serving as a barrier to anyone who ridicules them. Champions is based on the Goya Award-winning Spanish film Campeones, released in 2018 by Universal Pictures International.
65 has been a long time coming. The movie was announced in 2020, with Adam Driver in the lead role. Three years later, after several changes in the release date, it was finally decided that the movie will be released in theaters on March 10. 65 follows a pilot named Mills (played by Adam driver) who crash-landed on earth 65 million years ago. Mills and the other survivor, Koa (played Ariana Greenblatt), have to find a way across a dangerous and unknown terrain while fighting prehistoric creatures.
A year after Scream V, the next installment in the horror franchise will be hitting the big screens on March 10. Scream VI has all the markings of a true horror movie: fear of death, chase scenes, masked villains, the dark, and great suspense.
In Scream VI, the four survivors of the previous Ghostface murders, Sam (played by Melissa Barrera), Tara (played by Jenna Ortega), Chad (played by Mason Gooding), and Mindy (played by Jasmin Savoy Brown) as they leave Woodsboro and go to New York for a fresh start. However, their past keeps haunting them as new Ghostface killings again plague them.
The incredible, award-winning Willem Dafoe stars in this unsettling psychological thriller written by Ben Hopkins and directed by Vasilis Katsoupis. Inside follows the story of Nemo (Dafoe), a high-end art thief trapped in a New York penthouse after a heist goes wrong. Nemo is locked inside the penthouse with no food and no way to escape, but millions of dollars in fancy modern art, his only company.
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To find a way out, Nemo must use all his skills and cunning and find a way to survive that won't drive him off the wall. Inside takes the classic survival drama tropes to a completely new, highly artistic new level. Dafoe's performance and the incredible artwork drives this spellbinding, eccentric, and wholly unique film.
Before James Gunn's appointment as the head of DC Studios, the DCU has been known for producing movies with dark tones such as Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Shazam! Fury of the Gods looks like it will lighten up the bleak DCU with the return of a funny and lovable superhero.
The movie is a sequel to the 2019 movie, Shazam!, and continues the story of Billy Batson and his foster family. In Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, Billy (played by Asher Angel) must once again transform into the superhero Shazam (played by Zachary Levi) aided by his foster family who also turn into superheroes and save the world from the Daughters of Atlas.
Moving On is a comedy-drama starring legendary actors Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (who have been on a roll together, with this film following Grace and Frankie and 80 for Brady), and written and directed by Paul Weitz. The story follows two estranged friends who reunite at the funeral of their best friend.
Claire (played by Fonda) and Evelyn (played by Tomlin) have held a decades-old grudge against the widower (played by Malcolm McDowell) because of something he did to them, and they decide the time is right to seek their revenge. Moving On not only focuses on the revenge plot against the widower but also shows Claire as she reunites with the love of her life, Ralph (played by Richard Roundtree).
Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game chronicles the story of real-life pinball wizard Roger Sharpe. The movie, written and directed by Austin and Meredith Bragg, follows Roger (played by Mike Faist), a GQ journalist obsessed with pinball. However, the city of New York has placed a ban on pinball. Roger works with the Music and Amusement Association to help overturn the ban. Along with proving that pinball is not just about luck but also involves skill, Roger finds love in Ellen (played by Crystal Reed), an artist and single mother.
Since the first movie, John Wick gained a large fan following, making it an instant cult classic. In the fourth chapter of the film, the revered and seemingly invincible assassin is back and facing the biggest, baddest villain (the High Table itself), with more guns, stunts, and action that the franchise is known for.
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Directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Shay Hatten, John Wick: Chapter 4 will feature Wick and the other characters we've grown to love finding a way to defeat the High Table, but first, he has to outfight and outwit a new enemy who has powerful alliances around the globe. The fourth film in the franchise is an absolute epic at nearly three hours, and feels like a huge celebration of the action genre itself.
A Good Person is a movie about finding hope where it's least expected. It follows Allison (played by Florence Pugh), a woman who has everything: a loving fiancée, a blossoming career, a wonderful family, and supportive friends. All that changes when Allison is in a tragic accident that leaves her hospitalized and with a subsequent opioid addiction.
Years after the fatal accident and when she is a recovering addict, Allison strikes up a friendship with her would be father-in-law, Daniel (played by Morgan Freeman), and his friendship is what helps bring light and hope in Allison's life.
The Lost King is based on the 2013 book, The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III, by Philippa Langley. It follows the story of Philippa Langley (played by Sally Hawkins), an inspiring woman with the determination to change history by discovering the buried remains of the controversial leader, King Richard III.
King Richard III was depicted as a villain throughout history, but Philippa Langley thought they might be more to him. She goes on a quest to not only find his grave but also restore his reputation. Co-starring the indelible Steve Coogan and directed by the legendary Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen), The Lost King is sure to be a delight.
Dungeons & Dragons is one of the most popular role-playing games in the world today., and now fans can see the D&D world brought to the big screen. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is an action-packed movie that follows Edgin the Bard (played by Chris Pine), a charismatic and handsome thief, and a band of unlikely adventurers who carry out a heist to steal a lost treasure and face foes on their quest.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has an impressive cast, including Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Paget, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Hugh Grant, Daisy Head, Chloe Coleman, and Jason Wong, alongside creatures, magic, and the right dash of humor that makes it one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
Michelle Gwae is a reader, writer, and movie enthuisiast. Her favourite book and movie is Harry Potter. Michelle enjoys curling up on a sofa on a cold day with a warm cup of coffee and watchinng her favorite movies.


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