April is here, and spring is in full force. Even though it’s far from being the summer blockbuster season already, this month offers plenty of big hitters coming to theaters. The next four weeks will see the latest adaptation of a beloved video game series and a beloved coming-of-age story, plenty of horror and horror comedy, a few inspirational biopics, and more.

Here are all the wide-release movies coming to theaters in April 2023. Get tickets here.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie – Release Date: Wednesday, April 5

Cast: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sebastian Maniscalco, Charles Martinet

Director: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic

While working underground to fix a water main, Brooklyn plumbers Mario and brother Luigi are transported down a mysterious pipe and wander into a magical new world in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. But when the brothers are separated, Mario embarks on an epic quest to find Luigi. With the assistance of a Mushroom Kingdom resident Toad and some training from the strong-willed ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach, Mario taps into his own power to save his brother.

Air – Release Date: Wednesday, April 5

Cast: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans, Chris Messina, Chris Tucker, Viola Davis, Gustaf Skarsgård, Jessica Green

Director: Ben Affleck

Air reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

Paint – Release Date: Friday, April 7

Cast: Owen Wilson, Ciara Renée, Stephen Root, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Michaela Watkins, Lucy Freyer, Lusia Strus, Denny Dillon, Rob Figueroa

Director: Brit McAdams

In Paint, Carl Nargle is Vermont’s #1 public television painter. He’s convinced he has it all: a signature perm, custom van, and fans hanging on his every stroke… until a younger, better artist steals everything (and everyone) Carl loves and his world is upended.

Renfield – Release Date: Friday, April 14

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Brandon Scott Jones, Jenna Kanell, Caroline Williams

Director: Chris McKay

In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Renfield, the emotionally abused human is the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula. Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness – if only he can figure out how to end his codependency.

The Pope’s Exorcist – Release Date: Friday, April 14

Cast: Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, Franco Nero, Laurel Marsden, Peter DeSouza-Feighoney, Paloma Bloyd, River Hawkins, Carrie Munro, Bianca Bardoe

Director: Julius Avery

Inspired by the actual files of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican, The Pope’s Exorcist follows Amorth on an investigation that tests his faith and his humanity. The priest investigates a young boy’s terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden.

Sweetwater – Release Date: Friday, April 14

Cast: Cary Elwes, Eric Roberts, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Pollak, Mike Starr, Robert Ri’chard, Everett Osborne

Director: Martin Guigui

In the poignant and powerful Sweetwater, Hall of Famer Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton makes history as the first African American to sign an NBA contract, forever changing how the game of basketball is played.

Evil Dead Rise – Release Date: Friday, April 21

Cast: Lily Sullivan, Alyssa Sutherland, Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, Nell Fisher, Jayden Daniels, Billy Reynolds-McCarthy, Tai Wano

Director: Lee Cronin

Evil Dead Rise offers a new take on the classic horror franchise. This time, the cabin-in-the-wood horror moves to the big city. What follows is a twisted tale of two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant – Release Date: Friday, April 21

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dar Salim, Alexander Ludwig, Antony Starr, Jason Wong, Emily Beecham

Director: Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant follows U.S. Army Sergeant John Kinley and Afghan interpreter Ahmed as they forge a bond that can not be broken. During the war in Afghanistan, the local interpreter risks his own life to carry the injured sergeant across miles of grueling terrain, changing both of them forever.

Chevalier – Release Date: Friday, April 21

Cast: Samara Weaving, Lucy Boynton, Minnie Driver, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Alic Newman, Ronke Adekokuejo, Alex Fitzalan, Jessica Boone, Jim High, Ben Bradshaw

Director: Stephen Williams

Chevalier is inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette and her court.

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – Release Date: Friday, April 28

Cast: Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Fortson, Kathy Bates, Benny Safdie, Elle Graham, Amari Alexis Price, Katherine Kupferer, Isol Young, Zackary Brooks, Simms May

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig

Legendary author Judy Blume’s beloved and timeless coming-of-age story Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret comes to the big screen for a new generation. When her family moves from the city to the suburbs, 11-year-old Margaret navigates new friends, feelings, and the beginning of adolescence.

Big George Foreman – Release Date: Friday, April 28

Cast: Khris Davis, Forest Whitaker, Jasmine Mathews, Sullivan Jones, Lawrence Gilliard, John Magaro, Sonja Sohn, Shein Mompremier

Director: George Tillman

Big George Foreman is based on the remarkable true story of one of the greatest comebacks of all time and the transformational power of second chances. Fueled by an impoverished childhood, Foreman channeled his anger into becoming an Olympic Gold medalist and World Heavyweight Champion, followed by a near-death experience that took him from the boxing ring to the pulpit. But when he sees his community struggling spiritually and financially, Foreman returns to the ring and makes history by reclaiming his title, becoming the oldest and most improbable World Heavyweight Boxing Champion ever.

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