We’re into December, the last month of the year. Now that we’re sledding into holiday movie season, there’s even more for movie lovers to see in theaters. This month, Beyoncé hits the big screen, Aquaman swims again, two legends return in the form of Godzilla and Hayao Miyazaki, and more.

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

Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé – Release Date: Friday, December 1

Cast: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter

Director: Beyoncé

Synopsis: Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé accentuates the journey of Renaissance World Tour, from its inception, to the opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to the finale in Kansas City, Missouri. It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft. Received with extraordinary acclaim, Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour created a sanctuary for freedom, and shared joy, for more than 2.7 million fans.

Godzilla Minus One – Release Date: Friday, December 1

Cast: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, Kuranosuke Sasaki

Director: Takashi Yamazaki

Synopsis: Godzilla Minus One takes the King of the Monsters back to his roots, in post-WWII era Japan rife with fears of nuclear war and growing technology. Already devastated by the recent war and reeling from its losses, Japan is faced with a new threat that comes from the deep. Godzilla emerges to terrorize the country, birthed by the horrific release of the atomic bomb.

The Boy and the Heron – Release Date: Friday, December 8

Japanese Voice Cast: Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Aimyon, Yoshino Kimura, Takuya Kimura, Shôhei Hino, Ko Shibasaki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Jun Kunimura

English Voice Cast: Luca Padovan, Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Karen Fukuhara, Gemma Chan, Mark Hamill, Florence Pugh, Willem Dafoe

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Synopsis: Legendary director Hayao Miyazaki returns for The Boy and the Heron. A young boy named Mahito, yearning for his mother, ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning. A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.

Poor Things – Release Date: Friday, December 8

Cast: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael,Christopher Abbott, Margaret Qualley, Charlie Hiscock, Kathryn Hunter

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Synopsis: From the dynamic duo of filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes Poor Things. The movie follows the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Dafoe).

Eileen – Release Date: Friday, December 8

Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Shea Whigham, Sam Nivola, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Tonye Patano, William Hill, Owen Teague, Peter McRobbie, Marin Ireland

Director: William Oldroyd

Synopsis: In 1964 Massachusetts, a young secretary becomes enchanted by Rebecca, the glamorous new counselor at the prison where she works in Eileen. Their budding friendship soon takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret. As she helps Eileen access different parts of her personality, the young secretary becomes increasingly drawn into a twisted world.

Wonka – Release Date: Friday, December 15

Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Hugh Grant, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter

Director: Paul King

Synopsis: From the director of the Paddington movies and based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time. Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician, and chocolate maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – Release Date: Friday, December 22

Cast: Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Pilou Asbaek

Director: James Wan

Synopsis: Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.

Migration – Release Date: Friday, December 22

Voice Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Caspar Jennings, Tresi Gazal, Awkwafina, Carol Kane, Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell, Danny DeVito

Director: Benjamin Renner

Synopsis: This holiday season, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in the action-packed new original comedy, Migration. In the movie, a family of ducks try to convince their nervous father to go on a vacation of a lifetime. Soon, they find themselves on an adventure as they migrate from New England, through New York City, and to Jamaica.

The Iron Claw – Release Date: Friday, December 22

Cast: Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Holt McCallany, Maura Tierney, Lily James

Director: Sean Durkin

Synopsis: The heartfelt biopic The Iron Claw tells the true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.

Anyone But You – Release Date: Friday, December 22

Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Glen Powell, Alexandra Shipp, Dermot Mulroney, Rachel Griffiths, Michelle Hurd, Bryan Brown, Darren Barnet, Hadley Robinson

Director: Will Gluck

Synopsis: In Anyone But You, Glen Powell and Sydne Sweeney star as two former college arch-nemeses. While in college, Bea and Ben go on a first date and their instant attraction soon turns to ice when things sour. But they’re forced to reunite years after graduation for a destination wedding and pretend to be lovers for their own personal reasons.

The Color Purple – Release Date: Friday, December 25

Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Fantasia Barrino, H.E.R., Ciara, Elizabeth Marvel

Director: Blitz Bazawule

Synopsis: A musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s classic novel The Color Purple, which tells the story of the life-long struggles of an African-American woman living in the South during the early 1900s. The decades-long story of love and resilience stars Fantasia Barrino in her film debut as Celie.

The Boys in the Boat – Release Date: Friday, December 25

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Chris Diamantopoulos, Callum Turner, Jack Mulhern, Sam Strike, Luke Slattery, Thomas Elms, Tom Varey, Bruce Herbelin-Earle, Wil Coban

Director: George Clooney

Synopsis: George Clooney returns to the director’s chair for the inspiring true story of The Boys in the Boat. A 1930s-set story centered on the University of Washington’s rowing team, from their Depression-era beginnings to winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Ferrari – Release Date: Friday, December 25

Cast: Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Gabriel Leone, Sarah Gadon, Patrick Dempsey, Jack O’Connell, Lino Musella

Director: Michael Mann

Synopsis: Ferrari tells the story of one of the most perilous times during the company’s early years. During the summer of 1957, bankruptcy looms over the company that Enzo Ferrari and his wife built 10 years earlier. He decides to roll the dice and wager it all on the iconic Mille Miglia, a treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy.

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