January has arrived, and a new year has begun. 2022 was a great year for movies with a diverse mix of huge blockbusters and festival darlings, horror flicks and indie dramedies, as theaters got back to a pre-pandemic normal. 2023 has the chance to be even better. The year is starting off strong with January’s movie releases, from terrifying horror flicks to a directorial debut to a Nic Cage Western.

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

M3GAN – Release Date: Friday, January 6

Cast: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Lori Dungey, Stephane Garneau-Monten, Arlo Green, Michael Saccente, Amie Donald

Director: Gerard Johnstone

Gemma is a brilliant roboticist and engineer. She’s on the verge of a breakthrough with the A.I. companion, M3GAN, a doll programmed to be a child’s best friend and protector and a helper to parents. When Gemma finds herself suddenly the guardian of her traumatized 8-year-old niece, she decides to gift M3GAN to her to help her niece come out of her shell. However, M3GAN soon goes rogue and takes on a mind of her own, and her desire to protect the girl starts to go way too far and turn deadly.

The Old Way – Release Date: Friday, January 6

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Clint Howard, Abraham Benrubi, Nick Searcy, Noah Le Gros, Shiloh Fernandez, Kerry Knuppe

Director: Brett Donowho

Nicolas Cage stars in The Old Way, surprisingly the veteran actor’s first Western. Cage stars as Colton Briggs, a former gunslinging cowboy who now runs a small general store and lives a quiet life with his wife and daughter. When he comes home one day to find a gang of outlaws has murdered his wife, he straps on his six-shooters once again to avenge her death with an unusual partner at his side: his 12-year-old daughter. 

House Party – Release Date: Friday, January 13

Cast: Tosin Cole, Jacob Latimore, Karen Obilom, DC Young Fly, Scott Mescudi, Christopher Wolfe, Tamera Kissen, Chinedu Unaka

Director: Calmatic

In a remake of House Party for a new age, aspiring club promoters and best buds Damon and Kevin are barely keeping things together. Out of money, down on their luck and about to lose the roofs over their heads – and freshly fired from their low-lift jobs as house cleaners – the pair needs a huge windfall to make their problems go away. In a ‘what the hell?’ move, they decide to host the party of the year at an exclusive mansion, the site of their last cleaning job, which just happens to belong to none other than LeBron James. No permission? No problem. What could go wrong? How about a time traveling DJ, undependable security, a runaway guest list, one borrowed Lamborghini, angry rival promoters, a stolen championship ring, escalating property damage, an angry koala..?

A Man Called Otto – Release Date: Friday, January 13

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Cameron Britton, Mike Birbiglia, Kelly Lamor Wilson, Julian Manjerico, Kailey Hyman, Hilda Ivette Rodriguez

Director: Marc Forster

Based on the # 1 New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Tom Hanks’ Otto Anderson, a grump who no longer sees purpose in his life following the loss of his wife. Otto is ready to end it all, but his plans are interrupted when a lively young family moves in next door, and he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol. She challenges him to see life differently, leading to an unlikely friendship that turns his world around. A heartwarming and funny story about love, loss, and life, A Man Called Otto shows that family can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. 

Plane – Release Date: Friday, January 13

Cast: Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Daniella Pineda, Remi Adeleke, Tony Goldwyn, Joey Slotnick, Paul Ben-Victor, Evan Dane Taylor, Yoson An, Claro de los Reyes

Director: Jean-François Richet

The first pure action movie of 2023 hits theaters with Plane. Pilot Brodie Torrance saves passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island – only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When dangerous rebels take most of the passengers hostage, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare, an accused murderer who is being transported by the FBI.

The Offering – Release Date: Friday, January 13

Cast: Nick Blood, Emily Wiseman, Allan Corduner, Paul Kaye, Jonathan Yunger, Velizar Binev, Daniel Ben Zenou, Nathan Cooper

Director: Oliver Park

In The Offering, the son of a Hasidic funeral director returns home with his pregnant wife in the hopes of making amends and reconciling with his estranged father. However, it coincides with the eerie disappearance of a girl from their Jewish community. Soon, the young family learns that an ancient evil lurks in the family morgue below them, and it has plans for their unborn baby. As the demon works to destroy them from the inside, they must fight back, but it may not be enough.

Missing – Release Date: Friday, January 20

Cast: Storm Reid, Nia Long, Daniel Henney, Joaquim de Almeida, Amy Landecker, Ken Leung, Thomas Barbusca, Lisa Yamada, Megan Suri, Tracy Vilar

Director: Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick

From the minds behind Searching comes Missing, a thrilling roller-coaster mystery that makes you wonder how well you know those closest to you. When her mother disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it’s too late. But as she digs deeper, her digital sleuthing raises more questions than answers…and when June unravels secrets about her mom, she discovers that she never really knew her at all.

When You Finish Saving The World – Release Date: Friday, January 20

Cast: Julianne Moore, Finn Wolfhard, Billy Bryk, Alisha Boe, Jack Justice, Jay O. Sanders, Eleonore Hendricks, Catherine Haun, Annacheska Brown, Sara Anne

Director: Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg makes his directing debut in the dramedy When You Finish Saving the World, which was also written by him. From his bedroom home studio, high school student Ziggy performs original folk rock songs for an adoring online fan base. This concept mystifies his formal and uptight mother, Evelyn, who runs a shelter for survivors of domestic abuse. While Ziggy is busy trying to impress his socially engaged classmate Lila by making his music less bubblegum and more political, Evelyn meets Angie and her teen son, Kyle, when they seek refuge at her facility. She observes a bond between the two that she’s missing with her own son, and decides to take Kyle under her wing against her better instincts. 

Infinity Pool – Release Date: Friday, January 27

Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman, Thomas Kretschmann, Amanda Brugel, John Ralston, Caroline Boulton, Anita Major

Director: Brandon Cronenberg

James and Em Foster are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation in the fictional island of La Tolqa, when a fatal accident exposes the resort’s perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence, and surreal horrors. With Brandon Cronenberg at the helm of Infinity Pool, expect a lot of body horror and existential terror.

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