Best cinema new releases: This summer’s latest movies
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There's nothing like seeing a movie on the big screen, especially in summer when you need an escape from the blistering heat. Whether you love the annual Boxing Day releases, the booming sound, the comfy seats, the supersized snacks, or just want an hour or two to switch off – you won’t regret visiting Westfield this summer to be consumed by the latest blockbuster.
Perfect for any occasion, whether it's your first date or one of many, a catch up with the whole crew, or a fun day out with the kids, there’s something for everyone. From action to comedy, drama or something for the kids, browse through our picks of the best new movie releases for summer 2023.
The best new movies for kids (and the entire family)
Migration - in cinemas now
The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mum is eager to shake things up.
Wish - in cinemas now
Disney’s Wish is an all-new musical-comedy set in the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force – a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe – the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico – to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.
Trolls Band Together - in cinemas now
Poppy discovers that Branch was once part of a boy band, BroZone, with his brothers: Floyd, John Dory, Spruce, and Clay. But when Floyd is kidnapped, Branch and Poppy embark on a journey to reunite the other brothers and rescue Floyd.
Wonka - in cinemas now
The story of how a young Willy Wonka met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures. Directed by Paul King and starring Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Grant, Mathew Baynton, Jim Carter, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman and more.
The best new blockbusters
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom - in cinemas now
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.
Poor Things - in cinemas now
The incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist, Dr. Godwin Baxter.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes - in cinemas now
Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the last hope for his fading lineage. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is assigned to mentor the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. A race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.
Argylle - in cinemas 1st February
Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books—which centre on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate—begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past.
The best new dramas based on true stories
Killers of The Flower Moon - in cinemas now
Based on David Grann's best-selling book, Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.
Ferarri - in cinemas 4th January
It is the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife, Laura built from nothing ten years earlier.
The Iron Claw - in cinemas 18th January
Starring Zac Efron, The Iron Claw follows the story of the Von Erichs, a dynasty of wrestlers who made a great impact on the sport from the 1960s to the present day.
The best movies for thrill seekers
The Killer - in cinemas now
A brutal, bloody and stylish noir story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass, this is a case study of a man alone, armed to the teeth and slowly losing his mind.
The best new movies for comedy lovers
Anyone But You - in cinemas now
Emmy nominee Sydney Sweeney (The White Lotus) and Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick) lead this rom-com from the director of Easy A about two people who can't resist the other as they engage in a variety of vacation misadventures, including falling off boats and having large spiders crawl down their pants.
Freelance – in cinemas now
An ex-Army Ranger is enjoying life as a family man. However, when a former acquaintance offers him a security job accompanying an award-winning journalist who is on her way to interview a South American dictator, he jumps at the chance, before finding himself trying to escape a military coup.
Mean Girls - in cinemas 11th January
New student Cady Heron is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics”, ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George and her minions Gretchen and Karen. However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels, she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs.
The Holdovers - in cinemas 11th January
Paul Hunman is a cranky history teacher at a remote New England prep school, disliked by his students, faculty members and headmaster. With no family and nowhere to go over the Christmas break in 1970, Hunman is forced to remain on campus with students unable to journey home for the holidays. Eventually, only one troubled student holdover remains, and the duo, along with the head cook, form an unlikely Christmas family.
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