Favourite Films of 2023
The next in my list of Favourites of 2023, are my Favourites Films of 2023. These aren’t necessarily films that came out in 2023, but they are films I watched for the first time in 2023.
Are any of these your favourite films? Let me know in the comments below!
Favourite Films of 2023
Teen Wolf: The Movie – Jan 23
Via Paramount Plus we returned to Beacon Hills with the Teen Wolf film. Now, I can’t say I loved this film – it didn’t have Stiles as an immediate point-off. However, I did love getting to return to my teenage favourite TV show. The ending was cheesy as hell, the storylines were weak and the characters had seemingly forgotten who they were, but I still loved it.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – May 23
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. I have never loved the Guardian films that much, and usually skip them in the cinema. But when I was in York I thought ‘why not’ and went to see it. There were a lot of scenes I couldn’t stomach walking – animal cruelty – but the emotional pay-off of the film was strong. And I liked the characters they introduced. Not to mention the music.
Little Mermaid – May 23
One of my most anticipated films of the year. I went to Leicester Square to watch this film and it wasn’t bad. I can’t say I thought it was the best film ever, but Halle Bailey can sing, Jonah Hauer-King is handsome, Melissa McCarthy was perfectly cast (if under-used) and the ending was sweet. Overall, a solid film.
A Town Called Alice – Jun 23
Time for a classic film! My mum has been telling me to watch A Town Called Alice for years, and when we were staying with a friend we ended up watching it together. It’s a black-and-white movie about the Japanese invasion of Malaya during WW2. The story focuses on a romance that is struck between an Australian prisoner of war and a British woman and POW forced to walk from village to village during the war.
Judy – Jul 23
I finally watched Judy with Renee Zellweger in July and it was so moving. She deserved the Oscar. Likely, I won’t watch it again, as it’s a very sad movie. But I thought handled incredibly well and with a strong pay-off at the end.
The Apartment – Jul 23
Part of my 30 Movies in 30 Days I watched The Apartment with Shirley Maclaine and Jack Lemmon. It’s a very funny and yet dark black and white film. Jack Lemmon is fast becoming one of my favourite golden age actors and Shirley Maclaine was a tour-de-force when she was coming up. I enjoyed discovering this film for the first time.
Red, White and Royal Blue – Aug 23
A super cute LGBT+ romance between the son of the President of the United States and the ‘spare’ Prince of British Royalty. It’s a cheesy AF romance and I’m here for it.
Sitting in Bars with Cakes – Sep 23
On the flip side, we have a sad film about female friendship based on a real-life story. Jane and Corrine have been friends forever and have set a challenge to go on a city-wide club crawl in LA with cakes baked by Jane. However, when Corrine is diagnosed with terminal cancer they speed up the process. It’s heart-wrenching, funny and very predictably sad. But still a good film if you fancy a teary night in.
Maestro – Dec 23
This one just snuck into the Favourite Films of 2023. It’s a beautifully directed movie with a fantastic script, that is very moving. Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan were both brilliant and I think strong contenders for the award season.
I didn’t watch many films in 2023, but these have been my favourite Films of 2023. look forward to seeing what I enjoy in 2024.