The best movies in cinemas now and coming soon to Australia

Paw Patrol 2023 movie still

Jessica Taylor Yates

Posted October 16, 2023

From comedies to dramas, action blockbusters, family flicks and romances, here’s a pick of the best upcoming movies out now and coming soon to Australia. 

As a new season comes around, so too does the variety of great films on offer, from big budget Hollywood blockbusters to great kids flicks and ongoing film festivals year-round. And whether it's a date night, friend catch up or some family time, there's no better entertainment than catching the latest flicks on the big screen. 

With a range of discounts for RACV Members, including $10 Movie Mondays at Village Cinemas* and ongoing savings of up to 40 per cent on movie tickets at selected Hoyts, Village, Palace, Event, Moonlight and IMAX cinemas**, there’s never been a better time to sit back and enjoy some movie magic. 

Whether you’re looking to laugh, cry, sing or scream, there’s a movie on the silver screen for everyone. 

Here’s the best movies showing or coming soon to an Australian cinema near you.

Please note release dates and classifications subject to change. 


Movie of the month

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (PG)

Release date: 28 September 2023

Starring: James Marsden, Kristen Bell, Mckenna Grace, Taraji P. Henson

The PAW Patrol crew are working the streets of Adventure City when a magical meteor crashes, giving them all superpowers to become The Mighty Pups. 


Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie Official Trailer

Blockbuster movies out now and coming soon

The Creator (M)

Release date: 28 September 2023

Starring: John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney

In the future, humans and AI are at war. A grieving ex-special agent is tasked with bringing down the AI’s Creator, who has the power to end the whole of humankind.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (M)

Release date: 13 October 2023

Starring: Taylor Swift

If you were one of the thousands of Aussies who missed out on a ticket to see Taylor Swift, it's time to shake it off, because the Eras tour is coming to the big screen. 

As we know all too well, Swifties never go out of style, So, just say yes and grab your fellow Swifties for a night filled with your wildest dreams. 

Are you ready for it?  

Killers Of The Flower Moon (MA)

Release date: 19 October 2023

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro

From famed director Martin Scorsese, the true crime drama is set in 1920s Oklahoma, and follows the story of crime and brutality during the oil region's Reign of Terror.  

The Marvels (TBC)

Release date: 9 November 2023

Starring: Brie Larson

Captain Marvel falls into trouble when a dystopian world sees her powers entangled with Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau. Together, they must try to overcome their differences – or risk losing the universe.

Napoleon (MA)

Release date: 23 November 2023

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix

The latest biopic from Ridley Scott follows the rise of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, focusing on his relationship with his great love Josephine.


The Blue Beetle is the latest superhero to join the Marvel universe. Image: ALAMY.
Napoleon tells the story of the emperor's rise and fall. Image: ALAMY.

Action and adventure movies out now and coming soon

Blue Beetle (M)

Release date: 14 September 2023

Starring: Xolo Maridueña

The latest DC action blockbuster centres on Jaime, a teenager looking for purpose who accidentally finds an ancient relic that gives him the ability to become a superhero. 

Retribution (M)

Release date: 21 September 2023

Starring: Liam Neeson

While driving his kids to school, a bank executive gets a bomb threat for the vehicle. But if they get out of the car, it will explode. 

Freelance (TBC)

Release date: 21 September 2023

Starring: Alison Brie, John Cena, Christian Slater, Alice Eve, Juan Pablo Raba

A bored former army ranger living in the suburbs is asked to work security for a high powered journalist in South America. Upon landing, they become caught up in a dangerous coup, and must try to escape back home alive. 

The Expend4bles (TBC)

Release date: 5 October 2023

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Megan Fox, 50 Cent, Andy Garcia

When the world needs defending and all other options are out, the Expendables are called on as a last resort in the latest action hero adventure. 

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (TBC)

Release date: 16 November 2023

Starring: Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth

In this prequel to the successful franchise, a teenage Cornelius Snow is tasked with mentoring a young female tribute from District 12. 

In the Land of Saints and Sinners (TBC)

Release date: 30 November 2023

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ciarán Hinds

In a remote Irish village, a former assassin is forced to come out of retirement to fight a trio of lethal terrorists. 


The new Hunger Games is a prequel to the original series. Image: ALAMY.
Killers of the Flower Moon is getting Oscar buzz. Image: ALAMY.

Family and kids movies out now and coming soon

Haunted Mansion (PG)

Release date: 31 August 2023

Starring: Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Danny DeVito, Tiffany Haddish, Jamie Lee Curtis

In an ode to the famed Disneyland ride, a family buy a home that has some 'supernatural' guests - so they hire some spiritual experts to try and get rid of them. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)

Release date: 7 September 2023

Starring: Seth Rogen, Maya Rudolph, Giancarlo Esposito, Jackie Chan, Rose Byrne

The famed 90s heroes are back for a new millennia, taking on a crime syndicate in the heart of New York City. TMNT!

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (PG)

Release date: 14 September 2023

Starring: Lana Condor, Annie Murphy, Toni Collette, Jane Fonda

A teenager discovers she descends from powerful warrior kraken queens, and must use her new powers to protect the kraken’s ocean from their sworn enemy – the villainous mermaids of the deep seas. 

Scarygirl (PG)

Release date: 26 October 2023

Starring: Sam Neill, Anna Torv, Liv Hewson, Tim Minchin, Dylan Alcott

In this CGI film made right here in Australia, a young girl shrouded in darkness looks to overcome her fears on a journey to a city of light. 

Trolls: Band Together (PG)

Release date: 30 November 2023

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick

In the third instalment of the Trolls story, Poppy heads on a journey with Branch to find his long-lost boy-band brothers. 


In Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken; a girl uses her new powers to protect those she loves. Image: ALAMY.
Haunted Mansion is resurrected in this remake of the 2003 film. Image: Alamy.

Drama / Art House movies out now and coming soon

Asteroid City (M)

Release date: 10 August 2023

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton

The latest majestic picture from eclectic film director Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums), is set at a junior space convention in 1955. When world changing events occur, the competition disrupts the small desert town. 

A Haunting in Venice (M)

Release date: 14 September 2023

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan

The Agatha Christie remakes continue into the 21st century, this time on the river canals of Italy's famed Venice region.

Detective Poirot (Branagh) is happily retired – until a guest at a séance he attends is killed. It is up to Poirot to get to the bottom of the crime, with a list of untrustworthy suspects to uncover.

Fair Play (MA)

Release date: 28 September 2023

Starring: Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich

When a woman gets a promotion at a company her fiancé was also vying for, their relationship slowly starts to turn.  

Dumb Money (MA)

Release date: 5 October 2023

Starring: Paul Dano, Shailene Woodley, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sebastian Stan 

Based on a true story, Dumb Money follows the people who caused share market mayhem after artificially increasing GameStop stock on Reddit to skyrocketing heights. 

The Origin of Evil (MA)

Release date: 19 October 2023

Starring: Doria Tillier, Suzanne Clément, Laure Calamy, Clotilde Mollet, Dominique Blanc, Jacques Weber

In this deliciously slow-burning French thriller from director Sébastien Marnier, class divides, family rivalries, bitter jealousies and personal secrets collide when an estranged family member arrives at a luxury mansion by the sea.

When working-class Stéphane finally decides to make contact with her wealthy, estranged father, she is appalled to learn that all those around him are suspicious, vapid, cunning and conniving, all angling for their share of the patriarch's exuberant wealth and power. 

Throughout her time at the family's glamourous French villa on the seaside, hidden agendas are at play, alliances are made and broken, secrets are discovered - and no one is quite who they seem. 


Audiences will switch allegiances at every turn in French thriller The Origin of Evil. Image: Potential Films
Wes Anderson's latest picture is set in a 1950s desert town. Image: ALAMY.
The Portokalos family are back for a fun filled adventure in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. Image: Alamy.

Horror movies out now and coming soon

The Nun 2 (M)

Release date: 7 September 2023

Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Storm Reid

The sequel to The Nun and part of The Conjuring world, Sister Irene is back in 1950s France when she sees that evil is spreading. 

Saw X (MA)

Release date: 28 September 2023

Starring: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith

In the 10th iteration of the horror franchise, John Kramer heads to Mexico, where he seeks revenge on scammers in the medical industry. 

The Exorcist: Believer (R)

Release date: 12 October 2023

Starring: Jennifer Nettles, Ellen Burstyn, Ann Dowd

In a sequel to the 1973 original, two priests attempt to save a 12 year old girl who appears to be possessed. 

Five Nights at Freddy’s (M)

Release date: 26 October 2023

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Matthew Lillard

In this adaption of the video game, a security guard finds his new job at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza is more than he bargained for. 


A Haunting in Venice is the latest whodunit to hit the big screen. Image: ALAMY.
Captain Marvel sees heroes and villains forced to join forces. Image: ALAMY.

Romance / Comedy movies out now and coming soon

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (PG)

Release date: 7 September 2023

Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett

Our favourite cinematic family are back, this time on a trip to Greece for a family reunion full of hilarity and heart. 

Theatre Camp (M)

Release date: 7 September 2023

Starring: Ben Platt, Molly Gordon

An old theatre camp’s livelihood is in jeopardy when its founder falls into a coma. To keep the camp going, its zany staff must come together to save it once and for all. 


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