January 2023 New Movies in Theaters This Month

New Movies in Theaters This Month

January 2023

The start of a new year brings with it a fresh lineup of exciting movies hitting theaters. As we enter January 2023, cinephiles are in for a treat with a diverse range of films to choose from. From highly anticipated festival films to star-studded releases, this month offers something for everyone. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the new movies gracing the silver screen this month!

New Movies in U.S. Theaters

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A #@%! (LIMITED)

Director: Nathan Price

U.S. Release: January 4 in select theaters, January 9 on digital & VOD

U.K. Release: January 9 on digital & VOD

Official synopsis: Based on the Global Bestselling Self-Help Phenomenon, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck! is a cinematic documentary designed to help us become less awful people. In this film, the author himself, Mark Manson, cuts through the clutter and offers his not-giving-a-#@%! philosophy a dose of raw, refreshing honesty that shows us how to live more contented, grounded lives. Backed by academic research and sprinkled with scatological jokes, this film teaches us that improving our lives hinges not on turning lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach the lemons.


Director: John Swab

U.S. Release: January 5

U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: In MARS ONE, we follow the Martins family a group of optimistic dreamers trying to lead normal lives after the disappointing inauguration of a far-right extremist president. Set in Brazil, this film explores the struggles faced by a lower-middle-class Black family in the wake of political unrest. The story revolves around Tarcia, the mother, who reevaluates her world after an unexpected encounter leaves her questioning her own fate. Meanwhile, her husband Wellington puts all his hopes into their son Deivinho’s soccer career, unaware of Deivinho’s secret aspirations to study astrophysics and colonize Mars. As their daughter Eunice falls in love with a free-spirited young woman, the family is confronted with the idea of leaving home.


Director: Carla Simon

Global Release: January 6

Full Review: Alcarras (LFF Review): Familial Strife, Familial Affection

Official synopsis: The Sola family has spent every summer for as long as they can remember picking peaches from their orchard in Alcarras, a small village in Spain. But this year, their tradition is threatened as new plans for the land arise, including cutting down the peach trees to make way for solar panels. This shift causes a rift within the tight-knit family, as they face an uncertain future and the risk of losing their home. For the first time, they must confront the possibility of an unstable future and the potential loss of more than just their physical dwelling.

Candy Land (LIMITED)

Director: John Swab

U.S. Release: January 6

U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: Remy, a seemingly naive and devout young woman, finds herself cast out from her religious cult. With no place to turn, she immerses herself in the underground world of truck stop sex workers under the watchful eye of their matriarch and an enigmatic local lawman. As Remy navigates between her strained belief system and the harsh reality of this new world, she embarks on a journey to find her true calling in life.


Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

U.S. Release: January 6

U.K. Release: the 1970 film is available on digital and on demand!

Official synopsis: Set in Mussolini’s Italy, The Conformist follows Jean-Louis Trintignant as he attempts to fit in with the Fascists in a desperate bid to suppress memories of a youthful, homosexual episode and murder. Through a series of evocative scenes, including a dance party for the blind and a tango in a working-class hall, Bernardo Bertolucci weaves together a mesmerizing anthology of moments that showcase the highlights of his masterpiece. This 4K restoration brings renewed brilliance to a film that became an international hit and solidified Bertolucci’s reputation as a groundbreaking director.


Director: Mike Ho

U.S. Release: January 6

U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: A year after a car accident, a seemingly normal wife and mother with amnesia slowly recovers her memories, only to discover that she is actually a highly sought-after Army Special Ops Lieutenant. Holding a secret that could expose a widespread government conspiracy, she finds herself entangled in a web of danger where she must uncover the truth before it’s too late.

Last Resort (LIMITED)

Director: Jean Marc Mineo

U.S. Release: January 6

U.K. Release: TBA

Official synopsis: A former special forces soldier becomes a one-man army when his wife and daughter are taken hostage during a bank robbery. As he brutally neutralizes the gang of thieves, he discovers that their true objective is a highly lethal toxin stolen from the vault, which puts the lives of millions at stake. The Last Resort is an intense action thriller fueled by breathtaking fight choreography.

The Old Way

Director: Brett Donowho

U.S. Release: January 6 in theaters, January 13 on digital and VOD

U.K. & Irish Release: January 13 in cinemas, on Altitude.film and VOD

Official synopsis: Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage takes on his first-ever Western role as Colton Briggs, a cold-blooded gunslinger turned respectable family man. When an outlaw and his gang threaten Colton and his family, he is forced to take up arms with an unlikely partner—his 12-year-old daughter. Together, they embark on an action-filled journey that builds toward a fateful showdown with pulse-pounding suspense.

A Man Called Otto

Director: Marc Forster

U.S. Release: January 13 (nationwide)

U.K. Release: January 6

Official synopsis: Based on the comical and moving #1 New York Times bestseller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson, a grumpy widower set in his ways. His life takes an unexpected turn when a lively young family moves in next door, leading to an unlikely friendship that turns his world upside-down. This heartwarming story showcases how families can come from the most unexpected places.