Countdown to 2024: 2023 Movies

Last year I saw 30 movies, all at home or on a plane, and this year I also saw 30. I saw 4 new movies (last year it was 2), and 26 older movies streaming/on a plane. I saw 2 of the new movies either in the theater, and 2 streaming.

Notable movie moments this year were seeing two movies in a movie theater again, being introduced to Rian Johnson’s work by watching Knives Out twice and Glass Onion (and watching Poker Face on TV), and our now annual Christmas movie marathon around a series or theme. This year it was the Indiana Jones movies (we watched all but Raiders of the Lost Ark). Our Halloween movie was Hocus Pocus 2 (we watched Hocus Pocus a week or so prior), our Valentine’s Day movie was Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist.

My rating system for new movies uses stars and equates as follows: 1=bad, 2=ok 3=really good 4=great.

My favorite new movies (4 stars) this year were:
Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse

Runners up (3.5 stars):
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

My favorite old movie I saw for the first time:
Knives Out
Party Girl
The Fabelmans

My favorite old movies I loved seeing again:
Adventures in Babysitting
Rosemary’s Baby

The (Not-So) Big List:

New Movies I Saw in Theaters or Streaming:
Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse****
Barbie ***
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny***1/2

DVD/Streaming this year (not in order):
Wonder Woman 1984
Knives Out
Jewel of the Nile
Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist
Rosemary’s Baby
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
Big Bird in Japan
The Automat
Meet Me in St. Louis
Real Genius
Dear Evan Hansen
Spiderman: Far from Home
Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Knives Out (2nd time)
Party Girl
Adventures in Babysitting
The Fabelmans
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Diana the Musical
Glass Onion
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus 2
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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