Screen One’s Top 20 Films Of 2023 Part II (10-1)

Screen One's movies of the year 2023 Part II (10-1)

Embarking on a cinematic journey through the best of 2023, Screen One invites you to dive deeper into the captivating realm of the silver screen with the much-anticipated Part II of ‘Screen One’s Top 20 Films of 2023.’ As we countdown from the 10th to the most coveted top spot, this curated selection unveils a tapestry of storytelling brilliance, visual mastery, and emotive resonance that defined the year in cinema. From compelling narratives that tug at the heartstrings to visually arresting spectacles that ignite the imagination, each film in this elite roster represents the pinnacle of artistic prowess and storytelling finesse. Join us as we celebrate the films that have stirred our souls, ignited discussions, and solidified their place as timeless gems in the ever-evolving landscape of cinema.

Screen One's Top 20 Films Of 2023 Part II (10-1)

10. The Fablemans – Directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring a stellar cast including Paul Dano, Michelle Williams, and Gabriel Labell. (NOWTV)

This poignant family drama weaves a tale of nostalgia, resilience, and the power of storytelling. Spielberg’s masterful direction brings to life a heartfelt narrative that follows a young boy navigating the complexities of his family while discovering the enchantment of storytelling.

9. ThanksgivingDirected by Eli Roth and starring Patrick Dempsey, Addison Rae, and Nell Verlaque.

This unexpected blend of horror and dark humor subverts the holiday genre. Roth’s direction takes viewers on a twisted journey filled with unexpected turns and a surprising ensemble performance that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

8. John Wick Chapter 4Directed by Chad Stahelski and featuring the iconic Keanu Reeves. (Prime Video)

This action-packed thriller continues the saga of the legendary assassin. Stahelski’s direction coupled with Reeves’ magnetic presence delivers adrenaline-pumping sequences and expands the gripping underworld of John Wick, promising an enthralling cinematic experience.

7. Totally KillerDirected by Nahnatchka Khan and starring Kiernan Shipka, Olivia Holt, and Julie Bowen. (Prime Video)

This 80’s slasher, fish out of water comedy captivates with its blend of nostalgia and contemporary twists. Khan’s direction breathes life into a story of murderer on the loose being found with the aid of a time machine that transports our heroine back to the 80’s resonating with audiences through its relatable characters and heartfelt performances.

Read the Screen One review HERE

6. PearlDirected by Ti West and Starring Mia Goth (NOWTV)

Featuring Mia Goth in a mesmerizing role, this atmospheric thriller which serves a prequel to West and Goth’s previous movie “X’. West’s direction creates an eerie and haunting ambiance, drawing viewers into a mysterious world while Goth’s compelling performance adds depth to the film’s enigmatic narrative.

5. Godzilla Minus OneDirected by Takashi Yamazaki and starring Ryunosuke Kamiki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, and Miname Hanabi.

This thrilling adventure takes a unique spin on the classic monster tale. Yamazaki’s direction, coupled with a talented cast, breathes new life into the beloved franchise, delivering more than just exhilarating action, but brings emotional depth and superb human drama story to boot.

Read the Screen One review HERE

4. OppenheimerDirected by Christopher Nolan and featuring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, and Robert Downey Jr. (Rent & Buy)

The biographical drama explores the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. Nolan’s signature storytelling combined with powerful performances crafts a compelling narrative that delves into the moral complexities of scientific progress.

3. RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop (Documentary)Directed by Eastwood Allen and Chris Griffiths. Feturing features Paul Weller, Nancy Allen, and Paul Verhoeven (Icon Film (Prime Video))

This documentary features Paul Weller, Nancy Allen, and Paul Verhoeven, providing an insightful behind-the-scenes look at the making of the iconic film. Allen and Griffiths’ direction, coupled with interviews from key figures, offers a comprehensive and fascinating exploration of the film’s creation.

Read the Screen One review HERE

2. Spider-Man: Across the SpiderverseDirected by Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, & Kemp Powers and starring Shamiek Moore, Haille Stienfeld, and Jason Schwarzman. (NOWTV)

This animated superhero extravaganza promises a visually stunning and emotionally resonant journey. The directors’ visionary approach, combined with an exceptional voice cast, continues the Spider-Verse saga, captivating audiences with its innovation and heart.

1. Past Lives – Directed by Celine Song and starring Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, and John Magaro. (Rent & Buy)

This enigmatic drama takes the top spot with its spellbinding narrative and stellar performances. Song’s direction weaves a mesmerizing tale of love, loss, and self-discovery, leaving a lasting impression with its profound storytelling and powerful emotional dept.

You can check out part I of Screen One’s Movies of 2023 (20-11) HERE.

Screen One's movies of the year 2023 Part II (10-1)
Screen One’s movies of the year 2023 Part II (10-1)

At time of publishing, we are yet to see Killers of the Flower Moon, Napoleon and The Boy and the Heron. The list will possible be updated to reflect this at a later date

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