2023 favorite movies

A volatile year for the entertainment industry (and… the world) is coming to a close. Two labor strikes, franchise fatigue, Barbenheimer, and too many (increasingly expensive) streaming services to keep track of. Yet despite shifting release calendars spurned by a vast work stoppage, 2023 gave us no shortage of viewing options in the end. So the SAGindie staff has combed through our watch histories to excavate our favorites of the year. And yes, even though we try to stay up on what’s fresh and new, we even made time for some non-2023 releases that we watched for the first time this year. Take a look at the titles that made our FAVORITE FILMS OF 2023.


Darrien’s Favorites:

Favorite Movies of 2023:


Eliza’s Favorites:

New to Me!:


Colin’s Favorites:

Favorite Movies of 2023:

Favorite Old-But-New-to-Me-in-2023 Movies:


Shefali’s Favorites:

Here are my top films of 2023!:

Old (but new to me!):


Michael’s Favorites:

My absolute top favorites of 2023 (so far) are Barbie and The Zone of Interest. Both are impeccable instant classics and I’ll eventually buy them on (hopefully Criterion) BluRay and study them because “I’m a nerd, Harvey.”

Runners up (so far) are:

Among the older movies I watched for the first time in 2023, my top favorites are:



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