5 Movies in 2023 Besides Oppenheimer and Barbie That Will Blow Your Mind

These epic 5 movies from 2023 saved the day (or perhaps the year)!

5 Movies in 2023 Besides Oppenheimer and Barbie That Will Blow Your Mind

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  • These five movies from 2023 besides Oppenheimer and Barbie from all different genres perfectly saved the day.
  • These include Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Theater Camp, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One.
  • Besides these, John Wick: Chapter 4 and Missing were also good contestants for this list.
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While 2023 hasn’t been one of the finest years for some major movie franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe (with two movies from this list as exceptions) and the DC Universe, it has turned out to be a whopping big bucks year for some other films. These other films include some expected blockbusters as well, like Greta Gerwig, Ryan Reynolds, and Margot Robbie’s Barbie, and Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer.

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A Barbenheimer illustration from a fan (via Cool-Hand-MikeDeviantArt)
A Barbenheimer illustration from a fan (via Cool-Hand-Mike | DeviantArt)

In fact, both of these movies became so famous that they gave birth to the massive Barbenheimer cultural phenomenon, having had a simultaneous theatrical release on the same date. But as exceptional as Barbie and Oppenheimer were, they weren’t the only superhit films from this year that appealed the most to fans. So here are five movies from all the other top-rated movies from 2023, which can easily blow your mind!

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5 Movies From 2023 That Are Nothing Short Of Masterpieces

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1. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Okay, let’s be real: everyone was expecting to see this movie here. At least, more than half of the readers were. And the action/sci-fi movie is actually worthy of all the hype that surrounds it, with its magnificent visual effects and an even more terrific plotline than the first one.

Storyline: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse continued the story from where its prequel, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse left off. While Miles Morales is able to embrace his role as the web-slinger to a considerable extent in this one, he also finds himself swinging between different dimensions and universes. He gets to meet multiple alternate versions of characters at the same while he fights to eliminate a new threat that could potentially unravel the very essence of existence.

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All in all, this sequel served as the perfectly electrifying and emotionally charged journey that Morales was expected to trek on after its predecessor, with the most precise combination of action, humor, and an effortlessly mesmerizing visual experience incapable of being defined in words.

With a stunning rating of 95% on the Tomatometer and 89% of viewers liking the movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse proved to be one of the two best movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2023.

2. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

A reboot of the original Dungeons and Dragons trilogy starring multiple big names like Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Bradley Cooper, and more, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves served as the epitome of films from the action/fantasy genre released in 2023.

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Storyline: In a mesmerizing plot that perfectly captivated and enthralled audiences, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves encircled the story of a band of thieves aka adventures embarking on yet another thrilling quest to retrieve a long-lost relic. However, little did they know how dangerous this one bold escapade of theirs would end up becoming once they cross paths with a formidable crowd that makes their quest go more awry than ever before.

In a nutshell, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves from Paramount Pictures didn’t cease to amuse audiences with its gripping action sequences perfectly coupled with its seamless humor and intricate plot twists.

With a whopping 91% ratings from Rotten Tomatoes critics, the movie was enjoyed by 86% of the viewers, setting an all-new standard for the probable and much-expected-by-fans sequel that might follow.

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3. Theater Camp

Theater Camp
Theater Camp

If you were looking for a comedy-drama from 2023 that could blow your mind away with its hilariousness, Theater Camp is the film for you.

Storyline: A mockumentary-style comedy, Theater Camp surrounds the story of an upstate New York theatre camp kids who, when the summer camp’s founder Joan falls into a coma, take the responsibility of saving the day (and the camp) upon themselves, and band together to lead to a hilarious stream of summer camp chaos events unfold. From the students to the eccentric teachers, this movie had audiences rolling on the floor, laughing to the core. (Wow, that rhymed.)

Distributed by Searchlight Pictures, this 2023 movie was a plethora of comedy coupled with drama, earning a shining 85% approval rating on the Tomatometer and 82% of the audience citing it to be comical enough to be watched.

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4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

The second good movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe from this year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was almost as much of a treat to the eyes as all of the previous installments in the film trilogy.

Storyline: Embarking on another cosmic adventure, the Guardians in Vol. 3 of the film series once again rallied to defend the universe, though this time, to protect one of their own. Diving deep into one of the biggest fan-favorite characters’ emotional backstory, the guardians did more than discover some heartbreaking events as they confronted their history and the consequences of their past choices as a new Gamora from the past returned to join the band.

This 2023 installment from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie series had the audiences constantly on the edge of their seats as the film continued to captivate them with its breathtaking space scenes and thrilling action sequences.

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Earning a stunning 82% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, Vol. 3 appealed to 89% of the viewers, adding another star to the already star-studded collection from the Guardians of the Galaxy film series.

5. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Last but not least, the last second installment from the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One featured another one of the fan-favorite Ethan Hunt’s escapades that was nothing short of mind-blowing.

Storyline: This time, Ethan Hunt and the IMF team were on a mission to track down and find a lethal weapon that had the potential to threaten the entire existence of humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. Though this time was a bit different than the others as this time, Hunt had to put the future of the world before everything else that mattered to him—even the people whom he cared about the most.

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Another blockbuster, Dead Reckoning Part One served as the epitome of immaculate action sequences, original Tom Cruise stunts, and thrilling adventure, leading to yet another unforgettable experience from the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Although it failed to earn as big bucks at the theatres as its previous installments, this 2023 installment still appealed to fans as much as the previous movies from the film series, earning a whopping 96% approval ratings from critics on the Tomatometer with 80% of the audience finding it as immaculate as ever.

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Besides these, Keanu Reeves‘ action/thriller John Wick: Chapter 4 and the mystery/thriller Missing were also some of the most mind-blowing and biggest fan favorites movies from 2023. Further counted in the list could be the upcoming Poor Things and The Iron Claw, both of which are as desperately awaited and hyped-up by fans as all the other films listed above.

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Written by Mahin Sultan

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Mahin Sultan is a News Content Writer at FandomWire. With almost one year's worth of experience in her field, she has explored and attained a deep understanding of numerous topics in various niches, mostly entertainment.

An all-things-good enthusiast, Mahin is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Commerce, and her love for entertainment has given her a solid foundation of reporting in the same field. Besides being a foodie, she loves to write and spends her free time either with her nose buried in a good book or binging on COD or K-dramas, anime, new movies, and TV serials (the awesome ones, obviously).

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