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Top 5 Movies of 2023

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Photo credit to Devon Breen via Pixabay under Pixabay License. 2023 has been a great year for the world of cinema.

Movies are an incredible way to indulge in entertainment and escape from the daily grind of life. The year 2023 saw some fantastic films that entertained us and left a lasting impression on our minds. These movies had everything from thrilling action sequences to emotionally stirring themes, making them a must-watch for all movie lovers. This article will discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, John Wick, Chapter 4, Creed III, Air, and The Holdovers, which will keep you on the edge of your seat. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to experience the magic of cinema.

 

Number 5 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

 

With its distinct comedy and unique style distinguishing it from other MCU productions, Guardians of the Galaxy has long been one of the most cherished sub-franchises within the Marvel Cinematic Universes. With a poignant concept, the last chapter of The Guardians waved farewell to the fans and more appropriately concludes the epic narrative.  

 

Number 4 – John Wick: Chapter 4

 

Chapter 4 of John Wick is the fourth and potentially the last installment in the main John Wick series. With the most prolonged battle scenes in the entire series and the conclusion of multiple stories, John Wick: Chapter 4 is almost three hours long and is very much the Avengers: Endgame of this franchise. Action scenes in John Wick: Chapter 4 are among the most inventive and thrilling in the series. Starring as John Wick, Keanu Reeves steals the show, and the movie finishes with an intriguing hint about where the series can go.

 

Number 3 – Creed III

 

Not only is Creed 3 the third film in the Creed series, but it’s also the ninth in the more extensive Rocky series. Like Scream VI, Creed 3 makes the most of Sylvester Stallone’s absence as a longtime franchise veteran by giving the new characters the character development they deserve to become real stars. For the first time, Adonis Creed’s narrative is told entirely without Rocky in Creed 3. When Michael B. Jordan took over as director, he established himself as one of the top actors in the business right now. Still, he also shows that he’s a director to watch out for by giving the boxing scenes a fresh flair that the franchise has never seen before.

 

Number 2 – Air

 

How intriguing could Air be on paper? The finest movie of 2023 is about signing Michael Jordan’s legendary sneaker brand. Still, director Ben Affleck and a cast of excellent characters make it more than a compelling watch. Even though the audience knows how the narrative ends, Air keeps them on the edge of their seats as they wonder how they will overcome every obstacle. Reuniting Affleck and Damon behind the scenes and on-screen is a cinematic duo that demonstrates why they became stars in the first place. While each of them has had a successful career, together, they are a formidable force. Air is witty, motivational, and enjoyable.

  

Number 1 – The Holdovers 

 

Paul Giamatti plays a strict teacher at a prep school in New England who is compelled to stay on campus over the Christmas break to look after the few pupils with nowhere to go. Ultimately, he develops an odd friendship with a disturbed, intelligent newcomer named Dominic Sessa, as well as the head cook of the school, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who recently lost a son in Vietnam. This film interests audiences with its insane narrative, storytelling, and amazing performances, making it an unforgettable cinematic experience of the year. The film pulls together suspense, emotion, and brilliant cinematography, leaving viewers on the edge of the beginning. With its thought-provoking themes and direction, “The Holdovers” stands out as a true masterpiece, making it the best film of 2023. 

Overall, the top five movies of 2023 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, John Wick: Chapter 4, Creed III, Air, and The Holdovers – were a treat for all movie lovers. Each had its unique flavor, be it the emotional storyline of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the breathtaking action sequences of John Wick: Chapter 4, or the intriguing plot of Air. With stunning special effects, exceptional cinematography, and captivating music, these movies provided an unforgettable cinematic experience. Whether you’re a fan of action, drama, or adventure, these films are a must-watch and will leave you wanting more.

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Ever Davis is a senior at Marco Island Academy and is a Staff Writer for The Wave. In his free time, Ever likes to hangout with his friends and work a lot. He wants to save money for college and spends most of his time in bed. After high school, he plans to study business, marketing, and psychology. His dad joke: "Have you heard about the chocolate record player? It sounds pretty sweet."
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