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Top military movies to watch for in 2023

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Top military movies to watch for in 2023

This year promises to be an exciting year in terms of movies scheduled for release that will appeal to the military audience. There’s no dearth of topics when it comes to war, and 2023 looks poised to present some spectacular movie offerings.

From war horror to historical fiction and biographies, these are the most anticipated military movies set to premiere in the coming months.

Oppenheimer

“Oppenheimer”, which will be released in July, is a historical drama about the creation of the atomic bomb. The plot revolves around the life of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) and his work during the Manhattan Project that eventually led to the creation of the US nuclear program.

John Wick 4

America’s favorite assassin will return to the silver screen in March as he continues his quest to destroy The High Table. While it’s never been explicitly confirmed that John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a Marine, there is one much speculation that his “Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat” (“fortune is for the brave”) back tattoo comes from none other than 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines.

Bunker

Animated horror meets World War I history in this chilling paranormal thriller. Trapped in a bunker and tormented by an unknown force, a number of troops experience “true hell,” according to the summary on IMDb. It will premiere in February.

Come out fighting

“Come Out Fighting,” a World War II epic about an American pilot trapped behind enemy lines, will be released in 2023. Few details about the movie have been made available, aside from the expectation of some epic dogfights. According to IMDb, the expected release date is April.

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Extraction 2

Mercenary and former Australian Special Forces operator Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is back with a new mission after being hired to find the kidnapped son of an international crime lord. This sequel will be on Netflix in June.

The nightingale

Set during World War II, The Nightingale is based on a novel of the same name by author Kristin Hannah. In it, two sisters, played by real-life sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning, must learn to navigate a war-torn world when they become estranged in German-occupied France. A US release date has not yet been set.

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In this botched time travel adventure, a pilot (Adam Driver) and his only surviving passenger realize they crash-landed on Earth in the age of the dinosaurs. The film — essentially “Jurassic Park” meets “Alien” — will debut in theaters in March.

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Sarah Sicard is editor-in-chief at Military Times. She was previously Digital Editor of Military Times and Army Times Editor. Other work can be found at National Defense Magazine, Task & Purpose, and Defense News.

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