It’s Oscar season baby, let’s talk movies!

Get ready for a wild ride through the glitz and glamour of Hollywood movies as we dish out all the juiciest takes of our favourite movies of 2023, leading up to the 96th Academy Awards. From nuclear bombs to star-crossed lovers to massive amounts of Kenergy, we’ll be your trusty guides through the cinematic rollercoaster that’s kept audiences on the edge of their seats all year long. So grab your popcorn, cozy up on the couch, and join Tuong La, Taylor Fleming, Alyssa Wooldridge, and Laura Gordon as they rank Top 5 Movies of 2023!

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Ground Rules

  • Movies must have come out in 2023
  • Does NOT need to be an Oscar contender.
  • Some movies came out last year don’t qualify for this year’s Oscars. We don’t really care about that. As long as it came out in 2023 it’s fair game to us
  • “Specials” don’t count as movies. (ie Comedy Specials)
  • Movies that are on our list are OUR favorite movies of 2022 and therefore don’t need to be considered the “best” for everyone else.
  • Documentaries count
  • Some movies came out in 2022 but had a wider release in 2023. If by and large it was more accessible in 2023 (like it had an international release in 2023) then that counts.

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as some unordered lists and some ordered lists

Group Top 5

5. Killers of the Flower Moon

4.  Barbie

3. American Fiction

2. The Holdovers

1. Past Lives

Tuong’s Top 10 List (ordered)

10. Blackberry

9. Killers of the Flower Moon

8. The Iron Claw

7. Anatomy of a Fall

6. Past Lives

5. Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse

4. The Boy and the Heron

3. The Holdovers

2. Godzilla Minus One

1. Barbie

Honourable Mentions: Oppenheimer,  American Fiction, Are you There, God? It’s Me Margaret, Talk to Me, TMNT: Mutant Mayhem, Nimona, May December

Taylor’s List (unordered)

  • Past Lives
  • American Fiction
  • The Holdovers
  • Oppenheimer
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret
  • John Wick: Chapter 4
  • Talk to Me
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Poor Things
  • How to Blow Up a Pipeline
  • Dungeon & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves


Alyssa’s List (unordered)

  • Theatre Camp
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • You Hurt My Feelings
  • Past Lives
  • Oppenheimer
  • The Iron Claw
  • The Holdovers
  • American Fiction
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning

Laura’s List (unordered)

  • Barbie
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  • You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah
  • The Eras Tour
  • Past Lives
  • Gran Turismo Bottoms
  • Saltburn
  • Poor Things
  • The Holdovers
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Blackberry
  • American Fiction

Dishonourable mention: Ferrari

3 comments on “165 – Top 5 Movies of 2023

  1. A, from Van :) says:

    Tuong as a lover of Blackberry and Taylor as someone who said a true fact that The Social Network is the best “brand” movie, you guys have to watch Tetris. Stupid AppleTV is hogging all the good content; I’m so sad people missed this movie.

    Also why am I just catching up with Ranked since fall only to discover it’s ending, rip. Thanks for making this space so silly and fun and really meaningful for all the joy it’s brought me and my friends (fellow useless listers). Tuong you gotta drop your letterboxd so I can see your movie opinions forever. Thanks for everything!

    Lmao okay love you all This was an absolute delight as always and I hope we go out with this iconic foursome.

    1. Tuong says:

      Thanks for the comment!! Yes not to worry there’s still over a year of this podcast and plenty of episodes in our backlog you can check out 🙂

      Also definitely adding Tetris to the list!

      Thanks for listening

      1. Ameet says:

        Oh you knooow I’ve got all the old eps under my belt already. But so hype for this ‘goodbye tour’ year! Thanks for everything! Take care, and wishing you all the best always Tuong 🙂

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