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31st Dec 2022

9 must-watch movies coming to Irish cinemas in January

Rory Cashin


If your New Year’s Resolution is to watch loads more movies, then we’ve got some good news for you…

January 2023 is filled with Oscar hopefuls, action thrillers and dark horrors… plenty to enjoy during the coldest month of the year!

Starting with…


Tom Hanks plays a grumpy neighbour who has been hit by a string of bad luck, but has his life turned around when new neighbours arrive on his block.

TILL – 6 January

A powerful drama based on the true story of a mother, Mamie Till-Bradley (Danielle Deadwyler), the activist who pursued justice for the murder of her 14-year-old son Emmett, who was killed by white supremacists in 1955.


Sam Mendes (1917, Skyfall) directs this emotional drama about the daily lives of the employees at an English seafront cinema, with an incredible performance by Oscar winner Olivia Colman.

M3GAN – 13 January

When a young girl’s family tragically passes in a car accident, her tech-toy creator auntie (Get Out’s Allison Williams) introduces her to her latest invention… a lifelike doll created to be a child’s best friend. As you can imagine, things take a sinister turn pretty quickly…

TÁR – 13 January

Cate Blanchett is getting some of the best reviews of her career (which is already a career filled with incredible performances) in this psychological drama detailing the rise and fall of one of the greatest musical composers and conductors in the world.

BABYLON – 20 January

Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) ropes in Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and loads more for this eye-popping spectacle set in Hollywood, right in the era when silent movies were being replaced by movies with sound.

UNWELCOME – 27 January

A new Ireland-set horror from the director of Grabbers, telling the story of an English couple (Hannah John Kamen and Douglas Booth) who find themselves being tormented by a creature in the garden of their new countryside home.

THE FABELMANS – 27 January

Steven Spielberg’s latest movie is basically an autobiography, revealing how his parents (here played by Michelle Williams and Paul Dano) influenced his love for movie-making.

PLANE – 27 January

Gerard Butler is the captain of a commercial plane that is forced to land when they are struck by a storm, only for all of the passengers to be taken hostage by local militants. This forces Butler to team up with a convicted fugitive (Luke Cage’s Mike Colter) to save them.

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