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The best movies and TV of 2023, picked for you by NPR critics

Clockwise from top left: <em>Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One</em>, <em>Passages</em>,<em> Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse</em>,<em> Four Daughters</em>,<em> Only Murders in the Building</em>,<em> Hijack</em>
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Clockwise from top left: Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One, Passages, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Four Daughters, Only Murders in the Building, Hijack

Whether you plan to head out to the theater or binge from the couch, our critics have gathered together their favorite films and TV shows of 2023. You can search by genre and where you can see it. Have at it!

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.


Eric Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic.
Aisha Harris
Aisha Harris is a host of Pop Culture Happy Hour.
Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.
Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.
Glen Weldon is a host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He reviews books, movies, comics and more for the NPR Arts Desk.