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FALL 2023 TV SURVEY: 30 MOST ANTICIPATED TV & STREAMING MOVIES

For Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past. Over 1,000 of them got back to us with their picks for fall.

Many of the films capturing your imagination this fall are splitting their release in theaters and on streaming. The No. 1 pick, for instance, Universal Pictures’ horror tale Five Nights at Freddy’s, stars Josh Hutcherson and will bow on October 27 on the big screen and on Peacock. No. 2’s Rebel Moon, a sci-fi epic from director Zack Snyder, releases only on Netflix in two parts; the first barely squeaks in as a fall release, arriving December 22 (part 2 launches on April 19, 2024). At Nos. 3 and 4 are two Netflix films that will have limited releases: Director and star Bradley Cooper’s Maestro hits theaters on November 22 and streams on Netflix on December 20, while Reptile, starring Benicio del Toro and Justin Timberlake, opens September 29 and streams shortly after on October 6. And in fifth position, Sam Esmail’s Leave the World Behind, a thriller starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Kevin Bacon, and Mahershala Ali, lands on Netflix (not theaters) on December 8.

Netflix’s Damsel, starring Millie Bobby Brown, and A Family Affair (Joey King, Zac Efron, and Nicole Kidman) also took top 10 spots in our survey, but were moved to 2024 after we were underway.

Read on to find out all of Rotten Tomatoes users’ most anticipated movies on TV and streaming.


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#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 43551%
Critics Consensus: Loaded with Easter eggs, Five Nights at Freddy's may be fun to watch for fans of the game, but most viewers of any other persuasion will find this adaptation muddled and decidedly unscary.
Synopsis: The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. While spending his first night... [More]
Directed By: Emma Tammi

#2
Adjusted Score: 31183%
Critics Consensus: Rebel Moon: Part One - A Child of Fire proves Zack Snyder hasn't lost his visual flair, but eye candy isn't enough to offset a storyline made up of various sci-fi/fantasy tropes.
Synopsis: From Zack Snyder, the filmmaker behind 300, Man of Steel, and Army of the Dead, comes REBEL MOON, an epic... [More]
Directed By: Zack Snyder

#3

Maestro (2023)
79%

#3
Adjusted Score: 96708%
Critics Consensus: Led by a pair of powerful performances, Maestro serves as a stirring overview of a tremendous talent's life and legacy.
Synopsis: Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.... [More]
Directed By: Bradley Cooper

#4

Reptile (2023)
45%

#4
Adjusted Score: 48973%
Critics Consensus: Strong work from Benicio del Toro and Alicia Silverstone isn't enough to make up for Reptile's convoluted and ultimately underwhelming story.
Synopsis: Following the brutal murder of a young real estate agent, a hardened detective attempts to uncover the truth in a... [More]
Directed By: Grant Singer

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 83176%
Critics Consensus: An exceptionally well-acted apocalyptic thriller, Leave the World Behind steadily draws the viewer in despite its leisurely pace and somewhat simplistic messaging.
Synopsis: In this apocalyptic thriller from award-winning writer and director Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), Amanda (Academy Award winner Julia Roberts) and... [More]
Directed By: Sam Esmail

#6

The Killer (2023)
86%

#6
Adjusted Score: 101813%
Critics Consensus: The Killer finds director David Fincher on firm footing with a stylish and engaging thriller that proves a perfect match for leading man Michael Fassbender.
Synopsis: After a fateful near-miss an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn't personal.... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

#7
Adjusted Score: 100506%
Critics Consensus: With The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Wes Anderson returns to the world of Roald Dahl -- and proves his distinctive style is a comfortable fit for one of the author's sweetest stories.
Synopsis: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar: A rich man learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes. He... [More]
Directed By: Wes Anderson

#8
#8
Adjusted Score: 24434%
Critics Consensus: Pet Sematary: Bloodlines takes half-hearted stabs at expanding the world of Stephen King's original story, but they're largely lost in a substandard story that mistakes bland gore for effective horror.
Synopsis: In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister... [More]
Directed By: Lindsey Anderson Beer

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 86927%
Critics Consensus: A home invasion thriller with an extraterrestrial twist, No One Will Save You serves up more genre fun from writer-director Brian Duffield -- and proves Kaitlyn Dever doesn't need much dialogue to command the screen.
Synopsis: "No One Will Save You" introduces Brynn Adams (Kaitlyn Dever), a creative and talented young woman who’s been alienated from... [More]
Directed By: Brian Duffield

#10

Quiz Lady (2023)
81%

#10
Adjusted Score: 85328%
Critics Consensus: Quiz Lady's perfectly matched leads help Jessica Yu's occasionally uneven comedy overcome its periodic wobbles and land on the right side of hilarious and heartfelt.
Synopsis: In Quiz Lady, a brilliant but tightly wound, gameshow-obsessed young woman, Anne (Awkwafina), and her estranged, train-wreck of a sister... [More]
Directed By: Jessica Yu

#11

May December (2023)
90%

#11
Adjusted Score: 106761%
Critics Consensus: Swaddling its difficult fact-based story in a blanket of campy humor, May December is a seductively discomfiting watch.
Synopsis: Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe (twenty-three years her junior)... [More]
Directed By: Todd Haynes

#12

Pain Hustlers (2023)
23%

#12
Adjusted Score: 28631%
Critics Consensus: Pain Hustlers has some great actors and a worthwhile premise, but lackluster execution dooms this dramatic look at the opioid epidemic.
Synopsis: Liza Drake (Emily Blunt) is a blue-collar single mom who has just lost her job and is at the end... [More]
Directed By: David Yates

#13
Adjusted Score: 86394%
Critics Consensus: Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget offers more of the easy laughs and eye-catching animation that fans of the original enjoyed, although there's a general feeling of diminishing returns.
Synopsis: Having escaped from the farm, Ginger and Rocky welcome a new little adventurer into their lives. Back on the mainland,... [More]
Directed By: Sam Fell

#14

Family Switch (2023)
41%

#14
Adjusted Score: 41719%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jess and Bill Walker are doing their best to keep their family connected as their children grow older, more independent,... [More]
Directed By: McG

#15

Old Dads (2023)
25%

#15
Adjusted Score: 26608%
Critics Consensus: With Old Dads, Bill Burr shows signs of promise as a filmmaker -- but they're largely muffled by his fitfully funny screenplay's reliance on tired jokes about generational divides.
Synopsis: Three best friends become fathers later in life and find themselves battling preschool principals, millennial CEOs and anything created after... [More]
Directed By: Bill Burr

#16

Self Reliance (2023)
72%

#16
Adjusted Score: 74375%
Critics Consensus: Debuting director Jake Johnson acquits himself admirably with Self Reliance, a unique comedy-thriller hybrid that does a generally effective job of balancing silly and sincere.
Synopsis: When a middle-aged man (Jake Johnson) is invited into a limo by famous actor Andy Samberg, his dull life takes... [More]
Directed By: Jake Johnson

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 29866%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Devil on Trial explores the first -- and only -- time "demonic possession" has officially been used as a... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Christopher Holt

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 38245%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Every Christmas Jackie sends a boastful holiday newsletter that makes her old college friend Charlotte feel like a lump of... [More]
Directed By: Mary Lambert

#19

Sly (2023)
81%

#19
Adjusted Score: 83197%
Critics Consensus: A thoroughly watchable testament to Sylvester Stallone's longevity, Sly might pull its punches, but it's consistently engaging regardless.
Synopsis: For nearly 50 years Sylvester Stallone has entertained millions with iconic characters and blockbuster franchises, from Rocky to Rambo to... [More]
Directed By: Thom Zimny

#20
Adjusted Score: 94066%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Survivors, whistleblowers and experts recount the Boy Scouts of America's decadeslong cover-up of sexual abuse cases and its heartbreaking impact.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Brian Knappenberger

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 55074%
Critics Consensus: Spy Kids: Armageddon offers solidly diverting action for younger viewers, even if it's starting to feel like this franchise has run out of reasons to continue.
Synopsis: When the children of the world's greatest secret agents unwittingly help a powerful Game Developer unleash a computer virus that... [More]
Directed By: Robert Rodriguez

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 74901%
Critics Consensus: Love at First Sight gets a lot of mileage out of its quirky narrative gimmick and the chemistry of its appealing leads; although it's undermined somewhat by a lackluster script, this is still an above-average rom-com overall.
Synopsis: After missing her flight from New York to London, Hadley (Haley Lu Richardson) meets Oliver (Ben Hardy) in a chance... [More]
Directed By: Vanessa Caswill

#23
Adjusted Score: 42956%
Critics Consensus: Please Don't Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain has its share of funny moments, but they aren't enough to fill a full-length feature.
Synopsis: In PLEASE DON'T DESTROY: THE TREASURE OF FOGGY MOUNTAIN, John Goodman narrates the adventure of Ben, Martin, and John, three... [More]
Directed By: Paul Briganti

#24

Nyad (2023)
86%

#24
Adjusted Score: 94354%
Critics Consensus: Nyad is an uplifting sports biopic strictly on the merits of its story, but it's the outstanding performances from Annette Bening and Jodie Foster that really keep this picture afloat.
Synopsis: A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in... [More]

#25

Fingernails (2023)
60%

#25
Adjusted Score: 67288%
Critics Consensus: A trio of solid performances help Fingernails get its thought-provoking ideas across in spite of an occasionally underwhelming story.
Synopsis: Anna (Jessie Buckley) and Ryan (Jeremy Allen White) have found true love. It's been proven by a controversial new technology.... [More]
Directed By: Christos Nikou

#26

Flora and Son (2023)
93%

#26
Adjusted Score: 101235%
Critics Consensus: Another music-fueled crowd-pleaser from writer-director John Carney, Flora and Son proves almost impossible to resist.
Synopsis: Single mom Flora (Eve Hewson) is at a loss about what to do with her rebellious teenage son, Max (Orén... [More]
Directed By: John Carney

#27

Wingwomen (2023)
71%

#27
Adjusted Score: 58884%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Tired of life on the run, two expert thieves and best friends recruit feisty Sam to assist them with one... [More]
Directed By: Mélanie Laurent

#28

Leo (2023)
82%

#28
Adjusted Score: 85263%
Critics Consensus: Slick animation, catchy songs, and some winning voice work from a cast led by Adam Sandler help Leo strike an uneasy balance between satirical and sweet.
Synopsis: Actor and comedian Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania, The Wedding Singer) delivers signature laughs in this coming-of-age animated musical comedy about... [More]

#29

El Conde (2023)
82%

#29
Adjusted Score: 87875%
Critics Consensus: A darkly delirious satire rooted in real-life horror, El Conde finds Pablo Larraín revisiting familiar themes without losing their provocative power.
Synopsis: El Conde is a dark comedy/horror that imagines a parallel universe inspired by the recent history of Chile. The film... [More]
Directed By: Pablo Larraín

#30

Awareness (2023)
13%

#30
Adjusted Score: 6183%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Living on the outskirts of society, a rebellious teen manipulates minds with his ability to generate visual illusions. When one... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Benmayor


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