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35 Movie/Series Titles To Watch This December 2023 – Trailer and Release Date Guide

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Here are the hot and incoming December titles to watch out for.

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The 2023 December titles are hot on the trail, and here are some pictures you wouldn’t want to miss out on.


Áfàméfùnà: An Nwa Boi Story,” the upcoming film from Come On Naija, is the first feature-length film on the Igbo apprenticeship system and how it revitalised the community’s economy by allowing successful Igbo men to pass on their knowledge and blessings to apprentices, perpetuating the cycle of wealth creation.

Directed by Kayode Kasum, the film features a remarkable cast that includes Kanayo O. Kanayo, Stan Nze, Alexx Ekubo, Atlanta Bridget Johnson, Segun Arinze, with appearances from Jide Kene Achufusi, and Noble Igwe. Omobayowa Alabi produced the film, which was executive produced by Lawumi Fajemirokun and Kenechukwu Egbue.

Release date December 1st. 2023.

Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce 

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is a 2023 American documentary concert film written, directed, and produced by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. The film documents the creation of Renaissance (2022), Beyoncé’s seventh studio album, and the development and performance of its accompanying 2023 concert tour, the Renaissance World Tour.

Release date December 1st, 2023.

Silent Night

Silent Night is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by John Woo and written by Robert Archer Lynn. The film stars Joel Kinnaman, Scott Mescudi, Harold Torres and Catalina Sandino Moreno, and features almost no dialogue. Principal photography began in April 2022, in Mexico City.

Release date December 1st, 2023.

Godzilla Minus One

Godzilla Minus One is a 2023 Japanese kaiju film directed, written, and with visual effects by Takashi Yamazaki. The film is produced by Toho Studios and Robot Communications and distributed by Toho Co., Ltd., it is the 37th film in the Godzilla franchise, and stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki.

Release date December 1st, 2023.

Double Dekoi 

When Amanda, a determined young woman, infiltrates the dangerous criminal organization Double Dekoi to clear her brother’s name of murder, she recruits a mismatched team, navigating a treacherous world of drug and human trafficking.

in Cinemas December 1st

Banking on Love (Ndani on Youtube)

Hosted by Abimbola Craig, “Banking on Love” brings together singles from diverse financial backgrounds. From budgeting challenges to compatibility assessments, the show explores the dynamics of love and money in a way that’s entertaining, informative, and downright hilarious.

‘Banking on Love’ is an exciting experiment that dives deep into the financial conversations many couples typically avoid, making it a must-watch for anyone navigating the intersection of love and finance. 

Produced by NdaniTV, known for its innovative approach to online entertainment, “Banking on Love” is set to captivate audiences with its fresh take on dating shows. 

December 7th Release Date 


Candy Cane Land 

 Directed by Reginald Hudlin and written by Kelly Younger. Candy Cane Lane is a comedy adventure about a man on a mission to win his neighbourhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest and inadvertently makes a deal with a mischievous elf that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life.

The film stars Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Robin Thede, Nick Offerman, Chris Redd, and Jillian Bell.

The release date by Prime Video is on December 1, 2023.

Shaka Ilembe

Shaka ILembe is a South African series that explores the story of the making of the iconic African king, from his childhood through to adulthood, during the 1700s. Produced by Bomb for M-Net’s channel Mzansi Magic, the series tells the story of the greatest African warrior to ever live King Shaka and his quest to fight for his throne. It stars Nomzamo Mbatha as Queen Nandi KaBhebhe and Senzo Radebe , as King Senzangakhona kaJama.

Release date December 4th, 2023 on Showmax.

Wura Season 2

Set against the backdrop of the gold mining industry, Wura follows the secret lives of Wura Amoo-Adeleke, a perfect wife, loving mother, and the ruthless iron lady and Chief Executive of Frontline Gold Mine.

The series stars starring Scarlet Gomez, Yomi Fash Lanso, Carol King, Ray Adeka, Iremide Adeoye, Ego Iheanacho, Martha Ehinome, Lanre Adediwura, Oluwaseyi Akinsola, Ropo Ewenla, Miracle Gabriel, and Tersy Akpata.

Release date December 5th, 2023 on Showmax.

 Blood Vessel

Brought together by chance, six people fleeing a town devastated by oil pollution stow away on a mysterious ship -not realizing the dangers that await. Produced by Roxanne Adekunle-Wright and directed by  Moses Inwang, the film stars Katarina Ataman, Alexa Iniye, Hailliote Sumney, Oyibo Rebel, René Mena and many others.

Release date December 8th, 2023 on Netflix.

Poor Things

Poor Things is a 2023 black comedy fantasy film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos from a screenplay by Tony McNamara.  The film stars Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott, and Jerrod Carmichael. The film its plot focuses on a young Victorian woman who, after being crudely resurrected by a scientist following her suicide, runs off with a debauched lawyer to embark on an odyssey of self-discovery and sexual liberation.

Release date December 8th, 2023.

Osato (Box Office) 

Osato is directed by Charles Uwagbai, and written by Prisca Okeke and Etinosa Idemudia. The ROK Studios-backed project follows the journey of a street girl who is struggling with the line of her work and is caught in a web of criminal activity.

Big Brother Winner Josephina Phyna Otabor plays the lead role with Shawn Faqua, Femi Branch, Daniella Ogie Moses, and Mercy Aigbe starring in the big screen crime drama.

Release date December 8th, 2023.



The star-studded film,  produced and directed by Victor Okere, follows two newly weds back from their honeymoon. It features Alex Ekubo, Nancy Isime, Stephnora Okere, Zack Orji, Nosa Rex, Jibola Dabo and several others.

Release date December 8th, 2023.

Slum King Finale

Africa Magic’s drama thriller, Slum King, will see its final season on the 10th of December. The series follows a traumatized tout, seeking redemption for his dastardly actions,  who is forced by a drug cartel network on a path paved with drugs, blood, and gore to become the coveted Slum King.

The crime thriller stars Tobi Bakre, Olarotimi Fakunle, Idia Aisien, Elvina Ibru, Hermes Iyele, Bolaji Ogunmola, Sonia Irabor, Gideon Okeke, Jidekene Achufusi and others.

The finale Release date is December 10th, 2023 on Africa Magic.

Play Dead

Initially released in 2022, Play Dead is a game of cat-and-mouse. When a student fakes her death to steal evidence from a morgue, she finds that the scariest thing is not the dead but the living. Directed by Patrick Lussier, Play Dead stars Bailee Madison, Jerry O’Connell, and Anthony Turpel.

Release date December 11th, 2023 on Showmax.


Agu is a six-part series that tells the story of legal practitioner and an alcoholic, Etim, who tries to revive his failing career by representing his new-found friend and traditional worshipper, Pius , accused of murdering his friend in a forest.

Etim finds himself up against another colleague,  with whom he shares a dicey past, on the case, not to mention, a stern boss Lola , who would go to any lengths to ensure her company isn’t dragged in public. The film stars  Kanayo O. Kanayo, Nonso Odogwu, Ruby Okezie and Ireti Doyle.

Agu is scheduled to premiere on Showmax on December 14, 2023.

Yu Yu Hakusho Series

YuYu Hakusho is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. The series tells the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage delinquent who is struck and killed by a car while attempting to save a child’s life.

After a number of tests presented to him by Koenma, the son of the ruler of the afterlife Underworld, Yusuke is revived and appointed the title of “Underworld Detective”. With this title, he must investigate various cases involving demons and apparitions in the Human World.

Release date December 14, 2023 on Netflix.

Breath of Life

Written and directed by BB Sasore and produced by Eku Edewor, Breath of Life portrays the story of a former clergyman who loses everything he holds dear including his faith and goes on a journey of self-transformation when his life is taken over by his Christian houseboy.

The feature is led by Wale Ojo, Sam Dede, Tina Mba and Eku Edewor. Others include Chimezie Imo, Genoveva Umeh, Ademola Adedoyin, and Chidozie Nzeribe.

Release date – December 15th, 2023 on Prime Video.

Reacher S2

Reacher follows the story of Jack Reacher, an ex-military police officer who wanders from city to city while becoming embroiled in ample, often dangerous mysteries and conspiracies. The cast of Reacher season 2 will feature both returning and new characters, with Serinda Swan and Robert Patrick joining the series.

Release date December 15th, 2023 on Prime Video.


Wonka is a 2023 musical fantasy film directed by Paul King, who co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Farnaby, based on a story by King. It tells the origin story of Willy Wonka, a character in the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The film stars Timothée Chalamet in the lead role, along with  Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Tom Davis, Olivia Colman, and Hugh Grant.

Release date December 15th, 2023.

Ada Omo Daddy

Ada Omo Daddy  is a family-oriented drama produced by Mercy Aigbe. and starring Adeniyi Johnson, Carol King, Charles Okafor, Chinwetelu Agu, Dele Odule, Fred Amata, Mercy Aigbe, Miriam, Morenikeji Gloria, Nkechi Blessing, OMOWUNMI DADA, Sola Sobowale., Taiwo Adeyemi, Tayo Faniran, Tomi Ojo, Unusual Phyna, Wunmitoriola

Release date December 16, 2023.

A Tribe Called Judah 

Directed by  Adeoluwa Owu and  Funke Akindele-Bello,  A Tribe Called Judah is a story about a family of boys who decide to rob a small mall with the help of their mother. However, on getting there, they are faced with armed robbers.

Release date December 16th, 2023

The Super Mario Bros

The Super Mario Bros is a 2023 American animated adventure comedy film based on Nintendo’s Mario video game franchise. Produced by Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Nintendo, and distributed by Universal, it was directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic and written by Matthew Fogel. The  voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Fred Armisen.

The film features an origin story for the brothers Mario and Luigi, Italian-American plumbers who are transported to an alternate world and become entangled in a battle between the Mushroom Kingdom and the Koopas.

Release date December 18, 2023, on Showmax.



Maestro is a 2023 American biographical drama film that centers on the relationship between American composer Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre. It was directed by Bradley Cooper, from a screenplay co-written by Josh Singer.

It was produced by Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Cooper, among others. The film stars Cooper as Bernstein alongside Carey Mulligan as Montealegre; Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, and Sarah Silverman appear in supporting roles.

Release date December 20, 2023 on Netflix.

Malaika – December 22nd (B)

Directed by Steve Shodiya Malaika is a Toyin Abraham film set for release on the 22nd of December 2023. It stars Abraham Ajeyemi, Ugandan entertainer and comedian Anne Kansiime; Emeka Ike; Odunlade Adekola; Adebayo Ridwan Abidemi (Isbae U); Uzor Arukwe; Oderhohwo Joseph “Carter” Efe; Ibrahim Chatta; Pelumi Olawuni (Abike Shugaa); and veteran actress Taiwo Ajai-Lycett.


Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire

Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire (Rebel Moon) is an upcoming American epic space opera film directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay he co-wrote with Kurt Johnstad and Shay Hatten, based on a story by Snyder. The film features  Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, Fra Fee, Ed Skrein, and Anthony Hopkins.

Release date December 22nd, 2023 on Netflix.


Migration is a 2023 American animated adventure comedy film produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is directed by Benjamin Renner, co-directed by Guylo Homsy, produced by Chris Meledandri, and written by Mike White. It stars the voices of Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell, Carol Kane, Caspar Jennings, Tresi Gazal, and Danny DeVito. The story follows a family of mallards who try to convince their overprotective father to go on a vacation of a lifetime and attempt to migrate from New England, through New York City, and to Jamaica.

Release date December 22, 2023.

Anyone But You

Anyone but You is a romantic comedy film directed by Will Gluck, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Ilana Wolpert. The film stars Sydney Sweeney, Glen Powell, Alexandra Shipp, GaTa, Hadley Robinson, Michelle Hurd, Dermot Mulroney, Darren Barnet, and Rachel Griffiths.

Rrelease date December 22, 2023.

Sabinus Movie – December 22nd (B)


Directed by Ololade Tijani Ebong, Ogeere is a captivating romantic drama that combines thrilling elements with entertainment, emotions, and valuable lessons. The films features Jide Kosoko, Kola Oyewo, Dele Idule, Yinka Quadri, Iya Awero, Clarion Chukwura, Olaiya Kayode (Aderopoko), Peju Ogunmola, and Peter Fatomilola.

Release date  December 22, 2023.

This is Lagos 

Directed by Kenneth Gyang, the film portrays the captivating journey of Stevo, portrayed brilliantly by Gabriel Afolayan, a young man with an insatiable hunger for superstardom in a city where everyone wears a mask of some kind. This Is Lagos skillfully captures Stevo’s story in a darkly humorous manner.

The movie also features a star-studded ensemble cast, including Ikechukwu Onunaku, Rahama Sadau, Kate Henshaw, Enyinna Nwigwe, Sani Muazu, David Jones David, Greg Ojefua, Mike Afolarin, Jibrin Homsuk with a special appearance by the music sensation Jesse Jagz and introducing Laura Pepple.

The film promises to offer viewers an unforgettable cinematic experience, combining humour and drama to explore the complexities of life in the bustling city of Lagos.

Release date December 25th, 2023.


Ferrari is a 2023 American biographical sports drama film directed by Michael Mann and written by Troy Kennedy Martin. Based on the 1991 biography Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races, the Machine by motorsport journalist Brock Yates, the film follows the personal and professional struggles of Enzo Ferrari, the Italian founder of the car manufacturer Ferrari S.p.A., during the summer of 1957. Adam Driver portrays Enzo Ferrari, and co-stars Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Sarah Gadon, Gabriel Leone, Jack O’Connell, and Patrick Dempsey.

Release date December 25th, 2023.

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