Photo by: Laura Radford/Marvel
Fandango yesterday revealed the results of its 2023 Most Anticipated Holiday Movies Survey as we head into the holiday season. Surveying nearly 2,000 ticket buyers, Fandango found that 83% of moviegoers plan to watch at least one wide-release film in theaters this holiday season, with nearly three-quarters of respondents planning to see at least two films in theaters, and 66% saying they are interested in seeing newly released movies with their families. 

Check out the final results from Fandango’s 2023 Most Anticipated Holiday Movie Survey below.

Top 10 Most Anticipated Wide-Release Movies:

  1. The Marvels
  2. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom 
  3. Wonka
  4. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes 
  5. Napoleon 
  6. Wish
  7. The Color Purple
  8. Ferrari 
  9. Poor Things 
  10. Godzilla Minus One
Photo courtesy of Fandango

Top 10 Movies Moviegoers Plan to Purchase on Digital Platforms, such as Vudu, when Available: 

  1. The Marvels 
  2. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom 
  3. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes 
  4. Wonka 
  5. Godzilla Minus One 
  6. Napoleon 
  7. Wish
  8. Trolls Band Together 
  9. The Boy and the Heron 
  10. Thanksgiving 

Photo courtesy of Fandango

Fandango also wanted to settle the age-old debate of whether certain classic films are considered to be Christmas titles, with 73% and 65% confirming that The Nightmare Before Christmas and Die Hard, respectively, are in fact Christmas films. Moviegoers were also asked questions about their favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas-themed titles.

Top 10 Favorite Thanksgiving-Themed Movies: 

  1. Knives Out
  2. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
  3. Addams Family Values
  4. Grumpy Old Men
  5. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  6. Scent of a Woman
  7. Home for the Holidays
  8. Soul Food
  9. Hannah and Her Sisters
  10. The Ice Storm

Top 10 Favorite Christmas-Themed Movies: 

  1. Home Alone 
  2. Elf
  3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  4. The Santa Clause 
  5. It’s a Wonderful Life
  6. A Christmas Story
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  8. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  9. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  10. Miracle on 34th St

Rotten Tomatoes will feature a variety of new content in November and December, including watch lists and holiday-themed gift cards. Vudu, Fandango’s on-demand streaming service, will also join in on the holiday fun with special deals on holiday titles to rent or buy – no subscription required. 


Keep up-to-date with us on all of our channels and social media accounts:

Apple Podcasts: