The Top Films of 2023 (According to our staff…)

Here’s what our staff thought were the top films of 2023 at the cinema!

With 2023 coming to a close we wanted to take a look back at the most loved films of the last year. With varying films tastes from each staff member, we hope you might find some films in here that you missed out on. The only criteria was that the film was released between December 2022 and December 2023, or it screened at The Courtyard Cinema during 2023. You never know, we might even be bringing some of these back soon… In the meantime though our December & January film programme is now on sale, and you can check the guide out here!

Three still images of films. The first is two shells with googley eyes sat looking at a laptop screen whilst eating popcorn. The second is a 30 foot Barbie stood in the middle of a desert looking down on some children. The third is a woman striking a martial arts pose toward the camera.

Ethan Hargreaves – Film Programming & Marketing Assistant (& writer of this post, therefore I have granted myself five films!)

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Killers of the Flower Moon

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret

The Creator



Jordan Todd


The Kings Man

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On


Georgia Grace – Young Film Programmer


Polite Society



Three still images from films. The first is a woman smiling at a man who is looking forward with a grin. The second is a large audience of people sat on chairs in a crater. The third is a young girl in a pink top stood against a blue backdrop.


Sophie Gatenby – Deputy Customer Sales Manager

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Spider-man: Across the Spiderverse

Past Lives


Finn Meredith – Young Film Programmer

Asteroid City

Cocaine Bear



Leah Adkins – Digital Marketing Officer

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret


The Menu


Three still images of films. The first is a priest walking across a beach with his luggage on his back. The second is a close up picture of an elderly couple in front of a hedge. The third is a man sky diving through the air as a motorcycle falls to the Earth below him.


Emily Mason – Young Film Programmer 



The Beasts


Ingrid Bain – Box Office Supervisor

The Creator

The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1


Clare Wichbold – Fundraising Manager

Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War


The Great Escaper


Three still images of films. The first is a man driving a car leans out to talk to another man, bother are wearing early 20th century clothing. The second is a man in dressed in black looking out of the window. The third image is a family gathered together to take a selfie.


Jamie Hutton – Education Officer & Youth Theatre Leader

Killers of the Flower Moon

Talk to Me

Theatre Camp


Jonny Rose – Box Office Assistant

Killers of the Flower Moon

The Banshees of Inisherin

The Killer


Robyn Barratt – Audience Development Manager


My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Eighty for Brady


Matthew Morgan – Box Office Supervisor

Spider-man: Across the Spiderverse

Hello, Bookstore

How to Have Sex