YEM’s TOP 5 Movies of 2023

1. Love at First Sight

Based on the novel The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith, Love at First Sight follows Hadley and Oliver as they fall for eachother on their flight from New York to London. While the probability of finding each other again seems impossible, love and London might have a way of defying the odds. Starring Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy, the film is a refreshing rom-com with great chemistry among the actors. 

2. The Other Zoey

In this romantic comedy, Zoey Miller, a computer nerd uninterested in romance, has her life turned upside down when Zack, the school’s soccer star, gets amnesia and mistakes Zoey for his girlfriend. Starring Josephine Langford and Drew Starkey, it’s a feel good film with authentic friendships and lovable romances.

3. The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1989 film of the same name. Starring Halle Bailey, the movie focuses on Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, who longs to explore more of the world beyond the sea and while visiting the surface, falls in love with Prince Eric. Fantasy, romance, scenery, and the legendary Under the Sea number are all reasons to watch this live-action remake.

4. Prom Pact 

Starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Milo Manheim, and Margaret Cho, Prom Pact is a teen romantic comedy which first premiered on Disney Channel. The film is set in the height of prom season and follows Mandy Yang who is more focused on getting into her dream school. When Mandy is waitlisted, she is determined to do anything to get herself in, which means asking for help from a popular jock Graham Lansing. As Mandy becomes Graham’s tutor, she learns there is more to him and more to life than school. If you are ever in need of a feel good movie that celebrates friendship, then Prom Pact is the perfect watch.

5. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales returns again to save the multiverse along with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to try and defeat a powerful foe while redefining what it means to be a hero. It is a stunning animated film that explores important themes of heroism and has unique visuals.