5 Films From the 2023 Venice Film Festival That You Have to Put on Your Watch List

Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan in
Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan in "Maestro"

The Venice Film Festival set the stage for the rest of the fall festival season and introduced us to some of the year’s most anticipated new films. Here are five acclaimed projects worth putting on your watch list after they stole the show in Venice.

Poor Things

The winner of the coveted Golden Lion, Poor Things is a feminist take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and it centers on a young woman (Emma Stone) trying to forge her own path after being brought back to life.

The Killer

David Fincher never had any trouble blowing our minds with amazing physiological thrillers that put brutal killers front and center, and he did it once again with this gripping movie, starring the Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender.


Sofia Coppola created a lot of commotion with her new movie Priscilla, which explores Priscilla Presley’s complicated relationship with the King of Rock’n’Roll from her perspective.


Speaking of acclaimed biopics that stole the show in Venice, Bradley Cooper’s Maestro chronicles the trials and tribulations of the famed West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein.


Michael Mann’s Ferrari took us on one wild ride in Venice, and it saw Adam Driver portray the legendary automaker Enzo Ferrari during one of the most challenging times of his life.