Somehow we are nearing the end of 2023. And with that, comes a barrage of BEST OF lists from anyone and everyone…including me!

Now, picking favourites can be incredibly hard, especially when you’re as indecisive as me. So I gave myself some criteria to work with and that was that anything on this list had to have come out this year. And given how far behind I am on a bunch of things, that narrowed a lot of this list down. And I need to stress that these aren’t the Academy Awards of Stephanie. This is like, the stuff that I deeply enjoyed this year and helped me fully escape from the horrible reality of the world for a while (not to be too dramatic). So let’s dive in, starting with movies:


  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  • Fast X
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  • Barbie
  • Polite Society
  • Hundreds of Beavers
  • The Deepest Breath


  • Poker Face Season 1
  • The Last of Us Season 1
  • What We Do in the Shadows Season 5
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Daisy Jones and the Six
  • Jury Duty Season 1
  • Succession Season 4
  • His Dark Materials Season 3


  • Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield
  • A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher
  • A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid
  • Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee
  • Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
  • Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

Graphic Novels & Comics:

  • A Guest in the House by Emily Carroll
  • Roaming by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki
  • The Moth Keeper by K. O’Neill

And that’s my lists for 2023. Again, these were just the things that stood out to¬†me and not necessarily the best of the best. Keep in mind that I also…did not watch, read, or get around to a lot of new things this year, so take my list with a grain of salt.

What were some of your faves? Reply in the comments and tell me what to check out over the holiday break!