Each year, Orem Library staff compile a list of our favorite books, movies, and music released in that year. We’ve already shared our favorite children’s books, teen books, and adult books. Today we’re excited to share our list of the best music and movies of 2023. Come by the Orem library media department and check out one of these awesome albums or movies today!

Best Albums of 2023

1989 (Taylor’s Version)

By Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift revisits her hit 2014 album and creates new interpretations of all the tracks. There are also five ‘From the Vault’ tracks that were originally written for the album but left off.

Barbie: The Album


The soundtrack to the highly anticipated movie features an all-star musical lineup including Tame Impala, Haim, Charli XCX, the Kid LAROI, and Dua Lipa, who stars among the film’s supporting cast. Produced by Mark Ronson.


By Olivia Rodrigo

Three-time Grammy Award winner Olivia Rodrigo is back with the follow up to her smash hit debut album, SOUR. This album sees her exploring changes in her life. Includes the single Vampire.

Bird Machine

By Sparklehorse

This is Why

By Paramore

After six years, Paramore is back with a brand new album that features the single This Is Why.

Best Movies of 2023



To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves


A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people in this hilarious and action-packed adventure.

The Super Mario Bros Movies


A Brooklyn plumber named Mario travels through the Mushroom Kingdom with a princess named Peach and an anthropomorphic mushroom named Toad to find Mario’s brother, Luigi, and to save the world from a ruthless fire-breathing Koopa named Bowser.

The Hunger Games: A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (on order)


Coriolanus Snow mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games.