The 3 best movies screening around Stockton this week

Want to see a movie, but not sure what's worth your time (and money)? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Stockton.

Here are the highest rated films to catch, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango.)

Creed II

Follows Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new found fame, issues with his family and his continuing quest to become a champion.

With an 83 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Creed II" has been getting attention since its release on Nov. 21, with a consensus that "'Creed II''s adherence to franchise formula adds up to a sequel with few true surprises, but its time-tested generational themes still pack a solid punch."

Get a piece of the action at Regal Stockton City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX (222 N. El Dorado St.) through Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Regal Stockton Holiday Cinema 8 (6262 N. West Lane) through Thursday, Dec. 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Green Book

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called "The Negro Motorist Green Book."

With an 82 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" has racked up generally positive reviews since its release on Nov. 16. The site's critical consensus has it that "'Green Book' takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly's deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads."

It's screening at Regal Stockton City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX (222 N. El Dorado St.) through Tuesday, Dec. 11. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Boy Erased

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program or else be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends and faith.

With an 81 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Boy Erased" has been getting attention since its release on Nov. 16. The site's critical consensus notes that "Anchored in empathy by writer-director-star Joel Edgerton, 'Boy Erased' proves the road to complex, powerfully performed drama can also be paved with good intentions."

It's playing at Regal Stockton City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX (222 N. El Dorado St.) through Wednesday, Dec. 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.