Looking for a stirring story? Check out this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Dallas.
Here are the highest rated drama films to catch in theaters, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango.)
Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, the film chronicles the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone, barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael, steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.
Boasting a 98 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this 70s throwback has been a favorite of critics, with a consensus that "One of Hollywood's greatest critical and commercial successes, 'The Godfather' gets everything right; not only did the movie transcend expectations, it established new benchmarks for American cinema."
Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Alamo Drafthouse Dallas (1005 S. Lamar St.) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
In 18th century England, the close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favorite.
With a 94 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Favourite" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on Dec. 14, with a consensus that "'The Favourite' sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext — and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars."
It's playing at LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood (5409 Beltline Road) through Friday, Jan. 11; Alamo Drafthouse Dallas (1005 S. Lamar St.) through Wednesday, Jan. 16; and Angelika Film Center & Cafe (5321 E. Mockingbird Lane) through Thursday, Jan. 17. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Follow Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with newfound fame, issues with his family and his continuing quest to become a champion.
With a critical approval rating of 83 percent and an audience score of 84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Creed II" has racked up generally positive reviews 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."
Catch it on the big screen at Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley (13933 N. Central Expressway) through Wednesday, Jan. 16. Click here for showtimes and tickets.