4 dramas to catch in Fort Lauderdale theaters right now

Want to get real? Don't miss this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Fort Lauderdale.

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.)


The Favourite

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 favourite.

With a 94 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 62 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, The Favourite has garnered plenty of praise since its release on December 14. The site's critical consensus has it that "The Favourite sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext - and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars." "The Favourite is one of two films leading with 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The flick also took home a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture. 

Catch it on the big screen at Cinema Paradiso – Hollywood (2008 Hollywood Blvd.) through Thursday, February 14. 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 80 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Green Book has been getting attention 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." Green Book was honored with five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film also won three Golden Globes, including Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture. 

Catch it on the big screen at AMC Dine-in Coral Ridge 10 (3401 N.E. 26th Ave.) through Thursday, February 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

On the Basis of Sex

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

With a critical approval rating of 72 percent and an audience score of 72 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, On the Basis of Sex is well worth a watch, with a consensus that "On the Basis of Sex is nowhere near as groundbreaking as its real-life subject, but her extraordinary life makes a solid case for itself as an inspirational, well-acted biopic."

Catch it on the big screen at Regal Shadowood 16 (9889 W. Glades Road) through Wednesday, February 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

With a critical approval rating of 62 percent and an audience score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Bohemian Rhapsody is well worth a watch, with a consensus that "Bohemian Rhapsody hits a handful of high notes, but as an in-depth look at a beloved band, it offers more of a medley than a true greatest hits collection." The film scored five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bohemian Rhapsody also took home two Golden Globes for Best Drama Motion Picture and Best Actor. 

Get a piece of the action at Regal Cypress Creek Station Stadium 16 (6415 N. Andrews Ave.) through Tuesday, February 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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