Looking for a stirring story? Check out this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Phoenix.
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.)
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 81 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, with a consensus 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 playing at AMC Arizona Center 24 (565 N. Third St.) through Tuesday, Feb. 12 and AMC Dine-In Esplanade 14 (2515 E. Camelback Road) through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Sweety has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants her to get married, but the ultimate truth is that her love might not find acceptance in her family and society.
With a 75 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 69 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga" is well worth a watch.
It's screening at Harkins North Valley 16 (3420 E. Bell Road) through Tuesday, Feb. 12. 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. The site's critical consensus has it 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 AMC Arizona Center 24 (565 N. Third St.) through Tuesday, Feb. 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.