5 can't-miss films worth checking out in Houston this week

In the market for high-caliber entertainment? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Houston.

Here are the highest rated films to catch, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.

(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)

Apollo 11

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 100 percent and an Audience Score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Apollo 11" has been a must-watch since its release on March 8. Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty said, "The NASA mission at the heart of the must-see documentary 'Apollo 11' reminds you what it feels to be truly awestruck," while Jake Coyle of the Associated Press noted, " 'Apollo 11' might not tell you anything you don't already know about the moon landing. But it will make you feel it, and see it, anew."

Catch it on the big screen at Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX (3839 Weslayan) through Thursday, March 14; AMC Willowbrook 24 (17145 Tomball Parkway) through Wednesday, March 20; AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) through Wednesday, March 20; and Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX (7620 Katy Freeway) through Wednesday, March 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Gully Boy

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 100 percent and an Audience Score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Gully Boy" has gotten stellar reviews since its release on Feb. 14.

"A mainstream rap musical served up with generous helpings of deftly written hip-hop lyrics and an appealing, largely well-woven narrative starring Ranveer Singh in all his charms," according to Jay Weissberg of Variety, while the Hollywood Reporter's Deborah Young said, "Zoya Akhtar directs with flair and passion and, aided by explosive performances from a right-on cast, triumphs over the familiarity of the star-is-born storyline."

Catch it on the big screen at AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) through Wednesday, March 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Free Solo

Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000-foot-high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 99 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Free Solo" has gotten stellar reviews since its release in September of 2018.

"The visuals are stunning, offering head-spinning views with the comfort of total safety," noted Melanie McFarland of Salon.com, while the Globe and Mail's John Doyle said, " 'Free Solo'...is a jaw-dropper, both in what is documented and its visual impact."

It's playing at AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) and AMC Gulf Pointe 30 (11801 S. Sam Houston Parkway East) through Thursday, March 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.

With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has proven to be a critical darling since its release in December of 2018. The New York Times' Lawrence Ware said, "This film manages the delicate feat of embracing its source material while also satirizing it," and the Atlantic's David Sims noted, "The latest entry in a fully saturated genre that somehow, through sheer creative gumption, does something new."

Get a piece of the action at Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX (3839 Weslayan), AMC Willowbrook 24 (17145 Tomball Parkway) and Greenspoint Premiere Renaissance 15 (12300 N Freeway, #400) through Thursday, March 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Favourite

England, early 18th century. 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 Tomatometer Score of 93 percent and an Audience Score of 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Favourite" has garnered plenty of praise since its release in December of 2018. IndieWire's Cate Young said, "Yorgos Lanthimos' dryly funny historical feature is all about power, and that means literally wearing the pants in a strange time," while A.O. Scott of the New York Times stated, "Weisz and Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but Colman's performance is nothing short of sublime."

Get a piece of the action at Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX (7620 Katy Freeway) through Thursday, March 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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