The 3 best movies screening around Baltimore this week

In the age of streaming entertainment, it can be hard to leave the couch. But movie theaters still offer a special experience for those willing to get out of the house. Want to see what's out there? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Baltimore.

Read on for 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.)

Toy Story 4

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

Set to be released on Friday, June 21, "Toy Story 4" already has a Tomatometer Score of 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The Boston Globe's Ty Burr said, "For millennial audiences who've grown up with Woody and the gang over years of toy stories, the movie may even seem a minor miracle and proof that faith can be kept in a faithless world," while Justin Chang of NPR noted, "Long after the contrived and misfired bits have faded, the brilliantly visualized action sequences and the pinpricks of emotion stay with you."

In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at Cinébistro at The Rotunda (727 W. 40th St.) through Thursday, June 27. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

With a Tomatometer Score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Rocketman" has racked up generally positive reviews since its release on May 31.

"If you need somebody to recount the rise of a British rock god from pallid suburbia to the baroque extremes of fame, and to create a stir without causing too much of a fuss, Fletcher is your man," according to Anthony Lane of the New Yorker, while the Chicago Reader's Leah Pickett said, "The story reshuffles reality, especially time and facts, and the film is more enjoyable for it."

Catch it on the big screen at Cinébistro at The Rotunda (727 W. 40th St.) through Thursday, June 27. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.

Set to be released on Friday, June 28, "Yesterday" already has a Tomatometer Score of 65 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

"They are still a river of great songs, nostalgia notwithstanding, and The Beatles can only be forgotten in a parallel universe of Richard Curtis' imagination, as in 'Yesterday,'" noted Andrew L. Urban of Urban Cinefile, while Urban Cinefile's Louise Keller said, "It is original and audacious, but the film never soars as I had hoped. One idea is stretched to the limit. Although, what's not to like when hearing 15 of The Beatles' best?"

It's playing at Cinébistro at The Rotunda (727 W. 40th St.) through Tuesday, July 2. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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