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The 5 best movies screening around Raleigh this week

Need date night ideas? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Raleigh.

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.)

Stagecoach

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo,and learn something about each other in the process.

Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 100 percent and an Audience Score of 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this classic is a must-see. The Chicago Reader's Dave Kehr said, "Its virtues remain intact," while Variety's Staff noted, "Directorially, production is John Ford in peak form, sustaining interest and suspense throughout, and presenting exceptional characterizations."

Get a piece of the action at Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh (2116 New Bern Ave., Suite D) through Sunday, June 16. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Booksmart

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Booksmart" has gotten stellar reviews since its release on May 24.

"It's more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it's a little more 'Bridesmaids' than 'Lady Bird'...a success on its own terms," according to Kristen Evans of The New Republic, while Salon.com's Erin Keane said, "'Booksmart' puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer."

Get a piece of the action at Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh (2116 New Bern Ave., Suite D) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Two drag queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, and head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, named Priscilla. En route, they discover that the woman they've contracted with is the wife of one of the drag queens. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who then travels on with them.

With a Tomatometer Score of 95 percent and an Audience Score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1994 release is not to be missed.

"On the whole, though, it is funny and compassionate, silly and sweet," noted Clifford Terry of the Chicago Tribune, while the Los Angeles Times' Kenneth Turan said, "To its credit, whenever things get too treacly, 'Priscilla' knows enough to break out those frocks and get the show in gear. That is entertainment for sure."

Get a piece of the action at Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh (2116 New Bern Ave., Suite D) through Tuesday, June 18. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Juno

A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.

With a Tomatometer Score of 94 percent and an Audience Score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Juno" is not to be missed

You can catch it at Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh (2116 New Bern Ave., Suite D) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Avengers: Endgame

After the devastating events of "Avengers: Infinity War," the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

With a Tomatometer Score of 94 percent and an Audience Score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Avengers: Endgame" has become a favorite since its release on April 26.

The Observer's Oliver Jones said, "What you will be getting when you walk into an inevitably overstuffed movie theater is something singular that reflects our age in a way that none of the MCU films that preceded it have," while Matthew Lickona of the San Diego Reader stated, "The MCU will go on and on, but this chapter, and the American pragmatism vs. American ideals bromance that drove it, have well and truly come to their 'Excelsior! Nuff said!' moment."

Catch it on the big screen at Regal North Hills (4150 Main at North Hills St.) through Tuesday, June 18. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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