The Best Movies To See in Theaters – New Movies Out Now

It may not be as cold as it normally is for late January, but it’s still very obvious that we’re right in the middle of winter. The wind is balmy, the weather’s raw, and no matter how many blankets we have on top of us when we go to sleep, it doesn’t seem enough to get that pesky chill out of the bed at night.

With how cold it’s getting to be, what better way to escape that winter weather than by venturing to your local movies, where the popcorn is hot, the butter’s runny, and the theaters themselves are nice and toasty? Fortunately, this weekend will see the release of several new films worthy of your attention, including the new indie horror film, Infinity Pool, and the lighthearted romantic comedy, Maybe I Do.

Along with those titles, you’ll also have time to catch up on some of the best releases from the previous few months, like James Cameron’s latest blockbuster, Avatar: The Way of Water, the darkly comedic horror movie, M3gan, and the supremely entertaining family film, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

Here are all the movies you can find playing at your local movie theaters starting this weekend.

Updated: January 26.

Popular New Releases

M3GAN

Months before its release to theaters, horror fans began to voice eager anticipation for the sci-fi slasher, M3gan. Thankfully, the movie’s reception seems to have stuck the landing, many reviews providing favorable outlooks in regards to the movie’s horror and comedic elements.

After gaining custody of her young niece Cady (Violet McGraw), a robotics manufacturer at a toy company uses an experimental new product to bond with Cady. Designed to be the perfect playmate, Megan (Amie Donald) starts off as the ideal best friend, before slowly developing a homicidal streak, killing anyone who threatens to fracture her relationship with Cady.

A rare horror comedy that’s as equally chilling as it is humorous, M3gan has been positively received by critics, many calling it a fun, somewhat campy film that’s sure to please fans of Chucky and The Conjuring.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%
IMDb score: 6.2

Avatar: The Way of Water

It’s been over a decade since we last saw a James Cameron film, the director having delivered one of the biggest critical and financial sci-fi epics in history with 2009’s Avatar. Having diligently worked on a sequel to his pop culture phenomenon for the past 13 years, Cameron finally returns this Christmas with the anxiously-awaited sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water.

Over 10 years after the events of Avatar, Jake (Sam Worthington) lives a peaceful life with his family among the Na’vi. Unfortunately, the idyllic existence of his people is once again threatened by the human colonizers who have returned to Pandora.

As you might expect, Avatar: The Way of Water has already been hailed as a cinematic masterpiece in terms of its visuals alone. As was the case with the first movie, critics have commented that watching it truly makes it feel that you’ve traveled to a distant world, inhabited by vivid flora and breathtaking fauna. It might have taken a long time for Cameron to deliver — but deliver he most assuredly did.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%
IMDb score: 8.3

Missing

If you enjoyed Searching, you’ll love its spiritual sequel, Missing. Taking the central concept of Searching and turning it on its head, Missing is not only a first-rate thriller, but an effective portrait of what cinematic storytelling might look like in the very near future.

When her mother goes missing on a trip to South America, a teenager (Storm Reid) investigates her disappearance from their home in Los Angeles, soon discovering some dark secrets about her mom (Nia Long) and her mom’s new boyfriend (Ken Leung).

Venturing into the relatively new genre known as screenlife, Missing has been very warmly reviewed by critics and audiences alike, both for its originality, fast pace, and abundant number of twists and turns throughout.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%
IMDb score: 7.4

Infinity Pool

It shouldn’t at all be surprising that Brandon Cronenberg — the son of legendary horror director David Cronenberg — inherited his father’s immense talents as a director. Continuing his father’s legacy, the younger Cronenberg has handed in several fantastic horror movies over the past few years, the most recent of which, Infinity Pool, is arguably the most nightmarish film yet.

Vacationing at an idyllic resort, a wealthy couple (Alexander Skarsgård and Cleopatra Coleman) are arrested for murder. There, they’re faced with a choice: they can either be executed or have specially-made “doubles” be killed instead.

If David Cronenberg is the master of body horror, his son has already earned a similar title for psychological horror. Spell-binding and bursting with cynical satire, the film has earned extremely positive reviews from critics.

Where to watch: In limited theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%
IMDb score: 8

Maybe I Do

It’s always interesting to see former Hollywood stars return to the big screen, whether it’s Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give or Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline in The Good House. Unfortunately, not all of the films featuring these older actors are bound to be winners, as seen with the new romcom, Maybe I Do.

Believing they’re ready for marriage, Michelle (Emma Roberts) and Allen (Luke Bracey) decide to host a party where each of their parents (Richard Gere and Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon and William H. Macy) will finally meet each other. Upon arriving at the dinner, though, the elderly couples are surprised to learn they already know each other, having been secretly having an affair with one another for months.

Despite its all-star cast and a premise straight out of an Oscar Wilde comedy of manners, Maybe I Do has earned mostly negative reviews thus far. In several harsh reviews, critics lambasted the film for the actors’ performances, opining that the movie’s couples lack any true chemistry to make their romances work on screen.

Where to watch: In limited theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%
IMDb score: N/A

Plane

Gerard Butler has had a rough few years in the past, starring in a series of memorably bad action movies like Last Seen Alive, Angel Has Fallen, and Hunter Killer. With Plane, Butler successfully veers back on career course, ushering in what might be his best movie in recent memory.

Upon making a forced landing on a remote Pacific island, a pilot (Butler) and a convicted murderer (Mike Colter) team up to rescue the plane’s passengers after they’ve been taken hostage by an armed mob.

It’d be an exaggeration to call Plane a definitive masterpiece among action films, but it hinges heavily on Butler’s decent performance, as well as his chemistry with Colter. When looking at the film, critics have reacted far more favorably than they have to any of Butler’s latest movies, making it a return to form of sorts for the veteran action star.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%
IMDb score: 7

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

It’s been some years since we last saw that swashbuckling feline adventurer, Puss, in action (11 years, to be exact). After his lengthy absence, Shrek’s breakout character returns for what is quite possibly the final time.

Having cycled through eight of his nine lives, Puss (Antonio Banderas) sets out to locate the fabled Last Wish and restore his life cycle, all the while being hunted by a dangerous band of criminals led by the sinister Goldilocks (Florence Pugh).

A more than satisfying sequel to the original Puss in Boots, The Last Wish has earned instant critical acclaim, mostly owing to its vocal performances and animation. Already, it’s garnered a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the Golden Globes, with likely an Academy Award nomination to follow soon after.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%
IMDb score: 7.6

A Man Called Otto

A Man Called Otto seems like the type of movie that would’ve done great during the holiday season. Possessing many of the same life lessons and themes presented in such timeless stories as A Christmas Carol and The Grinch, it’s an ideal movie for the Christmas season. While it failed to meet an earlier release, it’s still a decent enough movie to watch before New Year's, full of plenty of life lessons to take with you into 2023.

Forced into retirement and still grieving from the loss of his wife, a grumpy older man suffering from chronic depression (Hanks) gets a new lease on life when he meets his energetic, upbeat neighbors.

Critics have remained mostly indifferent to A Man Called Otto, criticizing it for its unfunny jokes, its pandering style, and its largely confusing nature (the movie’s too dark to be a comedy and too light to be a drama). However, as per usual, Hanks’ performance has garnered mostly positive marks, critics feeling the movie coasts easily on his inspired lead role.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%
IMDb score: 7.3

When You Finish Saving the World

Jesse Eisenberg is a talented individual on varying artistic levels. Not only is he a skilled actor, but he’s also established himself as quite a remarkable writer, having penned various articles, short stories, and plays over the years. With When You Finish Saving the World, Eisenberg turns his attention towards the world of film, handing in his first effort as a director.

Lacking a strong connection with one another, a mother (Julianne Moore) and her teenage son (Finn Wolfhard) seek out surrogate replacements for one another.

As unlikely as its main premise is, When You Finish Saving the World has been released mostly to positive reviews. Most critics have remained a bit ambivalent about the movie’s plot and characters, but note that the whole project marks a successful first foray for Eisenberg into the art of filmmaking.

Where to watch: In limited theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%
IMDb score: 6.5

After Love

One of the most remarkable drama films in recent years, After Love is a palpable meditation on numerous subjects, ranging from grief and loss to coming to terms with the reality of individual relationships with loved ones.

After her husband (Nasser Memarzia) unexpectedly passes away, a middle-aged woman (Joanna Scanlan) is shocked to learn that he secretly had another family.

Taking that brilliant premise and exploring it to its fullest potential, After Love is a poignant drama film filled with surprises. Despite being an indie film, it’s gone on to achieve almost instant widespread success from critics, leading to several nominations at the 2021 British Independent Film Awards, where it won for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Director.

Where to watch: In limited theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%
IMDb score: 7.3

The Whale

Like Keanu Reeves, Brendan Fraser can do no wrong. An unbelievably humble and likable actor, Fraser’s been beset by both personal and professional issues that have severely hindered his career. But 2022 marks the return of this superior actor, with Fraser managing to delight audiences in No Sudden Move and his most recent psychological drama, The Whale.

Facing mounting health issues, a reclusive English teacher (Fraser) tries reaching out and forming a connection to his estranged daughter (Stranger Things‘ Sadie Sink).

The Whale has been hailed as Fraser’s finest performance yet, launching what looks to be a successful, long-awaited comeback for the former action star. Most of the film’s positive reception has revolved around Fraser, with similar praise going to Sink and co-star Hong Chau.

Where to watch: In theaters for a limited time
Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%
IMDb score: 9

Women Talking

Based on Miriam Toews’ best-selling novel, Women Talking is as engaging an arthouse drama film as it gets. An effortlessly impressive adaptation, the movie retains all of the philosophical and personal questions that made Toews’ book a bestseller in the first place, combined with the performances of an amazing cast.

When they discover that the men in their colony have been drugging and sexually assaulting female members of their community, a group of Mennonite women discuss whether they should run, fight, or stay before the men return.

Evaluating questions of faith, loyalty, and female’s role in conservatively religious communities, Women Talking is an intelligent and poignant film that asks audiences some fundamentally important questions. Critical reviews have been extremely favorable, many calling it a touching film loaded with great acting (especially from Rooney Mara, Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, Frances McDormand, and Ben Whishaw).

Where to watch: In theaters for a limited time
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%
IMDb score: 7.8

Billie Eilish Live at The O2

Concert movies are a staple genre of film, having gained popularity through such outstanding classics as Monterey Pop, Stop Making Sense, and The Last Waltz. Now, Billie Eilish joins the elite ranks of concert film performers with her new documentary, Live at The O2.

Originally released as part of the Apple Music Live series, Live at The O2 is the extended cut that sees Eilish’s Grammy-nominated music video in its entirety. Incredibly, it not only recaptures the energetic performance of Eilish on stage — it actually enhances it, utilizing theaters’ booming sound systems to great effect.

Covering 27 of Eilish’s most popular songs as part of her sold-out Happier Than Ever, The World Tour, it’s an ideal documentary experience for any hardcore music buffs or avid fans of Eilish’s work.

Where to watch: In limited theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A
IMDb score: N/A

Other Movies of Note

Notable films that will likely continue playing for only a few more weeks.

House Party

The original 1990 version of House Party remains a cult classic, benefitting from a sharp script, impeccable casting, and an energetic bundle of laughs. With how loved the initial movie was, the reboot of House Party had an admittedly tough act to follow, sadly failing to measure up to the high bar set by its ‘90s counterpart.

Fired from their job as house cleaners and lacking the finances to have a party of their own, best friends Kevin (Jacob Latimore) and Damon (Tosin Cole) decide to throw an epic shindig at the home of their former client, LeBron James.

Perhaps the greatest thing about House Party is its sizable list of celebrity cameos, with everyone from Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne to LeBron James himself making an appearance. Unfortunately, the amount of cameos isn’t enough to sustain this movie, which critics have noted significantly pales in comparison to the original House Party.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 40%
IMDb score: 

Babylon

Damien Chazelle is one of the best young directors working today, his debut Whiplash serving as perhaps the greatest film debut by a first-time director ever put to screen. Following up on the success of La La Land and First Man, Chazelle looks back at the intricate and chaotic world of 1920s Hollywood with his latest film, Babylon.

As the film industry undergoes a major transformation from the silent era into sound, several major stars and industry figures suffer severe professional setbacks.

Between its amazing set design and massive ensemble cast (Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Jean Smart, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde, Samara Weaving, and Flea, among others), Babylon is commendable for both its size and scope. While its cast, music, and visuals all secured praise, critics were dismissive about the movie’s thin screenplay and lengthy runtime (just over three hours).

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 59%
IMDb score: 7.4

Broker

Released way back in the summer, the South Korean drama, Broker, finally arrives in theaters abroad this coming weekend. A contender at this year’s Cannes Film Festival competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or, it’s an absolutely stunning movie that will leave you shaken and rattled.

Ha Sang-hyeon (Song Kang-ho) and Dong-soo (Gang Dong-won) are two best friends who run an illegal side hustle. Every once in a while, the pair will steal a baby left behind in an adoption box, selling it on the black market for parents unable to adopt children through the state.

After nearly having her baby stolen by the two, a young mother (Lee Ji-eun) opts to tag along with them, seeing for herself what her baby’s adoptive parents will be like.

There are many words that might immediately jump to mind when reading that premise — dark, macabre, mean-spirited being the foremost among them. However, the beauty of Broker is how well the movie maneuvers around its main concept, handling it with sensitivity and verve (a feature nearly every critic applauded upon the movie’s summer release).

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%
IMDb score: 7.1

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Musical documentaries have been very much in vogue this past year, likely stemming from the critical acclaim heaped onto Disney+’s The Beatles: Get Back. This weekend, you’ll be able to look forward to one more musical documentary joining the fray — Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

Taking you on a journey through the life and career of legendary R&B singer Whitney Houston, I Wanna Dance with Somebody chronicles how Houston went from relative obscurity to a major pillar in the music industry.

As heartwarming as its portrayal of Houston’s life is, I Wanna Dance with Somebody has earned mostly divided reviews from critics. Most felt the film relied on the same basic outline used by other music documentaries before it, doing little to set itself apart from other projects like Get Back or Moonage Daydream.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 42%
IMDb score: 6.7

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

In the wake of T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) passing, the people of Wakanda reluctantly come to terms with their monarch’s death, facing the threat of invasion from the recently-reemerged civilization of Talokan.

Few celebrity tragedies measure up to the unexpected passing of Chadwick Boseman in 2020. His death was a complete shock to movie fans worldwide, robbing audiences of a one-of-a-kind actor who had his entire future ahead of him.

Handling the subject of Boseman’s death in an emotional yet tasteful way, Wakanda Forever has earned significant praise amongst critics, many claiming it directly rivals the acclaim of the first Black Panther movie. Boseman’s presence in the film is sorely missed, but his fellow stars do a great job carrying the franchise forward.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%
IMDb score: 7.4

The Menu

Ironically arriving to theaters shortly before Thanksgiving, The Menu is a bite-sized dark comedy film that packs a wallop in regards to its satirical subject matter.

Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) are a young affluent couple who venture to an isolated island restaurant run by the enigmatic celebrity chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes). Together with the other wealthy guests, Margot and Tyler are surprised to find the night’s meal far more eventful than they originally expected.

The high-concept premise of The Menu might make it seem doomed to fail, but its inventiveness, wit, and no-holds-barred satire helps it resonate with viewers in more ways than one. The Menu has been met with phenomenal reviews, critics singling out the comedic elements of the film.

Where to watch: In theaters/On HBO Max and VOD
Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%
IMDb score: 7.5

The Fabelmans

For all the movies he’s made since his debut in 1974, Steven Spielberg has rarely touched upon his own background prior to becoming a successful Hollywood director. With The Fabelmans, that all changes, with Spielberg offering a moving portrait of his early life and his relationship with his parents.

Set in post-WW2 Arizona, the film follows aspiring filmmaker Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LeBelle/Mateo Zoryon Francis-DeFord) from childhood to young adulthood. As Sammy copes with a shocking family secret, he also learns how his dependence on making movies can help him cope.

One of the rare films Spielberg had a hand in writing (along with Pulitzer-winner Tony Kushner), The Fabelmans has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, serving as an effective exploration of Spielberg’s early years and what drew him to movies in the first place.

Where to watch:In theaters/On VOD
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%
IMDb score: 8.3

Comedy

For movie fans who love to laugh.

The Banshees of Inisherin

Fourteen years after their previous collaboration on 2008’s In Bruges, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and director Martin McDonagh once again pair up for McDonagh’s long-gestating dark comedy, The Banshees of Inisherin.

On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Pádraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson) are two best friends whose relationship comes to a standstill when Colm impulsively decides to break off all ties with Pádraic.

A film as wickedly funny as McDonagh’s previous projects (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), The Banshees of Inisherin earned rave reviews upon its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival.

Where to watch: In theaters, HBO Max & VOD.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%
IMDb score: 8.3

Horror

For those looking for a good scare – one way or another.

Skinamarink

In the middle of the night, two young brothers wake up to find their father missing and all of the windows and doorways in the house mysteriously absent.

It’s not often a movie featuring young protagonists truly allows you to see from their perspective, infecting you with the same fears you had in childhood that faded with time (fear of the dark, most especially).

But Skinamarink brilliantly looks back to those childhood fears we all had, reducing us to legitimate terror by simply showing a dark, empty hallway while a voice eerily resonates from off-screen. It’s a highly original movie, and one that critics have been extremely complimentary towards.

Where to watch: In limited theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%
IMDb score: 5.2

The Devil Conspiracy

Horror movies rooted in Christianity are hardly a new thing. But every so often, a movie that makes use of Christian text comes along that’s so outlandish, it’s almost beyond belief. Such a description best applies to The Devil Conspiracy, a religious oddity in the worst way imaginable.

When a shady biotech group manages to obtain Jesus Christ’s DNA, the archangel Michael (Peter Mensah) comes to Earth, hoping to stop the company before it successfully creates an evil clone of the Savior.

Only a handful of critics have seen The Devil Conspiracy so far, but nearly all of them have pointedly dismissed the movie, relegating it to the same unremarkable breed of movies as End of Days, The Prophecy, and The Ninth Gate.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%
IMDb score: 7.9

Drama

For those looking for something a little more emotional.

The Son

There’s no question that Hugh Jackman is an actor of profound talent and dramatic range. Within the span of a few years, he’s proven himself capable of hopping from a musical comedy to headlining an R-rated superhero movie. Yet for as versatile as Jackman is, he’s not immune to the occasional weak film, as The Son most assuredly is.

Close to achieving the ideal life he always dreamed for himself, Peter (Jackman) tries his best to balance work and his personal life at home, which is thrown into disarray when his son (Zen McCrath) from a previous marriage arrives looking for a place to stay.

Premiering at last year’s Venice Film Festival, The Son was released to mostly mixed reviews. Critics were quick to compliment the movie for its exceptional performances (most especially Jackman and his co-stars Laura Dern and Anthony Hopkins), but were largely hostile to the movie’s weak script and McCrath’s acting.

Where to watch: In limited theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 34%
IMDb score: 6.2

Corsage

Films touching upon European monarchies can be either very good or too dry for most audience members to get a handle on. Judging from early reviews, Corsage fortunately falls into the former category, existing as an effective character study of a little-known figure in European history.

With her 40th birthday on the horizon, Austrian Empress Elisabeth (Vicky Krieps) begins acting out a bit more, undergoing a midlife crisis and obsessing over what she believes are her fleeting good looks.

A lesson in vanity, Corsage is a well-done, atmospheric film that effortlessly transports you back to the mid 19th century. The film has been acclaimed for its unique approach to the historical period drama, and for Krieps’ outstanding performance as the troubled monarch at the heart of the movie.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%
IMDb score: 6.8

Aftersun

There’s a reason A24 is practically synonymous with the indie film industry in this day and age. Time and time again, they’ve released films that are narratively complex and emotionally gripping, with A24’s newest film, Aftersun, no exception.

Sophie (Celia Rowlson-Hall) is a young woman who looks back at a childhood trip to Turkey she took with her father (Paul Mescal). As she wades through memory and fantasy, she comes to terms with the man her father actually was rather than the idolized version of him she kept in her head for the past few decades.

Aftersun may not have received a ton of critical attention so far, but critics who have seen the movie have commended it for its raw emotion, themes, and performances. It’s been nominated or received awards at various indie film festivals since its premiere, and is no doubt another huge win for A24.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97
IMDb score: 7.5

Mystery

For movie fans who love a good mystery.

Decision To Leave

Director Park Chan-wook’s movies aren’t for everyone, but for the past 30 years, the respected South Korean filmmaker has cultivated a steady following of fans for his unwaveringly brutal, darkly comic films. Like his best movies (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, and The Handmaiden), Decision to Leave is just one illustration of how phenomenal a director Park is.

Detective Hae-jun (Park Hae-il) is sent to investigate the mysterious and apparently accidental death of a man who fell from a mountain peak. Trying to find out if the man was pushed or whether he truly did slip, Hae-jun begins to develop romantic feelings for his main suspect: the man’s widow (Tang Wei).

Most of the reviews for Decision to Leave have been positive, although most critics felt the movie didn’t match the same quality as some of Park’s earlier films. However, those same critics lauded the film for its complexity, darkness, and ability to blend multiple genres into one cohesive film (including mystery, thriller, neonoir, and romance).

Where to watch: In limited theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%
IMDb score: 7.3

Thriller

For audience members who want to be on the edge of their seats throughout.

Alice, Darling

It might be tough managing to see Alice, Darling right now — the movie having been slated for a limited release window starting December 30, receiving a full theatrical run later in January. However, if you’re anywhere near a theater showing this movie and you’re a massive fan of Anna Kendrick, we recommend checking this little-talked-about thriller while you can.

While on a vacation with her closest friends, Alice (Kendrick) comes to terms with how troubling her relationship is to her psychologically abusive boyfriend, Simon (Charlie Carrick). Opting to break the relationship off, Alice must contend with her fears surrounding the mentally unstable Simon.

Movies exploring toxic relationships always make for interesting subject matter, with Alice, Darling being no exception. Led by an absolutely engrossing Kendrick, the movie manages to touch upon the subject in an enlightening yet sensitive way, accounting its mostly positive reviews thus far from critics.

Where to watch: Exclusively in theaters
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%
IMDb score: 7.2

Popular Re-Releases

Iconic movies that are headed for the big screen for a limited time.

Roman Holiday

Returning to theaters to celebrate its 70th anniversary is Roman Holiday. A beloved romantic comedy and a classic from the Golden Age of Hollywood, it’s a cinematic achievement in every conceivable way, serving as the blueprint for virtually every rom com that came after it.

Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is a European princess trying to enjoy the sites of Rome on her own. After happening across an American reporter (Gregory Peck) interested in an interview, the two immediately begin to develop a mutual attraction to one another that only grows with time.

Few romantic comedies have seen as marvelous a cinematic pairing as Hepburn and Peck. Like Bogart and Bergman, Allen and Keaton, or DiCaprio and Winslet, the two radiate such intense warmth and longing for one another that it’s almost impossible not to be won over by their affection towards each other.

Where to watch: In theaters/On Paramount+ and VOD
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%
IMDb score: 8

Grab your tickets ahead of time and skip the lines at the theater.

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Richard Chachowski is a freelance writer based in New Jersey. He loves reading, his dog Tootsie, and pretty much every movie to ever exist (especially Star Wars).