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All Apple TV+ Shows and Movies, Ranked by Tomatometer

Updated January 3, 2022

Apple’s streaming service launched in November 2019 with a suite of buzzy, high-profile shows, including The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa in sci-fi series See, and Hailee Steinfeld as the titular poet in Dickinson.

Since then, the company has offered critically-acclaimed series, including the feel-good sports comedy Ted Lasso, animated musical series Central Park, and the story of intrepid kid journalist Home Before Dark. Recent films include Sofia Coppola’s latest outing, On the Rocks, starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones, the documentary Boys State, and the Bruce Springsteen documentary Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You.

Other titles that have hit the streaming service include a new version of Steven Spielberg’s anthology series Amazing StoriesMythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan GanzLittle America, from writer–executive producers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon; and docuseries Visible: Out on Television, about milestones on television for the LGBTQ movement. The latest additions include musical comedy Schmigadoon!, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Mr. Corman, and score changes thanks to the new season of Ted Lasso.

Plus, on the film side, Sundance sensation CODA – do not watch this film without Kleenex close by – enters the guide with a Certified Fresh Tomatometer score of 96%.

But which of those series and movies have earned their spot among the best Apple TV+ offerings so far? We’ve listed the best of the best below. Films and series must have a minimum of 10 reviews to be included, and series that do not have a Tomatometer score, like Oprah’s Book Club, do not appear on the list.

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Recently Added: Films Finch and Swan Song

The Morning Show (2019)

Synopsis: An unapologetically candid drama that looks at the modern workplace through the lens of the people who help wake America... [More]

Physical (2021)

Synopsis: Sheila Rubin is a quietly tormented housewife in 1980s San Diego; behind closed doors, she battles extreme personal demons and... [More]

Mr. Corman (2021)

Synopsis: With better luck, better choices and better posture, Josh Corman could've been a rock star; now he teaches fifth grade,... [More]

Foundation (2021)

Synopsis: Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, this story chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to... [More]

Defending Jacob (2020)

Synopsis: A family's lives are irreparably disrupted when the son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate in this adaptation of... [More]


Palmer (2021)

Adjusted Score: 77301%
Critics Consensus: Although it traffics in familiar territory, Palmer is elevated by worthy themes and a strong ensemble led by an impressive Justin Timberlake.
Synopsis: Former high school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) went from hometown hero to convicted felon, earning himself 12 years... [More]
Directed By: Fisher Stevens


Finch (2021)

Adjusted Score: 81745%
Critics Consensus: Finch may not be the most memorable post-apocalyptic story, but Tom Hanks proves perfectly charming company even after the collapse of civilization.
Synopsis: In "Finch," a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of... [More]
Directed By: Miguel Sapochnik

Losing Alice (2021)

Synopsis: In this neo-noir, Alice is a middle-aged film director who feels lost since raising her family; But a chance meeting... [More]

Little Voice (2020)

Synopsis: Bess King, a uniquely talented performer, struggles to fulfill her dreams while handling rejection, dating drama and complicated family issues;... [More]


The Banker (2020)

Adjusted Score: 83915%
Critics Consensus: The Banker's timid approach to dramatizing its fact-based story is often outweighed by the trio of strong performances at its core.
Synopsis: In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration and equal access to the... [More]
Directed By: George Nolfi


Swan Song (2021)

Adjusted Score: 83658%
Critics Consensus: Swan Song occasionally strays on the wrong side of maudlin, but Mahershala Ali's work in dual roles lends this sci-fi drama genuine heart.
Synopsis: Set in the near future, "Swan Song" is a powerful, emotional journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali),... [More]
Directed By: Benjamin Cleary


Greyhound (2020)

Adjusted Score: 94593%
Critics Consensus: Greyhound's characters aren't as robust as its action sequences, but this fast-paced World War II thriller benefits from its efficiently economical approach.
Synopsis: U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His... [More]
Directed By: Aaron Schneider

Dr. Brain (2021)

Synopsis: Brilliant brain scientist Sewon suffers a horrific personal tragedy; desperate to uncover what happened to his family, he conducts "brain... [More]

Home Before Dark (2020)

Synopsis: Young investigative journalist Hilde Lisko moves with her family to the small town her father left behind, only to unearth... [More]

Swagger (2021)

Synopsis: A basketball prodigy must navigate a maze of pressure if he's going to overcome the odds against him and learn... [More]

Servant (2019)

Synopsis: A Philadelphia couple is in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door... [More]

Synopsis: Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry join forces to guide honest discussions about mental health; featuring illuminating stories from across the... [More]


Hala (2019)

Adjusted Score: 87806%
Critics Consensus: Supported by a powerful central performance by Geraldine Viswanathan, Hala offers an insightful look at a young woman's journey of self-discovery.
Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager Hala struggles to balance desire with her family, cultural and religious obligations. As she comes into... [More]
Directed By: Minhal Baig


On the Rocks (2020)

Adjusted Score: 106312%
Critics Consensus: On the Rocks isn't as potent as its top-shelf ingredients might suggest, but the end result still goes down easy -- and offers high proof of Bill Murray's finely aged charm.
Synopsis: Faced with sudden doubts about her marriage, a young New York mother teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to... [More]
Directed By: Sofia Coppola

For All Mankind (2019)

Synopsis: The high-stakes lives of NASA astronauts and their families in a world where the global space race never ended.... [More]

Schmigadoon! (2021)

Synopsis: In a parody of 1940s musicals, backpacking couple Melissa and Josh get trapped in Schmigadoon, a magical town filled with... [More]

Adjusted Score: 90455%
Critics Consensus: Informative, compassionate, and beautifully filmed, The Elephant Queen should satisfy nature documentary lovers of all ages.
Synopsis: A journey of family, courage, and coming home; joining Athena, the majestic matriarch, as she leads her elephant herd across... [More]
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Dickinson (2019)

Synopsis: Emily Dickinson, poet, daughter, and total rebel; in this coming-of-age story, Emily is determined to become the world's greatest poet.... [More]

Trying (2020)

Synopsis: All Nikki and Jason want is a baby -- the one thing they can't have -- so they decide to... [More]


Dads (2019)

Adjusted Score: 95655%
Critics Consensus: As solidly dependable as the fathers it depicts, Dads pays affectionate -- and affecting -- tribute to some of the many ways parents can make a difference.
Synopsis: An exploration of modern fatherhood, with the testimonies of dads around the world, from famous comedians to everyday parents. Their... [More]
Directed By: Bryce Dallas Howard

Adjusted Score: 99371%
Critics Consensus: Here's a Beastie Boys Story they had to tell, about three bad brothers you know so well. It started way back in history -- and for new or old fans, it's a must-see.
Synopsis: Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz share the story of their band and 40 years of friendship in a live documentary... [More]
Directed By: Spike Jonze


Boys State (2020)

Adjusted Score: 103996%
Critics Consensus: Startling, upsetting, and overall absorbing, Boys State strikingly depicts American political divisions -- and machinations -- taking root in the next generation.
Synopsis: A raucous journey into the heart of democracy captures an unusual rite of passage: 1,100 teenage boys from across Texas... [More]
Directed By: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss

Ted Lasso (2020)

Synopsis: An American football coach is hired to manage a British soccer team; what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up... [More]

Calls (2021)

Synopsis: Told through a series of interconnected phone conversations, this series chronicles the mysterious story of a group of strangers whose... [More]
Directed By: Fede Alvarez

Adjusted Score: 95806%
Critics Consensus: Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You serves as a compelling companion piece to the album of the same name -- and a worthwhile behind-the-scenes documentary in its own right.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Thom Zimny

Little America (2020)

Synopsis: "Little America" is an anthology series that observes the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and surprising stories of immigrants in America.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100891%
Critics Consensus: Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry offers an enlightening -- and sometimes uncomfortable -- look behind the scenes of a young star's ascension.
Synopsis: "Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry" tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global... [More]
Starring: Billie Eilish
Directed By: R.J. Cutler


CODA (2021)

Adjusted Score: 108456%
Critics Consensus: CODA's story offers few surprises, but strong representation and a terrific cast -- led by Emilia Jones' brilliant performance -- bring this coming-of-age story vividly to life.
Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family -- a CODA, child of deaf adults.... [More]
Directed By: Siân Heder

Central Park (2020)

Synopsis: Owen Tillerman and his family live an unconventional life in New York's bustling Central Park, which Owen manages; now, they'll... [More]

Mythic Quest (2020)

Synopsis: The team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time is tasked with building worlds, molding heroes and creating... [More]

Adjusted Score: 99413%
Critics Consensus: Much like the cosmic debris it investigates, Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds is made up of heavy stuff -- but it lights up the screen thanks to Werner Herzog's infectious awe.
Synopsis: A journey across the planet and universe explores how meteorites, shooting stars and deep impacts have awoken wonder about other... [More]
Starring: Werner Herzog

Adjusted Score: 103694%
Critics Consensus: The Velvet Underground takes a fittingly idiosyncratic approach to delivering a rock documentary that captures the band as well as its era.
Synopsis: The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock... [More]
Directed By: Todd Haynes


Wolfwalkers (2020)

Adjusted Score: 109666%
Critics Consensus: A mesmerizing Celtic-inspired adventure, Wolfwalkers offers an epic ethereal fantasy matched by profound philosophies and stellar voice work.
Synopsis: In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to... [More]
Directed By: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart

Synopsis: An exploration of the history of the American LGBTQ movement through the lens of TV; archival footage is combined with... [More]

Acapulco (2021)

Synopsis: In 1984, Máximo Gallardo's dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at Acapulco's hottest resort, Las... [More]

Synopsis: In a tumultuous era, 1971 is a year of musical innovation and rebirth fueled by the political and cultural upheaval... [More]

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