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Best Movies of 2023: Every Certified Fresh Movie of the Year

Welcome to the best new movies of 2023, where you can discover the latest films championed by the critics community! Every movie on the list is Certified Fresh, meaning they held on to a Tomatometer score of at least 75% after a minimum number of critics review — 40 for limited or streaming releases, 80 for wide theatrical releases, with five of those reviews coming from Top Critics. Alex Vo

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 101464%
Critics Consensus: A heart-pumping, breathtaking, wonderfully crafted manga adaptation, The First Slam Dunk shoots and scores.
Synopsis: Shohoku's "speedster" and point guard, Ryota Miyagi, always plays with brains and lightning speed, running circles around his opponents while... [More]
Directed By: Takehiko Inoue

#2
Adjusted Score: 111015%
Critics Consensus: Effervescent and refreshingly frank about the travails of puberty, this long-awaited adaptation does full justice to Judy Blume's seminal novel.
Synopsis: For over fifty years, Judy Blume's classic and groundbreaking novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. has impacted generations... [More]
Directed By: Kelly Fremon Craig

#3

BlackBerry (2023)
98%

#3
Adjusted Score: 108979%
Critics Consensus: With intelligence as sharp as its humor, BlackBerry takes a terrifically entertaining look at the rise and fall of a generation-defining gadget.
Synopsis: 'BlackBerry' tells the story of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two men that charted the course of the spectacular... [More]
Directed By: Matt Johnson

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 107193%
Critics Consensus: With engaging human stories anchoring the action, Godzilla Minus One is one kaiju movie that remains truly compelling between the scenes of mass destruction.
Synopsis: Japan is already devastated by the war when a new crisis emerges in the form of a giant monster.... [More]
Directed By: Takashi Yamazaki

#5

Rye Lane (2023)
98%

#5
Adjusted Score: 104717%
Critics Consensus: Good news, rom-com fans: Anyone looking for a smart, funny, and heartwarming new addition to the canon can find it waiting on Rye Lane.
Synopsis: Yas (Vivian Oparah) and Dom (David Jonsson), two twenty-somethings both reeling from bad break-ups, connect over the course of an... [More]
Directed By: Raine Allen Miller

#6

Fallen Leaves (2023)
98%

#6
Adjusted Score: 106330%
Critics Consensus: A quirky tale of star-crossed lovers, Fallen Leaves is a life-affirming gem from Finnish filmmaker Kaurismäki.
Synopsis: In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a local karaoke bar. However, the... [More]
Directed By: Aki Kaurismäki

#7

Joyland (2022)
98%

#7
Adjusted Score: 101929%
Critics Consensus: With stunning honesty that's achingly bittersweet, Joyland tackles gender and sexual fluidity in a repressed patriarchal society with wisps of hopefulness.
Synopsis: The Ranas--a happily patriarchal joint family--yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line. Their youngest... [More]
Directed By: Saim Sadiq

#8

The Beasts (2022)
98%

#8
Adjusted Score: 100783%
Critics Consensus: Rodrigo Sorogoyen throws us into rural Galicia with The Beasts, where tension and unease spread like wildfire in a scorching tale of decayed human nature.
Synopsis: An expatriate French couple (Denis Ménochet and Marina Foïs) operate an organic farm in the Spanish countryside. However, their earnest... [More]
Directed By: Rodrigo Sorogoyen

#9

Full Time (2021)
98%

#9
Adjusted Score: 100439%
Critics Consensus: Led by Laure Calamy's gripping performance, Full Time serves as a sobering reminder that just staying financially afloat can sometimes feel like a white-knuckle thriller.
Synopsis: Single mother Julie (César award-winning actress Laure Calamy) works a grueling job as a head chambermaid in a five-star Parisian... [More]
Directed By: Eric Gravel

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 105848%
Critics Consensus: As epicurean as French haute cuisine, The Taste of Things indulges our palates with an exquisite seven-course love story for the soul.
Synopsis: Cook Eugenie and her boss Dodin grow fond of one another over 20 years, and their romance gives rise to... [More]
Directed By: Tran Anh Hung

#11

Shayda (2023)
96%

#11
Adjusted Score: 99837%
Critics Consensus: An understated yet impactful story of female empowerment, Shayda establishes first-time feature filmmaker Noora Niasari as a remarkably assured talent.
Synopsis: SHAYDA, a brave Iranian mother, finds refuge in an Australian women's shelter with her six-year-old daughter. Over Persian New Year,... [More]
Directed By: Noora Niasari

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 102256%
Critics Consensus: A smart and provocative modern parable with the heart of a thriller, The Teachers' Lounge brilliantly uses its setting as the backdrop for a look at how quickly even tight-knit communities can be destabilized.
Synopsis: Carla Nowak, a dedicated sports and math teacher, starts her first job at a high school. She stands out among... [More]
Directed By: Ilker Çatak

#13

Aloners (2021)
98%

#13
Adjusted Score: 99580%
Critics Consensus: A meditation on isolation, Aloners poignantly explores grief, or the avoidance of it, and the technological walls we build around us.
Synopsis: Jina (Gong Seung-yeon) is the top employee at a call center, but despite talking to customers all day, she has... [More]
Directed By: Hong Sung-eun

#14

The Innocent (2022)
98%

#14
Adjusted Score: 99464%
Critics Consensus: Giving heavy material an appealingly light touch, The Innocent is fast-paced fun that's anchored in palpably honest emotion.
Synopsis: Lyon, present day. When widowed marine biologist Abel (Garrel) learns that his impulsive mum Sylvie (Anouk Grinberg) is once again... [More]
Directed By: Louis Garrel

#15
Adjusted Score: 99534%
Critics Consensus: All for one and one for all! The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan stands as a gallant reinterpretation of the source material.
Synopsis: In Part I of the two-part epic adaptation of the beloved classic by Alexandre Dumas, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris trying... [More]
Directed By: Martin Bourboulon

#16

Klondike (2022)
98%

#16
Adjusted Score: 99350%
Critics Consensus: Klondike offers a bleak portrait of a war-torn Ukrainian village with the mordant wit of someone who understands that for civilians, the mundanities of life must go on.
Synopsis: July 2014. Expectant parents Irka and Tolik live in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, disputed... [More]
Directed By: Maryna Er Gorbach

#17

Return to Seoul (2022)
97%

#17
Adjusted Score: 103500%
Critics Consensus: Sensitively attuned to its protagonist's quest, Return to Seoul uses one woman's story to explore universal truths about the human condition.
Synopsis: On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she... [More]
Directed By: Davy Chou

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 103199%
Critics Consensus: A tribute to parental devotion and a testament to Teyana Taylor's talent, A Thousand and One presents a heart-wrenching portrait of perseverance in the face of systemic inequity.
Synopsis: A THOUSAND AND ONE follows unapologetic and free-spirited Inez (Teyana Taylor), who kidnaps six-year-old Terry from the foster care system.... [More]
Directed By: A.V. Rockwell

#19

Monster (2023)
97%

#19
Adjusted Score: 104754%
Critics Consensus: Gently devastating in its compassion, Monster is a masterpiece of shifting perspectives that surprises to the end.
Synopsis: When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, his mother feels that there is something wrong. Discovering that a... [More]
Directed By: Hirokazu Koreeda

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 101617%
Critics Consensus: A bone-chilling body horror, Huesera offers genre fans a twisted take on What to Expect When You're Expecting.
Synopsis: Valeria's joy at becoming a first-time mother is quickly taken away when she's cursed by a sinister entity. As danger... [More]

#21

Fremont (2023)
97%

#21
Adjusted Score: 100377%
Critics Consensus: Brought to life by the empathetic efforts of a talented cast and further distinguished by striking black-and-white cinematography, Fremont takes a thoughtful -- and wryly funny -- look at the immigrant experience.
Synopsis: Donya works for a Chinese fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. Formerly a translator for the U.S. military in Afghanistan,... [More]
Directed By: Babak Jalali

#22

Past Lives (2023)
95%

#22
Adjusted Score: 111450%
Critics Consensus: A remarkable debut for writer-director Celine Song, Past Lives uses the bonds between its sensitively sketched central characters to support trenchant observations on the human condition.
Synopsis: Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Two... [More]
Directed By: Celine Song

#23

The Holdovers (2023)
97%

#23
Adjusted Score: 116444%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully bittersweet, The Holdovers marks a satisfying return to form for director Alexander Payne.
Synopsis: From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who... [More]
Directed By: Alexander Payne

#24
Adjusted Score: 108455%
Critics Consensus: With its unique visual style and a story that captures the essence of the franchise's appeal, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is an animated treat for the whole family.
Synopsis: After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Rowe

#25
#25
Adjusted Score: 111010%
Critics Consensus: A smart, solidly crafted procedural that's anchored in family drama, Anatomy of a Fall finds star Sandra Hüller and director/co-writer Justine Triet operating at peak power.
Synopsis: For the past year, Sandra, her husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a... [More]
Directed By: Justine Triet

#26
#26
Adjusted Score: 110513%
Critics Consensus: Soulfully exploring thought-provoking themes through a beautifully animated lens, The Boy and the Heron is another Miyazaki masterpiece.
Synopsis: From the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) comes a new critically-acclaimed fantasy adventure. After... [More]
Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki

#27

Suzume (2022)
96%

#27
Adjusted Score: 102565%
Critics Consensus: Suzume sees director Makoto Shinkai falling just a bit short of the bar set by previous outings -- but when the results are this visually thrilling and emotionally impactful, it's hard to find much fault.
Synopsis: 17-year-old Suzume's journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, "I'm... [More]
Directed By: Makoto Shinkai

#28

birth/rebirth (2023)
96%

#28
Adjusted Score: 100471%
Critics Consensus: Firmly rooted in classic horror, Birth/Rebirth uses a familiar framework to tease at fundamental fears from a chillingly relatable angle.
Synopsis: Rose (Marin Ireland) is a pathologist who prefers working with corpses over social interaction. She also has an obsession --... [More]
Directed By: Laura Moss

#29
Adjusted Score: 99529%
Critics Consensus: With The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Wes Anderson returns to the world of Roald Dahl -- and proves his distinctive style is a comfortable fit for one of the author's sweetest stories.
Synopsis: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar: A rich man learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes. He... [More]
Directed By: Wes Anderson

#30

R.M.N. (2022)
97%

#30
Adjusted Score: 100986%
Critics Consensus: R.M.N.'s spare, elegant approach lends a deceptively cool surface to its caustic take on cultural divisions.
Synopsis: Award-winning director Cristian Mungiu's (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) gripping portrait of ethnic and economic resentments tearing at the... [More]
Directed By: Cristian Mungiu

#31

Earth Mama (2023)
97%

#31
Adjusted Score: 99340%
Critics Consensus: Heavy yet hopeful, Earth Mama is a moving look at single motherhood on the margins that features outstanding work from writer-director Savanah Leaf and star Tia Nomore.
Synopsis: With two children in foster care, Gia, a pregnant single mother pitted against the system, fights to reclaim her family.... [More]
Directed By: Savanah Leaf

#32

The Blue Caftan (2022)
96%

#32
Adjusted Score: 98095%
Critics Consensus: A love story shaped by some surprising contours, The Blue Caftan surveys the hidden heart with compassion and grace.
Synopsis: Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco's oldest medinas. In order to keep up with... [More]
Directed By: Maryam Touzani

#33

Four Daughters (2023)
96%

#33
Adjusted Score: 99550%
Critics Consensus: Four Daughters' unique approach to documenting real-life horror is a formal gamble that only underscores the bravery and resilience of its subjects.
Synopsis: This riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood reconstructs the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters, unpacking a... [More]
Directed By: Kaouther Ben Hania

#34
Adjusted Score: 116230%
Critics Consensus: Just as visually dazzling and action-packed as its predecessor, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse thrills from start to cliffhanger conclusion.
Synopsis: Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn's full-time,... [More]

#35
#35
Adjusted Score: 101602%
Critics Consensus: They Cloned Tyrone is provocative, clever sci-fi with an exceptional cast.
Synopsis: A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio (John Boyega, Jamie Foxx and Teyonah Parris) onto the trail of... [More]
Directed By: Juel Taylor

#36

Blue Jean (2022)
96%

#36
Adjusted Score: 101419%
Critics Consensus: Bridging times past with issues that are still current, Blue Jean resonates intellectually and emotionally thanks to thoughtful direction and authentic performances.
Synopsis: England, 1988 -- Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government is about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, forcing Jean, a... [More]
Directed By: Georgia Oakley

#37

Nimona (2023)
92%

#37
Adjusted Score: 96874%
Critics Consensus: Tapping a rich emotional vein with its splendid animation and thoughtful allegory, Nimona is a deeply lovable animated adventure.
Synopsis: When Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed), a knight in a futuristic medieval world, is framed for a crime he didn't commit,... [More]
Directed By: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane

#38

How to Have Sex (2023)
96%

#38
Adjusted Score: 102829%
Critics Consensus: A powerful debut for Molly Manning Walker, How to Have Sex authentically captures female adolescence and friendship with sobering effervescence.
Synopsis: Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday -- drinking, clubbing and hooking up, in what should be the... [More]
Directed By: Molly Manning Walker

#39

Attachment (2022)
95%

#39
Adjusted Score: 97324%
Critics Consensus: A possession thriller that knows the devil's in the details, Attachment scares some fresh angles out of a well-worn horror subgenre.
Synopsis: ATTACHMENT is a horror romance about Maja, a has-been actress in Denmark, who falls in love with Leah, a young,... [More]
Directed By: Gabriel Bier Gislason

#40

Amanda (2022)
95%

#40
Adjusted Score: 96521%
Critics Consensus: A is for Amanda, an amusingly absurd coming-of-age comedy that offers poignant observations and positions director Carolina Cavalli as a talent to watch.
Synopsis: Born into an upper-class family with a doting mother who foots the bill for her indolent lifestyle, 24-year-old combative Amanda... [More]
Directed By: Carolina Cavalli

#41
#41
Adjusted Score: 114539%
Critics Consensus: John Wick: Chapter 4 piles on more of everything -- and suggests that when it comes to a well-dressed Keanu Reeves dispatching his enemies in lethally balletic style, there can never be too much.
Synopsis: John Wick (Keanu Reeves) uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick... [More]
Directed By: Chad Stahelski

#42

Talk to Me (2023)
95%

#42
Adjusted Score: 110793%
Critics Consensus: With a gripping story and impressive practical effects, Talk to Me spins a terrifically creepy 21st-century horror yarn built on classic foundations.
Synopsis: When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new... [More]

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: 105497%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and above all entertaining, You Hurt My Feelings finds writer-director Nicole Holofcener as sharply perceptive as ever.
Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmaker Nicole Holofcener comes a sharply observed comedy about a novelist whose long standing marriage is suddenly upended... [More]
Directed By: Nicole Holofcener

#44

Sisu (2022)
94%

#44
Adjusted Score: 103374%
Critics Consensus: Narratively lean as it is deliriously gory, Sisu is an inspired pastiche that gives bloody satisfaction to action aficionados.
Synopsis: During the last desperate days of WWII, a solitary prospector (Jorma Tommila) crosses paths with Nazis on a scorched-earth retreat... [More]
Directed By: Jalmari Helander

#45

Passages (2023)
95%

#45
Adjusted Score: 104481%
Critics Consensus: Elevated by a remarkable Franz Rogowski performance, Passages adds another smart, deeply humanistic film to director/co-writer Ira Sachs' estimable filmography.
Synopsis: Celebrated filmmaker Ira Sachs (Love is Strange) makes a breathtaking return with PASSAGES, a fresh, honest and brutally funny take... [More]
Directed By: Ira Sachs

#46
#46
Adjusted Score: 103514%
Critics Consensus: An explosive adaptation of Andreas Malm's treatise, How to Blow Up a Pipeline delivers a high-stakes eco-thriller ignited by riveting and complex antiheroes.
Synopsis: A crew of young environmental activists execute a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline, in Daniel Goldhaber's taut and... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Goldhaber

#47

Saint Omer (2022)
94%

#47
Adjusted Score: 100852%
Critics Consensus: A gut-punching contemplation of a woman's immigrant experience, Saint Omer puts a mother on the stand and the audience in the jury box to find humanity in the inhumane.
Synopsis: Saint-Omer court of law. Young novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her... [More]
Directed By: Alice Diop

#48

Scrapper (2023)
94%

#48
Adjusted Score: 99450%
Critics Consensus: Like a cold treat on a hot day, Scrapper delivers two scoops of a sweet father-daughter dramedy best consumed when in need of a hug.
Synopsis: This vibrant and inventive father-daughter comedy follows Georgie (Lola Campbell), a resourceful 12-year-old girl who secretly lives alone in her... [More]
Directed By: Charlotte Regan

#49
#49
Adjusted Score: 97872%
Critics Consensus: Quentin Dupieux still isn't for everyone -- but if you're on his loopy wavelength, Smoking Causes Coughing causes laughter.
Synopsis: A wildly inventive new comedy from Quentin Dupieux (MANDIBLES, RUBBER), SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING follows the misadventures of a team of... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Dupieux

#50
#50
Adjusted Score: 97012%
Critics Consensus: A grim, well-crafted thriller, The Night of the 12th takes a finely layered look at the toxic ripple effect of violence.
Synopsis: In nearly every police precinct, detectives are inevitably confronted with a case that goes unsolved. The more heinous the crime,... [More]
Directed By: Dominik Moll

#51

Radical (2023)
94%

#51
Adjusted Score: 96801%
Critics Consensus: Offering few surprises but plenty of uplift, Radical tells a stirring fact-based story brought to life by some top-flight work from Eugenio Derbez.
Synopsis: In a Mexican border town plagued by neglect, corruption, and violence, a frustrated teacher tries a radical new method to... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Zalla

#52

Falcon Lake (2022)
94%

#52
Adjusted Score: 95866%
Critics Consensus: Moody, sensitive, and subtly layered, Falcon Lake captures the intoxicating horror of young love.
Synopsis: A shy teenager on a summer vacation experiences the joy and pain of young adulthood when he forges an unlikely... [More]
Directed By: Charlotte Le Bon

#53

After Love (2020)
92%

#53
Adjusted Score: 93992%
Critics Consensus: After Love marks an impressively nuanced feature debut for writer-director Aleem Khan -- and a brilliant showcase for Joanna Scanlan's dramatic chops.
Synopsis: Set in the port town of Dover, Mary Hussain suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her... [More]
Directed By: Aleem Khan

#54

Oppenheimer (2023)
93%

#54
Adjusted Score: 121083%
Critics Consensus: Oppenheimer marks another engrossing achievement from Christopher Nolan that benefits from Murphy's tour-de-force performance and stunning visuals.
Synopsis: During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Nolan

#55

Air (2023)
93%

#55
Adjusted Score: 111408%
Critics Consensus: A fact-based drama that no one will dunk on, Air aims to dramatize events that changed the sports world forever -- and hits almost nothing but net.
Synopsis: From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike's fledgling basketball... [More]
Directed By: Ben Affleck

#56

M3GAN (2022)
93%

#56
Adjusted Score: 110054%
Critics Consensus: Unapologetically silly and all the more entertaining for it, M3GAN is the rare horror-comedy that delivers chuckles as effortlessly as chills.
Synopsis: M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child's greatest companion and a parent's... [More]
Directed By: Gerard Johnstone

#57

Poor Things (2023)
92%

#57
Adjusted Score: 112308%
Critics Consensus: Wildly imaginative and exhilaratingly over the top, Poor Things is a bizarre, brilliant tour de force for director Yorgos Lanthimos and star Emma Stone.
Synopsis: From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a... [More]
Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos

#58

American Fiction (2023)
93%

#58
Adjusted Score: 108240%
Critics Consensus: Jeffrey Wright and American Fiction will forever be inextricable thanks to the actor's committed approach to the pointedly humorous and insightful material.
Synopsis: AMERICAN FICTION is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture's obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey... [More]
Directed By: Cord Jefferson

#59

Flora and Son (2023)
93%

#59
Adjusted Score: 100984%
Critics Consensus: Another music-fueled crowd-pleaser from writer-director John Carney, Flora and Son proves almost impossible to resist.
Synopsis: Single mom Flora (Eve Hewson) is at a loss about what to do with her rebellious teenage son, Max (Orén... [More]
Directed By: John Carney

#60
#60
Adjusted Score: 109801%
Critics Consensus: All of Us Strangers examines profound grief and love through a fantastical lens that is always grounded on human emotion.
Synopsis: One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Haigh

#61

Reality (2023)
94%

#61
Adjusted Score: 98586%
Critics Consensus: Reality's narrow scope and gripping fact-based story add up to a riveting showcase for Sydney Sweeney in the title role.
Synopsis: On a Saturday afternoon, in June 2017, Reality Winner, a 25-year-old in cut-off jeans, is confronted at her Georgia home... [More]
Directed By: Tina Satter

#62

Revoir Paris (2022)
94%

#62
Adjusted Score: 96610%
Critics Consensus: Further distinguished by Virginie Efira's superb performance, Revoir Paris explores trauma's aftermath with devastating tenderness.
Synopsis: After an idyllic date night full of red wine and a late-night motorcycle ride home, Mia (Virginie Efira) stops at... [More]
Directed By: Alice Winocour

#63

Alcarràs (2022)
93%

#63
Adjusted Score: 95324%
Critics Consensus: While it may lack a narrative punch, Alcarràs captures this rural world and its heritage with a gripping sense of nostalgia for things forever gone.
Synopsis: In a small village in Catalonia, the peach farmers of the Solé family spend every summer together picking fruit from... [More]
Directed By: Carla Simón

#64
#64
Adjusted Score: 95822%
Critics Consensus: More than a standard musician's documentary, American Symphony uses its behind-the-scenes access to present a portrait of courage and creativity.
Synopsis: Early in 2022, multi-instrumentalist Jon Batiste finds himself the most celebrated artist of the year with eleven Grammy nominations including... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Heineman

#65
#65
Adjusted Score: 111342%
Critics Consensus: Dispassionately examining the ordinary existence of people complicit in horrific crimes, The Zone of Interest forces us to take a cold look at the mundanity behind an unforgivable brutality.
Synopsis: The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Glazer

#66
#66
Adjusted Score: 96068%
Critics Consensus: Sensitively and intelligently crafted by writer-director Laurel Parmet, The Starling Girl is a well-told coming-of-age story centering around a young woman's struggles with her spiritual faith.
Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Jem Starling struggles to define her place within her fundamentalist Christian community in rural Kentucky. Even her greatest joy... [More]
Directed By: Laurel Parmet

#67

Perfect Days (2023)
96%

#67
Adjusted Score: 104905%
Critics Consensus: An absorbing slice-of-life drama led by a remarkable Kôji Yakusho performance, Perfect Days adds a quietly soaring gem to director/co-writer Wim Wenders' estimable filmography.
Synopsis: Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured... [More]
Directed By: Wim Wenders

#68

Juniper (2021)
92%

#68
Adjusted Score: 93741%
Critics Consensus: Juniper's story offers few surprises -- and it doesn't need any, with Charlotte Rampling holding the viewer rapt from start to finish.
Synopsis: Ruth (Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling) is a worldly former war correspondent now bored in retirement with a drinking problem and... [More]
Directed By: Matthew J. Saville

#69

Influencer (2023)
92%

#69
Adjusted Score: 93923%
Critics Consensus: Influencer should get plenty of likes from horror fans hungry for a smart, scary chiller with something to say.
Synopsis: INFLUENCER tells the story of Madison (Emily Tennant, "Riverdale"), a popular social media influencer who is having a lonely and... [More]
Directed By: Kurtis David Harder

#70

War Pony (2022)
92%

#70
Adjusted Score: 93980%
Critics Consensus: With subtlety and authenticity, War Pony tracks the lives of two young Indigenous men and cements the two women behind the lens, Riley Keough and Gina Gammell, as talents to watch.
Synopsis: At 23, Bill (Jojo Bapteise Whiting) just wants to make something of himself. Whether it's siphoning gas, delivering goods or... [More]
Directed By: Riley Keough, Gina Gammell

#71

Jethica (2022)
92%

#71
Adjusted Score: 93923%
Critics Consensus: Packing a lot into its brief runtime, Jethica anchors its supernatural thrills with the serious story of a truly terrifying stalker.
Synopsis: Hiding out in New Mexico after a freak accident, Elena runs into Jessica, an old friend from high school. When... [More]
Directed By: Pete Ohs

#72
Adjusted Score: 108026%
Critics Consensus: An infectiously good-spirited comedy with a solid emotional core, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves offers fun fantasy and adventure even if you don't know your HP from your OP.
Synopsis: A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things... [More]

#73

May December (2023)
91%

#73
Adjusted Score: 108198%
Critics Consensus: Swaddling its difficult fact-based story in a blanket of campy humor, May December is a seductively discomfiting watch.
Synopsis: Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe (twenty-three years her junior)... [More]
Directed By: Todd Haynes

#74

Joy Ride (2023)
90%

#74
Adjusted Score: 101267%
Critics Consensus: Joy Ride isn't afraid to shock with its gross-out gags, but this road trip's real surprise is how successfully it blends its raunchy humor with real heart.
Synopsis: The hilarious and unapologetically explicit story of identity and self-discovery centers on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime... [More]
Directed By: Adele Lim

#75

Dream Scenario (2023)
91%

#75
Adjusted Score: 103246%
Critics Consensus: Come to Dream Scenario for career-highlight work from Nicolas Cage -- and leave mulling over everything it has to say about pop culture's fickle whims.
Synopsis: Hapless family man Paul Matthews (Nicolas Cage) finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing... [More]
Directed By: Kristoffer Borgli

#76

Afire (2023)
92%

#76
Adjusted Score: 97911%
Critics Consensus: A riveting look at complicated relationships, the well-acted Afire finds Christian Petzold working in an arguably lighter but still notably ambitious vein.
Synopsis: While vacationing by the Baltic Sea, writer Leon (Thomas Schubert) and photographer Felix (Langston Uibel) are surprised by the presence... [More]
Directed By: Christian Petzold

#77
Adjusted Score: 94492%
Critics Consensus: A coming-of-age comedy that sidesteps simple nostalgia, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah finds fresh humor in adolescent anxiety -- and suggests a bright future for star Sunny Sandler.
Synopsis: Stacy and Lydia are BFFs who've always dreamed about having epic bat mitzvahs. However, things start to go comically awry... [More]
Directed By: Sammi Cohen

#78

Godland (2022)
91%

#78
Adjusted Score: 94012%
Critics Consensus: Necessarily bleak but shot through with moments of humor, the beautifully filmed Godland serves as a gently absorbing meditation on mortality.
Synopsis: In the late 19th century, a young Danish priest travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church... [More]
Directed By: Hlynur Pálmason

#79
#79
Adjusted Score: 93783%
Critics Consensus: Other People's Children perceptively explores motherhood outside traditional biological confines and delivers sobering truths with an ample side of levity.
Synopsis: Rachel is 40 years old, with no children. She loves her life: her high school students, her friends, her ex,... [More]
Directed By: Rebecca Zlotowski

#80
#80
Adjusted Score: 97926%
Critics Consensus: Society of the Snow brings masterful technical skill to bear on its tale of real-life tragedy, but none of that spectacle comes at the expense of its simple, powerful message.
Synopsis: In 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which had been chartered to fly a rugby team to Chile, crashed in... [More]
Directed By: J. A. Bayona

#81

Chile '76 (2022)
91%

#81
Adjusted Score: 93210%
Critics Consensus: Chile '76 is an intriguing historical noir that radiographs Pinochet's patronizing and patriarchal society through the eyes of a steely bourgeoise woman who dares to take a stand.
Synopsis: Chile, 1976. Carmen heads off to her beach house to supervise its renovation. Her husband, children and grandchildren come back... [More]
Directed By: Manuela Martelli

#82
#82
Adjusted Score: 92694%
Critics Consensus: The Artifice Girl blends timely themes and a sci-fi structure to explore thought-provoking questions surrounding the ethics of artificial intelligence.
Synopsis: A team of special agents discovers a revolutionary new computer program to bait and trap online predators. After teaming up... [More]
Directed By: Franklin Ritch

#83
#83
Adjusted Score: 93808%
Critics Consensus: Lily Gladstone's outstanding performances powers The Unknown Country through some narrative drift to its ultimately profound destination.
Synopsis: Reeling from a devastating loss, Tana (Lily Gladstone) is pulled back into the world by an unexpected invitation to her... [More]
Directed By: Morrisa Maltz

#84
#84
Adjusted Score: 92580%
Critics Consensus: A delightfully unique tribute to the transporting power of cinema, Leonor Will Never Die marks director/co-writer Martika Ramirez Escobar as a talent to watch.
Synopsis: Leonor Reyes was once a major player in the Filipino film industry after creating a string of successful action films,... [More]

#85
#85
Adjusted Score: 93979%
Critics Consensus: A slow-burning thriller whose twists are held together by a stellar ensemble, The Origin of Evil confirms writer-director Sébastien Marnier as a talent to watch.
Synopsis: When Stéphane (Laure Calamy of Call My Agent!, Full Time) gets in touch with wealthy Serge (Jacques Weber), announcing that... [More]
Directed By: Sébastien Marnier

#86

Bottoms (2023)
90%

#86
Adjusted Score: 101497%
Critics Consensus: Propulsive and over-the-top, Bottoms is an instant high school comedy classic that feels both current and nostalgic.
Synopsis: BOTTOMS, a refreshingly unique raunchy comedy, focuses on two girls, PJ and Josie, who start a fight club as a... [More]
Directed By: Emma Seligman

#87

Polite Society (2023)
90%

#87
Adjusted Score: 98502%
Critics Consensus: Polite Society throws, kicks, and punches the genre etiquette book out the window to deliver a fun film that blends Bollywood splendor and British wryness.
Synopsis: A merry mash-up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action, POLITE SOCIETY follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes... [More]
Directed By: Nida Manzoor

#88

Brooklyn 45 (2023)
90%

#88
Adjusted Score: 93089%
Critics Consensus: Although its story can feel circuitous and a bit baggy, Brooklyn 45's character-driven period horror is elevated by some excellent performances.
Synopsis: Friday, December 27, 1945. Five military veterans gather in the ornate parlor of a Brooklyn brownstone. Best friends since childhood,... [More]
Directed By: Ted Geoghegan

#89

Dreamin' Wild (2022)
90%

#89
Adjusted Score: 92439%
Critics Consensus: The thoughtful and well-acted Dreamin' Wild honors the creative impulse and the faith it takes to will a dream into reality.
Synopsis: Dreamin' Wild, the true story of love and redemption, is about what happened to singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson and his family... [More]
Directed By: Bill Pohlad

#90
Adjusted Score: 91686%
Critics Consensus: For viewers willing and able to adjust to its leisurely, recursive rhythm, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt is a beautifully elegant exploration of grief and longing.
Synopsis: A lyrical, decades-spanning exploration across a woman's life in Mississippi, the feature debut from award-winning poet, photographer and filmmaker Raven... [More]
Directed By: Raven Jackson

#91
Adjusted Score: 91923%
Critics Consensus: With a hopeful tune, The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future basks in magical realism to deliver a compelling family drama swathed in a powerful environmental fable.
Synopsis: When thousands of fish die in a polluted river in southern Chile, Magdalena, a woman long-deceased, emerges amongst their lifeless... [More]
Directed By: Francisca Alegría

#92
#92
Adjusted Score: 91407%
Critics Consensus: Narratively subtle and beautifully acted, You Can Live Forever finds soulful drama at the intersection of sexual orientation and religious faith.
Synopsis: In the early '90s, gay teen Jaime is sent to live with her devout Jehovah’s Witness relatives after the death... [More]
Directed By: Sarah Watts, Mark Slutsky

#93

Sanctuary (2022)
88%

#93
Adjusted Score: 92216%
Critics Consensus: Revolving around outstanding performances from Margaret Qualley and Christopher Abbott, Sanctuary confounds expectations with élan.
Synopsis: Set over the course of one night in a single hotel room, "Sanctuary" tells the story of a dominatrix (Margaret... [More]
Directed By: Zachary Wigon

#94
#94
Adjusted Score: 91110%
Critics Consensus: Thanks in part to a pair of appealing lead performances, A Million Miles Away is one inspirational biopic that mostly avoids heavy-handed gimmicks.
Synopsis: Inspired by the real-life story of NASA flight engineer José Hernández, A Million Miles Away follows him on a decades-long... [More]

#95

Aporia (2023)
89%

#95
Adjusted Score: 90707%
Critics Consensus: High-concept sci-fi that never loses touch with the human experience, Aporia is an emotionally impactful blend of powerful performances and imaginative themes.
Synopsis: Since losing her husband Mal (Edi Gathegi) in a drunk-driving incident, Sophie (Judy Greer) has struggled to manage crippling grief,... [More]
Directed By: Jared Moshe

#96
Adjusted Score: 91750%
Critics Consensus: A sweet, well-rounded coming-of-age story, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe adapts its source material with tenderness and care.
Synopsis: Resentful at the world, 15-year-old Aristotle Mendoza wants to blend in and be left alone, but the summer he meets... [More]
Directed By: Aitch Alberto

#97

Mutt (2023)
89%

#97
Adjusted Score: 90543%
Critics Consensus: A slow-burning cinematic revelation, Mutt sees director Vuk Lunglov-Klotz navigating personal transition through a comprehensive lens.
Synopsis: Within the space of 24 hours, Feña is swept through the extremes of human emotion when people who seemed to... [More]
Directed By: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz

#98

Barbie (2023)
88%

#98
Adjusted Score: 115622%
Critics Consensus: Barbie is a visually dazzling comedy whose meta humor is smartly complemented by subversive storytelling.
Synopsis: To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on... [More]
Directed By: Greta Gerwig

#99

Creed III (2023)
88%

#99
Adjusted Score: 106523%
Critics Consensus: Stepping out from Rocky Balboa's iconic shadow at last, the Creed franchise reasserts its champion status thanks to star Michael B. Jordan's punchy direction and a nuanced heel turn by Jonathan Majors.
Synopsis: After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life.... [More]
Directed By: Michael B. Jordan

#100

The Iron Claw (2023)
89%

#100
Adjusted Score: 103088%
Critics Consensus: Powerfully acted and profoundly sad, The Iron Claw honors its fact-based story with a dramatization whose compassionate exploration of family ties is just as hard-hitting as its action in the wrestling ring.
Synopsis: The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling... [More]
Directed By: Sean Durkin

#101

Showing Up (2022)
88%

#101
Adjusted Score: 96399%
Critics Consensus: A deceptively simple drama about the artist's life, Showing Up reunites Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams to absorbing effect.
Synopsis: A sculptor (Michelle Williams) preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of... [More]
Directed By: Kelly Reichardt

#102

Missing (2023)
88%

#102
Adjusted Score: 95523%
Critics Consensus: Missing can strain credulity in its efforts to keep the audience guessing, but a fast pace and relatable fears keep this twisty techno-thriller from completely losing its way.
Synopsis: When her mother (Nia Long) disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June's (Storm Reid) search for... [More]

#103

The Royal Hotel (2023)
89%

#103
Adjusted Score: 96235%
Critics Consensus: A chilling immersion into a place and time fraught with constant danger, The Royal Hotel reunites Kitty Green and Julia Garner to electrifying effect.
Synopsis: Americans Hanna and Liv are best friends backpacking in Australia. After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an... [More]
Directed By: Kitty Green

#104

Emily (2022)
88%

#104
Adjusted Score: 94508%
Critics Consensus: With a bracingly irreverent approach to its story and Emma Mackey bringing Brontë vibrantly to life, Emily is a biopic that manages to feel true while taking entertaining creative liberties.
Synopsis: EMILY imagines Emily Brontë’s own Gothic story that inspired her seminal novel, "Wuthering Heights." Haunted by the death of her... [More]
Directed By: Frances O'Connor

#105

Tori and Lokita (2022)
88%

#105
Adjusted Score: 91811%
Critics Consensus: Another humanistic gem from the Dardennes, Tori and Lokita puts its characters in heartbreaking circumstances while insisting on their intrinsic dignity.
Synopsis: A friendship develops between two young people after they are exiled in Belgium.... [More]

#106

Sick of Myself (2022)
88%

#106
Adjusted Score: 90783%
Critics Consensus: Sick of Myself is intent on turning stomachs with its vicious satire of vanity in the time of social media, delivering a dark one-upping saga of egos gone awry.
Synopsis: Signe (Kristine Kujath Thorp) and Thomas (Eirik Sæther) are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn when... [More]
Directed By: Kristoffer Borgli

#107

Il buco (2021)
88%

#107
Adjusted Score: 89203%
Critics Consensus: Il Buco is a visual marvel that reaffirms the old adage about a picture being worth a thousand words.
Synopsis: During the economic boom of the 1960s, Europe’s highest building is being built in Italy’s prosperous North. At the other... [More]

#108

Infinity Pool (2023)
87%

#108
Adjusted Score: 99418%
Critics Consensus: Turbulent waters even for strong swimmers, Infinity Pool provides a visceral all-inclusive retreat of Cronenbergian perversion for those wanting to escape commercial sundries.
Synopsis: While staying at an isolated island resort, James (Alexander Skarsgård) and Em (Cleopatra Coleman) are enjoying a perfect vacation of... [More]
Directed By: Brandon Cronenberg

#109

The Blackening (2022)
87%

#109
Adjusted Score: 94368%
Critics Consensus: While it could stand to be a little funnier and quite a bit scarier, The Blackening is a thoughtful satire that skewers horror tropes and racial stereotypes.
Synopsis: The Blackening centers around a group of Black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves... [More]
Directed By: Tim Story

#110

The Color Purple (2023)
81%

#110
Adjusted Score: 94513%
Critics Consensus: Building on the legacy of the previous film adaptation while incorporating elements of the stage musical, The Color Purple is a crowd-pleasing testament to resilience in the face of trauma.
Synopsis: A story of love and resilience based on the novel and the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE is a decades-spanning... [More]
Directed By: Blitz Bazawule

#111

Totally Killer (2023)
87%

#111
Adjusted Score: 91989%
Critics Consensus: Totally Killer may not take full advantage of its promising conceit, but this time-traveling horror/sci-fi mashup is still enjoyable overall.
Synopsis: Thirty-five years after the shocking murder of three teens, the infamous "Sweet Sixteen Killer" returns on Halloween night to claim... [More]
Directed By: Nahnatchka Khan

#112

Pacifiction (2022)
87%

#112
Adjusted Score: 90011%
Critics Consensus: Narratively sparse and visually vast, Pacifiction is a tsunami of a political thriller that philosophically rewards those willing to weather it.
Synopsis: On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the High Commissioner of the Republic and French government official DE ROLLER is... [More]
Directed By: Albert Serra

#113

Sick (2022)
85%

#113
Adjusted Score: 87553%
Critics Consensus: Smart, self-aware, and all too timely, this slasher co-written by Kevin Williamson is Sick in all the best ways.
Synopsis: As the pandemic steadily brings the world to a halt, Parker and her best friend Miri decide to quarantine at... [More]
Directed By: John Hyams

#114

Brother (2022)
87%

#114
Adjusted Score: 88579%
Critics Consensus: Deeply felt and emotionally resonant, Brother overcomes its imposing length and a certain narrative familiarity with riveting performances and stunning cinematography.
Synopsis: Adapted from David Chariandy's award-winning novel of the same name, Brother is propelled by the pulsing beats of Toronto's early... [More]
Directed By: Clement Virgo

#115

Theater Camp (2023)
86%

#115
Adjusted Score: 94905%
Critics Consensus: Theater Camp's authentic depiction of the theater experience may not resonate as strongly with non-actors, but they'll probably be laughing too hard to seriously complain.
Synopsis: Tony Award winner Ben Platt and Molly Gordon star in the new original comedy Theater Camp as Amos and Rebecca-Diane... [More]

#116

Of an Age (2022)
86%

#116
Adjusted Score: 89184%
Critics Consensus: While it may not belong in the upper ranks of cinematic queer love stories, Of an Age is a moving romance elevated by powerhouse performances.
Synopsis: OF AN AGE is set in the summer of 1999 as a 17-year-old Serbian born, Australian amateur ballroom dancer experiences... [More]
Directed By: Goran Stolevski

#117

The Five Devils (2022)
86%

#117
Adjusted Score: 89182%
Critics Consensus: Overflowing with ideas as it moves across genres, The Five Devils uses intoxicating magical realism to explore a family's troubled past.
Synopsis: Eight-year-old Vicky has a mysterious gift: she can recreate any scent she comes across, even that of her beloved mother... [More]
Directed By: Léa Mysius

#118
#118
Adjusted Score: 88340%
Critics Consensus: Bringing Lulu Wilson back for another round of whooping on bad guys, this Wrath is one Becky with the good sequel.
Synopsis: Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care... [More]
Directed By: Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote

#119

The Killer (2023)
85%

#119
Adjusted Score: 100528%
Critics Consensus: The Killer finds director David Fincher on firm footing with a stylish and engaging thriller that proves a perfect match for leading man Michael Fassbender.
Synopsis: After a fateful near-miss an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn't personal.... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

#120

Fair Play (2023)
85%

#120
Adjusted Score: 97303%
Critics Consensus: With assured style that's at times reminiscent of the best '90s nail-biting thrillers, Fair Play juxtaposes premarital disharmony with greed and gender politics in the cutthroat finance world.
Synopsis: When a coveted promotion at a cutthroat financial firm arises, once supportive exchanges between lovers Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke... [More]
Directed By: Chloe Domont

#121

Eileen (2023)
83%

#121
Adjusted Score: 93057%
Critics Consensus: Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie prove a well-matched duo in Eileen, which honors its source material with a twisty tale of obsession.
Synopsis: Eileen is a peculiar young woman -- aloof and unfazed by the gloomy nature of her job at the local... [More]
Directed By: William Oldroyd

#122

Nyad (2023)
85%

#122
Adjusted Score: 93272%
Critics Consensus: Nyad is an uplifting sports biopic strictly on the merits of its story, but it's the outstanding performances from Annette Bening and Jodie Foster that really keep this picture afloat.
Synopsis: A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in... [More]

#123

Suitable Flesh (2023)
85%

#123
Adjusted Score: 88262%
Critics Consensus: Campy and creepy, Suitable Flesh delivers visceral, '80s-inspired horror topped off by game performances from Barbara Crampton and Heather Graham.
Synopsis: Psychiatrist Elizabeth Derby becomes obsessed with helping a young patient suffering extreme personality disorder. But it leads her into dark... [More]
Directed By: Joe Lynch

#124
Adjusted Score: 87398%
Critics Consensus: Injecting a classic story with fresh innovation and social relevance, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster is a thrillingly assured feature debut for writer-director Bomani J. Story.
Synopsis: Vicaria is a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured. After the brutal and sudden... [More]
Directed By: Bomani J. Story

#125

Cairo Conspiracy (2022)
85%

#125
Adjusted Score: 86693%
Critics Consensus: Although it may not fully unlock the promise of its tension-rich setting and premise, Cairo Conspiracy's strong performances and sophisticated script offer solidly satisfying compensation.
Synopsis: Adam, the son of a fisherman, is offered the ultimate privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the... [More]
Directed By: Tarik Saleh

#126

Wonka (2023)
82%

#126
Adjusted Score: 99429%
Critics Consensus: With director Paul King at the helm and some solid new songs at the ready, the warmly old-fashioned Wonka puts a suitably sweet spin on the classic character while still leaving some room for the source material's darker undertones.
Synopsis: Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children's book... [More]
Directed By: Paul King

#127

Evil Dead Rise (2023)
84%

#127
Adjusted Score: 96418%
Critics Consensus: Offering just about everything longtime fans could hope for while still managing to carry the franchise forward, Evil Dead Rise is all kinds of groovy.
Synopsis: In the fifth Evil Dead film, a road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is... [More]
Directed By: Lee Cronin

#128

Dumb Money (2023)
84%

#128
Adjusted Score: 96418%
Critics Consensus: Dumb Money's crowd-pleasing dramatization of real-life stock hijinks may not tell the complete story, but it's rousingly entertaining nonetheless.
Synopsis: Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped... [More]
Directed By: Craig Gillespie

#129

Rustin (2023)
84%

#129
Adjusted Score: 92617%
Critics Consensus: Colman Domingo is sensational in Rustin, a stirring biopic that shines an overdue light on a remarkable legacy of public service.
Synopsis: The architect of 1963's momentous March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists and organizers the world... [More]
Directed By: George C. Wolfe

#130

Thanksgiving (2023)
84%

#130
Adjusted Score: 91638%
Critics Consensus: Combining belly-busting humor with delightfully over-the-top gore, Thanksgiving is a feast for grindhouse fans.
Synopsis: After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts -- the birthplace of the... [More]
Directed By: Eli Roth

#131

Shortcomings (2023)
85%

#131
Adjusted Score: 91544%
Critics Consensus: Randall Park's directorial debut has humor and heart, giving star Justin H. Min a swoonworthy starring vehicle with few Shortcomings.
Synopsis: Ben, a struggling filmmaker, lives in Berkeley, California, with his girlfriend, Miko, who works for a local Asian American film... [More]
Directed By: Randall Park

#132

Jules (2023)
85%

#132
Adjusted Score: 90335%
Critics Consensus: Brought to life by an outstanding ensemble cast, Jules uses its cute concept to grapple with poignant, universally relatable themes.
Synopsis: Jules follows Milton (Ben Kingsley) who lives a quiet life of routine in a small western Pennsylvania town, but finds... [More]
Directed By: Marc Turtletaub

#133
Adjusted Score: 104209%
Critics Consensus: A galactic group hug that might squeeze a little too tight on the heartstrings, the final Guardians of the Galaxy is a loving last hurrah for the MCU's most ragtag family.
Synopsis: In Marvel Studios "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these... [More]
Directed By: James Gunn

#134

Priscilla (2023)
84%

#134
Adjusted Score: 99816%
Critics Consensus: With Cailee Spaeny's performance in the title role leading the way, Priscilla sees Sofia Coppola taking a tender yet clear-eyed look at the often toxic blend created by mixing first love and fame.
Synopsis: When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes... [More]
Directed By: Sofia Coppola

#135

Tetris (2023)
81%

#135
Adjusted Score: 90769%
Critics Consensus: While it's nowhere near as addictive or fast-paced as the game, Tetris offers a fun, fizzy account of the story behind an 8-bit classic.
Synopsis: "Tetris" tells the unbelievable story of how one of the world's most popular video games found its way to avid... [More]
Directed By: Jon S. Baird

#136

El Conde (2023)
82%

#136
Adjusted Score: 87738%
Critics Consensus: A darkly delirious satire rooted in real-life horror, El Conde finds Pablo Larraín revisiting familiar themes without losing their provocative power.
Synopsis: El Conde is a dark comedy/horror that imagines a parallel universe inspired by the recent history of Chile. The film... [More]
Directed By: Pablo Larraín

#137
#137
Adjusted Score: 87853%
Critics Consensus: A home invasion thriller with an extraterrestrial twist, No One Will Save You serves up more genre fun from writer-director Brian Duffield -- and proves Kaitlyn Dever doesn't need much dialogue to command the screen.
Synopsis: "No One Will Save You" introduces Brynn Adams (Kaitlyn Dever), a creative and talented young woman who’s been alienated from... [More]
Directed By: Brian Duffield

#138

Linoleum (2022)
82%

#138
Adjusted Score: 85355%
Critics Consensus: A solid showcase for Jim Gaffigan as well as a sneakily ambitious dramedy, Linoleum adds another impressive entry to writer-director Colin West's filmography.
Synopsis: Cameron Edwin (Jim Gaffigan), the host of a failing children's science TV show called "Above & Beyond", has always had... [More]
Directed By: Colin West

#139
#139
Adjusted Score: 87607%
Critics Consensus: A vibrant portrait of culture clashes and generation gaps, The Persian Version gains added resonance through its spirited specificity.
Synopsis: Leila is an Iranian American woman who strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures. When her large family... [More]
Directed By: Maryam Keshavarz

#140
#140
Adjusted Score: 85340%
Critics Consensus: Rotting in the Sun's bold ambition and infectious frenetic energy prove a natural -- albeit not universally appealing -- fit for its unique flavor of dark mischief.
Synopsis: Writer-director Sebastián Silva's Sundance hit ROTTING IN THE SUN is a darkly funny and refreshingly audacious meta-comedy that skewers the... [More]

#141

Monica (2022)
84%

#141
Adjusted Score: 86496%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by a powerful lead performance from Trace Lysette, Monica follows a personal quest that's as beautifully filmed as it is emotionally resonant.
Synopsis: Monica is an intimate portrait of a woman who, for the first time in 20 years, returns home to the... [More]
Directed By: Andrea Pallaoro

#142

Maestro (2023)
79%

#142
Adjusted Score: 96832%
Critics Consensus: Led by a pair of powerful performances, Maestro serves as a stirring overview of a tremendous talent's life and legacy.
Synopsis: Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.... [More]
Directed By: Bradley Cooper

#143

Leo (2023)
82%

#143
Adjusted Score: 85204%
Critics Consensus: Slick animation, catchy songs, and some winning voice work from a cast led by Adam Sandler help Leo strike an uneasy balance between satirical and sweet.
Synopsis: Actor and comedian Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania, The Wedding Singer) delivers signature laughs in this coming-of-age animated musical comedy about... [More]

#144

Perpetrator (2023)
82%

#144
Adjusted Score: 84513%
Critics Consensus: A smartly ambitious supernatural thriller, Perpetrator blends an assortment of genres and influences into a bloody good time.
Synopsis: Jonny Baptiste (Kiah McKirnan) is a reckless teen sent to live with her estranged Aunt Hildie (Alicia Silverstone). On her... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Reeder

#145

Saw X (2023)
80%

#145
Adjusted Score: 87581%
Critics Consensus: Led by a franchise-best performance from Tobin Bell, Saw X reinvigorates the series with an installment that has a surprising amount of heart to go with all the gore.
Synopsis: John Kramer (Tobin Bell) is back. The most chilling installment of the SAW franchise yet explores the untold chapter of... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Greutert

#146

Biosphere (2022)
80%

#146
Adjusted Score: 84101%
Critics Consensus: Biosphere's rambling, unfinished feel doesn't always serve its thoughtful themes, but it's often offset by the engaging interplay between the movie's well-matched leads.
Synopsis: In the not-too-distant future, the last two men on earth must adapt and evolve to save humanity.... [More]
Directed By: Mel Eslyn

#147

Quiz Lady (2023)
81%

#147
Adjusted Score: 85183%
Critics Consensus: Quiz Lady's perfectly matched leads help Jessica Yu's occasionally uneven comedy overcome its periodic wobbles and land on the right side of hilarious and heartfelt.
Synopsis: In Quiz Lady, a brilliant but tightly wound, gameshow-obsessed young woman, Anne (Awkwafina), and her estranged, train-wreck of a sister... [More]
Directed By: Jessica Yu

#148

Extraction 2 (2023)
79%

#148
Adjusted Score: 85775%
Critics Consensus: Bigger, bolder, and in some respects even better than its predecessor, Extraction 2 is an over-the-top action thriller done right.
Synopsis: Chris Hemsworth returns as Tyler Rake in EXTRACTION 2, the sequel to Netflix's blockbuster action film EXTRACTION. After barely surviving... [More]
Directed By: Sam Hargrave

#149
Adjusted Score: 86277%
Critics Consensus: Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget offers more of the easy laughs and eye-catching animation that fans of the original enjoyed, although there's a general feeling of diminishing returns.
Synopsis: Having escaped from the farm, Ginger and Rocky welcome a new little adventurer into their lives. Back on the mainland,... [More]
Directed By: Sam Fell

#150

Enys Men (2022)
80%

#150
Adjusted Score: 84617%
Critics Consensus: If its story's mysteries are ultimately less compelling than they might seem, Enys Men's retro aesthetic and intriguingly abstract visuals make this a chilly treat for horror fans.
Synopsis: A wildlife volunteer on an uninhabited island off the British coast descends into a terrifying madness that challenges her grip... [More]
Directed By: Mark Jenkin

#151

Origin (2023)
81%

#151
Adjusted Score: 90827%
Critics Consensus: A moving drama that's unafraid to ask big questions, Origin honors its source material with powerful performances in service of a deeply emotional story.
Synopsis: While grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, Isabel sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery. Despite the colossal... [More]
Directed By: Ava DuVernay

#152
#152
Adjusted Score: 81063%
Critics Consensus: Led by a typically brilliant performance from Juliette Binoche, Between Two Worlds takes a pointed yet possibly patronizing look at the human face of economic inequality.
Synopsis: Famed author Marianne Winckler (Juliette Binoche) goes undercover to investigate the exploitation of the working class in Northern France. She... [More]
Directed By: Emmanuel Carrère

#153

Scarlet (2022)
79%

#153
Adjusted Score: 80751%
Critics Consensus: Its many disparate ingredients come together in a somewhat lumpy blend, but Scarlet remains a largely bewitching period fantasy.
Synopsis: Shortly after World War I, veteran Raphaël (Raphaël Thiery) returns home from the frontlines to find himself a widower, and... [More]
Directed By: Pietro Marcello

#154

Blue Beetle (2023)
78%

#154
Adjusted Score: 92780%
Critics Consensus: Led by Xolo Maridueña's magnetic performance in the title role, Blue Beetle is a refreshingly family-focused superhero movie with plenty of humor and heart.
Synopsis: Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not... [More]
Directed By: Angel Manuel Soto

#155

Plane (2023)
78%

#155
Adjusted Score: 86790%
Critics Consensus: Plane charts a standard action-adventure course with its cruising altitude just a few miles above Direct-to-Video -- but with Gerard Butler in the cockpit, thriller enthusiasts will still find this a fun flight.
Synopsis: In the white-knuckle action movie PLANE, pilot Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) saves his passengers from a lightning strike by making... [More]
Directed By: Jean-François Richet

#156

Chevalier (2022)
77%

#156
Adjusted Score: 85457%
Critics Consensus: Supported by Kelvin Harrison Jr.'s outstanding work in the title role, Chevalier offers an entertaining gateway into the incredible life of a brilliant artist.
Synopsis: Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Williams

#157

The Lost King (2022)
77%

#157
Adjusted Score: 83107%
Critics Consensus: The movie's curiously bland compared to the remarkable real-life story it dramatizes, but Sally Hawkins' performance saves The Lost King from feeling like a royal disappointment.
Synopsis: In this inspiring true story, amateur historian Philippa Langley believes she has made the archeological find of the century: the... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Frears

#158

Scream VI (2023)
76%

#158
Adjusted Score: 92795%
Critics Consensus: Certain aspects of horror's most murderously meta franchise may be going stale, but a change of setting and some inventive set pieces help keep Scream VI reasonably sharp.
Synopsis: Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.... [More]

#159
#159
Adjusted Score: 91816%
Critics Consensus: A darker and spookier spin on Branagh's Poirot, A Haunting in Venice is a decent Halloween snack whose undemanding mystery gets a lift from nifty visuals and an all-star cast.
Synopsis: "A Haunting in Venice" is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows' Eve and is a terrifying... [More]
Directed By: Kenneth Branagh

#160
#160
Adjusted Score: 81680%
Critics Consensus: Amusing and endearing, Red, White & Royal Blue is a cheerfully formulaic rom-com that embraces inclusion without falling back on stereotypes.
Synopsis: Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the son of the President of the United States (Uma Thurman), and Britain's Prince Henry... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Lopez

#161

The Lesson (2023)
76%

#161
Adjusted Score: 80817%
Critics Consensus: Even if it isn't always quite as clever as it seems to think it is, sharp performances from an outrageously talented cast make The Lesson worth learning.
Synopsis: Liam (Daryl McCormack), an aspiring and ambitious young writer, eagerly accepts a tutoring position at the family estate of his... [More]
Directed By: Alice Troughton

#162
#162
Adjusted Score: 76534%
Critics Consensus: A well-acted if slightly formulaic story of friendship, Sitting in Bars with Cake moves between laughter and tears without succumbing to melodrama.
Synopsis: Corinne convinces her baker best friend, Jane, to commit to a year of baking cakes and bringing them to bars... [More]
Directed By: Trish Sie

#163

Asteroid City (2023)
75%

#163
Adjusted Score: 94502%
Critics Consensus: Asteroid City is unlikely to win Wes Anderson many new converts, but those who respond to his signature style will find this a return to immaculately arranged form.
Synopsis: The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for... [More]
Directed By: Wes Anderson

#164
#164
Adjusted Score: 82157%
Critics Consensus: An exceptionally well-acted apocalyptic thriller, Leave the World Behind steadily draws the viewer in despite its leisurely pace and somewhat simplistic messaging.
Synopsis: In this apocalyptic thriller from award-winning writer and director Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), Amanda (Academy Award winner Julia Roberts) and... [More]
Directed By: Sam Esmail

#165
#165
Adjusted Score: 80529%
Critics Consensus: A tantalizing glimpse of the bond between two people, the well-acted Strange Way of Life adds a brief but still rewarding chapter to Pedro Almodóvar's filmography.
Synopsis: A man rides a horse across the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek. He comes to visit Sheriff Jake.... [More]
Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar

#166

Moving On (2022)
75%

#166
Adjusted Score: 78528%
Critics Consensus: Moving On fails frustratingly often to rise to the level of its leads, but Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are entertaining company regardless of the context.
Synopsis: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as estranged friends who reunite to seek revenge on the petulant widower (Malcolm McDowell)... [More]
Directed By: Paul Weitz

#167

The Offering (2022)
74%

#167
Adjusted Score: 75694%
Critics Consensus: Within the outline of its fairly standard story, The Offering puts a unique -- and often genuinely scary -- spin on demonic possession horror tropes.
Synopsis: In the wake of a young Jewish girl's disappearance, the son of a Hasidic funeral director returns home with his... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Park

#168

The Inventor (2023)
75%

#168
Adjusted Score: 76995%
Critics Consensus: A beautifully animated history lesson, The Inventor seems somewhat uncertain as to which audience it's trying to reach, but it remains amusing and often engaging.
Synopsis: "The Inventor" follows famed inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci after he leaves Italy for France. In his new country,... [More]

#169

Elemental (2023)
73%

#169
Adjusted Score: 87088%
Critics Consensus: Elemental may not satisfy as fully as the greatest Pixar pictures, but it remains a solid story told with dazzling visual flair.
Synopsis: Disney and Pixar's "Elemental," an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live... [More]
Directed By: Peter Sohn

#170

Medusa Deluxe (2022)
72%

#170
Adjusted Score: 74955%
Critics Consensus: A uniquely stylish whodunit, Medusa Deluxe positions debuting director/co-writer Thomas Hardiman as a talented filmmaker with exciting potential.
Synopsis: Talented, ambitious, and backstabbing hairstylists gather for a competition in England, only to find one of their own murdered before... [More]
Directed By: Thomas Hardiman