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30 Most Popular Movies Right Now: What to Watch In Theaters and Streaming

Discover the top, most popular movies available now! Across theaters, streaming, and on-demand, these are the movies Rotten Tomatoes users are checking out at this very moment, including Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (see how to watch the Apes movies in order), IF, and The Strangers – Chapter 1.

Check back for latest updates to the charts, and also take a look at the most popular TV shows out right now!)

#1

Inside Out 2 (2024)
91%

#1
Adjusted Score: 110019%
Critics Consensus: Spicing things up with the wrinkle of teenage angst, Inside Out 2 clears the head and warms the heart by living up to its predecessor's emotional intelligence.
Synopsis: The little voices inside Riley's head know her inside and out--but next summer, everything changes when Disney and Pixar's Inside... [More]
Directed By: Kelsey Mann

#2

Hit Man (2023)
96%

#2
Adjusted Score: 110542%
Critics Consensus: A deceptively dark thriller that's also loaded with laughs, Hit Man is an outstanding showcase for leading man Glen Powell -- and one of the most purely entertaining films of Richard Linklater's career.
Synopsis: Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater's sunlit neo-noir stars Glen Powell as strait-laced professor Gary Johnson, who moonlights as a fake hit... [More]
Directed By: Richard Linklater

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 80544%
Critics Consensus: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence remain good company even when Bad Boys strains to up the ante, proving there's still life left in this high-octane franchise.
Synopsis: This Summer, the world's favorite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your seat action and outrageous comedy... [More]

#4

The Watchers (2024)
32%

#4
Adjusted Score: 43440%
Critics Consensus: Heavy on eerie mood but undone by an obtuse script, The Watchers can only hold the gaze for so long before tedium sets in.
Synopsis: The Watchers follows Mina, a 28-year old artist who gets stranded in an expansive, untouched forest in western Ireland. When... [More]
Directed By: Ishana Shyamalan

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 119143%
Critics Consensus: Retroactively enriching Fury Road with greater emotional heft if not quite matching it in propulsive throttle, Furiosa is another glorious swerve in mastermind George Miller's breathless race towards cinematic Valhalla.
Synopsis: Snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers, young Furiosa falls into the hands of a great biker horde led... [More]
Directed By: George Miller

#6

Under Paris (2024)
65%

#6
Adjusted Score: 66700%
Critics Consensus: Marrying environmental themes with bloody thrills, this Gallic entry into the shark attack canon ultimately lands on the right side of ridiculous fun.
Synopsis: To save Paris from a bloodbath, a grieving scientist is forced to face her tragic past when a giant shark... [More]
Directed By: Xavier Gens

#7

The Fall Guy (2024)
81%

#7
Adjusted Score: 107592%
Critics Consensus: With action, comedy, romance, and a pair of marvelously matched stars, The Fall Guy might be the rare mainstream movie with something to entertain everyone.
Synopsis: He's a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and... [More]
Directed By: David Leitch

#8

Inside Out (2015)
98%

#8
Adjusted Score: 117076%
Critics Consensus: Inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving, Inside Out is another outstanding addition to the Pixar library of modern animated classics.
Synopsis: Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents... [More]
Directed By: Pete Docter

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 108702%
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

#10
Adjusted Score: 99141%
Critics Consensus: A smart, tautly constructed crime thriller with some fresh twists, The Last Stop in Yuma County marks writer-director Francis Galluppi as a talent to watch.
Synopsis: While awaiting the next fuel truck at a middle-of-nowhere Arizona rest stop, a traveling young knife salesman is thrust into... [More]
Directed By: Francis Galluppi

#11

Civil War (2024)
81%

#11
Adjusted Score: 109107%
Critics Consensus: Tough and unsettling by design, Civil War is a gripping close-up look at the violent uncertainty of life in a nation in crisis.
Synopsis: From filmmaker Alex Garland comes a journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they... [More]
Directed By: Alex Garland

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 96796%
Critics Consensus: With a distinctive visual aesthetic that enhances its emotionally resonant narrative, I Saw the TV Glow further establishes writer-director Jane Schoenbrun as a rising talent.
Synopsis: Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a... [More]
Directed By: Jane Schoenbrun

#13

Am I OK? (2022)
80%

#13
Adjusted Score: 83886%
Critics Consensus: Anchored in an authentically relatable approach to its story of self-discovery, Am I OK? is further elevated by strong work from Dakota Johnson and Sonoya Mizuno.
Synopsis: Lucy and Jane have been best friends for most of their lives and think they know everything there is to... [More]

#14
Adjusted Score: 103003%
Critics Consensus: Carving out a new era for The Planet of the Apes with lovable characters and rich visuals, Kingdom doesn't take the crown as best of the franchise but handily justifies its continued reign.
Synopsis: Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar's reign,... [More]
Directed By: Wes Ball

#15

Longlegs (2024)
100%

#15
Adjusted Score: 87628%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In pursuit of a serial killer, an FBI agent uncovers a series of occult clues that she must solve to... [More]
Directed By: Oz Perkins

#16

IF (2024)
49%

#16
Adjusted Score: 63293%
Critics Consensus: A sweet ode to rediscovering one's inner child, IF largely works as old-fashioned family entertainment despite an occasionally unfocused and unnecessarily complicated plot.
Synopsis: From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone's imaginary friends... [More]
Directed By: John Krasinski

#17

Tuesday (2023)
82%

#17
Adjusted Score: 85981%
Critics Consensus: A meditation on mortality full of risky stylistic gambits, Tuesday achieves real grace thanks to Julia Louis-Dreyfus' committed performance and director Daina Oniunas-Pusic's impressive ambition.
Synopsis: A mother (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a profoundly moving performance) and her teenage daughter (Lola Petticrew) must confront Death when it... [More]
Directed By: Daina Oniunas-Pusic

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 28656%
Critics Consensus: Lacking the chilling suspense of the original The Strangers and proving to be just unpleasant, this Chapter 1 closes the book on itself.
Synopsis: After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple (Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez) are forced... [More]
Directed By: Renny Harlin

#19

Challengers (2024)
88%

#19
Adjusted Score: 113874%
Critics Consensus: With its trio of outstanding performers volleying their star power back and forth without ever dropping the ball, Challengers is a kinetic and sexy romp at court.
Synopsis: From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, Challengers stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force... [More]
Directed By: Luca Guadagnino

#20

Ultraman: Rising (2024)
82%

#20
Adjusted Score: 84588%
Critics Consensus: Ultraman: Rising adds an interesting wrinkle of childrearing to the franchise's high-octane formula, making for a colorful romp fit for the whole family.
Synopsis: With Tokyo under siege from rising monster attacks, baseball star Ken Sato reluctantly returns home to take on the mantle... [More]

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 45287%
Critics Consensus: The Garfield Movie rolls along at a zany enough clip to be diverting for kids, but this animated adventure doesn't much resemble Jim Davis' iconically grumpy creation.
Synopsis: Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After... [More]
Directed By: Mark Dindal

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 90925%
Critics Consensus: As single-mindedly focused on mayhem as its demonic monster, In a Violent Nature serves up a deliciously disgusting feast for gore aficionados.
Synopsis: When a locket is removed from a collapsed fire tower in the woods that entombs the rotting corpse of Johnny,... [More]
Directed By: Chris Nash

#23

Brats (2024)
82%

#23
Adjusted Score: 84027%
Critics Consensus: An insightful overview of a bygone Hollywood era as well as a deeply personal journey for director Andrew McCarthy, Brats is a bittersweet reflection on childhood stardom.
Synopsis: Centering on 1980s films starring the "Brat Pack" and their profound impact on the young stars' lives.... [More]
Directed By: Andrew McCarthy

#24

Atlas (2024)
18%

#24
Adjusted Score: 25054%
Critics Consensus: Jennifer Lopez admirably does her best to shoulder Atlas' seismic scope, but this sci-fi spectacle buckles under the weight of a script whose intelligence is merely artificial.
Synopsis: A brilliant data analyst with a deep distrust of AI finds it may be her only hope when a mission... [More]
Directed By: Brad Peyton

#25

The First Omen (2024)
82%

#25
Adjusted Score: 95354%
Critics Consensus: Frequently frightening even as it plays within the confines of a nearly 50-year-old film series, this prequel is The First Omen of a bright future for the franchise in quite some time.
Synopsis: When a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, she encounters... [More]
Directed By: Arkasha Stevenson

#26
#26
Adjusted Score: 108782%
Critics Consensus: Delightfully dark, Late Night with the Devil proves possession horror isn't played out -- and serves as an outstanding showcase for David Dastmalchian.
Synopsis: Johnny Carson rival Jack Delroy hosts a syndicated talk show 'Night Owls' that has long been a trusted companion to... [More]

#27

Monkey Man (2024)
88%

#27
Adjusted Score: 110286%
Critics Consensus: An audacious effort from debuting director Dev Patel, Monkey Man dispenses action and sociopolitical commentary with equal aplomb.
Synopsis: Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man stars Dev Patel as Kid, an... [More]
Directed By: Dev Patel

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: 91366%
Critics Consensus: Loaded up with action and a double helping of leading-man charisma, Bad Boys for Life reinvigorates this long-dormant franchise by playing squarely to its strengths.
Synopsis: The wife and son of a Mexican drug lord embark on a vengeful quest to kill all those involved in... [More]

#29

New Life (2023)
93%

#29
Adjusted Score: 95541%
Critics Consensus: Breathing New Life to the genre, this excellently acted brooding horror thriller marks a propitious debut for John Rosman.
Synopsis: Jess is a woman on the run, desperate to cross the Canadian border to escape her past. On her tail... [More]
Directed By: John Rosman

#30

Treasure (2024)
40%

#30
Adjusted Score: 42748%
Critics Consensus: While Stephen Fry and Lena Dunham provide some affecting moments as a father-daughter pair, Treasure's dramatic riches mostly remain buried.
Synopsis: A father-daughter road trip set in 1990s Poland, TREASURE follows Ruth (Dunham), an American music journalist, and her father, Edek... [More]
Directed By: Julia von Heinz