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30 Most Popular Movies Right Now

Discover the top, most popular movies available now! Across theaters, streaming, and on-demand, these are the movies Rotten Tomatoes users are embracing at this very moment, including Eternals, Scream, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Click on each movie for reviews and trailers, and see where to watch. Then bookmark this page to stay on top with our latest updates to the charts. (And, of course, don’t forget to check out the best movies of 2021, ranked by Tomatometer!)

#1

Scream (2022)
77%

#1
Adjusted Score: 95054%
Critics Consensus: The fifth Scream finds the franchise working harder than ever to maintain its meta edge -- and succeeding surprisingly often.
Synopsis: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, Calif., a new killer dons the... [More]

#2

Eternals (2021)
48%

#2
Adjusted Score: 68362%
Critics Consensus: An ambitious superhero epic that soars as often as it strains, Eternals takes the MCU in intriguing -- and occasionally confounding -- new directions.
Synopsis: Marvel Studios' Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have... [More]
Directed By: Chloé Zhao

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 113546%
Critics Consensus: A bigger, bolder Spider-Man sequel, No Way Home expands the franchise's scope and stakes without losing sight of its humor and heart.
Synopsis: For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero's identity is revealed, bringing his Super... [More]
Directed By: Jon Watts

#4

Don't Look Up (2021)
55%

#4
Adjusted Score: 68701%
Critics Consensus: Don't Look Up aims too high for its scattershot barbs to consistently land, but Adam McKay's star-studded satire hits its target of collective denial square on.
Synopsis: Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery... [More]
Directed By: Adam McKay

#5

Redeeming Love (2022)
11%

#5
Adjusted Score: 10594%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: REDEEMING LOVE is a powerful and timeless love story that takes place against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush... [More]
Directed By: D.J. Caruso

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 111180%
Critics Consensus: Brought to life by a stellar ensemble led by Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog reaffirms writer-director Jane Campion as one of her generation's finest filmmakers.
Synopsis: Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil's romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past... [More]
Directed By: Jane Campion

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 105172%
Critics Consensus: A strikingly assured debut for writer-director Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter unites a brilliant cast in service of a daringly ambitious story.
Synopsis: Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the... [More]
Directed By: Maggie Gyllenhaal

#8

The Last Duel (2021)
85%

#8
Adjusted Score: 100114%
Critics Consensus: The Last Duel's critique of systemic misogyny isn't as effective as it might have been, but it remains a well-acted and thought-provoking drama infused with epic grandeur.
Synopsis: The Last Duel is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years War that explores... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#9

Encanto (2021)
90%

#9
Adjusted Score: 99795%
Critics Consensus: Encanto's setting and cultural perspective are new for Disney, but the end result is the same -- enchanting, beautifully animated fun for the whole family.
Synopsis: The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the... [More]
Directed By: Jared Bush, Byron Howard

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 79587%
Critics Consensus: If it lacks the original's bracingly original craft, The Matrix Resurrections revisits the world of the franchise with wit, a timely perspective, and heart.
Synopsis: To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, Mr. Anderson, aka Neo, will have to choose... [More]
Directed By: Lana Wachowski

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: 86450%
Critics Consensus: Sharp direction and some outstanding performances make Munich: The Edge of War a gripping historical drama, even though the ending's no secret.
Synopsis: Based on the international bestseller by Robert Harris. It is Autumn 1938 and Europe stands on the brink of war.... [More]
Directed By: Christian Schwochow

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 106054%
Critics Consensus: Led by a stellar Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth strips the classic story down to its visual and narrative essentials.
Synopsis: Power-hungry Macbeth sets his sights on the Scottish throne after receiving a prophecy from three witches.... [More]
Directed By: Joel Coen

#13

The 355 (2022)
25%

#13
Adjusted Score: 38781%
Critics Consensus: It has a stellar cast and it's conceptually progressive, but The 355 squanders it all on a forgettable story, unremarkably told.
Synopsis: When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason "Mace" Brown (Oscar®-nominated actress Jessica Chastain) will... [More]
Directed By: Simon Kinberg

#14

The King's Man (2021)
42%

#14
Adjusted Score: 50743%
Critics Consensus: Ralph Fiennes' solid central performance in The King's Man is done dirty by this tonally confused prequel's descent into action thriller tedium.
Synopsis: One man must race against time to stop history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds from starting a war and wiping... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn

#15

Licorice Pizza (2021)
91%

#15
Adjusted Score: 104052%
Critics Consensus: Licorice Pizza finds Paul Thomas Anderson shifting into a surprisingly comfortable gear -- and getting potentially star-making performances out of his fresh-faced leads.
Synopsis: Alana Kane and Gary Valentine grow up, run around and fall in love in California's San Fernando Valley in the... [More]
Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson

#16

Brazen (2022)
18%

#16
Adjusted Score: 17427%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Prominent mystery writer and crime expert, Grace (Alyssa Milano), hurries back to her family home in Washington, D.C. because her... [More]
Directed By: Monika Mitchell

#17

Nightmare Alley (2021)
80%

#17
Adjusted Score: 94935%
Critics Consensus: While it may not hit quite as hard as the original, Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley is a modern noir thriller with a pleasantly pulpy spin.
Synopsis: When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been mentalist husband... [More]
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 76717%
Critics Consensus: Ghostbusters: Afterlife crosses the streams between franchise revival and exercise in nostalgia -- and this time around, the bustin' mostly feels good.
Synopsis: When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection... [More]
Directed By: Jason Reitman

#19

A Hero (2021)
96%

#19
Adjusted Score: 105585%
Critics Consensus: A Hero finds writer-director Asghar Farhadi once again grappling with weighty themes -- with the audience emerging as the winner.
Synopsis: Rahim (Amir Jadidi) is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he... [More]
Directed By: Asghar Farhadi

#20

Nobody (2021)
84%

#20
Adjusted Score: 98124%
Critics Consensus: Nobody doesn't break any new ground for the genre, but this viscerally violent thriller smashes, shatters, and destroys plenty of other things -- all while proving Bob Odenkirk has what it takes to be an action star.
Synopsis: Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, The Post, Nebraska) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and... [More]
Directed By: Ilya Naishuller

#21

Belle (2021)
95%

#21
Adjusted Score: 100968%
Critics Consensus: A remarkable story brought to life with dazzling animation, Belle finds writer-director Mamoru Hosoda setting a brilliant new benchmark.
Synopsis: Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a... [More]
Directed By: Mamoru Hosoda

#22

Belfast (2021)
87%

#22
Adjusted Score: 100764%
Critics Consensus: A deeply personal project for writer-director Kenneth Branagh, Belfast transcends its narrative deficits with powerful performances and directorial craft.
Synopsis: BELFAST is a movie straight from Branagh's own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a... [More]
Directed By: Kenneth Branagh

#23
Adjusted Score: 54834%
Critics Consensus: Much like the trio of films it follows, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is middling family viewing -- relatively painless, but overall rather uninspired.
Synopsis: Drac and the pack are back, like you've never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favorite... [More]

#24

The Tender Bar (2021)
52%

#24
Adjusted Score: 59680%
Critics Consensus: It's well-acted and suffused with a warm nostalgic glow, but none of that is enough to overcome The Tender Bar's sleepy, sentimental noodling.
Synopsis: The Tender Bar tells the story of J.R. (Tye Sheridan), a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a... [More]
Directed By: George Clooney

#25

Taming the Garden (2021)
100%

#25
Adjusted Score: 59062%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A powerful man, who is also the former prime minister of Georgia, has developed an exquisite hobby. He collects century... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Salomé Jashi

#26

Sing 2 (2021)
69%

#26
Adjusted Score: 74292%
Critics Consensus: Second verse, same as the first: For audiences that enjoyed the first installment, Sing 2 should prove another endearing diversion.
Synopsis: This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination's smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as... [More]
Directed By: Garth Jennings

#27

House of Gucci (2021)
63%

#27
Adjusted Score: 80557%
Critics Consensus: House of Gucci vacillates between inspired camp and dour drama too often to pull off a confident runway strut, but Lady Gaga's note-perfect performance has a timeless style all its own.
Synopsis: House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: 14468%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Isabella runs her own salon and isn't afraid to speak her mind, while Prince Thomas runs his own country and... [More]
Directed By: Rick Jacobson

#29

Dune (2021)
83%

#29
Adjusted Score: 108638%
Critics Consensus: Dune occasionally struggles with its unwieldy source material, but those issues are largely overshadowed by the scope and ambition of this visually thrilling adaptation.
Synopsis: Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the... [More]
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve

#30

West Side Story (2021)
92%

#30
Adjusted Score: 111118%
Critics Consensus: Steven Spielberg's West Side Story presents a new look at the classic musical that lives up to its beloved forebear -- and in some respects might even surpass it.
Synopsis: Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City.... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

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