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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 Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (see the series ranked), Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (check out how to watch Godzilla movies in order), and Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2.

Other notable movies on the chart this week include Civil War, Monkey Man, The First Omen, The Beautiful Game (see soccer movies ranked), and You’ll Never Find Me (on our guide to the year’s best horror movies).

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

#1

Civil War (2024)
82%

#1
Adjusted Score: 103675%
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

#2

Monkey Man (2024)
88%

#2
Adjusted Score: 106880%
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

#3

The First Omen (2024)
81%

#3
Adjusted Score: 92502%
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

#4
Adjusted Score: 70704%
Critics Consensus: Come to Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire for the sheer monster-mashing spectacle -- and stay for that too, because the movie doesn't have much else to offer.
Synopsis: This latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic... [More]
Directed By: Adam Wingard

#5

Arcadian (2024)
84%

#5
Adjusted Score: 89212%
Critics Consensus: Led by a trio of strong performances, Arcadian blends family drama and post-apocalyptic horror to visceral, emotionally stirring effect.
Synopsis: In a near future, life on Earth has been decimated. Paul (Nicolas Cage) and his twin teenage sons, Thomas (Jaeden... [More]
Directed By: Benjamin Brewer

#6

Scoop (2024)
79%

#6
Adjusted Score: 83591%
Critics Consensus: Scoop wrings riveting drama out of its real-life story, even if the actual interview footage remains an arguably superior watch.
Synopsis: Inspired by real events, SCOOP is the inside account of the tenacious journalism that landed an earthshattering interview -- Prince... [More]
Directed By: Philip Martin

#7

Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)
72%

#7
Adjusted Score: 82493%
Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Panda 4 offers enough eye-catching entertainment to sustain the franchise's young fans, although it's starting to feel like this series is running out of steam.
Synopsis: After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior... [More]
Directed By: Mike Mitchell

#8
#8
Adjusted Score: 111249%
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

#9

One Life (2023)
90%

#9
Adjusted Score: 96572%
Critics Consensus: Held aloft by outstanding work from a tremendous cast, One Life pays heartwarming tribute to a remarkable humanitarian effort.
Synopsis: Based on the book If It's Not Impossible...: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton, ONE LIFE tells... [More]
Directed By: James Hawes

#10

Argylle (2024)
33%

#10
Adjusted Score: 54442%
Critics Consensus: Argylle gets some mileage out of its silly, energetic spin on the spy thriller, but ultimately wears out its welcome with a convoluted plot and overlong runtime.
Synopsis: Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World franchise) is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn

#11

Dune: Part Two (2024)
93%

#11
Adjusted Score: 124149%
Critics Consensus: Visually thrilling and narratively epic, Dune: Part Two continues Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the beloved sci-fi series in spectacular form.
Synopsis: "Dune: Part Two" will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while... [More]
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve

#12
Adjusted Score: 63664%
Critics Consensus: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire offers a certain amount of nostalgia-fueled fun for fans of the original, but a crowded cast and surprisingly serious tone prevent this sequel from truly sparking.
Synopsis: In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started -- the iconic New York City firehouse... [More]
Directed By: Gil Kenan

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 106347%
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]

#14

Abigail (2024)
86%

#14
Adjusted Score: 87174%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, all they have to... [More]

#15

Poor Things (2023)
92%

#15
Adjusted Score: 112272%
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

#16

Música (2024)
97%

#16
Adjusted Score: 98804%
Critics Consensus: Rudy Mancuso's use of magical realism elevates Música, infusing its familiar narrative framework with a bracingly personal touch.
Synopsis: Based on writer, director and star Rudy Mancuso, Música is a coming-of-age love story that follows an aspiring creator with... [More]
Directed By: Rudy Mancuso

#17

Road House (2024)
60%

#17
Adjusted Score: 73987%
Critics Consensus: Road House updates a cult classic for a new generation, happily replicating the original's emphasis on cheesy brawn over narrative brains.
Synopsis: In this adrenaline-fueled reimagining of the 80s cult classic, ex-UFC fighter Dalton (Jake Gyllenhaal) takes a job as a bouncer... [More]
Directed By: Doug Liman

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 111012%
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

#19

Sasquatch Sunset (2024)
74%

#19
Adjusted Score: 79228%
Critics Consensus: For audiences attuned to the Zellners' utterly unique wavelength, Sasquatch Sunset offers a moving -- if often inscrutable -- look at our relationship with the natural world.
Synopsis: In the misty forests of North America, a family of Sasquatches--possibly the last of their enigmatic kind--embark on an absurdist,... [More]

#20

North of Normal (2022)
100%

#20
Adjusted Score: 34366%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: NORTH OF NORMAL follows writer Cea Sunrise Person's unconventional childhood in the wilderness, her complicated relationship with her perpetually pot-smoking... [More]
Directed By: Carly Stone

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 58295%
Critics Consensus: An exceptionally well-cast throwback thriller, The Little Things will feel deeply familiar to genre fans -- for better and for worse.
Synopsis: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los... [More]
Directed By: John Lee Hancock

#22
Adjusted Score: 58867%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Tanya Crandell (Simone Joy Jones) can't wait to spend the summer living it up with her friends in Spain... [More]
Directed By: Wade Allain-Marcus

#23

LaRoy, Texas (2023)
100%

#23
Adjusted Score: 101140%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Broke and depressed, Ray (John Magaro) is mistaken for a dangerous hitman and given an envelope of cash. Along with... [More]
Directed By: Shane Atkinson

#24

Sting (2024)
70%

#24
Adjusted Score: 73970%
Critics Consensus: Sting should satisfy horror fans in the mood for a creature feature, even if the end results likely won't linger in the memory.
Synopsis: STING spins a web of thrilling terror when 12-year-old Charlotte's pet spider rapidly transforms into a giant flesh-eating monster, forcing... [More]
Directed By: Kiah Roache-Turner

#25

Sleeping Dogs (2024)
38%

#25
Adjusted Score: 39659%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this gripping crime thriller, Russell Crowe stars as Roy Freeman, an ex-homicide detective with a fractured memory, forced to... [More]
Directed By: Adam Cooper

#26
#26
Adjusted Score: 87671%
Critics Consensus: Thanks largely to a strong cast that leans into the story's humorous side, Wicked Little Letters is a diverting comedy even if the mystery at its core isn't particularly clever.
Synopsis: A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based... [More]
Directed By: Thea Sharrock

#27

Wish (2023)
48%

#27
Adjusted Score: 59832%
Critics Consensus: Wish earns some tugs at the heartstrings with the way it warmly references many of the studio's classics, but nostalgia's no substitute for genuine storytelling magic -- no matter how beautifully animated it might be.
Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Wish" is an all-new musical-comedy welcoming audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a... [More]

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: 31328%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When Jennifer Pan calls 911 to report that her parents have been shot, she becomes the primary focus of a... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Jenny Popplewell

#29

The Bricklayer (2023)
48%

#29
Adjusted Score: 48446%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Bricklayer follows a rogue insurgent blackmailing the CIA by assassinating foreign journalists and making it appear the agency is... [More]
Directed By: Renny Harlin

#30
Adjusted Score: 31970%
Critics Consensus: The American Society of Magical Negroes has a promising premise, but is too timid to fully engage with its most provocative ideas.
Synopsis: THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES is a fresh, satirical comedy inspired by the "magical negro" cinematic trope popularized in... [More]
Directed By: Kobi Libii