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 The Suicide Squad, Jungle Cruise, and The Green Knight. Click on each movie for reviews and trailers, and see where to watch. Then and 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!)
THE SUICIDE SQUAD (2021)
Critics Consensus: Enlivened by writer-director James Gunn’s singularly skewed vision, The Suicide Squad marks a funny, fast-paced rebound that plays to the source material’s violent, anarchic strengths.
Synopsis: Welcome to hell–a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst..
Starring: Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Idris Elba
Directed By: James Gunn (II)
Critics Consensus: Its craft isn’t quite as sturdy as some of the classic adventures it’s indebted to, but Jungle Cruise remains a fun, family-friendly voyage.
Synopsis: Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE, a rollicking…
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall
Directed By: Jaume Collet-Serra
THE GREEN KNIGHT (2021)
Critics Consensus: The Green Knight honors and deconstructs its source material in equal measure, producing an absorbing adventure that casts a fantastical spell.
Synopsis: An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, THE GREEN KNIGHT tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev…
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dev Patel, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury
Directed By: David Lowery
Critics Consensus: Old has no shortage of interesting ideas — and writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s uneven execution will intrigue or annoy viewers, with little middle ground between.
Synopsis: This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday…
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Rufus Sewell, Gael García Bernal, Embeth Davidtz
Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan
Critics Consensus: Black Widow’s deeper themes are drowned out in all the action, but it remains a solidly entertaining standalone adventure that’s rounded out by a stellar supporting cast.
Synopsis: In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger…
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle
Directed By: Cate Shortland
Critics Consensus: Like the animal itself, Pig defies the hogwash of expectations with a beautiful odyssey of loss and love anchored by Nicolas Cage’s affectingly raw performance.
Synopsis: A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of…
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin, Nina Belforte
Directed By: Michael Sarnoski
Critics Consensus: Dead Pigs casts a sharp critical and satirical eye toward late-stage capitalism in China and the world beyond, establishing writer-director Cathy Yan as a filmmaker to watch.
Synopsis: The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl,…
Starring: Vivian Wu, Haoyu Yang (II) , Mason Lee, David Rysdahl
Directed By: Cathy Yan
Critics Consensus: Stillwater isn’t perfect, but its thoughtful approach to intelligent themes — and strong performances from its leads — give this timely drama a steadily building power.
Synopsis: Unemployed roughneck Bill Baker (Academy Award (R) winner Matt Damon) travels from Oklahoma to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter…
Directed By: Tom McCarthy
Critics Consensus: Vivo offers few surprises, but this attractively animated adventure is enlivened by the catchy songs contributed by star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Synopsis: From Netflix and Sony Pictures AnimaFrom Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation — the studio that brought you Oscar winner Spider-Man:..
Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ynairaly Simo, Zoe Saldana, Juan de Marcos Gonzalez
Directed By: Kirk DeMicco
Critics Consensus: Suicide Squad boasts a talented cast and a little more humor than previous DCEU efforts, but they aren’t enough to save the disappointing end result from a muddled plot, thinly written characters, and choppy directing.
Synopsis: From director David Ayer (“Fury,” “End of Watch”) comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of…
Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman
Directed By: David Ayer
Critics Consensus: Blood Red Sky makes the most of its high-concept vampire story, delivering a fast-paced treat for genre enthusiasts.
Synopsis: A woman with an inexplicable illness is all that stands against a group of hijackers on her transatlantic flight. Determined…
Starring: Graham McTavish, Dominic Purcell, Peri Baumeister, Roland Møller
Directed By: Peter Thorwarth
SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY (2021)
Critics Consensus: Despite LeBron James’ best efforts to make a winning team out of the Tune Squad, Space Jam: A New Legacy trades the zany, meta humor of its predecessor for a shameless, tired exercise in IP-driven branding.
Synopsis: When LeBron James and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must…
Starring: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Khris Davis
Directed By: Malcolm D. Lee
THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR (2020)
Critics Consensus: A tense, terrifying, and all-around outstanding feature debut for its co-directing duo, The Boy Behind the Door should thrill discerning horror fans.
Synopsis: In The Boy Behind the Door, a night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) and his best friend,…
Starring: Lonnie Chavis, Ezra Dewey, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Micah Hauptman
Directed By: David Charbonier, Justin Powell
Critics Consensus: F9 sends the franchise hurtling further over the top than ever, but director Justin Lin’s knack for preposterous set pieces keeps the action humming.
Synopsis: Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but…
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
Directed By: Justin Lin
Critics Consensus: Its runtime passes painlessly enough, but The Vault’s slickly engineered thrills are dulled by familiarity.
Synopsis: Freddie Highmore (“The Good Doctor”) and Famke Janssen (X-Men) star in this globe-trotting, action-packed thriller following a high-risk heist. When…
Starring: Famke Janssen, Freddie Highmore, Sam Riley, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey
Directed By: Jaume Balagueró
Critics Consensus: A knockout feature directorial debut from Edson Oda, Nine Days is an ethereal and evocative film about the meaning of life – elevated by a phenomenal performance from Winston Duke.
Synopsis: At a waystation in a remote desert, Will (Winston Duke), an arbiter, interviews prospective souls for rebirth. The sudden death…
Starring: Brandy Pitcher, Eric Ramaekers, Eliza de Azevedo Brown, Lisa Starrett
Directed By: Edson Oda
NO SUDDEN MOVE (2020)
Critics Consensus: While it may not be on par with his best crime capers, No Sudden Move finds Soderbergh on entertainingly familiar ground — and making the most of an excellent cast.
Synopsis: Set in 1954 Detroit, NO SUDDEN MOVE centers on a group of small-time criminals who are hired to steal what…
Starring: Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, Amy Seimetz
A QUIET PLACE PART II (2021)
Critics Consensus: A nerve-wracking continuation of its predecessor, A Quiet Place Part II expands the terrifying world of the franchise without losing track of its heart.
Synopsis: Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors…
Starring: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe
Directed By: John Krasinski
Critics Consensus: An absorbingly reflective documentary that benefits from its subject’s self-chronicling, Val offers an intimate look at a unique life and career.
Synopsis: For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life…
Starring: Val Kilmer, Jack Kilmer
Directed By: Leo Scott, Ting Poo
SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS (2021)
Critics Consensus: Far from silent and not particularly deadly, Snake Eyes serves as a step up for the G.I. Joe franchise, thanks in no small part to Henry Golding’s work in the title role.
Synopsis: Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient…
Starring: Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Samara Weaving, Úrsula Corberó
Directed By: Robert Schwentke
THE TOMORROW WAR (2021)
Critics Consensus: Chris Pratt ably anchors this sci-fi adventure, even if The Tomorrow War may not linger in the memory much longer than today.
Synopsis: In The Tomorrow War, the world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to…
Starring: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge
Directed By: Chris McKay
THE SWARM (LA NUÉE) (2020)
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Virginie lives on a farm with her children Laura (15) and Gaston (7) and raises locusts as a high-protein crop….
2149: THE AFTERMATH (2021)
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the year 2149, a young man named Darwin lives, like everyone else; in a small cement module with little…
Starring: Nick Krause, Molly Parker, Juliette Gosselin, Jordyn Negri
Critics Consensus: Slight but suffused with infectious joy, the beguiling Luca proves Pixar can play it safe while still charming audiences of all ages.
Synopsis: Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Luca is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing…
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Maya Rudolph, Jack Grazer, Jim Gaffigan
Critics Consensus: An initially intriguing sci-fi thriller that quickly veers into incoherence, Infinite is as inane as it is inconsequential.
Synopsis: For Evan McCauley (Mark Wahlberg), skills he has never learned and memories of places he has never visited haunt his…
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Sophie Cookson, Dylan O’Brien, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Directed By: Antoine Fuqua
FEAR STREET PART ONE: 1994 (2021)
Critics Consensus: Fear Street Part One: 1994 kicks off the trilogy in promising fashion, honoring the source material with plenty of retro slasher appeal.
Synopsis: A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued…
Directed By: Leigh Janiak
BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) (2020)
Critics Consensus: With a fresh perspective, some new friends, and loads of fast-paced action, Birds of Prey captures the colorfully anarchic spirit of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
Synopsis: You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? “Birds of Prey (And…
Starring: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor
Directed By: Cathy Yan
Critics Consensus: Wrestling just enough stakes out of its thin plot, Wrath of Man sees Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham reunite for a fun, action-packed ride.
Synopsis: A mysterious and wild-eyed new cash truck security guard (Jason Statham) surprises his coworkers during a heist in which he…
Starring: Jason Statham, Josh Hartnett, Niamh Algar, Jeffrey Donovan
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
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…
Starring: Bob Odenkirk
Directed By: Ilya Naishuller
GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE (2021)
Critics Consensus: Though it runs dangerously close to being a pure sugar rush with no substance, Gunpowder Milkshake is a brutal blast that will absorb audiences into its neon-infused universe.
Synopsis: Three generations of women fight back against those who could take everything from them in the mother of all action…
Starring: Lena Headey
Directed By: Navot Papushado