The best movies out right now

Find the latest reviews for movies playing in New York this week, including critics' picks and box office winners
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A Simple Favor
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Looking for a movie to see tonight or this weekend? Check out our lineup of the best movies out right now, reviewed by Time Out New York critics. Click on a listing for full reviews, trailers and showtimes. Or consult our weekly curated list of the best movie screenings in NYC for more!

The best movies now playing

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Movies, Documentary

Bisbee '17

An Arizona border town submits to an experiment that leads them into the past, darkly.

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Movies, Thriller

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This entertaining popcorn thriller has a thing or two to say about our lives online.

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Crazy Rich Asians
Movies, Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians

Bursting with attitude and heart, Hollywood's first Asian-centric rom-com in years makes up for lost time in a big way.

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Photo: Graeme Hunter
Movies, Drama

The Wife

Glenn Close is typically brilliant as the titular wife in a tale of a marriage cracking under the pressures of fame, neediness and revenge.

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BlacKkKlansman
Photograph: David Lee
Movies, Drama

BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee’s Klan-infiltration period piece is a high-energy filleting of today's racially torn America.

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Movies, Comedy

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Caught having sex with the prom queen, a teen is sent to "pray away the gay" at a Christian conversion therapy camp, in what's actually a timely, funny comedy.

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Eighth Grade
Movies, Drama

Eighth Grade

Growing up is hard to do for a social-media-obsessed teen, but Bo Burnham's gentle, keenly observed indie is on her side.

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Movies

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? stops short of hagiography, occasionally disclosing Rogers’ foibles and contradictions.

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New in theaters this week

Movies, Action and adventure

Mandy

A retro-obsessed director and an '80s icon team up for a hallucinatory axe-wielding fantasy lovingly crafted for a niche audience.

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Photo: Peter Iovino
Movies, Thriller

A Simple Favor

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively spark up a blackly comic thriller about double-crossing frenemies, made by an unlikely director.

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Photo: Kimberley French
Movies, Action and adventure

The Predator

Just this side of meta, the verbal action-sci-fi update loves telling you how much fun you're having.

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Box-office top 10

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La monja, película de terror con Damian Bichir
Foto: Cortesía de la producción
Movies, Horror

The Nun

A creature of habit adds a few more chills to the Conjuring universe.

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Tony Rivetti
Movies, Action and adventure

Peppermint

A soccer mom goes rogue in a movie that's not only fear-mongering and racist—it's utterly inept.

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Crazy Rich Asians
Movies, Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians

Bursting with attitude and heart, Hollywood's first Asian-centric rom-com in years makes up for lost time in a big way.

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Movies, Action and adventure

The Meg

Despite all the blood in the water, this supersized fish tale is nowhere near as fun or frenzied as you'll want it to be.

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Movies, Thriller

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This entertaining popcorn thriller has a thing or two to say about our lives online.

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Photo: Laurie Sparham
Movies, Animation

Christopher Robin

Easy-to-please kids will grin and bear a new Winnie the Pooh adventure, but the magic is somewhat dissipated.

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Photo: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures
Movies, Thriller

Operation Finale

Despite its engaging performances, this real-life story about Israel's hunt for a war criminal moves through rote plot points with uninventive efficiency.

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BlacKkKlansman
Movies, Drama

BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee's Klan-infiltration period piece is a high-energy filleting of today's racially torn America.

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Photo: Alan Markfield
Movies, Action and adventure

Alpha

A boy and wolf bond in this raw-boned survival movie told on an epic visual scale.

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