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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By Joshua Rothkopf and Time Out contributors |
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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, Horror

Overlord

Take Saving Private Ryan and add in some mutant-zombie Nazis, and you have this enjoyably gonzo horror movie.

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Movies, Comedy

Bodied

Battle rap unleashes a beast in an unsettling comedy that confronts white entitlement.

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Movies, Drama

Boy Erased

Gay conversion therapy gets the indictment it deserves, from an insightful script based on a you-are-there tell-all, and an outstanding cast.

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Movies, Drama

A Private War

Rosamund Pike brings complex, earthy commitment to the role of late war correspondent Marie Colvin.

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5
Suspiria
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Movies, Horror

Suspiria

Rethought from the ground up, Luca Guadagnino's creative and creepy spin on the horror classic finds moves of its own.

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Movies, Thriller

Burning

Unfolding with grace and precision, Lee Chang-dong’s slowburn Korean mystery is beautifully executed.

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Movies, Documentary

Shirkers

Novelist-turned-documentarian Sandi Tan reckons with the indie film she almost made as a teen—and the man who stole it from her.

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Photo: Mary Cybulski
Movies, Drama

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Two struggling souls come together to pull off a hoax on a world that's rejected them, in this powerhouse showcase for Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant.

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Photo: Francois Duhamel
Movies, Drama

Beautiful Boy

An emotionally pummeling drug-addiction drama cements Timothée Chalamet as the real deal.

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Movies, Drama

First Man

La La Land's Damien Chazelle turns the epochal 1969 lunar landing into a piece of breathtaking visual poetry.

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New in theaters this week

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Movies, Drama

The Front Runner

Hugh Jackman plays the scandalized Gary Hart, a candidate sunk by shifting political tides, in a film more interested in media machinations than betrayal.

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Movies, Animation

The Grinch

Dr. Seuss's most beloved villain returns to the realm of animation (where he belongs), in an instantly forgettable holiday-themed diversion.

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Movies, Action and adventure

Outlaw King

This brutal historical epic is a grimy, sincere and ultimately turgid piece of slog work.

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Movies, Horror

Overlord

Take Saving Private Ryan and add in some mutant-zombie Nazis, and you have this enjoyably gonzo horror movie.

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Box-office top 10

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Photo: Illumination/Universal
Movies, Animation

The Grinch

Dr. Seuss's most beloved villain returns to the realm of animation (where he belongs), in an instantly forgettable holiday-themed diversion.

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3
Movies, Horror

Overlord

Take Saving Private Ryan and add in some mutant-zombie Nazis, and you have this enjoyably gonzo horror movie.

Time Out says
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5
Photo: Reiner Bajo
Movies, Action and adventure

The Girl in the Spider's Web

Once intriguingly strange, Lisbeth Salander returns as a boring action hero, her rough edges sanded down.

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Movies, Drama

A Star is Born

Lady Gaga is a revelation in the rebooted fame tragedy, infusing the material with soulfulness and vulnerability.

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Movies, Comedy

Nobody's Fool

We loved Tiffany Haddish in Girls Trip, but lately she's been in a parade of less-than-stellar material, including this Tyler Perry comedy co-starring Tika Sumpter about two sisters who confront a catfisher.

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Venom
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Movies, Science fiction

Venom

Too tame for the antihero at its heart, the latest Marvel offshoot is all headache, no sting.

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Movies, Horror

Halloween

Michael Myers is back in a fierce update that turns Jamie Lee Curtis into a force of nature.

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Movies, Drama

The Hate U Give

Standing out at her vanilla prep school, young Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) radicalizes after she witnesses a racially motivated killing.

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