3 Oscar winners and more notable films worth checking out in Houston this week

In the market for high-caliber entertainment? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Houston.

Here are the highest rated films to catch, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.

(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)

Gully Boy




A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 100 percent and an Audience Score of 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Gully Boy" has been a must-watch since its release on Feb. 14.

Variety's Jay Weissberg called it, "A mainstream rap musical served up with generous helpings of deftly written hip-hop lyrics and an appealing, largely well-woven narrative starring Ranveer Singh in all his charms."

Want to see for yourself? It's playing at AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) and Cinemark Memorial City (Memorial City Mall) through Thursday, March 7; and AMC Gulf Pointe 30 (11801 So Sam Houston Parkway East) through Friday, March 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Free Solo




Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 98 percent and an Audience Score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the Oscar winner for best documentary has gotten stellar reviews since its release in September.

Glenn Kenny of RogerEbert.com called the movie "scary and exhilarating stuff."

Get a piece of the action at AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) through Wednesday, March 6. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse




Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.

With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has been a must-watch since its release in December. On Sunday, it won the Academy Award for best animated feature.

The New York Times' Lawrence Ware said, "This film manages the delicate feat of embracing its source material while also satirizing it," while David Sims of the Atlantic declared it, "The latest entry in a fully saturated genre that somehow, through sheer creative gumption, does something new."

Get a piece of the action at Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX (3839 Weslayan) through Saturday, March 2; AMC Willowbrook 24 (17145 Tomball Parkway) through Sunday, March 3; and Studio Movie Grill Pearland (8440 S. Sam Houston East Parkway) through Wednesday, March 6. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Favourite




England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favorite.

With a Tomatometer Score of 94 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Favourite" has garnered plenty of praise since its release in December.

"(Rachel) Weisz and (Emma) Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but (Olivia) Colman's performance is nothing short of sublime," according to A.O. Scott of the New York Times. For her role as Queen Anne, Colman took home the Oscar for best actress.

You can catch it at AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) and Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX (7620 Katy Freeway) through Thursday, March 7. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Hole in the Ground




Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O'Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbor shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiraling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.

Set to be released on Friday, March 1, "The Hole in the Ground" already has a Tomatometer Score of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The AV Club's Mike D'Angelo said, "'The Hole In The Ground' finds a somewhat fresh angle on the possessed-kid subgenre," while Leslie Felperin of the Hollywood Reporter said, "While this is more generically conventional than Jennifer Kent's breakout thriller, it still taps potently into parental anxieties and primal fears."

It's playing at AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) through Thursday, March 7. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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