Don't miss these 5 top dramas screening around Houston

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Looking for a stirring story? Don't miss this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Houston.

Here are the top-ranked drama films to catch in theaters, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango.)

The Favourite



In 18th century England, 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 favourite.

With a 94 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 62 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Favourite" has gotten a lot of positive attention since its release on Dec.14, with a consensus that "'The Favourite' sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext - and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars."

You can catch it at AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) through Thursday, Jan. 24; and AMC Gulf Pointe 30 (11801 So Sam Houston Parkway East) through Friday, Jan. 18. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Creed II





Follows Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion.


With a critical approval rating of 83 percent and an audience score of 62 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Creed II" has been getting attention since its release on Nov. 21. According to the site's summary of critic reviews, "'Creed II''s adherence to franchise formula adds up to a sequel with few true surprises, but its time-tested generational themes still pack a solid punch."

It's screening at AMC Willowbrook 24 (17145 Tomball Parkway) through Thursday, Jan. 24; Studio Movie Grill Pearland (8440 S. Sam Houston East Parkway) through Friday, Jan. 18; and Greenspoint Premiere Renaissance 15 (12300 N Freeway, #400) through Thursday, Jan. 24. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Green Book



Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called "The Negro Motorist Green Book."

With an 81 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" has been getting attention since its release on Nov.16. According to the site's overview of critic reviews, "'Green Book' takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly's deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads."

Catch it on the big screen at Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX (3839 Weslayan) through Friday, Jan. 18; AMC Willowbrook 24 (17145 Tomball Parkway) through Wednesday, Jan. 23; AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) through Wednesday, Jan. 23; and Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX (7620 Katy Freeway) through Friday, Jan. 18. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Uri



Following the rogue terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India, operatives takes the fight to the enemy. In the most successful covert operation to date, Indian soldiers avenge their fallen heroes.

With a 67 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Uri" is well worth a watch.

You can catch it at AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) through Thursday, Jan. 24. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bohemian Rhapsody



Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet - finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

With a 62 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is well worth a watch, with a consensus that "'Bohemian Rhapsody' hits a handful of high notes, but as an in-depth look at a beloved band, it offers more of a medley than a true greatest hits collection."

It's screening at Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX (3839 Weslayan) through Friday, Jan. 18; AMC Willowbrook 24 (17145 Tomball Parkway) through Thursday, Jan. 24; Studio Movie Grill Pearland (8440 S. Sam Houston East Parkway) through Thursday, Jan. 24; and AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale) through Thursday, Jan. 24. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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