Impress your date with these must-see movies screening in Plano right now

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Want to see a movie, but not sure what's worth your time (and money)? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Plano.

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.)

Booksmart

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

With a Tomatometer Score of 97% and an Audience Score of 76% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Booksmart" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on May 24. The New Republic's Kristen Evans said, "It's more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it's a little more 'Bridesmaids' than 'Lady Bird' ... a success on [its] own terms," while Erin Keane of Salon.com noted, "'Booksmart' puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age night-of comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer."

Catch it on the big screen at Cinemark West Plano and XD (3800 Dallas Parkway) through Wednesday, June 19; Angelika Film Center & Cafe (7205 Bishop Road) through Saturday, June 15; and Cinemark Legacy and XD (7201 N. Central Expressway) through Tuesday, June 18. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's formidable skills.

With a Tomatometer Score of 96% and an Audience Score of 76% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is a must-see.

"For 10 years and eight films we've gotten to watch these young actors grow as people, as performers and as characters. It has been a true coming-of-age saga, in the fullest and most moving sense of the term," according to Christopher Kelly of Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com, while the San Diego Reader's David Elliott said, "The grand finish, if not always inspired, feels necessary. In a sustained, imaginative way, this is the best of any movie series."

Get a piece of the action at Studio Movie Grill Plano (4721 W. Park Blvd.) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Avengers: Endgame

After the devastating events of "Avengers: Infinity War," the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

With a Tomatometer Score of 94% and an Audience Score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Avengers: Endgame" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on April 26.

"What you will be getting when you walk into an inevitably overstuffed movie theater is something singular that reflects our age in a way that none of the MCU films that preceded it have; indeed, very few Hollywood spectacles ever have," noted Oliver Jones of the Observer, while the San Diego Reader's Matthew Lickona said, "The MCU will go on and on, but this chapter - and the American pragmatism vs. American ideals bromance that drove it - have well and truly come to their 'Excelsior! Nuff said!' moment."

Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Cinemark West Plano and XD (3800 Dallas Parkway) and Cinemark Legacy and XD (7201 N. Central Expressway) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Penguins

The story of Steve, an Adélie penguin, on a quest to find a life partner and start a family. When Steve meets with Wuzzo the emperor penguin, they become friends. But nothing comes easy in the icy Antarctic.

With a Tomatometer Score of 92% and an Audience Score of 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Penguins" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on April 17. Rolling Stone's Peter Travers said, "It took 16 cinematographers three years to capture the stunning images in this doc about an Adélie penguin (anthropomorphically voiced by Ed Helms) coming of age during a freezing Antarctic spring. Go for the film's thrilling sense of wonder," and the Globe and Mail's Brad Wheeler noted, "A sweet, playful coming-of-age documentary"

You can catch it at Cinemark Movies 10 (1818 Coit Road) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Rocketman

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

With a Tomatometer Score of 91% and an Audience Score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Rocketman" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on May 31. The New Yorker's Anthony Lane said, "If you need somebody to recount the rise of a British rock god from pallid suburbia to the baroque extremes of fame, and to create a stir without causing too much of a fuss, Fletcher is your man," while Leah Pickett of the Chicago Reader stated, "The story reshuffles reality, especially time and facts, and the film is more enjoyable for it."

In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at Cinemark West Plano and XD (3800 Dallas Parkway) through Wednesday, June 19; Studio Movie Grill Plano (4721 W. Park Blvd.) through Wednesday, June 19; and Cinemark Legacy and XD (7201 N. Central Expressway) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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