What movie should you go see today?

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Want to see a movie, but not sure what's worthwhile? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Arlington.

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 percent and an Audience Score of 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Booksmart" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on May 24. Salon.com's Erin Keane said, "'Booksmart' puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer," while Chandler Levack of the Globe and Mail noted, "'Booksmart' is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary."

It's screening at AMC The Parks At Arlington 18 (3861 S. Cooper) through Wednesday, June 5. 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.

Set to be released on Friday, May 31, "Rocketman" already has a Tomatometer Score of 90 percent and an Audience Score of 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

"It's whimsy, magic and metaphor," according to Brad Wheeler of the Globe and Mail, while the Arizona Republic's Ed Masley said, "It helps that Egerton so masterfully rises to the challenge of inhabiting the role in ways that go beyond a certain more-than-passing physical resemblance to the man or the fact that he does his own singing and handles the choreography with ease."

Get a piece of the action at Studio Movie Grill Arlington Lincoln Square (452 Lincoln Square), Studio Movie Grill - Arlington (225 Merchants Row), Movie Tavern Green Oaks (5727 W. 20th) and AMC The Parks At Arlington 18 (3861 S. Cooper) through Wednesday, June 5. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "Property of the Half-Blood Prince," and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

With a Tomatometer Score of 84 percent and an Audience Score of 78 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has much to recommend it.

"I think it's the best of the series, fairly easily, and a testament to why occasionally throwing a massive budget at an endeavor of this scope can be considered a reasonable decision," noted Laremy Legel of Film.com, while the Chicago Reader's Cliff Doerksen said, "Director David Yates presides over some gorgeous CGI set pieces, but all the real magic comes from the scrum of ace British character actors."

It's screening at Studio Movie Grill Arlington Lincoln Square (452 Lincoln Square) and Studio Movie Grill - Arlington (225 Merchants Row) through Wednesday, June 5. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Secret Life of Pets

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

With a Tomatometer Score of 73 percent and an Audience Score of 62 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Secret Life of Pets" is well worth your time. ChristyLemire.com's Christy Lemire said, "It is an incredibly simple yet irresistible idea for a movie. It's also exactly what you think it's going to be: no more, no less," and the Atlantic's Sophie Gilbert noted, "There's something quietly therapeutic about spending 90 minutes with some nutty, heroic furballs on a hero's journey with very low stakes."

Get a piece of the action at Studio Movie Grill Arlington Lincoln Square (452 Lincoln Square) and Studio Movie Grill - Arlington (225 Merchants Row) through Thursday, June 6. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

The further adventures of Max the dog and his furry animal friends.

Set to be released on Friday, June 7, "The Secret Life of Pets 2" already has a Tomatometer Score of 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The Hollywood Reporter's Michael Rechtshaffen said, "Sufficiently buoyant to charm the audiences that turned the original into a record-breaking box office proposition," while Courtney Howard of Variety stated, "Stronger sentiments and higher hijinks elevate this sequel above the original."

Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Studio Movie Grill Arlington Lincoln Square (452 Lincoln Square), Studio Movie Grill - Arlington (225 Merchants Row), Movie Tavern Green Oaks (5727 W. 20th) and AMC The Parks At Arlington 18 (3861 S. Cooper) through Thursday, June 6. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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