5 can't-miss films worth checking out in New York City this week

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Need date night ideas? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around New York City.

Here are the highest rated films to catch, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango.)

Lady Snowblood



Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. She creates an instrument for this revenge by purposefully getting pregnant. Yuki never knows the love of a family but only killing and revenge.

Boasting a 100 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1973 release has been a favorite of critics.

Catch it on the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn (445 Albee Square West) through Tuesday, Feb. 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Citizen Kane



Newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.

Boasting a 100 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this vintage film is a critical darling, with a consensus that "Orson Welles's epic tale of a publishing tycoon's rise and fall is entertaining, poignant, and inventive in its storytelling, earning its reputation as a landmark achievement in film."

You can catch it at Stuart Cinema & Cafe (79 West St.) through Tuesday, Feb. 19. 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 critical approval rating of 98 percent and an audience score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Free Solo" has gotten stellar reviews since its release on Sept. 28, with a consensus that "'Free Solo' depicts athletic feats that many viewers will find beyond reason - and grounds the attempts in passions that are all but universal."

It's screening at City Cinemas Village East (181-189 Second Ave.) through Thursday, Feb. 21; AMC Kips Bay 15 (570 Second Ave.) through Thursday, Feb. 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?



When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. It is a story of two difficult, socially inept, people somehow becoming partners-in-crime in forgeries: one creating and the other selling it.

Boasting a 98 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on Oct. 19. Per the site's critical consensus, "Deftly directed and laced with dark wit, 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' proves a compelling showcase for deeply affecting work from Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy."

It's playing at Quad Cinema (34 W. 13th St.) through Thursday, Feb. 21. 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 critical approval rating 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 on Dec.14, with a consensus that "'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action."

Get a piece of the action at AMC Bay Plaza Cinema 13 (2210 Bartow Ave.) through Wednesday, Feb. 20; Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX (247 W. 42nd St.) through Thursday, Feb. 21; College Point Multiplex Cinemas (2855 Ulmer St.) through Thursday, Feb. 21; and AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 (2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd.) through Monday, Feb. 18. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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