The 5 best movies screening around San Jose this week

On the hunt for date night ideas? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around San Jose.

Read on for 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.)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse






Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being Spider-Man. However, when Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk uses a super collider, another Spider-Man from another dimension, Peter Parker, accidentally winds up in Miles' dimension. As Peter trains Miles to become a better Spider-Man, they are soon joined by four other Spider-Men from across the "Spider-Verse." As all these clashing dimensions start to tear Brooklyn apart, Miles must help the others stop Fisk and return everyone to their own dimensions.


With a 97 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on Dec. 14. The site's critical consensus has it 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." It's playing at AMC Eastridge 15 (2190 Eastridge Loop) through Thursday, Jan. 17; AMC Saratoga 14 (700 El Paseo De Saratoga) through Thursday, Jan. 17; Century 20 Oakridge and XD (925 Blossom Hill Road) through Thursday, Jan. 17; and CineLux Almaden Cafe & Lounge (2306 Almaden Road) through Friday, Jan. 18. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Favourite" has become a favorite since its release on Dec. 14. The site's critical consensus indicates that "'The Favourite' sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext - and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars."

Get a piece of the action at CineArts @ Santana Row (3088 Olsen Drive) through Wednesday, Jan. 16. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bumblebee






On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.


With a 93 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bumblebee" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on Dec. 21. The site's critical consensus has it that "'Bumblebee' proves it's possible to bring fun and a sense of wonder back to a bloated blockbuster franchise -- and sets up its own slate of sequels in the bargain."

Get a piece of the action at AMC Eastridge 15 (2190 Eastridge Loop) through Thursday, Jan. 17; AMC Saratoga 14 (700 El Paseo De Saratoga) through Thursday, Jan. 17; Century 20 Oakridge and XD (925 Blossom Hill Road) through Thursday, Jan. 17; and CineLux Almaden Cafe & Lounge (2306 Almaden Road) 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 an 83 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Creed II" has been getting attention since its release on Nov. 21. Per the site's critical consensus, "'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."

You can catch it at AMC Eastridge 15 (2190 Eastridge Loop) through Wednesday, Jan. 16. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Aquaman






Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.


With a 65 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Aquaman" is well worth a watch. The site's critical consensus notes that "'Aquaman' swims with its entertainingly ludicrous tide, offering up CGI superhero spectacle that delivers energetic action with an emphasis on good old-fashioned fun."

In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at AMC Eastridge 15 (2190 Eastridge Loop) through Thursday, Jan. 17; AMC Saratoga 14 (700 El Paseo De Saratoga) through Thursday, Jan. 17; Century 20 Oakridge and XD (925 Blossom Hill Road) through Thursday, Jan. 17; and CineLux Almaden Cafe & Lounge (2306 Almaden Road) through Friday, Jan. 18. Click here for showtimes and tickets.