While its heart is in the right place, Charlie's Angels lacks the needed action spark and falls to some dire cliches.
With limited story and a dismal message, Jumanji: The Next Level isn't more than few setpieces of modern CG held together by Dwayne Johnson's comedy.
Although following a template, Pixar adds unique touches of their own in A Bug's Life, including a subtly brilliant credit sequence.
Wall-E is eerily prophetic over a decade later, plus wonderfully entertaining without feeling overly preachy.
Still relevant, John Singleton's honest reflection of his own experiences comes together in Boyz n the Hood.
While Beauty and the Beast isn't without problematic elements, it's also a film that turns its heroine independent and proud to be herself.
Although adapted from centuries old literature, Ne Zha's story still holds relevance behind the showy, gorgeous animation.
While the mystery's final reveal is deflating in its simplicity, Knives Out succeeds in taking a western view of a rich/poor dynamic.
Frozen II, on its surface, doesn't alter modern animation's form, but its story embraces the fight against historical revisionism.
Gentle and calming, even A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood's style represents Mr. Rogers' method in a genuine tribute.
Midway indulges in messy, repetitive, and choreographed action, made worse through sloppy exposition in the script that drives hokey patriotism instead of authentic stakes.
During the '60s social upheaval, Ford v Ferrari hones in on corporate war and the working class men looking to settle it out of pride.