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Catch these 2 top films before they're gone from Arlington theaters

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Curious what the buzz is about, but didn't catch the first wave of hot new releases? Being late to the game has its benefits, especially when it comes to calmer vibes and more ample seating at your local movie theater.

It's not always easy to determine when the movie you hoped to see on the big screen will leave your local theater. Factors like ticket sales and distribution contracts figure into the equation, but in general, movies can stay in theaters anywhere from a mere two weeks to many months.

Read on for the highest-rated "old" new releases still screening in Arlington theaters, 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.)

Green Book

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

With a Tomatometer Score of 78 percent and an Audience Score of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" is well worth a watch. The San Diego Reader's Scott Marks said, "Is it a feel-good charmer poised to rake in greenbacks and Oscar gold? You bet! But don't let that keep you away from this overall well-balanced (and timed) look forward from the safe distance of America's motley past," while Christopher Orr of the Atlantic noted, "First-rate execution can't solve all of a film's problems, but Mortensen and Ali offer a reminder that it can solve an awful lot of them."

"Green Book" is now playing at Regal Ballston Quarter Stadium 12 (671 N. Glebe Road) through Wednesday, March 27. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet — finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

With a Tomatometer Score of 61 percent and an Audience Score of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is well worth a watch. "As for Freddie Mercury, is this his real life? Is this just fantasy — not sure that really matters either. When Malek's strutting like a peacock, this movie is a decently amusing escape from reality," according to Bob Mondello of NPR, while the New Yorker's Richard Brody said, "Malek does an impressive job of recreating Mercury's moves onstage, but the core of the performance is Malek's intensely thoughtful, insight-rich channeling of Mercury's hurt, his alienation and isolation, even at the height of his fame."

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is now only playing at one theater in and around Arlington — a big hint that it could be leaving local theaters soon. Catch it on the big screen at Arclight Bethesda (7101 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda)  through Thursday, March 21. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

This story was created automatically using local movie data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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