Top 20 Best and Highest Rated Movies on Apple TV+ of All Time

By Marc Miller
Published: January 30, 2023 (Last updated: January 26, 2024)

Please bookmark this page as we celebrate and list what is deemed the Top 20 Best and Highest Rated Movies on Apple TV+ of All Time.

Apple TV+ was launched on November 1st, 2019. What the streaming service lacks in original content, more than makes up with hardware. Apple TV+ was the first streaming service to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. That film was a little crowd-pleaser called CODA, which capture the hearts of Hollywood critics, but very few people actually saw it. That’s why we are here, however. To rank the very best films the niche streaming service has to offer.

If you are still deciding what to watch next, bookmark this page as we list what is deemed the Best, Highest Rated Apple TV+ movies of All Time. We’ve used Rotten Tomatoes as the benchmark, with the minimum reviews being 35 as a floor.

We will also share the IMDB rating to give you a sense of difference in objectivity. On top of this, if we have reviewed it on our site, we will also share the review with you. We will update this page every two months so audiences can keep up to date on the latest best, and most popular Apple TV+ movies as part of their subscription.

Last update: August 5th, 2023.

Top 25 Best and Highest Rated Movies on Apple TV+ of All Time

25. The Sky is Everywhere (2023)

Official Premise: 

“A shy, teenage musician tries to keep things together in the aftermath of her older, more outgoing sister’s death.”

Cast: Grace Kaufman, Jason Segal. Jacques Colimon

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66% (58 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 5.6/10

M.N. Miller of Ready Steady Cut calls the film“An operatic, endlessly creative, and breathtaking visual poem of grief.”

24. Sharper (2023)

Official Premise: 

“Motivations are suspect, and expectations are turned chaos, as a con artist takes on Manhattan billionaires”

Cast: Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69% (137 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

Linda Marric of The Jewish Chronicle said, “While Sharper’s genius resides in its ability to successfully outwit its audience, at no point does it feel labored or in the least predictable.”

23. Palmer (2021)

Official Premise: 

“An ex-convict strikes up a friendship with a boy from a troubled home.”

Cast: Justin Timberlake, Ryder Allen, Alisha Wainwright, June Squibb, and Juno Temple

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72% (114 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

At Ready Steady Cut, M.N. Miller said,Palmer is an uneven experience that is not as transparent as it thinks it is or needs to be.”

22. Finch (2021)

Official Premise: 

“A man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man’s quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone.”

Cast: Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, and Marie Wagenman

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74% (171 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

At Ready Steady Cut, M.N. Miller said, Finch attempts to ride on the coattails of a winning formula that isn’t earned.”

21. Greyhound (2020)

Official Premise: 

“The film follows a commander in the US Navy on his assignment commanding a multi-national escort destroyer group of four defending an Allied convoy of thirty-seven merchant and troop ships.”

Cast: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78% (238 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.0/10

At Ready Steady Cut, Daniel Hart said, “Its reliance on the star lead defeats the objective of the war achievement — Greyhound has got this terribly wrong.”

20. Swan Song (2021)

Official Premise: 

“In the near future, a terminally ill man explores a heart-wrenching, emotionally complex solution to save his wife and son from grief by duplicating himself without them knowing.”

Cast: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Glenn Close, Awkwafina, Adam Beach

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79% (101 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

InSession film calls the film “A stoic, moving film about working through anticipatory grief and coming to the realization that some things are bigger than ourselves.”

19. Tetris (2023)

Official Premise:  

“The story of how one of the world’s most popular video games found its way to players around the globe. Businessman Henk Rogers and Tetris inventor Alexey Pajitnov join forces in the USSR, risking it all to bring Tetris to the masses.”

Cast: Taron Egerton, Toby Jones, Nikita Efremov

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82% (184 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

At Ready Steady Cut, we said, Tetris already had the building blocks to be something great and put a fresh spin on the Cold War-era film by making it a behind-enemy-lines legal 8-bit western where everyone makes up the rules as they go.”

18. The Banker (2020)

Official Premise: 

“Revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racist establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream.”

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

At Ready Steady Cut, M.N. Miller said, The Banker offers a mild return but misses an opportunity on a larger investment.”

17. Hala (2019)

Official Premise: 

“Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own..”

Cast: Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, and Anna Chlumsky

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86% (37 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 6.2/10

16. Causeway (2022)

Official Premise: 

“A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home..”

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Brian Tyree Henry, Linda Emond, Jayne Houdyshell, and Stephen McKinley Henderson

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85% (168 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

At Ready Steady Cut, M.N. Miller said, “There is something to be said about a movie that lets the story play out with great patience and restraint. One that does not pander to nor patronize its audience. That is what you have in Causeway. An observational character study that feels extraordinarily human.”

15. Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)

Official Premise: 

“A man who works as a bar mitzvah party host strikes up a unique friendship with a young woman and her teenage daughter.”

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Cooper Raiff, Raúl Castillo, Odeya Rush, Evan Assante, Vanessa Burghardt, Brad Garrett, and Leslie Mann

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85% (225 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

At Ready Steady Cut, M.N. Miller said, “Cooper Raiff’s latest film is not about reaching physical maturity but an emotional one. Cha Cha Real Smooth is funny, wonderful, and heartfelt, and also happens to be refreshingly honest.”

14. Stephen Curry: Underrated (2023)

Official Premise: 

“The coming-of-age story of Stephen Curry, from an undersized basketball player at a small college to becoming a larger-than-life NBA superstar.”

Cast: Stephen Curry

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87% (31 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

InSession Film said,Stephen Curry: Underrated is a perfect family documentary for sports fans and anyone inspired by someone accomplishing their dreams. Just not as insightful as one could hope.”

13. On the Rocks (2021)

Official Premise: 

“A young New York mother faced with sudden doubts about her marriage teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband.”

Cast: Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87% (290 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 6.4/10

12. Who are you, Charlie Brown? (2023)

Official Premise: 

“Follows interviews with friends, family and more of the iconic comic strip to create a portrait of the late Peanuts creator.”

Cast: Drew Barrymore, Lupita Nyong’o

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89% (9 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times called the film “A suitably warm and breezy love letter.”

11. Sidney (2022)

Official Premise: 

“Historians and film experts honor the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker, and activist at the center of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement.”

Cast: Sidney Poitier

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90% (80 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

At Ready Steady Cut, Ricky Valerio said, Sidney is a fine-tuned documentary that should be watched for generations to come.”

10. The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)

Official Premise: 

“As ghastly witches prophesy that Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, will soon become the King of Scotland, ambitious Lady Macbeth prompts her husband to act.”

Cast: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92% (87 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

At Ready Steady Cut, M.N. Miller said, “Denzel Washington gives a thunderous performance in Joel Coen’s stamp on Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth.”

9. Beastie Boys Story (2020)

Official Premise: 

“Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz share the story of their band and 40 years of friendship in a live documentary experience.”

Cast: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, and Adam Yauch

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94% (85 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

At Ready Steady Cut, Daniel Hart said, “Overall, Beastie Boys Story is a personal story, accounting as a long journey from start to finish, with a warm intimacy behind it, portraying how they went from kids to an established hip hop group. It combines 40 years of friendships and the live documentary concept is something that needs to happen more often.”

8. CODA (2021)

Official Premise: 

“As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning her parents.”

Cast: Emilia Jones, Eugenio Derbez, Troy Kotsur, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, and Marlee Matlin

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94% (297 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

7. Boys State (2020)

Official Premise: 

“A thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.”

Cast: René Otero, Steven Garza, Ben Feinstein, Eddy Proietti Conti, Jack White, Malec Moghadam, and Robert MacDougall

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95% (141 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

At Ready Steady Cut, Daniel Hart said, “It goes without saying that Boys State gives a bleak future to the next wave of politics.. What is witnessed is incredible and it platforms a boot camp version of a young politician’s life. There are no doubt viewers will shake their head but undoubtedly they will not be able to look away..”

6. Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (2021)

Official Premise: 

“An intimate look at the singer-songwriter’s journey, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home, while creating her debut album.”

Cast: Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell, Maggie Baird, and Patrick O’Connell

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96% (101 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Ready Steady Cut, Jonathan Wilson said, “All this gives Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry a much stronger sense of intimacy and at times invasiveness than something like Miss Americana. It’s both a gift and a curse at times, but it makes the film a must-see for fans and an eye-opening coming-of-age story for everyone else.”

5. The Velvet Underground (2021)

Official Premise: 

“The Velvet Underground explores the multiple threads that converged to bring together one of the most influential bands in rock and roll.”

Cast: Mary Woronov, Jonathan Richman, John Cale, Maureen Ann Tucker, Sterling Morrison, and Lou Reed

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98% (133 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

4. Come from Away (2021)

Official Premise: 

“7,000 passengers are stranded after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in a small town in Newfoundland, where they were housed and welcomed. Filmed live on stage at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in New York City.”

Cast: Petrina Bromley, Jenn Colella, De’Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Tony LePage, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Sharon Wheatley, and Paul Whitty

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98% (42 reviews)

3. Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues (2022)

Official Premise: 

“Follow the life and legacy of the master and so-called founding father of jazz, America’s first pop star, and cultural ambassador.”

Cast: Louis Armstrong, Sacha Jenkins, Sara Bernstein, Sacha Jenkins, Justin Wilkes, Julie Anderson, Brian Grazer, and Michele Anthony

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  98% (56 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

IMDB Rating: 8.5/102

2. Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (2023)

Official Premise: 

“Follows the life of beloved actor and advocate Michael J. Fox, exploring his personal and professional triumphs and travails, and what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.”

Cast: Michael J. Fox

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99% (147 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Jenry K. Miller of Sight & Sound said, “Still is a nuanced meditation on the price of success.”

1. Wolfwalkers (2020)

Official Premise: 

“A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.”

Cast: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean, Simon McBurney, Tommy Tiernan, Jon Kenny, John Morton, and Maria Doyle Kennedy

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99% (173 reviews)

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

And that completes our Top 20 Best and Highest Rated Movies on Apple TV+ of All Time list. What’s your favorite movie on Apple TV+? Comment below.

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