How to ask Siri to find you a movie

Want to know what movies are playing nearby? Siri can help you with that!

Siri User Guide
Siri User Guide

When life finally starts to return to normal around the world, many of us will want to return to theatres and enjoy the experience and atmosphere of seeing the latest blockbusters with other people.

The days of scanning through the newspapers or search theatre websites are long gone. Now, you can ask Siri to tell you the movies playing nearby but search for a specific title you want to see.

Ask Siri to tell you what movies are playing near you

Activate Siri on an iPhone by using one of these options:

  1. Say “Hey Siri,” followed by your request.
  2. Press and hold the Side button (iPhone X and newer) or Home button (iPhone 8 and older) on your iPhone.

(If this doesn't work, learn how to set up Siri on an iPhone).

Activate Siri using your preferred method, and say:

Hey Siri. What movies are playing near me?

Siri will provide a list of movies playing in nearby theatres.

You can also search for movies in a specific location.

Hey Siri, what movies are playing in Boston?

Ask Siri to find out where a specific movie is playing

Activate Siri using your preferred method, and say something like:

Hey Siri, where is Godzilla vs. Kong playing?

Siri will display a list of which movie theatres are playing Godzilla vs. Kong, along with the showtimes. Tap on the showtime to view a list of theatres, then tap on a theatre name to buy tickets.

Seect a movie, a theatre, then book tickets
Select a movie, a theatre, then book tickets

One consequence of COVID-19 is the release of movies directly to streaming services at the same time as in theatres. If this is the case with the film you’ve searched for, you may get an option to rent to buy it on Apple TV.

Ask Siri to find the top-rated movies playing near you

Activate Siri using your preferred method, and ask for a list of movies playing nearby or at a specific location:

Hey Siri, what are the top movies playing near me?
Hey Siri, what are the top movies playing in Dallas?

Siri will list the movies based on their Rotten Tomatoes rating.

How to watch movie trailers with Siri

Activate Siri using your preferred method, and say something like:

Hey Siri, play the Godzilla vs. Kong trailer

If the trailer is available, Siri will play it. If there are several movies with the same titles, Siri will ask you to select the one you want to watch.

Want to discover more about using Siri, Apple’s popular virtual assistant? We’ve written a helpful collection of tutorials full of techniques for using apps, dictation, using Siri Shortcuts, and a comprehensive beginner’s guide to activating and using Siri.

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