“Hey Siri”—Movie Time!

How To Use “Hey Siri” To Plan a Movie or Find Film Information.


Just say “Hey Siri,” and ask any of the following…

What’s Playing?

Tip: Combine queries to help you narrow choices.

By Letting Siri Help

  • “Can you recommend a movie?”
  • “What movies do you recommend?”
  • “I want to go out to a movie tonight.”
  • “I want to see a great movie nearby.”
  • “What some R-Rated movies playing nearby?”
  • “What times are some PG-13 movies playing this weekend?”
  • “What’s that new movie starring Denzel Washington?”

By Day and Time

  • “What movies are playing today?”
  • “What movies are playing this evening?”
  • “What movies are playing tomorrow?”
  • “What movies are playing next Friday?”
  • “What movies open next week?”
  • “I want to see a movie in two days.”

By Location

  • “What movies are playing near me?”
  • “What movies are playing by my office?”
  • “What movies are playing by my home?”
  • “What movies are playing in downtown Washington, DC?”
  • “What PG-13 movies are playing in Baltimore?”

By Title

  • “Where is the movie Jackie playing?”
  • “What time is the movie Moonlight playing?”
  • “I want to see the movie Loving tomorrow night.”

By Genre

  • “What comedy movies are playing now?”
  • “What are some highly rated dramas now playing?”
  • “Are there any R-rated sci-fi movies in theaters?”

By Theater

  • “What movies are playing at Bethesda Row Cinema?”
  • “What’s playing at the Smithsonian IMAX theaters?”
  • “What theater’s are playing Hacksaw Ridge?”

By Audience Rating

  • “What highly rated movies are playing?”
  • “What’s a great movie playing near me?”
  • “How are the ratings for Hidden Figures?”
  • “Best comedy movies now playing?”

By Plot Synopsis

  • “What is the movie Fences about?”
  • “Tell me about the movie La La Land.”
  • “What’s the plot of Get Out?”

By Running Time

  • “How long is the movie Moonlight?”
  • “What is the running time of the movie Elle?”
  • “What is the movie length of The Great Wall?”
  • “Runtime of the movie Jackie?”

View Trailers

  • “Play the trailer for Fences.”
  • “Show me the trailer for La La Land.”
  • “Play the trailer for The Men Who Stare at Goats.”

Buying Tickets
(Requires the Fandango App with an account and stored credit card.)

  • “Two tickets to see Manchester by the Sea.”
  • “Buy three tickets to see Rogue One tonight in Arlington.”
  • “Buy four tickets to see Arrival tomorrow in Rockville.”

Movie Info

(These also work with Siri on Apple TV)

  • “Show me comedy movies.”
  • “Show me movies from Pixar.”
  • “Show me 3-D movies.”
  • “When was The Insider released?”
  • “What’s that movie with Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal?”
  • “G-rated movies starring Kevin Spacey?”


  • “Who starred in Manchester by the Sea?”
  • “Who acted in Moonlight?”
  • “Show me movies starring Amy Adams.”
  • “Movies with Brad Pitt”


  • “Movies directed by Christopher Nolan.”
  • “Show me a list of Steven Spielberg movies.”
  • “Who directed Moonlight?”
  • “3-D movies directed by Robert Zemeckis.”


  • “Best family movies?”
  • “Best comedy movies?”
  • “Best thriller movies?”


  • “Which movie won Best Picture in 2000?”
  • “Movies that won Best Actor.”
  • “Who won Best Director in 2003?”
  • “Who won Best Actress in 2016?”

Easter Eggs
(See what happens when you ask…)

  • “What is Star Wars about?” (Pick 1977)
  • “What is Inception about?”
  • “What is The Matrix about?”
  • “Open the pod bay doors.”
  • “Hey Computer.”

“Hey Siri” tips appear here every Saturday.

To find more tips, say “Hey Siri, what can you do?,” click the Hey Siri tag below, or visit Apple’s Siri page.