Have you picked your streaming service for the coming summer months? As one of the more recent streamers, Mayur has been helming his lineup of films. The good news is that some of these movies are free to watch through Peacock’s free tier. And as we like to say, nothing is free! The bad news is that more and more new additions are only available at Peacock’s premium tier. But it’s still a pretty good deal, all things considered. There are so many great movies out there that you’ll be set for a long time. To get started, here is a list of the best movies you can watch on Peacock right now.
Can’t find something you like on Peacock? Lucky for you, we’ve also compiled guides to the best movies on Netflix, the best movies on Hulu, and the best movies on Amazon Prime Video.
American Beauty (1999)
Director Sam Mendes American Beauty 1999 was the breakout film, and it won several Oscars, including Best Picture. Within the film, Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a deeply unhappy man who is trapped in a loveless marriage with his wife Caroline (Annette Bening), and is separated from his daughter, Jane (Thora Birch). Lester’s mid-life crisis comes into full swing when he becomes obsessed with Jane’s friend, Angels Hayes (Mena Suvari). Meanwhile, Jen grows closer to her new neighbor, Ricky Fitts (Wes Bentley), and she appreciates his ability to see beauty through the lens of her camera.
rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Allison Janney, Peter Gallagher, Mena Suvari
Director: Sam Mendes
Runtime: 122 minutes
Bruce Almighty (2003)
What would you do if you had the power of God? this is the basis Bruce Almighty. Poor Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) is having a real hard time in his life, and he takes his frustrations out on God. To Bruce’s surprise, God (Morgan Freeman) personally answers Bruce’s prayers and temporarily turns off his powers. But while Bruce is initially able to make life good for himself and his girlfriend, Grace Connelly (Jennifer Aniston), he soon loses control of his god-like abilities. No matter what Bruce does, he can’t replace free will, and he can’t make Grace be with him when their relationship deteriorates.
rotten Tomatoes: 48%
Stars: Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Baker Hall, Steve Carelli
Director: tom shadyak
Runtime: 101 minutes
Fast Five (2011)
Later this summer, The Fast and the Furious saga will reach its ninth film, F9. But you can check one of the best installments on Peacock. fast Five What really solidified the series’ shift from street racing to action-heist flicks as Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker), and his crew fight against one of their most formidable foes of all time. Going Against: Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). To complicate things even further, Dom and the crew are also pursued by Hernán Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), an international drug lord who is trying to recover the intelligence key to his criminal enterprise. Won’t do either.
rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris
Director: Justin Lino
Runtime: 130 minutes
Real Ghost Busters The film is still the best, and the supernatural comedy remains unmatched nearly four decades later. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) prove the existence of ghosts and successfully start a business to get rid of them. In fact, business is so fast that Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) is hired to score the team. But when the team meets Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), the Ghostbusters become involved in an apocalyptic plot that could lead to the end of the world.
rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis
Director: Ivan Reitman
Runtime: 105 minutes
The Hurt Locker (2009)
hurt Locker Another Best Picture winner on this list and one of the most memorable war movies of all time. Jeremy Renner stars as Sergeant First Class William James, a stray bomb disposal specialist on assignment in Iraq. William’s actions angered his colleagues, Sergeant JT Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and specialist Owen Aldridge (Bryan Geraghty). And while Williams faces constant threats from Iraqi rebels, he also has to watch his back when JT considers killing him. Tension is always high in the desert, and not everyone gets a chance to go home.
rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse
Director: Katherine Bigelow
Runtime: 131 minutes
Meet the Parents (2000)
Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller are an unlikely comic duo meet the Parents. Stiller plays Greg Fokker, a nurse eager to propose to his girlfriend, Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), while traveling home for her sister’s wedding. Unfortunately for Greg, Pam’s father is Jack Byrnes (De Niro), a former CIA operative who immediately dislikes his potential son-in-law. After Greg is subjected to lie detector tests and other humiliations, he quickly becomes his own worst enemy with several embarrassing screw-ups. Greg and Pam really do love each other, but that love is tested.
rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, James Rayborn, John Abraham
Director: jay roach
Runtime: 108 minutes
The Matrix (1999)
math question One of the premier films of 1999, and it is still one of the best action films of the last 25 years. Keanu Reeves stars as Neo, a hacker who suspects something is wrong with his world. Thanks to the efforts of Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), Neo is brought before Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne), the man who knows the truth about the Matrix. Morpheus believes that Neo is the key to taking down the Matrix and freeing the spirits trapped within. But the spiteful Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) can eliminate Neo long before he can achieve his fate.
rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Style: Action, Sci-Fi
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano
Runtime: 136 minutes
Just in time for Pride Month, Peacock has added Milk, director Gus Van Sant’s biopic about Harvey Milk (Sean Penn). The real Harvey was one of the first openly gay men to hold political office in the United States. He moved across the country seeking acceptance. And yet Harvey’s political ambitions paid the price for their romantic relationships. The film also tracks Harvey’s relationship with Dan White (Josh Brolin), a disgruntled politician whose anger and hatred sparked a national tragedy. Despite Dan’s antics, Harvey’s story is still aspirational.
rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Stars: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco
Director: gus van santo
Runtime: 128 minutes
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
Welcome to “Double-Secret Probation”. National Lampoon’s Animal House A wildly hilarious comedy that revisits the early 60s at Faber College. Newcomers who oust Lawrence “Pinto” Kroger (Tom Hulse) and Kent “Flunder” Dorfman (Stephen Furst) find acceptance among John “Bluto” Blutarsky (John Belushi) and the rest of Delta Tau Chi. Unfortunately for the Deltas, Dean Vernon Wermer (John Vernon) hates them with a passion. That’s why he enlists Omega Theta Pi in his quest to get Deltas out of school. An escalating war of pranks pushes Dean to his breaking point and threatens to break Deltas for good. Luckily, Bluto won’t let this happen without a fight.
rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Stars: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulse
Director: John Landis
Runtime: 109 minutes
Pretty Woman (1990)
Julia Roberts soon became a star beautiful woman hit theaters in 1990. She plays Vivian Ward, a prostitute who has an unlikely relationship with corporate raider Edward Lewis (Richard Gere). Edward is so impressed with Vivian’s personality and spirit that he hires her to pose as his girlfriend for a week. This proves to be a transformative experience for both of them, as Vivian moves away from his profession and Edward embraces his softer side. Still, the way they met, he held onto them and threatened to destroy their growing relationship.
rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Hector Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo
Director: Garry Marshall
Runtime: 119 minutes
It’s hard to go wrong with a Martin Scorsese crime epic. and for casino, Scorsese reunited Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, while adding Sharon Stone to the mix. In the 1970s, Sam “Ace” Rothstein (De Niro) was hired by the mob to oversee their gambling operations in Las Vegas. Sam has a turbulent relationship with his boyfriend, Ginger McKenna (Stone), while greatly increasing profits. Sam also befriends Nikki Santoro (Pesky), who was sent to protect the interests of the mob. Unfortunately, good times don’t last forever. And Sam can’t trust anyone because the walls are with him.
rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, Don Rickles, Kevin Pollack, James Woods
Director: Martin Scorsese
Runtime: 178 minutes
The Bourne Identity (2002)
You know his name. Matt Damon makes his debut as Jason Bourne The Bourne Identity, and it created a modern action franchise. In the early film, Jason wakes up without his memory after suffering…