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The best movies on Peacock right now (September 2023)

Last month, Peacock offered subscribers the streaming premiere The Super Mario Bros. Movie, one of this year’s biggest blockbusters. This month, another hit is joining Peacock’s lineup: Fast X, the latest chapter of the Fast & Furious franchise. And while you’ll have to wait until the middle of the month to watch Fast X, there are still plenty of fresh action pics to keep you busy until then. For example, the first three John Wick movies have returned to Peacock, and 3:10 to Yuma offers a lot of thrills as well.

Below, we’ve updated our list of the best movies on Peacock right now for the month of September. Just keep in mind that some titles are only available to stream on the Peacock’s paid tiers.

To keep you up to date on your film options, we’ve updated our list of the best movies on Peacock right now.

Can’t find anything you like on Peacock? Lucky for you, we’ve also curated guides to the best movies on Netflix, the best movies on Hulu, and the best movies on Amazon Prime Video.

Fast X (2023)

Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto stands in front of the Coliseum in Fast X.
Universal Pictures

You’re going to have to wait until September 15th for Fast X to stream on Peacock, but there will be plenty of action to make up for the delay. In the latest installment of the Fast & Furious saga, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his wife, Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) come to regret staying home instead of accompanying their team when they realize that Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), and the others are caught in a deadly trap.

This is the handiwork of Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa), a man who has a serious grudge against Dom and his extended family. And Dante knows just how to strike at Dom for maximum effect.

Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Genre: Action
Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel
Director: Louis Leterrier
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 141 minutes

John Wick (2014)

Keanu Reeves in John Wick.
Summit Entertainment

Is John Wick back on Peacock? With the first three films returning to Peacock this month, yeah, we’re thinking he’s back. And just in time for the prequel miniseries, The Continental: From the World of John Wick to premiere on Peacock later this month.

The first film is still our favorite, and it revitalized Keanu Reeves’ career as an action star. Within this story, John is a retired assassin who just wants to mourn his late wife and be left alone. But the rich and entitled criminal, Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen), just couldn’t resist stealing John’s car, killing his dog, and leaving John for dead. That was a mistake, because Iosef’s rash actions have unleashed John’s inner killer, and there’s going to be hell to pay.

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Genre: Action, Thriller
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane
Director: Chad Stahelski
Rating: R
Runtime: 101 minutes

Candyman (1992)

Tony Todd in Candyman.
Tristar Pictures

Tony Todd’s Candyman is the rare horror villain who is also the victim of his own story. In 1992, graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) investigates the legend of Candyman and learns that he was Daniel Robitaille, the son of a slave who was mutilated and murdered for the crime of loving a white woman. However, Helen’s attempt to debunk the myth of Candyman only draws his vengeful spirit to her.

Once the Candyman is unleashed, he’ll kill anyone to reestablish his legend and lore. Soon, Helen finds herself charged with committing the Candyman’s murders with no way of proving her innocence.

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Genre: Horror
Stars: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons
Director: Bernard Rose
Rating: R
Runtime: 101 minutes

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Christian Bale and Russell Crowe in 3:10 To Yuma.

3:10 to Yuma is the second adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s story, and director James Mangold was up to the task of updating this Western tale. In 1884, a rancher named Dan Evans (Christian Bale) has the misfortune of being robbed of his horses by Ben Wade (Russell Crowe). And although Ben spares Dan’s life, he’s left him desperate for money.

When Ben is arrested, Dan accepts a significant payment to join the posse who are supposed to deliver their prisoner to the train referenced in the title of this movie. However, a lot of people want Ben dead before he can get there, and he won’t stop trying to get away.

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Genre: Western
Stars: Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, Ben Foster
Director: James Mangold
Rating: R
Runtime: 122 minutes

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

Mario, Peach, and Toad in "The Super Mario Bros. Movie."
Universal Pictures

After the massive success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the curse of the 1993 live-action adaptation has truly been broken. In this animated movie, Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) are struggling New York plumbers who stumble upon a warp zone that sends them to the Mushroom Kingdom.

While Luigi is held hostage by Bowser (Jack Black), Mario aligns himself with Toad (Keegan-Michael Key) and Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy). But to get past Bowser’s army of Koopas, Mario and his friends will need to find an army of their own.

Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Stars: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key
Directors: Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic
Rating: PG
Runtime: 92 minutes

Animal House (1978)

The cast of Animal House.
Universal Pictures

National Lampoon’s Animal House turned 45 last month, and it remains one of the wildest college comedies ever made. The late John Belushi headlines the cast as John “Bluto” Blutarsky, one of the leaders of the Delta House fraternity in 1962. Delta House has earned the enmity of their rivals in Omega House and the ire of Dean Vernon Wormer (John Vernon), who will do anything to see the Deltas expelled.

However, the Delta House responds to adversity with excess drinking and chaos. And Omega House and the Dean will soon learn that they’ve made a grave mistake.

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Genre: Comedy
Stars: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce
Director: John Landis
Rating: R
Runtime: 108 minutes

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Hiccup and Toothless in How To Train Your Dragon 2.
DreamWorks Animation

The original How To Train Your Dragon is the best of the trilogy, but the second movie is also quite good. And since How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the only film in the franchise currently on Peacock, it’s an easy pick for this list. Five years after the original movie, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) has ushered in an era of peace between humans and dragons on Berk.

Unfortunately for Hiccup and his tribe, the evil Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou) has dragons of his own and the means to usurp control of Berk’s dragons as well. While trying to find a peaceful solution, Hiccup also discovers that his long-lost mother, Valka Haddock (Cate Blanchett), is still alive and opposing Drago’s conquest.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill
Director: Dean DeBlois
Rating: PG
Runtime: 101 minutes

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

Scott with his head on the shoulder of his girlfriend Ramona in a scene from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Universal Pictures

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a comic book movie that plays like a video game movie. That’s by the design of both the author and artist of the original graphic novels, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and director Edgar Wright. Arrested Development’s Michael Cera stars as Scott Pilgrim, an unassuming slacker who falls hard for a girl named Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) despite the fact that he already has a girlfriend.

But Ramona has baggage of her own in the form of her seven evil exes. And if Scott wants a relationship with Ramona, then he’ll have to defeat all of the exes in a series of epic battles.

Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick
Director: Edgar Wright
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 112 minutes

Renfield (2023)

A scene from Renfield with Nicolas Cage and Nicholas Hoult in Renfield

Do you hate your boss? If so, Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) can relate to you. Because not only is Renfield’s boss a bloodsucking overbearing narcissist, he’s freakin’ Dracula (Nicolas Cage). And after about a century of serving the Lord of the Vampires, Renfield needs a break.

In the present day, Renfield joins a support group, starts living his own life, and he even finds a potential friendship with a police officer named Rebecca Quincy (Awkwafina). But Dracula can’t have that. He’ll get his manservant back in line no matter how many people he has to kill in this horror comedy.

Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Nicolas Cage
Director: Chris McKay
Rating: R
Runtime: 93 minutes

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Snowball and Max in The Secret Life of Pets.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Have you ever wondered what your pets get up to while you’re at work? The Secret Life of Pets offers its own answer by giving these companion animals personal lives when their owners are out. But the focus largely falls on Max (Louis C.K.), a Jack Russell Terrier who feels threatened when his owner, Katie (The Great American Baking Show‘s Ellie Kemper), adopts another dog named Duke (Eric Stonestreet).

The mutual enmity between Max and Duke leads both of them into being mistaken as stray animals. And while attempting to get home, Max and Duke accidentally make enemies out of a white rabbit, Snowball (Kevin Hart), and his human-hating Flushed Pets.

Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Genre: Comedy, Animated
Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart
Director: Chris Renaud
Rating: PG
Runtime: 86 minutes

Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

Farewell My Lovely
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Raymond Chandler’s hard-boiled private detective, Philip Marlowe, isn’t exactly in vogue anymore. But the classics never truly go out of style. In the 1975 adaptation of Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely, Robert Mitchum steps into the role of Philip as he finds himself in the midst of two difficult cases that may be related.

In the first, a bank robber named Moose Malloy (Jack O’Halloran) hires Phillip to find his missing girlfriend, Velma (Charlotte Rampling). And in the second case, Phillip is helpless to prevent the murder of his client, Lindsay Marriott (John O’Leary). But not even police intimidation can keep Phillip from finding answers and solving the mystery.

Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles, Anthony Zerbe
Director: Dick Richards
Rating: R
Runtime: 95 minutes

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