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The best movies on Peacock right now (July 2024)

Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, and John Goodman in "The Big Lebowski."
Gramercy Pictures

The one downside of the best movies on Peacock is that Comcast’s streaming showcase of NBC shows and Universal Pictures’ films just can’t seem to hang on to its own hits. Even Oppenheimer, which made its streaming premiere on Peacock in February, has migrated to Prime Video.

That doesn’t mean Peacock is without any great movies of its own. The Big Lebowski, Men In Black, and Titanic are all back on Peacock this month alongside Steve Carell’s dark drama,Foxcatcher. Keep reading for the rest of the best movies on Peacock right now. And remember that some films are only available to Peacock subscribers on the two premium tiers.

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.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski.
Gramercy Pictures

The Coen brothers have several classics in their credits, but The Big Lebowski is particularly fun for the way it throws Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) into a crime story completely against his will. The actual title character, Jeffrey “The Big” Lebowski (David Huddleston), owes money to morally questionable people who try to collect from The Dude in a case of mistaken identity.

The Dude only wants The Big Lebowski to replace the rug that was damaged by the people who had the wrong man. Instead of a simple resolution, The Dude is drawn into the apparent kidnapping of Lebowski’s wife, Bunny (Tara Reid), and told to deliver the ransom. Everyone wants the money, but The Dude may soon find himself empty-handed.

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, John Turturro
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Rating: R
Runtime: 117 minutes

Foxcatcher (2014)

Channing Tatum and Steve Carell in Foxcatcher.
Sony Pictures Classics

The Office‘s Steve Carell took on one of his darkest roles to date as John Eleuthère du Pont in Foxcatcher. This drama is based on the true story of du Pont, and his obsession with backing the U.S. Olympic wrestling team. Du Pont has a dysfunctional relationship with wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), and an unhealthy obsession with bringing Mark’s older brother, Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), on to the team as a coach despite the estrangement between the two brothers.

What neither of the Schultz brothers realize is that du Pont is a deeply disturbed man whose wealth enables his mental illness. When de Pont finally snaps, his actions will have dire consequences for everyone around him.

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave
Director: Bennett Miller
Rating: R
Runtime: 134 minutes

Men In Black (1997)

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in Men in Black.
Sony Pictures

Despite getting two sequels and a spinoff, none of the follow-ups have managed to be as funny or as good as the original Men in Black. Tommy Lee Jones stars as Agent K, a member of the secretive Men in Black organization that polices and protects aliens living on Earth. While looking for a new recruit, K is impressed by Detective James Darrell Edwards III (Bad Boys: Ride or Die‘s Will Smith) after he stumbles upon a potential alien threat to the world.

After James signs up to be Agent J, he and K are forced to contend with The Bug (Vincent D’Onofrio), a roach-like alien masquerading as a human. K and J’s search leads them to coroner Dr. Laurel Weaver (Linda Fiorentino), a woman who has had her own close encounters with aliens. But if K and J can’t crack the mystery, then The Bug’s actions may lead to the destruction of Earth.

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Genre: Sci-fi, Comedy, Action
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rip Torn
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 98 minutes

Titanic (1997)

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic.
Paramount Pictures

James Cameron‘s Titanic was the highest-grossing movie of all-time until Avatar came along, and the love story is the big reason why. The events that occurred on the Titanic’s final voyage are largely recreated in great detail, but the invention of the star-crossed lovers, Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), has been bringing viewers back for decades.

After meeting by chance on Titanic, Jack and Rose give into their mutual feelings for each other, much to the displeasure of Rose’s fiancé, Cal Hockley (Billy Zane). But all of that falls by the wayside with the Titanic strikes an iceberg and begins sinking. From there, Jack and Rose attempt to find a way off the ship together.

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Genre: Drama, Romance, Disaster
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill
Director: James Cameron
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 194 minutes

Cocaine Bear (2023)

A woman hides from a bear in Cocaine Bear.
Universal Pictures

While it’s true that there was a real “Cocaine Bear,” director Elizabeth Banks and her collaborators took some creative license with the movie of the same name. The title character of Cocaine Bear is basically Jaws with legs in the woods, and he’ll kill anyone who gets in the way of his next cocaine hit.

Sari (Keri Russell) is a single mom who gets caught up in this mess when her daughter, Dee Dee (Brooklynn Prince). To complicate things even further, a fixer named Daveed (O’Shea Jackson Jr.) has been sent by his boss to retrieve the missing cocaine from the woods. And even Daveed isn’t prepared to face an increasingly aggressive bear hopped up on cocaine.

Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Stars: Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Christian Convery, Alden Ehrenreich, Brooklynn Prince
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Rating: R
Runtime: 95 minutes

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

A moment of reflection in The Cabin in the Woods.

What if there was a reason for every single horror movie cliche that you’ve ever seen? The Cabin in the Woods offers up an explanation, as five friends find themselves embodying the character archetypes from those stories. Dana Polk (Kristen Connolly), Curt Vaughan (Furiosa‘s Chris Hemsworth), Jules Louden (Anna Hutchison), Marty Mikalski (Fran Kranz), and Holden McCrea (Jesse Williams) don’t realize something’s wrong until it’s too late to run away.

As the friends start dropping one-by-one, the survivors inadvertently discover why they’ve been subjected to such evil. And why they may have to lay down their lives for the greater good.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams
Director: Drew Goddard
Rating: R
Runtime: 95 minutes

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

A cat points a bat at another cat in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.
DreamWorks Animation

Cats supposedly have nine lives, and that’s something that Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) has used to his advantage for years. But in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, the title character is on his last life, and he’s understandably scared. He even gives up his life of adventure just to play things safe.

When Puss discovers that a wishing star may be able to restore the eight lives that he lost, he embarks on what could be his final quest. The problem is that Puss isn’t the only one who wants or needs the wishing star, and he’ll have to face his mortality one way or another.

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Genre: Adventure
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone
Director: Joel Crawford
Rating: PG
Runtime: 102 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). Although Ben spares Dan’s life, he leaves 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

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). In the second case, Phillip is helpless to prevent the murder of his client, Lindsay Marriott (John O’Leary). 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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