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5 great Peacock movies you should watch on Memorial Day

A man looks away in Oppenheimer.
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Memorial Day can be a great excuse to get outside as the weather starts to warm up and summer officially kicks off. Sometimes, though, the extra time off that we get can also be a good excuse to catch up on some movies. If you’re a Peacock subscriber, you likely already know that the service has a pretty surprising lineup of great movies and TV shows.

Finding the best movies to start with can be difficult, though, which is why we’ve pulled together a list of the five best movies you can check out on the streaming service this Memorial Day weekend. These movies run the gamut of different genres, so we’re hoping there will be something for everyone on this list.

No Time to Die (2021)

NO TIME TO DIE | Final US Trailer

The most recent James Bond movie, and the final film in Daniel Craig’s run as the character, No Time to Die is epic in every sense of the word. The film follows Bond as he tracks down a mysterious villain armed with a highly dangerous neurotoxin. The showdown with the villain isn’t really the point here, though.

Instead, No Time to Die is focused on giving Craig’s Bond the kind of sendoff he deserves, including run-ins with many of the characters he’s met throughout the series, and a 10-minute sequence where Ana de Armas (Ballerina) definitively proves that she deserves to be one of the biggest stars in the world.

You can watch No Time to Die on Peacock.

Get Out (2017)

Get Out - In Theaters This February - Official Trailer

One of the best horror movies of recent years, Get Out is great whether you’re watching it for the first time or the 10th. The movie tells the story of Chris, a Black man who is traveling to visit his white girlfriend’s family for the first time.

Almost immediately after arriving, Chris begins to suspect that something strange is going on in this largely white community, and we eventually learn just how right he is. Get Out was a remarkable calling card for both director Jordan Peele and star Daniel Kaluuya, and it’s still one of the best-made horror films of the past 10 years.

You can watch Get Out on Peacock.

Oppenheimer (2023)

Oppenheimer | New Trailer

The brilliance of Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-winning Oppenheimer is its complete ambivalence about its central figure. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man behind the atomic bomb, is undoubtedly brilliant, but his pursuit of history ultimately leads him to create a weapon so powerful it could destroy humanity.

It’s the fact that Oppenheimer was both reckless and responsible, tepid and forceful, that makes Cillian Murphy’s central performance so compelling. Oppenheimer is perfectly crafted and remarkably told, and it deserved every bit of Oscar love it received.

You can watch Oppenheimer on Peacock.

Step Brothers (2008)

Step Brothers (2008) Bloopers, Gag Reel & Outtakes

One of the great comedies of the 21st century, Step Brothers is just really funny. The movie is about two adult sons whose parents get together, and are suddenly forced to share space. These two arrested adults, played by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, initially hate each other, but eventually grow to have a fairly absurd friendship.

The movie’s true genius comes from the sheer number and quality of jokes that it’s able to deliver. Ferrell and Reilly have never been better, and they’re surrounded by an equally game supporting cast that only makes their work better.

You can watch Step Brothers on Peacock.

Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Yoo Gong Movie

Movies that aren’t an English can be a hard sell for some, but if you’re looking for an entry point, there are few movies better than Train to Busan. Crafted like a Spielberg blockbuster, the movie follows a cast of characters who are trapped on a train to Busan in South Korea as a zombie apocalypse breaks out, and they’re forced to band together in order to survive.

What follows are a combination of terrifying and thrilling set pieces, as well as several character evolutions that feel both simple and somehow deeply profound. Train to Busan may not be in English, but it’s one of the most accessible and best zombie movies of any kind ever made.

You can watch Train to Busan on Peacock.

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