The best movies on Peacock right now (December 2023)

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The Christmas division has arrived, but that doesn’t beggarly there’s alone anniversary book on Peacock. And who has time for Christmas abstract back there are so abounding added movies to watch? Peacock may not accept the abysmal bank of films like its rivals, but it does avowal some of the best movies you can acquisition on streaming.

This month, Peacock has added The Exorcist: Believer, Requiem for a Dream, Man on the Moon, and Jumanji to its lineup. Note that some titles are alone accessible to beck on the Peacock’s paid tiers. Regardless of which bank you subscribe to, these are the best movies on Peacock appropriate now.

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

The Exorcist: Believer (2023)

 Believer."Universal Pictures / Universal Pictures

Critics absolutely didn’t booty it accessible on The Exorcist: Believer, but it’s a arbiter case of a aftereffect that tells a accustomed adventure with links to the aboriginal blur in the franchise. Leslie Odom Jr. stars as Victor Fielding, a ancestor whose daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett), and her friend, Katherine West (Olivia O’Neill), go missing in the woods. When the girls return, both Angela and Katherine appearance signs of aroused possession.

Victor and Katherine’s parents, Miranda (Jennifer Nettles) and Tony West (Norbert Leo Butz), are at a complete accident for how to advice their children. That’s why Victor turns to Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), the mother of Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair), who was bedevilled in The Exorcist. Chris has back become a acknowledged columnist and an able in exorcisms. But alike Chris is overmatched by the accompanying possessions.

Rotten Tomatoes: 22%
Genre: Horror
Stars: Leslie Odom Jr., Lidya Jewett, Olivia O’Neill, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Ellen Burstyn
Director: David Gordon Green
Rating: R
Runtime: 111 minutes

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream.Artisan Entertainment

The demons of Requiem for a Dream aren’t abnormal in nature, but they leave adverse annihilation in their deathwatch in Darren Aronofsky’s acclimation of Hubert Selby Jr.’s novel. This is a adventure about addiction and the abundant assessment it takes on Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn), her son, Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto, way afore he played the Joker), his girlfriend, Marion Silver (Jennifer Connelly), and their friend, Tyrone C. Love (Marlon Wayans).

Addiction to amphetamines is a new acquaintance for Sara, but her son and his amphitheater of accompany accept been absorbed to heroin for years. This blur pulls no punches back the amount of their biologic addiction assuredly comes due for all four of the advance characters. Requiem for a Dream may be a cerebral drama, but it’s additionally a abhorrence adventure in its own way. There’s no beatitude to be begin here.

Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Rating: R
Runtime: 101 minutes

Man on the Moon (1995)

Jim Carrey and Jerry Lawler in Man on the Moon.Universal Pictures

Andy Kaufman anesthetized abroad about four decades ago, but he charcoal a ball legend. Man on the Moon is a biopic about Kaufman’s life, with Jim Carrey assuming the backward actor and his adapt ego, Tony Clifton. Kaufman’s casting of ball wasn’t consistently funny, and he never seemed to affliction whether the admirers accepted his achievement art. But he consistently committed to his bits.

The blur follows Kaufman’s brief acceleration to acclaim on the hit ball Taxi and his abominable angry altercation with Jerry “The King” Lawler, who portrays himself in the movie. More than annihilation else, Man on the Moon adds to Kaufman’s attitude and suggests that his bequest lives on.

Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Paul Giamatti
Director: Miloš Forman
Rating: R
Runtime: 119 minutes

Jumanji (1995)

The casting of Jumanji.Sony Pictures

There are so abounding adult-oriented films on this account that it’s time for article a little added family-friendly. Jumanji altogether fits that description, and it’s a acceptable advertise for the backward Robin Williams. Decades ago, Alan Parrish (Adam Hann-Byrd) and his friend, Sarah Whittle (Laura Bell Bundy), played the accursed axle game, Jumanji, and Alan was sucked into the game’s apple and vanished.

In the present, a abundant earlier Alan (played by Williams) emerges from the game’s boscage apple afterwards Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and her brother, Peter Shepherd (Bradley Pierce), started their own Jumanji game. As the game’s apple bleeds into our own, Alan and his new adolescent accompany apprehend that they charge to acquisition Sarah (Bonnie Hunt) and accomplishment the bold already and for all.

Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt
Director: Joe Johnston
Rating: PG
Runtime: 104 minutes

Casino (1995)

Robert De Niro and Don Rickles in Casino.Universal Pictures

Director Martin Scorsese never seems to absence back he teams with Robert De Niro (Killers of the Flower Moon). In Casino, Scorsese casting De Niro as Sam “Ace” Rothstein, the man called by the mafia to run the Tangiers Casino on their behalf. While Sam is actual competent, he makes actual poor choices in both women and in his friends. His new wife, Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), wastes little time afore betraying him. Meanwhile, Sam’s best friend, Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), proves to be too ambiguous to aegis the mafia’s bent activities at the casino.

Sam additionally actively underestimates the base bodies who were already in Vegas afore him. Suddenly, one of the mafia’s top earners no best has their favor, and Sam is larboard apprehensive who he can assurance … if anyone.

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Genre: Crime, Drama
Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, Don Rickles, Kevin Pollak
Director: Martin Scorsese
Rating: R
Runtime: 178 minutes

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.Focus Features

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is advancing up on its 20th celebration abutting year, and its aboriginal adventure by administrator Michael Gondry, biographer Charlie Kaufman, and Pierre Bismuth addled a ambit with audiences. In an alternating adaptation of the present, Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) is addled to apprentice that his conflicting girlfriend, Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), has paid a aggregation alleged Lacuna to abolish him from her memories.

Joel foolishly undergoes the aforementioned procedure, alone to apprehend center through that he doesn’t appetite to let go of the memories that they created together. As Joel struggles to accumulate the anamnesis of their adulation alive, adventurous artifice in Lacuna may accept abrupt after-effects for both Joel and Clementine.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi, Drama
Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood
Director: Michael Gondry
Rating: R
Runtime: 137 minutes

Out of Sight (1998)

Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney in Out of Sight.Universal Pictures

Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney absolutely about-face up the calefaction in Out of Sight, administrator Steven Soderbergh’s acclimation of Elmore Leonard’s atypical that plays like a Quentin Tarantino movie. This blur alike suggests a affiliation with the Tarantino-verse with Michael Keaton cameoing as Ray Nicolette from Jackie Brown.

But this adventure belongs to career bent Jack Foley (Clooney) and U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco (Lopez), who stumbles above Foley’s blemish from prison. Sisco is affected to absorb hours in the block with Foley during the getaway, and she vows to be the one to put him abroad again. But privately, Sisco is affected to argue with her able animosity of allure to Foley, which will alone complicate things.

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Genre: Crime, Drama
Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Rating: R
Runtime: 122 minutes

Five Nights At Freddy’s (2023)

Three of the critters from Five Nights at Freddy's.Universal Pictures

Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy may not accept been domiciliary names in the ’80s, but these arduous animatronic creations are activity to accomplish a killing in their big-screen admission in Five Nights At Freddy’s.

As in the hit video amateur that spawned the movie, Freddy and his awful accompany are abeyant for best of the day. It’s alone afterwards midnight that they become base annihilation machines. That’s bad account for Mike Schmidt (Josh Hutcherson), the guy who was aloof assassin as a aegis bouncer for the brief shift. Suddenly, a breeze job has become alarming not alone for Mike but additionally for his little sister, Abby (Piper Rubio), as well. The animatronics alone appetite Mike dead. For Abby, they accept article abroad in mind…

Rotten Tomatoes: 29%
Genre: Horror
Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Mary Stuart Masterson, Matthew Lillard
Director: Emma Tammi
Rating: R
Runtime: 109 minutes

Krampus (2015)

Gideon Emery as Krampus.Universal Pictures

He sees you back you’re sleeping. He knows back you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good… and it’s already too backward because Krampus is actuality to annihilate you now. And this is one Christmas figure who can’t be bribed by milk and cookies. In Krampus, adolescent Max Engel (Emjay Anthony) tries to accumulate the spirit of Christmas in his heart, with the advance of his father, Tom (Adam Scott), and his mother, Sarah Engel (Toni Collette). But back the continued ancestors comes over for the holidays, the connected angry and alike the blowing of his cousins causes Max to lose faith.

That’s aloof the aperture that Krampus (Gideon Emery) needed. This Christmas demon unleashes Hell aloft the domiciliary with analgesic toys as he drags them abroad one by one. Max’s grandmother, Omi (Krista Stadler), has encountered Krampus before. But it may appear bottomward to Max himself to accost this anniversary demon.

Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Genre: Horror
Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell
Director: Michael Dougherty
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 97 minutes

Fast X (2023)

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

In Fast X, the latest chapter of the Fast & Furious saga, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his wife, Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) appear to affliction blockage home instead of accompanying their aggregation back they apprehend that Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), and the others are bent in a baleful trap.

This is the accomplishment of Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa), a man who has a austere animosity adjoin Dom and his continued family. And Dante knows aloof how to bang at Dom for best 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 aback on Peacock? With the aboriginal three films abiding to Peacock this month, yeah, we’re cerebration he’s back. And aloof in time for the prequel miniseries, The Continental: From the World of John Wick to premiere on Peacock after this month.

The aboriginal blur is still our favorite, and it revitalized Keanu Reeves’ career as an action star. Within this story, John is a retired apache who aloof wants to ache his backward wife and be larboard alone. But the affluent and advantaged criminal, Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen), aloof couldn’t abide burglary John’s car, killing his dog, and abrogation John for dead. That was a mistake, because Iosef’s adventurous accomplishments accept unleashed John’s close killer, and there’s activity 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

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

10 To Yuma.Lionsgate

3:10 to Yuma is the additional acclimation of Elmore Leonard’s story, and administrator James Mangold was up to the assignment of afterlight this Western tale. In 1884, a agriculturist called Dan Evans (Christian Bale) has the accident of actuality beggared of his horses by Ben Wade (Russell Crowe). And although Ben spares Dan’s life, he’s larboard him atrocious for money.

When Ben is arrested, Dan accepts a cogent acquittal to accompany the aggregation who are declared to bear their captive to the alternation referenced in the appellation of this movie. However, a lot of bodies appetite Ben asleep afore he can get there, and he won’t stop aggravating 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

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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

The aboriginal How To Train Your Dragon is the best of the trilogy, but the additional cine is additionally absolutely good. And back How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the alone blur in the authorization currently on Peacock, it’s an accessible aces for this list. Five years afterwards the aboriginal movie, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) has ushered in an era of accord amid bodies and dragons on Berk.

Unfortunately for Hiccup and his tribe, the angry Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou) has dragons of his own and the agency to accroach ascendancy of Berk’s dragons as well. While aggravating to acquisition a peaceful solution, Hiccup additionally discovers that his long-lost mother, Valka Haddock (Cate Blanchett), is still breath 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

Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

Farewell My LovelyImage acclimated with permission by absorb holder

Raymond Chandler’s above clandestine detective, Philip Marlowe, isn’t absolutely in faddy anymore. But the abstract never absolutely go out of style. In the 1975 acclimation of Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely, Robert Mitchum accomplish into the role of Philip as he finds himself in the bosom of two difficult cases that may be related.

In the first, a case bandit called Moose Malloy (Jack O’Halloran) hires Phillip to acquisition his missing girlfriend, Velma (Charlotte Rampling). And in the additional case, Phillip is abandoned to anticipate the annihilation of his client, Lindsay Marriott (John O’Leary). But not alike badge browbeating can accumulate Phillip from award answers and analytic 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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