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10 Best Movies on Peacock (IMDb Rated)

If you are looking for some great movies on Peacock, you have come to the right place! The streaming service from NBCUniversal kicked off in the summer of 2020, offering a variety of films and TV content from NBC and Universal’s library. Since multiple streaming services are available, it’s natural to simply want to know what’s worth watching. Here, we have curated a list of standout movies on Peacock

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

IMDb Rating – 8.3

Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet star in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a unique romantic sci-fi directed by Michel Gondry and written by Charlie Kaufman. Carrey plays a guy trying to forget his past with Winslet. The film’s mix of romance, sci-fi, and humor keeps you hooked. It was a hit, earning over $70 million on a smaller budget. Winslet got a Best Actress nomination, and the movie won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Cast

  • Jim Carrey as Joel Barish
  • Kate Winslet as Clementine Kruczynski
  • Gerry Robert Byrne as Train Conductor
  • Elijah Wood as Patrick
  • Thomas Jay Ryan as Frank
  • Mark Ruffalo as Stan
  • Jane Adams as Carrie
  • David Cross as Rob
  • Kirsten Dunst as Mary
  • Tom Wilkinson as Dr. Mierzwiak
  • Ryan Whitney as Young Joel
  • Debbon Ayer as Joel’s Mother

Director – Michel Gondry

Release Date – 2004

Runtime – 1h 48m 

Casino

IMDb Rating – 8.2

In Casino, Martin Scorsese brought together Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci even before The Irishman (2019). The story kicks off in flashy 1960s Las Vegas, wrapping up amid the less glamorous 1980s. It follows Sam “Ace” Rothstein (De Niro), the Tangiers boss; his fiery mob enforcer buddy Nicky Santoro (Pesci); and Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), the woman causing trouble between them. The movie, lasting nearly three hours, is great for a lazy Saturday. 

Cast

  • Robert De Niro as Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein
  • Sharon Stone as Ginger McKenna
  • Joe Pesci as Nicky Santoro
  • James Woods as Lester Diamond
  • Don Rickles as Billy Sherbert
  • Alan King as Andy Stone
  • Kevin Pollak as Phillip Green
  • L.Q. Jones as Pat Webb
  • Dick Smothers as Senator
  • Frank Vincent as Frank Marino
  • John Bloom as Don Ward
  • Pasquale Cajano as Remo Gaggi
  • Melissa Prophet as Jennifer Santoro
  • Bill Allison as John Nance
  • Vinny Vella as Artie Piscano

Director – Martin Scorsese

Release Date – 1995

Runtime – 2h 58m

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

IMDb Rating 7.6

One of the most beloved and successful film franchises is now available for streaming on Peacock. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time experiencing the magic of Harry Potter on screen, these movies offer a whimsical and emotionally rich adventure, standing out as impressive cinematic works. Guided by the source material, this franchise matures along with its characters, delving into more complex themes over time. It’s highly recommended viewing for any audience – adult or young.

Cast

  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Emma Watson
  • Rupert Grint
  • Alan Rickman
  • Ralph Fiennes

Director – Chris Columbus

Release Date – 2001

Runtime – 2h 32m 

American Psycho 

IMDb Rating – 7.6

Meet Patrick Bateman — a guy who not only nails his morning skincare routine but also, well, has another side to him. Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial 1991 novel, American Psycho follows Bateman as he lives a double life, working as a slick NYC investment banker by day and doing some not-so-nice things by night. This clever horror movie takes a jab at the ’80s culture of greed and self-obsession, where Christian Bale does a great job showing us the sharp and scary sides of Bateman.

Cast

  • Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman
  • Justin Theroux as Timothy Bryce
  • Josh Lucas as Craig McDermott
  • Bill Sage as David Van Patten
  • Chloë Sevigny as Jean
  • Reese Witherspoon as Evelyn Williams
  • Samantha Mathis as Courtney Rawlinson
  • Matt Ross as Luis Carruthers
  • Jared Leto as Paul Allen
  • Willem Dafoe as Donald Kimball
  • Cara Seymour as Christie
  • Guinevere Turner as Elizabeth
  • Stephen Bogaert as Harold Carnes
  • Monika Meier as Daisy

Director – Mary Harron

Release Date – 2000

Runtime – 1h 42m

John Wick

IMDb Rating – 7.4

In the first John Wick film, the retired hitman seeks vengeance against Losef Tarasov, son of a Russian crime boss. It all begins with an attack on Wick, spiraling into a relentless quest for justice after his emotional support puppy is killed. This action-packed movie, part of a billion-dollar franchise, features sleek suits and powerful weapons, delivering non-stop satisfaction.

Cast

  • Keanu Reeves as John Wick
  • Michael Nyqvist as Viggo Tarasov
  • Alfie Allen as Iosef Tarasov
  • Willem Dafoe as Marcus
  • Dean Winters as Avi
  • Adrianne Palicki as Ms. Perkins
  • Omer Barnea as Gregori
  • Toby Leonard Moore as Victor
  • Daniel Bernhardt as Kirill
  • Bridget Moynahan as Helen
  • John Leguizamo as Aurelio
  • Ian McShane as Winston
  • Bridget Regan as Addy

Director – Chad Stahelski

Release Date – 2014

Runtime – 1h 41m

Meet the Patels 

IMDb Rating – 7.1

Ravi Patel, an Indian American actor in his thirties, recently ended things with his white girlfriend, Audrey. Now single, he feels the pressure from his immigrant parents to find a wife. Navigating cultural expectations and post-breakup emotions, Ravi, joined by his sister Geeta, embarks on a journey to understand his heart’s desires. Meet the Patels, a light-hearted documentary that combines humor and insight in exploring love, family, and cultural chaos.

Cast

  • Ravi Patel as Self (credited as Ravi V. Patel)
  • Geeta Vasant Patel as Self (credited as Geeta V. Patel)
  • Champa V. Patel as Self
  • Vasant K. Patel as Self
  • Audrey Wauchope as Self (credited as Audrey Alison Wauchope)
  • Chandar Abboy as Self
  • Chirag Patel as Self
  • Renita Abboy as Self
  • Rali Amin as Self
  • Sunkrish Bala as Self

Director – Geeta Vasant Patel, Ravi Patel

Release Date – 2014

Runtime – 1h 28m

Half Nelson 

IMDb Rating – 7.1

In Half Nelson, Ryan Gosling stands out as Dan Dunne, a history teacher with a hidden life. When student Drey discovers his struggles, a unique bond forms as they navigate life together.

Cast

  • Ryan Gosling as Dan Dunne
  • Jeff Lima as Roodly
  • Shareeka Epps as Drey
  • Nathan Corbett as Terrance
  • Tyra Kwao-Vovo as Stacy
  • Rosemary Ledee as Gina
  • Tristan Mack Wilds as Jamal (credited as Tristan Wilds)
  • Bryce Silver as Bernard
  • Kaela C. Pabon as Lena
  • Erica Rivera as Erika (credited as Erika Rivera)
  • Stephanie Bast as Vanessa
  • Eleanor Hutchins as Simone
  • Sebastian Sozzi as Javier
  • Tina Holmes as Rachel
  • Karen Chilton as Karen

Director – Ryan Fleck 

Release Date – 2006

Runtime – 1h 46m

Asteroid City

IMDb Rating – 6.6

In Asteroid City, Wes Anderson gives us a storybook world with his unique style. Picture a colorful landscape, like a VSCO filter, that screams ‘Wes.’ It’s a quirky Western set in a 1950s southwestern town (or a cool retro-future version). People gather for the Junior Stargazer convention, but things get wild when an alien shows up. The story, told by a great cast, is full of layers and surprises.

Cast

  • Bryan Cranston as Host
  • Edward Norton as Conrad Earp
  • Jason Schwartzman as Augie Steenbeck
  • Jake Ryan as Woodrow
  • Scarlett Johansson as Midge Campbell
  • Grace Edwards as Dinah
  • Maya Hawke as June
  • Rupert Friend as Montana
  • Jeffrey Wright as General Gibson
  • Hope Davis as Sandy Borden

Director – Wes Anderson

Release Date – 2023

Runtime – 1h 45m 

Afternoon Delight

IMDb Rating – 5.7

Kathryn Hahn is great at playing characters with interesting lives. Before being Clare in Tiny Beautiful Things, she was Rachel, a stay-at-home mom dealing with a boring routine and a dull period in her marriage with Jeff (Josh Radnor). To spice things up, Rachel takes Jeff to a strip club, where they meet Juno Temple’s character, McKenna, a full-time sex worker who later becomes their live-in nanny. Despite the unusual situation, Rachel and McKenna form an unexpected bond. Afternoon Delight, liked by Quentin Tarantino, is a funny and awkward movie. Even though it has a lesser rating than other movies on the list, it has been liked by many.

Cast

  • Kathryn Hahn as Rachel
  • Link Ruiz as Car Wash Attendant 1
  • Cesar Garcia as Car Wash Attendant 2
  • Jane Lynch as Dr. Lenore
  • Michaela Watkins as Jennie
  • Jessica St. Clair as Stephanie
  • Sawyer Ever as Logan
  • Josh Radnor as Jeff
  • Makenna Cotton as Ella
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Bo

Director – Joey Soloway

Release Date – 2013

Runtime – 1h 38m

The Nutty Professor 

IMDb Rating – 5.7

In The Nutty Professor, Eddie Murphy brings a hilarious family dinner scene to life, embodying every character. Scientist Sherman Klump invents a weight-loss serum after a disastrous date, transforming into the arrogant Buddy Love. Despite some mixed humor, the film surprises with impressive prosthetics and a heartwarming touch beyond typical comedy fare.

Cast

  • Eddie Murphy as Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Lance Perkins / Papa Klump / Mama Klump / Grandma Klump / Ernie Klump
  • Jada Pinkett Smith as Carla Purty (credited as Jada Pinkett)
  • James Coburn as Harlan Hartley
  • Larry Miller as Dean Richmond
  • Dave Chappelle as Reggie Warrington
  • John Ales as Jason
  • Patricia Wilson as Dean’s Secretary
  • Jamal Mixon as Ernie Klump Jr.
  • Nichole McAuley as Fit Woman
  • Hamilton von Watts as Health Instructor (credited as Hamilton Von Watts)
  • Tony Carlin as Host
  • Quinn Duffy as Bartender
  • Montell Jordan as Montell Jordan
  • Doug Williams as Band Leader

Director – Tom Shadyac

Release Date – 1996

Runtime – 1h 35m

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