The 15 Best Movies on Peacock Right Now

Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer

Picking a movie to watch on a night in can be an almost impossible task. Thanks to the ongoing streaming wars, you've got more platforms than ever to choose from, but even once you've settled on a streamer the options are nearly endless. To help you make your next streaming selection at home, we've rounded up the best movies on Peacock.

While NBCUniversal's streamer launched rather quietly, its been picking up steam recently as its acquired the entire Bravo library, the Olympics and an array of other live sports. On the movie side, Peacock is first streaming home for all Universal Films (last year's highest grossing studio). There are plenty of good movies on offer at Peacock, and we're hear to help you pick the best ones.

For this list, all feature films are fair game. We've included Peacock original films, and the movies they've acquired. This list is regularly updated as movies come and go from Peacock's library.

These are the best movies on Peacock right now to stream and binge-watch. 

Best Movies on Peacock right now

<p>Universal Pictures</p>

Universal Pictures

1. Oppenheimer (2023)

One half of the iconic "Barbenheimer" double feature, Oppenheimer is Christopher Nolan's epic biopic of atomic bomb creator J. Robert Oppenheimer. Perhaps the most shocking box office success in recent Hollywood history, the black-and-white, 3-hour-long period film grossed nearly a billion dollars worldwide after opening the same weekend as Barbie. The movie features an all-star cast helmed by Cillian Murphy that includes Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Florence Pugh among MANY MANY MANY others. It was nominate for 13 Oscars including Best Picture.

<p>Warner Bros.</p>

Warner Bros.

2. Creed (2015)

Growing up a fan of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky movies, Ryan Coogler pitched, wrote and directed this spinoff focusing on the son of Rocky Balboa's nemesis-turned-friend Apollo Creed, Adonis. Michael B. Jordan gives a tremendous performance as a son looking to reclaim his father's legacy with Stallone turning in an Oscar-nominated performance as his grizzled coach. In the modern era of reboots, this is one of the handful that actually deserved to be made.

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3. Nope (2022)

After the success of his two horror films Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele pivoted slightly with the western sci-fi adventure Nope. Daniel Kaluuya's OJ and Keke Palmer's Em are siblings who must take care of their father's horse farm when he mysteriously dies. As strange occurrences continue, however, they, along with Steven Yeun's theme park owner, attempt to discover just what is waiting behind the clouds. Nope is Peele's most imaginative work to date and delivers Jurassic-Park-level scares along with cutting commentary on our culture.

<p>Warner Bros.</p>

Warner Bros.

4. Inception (2010)

One of Christopher Nolan‘s most ambitious and most successful blockbusters—arguably his most polished and complete—follows a thief (Leonardo DiCaprio) who steals within the dream world. The modern sci-fi classic was nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture, and grossed over $836 million worldwide. Nolan was shockingly not nominated for Best Director.

'Girls Trip'<p>Universal Pictures</p>
'Girls Trip'

Universal Pictures

5. Girls Trip (2017)

What happens when you combine an uncommonly perceptive script about long-term friendship with four of the most appealing, comedically adroit leading ladies on this planet? That’s Girls Trip, the crowd-pleasing sensation that became the surprise comedy smash of 2017. Latifah plays a gossip columnist struggling with a crisis of conscience in Malcolm D. Lee‘s epic ensemble piece, alongside the talents of Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and breakout star Tiffany Haddish. One of the key reasons the thing works like gangbusters is the lived-in chemistry between Latifah and Hall, who play former besties who’ve had a falling out over money and other messy, relatable stuff like that.

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Focus Features

6. The Holdovers (2023)

The Oscar-nominated director of Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska, Alexander Payne returned this year with another acclaimed dramedy. In this one, Paul Giamatti plays a crotchety teacher who is forced to supervise the students at his boarding school who can't return home for the holidays. He's joined by Dominic Sessa and Da'Vine Joy Randolph in the melancholy Christmas film that's garnered multiple awards including a Best Picture nomination.



7. Shrek (2001)

The third and fourth Shrek movies got pretty bad pretty fast, so it might be hard to remember just how fresh, surprising and invigorating the first one was. The tale of an ogre (Mike Myers) who falls for a fair princess (Cameron Diaz) had a relentless irreverence only matched by the tenderness of its heart. Love is blind. Few films since City Lights have expressed that with such clarity and sincerity.

<p>Tristar Pictures</p>

Tristar Pictures

8. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and director/co-writer Nora Ephron are in top form in this swoon-worthy, often hilarious romantic comedy about a widower and a reporter who fall in love over the airwaves. Nominated for two Oscars, Sleepless in Seattle was a big hit with critics and a major force at the box office, grossing roughly ten times its budget worldwide.

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<p>Annapurna Pictures</p>

Annapurna Pictures

9. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Based on a novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk was Barry Jenkins' follow up to his Best Picture winner Moonlight. With exquisite cinematography and towering performances by newcomers Kiki Layne and Stephan James, the film tells the story of lovers in New York torn apart by a racially motivated arrest. Regina King earned her Oscar for playing Layne's mom and recent nominee Brian Tyree Henry pops in for a few powerful scenes as well.

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Anthony Barboza/Getty Images

10. Do the Right Thing (1989)

As relevant as ever more than three decades later, as powerful as a thunderbolt and as brightly entertaining as a music video, Spike Lee's hip-hop era snapshot of simmering tensions in Brooklyn is one of the medium's defining statements on race. It's chaotic, vivid and full of truth.



11. Precious (2009)

Gritty to the point that it's sometimes just plain hard to watch—and ultimately triumphant—Lee Daniels' urban bildungsroman achieved leggy box-office success thanks to the touch of Oprah, and showcases uniformly excellent performances from a cast including Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey and Academy Award-nominated newcomer Gabourey Sidibe. Winner of two Oscars: Best Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

<p>Focus Features</p>

Focus Features

12. Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022)

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more charming film than Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. The lovely little British comedy follows a widowed housekeeper named Mrs. Harris (Lesley Manville), who decides to splurge on a Dior dress in Paris. Upon arriving at the Dior headquarters, however, she finds out she must stay in France for several days while her dress is being made. She befriends the Dior workers, helps everyone live their best lives and, after a series of low-stakes mishaps, lives happily ever after. If you want a feel-good, relaxing comedy that will leave you warm and fuzzy, Mrs. Harris is certainly it.

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<p>Universal Pictures</p>

Universal Pictures

13. Freaky (2020)

A savage teen comedy worthy of Heathers comparisons and a nimble slasher worthy of Carpenter and Craven approval, Christopher Landon‘s most assured film to date is an instant genre classic. Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton star in a comic thriller about a teen misfit who swaps bodies with a serial killer. It’s a bit devastating that most people won’t see Freaky with a packed theater; even watching from home, it’s likely you’ll shout and guffaw non-stop. Landon maximizes the premise, subverting tropes with maniacal glee, and building characters we actually care about.

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<p>Universal Pictures</p>

Universal Pictures

14. The Little Hours (2017)

What could possibly be funnier than horny nuns? In this movie loosely based on a 14th century story, three nuns attempt to seduce their new gardener, who also happens to be a convict in hiding. Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie and Kate Micucci star as the nuns, but the comedy cast also features Dave Franco, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen and Nick Offerman. It's impossible not to laugh even if your priest might have you saying some Hail Marys once you've finished streaming.



15. Donnie Darko (2001)

Written and directed by Richard Kelly and produced by Drew Barrymore‘s Flower Films, Donnie Darko stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a misfit teen haunted by visions of a demented rabbit. It’s a funny, scary and entrancing cult classic, a midnight movie staple. Kelly’s sci-fi follow-up Southland Tales failed to catch fire like its predecessor.

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