The best movies on Peacock right now (November 2023)

Halloween Horror is now a thing of the past on Peacock, at least until next year. Now Peacock can shift the focus away from horror flicks and back to some of the best titles from the film catalog of Universal Pictures. There are even some movies on loan from other studios, including The Hunger Games, and the first three John Wick films. This month also features the return to Peacock of Martin Scorsese’s Casino and the unforgettable Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

While Peacock has a wide selection of new titles, the streamer also has a heavy turnover from month to month. In other words, your favorite movie may be here this month, but it could just as easily be gone when December rolls around. Keep that in mind as you go over our updated list of the best movies on Peacock right now. There are two holiday weekends this month, so you have time to make your viewing plans.

You should also be aware that some titles below are only available to stream on the Peacock’s paid 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.

Casino (1995)

Robert De Niro and Don Rickles in Casino.
Universal Pictures

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

Sam also seriously underestimates the underhanded people who were already in Vegas before him. Suddenly, one of the mafia’s top earners no longer has their favor, and Sam is left wondering who he can trust … 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 coming up on its 20th anniversary next year, and its original story by director Michael Gondry, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, and Pierre Bismuth struck a chord with audiences. In an alternate version of the present, Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) is distraught to learn that his estranged girlfriend, Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), has paid a company called Lacuna to erase him from her memories.

Joel impulsively undergoes the same procedure, only to realize halfway through that he doesn’t want to let go of the memories that they created together. As Joel struggles to keep the memory of their love alive, romantic intrigue in Lacuna may have unforeseen consequences 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

The Hunger Games (2012)

Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games.

All four of The Hunger Games movies are back in Peacock, just in time for the prequel film, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, to arrive in theaters. But the first installment is the one that turned Jennifer Lawrence into a superstar, thanks to her arresting turn as Katniss Everdeen.

When Katniss’ younger sister is selected to fight in the annual Hunger Games, Katniss volunteers to take her place in the battle to the death against tributes from the other districts. District 12 is represented by both Katniss and Peeta Mellark, a boy who professes to love her despite the fact that they barely know each other. Will that potential love be enough to see them through? Or can there be only one winner in the Hunger Games?

Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Genre: Action, Drama
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks
Director: Gary Ross
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 142 minutes

Out of Sight (1998)

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

Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney really turn up the heat in Out of Sight, director Steven Soderbergh’s adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel that plays like a Quentin Tarantino movie. This film even suggests a connection with the Tarantino-verse with Michael Keaton cameoing as Ray Nicolette from Jackie Brown.

But this story belongs to career criminal Jack Foley (Clooney) and U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco (Lopez), who stumbles across Foley’s breakout from prison. Sisco is forced to spend hours in the trunk with Foley during the getaway, and she vows to be the one to put him away again. But privately, Sisco is forced to contend with her strong feelings of attraction to Foley, which will only 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 have been household names in the ’80s, but these murderous animatronic creations are going to make a killing in their big-screen debut in Five Nights At Freddy’s.

As in the hit video games that spawned the movie, Freddy and his fiendish friends are dormant for most of the day. It’s only after midnight that they become unholy murder machines. That’s bad news for Mike Schmidt (Josh Hutcherson), the guy who was just hired as a security guard for the overnight shift. Suddenly, a cakewalk job has become dangerous not only for Mike but also for his little sister, Abby (Piper Rubio), as well. The animatronics only want Mike dead. For Abby, they have something else 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 when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good… and it’s already too late because Krampus is here to kill you now. And this is one Christmas icon who can’t be bribed by milk and cookies. In Krampus, young Max Engel (Emjay Anthony) tries to keep the spirit of Christmas in his heart, with the encouragement of his father, Tom (Adam Scott), and his mother, Sarah Engel (Toni Collette). But when the extended family comes over for the holidays, the constant fighting and even the bullying of his cousins causes Max to lose faith.

That’s just the opening that Krampus (Gideon Emery) needed. This Christmas demon unleashes Hell upon the household with killer toys as he drags them away one by one. Max’s grandmother, Omi (Krista Stadler), has encountered Krampus before. But it may come down to Max himself to confront this holiday 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

The Mist (2007)

A man holds a child in The Mist.

Three years prior to launching The Walking Dead on AMC, director Frank Darabont updated Stephen King’s The Mist with a few terrifying and haunting twists. In the aftermath of an unexpectedly violent storm, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his son, Billy (Nathan Gamble), find themselves trapped in a supermarket as an unnatural mist rolls into town. With the mist comes nightmarish monsters that devour and kill anyone who steps outside.

While David finds friends and allies with Amanda Dunfrey (Laurie Holden), Ollie Weeks (Toby Jones). and Dan Miller (Jeffrey DeMunn), his makeshift group is threatened by a religious fanatic, Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden). As the situation inside grows desperate, Carmody and her new followers begin demanding human sacrifices.

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Genre: Horror
Stars: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones
Director: Frank Darabont
Rating: R
Runtime: 99 minutes

Fast X (2023)

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

In Fast X, the latest installment of the Fast & Furious saga, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his wife, Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) come to regret staying home instead of accompanying their team when they realize that Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), and the others are caught in a deadly trap.

This is the handiwork of Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa), a man who has a serious grudge against Dom and his extended family. And Dante knows just how to strike at Dom for maximum 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 back on Peacock? With the first three films returning to Peacock this month, yeah, we’re thinking he’s back. And just in time for the prequel miniseries, The Continental: From the World of John Wick to premiere on Peacock later this month.

The first film is still our favorite, and it revitalized Keanu Reeves’ career as an action star. Within this story, John is a retired assassin who just wants to mourn his late wife and be left alone. But the rich and entitled criminal, Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen), just couldn’t resist stealing John’s car, killing his dog, and leaving John for dead. That was a mistake, because Iosef’s rash actions have unleashed John’s inner killer, and there’s going 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)

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). And although Ben spares Dan’s life, he’s left 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

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

Mario, Peach, and Toad in "The Super Mario Bros. Movie."
Universal Pictures

After the massive success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the curse of the 1993 live-action adaptation has truly been broken. In this animated movie, Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) are struggling New York plumbers who stumble upon a warp zone that sends them to the Mushroom Kingdom.

While Luigi is held hostage by Bowser (Jack Black), Mario aligns himself with Toad (Keegan-Michael Key) and Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy). But to get past Bowser’s army of Koopas, Mario and his friends will need to find an army of their own.

Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Stars: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key
Directors: Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic
Rating: PG
Runtime: 92 minutes

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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

The original How To Train Your Dragon is the best of the trilogy, but the second movie is also quite good. And since How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the only film in the franchise currently on Peacock, it’s an easy pick for this list. Five years after the original movie, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) has ushered in an era of peace between humans and dragons on Berk.

Unfortunately for Hiccup and his tribe, the evil Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou) has dragons of his own and the means to usurp control of Berk’s dragons as well. While trying to find a peaceful solution, Hiccup also discovers that his long-lost mother, Valka Haddock (Cate Blanchett), is still alive 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

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Snowball and Max in The Secret Life of Pets.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Have you ever wondered what your pets get up to while you’re at work? The Secret Life of Pets offers its own answer by giving these companion animals personal lives when their owners are out. But the focus largely falls on Max (Louis C.K.), a Jack Russell Terrier who feels threatened when his owner, Katie (The Great American Baking Show‘s Ellie Kemper), adopts another dog named Duke (Eric Stonestreet).

The mutual enmity between Max and Duke leads both of them into being mistaken as stray animals. And while attempting to get home, Max and Duke accidentally make enemies out of a white rabbit, Snowball (Kevin Hart), and his human-hating Flushed Pets.

Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Genre: Comedy, Animated
Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart
Director: Chris Renaud
Rating: PG
Runtime: 86 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). And in the second case, Phillip is helpless to prevent the murder of his client, Lindsay Marriott (John O’Leary). But 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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