The Greatest Motion pictures on Peacock Proper Now (July 2021)

Peacock tends to get overlooked in the crowded field of streaming services. But it’s also the only major streamer that still offers a free tier with a very desirable lineup of flicks. However, some of the films are only available to users who opt for the premium tiers. Regardless of which option you choose, it’s one of the better streaming deals you can get. Peacock has also been upgrading its selection of available films from the classics to the modern hits. To get the most out of your subscription, we’ve put together this list of the best movies that you can stream on Peacock right now.

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.

Marlon Brando in The Godfather.

The Godfather (1972)

Here’s an offer that cinema lovers can’t refuse. Francis Ford Coppola’s entire Godfather saga is on Peacock, including Coppola’s recently reworked final chapter, The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. However, the first film, The Godfather, remains a classic that towers above almost everything else. Marlon Brando stars as Vito Corleone, an aging crime boss whose empire comes under attack by his rivals. With Vito’s health rapidly on the decline, young Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) is forced to step up and lead the family through adversity before taking over the business. To emerge triumphantly, Michael will have to embrace his darker impulses and become more like his father than he ever imagined.

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Genre: Crime
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Rating: R
Runtime: 177 minutes

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Albert Finney and Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich.

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Julia Roberts won the Academy Award for Best Actress thanks to her starring turn in Erin Brockovich. In this biopic of the famous legal clerk turned environmental activist, Erin (Roberts) is initially an unemployed single mother. But after strong-arming her lawyer, Edward L. Masry (Albert Finney), Erin finds her calling when she uncovers environmental misconduct by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Thanks to Erin’s dogged investigation and her unconventional tactics, she helps build a major case against the company. And that’s just the beginning of her work. Finishing the task will test Erin’s personal and professional connections.

Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Tracey Walter
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Rating: R
Runtime: 130 minutes

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The real star of Jaws.

Jaws (1975)

You’re gonna need a bigger boat if you want to watch this film. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Jaws gave birth to the modern blockbuster. In the mid-’70s, the town of Amity Island is menaced by a great white shark, who is also the real star of the movie. Sheriff Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) finds his attempts to safeguard the townspeople hampered by Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton). When the shark’s attacks increase in frequency and ferocity, the Sheriff takes it upon himself to kill it alongside biologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and a ruthless fisherman, Quint (Robert Shaw). However, the shark may have other ideas about who’s really on the menu.

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Genre: Thriller
Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Director: Steven Spielberg
Rating: R
Runtime: 124 minutes

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Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception.

Inception (2010)

It’s been over a decade since Inception wowed moviegoers, and people are still talking about the ending. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Dom Cobb, a thief who specializes in stealing secrets from within the dreams of his victims. Dom is also running from his past, as personified by his wife, Mal Cobb (Marion Cotillard). In order to overcome his legal issues, Dom accepts a deal from Mr. Saito (Ken Watanabe) to instead plant an idea in the mind of a corporate rival, Robert Michael Fischer (Cillian Murphy). To pull off the seemingly impossible task, Dom puts together a new dream team. But as they go deeper and deeper within the dream, there may be no escape for any of them.

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Elliot Page
Director: Christopher Nolan
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 148 minutes

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Janet Leigh screams in the shower in Psycho

Psycho (1960)

We all go a little mad sometimes, especially for the film with perhaps the most famous scream in cinema history. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is a masterfully told horror story that starts innocently enough as a morality tale. Poor Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is tempted by a large sum of money to seize the life of her dreams. Unfortunately for Marion, she soon meets Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and his insane mother. When Marion goes missing, her sister, Lila Crane (Vera Miles), and Marion’s lover, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), go looking for answers. Trust us, they won’t like what they find hidden at the Bates Motel.

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Genre: Horror
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rating: R
Runtime: 109 minutes

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Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man.

Rain Man (1988)

Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman earned rave reviews for their performances in Rain Man. Cruise plays Charlie Babbitt, a high-rolling importer who runs into some severe financial setbacks. After learning about the death of his father, Charlie discovers that he has an autistic older brother, Ray (Hoffman), whom he had no prior knowledge about. While Charlie is initially interested in reclaiming his father’s estate from Ray, he soon forms an emotional bond with his brother and realizes why their parents separated them many years earlier. Charlie also discovers that Ray is a savant whose talents could be very handy at the betting tables.

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Jerry Molen, Ralph Seymour
Director: Barry Levinson
Rating: R
Runtime: 134 minutes

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The cast of Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Peacock also has a strong selection of films for younger viewers, including DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda. Jack Black provides the voice of Po, a large panda who loves kung fu despite lacking the physical aptitude for the martial arts. But when the villainous Tai Lung (Ian McShane) threatens to destroy Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman) and the Furious Five, Po is declared the heir to the legacy of the Dragon Warrior. Unfortunately, Po is not a fast study and time is rapidly running out for him to live up to his full potential.

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Genre: Comedy, Action
Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu
Director: John Stevenson, Mark Osborne
Rating: PG
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games films weren’t just a cut above other YA franchises, they also made Jennifer Lawrence into a star. The first movie is particularly good, as Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen volunteers to fight in the deadly Hunger Games in order to spare her younger sister from the same fate. Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), a young man from Katniss’ district, is also selected. Much to Katniss’ surprise, Peeta has romantic feelings for her. Yet the brutal rules of the games insist that there can only be one victor, regardless of how they feel about each other.

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

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The cast of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

All eight of the Harry Potter movies are on Peacock, but the third film is almost universally considered the best one. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban finds Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) rocked by the news that the wizard Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escaped from Azkaban prison. Decades earlier, Sirius was close friends with Harry’s parents, before seemingly betraying them to Voldemort. Harry hates Sirius with every fiber of his being, at least until he realizes that everything he thought he knew about him was a lie. From there, the race for the truth will literally bend time.

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Rating: PG
Runtime: 142 minutes

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Liam Neeson wrapped in bandages in Darkman.

Darkman (1990)

About a decade before bringing Spider-Man to the big screen, director Sam Raimi created his own hero in Darkman, with Liam Neeson in the title role. Within the story, Dr. Peyton Westlake (Neeson) is brutalized and left for dead by mobsters after making a breakthrough in synthetic skin. While Peyton’s girlfriend, Julie Hastings (Frances McDormand), believes that he is dead, Peyton survives with horrific scars and greatly enhanced strength. Peyton also uses his synthetic skin research to create convincing disguises that allow him to destroy the mob from within. Unfortunately, Peyton’s new mission and powers come at a heavy price, and he may no longer be the good man that he once was.

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Genre: Superhero
Stars: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake
Director: Sam Raimi
Rating: R
Runtime: 142 minutes

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American Beauty

American Beauty (1999)

Director Sam Mendes’ American Beauty was the breakout film of 1999, and it took home several Oscars, including Best Picture. Within the film, Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a profoundly unhappy man who is trapped in a loveless marriage with his wife, Carolyn (Annette Bening), and alienated from their daughter, Jane (Thora Birch). Lester’s mid-life crisis hits full swing when he becomes obsessed with Jane’s friend, Angeles Hayes (Mena Suvari). Meanwhile, Jane gets close with her new neighbor, Ricky Fitts (Wes Bentley), and she comes to appreciate his ability to see beauty through the lens of his camera.

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Allison Janney, Peter Gallagher, Mena Suvari
Director: Sam Mendes
Rating: R
Runtime: 122 minutes

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Bruce Almighty

Bruce Almighty (2003)

What would you do if you had the powers of God? That’s the premise of Bruce Almighty. Poor Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) is having a real rough stretch in his life, and he takes out his frustrations on God. Much to Bruce’s surprise, God (Morgan Freeman) personally answers Bruce’s prayers in person and temporarily hands off his powers. But while Bruce is initially able to make life good for himself and his girlfriend, Grace Connelly (Jennifer Aniston), he soon loses control of his god-like abilities. No matter what Bruce does, he can’t alter free will, and he can’t make Grace stay with him when he messes up their relationship.

Rotten Tomatoes: 48%
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Baker Hall, Steve Carell
Director: Tom Shadyac
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 101 minutes

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Fast Five

Fast Five (2011)

Later this summer, The Fast and the Furious saga will reach its ninth film, F9. But you can check out one of the best installments on Peacock. Fast Five really solidified the series’ shift from street racing to action-heist flicks as Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), and their crew go up against one of their most formidable foes to date: Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). To complicate things even further, Dom and the crew are also pursued by Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), an international drug lord who will stop at nothing to regain the intel key to his criminal enterprise.

Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Genre: Action
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris
Director: Justin Lin
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 130 minutes

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The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker (2009)

The Hurt Locker is another Best Picture winner on this list and one of the most memorable war films ever made. Jeremy Renner stars as Sergeant First Class William James, a maverick bomb disposal expert on assignment in Iraq. William’s antics quickly earn him the ire of his colleagues, Sergeant J. T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty). And while Williams faces constant danger from Iraq’s insurgents, he also has to watch his back when J.T. contemplates killing him. The tensions are always high in the desert, and not everyone gets to go home intact.

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Genre: Thriller
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Rating: R
Runtime: 131 minutes

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Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents (2000)

Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller are an unlikely comedic duo in Meet the Parents. Stiller plays Greg Focker, a nurse who is eager to propose to his girlfriend, Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), during a trip home for her sister’s wedding. Unfortunately for Greg, Pam’s father is Jack Byrnes (De Niro), a former CIA operative who immediately dislikes his potential son-in-law. After Greg is subjected to a lie detector test and other indignities, he quickly becomes his own worst enemy with a number of embarrassing screw-ups. Greg and Pam really do love each other, but that love is put to the test.

Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, James Rebhorn, Jon Abrahams
Director: Jay Roach
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 108 minutes

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Milk

Milk (2008)

Just in time for Pride Month, Peacock has added Milk, director Gus Van Sant’s biopic about Harvey Milk (Sean Penn). The real Harvey was one of the first openly gay men to achieve political office in the United States. He moved across the country to find acceptance. And yet Harvey’s political ambitions cost him his romantic relationships. The film also tracks Harvey’s connection to Dan White (Josh Brolin), the disgruntled politician whose anger and hate gave way to a national tragedy. Regardless of Dan’s actions, Harvey’s story is still aspirational.

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco
Director: Gus Van Sant
Rating: R
Runtime: 128 minutes

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The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity (2002)

You know his name. Matt Damon made his debut as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity, and it created a modern action franchise. In the initial film, Jason awakens without his memory after suffering gunshot wounds. While trying to piece together his past, Jason learns that he is a highly skilled fighter. He also befriends a young woman named Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente) while they are both pursued by an assassin known as The Professor (Clive Owen). The people who gave Jason his orders want to silence him forever. That’s easier said than done. Trying to have Jason killed just pisses him off.

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Genre: Action, Thriller
Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Director: Doug Liman
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 119 minutes

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Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Dazed and Confused is a cult classic stoner comedy with a ridiculously stacked cast of future stars, such as Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey. But the crux of the movie revolves around Randall “Pink” Floyd (Jason London), a high school junior looking ahead to his senior year on the last day of school. While the incoming freshmen are hazed, Pink rejects that tradition. Instead of harassing Mitch Kramer (Wiley Wiggins), Pink invites the freshman student to accompany him and his friends for a night of partying and unexpected self-reflection. Don’t worry, it’s still a comedy first and foremost.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Sasha Jenson, Michelle Burke, Christine Harnos
Director: Richard Linklater
Rating: R
Runtime: 102 minutes

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth (1998)

It’s good to be the queen, even when your life is nothing but constant turmoil. In Elizabeth, Cate Blanchett had a star-making turn as Elizabeth I. Elizabeth came to power centuries before, back when it was practically unheard of for a woman to wield such power. That’s one of the reasons why Elizabeth’s enemies will do almost anything they can to diminish her and seize control of the throne for themselves. At least Elizabeth has a discreet romantic relationship with Lord Robert Dudley (Joseph Fiennes). But can anyone truly be trusted in Elizabeth’s court? Don’t be so sure.

Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 123 minutes

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Away From Her

Away From Her (2007)

There are some very interesting dilemmas that come up in Away From Her. When Fiona (Julie Christie) suffers from an advanced form of Alzheimer’s disease, her husband, Grant (Gordon Pinsent), reluctantly agrees to put her in a nursing home. In Grant’s brief absence from her life, Fiona not only forgets about him, but she forms an emotional bond with another patient named Aubrey (Michael Murphy). While Grant wonders if this is his wife’s revenge for his own infidelity, Aubrey’s wife, Marian (Olympia Dukakis), makes her presence felt and forces Grant to decide what matters most: His wife’s happiness or his own.

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Kristen Thomson
Director: Sarah Polley
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 110 minutes

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Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich (2016)

John Malkovich has the unique distinction of not only starring in a movie that’s named after him but also being the MacGuffin of the story. In Being John Malkovich, would-be puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) discovers a portal that connects directly to John’s mind. This allows Craig to inhabit the actor and romantically pursue his co-worker, Maxine Lund (Catherine Keener). Unfortunately for Craig, Maxine is far more attracted to Craig’s wife, Lotte (Cameron Diaz), when she uses the portal to inhabit John’s body. As for John, the world-class actor becomes desperate to discover why he’s losing control of himself … and he doesn’t like what he finds.

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Genre: Comedy
Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, John Malkovich
Director: Spike Jonze
Rating: R
Runtime: 113 minutes

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Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids is a wild comedy that spins out of the pending marriage of Lillian Donovan (Maya Rudolph). Lillian’s two best friends, Annie Walker (Kristen Wiig) and Helen Harris III (Rose Byrne), develop an intense rivalry while serving as Lillian’s maids of honor. It doesn’t help Annie that she’s at a low point in her life, while Helen is wealthy and resourceful. The rest of the female ensemble cast isn’t afraid to get raunchy, and this movie also launched Melissa McCarthy into greater stardom for her role as Megan Price, another one of Lillian’s maids of honor.

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy
Director: Paul Feig
Rating: R
Runtime: 125 minutes

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The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1990)

There aren’t many movies that can fearlessly pull off an NC-17 rating, but The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover was unique for its time. Richard Bohringer stars as Richard Boarst, aka “The Cook.” But the movie really belongs to Helen Mirren’s Georgina, the wife of a brutal mobster named Albert Spica (Michael Gambon). Both Georgina and Richard have reasons to despise Albert, but it’s bookstore owner Michael (Alan Howard) who wins Georgina’s heart. Albert may not really love his wife, but that doesn’t mean he’ll simply allow her to find happiness with another man.

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Genre: Crime, Drama
Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard
Director: Peter Greenaway
Rating: NC-17
Runtime: 124 minutes

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Farewell My Lovely

Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

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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The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

You’ve probably seen Che Guevara’s face on countless T-shirts and posters, but how much do you really know about one of the 20th century’s most famous revolutionaries? The Motorcycle Diaries is based on Che’s own account of his 1952 trip across South America with his friend, Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna). Back then, Che was simply known as Ernesto Guevara (Gael García Bernal), an idealistic medical student. However, the journey proves to be a transformative experience for Ernesto, as the injustices committed against the native people fuel his new ideology. The Motorcycle Diaries never forgets to portray Ernesto/Che as a man, not an icon. And the problems he fought against remain decades after his demise.

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mía Maestro
Director: Walter Salles
Rating: R
Runtime: 126 minutes

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The Blues Brothers on Peacock

The Blues Brothers (1980)

They’re Jake and Elwood — the Blues Brothers — and they’re on a mission from God. Starring Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi as the titular brothers in the very first film based on popular Saturday Night Live characters, The Blues Brothers is a musical comedy about a pair of siblings trying to save the orphanage that raised them from foreclosure. With guest appearances and musical numbers by Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and more, The Blues Brothers is part music education and part classic SNL-flavored comedy.

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Genre: Comedy
Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway
Director: John Landis
Rating: R
Runtime: 133 minutes

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Serenity

Serenity (2005)

You don’t necessarily have to watch Joss Whedon’s space western series Firefly before catching Serenity. But it certainly helps. The entire cast returns for this stand-alone adventure, which also features Chiwetel Ejiofor as “the Operative” who has been assigned to kill or retrieve River Tam (Summer Glau) from Serenity’s crew. Inside River’s brain is a secret that can shake the Alliance to its core, and the Operative will stop at nothing to prevent that from happening … even if it means killing every friend and ally of the crew.

Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Genre: Sci-fi
Stars: Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Director: Joss Whedon
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 119 minutes

They Live

They Live (1988)

Long before the Rock made acting look easy, wrestler Roddy Piper headlined John Carpenter’s sci-fi/horror film They Live. Piper’s John Nada was an unassuming drifter until he came across a pair of sunglasses that let him see that the world has been overrun by aliens. Through subliminal messages, the aliens encourage humanity to consume and obey while secretly working with collaborators to bring mankind to its knees. John and his friend, Frank Armitage (Keith David), may be unlikely saviors, but they’re also Earth’s only chance to wake up from this nightmare.

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Genre: Drama, Sci-fi, Horror
Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster
Director: John Carpenter
Rating: R
Runtime: 94 minutes

Drag Me To Hell

Drag Me To Hell (2009)

If there’s a moral to Drag Me To Hell, it’s this: If an elderly woman with vaguely supernatural powers begs you to extend her mortgage, say “yes!” In director Sam Raimi’s return to horror, poor Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) valued her promotion at a bank more than the well-being of her customer, Sylvia Ganush (Lorna Raver). For her heartless decision, Christine is cursed by Sylvia, which will doom her to eternal torment in Hell if she doesn’t find a way to escape its reach. Therein lies the problem, as Christine’s attempt to break the curse leads to even bigger sins. How far is she willing to go to save herself and her soul?

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Genre: Horror
Stars: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver
Director: Sam Raimi
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 99 minutes

3:10 To Yuma

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

It’s extremely difficult to improve on a classic Western, but director James Mangold brings a lot of life to the remake of 3:10 to Yuma. Russell Crowe and Christian Bale share the top billing in their respective roles as the outlaw Ben Wade, and an impoverished Civil War veteran named Dan Evans. After Evans has a disastrous encounter with Wade, he is recruited to escort Wade to a prisoner transport train at the specific time in the name of the movie. But there’s treachery afoot, and the two men reach a grudging respect while struggling to survive. It’s a modern classic.

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Genre: Western
Stars: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda
Director: James Mangold
Rating: R
Runtime: 122 minutes

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