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These are the best movies to watch on Peacock in June

Peacock is a TV service, but it also has a great catalog of movies to stream, too

Jack Black in Bernie.
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A fun bit of historic TV trivia is that the original NBC peacock logo was first implemented in 1956 to highlight the network’s new color programming. Even though the logo has gone through numerous iterations since then, the network has stuck with the colorful bird, in one form or another, for going on six decades now. It’s fitting, then, that Peacock is known most for its TV programming, highlighted by shows like The Office, Parks and Rec, and the self-mocking (and hilarious) 30 Rock. If you are on Peacock for the shows, however, don’t overlook that the platform is also home to a number of great movies spanning cinema history, including everything from great comedy to excellent sports movies.

Peacock streaming offers both free (registered) and paid accounts. As a result, some Peacock movies are available without a paid subscription, and others only for subscribers. This roundup culls titles from both groups. To be sure you can access all of these classics, you’ll have to fork over a subscription fee. Happy streaming, and keep reading to find the best movies on Peacock right now.

Bernie (2012)

Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey
Directed by
Richard Linklater
Watch on Peacock
Bernie was a bit of a zag for director Richard Linklater, as it involves way more murder than the rest of his filmography. Jack Black stars as Bernie Tiede in this true story. Everybody loves Bernie, the man who charms all the little old ladies in his Carthage, Texas, hometown, even as he endures constant abuse from his crabby benefactor Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine). A man can only take so much, though, and before too long, Bernie loosens his pent-up rage against the woman, sending shockwaves through the small town. What carries the film is its chorus of real-life town residents who give the plot an undeniable local color through a series of talking-head interviews interspersed between the action.

The Farm (2019)

The Farm
Nora Yessayan, Alec Gaylord, Ken Volok
Directed by
Hans Stjernswärd
Watch on Peacock
Ever wonder what it’s like to be the livestock on a farm? Well, the horror flick The Farm offers an answer. And it’s pretty horrific. After taking a wrong turn on the highway, a young couple decides to stop at a roadside diner for food and relaxation. Their fun trip soon becomes a fight for survival when masked kidnappers imprison them on a farm where humans are the main course. The movie is filled with shocking and disturbing scenes, but if you’re in the mood for pure, unadulterated horror, The Farm is here to deliver.

Burning (2018)

Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jun Jong-seo
Directed by
Lee Chang-dong
Watch on Peacock
A Korean drama from 2018 that earns every bit of its 150-minute runtime, Burning tells the story of a young man who becomes transfixed by the disappearance of a woman he’s recently formed a bond with. As he becomes increasingly convinced that something terrible happened to her, we get an examination of both this young man and the way the world around him seems to blur and change. Featuring a riveting supporting performance from Steven Yeun as a wealthy and mysterious possible criminal, Burning is riveting in ways that most movies only aspire to be.
Burning Trailer #1 (2018) | Movieclips Indie

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead
Judith O'Dea, Duane Jones, Marilyn Eastman
Directed by
George A. Romero
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The movie that launched an entire genre, Night of the Living Dead tells the story of five strangers who come together at a farmhouse in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Their struggle to survive may feel small and quaint by modern standards, but the human drama that plays out between them remains as compelling as any in a modern zombie flick. The movie’s chilling ending, which is a stark reminder of the racism that has been a part of America for decades and still exists today, also makes it feel like the kind of small, independent drama that might hit theaters today.
Night of the Living Dead (1968) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

The Act of Killing (2012)

The Act of Killing
Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin
Directed by
Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn
Watch on Peacock
A documentary that tells the story of the men who committed mass atrocities in Indonesia, The Act of Killing is a complex, moving portrait of what it means to commit mass murder and be celebrated for your heroism. The movie uncovers a story most people likely don’t know, but more than that, it’s an examination of how removed some men can be from their own humanity and the way we create enemies in order to justify awful acts. The Act of Killing is a must-see for any film fan, and it’s one of the great works of documentary filmmaking of the 21st century.

Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie (2023)

Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie
Mystery, Comedy, Crime
Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford
Directed by
Randall Zisk
Watch on Peacock
Perhaps one of the most delightful shows of the 21st century is back for one more lap. Mr. Monk’s Last Case is really for all the Monk superfans out there, but it’ll be a bundle of fun for anyone who just happens to stumble across it as well. When Adrian Monk comes out of retirement to help solve his step-daughter’s fiance’s murder, plenty of shenanigans ensue. Tony Shalhoub slides right back into the character that defined his career, and the rest of the original ensemble is back as well for what turns out to be a delightful and worthwhile trip down memory lane for every Monk superfan.
MR MONK: The Movie (Last Case) Official Trailer (2023)

Oppenheimer (2023)

Drama, History
Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon
Directed by
Christopher Nolan
Watch on Peacock
Another one of 2023’s best and most successful movies, Oppenheimer tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor of the atomic bomb. Because it’s directed by Christopher Nolan, though, the movie takes a nonlinear approach to Oppenheimer’s story, weaving together the creation of the bomb with the inquiry into his ties to the Communist party. Cillian Murphy grounds the entire thing with his central work as Oppenheimer, and he’s surrounded by one of the best supporting casts ever assembled, including a standout performance from Robert Downey Jr.
Oppenheimer | New Trailer

Half Nelson (2006)

Half Nelson
Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie
Directed by
Ryan Fleck
Watch on Peacock
The movie that proved that Ryan Gosling was much more than just a pretty face, Half Nelson stars Gosling as a middle school teacher with a heroin problem who develops a close relationship with one of his students. Gosling delivers a stunningly human performance here that showcases everything he’s uniquely skilled at as an actor who generates empathy. The small-scale movie is sharply written, and it avoids all the cliches that these kinds of movies can sometimes fall into.

What movies are coming to Peacock in June?

June 1

  • 2012
  • About Time
  • Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  • Anna and the Apocalypse
  • Away & Back
  • A Beautiful Place to Die: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery
  • The Best Man
  • Billy Elliot
  • The Birdcage
  • Blockers
  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Bride of Chucky
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Burlesque
  • Capote
  • Caribbean Summer
  • Christmas at Dollywood
  • Christmas at Graceland
  • Christmas at Rome
  • Christmas at Vienna
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Clue
  • Constantine
  • The Croods
  • Dante’s Peak
  • The Derby Stallion
  • Despicable Me 3
  • The Dilemma
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • Far From Heaven
  • Fences
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • Ghostbusters II
  • Girls Trip
  • Gladiator
  • Gods of Egypt
  • Hidden Gems
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • In My Dreams
  • Jennifer’s Body
  • John Wick
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • The Joneses
  • Limbo
  • Love is Strange
  • Love’s Portrait
  • Midway (1976)
  • Moriah’s Lighthouse
  • Nantucket Noel
  • The Other Guys
  • Philadelphia
  • Poisoned in Paradise: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery
  • Pride
  • Pride (2014)
  • The Producers (2005)
  • Puss in Boots
  • Red
  • Red 2
  • Riddled with Deceit: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery
  • Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone
  • A Royal Makeover
  • RV (2006)
  • Safe House (2012)
  • Saved!
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Seed of Chucky
  • Ships in the Night: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery
  • The Smurfs
  • The Smurfs 2
  • Stomp the Yard
  • A Summer to Remember
  • TED
  • The Terminal
  • Turbo
  • Van Helsing
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • The Wedding Date
  • What Happens in Vegas
  • With-In

June 2

  • The Alpinist

June 6

  • Kung Fu Panda

June 7

  • Summer Qamp
  • Of An Age

June 13

  • Aliens Abducted My Parents (And Now I Feel Kinda Left Out)
  • Family Weekend
  • What Lies Below

June 14

  • Cocaine Bear

June 15

  • The Ward

June 19

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

June 26

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

June 28

  • Champions

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