Peacock TV is the streaming service by NBCUniversal. Unlike Netflix, you can get a Peacock subscription for free and access limited content, which is really cool for being free!
If you want to access more content, you have two paid subscription plans to choose from.
But, let’s focus for now on the free content available on Peacock.
Here, I’ve chosen 15 cool movies you can watch without paying by just creating an account.
In this selection, you’ll find classics, cult movies, drama, comedy, thrillers, and horror. Let’s take a glimpse at what Peacock can offer you for free!
How to access the service outside the US
Since Peacock TV is a streaming service only available in the US, if you want to access it from any other country, you won’t be able to.
But, thankfully, there is a solution, and it’s called a VPN app like ExpressVPN.
For a detailed guide, please check the ‘How to watch Peacock TV outside the US‘ guide on our website, which tells you everything you need to know to stream these Peacock TV goodies in any country.
Now, let’s dive in.
15 movies to watch on Peacock for free
1. They Live (1988)
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi – 94 min.
Written and directed by John Carpenter and based on the short story “Eight O’Clock in the Morning” by Ray Nelson, They Live is now considered a cult movie.
With a plot ahead of its time and so relevant today, the film follows Nada, a homeless drifter who arrives in Los Angeles searching for a job.
He finds a pair of sunglasses, that when he wears them, he can see the world in its true form. Now, he knows the secret behind who and what is manipulating our world, our lives, our economy, and our freedom.
2. Casino (1995)
Crime, Drama – 178 min.
One of the masterpieces directed by Martin Scorsese, Casino is based on the non-fiction book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi. He made the adaptation to the big screen and co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese.
The story follows two best friends: a member from the Chicago Mafia, Sam “Ace” Rothstein (Robert De Niro), who is sent to Las Vegas to be in charge of the Tangiers Casino, and a mob enforcer, Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), who is sent by the Mafia to protect Sam and the casino.
3. Catch me if you can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama – 141 min.
Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a doctor, a lawyer, and a pilot. Actually, Frank is nothing but a teenage boy still in high school with excellent con skills.
Now, the FBI is behind him, and agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) resolves to catch Frank at any cost.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film is based on the biographical book of the same name written by the very Frank Abagnale Jr.
Christopher Walken completes the cast, Martin Sheen, Amy Adams, James Brolin, and Jennifer Garner, among others.
4. Children of men (2006)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi – 109 min.
Based on the novel by P.D. James, this film directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Roma) shows a dystopian future where women have become infertile, and for almost 20 years, there have been no births.
In the middle of a society wrecked in chaos, Theo (Clive Owen) agrees to help his ex-wife Julian (Julianne Moore) in transporting a young refugee woman, Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey) who happens to be miraculously pregnant.
5. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Drama – 130 min.
Based on the 1987 novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, the film tells two stories taking place at different times.
In the present, housewife Evelyn Couch, who is unhappy with her life and marriage, befriends an old lady, Ninny (Jessica Tandy), in a nursing home.
Ninny tells Evelyn stories from her past and her family, focusing on the lives of Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker) and Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson), who ran a café at Whistle Stop, Alabama.
6. The Constant Gardener (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Romance – 129 min.
Based on John le Carré’s novel of the same name, the film tells the story of Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a widower British journalist living in Kenya whose wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz) was murdered.
Justin is committed to solving his wife’s death, even if that means seeing himself involved in a big global conspiracy.
7. The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi – 125 min.
Based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin (Rosemary’s baby) and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner (The Planet of the Apes), The Boys from Brazil is a disturbing thriller starring Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier.
Dr Josef Mengele (Peck), the Auschwitz doctor who did cruel experiments during the Third Reich, is refuged in Paraguay in the late 70s, and he’s part of a secret nazi organization.
Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman (Olivier) discovers the sinister plans by this organization and now must find a way to stop them.
8. Beethoven (1992)
Comedy, Drama, Family – 87 min.
A family comedy about a big Saint Bernard dog named Beethoven and his daily life with the Newton family that attempts to control his antics and bad behaviour.
The cast is composed of Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Nicholle Tom, Oliver Platt, and David Duchovny.
9. Hanna (2011)
Action, Adventure, Drama – 111 min.
Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Anna Karenina, Darkest Hour), this film served as the source material for the Amazon Prime Video original series of the same name.
Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a 15-year-old girl raised by her father, Erik (Eric Bana), in rural northern Finland.
Erik, who is an ex-CIA operative from Germany, trained all her life to be the perfect assassin. Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett) is a senior CIA officer searching for Erik to kill him. Now, Hanna is ready to face her enemies and protect her father.
10. Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy – 116 min.
Now a cult movie, Highlander is the first instalment of a saga that spawned sequels, TV series, animated series, video games, and novels.
Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) is a Scottish swordsman born in the 16 century. After receiving a mortal wound and being rescued by swordsman Ramírez (Sean Connery), finds out he’s an immortal.
In fact, he is not the only one, and it has been a war between immortals for ages. In 1985, the Gathering, a secret battle, will take place in New York, where only one immortal will prevail to obtain the prize.
11. Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Adventure, Comedy – 107 min.
Mortdecai is an adaptation of the comic novel series of the same name written by English author Kyril Bonfiglioli.
Directed by David Koepp, who is mainly known for his career as the screenwriter of blockbusters like Jurassic World, Carlito’s Way, and Spider-Man, the film follows Lord Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp), an art dealer whose main talent is getting in trouble.
When the stealing of a painting by Francisco Goya unleashes a series of murders, inspector Alistair Martland (Ewan McGregor) is put in charge of the case. Since he’s an acquaintance with Johanna (Gwyneth Paltrow), Mortdecai’s wife, Alistair asks him for assistance to solve the case.
12. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Drama, Horror – 107 min.
Written and directed by German filmmaker Werner Herzog, the film works as a remake of F. W. Murnau’s 1922 German film Nosferatu, which was an illegal adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.
This new version of Nosferatu respects in great part the original source, changing the original setting of England to Germany.
Count Dracula (Klaus Kinski) is moving from Transylvania to Wismar by ship, killing the whole crew in the meantime and making it appear as if they have died from the plague.
Only a woman with a pure heart can stop this monster for real. The cast is completed with Bruno Ganz in the role of Jonathan Harker and Isabelle Adjani in the role of Lucy Harker.
13. The Blues Brothers (1980)
Action, Adventure, Comedy – 133 min.
The Blue Brothers were originally born as a sketch part of the variety series Saturday Night Live.
In this movie, John Belushi plays ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues and Dan Aykroyd plays his brother Elwood. After Jake is released from prison, he joins his old band along with his brother Elwood to save the Catholic orphanage where they grow up.
The film features musical numbers by rhythm and blues (R&B), soul, and blues singers James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, and John Lee Hooker, and a supporting cast composed by Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson, Charles Napier and John Candy.
14. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance – 106 min.
Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) are a lesbian married couple raising their two teenage children in the Los Angeles area. Each of them gave birth to one child from the same sperm donor.
Laser (Josh Hutcherson) wants to know his biological father, but he’s still underage, so he implores his 18-year-old sister Joni (Mia Wasikowska) to contact the sperm bank.
They find Paul (Mark Ruffalo) is the donor. From there on, Paul will enter the life of this modern family, altering somehow its dynamic.
15. What Maisie Knew (2012)
Drama – 99 min.
Based on the vanguardist novel of the same name written by Henry James in 1897, this movie is a contemporary adaptation set in present-day New York City.
Maisie (Onata Aprile) is a 6 year old girl living with her parents Susanna (Julianne Moore) and Beale (Steve Coogan), in an apartment in New York.
The couple is always fighting and ignoring Maisie, who spends most of the time with her nanny Margo (Joanna Vanderham). After her parents’ divorce, Maisie is caught in the middle of a custody battle and also dealing with her parents’ new partners.
Peacock TV has a lot to offer for free. This list of 15 movies is proof of this. If you’re in the mood for watching a movie, you don’t need to pay a premium subscription to access some great films.
However, since the service is only available in the US, you’ll need a VPN like ExpressVPN to access it from any other country.
Investing in a VPN is way better than paying several premium subscriptions. With a VPN, you can unblock a lot of free content and streaming services around the world, and what’s best, your activity online is protected!
Once you’ve binged the free content, you may even want to sign up for Peacock’s full subscription service.