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The Best Movies on Peacock Right Now (April 2021)

Peacock is one of the more recent additions to the streaming landscape, and its initial movie lineup was a little thin. That’s changed in the last few months as Peacock has added more titles from the storied library of Universal Pictures plus a few films from other studios. The real attraction is that many of these films can also be seen on Peacock’s free tier, though a few flicks remain exclusive to Peacock’s premium account. Regardless, Peacock is a pretty fantastic deal at any tier, and it’s still relatively inexpensive compared to its competitors. To complement your viewing experience, we’ve put together a list of the best movies 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.

Fences (2016)

Denzel Washington has only directed a handful of feature films, but Fences is one of his strongest efforts to date, both as a star and behind the camera. In this adaptation of August Wilson’s play, Washington plays Troy Maxson, a gifted baseball player who never managed to break through to the major leagues because of the pre-Jackie Robinson color barrier. In the ’50s, Troy and his wife, Rose (Viola Davis), try to make it through life with their son, Cory (Jovan Adepo). However, Troy’s bitterness and selfish actions interfere with Cory’s potential to become a collegiate athlete. Combined with Troy’s extramarital affair, the Maxson family may not be able to stay together.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby
Director: Denzel Washington
Rating: R
Runtime: 139 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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Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

It may surprise you that Frank Abagnale, the con artist at the heart of Catch Me If You Can, is a real man whose colorful exploits inspired Steven Spielberg to bring his story to the big screen. While it may not be entirely true, the story certainly makes for an entertaining movie. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Frank, a young man who forges bank checks before embracing his innate talent to pass himself off as a professional pilot, lawyer, and even an attending doctor. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) spends years chasing Frank while also developing an appreciation for his skills, which leads to an unexpected friendship between them.

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Genre: Crime
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye
Director: Steven Spielberg
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 139 minutes

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The Constant Gardner

The Constant Gardner (2005)

Ralph Fiennes’ Justin Quayle is the titular character in The Constant Gardener, but his love for horticulture pales in comparison to his feelings for his wife, Tessa Abbott-Quayle (Rachel Weisz). When Tessa’s work as a humanitarian activist leads to her murder in Kenya, Justin pulls out all the stops to discover why his wife was killed. While reminiscing about his life and love with Tessa, Justin uncovers a deadly conspiracy and a pharmaceutical company that is more than willing to kill to protect its secrets.

Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 129 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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Jerry Maguire (1996)

“Show me the money!” was one of the quintessential catchphrases of the ’90s. But Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire was about more than that easily quotable line. Jerry (Tom Cruise) wanted to bring a personal touch back to being a sports agent. Instead, he was rejected by all his previous clients except one: Rodney “Rod” Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.). Unfortunately for Jerry, Rod is in the final year of his contract, and he’s a very demanding client. Meanwhile, Jerry finds new love with Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger), an idealistic young mother who believes in Jerry’s dream. Yet even their bond is tested when Jerry places his career over their relationship.

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O’Connell
Director: Cameron Crowe
Rating: R
Runtime: 139 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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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

How far would you go to escape the incurable pain of a difficult breakup? In the mind-bending flick Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet come up with a very unconventional answer. Offered the promise of a cutting-edge relief for heartache — a memory-wiping process that can make them forget the entire relationship — both the fierce Clementine (Winslet) and the meek Joel (Carrey) undergo the bizarre procedure, and we see the highs and lows of their entire time together through Joel’s eyes as it’s all cleansed from his mind. With a remarkable cast and Carrey making one of his most impressive and affecting straight-man performances, Eternal Sunshine is one of the great cinematic experiences you owe yourself.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Director: Michel Gondry
Rating: R
Runtime: 108 minutes

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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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Lost in Translation (2003)

You won’t find a worthy clone of Lost in Translation anywhere. That’s part of the reason this unique, funny, and emotionally genuine film earned Bill Murray his only Oscar nomination thus far for Best Actor. The actor most known for making us laugh stars as Bob Harris, a movie star on the downward slope of his career who’s in Tokyo to shoot an ad campaign for Japanese whisky. Scarlett Johansson is Charlotte, a young college grad accompanying her husband John (Giovanni Ribisi), a celebrity photographer too busy to spend much time with her. With nothing in common but their nationalities at first, Bob and Charlotte find each other, and a sweet, understated romance blossoms as the pair explore a world as alien to them as the surface of Mars.

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi
Director: Sofia Coppola
Rating: R
Runtime: 102 minutes

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Role Models (2008)

At first, Danny and Wheeler seem to be the exact opposite of who you would want as a guiding influence for any kid. The pair are arrested after committing a crime that nearly kills a man while promoting an energy drink at a high school. Their punishment is 150 hours of community service to be performed within the short window of 30 days. Signed up to a big brother program, Danny (Paul Rudd) is assigned to spend time with the uber-nerd teenager Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) while Wheeler (Sean William Scott) watches over the ingeniously vulgar young Ronnie (Bobb’e J. Thompson). Hilarious and heartwarming, Role Models ends with an epic “battle” as everyone involved joins Augie in a massive LARP (Live Action Role Playing) campaign. The film includes a list of great comedic talent, including Jane Lynch as the untrusting director of the big brother program, Ken Jeong as one of the leaders of the LARP clash, and Elizabeth Banks as Danny’s girlfriend, Beth.

Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks
Director: David Wain
Rating: R
Runtime: 99 minutes

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Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah (2015)

It’s the post-apocalypse in Z for Zachariah, and Margot Robbie’s Ann Burden might be the last woman alive. Ann’s quiet life on her family’s farm is disrupted by the arrival of John Loomis (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a scientist who wanders into the valley where she lives. Over time, John and Ann slowly become drawn to each other. However, their burgeoning relationship is challenged by the arrival of Caleb (Chris Pine), who instantly becomes attracted to Ann. As tensions between John and Caleb rise to the surface, Ann’s life may never be the same again.

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine
Director: Craig Zobel
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 95 minutes

Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass (2010)

Before the Marvel movies became all-consuming blockbusters, Matthew Vaughn’s unapologetically violent adaptation of Kick-Ass was a truly R-rated superhero film. Aaron Johnson stars as Dave Lizewski, a hapless teenager who tries to reinvent himself as a vigilante called Kick-Ass. However, Chloë Grace Moretz absolutely steals the movie as Mindy Macready, the foul-mouthed heroine Hit-Girl, who is far more capable than David. Nicolas Cage also co-stars as Mindy’s father, Damon Macready, who has a very Adam West-like hero persona called Big Daddy. Much to David’s dismay, Hit-Girl and Big Daddy’s war against crime draws him into very real danger beyond his comic book hero aspirations.

Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Genre: Action, Superhero
Stars: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Rating: R
Runtime: 117 minutes

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Love Actually (2003)

While Love Actually is usually considered a Christmas movie, it’s equally suitable for Valentine’s Day. The film ambitiously features multiple storylines that are loosely connected. Perhaps the most crowd-pleasing tale belongs to David (Hugh Grant), the new Prime Minister of England. He falls head over heels for Natalie (Martine McCutcheon). Meanwhile, Mark (Andrew Lincoln) is hopelessly in love with Juliet (Keira Knightley) despite the fact that she just married his best friend, Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Not all of the stories have happy endings, but it’s largely an uplifting film that embraces the virtue of finding someone to love.

Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Stars: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley
Director: Richard Curtis
Rating: R
Runtime: 136 minutes

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Apollo 13

Apollo 13 (1995)

Director Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 is based on the real story of NASA’s ill-fated space mission that narrowly avoided becoming a national tragedy. Tom Hanks stars as Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell, with Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton as pilots Jack Swigert and Fred Haise, respectively. When an accident renders the shuttle nearly useless, Jim desperately tries to keep his crew alive while Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) and the rest of Mission Control search for a way to safely bring them back down to Earth.

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris
Director: Ron Howard
Rating: PG
Runtime: 140 minutes

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

Traffic

Traffic (2000)

Who wins in the war on drugs? Very few, according to director Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic. Through three loosely connected stories, Soderbergh explores the lives of users and dealers, as well as the people dedicated to putting them away. In Mexico, police officer Javier Rodriguez (Benicio del Toro) discovers that he has been used by one crime family to target another. In the United States, Judge Robert Wakefield (Michael Douglas) prepares to become the new drug czar while dealing with his daughter’s increasingly destructive addiction. Meanwhile, Helena Ayala (Catherine Zeta-Jones) learns that her imprisoned husband is a drug lord … and she will have to embrace the dark side of his business to secure her family’s future.

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Douglas, Luis Guzmán
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Rating: R
Runtime: 147 minutes

Cape Fear

Cape Fear (1991)

For the remake of Cape Fear, director Martin Scorsese cast Robert De Niro as Max Cady, a fearsome criminal with a deadly grudge against his former lawyer, Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte). Years before, Sam suppressed evidence that could have kept Max out of prison for a brutal rape that he committed. In his desire for revenge, Max makes Sam’s life a living hell by targeting his wife, Leigh Bowden (Jessica Lange), and their teenage daughter, Danielle (Juliette Lewis). Max’s unexpectedly-high intelligence and his ruthless streak also keep Sam on edge, because nothing can stop this psychopath’s quest for revenge.

Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis
Director: Martin Scorsese
Rating: R
Runtime: 178 minutes

Monty Python and the Meaning of Life

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life isn’t really a story like Monty Python’s Life of Brian or Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Instead, it’s a loosely connected series of comedy shorts that harkens back to the Pythons’ classic TV series. The unifying theme of the sketches revolves around whether life has any meaning at all, as accompanied by bizarre characters and hilarious musical numbers. This was the final movie with the entire Monty Python crew, and they went out with a bang.

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Director: Terry Jones
Rating: R
Runtime: 90 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

In Bruges

In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges is an unusual story about two hitmen: Ray (Colin Farrell) and his mentor, Ken Daley (Brendan Gleeson). After a hit gone wrong, Ray and Ken are forced to hide out in Bruges, a town in Belgium. While Ray struggles with the guilt from his actions, he also develops a relationship with Chloë Villette (Clémence Poésy). However, Ray’s chance to start a new life is threatened by the arrival of his vengeful boss, Harry Waters (Ralph Fiennes), who wants to see both of his employees pay for what they’ve done. This may sound like a crime thriller, but it really is darkly comedic and oddly uplifting at times.

Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy
Director: Martin McDonagh
Rating: R
Runtime: 107 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

Lucy

Lucy (2014)

Scarlett Johansson plays the title character in Lucy, as she becomes an unwitting drug mule for a dangerous criminal, Mr. Jang (Choi Min-sik). Lucy’s salvation comes when she is exposed to a drug that unlocks previously dormant powers within her body that allow her to become mentally and physically superior to everyone on the planet. However, Lucy’s new powers come with a high price, and her life is rapidly drawing to a close. That’s why she turns to Professor Samuel Norman (Morgan Freeman) for help as Mr. Jang’s forces close in on her.

Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik
Director: Luc Besson
Rating: R
Runtime: 90 minutes

Children of Men

Children of Men (2006)

Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men is a masterpiece that has only become more timely in the 14 years since its debut. The movie takes place in a future where a pandemic has rendered almost everyone on Earth incapable of having children. With humanity facing extinction, a cynical man named Theo Faron (Clive Owen) finds himself tasked with protecting Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey), the last woman pregnant on Earth. Theo and Kee’s journey is unrelentingly difficult. But the power of the story and the skill of the filmmakers and actors make this film an unforgettable experience.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Genre: Sci-fi, Drama
Stars: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Rating: R
Runtime: 109 minutes

Robert De Niro in The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Winner of five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter also features two legendary actors in their primes: Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep. The Deer Hunter is one of the most far-reaching, deepest movies about the Vietnam War, moving from the steel mills of Pittsburgh to the mountains of Pennsylvania to Vietnamese jungles, all while exploring the experiences of Russian Americans. It’s an outstanding addition to the gritty New Hollywood era of filmmaking popularized by directors like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Brian De Palma, using film as a lens to psychoanalyze society and history. Despite The Deer Hunter‘s success, however, Michael Cimino never reached quite the same heights as those directors.

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Genre: Drama
Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep
Director: Michael Cimino
Rating: R
Runtime: 183 minutes

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Eastern Promises (2007)

Eastern Promises is a gangster movie for a new generation. Russian-born Nickolai Luzhin (Viggo Mortensen) is a driver for one of London’s most notorious organized crime families, part of the Vory V Zakone Eastern European criminal brotherhood. When he crosses paths with Anna Khitrova (Naomi Watts), a midwife at a North London hospital, they stumble across a prostitution ring that will test Nickolai’s loyalties. As he is pulled between Anna and what is right and the family that has always supported him, Nickolai’s life hangs in the balance.

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Suspense
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel
Director: David Cronenberg
Rating: R
Runtime: 101 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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