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24 Shows and Movies to Watch on Peacock If You Want to Be Wildly Entertained
Whether you're craving a movie marathon or want to catch up on current series, here's where to start.
Peacock, NBC's streaming service, boasts an impressively extensive library. Whether you're looking to watch new series as they air, rewatch your favorite classics, or enjoy the occasional movie marathon, Peacock has all your entertainment needs as the streaming home for NBC series (think Law & Order, AGT, The Voice) and also boasts over 80,000+ hours of legacy content.
Even the most dedicated of viewers may need help with where to start, which is why we've compiled a list of must-watch titles that will keep your television tastebuds satiated. Get ready for the ultimate TV and movie binge with these Peacock hidden gems!
If you're looking for a throwback classic, look no further than Save by the Bell. The '80s and '90s series centers around the lives of six close-knit high school students attending Bayside High School in California. Saved by the Bell has everything you want in a high school show: pesky homework, secret crushes, and the pains and joys of growing up.
Rutherford Falls is a heartwarming comedy series. that follows the citizens of the small town of Rutherford Falls. A local legend and longtime resident, Nathan Rutherford, is tasked with fighting the removal of a historical statue within the town square. Created by and starring Ed Helms as Nathan Rutherford, this new series is an instant hit.
For fans of Community and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, A.P. Bio is a humorous romp that is easy to binge on a long weekend. Glenn Howerton (Dennis from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) plays a fallen-from-grace professor forced to teach a high school A.P. Biology class in Toledo, OH. Packed with hilarious characters and endless misadventures, A.P. Bio is a treat.
Wolf Like Me is for fans of supernatural secrets and romantic adventures...with a twist that will have viewers howling. Starring Isla Fisher and Josh Gad, Wolf Like Me follows the life of an ex-pat who moves to Australia to garner a closer bond with his daughter. He meets a mysterious yet charming woman that he hits it off with immediately, but she has some baggage that makes the connection a tad complicated.
If you're looking for a sci-fi series that will get you hooked from the start, you'll love Battlestar Galactica. Set in a distant star system, Battlestar Galactica follows the crew of the aged Galactica starship, who battle and seek to save humanity from the evil Cylons. With only a few humans left alive after the war, it's up to the Galactica crew to save the day.
Everyone remembers the instant craze caused by Netflix's The Tiger King. Joe vs. Carole takes the story and gives it more Hollywood zest as it follows the rivalry between the infamous tiger trainer Joe Exotic and tiger rehabilitation center owner Carole Baskin. Starring John Cameron and former Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon, Joe vs. Carole is a wild watch.
For those that love late-night comedy, The Carol Burnett Show will be an instant hit. The iconic Carol Burnett stars in this show, of course, which includes an endless lineup of comedy skits, vaudeville-inspired performances, and musical comedy. Featuring talented guest stars and members of her comedy troupe, it's impossible to watch The Carol Burnett Show without having some laughs.
Friday Night Lights may seem like a show about football, but it's much more than that. The NBC drama centers around the lives of one of the nation's top high school football teams, the Dillon Panthers, and their Coach, Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler). Proving that sometimes our families are made up of our closest friends, Friday Night Lights is a timeless classic.
The original Quantum Leap is an NBC classic that follows the members of the Quantum Leap project. Starring Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, Sam body-jumps through space and time to live the life of a different person each day. Watch NBC's new Quantum Leap Mondays at 10/9c and next day on Peacock.
For fans of SNL sketches and alums, MacGruber is the perfect Peacock hidden gem. The 2010 action-comedy series is based on the SNL sketch of the same name and serves as the perfect parody of the action-adventure series MacGyver. Will Forte stars in the title role alongside Kristen Wiig.
Classic NBC Comedies
On Peacock, you'll find hits like The Office, 30 Rock, Superstore, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. You can also enjoy the 1980s NBC hit Cheers! Set in a Boston bar called Cheers, the series follows the lives of the regulars and employees of a bar where everybody knows your name. You can enjoy Cheers' highly successful spin-off series, Frasier, on Peacock as well!
If you're a fan of animated classics, Peacock has one of the most iconic films of all time, The Road to El Dorado. Get swept along a whirlwind adventure as Miguel and Tulio search for the legendary city of El Dorado, the secret palace of gold and fortune beyond all compare. With a soundtrack penned by the icon Elton John himself, what's not to love?
Universal Studios Horror Classics
Once spooky season rolls around, or maybe if you're just craving a scary movie, Peacock has a prime selection. Among the countless selection of horror and thriller titles, Peacock has the Universal Studios Horror Classics collection. Enjoy the original Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and more!
Rarely a scary movie is made that is equally horrifying as it is hilarious, but Shaun of the Dead is a great example. The film centers around Shaun and his burnout roommate, two aimless men with uneventful lives, as their circumstances are flipped upside down after they find themselves in the center of a zombie apocalypse.
Dolly Parton is a national treasure, with many films under her cowboy belt, but Steel Magnolias is a timeless classic. Featuring an all-star cast including Sally Field, Julia Roberts, and Shirley MacLaine, the film follows the lives of six Southern women who frequent a local hair salon run by Parton. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll never forget this treasure of a film.
Buckle up to the thrilling conclusion of the latest Jurassic Park films by streaming Jurassic World: Dominion on Peacock. Subscribers can enjoy two versions of Dominion, the original theatrical release and a 14-minute longer version with an alternative opening. Other franchise landmarks like Jurassic Park, The Lost World, and Jurassic Park III are also available to stream for the ultimate dino-thon of your dreams.
If you're missing the familiar faces from This Is Us, you must watch Sterling K. Brown's latest film, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. The film follows a former Southern Baptist megachurch leader, Pastor Lee-Curtis, as he attempts to regain his former glory after his congregation is shut down after a scandal.
Baby Mama is another standout film from SNL alums, starring the hilarious duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The film follows a woman aspiring to have a child, a fraudulent surrogate mother, and an unsuspecting friendship bred from their unconventional relationship. Baby Mama is packed with laughs, the perfect comedy for any girls' night.
Once the holidays come around, it's hard to deny yourself the pleasure of watching, or rewatching, the classic romantic comedy film Love Actually. Love Actually has everything you could want out of a holiday movie: musical performances, an all-star cast, and more than a few heartfelt moments that keep this flick on many people's list of all-time favorites.
For movie watchers that like to compare their films to the book, Gone Girl is a perfect choice. The thriller stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as Nick and Amy Dunne, a married couple with quite a few skeletons in their closet. After Amy disappears, Nick quickly becomes suspect #1 and must prove his innocence while reflecting on their problematic marriage. Gone Girl is a must-see thriller with countless twists and turns that will keep you at the edge of your seat the entire time.
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