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    All The Best Movies To Watch On Peacock Right Now (For Free)

    Some of your favorite films are now free to watch on this new streaming service.

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    Would you like another streaming service in your life? Of course you would, especially since this one is FREE! Your favorite movies and TV series along with some brand-new originals are all available on Peacock! All you need to start watching is an email address.

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    Let's talk movies, shall we? Most of the films available on Peacock are FREE! Yes, you read right. But for $4.99 a month, you can get a premium membership with additional content. And for $9.99, you'll get a mostly ad-free experience.

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    So, here are the best movies on Peacock you could be watching right now!

    1. Beetlejuice

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    "It's showtime!" starring the "ghost with the most." You know who, and we dare not say his name thrice. Prepare to get really confused by seeing what a young Alec Baldwin looked like (no really, it's him). Best watched in a dark room. One. Big. Dark. Room.

    2. Do the Right Thing

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    Spike Lee's film that focuses on the racial tensions in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood in Brooklyn is as important a watch today as it was back in the late '80s. So important that it's part of the National Film Registry. Look for big-screen debuts by Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez and way-before-Breaking Bad Giancarlo Esposito.

    3. Phantom Thread

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    This Paul Thomas Anderson feature still stands as Daniel Day Lewis's last film before his retirement. A visual stunner, it took home the 2017 Oscar for Best Costume Design.

    4. Sign o' the Times

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    Prince's 1987 concert film (from the album of the same name) might not be as memorable as Purple Rain, but it's not nearly as forgettable as Under the Cherry Moon. Plus, we're still two years away from that Batman soundtrack. "U Got the Look" is still a banger though.

    5. Brokeback Mountain

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    A landmark film in LGBTQ cinema that brought home three Academy Awards and brought Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal to the next level as both actors and Hollywood stars.

    6. Semi-Pro

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    There's a lot of Will Ferrell films out there, and this is the one where he plays basketball along with André 3000 and Woody Harrelson. It's got it's moments of hilarity, but the ABA throwback uniforms are the real MVP here.

    7. E.T.

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    How popular was E.T.? This 1982 film held the record for the highest-grossing movie of all time (beating Star Wars) for 11 years, until another Steven Spielberg flick came along (Jurassic Park).

    8. The Man Who Wasn't There

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    An all-too-often-overlooked Coen Brothers gem that's a send-up to classic film noir (all the way down to being an actual black and white film). Billy Bob Thornton comes as close as humanly possible to playing an actual ghost of a man. Early Scar-Jo appearance too!

    9. 1968

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    1968 is sure to lose its title as "Most Tumultuous Year in America History" by the time 2020 ends (just to make it official). This doc (narrated by Serena Williams) focuses on the iconic protest of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico and just what that meant during a time in this nation's history that is eerily similar to ours in the present day.

    10. Tully

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    Thinking about having kids? This one might change your mind, as Charlize Theron exudes just how exhausting (mentally and physically) having and raising children can be. Also, twist alert! There's kind of a big one worth watching for.

    11. Escape from New York

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    A sci-fi action classic from John Carpenter (once again teaming up with the Kurt Russell) in which Manhattan has been turned into a maximum-security prison (the entire island!) and the President (of the United States) is captured after Air Force One is hijacked and crash lands. One man and one man alone can rescue the Commander in Chief in 24 hours, and that man is...Snake Plissken.

    12. Zombieland

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    It's a zombie road trip movie that culminates at an amusement park (and was good enough to merit a sequel 10 years later). C'mon, it's Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. Do we even have to sell this one to you?

    13. The Deer Hunter

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    The Deer Hunter is not an easy film to watch, but it is an amazing one, especially if you can sit still for three hours and experience the horrors wrought by the Vietnam War on three steelworker friends from Pennsylvania. Robert DeNiro. Meryl Streep. Christopher Walken. Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor awards. Plus, everything you ever need to know about playing Russian roulette.

    14. American Psycho

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    Based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel of 1980s excess, we quickly learn that Patrick Bateman's (played by a pre-Batman Christian Bale) principal interests are dinner reservations, business cards, the works of Huey Lewis and the News, Genesis, and, well, murder. Lots and lots of grizzly murder. Maybe. Still not sure.

    15. Atonement

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    OK, most memorable scene in a truly heartbreaking film: The torrid library fling between James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, or the 5½-minute-long take on Dunkirk beach during the war? Your call!

    16. The Universal classic monster movies

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    All the old-school horror icons are here, from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to The Bride of Frankenstein, along with The Phantom of the Opera, The Invisible Man, and many of their sequels. Spooooooooooky-ish!

    17. Won't You Be My Neighbor

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    This documentary on the life of Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood will make you cry, make you question why you're not a better person, then inspire you to be that better person, and then make you cry again.

    18. He's Just Not That Into You

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    If you're into ensemble rom-coms, this one's got Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, and the incomparable Kris Kristofferson.

    19. Reservoir Dogs

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    Quentin Tarantino's super-quotable heist-caper-gone-very-wrong magnum opus where nearly every character is a color. Killer soundtrack too. You'll never think of "Stuck in the Middle with You" in the same way again after seeing this one.

    20. Highlander

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    This is Scotsman Sean Connery playing a character named Juan Sánchez-Villalobos Ramírez, who's actually a centuries-old Egyptian. Let that sink in for a second. This is '80s action-adventure at its finest, involving sword fights, immortals vying for "The Prize," and beheading each other to experience "The Quickening." Totally bonkers and has nothing to do with Outlander.

    21. A whole bunch of classic Hitchcock films, including...

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    Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, Rope, and a half dozen more!

    22. Moonrise Kingdom

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    Certainly not Wes Anderson's most memorable film, but a visual cornucopia nevertheless. An orphan boy at scouting camp runs away with his pen pal and love interest to a fictional New England town that's twee as can be.

    23. Eastern Promises

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    Perhaps the stabbiest and slashiest non-horror movie ever made. If you don't like knives, then you will not like this film. Viggo Mortensen. Russian mobsters. Lots and lots of tattoos (and violence). Not for the weak of heart.

    24. The Exorcist III

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    An imperfect film for sure, but an underrated horror movie gem as well. The Exorcist III features one of the all-time great jump scares you'll ever experience. You think it's coming, then it doesn't, and then it does. Even upon multiple viewings, it'll still get you.

    25. Serial Mom

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    This John Waters dark comedy serves as a satire of our obsessions with "true crime" (podcasts anyone?). Kathleen Turner plays the titular mom who murders folks for the smallest of indiscretions (like wearing white after Labor Day). Kind of a proto-Karen, come to think of it.

    What you see above can all be watched for FREE on Peacock. But if you want more movies, television, and original content, you can sign up for Peacock Premium for $4.99 a month or Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 a month after a seven-day free trial.

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