While Netflix and Amazon and Hulu and HBO Max currently dominate the streaming world, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some valuable movies and TV shows to stream elsewhere. Case in point: Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, actually has a pretty solid lineup of movies and TV shows available to stream, and their new releases for July are pretty awesome. So whether you choose to subscribe to Peacock or it’s free with your streaming service, we’ve put together a handy little guide to the best new movies to watch on Peacock in July 2021. They range from giant franchises to Oscar winners to hilarious. comedies, so you will surely find something to watch in the list below. Good viewing !
The Harry Potter franchise
Directors: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell and David Yates
Writers: Steve Kloves and Michael Goldenberg
To throw: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Richard Harris, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith and many more
You know these movies – they are awesome! There is a bit of a shuffle with the Harry potter franchise in terms of streaming, and that will persist for the next several years due to a complicated deal between Warner Bros. and NBCUniversal. But the long and the short is if the Harry potter the movies don’t air on HBO Max, they probably air on Peacock – and they do in July. It’s one of the best and most successful movie franchises of all time and is unique in that the movies actually mature alongside the characters. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a children’s film because it is about children, whereas Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a moody, darker teen movie because, well, it’s about teenagers. They are very comfortable watches pretty much anytime.
The Hunger Games franchise
Directors: Gary Ross and Francis Lawrence
Writers: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray, Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, Peter Craig and Danny Strong
To throw: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin and Jena Malone
If you’re in the mood for a good YA frenzy you can’t go wrong with The hunger Games. The first blockbuster film sets the tone in a truly dramatic way, as a director Gary Ross steered this dystopian sci-fi series into mature territory rather than targeting younger viewers. Catch fire perhaps the best of the bunch as it sits extremely well between blockbuster, thriller, and romantic drama, but both sides Mockingjay the finale is a solid dystopian tale that looks quite different as the games are left behind.
Do the right thing
Director / Writer: Spike Lee
Cast: Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Danny Aiello, Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosie Perez and Samuel L. Jackson
If you’re in the mood for a movie that is a little more difficult but will stick with you long after the credits roll, take a look. Spike leethe flagship film of 1989 Do the right thing. Set on a hot summer’s day in Brooklyn, the film chronicles the latent racial tensions between African-American and Italian-American residents. What begins as a comedic and colorful story turns dark and tragic, as Lee brilliantly captures how quickly casual racism can turn deadly. This one sparked controversy when it was released, but has aged extremely well and sadly still feels relevant today.
Director: Steven soderbergh
Writer: Susannah Grant
To throw: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney and Aaron Eckhart
If you want to watch a somewhat inspiring drama that also won Julia robert an Oscar, discover Erin Brockovitch. The film of numerous Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director (which Steven soderbergh lost to himself for Traffic), and still stands as a compelling, character-driven true story drama. As the title suggests, it focuses on Erin Brockovich, who in 1993 was an unemployed single mother of three who started working for a lawyer, only to be involved in a major case against PG&E for her guilt in the contamination of groundwater. Brockovich fights tooth and nail for those who have been wronged, and while the premise feels a bit like a lifetime original film, Soderbergh serves the material by keeping the characters grounded in genuine emotion.
Director: Justin lin
Writer: Chris Morgan
To throw: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot and Ludacris
If you like the Fast Furious franchisee, you know Fast Five is one of the best installments. And if you’ve never seen a Fast Furious movie, then Fast Five is the perfect entry point. This 2011 film moves the action to Rio where Dom and his team are involved in a major heist, moving the franchise away from driving and into something more blockbuster. Diplomatic Security Service Agent Luke Hobbs is on Dom’s trail, so Dwayne johnson enters the fold. This one is a lot of fun.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Director / Screenwriter: Guillermo del Toro
To throw: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor and John Hurt
If you like fantastic movies, you must watch Hellboy II: The Golden Army. You don’t have to have seen the first movie to enjoy this sequel, which the director finds Guillermo del Toro flexing his fantastic muscles considerably. History is teeming with fantastic creatures as an ancient prince resurfaces and attempts to raise a dormant golden army that would allow him to rule the world. Hellboy stands in his way (Ron Perlman) and his motley team of supernatural crime-fighting characters – though they also wage their own internal emotional battles. The movie mixes humor, horror, action and fantasy into one perfect concoction, and will drive you crazier than we’ve ever been able to see. Guillermo del Torothe version of The Hobbit.
Director: David wain
Writers: David Wain, Paul Rudd, Ken Marino and Timothy Dowling
To throw: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Jeong and Joe Lo Truglio
If you just wanna laugh, go see Role models. This 2008 comedy stars Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott as sellers of an energy drink who, after an incident, are forced into community service. They join a big brother big sister program, where they do not correspond to a few children who introduce them to the world of larp. There’s a lot of laughing comedy here but also a lot of heart, as a filmmaker. David wain curbs its most absurd (but not all) tendencies to create something a little more commercial than, say, the brilliant madness of Hot humid american summer.
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