7 best new to Peacock movies that are 90% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes

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New movies drop on Peacock every month, one of the reasons why the NBCUniversal streaming service has reason to strut. Its impressive library is stocked with titles from a broad range of brands, most notably Universal Pictures. The Peacock movie selection makes it one of the best streaming services (and why we keep paying for Peacock).

Every month, Peacock welcomes a slate of new movies to join the catalog. With so many options, though, finding something to watch can mean quite a bit of scrolling. That's why we're here to help by highlighting the best new Peacock movies with great Rotten Tomatoes scores. The reviews aggregator issues ratings for movies and TV shows based on reviews by critics and audience members. 

If you are looking for quality movies, you can seek out ones that are certified “fresh,” which means at least 60 percent of reviews are positive. For an even more slam-dunk choice, you can watch a movie with a 90 percent score or higher — essentially an A grade. Here are some new to Peacock movies to stream right now.

Apollo 13

(l to r) Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon and Tom Hanks in Apollo 13

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Heroes can be super without special powers, beyond that of bravery, determination and quick thinking. The real-life events of the 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission are adapted into a pulse-pounding space thriller. Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) are all set to land on the moon, when things go terribly awry.

After an oxygen tank explodes, the landing is called off. Worse, the crew’s very lives are in danger. Meanwhile, at mission headquarters, engineers race against the clock to find a way to bring the astronauts safely home to Earth.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%
Genre: Historical drama
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Back to the Future

Michael J Fox as Marty McFly walking across the street in a scene from the film 'Back To The Future', 1985

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Before time traveling essentially became a film genre of its own (including multiverse sagas), 1985’s Back to the Future helped pave the road. The imaginative, clever story follows small-town teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) who is accidentally sent back in time via a DeLorean car by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). 

Marty finds himself in 1955, where he runs into the younger versions of his own parents, dad George (Crispin Glover) and mom Lorraine (Lea Thompson). He must make sure they fall in love, or else he won’t exist! Ah, the paradoxes of time travel. 

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%
Genre: Sci-fi adventure/comedy
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Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

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The McConaissance reached its apex when Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor Oscar for his moving portrayal of a man with AIDS in the 1980s. After the diagnosis, Texas electrician Ron Woodroof is ostracized, fired and evicted from his home. 

When a drug trial for AZT worsens his health, he seeks alternative therapies that haven’t been approved by the FDA. Finding that they are helping, he smuggles the medicine from Mexico and begins selling them to HIV-positive patients across Dallas. 

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%
Genre: Biographical drama
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FRANK LANGELLA as Richard Nixon and MICHAEL SHEEN as David Frost in Frost/Nixon

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One of the most infamous figures in American history is at the center of this docudrama: disgraced former president Richard Nixon (Frank Langella). The other character in this mostly two-hander is British television broadcaster David Frost (Michael Sheen), who conducts an exclusive interview with Nixon three years after the Watergate scandal.

Both men go into it with their own agendas — Nixon hoping to repair his image, Frost seeking a “gotcha” moment. Their conversations are strikingly candid. The result is a gripping reenactment of how political hubris can so easily fall apart and bring down even the president of the United States.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%
Genre: Historical drama
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Jurassic Park

Laura Dern and Sam Shepherd look at a dinosaur in Jurassic Park

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In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%
Genre: Action/adventure
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Minority Report

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Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise’s sci-fi thriller is as prescient and relevant today as it was in 2002 (not to mention 1956, when Philip K. Dick published his novella). In the year 2054, the police have created a special Precrime department, which catches criminals using foreknowledge provided by three psychics called “precogs.” 

Precrime chief John Anderton (Cruise) is shocked when the precogs indicate he will commit murder in 36 years. He flees from his own deputies, determined to figure out why he supposedly will kill a man he’s never met. As he investigates, Anderton discovers a dark side to the precog system. 

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%
Genre: Sci-fi thriller
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Shaun of the Dead

(l to r) Dylan Moran, Kate Ashfield, Simon Pegg,Lucy Davis in Shaun of the Dead

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Shaun is a 30-something loser with a dull, easy existence. When he's not working at the electronics store, he lives with his slovenly best friend, Ed, in a small flat on the outskirts of London. The only unpredictable element in his life is his girlfriend, Liz, who wishes desperately for Shaun to grow up and be a man. When the town is inexplicably overrun with zombies, Shaun must rise to the occasion and protect both Liz and his mother.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%
Genre: Zombie comedy
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Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.