April is fast approaching, and the weather is changing for the better. peacock It does its best to give viewers reasons to stay in, however, by offering a variety of old and new titles airing throughout the month. The network’s strategy of creating original content and delving into their movie catalog is paying off for the company and subscribers. While the latest hack shows like poker face In attracting subscribers, the large selection of movies keeps viewers engaged until their favorite TV spin-offs return.

What makes the Peacock formula work is that the selection of films is so diverse, from forgotten ’90s gems to newer fare you may not have had a chance to see yet; There is something for everyone. Next month will have some familiar titles and some network exclusives. With the extensive selection of TV series, old favorites, Peacock originals, and dozens of movies every month, the streaming service offers a lot for the monthly price. So without further ado, let’s get to the list of movies.

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Adam Sandler fans rejoice!

Buena Vista Pictures

In the decade or so before his huge Netflix deal and mega extension, it was open season for cheap pick-ups for the actor to rest on his laurels with a sequel and less-than-inspired fare. Then came his spunky role in Safdie Brothers Uncut gemstones In this way, he was cool again. Fans of the actor can enjoy several of his early films, which aired in April Billy Madison, Bulletproof, Happy Gilmore and Waterboy.

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Gangs of New York

Daniel Day-Lewis Jungs from New York
Miramax Movies

Martin Scorsese’s 2002 epic about Irish gangsters, crooked cops, and Tammany Hall politicians based in turn-of-the-century New York. Daniel Day-Lewis transforms as the charismatic and wildly terrifying Bill “The Butcher” Cutting, the charming and ruthless leader of the Native American Confederacy. Leonardo DiCaprio was already a movie star thanks to Titanic But it’s his performance here as Amsterdam Fallon, the son of the man Bill Cutting kills, that cemented his station as one of the best actors of his generation. Cameron Diaz, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, and Brendan Gleeson round out the all-star cast. Gangs of New York Streams in April on Peacocks.

Spy game

Robert Redford and Brad Pitt in a spy game
Universal Pictures

Directed by the late Tony Scott, this tense thriller about the stakes and emerging loyalties that come with being a corporate man, a CIA agent, stars Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. Emerging in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York City, The Country was not in the right frame of mind for a spy thriller. That’s a shame because it’s one of Tony Scott’s best films and a great throwback to the action Redford made in his heyday. Great screenplay, excellent pacing by Tony Scott and great chemistry between the two leads Spy game A must see for any fan of the spy genre.

Brokeback Mountain

A view of Brokeback Mountain
Focus features

A lot has been done at LBGTQ cinema since the movie first came out nearly twenty years ago in 2005, but it was truly groundbreaking at the time. Two leading men with box office charisma and an award-winning director in Ang Lee, with a big budget centering on a gay love story, was a pretty big deal. A thoughtful film with outstanding performances from the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal Brokeback Mountain One of the best movies on Peacock this month.

Related: Brokeback Mountain: Looking Back at the Groundbreaking LBTGQ+ Film

Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Edited

Christian holding Anastasia's face as always in Fifty Shades of Grey
Universal Pictures

Last month, the first movie in the trilogy fifty Shades Of Grey, Based on the hugely popular series of novels by E.L. James, played on the network. In April, both sequels will be broadcast. The saga of Anastasia Steele and Christian Gray’s unconventional love story comes to a close Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Edited. The movies are beautifully shot by director James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross, Ver) and strong performances from the headliners Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.

Eternal sunshine for the pure mind

Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Focus features

Another entry in the early 2000s that isn’t talked about enough, eternal sunshine of the pure mind, It stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as lovers who undergo a revolutionary process to erase each other’s memories with unintended results. The cast includes Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson. Based on a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, the film explores the value of holding on and, in most cases, the value of letting go. Eternal sunshine for the pure mind Streams on peacocks in April.


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