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22 Weird, Wild, And Wonderful Movies Now Streaming On Peacock
These offbeat and outstanding cult favorites are sure to shake up your watchlist...

22 Weird, Wild, And Wonderful Movies Now Streaming On Peacock

With all of the options for streaming in this day and age, Peacock has become a low-key favorite for this writer, especially as their catalog grows with bold and bonkers films worth checking out.

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So, if you’re looking for something wild, weird, or wonderful to watch, you’re in luck, as this writer has assembled 22 of the most satisfyingly strange films you can watch right now on Peacock.

1. Party Monster (2003)

Prod DB / Lionsgate / Lakeshore Entertainment / Alamy

From the frenetic directorial duo behind the Crank films, this off-the-wall sci-fi/action flick follows a skilled online gamer (Logan Lerman) and his death-row inmate surrogate (Gerard Butler) as they team up with an underground hacking collective to take on the exploitative and remorseless creator (Michael C. Hall) of a popular high-tech shoot-’em-up game that uses real criminals instead of digital avatars.

4. The Reflecting Skin (1990)

Collection Christophel / BBC Films / Telefilm Canada / Alamy

This surreal and nightmarish drama from visionary artist/filmmaker Philip Ridley follows a young boy (Jeremy Cooper) on a remote farm in 1950s Idaho who attempts to reconcile his childhood innocence and mortality when a string of freak disappearances coincide with the appearance of a strange black Cadillac and bizarre behavior from a neighboring widow. 

5. Gotti (2018)

Emmet Furla Oasis Films / SunRider Productions / Lionsgate Premiere / Alamy

Don’t be dissuaded by the film’s 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes: Gotti definitely falls into the “so-bad-it’s-good” cult film territory, anchored by an unbelievably over-the-top headlining turn from John Travolta as the notorious crime boss.

6. Primal Rage (2018)

Collection Christophel / Angela Lee / Patrick Magee / Alamy

This hard-hitting and intense creature feature offers a unique spin on the bigfoot mythos that will have both horror and action fans thrown for a loop in the best way possible.

7. The Paperboy (2012)

Prod DB / Millennium Films / Nu Image Films / Alamy

This star-studded, transgressive, and wildly misguided melodrama from director Lee Daniels never fails to inspire the question of “what were they thinking?” no matter how many times you watch it.

8. Turbo Kid (2015)

Timpson Films / Epic Pictures Group / Alamy

This splattery, low-budget-but-oh-so-fun adventure flick from 2015 follows a teenage wanna-be hero who discovers a mysterious young woman and the remains of a deceased hero, which provides him with the tools to free his world from the grip of a sadistic overlord.

9. Bernie (2012)

Mandalay Vision / Millennium Entertainment / Alamy

Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey star in this stranger-than-fiction true crime tale about the 1996 murder of a generally disliked millionaire in Carthage, Texas by a seemingly beloved community figure from renowned filmmaker Richard Linklater.

10. First Love (2019)

Oriental Light and Magic / Collection Christophel / Alamy

In this explosive thriller from cult filmmaking legend Takashi Miike, an ailing young boxer and a sex worker find themselves unexpectedly entangled in a perilous drug-smuggling scheme that draws them into an unlikely romance.

11. Cooties (2014)

Glacier Films / Spectrevision / Tony Rivetti Jr. / Album / Alamy

This hysterical ensemble horror comedy (produced by and starring Elijah Wood) follows a group of eccentric elementary school employees who must escape from their school during an aggressive zombie outbreak that only affects children.

12. The Imposter (2012)

Film4 / A&E IndieFilms / Indomina Releasing / Alamy

This jaw-dropping 2012 documentary from Bart Layton follows the unbelievable true tale of French con artist Frédéric Bourdin, who pretended to have been a missing American teenager for an emotionally vulnerable family in Texas.

13. Communion (1989)

Prod DB / New Line Cinema / Alamy

Though the film was panned upon its release and failed at the box office, this eerie extraterrestrial encounter film based on the alleged nonfiction book from urologist Whitley Strieber has since spawned a dedicated cult audience, many of whom praise the film’s unsettling abduction sequences.

14. Applesauce (2015)

MPI Media Group

Onur Tukel’s raucous New York City-centric dark comedy follows two formerly friendly couples who find their lives unraveling due to infidelity, revenge, and a bizarre pattern of inexplicable harassment involving severed body parts.

15. Black Roses (1988)

Synapse Films

Largely unavailable to stream for many years, this over-the-top ’80s horror flick follows a meek high school teacher who must save the souls of his students from a demonically possessed heavy-metal band.

16. Dave Made a Maze (2017)

Butter Stories / Gravitas Ventures

Sporting a charming ensemble cast that includes Nick Thune, James Urbaniak, and Stephanie Allynne, to name a few, this stylistically impressive and tonally quirky comedy follows a seemingly regular young man who goes missing after accidentally crafting a deep and treacherous labyrinth entirely out of cardboard.

17. The Love Witch (2016)

Anna Biller Productions / Alamy

Stylized like a ’60s technicolor horror film, Anna Biller’s twisted cult favorite surrounds a modern-day witch whose decision to use manipulative love potions in her own carnal pursuits turns deadly.

18. Bliss (2019)

Prod DB / Channel 83 Films / Alamy

VFW director Joe Begos’ neon-soaked punk rock horror movie tells the story of an aspiring artist whose creative rut inspires her to try a new drug that changes her life in an unexpectedly vicious fashion.

19. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

CJ Entertainment / Alamy

A critical and commercial smash hit in South Korea in 2010, this pulse-pounding revenge thriller about a mysterious man who goes on an unstoppable rampage stars the selective yet acclaimed Won Bin in his final film appearance to date.

20. Nightbreed (1990)

Morgan Creek Productions / 20th Century Fox / Alamy

Clive Barker’s sophomore directorial effort surrounds a troubled young man who finds himself inexplicably drawn to an underground city ruled by monstrous creatures known as “Nightbreed”; while the film flopped hard during its theatrical bow, the film has since become acclaimed as an underrated masterpiece, especially in regards to its unparalleled practical SFX.

21. Starred Up (2014)

Prod DB / Sigma Films / Film4 / Lipsync Productions / Quickfire Films / Alamy

Jack O’Connell and Ben Mendelsohn are nothing short of astounding in this visceral and brilliant prison drama about a teenager who is transferred to a high-security adult prison alongside his father, the details of which were sourced from screenwriter Jonathan Asser’s experiences working as a voluntary prison therapist.

22. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

Millennium Films / Saturn Films / Alamy

This spiritual sequel to the controversial Abel Ferrara film from equally lauded indie darling filmmaker Werner Herzog features an all-time deranged performance from Nicolas Cage that truly must be seen to be believed.

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