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Peacock Original Shows and Movies Ranked by Tomatometer

Updated January 4, 2021

Following an early launch for Xfinity subscribers, NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service launched across the U.S. in July 2020 with more than 20,000 hours of premium content from networks and studios including NBC, Bravo, USA Network, SYFY, Oxygen, E!, CNBC, MSNBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Universal Kids, A&E, ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, HISTORY, Nickelodeon, Showtime, Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Focus Features, Illumination, ViacomCBS, Paramount, Lionsgate, Warner Bros. and Blumhouse. (See a list of titles.)

The service offers free, ad-supported access to most content, but its premium-tier subscription includes Peacock Originals series and movies, big stars, and animated fun. The launch featured: Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones) in sci-fi series Brave New World, an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel; Holliday Grainger and Callum Turner in the Certified Fresh first season of espionage thriller The Capture; a Psych reunion with James Roday Rodriguez and Dulé Hill in Psych 2: Lassie Come Home; and animated series Curious George, Where’s Waldo?, and Cleopatra In Space.

Since then, Peacock has added a slew of acquired and International programming, as well as more home-grown original series like the single-camera Saved By the Bell revival/reboot.

Which shows and movies have earned their spot among the best Peacock offerings so far? While the service is still in its early stages, there are plenty of original shows and movies available — they just don’t all have scores yet. We’ve ranked the ones that do have scores below.

Recently Added: Saved by the Bell, Noughts + Crosses, Save Me, The Amber Ruffin Show, There’s… Johnny!, Departure, Code 404, Hitmen, The Public

Read also: 75 Best Movies on Peacock To Watch Right Now

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Brave New World (2020)

Synopsis: Based on Aldous Huxley's groundbreaking novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through... [More]

Intelligence (2020)

Synopsis: An arrogant NSA agent teams up with a computer analyst to form a new team to tackle cyber crimes in... [More]


The Public (2019)

Adjusted Score: 69.488%
Critics Consensus: Its intentions are sometimes easier to appreciate than its execution, but The Public remains an earnest and reasonably engaging social advocacy drama.
Synopsis: In "The Public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of... [More]
Directed By: Emilio Estevez

Noughts + Crosses (2020)

Synopsis: Noughts + Crosses follows two young people Sephy and Callum, who are divided by their colour but united by love.... [More]
Directed By: Julian Holmes

Hitmen (2020)

Synopsis: Best friends, Fran and Jamie, are business partners who kill people for a living. But, is the misfit duo suited... [More]

Saved by the Bell (2020)

Synopsis: In this reboot of the classic series, Governor Zack Morris closes low-income high schools. He moves the students to Bayside,... [More]

Departure (2019)

Synopsis: Passenger plane Flight 716 shockingly vanishes, and brilliant investigator Kendra Malley (Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"), alongside her mentor Howard... [More]

Code 404 (0)

Synopsis: DI John Major (Daniel Mays) had it all: wife Kelly (Anna Maxwell Martin), best friend and police partner Carver (Stephen... [More]


Black Boys (2020)

Adjusted Score: 24.799%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A film for this historic moment -- in a nation still struggling to rectify its past -- BLACK BOYS illuminates... [More]
Directed By: Sonia Lowman

There's... Johnny! (2017)

Synopsis: Set in 1970s Los Angeles, two young and wide-eyed people stumble upon jobs at "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."... [More]

Adjusted Score: 46.566%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson, This Is Us, American Housewife) is ambushed on the job and left... [More]
Directed By: Steve Franks

The Capture (2019)

Synopsis: When a British soldier is charged with a crime, the tenacious young detective handling his case begins to uncover a... [More]

The Amber Ruffin Show (2020)

Synopsis: Each week THE AMBER RUFFIN SHOW will showcase Amber's signature smart and silly take on the week's news. No matter... [More]


Anthony (2020)

Adjusted Score: 49.798%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In July 2005, black teenager Anthony Walker was murdered by two white men in an unprovoked racist attack in a... [More]
Directed By: Terry McDonough

Adjusted Score: 84.657%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Called one of the best documentaries to unveil at South by Southwest by Brian Tallerico of Roger Ebert, A MOST... [More]
Directed By: Mary Mazzio

Save Me (2018)

Synopsis: In a quest to find his missing daughter Jody, Nelly will go to any length to uncover the truth.... [More]

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