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

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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)

Macaulay Culkin as Michael Alig in "Party Monster"

Macaulay Culkin turned heads in a rare starring adult performance that puts a colorful and campy spin on the true life story of infamous party promoter Michael Alig.

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2.The Villainess (2017)

Kim Ok-vin as Sook-hee in "The Villainess"

This ultra-violent, twisty, and action-packed Korean thriller about a skilled assassin who is weaponized by a covert intelligence agency is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

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3.Gamer (2009)

Gerard Butler and Michael C. Hall in "Gamer"

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.

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4.The Reflecting Skin (1990)

Viggo Mortensen and Jeremy Cooper in "The Reflecting Skin"

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.

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5.Gotti (2018)

John Travolta as John Gotti in "Gotti"

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.

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6.Primal Rage (2018)

Casey Gagliardi and Andrew Joseph Montgomery in "Primal Rage"

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.

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7.The Paperboy (2012)

Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and David Oyelowo in "The Paperboy"

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.

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8.Turbo Kid (2015)

Edwin Wright in "Turbo Kid"

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.

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9.Bernie (2012)

Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black in "Bernie"

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.

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10.First Love (2019)

Sakurako Konishi and Masataka Kubota in "First Love"

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.

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11.Cooties (2014)

Rainn Wilson, Nasim Pedrad, Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Leigh Whannell and Jack McBrayer in "Cooties"

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.

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12.The Imposter (2012)

A dramatic reenactment from Bart Layton's documentary, "The Imposter."

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.

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13.Communion (1989)

Christopher Walken as Whitley Strieber in "Communion"

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.

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14.Applesauce (2015)

Onur Tukel in "Applesauce"

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.

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15.Black Roses (1988)

A young woman transforms into a fanged demon in "Black Roses"

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.

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16.Dave Made a Maze (2017)

Nick Thune in "Dave Made A Maze"

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.

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17.The Love Witch (2016)

Samantha Robinson in "The Love Witch"

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.

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18.Bliss (2019)

Dora Madison in "Bliss"

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.

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19.The Man from Nowhere (2010)

Bin Won in "The Man From Nowhere"

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.

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20.Nightbreed (1990)

Craig Sheffer and Hugh Ross in "Nightbreed"

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.

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21.Starred Up (2014)

Jack O'Connell and Ben Mendelsohn in "Starred Up"

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.

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

Nicolas Cage and Stephanie Honore in "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans"

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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