Anthony, Black Boys & More Original Films Headed to Peacock

Peacock also announced that the critically acclaimed documentary film A Most Beautiful Thing and feature film The Public will exclusively be on the NBCUniversal streaming service.

By Allison Crist Aug 21, 2020 10:34 PMTags
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Peacock is already home to a number of original television series, but the NBCUniversal streaming service is about to get its fair share of original movies, too. 

Joining Peacock's original film slate—which currently consists of flicks like Psych 2: Lassie Come Home and In Deep with Ryan Lochte—are AnthonyThe Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show and Black Boys. The latter two are launching on Thursday, Sept. 10, while Anthony will be premiere on Friday, Sept. 4.

Written by BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jimmy McGovern and produced by Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy, Anthony tells the story of 18-year-old Black student Anthony Walker, who in 2005, was murdered in an unprovoked, racially motivated attack in Liverpool that shocked the nation. The powerful feature film starring Toheeb Jimon (The Feed) in the lead role examines the impact of Walker's murder by exploring what may have happened had he lived.

"Both Donna and I were privileged to have produced Anthony. It follows a rich vein of factual drama we have been delivering for almost a decade now," said McKeown. "It means a lot to me personally as I am from the same village as the Walker family, and it is typical of Gee Walker, Anthony's mother, to draw positive conclusions from tragic events."

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The Sit-In is a documentary film that chronicles the seminal event and almost-forgotten moment in American history during which legendary entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte hosted the iconic Tonight Show in place of Johnny Carson for an entire week.

Belafonte himself appears in the film, along with Questlove and Whoopi Goldberg who recount the historic moment.

"When I started this film, I thought that I was telling the story of Harry Belafonte's historic achievement as the first African American to host a full week of late night television," said Sit-In director Yoruba Richen. "I soon discovered the film was not only about this week during a politically volatile time in U.S history but also a journey through Harry's incredible career, political activism and enduring influence. I discovered how relevant it is to today when we are in a time of political crisis, much like 1968, the year Harry hosted the show."

Then there's Black Boys, a documentary film that celebrates the full humanity of Black men and boys in America.

"Our intention with this film and future films like it is to give visuals to the reality that the humanity of Black people lives on a wide spectrum," said executive producer Malcolm Jenkins. "This project is focused on the humanity of Black boys. No segment group is monolithic. What we are displaying in this film is how Black boys' bodies have been commodified, our minds completely disregarded, and our feelings, creativity, and love painted over by society. Operating in a society that fears them, Black men and Black boys face a unique kind of trauma.  We need white people, and everyone for that matter, to see that the identity of the Black boy is under attack as early as preschool to adulthood. We all have a responsibility to help map the future of our children, and how our children preserve the world around them. Next up is Black Girls!"

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To add to the excitement, the critically acclaimed documentary film A Most Beautiful Thing and feature film The Public will also exclusively be on Peacock beginning in September. 

Learn more about all of the movies on the streaming service by scrolling through the complete list in the below gallery!

(E! and Peacock are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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Harry Potter Franchise

All 8 Harry Potter movies are available on Peacock! That means you can binge Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) and Part 2 (2011).

The Blair Witch Project

Revisit the OG "found footage" film that terrified everyone in 1999, when the docu-style film brought us along on a camping trip that quickly become eerie.

Downton Abbey

Downton's future hangs in the balance amid scandal and intrigue as the beloved Crawleys and their staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives—a visit from the king and queen.


The Big Lebowski

Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski is pulled into a dangerous web when he is mistaken for a millionaire of the same name.

17 Again

A man unhappy with the way his life turned out gets the chance to correct his mistakes when he is miraculously transformed back into his teenage self.

Mamma Mia!

A bride secretly invites three men from her mother's past to come to the wedding, hoping to meet her real father and have him walk her down the aisle.

Black Boys

Executive produced by activist and two-time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins and written and directed by Sonia LowmanBlack Boys is a documentary film that celebrates the full humanity of Black men and boys in America. Utilizing conversations and stories around education, criminal justice and sports, the film reveals the emotional landscape of those experiencing racism and invites us to reimagine an America in which Black boys experience true belonging and unlimited possibilities.

Black Boys features interviews with activist and rapper Vic Mensa, NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, two-time Super Bowl champion Greg Scruggs, NFL Hall of Fame inductee Cris Carter, Super Bowl champion Chris Long, award-winning sports journalist Jemele Hill, poet/activist Malcolm London, and former U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. John King Jr. 

Cats (2019)

A tribe of cats competes during the annual Jellicle Ball, where they must decide which one of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

Dazed and Confused

Groups of rowdy teenagers waste away their last day of school before the summer of 1976 in Austin, Texas.


Los Angeles buddies Jones and Smokey hang out on the front porch and must come up with $200 before the end of the day.

Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong

A budding attraction develops between a U.S. expatriate (Bryan Greenberg) and a Chinese-American woman (Jamie Chung) who's visiting Hong Kong for a business trip.


The Proposal

Facing deportation to Canada, a high-powered book editor pretends she is engaged to the assistant who she has tormented for years.

American Psycho

Christian Bale stars in this satirical thriller that follows Patrick Bateman, a sociopath who is a high-powered businessman by day and serial killer by night.

Short Term 12

A supervisor at a group home for at-risk teens connects with a new resident while facing a personal crisis of her own.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Magizoologist Newt Scamander, two sisters and a No-Maj battle dark forces while tracking down magical creatures set free in the wizarding world of 1926 New York.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Newt Scamander joins forces with Albus Dumbledore to prevent the evil Gellert Grindelwald from raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings.

Gone in 60 Seconds

A former thief must reassemble his old crew to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother from being killed at the hands of a dangerous crime lord.

Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in south Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee.

The Jerk

A naïve country boy leaves his life in Mississippi and moves to St. Louis, where he falls in love and experiences the big city.

The Descent

A caving expedition for a group of friends goes horribly wrong as they become trapped and encounter a strange breed of unexpected predators.

Knocked Up

A rising journalist and an irresponsible slacker ponder their future after a boozy one-night stand results in a pregnancy.


In Alfred Hitchcock’s terrifying masterpiece, fugitive Marion Crane stops for the night at the rickety Bates Motel and meets an unsettling proprietor.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

Pretty Woman

A corporate raider pays a sex worker to be his escort for a week in Beverly Hills.

It's Complicated

A restaurateur falls into an affair with her remarried ex-husband while an architect she hired to refurbish her kitchen falls in love with her.


The Housewives of the North Pole

After years of friendship, a very public falling out leaves housewives Diana and Trish going against each other in the house decorating competition in North Pole, Vermont.


Day of the Dead

After zombies take over the world, a group of survivors struggles to survive within a bunker.

Big Daddy

When a goofy slacker hopes to prove his maturity and lure back his exasperated girlfriend by adopting a five-year-old boy, things do not go as planned.

Couples Retreat

Four couples, all friends, find that paradise comes at a price when they participate in therapy sessions at a tropical resort.



A man plays sadistic games of life and death; police soon find evidence that links the crimes to Jigsaw, the infamous killer who died 10 years earlier.

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