Peacock allows viewers to reproduce the linear television experience, unlike streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max. As a result, Peacock’s television series collection is extensive, with both original programming (such as a fresh rendition of Brave New World) and well-loved classics (30 Rock and Cheers, among many others). But that doesn’t mean Peacock is short on good movies; it has everything from old Hollywood classics to contemporary hits.
Finding a decent war film or television show to watch can be difficult, so we’ve listed the finest and provide links to where you can watch them. Check out Peacock’s collection of the top war movies and TV series of all time.
- Charmed (1998-2006):
Genre: Action, Comedy
Cast: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, T. W. King, Dorian Gregory, Greg Vaughan
Prue, Piper, and Phoebe, three sisters, reconnect and unleash their talents to become the Charmed Ones, the world’s most powerful good witches, the whose foretold mission is to defend innocent lives from evil entities such as demons and warlocks. Each sister has her magical abilities that grow and expand as they try to live normal lives in modern-day San Francisco.
On Pluto TV, Peacock, The Roku Channel, and 7 additional channels, one or more episodes of Charmed starring Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano are available for free. It’s an 8-season comedy and mystery series with 187 episodes. There are no plans to show further episodes or seasons of Charmed.
Rating: 7.1/10 IMDb
71% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed By: Jennie Snyder Urman; Jessica O’Toole; Amy Rardin
Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Airwolf was a television series that aired in the United States from 1984 to 1987. The show follows the crew of a high-tech military helicopter known as Airwolf as they embark on numerous missions, many of which involve espionage and have a Cold War flavor. Donald P. Bellisario is the show’s creator. Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, and Jean Bruce Scott feature in the first three seasons. Following the cancellation of the first series, a fourth season was recorded in Canada for the USA Network with a new cast and on a considerably lesser budget.
One or more episodes of Airwolf, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Michele Scarabelli, are available for free on Peacock and The Roku Channel. It’s a four-season action/adventure/fantasy show with 81 episodes. Airwolf is no longer on the air, and no new episodes or seasons are planned.
Rating: 6.7/10 IMDb
92% Rotting Tomatoes
Directed By: Donald P. Bellisario
- Knight Rider (1982):
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, William Daniels
Relive David Hasselhoff’s heyday as Michael Knight, a high-tech (at the time) criminal fighter aided by his artificially intelligent helper, KITT, his automobile. When the show first aired on NBC in the early 1980s, it made David Hasselhoff a household name and had audiences marveling at the thought of a car that could not only communicate to you and accomplish amazing feats, but was also self-aware. Stream all four seasons of the program that cemented its place in television history.
Rating: 6.9/10 IMDb
83% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed By: Glen A. Larson
- MacGruber (2021):
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Cast: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe
Fans of the recurrent Saturday Night Live character can like this episode if they go into it with the appropriate expectations. The main character, played by Will Forte, comes up with ludicrous ways to get himself out of life-or-death situations, fashioning usable equipment and armor out of strange materials. Unlike the actual MacGyver, though, MacGruber’s operations are frequently failed. The character inspired a failed film in 2010, but the series promises a new tale and a new cast of supporting characters, including Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, and Billy Zane, as well as Kristen Wiig and Ryan Philippe returning their roles from the film.
Rating: 7.2/10 IMDb
85% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed By: Jorma Taccone
- Dr. Death (2021):
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Cast: Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Grace Gummer, Molly Griggs
Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Grace Gummer, and AnnaSophia Robb star in Dr. Death, which has a star-studded ensemble. This, combined with the fact that the crime drama is based on the famous Wondery podcast of the same name, suggests that the series will appeal to true-crime fans. It’s a fascinating narrative of an unscrupulous doctor who writes his own rules and gets away with it, based on the case of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who was suspected of harming hundreds of patients and murdering two before his medical license was withdrawn (and he was later convicted). Until he meets his equal in the form of a young, determined deputy district attorney.
Rating: 7.7/10 IMDb
75% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed By: Patrick Macmanus
- Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber
This 2002 military sci-fi series was a remake of the 1978 series of the same name about humans who dwell in a faraway solar system and are at war with the Cylons, an artificial species who they, ironically, created. Only 50,000 of the human race’s billions survive a devastating attack, due to civilian spacecraft, and they must now attempt to flee to Earth, a colony. It debuted for four seasons in 2004, and Peacock is planning a revival of the show, which will be led by Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail and would reflect the current atmosphere.
Rating: 8.7/10 IMDb
35% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed By: Ronald D. Moore, Glen A. Larson
- 30 Rock (2006-2013):
Genre: Sitcom; Satire; Farce
Cast: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer
The irony of 30 Rock including several jokes about NBC’s emblem being a peacock, only for the program to become the cornerstone of the streaming service Peacock, is not lost on anybody. But oh, did 30 Rock stand the test of time. One of the greatest and most memorable comedies of the twenty-first century is Tina Fey’s outrageous, slightly weird half-hour comedy. Fey portrays the chief writer of a sketch comedy series akin to Saturday Night Live, balancing her corporate employer Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) and image-obsessed stars Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski while attempting to maintain some kind of a personal life. The quantity of laugh-out-loud gags jammed into each 30 Rock episode is crazy, but the characters are what keep the show going.
Rating: 8.3/10 IMDb
78% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed By: Tina Fey
- The Thing About Pam (2022):
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, Patricia French
This criminal drama limited series is sure to be a hit with Renee Zellweger at the helm. She portrays Pam Hupp, a real-life lady who was engaged in Betsy Faria’s murder. There are only six episodes covering the case that saw a lady murdered, her husband imprisoned, and the revelation of an astonishing conspiracy, according to the Dateline NBC broadcast and podcast of the same name. It’s no surprise that Dateline included the 2011 tale. According to The Wrap, executive producer Chris McCumber was so enthusiastic about Zellweger’s performance that he did not hesitate to supply her with the “tools [she] needed to embrace [the] character,” which included prosthetics and a padded costume for her metamorphosis into Pam.
Rating: 6.6/10 IMDb
43% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed By: Scott Winant
- Library War :
Genre: Action & Adventure Comedy
Iku Kasahara, like her prince, aspires to be an ally of justice. The Media Betterment Act of today allows the Japanese government to enforce strict control on the dissemination of ideas, particularly those expressed through books. Iku experienced persecution personally when her favorite childhood book was slated for censoring, but she (and the book) were saved by a guy from the Kanto Library Defense Force… her prince! Iku joined the Kanto library, inspired by his example, to protect freedom of expression while seeking the guy she admires. Akira Ishida and Tatsuhisa Suzuki’s Library War has one or more episodes available for free on Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock, and two additional services. It’s a one-season action/adventure and animation show with 13 episodes. Library War is no longer on the air, and no further episodes or seasons are planned.
Rating: 7.4/10 IMDb
58% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed By: Shinsuke Sato
- The Eight Hundred:
Genre: Action & Adventure Drama
In 1937, a warehouse in the center of the Shanghai battlefield is besieged by 800 Chinese soldiers, who are fully surrounded by the Japanese army.
The Eight Hundred, starring Wang Qian-Yuan and Zhang Yi, is available for free on Peacock, for rent or purchase on Google Play, for rent or purchase on Prime Video, and rent or purchase on 1 additional platform.
Rating: 6.7/10 IMDb
88% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed By: Guan Hu