How to watch Cocaine Bear

O'Shea Jackson Jr., Aldren Ehrenreich, Hannah Hoekstra and Ray Liotta in Cocaine Bear
O'Shea Jackson Jr., Aldren Ehrenreich, Ayoola Smart and Ray Liotta in Cocaine Bear (Image credit: Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Sometimes a movie title just gives you everything you need to know, like Cocaine Bear, which as its name suggests tracks a bear that does cocaine. Well, almost everything. For the other bits of information, most importantly how you can watch Cocaine Bear, we're here to help fill in the gaps.

One of the buzziest new movies from the first couple months of 2023, Cocaine Bear is an R-rated, comedic gorefest that is loosely inspired by a true story from the 1980s. And while the Cocaine Bear cast features many familiar faces, let's be honest, most of us want to see this bear (entirely CGI in case you were nervous) go wild on drugs.

Here is everything that you need to know about watching Cocaine Bear as soon as possible.

How to watch Cocaine Bear in movie theaters

Cocaine Bear is now screening in the US, UK and many other markets on the big screen at your local movie theater.

There are multiple ways to find out when and where Cocaine Bear is playing near you. You can visit the official Cocaine Bear website, check the websites of your local movie theaters or use Fandango, which can give you all the Cocaine Bear showtimes available in your area. You can also purchase your Cocaine Bear tickets through all of these options.

If the price of movie tickets has deterred you from going back to theaters, a good solution could be movie theater subscription and membership programs. Offered by numerous theater chains in the US and UK, these programs provide free, discounted and monthly allotment of tickets, as well as deals on concessions and more.

Is Cocaine Bear streaming?

No, Cocaine Bear is not available on a streaming service, but you can watch Cocaine Bear online as the movie has made its debut on digital on-demand. You can rent or purchase a digital copy of Cocaine Bear starting at $19.99.

As a Universal Pictures movie, Peacock is primed to be the streaming home for Cocaine Bear whenever it makes its streaming debut. You're going to need to be a subscriber to Peacock Premium in order to stream Cocaine Bear when it becomes available. If you're new to Peacock that is your only option, as they got rid of the free tier of the streamer.

What else to know about Cocaine Bear

While our intro summed up Cocaine Bear in a nutshell, here is the official synopsis for the movie:

"Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner's plane crash, missing cocaine and the black bear that ate it, this wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow … and blood."

Keri Russell, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Christina Convery, Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brooklynn Prince, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, Aaron Holliday, Margon Martindale and the late Ray Liotta star in this Elizabeth Banks-directed movie.

What to Watch's Cocaine Bear review calls the movie a "hilarious, gory rampage" that delivers just what you want.

Watch the Cocaine Bear trailer right here:

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.