Check Out These 19 Best Movies on Paramount Plus!

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| LAST UPDATE 01/10/2023

By Scarlett Adler
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There are many streaming platforms, but the constant hunt for the best movies unites us here. And not, We’ve found some real gems in the relatively new Paramount plus. Ranging from wacky sci-fi to inspirational war movies, the movies on Paramount Plus are the kind we should aim to watch.

We’ve gone through most of their collection, so you won’t have to. You can thank us in the comments or tell us what exceptional movies we have missed. But for now, here is the list of best movies on the Paramount Plus streaming platform, available to you at the click of a button.

Devotion (2022)

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The Korean War was, and still is, no small matter to the world. Recreating the stunning real-life story of Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Jesse Brown, who would go down in history as two of the Navy’s most recognized wingmen, Devotion follows the journey of how their lives intertwine and change from becoming more than just the rare combination of colored pilots to turning into friends for life.

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Hailed by history buffs for its factual representation, Devotion is a movie that a family must sit down with their kids and watch, to help them understand the dangers our world went through to reach where it is today.

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Dead for a Dollar (2022)

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Christoph Waltz has a way with his roles – once you watch him, you can’t imagine someone else filling in for him instead. Take it with the case of movies like Inglorious Basters or Django Unchained, and you’ll be surprised how quickly you agree with us.

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Set in the time of the Wild West, Waltz plays the role of Max Borlund, a hired gun with a new mission to track down a young woman who has run off. But when he realizes that the information provided doesn’t portray the entire scenario, he must make quick decisions to either bring back the girl or let her be, before someone else takes up that opportunity from him.

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Smile (2022)

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Dr. Rose Cotter, played by Sosie Bacon, figures she’s seen the worst a psychiatrist can see, until she witnesses a wild, rationally unexplainable incident involving a patient during one of her sessions, However, the worst is yet to come as she starts coming across eerily similar experiences that threaten to end her life unless she comes to terms with her past.

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But will it be enough to help her escape her frightening new reality? Truly one of the most horrifying movies we’ve seen in a while, Smile is… scary.

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Black Bear (2020)

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Black Bear is a scary movie because of the various mind games the characters play with each other and the viewers. But stick a little long with it, and the rewards are bountiful. Aubrey Plaza plays Allison, a filmmaker who plays the central role in her films.

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The setting is in a cabin in the wild with Gabe and Blair, where envy and desire creep into their daily lives and force out the darker sides of them. This movie will command your attention by showing the creative process and how dark it can get, so be wide awake for the ride.

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Blacklight (2022)

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Few action movies can match the finesse that Liam Neeson delivers in his appearances, and Blacklight is no different. Placed as a government “fixer” who can extract undercover agents from situations that no one else can, he plays live in the shadows. Until one day, he comes across a secret operation that takes down innocent citizens.

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Compelled to end it, he enlists the help of unlikely team members and soon realizes his only living family members are in danger, and he is the only one who can end this madness.

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Confess, Fletch (2022)

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Irwin M ‘Fletch’ is a man with a … not so reputable criminal record. But when he becomes the main person of interest in a high-stakes murder case related to a stolen art collection, he must clear his name by helping law enforcement find the true criminal. With his … not so clean history, he must get to the bottom of the case before it becomes too late to redeem himself and the art collection.

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Confess, Fletch is driven to the finish line by the duo of Jon Hamm and Greg Mottola, and it’s a duo we’d gladly accept.

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The Lost City (2022)

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Loretta Sage, played by Sandra Bullock, is an introvert who loves to go on adventures and write about them. Her writings about her adventures are extremely popular. But the main character in her novel is centered around Alan, a dashing cover model. But here’s the catch – Alan and Loretta don’t get along.

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But when Loretta is kidnapped by a crazy billionaire who believes her latest book is the secret to finding the treasure of the Lost City, Alan must get over their differences to rescue her before things get too late.

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Top Gun (1986)

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Top Gun is hands down one of the most brilliant movies of all time, and Tom Cruise’s role made him his fame. The Top Gun Naval Fighters Weapons School houses the best of the best fighter pilots enlisted with the military. In the academy, it's an open season of competition – the pilots are all competing to be the best. In this mix, hotshot pilot Maverick and his pal Goose find themselves, and they aren’t about to back down.

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The competition extends to who can grab the attention of the beautiful flight instructor Charlotte Blackwood. Blending in action with smart, slick wit, there’s very little that you will not vibe with.

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Scream (1996)

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Sidney Prescott is back in the fifth installation of Scream when a new killer takes up the Ghostface legacy after 25 years of radio silence. When a streak of brutal murders in the town of Woodsboro, California begins to follow a particular modus operandi, Sidney must team up again with Dewey to uncover the town’s murky past and discover how the new serial killer connects with all this.

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But will they tie the dots together before the killer escapes? Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olin and Tyler Gillett successfully revive the urban legend, and we classify this movie as entertainment max.

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Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (2022)

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Some movies come with hilariously stupid premises, that seem to work for the masses. Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe falls into that category. Bevis and Butt-head were sentenced to a space camp by a juvenile court in 1998. But circumstances led them to be recruited for the space shuttle mission.

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But when they ruin the entire mission, they are left in space as punishment by the rest of the team. But they’re saved temporarily when they get sucked into a black hole and are transported to Earth in 2022, where they are now unique specimens or “Buttholes of Interest” to be examined by the NSA.

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Clueless (1995)

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Clueless is a movie with a plot you will not reasonably expect, making it even more enjoyable throughout its 100-minute playtime. Cher is at the top of the high-school food chain and wields considerable power at her Beverly Hills high school.

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With recent success at matchmaking, she takes upon a new challenge – turning the new student Tai into a contender at the Beverly Hills social food chain. But things go entirely out of the plan when Tai ends up knocking Cher out from the top. In this chaos, a romance buds between her and her stepbrother Josh, who never liked Cher’s attitude. How will this high school drama wrap up?

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Jerry & Marge Go Large (2022)

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When we hear that winning the lottery is a one-in-a-million chance, we hope it happens to us, even though we’re almost certain it won’t. But what if you could a way to grab that chance consistently? Based on the true story of Jerry Selbee, who finds a loophole in probability with the Massachusetts lottery and uses it to win millions consistently.

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Why do they need these millions of dollars? To help revive their town in Michigan from an economic collapse. A highly enjoyable movie that you’ll want to watch again and again, Jerry & Marge Go Large comes with a big heart and good intentions on the screen.

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Into the Wild (2007)

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There are far too few movies where the scenic locations sync perfectly with Eddie Vedder's style of music. Into the Wild is the story of Christopher McCandless, privileged by all means – wealthy parents, a college degree from Emory University, an athlete to look out for and popularity that people would kill for.

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But things go for a turn when he suddenly decides to drop off from his path toward a successful career, gives all his money to charitable organizations, and embarks on a mission to experience the Alaskan wilderness in full glory. We cannot describe how good this movie is, but everyone must watch it at least once in their lives.

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Zoolander (2001)

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Put together Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell, and you have comedic chemistry displayed across wacky scenes that guarantees to have you laughing throughout the movie. Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) is all brawn and has no brains, but he’s the Male Model of the Year three times in a row.

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But when Hansel snatched his fourth seemingly confirmed victory from him (Owen Wilson), he began to lose his mind, sleep and confidence. Coaxed to participate in the “Derelicte” fashion show by Jacobin Mugatu (Will Ferrell), to regain his confidence, Zoolander doesn’t catch on to the ulterior motive of the show before it is too late – to kill the Malaysian prime minister.

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(500) Days of Summer (2009)

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There are many reasons to call off (500) Days of Summer as hopelessly romantic. Still, there’s one reason to turn down that criticism – the movie is a beautiful journey of self-discovery, something we usually do only after discovering a need to understand ourselves better.

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Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is suddenly dumped by his girlfriend of 500 days, Summer. Though heartbroken, Tom decides to look back at the 500 days of their time together and understand why things didn’t work out. In doing this, he comes to terms with his true self and passions which help him grow. Highly unpredictable, this movie is a genuinely satisfying experience.

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Clerks (1994)

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Clerks is a comedy of new hilarious proportions – do you know if the clerks who serve you want to be serving you? The plot's hero is Dante, who works at a convenience store in New Jersey. Called in for work on his day off, he is joined by his friend Randal to help pass the time.

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But when news about an ex-girlfriend’s death reaches Dante, he attends her memorial service and goes down a rabbit hole analyzing his current life and relationships. There’s a certain charm about Dante, this movie shows that sometimes no narrative can be the most entertaining one.

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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There is no glory in war or combat. The only thing that matters – lives are lost on both sides. Not ready to see another life stamped out from his team, Captain John Miller directs his men to enter enemy lines and save Privat Ryan, the last of four brothers.

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Saving Private Ryan is a character study of each team member as they embark on this suicidal mission. But it also gives us hope that humans can overcome all odds with courage and honor, despite being faced with brutal and horrific incidents.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

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By taking a page out of the teen comedy handbook, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a witty movie, even a cure to an otherwise cumbersome day. Played by Matthew Broderick, Ferris Bueller has a unique talent that his classmates don’t seem to have – cutting classes without getting into trouble.

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He takes it to the next level when he calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari and takes it for a spin through the streets of Chicago. But on his tail is high school principal Rooney, who is determined to stop this teen from getting away with it.

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The Ring (2002)

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Rachel Keller, played by Naomi Watts, has a story to cover that she thinks is an urban legend. If you watch a specific videotape recorded with obscene images, you’ll get a call telling you how you will die in seven days. But this is the apparent reason behind the deaths of four teenage girls, who mysteriously die in one week.

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Determined to find out if this is true, she watches the video and realizes, she has just seven days to discover the link between the mysterious deaths and the videotape before it is too late.

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