Top 40 Best Movies on Paramount+ That You Must To Watch
|Best Movies on Paramount+ That You Must To Watch in 2022 and Coming Years|
For now, Paramount+ can’t compare to the depth of a catalogue like HBO Max’s or the award-winning original works at other streamers, but it has a solid library with at least 40 films you should see.
Below, top 40 of our favorite movies from Paramount's library that you must to watch now on Paramount+.
The 23rd official James Bond film is also one of the best. Daniel Craig’s third film as the world’s most famous spy, and it plays as a much more complex film than most 007 action flicks thanks to serious direction from Sam Mendes and gorgeous cinematography from Richard Deakins. Watch it before you close out the saga of Craig’s tenure with No Time for Die, finally in theaters.
2.Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridget Jones’s Diary is a perfect movie, and we’re not hearing any opinions to the contrary, thank you! Renée Zellweger gained 20 pounds to snag the role of Bridget, already a beloved character in the UK thanks to Helen Fielding’s wildly popular Bridget Jones novels. The Brits were in an uproar about an American being cast in a role that was archetypally British, but Zellweger’s performance (and accent!) were so spot-on, the complaints quickly gave way to rave reviews.
The start of a film franchise, and the best movie of the lot, Bridget Jones’s Diary introduces us to an ordinary 30-something woman in London who, after turning 32 alone, vows to lose weight, quit smoking, stop drinking, and find love. Enter Hugh Grant as Bridget’s preternaturally charming boss, and, because this is a Pride and Prejudice adaptation after all, Colin Firth as the man who couldn’t seem more wrong for Bridget (his name is literally Mr. Darcy!!!). Even if you know where this funny and grounded rom-com is going, you’re sure to have a blast along the way.
3.The Wolf of Wall Street
|The Wolf of Wall Street. Photo: Paramount Pictures|
This one is hardly ever on streaming services, so take advantage of it while you can. It’s probably because Paramount released Martin Scorsese’s 2013 dramedy about the life of Jordan Belfort, one of the most famously insane stockbrokers in the history of Wall Street. This tale of greed and corruption has been misunderstood over the years but remains one of Scorsese’s most powerful modern films.
Paramount’s most famous brand (sorry, SpongeBob) will likely always be Gene Roddenberry’s universe of space travelers. So, of course, the Star Trek movies are on Paramount+ alongside all of the old and new series, from the Shatner iteration to Discovery and Picard. Strap in and watch all the voyages of the Starship Enterprise you can handle.
5.Mission: Impossible franchise
The whole series is finally here! For some reason, parts 1 to 3 and parts 4 to 6 have alternated residence on a lot of streaming services, but Paramount+ currently hosts the entire thing from De Palma’s first movie to Fallout. While we wait for Mission: Impossible 7, revisit the whole arc of the saga of Ethan Hunt to date.
How to Watch Paramount Plus in USA, Canada and Around the World?
Paramount Plus is a ViacomCBS owned streaming service and has great content for viewers to binge on in 2022. The streaming service is available in different countries, including the United States, Australia, Latin America, the Middle East, Nordics, and Canada.
However, each country will have unique movie titles and shows, with the United States taking the lion’s share of the content. That’s a bummer for Canadian streamers because they’ll have access to less content than their neighboring country, the US. However, you can watch Paramount Plus USA in Canada, and these are the best movies to stream in 2022.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the top movies you can stream on Paramount Plus US in Canada.
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Fight Club is one of the best movies of the 90s and probably one of the best films. The movie is about an insomniac office worker and a living-on-the-edge soap maker who develops an unlikely partnership, and together, they create an underground fight club.
However, their relationship develops into so much more where the two men engage in a dangerous rivalry for power and love. Fight Club stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter.
7.The Last of the Mohicans
Artists Daniel Day-Lewis and Michael Mann merged their talents for this 1992 action epic adaptation of the classic James Fenimore Cooper novel. It ended up one of the most popular films in either of their careers, a highbrow action movie with great set pieces and wonderful supporting turns from Madeleine Stowe and Wes Studi.
8.Life is Beautiful
Looking to cry your face off? Life is Beautiful is here for you. One of the highest-grossing non-English language films of all time, this touching Italian drama, once seen, will sear itself into your memory so you clutch your heart each time you think of it. Roberto Benigni, along with directing and writing the film, stars as a young Jewish father in 1940s Italy. When his family is taken to an internment camp, he shields his son from the truth of the situation by pretending they are in a complex game, where tasks like hiding from the guards will earn him extra points. It’s a deeply affecting film, able to spark laughter and tears in equal measure. If you haven’t seen it, put it at the top of your list — and bring tissues.
9.Dead Man Walking
Susan Sarandon won an Oscar (and Sean Penn probably should have) for her work in this examination of the morality of the death penalty, written and directed by her then-partner Tim Robbins. Sarandon plays the real Sister Helen Prejean, whose life was changed via relationships she formed with prisoners on death row. It’s a searing drama that’s grounded by two incredible performances.
When his plane suffers a mechanical failure that threatens to doom the flight, airline pilot William "Whip" Whitaker manages a miraculous landing that saves the lives of everyone on board. At first, he’s hailed as a hero, but when an investigation into the incident reveals new details, his heroism is called into question. Denzel Washington received an Academy Award nomination for his extraordinary portrayal of a flawed and complex man in this Robert Zemeckis-directed drama. Flight is a meaty and exciting film, a character study that keeps us on the edge of our seats. Just… don’t watch it on a plane, OK? That would not be a smart thing to do.
This is a story of a traumatized former WWII fighter pilot, Ted Striker, who still has feelings for his old flight attendant Elaine Dickson. Ted, who’s determined to get back together with Elaine, boards a plane from Los Angeles to Chicago.
But things go awry when everyone onboard experiences a severe case of food poisoning. Most of the passengers, including the entire cockpit, are down, and Ted is forced to face his biggest fear, taking control of the plane. But can Ted take over and get everyone to safety?
12.Once Upon a Time in the West
One of Sergio Leone’s best films, this Western stars Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Claudia Cardinale, and Charles Bronson. It’s an epic film that casts Fonda against type as the bad guy and contains some of the best imagery in Leone’s career, anchored by one of the best scores ever written by Ennio Morricone. In a 2008 poll by Empire of over 10,000 readers, filmmakers, and critics, this film was the highest-ranking Western. It’s essential.
13.Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) is the original film based on Jack Finney’s novel, The Body Snatchers. Several remakes of the film, i.e., Philip Kaufman’s 1978 remake, have hit the screen, but the original is still a great watch.
The movie features incredible performances from an amazing cast with Larry Gates, Kevin McCarthy, and Dana Wynter, the standout actors. Invasion of the Body Snatchers is about a small-town doctor who discovers that emotionless alien duplicates are replacing people in his town.
14.His Girl Friday
This classic screwball rom-com, adapted from the play The Front Page, sees star reporter Hildy Johnson take on one last assignment with her editor ex-husband before she gets out of the game for good to re-marry and retire to a quiet life of motherhood. If you're a little burned out on contemporary comedy, there's nothing better for the soul than watching a dame with moxie stalk around in gorgeous skirt suits tossing out rapid-fire banter in a Mid-Atlantic accent, and Rosalind Russell, as Hildy Johnson, does it better than just about anyone. Throw in Cary Grant as the former boss who's still in love with her — and gives as good as he gets — and this 70-year-old film still crackles with energy and wit.— C.W.
Greatness is what you expect with director Christopher Nolan at the helm and Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway playing lead roles.
Interstellar is a movie about a team of explorers who put their lives on the line by traveling through a warm hole to save humanity. With earth riddled with famines, droughts, and natural disasters, a team of astronauts is the last hope for humanity.
Interstellar is an incredible movie to watch on Paramount+ US in Canada and features amazing visuals and a catchy plot.
In 2020, writer/helmer Rose Glass made a jaw-dropping directorial debut with this riveting psychological horror film. In a squalid seaside town, Maud (Morfydd Clark) is a pious young nurse who is fanatically dedicated to God. Hired as a private hospice caretaker for dying artist Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), Maud develops a dark fascination for her patient’s lust for life, booze, and Sapphic sex.
Their volatile bond is electric with temptation and conflict, which ignites as Maud steps up her quest to save Amanda’s soul. A battle of wills bends into the surreal as visual effects and a sound design reflect the world from Maud’s perspective. Punctuated with goosebump-pumping violence, swaddled in a sophisticated color palette of warmth and rot, and threaded by inky sexual tension, Saint Maud is uniquely intoxicating and unnerving experience that’ll leave you in horrified awe. — K.P
Election is an interesting movie about a high school Class President election. Tracy Flick leads the race, and it seems she’ll be the outright winner. However, Jim McAllister convinces Paul Meltzer, the high school jock, to run and compete with Tracy.
However, Tracy is determined to win, and what follows is an interesting chain of events. This film is one of the funniest and darkest satires of human behavior, and the script moves from the exaggerated to the outlandish perfectly.
All the best science-fiction flicks are based on Philip K. Dick stories. First Blade Runner, then Total Recall, and in 2002, the mind-warping thriller Minority Report. The year is 2054, and America has won the war on crime by instituting the “Precrime” program, which utilizes future-telling technology to arrest people before they actually commit their foretold crime. Precrime Officer John Anderton (Tom Cruise) strongly believes in the power of his department, until his name appears on the arrest list for an upcoming murder. Directed by Steven Spielberg, Minority Report is a complex science fiction story, a gripping action movie, and a suspenseful mystery film all-in-one.
19.The Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge on the Run
It is incredible how Sponge Bob has remained relevant for over 20 years. But Sponge Bomb continues to dazzle an audience of varying age ranges incredibly. In this installment that’s available on Paramount Plus US, Sponge Bob and Patrick go on a mission to retrieve King Neptune’s stolen crown.
The two use their brains and bronzes to defeat many evildoers but later find out there’s a mastermind trying to take over Bikini Bottom. If you’re a fan of Sponge Bob movies, then you’ll get a kick from this one.
Bumblebee is a Transformers movie but is a scaled-down version of Michael Bay’s five films. Directed by Travis Knight, Bumblebee is an 80s spin-off and prequel to Bay’s films and tells the story of a young teenager and a protective robot.
Charlie Watson finds B-127 (Bumblebee) battle-scarred and broken in a junkyard in a small California beach town. The movie has been heralded as one of the best Transformers films and is has great humor and characters.
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Never forget that Reese Witherspoon wasn't always America's beaming sweetheart. In Alexander Payne's vicious high-school political satire, she's Tracy Flick, the terrifyingly ambitious overachiever willing to do whatever it takes to win the race for student body president. Matthew Broderick shook off the long shadow of Ferris Bueller to play the embittered teacher who just can't stand to see her sail to the success she thinks she deserves, and slowly drives himself mad trying to get in her way. More than 20 years (and several bruising election cycles) later, its edges are as sharp as ever. — Caitlin Welsh, Entertainment Reporter
If you’re a horror movie buff, Paranormal is a must-watch film and one of the best films in the last ten years. The film revolves around a young middle-class couple who move into a suburban house. However, a presence disturbs them every time in the middle of the night, and they don’t know whether it is demonic.
This film has the right amount of suspense and doesn’t rely on cheap thrills, scares, or even CGI to entertain the audience.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill alien flick. Arrival is a moody, complex science fiction drama where 12 extraterrestrial ships land across the globe… and wait. Countries scramble to make contact, to decipher meaning from the aliens’ presence. Enter Amy Adams as Louise Banks, a linguist assigned to study the alien’s language from their USA parking spot in Montana. The closer she comes to understanding the visitors’ intentions, the more her perception of the world around her begins to change. Arrival is scenic and existential, pairing high-concept philosophical questions with sweeping shots of the Montana plains. It’s suspenseful, provocative, and atmospheric — a winning combination for science fiction. And it goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway, Amy Adams is (as always!) at the top of her game here.
Alex Garland is one of the best movie directors, and Annihilation is one of his top releases. It’s about an expedition team of psychologists, biologists, linguists, and surveyors who travel to an environmental disaster zone for a rescue mission.
However, what they find surprises them all because the laws of nature don’t apply in the mysterious zone. Annihilation is an awesome sci-fi with a refreshing touch and explores new directions expertly.
25.To Catch a Thief
|Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in "To Catch a Thief." Credit: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images|
An Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, To Catch a Thief is a half-suspense, half-romance whodunnit against a sparkling Mediterranean backdrop. Cary Grant is smooth as ever as John Robie, a reformed jewel thief now living a quiet life in the French Riviera. But when a string of new robberies puts him under suspicion, he’ll have to find the real culprit before he takes the blame.
Grace Kelly is literally glowing in this film, playing one of the rich tourists whose belongings were stolen, and her sumptuous Edith Head costumes are truly iconic. To Catch a Thief is one of those gorgeous classics where no one has a job and everyone speaks in witty double entendres. It’s a mischievous, flirtatious movie that makes you want to put on an enormous hat and move to Monaco — which is what Grace Kelly did: It was during the production of Thief that she met her future husband, the Prince of Monaco!
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26.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a great film by director David Fincher. It tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backward with dreadful consequences. The movie is based on the day when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and is about Daily Williams and her adult daughter, Caroline.
Daisy, who’s next to her mother’s deathbed, reads the diary of Benjamin Button, who happens to be her mother’s lifelong friend. This amazing story teaches us that life isn’t measured in minutes but moments.
Hugo Cabret (Sex Education's Asa Butterfield, but your kids don't know that!) lives alone in a Paris train station, trying to understand mysteries left behind by his late father (Jude Law), including a robot that can write with a pen. Hugo befriends Isabelle (Chloë Grace Moretz) in a shared thirst for adventure which takes them through her godfather's past and love for film — slowly but surely piecing together what connects them all to each other. Nothing like getting the youngins hooked on Martin Scorsese! — Proma Khosla, Entertainment Reporter.
28.Escape from Alcatraz
Based on an audacious real-life jailbreak, this classic action film stars Clint Eastwood as a convict as tough as he is clever. Frank Morris has a long list of offenses and a string of escapes on his record. So as soon as he arrives at a high-security prison, he’s searching for a way out. But the prison’s bars, guards, and regulations aren’t the greatest obstacle.
Alcatraz sits on an island far off the shore of San Francisco. Can Frank and his friends (Paul Benjamin, Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward, and Larry Hankin) make their way to freedom through the freezing waters on a homemade (well, cell-made) raft? Director Don Siegel brings a snarling edge to this tense tale of hardened men, yearning for freedom.
Sometimes the difference between life and death can hang on a single word.
No one understands this better than surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman), who has been hired to record a conversation between a couple as they stroll around a San Francisco park. A paranoid and isolated man by nature, Harry becomes obsessed with understanding who this couple is and what they meant by what was said.
But in chasing down the motive of his mysterious client, he steps out of the shadows and into an uncomfortable spotlight. That move might be his last. A supremely suspenseful mystery, this classic from writer/director Francis Ford Coppola has wowed audiences, critics, and the Academy, boasting three Oscar nominations, including a nod for Best Picture.
One of the best films of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, this mind-f*ck of a movie by Lawrence Michael Levine stars Aubrey Plaza, doing the best acting work of her career as a film director who travels to a remote cabin owned by characters played by Sarah Gadon and Christopher Abbott. Things get weird, especially in a second half that basically deconstructs the first. It’s a smart, underrated movie.
The great Ridley Scott directed Michael Douglas in this story of two NYPD officers who end up getting sucked into the Japanese criminal underworld after they arrest a prominent member of the Yakuza. Despite mixed reviews at the time Scott’s craftsmanship has allowed for a reappraisal of this gorgeously filmed movie, shot by the great Jan de Bont. It also has an excellent Hans Zimmer score.
32.Casualties of War
Brian De Palma made one of his most controversial and biggest films with the 1989 retelling of a horrific true incident from the Vietnam War, during which a woman was kidnapped, raped, and murdered by U.S. soldiers. Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox led the piece, which holds nothing back in depicting the horrors that men can inflict in war.
The 1985 comedy based on the beloved board game made hardly any money or cultural impact when it was released – it didn’t even make back its budget – but Clue has become such a cult hit over the years, quoted endlessly by the Gen X generation. The main reason is the cast, featuring a wonderful array of talents like Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren.
34.Madonna: Truth or Dare
Released in 1991, this chronicle of Madonna’s 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour remains one of the best music documentaries of all time for one simple reason: access. When she was one of the biggest stars in the world, Madonna allowed a crew backstage to see every aspect of how she maintained her image and her art.
All you need is love in Baz Luhrmann’s addictive and delightful jukebox musical, which turns twenty this year. It’s the story of Christian (Ewan McGregor), a young poet/writer who falls in love with a mesmerizing cabaret dancer played by Nicole Kidman. Using beloved pop music, Luhrmann crafts an unapologetically romantic piece, a delight for the senses that also touches the heart.
It gets nowhere near the attention that Dances with Wolves does but Kevin Costner directed an arguably superior Western in 2003 that’s deeply poetic and moving. Costner’s work with mood is strong but it’s the actors who really carry this film, including Costner himself, Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Robert Duvall, and the final turn from the wonderful Michael Jeter.
It’s been way too long since David Fincher directed a movie, but we still have his impressive catalog to revisit. While everyone talks about films like Se7en and Fight Club, why not revisit his underrated 2002 thriller, which stars Jodie Foster and a young Kristen Stewart, as a mother and daughter attacked by burglars on one tumultuous night. Like all Fincher, it’s an exercise in top-notch craft, and contains an underrated performance from Foster.
38.What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
It’s hard to believe it’s been over a quarter-century since Johnny Depp starred with a young Leonardo DiCaprio in this truly beloved drama, a film that didn’t make a lot of money in theaters but has developed a following over the years. Whenever anyone asks about Depp or DiCaprio’s best performances on social media, this is a film that comes up in the conversation, in no small part because it earned a very young Leo his first Oscar nod.
39.There Will Be Blood
Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s Oil! won Daniel Day-Lewis his second Oscar as the unforgettable Daniel Plainview. As detailed and epic as great fiction, There Will Be Blood is one of the most acclaimed of its era, a film in which it’s hard to find a single flaw. Even if you think you’ve seen it enough, watch it again. You’ll find a new reason to admire it.
Sam Mendes directed this adaptation of the 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates that reunited Titanic stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in a very different kind of drama. The two Oscar winners play a couple in the mid-‘50s who are struggling through a dissolving marriage. It landed three Oscar nominations, including one for a great supporting turn from Michael Shannon.