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Must Watch Movies On Paramount+ Right now (December 2023)

Paramount+ hosts a variety of shows and movies from CBS, Paramount, and more. It also provides for live sports and local CBS stations in America. No matter what mood you are in, you can always hope to find something watchable, oftentimes legendary cinema, because some of the best movies are on this service. So have a look down below, as we have curated a list for you so that you can have your very own selection of movies for the festive season. 

Top Gun Maverick 

IMDb Rating – 8.3

Whenever we think of movie miracles, what comes to our mind first are Top Gun, and its sequel, Top Gun: Maverick. Not only have these movies been important for their time, they have also been a part of the pop culture zeitgeist. The sequel to this genius series is often considered to be the best with its music, clothes, and fun vibe. 

Cast

  • Tom Cruise as Capt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell
  • Val Kilmer as Adm. Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky
  • Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw
  • Jennifer Connelly as Penny Benjamin
  • Bashir Salahuddin as CWO4 Bernie ‘Hondo’ Coleman
  • Jon Hamm as Adm. Beau ‘Cyclone’ Simpson
  • Charles Parnell as Adm. Solomon ‘Warlock’ Bates
  • Monica Barbaro as Lt. Natasha ‘Phoenix’ Trace
  • Lewis Pullman as Lt. Robert ‘Bob’ Floyd
  • Jay Ellis as Lt. Reuben ‘Payback’ Fitch
  • Danny Ramirez as Lt. Mickey ‘Fanboy’ Garcia
  • Glen Powell as Lt. Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin
  • Jack Schumacher as Lt. Neil ‘Omaha’ Vikander
  • Manny Jacinto as Lt. Billy ‘Fritz’ Avalone
  • Kara Wang as Lt. Callie ‘Halo’ Bassett
  • Greg Tarzan Davis as Lt. Javy ‘Coyote’ Machado
  • Jake Picking as Lt. Brigham ‘Harvard’ Lennox
  • Raymond Lee as Lt. Logan ‘Yale’ Lee
  • Jean Louisa Kelly as Sarah Kazansky
  • Lyliana Wray as Amelia
  • Ed Harris as Radm. Chester ‘Hammer’ Cain

Director – Joseph Kosinki

Release Date – 2022

Runtime – 2h 10m

No Country For Old Men

IMDb Rating – 8.2

No Country for Old Men starts with a drug deal going wrong in Texas in true blue Coen brothers style. The protagonist who finds a bunch of money, decides to keep it for his family. However, this leads to conflict with the mod enforcer, played by Javier Bardem. Meanwhile, a Texas lawman (Tommy Lee Jones) tries to figure out what’s going on amid their chaos. 

Cast

  • Tommy Lee Jones as Ed Tom Bell
  • Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh
  • Josh Brolin as Llewelyn Moss
  • Woody Harrelson as Carson Wells
  • Kelly Macdonald as Carla Jean Moss
  • Garret Dillahunt as Wendell
  • Tess Harper as Loretta Bell
  • Barry Corbin as Ellis
  • Stephen Root as Man who hires Wells
  • Rodger Boyce as El Paso Sheriff
  • Beth Grant as Carla Jean’s Mother
  • Ana Reeder

Director – Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Release Date – 2007

Runtime – 2h 2m

There Will Be Blood

IMDb Rating – 8.2

The story is about Daniel Day-Lewis playing a hardworking miner who gets super rich during the oil boom, but then turns into a bit of an anti-hero in the process. Paul Dano plays twin brothers, and like in many of his roles, you might feel like giving him a punch by the end of the movie. However, as you watch, you will see important truths unfold as people lose sight of humanity and go all out for power. 

Cast

  • Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview
  • Martin Stringer as Silver Assay Worker
  • Matthew Braden Stringer as Silver Assay Worker
  • Jacob Stringer as Silver Assay Worker
  • Joseph Mussey as Silver Assay Worker
  • Barry Del Sherman as H.B. Ailman
  • Harrison Taylor as Baby HW
  • Stockton Taylor as Baby HW
  • Paul F. Tompkins as Prescott
  • Dillon Freasier as HW
  • Kevin Breznahan as Signal Hill Man
  • Jim Meskimen as Signal Hill Married Man
  • Erica Sullivan as Signal Hill Woman
  • Randall Carver as Mr. Bankside
  • Coco Leigh as Mrs. Bankside
  • Paul Dano as Paul Sunday / Eli Sunday
  • Ciarán Hinds as Fletcher

Director – Paul Thomas Anderson

Release Date – 2007

Runtime – 2h 38m

Shutter Island

IMDb Rating – 8.2

One of the best suspense/psychological thrillers of all time, Shutter Island tells the story of a detective investigating an escaped convict on a mysterious island with a psychiatric facility. A storm, a hostile staff, and strange happenings lead to a dark journey with a surprising twist ending. DiCaprio shares the screen with talents like Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Emily Mortimer.

Cast

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Teddy Daniels
  • Mark Ruffalo as Chuck Aule
  • Ben Kingsley as Dr. Cawley
  • Max von Sydow as Dr. Naehring
  • Michelle Williams as Dolores
  • Emily Mortimer as Rachel 1
  • Patricia Clarkson as Rachel 2
  • Jackie Earle Haley as George Noyce
  • Ted Levine as Warden
  • John Carroll Lynch as Deputy Warden McPherson
  • Elias Koteas as Laeddis
  • Robin Bartlett as Bridget Kearns
  • Christopher Denham as Peter Breene
  • Nellie Sciutto as Nurse Marino

Director – Martin Scorsese

Release Date – 2010

Runtime – 2h 18m

Catch Me If You Can

IMDb Rating – 8.1

Directed by Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can is a classic. Released in 2002, it’s a real time story about an FBI agent Carl Hanratty picking up a sick prisoner named Frank Abagnale Jr. in Marseille, France, in 1969. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, and what ensues in the movie is a whirlwind of emotions where thrill, comedy, drama moves the story forward. 

Cast 

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr.
  • Tom Hanks as Carl Hanratty
  • Christopher Walken as Frank Abagnale
  • Martin Sheen as Roger Strong
  • Nathalie Baye as Paula Abagnale
  • Amy Adams as Brenda Strong
  • James Brolin as Jack Barnes
  • Brian Howe as Earl Amdursky
  • Frank John Hughes as Tom Fox
  • Steve Eastin as Paul Morgan
  • Chris Ellis

Director – Steven Spielberg

Release Date – 2002 

Runtime – 2h 21m

Titanic

IMDb Rating – 7.9

A classic for all ages, Titanic is probably one of the most-watched movies across the globe. The captain of the ship for this movie is James Cameron, and boy, did he not let his ship sink! DiCaprio plays Jack, a young stowaway who falls in love with Kate Winslet’s Rose on the sinking ship. What follows is an emotional rollercoaster none of us can foresee. 

Cast

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson
  • Kate Winslet as Rose Dewitt Bukater
  • Billy Zane as Cal Hockley
  • Kathy Bates as Molly Brown
  • Frances Fisher as Ruth Dewitt Bukater
  • Gloria Stuart as Old Rose
  • Bill Paxton as Brock Lovett
  • Bernard Hill as Captain Smith
  • David Warner as Spicer Lovejoy
  • Victor Garber as Thomas Andrews
  • Jonathan Hyde as Bruce Ismay
  • Suzy Amis as Lizzy Calvert

Director – James Cameron

Release Date – 1997

Runtime – 3h 14m

Arrival

IMDb Rating – 7.9

Cast

This movie has an alien invasion, creatures, and dystopian things happening all over the place. Linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) wants more time to understand them, but the military wants quick answers, leading to clashes. So, if you are one of those people who like Amy Adams and dystopia, then this movie might be for you. 

Director – Denis Villeneuve 

Release Date – 2016

Runtime – 1h 56m

A Quiet Place

IMDb Rating – 7.5

When Jim Halpert from The Office directs a movie, we have to see it! Often touted as a horror story, A Quiet Place is a dystopian story where The Earth is taken over by blind creatures with super-hearing abilities. Only a few survive, and use sign language to communicate. However, if the humans make noise by accident, all hell breaks loose. 

Cast

  • Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott
  • John Krasinski as Lee Abbott
  • Millicent Simmonds as Regan Abbott
  • Noah Jupe as Marcus Abbott
  • Cade Woodward as Beau Abbott
  • Leon Russom as Man in the Woods

Director – John Krasinski

Release Date – 2018

Runtime – 1h 30m

Babel

IMDb Rating – 7.5

A movie that takes you across three vivid locations, namely, Morocco, China, and Mexico, the link between these places is the narrative that questions how stories and lives connect. The movie skillfully brings these threads together in a surprising and well-executed manner.

Cast

  • Brad Pitt as Richard
  • Cate Blanchett as Susan
  • Mohamed Akhzam as Anwar
  • Peter Wight as Tom
  • Harriet Walter as Lilly
  • Trevor Martin as Douglas
  • Matyelok Gibbs as Elyse
  • Georges Bousquet as Robert
  • Claudine Acs as Jane
  • André Oumansky as Walter
  • Michael Maloney as James
  • Dermot Crowley as Barth

Director – Alejandro González Iñárritu

Release Date –2006

Runtime – 2h 23m

Uncut Gems

IMDb Raing – 7.4

There is Adam Sandler in this movie, yes! And we see a very different side to him. He plays a jeweler in New York who is chasing after a big score. It is wild, and the story is tight. If you are looking for a fun ride this weekend, make sure you watch this. 

Cast

  • Mesfin Lamengo as Wounded Miner
  • Sun Zhi Hua-Hilton as Mine Foreman
  • Liang Wei-Hui-Duncan as Mine Management 1
  • Sunny Wu Jin Zahao as Mine Management 2
  • Deneke Muhugeta as Lead Miner 1
  • Habtunu Africho as Lead Miner 2
  • Warren Finkelstein as Dr. Blauman
  • Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner
  • Keith William Richards as Phil
  • Tommy Kominik as Nico
  • LaKeith Stanfield as Demany
  • Maksud Agadjani as Yussi
  • Ca$h Out as Ca$h Out
  • Andrea Linsky as Joani
  • Roman Persits as Roman
  • Pom Klementieff as Lexis
  • Julia Fox as Julia De Fiore
  • Paloma Elsesser as Kat
  • Mike Francesa as Gary

Director – Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

Release Date – 2019

Runtime – 2h 15m

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