The 21 Best Paramount+ Movies to Stream This Weekend

Although most people turn to Netflix and HBO Max for their movie night selections, Paramount+ has also climbed up the streaming ranks, thanks to its extensive library of titles under CBS- and Viacom-owned networks. But while the streamer is best known for nostalgic shows that defined our childhood, it also has an impressive movie collection that you don’t want to sleep on.

In addition to new Paramount Network releases, there are beloved classics, like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and charming romance films, like Chocolat and Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong. Keep reading for 21 of the best Paramount+ movies you can stream right now.

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1. “interstellar” (2014)

  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn
  • Rating: PG-13

Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-winning film follows a former pilot named Cooper, who lives in a dystopian world where blights and dust storms threaten to destroy humanity. But he hasn’t given up hope. Cooper joins a team of astronauts to travel through space in an attempt to find a new home for the survivors.

2. “a Quiet Place” (2018)

  • Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski
  • Rating: PG-13

Can you imagine trying to navigate a world where blind, deadly monsters can hunt you down by sound? In A Quiet Place, even the faintest whisper can give you away. But that doesn’t stop Evelyn and Lee from fighting back.

3. “breakfast At Tiffany’s”(1961)

  • Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen
  • Rating: PG

Hepburn is delightful as Holly Golightly in this adaptation of Truman Capote’s book. Holly is a young New York socialite whose life takes an unexpected turn when she meets and falls in love with her new neighbor, a struggling writer named Paul.

4. “indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom” (1984)

  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth
  • Rating: PG

Indy teams up with Willie Scott to find a powerful stone and rescue kidnapped children from a dangerous cult. Expect heart-racing action and plenty of thrills in this second installment of the franchise. (FYI, all five films are available to stream on Paramount+.)

5.“annihilation” (2018)

  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson
  • Rating: R

Portman stars as a biologist whose husband disappears after joining a top-secret mission that involves an environmental disaster zone. This prompts her to spearhead an expedition team to investigate what happened—but what they find is out of this world. Quite literally. This intense flick will have you on the edge of your seat.

6. “addams Family Values” (1993)

  • Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Joan Cusack
  • Rating: PG-13

This iconic sequel picks up where the original movie left off, with Wednesday and Pugsley heading to summer camp. Meanwhile, Uncle Fester falls in love with the family’s new nanny, Debbie, not knowing that she’s a black widow with evil intentions.

7. “titanic”(1997)

  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates
  • Rating: R

We wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to relive this iconic love story, featuring award-worthy performances from both DiCaprio and Winslet. The duo portray two Titanic passengers who bond and fall hard for each other, despite their different social classes. But when the ship hits an iceberg, they’re forced to fight for their lives.

8. “48 Hrs.”(1982)

  • Cast: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole
  • Rating: R

Calling all fans of the buddy-cop genre. This film follows an unlikely team—a no-nonsense cop and a smooth-talking convict—as they race to catch two killers in the span of 48 hours. Prepare to laugh.

9. “anchorman” (2004)

  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell
  • Rating: R

Ferrell shines as a chauvinistic news anchor who works at a San Diego television station. When a woman becomes his new co-anchor, he’s not too thrilled. If you’re partial to silly humor, you’ll enjoy this one.

10. “forrest Gump” (1994)

  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field
  • Rating: PG-13

Inspired by Winston Groom's 1986 novel, the movie follows a kind but dim-witted man who’s trying to fit in. Given its charming tone and positive themes, it comes as no surprise that the film won six Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture.

11. “already Tomorrow In Hong Kong” (2015)

  • Cast: Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg
  • Rating: NR

The story follows two people who cross paths for the second time and spark a new romance in Hong Kong. (Fun fact: The movie stars a real-life married couple.)

12. “bumblebee” (2018)

  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker
  • Rating: PG-13

On her 18th birthday, Charlie finds a broken yellow Volkswagen Beetle in a junkyard. When Charlie attempts to repair it, the Beetle transforms into B-12, AKA Bumblebee. Little does she know that he’s on the run from two soldiers who are determined to hunt him down.

13. “chocolat”(2000)

  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Johnny Depp
  • Rating: PG-13

It’s impossible to not be swept away by Binoche’s grace and charm in this film. Not to mention, the delectable chocolate displays are mesmerizing. Chocolat follows Vianne Rocher, a single mom who moves with her daughter to a small French village and opens a chocolate shop. But her new ideas and refusal to conform start to cause a stir with the townspeople.

14. “the Machinist” (2004)

  • Cast: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
  • Rating: R

Trevor Reznik, who works as a machinist, hasn’t been able to sleep for an entire year. Understandably, this takes a physical and mental toll on him, to the point where he experiences extreme paranoia and delusions. Bale’s performance is easily the best thing about this haunting film.

15. “what Still Remains” (2018)

  • Cast: Lulu Antariksa, Colin O'Donoghue, Peter O'Brien
  • Rating: TV-14

Set 25 years after a global pandemic kills most of the population, What Still Remains follows Anna, a woman who struggles to make it on her own after losing her family. When a mysterious stranger offers her an opportunity to join his community, she must decide if he’s worth trusting.

16. “the Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” (2008)

  • Cast: Brad Pitt Cate Blanchett Mahershala Ali Taraji P. Henson
  • Rating: PG-13

Pitt delivers a stunning performance as Benjamin, a man who ages backwards after being born in his 80s during the early 20th-century. The movie earned a whopping 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and walked away with three wins, including Best Art Direction, Best Makeup and Best Visual Effects.

17. “flight” (2012)

  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman
  • Rating: R

William Whitaker is an alcoholic pilot turned hero after he crash-lands a faulty plane, saving the lives of almost every passenger. But when the authorities step in to investigate the incident, William’s newfound fame and heroism are called into question.

18. “escape From Alcatraz” (1979)

  • Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau
  • Rating: PG

Inspired by the true story of three inmates who broke out of a maximum-security prison on Alcatraz Island, this dramatized retelling offers a bit of insight on prison life. Throughout the film, your eyes will be glued to the screen as these men embark on a seemingly impossible escape mission.

19. “scream” (2022)

  • Cast: Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell
  • Rating: R

Set 25 years after the infamous Woodsboro murders, the new movie follows a different group of teens as they get terrorized by another killer sporting the Ghostface mask. Like the previous films, it’s loaded with smart humor and commentary about the horror genre and common tropes.

20. “ascension” (2021)

  • Cast: N/A
  • Rating: NR

This eye-opening documentary explores the dangers of capitalism as people strive for success in China, AKA the most industrialized country in the world. You’ll learn quite a bit about the “Chinese Dream,” where work and innovation is valued above everything else.

21. “clifford The Big Red Dog” (2021)

  • Cast: Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp, Tony Hale, Sienna Guillory
  • Rating: PG

A 12-year-old named Emily is given an adorable red puppy, but little does she know that he’ll one day grow to become a giant dog that barely fits in her home. Emily joins her carefree uncle and her 10-foot pet as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime.