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The 20 best movies to stream on Paramount Plus Australia

Paramount Plus is eager to make you an offer you can't refuse.

There's plenty to love about Paramount Plus: the platform's growing library of exclusive TV shows, the live sport and the accessible price. Even better, there's a whole lot of choice in movies.

The library includes beloved film series such as The Godfather and Indiana Jones, original titles you won't find anywhere else and enough blockbusters for a solid marathon. Here's a look at some of the best movies on Paramount Plus to see if you think you'll get value by signing up to the service.

1. Top Gun: Maverick

After 30 years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads Top Gun's elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

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With stunning action scenes and a powerful story, Top Gun: Maverick will dazzle you from the get-go.

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2. The Shawshank Redemption

Wrongfully imprisoned with no chance of parole. There's only one thing a hopeless man can do: give up or get gone.

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The Shawshank Redemption is about friendship and redemption, which tugs at the heartstrings. After watching it, you'll understand why it's considered one of the best movies of all time.

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3. Wog Boys Forever

Steve is still single and working as a taxi driver. Brianna Beagle-Thorpe, the minister for immigration, hatches a plan with her brother to exact their revenge on Steve for destroying their late mother Raelene's political career.

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Wog Boys Forever will have you laughing out loud in no time, with a mix of original stars and new comedy talent taking the humour to a new level.

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4. The Dark Knight

A rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

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Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, director Christopher Nolan delivered one of the best superhero movies ever made in The Dark Knight. Its blend of thrilling action scenes and exquisite acting showed that superhero films can be so much more than a whole bunch of fighting and special effects.

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5. Honor Society

Honor's sole focus is getting into Harvard. Willing to do whatever it takes, Honor concocts a plan to take down her top 3 competitors, until things take a turn when she unexpectedly falls for her biggest competition.

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Honor Society may look like a predictable teen rom-com, but it surpasses expectations thanks to the sharp script and nuanced lead performance from Angourie Rice. The movie will leave you pleasantly surprised.

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6. Jerry and Marge Go Large

The remarkable true story of how retiree Jerry Selbee discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife, Marge, wins $27 million and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town.

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Jerry and Marge Go Large is sweet and well-acted, making it the perfect weekend binge.

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7. Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

After a "creative" judge sentences them to space camp, a black hole sends our adolescent heroes 24 years into the modern future where the duo misuse iPhones, embark on a quest to score and become targets of the Deep State.

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A sequel to Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe is an entertaining comedy. Follow these teenage delinquents on a brand-new adventure.

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8. 6 Festivals

Maxie, Summer and James share a deep bond and love for music. When James receives a devastating diagnosis, the friends throw themselves into a whirlwind of festivals in an attempt to escape reality.

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Peppered with footage from actual festivals in Australia, 6 Festivals is a coming-of-age drama that is equal parts earnest and exuberant.

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9. Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids follows Annie, whose life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifelong best friend is engaged, she knows she has to be Lillian's maid of honour. Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals, with just one chance to get it perfect.

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Anchored by an amazing ensemble cast, Bridesmaids is a highly entertaining comedy, with just the right amount of wackiness and sarcasm thrown in.

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10. Three Months

A comedic, coming-of-age film about a punk gay teenager from Miami exposed to HIV the weekend of his high school graduation, who starts a new relationship with someone from his support group as he waits the 3 months to get tested.

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The dark comedy Three Months is a charming movie viewers of all ages can enjoy.

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11. The Godfather, Part II

This brilliant companion piece to the original movie continues the saga of 2 generations of successive power within the Corleone family. Often regarded as the best sequel ever made, the film won 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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With strong performances and a compulsive narrative, The Godfather: Part II doesn't disappoint and is just as epic as its predecessor.

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12. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

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While Harrison Ford was already a superstar thanks to Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark cemented his place in Hollywood and set the template for action adventure movies for years to come.

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13. Pulp Fiction

The lives of an unforgettable cast of characters – including a pair of low-rent hitmen, their boss’s sexy wife and a desperate prizefighter – intersect in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses.

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The dialogue is razor sharp and the movie contains career-defining performances from most of the cast. Pulp Fiction is one of the most classic movies of the 90s.

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14. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Playing by the rules? That's for teenagers who don't know how to wrap the whole world around their finger.

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The hijinks the kids get up to and what their principal tries to do to catch them in the act, Ferris Bueller's Day Off makes for a fun comedy.

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15. At Midnight (2023)

Alejandro's life is disrupted when actress Sophie Wilder stays at his hotel. To their surprise, the pair fall for each other, meeting at midnight.

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With an appealing cast and familiar plot points, At Midnight is a delight for rom-com fans.

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16. American History X

A California neo-Nazi changes his ways after being jailed for murder. But can he keep his brother out of his hate-filled footsteps? Searing drama about racism, family and forgiveness.

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Despite being well over 2 decades old now, American History X remains a solid cinematic experience and touches on themes still relevant today as Edward Norton in the lead role tries to prevent his brother from following his own missteps.

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17. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Cuckolded and fired from his job at Sea World. It's time to mount a comeback. Get ready for 24/7 Burgundy.

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This satire comedy meets the high bar set by the original. Silly and brimming with exciting cameos, Anchorman: The Legend Continues is a riot.

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18. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Explores every facet of Yankovic's life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like Eat It and Like a Surgeon to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle.

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With a vibrant performance from Daniel Radcliffe and a delightfully unhinged tone, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is very, very fun. Stream it when you want to laugh out loud.

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19. Triangle of Sadness

A celebrity model couple are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain. What first appeared as instagrammable moments ends catastrophically.

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Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and 3 Academy Award nominations, you should see for yourself why Triangle of Sadness has garnered so many accolades. Though make sure you have a strong stomach thanks to an infamous vomit scene.

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20. Shazam!

He was searching for his biological mother. Instead, he quickly found adulthood – as a superhero.

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Rather than the po-faced earnestness of some superhero movies, tune in to Shazam! and have a lot of fun cheering on the good guy.

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