Top 7 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Paramount Plus


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It’s been a few years since CBS All Access changed its name to Paramount Plus, and now it’s one of the biggest streaming services in the US, with over 60 million people subscribing. It’s got a ton of original shows, a huge library of Paramount films, and even the option to bundle it with Showtime. Below are the best sci-fi movies on Paramount Plus.

Here’s a list of some of the best sci-fi movies you can watch on Paramount Plus, including Interstellar, Star Trek, Galaxy Quest, Alien, and The Faculty. Paramount Plus is probably most famous for its Star Trek collection, which includes tons of original movies and shows. If you’re looking for some awesome sci-fi movies this summer, check out these five!


interstellar Interstellar 
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
2 Hours 49 Minutes
Christopher Nolan
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Christopher Nolan’s science fiction epic, “Interstellar” became an instant sensation upon its release. The story centered around humanity’s attempt to escape a rapidly degrading planet and was heavily informed by the idea of temporal dilation.

To be perfectly blunt, it was a lot to handle. Given the complexity of the story and the physics behind it, there were a lot of things that could have gone awry. The movie could have been “too complicated” and “too confusing” for audiences to comprehend, or it could have been dumbed down to the point where it felt dull and monotonous.

Star Trek

star-trekStar Trek
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
2 Hours 7 Minutes
J.J. Abrams
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg

With so much Star Trek content available on Paramount+, it’s no surprise that many sci-fi fans won’t be able to avoid watching some of it. The 2009 reboot movie is a good place to begin, as it’s not only a modernized retelling of the franchise but also an important part of its history. In the early 2000s, the Star Trek franchise experienced a lull.

The franchise felt stuck in the 1980s, and audiences got bored. From 1987 to 2005, there was always a new series or movie in production. When the final episode of the series, “Enterprise,” aired in 2005, few people were watching. It wasn’t even in the UPN network’s top 10 Top 50 or even Top 100, ranking as the 150th show of the 2005 season. It went virtually unnoticed by the public.

Galaxy Quest

PictureGalaxy Quest
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
1 Hour 42 Minutes
Dean Parisot
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

If you’re a Trekkie or just looking for a funny movie, Galaxy Quest is the one for you! It’s a clever parody of Star Trek and follows the cast of the fictional sci-fi show Galaxy Quest as they go from convention to convention talking to fans.

Eventually, they get caught up in an alien attack and end up being mistaken for real intergalactic heroes. It’s an incredibly funny and heartfelt movie, and it’s got an amazing cast of actors like Sigourney Weaver and Tim Allen, plus Sam Rockwell and Missi Pyle.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

invasion-of-the-body-snatchersInvasion of the Body Snatchers
Horror, Sci-Fi
1 hour 55 Minutes
Philip Kaufman
Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

When a bunch of parasites come to Earth, they start pretending to be humans to take over the planet after they’ve used up all the resources on it. The movie is based on the famous 1955 novel by William Gibson and stars Donald Sutherland (who was then a young man playing the role of himself in the movie) and a young Jeff Gordon, as well as Leonard Nimoy (who would later star in Alien), Nancy Cartwright and others.

It was a success because it mixed horror and psychological thrillers, so you had to keep asking yourself who was real and who was just a trickster. It’s also got a bit of an iconic scream scene that’s been parodied and joked about a lot.

The Faculty

the-facultyThe Faculty
Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
1 Hour 44 Minutes
Robert Rodriguez
Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris

Robert Rodriguez’s 1998 cult classic The Faculty is another one of the best body-snatching movies out there. It’s a mix of science-fiction and horror, and it’s got a lot of ’90s cool vibes. The story follows the faculty at an Ohio high school who are infected by a parasite.

They use their power over the students to try to take over the whole school and their families. The only ones who can save them are a bunch of teenagers played by some of the biggest names in pop culture, like Jon Stewart, Selma Hayek, and more.

10 Cloverfield Lane

10-cloverfield-lane10 Cloverfield Lane
Drama, Comedy
161 minutes
Dan Trachtenberg
John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.

After a car accident, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Winfrey) wakes up in a bunker, chained to a wall. Her captor, or rescuer, depending on your point of view, is Howard (John Goodman). He tells her that Earth has been invaded, that the outside world is toxic and inhospitable, and that the only way for her to survive is to stay in the Bunker with him and his doomsday roommate (John Gallagher Jr.).

Over time, Michelle begins to adjust to life underground, until she uncovers clues that reveal that Howard may have been lying to her about the state of the world. The second of three Cloverfield films in the franchise (the third, The Cloverfield Paradox, will follow in 2018) is only marginally related to the original, but the film’s limited cast and sparse plot make it an enjoyable addition to the series.

A Quiet Place

a-quiet-placeA Quiet Place
Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
1 Hour 30 Minutes
John Krasinski
Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds

John Krasinski, best known for his work on The Office, made his feature directorial debut with A Quiet Place, his first film as a writer and director. It follows the Abbotts as they attempt to survive in a post-apocalyptic world populated by sound-driven, blood-sucking monsters.

A Quiet Place was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing (and was likely to have been nominated for writing, directing, and acting) and achieved critical acclaim upon its release in 2018, prompting the production of a sequel in 2021, and the casting of a third film in the fall of 2022.

Wrapping it up!

It is time to get ready for the spooky season, and Paramount Plus has a wide selection of the best Sci-Fi and Horror films to choose from. Whether you are looking to delve into the depths of transformation or explore the outer reaches of the universe, these films are sure to captivate viewers of all ages. Whether you are single or with a partner, these titles are sure to bring a smile to your face and a thrill to your heart. If you are looking to explore the depths of the unknown, Paramount+ has the perfect list of the best Sci-Fi and Horror films to stream.



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