Happy New Year, movie and TV lovers! The January blues don’t stand a chance with the awesome lineup hitting Paramount+ this month. Whether you’re craving classic chills, laugh-out-loud moments, or family fun, there’s something for everyone to dig into. So grab your snacks, cozy up on the couch, and get ready to dive into the 7 best new releases on Paramount+ in January:
1. Scream! Scream! Scream! (January 1st): Feeling nostalgic for some good old-fashioned scares? The first three “Scream” movies land on Paramount+ just in time to celebrate spooky season. Relive the iconic mask, the shocking twists, and the unforgettable lines (“What’s your favorite scary movie?”) that made this franchise a horror legend. It’s a perfect group watch for a thrilling New Year’s movie night!
2. The Godfather: A Legacy Takes Flight (January 1st): This isn’t your average mob movie. “The Godfather” and “The Godfather Part II” are considered two of the greatest films ever made, telling the epic story of the Corleone family and their rise and fall in the world of organized crime. Think powerful acting, unforgettable scenes, and dialogue that will stick with you long after the credits roll. If you haven’t seen these masterpieces, now’s your chance to understand why they’re so revered.
3. Face/Off: Cage vs. Travolta in Face-Swapping Frenzy (January 1st): Nicolas Cage and John Travolta go head-to-head (or should we say face-to-face?) in this action-packed sci-fi film. When an FBI agent and a terrorist undergo experimental face-swapping surgery, chaos and hilarious hijinks ensue. Prepare for explosive stunts, witty one-liners, and a whole lot of Cage and Travolta doing what they do best: chewing up the scenery with gusto.
4. Changemakers: Real-Life Heroes Inspire (January 2nd): This inspiring documentary series highlights the stories of everyday heroes who are making a difference in the world. From social justice warriors to environmental activists, each episode sheds light on a different changemaker and their remarkable journey. It’s a powerful reminder that anyone can make a positive impact, and it’s sure to leave you feeling hopeful and motivated.
5. All About the Benjamins: Ice Cube and Mike Epps Get Hilarious (January 8th): Get ready to laugh your head off with this comedy caper starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps. Two hustlers accidentally swap identical briefcases, one stuffed with cash and the other with… well, something less desirable. Their wild chase to reclaim their rightful bags leads to a hilarious adventure filled with mistaken identities, outrageous gags, and plenty of quotable lines.
6. Maggie’s Plan: Greta Gerwig Charms in Witty Rom-Com (January 8th): This independent darling stars Greta Gerwig as a college professor trying to navigate life, love, and motherhood. With smart humor, a touch of quirkiness, and a delightful ensemble cast (including Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke!), “Maggie’s Plan” is a charming rom-com that’s sure to win your heart.
7. Insomnia: Pacino Makes You Stay Up All Night (January 8th): Al Pacino delivers a riveting performance as a detective plagued by insomnia in this gripping thriller. Sent to Alaska to investigate a murder, he’s thrown off balance by the never-ending daylight and the dark secrets he starts to uncover. Get ready for edge-of-your-seat suspense, mind-bending twists, and one of Pacino’s most powerful performances.
This is just a taste of the amazing content coming to Paramount+ in January. So with a month of fresh movies and shows at your fingertips, why not make 2024 the year you conquer your streaming watchlist? Grab your remote, settle in, and get ready for a month of epic entertainment on Paramount+.