Paramount+ doesn’t always have a great selection of movies compared to its competitors, and it doesn’t help when many of its best movies are reserved only for the premium tier, Paramount+ with Showtime. That’s why our picks for the three underrated movies you need to watch in December on Paramount+ are available on all levels. This is the only way that seems fair.
This month, our picks include films from director Francis Ford Coppola and his daughter Sofia Coppola, as well as a rare naturalistic horror film that uses real creatures rather than an invented supernatural threat. But if you’re looking for more options, check out our round-up of everything new on Paramount+ in December.
If you’re afraid of alligators, there’s a surefire way to avoid them: stay away from the southeastern states! If this doesn’t happen, at least stay away from water and swamps. That’s not an option for Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) crawlBecause a Category 5 hurricane brings water to it, along with some ferocious crocodiles.
Haley only wanted to save her father Dave Keller (Barry Pepper) from being trapped in a flooded house. Now, it is Haley who is trapped and forced to defend herself by any means necessary. And if the alligators can’t reach Heli, rising flood waters could put them out of business.
Watch crawl on Paramount+.
The Rainmaker (1997)
John Grisham’s legal thrillers were very popular in the 90s, and rainmaker Director Francis Ford Coppola had a stab at the genre. It is also notably the first time that Matt Damon (oppenheimer) had a leading role in, which hit theaters only a month before his breakout performance good will Hunting, Damon is also very good in this film as Rudy Baylor, a rookie lawyer who finds himself in the dark when his boss, J. Lyman “Bruiser” Stone (Mickey Rourke) leaves town surrounded by scandal.
Rudy’s only true friend and ally is his former co-worker and new partner, Deck Shiflett (Danny DeVito). But the odds are stacked against the duo in their first case, when they agree to represent a family in court against an insurance company that had denied the transplant that was supposed to be given to their son, Donnie Ray Black (Johnny Whitworth). ) could protect against leukemia. However, the insurance company and their high-priced litigants underestimate their risk to Rudy because he is an excellent lawyer.
Watch rainmaker on Paramount+.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
It’s a Coppola Family Affair premiering this month on Paramount+ virgin suicides is the film debut of Sofia Coppola and is an adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel of the same name. The story is about Lux Lisbon (Kirsten Dunst) and her four sisters: Mary (AJ Cook), Cecilia (Hannah R. Hall), Therese (Leslie Heyman), and Bonnie (Chilles Swain). In the ’70s, all five Lisbon girls live under the strict rules of their parents, Mr. Lisbon (James Woods) and Mrs. Lisbon (Kathleen Turner).
When one of the siblings commits suicide, the Lisbonites become even more protective of their daughters. That doesn’t stop Tripp Fontaine (Josh Hartnett) from wooing Lux and convincing the Lisbonites to give their children some semblance of a normal life. Tripp gets what he wants, but his actions set off a chain of events that lead to more tragedy for the Lisbon family.
Watch virgin suicides on Paramount+.