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Oscar Wilde once said that “art imitates life much more than life imitates art.” And although that may have been the case in 1889, the actual crime genre has seen explosive growth since then. On the other hand, the flood of related podcasts and, much more so, Netflix docuseries will give you nightmares. A dramatized, based-on-true-events movie may provide some emotional space to a straightforward narrative, which is helpful if you want some documentary distance while still pursuing the natural fascination that comes from knowing a horrific incident occurred.

Even though Paramount Plus is one of the newest entrants in the streaming industry, its roster is already producing many fascinating streaming original and acquired series. Additionally, many movies are available and worthy of investigation. The film selection at Paramount Plus is fantastic, and it spans the gamut from the ages past to the present day and the decades between then and now.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

IMDb rating: 7.0/10

Rotten tomatoes: 87%

It is based on the story of a man who fell on Earth to save aliens, he lands in Mexico looking for someone to help him save his planet, he is in search of a brilliant scientist to save his planet.

The alien is sent to meet the scientist named Justin Falls, she is a struggling mum and a brilliant scientist, the alien Faraday tells her that he needs her help to save his planet and warns her that Earth needs to be saved as well, the whole series is all about the challenges they faced while saving the planets.

Coyote

IMDb rating: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 66%

A Border Patrol agent Ben Clemens has worked in this field for 32 years and finally after these years he finds himself helping those who he has always kept outside the US. He will be faced to challenge his ideology and loyalty to the US. 

Guilty Party

IMDb rating: 5.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 40%

A journalist whose career is on verge of falling, she decides to take the internet in a woman’s case. The woman has been charged with killing her own husband while she claims she has not done any such thing. 

IMDb rating: 5.5/10

Interrogation 

IMDb rating: 7.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 57%

Interrogation is a Paramount plus series based on real life murder cases that are stretched to decades without being solved. The story begins with the maddeningly brutal murder of Mary Fisher, whose son Eric was charged and imprisoned for his mothers death. The series puts the viewers in the detective’s chair.

Master

IMDB: 7.3

Rotten Tomatoes:90 %

The horror genre is not suited to “Master,” directed by Mariama Diallo. It is not even remotely scary. Its story and lore are confusing and underdeveloped. The real-life microaggressions that it throws at its characters are so familiar to viewers of color that they are nowhere near as shocking nor surprising as the film thinks they are. Despite these flaws, it is still marketed as a horror movie.

 All of the African-American characters in the film are shown as helpless victims, entirely free of any emotion other than terror. They interact in ways that we would never do in environments dominated by white people. When watching a movie like this, I can’t help but incorporate my own experiences into it, particularly when the characters are going through something that I have also gone through at some point in my life. And while though I don’t expect a movie, particularly a horror movie, to be completely realistic, I can tell that this one is trying to play both sides of the actual fence. So, I must play along.

Reacher

IMDB: 8.1

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Jack Reacher, played by Alan Ritchson, was only passing through Margrave, Georgia, on a whim when the local police detained him on the assumption that he was involved in a murder. He is confronted by Inspector Roscoe Conklin, played by Willa Fitzgerald, and Chief Detective Oscar Finlay, played by Malcolm Goodwin, who interrogates him about the last twenty-four hours.

Since his number was discovered written on a letter placed in the victim’s shoe, they interview Paul Hubble (played by Marc Bendavid) while being held in custody. Paul projects an air of nervousness and shiftiness, and he admits to the crime, even though he is unsure of the facts. They take him in as well, and both of them are thrown into the county prison while the authorities investigate their alibi claims.

Reacher and Hubble come under assault inside the prison, but Reacher can defend himself and his friend. When he finally gets free, he is perplexed as to why someone would want him dead and wonders who it may be. During the research, he concluded that his elder brother Joe, who had a job with the government, was the person whose corpse was found first.

NCIS

IMDB: 7.8

Rotten Tomatoes:81 %

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the team commander for the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Major Case Response Team, which comprises other special agents. Gibbs is a harsh investigator and a highly competent interrogator who relies on his gut feeling as he does facts. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Tony DiNozzo, a womanizing, movie-quoting former Baltimore Homicide Detective, is Gibbs’ second in command in the field office. Despite being the class clown, DiNozzo always gets the job done, despite his reputation for being a joker.

 Eleanor Bishop, a probationary field agent once employed by the NSA, and Timothy McGee, a junior field agent proficient in computers and often made fun of by DiNozzo, are also members of the squad. Abby Sciuto, an exuberant yet Goth lab worker who is like a daughter to Gibbs, and Dr. Donald Mallard, nicknamed Ducky, an eccentric medical examiner full of odd tales, are assisting them in their investigation. Abby Sciuto is like a daughter to Gibbs. This group of highly skilled investigators, whose headquarters in Washington, D.C., investigates and prosecutes criminal cases involving members of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy and their families. They frequently travel throughout the United States and even the world in their work.

SEAL Team

IMDB: 7.7

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

SEAL Team is a military drama that chronicles the professional and personal life of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they prepare for, plan for, and carry out the most hazardous and high-stakes operations that our nation can ask of them. SEAL Team debuted on the National Geographic Channel in 2014. Because of his extended existence as a warrior, Jason Hayes’ personal life has suffered due to his leadership position on the Tier One squad, which he holds with great respect and intensity.

 His team consists of his trusted confidant, Ray Perry, the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand; Sonny Quinn, an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still battles self-destructive tendencies; and Clay Spenser, a young, multilingual, second-generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication. Clay Spenser is a young, multilingual, second-generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication. Lt. Cmdr. Eric Blackburn, who serves as a leader and confidant both on and off the battlefield; CIA analyst Mandy Ellis, who has sacrificed everything in her drive to root out evil and take down terrorists; and Ensign Lisa Davis, a no-nonsense, take-charge officer, are all essential to the success of the team.

Strange angel

IMDB: 6.8

Rotten Tomatoes:71 %

In the 1940s, Los Angeles is home to a rocket scientist who is also a covert follower of Aleister Crowley’s occultist. The story is based on the life of Jack Parsons, a brilliant real-life rocket engineer who the United States government hired in the 1940s to assist with the rocket program. Jack Parsons saw the rocket program as the beginning of future space exploration and the starting point for his career.

 In 1938, Parsons, who is naturally curious, meets and quickly befriends his new next-door neighbor Ernest Donovan, a follower of the infamous English occultist Aleister Crowley. Donovan then proceeds to seduce Parsons into his way of thinking, which includes the motto “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law” as the only principle in life and other tenets. The Practices of Crowley and his Both Parsons’ marriage and his work are jeopardized due to his newly discovered ideas and way of life as he gradually becomes a member of this bizarre underground society.

The code

IMDB: 7.3

Rotten Tomatoes:71 %

Two brothers living in Canberra get embroiled in a cover-up that includes a small town in the Australian outback and influential Australian government officials.

The Banks brothers, Ned, an enthusiastic aspiring journalist, and Jesse, a young hacker artiste, are researching the periphery of the following major news event. They find themselves engaged in a large, meaty research project with the codename “Big Money – Top Secret” and discover that along the line, and there are individuals who are being hurt or silenced in some manner.

A delivery truck and a stolen four-wheel-drive vehicle come together amid the desert. The two Indigenous children who were riding in the automobile have suffered injuries. Badly. Someone ought to have called 911 to request assistance. However, they did not. They didn’t since the someone in question works for an extensive stakeholder in a research project that nobody brings up in conversation.

Combat trains

IMDB: 6.1

Rotten Tomatoes:75 %

In all of the major wars over the last 150 years, trains have been essential for the overall military effort. These trains played an essential role in the military operation, from transporting soldiers and medical supplies to transforming into authentic weaponry and even moving hospitals. In this riveting series, we share the tales of some of the most spectacular trains in the world… We emphasize the incredible human tales by combining expert interviews, accurate reconstruction, technical graphics, and archival material. This complements the engineering depth and military viewpoint that we provide. The tales are not only captivating and dramatic, but also packed with intriguing historical information. We placed the events in the context of each of these extraordinary tales, which are all set against the background of a battle. In addition to the tales of the trains, we get additional knowledge about the wars fought on the national, political, and military fronts at the time.

Hafsa Shafiq

Hafsa is a writing enthusiast who loves to live outside of her comfort zone. A Business graduate, an ex hospital care team member and a full time mom. Hafsa is Working as a writer at Streaming Digitally since February 2022.