Paramount+ subscribers may have good reason to be frustrated with the streamer. If you look at the list of what’s new on Paramount+ this month, you’ll find that many of the best films are being held for the higher tier, Paramount+ with Showtime. That’s unfair to regular subscribers, so the monthly list of three underrated films on Paramount+ is handpicked from the titles available at all levels.
For this month’s pick, we’ve chosen an adaptation of the hit Broadway musical from its creator Hamilton, one of Martin Scorsese’s latest films, and a period drama featuring many familiar faces. Here are three underrated films on Paramount+ that you need to see in October.
In the Heights (2021)
What does Warner Bros’ big musical do? in 2021 on Paramount+? These corporate streaming deals are always confusing, but you won’t care if you’re singing along At Height, the hit musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. For the film adaptation, Anthony Ramos plays Usnavi de la Vega, a bodega owner who gets the opportunity to take over his late father’s business in the Dominican Republic. However, Usnavi is also tempted to live in Washington Heights because he is in love with Vanessa (Scream VI‘s Melissa Barrera).
Meanwhile, Nina Rosario (Leslie Grace) has returned from college and doesn’t want to go back despite dreams from her father, Kevin (Jimmy Smits). However, the longer Nina lived in the neighborhood, the more she realized that she had to finish what she started. First, Nina also has to face her relationship with Benny (Corey Hawkins). And they all have to come together when the neighborhood needs it.
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Martin Scorsese has done so many crime epics that it’s easy to forget that he’s also explored religion in some of his films. Silence occurred in Japan in the 17th century, when Christians were forced to hide or deny their beliefs under threat of torture or even death. A Jesuit priest named Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson) is forced to witness the execution of Christians in Japan. Several years later, news emerged that Ferreira had renounced his faith, which caused his students, Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver), to travel to Japan to find out if this was true.
However, conditions in Japan are so tense that their guide, Kichijirō (Yōsuke Kubozuka), must help hide the priests from the authorities. After all, priests couldn’t hide forever. And both men’s faith will be sorely tested during their ordeal. Even if their faith persists, they may not survive.
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Keira Knightley seems to have a lot of period dramas under her belt, and Duke’s Wife once again placing her at the forefront of a complicated romance. The film is loosely based on the true story of Georgiana Cavendish (Keira Knightley), Duchess of Devonshire and ancestor of the late Princess Diana of Wales.
In this film, Georgiana marries Duke William Cavendish (Ralph Fiennes) in the hope that they will have a lasting union. But Georgiana’s hopes are dashed when the Duke begins an affair with her best friend, Lady Elizabeth “Bess” Foster (Hayley Atwell). This leads Georgiana to have an affair with Charles Gray (Dominic Cooper), which her husband cannot tolerate. If Georgiana refuses to give up her love for Charles, she may lose everything she holds dear.
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