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Paramount Vault Includes 100 Free Titles From Noah Baumbach, John Cassavetes and More

Paramount Vault Includes 100 Free Titles From Noah Baumbach, John Cassavetes and More

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The latest major player in the world of online streaming is Paramount, who has just announced that the Paramount Vault will offer over 100 titles from their collection that are free to stream via their YouTube channel. Though many of the titles read a bit like bargain-bin picks, the channel also includes critically lauded films like “The Devil and Miss Jones,” “Margot at the Wedding,” and “Love Streams.” 

Here are all of the films on the Paramount Vault channel available to stream in their entirety, including Indiewire’s picks on what not to miss. 

Comedy

“Funny About Love” (1990)
“A New Life” (1988)
“A New Kind of Love” (1963)
“Serving Sara” (2002)
“The Busy Body” (1967)
“Festival in Cannes” (2001)

Indiewire Pick: “Margot At the Wedding” (2007)

In “Margot at the Wedding,” Noah Baumbach does what he does best: throws a bunch of characters into a messy situation and watches to see what comes out. Nicole Kidman plays Margot, a short story writer who lacks the self awareness to realize she’s making those around her miserable. When Margot goes home to attend her sister’s wedding, the uncomfortable, emotional and sometimes comical interactions that ensue make for 90 juicy minutes of dysfunctional family melodrama.

“There Goes the Neighborhood” (1992)
“The Chumscrubber” (2005)
“Don’t Give up the Ship” (1959)
“Flashback” (1990)

“Ghost Team One” (2013)
“The Man Who Wasn’t There” (1983)
“Queer Duck: The Movie” (2006)
“Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York” (1975)
“Where’s Marlowe?” (1998) 

Action/Adventure
“American Ninja II: The Confrontation” (1987)
“Wrong Turn at Tahoe” (2009)
“Born to Raise Hell” (2010)
“Revenge of the Ninja” (1983)

Indiewire Pick: “Bound” (1996)

This is the film that put the Wachowskis on the map. Before “The Matrix,” the brother and sister directing team made “Bound,” a heist movie about two lesbian lovers planning a crime around one of their mafioso boyfriends. The film stars Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly and received critical attention for its dramatic and comedic sensibilities, its complexity and its overall outrageousness. It’s an excellent debut film that was overshadowed when the Wachowskis shot to sci-fi stardom three years later.

“American Ninja” (1985)
“Appointment with Death” (1988)
“King Solomon’s Mines” (1985)
“Shadowhunter” (1993)
“Run for Cover” (1995)

Indiewire Pick: “Masters of the Universe” (1987)

“Masters of the Universe” is the pinnacle of bizarre ’80s fantasy action/adventure films. Based on the animated series “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” this film stars Dolf Lundgren as the titular He-Man and Frank Langella as the villain, Skeletor. The film is technically a mess, but the cheesy effects and bizarre futuristic aesthetic, as well as an iconic performance from Dolf Lundgren, still make the film an enjoyable watch. For those of one generation “Masters of the Universe” is nostalgic, for another it’s a time capsule into ’80s film madness. 

“Sword of the Valiant” (1984)
“American Ninja III: Blood Hunt” (1989)
“Escape from Zahrain” (1962)
“The Fighting Kentuckian” (1949)

“Ninja III: The Domination” (1984) 
“Thunder in the East (1952) 
“Missing in Action” (1984)
Drama
“Ironweed” (1987)

“Hamlet” (1990)
“In Dreams” (1999)
“The Reckoning” (2002) 

Indiewire Pick: “Love Streams” (1984) 

“Love Streams” is John Cassavetes’ second-to-last film, starring himself and his wife Gena Rowlands as a brother and sister who come together during a traumatic moment in both of their lives. The film is technically an adaptation of a stage production from 1980, directed by Cassavetes from a play by Ted Allan. The stage version starred Jon Voight in the lead role and ultimately bears few similarities to the film. Cassavetes gives a strong, emotionally powerful performance — his last performance, in fact — and “Love Streams” is a strong chapter in Cassavetes’ filmography.

“Man, Woman and Child” (1983)
“No Man of her Own” (1950)
“Appointment with Death” (1988)
“Bride of Vengeance” (1949)
“Chameleon” (1998″
“Conquest of Space” (1955)
“Crack in the World” (1965)

Indiewire Pick: “Daisy Miller” (1974)

Peter Bogdanovich directs this “comedy of manners” based on a novella by Henry James, starring Cybill Shepard in the title role. Marked by extravagant costumes and sets, this love story involves two young 19th century Americans who meet on a tour of Europe. When Frederick Winterbourne (Barry Brown) meets the titular Daisy Miller, he is both shocked and entranced by her “modern” behavior and spends the rest of his time trying to figure her out.

“Dark City” (1998)
“The Deadly Bees” (1966)
“Get Real” (1998)
“A Girl Named Tamiko” (1962)
“The Outsider” (1980)”
“The World of Suzie Wong” (1960)
“Wrong Turn at Tahoe” (2009)

Indiewire Pick: “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” (2003)

Mike Hodges 2003 thriller “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” bears striking similarities to Hodges’ much more popular “Get Carter” from 1971; both films feature gangsters returning to their hometowns to investigate the deaths of their brothers. The first stars Michael Caine while the 2003 film stars Clive Owen, with Charlotte Rampling, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Malcolm McDowell in the supporting cast. “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” is a gritty English neo-noir supported by a strong performance from Owen.

Horror

“Beneath” (2007)
“Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” (1986) 
“Circle of Eight” (2009)

Indiewire Pick: “The Colossus of New York” (1958) 

In this bizarre 70-minute sci-fi flick, a scientist transplants his genius son’s body into a giant cyborg after an accident, preserving his brain for the good of mankind. However (surprise) the experiment goes wrong and the colossus goes on an angry rampage through the streets of New York. This reign of terror continues as the robot develops unexplained powers, like the ability to vaporize humans with his eyes, and culminates in a showdown at the United Nations building.

“Shanks” (1974)
“The Sender” (1982)

“Rumpelstiltskin” (1995)

Indiewire Pick: “The Loved Ones” (2009) 

When Lola gets rejected for the prom, she throws one of her own in this sadistic twist on the teen horror genre, kidnapping the boy who turned her down for a night of violent revenge. First-time director Sean Byrne stunned audiences with his debut film, winning the Midnight Madness competition at TIFF in 2009. It’s a rare horror film that truly brings something new to the genre.

Classics 
“The World of Suzie Wong” (1960)
“Dear Brat” (1951)
“The Stooge” (1952)
“King Creole” (1958)
“Paris When It Sizzles” (1964)

“Miracle of Morgan’s Creek” (1944)
“Darling, How Could You!” (1951)
“Forever Female” (1953)
“No Man of Her Own” (1950)
“Come Blow Your Horn” (1963) 
“Here Comes the Groom” (1951)
“Riding High” (1950)
“Casanova’s Big Night” (1954)
“1900” (1976)
“The Errand Boy” (1961)
“Artists and Models” (1955)
“Bride of Vengeance” (1949)
“Dark City” (1950)
“Elephant Walk” (1954)

“The Man in the Vault” (1956)
“The Mountain” (1956) 
“Omar Khayyam” (1957)
“On the Double” (1961)
“Quebec” (1951)
“Seven Men From Now” (1956)
“The Space Children” (1958)
“The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” (1946) 
“Thunder in the East” (1952)
“A Touch of Larceny” (1959)
“My Six Loves” (1963) 

Indiewire Pick: “The Devil and Miss Jones” (1941)

In this classic comedy starring Jean Arthur and directed by Sam Wood, the world’s richest man (Charles Coburn) poses as a worker in one of his department stores when he gets wind they plan to unionize. It’s like an “Undercover Boss” for the 1940s. Predictably, seeing the life his employees lead first hand gets him to soften up, and even find romance. The film’s obvious left-wing undertones are interesting considering the time of its release, and it’s a memorable vehicle for star Jean Arthur.

All titles are available for streaming now at The Paramount Vault

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