Earlier this month, Paramount made over 100 full-length films publicly available on their new YouTube channel, The Paramount Vault. Titles are organized into playlists covering Classics, Comedy, Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror, Westerns, Science Fiction, and Thrillers. You’re bound to find something interesting.
If you prefer curated options, look no further, listed below are the Page Of Man top 10. Sure, some will be horrible, others will be classic and some entirely forgettable but, that’s what makes it an interesting list. Enjoy.
- Hamlet (1990)
Starring Mel Gibson before going mad. Not the most accurate re-telling, but it’s held up pretty well over the years.
- King Solomon’s Mines (1985)
While Marty McFly and the Doc were time-traveling to our timeline, adventurer Allen Quatermain, played by Richard Chamberlain, set out to search the wild African jungle for a missing archaeologist in this campy flick. Also starring Sharon Stone (pre-stardom) as Jessie Houston.
- Missing in Action (1984)
Guns, action, and Chuck Norris as James Braddock. Watch Braddock kick arse as he takes on Ho Chi Minh City thugs while investigating reports of a POW camp. We had you at ‘Chuck Norris’ right!?
- King Creole (1958)
An Elvis musical, featuring the King at his finest, and a better than expected plot. Playing the role of teenager Danny Fisher, Elvis is forced to end his studies to help support his momma, cause his poppa won’t. Seems to work out, until the mob comes into play.
- The Mountain (1956)
“You’re always reminding me about how I was born and momma died, and before she died she said “his name is Christopher” take care of him. Take care of me!” Intense performances and a terrific opening scene; starring Robert Wagner and Spencer Tracy as brothers braving the French Alps to plunder a crashed plane.
- Dear Brat (1951)
The daughter of a respectable senator sets out to establish a society for the rehabilitation of convicts, one of them becomes their gardener. Unfortunately, he turns out to be a man the senator himself sentenced to jail. Worse yet, the senator finds out he’s the president of the society! Hilarity ensues in this dramatic comedy.
- The Deadly Bees (1966)
You’d think a campy science fiction movie with a title this juicy would be one for the ages. Now on YouTube, it will definitely survive the “ages” bit so, it has one thing going for it.
- The Space Children (1958)
The tagline puts it best: “Chaos ensues when aliens use children to halt a rocket launch.” Aliens!
- Sword of the Valiant (1984)
It’s a Golan-Globus production, that should speak plenty. Set in mature Camelot, King Arthur is older and upset that his knights have become soft. Enter the Green Knight, played by Sean Connery, seeking good sport by extending a challenge. The only one courageous enough to accept is Sir Gawain, played by Miles O’Keeffe. Incidently, he would have been better cast as He-Man in 1987’s Masters of the Universe.
- Masters of the Universe (1987)
Well, what a coincidence. This is the only He-Man live-action movie made to date. Drago (Dolph Lundgren) played the starring role of He-Man and butchered the character. If not for Frank Langella’s portrayal of Skeletor the movie would have been an even greater failure.
The channel also features a myriad of movie clips including a personal favorite Ferris Bueller scene: Faking out parents. Love Missile F1-11 by Sigue Sigue Sputnik, is playing in the background. Ah, those were the days.