Weekend View Queue: 'Inglourious Basterds' and Many More to Stream

Take a look at our recommended Weekend View Queue for what to watch on the leading streaming platforms.

By Jesse Conner

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To start off our first edition of Weekend View Queue, we had to acknowledge today as the bithday of a director who needs no introduction, but we'll give him one anyway - Mr. Quentin Tarantino!

In honor of the Oscar-winning director, we've dedicated our Netflix picks this week to movies that he's created, both his widely acclaimed commercial and critical hits, and his more genre cult classics. Here are those selections, plus more for popular streaming services.

Netflix Picks:
  • Inglourious Basterds

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    This 2009 war movie is a signature Tarantino film. In some of his films, Tarantino takes real-life events that have happened in the past and then he completely changes the narrative, almost creating his own alternate reality. This particular film follows a team of Jewish soldiers that commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis in order to take out their leader, Adolf Hitler. Now streaming on: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    Inglourious Basterds

    War / 2009 / R

    It is the first year of Germany's occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis, including the taking of their scalps. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis' execution of her family.

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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    Quentin Tarantino teamed up with his lead muse and actress/heroine extraordinaire Uma Thurman in this genre piece that's equal parts Tarantino, "Enter the Dragon" and every over-the-top, vengeance-is-mine action-thriller worth its salt. Thurman is The Bride who'll stop at nothing to track down and destroy the ex-lover (David Carradine) who killed her unborn baby and her entire wedding party.

    Now streaming on: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    Action / 2003 / R

    A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injury and unscrupulous enemies.

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

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    Since the story had too much memorable bloodletting to be contained in merely one cinematic episode, Tarantion and star Uma Thurman split the "Kill Bill" legacy into two parts, both worth revisiting. The action culminates here once and for all as Thurman's The Bride gets what's coming to her, and everyone who stands in her way.

    Now streaming on: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Action / 2004 / R

    The Bride (Uma Thurman) picks up where she left off in volume one with her quest to finish the hit list she has composed of all of the people who have wronged her, including ex-boyfriend Bill (David Carradine), who tried to have her killed four years ago during her wedding to another man. Leaving several dead in her wake, she eventually tracks down Bill in Mexico. Using skills she has learned during her assassin career, she attempts to finish what she set out to do in the first place.

Hulu Picks:
  • Chicken Run

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    This animated comedy flick uses stop motion to show the lives of a group of chicken stuck on a farm, doomed to be turned into chicken pie unless they can learn how to fly. With the help of Rocky the rooster and his flight school, these chickens will hopefully fly the coup.

    Now streaming on: Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    Chicken Run

    Animated / 2000 / G

    This engaging stop-motion, claymation adventure tells the story of an American rooster who falls in love with a gorgeous hen on a British farm. The couple decides to run away from the farm, but they must first contend with the evil farmer who is intent on keeping them under her control. The chickens decide to attempt an escape so they don't get turned into chicken pot pies.

  • Hearts Beat Loud

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    The feel-good indie movie to watch on our list is this one. This is the story of a daughter wanting to focus on her studies and get into the best college possible, while her father who is a widower trys to figure out how to pay for his child's college. The dad was previously a musician, and his daughter definitely has the voice to be one...so dad always carves out some time in her busy schedule to get creative and jam out. Now streaming on: Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, & YouTube

    Hearts Beat Loud

    Music / 2018 / PG-13

    In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Amazon Prime Video Picks (included with Prime):
  • Heathers

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    Long before "Mr. Robot" and "Stranger Things," Gen X icons Christian Slater and Winona Ryder put their stamp on cinematic history with this dark comic tale about a teen sociopath named Jason Dean who, despite his obvious imitations of cool guy Jack Nicholson, seduces Ryder's Veronica to help him off her extremely off-putting popular friends, the high school clique known as the Heathers.

    Now streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    Heathers

    Comedy / 1989 / R

    Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls' cruel behavior. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Soon Veronica realizes that J.D. is intentionally killing students he does not like. She races to stop J.D. while also clashing with the clique's new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty).

  • The Disaster Artist

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    This might be the most cult classic-esque addition to the list because it's actually an American biographical comedy based on another film called "The Room." The film that this film is based on was notoriously so bad that it was labeled as a comedy, when it was meant to be a hard-hitting drama. Both films have earned a massive, deserved following.

    Now streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    The Disaster Artist

    Comedy Drama / 2017 / R

    The incredible true story of aspiring filmmaker and Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau as he and his best friend defiantly pursue their dreams and embark on the hilarious odyssey of making the now-infamous, cult classic "The Room."

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