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'M:I-3,' 'Clueless' on Netflix-rival Amazon in new Paramount deal

May 23, 2012|By Ben Fritz
  • "Clueless" is among the Paramount movies now available via Amazon Prime Video.
"Clueless" is among the Paramount movies now available via… (Elliott Marks / Paramount…)

"Clueless," "Mission: Impossible III," "Forrest Gump" and several hundred other older films are now available on Amazon.com's Netflix-like subscription video service as part of a new deal with Paramount Pictures.

Amazon has been continually beefing up the content in its Prime Instant Video service, which lets users stream unlimited movies and television shows on computers and digitally connected devices. It's part of the $79 per year Amazon Prime subscription that includes free two-day shipping on many items sold by the Web retail giant.

Many of the Paramount movies being added to Amazon Prime on Wednesday are not available on Netflix streaming. However, Netflix does have access to many Paramount films released in the past decade, such as "Rango"and "Paranormal Activity 2," under an exclusive deal with pay cable channel Epix. (That agreement becomes non-exclusive in the fall.)

Amazon already offers movies and TV shows from other studios including 20th Century Fox, NBCUniversal, Sony and Warner Bros.

Other Paramount movies going online at Amazon Prime as part of the new agreement are "Election," "The Firm," "Braveheart" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

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