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500 películas que puedes ver en Internet completamente gratis de forma legal

12 junio, 2012

hoy lanzamos la casa por la ventana y de mostramos una lista de 500 películas disponibles en Internet, completamente gratis, de forma legal, puedes disfrutar del cine mientras tienes la conciencia tranquila con la siempre delicada cuestión de los derechos de autor.

Hablamos de películas que puedes ver en sitios como YouTube, The Internet Archive, Crackle o Veoh.

Películas de Hitchcock, la versión de “Don Quijote” de Orson Welles, clásicos de Frank Capra o de Luís Buñuel, thrillers de Luc Besson o divertidísimos trabajos de los disparatados Monty Phyton. “El gran dictador” o “Freaks“.

Todos ellos han sido recopilados por Open Culture, organizados por género y con un pequeño comentario acerca de cada título para que, si no la conoces, te hagas una idea acerca del argumento de la película antes de reproducirla en streaming. No son películas que puedas descargarte pero ¿para qué hacerlo estando bien guardadas en Internet? ─[Open Culture / Imagen:  Pinkcandy/Shutterstock]

Listado de http://www.openculture.com

Comedy and Drama

  • 1984Free – George Orwell’s classic novel adapted to film by the BBC. (1954)
  • A Farewell to ArmsFree – Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)
  • Alexander NevskyFree – A historical drama film directed by the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. Alternate version on YouTube here. (1938)
  • Alice in WonderlandFree – Theatrical version of Lewis Carroll’s classic features a combination of live characters and puppets, created by master puppeteer Louis Bunin. (1949)
  • All Quiet on the Western FrontFree – This is a classic based on a novel by German author Erich Maria Remarque. (1930)
  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge - Free – French short film directed by Robert Enrico. Won awards at Cannes Film Festival and Academy Awards. (1962)
  • Andrei RublevFree – Andrei Tarkovsky’s film charting life of the great icon painter. Click CC for subtitles. Part 2 here. (1966)
  • Angel on My ShoulderFree – A gangster comedy starring Claude Rains and Paul Muni. (1946)
  • Baby Doll - Free – Directed by Elia Kazan. Written by Tennessee Williams. With Karl Malden and Carroll Baker. A controversial film that ended up being an award winner. (1956)
  • Becky SharpFree – The first feature film to use three-strip Technicolor film, or, put differently, the first real color film. (1935).
  • Brave New WorldFree – A BBC adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic (1980). Also see 1998 TV adaptation here.
  • Breaking the CodeFree - Features Derek Jacobi as Turing and Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter as the mysterious “Man from the Ministry.” Directed by Herbert Wise, the film is based on a 1986 play by Hugh Whitemore. (1996)
  • Breathless/Au bout de souffleFree – Godard’s classic with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg. (1960)
  • Captain Kidd - Free - Charles Laughton and John Carradine star in film with drama on the high seas (1945).
  • CharadeFree - Starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Part romance, comedy and thriller, it has been called “the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made.” (1963) (US viewers only)
  • Cul-de-SacFree - A psychological thriller by Roman Polanski, the film stars Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, and Jacqueline Bisset. (1966)
  • Cyrano De BergeracFree – Michael Gordon’s tale based on the classic French tale. (1950)
  • Darwin - Free - 53-minute exploration of the life and work of Charles Darwin by Peter Greenaway. (1993)
  • DiaryFree – Short film by Tim Hetherington (director of Restrepo) that reflects on his ten years of war reporting. (2010)
  • Don Quixote - Free – Orson Welles’ famous “unfinished” Spanish film. Filming stopped with the death of Francisco Reiguera, the actor playing Quixote, in 1969.
  • Dry SummerFree – Turkish film restored by Martin Scorsese’s WCF. (1974)
  • Duet for CannibalsFree - A tale of emotional cannibalism by Susan Sontag. A pair of psychological & sexual cannibals come close to devouring a younger couple. (1969)
  • East of BorneoFree – One of America’s most famous surrealist short films with Rose Hobart. (1931)
  • Eat, Sleep & Kiss – FreeThree silent anti-films by Andy Warhol. (1963-1964)
  • Escape from Sobibor - Free - Alan Arkin stars in film revisiting Jewish breakout from Nazi death camp. (1987)
  • EvidenceFree – From the maker of Koyaanisqatsi, a short film about kids watching cartoons (1995).
  • Eyes Without a FaceFree – Directed by Georges Franju. French film subtitled in English. (1960)
  • Fear and Desire – FreeAn uncut print of Stanley Kubrick’s “lost” early film. Kubrick didn’t like how his first film came out, so removed it from circulation. (1953)
  • Fight for Your Right Revisited - Free - Adam Yauch commemorates the Beastie Boys’ legendary video for (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!). 30 minute surreal film stars Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen. (2011)
  • Fists of FuryFree – Bruce Lee’s first major film in Hong Kong (1971).
  • Five Minutes to LiveFree – Amazing bank heist movie stars Johnny Cash, Vic Tayback, Ron Howard, and country music great, Merle Travis. (1961)
  • Flamenco at 5:15Free – Oscar-winning short film about a flamenco dance class given to senior students. (1983)
  • Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life - Free – Oscar-winning short film that combines Kafka’s Metamorphosis with Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. (1993)
  • Great ExpectationsFree – Based on the great Charles Dickens novel. (1946)
  • H is for HouseFree - Early film by Peter Greenaway features a list of words and pictures that are initialled by the letter H. (1973) 
  • Happy Go LovelyFree - A classic comedy with David Niven and Cesare Romero. (1951)
  • Hell’s HouseFree – With Bette Davis and Pat O’Brien. The film is set during the final days of prohibition. (1932)
  • HerculesFree – A 1958 Italian epic fantasy feature film based upon the Hercules myths. (1958)
  • Hiroshima mon amourFree – Major French film directed Alain Resnais. Written by Marguerite Duras. (1959)
  • His Girl FridayFree – Directed by Howard Hawks. A classic comedy with Cary Grant. (1940)
  • Impressions de la haute MongolieFree – Surrealist false documentary directed by Salvador Dalí and José Montes-Baquer, starring Salvador Dalí himself. (1976)
  • IndiscreetFree – Features superstar Gloria Swanson and directed by Leo McCarey. A comedy that’s almost Chaplinesque. (1931)
  • IntervalsFree – An early film by Peter Greenaway. A short examination of structure and sound. Shot in black & white in Venice. (1969)
  • It Happened One NightFree – Directed by Frank Capra, with Clark Gable. A classic! (1934)
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time - Free – Indie film starring John Candy and Isaac Hayes. (1975)
  • It’s a Wonderful LifeFree – Directed by the great Frank Capra. Starring Jimmy Stewart. Another great classic! (1946)
  • Ivan’s ChildhoodFree – Andrei Tarkovsky’s first feature film. (1962)
  • J’attendrai le suivantFree – A French film nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Short Film in 2002.
  • Juno and the Paycock Free – Early sound film by Hitchcock also released under the name The Shame of Mary Boyle. (1930)
  • King LearFree – Jean-Luc Godard does Shakespeare. Requires downloading the Veoh player. (1987)
  • L’Âge d’OrFree – Surrealist film directed by Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel (his first film). Co-written by Salvador Dalí. (1930)
  • La Villa Santo Sospir - Free – 35-minute color film by Jean Cocteau offering tour of friend’s villa. (1952)
  • Lady Blue ShanghaiFree – David Lynch’s short movie that doubles as a commercial for Dior. Stars Marion Cotillard. (2010)
  • Le Voyage Dans La LuneFree – French science fiction black and white film. Loosely based on two popular novels by Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. (1902)
  • Les Mistons - Free – The second short film François Truffaut ever made and the first that ever satisfied him. (1957)
  • LumiereFree – A very short film by David Lynch. 55 seconds. (1966)
  • MFree – Classic film directed by Fritz Lang, with Peter Lorre. In German and high def. (1931)
  • Meet John DoeFree – Frank Capra’s comedy, with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. (1941)
  • Meetin’ WAFree – In a short film Jean-Luc Godard meets Woody Allen. (1986)
  • Moby DickFree – Melville’s classic brought to the silver screen. Starring Gregory Peck and Orson Welles. (1956)
  • Monty Python’s And Now For Something Completely DifferentFree - A collection of Monty Python’s best sketches from the first two seasons of their TV show  (1971)
  • Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl - Free - The comic geniuses perform classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl. (1982)
  • Moulin Rouge - Free – Directed by John Huston and starring José Ferrer & Zsa Zsa Gabor, this film offers a fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (1952)
  • Mr. ArkadinFree - Orson Welles’s Mr. Arkadin (a.k.a. Confidential Report) tells the story of an elusive billionaire who hires an American smuggler to investigate his past. It was filmed in several Spanish locations, including Segovia, Valladolid and Madrid. (1955) (Limited to US audiences)
  • My Best Friend’s BirthdayFree – First film directed by Quentin Tarantino. Some good rockabilly fun. (1987)
  • My Brother is ComingFree – A Hungarian film by Michael Curtiz, who went on to direct Casablanca. (1919)
  • Murder in Harlem - Free – Film by Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American to produce a feature-length film (1920) and sound movie (1931). His films provide a window into American views on race. (1935)
  • Night and FogFree – Alain Resnais’s film on the Holocaust. Truffaut called it the greatest film ever made. (1955)
  • Night Tide -Free- A thriller starring Dennis Hopper early in his career. YouTube version here. (1961)
  • Nostalghia – Part 1, 2, 3, 4 - Soviet film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival. (1983)
  • PatternsFree – Film based on Rod Serling story. Stars Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, and Ed Begley. (1956)
  • Penny SerenadeFree – With Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. (1941)
  • Plan 9 from Outer SpaceFree – An Ed Wood “classic.” Considered one of the worst films ever made. (1959)
  • Pond Way - Free – A lyrical, contemplative, sensuous piece by Merce Cunningham. Music by Brian Eno; Décor by Roy Lichtenstein. (1998)
  • PygmalionFree – Film based on George Bernard Shaw’s play. Won Oscar for best screenplay. (1938)
  • ¡Que viva México!Free – A film project begun in 1930 by Russian avant-garde filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein portraying Mexican culture and politics from pre-Conquest civilization to the Mexican revolution. The troubled film was eventually abandoned.
  • Reefer MadnessFree – A drug film for the ages. (1936)
  • Rembrandt’s J’accuseFree – An indie directed by Peter Greenaway. (2008)
  • Rich and Strange - Free –  Otherwise called East of Shanghai, the Hitchcock drama looks at a couple divided by an inheritance. (1931)
  • Road to BaliFree - With Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. (1952)
  • Romance SentimentaleFree – Directed by Sergei Eisenstein. (1930)
  • Royal WeddingFree – With Fred Astaire. (1951)
  • ScroogeFree – The first sound version of Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Directed by Henry Edwards (1935)
  • Sex MadnessFree – This is to sex what Reefer Madness is to drugs. YouTube version here. (1938)
  • ShameFree – Produced by Roger Corman and starring William Shatner. Mystery film about a man sent into a southern town to stir up race riots. (1962)
  • Sid and NancyFree – The Sex Pistols revisited. With Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. (1986)
  • Signs of Life (Lebenszeichen)Free - Werner Herzog’s first feature film and his first major commercial/critical success. (1968)
  • SistersFree – Directed by Brian DePalma with Margo Kidder. (1973)
  • Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times) Free -David Lynch`s very first short film. (1966)
  • SlackerFree – Richard Linklater’s Gen-X, generation defining indie film. (1991)
  • SolarisFree – Andrei Tarkovsky’s meditative psychodrama occurring mostly aboard a space station orbiting the planet Solaris. (1972)
  • Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il film “Il Vangelo secondo Matteo”Free - Pier Paolo Pasolini’s idiosyncratic views on Jesus as a historical figure. (1965)
  • Spider BabyFree – A black comedy horror film, written and directed by Jack Hill. Stars Lon Chaney Jr. (1968)
  • Stalker – Free: Part 1Part 2 - Legendary science fiction film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. (1979)
  • StrikeFree – Sergei Eisenstein’s first feature film and an indicator of the brilliant films to follow. (1925)
  • The 400 BlowsFree – François Truffaut became of the defining films of the French New Wave cinema (1959).
  • The AlphabetFree – David Lynch’s early short film. (1968)
  • The Amazing Quest of Ernest BlissFree – Cary Grant plays a rich socialite who makes a bet with his therapist that he can make a living for one year using none of his current wealth. (1936)
  • The AmputeeFree – A short film made by David Lynch for the American Film Institute while Eraserhead was in financial limbo. (1974)
  • The BigamistFree – Directed by Ida Lupino, a pioneer among women filmmakers. (1953)
  • The Blue AngelFree – The Weimar classic that made Marlene Dietrich an international star. YouTube version here. (1930)
  • The Brother from Another PlanetFree – A cult classic written, directed and edited by John Sayles. (1984)
  • The ContenderFree – Stars Buster Crabbe (best known for his role as Tarzan) in well known boxing film. (1944)
  • The Dead - Free – James Joyce’s brilliant short story adapted by John Huston, his last film. (1981)
  • The Discipline of D.E.Free – Gus Van Sant’s short, 16 mm, black and white adaptation of William S. Burroughs’ short story. (1978)
  • The Divorce of Lady XFree – British romantic comedy film starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon (1938).
  • The Fast And The FuriousFree – A 1950s B-action film written by Roger Corman. (1955)
  • The Great Dictator - Free – Charlie Chaplin loathed fascism and personally resented Adolf Hitler’s expropriation of The Tramp’s famous toothbrush moustache. He took his revenge with this hilarious and formally inventive film, released one year before America’s entry into World War II. (1940)
  • The Great Saint Louis Bank RobberyFree – Steve McQueen stars in a gritty, downbeat, and sometimes savage heist movie. YouTube version here. (1959)
  • The Immortal StoryFree – Orson Welles’ film had a successful run in French theaters, but it remains perhaps his least known film.  Stars Jeanne Moreau, and Roger Coggio. (1968)
  • The Invisible FrameFree – Directed by Cynthia Beatt. In German with English subtitles. (1983)
  • The House MaidFree – South Korean film restored by Martin Scorcese’s WCF. (1960)
  • The Jackie Robinson StoryFree – Starring Jackie Robinson himself. (1950)
  • The Jungle BookFree – Directed by Zoltan Korda, it starred Sabu, Jospeh Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia, etc. (1942)
  • The Last FarmFree – Short Icelandic film nominated for Oscar in 2006.
  • The Last Man on EarthFree – Post apocalyptic horror film starring Vincent Price and based on Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend. (1964)
  • The Last Time I Saw ParisFree – Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson star in romantic drama based on F. Scott Fitzgerald ‘s story “Babylon Revisited.” YouTube version here. (1953)
  • The Little Shop of HorrorsFree – Directed by Roger Corman with Jack Nicholson. (1960)
  • The Lunch DateFree – Adam Davidson’s commentary on race in America. The short film won an Oscar and a prize at Cannes. (1989)
  • The Machine StopsFree - A UK science fiction TV show adapted E.M. Forster’s 1909 techno-dystopia story, The Machine Stops. (1966)
  • The Man with the The Golden Arm – Free- Directed by Otto Preminger. Starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak. Nominated for three Academy Awards. (1955)
  • The MirrorFree – Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Loosely autobiographical, the film features Tarkovsky’s wife Larisa Tarkovskaya. (1975)
  • The Night of Counting the YearsFree – Directed by Shadi Abdel Salam, this film is considered one of the finest Egyptian films ever made. (1969)
  • The Scarlet LetterFree - Robert G. Vignola’s adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic. (1934)
  • The Scarlet PimpernelFree – Adaptation of the classic adventure novel by Baroness Orczy. Stars Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon. (1934)
  • The Skin Game - Free – A 1931 Hitchcock film based on a play by John Galsworthy recounts the tragic tale of a family feud. (1931)
  • The Snows of KilimanjaroFree – Based on Hemingway’s classic novel set in Africa. Stars Gregory Peck. (1952)
  • The StrangerFree – Directed by Orson Welles and starring Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young. This was Orson Welles’ only major box office success. Alternative version in higher def. (1946)
  • The Street FighterFree – One of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite karate films. (1974)
  • The ThreePenny OperaFree – G.W. Pabst’s early screen adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s and Kurt Weill’s subversive social satire set in Victorian London. The film is in German, with no English subtitles, but is well worth watching for its visual mastery and the striking vintage performances from Weill’s score, including a memorable turn by Lotte Lenya as Jenny. (1931)
  • The Trial - Free – Based on Franz Kafka’s novel, Orson Welles called The Trial, “the best film I have ever made.” (1962)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg / Les Parapluies de CherbourgFree – A 1964 French musical film directed by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. (1964)
  • The Wilde RideFree – A cult classic that features Jack Nicholson playing a rebellious punk in one of his first roles. (1960)
  • The Young LoversFree – Directed by Ida Lupino, this 1950 film tells the tale of a newly engaged woman who contracts polio. Film was also titled Never Fear. Alternate version here.
  • They Live -Free- John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic offers an allegorical treatise on the evils of capitalism. (1988)
  • Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player)Free – Francois Truffaut’s film based on pulp fiction thriller by David Goodis. (1960)
  • Touki BoukiFree – Senegalese film restored by Martin Scorcese’s WCF. (1973)
  • TransesFree – Film from Morocco restored by Martin Scorcese’s WCF. (1981)
  • TuileriesFree – A short twisted film by Joel and Ethan Coen. Stars Steve Buscemi and takes place in Paris. (2006)
  • Un Chant d’AmourFree – French writer Jean Genet’s only film. Because of its explicit (though artistically presented) homosexual content, the 26-minute movie was banned and disowned by Genet later in his life. 1950
  • UtopiaFree – Laurel & Hardy’s last film. (1951)
  • VirusFree – Post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on a novel written by Sakyo Komatsu. (1980)
  • Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric WomenFree – An early film by “New Hollywood” director Peter Bogdanovich (1968).
  • Waiting for Godot - Free – Excellent adaptation stars Barry McGovern as Vladimir, Johnny Murphy as Estragon, Alan Stanford as Pozzo and Stephen Brennan as Lucky. (2001)
  • War & PeaceFree - Soviet director Sergei Bondarchuk turns Tolstoy’s great novel into what Roger Ebert calls “the definitive epic of all time.” Won Academy Award – Best Foreign Language Film in 1969. (1965-1967)
  • Zéro de Conduite (Zero for Conduct)Free – Originally banned in France, the film was later honored by Truffaut in The 400 Blows. (1933)

Noir, Thriller, Horror and Hitchcock

  • A Bucket of Blood - Free – Roger Corman’s classic comedy/horror film set in Bohemian San Francisco. Shot in 5 days for $50,000. Internet Archive version here. (1959)
  • An Act of Murder - Free - A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife’s terminal cancer. Well reviewed. (1948)
  • And Then There Were NoneFree – Film adaption of Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery novel directed by René Clair. (1945)
  • Angel on My ShoulderFree – A gangster comedy starring Claude Rains and Paul Muni. (1946)
  • Beat the Devil – Free – Directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, the film is something of a comic and dramatic spoof of the film noir tradition. (1953)
  • Behind Green Lights Free – Stars Carole Landis, John Ireland. Police lieutenant Sam Carson investigates a political murder after the victim is dumped at the door of police headquarters. (1946)
  • Beware the BlobFree – The sequel to horror science-fiction film The Blob was directed by Larry Hagman and stars Burgess Meredith, Dick Van Patten, and Robert Walker. (1972)
  • Big Bluff Free – Directed by W. Lee Wilder. When a scheming fortune hunter finds his rich wife is not going to die as expected, he and his lover make other plans to get her millions. (1950)
  • BluebeardFree – Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and starring John Carradine, this film became a cult classic for horror fans. (1944)
  • BorderlineFree – Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other’s identity. Stars Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor and Raymond Burr. (1950)
  • Bride of the MonstersFree – Bela Lugosi stars in an Ed Wood horror/sci fi film. (1955)
  • Carnival of SoulsFree – A low budget B film that became a cult classic. (1962)
  • Day of the DeadFree - A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. Directed by George A. Romero. (1985)
  • Dementia 13- Free – A horror film that was one of Francis Ford Coppola’s early mainstream efforts. HD widescreen version here. (1963)
  • DetourFree – Edgar Ulmer’s cult classic noir film shot in 6 days. (1945)
  • DownhillFree – In this silent film, a public schoolboy “takes the blame for a friend’s theft and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures.” Also released under the title, When Boys Leave Home. (1927)
  • Dick TracyFree – A 15 episode film series that brought Dick Tracy to the silver screen. (1937)
  • Dick Tracy Meets GruesomeFree – Dick Tracy film from 1947 stars Boris Karloff as Gruesome. (1947)
  • D.O.A.Free – Rudolph Maté’s classic noir film. You can also watch the movie here. (1950)
  • Dressed to KillFree – Brings Sherlock Holmes to screen. (1941)
  • Foreign CorrespondentFree - On the eve of WW2, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. Spy thriller was Hitchcock’s second Hollywood production. (1940)
  • FreaksFree – Tod Browning’s famous pre-code horror film about sideshow performers. Cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers. (1932)
  • Great Guy- Free – James Cagney plays the plucky Irish crusader, Johnny Cave, who fights against corruption. (1936)
  • Guest in the HouseFree – Directed by John Brahm, the noir film stars Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon. (1946)
  • He Walked by NightFree – Film-noir drama, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal. This move became the basis for Dragnet, and stars Jack Webb. YouTube version.
  • Horror ExpressFree – Spanish horror film starring Telly Savalas of Kojak fame.
  • ImpactFree – Arthur Lubin’s well reviewed noir flic. Considered a little known classic you need to watch. (1940)
  • Island of Lost Souls – Free Bela Lugosi stars in the first film adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau, published in 1896. (1933)
  • Jamaica InnFree – A young woman discovers that she’s living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit. Stars Maureen O’Hara, Robert Newton and Charles Laughton. (1939)
  • Kansas City ConfidentialFree – A film noir gem that inspired Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. Alternative version (1953)
  • Key Lime PieFree – A zany animated film in the noir tradition. (2007)
  • Night of the Living DeadFree – A cult horror classic. Catch a high def version here. (1968)
  • Number SeventeenFree - 1932 Hitchcock movie about jewel thieves gathered at a house (number 17) after a robbery. Alternate version here.
  • Panic in the StreetsFree – A great noir movie directed by Elia Kazan, with Jack Palance. (1950)
  • Please Murder MeFree – Lawyer Raymond Burr brilliantly defends Angela Lansbury in 1950s noir film. (1956)
  • Port of New York Free – Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband. First film in which Yul Brynner appeared. (1949)
  • Pulgasari - Free - The Godzilla-style movie created when North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il kidnapped a S. Korean director and forced him to satisfy his whims. (1985)
  • QuicksandFree – Noir film with Mickey Rooney and Peter Lorre. (1950)
  • Rich and StrangeFree - This Alfred Hitchcock film was released during a dry period between The Lodger (1927) and his breakthrough hits The Man Who Knew Too Much and The 39 Steps, both listed here. (1931)
  • SabotageFree – Alfred Hitchcock directs British thriller based on Joseph Conrad’s novel The Secret Agent. (1936)
  • Scarlet StreetFree – Directed by Fritz Lang with Edward G. Robinson. A film noir great. (1945)
  • Secret Agent Free – Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this film was loosely based on stories by W. Somerset Maugham. Stars John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll and Robert Young. (1936)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Secret WeaponFree – Sherlock Holmes rescues an inventor of an new bomb site before the Nazis can get him. (1943)
  • Shock Free – Film noir classic starring Vincent Price. (1946)
  • Spellbound Free – Hitchcock’s classic thriller stars Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov and Leo G. Carroll. (1945)
  • SuddenlyFree – Noir film with Frank Sinatra and James Gleason. (1954)
  • Terror by NightFree – Sherlock Holmes mystery film loosely based on The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax and The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. Stars Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. (1946)
  • The 39 StepsFree – One of Alfred Hitchcock’s first hits. British thriller is based on novel with same name by John Buchan. (1935)
  • The Big Combo - Free – Directed by Joseph Lewis, this film is today considered a noir classic. Critics like to focus on cinematography of John Alton, a noir icon. (1955)
  • The Driller KillerFree – Abel Ferrara’s cult classic slasher film. (1979)
  • The Green Glove - Free - A World War II veteran in France, played by Glen Ford, gets mixed up in murder while investigating a stolen treasure. Directed by Rudolph Maté. (1952)
  • The Hitch-HikerFree – The first noir film made by a female director, Ida Lupino. (1953)
  • The Lady from Shanghai - Free - Noir film directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King. (1947)
  • The Lady VanishesFree – British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Stars Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. (1938)
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London FogFree – One of Hitchcock’s silent classics. A landlady suspects her lodger is a murderer killing women around London. (1927)
  • The Canterbury Tales (I racconti di Canterbury) - Free -  Italian film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini and based on the medieval narrative poems by Chaucer. With subtitles. (1972)
  • The Man Who Cheated Himself – Free – Some call it “an under-appreciated and little known gem.”  Stars Lee J. Cobb, John Dall, Jane Wyatt, and Lisa Howard.  YouTube version here. (1951)
  • The Man Who Knew Too MuchFree – Starring Peter Lorre, this film was the most acclaimed film of Hitchcock’s British period. Hitchcock remade the film for an American audience with Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day in 1956. (1934)
  • The Man with the The Golden Arm - Free – Directed by Otto Preminger. Starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak. Nominated for three Academy Awards. (1955)
  • The ManxmanFree – This was Hitchcock’s last silent film.
  • The RingFree – This silent film focuses on a love triangle between two men and a woman. One of Hitchcock’s minor works. (1927)
  • The Second Woman - Free – Directed by James Kern and starring Betsy Drake, this lesser known noir film gets some good reviews. (1951)
  • The Skin GameFree – A 1931 Hitchcock film based on a play by John Galsworthy recounts the tragic tale of a family feud. (1931)
  • The Strange Love of Martha IversFree – Noir film starting Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin and Kirk Douglas. Entered into 1947 Cannes Film Festival. (1946)
  • The TerrorFree – With Jack Nicholson & Boris Karloff, and partly shot by Francis Ford Coppola. HD/Widescreen version here. (1963)
  • The Time of Your LifeFree – Adapted from the 1939 William Saroyan play of the same title (the play won the Pulitzer Prize), the film stars James Cagney and William Bendix. (1948)
  • Too Late for TearsFree – Directed by Byron Haskin and based on a novel by Roy Huggins, Too Late for Tears is pure noir. (1949)
  • Trapped Free – Starring Lloyd Bridges and Barbara Payton, the plot of this B noir film turns around a counterfeiting ring. (1949)
  • VampyrFree – This horror film was Carl Theodor Dreyer’s follow-up to The Passion of Joan of Arc, and his first “talkie.” (1932)
  • Waltzes From Vienna -Free – Alfred Hitchcock told Francois Truffaut that this film (about the writing and performance of The Blue Danube) was the low point of his film career. (1934)
  • Whistle StopFree – A noir flic with Ava Gardner. (1946)
  • Woman on the Run Free – After Frank Johnson (Ross Elliott) is the sole witness to a gangland murder, he goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris (Robert Keith), his wife, Eleanor (Ann Sheridan), and newspaperman, Danny Leggett (Dennis O’Keefe). YouTube version here. (1950)
  • Young and InnocentFree – Originally released in the US as The Girl Was Young, this Alfred Hitchcock film was based on Josephine Tey’s novel A Shilling for Candles. (1937)

Find a complete collection of Film Noir movies here and Alfred Hitchcock movies here.

Westerns & John Wayne

  • A Fistful of DollarsFree – Classic spaghetti western directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. (1964)
  • Angel and the BadmanFree – A black and white Western starring John Wayne and Gail Russell. Considered a radical departure from the western genre at the time. Internet Archive version here. (1947)
  • Blue SteelFree – Western film with John Wayne playing a U.S. Marshal trying to capture the Polka Dot Bandit. Some consider it the best of the Wayne Lone Star films. Alternative version on YouTube here. (1934)
  • Death Rides a HorseFree – Giulio Petroni’s top spaghetti western. (1967)
  • Fistful of LeadFree – Giuliano Carnimeo’s spaghetti western. Clearly playing on Sergio Leone’s 1964 classic, A Fistful of Dollars. (1970)
  • Frontier HorizonFree – The Three Mesqueteers attempt to prevent wholesale slaughter in this fine Republic Western starring John Wayne, Ray “Crash” Corrigan, and Raymond Hatton. (1939)
  • God’s GunFree – Spaghetti western starring Jack Palance and John Van Cleef. (1976)
  • Gone with the WestFree – James Caan, Stefanie Powers and Sammy Davis Jr. in 1975 western.
  • HelltownFree – Originally called Born to the West, this John Wayne western was based on a novel by Zane Grey. (1937)
  • McLintock!Free – Comedy Western starring John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. (1963)
  • ‘Neath the Arizona SkiesFree – John Wayne plays a cowboy protecting an American Indian oil-land heiress. (1934)
  • One Eyed JacksFree – The only film directed by Marlon Brando. He also plays its lead character, Rio. The western can also be watched here. (1961)
  • Paradise CanyonFree – Western starring John Wayne. Features Wayne as government agent John Wyatt searching for a counterfeit ring operating on the Mexican/Arizona border. (1935)
  • Rainbow Valley -Free – John Martin (John Wayne) is a government agent working under cover. Leading citizen Morgan calls in gunman Butch Galt (Buffalo Bill Jr.) who blows Martin’s cover. Find YouTube version here. (1935)
  • Randy Rides AloneFree – Jailed for murders he didn’t commit, Randy Bowers (John Wayne) escapes only to stumble into the den of the real murderers. Entertaining early Wayne film. (1934)
  • RawhideFree – A short western implausibly starring the Yankee legend, Lou Gehrig. (1938)
  • Ride in the WhirlwindFree – Western starring Jack Nicholson. Nicholson also wrote and produced the film. For US audience only. (1965)
  • Riders of DestinyFree – John Wayne portrays Singin’ Sandy Saunders and has a reputation as the most notorious gunman since Billy the Kid. Features Wayne in singing role. (1933)
  • Sagebrush TrailFree – John Wayne plays John Brant who escapes from jail after being wrongly accused of murder. Features great stagecoach chase. (1933)
  • Santa Fe Trail - Free – Western film directed by Michael Curtiz (also directed Casablanca) and starring Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland (1940).
  • StagecoachFree – John Ford’s landmark western with John Wayne. Highly influential film that Orson Welles watched more than 40 times while making Citizen Kane. (1939)
  • Texas TerrorFree – A young John Wayne in a romantic western. (1935)
  • The American West of John Ford – Free- A documentary encapsulating the career and Western films of director John Ford, featuring interviews with John Wayne, James Stewart and Henry Fonda. (1971)
  • The ConquerorFree – The infamous and “lost” classic film, produced by Howard Hughes, directed by Dick Powell, and starring John Wayne as Genghis Khan. (1956)
  • The Dawn RiderFree – John Wayne plays John Mason, a man avenging his father’s murder. A western directed by Robert Bradbury. (1935)
  • The Desert TrailFree - Early Western with John Wayne. According toWesternClippings, not Wayne’s finest hour. (1935)
  • The Farmer’s Wife Free – Early Hitchcock silent film based on a play by British novelist Eden Phillpotts. (1928)
  • The Fighting Fists of Shanghai JoeFree – Klaus Kinski stars in spaghetti western about a Chinese immigrant, who comes to America and fights to free Mexican slaves. (1972)
  • The Great Train RobberyFree – Early western film by Edwin S. Porter. A landmark in narrative filmmaking (1903)
  • The Lawless FrontierFree – B Western starring John Wayne and directed by Robert Bradbury. (1934)
  • The Lucky Texan -Free – Jerry Mason (played by John Wayne) and Jake Benson become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. (1934) They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman. (1934)
  • The Man From UtahFree – The Marshal sends John Weston (John Wayne) to a rodeo to see if he can find out who is killing the rodeo riders who are about to win prize money. (1934)
  • The Star PackerFree – A gang working for “The Shadow” is terrorizing the town. John Travers (John Wayne) decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it. (1934)
  • The Trail Beyond -Free – Western starring John Wayne, Noah Beery, Sr., and Noah Beery, Jr. (1934)
  • The Young Land Free – Dennis Hopper stars in a Western shot in 1959.
  • War of the WildcatsFree – John Wayne stars in western otherwise called In Old Oklahoma. One of Wayne’s better post-Stagecoach performances. (1943)
  • West of the DivideFree – A young John Wayne in B western. (1934)
  • Winds of the WastelandFree – Western film stars John Wayne and Phyllis Fraser. (1936)

Find a complete collection of John Wayne films here.

Silent Films

  • A Christmas Carol - Free - Marc McDermott stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this 1910 version of Dickens’ classic ghost story.
  • A Dog’s LifeFree – This endearing short film tells the story of underdogs, hunan and canine, succeeding despite the odds. (1918)
  • A WomanFree – With Charlie Chaplin. (1915)
  • Alice in WonderlandFree – The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll’s tale. Based on Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations. (1903)
  • Anémic Cinéma - Free – Marcel Duchamp’s avant-garde film combines whirling optical illusions, known as Rotoreliefs, with spiraling puns and complex word play. (1926)
  • Battleship PotemkinFree – Directed by the great Russian director, Sergei Eisenstein. One of the most influential propaganda films of all time. Alternative version here. (1925)
  • Behind the ScreenFree – A short film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, the film is long on slapstick, but it also gets into themes dealing with gender bending and homosexuality. (1916)
  • Broken BlossomsFree – Silent film directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. (1919)
  • City Lights - Free – The funny and moving tale of a tramp who falls in love with a blind girl, City Lights is one of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest works. A silent film released two years after the arrival of “talkies,” it was nevertheless a huge popular and critical success.  Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky all placed City Lights on their list of the ten greatest films ever made. (1931)
  • Das Wandernde BildFree – A silent, black and white film directed by Fritz Lang released in 1920.
  • DownhillFree – In this silent Hitchcock film, a public schoolboy takes the blame for a friend’s theft and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures. Also released under the title, When Boys Leave Home. (1927)
  • Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde -Free – John Barrymore stars in the renowned silent adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. (1920)
  • Easy Street - Free – Charlie Chaplin steps forward and keeps the peace. (1917)
  • Easy Virtue - Free – Early silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Loosely based on a play by Noël Coward. (1928)
  • Emak-BakiaFree – Features filming techniques used by Man Ray, including rayographs, double exposures, soft focus and ambiguous features. (1926)
  • Faust -Free- German expressionist filmmaker F.W. Murnau directs film version of Goethe’s classic tale. This was Murnau’s last German movie. (1926)
  • Film - Free – The only film project by Samuel Beckett. It stars an older Buster Keaton, and happens to be silent, though shot in 1965.
  • Frankenstein -Free - The first time Mary Shelley’s literary was brought to the big screen. (1910)
  • Ghosts Before Breakfast (Vormittagsspuk) – Free – Silent avant-garde film by Hans Richter. The nazis destroyed the sound version of the film, deeming it “degenerate art.” (1928)
  • La Souriante Madame BeudetFree – Early feminist film by Germaine Dulac. Features a woman trapped in a loveless marriage. (1922)
  • HarakiriFree – Early silent film by Fritz Lang. (1919)
  • IntoleranceFree – D.W. Griffith’s most ambitious silent film is one of the landmarks in cinematic history. (1916)
  • Joyless StreetFree – Greta Garbo stars in her second major role. One of the first films of the “New Objectivity” movement. (1925)
  • Kid Auto Races at VeniceFree – It’s the first film in which Charlie Chaplin’s iconic “Little Tramp” character makes his appearance. (1914)
  • La Passion de Jeanne d’ArcFree – Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer and starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti, this film is considered a masterpiece from the silent era. (1928)
  • Le Retour à la RaisonFree – A film from the avant-garde Cinéma Pur movement shot by Man Ray in 1923.
  • Making a Living - Free – Premiering on February 2, 1914, Making a Living marks the first film appearance by Charlie Chaplin.
  • MenilmontantFree – When Pauline Kael, longtime New Yorker film critic, was asked to name her favorite film, this was it. French silent film. (1925)
  • NosferatuFree – German Expressionist horror film directed by F. W. Murnau. An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Alternate version here. (1922)
  • October: Ten Days That Shook the WorldFree – Originally called Oktyabr, Sergei Eisenstein’s film documents the Russian Revolution of 1917. A masterpiece by a pioneering filmmaker. (1928)
  • Old and New - Free – Sergei Eisenstein’s has been called a “bucolic epic about the Soviet struggle to collectivize agricultural production.” (1929)
  • Pandora’s BoxFree – G.W. Pabst’s tragic melodrama about the fate of a carefree seductress, memorably played by Louise Brooks. (1929)
  • Romance SentimentaleFree – Directed by Sergei Eisenstein. (1930) Alternate version here.
  • Sherlock Jr. – Free – A comic masterpiece from the silent era. Stars Buster Keaton (1924)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Secret WeaponFree – Sherlock Holmes rescues an inventor of an new bomb site before the Nazis can get him. (1943)
  • ShockFree – Film noir classic starring Vincent Price. (1946)
  • The Adventurer -Free – Charlie Chaplin plays an escaped convict who falls into favor with a wealthy family after he saves a young lady. (1917)
  • The Cabinet of Dr. CaligariFree – This silent film directed by Robert Wiene is considered one of the most influential German Expressionist films and perhaps one of the greatest horror movies of all time. (1920)
  • The Bell BoyFree – Featuring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. (1918)
  • The CureFree - Chaplin plays a drunk who checks into a health spa to dry out and comedy ensues. (1917)
  • The Great Train RobberyFree – Early western film by Edwin S. Porter. A landmark in narrative filmmaking. (1903)
  • The FloorwalkerFree – Filmed for the Mutual Film Corporation, the film featured the first “running staircase” in cinema history. (1916)
  • The Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseFree – Hugely popular silent film that made Rudolph Valentino a star. (1921)
  • The GeneralFree - Orson Welles said that Buster Keaton’s The General is “the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made. Alternate version here (1926)
  • The Gold RushFree – Charlie Chaplin wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Gold Rush. Chaplin repeatedly said that this is the film he most wanted to be remembered for. (1925)
  • The Birth of a NationFree – Directed by DW Griffith. A landmark work in film history (1915) with racist undertones. (1915) Also see his later movie, Abraham Lincoln, plus many other DW Griffith films here.
  • The Golem: How He Came Into the WorldFree – A follow-up to Paul Wegener’s earlier film, “The Golem,” about a monstrous creature brought to life by a learned rabbi to protect the Jews from persecution in medieval Prague. Based on the classic folk tale, and co-directed by Carl Boese. (1920)
  • The Golem: How He Came Into the WorldFree – The same film as the one listed immediately above, but this one has a score created by Pixies frontman Black Francis. (2008)
  • The Hunchback of Notre DameFree – With Lon Chaney. (1923)
  • The ImmigrantFree – Charlie Chaplin plays an immigrant coming to the United States who gets accused of theft along the way. (1917)
  • The KidFree – This was Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length film as a director, and it is still considered one of his best. (1921)
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London FogFree – One of Hitchcock’s silent classics. A landlady suspects her lodger is a murderer killing women around London. (1927)
  • The Last Laugh - Free – F.W. Murnau’s classic chamber drama about a hotel doorman who falls on hard times. A masterpiece of the silent era, the story is told almost entirely in pictures. (1924)
  • The ManxmanFree – This was Hitchcock’s last silent film.
  • The PawnshopFree – Rich in slapstick, The Pawnshop was one of Chaplin’s more popular movies for Mutual Film, the producer of some of the greatest Chaplin comedies. (1916)
  • The Phantom of the OperaFree – A classic silent film featuring Lon Chaney as the Phantom. (1925)
  • The RingFree – This silent film focuses on a love triangle between two men and a woman. One of Hitchcock’s minor works. (1927)
  • The RinkFreeThe Rink, Chaplin’s 8th film for Mutual Films, showcases the actor’s roller skating skills. (1916)
  • The Seashell and the ClergymanFree – The first surrealist film ever. Directed by Germaine Dulac. (1928)
  • The SheikFree – Silent film with Rudolph Valentino. (1921)
  • The Wizard of OzFree – The earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel. (1910)
  • The Wizard of OzFree – The first major film adaptation of the classic novel. Features Oliver Hardy as the Tin Woodsmen.
  • Tillie’s Punctured RomanceFree – Among other things, the film is notable for being the last Chaplin film didn’t write or direct by himself. (1914)
  • Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la luneFree – French black & white silent sci-fi film loosely based on two novels: From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne and The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells. (1902)
  • Un Chien AndalouFree – Salvador Dali and Louis Bunuel’s short, silent surrealist film. (1929)

Documentaries

  • A Brief History of Time - Free – Errol Morris’ documentary on Stephen Hawking. He called it “one of the most beautiful films I ever shot.” (1992)
  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American MoviesFree – The famed director Martin Scorsese takes viewers on a thoughtful tour of classic American films. (1995)
  • A Story of HealingFree – Won Academy Award for best Documentary Short Subject. Follows a team of volunteers in Vietnam. (1997)
  • A World of Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Free - Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a three dimensional encyclopedia of art history. Filmed in 2004.
  • An Examination of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange - Free – Directed by John Musilli. A discussion with writer Anthony Burgess and actor Malcolm McDowell about Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film. (1972)
  • Arduino: The DocumentaryFree – Revisits a project launched in the Italian town of Ivrea back in 2005. The challenge? To develop cheap, easy-to-use electronics components for design students. (2010)
  • Bon Voyage Free – A French language WWII propaganda film by Alfred Hitchcock. Also see Aventure Malgache. (1944)
  • Born Into ThisFree – The definitive documentary of Charles Bukowski. (2003)
  • Buena Vista Social Club Free – Ry Cooder’s outstanding look at the traditional Cuban music scene in 1999. (Limited to US audiences.)
  • BurroughsFree - A Howard Bruckner documentary on the beat writer, William S. Burroughs. (1983)
  • Brussels Express - Free - Directed by Sander Vandenbroucke, this 20 minute film explores the risks of cycling in modern Brussels, one of the most congested cities in today’s Europe. (2012)
  • Bullfight at Malaga - Free - Photographed by Richard Leacock, this short film records what happened when the two greatest matadors tried to outdo each other in what became known as “The Bullfight of the Century.” (2010)
  • Churchill’s Island Free – WWII propaganda film chronicling the defense of Great Britain. Won the very first Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. (1941)
  • Code RushFree – Documentary following the lives of Netscape engineers in Silicon Valley. 1998
  • Cream’s Farewell Concert - Free - Tony Palmer captured Cream’s final show (starring, of course, Eric Clapton) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, November 21, 1968.
  • Curious About Cuba: The Great Museums of HavanaFree – This film shows a side of the island nation that we seldom hear about: her art, history, and culture. (2008)
  • Dark Side of the Moon - Free - William Karel satirizes the notion that Stanley Kubrick was behind the great moon landing hoax. (2002)
  • Day of the FightFree – The first film shot by Stanley Kubrick, focusing on the middleweight boxer Walter Cartier. (1950)
  • Death MillsFree – Billy Wilder’s documentary in German showing what Allies found when they liberated Nazi extermination camps. (1945)
  • Down from the MountainFree – Documentary/concert film about the making of the Grammy-winning soundtrack recording for the Joel and Ethan Coen film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Man Of Peace In A Time Of War - Free – Documentary examining the life of MLK Jr. includes rarely seen footage.
  • End of the Century -Free – The story of the Ramones. (2003)
  • First Orbit - Free - A real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station. (2011)
  • Flying Padre - Free – The second film shot by Stanley Kubrick focuses on a priest in New Mexico who got around his vast parish in a Piper Cub airplane. (1951)
  • For NedaFree – An HBO documentary on the life of Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman gunned down during the crushing of Iran’s Green Revolution. (2010)
  • From Mao to Mozart – Free - 1981 Oscar winning film (Best Documentary) records Isaac Stern’s goodwill tour of Red China.
  • Future ShockVideo – A short documentary based on a book written by futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970. It’s narrated by Orson Welles. (1972)
  • George Eastman House: Picture Perfect - Free - The urban estate of George Eastman, who made photographers of us all, is a treasure trove of photographs and one of the world’s premier film archives. (2003)
  • George Orwell: A Life in Pictures - Free – BBC documentary brings author of 1984 and Animal Farm back to life (2003)
  • Henry Miller Asleep & AwakeFree – Tom Schiller’s 34 minute voyage into the world of Henry Miller (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn). (1975)
  • Hofmann’s PotionFree – A balanced look at the history of LSD by Canadian filmmaker Connie Littlefield. (2002)
  • HomeFree – Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film that will make you look at our planet in a new way. (2009)
  • How Long is a Piece of StringFree – A big riddle explored by British comedian Alan Davies.
  • If You Love This PlanetFree – Oscar-winning short film on the need for nuclear disarmament. (1982)
  • I’ll Find a WayFree – Oscar-winning documentary presents Nadia, a 9-year-old girl with spina bifida. (1977)
  • Imaginary Landscapes - Free – Rare documentary features legendary producer Brian Eno offering insights on making music. (1989)
  • It Might Get LoudFree – Davis Guggenheim’s documentary on the guitar work of the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. (2008)
  • Jackson Pollock 51 Free – Short documentary by Hans Namuth features the abstract expressionist painter up close, painting on glass. (1951)
  • Jammin’ the BluesFree – Directed by Life magazine photographer Gjon Mili, the film features Lester Young and other jazz/blues legends. (1944)
  • Jeff Buckley – Everybody Here Wants YouFree - Documentary about the life of Jeff Buckley. Featuring contributions from his family, friends, band members and admirers including Brad Pitt, Elizabeth Fraser, Jimmy Page.
  • Johnny Cash: The Last Great American - Free - Documentary profiling the life of legendary country music star, who died in 2003. (2004)
  • Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror ManFree – Documentary on Argentina’s most famous and beloved literary figure. (2000)
  • Kerouac, The Movie - Free – This Keroauc documentary features interviews with Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady and others who knew Kerouac, along with dramatizations of events in the writer’s life. (1985)
  • Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen - Free - This Canadian documentary captures Leonard Cohen just as he was poised to begin his singer-songwriter career. (1965)
  • Larry Flynt: The Right to be Left Alone - Free – Politics are his hobby, smut is his vocation. The story of the inimitable Larry Flynt. Warning: Adult Content. (2007)
  • Le dinosaure et le bébé, dialogue en huit parties entre Fritz Lang et Jean-Luc GodardFree – A 1967 TV documentary featuring two great filmmakers (Jean-Luc Godard and Fritz Lang) in conversation. (1967)
  • Le silence du fleuve - Free – Documentary by Agnès Denis and Mehdi Lallaoui investigates the violent repression of Algerian demonstrators in Paris on October 17, 1961 (1991)
  • Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man - Video - A retrospective of Cohen’s life and work. Features tribute performances of his songs by Beth Orton, Nick Cave, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, and U2. (2005)
  • Life in a DayVideo – Film captures for future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010. Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.
  • Los Angeles Plays Itself - Free - Thom Andersen’s long-form video essay on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies. (2003)
  • Lovecraft: Fear of the UnknownFree – 90 minute documentary on H.P. Lovecraft, the American horror, fantasy and sci-fi writer. (2008)
  • Making the ShiningFree – Stanley Kubrick’s daughter Vivian shot a film that looks behind the scenes at the great horror film based on Stephen King’s novel. (1980)
  • Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the MediaFree -  Explores the political and intellectual life of Noam Chomsky and expands on ideas in Chomsky’s earlier book, Manufacturing Consent. Alternative version on YouTube here. (1992)
  • Matter of Heart - Free – Documentary on the great Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Features archival footage. (1986)
  • Max Ernst - Free - A film by German producer Peter Schamoni, this 90-minute documentary includes remarkable footage of the German surrealist Max Ernst. In German with French subtitles. (1991)
  • Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse - Video – A 4 part look at the 2008 financial crisis by the CBC. (2011)
  • Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey Free - Film follows Sam Dunn, a Canadian anthropologist and film director, who has been a heavy metal fan since he was 12. (2005)
  • Nuremberg TrialsFree – Riveting Russian documentary takes you inside the trials of the notorious German war criminals. (1947)
  • Orwell Rolls in His GraveFree – America’s leading intellectuals discuss & examine the mix of businesses, politics & ideology that is the mainstream media. (2003)
  • Paris is BurningFree – Documentary chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African American, Latino gay and transgender community involved in it. (1990)
  • Philip K. Dick: A Day in the AfterlifeFree – BBC documentary revisits the (sometimes troubled) life of sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick. (1994)
  • Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness - Free - With Alain de Botton. A self-help guide which applies the teachings of philosophers to dealing with life’s everyday problems. (2000)
  • Pickin’ & Trimmin’ - Free – Award-winning short documentary features bluegrass musicians in a down-home North Carolina barbershop. (2008)
  • Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii - Free – Director’s cut. Features Pink Floyd performing six songs in the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. (1972)
  • Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old ManFree -Documentary revisits Shakespeare and Company, the most famous bookstore in Paris. (2005)
  • Powers of TenFree – Famous short film depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten. Made by legendary designers Ray and Charles Eames. (1968)
  • Room 666 - Free – Wim Wenders interviews 16 directors (including Steven Spielberg, Jean-Luc Godard, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder) at the ’82 Cannes Film Festival and talks about the state of cinema. (1982)
  • ¿Sería Buenos Aires?Free – An award-winning documentary looking at Argentina’s response to modern crises. (2006)
  • Soft Self Portrait of Salvador Dali - Free - French director Jean-Christophe Averty traveled to Spain in 1970 and shot a surreal biographical documentary on the artist. (1970)
  • Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of a Manic DepressiveFree – A 2 hour documentary from the BBC takes you inside Fry’s struggle with manic depression, a condition that affects millions worldwide. (2006)
  • Steve Jobs – Billion Dollar Hippy - Free – A BBC documentary on the late Apple co-founder and CEO. (2011) 
  • SuperSize MeFree – Morgan Spurlock’s documentary on fast food in America. (2004)
  • Sun Ra, Brother From Another Planet - Free – BBC documentary by Don Lett from 2005.
  • Superstar: The Karen Carpenter StoryFree – Controversial film tells the life story of Karen Carpenter with Barbie dolls. (1987)
  • Ten Days That Shook the WorldFree – Originally called Oktyabr, Sergei Eisenstein’s film documents the Russian Revolution of 1917. A masterpiece by a pioneering filmmaker. (1928)
  • The American West of John Ford – Free - A documentary encapsulating the career and Western films of director John Ford, featuring interviews with John Wayne, James Stewart and Henry Fonda. (1971)
  • The Battle of MidwayFree – Directed by John Ford. Narrated by Henry Fonda. (1942)
  • The Battle of San PietroFree – John Huston’s war time documentary. (1945)
  • The Beatles at Shea Stadium - Free – Film documents The Beatles performing historic concert at Shea Stadium in NYC. (1965)
  • The Fighting LadyFree – Directed by William Wyler, this film provides a portrait of life on a World War II aircraft carrier (1944)
  • The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamaraFree – Errol Morris’ documentary on Robert McNamara. Won Academy Award for Best Documentary. Score by Philip Glass. (2003)
  • The House I Live InFree – A ten-minute short film starring Frank Sinatra made to oppose anti-Semitism and racial prejudice at the end of World War II. (1945)
  • The Land Where the Blues Began – FreeAlan Lomax takes you into the Mississippi Delta, into to the heart of the Blues. (1978)
  • The Last Journey of a Genius - Free – Richard Feynman describes during his last days his longtime desire to travel to the remote country of Tannu Tuva. (1989)
  • The Last WaltzFree - Martin Scorsese’s rockumentary on the farewell concert of The Band. Later called “the greatest rock concert movie ever made.”
  • The James Dean StoryFree – Documentary on the life and times of James Dean made by the great filmmaker Robert Altman — MASH, The Player, Gosford Park, etc. (1957)
  • The Making of Koyaanisqatsi - Free – Director Godfrey Reggio gives you the backstory behind his 1982 film, Koyaanisqatsi.
  • The Mystery of PicassoFree – Remarkable film by the French master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot, shows the creative process of Picasso. Won the Special Jury Prize at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.
  • The Responsive Eye - FreeBrian DePalma’s short film documenting the opening night of an OP ART exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1966.
  • The SeafarersFree – It was Stanley Kubrick’s third film, and his first in color. Otherwise, not of great note. (1953)  
  • The Secret Life of Adolf HitlerFree – 1950′s television documentary that includes interviews with Hitler’s sister Paula Wolf and footage from Eva Braun’s rare home movies.
  • The Shock of the NewFree – Art critic Robert Hughes demystifies a century of modern art, from Cezanne to Warhol. (1980)
  • The Space Shuttle - Free – History of the US Space Shuttle program narrated by William Shatner. (2011)
  • The Times of Harvey MilkFree – Rob Epstein’s Oscar winning documentary. (1984)
  • Triumph of the WillFree – (1935) The major Nazi propaganda work by Leni Riefenstahl. With subtitles. YouTube version here.
  • The True GloryFree – War time propaganda documentary directed by Carol Reed, with General Dwight D. Eisenhower and General George S. Patton. (1945)
  • The True History of the Traveling Wilburys - Free - Willy Smax tells the fascinating story of the short-lived 1980s supergroup. (2007)
  • The Universal Mind of Bill Evans - Free – 1966 documentary takes you inside the creative process/world of jazz pianist Bill Evans.
  • They Were ThereFree – 30-minute film by Errol Morris, commissioned by IBM to celebrate the company’s centennial. Music by Philip Glass.
  • To Hear Your Banjo PlayFree - 16-minute introduction to American folk music, written & narrated by Alan Lomax and featuring rare performances by Woody Guthrie, Baldwin Hawes, Sonny Terry. (1946)
  • Tunisian VictoryFree – World War II documentary directed by Frank Capra and narrated by Burgess Meredith. (1944)
  • UFOs: It Has Begun - Free – Documentary narrated by Rod Serling explores the existence of UFOs and extra-terrestrial beings. (1976)
  • UndergroundFree - Directed by Emile de Antonio, Haskell Wexler and Mary Lampson, Underground revisits the radical activists the Weathermen. (1976)
  • Visit to Picasso - Free - Belgian filmmaker Paul Haesaerts captures Picasso’s creative process. (1949)
  • Ways of SeeingFree - BBC television series developed by John Berger that smartly questioned many of our traditional assumptions about art and art appreciation. (1972)
  • Warhol’s Cinema – A Mirror for the SixtiesFree – 64 min documentary on Andy Warhol’s cinema of the sixties, made for Channel 4 in association with THE FACTORY, MOMA and the Whitney Museum of Art. (1989)
  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe - Free – Herzog loses a bet to Errol Morris and eats a shoe with the help of chef Alice Waters. (1980)
  • Westway to the World - Free –  The Grammy-winning 2000 film is a fascinating look at the rise and fall of one of history’s greatest rock bands. (2000)
  • What’s Happening – Free - Antonello Branca’s documentary revisits the poets and painters changing New York City’s art scene. Features Allen Ginsberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg. (1967)
  • Who Killed Nancy?Free – Documentary exploring the lives and deaths of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. (2009)
  • Why We FightFree – A seven part series of WWII propaganda films directed by Frank Capra. (1943)
  • WikiRebelsFree – Documentary by Swedish public television chronicles history of Wikileaks. (2010)
  • Young At HeartFree - An Oscar winning documentary about two widowed artists in their mid-80′s who meet on a painting tour to England and fall madly in love. (2007)

Animation

  • Anémic CinémaFree – Marcel Duchamp’s avant-garde film combines whirling optical illusions, known as Rotoreliefs, with spiraling puns and complex word play. (1926)
  • Animal FarmFree – The animated film based on George Orwell’s classic novella. (1954)
  • Breathdeath - Free – Cutout animation film that inspired Terry Gilliam and ended up on his list of The 10 Best Animated Films of All Time. (1963)
  • Der Fuehrer’s FaceFree – Disney’s anti-Nazi propaganda movie featuring Donald Duck. Won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. (1942)
  • Destino - Free - Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí began working together in 1946 on a project that was tabled, then finally revived and finished in 2003.
  • Dimensions of Dialogue - Free - Jan Svankmajer, a surrealist Czech animator, influenced Tim Burton, The Brothers Quay, and Terry Gilliam himself.  Gilliam puts this claymation short on his list of The Ten Best Animated Films. (1982)
  • Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi - Free – Disney’s WW II propaganda film looks at how the Nazi machine corrupts youth. (1943)
  • Every ChildFree – Eugene Fedorenko’s animated short about an unwanted baby cared for by homeless men. 1979 Oscar-winner for Best Animated Short Film.
  • Fantasmagorie -Free – The first fully animated film ever made. 700 drawings in 2 minutes by Emile Cohl. (1908)
  • Father and Daughter – Free – Michaël Dudok De Wit’s heartbreaking short won the 2000 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
  • Franz KafkaFree – Piotr Dumala’s wonderful 16 minute animated film based on Kafka’s diaries. (1992)
  • Freedom RiverFree – A short animated film narrated by Orson Welles. A parable about mankind getting along. Alternate version here. (1971)
  • Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty- Free – 6 minute animated black comedy. Shortlisted for the 2010 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. (2008)
  • Gulliver’s TravelsFree – American cel-animated Technicolor feature film, directed by Dave Fleischer. (1939)
  • Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to LifeFree – Animated short film based on book by Maurice Sendak. Features voices of Meryl Streep, Forest Whitaker and Spike Jonze. (2010)
  • How a Mosquito OperatesFree - One of the surviving works by famed animator Winsor McCay. (1912)
  • I Touch a Red Button ManFree – A short film by David Lynch and Interpol. Originally shown at the Coachella 2011 Festival.
  • In the Night KitchenFree – Gene Deitch’s five minute adaptation of the surreal and controversial book by Maurice Sendak. (1980)
  • LogoramaFree – François Alaux and Herve de Crecy’s 17 minute film, Logorama, won the Oscar for Short Film (Animated) in 2009.
  • Luxo Jr. - Free – One of the first films created by John Lasseter at Pixar. Get the interesting backstory here. (1986)
  • Madame Tutli-PutliFree – Oscar-nominated animated short film by Montreal filmmakers Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski. (2010)
  • Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side) – Free – Spike Jonze collaborates with Olivia Le-Tan and Simon Cahn to produce stop motion film set in Shakespeare and Company in Paris (2011)
  • NeighborsFree – Norman McLaren animates live actors with techniques normally used to put drawings/puppets into motion. Oscar winner. (1952)
  • Reason and Emotion - Free – Walt Disney uses some neuroscience to explain the forces behind World War II. (1943)
  • Red Hot Riding Hood - Free – A rebellious version of Little Red Riding Hood created by Tex Avery. Ranked 7th on list of The 50 Greatest Cartoons. (1943)
  • RyanFree – Oscar-winning animated short from Chris Landreth based on the life of Ryan Larkin, the influential Canadian animator. (2004)
  • Sita Sings the BluesFree – New prize-winning animated film by Nina Paley. (2008)
  • Special DeliveryFree – Hilarious story won 1978 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
  • Steamboat WillieFree – The first Disney cartoon that introduced sound animation and Mickey Mouse to the larger world. (1928)
  • Story TimeFree – The debut animation film by Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam. (1968)
  • Street MusiqueFree – Influential animated film by Ryan Larkin. (1972)
  • SupermanFree – Max Fleischer’s short animated movie. Nominated for the 1942 Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons. (1941)
  • Superman: The Mechanical MonstersFree – Film captures the era’s characteristic ambivalence in reconciling the need for progress with the fear of technology. Find more episodes in this series at Toonami Digital Arsenal. (1941)
  • The Adventures of André and Wally B - Free – An early film developed by John Lasseter at LucasFilm Graphics before it became Pixar. (1984)
  • The Animated ShakespeareFree – 12 famous plays by the Bard were animated and then broadcast on the BBC and HBO from 1992 to 1994.
  • The CaveFree – A short claymation film animating the famous cave allegory in Plato’s Republic. (2008)
  • The CentaursFree – An incomplete work by Winsor McCay. (1921)
  • The Critic Free – Mel Brooks 1963 animation features an old Yiddish watching abstract animations. Hilarious film won Oscar. (1963)
  • The Family That Dwelt Apart - Free – Based on a short story published by E.B. White in The New Yorker in 1937. (1983)
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris LessmoreFree – Oscar-winning film by Moonbot Studios pays homage to a bygone era when elegantly printed books inhabited our world. (2011)
  • The Giving TreeFree – An animated adaptation of Shel Silverstein’s wonderful children’s book. (1973)
  • The Junky’s ChristmasFree – Short claymation film starring (and written by) William S. Burroughs. Danny the Carwiper spends Christmas Day trying to score a fix, but finds the Christmas spirit instead. Produced by Coppola. (1993)
  • The Legend of Robert JohnsonFree – Animation of the famous bluesman’s fabled deal with the devil. (2011)
  • The Mascot - Free – This 1934 film by the Russian animator Wladyslaw Starewicz pioneered a number of stop animation techniques, making it a seminal film in the history of animation. (1934)
  • The Miracle of Flight - Video - A cutout animation by Terry Gilliam. Made in the style of (but separately from) Monty Python. (1974)
  • The Old Man and the SeaFree – Aleksandr Petrov won the Academy Award for Short Film for this film that follows the plot of Ernest Hemingway’s classic 1952 novella. Made of 29,000 images painted on glass. (1999)
  • The Sand CastleFree – Short animated film about the sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand. 1977 Oscar-winner for Best Animated Short Film.
  • The Sinking of the LusitaniaFree – Early animator Winsor McCay documents in 12 minutes the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. (1918)
  • The Spirit of ’43Free – Disney propaganda film made for the American government. Features Donald Duck. (1943)
  • The Story Of Menstruation - Free - Walt Disney’s sex ed film was shown to millions of American students from the 1940s to the 1960s. (1946)
  • The Story of StuffFree – Animated fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. (2007)
  • The Tell-Tale HeartFree – Animated version of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic from 1953. Narrated by James Mason.
  • Tin ToyFree – John Lasseter created this Oscar-winning short film in 1988 at Pixar. It was the beginning of the company’s transition into being a premier animation studio.
  • Toot, Whistle, Plunk and BoomFree – Disney’s music education film. First cartoon released in widescreen CinemaScope. Wins 1954 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons). (1953)
  • VincentFree – Tim Burton’s early animated film honoring Vincent Price, actor in American horror films. (1982)
  • WalkingFree – Oscar-nominated animated short film by Ryan Larkin. (1969)
  • Why Man Creates - Free - Saul Bass’ Oscar-winning animation on the nature of creativity. (1963)
  • Yellow SubmarineFree – The animated feature film based on the music of The Beatles. (1968)

Free Movie Sites:


Internet Archive – Feature Films
When you’re looking for free movies online, the Internet Archive should be your first stop. It features large collections of classic comediesfilm noir and sci-fi/horror flix. Many films listed above come from the Internet Archive.

Google Video: For some time now, major classics have appeared on Google’s site. You will find many such films above.

Australian Screen Archive: The Australian National Film and Sound Archive provides free and worldwide access to over 1,000 film and television titles – a treasure chest of down-under video 100 years in the making.

B Minus Movies: AMC is your new go-to site for B-movies by the likes of John Carpenter (Dark Star) and Roger Corman (Saga of the Viking Women). Want to see international icons before they made it big? Check out Raquel Welch in A Swingin’ Summer or kung-fu king Sonny Chiba in Terror Beneath the Sea. Looking for the unexpected? How about The Ruthless Four, a spaghetti Western starring Klaus Kinski.

Babelgum Films: Babelgum’s goal is to act as an international ‘glue’, bringing a huge range of professional and semi-professional films to a global audience – like a modern-day Tower of Babel. They’re also making an effort to get their content to smartphones. They have an iPhone app now and apps for other phones on the horizon. Get more detail on the mobile apps here.

BestOnlineDocumentaries: As one reader previously told us, “This site is a bit out of date and some of the links are broken, but it’s still a great compilation of online documentaries.” For more documentaries, you should also see Snagfilms mentioned below.

Big Five Glories: Presents classic films in the public domain within an attractive user interface. Makes the films a pleasure to watch.

Classic Cinema Online: This site nicely pulls together hundreds of classic films, ranging from Action to Westerns and even old cinema shorts and news reels.

ClearBits: This new site provides hosting and distribution for open licensed (Creative Commons) media and datasets. They have a section devoted just to movies, and all their content can be downloaded without cost.

Clicker: The Internet Television guide tells you where you can watch free and paid-for movies online.

Crackle.com: If you’re looking for more mainstream movies, here you go. This is Sony’s online movie play. Note: there’s probably some geo-blocking that comes with this. Also, one of our readers has also suggested the UK-based Blinkbox, which seems to offer another platform for more mainstream films.

Creative Commons: The folks who gave us the Creative Commons license host a wiki where you can find a good number of freely available films. Handy and worth keeping an eye on. I’d also suggest keeping tabs on CC’s Video blog.

Documentary Film Network: This site has been archiving documentaries for the past 4 years and serving them free of charge. Among the 181 films, you can find some of the Nixon-Frost interviews and a Che Guevara Biography.

Europa Film Treasures: Thanks to Europa Film Treasures, you can spend hours looking back through an archive of European film. Theses films range from “comedy to science fiction, from westerns to animation, from erotic to ethnological movies.” Highly recommended by our readers.

Film Annex: This site has one of the largest selections of online films for you to watch or download. You can find free classic movies and television shows right here. And you’ll also find at the Film Annex many films from independent filmmakers and directors. The site gives you the ability to download or stream films to your PC, laptop or iPhone. The films are ad-supported.

FMO: FreeMoviesOnline features a large selection of public domain films.

Hulu: Unfortunately Hulu limits its programming to a US audience (a policy that really needs to change), but it’s the 800 pound gorilla in the US, and there are some decent films here. You will find some Hulu titles sprinkled in above.

IMDB: This is perhaps a little redundant, but the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) also hosts some free online films (as well as TV shows) on its site. From what I can tell, it’s done in partnership with Hulu. But this collection has the advantage of pointing you to some decent films. Click here and scroll down. You can also find another re-packager of Hulu flix over at Veoh.com.

NFB.ca: NFB.ca is a web site where you can watch films produced by the National Film Board of Canada. It offers access to 100s of documentaries, animated films and trailers. You can also access this collection via a free iPhone app. (p.s. You should also check out our own free iPhone app, which will let you download free audio books, free courses, free language lessons, and other types of intelligent media.)

Open Flix: This YouTube channel features hundreds of full length films. And they’re all apparently free and legal. A very nice resource.

OVGuide: If you’re looking for more free films, you should pay this site a visit. OVGuide is an up-to-date guide to online video, including TV shows, movies, and video games. It offers another way to find free movies online.

PBS Video: PBS hosts online a new film based on Michael Pollan’s bestseller, Botany of Desire. Other PBS productions are also housed here.

QuickSilverScreen: This site essentially puts torrents online and lets you watch films posted by other users, including many new films. It’s hard to believe that this site is entirely kosher, but it’s very popular (one of the top 3,000 sites on the web) and hardly a closely held secret.

Sling.com: This collection contains some dreck, but also some decent documentaries and classic films. So it gets on the list.

SnagFilms: SnagFilms “finds the world’s most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and makes them available to a wide audience.” You can watch full-length documentary films for free. Currently includes over 550 films.

Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive: This online catalog “provides access to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive. The Archive serves as a comprehensive informational and archival resource worldwide for moving image materials pertaining to the Holocaust and related aspects of World War II.”

The Auteurs.com: Though this site typically offers arts films on a pay-per-view basis, it does feature a series of free films. Each month, a free film is featured (see example here). The site also hosts free international films restored by Martin Scorsese’s Word Cinema Foundation, mentioned below. And you can find another set of free films here.

UbuWeb: Presents dozens of avant-garde films & videos for your viewing pleasure.

Veoh.com: Tends to redistribute films from Hulu but some other gems one can be found here.

Video on Demand at Buy DVD.com: Ok, it’s not the most enriching collection of films. But if you’re looking for something light…

Wikipedia List of Public Domain Films: A great resource for finding films in the public domain

World Cinema Foundation: The WCF, created by Martin Scorsese in 2007, has restored a series of classic international films. You can watch them for free online.

YouTube Movies: YouTube hosts a series of full-length movies (that are likely geo-restricted).

YouTube Screening Room: The Screening Room presents high quality, short independent films to YouTube users and promises to roll out four new films every two weeks. The collection includes some Academy-Award winners and other quality films. More info here.

Sources Used to Create This List:

For more Free Culture, see our other major collections: Free Courses Online Free Audio Books Free Language Lessons Intelligent Video: The Top Cultural & Educational Video Sites

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