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The Ultimate Guide to Watching Public Domain Movies on the Internet

The Ultimate Guide to Watching Public Domain Movies on the Internet

Many are the websites that offer the possibility of watching movies on the web, although the vast majority do not have the necessary license to do so, so they are withdrawn after a short time.

This is not the case with films in the public domain, movie classics that are scattered on various specialized portals, thousands of titles that can be released without fear of breaking any law.

Here you have a series of sites, compiled in openculture, that allow us to have access to various feature films, documentaries and other works of the seventh art. Many of these videos are in the public domain, others are distributed for free, others have private licenses.… But all of them can be seen without having to pay anything.

archive.org: Thousands of 20th century films, including such works of art as Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail (1929).

Google Video: Since its inception it has been concerned with disclosing films with free rights. Here we can see titles like Yellow Submarine (1968), Nosferatu (1922) or some of the Monty Python.

Australian Screen Archive: With more than 1000 films from the last 100 years.

B Minus Movies: For lovers of B-series Movies.

Babelgum Films: With some brief works by independent producers.

BestOnlineDocumentaries: Excellent documentaries on the web, although many links are broken.

Classic Cinema Online: This site collects hundreds of classic cinema movies, many of them from archive.org and Google Video.

ClearBits: Hosting and distribution of films with Creative Commons license.

Crackle.com: Although there are some geographic restrictions, modern movies can be found in excellent quality.

Creative Commons: The wiki.creativecommons.org category of movies could not be missing from this list.

Daily Motion Movies: With a YouTube look, it offers a small collection of HD movies.

Documentary Film Network: Excellent documentaries compiled during the last 4 years.

Europa Film Treasures: Catalog of European cinema films, from comedy to American West, passing through erotic cinema.

Fancast: Huge and excellent list of free movies.

Film Annex: Downloadable, also includes TV shows.

FMO: Free Movies Online is one of the largest collections of public domain movies on the Internet.

Free Documentaries Online: Documentaries only, all free and with the appropriate license for distribution.

Free Documentaries.Org: Provocative documentaries, for lovers of controversy.

Free Movies Cinema: Great movies, including some by Tarantino.

Hulu: The well-known Hulu, although limited to the United States.

Indie Movies Online: Movies from the Indica, with good art film titles.

Jaman: Among the paid movies there are always some free ones.

Legal Torrents: Public domain movies distributed via Torrent.

NFB.ca: Hundreds of documentaries and films offered by the National Film Board of Canada.

OVGuide: A complete guide to online video, with various titles available.

Publicdomainmovies: As the name suggests, List of movies in the public domain. With blog format.

QuickSilverScreen: A great collection of public domain movies, although there are other titles that I don’t think fall into this category….

SnagFilms: Almost 600 documentaries of excellent quality.

Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive: Access to United States Holocaust Memorial Museums Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive. With a content of high historical value. Recommended for those who loved the criticalPast idea

The Auteurs.com: Among several paid movies, every month there is always some free offer

UbuWeb: Dozens of titles of excellent quality.

World Cinema Foundation: The WCF, created by Martin Scorsese in 2007, has an impressive collection of classic films.

YouTube Movies: YouTube has a good collection of titles, although some are geo-restricted.

YouTube Screening Room: Independent cinema on YouTube.

I hope you liked the list, do not forget to see more sites on the subject in the category of cinema.