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¿Quién dijo que no era posible ver películas online gratis y legal? Desde Openculture nos llega un recopilatorio de nada más y nada menos que 500 películas para ver por Internet y totalmente gratis y legal, desde diferentes páginas web como YouTube, The Internet Archive, Crackle o Veoh.

Lo cierto es que no es un directorio con películas recientes pero, hay un montón de películas leyenda y con muy buena calidad, que a pesar de que as visto muchas de ellas, seguramente querrás volver a ver porque no te acordarás ni de la mitad. Después de la imagen os facilito la lista de la web original:

Comedy and Drama

  • 1984 – Free – George Orwell’s classic novel adapted to film by the BBC. (1954)
  • A Farewell to Arms – Free – Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)
  • Alexander Nevsky – Free – A historical drama film directed by the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. Alternate version on YouTubehere. (1938)
  • Alice in Wonderland – Free – 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 Front – Free – 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 Rublev – Free – Andrei Tarkovsky’s film charting life of the great icon painter. Click CC for subtitles. Part 2 here. (1966)
  • Angel on My Shoulder – Free – 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 Sharp – Free – The first feature film to use three-strip Technicolor film, or, put differently, the first real color film. (1935).
  • Brave New World - Free – A BBC adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic (1980). Also see 1998 TV adaptation here.
  • Breaking the Code – Free - 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 souffle – Free – 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).
  • Charade – Free - 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-Sac – Free - A psychological thriller by Roman Polanski, the film stars Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, and Jacqueline Bisset. (1966)
  • Cyrano De Bergerac – Free – 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)
  • Diary – Free – 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 Summer – Free – Turkish film restored by Martin Scorsese’s WCF. (1974)
  • Duet for Cannibals – Free - A tale of emotional cannibalism by Susan Sontag. A pair of psychological & sexual cannibals come close to devouring a younger couple. (1969)
  • East of Borneo – Free – One of America’s most famous surrealist short films with Rose Hobart. (1931)
  • Eat, Sleep & Kiss – Free – Three 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)
  • Evidence – Free – From the maker of Koyaanisqatsi, a short film about kids watching cartoons (1995).
  • Eyes Without a Face – Free – Directed by Georges Franju. French film subtitled in English. (1960)
  • Fear and Desire – Free – An 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 Fury – Free – Bruce Lee’s first major film in Hong Kong (1971).
  • Five Minutes to Live – Free – Amazing bank heist movie stars Johnny Cash, Vic Tayback, Ron Howard, and country music great, Merle Travis. (1961)
  • Flamenco at 5:15 – Free – 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 Expectations – Free – Based on the great Charles Dickens novel. (1946)
  • H is for House – Free - Early film by Peter Greenaway features a list of words and pictures that are initialled by the letter H. (1973) 
  • Happy Go Lovely – Free - A classic comedy with David Niven and Cesare Romero. (1951)
  • Hell’s House – Free – With Bette Davis and Pat O’Brien. The film is set during the final days of prohibition. (1932)
  • Hercules – Free – A 1958 Italian epic fantasy feature film based upon the Hercules myths. (1958)
  • Hiroshima mon amour – Free – Major French film directed Alain Resnais. Written by Marguerite Duras. (1959)
  • His Girl Friday – Free – Directed by Howard Hawks. A classic comedy with Cary Grant. (1940)
  • Impressions de la haute Mongolie – Free – Surrealist false documentary directed by Salvador Dalí and José Montes-Baquer, starring Salvador Dalí himself. (1976)
  • Indiscreet – Free – Features superstar Gloria Swanson and directed by Leo McCarey. A comedy that’s almost Chaplinesque. (1931)
  • Intervals – Free – An early film by Peter Greenaway. A short examination of structure and sound. Shot in black & white in Venice. (1969)
  • It Happened One Night – Free – 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 Life – Free – Directed by the great Frank Capra. Starring Jimmy Stewart. Another great classic! (1946)
  • Ivan’s Childhood – Free – Andrei Tarkovsky’s first feature film. (1962)
  • J’attendrai le suivant – Free – 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 Lear – Free – Jean-Luc Godard does Shakespeare. Requires downloading the Veoh player. (1987)
  • L’Âge d’Or – Free – 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 Shanghai – Free – David Lynch’s short movie that doubles as a commercial for Dior. Stars Marion Cotillard. (2010)
  • Le Voyage Dans La Lune – Free – 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)
  • Lumiere – Free – A very short film by David Lynch. 55 seconds. (1966)
  • M – Free – Classic film directed by Fritz Lang, with Peter Lorre. In German and high def. (1931)
  • Meet John Doe – Free – Frank Capra’s comedy, with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. (1941)
  • Meetin’ WA – Free – In a short film Jean-Luc Godard meets Woody Allen. (1986)
  • Moby Dick – Free – Melville’s classic brought to the silver screen. Starring Gregory Peck and Orson Welles. (1956)
  • Monty Python’s And Now For Something Completely Different – Free - 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. Arkadin – Free - 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 Birthday – Free – First film directed by Quentin Tarantino. Some good rockabilly fun. (1987)
  • My Brother is Coming – Free – 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 Fog – Free – 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 1234 - Soviet film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival. (1983)
  • Patterns – Free – Film based on Rod Serling story. Stars Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, and Ed Begley. (1956)
  • Penny Serenade – Free – With Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. (1941)
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space – Free – 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)
  • Pygmalion – Free – 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 Madness – Free – A drug film for the ages. (1936)
  • Rembrandt’s J’accuse – Free – 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 Bali – Free - With Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. (1952)
  • Romance Sentimentale – Free – Directed by Sergei Eisenstein. (1930)
  • Royal Wedding – Free – With Fred Astaire. (1951)
  • Scrooge – Free – The first sound version of Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Directed by Henry Edwards (1935)
  • Sex Madness – Free – This is to sex what Reefer Madness is to drugs.YouTube version here. (1938)
  • Shame – Free – 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 Nancy – Free – 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)
  • Sisters – Free – Directed by Brian DePalma with Margo Kidder. (1973)
  • Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times) Free -David Lynch`s very first short film. (1966)
  • Slacker – Free – Richard Linklater’s Gen-X, generation defining indie film. (1991)
  • Solaris – Free – 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 Baby – Free – A black comedy horror film, written and directed by Jack Hill. Stars Lon Chaney Jr. (1968)
  • Stalker – Free: Part 1 - Part 2 - Legendary science fiction film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. (1979)
  • Strike – Free – Sergei Eisenstein’s first feature film and an indicator of the brilliant films to follow. (1925)
  • The 400 Blows – Free – François Truffaut became of the defining films of the French New Wave cinema (1959).
  • The Alphabet – Free – David Lynch’s early short film. (1968)
  • The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss – Free – 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 Amputee – Free – A short film made by David Lynch for the American Film Institute while Eraserhead was in financial limbo. (1974)
  • The Bigamist – Free – Directed by Ida Lupino, a pioneer among women filmmakers. (1953)
  • The Blue Angel – Free – The Weimar classic that made Marlene Dietrich an international star. YouTube version here. (1930)
  • The Brother from Another Planet – Free – A cult classic written, directed and edited by John Sayles. (1984)
  • The Contender – Free – 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 X – Free – British romantic comedy film starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon (1938).
  • The Fast And The Furious – Free – 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 Robbery - Free – Steve McQueen stars in a gritty, downbeat, and sometimes savage heist movie. YouTube version here. (1959)
  • The Immortal Story – Free – 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 Frame – Free – Directed by Cynthia Beatt. In German with English subtitles. (1983)
  • The House Maid – Free – South Korean film restored by Martin Scorcese’s WCF. (1960)
  • The Jackie Robinson Story – Free – Starring Jackie Robinson himself. (1950)
  • The Jungle Book – Free – Directed by Zoltan Korda, it starred Sabu, Jospeh Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia, etc. (1942)
  • The Last Farm – Free – Short Icelandic film nominated for Oscar in 2006.
  • The Last Man on Earth – Free – Post apocalyptic horror film starring Vincent Price and based on Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend. (1964)
  • The Last Time I Saw Paris – Free – 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 Horrors – Free – Directed by Roger Corman with Jack Nicholson. (1960)
  • The Lunch Date – Free – Adam Davidson’s commentary on race in America. The short film won an Oscar and a prize at Cannes. (1989)
  • The Machine Stops – Free - 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 Mirror – Free – Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Loosely autobiographical, the film features Tarkovsky’s wife Larisa Tarkovskaya. (1975)
  • The Night of Counting the Years – Free – Directed by Shadi Abdel Salam, this film is considered one of the finest Egyptian films ever made. (1969)
  • The Scarlet Letter – Free - Robert G. Vignola’s adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic. (1934)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel – Free – 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 Kilimanjaro – Free – Based on Hemingway’s classic novel set in Africa. Stars Gregory Peck. (1952)
  • The Stranger – Free – 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 Fighter – Free – One of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite karate films. (1974)
  • The ThreePenny Opera – Free – 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 calledThe Trial, “the best film I have ever made.” (1962)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg / Les Parapluies de Cherbourg –Free – A 1964 French musical film directed by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. (1964)
  • The Wilde Ride – Free – A cult classic that features Jack Nicholson playing a rebellious punk in one of his first roles. (1960)
  • The Young Lovers – Free – 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 Bouki – Free – Senegalese film restored by Martin Scorcese’s WCF. (1973)
  • Transes – Free – Film from Morocco restored by Martin Scorcese’s WCF. (1981)
  • Tuileries – Free – A short twisted film by Joel and Ethan Coen. Stars Steve Buscemi and takes place in Paris. (2006)
  • Un Chant d’Amour – Free – 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
  • Utopia – Free – Laurel & Hardy’s last film. (1951)
  • Virus – Free – 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 Women – Free – 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 & Peace - Free - 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 None – Free – Film adaption of Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery novel directed by René Clair. (1945)
  • Angel on My Shoulder – Free – 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 Blob – Free – 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)
  • Bluebeard – Free – Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and starring John Carradine, this film became a cult classic for horror fans. (1944)
  • Borderline – Free – 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 Monsters – Free – Bela Lugosi stars in an Ed Wood horror/sci fi film. (1955)
  • Carnival of Souls – Free – A low budget B film that became a cult classic. (1962)
  • Day of the Dead – Free - 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 13Free – A horror film that was one of Francis Ford Coppola’s early mainstream efforts. HD widescreen version here. (1963)
  • Detour – Free – Edgar Ulmer’s cult classic noir film shot in 6 days. (1945)
  • Downhill - Free – 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 Tracy – Free – A 15 episode film series that brought Dick Tracy to the silver screen. (1937)
  • Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome – Free – 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 Kill – Free – Brings Sherlock Holmes to screen. (1941)
  • Foreign Correspondent - Free - 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)
  • Freaks - Free – Tod Browning’s famous pre-code horror film about sideshow performers. Cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers. (1932)
  • Great GuyFree – James Cagney plays the plucky Irish crusader, Johnny Cave, who fights against corruption. (1936)
  • Guest in the House – Free – Directed by John Brahm, the noir film stars Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon. (1946)
  • He Walked by Night – Free – 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 Express – Free – Spanish horror film starring Telly Savalas of Kojak fame.
  • Impact – Free – 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 Inn - Free – 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 Confidential – Free – A film noir gem that inspired Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. Alternative version (1953)
  • Key Lime Pie – Free – A zany animated film in the noir tradition. (2007)
  • Night of the Living Dead – Free – A cult horror classic. Catch a high def version here. (1968)
  • Number Seventeen – Free - 1932 Hitchcock movie about jewel thieves gathered at a house (number 17) after a robbery. Alternate version here.
  • Panic in the Streets – Free – A great noir movie directed by Elia Kazan, with Jack Palance. (1950)
  • Please Murder Me – Free – 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)
  • Quicksand – Free – Noir film with Mickey Rooney and Peter Lorre. (1950)
  • Rich and Strange – Free - This Alfred Hitchcock film was released during a dry period between The Lodger (1927) and his breakthrough hitsThe Man Who Knew Too Much and The 39 Steps, both listed here. (1931)
  • Sabotage – Free – Alfred Hitchcock directs British thriller based on Joseph Conrad’s novel The Secret Agent. (1936)
  • Scarlet Street – Free – 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 Weapon – Free – 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)
  • Suddenly – Free – Noir film with Frank Sinatra and James Gleason. (1954)
  • Terror by Night – Free – 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 Steps – Free – 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 Killer – Free – 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-Hiker – Free – 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 Vanishes – Free – British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Stars Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. (1938)
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog – Free – 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 Much – Free – 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 Manxman – Free – This was Hitchcock’s last silent film.
  • The Ring – Free – 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 Game – Free – 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 Ivers – Free – Noir film starting Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin and Kirk Douglas. Entered into 1947 Cannes Film Festival. (1946)
  • The Terror – Free – With Jack Nicholson & Boris Karloff, and partly shot by Francis Ford Coppola. HD/Widescreen version here. (1963)
  • The Time of Your Life – Free – 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 Tears – Free – 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)
  • Vampyr – Free – 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 Stop – Free – 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 Innocent – Free – 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 Dollars – Free – Classic spaghetti western directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. (1964)
  • Angel and the Badman – Free – 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 Steel – Free – 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 Horse – Free – Giulio Petroni’s top spaghetti western. (1967)
  • Fistful of Lead – Free – Giuliano Carnimeo’s spaghetti western. Clearly playing on Sergio Leone’s 1964 classic, A Fistful of Dollars. (1970)
  • Frontier Horizon – Free – 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 Gun – Free – Spaghetti western starring Jack Palance and John Van Cleef. (1976)
  • Gone with the West – Free – James Caan, Stefanie Powers and Sammy Davis Jr. in 1975 western.
  • Helltown – Free – 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 Skies – Free – John Wayne plays a cowboy protecting an American Indian oil-land heiress. (1934)
  • One Eyed Jacks – Free – The only film directed by Marlon Brando. He also plays its lead character, Rio. The western can also be watched here. (1961)
  • Paradise Canyon – Free – 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 versionhere. (1935)
  • Randy Rides Alone – Free – 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)
  • Rawhide – Free – A short western implausibly starring the Yankee legend, Lou Gehrig. (1938)
  • Ride in the Whirlwind – Free – Western starring Jack Nicholson. Nicholson also wrote and produced the film. For US audience only. (1965)
  • Riders of Destiny – Free – 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 Trail – Free – 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).
  • Stagecoach – Free – 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 Terror – Free – 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 Conqueror – Free – The infamous and “lost” classic film, produced by Howard Hughes, directed by Dick Powell, and starring John Wayne as Genghis Khan. (1956)
  • The Dawn Rider – Free – John Wayne plays John Mason, a man avenging his father’s murder. A western directed by Robert Bradbury. (1935)
  • The Desert Trail – Free - 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 Joe – Free – Klaus Kinski stars in spaghetti western about a Chinese immigrant, who comes to America and fights to free Mexican slaves. (1972)
  • The Great Train Robbery – Free – Early western film by Edwin S. Porter. A landmark in narrative filmmaking (1903)
  • The Lawless Frontier – Free – 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 Utah – Free – 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 Packer – Free – 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 Wildcats – Free – John Wayne stars in western otherwise called In Old Oklahoma. One of Wayne’s better post-Stagecoach performances. (1943)
  • West of the Divide – Free – A young John Wayne in B western. (1934)
  • Winds of the Wasteland – Free – 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 Life - Free – This endearing short film tells the story of underdogs, hunan and canine, succeeding despite the odds. (1918)
  • A Woman – Free – With Charlie Chaplin. (1915)
  • Alice in Wonderland – Free – 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 Potemkin – Free – Directed by the great Russian director, Sergei Eisenstein. One of the most influential propaganda films of all time. Alternative version here. (1925)
  • Behind the Screen – Free – 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 Blossoms – Free – 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 Bild – Free – A silent, black and white film directed by Fritz Lang released in 1920.
  • Downhill – Free – 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-Bakia – Free – 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 Beudet – Free – Early feminist film by Germaine Dulac. Features a woman trapped in a loveless marriage. (1922)
  • Harakiri – Free – Early silent film by Fritz Lang. (1919)
  • Intolerance – Free – D.W. Griffith’s most ambitious silent film is one of the landmarks in cinematic history. (1916)
  • Joyless Street – Free – Greta Garbo stars in her second major role. One of the first films of the “New Objectivity” movement. (1925)
  • Kid Auto Races at Venice – Free – It’s the first film in which Charlie Chaplin’s iconic “Little Tramp” character makes his appearance. (1914)
  • La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc – Free – 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 Raison – Free – 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.
  • Menilmontant – Free – When Pauline Kael, longtime New Yorker film critic, was asked to name her favorite film, this was it. French silent film. (1925)
  • Nosferatu – Free – 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 World - Free – 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 Box – Free – G.W. Pabst’s tragic melodrama about the fate of a carefree seductress, memorably played by Louise Brooks. (1929)
  • Romance Sentimentale – Free – 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 Weapon – Free – 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)
  • 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. Caligari – Free – 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 Boy – Free – Featuring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. (1918)
  • The Cure – Free - Chaplin plays a drunk who checks into a health spa to dry out and comedy ensues. (1917)
  • The Great Train Robbery – Free – Early western film by Edwin S. Porter. A landmark in narrative filmmaking. (1903)
  • The Floorwalker - Free – Filmed for the Mutual Film Corporation, the film featured the first “running staircase” in cinema history. (1916)
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Free – Hugely popular silent film that made Rudolph Valentino a star. (1921)
  • The General – Free - 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 Rush – Free – 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 Nation – Free – 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 World – Free – 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 World - Free – 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 Dame – Free – With Lon Chaney. (1923)
  • The Immigrant – Free – Charlie Chaplin plays an immigrant coming to the United States who gets accused of theft along the way. (1917)
  • The Kid – Free – 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 Fog – Free – 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 Manxman – Free – This was Hitchcock’s last silent film.
  • The Pawnshop – Free – 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 Opera – Free – A classic silent film featuring Lon Chaney as the Phantom. (1925)
  • The Ring – Free – This silent film focuses on a love triangle between two men and a woman. One of Hitchcock’s minor works. (1927)
  • The Rink – Free – The Rink, Chaplin’s 8th film for Mutual Films, showcases the actor’s roller skating skills. (1916)
  • The Seashell and the Clergyman – Free – The first surrealist film ever. Directed by Germaine Dulac. (1928)
  • The Sheik – Free – Silent film with Rudolph Valentino. (1921)
  • The Wizard of Oz – Free – The earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel. (1910)
  • The Wizard of Oz – Free – The first major film adaptation of the classic novel. Features Oliver Hardy as the Tin Woodsmen.
  • Tillie’s Punctured Romance – Free – 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 lune – Free – 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 Andalou – Free – 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 Movies – Free – The famed director Martin Scorsese takes viewers on a thoughtful tour of classic American films. (1995)
  • A Story of Healing - Free – 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 Documentary – Free – 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 This – Free – 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.)
  • Burroughs - Free - 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 Rush – Free – 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 Havana – Free – 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 Fight – Free – The first film shot by Stanley Kubrick, focusing on the middleweight boxer Walter Cartier. (1950)
  • Death Mills – Free – Billy Wilder’s documentary in German showing what Allies found when they liberated Nazi extermination camps. (1945)
  • Down from the Mountain – Free – 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 Neda – Free – 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 Shock – Video – 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 & Awake – Free – Tom Schiller’s 34 minute voyage into the world of Henry Miller (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn). (1975)
  • Hofmann’s Potion – Free – A balanced look at the history of LSD by Canadian filmmaker Connie Littlefield. (2002)
  • Home – Free – Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film that will make you look at our planet in a new way. (2009)
  • How Long is a Piece of String – Free – A big riddle explored by British comedian Alan Davies.
  • If You Love This Planet – Free – Oscar-winning short film on the need for nuclear disarmament. (1982)
  • I’ll Find a Way – Free – 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 Loud – Free – 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 Blues – Free – Directed by Life magazine photographer Gjon Mili, the film features Lester Young and other jazz/blues legends. (1944)
  • Jeff Buckley – Everybody Here Wants You – Free - 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 Man – Free – 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 Godard – Free – 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 Day – Video – 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 Unknown – Free – 90 minute documentary on H.P. Lovecraft, the American horror, fantasy and sci-fi writer. (2008)
  • Making the Shining – Free – 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 Media – Free-  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 CollapseVideo – 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 Trials – Free – Riveting Russian documentary takes you inside the trials of the notorious German war criminals. (1947)
  • Orwell Rolls in His Grave – Free – America’s leading intellectuals discuss & examine the mix of businesses, politics & ideology that is the mainstream media. (2003)
  • Paris is Burning – Free – 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 Afterlife – Free – 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 Man – Free -Documentary revisits Shakespeare and Company, the most famous bookstore in Paris. (2005)
  • Powers of Ten – Free – 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 Depressive – Free – 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 Me – Free – 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 Story – Free – Controversial film tells the life story of Karen Carpenter with Barbie dolls. (1987)
  • Ten Days That Shook the World – Free – 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 Midway – Free – Directed by John Ford. Narrated by Henry Fonda. (1942)
  • The Battle of San Pietro – Free – 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 Lady – Free – 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. McNamara – Free – Errol Morris’ documentary on Robert McNamara. Won Academy Award for Best Documentary. Score by Philip Glass. (2003)
  • The House I Live In – Free – 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 – Free – Alan 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 Waltz – Free - Martin Scorsese’s rockumentary on the farewell concert of The Band. Later called “the greatest rock concert movie ever made.”
  • The James Dean Story – Free – 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 Picasso – Free – 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 Free – Brian 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 Seafarers – Free – It was Stanley Kubrick’s third film, and his first in color. Otherwise, not of great note. (1953)  
  • The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler – Free – 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 New – Free – 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 Milk – Free – Rob Epstein’s Oscar winning documentary. (1984)
  • Triumph of the Will – Free – (1935) The major Nazi propaganda work by Leni Riefenstahl. With subtitles. YouTube version here.
  • The True Glory – Free – 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 There – Free – 30-minute film by Errol Morris, commissioned by IBM to celebrate the company’s centennial. Music by Philip Glass.
  • To Hear Your Banjo Play – Free - 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 Victory – Free – 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)
  • Underground – Free - 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 Seeing – Free - 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 Sixties – Free – 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 Fight – Free – A seven part series of WWII propaganda films directed by Frank Capra. (1943)
  • WikiRebels – Free – Documentary by Swedish public television chronicles history of Wikileaks. (2010)
  • Young At Heart – Free - 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 Cinéma - Free – Marcel Duchamp’s avant-garde film combines whirling optical illusions, known as Rotoreliefs, with spiraling puns and complex word play. (1926)
  • Animal Farm – Free – 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 Face – Free – 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 Child – Free – 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 Kafka – Free – Piotr Dumala’s wonderful 16 minute animated film based on Kafka’s diaries. (1992)
  • Freedom River – Free – A short animated film narrated by Orson Welles. A parable about mankind getting along. Alternate version here. (1971)
  • Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping BeautyFree – 6 minute animated black comedy. Shortlisted for the 2010 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. (2008)
  • Gulliver’s Travels – Free – American cel-animated Technicolor feature film, directed by Dave Fleischer. (1939)
  • Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life – Free – Animated short film based on book by Maurice Sendak. Features voices of Meryl Streep, Forest Whitaker and Spike Jonze. (2010)
  • How a Mosquito Operates – Free - One of the surviving works by famed animator Winsor McCay. (1912)
  • I Touch a Red Button Man – Free – A short film by David Lynch and Interpol. Originally shown at the Coachella 2011 Festival.
  • In the Night Kitchen – Free – Gene Deitch’s five minute adaptation of the surreal and controversial book by Maurice Sendak. (1980)
  • Logorama – Free – 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-Putli – Free – 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)
  • Neighbors – Free – 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)
  • Ryan – Free – Oscar-winning animated short from Chris Landreth based on the life of Ryan Larkin, the influential Canadian animator. (2004)
  • Sita Sings the Blues - Free – New prize-winning animated film by Nina Paley. (2008)
  • Special Delivery – Free – Hilarious story won 1978 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
  • Steamboat Willie – Free – The first Disney cartoon that introduced sound animation and Mickey Mouse to the larger world. (1928)
  • Story Time – Free – The debut animation film by Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam. (1968)
  • Street Musique – Free – Influential animated film by Ryan Larkin. (1972)
  • Superman – Free – Max Fleischer’s short animated movie. Nominated for the 1942 Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons. (1941)
  • Superman: The Mechanical Monsters – Free – 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 Shakespeare – Free – 12 famous plays by the Bard were animated and then broadcast on the BBC and HBO from 1992 to 1994.
  • The Cave – Free – A short claymation film animating the famous cave allegory in Plato’s Republic. (2008)
  • The Centaurs – Free – 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 Lessmore – Free – Oscar-winning film by Moonbot Studios pays homage to a bygone era when elegantly printed books inhabited our world. (2011)
  • The Giving Tree – Free – An animated adaptation of Shel Silverstein’s wonderful children’s book. (1973)
  • The Junky’s Christmas – Free – 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 Johnson – Free – 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 Sea – Free – 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 Castle – Free – 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 Lusitania – Free – Early animator Winsor McCay documents in 12 minutes the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. (1918)
  • The Spirit of ’43 – Free – 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 Stuff – Free – Animated fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. (2007)
  • The Tell-Tale Heart – Free – Animated version of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic from 1953. Narrated by James Mason.
  • Tin Toy – Free – 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 Boom – Free – Disney’s music education film. First cartoon released in widescreen CinemaScope. Wins 1954 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons). (1953)
  • Vincent – Free – Tim Burton’s early animated film honoring Vincent Price, actor in American horror films. (1982)
  • Walking – Free – 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 Submarine – Free – The animated feature film based on the music of The Beatles. (1968)

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