700 films rares et gratuits

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700 films rares et gratuits disponibles ici et maintenant

 
 

C’est un cadeau immense comme seul internet peut nous en offrir. Plus de 700 films rares totalement gratuits, disponible immédiatement grâce au site OpenCulture qui se bat pour éduquer et donc transmettre le meilleur de la culture totalement gratuite sur le web. On ne peut alors s’empêcher de céder aux sirènes cinématographiques qui sont ici multiples et très sophistiquées.
Les films, courts ou longs métrages, présentés sont pour certains des chef-d’œuvres inoubliables à découvrir ou redécouvrir ou mieux encore, des perles rares comme les premiers court-métrages de réalisateurs comme George Lucas, Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Jean Cocteau, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Andreï Tarkovski ou encore Christopher Nolan, David Lynch, Tim Burton, David Cronenberg, Sofia Coppola…bref, vous en avez pour tous les goûts.

 

 

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Watch 700 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors. The collection is divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror & Hitchcock; Westerns (many with John Wayne); Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation. We also have special collections of Oscar Winning Movies and Films by Andrei Tarkovsky and Charlie Chaplin.

Free Comedy & Dramas

  • A Coachman Free – Directed by Kang Dae-jin, A Coachman became the first Korean film to win awards internationally. It won honors at the 11th Berlin International Film Festival in 1961. It was put online with Google’s help.
  • A Farewell to ArmsFree – Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in a film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)
  • A Matter of Life and Death  – Free – Romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the Second World War. It stars David Niven, Roger Livesey, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring and Raymond Massey. (1946)
  • A Song of LoveFree – The only film by playwright Jean Genet. The erotic film was censored. (1950)
  • A Star is BornFree – Janet Gaynor portrays Esther Blodgett, a starry-eyed small town girl with a dream of making it big in Hollywood. (1937)
  • Adventures of Robinson CrusoeFree – The classic novel by Daniel Defoe gets adapted by the great Luis Buñuel. (1954)
  • Alexander NevskyFree – A historical drama film directed by the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. Click icon on bottom of video to enable subtitles. (1938)
  • 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. Film is made available by Mosfilm. (1966)
  • Angel on My ShoulderFree – A gangster comedy starring Claude Rains and Paul Muni. (1946)
  • As You Like It Free – It’s Laurence Olivier’s earliest Shakespeare performance on film. It’s also the first feature-length British sound Shakespeare film. (1936)
  • Becky SharpFree – The first feature film to use three-strip Technicolor film, or, put differently, the first real color film. (1935).
  • Bottle RocketFree – Wes Anderson’s first short film, which became the basis for his first feature film by the same name. (1992)
  • Breaking the CodeFree – A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code. Stars Derek Jacobi. (1996)
  • Cannibal! The Musical Free – Black comedy by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the makers of South Park. Their very first feature film. (Available on Hulu to US audience only.) (1993)
  • Captain Kidd – Free Charles Laughton and John Carradine star in film with drama on the high seas. (1945)
  • CaravaggioFree – Directed by Derek Jarman, the film is a fictionalised re-telling of the life of Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
  • Castello CavalcantiFree – Wes Anderson’s short film takes place in a hamlet tucked away somewhere in Italy. Features Jason Schwartzman, star of Anderson’s 1998 breakout Rushmore. (2013)
  • CharadeFree – Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made. Available on Hulu to US viewers only. (1963)
  • CharadeFree – The film consists of three short stories starring James Mason and his wife Pamela Mason. (1953)
 
  • Cold SweatFree – Charles Bronson, Liv Ullman, James Mason, and Jill Ireland star in this action packed movie about a ruthless drug runner who holds a man’s family hostage. (1970)
  • Crash: The Short Film – Free – Otherwise known as The Atrocity Exhibition, this pre-Cronenberg short film was directed by Harley Cokeliss and stars J.G. Ballard himself. (1971)
  • 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)
  • Dinner for OneFree – A short comedy film that has become part of a New Year’s Eve tradition in Germany and many other European countries. Once held the Guinness World Record for Most Frequently Repeated TV Program. (1963)
  • DoodlebugFree – One of Christopher Nolan’s early short films. Made in 1997, released in 2003.
  • Dreams That Money Can BuyFree – A surrealist film by Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger & Hans Richter. (1947)
  • 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)
  • Eat, Sleep & Kiss – Free – Three silent anti-films by Andy Warhol. (1963-1964)
  • End of the WorldFree – After witnessing a man’s death in a bizarre accident, Father Pergado goes on a spiritual retreat, where he encounters his alien double bent on world conquest. Sci-fi film stars Christopher Lee. (1977)
  • EnthusiasmFree –  Dziga Vertov’s masterpiece of early sound film, Enthusiasm deals with the Five Year Plan of the late 1920s. His goal was “to grasp the feverish reality of life in the Don Basin, to convey as true to life as possible its atmosphere of the clash of hammers, of train whistles, of the songs of workers at rest.” In Russian. (1931)
  • Erotikon Free – Directed by Czech filmmaker Gustav Machatý and starring Hedy Lamarr, the film was controversial in its time because it had nude scenes. It was the first non-pornographic movie to portray sexual intercourse and the female orgasm. (1929)
  • Evidence – Free – From the maker of Koyaanisqatsi, a short film about kids watching cartoons (1995).
  • 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)
  • 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. Made available by the National Film Board of Canada. (1983)
  • Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life Free – Directed by Peter Capaldi, the Oscar-winning short film shows Kafka, on Christmas Eve, struggling to come up with the opening line for his most famous work, The Metamorphosis. (1993)
  • Free ZoneFree – The second film in Amos Gitai’s Border Trilogy, Free Zone stars Natalie Portman and features a strong-willed Israeli woman who travels to the Jordan-Iraq-Saudi border to collect money owed to her husband. Limited to US viewers. (2005)
  • Freiheit – Free – The third short film George Lucas made while a film-school student at USC and the first with a narrative. (1966)
  • From the DrainFree – David Cronenberg‘s short film made while attending the University of Toronto. (1967)
  • GeometriaFree – A ghoulish short film by Guillermo del Toro. One of his earliest films that you can watch online. (1987)
  • Ghost Train Free – Classic ghostly comedy, starring Arthur Askey and based on the play by ‘Dad’s Army’ actor Arnold Ridley. (1941)
  • Great ExpectationsFree -The classic story of Pip the British orphan. Based on the great Charles Dickens novel available in our collection of Free eBooks. (1946)
  • HamletFree – David Tennant and Sir Patrick Stewart appear in modern adaptation of Royal Shakespeare Company’s stage production of Hamlet. (2009)
  • Hardware WarsFree – It’s the mother of all Star Wars fan films, and also one of the most popular short films ever made. (1978)
  • Häxan: The Witches or Witchcraft Through The Ages – Free – Benjamin Christensen’s 1922 silent film Häxan gets a narration by William S. Burroughs. (1968)
  • Hell’s AngelsFree – American war film, directed by Howard Hughes and starring Jean Harlow, about combat pilots of World War I. Stanley Kubrick listed it as one of his 10 favorite films on his only top 10 list. (1930)
  • Hell’s HouseFree – With Bette Davis and Pat O’Brien. The film is set during the final days of prohibition. (1932)
  • Herbert WhiteFree – James Franco’s short film made during film school. Stars Michael Shannon. Based on a poem by Frank Bidart. (2010)
  • HerculesFree – Italian epic fantasy feature film based upon the Hercules myths. (1958)
  • His Girl FridayFree – Directed by Howard Hawks. A classic comedy with Cary Grant. (1940)
  • Hometown in My Heart – Free – Made in the early years of Korean Independence, the film is about a young monk who longs to see his mother in a new light, by suppressing his emotions. (1949)
  • 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)
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Free -Anthony Newley plays a poor avant-garde artist who struggles with an ex-wife’s remarriage to a building contractor. (1975)
  • Ivan’s ChildhoodFree – Andrei Tarkovsky’s first feature film. Film is made available by Mosfilm (1962)
  • J’attendrai le suivantFree – A French film nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Short Film in 2002.
  • Jungle BookFree – A color action-adventure film based on the Rudyard Kipling’ novel, The Jungle Book. Directed by Zoltán Korda, the film was nominated for four Academy Awards. (1942)
  • King LearFree – Made for TV adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear starring Orson Welles. (1953)
  • La Ciociara (Two Women)Free – The film won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Sophia Loren).  It was the first time an actress won an acting award for a non-English speaking role. (1960)
  • La Femme 100 TetesFree – An adaptation of Max Ernst’s collage book “La femme 100 têtes,” originally published in 1929. Consider the film a collage in motion. (1967)
  • L’Age d’or – Free – French surrealist comedy directed by Luis Buñuel about the insanities of modern life, the hypocrisy of the sexual mores of bourgeois society and the value system of the Roman Catholic Church. Salvador Dalí co-wrote the screenplay. (1930)
  • Lady Blue ShanghaiFree – David Lynch’s short movie that doubles as a commercial for Dior. Stars Marion Cotillard. (2010)
  • Lady LazarusFree – An experimental film made by Sandra Lahire using footage of Sylvia Plath reading her own work as well as an interview she gave in 1962. (1991)
  • Lick the StarFree – Sofia Coppola’s very first short film follows a 7th-grade conspiracy (1998)
  • Love and PigeonsFree – Soviet romantic comedy film by Vladimir Menshov. His previous film Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (1984)
  • LumiereFree – A very short film by David Lynch. 55 seconds. (1966)
  • MFree – Classic film directed by Fritz Lang, with Peter Lorre. About the search for a child murderer in Berlin, (1931)
  • MacbethFree – This made for TV movie stars Sean Connery as Macbeth, Zoe Caldwell as Lady Macbeth, William Needles as Banquo, and Ted Follows as Macduff. (1961)
  • Meet John DoeFree – Frank Capra’s comedy, with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. Voted one of the most inspiring films of all time. (1941)
  • Meetin’ WAFree – In a short film Jean-Luc Godard meets Woody Allen. (1986)
  • MentheFree – The second film by Lars von Trier is based on the sadomasochistic novel by Dominique Aury, Story of O, and tells the story of a voluntary female subjugation. (1979)
  • Mike Leigh’s Five Minute FilmsFree – The BBC commissioned him to make a series of five-minute movies in 1975. They eventually aired in 1982.
  • 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. This film is available on Hulu and limited to US audiences. (1955)
  • My Best Friend’s BirthdayFree – First (incomplete) film directed by Quentin Tarantino. Some good rockabilly fun. (1987)
  • MulberryFree – S. Korean drama film directed by Lee Doo-yong. The film became “known for its erotic subject matter, made possible by the government’s gradual relaxation of censorship and control over the film industry during the 1980s.” (1986)
  • 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)
  • No Exit/Huis Close Free – Harold Pinter interprets the lead role of Garcia in Sartre’s famous claustrophobic play of self-definition and identity. (1965)
  • Penny SerenadeFree – With Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. “Depicts the story of a couple who must overcome adversity to keep their marriage and raise a child. Grant was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.” (1941)
  • Plaisir d’amour en IranFree – A short, six minute film by Agnès Varda, about a love story between a handsome Iranian (Ali Raffi) and a visiting French woman (Valérie Mairesse). The film was shot in Iran. (1976)
  • Plan 9 from Outer SpaceFree – An Ed Wood “classic.” Considered one of the worst films ever made and yet the ultimate cult flick. (1959)
  • Plastic Bag Free – Werner Herzog narrates the touching, existential journey of a plastic bag. A short film directed by Ramin Bahrani, who Roger Ebert called the “new great American director”. (2009)
  • PygmalionFree – Classic is 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 – Arguably the most unintentionally hilarious “anti-drug” exploitation film. (1936)
  • RembrandtFree – A luminous biopic of the legendary Flemish painter. Alexander Korda considered this to be his finest film. (1936)
  • Road to BaliFree – American comedy film directed by Hal Walker and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour. (1952)
  • Romance SentimentaleFree – Directed by Sergei Eisenstein. (1930)
  • Royal WeddingFree – Musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. (1951)
  • Ruslan and LudmilaFree – Russian film directed by Aleksandr Ptushko. Based on poem written by Alexander Pushkin in 1820. Subtitled in English. Made available by Mosfilm. (1972)
  • ScroogeFree – The first sound version of Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Directed by Henry Edwards (1935)
  • Secret WeaponsFree – David Cronenberg’s seldom seen made-for-TV movie. (1972)
  • 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. Find alternate version on Youtube here. (1962)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon – Free – Sherlock Holmes rescues an inventor of an new bomb site before the Nazis can get him. (1943)
  • 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)
  • SolarisPart 1Part 2 – Andrei Tarkovsky’s meditative psychodrama occurring mostly aboard a space station orbiting the planet Solaris. Film is made available by Mosfilm. (1972)
  • Sopyonje – Free – The film directed by Kwon-taek Im surprised S. Korea by both rekindling interest in the traditional music of pansori and by breaking box-office records despite playing on only three screens. You can find more Korean feature films at Korean Film Archive. (1993)
  • Spider BabyFree – 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.Film is made available by Mosfilm. (1979)
  • StrikeFree – Sergei Eisenstein’s first feature film and an indicator of the brilliant films to follow. (1925)
  • 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 BigamistFree – Directed by Ida Lupino, a pioneer among women filmmakers. (1953)
  • The Blood of a PoetFree – Avant-garde film directed by Jean Cocteau. The first part of the Orphic Trilogy. (1930)
  • The Blue AngelFree – The Weimar classic that made Marlene Dietrich an international star. (1930)
  • The ContenderFree – Stars Buster Crabbe (best known for his role as Tarzan) in well known boxing film. (1944)
  • The Cut UpsFree – Directed by Anthony Balch, this avant-garde film brings William S. Burroughs’ cut up technique to film. (1966)
  • The Day the Pig Fell Into a Well – Free – The very first picture from Hong Sangsoo, a S. Korean director acclaimed by critics worldwide as a comedic formal experimenter, in essence Korea’s Woody Allen. (1996)
  • The DentistFree – W.C. Fields in his second talking comedy short. One of four short films Fields made with the “king of comedy,” Mack Sennett. (1932)
  • 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 DoveFree – A parody of some of Ingmar Bergman’s best known films, including Wild Strawberries (Smultronstaellet) and The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet). Features first film appearance by Madeline Kahn. Nominated for Academy Award. (1968)
  • The Fall of the House of UsherFree – Poe’s classic tale turned into an avant garde film. It was scripted by e.e. cummings. (1928)
  • The Fast And The FuriousFree – A 1950s B-action film written by Roger Corman. (1955)
  • The Flying DeucesFree – This was the first comedy that Laurel and Hardy starred in without producer Hal Roach, although they had previously been “guest stars” in four MGM movies. (1939)
  • The Great Saint Louis Bank Robbery – Free – Steve McQueen stars in a gritty, downbeat, and sometimes savage heist movie. (1959)
  • The HaircutFree – John Cassavetes stars in a short, amusing student film. (1982)
  • The HireFree – Eight short films made by famous directors (John Frankenheimer, Guy Ritchie, Joe Carnahan, Tony Scott, Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Woo, Wong Kar-wai, Ang Lee) for BMW.  Stars Clive Owens. (2001-2002)
  • The Jackie Robinson StoryFree – Starring Jackie Robinson himself, the film retraces the life and times of the great baseball player and civil rights figure. (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. It’s is a farce about an inadequate florist’s assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. (1960)
  • The Living Wake Free – Dark comedy chronicles the final day of self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew. Mike O’Connell, Jim Gaffigan and Jill Larson. (2007)
  • The Lunch DateFree – Adam Davidson’s commentary on race in America. The short film won an Oscar and a prize at Cannes. (1989)
  • The Metamorphosis – A Study: Nabokov on Kafka Free – A dramatization of Vladimir Nabokov’s lectures on Kafka novella, The Metamorphosis. Stars Christopher Plummer. (1989)
  • The MirrorFree – Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Loosely autobiographical, the film features Tarkovsky’s wife Larisa Tarkovskaya. Film is made available by Mosfilm. (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 Orchid GardenerFree – A young, mentally ill man, a visual artist in crisis Victor Marse (Lars von Trier) meets two nurses (Eliza and her girlfriend) during his stay in a sanatorium. Bizarre things happen next in an experimental film with a mysterious and symbolic plot . (1977)
  • The Painted Desert Free – Notable for being Clark Gable’s first appearance in a talkie film. (1931)
  • The Parrot Sings with Her Whole BodyFree – Directed by Jung Jin-woo, this S. Korean film is meant for mature audiences. (1981)
  • The Phantom Fiend Free – The first sound remake of the 1927 Alfred Hitchcock classic, The Lodger. Stars Ivor Novello and directed by Maurice Elvey. Also find on Archive.org.
  • The Rage in Placid Lake Free – Australian playwright Tony McNamara makes his directorial debut with the offbeat comedy The Rage in Placid Lake, adapted from his own play The Cafe Latte Kid. US viewers. (2003)
  • The Road to Race TrackFree – A South Korean film directed by Jang Sun-Woo based on the controversial novel by Hailji. (1991)
  • 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 Short Films of Louis CKFree – A collection of nine short films created by the comedian between 1993 and 1999.
  • 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 Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It – Free – John Cleese stars in a film where he plays Arthur Sherlock Holmes, the bumbling grandson of the famous detective. (1977)
  • 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 on Archive.org. (1946)
  • The Street FighterFree – One of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite karate films, and 13# on his list of 20 great Grindhouse films. Starring Sonny Chiba, the film was the first to get an X rating for violence. (1974)
  • The Taming of the ShrewFree – The first sound adaptation of a Shakespeare film ever. Stars Mary Pickford and her husband Douglas Fairbanks. (1929)
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Free Part 1 – Free Part 2 – Directed by Fritz Lang, this was the sequel to Lang’s nearly four-hour silent film Dr. Mabuse shot in 1922.  (1933)
  • The Wild RideFree – A cult classic that features Jack Nicholson playing a rebellious punk in one of his first roles.  (1960)
  • The World of StainboyFree – A series of flash animation shorts created by Tim Burton.  The Stainboy character first appeared in two short poems in the book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, also created and illustrated by Tim Burton. (2000)
  • 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.
  • Things to ComeFree – A British sci-fi film produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies. The screenplay was written by H. G. Wells. (1934)
  • TitanicFree – Before James Cameron came along, the Nazis made a big budget, feature propaganda film about The Titanic. The director was apparently murdered during its production and it was never shown in Germany. (1943)
  • TuileriesFree – A short twisted film by Joel and Ethan Coen. Stars Steve Buscemi and takes place in Paris. (2006)
  • UtopiaFree – Laurel & Hardy’s last film. (1951)
  • VinylFree – Andy Warhol’s loose film adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. (1965)
  • 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 – Performances of Waiting for Godot directed by none other than Samuel Beckett himself. (1985)
  • War & PeacePart 1 – Part 2Part 3Part 4 – 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.  It’s made available online by Mosfilm. (1965-1967)
  • Why Try to Escape from Which You Know You Can’t Escape from? Because You Are a CowardFree – An early film by Lars von Trier. (1970)
  • Wittgenstein – Free -Watch Derek Jarman’s tribute to the philosopher, featuring Tilda Swinton (1993)
  • Zéro de Conduite (Zero for Conduct)Free – Originally banned in France, the film was later honored by Truffaut in The 400 Blows. (1933)

Free Hitchcock, Noir, Horror & Thriller Films

  • 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)
  • A Life at StakeFree – Directed by Paul Guilfoyle, this American noir film stars Angela Lansbury and Keith Andes. (1954)
  • And Then There Were NoneFree – Film adaptation 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)
  • 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. (1955)
  • Blood on the SunFree – A film starring James Cagney and Sylvia Sidney is based on a fictional history behind the Tanaka Memorial document. It won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for a Black & White in 1945. In 1973, the film entered the public domain. (1945)
  • Bon Voyage – Free – A French language WWII propaganda film by Alfred Hitchcock. (1944)
  • Blonde Ice – Free – A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men. They all die mysteriously afterwards though. (1948)
  • 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)
  • Carnival of SoulsFree – A low budget B film that became a cult classic. (1962)
  • DementiaFree – Also called Daughter of Horror, this film by John Parker incorporated elements of horror film, film noir and expressionist film. About the film, Cahiers du cinema wrote “To what degree this film is a work of art, we are not certain but, in any case, it is strong stuff.” (1955)
  • Dementia 13Free – 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)
  • 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)
  • 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. Called “one of the most accomplished, innovative, and downright twisted entrants to the film noir genre.” You can also watch the movie here. (1950)
  • Dressed to KillFree – Brings Sherlock Holmes to screen. (1941)
  • 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)
  • Freaks – Free – 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 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. Archive.org version here. (1948)
  • 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)
  • Inner Sanctum – Free – A gripping noir film about “a murderer who is on the lam and hiding out in a small town. Unbeknownst to him, he is not only hiding in the same boarding house as the only witness to his crime, he is sharing the same room.” (1948)
  • Invisible GhostFree – Bela Lugosi stars in film where a town’s leading citizen becomes a homocidal maniac after his wife deserts him. Alternate version here. (1941)
  • 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)
  • Jigsaw Free – Directed by Fletcher Markle, and starring Franchot Tone, Jean Wallace and Marc Lawrence, the film features cameo appearances by Marlene Dietrich and Henry Fonda. (1949)
  • JudexFree – Directed by French filmmaker Georges Franju, this crime film is a remake of the 1916 film serial documenting the adventures of pulp hero Judex. (1963)
  • Juno and the Paycock – Free – Early sound film by Hitchcock also released under the name The Shame of Mary Boyle. (1930)
  • Kansas City ConfidentialFree – A film noir gem that inspired Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. (1953)
  • Key Lime PieFree – A zany animated film in the noir tradition. (2007)
  • Man in the Attic – Free – Jack Palance as Jack the Ripper! (1954) 
  • Murder! – Free – Hitchcock’s third talkie film based on a novel and play called Enter Sir John by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson. (1930)
  • Night of the Living DeadFree – George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is the urtext of the modern zombie movie. (1968)
  • Number 17 – Free – A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail. (1932)
  • Please Murder MeFree – Lawyer Raymond Burr brilliantly defends Angela Lansbury in 1950s noir film. (1956)
  • Pulgasari Free – A North Korean Godzilla-style film produced by South Korean director Shin Sang-ok, who had been kidnapped in 1978 by North Korean intelligence on the orders of Kim Jong-il. (1985)
  • QuicksandFree – Noir film with Mickey Rooney and Peter Lorre. (1950)
  • Sabotage – Free – Alfred Hitchcock directs this British thriller based on Joseph Conrad’s novel The Secret Agent. Also released as The Woman Alone. Alternative version here. (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)
  • Seven SinnersFree – British thriller film directed by Albert de Courville and starring Edmund Lowe, Constance Cummings and Felix Aylmer. (1936)
  • Shed No Tears Free – Until recently, this film starring Wallace Ford and June Vincent was nearly impossible to find. Now it’s online thanks to  Archive.org. (1948)
  • 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 –This film noir tells the story of psychiatrist Dr. Cross (Vincent Price), who is treating Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw), a young woman who is in a catatonic state. The coma was brought on when she heard loud arguing, went to her window, and saw a man strike his wife with a candlestick and kill her. Alternate version found here. (1946)
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night Free – An under-rated horror/slasher/mystery film — starring Patrick O’Neal, Mary Woronov, and John Carradine — that has fallen into the public domain. (1974)
  • Strange Illusion – Free – B-movie update of “Hamlet” has troubled teen Jimmy Lydon doubting smooth-talker Warren Williams who is wooing his mother. (1945)
  • SuddenlyFree – Noir film with Frank Sinatra and James Gleason. (1954)
  • Swamp Women Free – One of Roger Corman’s first films. A crime/horror film that follows undercover police officer Lee Hampton who joins three female convicts and escapes from prison. (1955)
  • The 39 StepsFree – One of Alfred Hitchcock’s first hits. British thriller is based on novel with same name by John Buchan. (1935)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  – Free – The film is adapted from the 1899 play “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette, and stars Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, George Zucco and Alan Marshal. (1939)
  • The Amazing Mr. X – Free – Noir film directed by Bernard Vorhaus with cinematography by John Alton. The film tells the story of a phony spiritualist racket. (1948).
  • The Big Combo Free – Directed by Joseph Lewis, this film is today considered a noir classic. Critics like to focus on the cinematography of John Alton, a noir icon. (1955)
  • The Capture – Free – Lew Ayres is an oil man who guns down a thief who may have been innocent. Alternate film here. (1950)
  • The ChaseFree – An American noir film directed by Arthur Ripley, based on the Cornell Woolrich novel The Black Path of Fear.
  • The Driller KillerFree – Abel Ferrara’s cult classic slasher film. (1979)
  • The File on Thelma Jordan Free – This noir directed by Robert Siodmak features Barbara Stanwyck and Wendell Corey.  At the time Variety said, “Thelma Jordon unfolds as an interesting, femme-slanted melodrama, told with a lot of restrained excitement.” (1950)
  • The Great Flamarion – Free – Vaudeville star Erich von Stroheim entangled with married assistant. Directed by Anthony Mann. (1945) 
  • 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. Alternate version here. (1952)
  • The HoodlumFree – Lawrence Tierney (“Reservoir Dogs”) plays an unreformed, hardened criminal who has just been released from prison. While working at his brother’s gas station, he becomes very interested in the armored car that makes regular stops at the bank across the street. (1951)
  • The Hitch-HikerFree – The first noir film made by a female director, Ida Lupino. (1953)
  • The House on Haunted HillFree – Vincent Price gives a stellar performance as the suavely malevolent host of a “haunted house party.” (1959)
  • The IntruderFree – Directed by Roger Corman, the film is based on a novel by Charles Beaumont and stars William Shatner. (1962)
  • The Kennel Murder Case Free – Notes Roger Ebert, “Film historians such as William K. Everson, who pronounced The Kennel Murder Case a “masterpiece” (in the August 1984 issue of Films in Review), consider it one of the greatest screen adaptations of a Golden Age mystery novel. (1933)
  • The Lady VanishesFree – British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Stars Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. (1938)
  • The Limping Man – Free – Stars Lloyd Bridges and Moira Lister. A WWII veteran goes back to England after the war only to discover that his wartime sweetheart has got mixed up with a dangerous spy ring. (1953)
  • 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. It’s said that this is Hitchcock’s first “Hitchcockian” film. (1927)
  • 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 – A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet. (1934)
  • The ManxmanFree – This was Hitchcock’s last silent film.
  • The Naked Kiss – Free – Constance Towers is a prostitute trying to start new in a small town. Directed by Sam Fuller. (1964)
  • The Pearl of Death Free Directed by Roy William Neill, the film is based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It stars Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, and Dennis Hoey. (1944)
  • The Pleasure Garden – Free – After several collaborative efforts, Hitchcock made his solo directorial debut in the German-British co-production based on a novel by Oliver Sandys.
  • The Red House – Free – Old house deep in the woods holds fearful secret for E.G. Robinson. (1947)
  • 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. Movie is at bottom of the linked page. (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)
  • The White Shadow – Free – The earliest surviving feature credited to Hitchcock. It was lost for decades but found in 2011.  (1923)
  • They Made Me a Criminal – Free – Boxer John Garfield flees believing he has committed a murder while he was drunk. Pursued by Claude Rains, he meets up with the Dead End Kids. (1939)
  • Time TableFree – After the theft of $500,000 in a carefully executed train robbery, an insurance investigator (Mark Stevens, who also doubled as director and producer) is forced to cancel a planned vacation with his wife to assist a railroad detective in identifying the culprits and recovering the money. Alternate version here. (1956)
  • Too Late for TearsFree – Directed by Byron Haskin and based on a novel by Roy Huggins, Too Late for Tears is pure noir. (1949)
  • Topper ReturnsFree – A sassy girl finds herself dead after trading bedrooms with her heiress friend. Her ghost seeks aid from banker Cosmo Topper to find out why and by whom. Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis. (1941)
  • 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)
  • White Zombie Free – Pre-Code horror film directed by Victor and Edward Halperin. Béla Lugosi stars as the antagonist, Murder Legendre, with Madge Bellamy appearing as his victim. (1932)
  • 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).
  • 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.

Free Westerns

  • 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. Find 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)
  • Born to the West – Free – Can Dare Rudd prove he is responsible enough to win the heart of Judy and also outwit the crooked saloon owner? Stars John Wayne, Marsha Hunt and John Mack Brown.
  • Death Rides a HorseFree – Giulio Petroni’s top spaghetti western. (1967)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • High LonesomeFree – A drifter (John Drew Barrymore) is suspected of murder, when the real murderers are two men who everybody thinks are dead. This movie was filmed back to back with “The Sundowners” on the same set. (1950)
  • JoshuaFree – A black soldier returns from fighting in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to exact revenge. Directed by Larry G. Spangler, stars Larry Williamson. (1976)
  • 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. (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)
  • 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 TrailFree – Western film directed by Michael Curtiz (also directed Casablanca) and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Ronald Reagan. Alternate here. (1940).
  • Seven AloneFree – A frontier family with seven children heads West on the Oregon Trail. When both of their parents die, they decide to push on alone. Stars Dewey Martin and Aldo Ray. (1974)
  • Song of ArizonaFree – Stars Roy Rogers. Directed by Frank McDonald. “Gabby’s ranch for wayward boys is in financial trouble. One of his boys, Chip is hiding stolen money sent by his father the outlaw leader King Blaine. After Blaine is killed, Chip decides to pay off Gabby’s debt with this money, but trouble arises when the remaining gang members arrive looking for the loot.”
    (1946)
  • 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 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 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 Range Feud – Free – Clint Turner is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Judy’s father, a rival rancher who was an enemy of his own father. Stars John Wayne and Buck Jones. (1931)
  • 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.
  • Two Fisted Law – Free – After Rob Russell steals Tim Clark’s ranch, Clark starts prospecting for silver. Stars John Wayne and Tim McCoy. (1932)
  • Vengeance ValleyFree –  American Western film starring Burt Lancaster, based on the novel by Luke Short. (1951)
  • 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 – The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair (John Wayne) and his pal Smoky (Lane Chandler) out of work they try to start a stagecoach route through a ghost town. A rival stagecoach company tries to stop them. (1936)

Find a complete collection of John Wayne films here.

Free Silent Films

  • Abraham Lincoln – Free DW Griffith’s biography of the beloved United States president.
  • A Burlesque On CarmenFree – Original two-reel parody of Bizet’s Carmen by Charlie Chaplin. Also stars Leo White & Edna Purviance. (1915)
  • A Busy DayFree – Charlie Chaplin plays a wife jealous of her husband’s interest in another woman, played by Phyllis Allen. (1914)
  • A Christmas Carol Free – Marc McDermott stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this 1910 version of Dickens’ classic ghost story.
  • A Day’s PleasureFree – “Chaplin’s fourth film for First National Films. It was created at the Chaplin Studio. It was a quickly made two-reeler to help fill a gap while working on his first feature The Kid. It is about a day outing with his wife and the kids and things don’t go smoothly.” (1919)
  • A Dog’s Life – Free – This endearing short Charlie Chaplin film tells the story of underdogs, human and canine, succeeding despite the odds. (1918)
  • A Fair Exchange – Free – Originally released as Getting Acquainted, the film’s plot has been summarized as follows: “Charlie and his wife are walking in the park when they encounter Ambrose and his wife. The partners become fond of their counterparts and begin chasing each other around. A policeman looking for a professional Don Juan becomes involved, as does a Turk.” (1914)
  • A Film Johnnie –  Free – Charlie goes to the movie and falls in love with a girl on the screen. (1914)
  • A Man with a CameraFree – Dziga Vertov’s experimental film about life as it is lived. A Sight and Sound magazine poll named it the 8th best movie ever made. (1929)
  • A Night in the ShowFree – Charlie Chaplin played two roles: one as Mr. Pest and one as Mr. Rowdy. The film was created from Chaplin’s stage work from a play called Mumming Birds. (1915)
  • A Page of Madness (Kuretta Ippei)Free – This film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa and written by Nobel Prize winter Yasunari Kawabata is one of the great landmarks of Japanese silent cinema. (1926)
  • A Sixth Part Of The World – Free – Using a travelogue format, Dziga Vertov’s film depicts the multitude of Soviet peoples in remote areas of the USSR. (1926)
  • A WomanFree – This Chaplin film starts with Charlie meeting Edna (Edna Purviance) and her parents in a park; the mother is played by Marta Golden and the father by Charles Insley. (1915)
  • AelitaFree – A silent film directed by Soviet filmmaker Yakov Protazanov. One of the earliest full-length films about space travel, the most notable part of the film remains its remarkable constructivist Martian sets and costumes designed by Aleksandra Ekster. (1924)
  • After the BallFree – One of the first “adult” films in cinema history. By the pioneering director Georges Méliès.
  • Alice in WonderlandFree – The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll’s tale. Based on Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations. (1903)
  • Alice in WonderlandFree – Silent adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic, directed and written by W.W. Young. (1915)
  • 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)
  • Between Showers – Free – A short Keystone film from 1914 starring Charlie Chaplin, Ford Sterling, and Emma Bell Clifton.
  • Broken BlossomsFree – Silent film directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. (1919)
  • Champagne – Free – A silent comedy film based on an original story by English writer and critic Walter C. Mycroft. (1928)
  • Charlie ShanghaiedFree – Charlie Chaplin and his Tramp character gets shanghaied by crooks. (1915)
  • Charlie’s Recreation – Free – Out of costume, Charlie is a clean-shaven dandy who, somewhat drunk, visits a dance hall. There the wardrobe girl has three rival admirers: the band leader, one of the musicians, and now Charlie. (1914)
  • CinderellaFree – This film by George Méliès is the oldest known film adaptation of the 1697 fairy tale. It was also apparently the first movie to use a “dissolve transition” between scenes. (1899)
  • Das Wandernde Bild – Free – A silent, black and white film directed by Fritz Lang released in 1920.
  • Der GolumFree – Paul Wegener’s German expressionist classic, says Roger Ebert, “is a vivid piece of darkly toned fantasy that exerted a powerful influence over both European cinema and Hollywood.” (1920)
  • Die NibelungenFree – A series of two silent fantasy films created by Fritz Lang in 1924. Runs 5 hours.
  • 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 – Horror film based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. (1912)
  • 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)
  • Entr’ActeFree – René Clair’s dadaist masterpiece. Features scenes of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. (1924)
  • Faust – Free  German expressionist filmmaker F.W. Murnau directs film version of Goethe’s classic tale. This was Murnau’s last German movie. (1926)
  • 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)
  • GreedFree – Erich von Stroheim’s silent drama originally ran 10 hours, but was eventually hacked down to two. It follows a dentist whose wife wins a lottery ticket, only to become obsessed with money. (1924)
  • Harakiri – Free – Early silent film by Fritz Lang. (1919)
  • Häxan – Free – Swedish/Danish silent horror film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen. (1922)
  • Hell W10Free – The Clash stars in 1980s gangster parody. Written and directed by Joe Strummer. (1983)
  • Intolerance – Free – D.W. Griffith’s most ambitious silent film is one of the landmarks in cinematic history. (1916)
  • Kino Eye – Free – Dziga Vertov’s first documentary not made from found footage. Shows the joys of life in a Soviet village centers around the activities of the Young Pioneers. (1924)
  • La Souriante Madame BeudetFree – Early feminist film by Germaine Dulac. Features a woman trapped in a loveless marriage. (1922)
  • L’InfernoFree – Italy’s first feature film, and some say still the best adaptation of Dante’s classic work. (1911)
  • 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)
  • L’Arrivée D’un Train En Gare De La Ciotat Free – One of the most famous early silent films shot by Auguste and Louis Lumière. (1895)
  • 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)
  • Laughing Gas Free – Film starring Chaplin is sometimes known as ”Busy Little Dentist”, “Down and Out”, “Laffing Gas”, “The Dentist”, and “Tuning His Ivories”.
  • Le Ballet Mécanique Free – Historic cinematic collaboration between Fernand Legér and George Antheil. (1924)
  • Le Retour à la RaisonFree – A film from the avant-garde Cinéma Pur movement shot by Man Ray in 1923.
  • Mabel’s Strange Predicament – Free – Watch lots of lots of high jinks go down in a hotel. (1914)
  • Making a Living Free – Premiering on February 2, 1914, Making a Living marks the first film appearance by Charlie Chaplin.
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