10 Classic Films from the Internet Archive

Our hunt to find uni­ver­sal­ly acces­si­ble Hitch­cock films brought us back to the Inter­net Archive yes­ter­day, and it now seems worth high­light­ing some of the oth­er gems buried in this col­lec­tion. This archive of fea­ture films con­tains some impor­tant clas­sics from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s. We’ve fea­tured ten good ones below, and don’t for­get to see our col­lec­tion of Free Movies Online.

  • The Kid (1921) — Here you have Char­lie Chap­lin’s first fea­ture-length film that launched his impor­tant career.
  • Nos­fer­atu (1922) —  A mem­o­rable adap­ta­tion of Bram Stok­er’s Drac­u­la. A mas­ter­piece from the era of silent films.
  • The Phan­tom of the Opera (1925) — Anoth­er major clas­sic (by Rupert Julian) from the silent film era.
  • His Girl Fri­day (1940) — One of the bet­ter known come­dies from the 1940s direct­ed by Howard Hawks and star­ring Cary Grant and Ros­alind Rus­sell.
  • Pen­ny Ser­e­nade (1941) —  A touch­ing roman­tic com­e­dy star­ring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne.
  • Scar­let Street (1945) — Direct­ed by Fritz Lang, oth­er­wise known for Metrop­o­lis (1927) and M (1931), dur­ing his Hol­ly­wood stint.
  • DOA (1950) — A film noir clas­sic direct­ed by Rudolph Maté.
  • Pan­ic in the Streets (1950) — Direct­ed by Elia Kazan and star­ring Jack Palance.
  • Beat the Dev­il (1953) — Direct­ed by John Hus­ton and star­ring Humphrey Bog­a­rt.
  • Sud­den­ly (1954) — A thriller fea­tur­ing Frank Sina­tra and James Glea­son.
  • Vis­it the Inter­net Archive for more fea­ture films.


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    • D says:

      Pen­ny Ser­e­nade is not, in my opin­ion, a “com­e­dy”. It is a heart-warm­ing and heart-wrench­ing film. I sobbed.

    • Classic Movies says:

      Yes, these are the best col­lec­tion of clas­sic movies in which you can found dif­fer­ent mood smile, laugh out loud, shed some tears and many more. If you will­ing to see more dif­fer­ent shades of clas­si­cal movies buy DVD from Clas­sic­moviesetc.

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