Free Movies Online: Now Expanded with Many Classics

Two weeks ago, I posted a collection of 20 sites where you can watch free movies online. Thanks to your help, the page now features 30 Places to Watch Free Movies Online, and I hope to keep it growing. Below, I have featured five of the new additions, which includes many important classics. Please feel free to share the full collection with friends, and keep sending your suggestions my way:

Internet Archive – Feature Films: When you’re looking for free movies online, the Internet Archive should be your first stop. It features large collections of comediesfilm noir and sci-fi/horror flix. You will also find some foreign films here, along with important classic films, including Elia Kazan’s Panic in the Streets, John Huston’s Beat the Devil, Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street, Howard Hawks’ His Girl Friday, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin and The Kid with Charlie Chaplin. You can access the Archive’s full movie library here.

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

FMO: FreeMoviesOnline features a large selection of public domain films. Here, you’ll find films featuring John Wayne (Paradise CanyonHumphrey Bogart (Beat the Devil)Cary Grant (The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss)Fred Astaire (Royal Wedding), Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, and many others.

Fancast: This site features a long list of free movies. Some notable films include Laurence Olivier and Kirk Douglas in Spartacus, Johnny Depp in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in Charade, Gary Cooper in The Pride of the Yankees, Robert DeNiro in Ronin, and Billy Wilder’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Unfortunately, I think this site restricts films to an American audience. But please let me know if I am wrong about that.

Google Video: For some time now, major classics have appeared on Google Video. Take for example: the 1922 German silent film Nosferatu, The Phantom of the Opera (1925), Sergei Eisenstein’s 1918 film Alexander Nevsky, Howard Hughes’ The Outlaw (1943), Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950), Night of the Living Dead (1968), 1984 (based on the Orwell novel) and three films by the great Frank Capra — It Happened One Night (with Clark Gable), It’s a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (both with Jimmy Stewart).

Indie Movies Online: Just as it sounds. A good place to watch full-fledged indie films on the web.  Right now, you can find Peter Greenaway’s film, Rembrandt’s J’accuse and The Future We Will Create – Inside the World of TED. The site seems to be available in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, but perhaps also beyond.

For many more free films, please visit 30 Places to Watch Free Movies Online

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