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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