500 Free Movies Online - The collection is divided into the following
categories:Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror & Hitchcock; Westerns & John Wayne; Silent Films; Documentaries,
and Animation. Compilation prepared by Open Culture.
A/V Geeks - Skip Elsheimer obessively collects, shares and sells educational films: over
23,000 so far.
ACM - A website dedicated to classic films, classic movies, classic
shorts, and movie serials with over three hunderd free movies available via podcast, on demand, and mpeg4 downloads.
British Pathe (YouTube) - Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890's, British Pathe began recording every aspect of global culture and news, for the cinema. With their unique combination of information and entertainment, British Pathe's documentaries, newsreels, serials and films changed the way the world saw itself forever. All 85,000 newsreels are now searchable and viewable on YouTube. This equates to 3,500 hours of filmed history.
Cinefamily - Average 14 shows per week, many of which are enhanced with special guests, live
music, dance parties, potlucks and other kinds of social fun. Over 50,000 patrons visit the Cinefamily in person each year, and
1.5 million are reached by the Cinefamily livestream.
Culture Unplugged - Watch free, streaming, online documentary films and movies in film
festival. Collection of eyeopening, controversial, human rights, environmental, and consciousness full-length documentaries.
EPIX - An entertainment network delivering movie releases and classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials. Available on TV, on-demand, online and across devices.
Fandor - Discover amazing, hard-to-find films from all over the world. Thousands of movies from over a hundred countries, drawn from every decade of filmmaking practice beginning with the 1890s.
Films for Action (FFA) - A non-profit website featuring over 500 of the best
socially-conscious documentaries and videos you can watch free online.
FilmStruck - A subscription on-demand service that offers film aficionados a library of films including an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic art house, indie, foreign and cult films. FilmStruck offers instant streaming access to acclaimed films, hard-to-find gems, and cult favorites. FilmStruck was created by the movie lovers at Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection, giving you access to some of the world's greatest films, shown uncut and commercial-free. Also see FilmStruck Tumblr.
Freedom Archives - 10,000 hours of audio and video recordings documenting social justice
movements locally, nationally, and internationally from the 1960s to the present. The Archives features speeches of movement
leaders and community activists, protests and demonstrations, cultural currents of rebellion and resistance. This oral history is in a
HD-Trailers.net - Crreated for the sole purpose of allowing you to easily download HD (High
Definition) movie trailers.
HDFest - Free movie downloads, digital cinema resources, HD movies, blu-ray and new movie
Hulu.com - A free
online video service that offers hit TV shows including Family Guy, 30 Rock, NBA and the Daily Show with Jon
Stewart, etc. Its extensive library also includes blockbuster movies like Lost in Translation as wells as classics like Fiddler on the Roof. Start watching now. No registration or downloads required.
Independent Lens: Community Cinema - A free monthly screening series, Community Cinema features films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. In over 50 cities nationwide, screenings are followed by lively panel
discussions that bring together citizens, organizations and public television stations to encourage dialogue and action around important
and timely social issues. Last season, over 30,000 people attended 400 events nationwide.
Independent Television Service (ITVS) - Funds, presents, and promotes award-winning documentaries and
dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web, and its landmark series POV and Independent
Archive: Moving Images - This library contains thousands of digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily
alternative news broadcasts, to videos of every genre uploaded by Archive users. Many of these movies are available for download. See:
Israel Film Center - Located at The JCC in Manhattan is a leading resource for Israeli film, with the goal of expanding Israel's emerging film industry and promoting Israeli
culture in America. The center serves as an exhibitor, promoter, educator, funder, distributor, producer, network organizer, advisor, and
festival producer, as well as includes a viewing stream and on-line database of Israeli cinema.
Media That Matters - Showcase for short films on important topics of the day. Every
June, Media That Matters presents a new collection of twelve shorts. The festival launches in New York City with a world premiere
at the IFC Center and an awards ceremony at HBO where every filmmaker is honored and many receive cash awards sponsored
by major foundations and corporations. Previous presenters include Tim Robbins, Al Franken, David Cross, Woody Harrelson, Barbara Kopple
and Peter Yarrow.
Movies Found Online - The movies and documentaries listed on this page
have been verified to be in public domain or otherwise free for you to watch and download.
Moving Image Archive - This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Internet Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news
broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.
MUBI - Online movie theater where you watch, discover, and discuss films.
National Film Board (Canada) - Collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films and
fiction. Showcases films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians - stories about the environment, human
rights, international conflict, the arts and more. Also includes a selection of animated films for both adults and children from talented
filmmakers such as Cordell Barker, Chris Landreth, Ryan Larkin, Richard Condie, Ishu Patel, Caroline Leaf, and many, many more.
Open Culture - 550 free movies online: great classics, indies, noir, westerns,
and more, online.
Open Flix - Provides a directory of movies commonly thought to be in the public domain and works
their owners are willing to let be distributed.
PBS Video - Watch award-winning national programming and locally produced shows. Catch up on the
episodes you may have missed and watch your favorite, full-length shows free and on-demand.
People Like Us (Vicki Bennett) - Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been an influential figure in the field of
audio visual collage, through her innovative sampling, appropriating and cutting up of found footage and archives. Using collage as her
main form of expression, she creates audio recordings, films and radio shows that communicate a humorous, dark and often surreal view on
life. These collages mix, manipulate and rework original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film, television
and radio. People Like Us believe in open access to archives for creative use, and have made work using footage from the Prelinger Archives, The Internet
Archive, and A/V Geeks. In 2006 she was the first artist to be given unrestricted
access to the entire BBC Archive. People Like Us have previously shown work
at Tate Modern, The Barbican, Sydney Opera House, Pompidou Centre, Maxxi in Rome and Sonar, and performed radio sessions
for John Peel and Mixing
It. Also see Ubu.com's Sound and Film collections of Vicki Bennett's work.
Prelinger Archives - Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New
York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and
amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion
Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 5,000
digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films
acquired since 2002. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been
collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade
associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions.
Rhizome News - Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation,
and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media,
politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 125,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.
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