Maybe I’m the last to find out about this but if I’m not, I’m sure a lot of you will be interested in this amazing resource. Open Culture provides links to 525 movies which you can watch for free online. Some on YouTube, some on their own page.
I’ve been meaning to watch some of the Tarkovsky movies like Solaris and Stalker again and they are available here. So are Ivan’s Childhood, and Mirror and some more.
Of course you’ll find many other movies and film directors too.
I also like that they included some short movies which won prizes like the French short J’attendrai le prochain which I included above. There are quite a few silent movies and documentaries too.
For people interested in film and film history, this is an invaluable site.
Should you not be interested in film, you may still have a look and find other interesting things like free courses and books. The categories are listed in the side bar.
32 thoughts on “525 Free Movies Online – Classics, Indies, Noir, Western and Shorts”
This looks like a wonderful resource, Caroline. Thanks for writing about it and sharing the link. It will be wonderful to check their collection and see some rare-to-find movies. Hope you are able to find the Tarkovsky movies there. Happy watching!
I was looking for Tarkovsky and the found this amazing collection of links.
I want to re-watch Stalker as I’ve bought Geoff Dyer’s latest book which is about the movie.
Thanks for the tip. I have seen some movies listed there which I am quite interested in.
I was quite amazed when I found it. So many great movies for free. The documentaries as well look interesting.
I hadn’t heard of Open Culture. Thank you for sharing the link. I’m going to the site and peruse the selection. It will be great to watch some of the shorts and other selections that I wouldn’t be able to see otherwise.
My pleasure. They have a lot more to offer, not just movies. I hope you’ll find interesting films.
Thanks Caroline. You can’t be the last person to hear about this as you just told me.
Well…I just thought it would be silly to post about it if everyone knew it, on the other hand I never saw this mentioned anywhere, so there was a chance.
See you surprised several of us.
I did. That’s good.
Well, you’ve just made my day, Caroline. 🙂 Hadn’t heard of it and can’t wait to peruse.
J’attendrai le Suivant left me speechless.
I’m so glad I decided to post about this. I thought it was great but since it was so great I was afraid that I everyone already knew. 🙂
It left me speechless too, I didn’t see that coming… They manage to say a lot in such a short time.
I really need to get set up so that I am able to comfortably watch movies on line. Thanks for the tip, I love classic and older films.
I hope you’ll find movies you’ll like.
I watch on my laptop occasionally because it’s quite big but it would be better if I managed to watch it on the TV.
I love it and I think I will be watching some classic films today. Thanks for sharing again.
You’re welcome. It’s pretty neat, a lot to discover.
Wow…thank you for sharing this, I will take a look now 🙂
I hope you’ll find a lot of interesting movies. 🙂
I hope so too…but watching online is a bit difficult with my slow net connection 😦
But I have downloaded the audio book of Animal Farm by George Orwell 🙂 been meaning to read that since I read 1984
I’ve read it in school. Very good. I’m curious to hear what you’ll think of it.
I really like 1984. Hope I will like that one too
I liked both.
There are also a lot of full-length operas and ballets, on YouTube.
That’s true, yes. I should use it more often.
Thank you so much Caroline. I have had a look and the Noir films section looks especially good.
My pleasure. The site is a realy find. I saw a few film noir I’m interested in as well.
Thanks for sharing the news, I didn’t know that.
You’re welcome. 🙂
I love open culture watch so many films via it ,all the best stu
It’s great. I was really glad I discovered it.
How cool-I’ve never heard of this–must go check it out. I am not sure my internet is fast enough to watch a movie via youtube, but maybe there are other things to see and do!
They offer an amazing amount of things, courses. I hadn’t thought of the internet conection. I suppose mine is pretty fast.