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Sights and Sounds Department Collection and State Library Resources

Watch Free Public Domain Films Online

A number of classic films have entered the public domain, meaning they are completely legal to download or watch online for free. Following are some of the best resources for accessing these films

Public Domain IconInternet Archive - Moving Image Archive
This is the best site for downloading or watching free movies online that fall under the public domain. You can search by title or browse genres (e.g., Feature Films,Kino French Films,Shorts).

10 Little Known Classics You Need To Watch
This list from the blog Whataculture.com links directly to films available for viewing at Internet Archive.

Top 40 Best Free Legal Movies You Can Download Right Now
This link provides a helpful guide to 40 of the best public domain movies you can legally watch online or download from the Internet Archive's "Community Video" section. The list is divided into the following genres: Drama, Family, Mystery/Thrillers and Sci-Fi/Horror.

Top 40 Best Free Legal Comedies You Can Download Right Now
This link provides a helpful guide to 40 of the best public domain comedies you can watch online or download from the Internet Archive's "Community Video" section.

Uncle Earl's Classic Television Channel
All of these classic television shows and movies are in the public domain. Over 4,200 titles are organized by categories such as Kids Shows, Sci-Fi/Fantasty/Horror (where you can watch The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Alfred Hitchcock Presents), TV Detectives and Crime Dramas, Feature Films, etc.

Video Cellar Collection
Video Cellar is dedicated to preserving high-quality video masters of many lost and forgotten films. Their eclectic collection of narrative, documentary and educational videos are available for free viewing through their web collections at the Internet Archive and YouTube's "Video Cellar's Classic Movies" channel.

FMO
Free Movies Online features a large selection of public domain films.

PublicDomainFlicks.com
This site lets you watch or legally download hundreds of full-length films that are in the public domain.

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