Watch free movies online

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 27, 2005
Updated • Apr 28, 2013
Music and Video, Video

I thought this would be of interest to some of you. Watchfilms are offering more than 300 movies on their website that you can watch for free.

The movies are divided into six categories: Movies, Cartoons, Documentaries, Newsreels, Commercials and Short Films. Most films are black and white movies from 1930-1950 that belong to the public domain.

Among the movies are some classics like Meet John Doe with Gary Cooper or West of the Divide with John Wayne.

The cartoons are from the same time period but mainly in color, you can watch Popeye and Caspar ones for example.

I surely recommend this site for people who like films from this time period and also to people who maybe have not had much contact with it. Try it out, its worth your time ;)

Update: Watch Films is no longer available. The majority of sites that you find promise online movies are of questionable nature. You can check YouTube's Movies category for some older or specialized movies that you can watch online.

It is rather interesting that most movies are viewable by users from all over the world. The movies offered on the movies page are however all in English, which could be a issue for some users. The movies page offers classic movies, including The Phantom of the Opera, The Young in Heart or Boot Hill with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill.

Another great resource is The community video archive over at that links to "open source" movies. Movies are available in language collections, with the English community movies collection the biggest by far. Not everything listed here is a movie on the other hand, which feels strange. If you dig deep enough, you will find some great documentaries and movies listed here as well.

The third and last resource is Wikipedia's list of Open Source film. Listed are a good dozen movies with links to a web page where the movie can be watched or downloaded.


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  2. moviesmeter said on March 21, 2009 at 4:47 am

    I watch streaming movies online. Being able to watch Meet John Doe and West of the Divide which are two of my favorite movies online is awesome thanks man.

  3. Watch free movies said on March 10, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I’m still waiting for mp to release their torrents section, but for now that’s what I do – I watch streamings online from their site :) maybe bittorrent will do it the other way around? :P

  4. Jayson said on May 9, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    I wont commit to anything that takes up money

  5. Martin said on October 27, 2005 at 3:54 pm

    you mean the one ?

  6. W said on October 27, 2005 at 2:42 pm

    That site is impossible to look at. There should be a special prison for web designers like that.

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