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Find free public domain movies

You love watching movies! We all do.

You watch movies at home on your streaming devices like Roku and Apple TV. You watch movies on airplanes and in the car, especially this time of year when you’re going on summer vacation.

You watch movies on your TV set, your computer and your smartphone. Of course, you’re usually paying hundreds or thousands of dollars a year for the privilege, whether you’re paying a cable TV provider, Netflix, Google Play Movies & TV and others.

Hold off on paying for movies until you read this. There are thousands of FREE and legal movies that you can watch right now.

These include classics like 1946’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” with James Stewart, 1940’s “His Girl Friday” with Cary Grant, 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead” and many others. These movies have either lost their copyright protection or the movies’ creators gave up their copyright.

The trick is finding these movies. We’ve got the answers – keep reading for a few websites where you can watch FREE public domain movies.


Google’s YouTube is already your go-to site for videos. You watch videos of cats wearing funny outfits.

You watch music videos like Paul McCartney on “Carpool Karaoke” and you watch channels created by your family members or YouTube stars. You can also watch free public domain movies on the video site.

Go to YouTube and type in “public domain movies” in the search bar. You’ll see loads of free movies, including “Gulliver’s Travels,” “Bells of St. Mary’s,” “The Little Shop of Horrors” and more.

You’ll also see dozens of user-created channels with public domain movies. Some of these channels focus on specific genres, such as horror or film noir.


You’ve heard about Netflix and Amazon Prime and you may even watch movies on the streaming platforms. You pay for those with a monthly subscription for Netflix and a yearly membership fee for Amazon Prime, which includes other perks like free shipping on purchases.

Have you heard about Tubi TV? It’s a streaming service like Netflix, yet it’s absolutely free – it makes money from advertisers, not you.

Get this. There are roughly 8,000 movies on Tubi TV that you can watch online or on your TV’s streaming device, such as Roku. That’s a more robust movie library than Netflix has.

Internet Archive

You have to know about the Internet Archive if you love movies, books and music. It has more than 332 billion pages of free content, including movies.

Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that compiles free content that you can access from any internet-connected device. Search for Internet Archive, click on the website, then the video icon and then on the movies icon.

Its collection has more than 6,000 feature films. You can click on a specific genre or scroll through its movies, which include “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble,” “The Iron Mask,” Charlie Chaplin’s “The Rink” and more.

Bonus: You can do a Google search or search for “public domain movies” to find hundreds of movies that you can legally watch for free.

Public Domain Flix

The site Public Domain Flix distinguishes itself from other sites with its neat organization. Each movie has an icon and the movies are organized into genres, such as 1970s, comedy and musical.

Like the other public domain sites, it has hundreds of movies to choose from. You can also watch TV shows.

Public Domain Movies

If you like movies, this site has hundreds of them to choose from. Like the other sites here, the movies are free.

If you have a question about finding FREE movies, click here to ask Kim!

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