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Aleteia - published on 01/12/19

The internet is full of treasures of the cinema that won’t cost you a dime. You just have to know where to find them.

If you’ve tried to save money by cancelling that Netflix or Amazon Prime subscription, but miss watching movies online, don’t worry. There are plenty of great films available to watch for free.

The folks at Open Culture have done the hard work of tracking them all down and compiled a list of classics, independent movies, westerns, film noir and documentaries so you can binge watch your heart out.

To see the entire list visit Open Culture here.

There’s something for every taste. Here’s just a very small sample of what you’ll find (descriptions from Open Culture):

  • A Farewell to Arms – Free – Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in a film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)
  • As You Like It – Free – It’s Laurence Olivier’s earliest Shakespeare performance on film. It’s also the first feature-length British sound Shakespeare film. (1936)
  • Castello Cavalcanti – Free – Wes Anderson’s short film takes place in a hamlet tucked away somewhere in Italy. Features Jason Schwartzman, star of Anderson’s 1998 breakout Rushmore. (2013)
  • Charade – Free – Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made. (1963) See below:
  • Great Expectations – Free -The classic story of Pip the British orphan. Based on the great Charles Dickens novel available in our collection of Free eBooks. (1946)
  • Rembrandt – Free – A luminous biopic of the legendary Dutch painter. Alexander Korda considered this to be his finest film. (1936)
  • The 39 Steps – Free – One of Alfred Hitchcock’s first hits. British thriller is based on novel with same name by John Buchan. (1935)
  • Auschwitz – Free – Steven Spielberg creates a short documentary, narrated by Meryl Streep, on the Nazi concentration camp where 1.1 million people, most of them European Jews, were killed during World War II. (2015)
  • Tolstoy Remembered – Free –  Documentary features Tolstoy’s daughter. Directed by Michael Rabiger.

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