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Films free to view Action, drama, comedy, music, documentary and serial, films drawn from the Internet Archive, YouTube and other sources.
(Free
to download in some cases).

Notes for users:
Some films have subtitles: Win 7/8 may need WinSub installed to play using Windows Media Player (WMP).
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(e.g scary or contains nudity, adult/strong language).
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of site details. Please note the films files are either public domain or linked to sites using  a GPU license.
inquiries for other uses should be addressed to the site admin or the web site admin of the linked content.

Film Title Information - Free to watch film file formats are usually in
mpeg2, mpeg4, mkv or avi files. Please read admin notes:

Click link to link page - either watch on-line or where possible to
download file to watch off-line.
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(1942)  (Drama, Romance, War) (B/w)
Stars: Greer Garson,  Walter Pidgeon,  Teresa Wright

Plot:A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Admin notes: File format mpeg2 or mpeg4, HSD Qual, B/w
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(1943), (Soundie/music vid) (b/w) Stars: Lane Truesdale and the Kingsmen
Plot: Jazz group with vocalist - very good musicians.
Info: Full information can be found below film.(scroll down)

Admin note: mpeg4 or mpeg2, Gd Qual Nice musical piece in more ways than one.
Video reversed on IA is original (see user notes.)  - YT has a corrected version.
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(1943) (comedy, musical, drama) Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias
Plot:
Dancer Jerry Jones (George Murphy) is wounded in World War I and finding his showbiz options limited becomes a producer. 25 years later, he puts on an all-soldier revue jam packed with Irving Berlin songs. Includes Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" and a brief appearance by boxing legend Joe Louis.

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Admin notes: mpeg2, movie of the period,.
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(1944) (US serial) (b/w) Stars: Barbara Meredith, Plot:  Girl takes on the guise of
"The Black Whip" to avenger her brother's murder. Episode seq. l/r, t/b.

The Masked Avenger
Tomb of Terror
Mob Murder
Detour to Death
Take Off That Mask!
Fatal Gold
Wolf Pack
The Invisible Victim
Avalanche
Fangs of Doom Flaming Juggernaut
Trial of Tyranny
admin notes: mpeg4, Docu's cover both history and basics of technological development.
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(1947)  (Comedy, Crime, Mystery) (B/w)
Stars: Bob Hope,  Dorothy Lamour,  Peter Lorre

Plot:Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Admin notes: File format mpeg2 or mpeg4, SD Qual, B/w
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(1949)  (Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller ) (B/w) PG
Stars: James Mason,  Barbara Bel Geddes,  Robert Ryan

Plot:  It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband..

Admin notes: File format mpeg4, SD Qual, B/w - Mono sound
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Imdb 634

(1950)  (Music, Biography, Drama) (Loosely based on the life story of Bix Biderbecke)
Stars: Kirk Douglas,  Lauren Bacall,  Doris Day

Plot: A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, also alcoholism).

Admin notes: File format mpeg4, SD Qual, B/w
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Imdb 352

(1951)  (Biography, Comedy, Musical) (based on the life story of Gus Cann)
Stars: Doris Day,  Danny Thomas,  Frank Lovejoy

Plot: Songwriter Gus Kahn gets the Hollywood treatment. The film chronicles his success and decline, with his wife Grace sticking by him the whole time.

Admin notes: File format mpeg4, SD Qual, B/w - VG
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Imdb 1.2G

(1952)  (Crime, Drama, Film-Noir) PG
Stars: Humphrey Bogart,  Ethel Barrymore,  Kim Hunter

Plot: With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi..

Admin notes: File format mpeg4, HD Qual, B/w - VG
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(1953) (Romance, Western) Stars: Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane
Plot:
With the Civil War about to begin, Southern sympathizers attempt to sabotage the railroad construction efforts so Army Captain John Nelson (Sterling Hayden) is brought in to keep the project going.

admin notes: File formats mpeg4 or DivX, Gd film
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(1960)  (Comedy, Sci-Fi)
Stars: Jerry Lewis,  Joan Blackman,  Earl Holliman

Plot: The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...crazy antics ensue pre-dates "Mork from Ork".

Admin notes: File format mpeg4, SD Qual, B/w - VG
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Imdb 507

(1962)  (Fantasy, Horror, Mystery) PG 15
Stars: Candace Hilligoss,  Frances Feist,  Sidney Berger

Plot: After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Admin notes: File format mpeg4, SD Qual, B/w - VG
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(1965) (Musical, fantasy, romance)
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm
Plot:
The 1965 made-for-TV musical based on the classic fairy tale and set to a score by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Originally broadcast on CBS.

Admin notes: File format cinepack
Looks Gd.
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(1970)  (Drama, Classic, TV Movie) Adaptation of the book by Charlotte Bronte
Stars: George C. Scott,  Susannah York,  Ian Bannen, Jack Hawkins

Plot: Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen.

Admin notes: File format avi or mpeg4, SD Qual,- Good story.
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(1973)  (Comedy,  Crime,  Drama) PG  Adaptation of the book
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn

Plot: During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Admin notes: File format mpeg4 or ogv, SD Qual,- Good story.
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(1975)  (Adventure , Drama, History, TV Movie) based on novel by Alexandre Dumas
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Howard, Louis Jourdan

Plot: A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Admin notes: File format mpeg4 or ogv, - Good story.
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(1979)  (Sci Fi, Action, Adventure) (Film precursor to TV Series)
Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla

Plot: A 20th century astronaut is revived out of 500 years of suspended animation to become the greatest hero of a future Earth.

Admin notes: File format mpeg4, HD Qual,
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(1980) (play, series)  BBC t/v  (Play for Today) (9 parts)
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(1982) (comedy, slapstick)  BBC TV Movie  
Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Barbara New
Plot:
A crusty old General leads his dotty family on a relaxing weekend at the seaside and comic chaos ensues.

Admin note: File format: mp4 - Video recording. Sight gags, typical of the two Ronnies.
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(1982) (Music Vids, Rapper old school; (explicit language) PG
Stars: Various artistes;  Indicative of the orgins of rap music.

Rapper1
Rapper2 StarWars Rap 3 Bum Rap 4
Admin notes: File format: h.264 or mpeg4,
"Twould seem the style, has been around awhile".
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(1984) Biography, drama, music) PG Lang.Spanish* see notes below
Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
Plot:
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
Admin notes: Watchable on-line or
click on HTTPS - right click
mpeg4 and "Save Target (save to new folder).
Eng subs @ opensubtitles   (* both vid & sub files must have same name to work.)
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(1988) (Drama) PG "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" (original title)
Stars: Philippe Noiret,  Enzo Cannavale,  Antonella Attili

Plot: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Admin notes:
File format AVI or mpeg4, Lang: Italian, Eng subs embedded, Gd . 
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(1994) (comedy, drama) PG (12 years or over)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

Plot: Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

Admin notes:
File format: mp4 or mkv - Like the film - buy the DVD
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(1994) (Sci fi, Action, Fantasy, Romance) PG 13
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Mario Van Peebles, Deborah Kara Unger

Plot: Deceived that he had won the Prize, Connor MacLeod awakens from a peaceful life when an entombed immortal magician comes seeking the Highlander.

Admin notes:
File format avi or mpeg4,
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(1996) (Drama, History) PG 15
Stars: Helen Mirren,  Fionnula Flanagan,  Aidan Gillen

Plot:Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals.

Admin notes:
File format avi or mpeg4 - Interesting film.
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(1999) (drama, mystery, thriller) PG
Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette

Plot: Plot: A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Admin notes: Gd qual. mpeg4, Click graphic to view Trailer.
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(1999) (Sci fi, Drama, TV Movie) PG
Stars: Parker Stevenson, Mehgan Heaney-Grier, Billy Rieck

Plot: An island blows up, and from its remains a black poison fills the ocean. A team of underwater specialists with high-tech gear have to stop the poison before it contaminates the earth.

Admin notes:
File format Mkv or mpeg4, Interesting.
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(2001) (Animation, CGI, music)
Info:
This item from a video album, all instruments are played by steel balls shot out of PVC tubing. Two years in the making, the full video album is comprised of 7 pieces, each by a completely different instrument configuration. Proprietary animation software analyzes the music, and automatically drives the movement of the instruments for highly accurate and efficient animation.
Admin notes:
Interesting, funny mpeg4 or mpeg2.
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(2002) (Drama | TV Movie) BBC
Stars: Karen Ardiff,  John Boland,  Ruth Bradley

Plot: Set in the ultra conservative Ireland of the 60s, Catholic Theresa are in trouble in a country where women are punished if they become pregnant out of wedlock..

Admin notes: File formats: avi or mp4    If you like what you see?  Buy the DVD
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(2004), (Docurama, biography, drama) (BBC)
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Brandon, Tom Hodgkins
Plot: Covers Stephen Hawking's early years as a PhD student at Cambridge University, following his search for the beginning of time, and his struggle against motor neuron disease

Admin notes
: File format: mpeg4, or h.264, excellent qual.
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(2007) (Animation, drama, romance) Language: Japanese
Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura
Plot: Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
Admin notes:
HD Qual, h.264 or MKV, Needs subtitles, found @ subscene.com or here.                                                             (Both mp4 & srt files must have same name.)
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(2008) (Crime, Drama, Thriller)
Stars: Brian Cox,  Damian Lewis,  Joseph Fiennes

Plot: Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict fourteen years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's too late.

Admin notes: File formats: avi or mp4    If you like what you see?  Buy the DVD
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(2009) (Drama, Horror, Romance)
Stars: Ciarán Hinds,  Iben Hjejle,  Aidan Quinn

Plot: In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts.

Admin notes: File formats: avi or mp4    If you like what you see?  Buy the DVD
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(2011) (Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure) Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving.
Plot: After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending USA ideals.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4  Found again He's back!.
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(2013) (Sci-Fi, action, adventure), Novel by Veronica Roth
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet

Plot: In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
Admin notes: File formats: mkv, mp4, ogv, - Choose mkv if you want English Lang..
similar to Huxley's "Brave New World)  If you like what you see?  Buy the DVD
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(2013) (Drama) PG 12A
Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack, Joe Gallagher, Rufus Sewell, Charlotte Rampling
Plot: The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife. Based on a novel by John Banville.

Admin note: File format:mp4 (HD), Gd Quality, interesting film, good cast.
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(2014) (Music, concerts) Stars: Jeff Lynne, The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
Plot: Formed in Birmingham in 1970, the Electric Light Orchestra went on to become one of the most successful bands of the ‘70s and ‘80s.
An extraordinary run of 26 UK top 40 singles made Jeff Lynne's anthemic ELO songs some of the most recognisable of the last forty years.
Admin notes: File formats: mkv, mp4, ogv, - Note: other items available on the Link list.
If you like what you see?  Buy the DVD
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(2014), (Action,Thriller) PG Stars: Peter Facinelli, Dylan McDermott, Yuliya Snigir
Plot:
Robert is an ordinary man who is faced with extraordinary circumstances. He is locked in a meat freezer by Russian thugs who believe that he owes them 8 million dollars
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admin notes: (Lang English),(subs)
View on-line, or choose HTTPS, to d/l. (mpeg4)  (AVI) or (rar)

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(2015) (Horror) PG (15 years or over) Not for those of a nervous disposition
Stars: Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland
Plot: A teenager must survive a Halloween night from Hell when malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door.

Admin note: File format:mkv or mp4 (HD)
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(2016) (Comedy, Drama, Musical) 12A
Stars: Ryan Gosling,  Emma Stone,  Rosemarie DeWitt

Plot: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
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Admin notes: File formats: mp4 or ogv, -  like what you see?  Go to the cinema.
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BackTrack (Still going strong, visit their web site!) Just My Centre Pane Exit 1990 - Playing at Wandsworth Town Hall
G Gillam (Bonanza Studios) Essex UK rev. 5.0 - 10-04-2014