Watch Classic Free Movies Online!
A great selection of copyright free movies from the public domain.
All movies in our collection are free to use due to copyright expiration.
Movies are a form of art that can be enjoyed by people all over the world. They provide entertainment, education and inspiration to viewers everywhere. However, not all movies remain in circulation forever; some eventually fall into the public domain.
Public domain is defined as works or materials that have no copyright protection and are available for anyone to use without permission from the original creator or author. This means that once a movie falls into this category, it becomes free for everyone to watch, share and even modify if they wish.
The most common way for a movie to enter the public domain is when its copyright expires after a certain period of time has passed since its release date. In many countries around the world, including Canada and United States, copyrights last between 50-70 years depending on how old the film is at expiration date (for example: films released before 1923 will expire 95 years after their initial publication). After this point any person may freely distribute copies of these films without fear of legal repercussions due to expired copyrights laws protecting them anymore.
Another way for movies to become part of public domain is through abandonment by their creators/authors who choose not renewing their rights over them – either intentionally or unintentionally – thus allowing others access them with no restrictions whatsoever. For instance, there are several classic silent films such as The Great Train Robbery (1903) which were never renewed so they became part of public domain long ago.
Finally, another important factor contributing towards making more movies entering public domains nowadays comes from digitalisation process itself: As technology advances, more filmmakers decide against registering physical prints but instead opts out releasing only digital versions online; while convenient, this also makes it easier for those same titles becoming accessible worldwide much faster than ever before.
All things considered, understanding what exactly “public domain” entails along with knowing how different types media can end up falling under it helps us appreciate why we still get enjoy watching classics like Alice in Wonderland (1951) today despite being over 70 years old already!
Classic Free Movies
A library of classic free movies for you to watch and enjoy on an organised user friendly website without registration.
All movies are available in the public domain due to copyright expiration.
More movies are added to the collection as copyrights expire. You can enjoy watching some of the most loved movies of all time from a variety of genres. Our mission is to create a library of the very best vintage movies accessible for everyone at anytime. Go back in time and watch some of the greatest vintage Hollywood blockbuster movies ever produced from great Westerns to slapstick comedies.
All movies in our library are collected, sorted and uploaded to our high speed media server so movies can be delivered to your device fast and without buffering. You can enjoy using our state of the art video player with in-built features such as:
- Full Screen.
- Pause / Play.
- Embed code allows you to embed the movie on your own website or blog.
- Easy share allows you to share a movie directly to your social media profile.
- Change movie speed.
- Resume from last viewed point.
- Go back 10 seconds.
- Volume controls.
Classic Free Movies is a website which means it will work on any browser. You don’t need any extra software or app installed to watch any of the movies in the collection. All videos use standard MP4 encoding which is compatible with any desktop, tablet or mobile device.
Our website is available for everyone to enjoy, without registration.