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Online Movies

How things have changed in the few years since we started collecting online movie sites... some of the old contenders (AtomFilms, IFilm) are still here, but many of the upstarts are gone, leaving the behemoths YouTube and Google Video in their wake. Still, there are more quality movies online than ever before, so grab some popcorn and hunker down in front of the monitor.
  1. Download the Classics (16)
  2. Movie Scenes Online (42)
  3. Recommended Online Films (22)

Watch Free Movies Online
Make good use of that broadband connection and start watching movies online for free -- there are now more high-quality films available for streaming than ever before. We recommend the top five web sites for online movies.

Atom Films has been around for a long time, and we've found their blog a good way to stay up with what's new.

Bijou Cafe
Indie shorts and features. See John Carpenter's Dark Star in its entirety.

Cinema Now
Streams feature length and short films on demand and for free. Also provides free user homepages.

Digital Film Festival
A traveling and online showcase of the best of digital films. A super-slick enterprise, bringing Hollywood into the 21st century.

A national preserve of documentary films about American roots cultures, streamed with essays about the traditions and filmmaking. The site includes transcriptions, study and teaching guides, suggested readings, and links to related websites.

Free Movies & Documentaries
A good selection of movies aggregated from the large streaming sites: "100% handpicked content chosen to inform, shock and entertain you."

Google Video
Yes, they bought YouTube, but so far, Google has left its own video site up, with their own wealth of full-length movies to dig through.

GreenCine Video-on-Demand
GreenCine offers online DVD rentals, but you can also download a growing library of titles for $1.99 to $4.99, more for adult titles.

Another portal site that archives and broadcasts shorts via RealVideo. A lot of fun.

Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive
This collection contains thousands of videos which range from classic full-length movies, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to user-uploaded videos of every genre.

Jaman offers a variety world films for download, for $1.99 to $4.99. You have to install their player first.

C& C Productions (filmmakers Joey and Dylan Cooner) offer films and shows in streaming real video.

Public Domain Films
Wikipedia's list of movies in the public domain, many of which are available online.

Public Domain Movie Torrents
If you know how to use BitTorrent for downloading, this site has a wealth of legal public domain movies, including PDA, iPod, Divx, and PSP versions.

An alternative forum for emerging films. Offering an acclaimed roster of short films.

The Intimate Theater
On-line cinema for mature audiences. This site premieres underground films, erotic video, movie art, and footage of live events.

Turner Classic Movies
The multimedia section of TCM's site has trailers and clips from classic movies.

Undergroundfilm.org is committed to showcasing the work of independent filmmakers. Their interactive site offers a great plaform for artists to submit scripts and films and for industry professionals to discover new talent.

Wild Brain
This SF based animation studio is now online with a series of oddly compelling, innovative Flash animations.

YouTube has revolutionzed online video, but the sheer number of films on the site makes browsing for quality content difficult. We're always mining the site for the good stuff (our faves are posted to the recommended online film section), so send us a link if you find something godd!

Watch Free Movies Online
Make good use of that broadband connection and start watching movies online for free -- there are now more high-quality films available for streaming now than ever before. You can enjoy the movies on your laptop or desktop screen or find ways to get them onto your TV, via a simple cable connection or a number of solutions including Boxee, AppleTV, or Windows Media Center. A wealth of free movies…

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