Downloading a film for free from a website doesn't always have to involve some form of piracy. Public domain movies can be downloaded legally and freely, and these aren't unwatchable B-movies, either. In just a few clicks, you can download and watch some of the most legendary movies ever produced.
Aside from free copyright movies, you can find TV shows, music, and even free stock images to enjoy in the public domain. Software created before 1974 slides into this category, but you'll still want to be careful when downloading. Occasionally, copyright status changes, so always double-check before streaming a public domain download.
Although many reputable sites allow you to download public domain movies, Public Domain Torrents remains one of the top sources. On the left-hand sidebar, there's a fantastic public domain movie database. It's organized by category; you'll find genres including action/adventure, animation, sci-fi/fantasy, and westerns. Everything on their no-copyright movies list is available in AVI, iPod MP4, and PlayStation Portable MP4.
Over on Archive.org, you'll find a thriving catalog of public domain downloads. You can sort its public domain movies list by genre, year, and more. Unlike Public Domain Torrents, copyright-free movies are available as either a direct download or as a torrent. The format options available to you will depend on the title in question.
Still, it's an incredible source for TV shows, public domain music, and movies, copyright-free and ready to rumble. Whereas Public Domain Torrents only hosts downloads, you can stream straight from the Archive.org website.
Public Domain Movies is another very impressive public domain movie database, packed with quality films like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. You can stream royalty-free movies without downloading them, but there are download options available, as well. 2b1af7f3a8