Every Public Domain Film Available to Stream Now

2019 update: this list has not yet been updated with most of the 1923 films that just became public domain. See the comments below for a list of those films. Let me know if you find them!

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Free movies, y'all! These are in the public domain because:
- the copyright expired
- the copyright owner failed to renew
- the copyright owner intentionally released it under the public domain, just to be awesome

This list is a work in progress. I am occasionally adding links to Archive.org and other sites. Anything without a link is from publicdomainmovie.net, and you can find it by googling "[movie title] site:publicdomainmovie.net". I'm still working on adding all the animated films from that site.…

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  • Metropolis
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • M
  • Nosferatu
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • The General
  • The Kid
  • One Week
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Night of Counting the Years
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  • My Man Godfrey
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Scarlet Street
  • Our Hospitality
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Häxan
  • The Goat
  • Home
  • Spring in a Small Town
  • The High Sign
  • Les Vampires
  • Strike
  • Speedy
  • Cops
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Neighbors
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Salad Fingers
  • The Big Combo
  • Snow-White
  • Detour
  • The Immigrant
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves
  • Mother
  • Minnie the Moocher
  • The Mechanical Monsters
  • Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
  • Sita Sings the Blues
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
  • Meet John Doe
  • Zvenigora
  • Woman on the Run
  • Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor
  • Too Late for Tears
  • Never Weaken
  • Foolish Wives
  • Kansas City Confidential
  • Street Angel
  • Lady Windermere's Fan
  • Falling Hare
  • The Stranger
  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  • Popeye the Sailor: Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
  • The Play House
  • Disorder in the Court
  • Superman: The Mad Scientist
  • The Old Man of the Mountain
  • A Star Is Born
  • The General Line
  • The Adventurer
  • The Boat
  • Shoulder Arms
  • Souls for Sale
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • The Southerner
  • Reign of Terror
  • Tol'able David
  • And Then There Were None
  • The Joyless Street
  • The Paneless Window Washer
  • The Electric House
  • The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
  • Love Affair
  • The Idle Class
  • The Haunted House
  • Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
  • Where's That Fire
  • One A.M.
  • Christmas Comes but Once a Year
  • Broken Blossoms
  • The Rink
  • A Tale of Two Kitties
  • The Rage of Paris
  • Holy Ghost People
  • A Bucket of Blood
  • Balloon Land
  • Billion Dollar Limited
  • Dancing on the Moon
  • Convict 13
  • D.O.A.
  • The Arctic Giant
  • The Hands of Orlac
  • He Walked by Night