Freely available movie classics
Where to watch classic movies online? Open Culture has listed 500+ films divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror & Hitchcock; Westerns & John Wayne; Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation. While they are not all appropriate for the classroom, you will find some gems that could be used in Lit, English or Drama classes. Take a close look at the documentary section.
Here are a few of the offerings:
- Cyrano De Bergerac- Michael Gordon's tale based on the classic French tale. (1950)
- Great Expectations – Based on the great Charles Dickens novel. (1946)
- Pygmalion – Film based on George Bernard Shaw's play. Won Oscar for best screenplay. (1938)
- The Machine Stops - A UK science fiction TV show adapted E.M. Forster's 1909 techno-dystopia story, The Machine Stops. (1966)
- A Christmas Carol -- Marc McDermott stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this 1910 silent film version of Dickens' classic ghost story.
- Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde – John Barrymore stars in the renowned silent adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. (1920)
- Animal Farm – The animated film based on George Orwell's classic novella. (1954)
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