Public Domain

by emasterslake | created - 04 Jan 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

This is my most accurate list on films that are no longer copyrighted and are free for anyone to distributed or used in any way.

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1. The 39 Steps (1935)

Not Rated | 86 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 47,386

2. 90 Day Wondering (1956)

6 min | Animation, Short

An ex-soldier, quickly growing disenchanted with civilian life, considers the benefits of re-enlistment.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, June Foray

Votes: 140

3. Africa Screams (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy

Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck

Votes: 3,230

4. Ain't Nature Grand! (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko fishes, and sings and dances with frogs. But two ladybugs use a wasp as an airplane, and a beehive and tree branch as a machine gun to drive him away.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 152

5. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

Votes: 494

6. Algiers (1938)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 2,249

7. Ali-Baba Bound (1940)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Porky finds out that Ali-Baba and his Dirty Sleeves plan to attack the fort; it's up to him to go warn the fort. He gets there to discover everyone has left for the Legion convention in ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 222

8. All This and Rabbit Stew (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bugs heckles a black hunter and escapes from a bear.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Danny Webb

Votes: 604

9. All's Well (1941)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Gabby tries to make everything well, he comes to fussy baby and attempts to change the baby's diaper. Can Gabby change the baby's diaper? Find out on Gabby's "All's Well"

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines

Votes: 93

10. The Amazing Adventure (1936)

61 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne, Henry Kendall

Votes: 1,498

11. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 1,281

12. Ancient Fistory (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

It's the middle ages (sort of); Popeye is working in Bluto's Beanery. Bluto is going to the ball where Princess Olive will choose her mate. Popeye's fairy godpappy appears and it's a ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 149

13. Angel and the Badman (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Romance, Western

Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.

Director: James Edward Grant | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 4,775

14. Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 2,171

15. The Animal Kingdom (1932)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor | Stars: Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, Myrna Loy, William Gargan

Votes: 857

16. Any Bonds Today? (1942)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bugs Bunny and friends sing and dance to promote the sale of government bonds in support of the war effort.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 291

17. The Arctic Giant (1942)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Superman versus a thawed-out Tyrannosaurus.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 674

18. Assault and Flattery (1956)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bluto is accusing Popeye in judge Wimpy's courtroom. Bluto tells a sad tale of how Popeye attacked him without provocation, but Popeye tells his side, in detail (in other words, a large ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 151

19. At War with the Army (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, War

Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mike Kellin, Jimmie Dundee

Votes: 1,972

20. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet

Votes: 3,575

21. The Balloonatic (1923)

G | 22 min | Short, Comedy

A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver, Babe London

Votes: 2,445

22. Bars and Stripes Forever (1939)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

some canine prisoners attempt to make a break from prison.

Directors: Cal Dalton, Ben Hardaway | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 188

23. The Battle of Britain (1943)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War

The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller | Stars: Douglas Bader, Arno Breker, Winston Churchill, Hermann Göring

Votes: 793

24. The Battle of China (1944)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, History, War

The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Claire Chennault, Kai-Shek Chiang, Madame Chiang, Teh Chu

Votes: 597

25. The Battle of Russia (1943)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Nikolay Cherkasov, Anthony Eden

Votes: 1,083

26. Beachcombers (1936)

9 min | Animation, Short

Oswald Rabbit, his dog and a duck family are going to the beach. While Oswald goes fishing, his dog and the unattended little ducklings are teasing each other with pranks and high jinks ensue.

Director: Walter Lantz | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 32

27. Beat the Devil (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley

Votes: 7,534

28. Behind the Screen (1916)

TV-G | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 2,181

29. Betty Boop and Little Jimmy (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

Betty tries a regime of exercise, but her weight loss gets out of hand. She sings "Keep Your Girlish Figure."

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Mae Questel

Votes: 166

30. Betty Boop and the Little King (1936)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

The Little King, comic strip character, meets Betty Boop.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Mae Questel

Votes: 217

31. Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a circus tent, Betty, Bimbo and Koko demonstrate some gadgets reminiscent of TV ads; an animated sewing machine gets out of hand.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 261

32. Big Bad Sindbad (1952)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye tells his nephews about the time he walloped Sinbad, the *second* greatest sailor who ever lived.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 157

33. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War

The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

Votes: 20,720 | Gross: $10.00M

34. Bold King Cole (1936)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Felix the Cat is perched in a tree playing his guitar and serenading himself and a canary with a little ditty called "Nature and Me." It is a beautiful day in cartoon-land but Mother Nature... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Star: Walter Tetley

Votes: 180

35. The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

The girl next door makes a teen born with immune deficiencies want to leave his germ-free bubble.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed, Diana Hyland

Votes: 4,121

36. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Director: Joseph Green | Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont

Votes: 5,708

37. Bride and Gloom (1954)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye is marrying Olive tomorrow; he's ecstatic. She has a dream of the future, including twin sons who prove to be a real handful. When Popeye comes by the next morning, he gets a frosty reception.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 174

38. Bride of the Monster (1955)

Not Rated | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A mad doctor attempts to create atomic supermen.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy, Loretta King

Votes: 6,145

39. Brideless Groom (1947)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Dee Green

Votes: 930

40. The Bulleteers (1942)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Action

Superman versus extortionists with a super-powerful rocket car.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 627

41. Carnival of Souls (1962)

PG | 78 min | Horror, Mystery

After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

Votes: 18,169

42. The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Passed | 108 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley, Tully Marshall

Votes: 2,481

43. Charade (1963)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

83 Metascore

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn

Votes: 61,413 | Gross: $13.47M

44. Coming!! Snafu (1943)

3 min | Animation, Short

Introducing Private Snafu, the nation's worst soldier and his various versions in different branches of the armed forces.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham

Votes: 213

45. The Constable (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

As the constable of Lilliput Gabby has to find out who is stealing the mayor's pigs.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer

Votes: 28

46. Cookin' with Gags (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The boys are taking Olive on a picnic. It's April 1, and Bluto plays a series of "jokes" on Popeye, though of course they go beyond the bounds of acceptability, particularly once they get ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 153

47. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Crime, Drama

An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 1,953

48. The Creeping Terror (1964 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat the citizens of an American town.

Director: Vic Savage | Stars: Vic Savage, Shannon O'Neil, William Thourlby, John Caresio

Votes: 3,910

49. The Crystal Brawl (1957)

Approved | 8 min |