Aug 13 2012
How to Watch the 10 Greatest Films of All Time Online

Technology is making it so easy for everyone to be able to watch the greatestfilms of all time. The best films are readily available online and some of them are even free so there is no excuse not to watch them.

Technology is moving along really quickly these days and the way we watchfilms has changed dramatically. There are many options so everyone canwatch the greatest films of all time online in a number of ways.

The film industry is moving on and you can now watch films on many devices thanks to Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and many more. There are even sites that offer you the chance to catch those best ever films for free! You can use your laptop and connect to your TV, view on your tablet, or even on your smartphone! Or, steam movies from your mobile to your TV for a hassle freewatch if your Apple devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi!

The first film is Vertigo, which is an Alfred Hitchcock movie from 1958. You can pay next to nothing on Amazon and iTunes to watch this, or you can literally pay nothing as it is also available to view on YouTube! This classic film is about a detective from San Francisco who suffers from acrophobia. He gets involved in an investigation that leads him to become dangerously obsessed with a married woman.

Citizen Kane was directed by Orson Welles in 1941 and is available on Amazon and iTunes for a small fee. It is also available on YouTube for even less, but not free this time around. News reporters desperately try to solve the riddleof a publisher’s final word following his death.

Yasujiro Ozu bought Tokyo Story to the screens in 1953. If you are a Hulu Plus subscriber, then you can watch this for free. If not you can watch for a few pounds on Amazon and iTunes. The story revolves around an older couple and parental abandonment – when they visit their children and their grandchildren they find that there is not much time spared for them…

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The Rules of the Game from 1939 was directed by Jean Renoir. This is again free for the Hulu Plus subscriber, but also available on Amazon for a small price. Watch the French and their servants meet up at the onset of WW2.

Sunrise: a Song for Two Humans takes us even further back to 1927 when it was directed by F.W. Murnau. The age of this movie means it is free for all towatch from the internet archive site online. This tells the story of a farmer who is spellbound by a woman who uses this to try to get him to drown his wife.

Back to the second half of the 20th century and to 2001: A Space Odyssey directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1968. This is available to rent for next tonothing on YouTube. Finding an object buried under the lunar surface; a quest begins.

The Searchers was directed by John Ford in 1956 and Amazon Prime subscribers can watch this for free. This great Western sees a civil war veteran searching for a niece who was captured by Indians years ago.

Back to 1929, and so free to view on the Internet Archives, Man with a Movie Camera was directed by Vertov. This is exactly what the title suggests; A man travelling around with a camera documenting urban life.

The Passion of Joan of Arc is free to view in the Internet Archives as directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer back in 1927. This follows the trial of heresy and Jeanne d’Arc and the efforts of the jurists as the try to force her to doubt and take back her stories of holy visions.

Federico Fellini directed this last film in 1963 to bring us 8 ½. This is available on Netflix or on Amazon Instant for free. This film enters into the memories and fantasies of a movie director.

Author Bio

Emily is a freelance writer based in North Wales. A keen reader, and inspired by the authors of fiction, Emily is an up and coming author. When not writing professionally about; you’ll usually find Emily spending time with her partner and niece, if not reading or writing her book.

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