Home

The Ultimate Public Domain Movies & TV Archive

44,000 public domain movies & television shows on broadcast quality masters, The RetroFilm Vault is the original and definitive one-stop source for public domain films and programs for broadcast programming or stock footage use. From the heart of movie land, The RetroFilm Vault has the largest virtual catalog for broadcast quality public domain films on the planet.

Call us for a price quote at 323-497-1225

The RetroFilm Vault specializes in providing media professionals with high broadcast quality programming content for use in broadcast television, film projects, video streaming, distribution, public television, cable or other professional needs. We are not a home video distributor. We do not sell to the general public.

Our customers include television stations, film distributors, video distributors, stock footage companies, independent producers, broadband internet TV stations, and PBS affiliates. RetroFilm Vault’s programming is transferred from high quality masters in the broadcast format you require in both PAL and NTSC standards. Choose from broadcast quality digital files such as Apple Quicktime ProRes Mov, Mpeg2, or Mpeg4 files. We can also provide traditional broadcast tape masters. A number of titles are also available in high definition.

Want movie trailers? We have 30,000 of them. Send your wish list.
– No Licensing Fees.
– Unlimited Repeated Usage.
– A public domain title is yours to use indefinitely.
Prices depend on quantity and delivery format. For a price quote, email us with your contact information or call us for a price quote at 323-497-1225

CLASSIC FILMS Pre-1950 (DRAMA/COMEDY)

A massive variety of public domain films of feature length. Pre-1950 but after the silent film era. Sort through dramas, comedies, mysteries, as well as special interest categories like musicals, animation, black interest, biography, sports, and more,

HORROR MOVIES

Pick your own fate, from classic zombies, vampires, and werewolves to giant monsters, lovable camp classics, cult favorites, and colorful rarities.

SCI FI FILMS

The UFO’s are coming! Aliens, Spacehips, Ray Guns, and Retro Futurism galore!

CLASSIC FILMS Post-1950 (DRAMA/COMEDY)

More public domain films of feature length. Sort through dramas, comedies, mysteries, action films as well as special interest categories like musicals, animation, black interest, biography, historical, sports, and more, Some in color.

HIGH DEFINITION MOVIES

High Definition Movies of various genres. Horror. Sci Fi. Classic Dramas.

MOVIE TRAILERS

A glimpse inside of our 30,000 public domain movie trailers archive. Peruse a sampling including horror and sci fi trailers,  film noir, Marilyn Monroe, landmark films, blockbusters, and samples from the AFI Top 100 Movies of all time.

CLASSIC TELEVISION

Public Domain Television Classics from The Beverly Hillbillies to Bonanza, The Lucy Show to Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Ozzie and Harriet, Burns & Allen. Game shows, TV Westerns, Variety Shows, TV documentaries, and much much more.

CARTOONS

Classic short form public domain cartoons from Popeye to Betty Boop, Gumby to the New Three Stooges to WB Classics to Fleisher Studios (including Superman). Everyone loves our cartoons!

HIGH DEFINITION CARTOONS

High Definition public domain cartoons from Betty Boop, Famous Studios, and more,  Everyone loves our cartoons!

DOCUMENTARIES

Interviews and biographies on movies stars, World War 2, World War 1, the Great Depression, and so much more.

EXPLOITATION

Cult classics, campy absurdity, blaxploitation, sex, violence and weirdness and rarities.

HISTORIC FOOTAGE

Landmark early films, presidential speeches, and more.

WESTERNS

Choose from classic public domain feature westerns with John Wayne and Roy Rogers or action westerns with Lee Van Cleef, Jack Nicholson, & More.

SHORT SUBJECTS

A variety of material including The Three Stooges, Shirley Temple, Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, & More.

MARTIAL ARTS

The real Bruce Lee. The fake Bruce Lee. Sony Chiba, punches of death.

SILENT FILMS

Feature films from the silent era.

SWORDS AND SANDALS

Ancient Rome. Action. Gods. Monsters. Muscles.

SERIALS

Chapter Based Action Adventure Serials from the 1930’s and 40’s

One-Time Buyout

A one-time buyout fee. No royalties are applicable.

Unlimited Usage

A purchased public domain title is yours to use forever.

Custom Formats

Choose any professional delivery format including Apple Quicktime ProRes, MPEG4, broadcast tape, and more.

Wide Selection

The widest selection of professional quality public domain movies available anywhere.

FAQ

Articles

What are our Hours of Operation?

Call (323) 497-1225
Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Thu: 9:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Sun: Closed

About Us.

Articles

44,000

Public Domain Films

118

Different Categories

100 %

Customer Satisfaction

30,000

Movie Trailers

Back to top