The Media Professional's Source for Public Domain Movies and Television

We have hundreds of high definition public domain movies from broadcast quality masters, The RetroFilm Vault is the original and definitive one-stop source for public domain films and programs for broadcast and professional media purposes such as stock footage use. From the heart of movie land, The RetroFilm Vault has the largest archive for broadcast quality public domain films on the planet...

Call us for a price quote at (310) 622-7267

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.

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Public Domain Classic Movies

Classic Films

Drama & Comedy (Browse by Decade Above)

High Definition Movies

High Definition Movies

In High Definition

Spanish Language

Spanish Language Films

Spanish or Spanish Dubbed

Color Action Films

Color Action Movies

"Newer" RetroFilms with Action

Public Domain Television Shows in High Definition

Crime & Film Noir

Detectives and Dammes

Novel Films

Novel Films

Films based on Novels and Plays

Black Heritage Movies

Black Heritage Films

Movies With a Black Cast

Public Domain Short Films

Short Films

Public Domain Short Films

Public Domain Silent Films

Silent Era Films

Silent Movies



Musical Films

Movie Trailers

Children's Movies

Children's Features

Animated Movies

Animated Features

Animated Movies

Our customers include television stations, film distributors, video distributors, stock footage companies, independent producers, broadband internet TV stations, VOD companies, and PBS affiliates. The RetroFilm Vault’s programming is transferred from high quality masters in the broadcast format you require. Choose from high quality digital files such as Apple Quicktime ProRes Mov, Mpeg2, or Mpeg4.

– No Licensing Fees.
– Unlimited Repeated Usage.
– A public domain title is yours to use indefinitely.
Pricing depends on the quantity you order and the delivery format your technical needs require.

For a price quote, email us with your contact information and your list of titles or call us at (310) 622-7267

We do not sell to the general public.

Buyout Pricing

One-Time Buyout Pricing Means No Licensing Fees

Unlimited Usage

Public domain television programs are yours to use indefinitely.



RetroFilm Vault

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With tens of thousands of hours of programming, you can always find something interesting, entertaining, or unexpected from our public domain film archive.