Public Domain Films Archive of The RetroFilm Vault

44,000 public domain films, movie trailers, cartoons, and tv shows on professional quality masters, The RetroFilm Vault is the ultimate source if you require professional quality public domain films and programs for broadcast programming or stock footage purpose.

The RetroFilm Vault provides the media industry with high broadcast quality programming content for use in broadcast television, film projects, video streaming, distribution, public television, cable or other professional needs. The RetroFilm Vault sells exclusively business-to-business. The RetroFilm Vault does 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.

Need public domain movie trailers? We have 30,000 trailers Send your wish list.
– No Licensing Fees.
– Unlimited Repeated Usage.
– Public domain films are yours to use indefinitely.


Classic Public domain films from His Girl Friday to Royal Wedding. Sort through sub-categories including dramas, comedies, mysteries, thrillers,  films as well as musicals, animation, Black heritage, biography, historical, sports, and more,


Choose from classic horror public domain films like White Zombie and Night of the Living Dead to drive-in schlock, big creatures, evil beasts, and more.


Beware the skies, mad scientists, and all manner of strange possibilities in this sci-fi public domain films!


Public Domain Television Classics from Dragnet, Dick Tracy, Red Shelton,. Game shows, TV Westerns, Variety Shows, TV documentaries, and much much more.


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!


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.


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


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


Landmark early films, presidential speeches, and more.


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


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


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

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.



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