Most Popular Free 2021

The most popular free films that caught your imagination in 2021.

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Kingston in Decay?Kingston in Decay?

Amateur film19769 mins Location: Kingston Upon Thames

An amatuer filmmaker takes a critical and somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at the changing face of Kingston upon Thames

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This Is DerbyThis Is Derby

Amateur film196618 minsSilent Location: Derby

Nostalgic snapshot of the town of Derby in the mid 1960s.

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The NudistsThe Nudists

News19719 mins Location: Devon

Country House offers naturists a way to air all.

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Swansea, Victoria - Pontardulais Railway, 1964 (June)Swansea, Victoria - Pontardulais Railway, 1964 (June)

Amateur film196412 mins Location: Pontarddulais

“It would be difficult to find a more lovely train journey”, declares Swansea’s Librarian, the film-maker and narrator. Prepare to be beguiled, station by station.

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We Do What We CanWe Do What We Can

Drama20199 mins

We Do What We Can is a film that looks at one of the miracles in the journey of diaspora Africans.

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Elland Road Football ControlElland Road Football Control

Non-Fiction197623 minsSilent Location: Leeds

Back to the bad old days of skinners, as worn by these Man. United troublemakers, being escorted by police dogs along that perilous walk from Elland Road to Leeds railway station.

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Lost ConnectionsLost Connections

Documentary202113 mins

A poetic response to the experience of the Coronavirus pandemic, drawing on the collections of 12 UK film archives.

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In Old St AlbansIn Old St Albans

Travelogue19209 minsSilent Location: St Albans

Popular with Romans, monks, and the Hertfordshire Albanians of 1920 and today, the historic city of St Albans was made to be put on film.

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Deep Red Instant LoveDeep Red Instant Love

198812 mins

Budding romance and political subversion create a headache for the manager of Superstore in Rik Lander’s colourful satire on capitalism.

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Cambridge - St IvesCambridge - St Ives

Amateur film19688 minsSilent Location: Cambridge

Amateur film capturing the Cambridge to St Ives Eastern Rail route prior to its closure following the Beeching Report.

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Focus on HoddesdonFocus on Hoddesdon

Amateur film197610 mins Location: Hoddesdon

Ray Young is your guide in this candid film about Hoddesdon - showing shopping precincts, historic buildings, garden centres, outdoor markets and flared trousers

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Travelling for a LivingTravelling for a Living

Performance196645 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

This "musical profile of the Watersons" is a precious document of the British folk revival, much of it shot in their hometown, Hull.

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Drama201025 mins

A young woman attracts the attention of a street criminal after she prevents his gang from pick-pocketing.

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The Long TraditionThe Long Tradition

Documentary198750 mins Location: Wark

A Northumbrian soul: the language and history of a landscape in the music of Kathryn Tickell.

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Byker SongByker Song

News19742 mins Location: Byker

Two musicians lament the changes taking place as part of the Byker Estate re-development in Newcastle.

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Waiting For...Waiting For...

Documentary197011 mins

A young woman embarks on a filmmaking project when some mysterious men give her a camera and tell her to capture her everyday reality.

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The Homecoming: A Short Film about AjamuThe Homecoming: A Short Film about Ajamu

Drama-documentary199517 mins Location: Brixton

Queer activist and artist Ajamu prepares to leave Brixton for an exhibition of his work in his hometown, Huddersfield

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The Bardney Pop FestivalThe Bardney Pop Festival

News197222 mins

Fly your freak flag high with this far-out film shot at the Great Western Express Festival in muddy May 1972.