Most Popular Free 2022

The most popular free films that caught your imagination in 2022.

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Southgate Celebrates The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Southgate (1953)Southgate Celebrates The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Southgate (1953)

Non-Fiction195324 mins Location: Southgate

Cowboys, chess and carnival queens in this wonderful colour film made to mark the “new Elizabethan age” in Southgate’s Coronation celebrations in 1953.

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Coal on the DoorstepCoal on the Doorstep

Documentary19748 mins Location: Cowdenbeath

Locals have strong feelings about the pros and cons of the new open cast mine in Cowdenbeath, Fife.

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Tram Rides through NottinghamTram Rides through Nottingham

Non-Fiction19026 minsSilent Location: Nottingham

Filmmakers Mitchell and Kenyon conduct an evocative ride through Edwardian Nottingham.

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StoryTrails: The People's Map DundeeStoryTrails: The People's Map Dundee

Documentary202214 mins Location: Dundee

This map showcases a curated selection of audio stories and digitally animated 3D scans of the people and places in and around Dundee.

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Jemima + JohnnyJemima + Johnny

196629 mins Location: Notting Hill

Touching short about the friendship between a white boy and a black girl in 1960s Notting Hill.

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Kiss of the Rabbit GodKiss of the Rabbit God

Fantasy201915 mins

A Chinese-American restaurant worker falls in love with an 18th century Qing dynasty god, who visits him at night and leads him on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery.

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Dear PhoneDear Phone

Animation & Artists Moving Image197617 mins

Peter Greenaway casts the ubiquitous red telephone box in a starring role, supported by a thread of stories and conversations.

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Night MailNight Mail

Documentary193624 mins Location: Euston Sta

The flagship of the GPO Film Unit's output and a cornerstone of British documentary, featuring music by Benjamin Britten and the verse of W.H. Auden.

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Polgaver Naturist BayPolgaver Naturist Bay

Current affairs19712 mins Location: Carlyon Bay

Cornwall’s first nudist beach is officially inaugurated.

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Drama202012 mins

A fostered little boy runs away from home to potentially dire consequences.

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Women's Football Dick Kerr's Ladies FC vs. Lister's LadiesWomen's Football Dick Kerr's Ladies FC vs. Lister's Ladies

Sport19215 minsSilent Location: Valley Parade, Bradford

Preston's famous Dick, Kerr Ladies FC - one of the earliest known women's football teams in England - play local side, Lister's Ladies, at Bradford's Valley Parade ground.

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The Conquest of EverestThe Conquest of Everest

Documentary195378 mins

Colour film (narrated by Meredith Edwards) telling the story of the ‘Mount Everest Expedition 1953’, which saw the first successful ascent of the mountain.

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Selby Gala '81Selby Gala '81

Amateur film198117 mins Location: Selby

Outdated gender stereotypes aside, this detailed and well-made film captures the profound competitiveness of locals at the Selby Gala.

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Lesbians (Gay Life)Lesbians (Gay Life)

198134 mins

Gay women from different generations discuss their experiences in this revealing TV documentary

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Portrait of PengePortrait of Penge

Amateur film196429 mins Location: Penge

This colour film about the town of Penge is a visual treat for fans of the 1960s - featuring local personalities, housing, shopping, traffic and the Penge formation dancers.

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Little ElephantLittle Elephant

Animation & Artists Moving Image20155 mins

A British Indian woman and her father discuss their opposing views on family and sexuality in this beautifully moving, visually striking 2D animated short film.

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Senghenydd - Glamorgan, South Wales, portrait of a mining townSenghenydd - Glamorgan, South Wales, portrait of a mining town

Documentary196417 mins Location: Senghenydd

50 years after the Senghenydd mining disaster the town has changed, with new saw mill, bingo halls and television, but has the devastated community managed to resurrect itself?

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Big GeordieBig Geordie

Industry sponsored film197021 mins Location: Widdrington

A mechanical monster of the 70s takes its place in Northumberland’s coal mining history.

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A Bit of Old BurnleyA Bit of Old Burnley

Amateur film19405 minsSilent Location: Burnley

Come for a drive around the streets of a busy Lancashire town.

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Nudists Stay Near NorwichNudists Stay Near Norwich

News19803 mins Location: Norwich

Where will The Mayor hang his chain?! The Sunlanders, a British naturist group, are staying at a camp near Norwich, Norfolk in 1980.

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Children's Excursion 1952Children's Excursion 1952

Amateur film195211 minsSilent Location: Biggar

Classic 1950s buses take the children of Moniaive for an adventure in Edinburgh, in this wonderful amateur film complete with fizzy pop, elephants and steam trains.

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God's Port Our HavenGod's Port Our Haven

Government sponsored film195926 minsSilent Location: Portsmouth Harbour

Enjoy a nostalgic trip through Gosport in this wistful film from 1959 - which praises the modern town but shows some its older charms which the tower blocks will soon sweep away.

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The "Dry Village"The "Dry Village"

News19645 mins Location: Bessbrook

The village of the crooked lake brags six pubs for 98 people but the model village boasts neither pawn shop nor police station. Which will you choose?