Most Popular Free 2022
The most popular free films that caught your imagination in 2022.
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.
Non-Fiction19026 minsSilent Location: Nottingham
Filmmakers Mitchell and Kenyon conduct an evocative ride through Edwardian Nottingham.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colour film (narrated by Meredith Edwards) telling the story of the ‘Mount Everest Expedition 1953’, which saw the first successful ascent of the mountain.
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Outdated gender stereotypes aside, this detailed and well-made film captures the profound competitiveness of locals at the Selby Gala.
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.
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.
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?
The Royal Visit in July 1965 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to the Borough of Higham FerrersThe Royal Visit in July 1965 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to the Borough of Higham Ferrers
Amateur film196511 minsSilent Location: Higham Ferrers
A major day in the history of the small Northamptonshire market town of Higham Ferrers: a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.
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.
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.
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.
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?