Immersed in a confinement that is adding extensions, day after day the list of pending tasks, movies to see, books to read and things to clean is diminishing. Little by little the hunger for new, unknown things, with which to hang out, is awakening. Some have subscriptions to Netflix (here their premieres of the month) or HBO (here their premieres of the month), others watch over and over again the movies in physical format that they managed to collect before the pandemic.
There is a catalog with a total of more than 5,000 movies to watch online or download in high quality
Aware of the tedium of learning the Hangover dialogues or those Second B movies that they gave away with a publication in 2005, from PIXEL we propose an alternative, free movies to watch on YouTube.
There is no trick, in addition, some were candidates for the Oscars and others were awarded a Golden Globe. The production company itself, Mosfilm, has been in charge of putting together on its YouTube channel a catalog with some of the most outstanding films of the filmography Soviet.
The production company’s channel, which already has more than 1,000 HD movies, presents them divided by directors or genres. Among the classics that can be viewed for free, there are many of the 24 Soviet titles that were presented to the Oscars. In addition, they are subtitled in Spanish.
Among the most prominent titles is the epic drama War and Peace, written and directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and winner of a Golden Globe, Akira Kurosawa’s Soviet-Japanese co-production Dersu Uzala, the drama directed by Vladimir Menshov, Moscow does not believe in Tears and the first feature film directed by Andrei Tarkovski, Ivan’s Childhood, a film that not only made its director famous, but also had such an international influence that even the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre dedicated an essay to it.
Not everything is drama and war cinema, science fiction was one of the genres that also had a place in Soviet productions. Classics like Solaris, also by Tarkovski that decades later was Americanized in a version whose protagonist is George Clooney or the post-apocalyptic Stalker in which the video game S.T.A.L.K.E.R .: Shadow of Chernobyl was inspired.
5,000 FREE MOVIES TO WATCH AND DOWNLOAD ON YOUTUBE
In these days of home isolation, sofa, blanket and film, Mosflim is not the only one that can save us from boredom. On YouTube, the distributor and producer Cinetel Multimedia has compiled more than 250 feature films, documentaries and even cartoons, which it offers for free and in a restored format such as The Battleship Potemkin, History of a city or Tarzan of the beasts.
On the same platform, the Spanish director Achero Mañas has three of his feature films hanging on his channel, including El bola, which won four Goya Awards.