I recently discovered a great website with free online direct streaming and downloads of movies and books. It is called www.openculture.com.
Regarding its collection of films, here is what it's lead blurb states.
Watch 725 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors. The collection is divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror & Hitchcock; Westerns (many with John Wayne); Martial Arts Movies; Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation. We also have special collections of Oscar Winning Movies and Films by Andrei Tarkovsky and Charlie Chaplin.
This organization /website also has collections of audio books, ebooks, language lessons and courses. Just see the list of links at the bottom of the first page and click on one.
This kind of service is priceless. This shows a willingness to educate and share cultural treasures, many of which are not in the limelight of the mainstream media. Many have not been financial successes, although they are all remarkable for some accomplishment or other, in terms of form or content.
Try it. Enjoy!