Watch Free Educational Movies Online: The Top 20 Websites

Educational movies, lectures, and documentaries for home or classroom

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Whether you're an educator looking for great multimedia to explain a new concept, a parent supplementing your child's education, or just an aspiring autodidact seeking knowledge, this list of twenty resources for educational movies will help you find what you're looking for. From science to humanities, you'll be able to find something here.

  • National Geographic Video: Many video shorts of Natl. Geographic programs can be found here.
  • University Videos: A list of over 25 universities that offer free video lectures to the public.
  • PBS Nova: Watch entire NOVA episodes online; divided into chapters.
  • Prelinger Archives: Over 4000 movies of historical significance.
  • Edutopia: From George Lucas; a great collection of highly eclectic educational resources.
  • Free Science Videos: General science, as well as computer science videos, can be found here.
  • How To Videos: eHow's collection of how-to videos; anything from home to technology how-to's.
  • SuTree: Educational and how-to videos on subjects ranging from arts and crafts to automobiles.
  • The Ten Best Places to Find How-To Videos: Mashable's list of the top ten places to find how-to videos; not all of these are necessarily educational, but definitely interesting.
  • ScienceHack: A science video specific search engine.
  • Free Lectures Online: Huge list of online lectures; over 15,000 results at the time of this writing.
  • PBS Frontline: Most of PBS Frontline's broadcasts can be watched in their entirety online.
  • Teachers TV Videos: Arts, poetry, and a whole host of other subjects are available here.
  • Jacob Richman's Language Videos: A whole video series on learning English, Hebrew, and Spanish.
  • Annenberg Media: Most videos here are available for free viewing online; just look for the free view icon (it looks like a little TV).

You can also always use these free resources to find educational videos on any subject you might be interested in: