Hey guys,

Feel free to write in the comments below which movies you would like me to upload.

Remember I can’t just upload any movie, there’s a number of “rules” that need to be followed in order to “green light” a film, the rules are the following:

  1. No Region 1 DVD/Bluray is available to purchase online.
  2. For British films make sure the film isn’t available on Region 2 DVD otherwise I cannot upload it.
  3. The movie was released before the year 2004.
  4. For foreign films I will only upload movies that are not available on Region 1 DVDs, if the movie was released on DVD/Bluray but only in country of origin make sure it’s region locked, some studios release them Region-Free and include subtitles, in those cases I will not upload them.
  5. Lastly, make sure the film you want isn’t already available on Youtube (or if it is it has to be very low quality), it takes me a lot of time to upload movie film and to see that it’s already up on YT it ends up being a waste of time so please check before requesting it here. Also, check out my WANTED films list, if the movie you want is listed there it means I don’t have it.

1 request every 2 months per person (updated). Actually, you can post 2 requests if you want but the second one will be used only as a backup in case I don’t have the first one. After 2 months you can request again, not before, please.

Note: in order to keep this section as clean as possible and easy to navigate I will delete the comments after your requests have been uploaded, for those films that I don’t have I will add them to the WANTED list.



—————————— TEMPORARILY CLOSED ——————————

Re-Opening August.

Not taking any more requests for now, dealing with family issues and other stuff and I’m not being able to dedicate the time needed to upload films, will keep you guys updated, I’m very sorry to those who have been waiting for months for the uploads, I will try to speed things up when I come back. Thank you for understanding, Jon.


  1. Gregory
    June 3, 2018

    Hi, i dicovered your site recently and i appreciate this gait.
    I research a couple japanese films from Mizoguchi and Naruse.

    From Mizoguchi 1925 Song of Home (Furusato no Uta)

    1930 Hometown (Fujiwara Yoshie no furusato)

    1946 Victory of Women (Josei no Shori)

    From Naruse 1935 Joyu to shijin-The Actress and the Poet
    Tsuma yo bara no yo ni-Wife! Be Like a Rose!
    Saakasu goningumi-Five Men in the Circus

    1936 Tochuken Kumoemon-Man of the House
    Kimi to yuku michi-The Road I Travel with You
    Asa no namikimichi-Morning’s Tree-Lined Street

    1937 Nyonin aishu-A Woman’s Sorrows
    Kafuku zempen-Learn from Experience, Part I
    Kafuku kôhen-Learn from Experience, Part II

    1938 Tsuruhachi Tsurujiro-Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro

    1939 Magokoro-Sincerity

    1940 Tabi yakusha-Travelling Actors

    1941 Natsukashi no kao-A Face from the Past
    Shanhai no tsuki-Shanghai Moon

    1943 Uta andon-The Song Lantern

    1946 Urashima Taro no koei-The Descendents of Taro Urashima
    Ore mo omae mo-Both You and I

    1947 Ottsu no kai no monogatari-Four Love Stories

    1955 Onna Doshi-Women’s Ways

    1958 Anzukko-Little peach

    1962 Onna no za-A Woman’s Place

    I know it’s a lot, but if you have one of these films i will very happy to complete my collection.
    Thank you in advance.

  2. daniel
    June 30, 2018

    sven klangs combo 1976

  3. August 17, 2018

    Thank you for your hard work. Amazing!

    There are several films with the legendary Jean Gabin which still have never been subtitled into English… All of these titles are available on DVD (or VHS) in Europe, but do not have English subtitles:
    “Gloria” (1933)
    “Varietes” (1935)
    “Le Messager” (1938)
    “Pour l’amour du ciel” (1950)
    “Tonnerre de Dieu” — there are DVD copies circulating, but only in very bad phonetic English (1965)
    “Pour un soir..” (1931)
    “Pour l’amour du ciel” (1950)
    “La Sang a la Tete” (1952)– very bad phonetic English-subtitled version available online
    “Coeurs joyeux” (1933) — I actually own a very good copy of this on a CD-ROM (but it doesn’t have any English subtitles)
    “La Cas du docteur Laurent” (1956)
    “Drapeau noir flotte sur la marmite” (1971)
    “Paris-Beguin” (1931)
    “Chacun sa Chance” (1930)
    “Verdict” (1974) — Jean Gabin and Sophia Loren.

    Thank you!

    Maybe there are some French-speaking rarefilmm fans who can help to subtitle some of them? (( can dare to dream!)

    • John
      August 18, 2018

      For subtitles I find the best site is: followed by

      If you can’t find subs in English (or your desired language) or you need to
      resync, adjust or otherwise modify them, I use very good freeware:

      It will do automatic translations using Google which can range from quite good
      to somewhat comical, but mostly you get the idea. To English, I find transations
      from Portuguese, Spanish and Italian to be quite good. From Romanian not bad,
      from French not so good (I think French is much more idiomatic). From Germanic
      and Scandanavian not bad. In any case, you may not get the subtleties of the
      original, but you will understand what’s going on.

      If you are really desparate, there is a Python script which uses speech to text
      libraries to create a subtitle file directly from the film, then uses
      translation libraries (using Google) to translate them. (this part doesn’t work unless you register for a Google API key, so I use subtitleedit to do the translation as they recommend in the instructions below)
      I’ve tried it and the results are reasonable. It drops some of the dialogue but it does handle a good part of it and will give you an idea of what’s going on. Sometimes the results are pretty good and other times not so much. But it is quick (about 5m) and easy, so give it a try. If the results stink you are no worse off.

      TO install:

  4. Jim Hassett
    August 27, 2018
  5. Jon W.
    October 30, 2018

    Guys, please do not post more than 1 request at the time for now, actually you can post two if you want I will use the second as a replacement in case I don’t have the first one but PLEASE do not post more than two, I still have a lot of work to do and many more films to post, it will stay like this for the remainder of this year after that it will be 2 per month again.

  6. Rod
    November 25, 2018

    Greetings. Back in the late 1970’s I saw this Brazilian Film in a theater in Mill Valley. The plot was that some evil developer was trying to buy all the real estate in this community to redevelop.The community revolted against this plan. I think boulders were rolled down the hill at cars? After they won the people partied; dancing in the streets. Any excuse, these people partied. After seeing this film, our friends and I would say, Let’s Bahia or party. Does anyone know the name of this masterpiece? or where I can find it with English subtitles?

  7. Tom
    November 27, 2018

    For some reason I’ve retained the memory of a very positive review of a film called, (I think,) “Barnardo of the Mountains”, released sometime mid 1990’s. All I remember is that it was a partisan war drama so I’m guessing could be from Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy, etc.. Haven’t been able to find mention anywhere. Also just to reiterrate a request for “Les noces de papier” (The Paper Wedding) 1989 made for television Canadian film directed by Michel Brault with Genevieve Bujold. Thanks for all the wonderful work. Cheers.

  8. John Hegenberger
    December 2, 2018

    A friend of mine would like to see any of the following:
    Forbidden Paradise (1924) english intertitles?

    Ghosts 1915

    The Stolen Voice 1915

    Silk and Saddles 1929 Marion Nixon

    The Shining Adventure 1925

    Savages of the sea 1925

    Valley of Hate 1924

    The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1916 demille

  9. Anne
    December 20, 2018

    Hi, Jon.
    My God! Thank you, thank you Jon! You found “Antoine et Sebastian”! I do not believe it yet! What a sensational Christmas present! Very grateful!
    As for the movie “Sarah”, you can post without subtitles, because for me it’s great!
    You made my day! Thank you. And again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    P.S. Continue with this amazing site!

  10. John
    December 21, 2018

    Any chance of finding any of these composer biopics?

    The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi (1953)
    The Mozart Story (1948)
    Mozart (1936)
    Puccini (1984)
    Vivaldi, the Red Priest (2009)
    Ludwig (2016)
    Bizet’s Dream (1994)
    Rossini’s Ghost (1996)
    Liszt’s Rhapsody (1996)
    Sibelius (2003)
    Beloved Clara (2008)
    I, Don Giovanni (2009)
    The Life of Giuseppe Verdi (1938)
    Albéniz (1947)

  11. Gabrielle
    January 1, 2019

    So, since my back-up choice has been found by Vlad, how about my new back-up choice being Zuckerbaby starring Marianne Sagebrecht with English subs?

    • Vlad
      January 1, 2019

      Hi Gabrielle. Zuckerbaby (1985) is on YT w/ eng subs, but it is cut up into 7 parts. If that’s suitable, here’s part 1 –

      If you’d prefer the film undivided, just let Jon know.

      • Gabrielle
        January 1, 2019

        I know about the 7 parts, but I was hoping for it undivided. Thanks, though!

  12. March 31, 2019

    There are two Taiwanese films I’m dying to see.
    •In our time 1982 (This will be my main request)
    • The sandwich man 1983 (backup)

    Thank you very much for this website!

  13. Jeff Niksa
    April 1, 2019

    Hello Jon. I may be asking about a movie you are working on, since you have mentioned it in the past—Marie-Louise (1944 or ‘45). I think it is the first foreign-language movie to win an Oscar in any category (original screenplay). No particular hurry, just wondered if it was still on the way. Nick Jason

  14. Quinn
    April 1, 2019

    Hello, I would like to request Mervyn LeRoy’s Moment to Moment, from 1965. Thank you!

  15. Philip
    April 2, 2019

    I saw you uploaded Codine (1963)! Thank you! Really appreciate you still uploading it even though it was a very old request.

    If you’re still uploading films, then my next request would be Atraco a las tres (1962) by José María Forqué. Backup would be El arreglo (1983) by Fernando Ayala.

    Thanks again!

  16. James558
    April 2, 2019

    Fantastic! Thanks, Jon!

    Looking for Dilemma of Two Angels (1948)

    Alternative request: The Curtain Rises (1938)

  17. Steven Byczek
    April 3, 2019

    Hi Jon,

    I’ve been searching for this Movie for over 30 years:

    This Title aired frequently on a UHF station, in the Metro Detroit area, during the early/mid 80s. During a time-frame before my parents bought their first VCR. So unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to tape it on VHS.

    It’s supposedly available on DVD in Japan. But, I’m not sure if that edition was dubbed into an Asian language, or if it has subtitles (of any language).

    I’m looking for the original German Language Print: “Haschen in der Grube” (1969) and/or the Dubbed into English Version released in U. S. theatres under the title: “Run, Rabbit, Run” (circa 1973). Please don’t confuse what I’m looking for with an unrelated American Film entitled: “Rabbit Run” (1970), starring James Caan. I’m NOT searching for the latter.

    A Still from “my” Movie:

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

    Thank you in advance.


    Steven Byczek.

  18. Anne
    April 4, 2019

    Hello, Jon.
    Happy New Year and I hope you have managed to recover from the problems of uploading the films.
    Please, could you tell me how long, you could put on the site the movie “Sarah (1983)”, which I asked for last year? I look forward to watching this movie. Once again, thank you very much for having achieved “Antoine et Sebastian”. It was a wonderful Christmas gift!
    Hugs and continue with this wonderful website!

  19. Jonathon
    April 4, 2019

    Still desperately and unsuccessfully looking for THE CHRISTMAS TREE (1969) starring William Holden and Virna Lisi, directed by Terence Young.
    Also, DIRTY WEEKEND aka MORDI E FUGGI (1973) starring Oliver Reed. Can’t seem to locate it anywhere either in English, or with English subs.

  20. torbjorn
    April 4, 2019

    Hi Jon,
    I have two films which I would like to have with subtitles if you can obtain them. I have both but without subtitles and I can provide you with the films, if necessary.
    Proshchaniye s Peterburgom(Farewell to St Petersburg) 1972 by Yan Frid. A Soviet film about Johan Strauss made the same year as the US version of Strauss The Great Waltz.
    Le pays sans étoiles 1946 by George Lacombe. This is an early film with Gérard Philipe but surprisingly no subtitles available as far as I know

  21. James
    April 5, 2019

    Hi Jon! You’ve been posting a lot of great stuff lately. Any chance you have the 1991 TV movie Daughters of Privilege? Thank you!

  22. Brennan
    April 7, 2019

    Hi, John, would love to see these Academy Award winning shorts:

    The Dollar Bottom – 1981 British short film directed by Roger Christian. It won an Oscar at the 53rd Academy Awards in 1981 for Best Short Subject.

    Violet – 1981 short film directed by Shelley Levinson and starring Didi Conn. It won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film in 1982.

  23. Mario Gauci
    April 7, 2019

    Looking for 2 Rasputin movies from France (in English-friendly versions): LA TRAGEDIE IMPERIALE (Marcel L’Herbier, 1938; with Harry Baur) & RASPOUTINE (1954; with Pierre Brasseur). Thanks in advance.

  24. Willy
    April 10, 2019

    Since my March request has been added to the Wanted list, I’ll proceed with my April requests:

    Dreamspeaker (TV movie from 1976)

    Swiss Family Robinson (TV movie from 1958)

  25. April 12, 2019

    Les Miserable 1925 all 7 hours?

    Man of the People TV show with James Garner

    Merci mille!

  26. April 14, 2019

    Thank you so much for all your hard work! Below is a film I’ve been seeking for a long time;

    Port Chicago Mutiny: A National Tragedy (1990)

    VHS tapes are still indexed on WorldCat, but I can’t find a digital copy anywhere.

  27. April 15, 2019

    Babette Goes to War 1959

    Mam’selle Striptease 1956

    On youtube but no Eng subs. Thank you.

  28. Greig
    April 15, 2019

    Always been hoping to see a version with English subtitles of Tænk på et tal (1969) (AKA Think Of A Number) – Danish film with Bibi Andersson (RIP) that was taken from the same source as Daryl Duke’s The Silent Partner.

    Thanks for all the amazing work you do here!

  29. Timshelboy
    April 15, 2019


    Firstly thanks for the site!

    My two MOST WANTED are

    ANGELS OF DARKNESS/DONNE PROIBITE from around 1954 with Linda Darnell, Giuliuetta Masina, Valentina Cortese and Anthony Quinn – about prostitutes whose brothel closes down.

    THE NAKED BRIGADE from 1964 or 65 – Shirley Eaton as a bikini clad, machine gun toting partisan taking on the Nazi menace in World War two – and Amen to that!

    • April 24, 2019

      On the basis of this description I’m happy to second the vote for The Naked Brigade 👍

  30. Thomas
    April 18, 2019

    Don Quixote 1957 Soviet Union. Searching for the version that was dubbed into English. It used to be available from Corinth on VHS 30 years ago, but they seem disinterested and do not respond to my RFI.

    • Tony C
      April 19, 2019

      The dvd is available in England and on Mr Bongo Films released it. It is not very expensive but you will need a multi-region player though.

  31. Allen Levy
    April 21, 2019

    What a treasure trove! How about the Axel Corti trilogy—Santa Fe, God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore, Welcome in Berlin? Great movies that are superbly humanist and compassionate. About the Jewish experience during and after WW II. Any chance? Allen

  32. Rick Groshong
    April 22, 2019

    The Dollar Bottom (1981) short film, winner of the Academy Award for best live action short.
    Your site just enabled me to see one of the only two Academy Award winning films from my lifetime that I had not yet seen, and The Dollar Bottom is now the only one left. If you could find it, I would be overjoyed!

    • Bob Verini
      April 28, 2019

      Rick – If you ever get to London, you can make an appointment at the British Film Institute and for a reasonable fee, you can sit down at a Moviola and they’ll run a 16mm print of THE DOLLAR BOTTOM for you. That’s how I saw it last fall, along with a VHS copy of the incredibly rare nominee, THREE RUSSIAN GIRLS.

  33. Tom McC
    April 22, 2019

    I’m loving your website! I was only introduced to it 2 months ago and have not stop picking out movies to watch!
    My request is a short film that Dyan Cannon written and directed. The film was released in 1976 and was titled NUMBER ONE. If there is any chance you ever come across a copy, could you please post it on your magnificent site.
    Thank you very much.
    Tom McC

  34. Bill
    April 26, 2019

    Hi again Jon, i’d like to see if you could possibly re-upload some films that you had up on previous incarnations of rarefilmm back in the old-timey days when RF would “disappear” for awhile! I had these films on my list to watch but wasn’t quick enough to get around to them before the site(s) went down…

    TOUGHLOVE (1985)
    WHY ME? (1990)
    STRANDED (1987)
    RUN IF YOU CAN (1988)

    No rush on these,..hopefully you still have copies of them! Thanks so much.

  35. Dan
    April 27, 2019

    Hi Jon,
    Also looking for BLAZING SAND (HOLOT LOHATIM, Israel, 1960).
    It’s available in a dubbed German version (Brennender Sand) without subtitles, but I’m looking for the original (in Hebrew), directed by Raphael Nussbaum.

  36. Willy
    May 2, 2019

    May requests:

    Cicadas (2000)

    The Child And The Killer (1959)

    • May 2, 2019

      I’d like to see My Child And The Killer too, please, Jon.

  37. Dan Willard
    May 2, 2019

    Hi Jon,
    Been looking for Allons z’enfants (1981) for a while. I have a copy but it has no English subs.

    Backup: Widows (1983) TV miniseries.

  38. Isamu Fukushima
    May 3, 2019

    I would like to request French film
    Oeil Pour Oeil 1957
    Director Andre Cayatte

    Thank you Rarefilmm

  39. Allen Levy
    May 7, 2019

    In the mid-sixties there was an experimental German made for tv movie called “The Empress.” Supposedly one of the great unknown movies. How about taking a shot at that one? Love the site. allen

  40. Matthew
    May 7, 2019

    Hey there!

    Would you upload any early Kinji Fukasaku directed films. Whatever is easiest!

  41. valzeur
    May 10, 2019

    Hi Jon,

    Just discovered your site, it’s a true Aladdin’s cave !!!
    I have a request of 3 Claude Chabrol movies I’ve nerver seen :
    – Les Magiciens (with late Jean Rochefort)
    – Le sang des autres (film version) ; the TV version, much longer; is available on Youtube
    – Les Plus belles escroqueries du monde, which contains L’homme qui vendit la Tour Eiffel, his sketch with Catherine Deneuve

    1000 thanks !

    • Dan
      May 11, 2019

      I second this request.

  42. Maureen Ch.
    May 11, 2019

    Hello again, i understand you’re busy with finding titles but can you exclude my own requests such as Valentino Returns, Bobby Ware is Missing and No Place to Run cause I found them early. Now here my non-American hard-to-find titles for request.

    Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em (1988) Ray Boseley
    The Great MacArthy (1975) David Baker
    Running from the Guns (1987) John Dixon
    No Room to Run (1977) or (1982) Robert Michael Lewis

    L’amour humain (1970) Denis Héroux
    Pile ou face (1971) Roger Fournier

    Vampiros Sexos (1988) Carl Andersen
    Der Hund von Baskerville (1929) Richard Oswald
    Ma cousine de Varsovie (1931) Carmine Gallone

    Hong Kong
    The Kill (1975) Rolf Bayer

    Dødens brud (1912) August Blom

    Le rouble à deux faces (1968) Étienne Périer
    Le chanteur inconnu (1931) Viktor Tourjansky
    Je serai seule après minuit (1931) Jacques de Baroncelli
    La punition (1962) Jean Rouch
    L’éternité pour nous (1963) José Bénazéraf

    Süpermenler (1979) Italo Martinenghi
    Una sporca faccenda (1964) Roberto Mauri
    L’interrogatorio (1970) Vittorio De Sisti
    D’improvviso al terzo piano (1977) Amasi Damiani
    Il mondo di notte numero 3 / Ecco (1964) Gianni Proia
    The Forbidden (1966) Benjamin Andrews, Lee Frost

    Yami ni hikaru me (1960) Masahisa Sunohara, Masakura Tamura

    Dinastia sangrienta (1987) Luis Quintanilla Rico
    Mientras la Ciudad Duerme (1991) Homero Guadarrama
    Guardianes de la dimensión prohibida (1994) Homero Guadarrama
    Asalto violento (1993) Miguel Ángel de Bernardi
    La cabeza de Pancho Villa (1957) Chano Urueta
    Supervivencia (1992) Sergio Goyri

    Snake Sisters (1984) Celso Ad. Castillo

    Pastel de sangre (1971) Francesc Bellmunt, Jaime Chávarri, Emilio Martínez Lázaro

    Every Day’s a Holiday (1964) James Hill
    Harold Pinter’s Tea Party (1965) Charles Jarrott
    The Ghost Goes Gear (1966) Hugh Gladwish
    Two and Two Make Six (1962) Freddie Francis
    The Unstoppable Man (1961) Terry Bishop
    Wrong Number (1959) Vernon Sewell

    • Lemmy
      May 12, 2019

      Whoa Nelly, that’s a lot of requests! Remember, Jon asks that people limit themselves to one request plus one alternative while he catches up on old requests.

  43. Bruce
    May 12, 2019

    Stage on Screen: The Women (2002)
    This is an excellent production of the original version of the Clair Booth Luce play.
    There was a DVD offered by PBS in the early 2000’s but that is long OOP. This was also on YT, cut up into 10 parts with terrible video and even worse, unsynchronized audio, but even that is gone.
    Thank you for all the work you do.

  44. Dan
    May 17, 2019

    Hello, My one and only request is Lodge Kerrigan’s Claire Dolan (1998). DVD is out of print and seems unavailable elsewhere. Been on my watchlist for so long. Thanks!

  45. Mark Cole
    May 18, 2019

    Believe it or not, The Unknown Man of Shandigor just showed up on Ok.Ru!:

    And I found Blue Christmas as well. Remarkable.

    For May, How about Richard Kelly’s early short film, Visceral Matter?

    and as a backup, the Hungarian short film Bizonyos jóslatok (1967) (aka Certain Prophecies) which was directed by József Nepp and Ottó Foky and actually appeared on Chuck Jones’ lost Curiosity Shop TV show…

    Greatly enjoyed Man in Space! Thanks for your incredible efforts!

  46. May 20, 2019

    Hi Jon,

    Terrific site!

    Looking for Morgen in Alabama, aka Man Under Suspicion (1984) by Norbert Kückelmann, starring Maximilian Schell. From West Germany. I have several resources at my disposal, including karagara and a guy in Europe with a catalogue of 85000 titles for sale, and none have this listed!!! It isn’t on any torrent site either!

    If you can find it I’ll be incredibly gratified.

    My #2 title – a backup – is Claude Boissol’s super rare 1960 technicolor farce 3 Etcs and the Colonel, aka Trois etc. du colonel, aka Tre eccetera del colonnello.

    Thanks and keep up the great work!


    The closest I’ve ever come is a 35mm print of this that was circulating on Ebay a couple years ago for about $200. I didn’t spend the money but I wish I had.

    • Jon W.
      May 20, 2019

      Hi Nathan.
      I might be able to find a copy of “Morgen in Alabama”, I’ll email you if I find it.
      Also, please let’s not sell bootleg copies of movies here, I’m all against those kind of sites and so anyone trying to sell unofficial copies of movies that are requested here would be seen the same way.

  47. May 21, 2019

    hi, jon thanks for all this work. could you possibly find marcel hanouns “l’automne” or even “le nuit claire”

  48. issel
    May 22, 2019


    Thanks a lot for helping all of us movielovers here.

    My choice for the month is-
    The grand moment/ O Grande Momento (1958)


  49. May 23, 2019

    Your website is a Treasure for real Movie lovers.

    Here is my list of movies I’m looking for:

    The French Line (1953)
    Thunder Bay (1953)
    Bandido (1956)
    Lady Takes a Flyer (1958)
    Red Skies of Montana (1952)
    The Yakuza (1974)

  50. Rob Martin
    May 23, 2019

    Can you locate Life,Love Death by Claud Lelouch

  51. torbjorn
    May 27, 2019

    Hi Jon,
    First many thanks for this excellent site and your channel on ok ru
    I have two films this month which I would like to have with subtitles, if you can obtain them. I have both films but without subtitles .I can provide you with the films, if necessary.
    Uma(Horse) 1941 by Yamamoto. This film was co-directed by Kurosawa and for some film experts should be considered as his first film as Kurosawa directed most of the scenes.
    La danse de mort 1948 by Marcel Cravenne. This is a French film version of Dance of Death(Strindberg) with Erich von Stroheim in the title role

  52. Christian
    May 29, 2019

    Miss Lonelyhearts (the 1983 “episode” from American Playhouse – starring Eric Roberts)

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