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Let's get dramatic with these free drama films, courtesy of the amazing global filmmakers who donate their movies to our Free Films section. Not only are all of these movies totally free to watch online, but there are also no subscriptions required. That's right, to watch these free drama films, you won't need to give us all your details so we can track you across the webspace.

On this page, you will find a mixture of short films and feature movies - we will continue to add to the catalogue so be sure to come back regularly. As with all the free films on UK Film Channel, we do ask if you can share them with your friends it would be most appreciated. Our filmmakers want to get their films out into the world and seen by as many people as possible. 

A lot of these free drama films have been reviewed by UK Film Review, so if you aren't sure what to watch, maybe check out their verdict! 

Young corporate executive Angie deals with a disfiguring condition as she climbs her way up the career ladder.

The Mole

A short film in which a journalist and her camera operator investigate a story about a man who has put his fingers in his ears and won't take them out.

The Man with His Fingers in His Ears

Connor Falk plays Eric, a young teenager whose life is thrown into chaos when his mother (Daniela Nyffenegger) disappears under mysterious circumstances. Eric’s father (Lane Wray) insists his mother has abandoned them and run away into a new life without them, but something irks our young protagonist, who starts to question and challenge his father, and indeed his own memories of his mother.

Overcast

She is a woman in despair who calls a suicide hotline -- not for help, but to say goodbye. He is the operator who takes her call, who must do everything he can to keep her on the line. Will he lose her, or will she find the will to live?

Lifeline

A black-and-white short film from filmmaker Robbie Walsh.

Fishing

One Look Look is part of the S.P.L.I.T series from filmmaker Robbie Walsh.

One Last Look

A black comedy about a Californian geek in search of his horror hero Boris Karloff. Fresh off the plane from Los Angeles, horror geek Merv Blanco holds forth in reverential ecstasy as he finally finds himself outside 36 Forest Hill Road, London, birthplace of his hero, screen legend Boris Karloff. But what awaits in the run-down kebab shop that occupies what was once the Karloff home, is not what Merv was expecting.

Boris in the Forest

Shane is kidnapped after being accused of attempted rape on his friend's sister, but is he actually guilty?

Betrayed

This thoughtful film by Martin Del Carpio attempts to explain the feelings of an immigrant making a new life. He was himself born in Venezuela but raised in New York and able to draw on very personal and intimate experience.

A Poet's Seat

2nd Opinions is a short film about a couple who use an app to anonymously crowdsource their relationship issues with strangers.

2nd Opinions

★★★★★
Chris Olson, UK Film Review
"100 years since the end of the First World War and #warmovies and filmmakers are still telling the seemingly endless amount of stories from those tragic trenches. The techniques of combat and warfare have evolved to be less personal since then, so the intimate violence that was necessary during the conflict is a highly emotive way to engage with the enduring themes of war. Filmmaker Max Mason's #shortfilm Their War is a breathtakingly heartbreaking and intimate piece on the human sacrifice needed

Their War

★★★★★
Chris Olson, UK Film Review
"Reminiscent of M. Night Shyamalan's 2016 thriller Split with undertones of affecting emotional dramas like Room and short film Aimee, The Voice Within written by Laurie Henderson and Ernesto M. Sandoval is a crippling exploration of character and trauma. Loaded with sublime performances and technically skilled filmmaking, it's a movie audiences can happily grapple with."

The Voice Within

★★★★
Chris Olson, UK Film Review
"Stoking the fire of racial tensions is an essential way to explore its complicated issues and damaging effect on communities. Short film The Visit, directed by Shane Andries, is a smart and compelling take on the current climate of volatility which surrounds particular stereotypes and manages to approach the topic with a unique perspective.

The Visit

A Black Mirror inspired dystopia where our dreams can be recorded and rewatched like an old college football game, writer-director Iacopo Navari’s vision of a not too distant technological future is captivating but the actual story built within the world-building does lack the same ingenuity. Subconscious imagination has become a commodity in Navari’s film as Joel Hume desperate to regain his ability to dream calls the Sandman corporation to help him recapture his happiest dream revolving around his ex-girlfriend. Joel is visited by dream repairman Bob who does a begins a full brain diagnostic to find a solution to Joel’s predicament.

The Tape

★★★★
Owen Herman, UK Film Review
"The opening shots of The Redemption Act set up a mystery. An extreme act of violence committed by one enraged man on another as a woman watches on in horror poses many questions. These questions are answered surprisingly quickly as the short takes this seemingly simple set up and turns into something you really don’t see coming...

The Redemption Act

★★★★★
Chris Olson, UK Film Review
"Told with mystery, suspense, and intrigue, short film The Jigsaw is an absolute marvel. Written and directed by Basil Al-Safar and Rashad Al-Safar, it tells the tale of one man (Pedro Monteiro) who travels to a small town to purchase the titular Jigsaw. Once there, the vendor of the shop (Daragh O'Malley) foretells of the Jigsaw's mysterious nature, and that it always returns to him...

The Jigsaw

★★★★★
Chris Olson, UK Film Review
"Short film The Golden Shore, directed by Fred Cavender and written by Lloyd Lewis, is a stylish and intelligent piece that explores the role of the individual during political strife, something all too familiar.

The Golden Shore

★★★★★
Chris Olson, UK Film Review
"Thrilling dystopian dramas seem to be right in filmmaker Fred Cavender’s wheelhouse. Having delivered the immensely impressive short The Golden Shore, as well as a string of other movies in 2017, this latest titled The Damned, is just as thematically bleak but even more cinematic."

The Damned

The young girl Sara is at her first major audition. It quickly goes south when the producer Annette pushes Sara to her limits in an attempt to see what the young girl is willing to do in order to get the role.

The Casting of an Innocent Woman

This the subject of Phil Giordano’s tightly focussed NYU Tisch thesis script, focussing on Rene-Boy (Andrei Fajarito), who isn’t too keen on having his rite-of-passage surgery, performed by his own father Itoy (John Arcilla), rock-sharpened knife in hand.
This theme of youth’s disdain for the importance placed on tradition and conformity is a well-worn path, but has rarely been shown in this way.

Supot

★★★★★
Chris Olson, UK Film Review
"Heartbreaking and stunningly filmed, short film Sunday Worship, written and directed by Paul Holbrook and Sam Dawe, is an unforgettable piece of storytelling, combining emotional heft with aching tragedy."

Sunday Worship

★★★★
Chris Olson, UK Film Review
"In a world where the truth is an increasingly elusive concept, short thriller Something Crunchy, from writer/director Fred Cavender, is a topical and technically impressive piece. Focusing on the investigations of freelance journalist Robyn (Bess Davies), the story unravels like a classic crime caper but for the modern age...

Something Crunchy

★★★★★
Chris Olson, UK Film Review



"A brutally moving and psychologically affecting short film, Soldier Bee goes elbow deep into the harrowing suffering of someone with PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder), exploring the incredibly difficult assimilation that some war veterans face, and the pathological violence that can become entrenched in their being."

Soldier Bee

A young couple must decide where to dispose of their recently deceased pet.

Pete

★★★★★
Chris Olson, UK Film Review
"Set upon a gorgeous clifftop and beach, the audience not only gets these breathtaking visuals, but also a poignant and affecting story with superb performances...
If you can write characters as believable and engaging as this, evoke performances as entertaining as this, and strike thematic chords with an audience as intelligently as this, then yours is the world my friend."

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