Chronological listings of films

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Hi, it's been some time since I last browsed IMDb. Back then films were listed chronologically. One could even click on a title and see the short silent clip. Do you still have a chronological listing of productions? If so, where can one find it?
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Hi, Malcolm:

By using the Advance Title Search you can specify multiple search criteria and sort the results by year in ascending order.

For example, try the following link: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?sort=year,asc
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Hi ljdoncel,

Many thanks.  You have solved half my problem.

In the early days of IMDb on those early films one was able to click on them and watch the movie.

Do you also know if this facility is still availiable and how one finds it?

Once again, many thanks :oD
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Malcolm: IMDb has some films available to be watched on the web site, but not a large percentage of films. At least if you are using the desktop computer version of the site, if IMDb has the film available to be watched online, that will be clearly shown on the film's page. (I don't know to what extent, if any, that feature is available on the mobile versions of the site.)

In many cases, the "watch now" link will take you to the pay site of Amazon Instant Video, but there are some films that can be watched free online at IMDb -- though, as I said, not that many, relatively speaking.

If IMDb does not have or know about a way to watch the film, then there will be nothing mentioned about a way to watch it.
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One of the options for Advanced Title Search is "Instant Watch Options" - Free on IMDb.

As gromit82 indicates above, only as small percentage of films on IMDb can be watched directly on IMDb.

For instance, there is only one film in the IMDb "Top 1000" available free on IMDb

Latest IMDb "Top 1000" Titles With Online Videos Available on Free on IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?groups=top_1000&online_availability=US/today/IMDb/free&sort...

There appears to be only 29 films available free on IMDb.

Earliest Titles With Online Videos Available on Free on IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?online_availability=US/today/IMDb/free&sort=year,
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Dan: There are other titles available free on IMDb, albeit many of them are distributed to IMDb free via Hulu. See http://www.imdb.com/search/title?online_availability=US/today/IMDb/free,US/today/Hulu/free&sort=...

That search shows 1,312 titles available free on IMDb (including those available free via Hulu), and that doesn't even count TV episodes, TV movies, and TV specials, which would add more than 10,000 additional programs available free to the total.
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Thanks gromit82. I was being overly literal.

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