Are any of the films you listed at the outset available online?
A great question! The answer is "yes", but for a number of reasons, I decided not to post direct links to them. Why?
The Thorn list is international in scope, and enforcement of copyright law varies by locality. Also, a number of the sites streaming the films are pretty sketchy, and I didn't want to lure viewers to sites hosting malware. Not a problem for me with virtualized machines, but that is not the case for everyone.
One really is on one's own when looking to view or stream free movies online. And yes, I realize streaming or viewing movies online is not the same as a torrent-download, but things get murky quickly in that regard as well.
The best course is to see if any of the films are currently hosted by YouTube or Vimeo. Just enter the title in the search box on each site. Hulu -- if available in your part of the world -- also hosts films, and some are available without fees. If your ISP is also your pay-TV provider, they frequently offer movies for free online through their portal.
Most of the films are available through inter-library loan. If your local library doesn't have them, they can put in a request to any other library in their system, and it will be transferred over on a temporary basis, usually without charge.
Here in the States, we have online movie rentals available through Netflix, and the films can be delivered via post or download, for a fee. Something similar may be available for you.
If you don't have luck with the above methods, I do have some suggestions:
- In your favorite search engine, enter the string, "watch <title> online free", with no < > and no quotes.
- In your favorite search engine, enter the string, "<title> streaming video", with no < > and no quotes.
Minor variations on this theme will get you where you wish to go, but use some real caution; many of the sites that will come up are not ideal.
Finally, Amazon.com and eBay have a number of the titles available for very little cost. I do see site like movieberry.com have titles like Six-Day Bike Rider available for download for as little as USD$0.87. See: http://movieberry.com/6_day_bike_rider/
I wish I could be more specific, but I haven't been able to think of suitable free online viewing solutions beyond YouTube and Vimeo. I'm surely open to suggestions!