17 Best Places to Watch Free Movies on the Internet

Watch Movies Online for Free

Watching free movies online is a convenient and frugal way to see the movies you love right from the comfort of your own home. All you'll need to watch these free online movies are a computer or TV with an internet connection.

There are plenty of places to watch free movies online but the places listed below have the largest amount of movies, are safe for your computer or TV, and are legal for you to use. Many of these websites also have free movie apps so you can access the free movies on your mobile device.

These aren't movie clip or trailers, they are free full-length movies that you can watch beginning to end with perhaps a few commercial interruptions. All genres of movies can be found as well from comedy to drama from horror to action. There are movies from big-name studios to older or independent movies that many of us love to watch over and over again.

There are also free movies you can download that fall under public domain as well as free movies just for the kids and tons of free documentaries.

If you don't find the free movie you're looking for, be sure to check out how you can get ​free DVD rentals including free movies from Redbox and free movie tickets to screenings in your area. If it's summer time and your kids love movies as much as you do then check out all the theaters where they can see free summer movies.

You can also find out what are the best places to watch free TV online so you don't miss out on any of your favorite shows. If you do subscribe to a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu, I have all the details on sharing passwords.

Check out this guide to find out what you need in order to watch these free movies online. You can also see comparisons of the top free movie websites to find out how they stack up against each other.


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Crackle tops my list for the best place to watch free movies online because through their partnership with Sony Pictures they have hundreds of full-length free movies you can watch. These are big name movies with stars you know.

These are high-quality movies that look spectacular on whatever size of monitor or screen you are watching them on. You will have to sit through a few commercials every once in awhile but they are short and there are only a few commercial breaks during a feature length movie.

A League Of Their Own, The Breed, Stranger Than Fiction, The Matrix, Big Fish, and Gridiron Gang are just a few of the movies I spotted the last time I visited Crackle.

Check out all the details on Crackle to make sure it'll work for you, or see my review of Crackle for my thoughts. More


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Popcornflix is another great place to watch free movies online. Their constant flow of new movies from Screen Media Ventures means that they have lots of new movies being added all the time.

Popcornflix has over 1,500 movies that include comedy, drama, horror, action, romance, family, documentaries, and foreign films. They also feature web and film school originals.

No account is needed at Popcornflix, simply hit Play on your chosen movie and enjoy.

I found the following movies at Popcornflix the last time I visited: Coneheads, Shutter Island, Clue, You're Next, Cujo, The Frozen Ground, and Secretary.

Learn more about how Popcornflix works and read about my experience watching movies at Popcornflix. More


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Viewster has a fairly large collection of free movies online. In addition to movies, there are several TV shows you stream for free as well.

These free movies are a mix of movies you have and haven't heard of, and you may have to watch some ads during the movie to be able to enjoy them for free.

Some of the free movies I found the last time I visited Viewster include Gamers: Beyond the Game, Lily C.A.T., Trek Nation, Hell Baby, Friended to Death, and Fist of the North Star.


Find out all the details about Viewster and then read my experience streaming movies using the Viewester website and app. More


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Yidio is a website with several categories showing you where you can watch movies. One such category is designed specifically for free online movies.

It's super easy to sort the free movies at Yidio by rating, like R, PG-13, and G, as well as by genre. Some examples of the genres include Animation, Classics, Musical, TV Movie, and Western. 

Some free and new movies I spotted last time I visited Yidio were White Lion, Spirit of the Forest, The Long Riders, White Rush, Flyboys, Texas Chainsaw, and Case 39.

Read about my experience using Yidio as well as all the details on what Yidio has to offer in the way of free movies and TV shows. More


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YouTube isn't just the place to go to watch videos of skateboarding dogs or the latest movie trailers. They now have movies you can rent but more importantly, movies that you can watch for free.

New and popular movies are easily accessible from the Movies section of YouTube. You can also browse through different genres and, of course, free movies that you can watch right now at no cost.

At my last visit to YouTube I was able to watch free movies online like Children of the Corn, Living Water, Battle in Seattle, Dangerous Obsession, Incomplete, Hellraiser, The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure, and Nosferatu.

Find out how you can find the free movies at YouTube and read my review of using YouTube to watch streaming content such as movies and TV shows. More


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SnagFilms is one of my new favorite places to watch free movies online. It has a catalog of over 10,000 films that you can search by genre, newly added, most reviewed, and most popular.

Though they change often, one of my favorite features of SnagFilms is the editor and user-curated collections you'll find, like "Before They Were Stars," "Youth & Education," "History Lessons," "Refugee & Immigrant Stories," and "Veterans & The Military."

You'll need to sign into SnagFilms by Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. This way you can connect with friends to see what free movies online they're watching.

Find out if SnagFilms is a free online movie website you'd enjoy and see what I have to say about my experience using it. More

Tubi TV

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Tubi TV has thousands of free movies and TV shows that you can stream right now. Some of them can only be rented, and not viewed for free, but many of them are absolutely free to stream.

There are dozens of genres you can pick from at Tubi TV, including regular ones for romance, drama, documentary, kids, comedy, and horror films, as well as unique genres like Wild Things (Nature), Best of British, Women First, After Hours, and Grindhouse.

Tubi TV's movies can also be viewed by the Featured, New Releases, Movie Night, Trending, Highly Rated on Rotten Tomatoes, Indie Films, and Not on Netflix sections.

Some examples of free movies you can watch at Tubi TV include What to Expect When You're Expecting, Child 44, She's Funny That Way, Empire State, Joe, and Hours.

Find out all about Tubi TV and read about my experience watching movies on it. More

Top Documentary Films

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If you're a documentary fan then you'll want to check out Top Documentary Films where you can watch public domain streaming documentaries for free.

The documentaries are organized in easy to browse categories like Technology, Society, Science, Politics, Nature, Mystery, History, Conspiracy, Environment, and more.

Some of the free movies you can see here include Evolution Vs. God, The Cove, Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick and Four Horsemen.

Find out what I think of Top Documentary Films and find out more details about them so you can see what they're all about. More

Movies Found Online.com

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MoviesFoundOnline.com takes public domain movies from all over the internet and organizes them so you can find the movies you want to watch.

The free online movies here are all listed on one page by genre along with the release year. You can also view the movies by most recently added, year, and top rated.

The last time I visited, some of the newer additions included Pirates, The Grudge 2, Slacker, and The Stuff.

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Classic Cinema Online

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Classic Cinema Online houses only a handful of free movies at a time but they also have a wonderful collection of silent films if you are interested in those.

These are wonderful classic movies with stars like Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, Richard Burton, and Lucille Ball.

Here are more details on Classic Cinema Online, as well as my experience watching a handful of movies on the website. More


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Visit Retrovision for the free movies online and you'll find a ton of adventure, comedy, crime, drama, horror, science fiction, Western, war, and film noir movies that are all free.

Besides having free movies, Retrovision also has some of your favorite classic TV shows like Bonanza, Beverly Hillbillies, Burns and Allen, Dick Van Dyke, Gang Busters and One Step Beyond.

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You can watch even more classic films at MovieZoot, where the movies are categorized in genres like Martial Arts, Western, Musicals, Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy, and Horror, among others.

MovieZoot has a great search tool that lets you find movies by their genre, star, and/or director. The New Films! section shows the newest movies added to their collection.

There's also a blog portion of MovieZoot that posts about popular and upcoming movies. More

Pluto TV

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Pluto TV works in two ways, as both an on-demand movie streaming website where you can pick from a list of films, as well as a live TV service that lets you movies and TV shows live.

You can watch live TV and movies from your web browser through the Pluto.tv/watch website or through the mobile or desktop app by downloading the appropriate software.

You can find comedy, drama, action, horror, and other movie types at Pluto TV, both on-demand and live. If you're streaming live TV, the movie channels start on Channel 51; others show live sports, music, news, and more. More

Free Movies Cinema

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Free Movies Cinema is a collection of independent and public domain movies in categories such as Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Fantasy, and Documentary.

You can watch the free movies online here by using their viewer which allows you to play the movie, view related movies, and share the movie over email.

I have detailed my experience using Free Movies Cinema and have outlined the details of how to find free movies at the Free Movies Cinema website. More

Internet Archive Movie Archive

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Just like Public Domain Torrents, Internet Archive Movie Archive is another place you can go to find free movies online that all fall under public domain so they are free to watch and download.

Be sure to check out their blog to help you find the free online movies that are most popular and critically-acclaimed.

Read about what I encountered when I watched movies at Internet Archive Movie Archive and read more details about this website. More


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There are millions of free videos, and hundreds of free movies, at Veoh that you can watch at absolutely no cost.

Some of the genres you can find here are Crime/Mystery, Drama, Family, Horror, Romance, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

It's really easy to sort through all the videos at Veoh to find recently added videos, ones in a particular language, and movies that are longer/shorter than so many minutes.

These are just a few of the free movies available the last time I visited Veoh: The Collector, The Desperados, Dark/Web, and The Island at the Top of the World.

Here is more information on Veoh and an account of what I experienced watching movies there. More

Public Domain Torrents

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Public Domain Torrents is the place to go if you want to watch classic movies and B-movies for free online. All the movies here are public domain so they are completely legal to watch.

Some of them include Gulliver's Travels, Horrors of Spider Island, Attack The Battle for New Britain, Haxan, Reefer Madness and Night of the Living Dead.

These aren't just free movies online either, you can also download the movies for free in a variety of formats.

Here are more details about Public Domain Torrents as well as my account of using the website to watch free movies. More