Best Free Movie Download Websites

These are the best places to download thousands of free movies

It's never been easier to get free movie downloads so you can keep them to watch again and again. There are a few great websites out there that you can visit to find thousands of movies to download for free.

It's important to note that if you want to download free movies legally, you'll be limited to movies that fall under public domain. When a movie is public domain it means that the copyright isn't held by any one individual any longer—the public owns the movie. This means you can watch and download these free movies as many times as you like, completely legally.

Some of these downloads are large and could take a while to finish. A download manager can help not only organize the files for you but also allow for bandwidth control. See other ways to prepare your computer for movie downloads.

Even though scouring the internet for "free movie downloads" or any other similar search will give you lots of results, know that most of them are illegal. This is why it's so important to know how to recognize a legal movie download website. Fortunately, the sites for downloading movies, listed below, are 100 percent legal and free.

Internet Archive's Movies

Free movie downloads on Internet Archive website
What We Like
  • Includes movie downloads you won't find elsewhere.

  • Has millions of videos.

  • Lots of filtering options to find a specific movie.

  • Most videos can be downloaded in a variety of formats.

  • Includes movies in many languages.

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't have newer, well-known movies.

The Internet Archive is a great place to go to download free movies online. There are downloads of comedies, film noir, sci-fi/horror, and foreign films, from long ago up through 2021.

Look on the left side of the page to view all the topics where the movies are categorized. You can also do a search through the millions of results.

Another way to find a movie to download here is to browse the sub-collections. After choosing movies as the "Media Type," picking a topic/subject lets you see the full-length movies you can download.

You can get these films in several file formats, most of which will be supported by the video player already on your computer. VLC is a good player that supports a variety of video file formats.

Download Movies From an Existing Subscription

Download button on a Netflix movie
What We Like
  • Movies are high quality.

  • Includes new and well-known titles.

  • Downloads can be saved directly to your mobile device.

What We Don't Like
  • It's free only as part of your paid subscription.

  • Downloaded movies can't be copied elsewhere or shared with others.

If you already pay for a movie streaming subscription, you might be eligible to download those movies for free and watch them offline.

However, unlike the sites above, subscription services don't just give you the movie file. You can download the movie only in a specific app, so it can't be copied, saved elsewhere, or burned to a DVD.


Netflix is one example of a subscription service that lets you save its movies and TV shows. You can download Netflix movies to a mobile device or computer (with the Windows 10 app) using the down arrow shown next to any download-supported video.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video subscribers can download movies and shows as well. Look for the Download button on the same screen where you can stream the video.


Vudu users can download movies with the DOWNLOAD HDX or DOWNLOAD SD button in the Vudu mobile app or Vudu To Go desktop program. Just like with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, this is possible only if you've already purchased the video.

YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium subscribers have support for offline movies, too. To download a movie from YouTube, visit the video page in the YouTube app and select the download button for your options.


Disney+ is another way to save movies you're paying for through a subscription. Use the download button in the app to save movies from Disney+, and then access your offline videos from the download tab.


Hulu supports offline watching, too. Use the download button next to the film you want to save. This works for Hulu (No Ads) and Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV subscribers.

Consider Streaming Movies

Don't limit yourself to downloading when there's the option of streaming. You'll find many more movie choices if you'll consider watching free movies online instead of downloading them. The films may not be yours to keep, but you'll get to watch them often in high-quality, and stream them directly from the websites, usually as many times as you like.

You also may want to try out a free movie watching app if you're looking to view free movies on a mobile device.

Look into free Redbox rentals for more ways to get free entertainment.

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