Top 5 Websites for Free Full Length Movies

Looking for something great (and free) for movie night? Try these sites

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Watch free movies wherever you are. Kris Ubach and Quim Roser/Culture/Getty Images

Free, full length movies are abundant on the Web; that is, if you know where to look. Lots of websites promise free films, but we've sorted through it all to show you the top five very best sites that will deliver great video right to your desktop. These sites all offer free movies that you can watch from within your Web browser on any internet-connected device; each offers a different unique experience as well as a very wide variety of selection.

Don't look at these sites expecting the latest Hollywood blockbuster (although those are offered eventually on most of the sites listed here); these resources offer movies that have been out for a while, went straight to video, or were the work of an independent filmmaker. Regardless, if you're looking for good value (or simply scouting out a new way to procrastinate!), these sites are a good bet.  

Crackle is supported on a variety of devices. Crackle/screenshot

Crackle is one of our favorite sites for free movies. You can search numerous genres, including Crackle originals, to find something you like or, if you prefer, you can search for a movie by name. You can watch on your computer or on a pretty wide selection of supported devices, too. Just register for an account and you're ready for a binge. Spend your money on popcorn!

Hulu is the first place many people go online when they want to find quality multimedia. They've got a good selection of movies here, and they are all easy to find with good organization. Hulu makes it very easy for you to view movies on the Web – just click to their film section and you're pretty much all set. From action to mystery to romance, you'll be able to find pretty much anything you might be in the mood for at Hulu, and the viewing experience is top-tier. It's nicely organized by category and each movie is very high quality.

IMDB, also known as the Internet Movie Database, has added free full length movies and TV shows to its already large and informative site. IMDB offers plenty of great movies trailers; however, you're going to have to do a little bit of sleuthing in order to find them. Your best bet? Go straight to the Channels page and look to the right - you'll see a whole list of really interesting subjects that you can then click on and find movies you might be interested in. As of this writing, there were more than one hundred movies available; they are all hosted on the site and in good quality. Best part about watching multimedia on IMDB? If you see an actor or actress that you're interested in, you can instantly look up their information on IMDB.

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Yes, you can absolutely find and watch full-length movies on YouTube. While most people use YouTube to watch videos, it's pretty easy to find movies on YouTube as well, if you know how to frame your searches cleverly. One thing users should pay attention to that can be somewhat inconvenient is that movies that are uploaded without studio permission can be taken down without warning; keep that in mind when searching for your favorite film. You can find movies at YouTube pretty easily; simply by going to the Advanced Search and changing the drop-down Duration menu to longer than twenty minutes; you can further refine your search parameters to find a particular movie you are interested in.

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Vimeo allows you to watch videos and short films uploaded from the community, purchase films, series, and support film creators, in addition to the ability to watch and share videos on any device you might have. It's one of the web's most supportive community of creators as well, with plenty of support for creating and sharing videos; users will also get to take advantage of high-quality tools for hosting, sharing, and streaming videos in HD and 4K with no advertisements.