Streaming Streaming TV, Movies, & More 12 Best Free Movie Websites Stream full-length movies online from these websites for free! by Stacy Fisher Stacy is a freelancer with over 18 years experience writing about technology and personal finance. She has published hundreds of articles and co-authored a book. our editorial process Stacy Fisher Updated on September 11, 2020 reviewed by Kayla Dube Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Kayla Dube has 4+ years' experience in videography and filmmaking. She frequently works in production with indie film companies. our review board Article reviewed on May 13, 2020 Kayla Dube Streaming TV, Movies, & More Netflix Hulu Disney+ Prime Video Apple TV+ Favorite Events Tweet Share Email Watching free movies online is a convenient and frugal way to see the films you love right from the comfort of your own home. Yes, there are plenty of sites where you can get movies "for free" but the ones listed below are clean from viruses and completely legal to use. Our Top Picks Best Overall: Crackle"...best place to watch free movies online because it's owned by Sony Pictures, meaning that they have hundreds of full-length, free movies..."Best for a Variety of Movies: Popcornflix"Popcornflix has over 1,500 movies that include comedy, drama, horror, action, romance, family, documentaries, and foreign films."Best for Finding Movies Around the Web: Yidio"What sets Yidio apart from the rest is that it's really like a search engine for free movies..."Best for High-Quality Movies: Vudu"...some of them are in 1080p, so you don't have to sacrifice quality just to watch some free movies."Best for Movie Information: IMDb TV"IMDb is known for its comprehensive database of movie information and trailers, but it also has a selection of free movies and TV shows."Best for a TV Experience: Pluto TV"...live TV service that lets you watch movies and TV shows as they become available." There's a huge variety of freely available movies on these sites, from comedies and dramas to horror and action films. There are movies from big-name studios but also many older and independent movies that you'll love to watch over and over again. A Comparison of Popular Free Online Movie Websites Most of these sites have a mobile app for watching their movies. This means you can take the free films with you wherever you go. 01 of 12 Crackle 'What a Dangerous Method' Movie. What We Like Big selection of films Good video quality Lots of video player options Really great mobile app What We Don't Like Displays more ads than most video streaming sites Can't sort films by popularity Our Review of Crackle Crackle tops our list for the best place to watch free movies online because it's owned by Sony Pictures, meaning that they have hundreds of full-length films you can watch any time. These are big-name movies with stars you know. These high-quality movies look spectacular on whatever size of monitor or screen you're watching them on. You'll have to sit through a few commercials every once in a while but they're short and there are only a few commercial breaks during a feature-length movie. Creature With the Atom Brain, Mr. Sardonicus, Don't Knock the Rock, 13 Ghosts, Bat 21, Wind Chill, Stealth, The Damned United, End Game, and Another You are some of the free movies recently added to Crackle. Watch Movies at Crackle 02 of 12 Popcornflix 'Best Man Down' Movie. What We Like All movies play in a large video player Lets you make GIFs from scenes You can make comments that are pinned to specific parts of the movie Includes a movie streaming site just for kids What We Don't Like Can't view subtitles The video quality could be better Our Review of Popcornflix 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, documentary movies, 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. These are just a few of the newest arrivals at Popcornflix: Virtuosity, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Lost in the White City, Dark Power, and The Lazarus Papers. Watch Movies at Popcornflix 03 of 12 Yidio 'Scary Movie'. What We Like Makes it easy to find free movies on various sites Films can be filtered by genre and MPAA rating You can sort the movies by popularity and recently added Can also be used to see where you can rent or buy a movie Includes Rotten Tomatoes scores What We Don't Like Lots of options, but not every film you find is free to watch Not all movies are streamed directly from Yidio; you're taken elsewhere to watch them Videos includes several advertisements Movies are DVD quality Our Review of Yidio Yidio is a website with several categories showing you where you can watch movies. One such category is designed specifically for free online movies. What sets Yidio apart from the rest is that it's really like a search engine for free movies; it helps you find all the free places to watch movies online. It's super easy to sort the films by rating like R, PG-13, and G, as well as by genre. Some examples of the genres include Animation, Classics, Musical, Special Interest, Family, Indie, Suspense, TV Movie, and Western. Some of the popular and newly added free movies we spotted last time we visited Yidio included Anna, Apocalypto, Salt, Twilight, Last Chance, Encounter, Break, Psych, and Five Bedrooms. Watch Movies at Yidio 04 of 12 YouTube 'She Gets What She Wants' Movie. What We Like Some free movies are hosted on official YouTube channels Movies are rated by viewers Viewers can leave comments below movies What We Don't Like It's hard to find every free movie Most free movies are not in HD It's common for movies to be taken down without notice Our Review of YouTube YouTube isn't just the place to go to watch videos of skateboarding dogs or the latest movie trailers. They also 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 & Shows 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 our last visit to YouTube, we were able to watch titles like Free Birds, Agent Cody Banks 2, Traitor, The First Time, The Confirmation, and Super Size Me. Use our list of the best free movies on YouTube for more options. Watch Movies on YouTube 05 of 12 Tubi 'Apocalypto' Movie. What We Like Has high quality, popular movies Lots of genres to find movies (like a "Not on Netflix" section) Subtitles can be enabled for most movies Has a section just for kids What We Don't Like Ads are shown throughout the movies Tubi 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, including regular ones for romance, drama, documentary, kids, comedy, and horror films, as well as unique genres like Home & Garden, Preschool, and Sword & Sorcery. Tubi's movies can also be viewed by the Featured, New Releases, Movie Night, Trending Now, Highly Rated on Rotten Tomatoes, and Not on Netflix sections. Some examples of movies you can watch at Tubi include Sahara, After the Sunset, Child Support, Takers, The Gambler, Charlotte's Web, Hostile, Parker, The Smurfs 2, Oculus, and Burnt. Tubi Kids is a section of this site perfect for streaming just kid-related films. It's available at the top of the normal Tubi site. Watch Movies at Tubi 06 of 12 Vudu 'Post Impact' Movie. What We Like Lots of high quality movies Most movies are popular and well known Films can be filtered and sorted in a number of ways You can also buy and rent movies What We Don't Like Not everything is free to watch All free movies display ads You must log in Vudu might not be your first pick when looking for free sites for streaming movies but there are in fact thousands of movies here that you can watch right now. All you have to do is put up with a few commercials. A few of this website's newest additions include Ella Enchanted, Don't Kill It, The New Guy, The Faculty, Alone We Fight, and Cymbeline. One great thing about Vudu's movies is that some of them are in 1080p, so you don't have to sacrifice quality just to watch some free movies. You can use the New page on Vudu's site to see which free movies were most recently included in their collection. There's also a genre section for some other ways to find films in categories like romance, comedy, crime & suspense, faith & inspirational, action, family & kids, etc. Once you settle on something to watch, you might be given the option to buy or rent it, but so long as you found it through the Free page, there will be a free button you can use to stream the movie without paying. Of course, you could also pay for movies at Vudu, too. You do need a user account in order to watch movies at Vudu, even the ones that don't cost, but registration is totally free. Watch Movies at Vudu 07 of 12 The Roku Channel 'The Sandlot' Movie. What We Like Provides high quality movies Includes newer movies Works on computers, mobile devices, and TVs Offers customizable captions No user account necessary What We Don't Like Includes ads Works in the US only (if streaming from a desktop browser) Works in the US and Canada only (if streaming from a Roku player or Roku TV) No mobile app (there is a mobile website) Free movies are also available from The Roku Channel. If you have a Roku TV or streaming player, you can add The Roku Channel to your device, but even if you don't have one, you can still stream all the movies free to your computer or mobile device. 20 Great Roku Channels That You Should Add in 2020 There are some ads in these movies but the trade off is really high quality videos and well-known movies. Here are a few examples of movies we've been able to watch on The Roku Channel: Little Giants, Dead Poets Society, Dangerous Minds, Wrath of the Titans, Firewall, and The Impossible. In addition to movies is live TV from channels like ABC News and PeopleTV, plus free TV shows. Watch Movies at Roku 08 of 12 IMDb TV 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Movie. What We Like Uncluttered video player. Free movies and TV shows. Browsing for movies is easy. Includes original videos. What We Don't Like User account is required. Several in-video ads; most are long. Our Review of IMDb IMDb is known for its comprehensive database of movie information and trailers, but it also has a selection of free movies and TV shows. You can browse them by recently added, most popular, IMDb Originals, top-rated movies, and genre. The video player lets you turn on subtitles, adjust the way the subtitles show up on the screen, change the video quality, go into full screen mode, and Some examples of the newer free selections include Shrek, Hell or High Water, Here Comes the Boom, Eat Pray Love, Seabiscuit, The Outpost, Parenthood, and Dead Like Me. Watch Movies at IMDb TV 09 of 12 Pluto TV 'No Escape' Movie. What We Like Has the same feel as a TV's channel guide You can view what will be on later in the day Lets you start the movie from an earlier time or watch it live Includes on-demand movies, too Includes TV shows, news, music, and more What We Don't Like Has only a dozen or so channels for just movies Live-streamed movies can't be watched again on demand Our Review of Pluto TV 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 watch movies and TV shows as they become available. You can watch live TV and movies from your web browser through the Pluto.tv/live-tv page or through the mobile or desktop app by downloading the appropriate software. Among several other devices, Pluto TV is available as an app for iOS and an Android app. Find comedy, drama, action, horror, and other movie types here, both on-demand and live. If you're streaming live TV, the movie channels include 7, 52, 54, 58, and more; others have more like live sports, music, and news. Some of the on-demand movies at Pluto TV include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, Trapped, Revenge, and Short Circuit. Not sure what to watch? See what's trending on Pluto TV. Watch Movies at Pluto TV 10 of 12 Peacock What We Like Has unique films. It's easy to see what's not free. Categorizes movies into fun sections. Includes captions. What We Don't Like Some titles aren't free. Few traditional genres to choose from. Must make a user account to watch even the free movies. From NBCUniversal is this service that has thousands of hours of movies and TV shows, some you won't find on any of these other sites. Movies are from studios like Universal, DreamWorks Animation, and Focus Features. These films are organized into categories such as The Bill Murray Collection, Hidden Gems, Written by Women, Cult Corner, and Dynamic Duos, among several others. This is a fun way to find movies through a new lens, but there's also an A-Z list of everything they offer. Some free movies we found here include Semi-Pro, American Psycho, He's Just Not That Into You, 2 Years of Love, The Giant Mechanical Man, and Christmas Crush. You can pay for Peacock if you want more features like access to additional titles and ad-free videos. The movies that cost have a purple feather in the corner of the thumbnail to make it easy to distinguish from the free ones. Watch Movies at Peacock 11 of 12 Internet Archive Movie Archive '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' Movie. What We Like Has a much wider variety of films than similar sites Most videos can be downloaded, too Movies can be sorted by view, title, date archived, and creator What We Don't Like Movies can be hard to find among all the other content on this website Films with nudity are not separated from the others Doesn't include modern blockbusters 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. You'll find videos in nearly every year imaginable, from 2020 back through the 1900s. Watch Movies at Internet Archive Movie Archive 12 of 12 Kanopy What We Like Includes thousands of free videos Adds new movies often No ads display within the movies What We Don't Like Must have a supported library card to watch the free movies Our Review of Kanopy Kanopy is different than these other free movie streaming websites because you need a library card at a supporting library before you can watch anything. However, there are zero commercials in the movies, and new films are added every month. Use the Kanopy signup page to search for your library, whether it's a public library or one attached to a school. Once you've been approved, you can start watching the movies they have on their website. Kanopy has thousands of movies, listed in full here. There's an entirely separate section for kids movies. Best Sites for Free Kids Movies A few of the more popular movies at Kanopy include What We Do In the Shadows, The Bookshop, Moonlight, Boy, Captain Fantastic, My Old Lady, Memento, and Hereditary. Watch Movies at Kanopy Other Ways to Get Free Movies Streaming movies from the sites above is just one method of getting free movies. You can also download movies for free so that they're yours to keep forever and use however you wish, even without an internet connection. 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. Sometimes you can even get free movie channels just by asking (yes, seriously). If you subscribe to a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu, which are not free, we have all the details on sharing your account with family and friends. Torrent sites are also a common place to find free movie downloads, but please remember that most movie torrents are provided illegally. You're much better off sticking to legal movie streaming sites like the ones listed above, but if you do venture elsewhere, be sure to learn how to spot an illegal movie site.