13 Best Free Movie Websites

Stream full-length movies online from these websites for free!

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, although ad-supported, are clean from viruses and completely legal to use.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Crackle

"...best place to watch free movies online because it offers hundreds of full-length films you can watch any time, including original programming. These are big-name movies with stars you know..."

Best for a Variety of Movies: Popcornflix

"...several hundred movies that include comedy, drama, horror, action, romance, family, documentary movies, 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

"...an on-demand movie streaming website where you can pick from a list of films, and a 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.

Most of these sites have a mobile app for watching their movies. This means you can take the films with you wherever you go.

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Crackle

crackle's newest free movies
What We Like
  • Big selection, including recent films.

  • Good video quality.

  • Saves progress, so you can resume later.

  • Really great mobile app.

What We Don't Like
  • Can't sort films by popularity.

  • Available only in the US and its territories.

Crackle tops our list for the best place to watch free movies online because it offers hundreds of full-length films you can watch any time, including original programming. 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.

A closed captioning toggle is available directly from the video player for all users, but if you sign up for an account (it's free), you can also enable parental controls.

Some of the site's most recently added films include Assassination of a High School President, The TV Set, Gray Matters, Even Money, First Snow, The Accidental Husband, At First Light, Blunt Force Trauma, Beers of Joy, and Band of Robbers.

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Popcornflix

Popcornflix documentaries
What We Like
  • Clean, smooth website layout.

  • Includes subtitles.

  • Has a one-page list of every movie available.

What We Don't Like
  • Can't sort by date or popularity.

  • Lacks fine-tuned fast forwarding and rewinding.

Popcornflix is another great place to watch free movies online. Their constant flow of new titles from Screen Media Ventures (which is owned by the same company that runs Crackle) means that they have lots of movies being added all the time.

This site has several hundred 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; simply choose any movie and enjoy. It supports resume playback, so you can watch these movies in pieces if you like.

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Yidio

She's All That free stream through Yidio
What We Like
  • Makes it easy to find free movies around the web.

  • Lots of unique filtering options.

  • Sort by popularity and date added.

  • Can be helpful for renting and buying, too.

What We Don't Like
  • Not all films are streamed directly from Yidio; you're taken elsewhere.

  • Movies are DVD quality.

  • Incorrectly labels some paid movies as free.

Yidio is a website with several categories showing you where you can watch movies online. One such category is designed specifically for free 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 the site they're hosted on as well as by genre, when they were released, MPAA rating, decade, IMDb rating, and more. Beyond the regular genres you'd expect, like action and drama, are interesting ones like Art House & International, Special Interest, Indie, Faith & Spirituality, Disaster, and Neo-noir.

The more popular streams here include Little Man, Pain and Gain, Mid90s, Miracles from Heaven, Down for Whatever, Superfly, Freedom Writers, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Beetlejuice.

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YouTube

Hope Springs Eternal free stream on YouTube
What We Like
  • Movies are rated by real viewers.

  • You can leave comments.

  • The official free movie list provides all the films on a single, easy-to-scroll-through page.

  • Most movies have subtitles.

What We Don't Like
  • Many aren't in HD.

  • Films are often taken down without notice.

  • Official free movies can't be sorted or filtered.

  • Hard to find all the unofficial free movies.

YouTube isn't just the place to go to watch videos of skateboarding dogs or the latest movie trailers. They also have dozens upon dozens of movies that you can watch for free.

The site is full of unofficial movies that are uploaded by regular users, but they're often of low quality, are hard to find, and are subject to copyright takedowns. Reddit is one helpful way to locate those.

However, YouTube has its own curated list of new and popular movies that are easily accessible from the Movies & Shows section. Beyond that list are profiles from real movie companies, like Popcornflix, that are also 100% free and legal to watch.

At our last visit, we were able to stream titles like Child's Play, Khumba, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Legally Blondes, Snow Queen, Shaolin, Hannibal, Major League, It's a Boy Girl Thing, and The Marine.

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Tubi

Tubi Kids free movies
What We Like
  • High quality, popular movies.

  • Lots of categories.

  • Subtitles can be enabled for most movies.

  • Has a section just for kids.

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't separate movies from shows.

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 are no cost to stream.

There are dozens of genres and collections to pick from, even fun and unique ones like Not on Netflix, Movie Night, Cult Classics, and Bollywood Dreams. We also particularly like the Leaving Soon and Trending Now sections.

The films listed as the site's most popular selections include Son of the Mask, Open Season 3, The Sitter, The Tunnel, 9/11, Notorious, Apocalypto, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Don't Blink.

Tubi Kids is a section of this site perfect for streaming just kid-related films. It's available from the top of the website, and has categories just for preschoolers and other kids, including Toon TV, LEGO, and Friendly Monsters films. There are also parental controls you can set through the normal website.

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Vudu

Miss Potter free stream on Vudu
What We Like
  • Lots of high quality movies.

  • Several useful ways to find just the free movies.

  • Most are popular and well known, and include subtitles.

  • Films can be filtered and sorted in a number of ways.

  • Also supports buying and renting movies.

What We Don't Like
  • Some movies here cost.

  • All free movies display ads.

  • You must log in (registration is free).

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.

All of the thousands of free movies are listed here, and you can filter them by genre and sort them by most watched or release date. The genres are pretty basic, so your options include action, comedy, crime, romance, and a few others.

Something unique to call out about this movie site is that not only can you browse the new releases, but you can do so on a single page for every genre. The New to Free page lists each genre to make poking through the newly added films really easy.

Other fun areas of the site you don't want to miss include the most watched free movies and films with big time movie stars. There are a few hundred videos in each section. Some of the more popular films you can watch here include The Babysitters, Teach of the Year, The Hungover Games, and Hope Lost.

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.

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 one of the free pages, there will be a button you can use to stream the movie without paying. Of course, you could also pay for movies here, too.

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The Roku Channel

the hunger games catching fire free stream on Roku
What We Like
  • Provides high quality movies.

  • Includes newer films.

  • Works on computers, mobile devices, and TVs.

  • Offers customizable captions.

  • No user account necessary.

  • Several ways to search for something to watch.

What We Don't Like
  • Might not work in most countries.

  • Can't filter or sort any genre list.

  • Doesn't separate movies from shows in category lists.

Free movies, TV shows, and live TV is 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.

There are some ads in these movies, but the trade-off is really high-quality videos and well-known movies. There's a countdown for titles about to be removed, so you can plan accordingly.

While there are typical genre lists you can browse through, none of them let you sort by popularity or filter by rating or year. However, you can search for actors and directors to find movies they're associated with, plus browse trending videos and titles that were added this month.

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Plex

Seabiscuit free stream on Plex
What We Like
  • Most if not all movies have subtitles.

  • Doesn't require a user account.

  • Several ways to browse the films.

  • Create a queue for easy passive watching.

What We Don't Like
  • Standard, uninteresting genres.

  • Lists shows alongside the movies.

Plex is an interesting service because it's actually a much bigger package than it might seem at first. In addition to free full-length movies, it also has TV shows, podcasts, live TV, and associated software that serves as an at-home media server.

Currently, there are over 20,000 free movies and shows here. They're sectioned off in traditional genres like action and crime, but you can also browse by actor or channel, like BBC, Crackle, Popsy, Lionsgate, and Maverick Black Cinema. Plex as their own unique categories, too, including Action Sheroes, School Daze, Cheap Thrills, Just Joking, and Best of the West.

On a movie's watch page are similar titles and additional details that help build a total picture of the film, like the full cast list, reviews, and trailers.

Here are a few of the most popular free movies you can watch on Plex: Noah, Lucky Number Slevin, Django Unchained, Wind River, Blood and Bone, Bent, The Core, and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

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IMDb TV

The Wolf of Wall Street free stream on imdb tv
'The Wolf of Wall Street' Movie.
What We Like
  • Uncluttered video player.

  • Free movies and TV shows.

  • Browsing for movies is easy.

  • Includes original videos.

  • Lots of extra related information.

What We Don't Like
  • User account required.

  • Most in-video ads are long.

  • Relatively small collection.

  • Unhelpful search tool.

  • For US users only.

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 by recently added, most popular, IMDb Originals, movies of the week, and genres like Hidden Gems.

The video player lets you turn on subtitles, adjust the way the captions show up on the screen, change the video quality, and go into full screen mode. You can stream from a variety of devices.

Some examples of the most popular free movies here include How to Train Your Dragon, Only the Brave, Rise of the Guardians, The Hunger Games, Long Shot, Shrek Forever After, The Wolf of Wall Street, and 500 Days of Summer.

IMDb is owned by Amazon, so another way to access this content is through Amazon's Prime Video. Through that link is a much better user interface with helpful filtering options, but movie pages aren't as comprehensive as what's available on IMDb.

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Pluto TV

Pluto TV most popular free movies
What We Like
  • Has the same feel as a TV's channel guide.

  • See what will be on later in the day.

  • Lets you start the movie from an earlier time or watch it live.

  • Includes thousands of on-demand movies.

  • Streams 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.

Pluto TV works in two ways, as both an on-demand movie streaming website where you can pick from a list of films, and a live TV service that lets you watch movies and TV shows as they become available. No user account is necessary, and you can even still build a watch list without ever entering your email or name.

You can watch live TV and movies from your web browser or the mobile or desktop app by downloading the appropriate software. Among several other devices, it's available as an app for iOS and Android.

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 54, 57, 60, 70, 100, and more; others have more like live sports, music, and news. There's a full picture here of all the channels options.

If you're tired of the traditional genres most movie sites let you pick from, you'll be pleased with Pluto TV's. Science Docs, PGA Tour, World Cinema, Sports Movies, LGBTQ Cinema, Comfort Movies, and '90s Throwback are a few examples of the creative categories offered here.

All of this site's on-demand movies are listed here, and include titles like L.A. Confidential, Fargo, The Founder, Transformers, Copycat, Silver Linings Playbook, The Silence of the Lambs, Vantage Point, and The Big Short.

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Redbox

Yoga Is free stream on Redbox
What We Like
  • Free alternative to the usual pay-to-watch path the service is known for.

  • Read comments from other users.

  • The films don't start off with a long ad like most movie sites.

What We Don't Like
  • Can't sort or filter genre lists.

  • Several in-video ads (though you can often skip over them).

If you don't like searching for free Redbox codes just to watch movies for free, consider using their free on-demand collection. You don't even need to make a user account to stream free movies from Redbox; just browse and click to instantly start watching.

Our favorite areas of the site include Hot & Trending, New To Free, and Leaving Free Soon. These are super helpful for seeing what other people are watching and which movies you might consider streaming before they get removed.

Beyond those categories are the usual ones where you can find classics, romance movies, family films, and others. A couple that you don't usually see on free movie sites are Faith and Stand-Up. You can also find movies that have a particular actor in it—just be sure to choose the free filter on the results page.

Some of Redbox's most popular free on-demand movies include Derailed, Criminal, Mud, Texas Killing Fields, Dream House Nightmare, Mr. Church, Find Me Guilty, Touchback, Demoted, and Henry's Crime.

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Peacock

peacock's free featured films
What We Like
  • Unique films.

  • It's easy to see what's not free.

  • Categorizes films into fun sections.

  • Includes captions.

  • Also has news and live TV.

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 that are originals that you won't find on any of these other sites. Films are from studios like Universal, DreamWorks Animation, and Focus Features.

We've seen films organized in categories such as Comic Relief, Based on a True Story, Big Screen Heroes, Serious Cinema, Fright Night, Dynamic Duos, and Totally '80s. This is a fun way to find movies through a new lens, but there's also an A-Z list of everything they offer, plus collections organized by actor.

Some recently added and popular free movies we've found here include It's Complicated, Harry Potter, Field of Dreams, The House, The Goonies, Fool's Gold, John Wick 1/2/3, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Bridesmaids, and The Wrong Roommate.

If you're still not sure where to start looking for your next free stream, try Peacock's Featured Films list.

You can pay 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.

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Kanopy

kanopy's popular world cinema movies
What We Like
  • Includes thousands of free videos.

  • Adds new movies often.

  • No ads display within the movies.

  • Loads of genres to pick from.

What We Don't Like
  • Must have a supported library card.

Kanopy is different from these other free movie streaming websites because you need a valid library card before you can watch anything. However, there are zero commercials in the movies, and new films are added every month.

Use the 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. Some of the categories you can look through include Early Film, Women & Society, Comedy, Design, Applied Science, War & Action, Medicine, Romance, Independent Cinema, Short Film, and Journalism.

There's an entirely separate section for kids movies. You can also set up parental controls to force only age-appropriate content.

A few of the more popular movies here include The Big Short, The Mask You Live In, The Man Who Invented Christmas, The Bookshop, What We Do In The Shadows, Boy, and Memento.

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