1. Tubi

A free movie on the Tubi home page

What We Like

  • High quality, popular movies.
  • Lots of categories.
  • Subtitles can be enabled for most movies.
  • Has a section just for kids.
  • You don’t need to log in to start watching.

What We Don’t Like

  • Genre categories don’t separate movies from shows.

You don’t want to miss the thousands of free movies and TV shows you can stream right now at Tubi.

I like to visit the Leaving Soon page to catch freebies before they start to cost somewhere else, but my favorite part of this website for inspiration is Trending Now — I often have no clue what I’m in the mood for, so to see what everyone else is watching right now is awesome.

For example, a few of the more popular titles people have been streaming over the last month include A Haunted House, Constantine, St. Vincent, Phoenix, and Tyler Perry’s Acrimony.

2. YouTube

A list of free movies on YouTube with ads

What We Like

  • Movies are rated by real viewers.
  • You can leave comments.
  • Single, easy-to-scroll-through list.
  • Most movies have subtitles.
  • No ads for Premium subscribers.

What We Don’t Like

  • Many aren’t in HD.
  • Relatively few genres.
  • No easy search tool for just the free movies.

I was shocked the first time I found out YouTube has free movies. And not just poorly filmed videos without subtitles that were uploaded by someone random. I’m talking full-length, totally legal movies, uploaded and managed by YouTube themselves.

This last month, I was able to watch Donnie Darko and Status Update; both movies included captions and were available in 1080p. Here are some other examples of free films I saw listed on YouTube: Envy, Danger Close, Real Steel, Puppy Love, Montauk Chronicles, and Joy Ride.

3. Vudu

Vudu's free kids movies sorted by release date

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.
  • You must log in (it’s free).

There are thousands of movies on Vudu that you can watch right now. All you have to do is put up with a few commercials.

It’s a great movie site whether you do or don’t have an idea about what you want to watch. Films can be filtered by genre, and you can browse by most-watched or release date. All the basic genres are available: action, comedy, crime, romance, and a few others.

While it’s true that the genres aren’t interesting, Vudu makes up for it with their curated lists. Check these out: Most Watched MoviesCritically AcclaimedHidden Gems, and Big Time Movie Stars. There are a few hundred videos in each section.

4. Freevee

free movies and TV at Amazon Freevee

What We Like

  • Great collection of newer free films and shows.
  • Browsing for movies is easy.
  • Includes original videos.
  • Locate movies with subtitles in your language.
  • Uncluttered video player.

What We Don’t Like

  • User account required.
  • Most in-video ads are long.
  • Unhelpful search tool.
  • For US users only.

Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) is Amazon’s collection of free movies. I use this a lot from my TV, but it’s just as easily accessible from their website or mobile app. Everything I watch here is easy to find and seems to be high-quality.

Something I like about this site is how the genres and movie collections are organized. For example, if I’m looking through the most popular movies or recently added list, I can filter by genre and/or subtitle language to make sure I find a movie that’s a good fit for me.

5. Pluto TV

A free movie playing on Pluto TV

What We Like

  • Has the same feel as a TV’s channel guide.
  • Includes thousands of on-demand movies.
  • Streams TV shows, news, music, and more.
  • No user account necessary.

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.
  • There’s always a video playing; you can mute, but not stop it.

Pluto TV is the closest thing I’ve found to free cable TV. It’s owned by Paramount and fully supported by ads, so there’s no worry that you might accidentally buy something.

My biggest joy about using this service is that I can just turn it on and let it play. There are hundreds of live channels, so some of them feature news, reality TV, or game shows, but there are also some with full-length movies.

Not everything is live, though, which is good. If I’m in the mood for something specific, I can look through thousands of movies and TV shows that are available on demand.

6. Popcornflix

Popcornflix free sports movies

What We Like

  • Includes subtitles.
  • Has a one-page list of every movie available.
  • ‘Continue watching’ section.

What We Don’t Like

  • Can’t sort by date or popularity.
  • Strange site navigation.

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

Right off the bat, I appreciate that I don’t need an account to use it. I also like that resume playback is supported so I can pause and watch the rest of the movie later.

However, there are a few things I don’t like. While the website is definitely very modern looking, it’s not super user-friendly. Along that same line, I would love to have sorting options within each genre list because it’s way more fun to see which documentaries, for examples, were added recently so I’m not scrolling over all the same movies I always see.

7. Yidio

Free history and music movies listed on 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

  • Films are streamed through other sites.
  • Movies are DVD quality.
  • Incorrectly labels some paid movies as free.
  • Shows the wrong synopsis and photo for some films.

I’m so happy I stumbled on Yidio years ago! It’s like a search engine for all these other movie sites. It shows where on the internet a movie is available for free. It’s incredibly handy.

A search box would be enough, but Yidio goes above and beyond with lots of other sorting and filtering options. These include MPAA rating, decade, genre, IMDb score, and others. Just fill out any of that information to get a list you can comb through, with links to free movie sites.

The Roku Channel

Roku Channel free movies

What We Like

  • Provides high quality movies.
  • Includes newer films.
  • Works on computers, mobile devices, and TVs.
  • Offers customizable captions.
  • No user account needed.

What We Don’t Like

  • Can’t filter or sort any genre list.
  • Doesn’t separate movies from shows in category lists.
  • Lists paid videos next to free ones.

You might already know about Roku’s free movies if you have a Roku TV or streaming player. But even if you don’t, you can still watch all the same free movies, TV shows, and live TV from a computer, phone, tablet.

There are some ads in these movies, but the trade-off is really high-quality videos and well-known movies.

On the home page are handy categories I have yet to find on another free movie site. They change often, but some that I’ve seen include Winter Streams, Not On Netflix, Historical Dramas, Critically Acclaimed, and Extending the Holiday Cheer.

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.
  • Unique movies.

What We Don’t Like

  • Must have a supported library card or school account.

The Kanopy movie streaming site is different from these other choices because you need a valid library card or university login 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. You can start watching movies after you’ve been approved.

Plex

Free holiday movies 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

  • Mostly uninteresting genres.
  • Lists shows alongside the movies.
  • Huge lists of videos that can’t be sorted.

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

Currently, there are tens of thousands of 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. Plex has its own unique collections, too, including Take Me to Your Leader, Reel Mockbusters, Til Death Do Us PartCheap Thrills, and Based on a True Story.

Filmzie

filmzie's free comedy movies

What We Like

  • You don’t need a user account.
  • Also has TV shows.
  • Save movies to a ‘Watch Later’ list.
  • Includes movie trailers.
  • The ads help fund the project and filmmakers.

What We Don’t Like

  • Can’t sort or filter any genre list.
  • Really distracting ads.
  • No age verification for NC-17 films.

Filmzie is built for streaming movies from independent filmmakers and both small and large studios. The site and app are well-designed, and there are plenty of great titles to stream.

There are some unique collections that are rare to find on a movie site, like Festive Films, Asia’s Top Cinema, Cuddle-Up ComediesIndependent Cinema, and Directed By Women.

Crackle

Free anime movies on Crackle

What We Like

  • Big selection, including recent films.
  • Good video quality.
  • Really great mobile app.

What We Don’t Like

  • Can’t sort films by popularity.
  • Available only in the US and its territories.

Crackle is a no-brainer for this list. I always come back to it to watch free movies online because of its list of hundreds of full-length films and original programming. These are big-name movies with stars I’m sure you know.

Although you have to sit through commercials, I find them to be relatively short, with only a few breaks during a movie.

Redbox

redbox free on demand titles

What We Like

  • You don’t need a user account.
  • Supports ‘resume watching.’
  • Clearly shows which titles are leaving soon.

What We Don’t Like

  • Genre lists can’t be sorted.
  • Few unique genres.

Redbox is known for its DVD rental kiosks, but they also have free movie streams available through their website and mobile app. No matter where you use it, the user interface is quite bland, and you can’t sort any of the lists. Still, I’ll end up here from time to time if I can’t find something good through these other services.

CONtv

CONtv's free online movies

What We Like

  • Stream some movies without an account.
  • Add films to a personal watchlist.
  • Several genres to pick from.
  • Uncluttered website design.
  • Recommends movies based on watch history.

What We Don’t Like

  • Lots of movies require a paid membership.
  • Can’t easily search through all the free titles.
  • Sluggish, sometimes unresponsive UI.
  • Basic search tool with zero filters.
  • Requires a user account.

CONtv calls itself the “digital destination for Comic Con fans.” It partners with Cinedigm and Wizard World to offer cult classics, anime, horror, martial arts, and sci-fi movies and TV shows.

The website is pretty basic in that there aren’t sorting or filtering options, but I do like that it supports browsing by actor or director, as well as really specific keywords, such as hypnotic or arcade.