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Best Websites and Apps to Watch Movies for Free

Updated on May 21, 2017

For movie buffs, buying movies can get expensive. Even if you have multiple channels on your TV they may not always play what you want. Luckily you can find lots of full length movies online for free. You can also download apps that have hundreds or thousands of free movies. This is a list of websites or apps that are perfect for frugal and budget conscious movie lovers.

There are lots of great websites and apps for free movies
There are lots of great websites and apps for free movies

YouTube

There are lots of movies available for free on YouTube. However many are illegally posted and the quality isn't always very good. Uploaders often use audio pitching, mirror imaging, and other techniques to avoid getting caught by YouTube's Content ID system, which can detect illegal content as soon as it's posted. If you have YouTube Red, you can download movies for offline viewing.

Crackle, which offers free movies and TV shows, is a partnership with Sony
Crackle, which offers free movies and TV shows, is a partnership with Sony

Crackle

Crackle is available on Android devices, Apple devices, Roku, XBox One, PS4, and Apple TV. According to their website they have all your "favorite movies, hit TV series and can't-miss originals " Thanks to their partnership with Sony Pictures, you'll find many big name movie and TV stars on Crackle. As I write this, some available movies are Charlie's Angels, Heist, Full Metal Jacket, Look Who's Talking, and The Karate Kid. It is ad supported, so be prepared to sit through commercials. You can watch movies and TV shows on the website or using the Crackle app.

"This Week on Crackle" is available on the Crackle YouTube channel

Due to its partnerships with Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount and Starz, Tubi TV offers many popular movies and TV shows
Due to its partnerships with Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount and Starz, Tubi TV offers many popular movies and TV shows

Tubi TV

Tubi TV offers free movies and TV shows in full HD. While they have commercials they say there are fewer than you would see on cable TV. They add new shows and movies every week. Genres include action, anime, Korean dramas, horror, comedy and documentaries. Some available movies are Gladiator, K19 the Widowmaker, Legally Blonde 2, What Lies Beneath, Crash, Pink Panther, The Terminator, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and episodes of Naruto. Like with Crackle, you will find movies by big name actors on Tubi TV. They have partnerships with Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount and Starz. An account is required.

An Overview of Tubi TV

Free Full Movie Tube

Free Full Movie Tube is an ad supported app. It doesn't require an account. As I write this, some available movies are After Earth, Captain America, Moana, Ghost in the Shell (Anime version), Rio 2, The Incredibles 2, Kung Fu Panda 3, and Fifty Shades of Grey.

Popcornflix is provided by independent film distributor Screen Media Ventures
Popcornflix is provided by independent film distributor Screen Media Ventures

Popcornflix

The Popcornflix app is available for Apple and Android devices. Movies can also be watched directly on the website. No account is required. The site has over 1000 movies covering multiple genres like drama, comedy, action, horror, family, foreign, and documentaries. The movies are from Screen Media Ventures, a global independent motion picture distribution company. The app is ad supported, so expect to see ads playing throughout the movies. They also have other apps with free content: Popcornflix Kids, Popcornflix Comedy, and FrightPix.

MovieZoot

MovieZoot provides free access to many classic movies from actors and actresses like Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Steve McQueen, Judy Garland, Gary Cooper, and Jack Nicholson. Genres are Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Martial Arts, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi and Westerns. You can watch the movies at moviezoot.com. An account is not required.

Snagfilms

Snagfilms has over 5,000 independent movies, TV shows and documentaries. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Roku, and xBox 360. Snagfilms is ad supported. You can watch movies directly on the Snagfilms website or using their app.

Classic Cinema Online

As the name suggests Classic Cinema Online is devoted to oldies, including silent movies. You can watch the movies at classiccinemaonline.com. They also have sister sites: classictelevisiononline.com and creepyclassicsonline.net (classic horror and sci-fi).

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