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18 Best Websites to Watch Free Movies Online



Online streaming is one of the best ways to enjoy watching movies and other content like songs and dramas. If you are among those who prefer staying home, making popcorn and watching movies online then this article is meant for you. Reason being, you save up money and also doesn’t have to step out of the home. Therefore, with that note, it is understood that the need for online websites is crucial for people like us. However, the basic requirements to enjoy the most starts with the internet connection. Without that, it is totally impossible to get to watch movies with streaming.

Since the net is filled with websites that offer online streaming, some of them are too bogus to even open. On the other hand, sites with excellent layout and functionality are also present on the internet. Likewise, some sites facilitate with downloading option and others don’t. Content is mostly legal but at times sites contain illegal material too. In such cases, you have to be sure what you are watching is legit. In short, there are all types of choices to choose from. But, there is one question that may put you off and make you frustrated. The question is, “How to know if a website is legit and with excellent functionality?

To answer the question, you have to spend hours in search of the right websites. Here, in this article we have listed 18 websites that are considered best for online streaming, downloading, and beyond.

List of best 18 sites to Watch Free Movies Online in 2019

Enlisted are 18 websites that help in watching online free of cost movies. Let’s check them out separately to get aware of the features that they display.

  1. Tubi

Tubi is one of those websites which offer completely free of cost online streaming of movies as well as TV shows. However, all the content there is not free and you have to pay for watching dramas, movies, and shows of your choice. If you are a person who is looking for free-content, then yes, it is somewhere you could try the luck. Reason being, it has most of the content free of cost. Tubi also provides different genres which include romance, documentary, horror, kids, drama, comedy. A feature that makes is special is that it lets the user watch a unique genre too. Do you want to know what is included in this special list though? Well, it has Women First, Wild Things, Best of British, Grindhouse, and After Hours. Other ways to view movies and TV shows on Tubi contains categories like “Indie Films”, “Features”, “Movie Night”, “New Releases”, “Trending”, “Not on Netflix” and “Highly Rated” (based on Rotten Tomatoes).

  1. Sony Crackle

The next in line with us is Sony Crackle. It is a website that is on the top 18 list because Sony Pictures owns this site. It also has thousands of complete movies that could be watched online freely without any subscription charges. Movies that are added in this site are with excellent and most popular casts. Since the movies are in high quality, they don’t lag in terms of speed. However, your internet connectivity means a lot too. Sony Crackle is a responsive website which means it fixes whatever screen you are watching it on. Moreover, when it comes to advertisements, there are a few here and there. As these commercials are not more than five to ten seconds, it is bearable to enjoy a movie in almost the very same flow (as of without commercials). On Sony Crackle, you can watch anything anywhere you like. Some examples include Crossroads, Hancock, Battle Los Angeles, Fight Club, and Aloha.

  1. Top Documentary Films

We know that many of us are more into documentaries as compared to movies and television shows. Question is, what do they really like? Well, honestly speaking, the largest audience which doesn’t like to watch movies or TV shows are into documentaries. So, here we have an option for them to opt for – Top Documentary Films. In this website, user can easily find documentaries through advance search bar for free. Categorization on the website makes it look clean and systematic with more room to navigate documentaries without any problem. Well, documentary films have genres that have science, technology, politics, society, mystery, conspiracy, nature, environment, future by design, history, etc. One thing that you may not like though there are specific documentaries which aren’t free. It means that you have to pay to watch those documentaries. However, free documentaries that you can watch are many. Out of them, some are “Nothing to Hide”, “The Internet Must Go”, “Colliding Continents”, “Secrets of Body Language”, and much more.

  1. Retrovision

If you want to watch an online movie that too without any hidden charges, then you have another option – Retrovision. This is a site for you because here you can get to watch anything related to comedy, science fiction, adventure, drama, war, western, noir movies, and crime. Interestingly, unlike other websites, Retrovision has one hundred percent content free. It means each and every movie is free of cost and ready to be streamed. For the best navigation and excellent response on different devices, the website is free from issues. In addition, features that make this website stand out among rest is that it relies on the alphabetical order. Retrovision is also known for the collection of classic TV shows. Some of the them which are most liked include Beverly Hillbillies, Gang Busters, Bonanza, and Dick Van Dyke.

  1. Big Five Glories

Big Five Glories is meant for all those people who are classic enthusiasts. Indeed, it is a website that has a huge database for classical movies.  Reason being, other websites with the classical category don’t really have that big of a collection. So, the question here arises, what makes Big Five Glories best? Firstly, it is due to the fact that all movies are stored in the public domain where anyone can use it free of cost. Secondly, there are movies from the ’70s as well as the 2000s. Lastly, content in the shape of movies is found in both, with and without colors. When it comes to navigation and finding particular movie or movies, you could easily do the needful by going through genres, colored movies, black and white movies, year of release, and silent movies. Following are some of the examples of the types of movies which are added in this website: The Birth of a Nation, The Scar, Grandma’s Boy. Reefer Madness, and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.

  1. SnagFilms

SnagFilms is not too new or old, but this is a website where many have started using it recently. What makes it an interesting website though? Well, here are some features that make it one of the best online websites for streaming purposes. First of all, it is loaded with excellent content, the content is covered in more than ten thousand movies. Secondly, the navigation system is such that helps in finding one of your kind within seconds. It means that the categorization is done thoroughly in the form of genres and titles. Lastly, it is user-friendly with a collection of movies which include paid and free films. Some of the paid ones are “Explore the World”, “Celebrate Pride”, “History Lessons”, and “Refugee & Immigrant Stories”. However, the free ones are “The Iran Job”, “Animal Farm”, “Boy Wonder”, and more.

  1. PopCornFlix

PopCornFlix is a website for online movie streaming for free. One of the main features that make this website the best is about updating new movies on a regular pattern. That’s the reason why whenever you visit the site, you get to watch some new content. Niches or genres which are added in the website include horror, romance, web, action, drama, school originals, documentaries, foreign films, comedy, and family. Yet another best feature is that it is free of cost website which doesn’t have any hidden charges. Some movies that are added at PopCornFlix are The Mexican, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Rango, Party Girl, and Dinner for Schmucks.

  1. Public Domain Torrents

Since all the content which is mostly comprised of movies is on the public domain. It clearly means that the content is not plagiarized and/or shared illegally. Instead, it is a completely legal site to browse through. Unique features of the site include the prevalence of downloading movies, watching it free online by streaming, watching movies in different formats (suitable to various devices). Interested in knowing what kind of movies it contains? Well, it has some best movies which include Reefer Madness and Night of the Living Dead, Gulliver’s Travels, and Attack the Battle for New Britain.

  1. Yidio

Yidio has many categories which could be navigated without any trouble. Those niches or genres are particularly for online movie streaming which is totally free of cost. If you want to know the method through the help of which you could find the favorite movie, then here is the classification of movies: G, PG13, and R. Other than that, movies are able to be found across genres. Those include classics, family, musical, suspense, western, indie, animation, special interest, and a TV movie. Examples of movies that are easily found in this website are: The Haunted Casino, Into the Sun, Rhapsody, Hidden Moon, Girl, and Ordinary Days.

  1. Classic Cinema Online

Here, at Classic Cinema Online you only get to watch some of the free content. Otherwise, most of it is for premium users (as in for those who buy the services). However, silent movies are added to the website which fascinates the users. Online free streaming of movies has actors like Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball, Rock Hudson, John Wayne, and Richard Burton.

  1. Kanopy

Next with us is Kanopy in line which is another best online streaming platform to watch movies without wasting money. However, it is a slightly different website. How? Well, Kanopy is a site where you have to have a library card in order to access the website. A unique feature that is present in this site include, no display of commercials, movies are updated frequently, has a huge database, and has tons of genres which are mostly liked by the users. Genres are the means of locating your favorite movie and also browse through it for the next watch. Those categories are however comprised of following: drama, romance, comedy, war, classic, fantasy, science fiction, documentaries, communication and media films, business related movies, independent movies, movies for kids, and more. As to know the examples, we have movies like Tell it to the Bees, Her Smell, My Old Lady, and Prospect.

  1. Internet Archive Movie Archive

Internet Archive Movie Archive is a website for public domain movies. Here, on this website, the user can do both, download or/and stream the movies for free. A feature that actually makes it stand out among the rest is about the database – you get movies from almost all years (from the 1900s to the latest 2019). Once you visit the blog on this website, you’ll find latest, oldest, free, downloadable, stream-able, most popular, and critically-acclaimed content. Website of Internet Archive Movie Archive is also synced to social media (Facebook and Twitter). All the information is mentioned here on these social media platforms as well as a blog on the site.

  1. YouTube

YouTube used to have videos of animals and all, but now they have started featuring movies for free. Here, you are allowed to streamed new, popular, trending, old, classic, and other types of movies. However, to access movies the user has to go to the “Movies” section on YouTube. Genres are one of the many ways to find the movie of your choice. Again, let me repeat, movies here are free and you don’t have to pay for that. Examples of some movies added in YouTube are Sea Level, Snow Queen, Super-Size Me, and The Great Bear.

  1. Movie Found Online

Movie Found Online is basically the domain name of the website. It has movies on the public domain. All the content is collected from different organizes on the internet. That’s the reason why you are able to find whatever you want to watch – genres, recently added, old, year of release, new, trending, and other types. Movie Found Online (read as are free of cost and on the homepage. Movie type that you can watch here include Man Eater and Starve.

  1. Pluto TV

Pluto TV has two ways to operate. Firstly, it is a live operation on TV and secondly, online streaming (mostly on demand). Furthermore, the site is accessible through applications on iOS and Android; and is functioned on several devices including smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Genres are added systematically for the best navigation. However, those categories are based on horror, comedy, fiction, drama, and so on. For streaming movies, you have to click on to Channel 51 because other channels have a content based on news, sports, entertainment, infotainment, music, etc. Movies that were uploaded on demand include Down to Earth, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Fifty Shades of Black, and The Peacemaker.

  1. Vudu

Our next name in the list of best 18 free online streaming websites for movies is Vudu. It is the best one for many because they have seen what it holds. So, the first thing that will make you visit it again is about the content that contains, there are almost next to zero commercials, and the picture resolution is above average. Movies that are added in the site are like Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Fool’s Gold, Seven Pounds, Blade, and The Big Short. Some movies can be watched at the lowest 1080p. In order to check out what is new in the site, you have to click on the “New Page”. However, to find movie according to the genre, you can click on the “Genre” where following genres are added: suspense, romance, crime, action, comedy, inspiration and faith, kids, and more. One thing that you might not approve of is the procedure. After the selection of the movie, you are supposed to decide – to rent or to buy (not applicable to the movies on Free Page). Last but not least, for access the user has to make a free of cost account.

  1. Roku Channel

Roku Channel is another website where you can find online movies for free. Roku Channel is such that could be added to the device like Roku TV, Roku Channel device, or streaming player. In case you don’t have a special Roku device, still, it is manageable to watch movies on a laptop or computer. The question however is, what are some of the features that make it among the list of best 18 websites for watching free movies online via streaming? Well, the answer is simple: movies are of high-end and premium quality, commercials aren’t too many, and almost all famous movies are added. Some examples of movies which are added in this site are Dinotasia, Triangle, Dodgeball, and Godzilla. In addition to all these features, Roku Channel also has other channels. People TV, ABC News, and TV shows are some of the examples of channels in the Roku Channel.

  1. Free Movies Cinema

Free Movies Cinema comprises of many features which set it apart from other websites (with online movie streaming facility). Since it is known for both, private domain movies and public domain movies, there are many genres that fit in the website. Those categories include horror, documentary, comedy, adventure, action, animation, short films, drama, and fantasy. Playlists are also part of the website that is found by navigating through similar movies. Those include war movies, western movies, and zombie films. Examples of movies available on Free Movies Cinema are Jameson, Room 8, Ink, Scratch, and Lili.