Top Places to Download or Stream Movies For Free

It is a big temptation to download free movies or at least see some films once without paying a fee. The internet offers a huge number of sites that are free streaming movies daily, making the top of user’s respect list. RankTopTen has created a chart which includes free movie streaming sites and allows you to pick your favorite. Make a vote and leave a comment. Include your personal opinion on how to watch movies for free and let the community see it and make their decision taking your thoughts into account. Let's choose the best services that stream movies online free of charge!

Classic Cinema Online

I appreciate this list. There were a few sites I hadn’t heard of. But for the record, Crackle has more than a few ads. There are so many, it’s unwatchable, as far as I’m coconcerned. Looking forward to checking out the classic cinema site, though.

Agreed. I checked out Crackle when I got my first Apple TV a couple of years ago, got through half a movie, and gave up on it. Way, way too many ads. I’ve gone back and tried it a couple of times since then, once a year, give or take, to see if it ever got better, but it hasn’t. I don’t mind ads when I know that’s what I’m signing up for - it’s a valid business model - but Crackle takes it too far.

Agreed. And its like the same flippin adds over and over and over that really irritated me last time I tried it. A bit of variety in the ads shown would help make it a bit more bearable but no...



Top pick for people who look for websites like YouTube, Vimeo offers unlimited possibilities, when it comes to high-quality content. The first hosting to introduce HD videos, it remains on top of the list of services to spend time watching videos. Symbiotic creation of words “video” and “me” gave the name for the project.

Features wise, Vimeo is a top service with countless possibilities for the creators of any range and ambitions. Top-notch technologies, including 4K, are fully supported and there is an ongoing work on adapting the service to technical advancements and new ideas on how to do a better job as a video hosting service. Vimeo will not offer you a superb experience free of charge, though a basic free subscription is still an option. There is a standard limit of 500 MB of storage space per week and would not be suitable for someone who makes videos for a living. Vimeo offers Plus, Pro and Business plans, each with unique benefits and pricing. On the first glance, one might think that it is a strict policy that prevents people from starting a channel, but the costs received from subscriptions allow the service to completely avoid ads of any origin and purpose.

Vimeo team has withdrawn the ban on video game content, increasing the popularity of the service and opening new horizons for talented creators. It is also possible to take services of free Vimeo Video School, which is a nice addition to the whole package. How much time do you spend on Vimeo? Would you prefer it over YouTube when it comes to the quality of the platform, content, and possibilities? Tell us in the comments below!

Vimeo is wonderful for short films (I rely on staff picks). That’s where I discovered the fabulous High Maintenance.


My wife and I are both librarians and we have lost library books. Yes, I know - shocking! And no, we do not get professional privilege. We pay for our sins too. But librarians are reasonable folks. 99.9% of the librarians I’ve ever met would be horrified knowing you were not using the library because of the loss of E.B. Most all libraries have a “forgiveness day.” Ask them when the next one is. Or tell them you’ll volunteer at a couple of story hours for the kids. They’ll work something out. 95% of the librarians would enjoy your “fear” story so much that they would accept your confession as reimbursement. Remember, librarians are the good guys.

My local library has video games and movies for free. There’s also digital book rentals and in with the journal databases is every repair manual for every car. I have printed the pages to pdfs and assembled them when the manual has been hard to find. Gotta support our libraries before that vital resource is gone. Crunchyroll is also free. Epix is free for many people who have cable companies as their ISP. (Charter is one) Showtime has a free one or two week special you may want to use to binge on. Sling has a free trial period and you can score a Roku 3 half off if you pay for 3 months. If you’re a charter customer you can get a free roku 3 of you sign up for their online spectrum tv which is like Sling but you get to sign in to all the network apps. You can cancel service anytime without penalty and keep the Roku 3. The service is $5 cheaper than Sling when you get HBO ($30) that includes your local channels and a similar package to Sling’s. Showtime is available instead of HBO with the Charter package. The $30 includes taxes which are $10 for the local stations in your area and HBO or Showtime. On Sling is $35. Sling gets you HBO Now access and Charter gets you HBO Go. With that free Roku you can get a bunch of free custom channels with content. Heads up for any Charter customers, if you already pay for Internet service and add Spectrum TV you will be $10-20 shy of a Internet/Cable/phone bundle with dvr. There’s more content and value with just upgrading to the bundle. I’m probably going to do that soon and cancel Netflix and Hulu or Sirius or something. With a bundle I can watch much of the content available on either Netflix or Hulu (minus custom programming) with the original network’s on demand content. With the streaming providers boosting prices and cable companies lowering prices it’s becoming more of a question of how you want your content delivered than one of savings. If you pay for Internet access fast enough to use multiple HD streams, then add up all your subscriptions you won’t have such a low figure. 6 Spotify Premium Accounts for 14.99 + tax with the family plan. I just got this for my wife and kids. If you have 5 friends you can all pay $2.50 a month. That isn’t an introductory price. You can use established accounts and they aren’t linked or administered by the paying account. That’s cheaper than the Sprint $3 deal I had years ago. No coupon code or anything for that price. I made sure to sign up via Spotify’s website and not through the app on my iPhone considering the recent drama. I think it’s a few dollars more per month of you sign up via an iPhone app just like Evernote and RememberTheMilk.

What about sites that just have all the newest movies (in or before they come out) and tv shows, like 10 minutes after they air, without signups, paying, downloading, etc..? How do they not get shut down right away, I been going to one forever and it has the greatest stuff on it (not putlocker)


I went to MoviesFoundOnline, and I clicked on “Stream in HD Now!” for one of the movies. My McAfee software really didn’t like the site that I was sent to. I’m not planning to go to that site again.

Not vouching for the site in question (as I’ve never been) but you should really do away with your McAfee. It really is a horrid software. Windows Defender should be much more superior to your current anti-virus.

I agree with IroesStrongarm. There are a lot better AV out there than McAfee. Just do a search on LH.


Thank you for this list. The subtitels are buggy sometimes, but I love their idea and efforts for doing this. And you can find real gems like Brother (Брат) 1 and 2 there!

We’ve been watching pretty much nothing lately but pre-code early-’30s movies on YouTube (casting to the TV with chromecast). This is a great new set of resources for us. Thanks!

I literally knew only of two of those services... (you can easily guess which ones) I’m glad to know new places where to watch documentaries now. Perfect for background noise while working.


Anyone know a good place for TV shows? My brother just finished season 1 of The Flash and needs to watch S2

Does anyone know vintage film and sound?

A big one for me is UbuWeb. If you’re into art and the historical avant-garde it’s been one of the best websites out there for decades now. Everything from Duchamp to Banksy. It’s GREAT. This is what the internet was meant to be—cat videos aside of course.

The Internet Archive

Thanks for this. the internet was becoming like a mental fishbowl for me.

Is it ever illegal to watch/stream something, from any website? Anything can be put on youtube, so if you watch something that has been illegally uploaded before it gets taken down for copyright infringement, I assume you’re not liable for consuming it. Or would you be? How do you know whether a site is legal or not? Sometimes it’s obvious, but not always :/



The biggest video-sharing website all over the world – YouTube, is an incredible platform to search and find all you need for work, hobby or rest. You can easily download YouTube app which is one of the best VR apps from Play Market or App Store for free and enjoy videos using only your smartphone.

no idea, it’s still there, but It like the streaming a torrent so I don’t think they have the content on the site so they get around it. The site I go to is sort of the same thing.


That really does sum up Crackle. I really wanted to like it, sometimes it rotates some very good movies into its roster, plus it worked with my Chromecast but it’s simply too annoying when all those commercials pop up every few minutes. Crackle just saturates all the content with ad after ad. I wonder if anyone at Sony has actually watched, or at least attempted to watch, anything on Crackle.

They don’t give a shit. They’re too corporate to care.

Just discovered CW Seed— or more like I finally understood what it’s for as I’ve heard about it but never visited until few days ago. It’s basically WB’s version of Crackle. I have so far only used it to watch the vast amount of Whose Line is it Anyway? episodes. But there are definitely some other cool things like The OC, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, some animated DC DTVs, among other things.

Public Domain Torrents

If you have a library card, your library may give you access to additional free movie sites like Hoopla Digital. And if you don’t have a library card, what’s wrong with you?!?! :P

This is really good advice. My brother works for the local library and they have all seasons of Game of Thrones and other shows, and the library has all brand new movies the day they come out. He picked up Zootopia for us to watch the day it released on BluRay. All free.

I do not have a library card. I would like to go and get one, but I’m afraid they will charge me a gazillion dollars in late fees for the Encyclopedia Brown book I borrowed and lost in 1978.