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The internet is full of illegal movie streaming sites, so it’s a must to understand where you can go to find completely legal, free movies to stream. Free movie streaming sites are websites that offer new and old movies free of charge, usually for a limited time.
Below are our favorite movie streaming sites that work from a computer or mobile device, and often directly from smart TVs and TV streaming devices, too. You can be confident that the movies you watch through these sites are 100% legal to stream as often as you want.
Vudu has tons of free movies separated into categories like action, crime and suspense, comedy, anime, sci-fi and fantasy, drama, family and kids, documentary, and horror. There are so many free movies here that you’ll find yourself coming back again and again to see what’s new.
In fact, there’s even a page full of just the newest movies at Vudu so that you can stay current with how the website is updating with new content. Anything that says “Free With Ads” is just as it seems: you can watch as many times as you want to without paying a dime; you just have to sit through the in-video ads to help support the website.
While there are loads of free movies to stream at Vudu, you can also rent and purchase movies, even the ones that are free. You might do this so that you can secure the movie as your own in case it leaves the website.
You can watch Vudu’s free movies from your phone, tablet, or computer. You must make a user account in order to watch these movies for free.
Everything on Tubi is free to stream, so unlike Vudu, you can watch every video you find. Plus, there are lots of genres, including not only typical ones but interesting categories like Not on Netflix, Only Free on Tubi, Cult Classics, Indie Films, and Martial Arts.
If you’re not sure where to start to find something fun to watch on Tubi, try the Most Popular page to check out what everyone else is watching. You can even jump in right now without having to make a user account, which is great if you’re in need of some movie streaming right away.
The New Releases page and Recently Added page are some other helpful sections of this movie streaming site because you can monitor hot movies and what the site just recently added to its catalog, but don’t forget to occasionally visit their Leaving Soon! page; you don’t want to miss out on these awesome free movies!
Go full screen, adjust the quality, and enable video captions if you want to. Tubi’s videos are always smooth to load both on a computer and through the mobile app.
The Roku Channel
The Roku is usually viewed as a streaming device only, but you can access free movies through their website, too, at The Roku Channel. Just pick a movie, log in to your user account (anyone can make one), and hit Play.
What sets Roku’s streaming movies apart from other legal movie sites is that nearly every movie is high-def. You can be confident that when you watch a movie online through The Roku Channel, you can stream crisp movies and even turn on captions.
There’s a search bar to find movies by their title, or you can browse through sections of the site like featured, new this month, adventure, fantasy, cooking, nature, animals, family night, reality, and more. There are even free TV shows and live TV streaming here.
The Roku Channel works from a computer only. There are Roku apps for mobile devices but they don’t support streaming movies on the go.
Sony Crackle is a free movie streaming site that you’ll surely love. It’s easy to filter the free movie listing by genres like action, comedy, drama, thriller, or Crackle Original, as well as sort the list by recently added to get the most updated list of free films.
You’ll find tons of older movies at Sony Crackle as well as some newer ones. Every movie page has a full synopsis, the list of cast members, and some other details like the producers and writers.
The free movies at Sony Crackle can be watched in full screen mode and streamed from your computer, tablet, or phone. While there are ads (quite a few, actually), every movie is totally free, and you don’t need a user account to watch them.
However, you can make a free user account if you want, to save your favorite movies to a “Watch Later” list so you can keep track of what you want to watch at another time.
The free movies at Popcornflix are categorized in fun sections like Staff Picks, Popcornflix Originals, Old School Cool, and Date Night, but you can browse by regular genres, too, to find standup comedy films, Asian action movies, documentaries, foreign films, drama, action, etc.
Like most websites that offer free streaming movies, you can search for films by title or look through genre pages to find something new to watch. Another way is to open the page of new movies or the list of Popcornflix’s most popular films.
As you watch these free movies, any comments you leave are saved along with a timestamp of when during the movie you left it. This is a fun way to see what others think of the movie as you’re watching it.
You can also generate GIFs and watch in full screen mode. The free movies can be streamed from a mobile device or your computer, and you don’t need to make an account.