5 Best Places to Watch Free Movies Online

You might be aware of watching movies for free online, but did you know there are plenty of apps out there that help you do this? Well, with some premium offerings, you get to try it the first month for free. This is not ideal for prolonged viewing, but it’s still free content. This means that there are a ton of apps and services out there that can effectively let you enjoy movie content for free. Keeping this in mind, we’re going to round up a bunch of these apps with the hope to educate our readers about the best sources to watch free movies online.

So let’s have a look.

5 Best Places to Watch Free Movies Online


This app has been around for a few years, and while its library is pretty limited today, it still boasts of around 700 movies and counting with each film being added every other day. It is imperative, however, that you have a high-speed internet connection before using this app as high quality movies can take up quite a bit of your bandwidth. On Popcornflix, you can choose between Comedy, Romance, Family/Kids, Drama, Urban, Action/Thrillers, Horror as well as documentaries.

The best part about this app is that it has no subscription fees or hidden costs, so what you see is what you get. There’s no sign-in required either, ridding you of the need to go through a lengthy email confirmation process.

Some users complain that the user interface of the app has remained pretty unchanged over the past few years, however, the app is frequently updated by the developers, so you can be assured of getting a uncluttered movie watching experience with Popcornflix. The app is a free download, but comes with ads on board. There are no in-app purchases, however. Popcornflix will work with smartphones running Android 4.1 and above.


Sony’s free offering has been immensely popular for quite some time now. It comes with a series of movies, TV shows as well as original programming that you can’t find elsewhere, making it one of the best places to watch movies and TV shows for free. The app itself is very well designed and comes with a decent UI, making it easy to pick the shows and content that you like. There’s a very good discovery feature on board as well, which allows you to find new content that is tailored for your liking.

While you might not find a lot of big ticket titles here on Crackle, you can surely find some gems here from the past few decades or so. Every now and then, Sony adds more content to the platform, thus keeping their library expanding periodically. Titles like Zookeeper and Brad Pitt’s Fury are available on Crackle, which are two popular movies across the comedy and war/action genre. Crackle can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store and there are ads on board.


YouTube might prove to be an unconventional choice on this list, but the Google owned video streaming site has plenty of decent content that you can watch and enjoy without spending a single dime. There are some hidden gems that you might want to look out for. Performing a simple search for free movies on YouTube will give you access to a large number of content. Almost every title you find here will be ad supported, so be prepared to face a few ads during the course of your movie experience.

YouTube is also home to some of the best user generated content on the internet, so you can just as easily kill time watching funny videos of cats or dogs in your free time. As far as free movies go, the selection isn’t as diverse as some of the other offerings, but this will still get the job done if you want to kill a couple of hours with some indie and retro movies. YouTube is available by default on every major Android smartphone, so you probably don’t need to download it separately. But if you can’t find it on your phone, be sure to check it out from the Play Store.


Vimeo is yet another popular video streaming site like YouTube, which comes with a ton of user created content. Vimeo is also home to some classic documentaries which you can watch in full length on their dedicated app. One of the key features of Vimeo is that it doesn’t come with ads, so all the videos you watch on the platform will be ad-free right from the start. While on a platform like YouTube, you need to pay for a Red subscription to avail these benefits.

It goes without saying that you won’t find a lot of the popular content on Vimeo, but there are plenty of indie movies to choose from. So while you probably won’t find Hollywood flicks here, you are sure to be entertained one way or the other. Vimeo can be bought for free on the Play Store and there are in-app purchases available.


I’m sure you didn’t expect Netflix to feature on this list. However, Netflix does offer content for free, at least temporarily, and not many people might be aware of this. New users of Netflix can sign up to the platform and get a subscription free as part of a trial for 30 days. Barring this period, you will be charged on your credit card. However, you can easily choose to terminate the subscription after the free trial so that you don’t get charged on your card. It’s a workaround, and something that won’t work if you’ve already availed the company’s free trial, but well worth a shot for new users.

Given the rich content on offer, there is no doubt that Netflix is home to some of the best TV shows and movies in the world right now. The Netflix app is free to download, and it comes with in-app purchases. There are no ads, however.

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