Top sites to watch or download movies legally and free

Top sites to watch or download movies legally and free

Everyone loves watching movies, doesn’t matter alone, with friends, family or your love interest. While some likes to go to theater or cinema, some likes to watch the movies at their preferred location that’s not so crowded. The first thing that comes to our mind, in this case, is to download movies for free. Most of us use torrent or other sites to download our favorite movies, despite the fact that it is illegal to download movies from those sites as they are pirating the movies. And not just illegal, most of them also stuff your device with malware or keyloggers.

So should we stop watching movies outside the cinema?

Absolutely not. But we are asking why to break the law when you can do the same for free without breaking any law.

Today, we are showing you some great sites that offer a huge collection of movies from classic to modern, adventure to science fiction, action to romance, horror to the cult classic, to download or watch for free and completely legal.

Top sites to watch or download movies legally and free

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1. The Internet Archive:

Top sites to watch or download movies legally and free

The internet archive is like the goldmine for the fans of movies, music, and books. 

About 4-5 years ago, The Internet Archive just provided direct links and often the movie downloads failed as the file sizes were large. Thanks to the torrent links, now you can easily enjoy hundreds of movies without spending a penny. The overall catalog found on this website is continuously growing and new content is added every day.

The website also allows creating a free virtual library card which grants you access to forums, the ability to upload videos, bookmark favorite content, etc.

2. Retrovision:

By visiting this free movie and tv shows download site, you can get your hands on numerous works of classic and free TV shows in the public domain. This website of great collection additionally has an Android application named Classic UHF, utilizing which you can snatch and watch things in a ride or on your way to the work or in the park.

On account of its kind particular menus that separate content on the basis of Genre, scanning for motion pictures on Retrovision is extremely basic. The site parts its content into various categories like Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Cartoons, Sci-Fi, Horror, War, Drama, and Westerns.

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In the event that you are searching for all the substance at one place, simply hit the All button in the top menu bar. On the left side there are labels also for less demanding route. You can likewise agree to accept their bulletin to get informed about any new substance that is posted on the site.

3. The Roku Channel

Top sites to watch or download movies legally and free

Roku has recently launched its free streaming channel, The Roku Channel which is available on the internet and could be accessed even if you don’t have a Roku hardware. This free movie online site hosts some of the popular films such as The Matrix Trilogy, Last Knights, popular tv shows like Kitchen Nightmares, Gravity, Forensic Files, etc. All the content on the channel is categorically arranged which makes it users for users to search for a movie or TV of a particular genre.

After signing up, you can start watching the free movies online right away. The free streaming channel is a great addition to the free and legal video content streaming websites and the fact that it comes from Roku also assures that the content will be frequently updated on the channel.

Although Roku has one catch, it is only available in the United States. But that doesn’t mean that you can not use it. In case if you live outside US, all you need to do is to use a VPN application or you can also use online proxy sites such as Newipnow.

4. YouTube:

YouTube doesn’t just provide you some cat and mouse funny video, YouTube also host a big number of movies in the public domain. You can watch as many movies on YouTube as available and you want without paying a single penny.

Talking about some popular channels, there’s The Paramount Vault that features a long list of classic feature films. You can also find more movies on Maverick Movies and Popconflix channels. While finding free movies on YouTube might be a little difficult, it’s recommended due to its good streaming speed and lesser advertisements.

5. Crackle

Crackle is a great website for free movies online as it’s owned by Sony. So, naturally, you get lots of movies to watch. You need to do a simple signup, create a watchlist and you’ll be shown recommendations based on your priorities.

Crackle offers lots of popular movies and TV shows that you won’t find for free on other websites. As long as you are willing to watch a couple of ads and commercials. Some of its great offerings include Seinfeld, Firefly, Sports Jeopardy, and more. Crackle has Android and iOS apps as well, which is an obvious plus point.

Again some of the content on cracle might be blocked in your country due to licence restriction but you already know the trick. I have already told you how you can access region based blocked content in this article.

6. Pluto TV

Top sites to watch or download movies legally and free

luto TV tries to mimic a traditional TV layout and it’s one of my favorite services on this list. This service to watch free movies online offers 75+ TV channels from different categories. All these channels are divided into news, TV, movies, tech, sports, and other popular sections.

Pluto TV also offers its official application for almost all popular platforms and you can enjoy the content on the go. They also have their own dedicated movie channel.

One thing you should note is that some channels will only be available if you’re in the US. But if you have been reading this article with the full attention you know the trick to access those channels.

7. Vimeo

Vimeo is most certainly second seat to YouTube when it comes to size and popularity, but it’s still a great video upload service for short film and independent filmmakers, and for people who want the freedom and flexibility of a mobile-friendly, HD-capable upload service with great privacy and video management controls and an upbeat community of users.

For those folks just looking for something great to watch, Vimeo’s Staff Picks is full of gems that run the gamut from drama to documentary to science fiction and back again. Best of all, you can either grab the Vimeo mobile apps to take your movies with you, or stream Vimeo films directly to your TV through your Chromecast, Roku, Xbox, or Apple TV.


If thoughtful or informative movies are more your speed, is one good resource. Start by diving into the site’s many many categories, from documentaries on political assassinations and world conflicts, then move to money and business, science, and travel documentaries. The site doesn’t always host the documentaries themselves though—they use a Flash-based player to pipe movies to and through their site so you can watch them, and they offer an Android app if you’d like to cast or take films on the go. Still, the catalog is deep and worth exploring if you’re in the mood for something educational and thought-provoking. Oh—and keep in mind that “documentary” doesn’t always mean “factually correct,” it just means “intended to be non-fiction.”

9. Open Culture

Open Culture offers high-quality videos from all across the world. It’s a home to free movies, free online courses, and free language lessons. Founded in 2006, it has 6 main sections: Movies, Online courses, Language lessons, e-Books, Textbooks, Audiobooks.

Movies section consists of an excellent collection. Currently, it hosts 1,150 free movies online that includes a special collection of Oscar Winning Movies and Charlie Chaplin movies.

10. MoviesFoundOnline:

Top sites to watch or download movies legally and free

This website curates free movies, independent films, TV shows, and stand-up comedy video. The website hosts free movies ranging from cult classics and short films to documentaries and comedy movies.

This website curates lots of public domain movies and serves them to you. As MoviesFoundOnline doesn’t host or upload any media on its own, it works actively to delete the movies if there’s some copyright infringement.

11. PopcornFlix:

This free movie streaming website is owned by Screen Media Ventures. The website offers lots of public domain movies and original content. You can use this website to view content on any type of device without spending a single penny.

The website hosts thousands of free movies spread across multiple categories like drama, action, comedy, horror etc. Here, you’ll also get many free TV shows and full National Geographic series catalog.

10. Classic Cinema Online:

If you are a fan of classic cinema, Classic Cinema Online is going to become your new best friend. This movie download website hosts classics like Bye Bye Birdie, Mobey Dick, Lone Ranger and more.

Using its helpful sorting by category feature, one can look for the content that suits him/her and instantly enjoy movies with a bowl of popcorn.

11. Hulu:

Top sites to watch or download movies legally and free

Subscription-based streaming website Hulu is also here at your service even if you choose to opt for the free account, which comes with limited content. Here, without any need to download movies, you can stream more than 100 free movies. Apart from the movies, you can also spend some hours watching lots of free TV episodes. Hulu too has apps for Android and iOS. Again, Hulu isn’t available in all countries around the world. So, usage of a VPN or proxy is required.

Although these sites contain movies from all the language, but most of them are Hollywood stuff. So in our next article we will discuss some cool sites for Hindi movies as well.

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