Finding good movies online is the most popular search request on freebies.com.au. It’s seems you movie buffs out there just can’t get enough.
Our experience tells us it’s much more common to stream than to download movies, but there are only a couple of places that allow you to do so. And the files are reasonable quality.
You’re more likely to pick up the odd movie classic and indie film feature than a mainstream blockbuster, but there’s still plenty of interesting material to make the effort worthwhile.
Here’s our list.
Moving Image Archive
Moving Image archive is a truly amazing resource with over 6000 movies, many of them classics, available and easy to download for free on your device.
If you are a movie fan, this is the place for you. One can find movies of various genres: sci fi, comedy and many more.
The Internet Archive is a 20-year-old nonprofit organisation “founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.”
Classic Cinema Online
Classic movies remain popular, even among the new generation. Some great movies from the past are available and accessible.
Sony has come to the free movie market rather late, but thankfully Sony Crackle has an impressive collection of movies across a range of platforms.
It’s definitely a sophisticated platform too. You can login to your account on whichever device you wish, be it from your phone, tablet, computer, or smart TV.
You can receive alerts if you’re keen on hearing when a certain title or series is going to screen so you don't miss anything.
YouTube Free Movies
There is a bewildering range of movies legally available on You Tube. The most important thing to know is the correct title of the movie.
Finding movies on You Tube can be an interesting sometimes frustrating experience. The copyright grey area often results in websites being taken down. But from experience, we can tell you that when one site closes another quickly appears.
Vimeo is the home of many modern film makers and many chose to put their work here online for public display.
Various films and documentaries on the site.
Movies Found Online
Movies found online is a source of independent movies, documentaries and short films, animations, stand up comedy, series and shows. One can find a great range of contemporary material.
Their collection of streamed videos is hand picked.
The industry giants Netflix, Foxtel, and Stan offer free one month trials before their subscription kicks in. There's a whole world of free movies there. But beware you might have to give up your credit card details! However, the days of lock-in contracts for extended periods are numbered. You can cancel anytime.