It’s much easier to stream than to download movies but there a couple of places which allow you to do with reasonable quality files.
You’re more likely to pick up the odd movie classic and indy 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 an amazing resource with over 6000 movies, many of them classics, available and easy to download for free.
If you are a movie buff this is the place for you. Sci Fi, Comedy,
The Internet Archive is a 19-year-old nonprofit organization “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.
"Moving Image Archive is a video library containing nearly 2 million user-uploaded items that “range from classic full-length films to daily alternative news broadcasts to cartoons and concerts.”
Classic Cinema Online (Desert Island Films)
Yep it is what it says Classiic Cinema Online. Some great movies from the past are there and they're accessible and that's why I've included them here because this isn't a download site but you can order copies. That involves cost. If you just want to view you can do that but only via streaming online.
Sony have come to the free movie market rather late but Sony Crackle have an impressive collection of movies across a range of platforms.
Well worth a look.
It’s a sophisticated platform too. You can connect your account to whichever device you are watching on. 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.
You Tube 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 closes sites down. But the experience is that when one site closes another quickly appears.
Vimeo is the preferred home of many contemporary film makers and many chose to put their work online for public display.
There’s complete films and documentaries on the site. If you don’t want to guess what to try take a look at the ‘Staff Choices’. They are often astute.
Viewster is a free and legal video on demand platform that lets you choose from thousands of original international series, films and documentaries. You’ll find great content from cult to classic, Japanese anime, British or Korean drama to Swedish crime. It’s a collection to make any film geek jump and it’s all available via streaming on your computer, smart TV, and the Viewster app on tablets and smart phones.