When I talk about cord cutting in my own life, I’m generally talking about watching television shows online. I’m a huge fan of TV. I’m less of a movie fan, except for documentaries. That said, though, a lot of people prefer movies. Luckily, there are a lot of really terrific websites for streaming movies free. So, if you want to cut the cord and also cancel the Netflix, here are five websites to check out:
If you are not familiar with this terrific resource then pause now and go check it out immediately. It is a non-profit digital archive of a vast array of material. If you want to access free books or images, this is a great place to do it. But, of course, we’re here to talk about streaming movies free. Yes, you can do that here as well.
They have a collection of more than four million videos, including movies as well as TV news. You can sort by year, topic, collection, language, etc. There are already almost 200,000 options from 2019 alone. There are pros and cons to this; anyone can upload content, which means that you have to sift through a whole lot of material to find the movies worth viewing. That said, once you find users and collections that you like, you’ll easily find yourself streaming movies free for hours on end.
IMDbTV is one of your best options for streaming movies free if you’re a big fan of Hollywood hits. You can create an IMDB account (free) or connect using your Facebook, Google, or Amazon login. Once you’ve done that, you can watch movies for free.
As far as layout, it’s designed a little bit like Netflix. You can browse through “recently added movies” as well as those that are most popular and top rated. You can also look at different genres such as all comedies, documentaries, or “date night picks.” Click on your choice and you’ll see a brief ad for IMDbTV (less than ten seconds) then you’re movie will begin.
PopcornFlix is another good Netflix alternative with a similar layout for streaming free movies. It also offers television shows and viral videos. Some of the fun categories to browse for movies include “Old School Coo” and “Staff Picks.” The latter reminds me of the old days of actually going to the video store and heading to the Staff Picks shelf to find a movie to rent.
I was surprised to learn that there’s also a section here for PopcornFlix originals. If you like to be the first to find new original content then you might want to start with this site. Like many services for streaming movies free, you can watch this tool online as well as through Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, and several other platforms.
4. Sony Crackle
If you’re an Apple fan then you can download this app for iPhone, iPad, and/or Apple TV. Doing so gives you access to a fun array of free movies. Like PopcornFlix, they have a “staff picks” section although here it’s called “Spotlight Channel.” Of course, many of the movies available here are those from the Sony studios. However, they’ve partnered with others to also share content from other studios. MGM, Paramount, and Warner Brothers are among those whose movies you’ll find on Crackle.
Vudu is an interesting platform because they have streaming movies free but they also have movies to rent and even to buy. Therefore, you have to be careful when you use this tool. If you’re not, then you can easily start adding up the spending because you see a movie that you want to watch and on impulse you pay for it.
That said, if you limit yourself to the free movies, it’s a terrific ad-supported platform. It’s easy to do that. Click “free” right in the top bar. You can see what’s new, sort by category, or browse the entire category of free titles.
- 5 Free CordCutting Services: Watch TV and Movies, No Account Required
- Cord Cutting Tips: Put an Antenna Back on Your TV