List of Free Movie Streaming Sites Online

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streamfree2If you are a cord-cutter but are still looking for some free movie content to stream, here is a collection of (legal) links. Shortly after I had kids, I dropped Netflix as I had no time to “binge” on anything. However, I still like to watch bits of movies now and then to relax and take my mind off of things.

Vudu Movies on Us. This Wal-Mart-owned service just announced that they will allow “thousands” of movies to stream freely online with ads. The catalog isn’t great, but sample titles include Margin Call, Mad Max, True Grit, Abduction, and School Of Rock. Streams at 1080p with Dolby Digital sound.

Yahoo View (formerly Hulu Free). This is where a lot of the free content that used to be on Hulu now resides. TV shows include Blindspot, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Med, and Empire. Limited movie selection as well. This one has been around for a while, and they even have a few original series of their own. Some Seinfeld. I always watch the newest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Popcornflix. An interesting collection of movies that you might not see elsewhere from independent distributor Screen Media Ventures, LLC. Lots of big stars in their movie flops. Several cheap Disney knock-offs. Also… Inspector Gadget!

Free Documentaries (various). Unfortunately, many of these free documentary sites have lots of sneaky pop-up ads while mostly just embedding YouTube and Vimeo videos. The least annoying ones for me were Documentary Heaven and PBS shows many independent films and documentaries in their Indie Film section. You can also find the classics here like PBS Newshour, Frontline, Masterpiece Theater, This Old House, and Antiques Roadshow.

Most of these are also available via their own smartphone apps (iOS, Android) and streaming box apps (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Xbox 360). Please let me know if I missed anything good.

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  1. For a lot of people, your local library can be a good source to stream movies or TV. Mine gives me access to Hoopla Digital. Limited content but commercial free. They also have a good selection of DVDs.

    • Thanks for the tip. I hadn’t heard of Hoopla Digital before, it looks interesting. I double-checked with my local library but unfortunately they don’t offer it at this time.

  2. Don’t most of the broadcast networks stream for free online? I watch free shows on CWTV.COM and all the time.

  3. I cut my cable a couple years ago. I am on Netflix only. I’ve found that free services listed above don’t provide anything i want to watch. It’s also gotten to the point on Netflix where unless you like their “original” series they produce it’s getting harder to find things i want to watch on even Netflix. If my local cable company (mediacom) would allow me to choose what I want to watch and not have to pay for “regional sports package fees and taxes” I might go back to cable. If I’m watching sports I am usually at a local bar watching.

  4. Thanks for compiling this list – just had a look on and was surprised to see how many decent movies they have. That’s my evening sorted!

  5. Thanks for these ideas. Now if I could get some free time to watch them. . .

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