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What is SnagFilms?



SnagFilms is an online streaming website offering free movies and TV shows. If you’re looking for a place to watch free movies online, you’re probably wondering if it’s actually legit and if it’s safe to use.

The good news is that yes, Snag Films is safe and legit. The site operates using a small library of legal films and documentaries, allowing you to stream for free either on your browser or through one of Snag Film’s many applications for TV and Roku.

Snag Films Library

Snag Films offers a streaming library of over 2,000 films – which consist of submitted films and documentaries. While the library is large and diverse – Snag Films offers more documentaries than any other type of media.

For example, some of the available titles include Hendrix on Hendrix, We the People, Muhamed Ali: The Greatest, and Spinning Plates. SnagFilms is also home to older or more underrated films, with an entire section dedicated to stars acting before they became famous. For example; Wreckers (Bennedict Cumberbatch), The Devil’s Arithmetic (Kristen Dunst), and Crazy Streets (Alec Baldwin/Debbie Harry).

There’s a great deal to watch if you like documentaries and old films, but you shouldn’t expect any new movies or really any blockbusters ever.

Snag Films Video Quality

Snag Films offers one of the highest quality libraries of any legal free movie streaming site with most titles available in 720 and 1080p. You can expect to view these on most TVs at reasonable quality – which is much more than you can say for most competitors.

What About Speed and Buffering

If you’re watching videos normally, you won’t likely come across any buffering issues at all. However, if you try to fast forward or skip forward, the video may freeze and you may get an error – similar to those found on some YouTube videos when you have slow Internet.

SnagFilms Interface

SnagFilms offers a well-organized video viewing platform with some cons. Overall, the library is easy to search and use. If you sign in, you can create a watch later que. You can also share any movies or media to your social media.

However, SnagFilms offers an extremely stripped-down interface with few other features, no way to rate films, and not as many customization or sorting options as premium competitors.

Snag Films Advertisements

Snag Films is free but they do use advertisements in films to pay the bills. However, their ads are much less intrusive and fewer in number than most competitors. For example, while Yidio has ads across the page and in videos, Snag Films has just 2-3 ads in each video. You can’t see where they are and if you block them, you may not be able to continue watching, but the volume is lower than you’ll find almost anywhere else.

Snag Films offers a lot, but definitely focuses on a niche market. If you’re looking for entertainment and documentaries Snag definitely has a lot you can watch. With 2,000 titles, it’s no Netflix or Hulu but you won’t be bored anytime soon. If you’re not into non-fiction, you may find less to interest you unless you’re a classic film buff and even then, other sites offer a great deal more in terms of classic (pre 1950s) films.