Top 7 Legit Free Movie Sites for 2017

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Top 7 Legit Free Movie Sites for 2017

Legit Free Movie Sites for 2017

If you want to watch movies and don’t necessarily want to pay for them, there are several ways that you can watch and enjoy movies for free without breaking the law. In this article we will go over a few of the available legit free movies sites, discuss their pros and cons, and explain your alternatives.

One important consideration is that any legal free movie site is going to have a catch. Either you will have to watch ads, the movies will be very old, or they will constantly ask you to upgrade your subscription.

Media Subscriptions

Media streaming subscriptions are so cheap as to be nearly free and if you haven’t already, you should check out Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Sling TV, Vudu, and so on. Many of these also have free trials, which you can use to watch free movies and TV shows for up to 14 days depending on the service. Most of them also cost just $10 a month, or around $100 a year with a year’s subscription paid in advance. And considering you can watch unlimited movies in that time, you could earn your money back just watching a movie a month. If you watch one a day, you’re basically lowering the cost to just 32 cents per film, and lower if you watch more.

FilmChest.com

FilmChest.com finds, restores, and preserves old movies that have gone out of copyright. They probably aren’t what you were hoping for when you looked up free movies, but they can be a lot of fun. All of the movies are out of copyright, which means 70 years old or older so there are a lot of 1930s and 1940s films, as well as a smattering of options from the 1960s through the 1980s. Everything is free, completely legal, and easy to stream from your browser.

Archive.org

Like FilmChest.com, Archive.org specialized in out of copyright items. However, it is more difficult to search because there are more items than movies. However, Archive has a larger selection of titles.

Vodo.net

Vodo.net offers free to ‘what you want’ pricing on mostly indie films. Their collection includes Bollywood, documentary, art films, action, adventure, and much more, but you probably won’t have heard of most of the titles. Vodo primarily works with independent distributors looking for promotion.

Prelinger Archives

A collection of over 30,000 free films and movies in the public domain. However, most are educational, many hail from the 1940s-1960s, and most aren’t real ‘movies’, just something to watch and learn from.

HorrorTheQue.com

Horror The Que specializes in uploading public domain horror films from the public domain. Many are 1930s-1960s films, but other films from different eras also abound. Everything is in the horror genre, and much of it is in black and white, but both streaming and downloading are available for free.

Crackle.com

Crackle.com has a selection of web TV, genuine movies, and other media available, but you do have to sign up. They do not have a large selection, but you can watch everything available for free, and then simply leave the account.

PopCornFlix.com

PopCornFlix.com owns the licensing to over 150,000 films and documentaries and streams them for free. Unfortunately, most of them are 80s and 90s B films so you won’t really see any box office smash hits, but you will get to see a lot for free. While PopCornFlix has an app for almost every device, the app does have its limitations and it’s easier to just watch and stream media via a browser.

TubiTV

TubiTV offers free to stream movies and television, has a great working app, and does not require you to register in order to watch shows. It also has a range of features, including many 1980s films, making it one of the more modern free movie sites.

 

There are plenty of places to watch free movies online without breaking the law, but most of them are old. Combined with the low cost of purchasing an on-demand streaming subscription, and most users are better off with that. For example, Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu all start at around $10 per month, all offer new TV shows and movies, and many feature new releases before they are even on DVD or Blu-Ray.

That aside, you can visit any of these websites to stream free movies on your browser or on your smart TV.

Visit page 1 to see our original recommendations for legit sites to watch free movies online. Visit page 2 to see a comparison of popular movie streaming sites and what you get for the money.

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Harry Carver
Harry Carver is our resident super gamer, staying up for days on end if he finds the right game (currently FarCry 4 on PS4). He enjoys his games best via his PC or Playstation. He also helps with website development at TheHighTechSociety. He has a dislike for social media, but you can find him on Linkedin should you want to know more.

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