It is no wonder that DVD sales are at an all time low when people can watch movies for free online. Added to that there are also file sharing sites that allow people to watch movies before they even leave the cinema. It is a dark age for the silvery screen. But, if you cannot stop the river from flowing, you may as well hop on board and go with the flow. Below are ten websites that will allow you to watch movies for free (so long as you have an Internet connection). The list is in no particular order.
1 – YouTube or Hulu
YouTube is great for watching a whole range of movies, as is Hulu, but Hulu is not available in many countries. It is mostly populated with the videos that people have uploaded from their own personal collection, but it is now home to TV shows and movies that you can watch for free. You can also watch many of them in HD too. The only possible downside is that you have to watch unskippable adverts that often appear at the beginning and at intervals throughout the video. If you can put up with this, then you may watch the videos for free without even having to sign up for a YouTube account.
Hulu is website that allows you to watch TV and movies. There are a lot of free ones that you can watch online if you wish. The TV shows that they run are very popular and are often available on DVD, and the movies they run go from big cinema pieces to TV movies and low budget movies. It is not a globally available service, but is available in the USA, so is ideal if you are tired of paying for cable or satellite movies. You can just watch them online in the comfort of your own home.
2 – IceFilmsTube
This is a website that allows you to watch HD movies. They differentiate themselves by having more movies for people over the age of eighteen. For example, YouTube does have age restrictions that allow older people to watch films aimed at an adult audience, but you are unlikely to find much gore, nudity and sex on YouTube. On this website you may the find horror movies and gritty action films that other video websites do not have. You do need to install their user interface onto your computer before they allow you to watch the movies.
3 – MoviesPlanet or Nyoo TV
MoviesPlanet is a website full of free movies that you can watch online. Streaming can sometimes be slow, but this is only during peak hours. It does seem to have a loyal fan base that are making the most of the website, so it is worth a look.
Nyoo TV is actually a niche website for watching Asian and Hindi movies and TV shows. If the show or movie is not based in Asia/the middle east, or was not made for the middle eastern/Asian market, then the website does not host the video. It has movies, but also has TV shows and music videos. It is aimed at people who like Bollywood: This means that there are a lot of shows and movies on there that are aimed at that Indian market.
4 – LetMeWatchThis or MegaShare.info
LetMeWatchThis is a website that does not actually host videos, but that gives you links to domains that are running them for free. Some of the websites that they point to are inaccessible via search engines because they rank so far down. The fact that they link you to movies on domains around the world, you are able to watch movies that are not supposed to be online.
MegaShare.info website has a large collection of movies, TV shows and TV series. You do not even need to register or sign up for any sort of account. Their collection is quite impressive and you can get straight through to watching your favorite movie without the usual preamble. It is good for seeing those movies that you cannot find on DVD or the ones that are very expensive on DVD because they are so hard to find.
5 – B Movies
This is a website that is full up with old and classic movies. A lot of the movies are actually quite hard to get on DVD and some of them are even difficult to get illegally on sharing sites, to the website should be praised for its collection. They have a number of categories that you can explore, but you are going to know exactly what the website is all about and the type of movies they display as soon as you run your first search.
6 – iMovieTube
This is actually a website full of public domain movies. They are free because the owner has given up the license on them. There are movies that are simply public domain (some of which are old) and movies that are licensed by independent videographers. You may watch many of the movies in HD, and the interface makes it easy to pick the video you want to watch.
7 – TUBE +
This is a website for people who like to watch TV show and movies and read about them too. You can watch movies from their catalog or read reviews and see trailers. They are endorsed and supported by some of the mainstream movie producers, which may be why they are able to provide some of the more recent movie trailers.
8 – Crackle
You can watch these movies for free without having to download any sort of interface. They do have adverts on them like YouTube and Hulu, but it is a small price to pay since you are getting your movies for free. If you do register then you gain access to some of their tools such as creating a list of favorite videos to watch.
9 – Film.fm
This website allows you to watch movies online. It has a selection of movies that you can access via their categories. You can even search out a movie based on who is in it, which is a very good function that too few video websites have. You can watch the movie as it is, or you can use the subtitles function too, which is good for movies such as Snatch.
10 – FreeFullMovies
Like the title suggests, this website allows you to watch full videos online. It allows you to do so for free without needing to sign up for an account. They do have age restriction protocols, but an infant could get around them (as is often the case with video websites). They have Flash movies like YouTube and DIVX movies. Both file types are ideal for streaming movies without them juddering.
This post is written by Kate Funk. She is a professional blogger and writer at www.english-educator.com. She specializes in topics of interest to techno geeks and networking enthusiasts.