The days where watching movies where what was playing at the local theater, happened to air on TV that evening, or the titles that were available at the local video store are, thankfully, truly over. Now everyone with an Internet connection can watch movies and TV shows on demand online whenever they feel like it. And, even better than that, the choices available to us are phenomenal. Whether it is the online catch up service of your cable provider the likes of Xfinity and others; a subscription-based streaming platform such as Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, or Netflix; video sharing platforms such as YouTube or Daily Motion; and other services available, we are all spoilt for choice. There are also many free movie sites if you are not prepared to pay in order to watch movies.
Even if you are willing to pay for a month subscription to the likes of Netflix or Hulu, you may sometimes be frustrated by their limited movie library. If you are either looking for a wider range of genres or titles; or if you are pure and simple not ready to part with your hard-earned cash on subscription fees, you should consider using free movie sites.
Unfortunately, even though there are plenty of free movie sites available on the Internet, finding them can very often turn into quite a challenge. If you search for them (and if you are reading this article it is probably safe to assume that you have at least once), you would notice that you get plenty of hits. Upon closer inspection you may also realize, to your chagrin, that many of those hits are not real movie sites. It can get a lot worse that that, many of those fake free movie sites are just vehicles for the spreading of online viruses and other malware.
So this is where we come in. To avoid you any frustration and spare you the risk of having your computer or smart mobile device infected with malware, we have compiled a list of the best free movie sites currently available (we are writing this in late 2016). All the sites on our list you can trust. Because of the nature of some of them we cannot, unfortunately, guarantee that they would all be available by the time you read this article. That is why we have included as wide a variety of them as possible. Our advice would be that if you click on one of them and then find that the link is dead of that the site is no longer in operation at that point, you simply move on to the next site on our list. Also, if that should be the case we would really appreciate it if you could share that information in the comments sections in order to alert us and other readers of our site.
Having said all of that, let’s now look at what you would need to do in order to get ready in order to watch free movies online.
What Do You Need to Use Free Movie Sites Online?
Okay, so before we go into the list of movie sites let’s look briefly at what you would need to successfully watch free movies online.
Although it may sound rather obvious, we would say that the first thing you would need to ensure you have is a good Internet speed. The reason for this is, of course, that although some sites do allow their users to download movies to watch later offline, most of them actually only allow their users to stream the movies online. This means that if your Internet speed were not fast enough, your viewing experience would turn out to be very frustrating if at all possible. At best you would be able to watch the whole movie with inferior quality that it is meant to or have the movie stall every so often for perhaps minutes at the time.
Once you have ensured that your computer or smart mobile device is connected to an Internet network that is fast enough to stream movies, all you would need to do is to find an appropriate movie site and search for a movie to watch. What follow is a list of suggestions with the best free movie sites around:
If you are looking to stream the latest movies available, Ozoomic is a great site to look for them. With an incredibly simple and intuitive interface, looking for the right movie has never been easier.
The Ozoomic landing page is just a visually striking collection of movie posters about recently released movies. If you are looking for something recent to wantch, simply stroll down the landing page until you find it. Once you have seen the poster of the movie you are looking for, click or tap on it. You would then be redirected to that movie page where you will find information about it; everything from the whole title, the genre, the movie’s originally release date, and a full synopsis. If you decide that you want to watch that movie, all you would have to do is to click on the link provided.
Should you not find what you are looking for on the landing page you could, instead, click or tap on the menu icon. This action will display a list of years for you to click on (the only downside to this is that, of course, you will have to know the exact year the movie you are looking for was originally released in). Also, you will be able to search for genre. If you are interested in TV shows there is also a section for that on the menu.
The next site on our list is F Movies. This one has a huge rage of both new and classic movies to stream in HD (high definition) at 720p or 1080p resolutions.
The F Movies landing page has a section of their content. You can click or tap on their suggestions and order them according to the following categories:
- Most watched this week.
- Most watched this month.
- Most favorited.
Like many of the other movie sites on our list, F Movies also has a selection of the hottest US TV shows so it is also great to both catch up and binge on your favorite TV series and reality shows.
123 Movies online looks so professional that the first time I visited I honestly thought that I had gone to Amazon Prime Video instead by mistake.
This movie site is free but it requires users to register before being able to stream any of their many movies available. One of the things that sets 123 Movies apart from some of the other free streaming web sites is that you can get to stream theatrical movies that has not yet been released digitally, or as DVD or Blu-ray. The only problem with streaming those movies is that you will not get a very good quality as they are effectively recordings of a movie theater screen. Some users would be totally okay with that but if you expect an HD version you may wait for a few weeks or months.
The 123 Movies landing page offers you a collection of suggestions ordered as follows:
- Top viewed today.
- Most Favorite.
- Top Rating.
- Top IMDb.
You will find personalized suggestions (if you have used the site before), latest movies, and also TV series mostly from the United States and the United Kingdom.
Now Solar Movie is quite similar to the previous sits that we have so far discussed in this article. In fact, if you have been clicking or tapping on every link we have provided so far you would have noticed that you get pretty much the same titles on every site. You may at this point be wondering why we seem to be suggesting such similar sites one after the other. The reason for this is simple, because of the nature of this streaming sites it is often the case that they are taken down or that some of the titles they seem to offer are removed after a short while. So, when it comes to this kind of web site is always a good idea to have at least a few alternatives at hand.
Now, when it comes to Solar Movie, the list of suggestions that you would get on their landing page is as follows:
- Top views today.
- Top favorite.
- Top rating.
You will also get a selection of the latest movies that have been added to the site, which you can then order by clicking or tapping on any of the following popular categories:
Also, you will be able to check out the latest TV shows available, which you can then also order by clicking or tapping on any of the following popular categories:
- United States.
X Movies 8
Do not be discouraged by the name of this site, X Movies 8 is not about adult movies. This streaming site is a great place to find the latest movies and TV series in full High Definition (HD).
The only problem we have found with this site is that its design is rather busy, which may make navigation a little bit uncomfortable for some users. But its content is as good as that of any of the other sites we have discussed.
We hope you have enjoyed our selection of streaming sites. If you have any feedback on them or would like to make extra suggestions, why don’t you leave us a message in the comments section below?