Top 10 Sites to Watch and Download Movies Legally

By Korir Isaac / August 22, 2018



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Have you fallen short of movies and shows you can binge on? Has your favorite site for downloading or streaming movies been shut? When you fire up Netflix or Hulu, do you find the same films you’ve already watched showing? No to fret, here is a list of the best sites you can watch and download movies legally.

YouTube isn’t just about music and funny clips or educational videos and the like. You can get a ton of free movies to stream as frequently as you like. After all, YouTube is the biggest and one of the best video-hosting services on the internet. It is popular and it harbors a sizeable collection of movies and TV shows you probably haven’t watched yet.

Although you might not conspicuously find the movies you are looking for on YouTube, searching them directly will reveal the most relevant results. Most of the movies are the B-list ones. The problem with YouTube is that the movies aren’t uploaded by owners but other users because the right holders have opted to offer the movies through a rent service. But then again, you are a beggar and you can’t choose. You take what you get.

Owned by Sony, Crackle is one of the big players and it features a plethora of movies and TV series from Sony entertainment. From blockbuster hits and a generous supply of other movie hits, Crackle offers them aplenty. All you must do is be on your toes constantly as the site cycles movies rather than keeping them for long. Interruptions from advertisers may be a cause for concern though.

Tubi can be likened to Crackle only that it offers more than 7,439 titles as their site claims. Even if you watch a lot, it beats logic if you say you have more than that number. Available for many of the available streaming devices including smartphones, TubiTV gives you a lot of movies to watch. Even better, you can use the service to supplement Netflix. You can click on the “Not on Netflix” category and you will get a different content from what you are used to.

Some will argue that YouTube is no match for Vimeo. It could be true considering Vimeo is an amazing site with a clean layout and is free of advertisements. You will benefit from an experience that is largely considered professional and way more constructive. You can get a lot of indie films on Vimeo. The site also has an on-demand section where, if you like a movie or you want a full-length one, you can purchase it. Although you might not get everything you want on Vimeo, it is a great place to find free HD movies.

You may associate it with YouTube and Vimeo but this site is totally worth giving it a shot. It has on-demand films, it is free, and is a great source of a lot of curated content. Currently, Pluto TV offers 9 live movie channels. Here you can get amazing movies if you don’t know what you want. Two of the channels feature general purpose content while the other seven are categorized in genres ranging from action movies, classic movies, horrors, among others.

The best part about using the site is that you can use the service across a wide range of devices including Amazon Fire Tv, Apple TV, Roku devices, to name a few. Admittedly, the on-demand library is relatively small, but the variety is admirable.

You might not find the latest movies on this site but if you are looking for the classics, Archive.org has everything you are looking for. All the old movies you could ever think of are available on this site. This is no sugar-coating but Archiv.org is a veritable treasure trove for ancient movies, including those you’ve never heard of. The black and white movies, the obscure sci-fi, the old horror movies and everything else in between is available here.

You can get a wide access to lots of movies on Retrovision. It is a great source of classic fils and thanks to its specific-genre categories, searching for a specific movie comes in very easy. The content is divided into Drama, Westerns, Sci-Fi, Horror Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Cartoons, and War. Also, if you want all the movies to appear in one place, you can easily hit the All Movie List link. By signing up to their newsletter, Retrovision can always keep you updated on newly available content.

Open Culture features many films from across the globe. It has an excellent movie section apart from its other services of online and language course, e-Books, and Audiobooks. Although it isn’t that extensive, the site currently hosts more than 1,150 movies totally free, which includes a collection the old Charlie Chaplin and Oscar Winning films.

If you are looking for the public domain movies and some special original content, PopcornFlix is the place to go. You can watch your movies using your smartphone or any other device. The thousands of movies available include action, drama, thrillers, horror, comedy, fantasy, among others. You can also get your favorite National Geographic documentaries for free!

Torrent sites are known to be notorious but Public Domain Torrents is perhaps the only exception. It is a home to many classic and old movies you can watch for free. All the movies are available in different formats and you can download the one that suits you best.

Those aren’t the only sites you can watch and download movies and shows legally. Of course, Netflix is still there, and Roku. Others are Hulu, SnagFilms, Kanopy, TopDocumentaryFilms, Big Five Glories, Shocker Internet Drive-In, iFllix, MoviesFoundOnline, Classic Cinema Online, Yahoo View, Yidio, Viewster, and many more.



About Korir Isaac

A creative, tenacious, and passionate journalist with impeccable ethics and a nose for anticipated and spontaneous news. He may not say it, but he sure can make one hell of a story.

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