Are there any other websites that offer free legal movies other than Hulu?
July 18, 2012 11:06 AM   Subscribe

Are there any other websites that offer free legal movies other than Hulu?

I like to watch movies on the internet on my down time. I want to stay away from sites that offer pirated movies. Hulu has gone to Hulu Plus and you have to pay for some of their movies now. Are there any websites that offer free legal movies other than Hulu?
posted by sybarite09 to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
Crackle Has free movies -- They have random commercial interruptions, but they're free and legal.
posted by brainmouse at 11:08 AM on July 18, 2012

There's public domain stuff on the Internet Archive.

And Crackle has some newer stuff, but with ads interspersed I believe.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 11:09 AM on July 18, 2012

Youtube has free legal movies... I believe many (most?) of these are the same as the Crackle links posted above.
posted by Perplexity at 11:10 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Quasi-free: Amazon has an anemic collection of streaming movies that is free if you have an Amazon Prime account
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 11:45 AM on July 18, 2012

If you like avant garde stuff:
posted by mattbucher at 12:00 PM on July 18, 2012

I don't think there are any geographic limitations for it, so apologies if so, but the National Film Board of Canada has feature-length and short films available streaming for free on its website.
posted by urbanlenny at 1:14 PM on July 18, 2012

Some free arthouse flicks here:
posted by Silky Slim at 1:31 PM on July 18, 2012

topdocumentaryfilms has, as the name would suggest, many documentary films and TV series for free.
posted by Mrs. Rattery at 5:04 PM on July 18, 2012

Try Freemake once you do find a Youtube movie then the streaming issue is moot, jus' sayin'
posted by Freedomboy at 9:31 PM on July 18, 2012

Xfinity has a lot of free movies available. If you're a Comcast customer, there's a larger selection (even larger if you have certain premium channels) but there are still a few thousand to watch if you're not.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:49 PM on July 18, 2012

Not movies, but some pretty choice programs are available at ABC iview [I'm not sure if you have to be in Australia to access it though. For future reference, would someone like to confirm that for me?].
posted by unliteral at 10:27 PM on July 18, 2012

unliteral, I just tried your link, it is restricted to Australia only. I'm in the US.
posted by JujuB at 12:55 AM on July 19, 2012

Masterpiece theatre lets you watch some of the most recent episodes, kind of like hulu. The selection right now isn't to my taste but we've watched some fun things on there before.
posted by ianhattwick at 9:25 AM on July 19, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks everyone! This gives me a good selection!
posted by sybarite09 at 10:28 AM on July 19, 2012

In case anyone's still looking... I just found this list of free Hitchcock movies online -- most of them are from the Internet Archive.
posted by jabes at 10:49 AM on July 27, 2012

I was just going through my MeFi favourites and found another one that was posted on the Blue in June -- Open Culture's 500 Free Movies Online.
posted by urbanlenny at 4:06 PM on July 27, 2012

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