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Sites like Crackle, IMDB, Tubi, Vudu, YouTube and now Peacock all have free movies online for you to stream. The only catch: You have to watch ads. On the plus side, while there are commercial interruptions, the movies are not edited for content like they are on broadcast channels. Which means you can still watch uncut movies and with fewer total interruptions than television airings.
And did we mention the movies were free?
Which movies should you watch, though, now that you know where to find them? Rotten Tomatoes did some digging and sorted through the free movie catalogs of Peacock, Vudu, Tubi, IMDB, YouTube, and Crackle to find the 200 best movies available to watch for free right now. These films, all Fresh on the Tomatometer, include Oscar winners, blockbusters, comedy classics, informative documentaries, and family favorites — all available to watch for free.
Check out our list of the Freshest movies to watch free online to find something new without paying rental or subscription fees.
Just added: Aliens, All Is Lost, American Psycho, Badasssss!, Before Midnight, Blood Diamond, Boogie Nights, Bowfinger, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones’s Baby, The Brothers, Carlito’s Way, Cedar Rapids, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Chronicle, Cocaine Cowboys, Cold Pursuit, The Color Purple, The Departed, Despicable Me, Don’t Think Twice, Dumb and Dumber, Enemy of the State, The Exorcist, 50/50, Fight Club, (500) Days of Summer, The Fly, Girl with a Pearl Earring, God Bless America, Good Will Hunting, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Grumpy Old Men, I Love You Phillip Morris, Jarhead, Jeff, Who Lives At Home, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Joy Luck Club, Joy Ride, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Karate Kid, Killer Joe, Last of the Mohicans, Lion, Little Stranger, Lost in Translation, Machete, Man from U,N.C.L.E., Man of Tai Chi, My Week with Marilyn, New Jack City, 127 Hours, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Ray, Road to Perdition, Schindler’s List, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Scream, Selma, Set It Off, Shanghai Knights, The Sixth Sense, Snowpiercer, Stronger, Terms of Endearment, Throw Momma From the Train, Tombstone, 21 Grams, Winter’s Bone, World’s Greatest Dad
Critics Consensus: As frenetic, thrilling, and lacking in subtletly as its drug of focus…and just as likely to prompt some hard questions after it’s gone.
Where to Stream: Crackle
Throw Momma From the Train (1987)
Critics Consensus: Danny DeVito’s direction is too broad to offer the kind of nastiness that would have made Throw Momma from the Train truly special, but DeVito’s on-screen chemistry with co-star Billy Crystal makes this a smoothly entertaining comedy.
Where to Stream: YouTube
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Critics Consensus: One of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of all time, Hoop Dreams is a rich, complex, heartbreaking, and ultimately deeply rewarding film that uses high school hoops as a jumping-off point to explore issues of race, class, and education in modern America.
Where to Stream: Crackle
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