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In the mood to watch a movie but not in the mood to pay anything? Going to a movie isn’t cheap, and the most popular streaming services Netflix and Disney Plus are raising prices.

There are lots of streaming services offering free access, but most of them have a limited trial period, and then you’re back at square one. So … where can you stream movies for free all the time?

We’ve found all the best free movie streaming sites on the web. Some of these sites will seem familiar, some will totally surprise you, and others you’ll probably have never heard of.

CAUTION: If you’re just going on a Google search for free movie sites, beware: most free movie sites are filled with ads, potentially illegal, and might make you susceptible to viruses if you’re not careful. A good rule of thumb to follow is to only use sites that don’t have numbers in them and end in “.com.”

 

Best Place to Watch Kids Movies for Free: Tubi

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More than 33 million people use the free streaming site Tubi each month. Tubi, owned by Fox Entertainment, has thousands of totally free (but ad-supported) content options, and we’ve found a great collection of kids/family films that will keep everybody entertained. Here are just a few of the movies you can watch on Tubi TV:

 

Best Place to Watch Obscure Action Movies for Free: Popcornflix

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Popcornflix, a subsidiary of Screen Media Venture, promises that no movie is more than “two clicks away.” They currently have more than 1,500 movies and shows, including some B-level action movies for you to watch when the mood catches you:

 

Best Place to Watch ’80s & ’90s Movies for Free: Xumo

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Xumo is owned and operated by Comcast, and more than 24 million active users watch their ad-supported collection of thousands of movies and TV shows.

You’ll find that Xumo’s library changes pretty often, and while there’s a wide variety of movies and TV shows, you can enjoy a steady stream of movies from the ’80s and ’90s.

Here are a few of our favorite movies on Xumo:

Comedy movies on Xumo:

Action/Drama movies on Xumo:

 

Best Place to Watch Movies From the 2000s for Free: Pluto TV

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Pluto TV offers lots of live TV and streaming content and thousands of movies and TV shows. You’ll find some repeats of the offerings some of these other sites have, but you’ll be able to find a good smattering of 2000s-era movies.

Here are a few of our favorite movies on Pluto TV:

Drama movies on Pluto TV:

Comedy movies on Pluto TV:

Horror movies on Pluto TV:

 

 

Best Streaming Service to Watch 2010s Movies for Free: Freevee

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If you have an Amazon account — the free ones, not necessarily a Prime subscription — you have access to Freevee (formerly known as IMDB TV).

If you don’t have an Amazon account, again, they’re free … and once you sign up, Freevee will be waiting for you with lots of hits from the 2010s. Here are a few of the best movies you can watch on Freevee:

Horror movies on Freevee:

Action movies on Freevee:

Drama movies on Freevee:

 

Best Place to Watch Older Blockbusters for Free: YouTube

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YouTube is host to tons of free content from content creators, but you can also watch movies through YouTube if you head over to their “Movies” section on the left menu bar. And there are even tons of free movies that you can watch with ads if you go to the “Free with Ads” tab.

Here are some of the best movies you can watch on YouTube:

Comedy movies on YouTube:

Action/Drama movies on YouTube:

 

Best Place to Watch Original Movies for Free: Crackle

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Crackle has a great selection of original content from the Chicken Soup for the Soul entertainment company that’s cycled out every few months. The library is extensive, but there are only a few recognizable movies on the platform.

Here are a few of the movies that you can watch on Crackle now:

Horror movies on Crackle:

Action/Drama movies on Crackle:

Documentary movie on Crackle:

 

Best Place to Watch Horror Movies for Free: Vudu

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Looking for something a little scary? We’ve got a big list of free Halloween movies, but if you had to pick just one place to watch free horror movies, try Vudu.

Vudu has more than 10,000 free, ad-supported movies in their library, including a pretty sizable horror section. To make sure you’re only looking at free movies, check the box to filter by “Free Movies Only.”

Here are some of the best movies you can watch on Vudu TV:

 

 

Where to Find the Best Free Movie Streaming Sites