Where you can watch hundreds of good films online, free and legal

Good, decent-quality, legally accessible movies aren’t just available on subscription-based video streaming platforms like Netflix or Prime Video. There are a few places on the internet where you can access them for free.

Here’s a list of channels and services that stream movies legally:

Cult Cinema Classics

This is a YouTube channel where you’ll find free movies, many of them classic cinema titles. Examples are “Charade” (starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant) or “Angel and the Badman” (western starring John Wayne).

Short of the Week

The site hosts some of the world’s best short films, and every day new titles are added in categories as diverse as Drama, Sci-Fi, Comedy and Animation. If you like short films, this is the place for you!

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We’re back on YouTube to recommend PizzaFlix, another great free movie channel. Here you’ll find old black and white Sherlock Holmes movies, as well as classic titles starring Elizabeth Taylor.

Timeless Classic Movies

Want to watch the classic horror movies “Night of the Living Dead” or “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (from the silent era) for free and legally? Find them on this YouTube channel.

Pixar SparkShorts

Also on YouTube, the famous animation company offers free animated shorts in the Pixar SparkShorts list.


Those who use a VPN service can access the free streaming platform Tubi, available only in the US. You’ll find comedies (“The Pink Panther”), classic horror films (“The Shining”) or sci-fi titles (“The Fifth Element”).

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