–NEW! UPDATED AUGUST 2015–
Watching movies online without downloading anything is called movie streaming. How does it work? When you watch streaming movies, you are not downloading a file, so you don’t have to wait before playing it. Instead, the movie is sent in a continuous stream of data and is played as it reaches your computer. So clearly watching movies on stream is better right? Well, there are some pros and cons. Pros: You don’t have to wait for a download to finish, just choose a movie and hit play. Cons: The picture quality has usually been lower than a downloaded movie, but lately this is not true anymore, with many sites offering Free HD movie streaming, especially for movies that have been released in blu-ray.
10 Best Free Movie Streaming Sites
So, without any further ado, here are the 10 best sites to watch free movies online:
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Reviews of The Best Free Movie Streaming Sites
WoloWtube.co – is one of the newer sites on the web for free movie streaming. Basically WoloWtube is a movie search engine: it links to a collection of more than 15000+ titles (a few of them from other sites mentioned below) and all of them are in good quality. The layout is simple, intuitive and functional. There’s very few ads and they’re pretty inobtrusive. We highly recommend it.
Putlocker.is– Is another simple, clean website. Huge database of titles available for watching online, they have films embedded in a player on the site, as well as external links to the hosting sites. Putlocker is also updated pretty much daily. Now, what it does NOT offer is the option to create an account, or interact with fellow movie-watchers on a forum or a chat, but it is still one of the best sites around to watch movies online for free.
MerDB.cn– This site has multiple streams for every movie, but a lot of them are riddled with ads, so pick and choose. They also have pop up ads that you can disable by making an account. The forum is a nice touch: you can talk streaming, movies, or ask for help if you have any kind of problem with the site.
Viooz.ac– (formerly Viooz.co) is another interesting and also very popular site. A simple and easy to use layout. Movies are embedded on the site so you will not need to go to third party host sites to watch the movie. Their selection is varied and it’s frequently updated, with movies of all genres and years. Viooz is definitely one of the better sites for free movie streaming.
Yify.tv– Not the biggest film steaming site, but always good to have in your bookmarks bar. The design is pretty nice, and you can find some good quality streams for bigger movies. If you’re looking for small, independent or obscure movies, look elsewhere.
LosMovies.tv– one of the most complete sites for free streaming. Updated daily, their selection is enviable. The quality of the streams varies but they have some helpful tags for you to know what you’re gonna get: HD, DVD, CAM, 3D. We weren’t able to test the 3D, but if you have 3D-capable monitor, you definitely wanna check that out. Another interesting feature of LosMovies is their movie collections: Top Christmas, Football, Baseball, Superheroes, Zombie movies, etc. Finally, we love the design of this site.
Movieshd.co– Probably the best site for HD movie streams. The site is very easy to navigate and all of the movie streams have user ratings, stats on how many times they have been watched and movie length. Great site overall.
SolarMovie.is– Another aggregator of links to other streaming sites, SolarMovie offers 100+ streams per title. Video quality varies from HD to SD quality, which can be a good thing for those with slower internet connections. The real diamond in the rough, though, is their community. Register on the forums and you can talk with thousands of movie watchers.
PrimeWire.ag– Probably our favorite overall, this site has been online for 10+ years. It’s a nice go-to when other sites let you down. It has an impressive catalog and a simple, clean design. This website needs to be in your Favorites bar.
MovieTube– An enormous collection of movies, of all genres. Almost every title has 720p or 1080p streams. They also have a MovieTube App available for Windows, Mac, and Android. We have tested desktop version and it works nicely, but YMMV. On the App you have all the movies on the website, but you also get the option for subtitles in more than 5 languages. Both the site and the App are completely free, no registration, sign up or credit card required.
All the websites mentioned are free with no registration, login, payment, cc required.
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