Who doesn’t like to watch movies? Watching movies is one of the most engaging and enjoyable things one can do to pass quality time with loved ones or even alone. Moreover, some movies even help you in different aspects of life, they convey a world full of experiences and knowledge without the need to explore the world. You can travel to different places, live different lives and gain new experiences that too while sitting in one place! Magical, isn’t it? It’s future bro!
The only problem is that you have to go buy tickets at a cinema hall to watch movies or buy CD’s while you have to wait for a long time to get hands on the high definition DVD of a movie. That problem has been solved now. In fact, if you have a smartphone then it is actually possible to watch unlimited high definition movies at home, on your smartphones using showbox or other movie apps.
Although watching high definition movies in the comfort of your sweet home is possible, most of the sites and applications that provide this facility are illegal and according to laws you can be penalized even for visiting them. Contrary to the popular belief, there are sites which allow you to watch online movies legally, just that they are difficult to find. Don’t worry, we are there to help you with that; we’ve got your back on this one.
Top 10 Legal Movie Sites To Watch Movies Online
Presenting to you the top 10 legal movie websites to watch movies online:
1. YouTube Movies
Which website other than the world’s biggest video sharing website did you expect first on our list? The movies on the movies section of YouTube are of premium quality. Although not all the movies are available for free, those which demand payment, have a minimal price for watching movies. The best part about this website is that it already has a filter for free movies known as ‘Zero Dollar Movies’.
2. The Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a public domain website, it means all the movies that you find on the website are a public domain and thus free. It is basically an archive of full-length films, documentaries, classic shorts and even recorded commercials and video game footage. Though it is a public domain website, don’t get fooled into thinking about the number and variety of movies this website has because all the old and gold movies whose copyrights have expired can be found here.
A website owned by none other than Sony co. naturally this website has a lot of content by the same company available for free. All you need to do it sign up on the website and create a watch-list to enable the website to suggest movies. Although most movies are copyrighted from Sony, some movies have restrictions for certain movies. Also, most of the movies found here aren’t available on any website for free and the existence of an application for the same simplifies things even more.
4. Classic Cinema Online
If you are a classic movies lover, this website is perfect for you. Asides from being an aesthetically-pleasing for any lover of old-school vintage film posters, what sets classic cinema online apart from other streaming sites is its extensive feature on silent films available ( for all Charlie Chaplin fans). This is a liter leaven for classic movie lovers.
It is owned by Screen Media ventures. Although the website offers a lot of Public Domain movies, original content is available too. The best part is that you can stream content on any type of device without spending any money. While PopcornFlix is said to be perfectly legal to use, do not confuse it with the very popular ‘Popcorn Time’ streaming site which is arguably illegal for streaming content they do not own
6. Public Domain Torrents
Being the only non-notorious torrent website, this website is home to a huge reserve of movies. Also, the movies are downloadable in many formats and you can download them according to your needs.
7. Open Culture
Founded in 2006 by the Director & Associate Dean at Stanford University, Dan Colman, and open culture offers high-quality movies for free, around the world. Moreover, apart from movies, it also offers free online courses and language lessons. Movies section has an excellent collection of movies and hosts 1150 free movies.
If you haven’t heard of Hulu, you probably just crawled out from under a rock. Subscription-based streaming website Hulu is also here at your service even if you choose to opt for the free account, which comes with limited content. You can stream over 100 movies and apart from movies you can also watch TV shows and documentaries. It also has an application which available on both Android and IOS.
9. Tubi TV
While most free streaming websites offer public domain movies, Tubi TV offers relatively newer content. This is due to the presence of some big names as content partners. Some of them are Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Although registration is not necessary, a free sign up entitles you to features like creating a queue, accessing browsed history and cool highlights. This one is a website to watch out for those with interest in new movies.
10. Movies Found Online
This website has free movies, independent films, TV shows, and stand-up comedy video and it hosts free movies ranging from cult classics and short films to documentaries and comedy movies. There is also a strong presence of public domain movies. While Movies Found Online doesn’t host or upload any media on its own, it actively participates in removing the content, it only has links of the sites that movie can be streamed. Keeping that in mind, as a responsible member of the internet community, the website works actively in deleting content with copyright infringement issues and even those with other copyright issues are removed as a precautionary step.