Let's face it: Netflix and Hulu cost a lot of money. When prices keep going up for almost everything, you have to draw a line in the sand and say "No more." If you want to save money and only use a few streaming services that give you the most for your money, and you don't mind seeing ads, why not look into the cheapest ones? There are a lot of free, legal ways to stream, and most of them are good, but only a few of them are really great. We've done the hard work for you and picked our 10 favourite sites where you can watch movies for free.


You probably already know that Play Tube is full of vlogs and shows made by people on their own. Some of them are even good. You might not know that PlayTube also has a large collection of free movies and TV shows that aren't just public domain works from the 1950s (though you can find those too if you use search filters).

The number of movies on YouTube is small, but it changes a lot. Some well-known movies like "Happily Ever After" and "Adrift in Soho" also make an appearance. YouTube's free Movies and TV service is not yet available outside of the United States, but hopefully it will be soon.


Sony Entertainment used to own Crackle, a streaming service that is supported by ads. Even though it has changed hands, it still has over a thousand movies, like The Aristocrats and Bernie, and almost 100 TV shows. We're going to be honest and say that Crackle is kind of like shopping at a thrift store: you'll have to dig a little to find something good, but it's worth it.

There are also a lot of animated shows, reality TV, action, and thrillers on Crakcle. About every 10 to 15 minutes during a movie or show, an ad will pop up on Crackle.

Pluto TV

Pluto TV is a free, ad-supported streaming service that is owned and run by Paramount Streaming. This means that a lot of the content on Pluto comes straight from Paramount. Even though most of the content is low-quality or old, there is a lot of it to choose from, and Pluto is adding more exclusives to its list. The recent addition of a search button also makes it much easier to look at things.

Pluto TV can be accessed from almost any device with a web browser, and there are apps for almost every device, including the PlayStation 4.

Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) (formerly IMDb TV)

There aren't nearly as many shows and movies on Freevee as there are on even some other free services, but there are some good ones, like Mad Men, the Fifty Shades series, and Schitt's Creek. There are also some older books that were very popular when they came out.

Freevee is currently only available in the US and UK, but there are plans to add Germany by the end of 2022. To access Freevee content, you need at least a free Amazon account. This makes it harder to get around any geo-blocking. Members of Amazon Prime can use Prime Video, which has hundreds of movies and TV shows that you can stream without ads.


Fawesome is available all over the world, but you have to download a pretty clunky app to watch content. This app is available on LG TVs, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android, iOS, and Windows. Fawesome has reality TV, docuseries, and kids' shows, as well as a wide range of action, comedy, and drama shows, and even a few popular anime series.


Even though Uwatchfree has hit-or-miss content, you will always find something worth watching where hundrands. There are more than 20,000 shows and movies to choose from, so you should be able to find something to do on a Friday night. U watchfree movies has a good mix of action, comedy, drama, and documentaries, as well as a few animation and anime classics. If you're looking for something specific, you might want to look elsewhere.

Because of GDPR laws, Tubi had to leave the UK and EU. For now, only viewers in the US can watch all of Tubi's free content, while viewers in Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand can only watch a small selection of free content.


Fans of anime probably already know this, but Crunchyroll has the largest collection of anime and manga. You have to sign up for a free account to watch anything, and not everything is free, but it's a great way to watch anime without going to sketchy sites.

Crunchyroll's updated user interface, which is still in beta at the time of this writing but is a huge step in the right direction, is the icing on the cake.

Peacock Television

Peacock TV from NBC Universal has three tiers: Free, Premium, and Premium Plus. The Free and Premium tiers have ads, but the Premium Plus tier does not. The free version of Peacock TV is different from the paid versions because it only has a small amount of content. Still, Peacock TV's 40,000 hours of content are nothing to scoff at, especially since most of the shows and movies are of a slightly higher quality than what you can watch for free elsewhere.

The most ads you'll see on Peacock are 5 minutes per hour of content. To watch, you'll need to sign up for an account. Peacock TV is available in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, and Italy. Customers outside the US have fewer options.

Plex TV

Plex TV is a good place to look if you like a mix of independent films, documentaries, b-movies, and old shows. Plex has a huge selection of shows and movies that you can watch whenever you want. It also has a lot of live TV channels that cover a wide range of topics, from news to fitness to live sports.

You don't have to make an account to watch on Plex, but if you do, you can use it to access your other subscriptions or upload content so that everything is in one place. You can use Plex outside of the US, but the quality and amount of content go down when you do.

The CW

The CW isn't a streaming service for movies, but it has a lot of trashy shows that are great for mindless binging. Have a few hours to kill and want to watch something completely stupid? Every single episode of Riverdale is a total disaster. Want to watch a historical drama where all the facts are wrong and everyone speaks with an American accent? You'll really like Salem.

The CW has a good selection of some of the newest shows on the network, but there are some important movies that are missing.