Here’s how you can stream new movies for free
If you’re anything like us, quarantine left you saddled with more streaming service subscriptions than you could count. Unfortunately, many of which continued to burn craters in your bank account long after you forgot to cancel your free trial.
Consider this your official reminder to cancel those subscriptions (you’re welcome!) and join some of our favorite free streaming services that you can enjoy without drowning in bills. We’ve even included a few lists of free 2021 movie releases you can stream right now – no movie tickets required. Don’t skimp on your binge-watching; just stream smarter!
Looking for instant, no-strings-attached access to over 900 movies? Try Peacock TV. It takes seconds to sign up, the interface is user-friendly, and best of all — the lowest-tier membership doesn’t require your credit card information. (Unfortunately, this tier does include ads, and several movies — like the latest addition to the Halloween franchise, Halloween Kills — are behind “premium membership” paywalls. )
Peacock TV also posts ratings from movie critic sites. It includes Rotten Tomatoes’ scores to help the discerning cinephile decide on a flick. Go ahead and stream these new movies for free:
Separation (horror): “A lonely little girl gets caught in the middle of a family feud and is left to find solace in her artist father & the ghost of her dead mother.” Starring Violet McGraw, Brian Cox, & Rupert Friend.
My Son (thriller): “When his only son disappears from a campsite, Edmond Murray travels to the town where his ex-wife lives in search of answers.” Starring James McAvoy, Claire Foy, & Jamie Michie.
Me You Madness (thriller): “A young thief cases an architectural dream house in Malibu, not realizing it is the home of an eccentric female serial killer.” Starring Ed Westwick, Louise Linton, & Joe Michaely.
Fox-owned Tubi is the most popular streaming service you’ve never heard of, surpassing 300 million monthly users in 2021 and boasting a library of thousands of TV series & movies. Like Peacock, registration is just a few clicks away; unlike Peacock, you can access all of its titles for free.
The catch? Since Tubi is 100% supported by advertising, you’ll have to contend with several one-to-two-minute ads, usually between fifteen-minute intervals. Tubi also has a robust “new releases” section. Stream these new movies for free:
He Who Lives in Hidden Lakes (horror): “The fanatic beliefs of an internet mystic, a cult leader, & a rookie cop gone rogue are tested on the hunt for the ‘Hidden Man’: an elusive forest-dwelling cryptid that terrorizes their idyllic suburb.” Starring Kevin K. Gomez, Sarah Kopp, Lucas Lona, Charlie Bane, & Rachel O’Connell.
Doors (sci-fi): “The appearance of mysterious alien door portals around the world brings humanity to a crisis point in finding out just what they mean.” Starring Josh Peck, Lina Esco, Wilson, Bethel, Kyp Malone, & Aric Floyd.
Sacred Cow (documentary): “An examination of the moral, environmental, and health concerns surrounding raising and eating farm animals, in particular: cows.” Narrated by Nick Offerman.
Vudu has one of the most impressive selections of 2021 releases you can watch for free (with ads, of course). However, the site has also partnered with Fandango to offer you immediate access to movies in theaters if you absolutely can’t wait — just be prepared to pay steep movie ticket prices.
Vudu also gives you the option to rent or buy movies without ads. Check out these free movies now:
Who Am I Now? (drama): “New friends Alex and Erin discover a mutual attraction that neither of them have ever felt before. While Alex tries to navigate her feelings, Erin refuses to acknowledge that she might be gay and heads down a path of self-destruction. Faced with Erin’s denial, Alex must decide whether to follow her own path, or fight for the first person she’s ever loved.” Starring Barbara Beall & Alethea Sholomenko.
Deliver Us From Evil (action): “An ex-government assassin determined to solve the kidnapping case of a little girl linked to his past finds himself the target of a deranged killer seeking revenge for his brother’s death.” Starring Hwang Jung-min, Lee Jung-jae & Park Jeong-min.
The Maid (horror): “Joy is the new maid of a royal house, whose previous maid disappeared under mysterious circumstances.” Starring Ploy Sornarin.
What are some of your favorite streaming services for binge-watching on a budget? Let us know in the comments!