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We can all admit that, although we love a free movie every now & then, some sites can be incredibly sketchy. Here's how you can watch movies online.

Sick of 123movies? Other choices to watch movies online for free

We can all admit that, although we love a free movie every now & then, some sites can be incredibly sketchy. From the endless pop-up ads to the poor interface, visiting a free streaming site like 123movies can seem like you’re just asking for a virus. 

While 123movies may be one of the more popular free sites to use, plenty more exist that not only include less annoying pop-up ads and offer more professional displays, but are perfectly legal to use as well. We’ve got you covered with a list of free streaming sites to watch your next favorite film. 


Crackle, a site owned by Sony, is considered one of the best online streaming sites that won’t hurt your wallet one bit. While it does run through advertisements, there are no irritating pop-ups and they only come on a few times throughout the movie, just like a commercial break. The site includes all kinds of films, from horror, drama, comedy, space movies, and more. You can also create an account to make your own watchlist.


Tubi TV has been around since 2014 and is also considered one of the best free & ad-supported streaming services out there. On this site, you’re also allowed to create your own account and you can even download the Tubi app and stream your favorite movies and TV shows on any device you want. The site also recently created a kids version which includes all kinds of family-friendly content to watch with the little ones.


Most films offered on YouTube are available for purchase or rent online for a reasonable price, but did you also know the site has a library of movies that can be streamed for free with ads? There’s all types of films on YouTube from classic action movies to romantic comedies and more. Some popular films on here include Super Size Me, Traitor, Moonstruck, Fargo, Uptown Girls, and more. 

Internet Archive

Internet Archive may sound a bit odd at first, but hear us out. If you’re a classic film lover, then you’re in luck. Internet Archive offers hundreds of hours of streaming for many classic movies, as they are either uploaded by other users or fall within the public domain. We guarantee that your next favorite silent movie will be on this site. 


We’ve got great news for those who own a public library card or attend a university since this site offers free streaming online for all of you. Simply go on their site to check if your library or university is a participating partner. Kanopy can be streamed on a variety of devices, and the site offers all kinds of films for you to watch. 


IMDb TV offers a bunch of great TV shows and movies online that are available to stream with a free account. What’s great is you can also check out other users’ ratings and other fun trivia about the film before deciding if you want to watch it or not. As of now, some classics on here include Big Fish, Fury, Charlie’s Angels, The Imitation Game, Donnie Darko, and plenty more. 


Hoopla is also similar to Kanopy in the sense that if your local library is partnered with this site and you own a library card, you have access to a seemingly endless variety of free movies and TV shows. The site also includes music, audiobooks, comics, and more. Hoopla works just like a regular library, so you’re only allowed to borrow a certain number of books or films at a time and have to finish them by a specific date. 

What other free streaming sites would you add to this list? Have you tried out any of them, and if so, what was your experience like? Let us know in the comments. 

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