Free, full length movies are abundant on the Web; that is, if you know where to look. Lots of websites promise free films, but I've sorted through it all to show you the top ten very best sites that will deliver great video right to your desktop.
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is the first place I go online when I want to find quality multimedia. They've got a good selection of movies here, and they are all easy to find with good organization.
Surf The Channel
has literally hundreds of movies; keep in mind that since all these movies are links to other sites, not all of the movies will work. However, out of five movies I randomly picked to test this site, all of them worked with no problems at all.
IMDB, also known as the Internet Movie Database
, has added free full length movies and TV shows to its already large and informative site. As of this writing (August 2011), there were only about one hundred movies available; however, they are all hosted on the site and in good quality.
Joost makes it very easy for you to view movies on the Web - just click to their film
section and you're pretty much all set. Nicely organized by category and each movie is in very high quality.
Babelgum has plenty of great movies; however, you're going to have to do a little bit of sleuthing in order to find them. Your best bet? Go straight to the Channels page and look to the right - you'll see a whole list of really interesting subjects that you can then click on and find movies you might be interested in.
Movies at Google Video
can be found simply by going to the Advanced Search and changing the drop-down "Duration" menu to "longer than twenty minutes"; you can further refine your search parameters to find a particular movie you are interested in.
Freetube is quite different from the rest of the sites profiled in this list. Instead of individual movies, Freetube offers streaming channels from which you can watch a free full length movie: it's just not certain what you're going to get! Channels offered are The Movie Channel
, Free Classics
, the Mystery Channel
, and quite a few more. All movies are in reasonably good quality; my only beef is that there should be some kind of viewing schedule available.
is a multimedia search engine that scours the Web for high-quality videos, movies, TV shows, and films. OVGuide connects to more than 3000 movie and video sites, organizing content into an easy to use multimedia directory.
Public Domain Torrents offers up nearly 1000 free, full-length movies that are completely free and legal to download to your computer; in other words, once you download them, they're all yours. These are all movies that have fallen out of copyright and therefore are now in the public domain. Each movie offers more than one way to download (many offer several options), so you're sure to find one that works for you.
The Internet Archive is a truly fascinating repository of all sorts of really high quality movies; you can find anything from historical films to open source movies here.