We are here with a list of some free vumoo movie download websites where you can get some quality entertainment without paying any money. This list includes the likes of The Internet Archive, Pluto TV, Public Domain Torrents, Retrovision etc. So, let’s talk about them in detail and discuss their strengths —
We love movies and we love them even more if they are for free. Right? If you open your web browser and type free movie download websites, you’ll be presented with a long list of illegal websites promising to grab your favorite blockbuster in a matter of seconds.
Another popular way of grabbing free movies online is torrent sites. However, downloading movies and TV shows from an illegal source like torrent can often get you in trouble. Instead of becoming a victim of illegal movie streaming websites or torrent sites that host all kinds pirated content, there are many legal sources that provide free movies and TV shows (you can check out our list of sites for free and legal music and free sports streaming as well).
So, without much delay, I’ll be telling you about the top free movie download websites for 2019. I’ve also marked the highlight feature of the sites in bold to let you grasp the biggest points in case you don’t have time to go through the entire content.
Free Movie Download Site Comparison
Before explaining the major highlight features of the movie sites in detail, you can also take a quick look at this comparison chart:
Website Streaming Quality/Download Formats Genres Region Pricing Platform What to keep in mind
YouTube Up to Full HD Action, Animated, Drama, Comedy, Horror, Thriller USA Free Web, Android, iOS Easily accessible and cross-platform, Limited collection
The Internet Archive DVD Quality videos, Movie download available in Torrent, MP4, MPEG Comedy, Si-Fi, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Thriller, Drama Everywhere Free Web, unofficial iOS app Tons of collection but poor organization of content
Hotstar Up to Full HD, Offline Viewing Hindi/Bollywood, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Action, Regional Indian Movies India Free/Premium Web, Android, iOS Great for Indian content, premium plans dirt-cheap
Retrovision Low quality Comedy, War, Westerns, Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama, Animated Everywhere Free Web, Android Classic free of cost movies, Don’t expect newer content
Crackle DVD quality, Offline viewing Comedy, Drama, Animated, Family, Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi U.S., Canada, Australia Free/Premium Web, Android, iOS Great content from Sony studios
Pluto TV DVD quality Traditional TV layout that streams different TV channels Worldwide (More content in the US) Free/Premium Web, Android, iOS Its unique live TV channels format is very engaging
Popcornflix HD Quality Horror, Comedy, Action, Drama, War, Animated, Documentary U.S., Canada Free Web, Android, iOS All content on site is free; Separate Popcornflix Kids as well
Top Free Movie Download Websites [Totally Legal]
In an earlier version of this article, YouTube was listed a lot lower in this list. However, thanks to some recent changes and the company’s growing inclination towards free, ad-supported content, I’ve decided to list it as the #1 source of free movies on the web.
Now, YouTube offers more than 100 complete feature-length films on its platform. It’s also mentioned on our latest list of best movie streaming sites. This makes YouTube a perfectly free movie website for those who can’t afford to spend a premium for accessing Netflix and Hulu content. You can simply visit this link and watch movies like Zookeeper, Legally Blonde, The Terminator, Flawless, Kung Fu Killer, IP Man, and more. Moreover, YouTube also has plans to make its original shows and movies free from 2020.
It’s worth noting that these movies for streaming are currently only available in the USA. In case you’re from India, feel free to check out our list of best sites for Indian movies. The list contains reputed sources like YuppFlix, BoxTV, etc.
- The Internet Archive
internet archive free feature films
You’ll be surprised to find The Internet Archive sitting at the top of our free movie download websites. It like a goldmine to download free movies, music, and books. This list includes the original Jungle Book, Farewell to Arms, Iron Mask, Night of the Living Dead, The Brother from Another Planet, etc.
About 4-5 years ago, The Internet Archive just provided direct links and often the movie downloads failed as the file sizes were large. Thanks to the torrent links, now you can easily enjoy and download hundreds of movies without spending a penny. The overall catalog found on this website is continuously growing and new content is added every day.
The website also allows creating a free virtual library card which grants you access to forums, the ability to upload videos, bookmark favorite content, etc.
Having talked about the American viewers and the availability of free movies for them in the YouTube section, let’s talk about Indian/Hindi content. Even though paid services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are focusing more and more on Indian audience, Hotstar remains a good source of free streaming and movie download for offline streaming.
This service’s catalog has good amount of popular Indian movies like Housefull, Raid, Kaabil, Jolly LLB, Bodyguard, and more. The interface of the service is pretty neat and there’s a well-designed app as well. Moreover, Hotstar is also great for watching Indian TV shows, sports, and news for free.
Availability: India (free), USA (Paid)
By paying a visit to this free movie download website, you can get your hands on many classics and free TV shows in the public domain. This source of classic content also has an Android app named Classic UHF, using which you can grab and watch things on the go. On a side note, we’ve recently published a list of free movie apps that are available for Android and iOS. So, do check them out.
Thanks to its genre-specific menus, searching for movies on Retrovision is very simple. The website splits its content into different popular categories like Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Cartoons, Sci-Fi, Horror, War, Drama, and Westerns.
If you are looking for all the content at one place, just hit the All button in the top menu bar. On the left side there are tags as well for easier navigation. You can also sign up for their newsletter to get notified about any new content that’s posted on the website.
- The Roku Channel
The Roku Channel
Roku has recently launched its free streaming channel, The Roku Channel which is available on the internet and could be accessed even if you don’t have a Roku hardware. This free movie online site hosts some of the popular films such as The Matrix Trilogy, Last Knights, popular tv shows like Kitchen Nightmares, Gravity, Forensic Files, etc. All the content on the channel is categorically arranged which makes it easier for users to search for a movie or TV of a particular genre.
After signing up, you can start watching the free movies online right away. The free streaming channel is a great addition to the free and legal video content streaming websites and the fact that it comes from Roku also assures that the content will be frequently updated on the channel.
Please note that The Roku Streaming channel is only available in the United States. If you plan to stream movies and shows from other countries, use of a VPN is recommended. Apart from bypassing geographical restrictions, VPN is also useful for enhancing your privacy on the web.
Crackle is a great website for free movies online as it’s owned by Sony. So, naturally, you get lots of movies to watch. You need to do a simple signup, create a watchlist and you’ll be shown recommendations based on your priorities.
Crackle offers lots of popular movies and TV shows that you won’t find for free on other websites. As long as you are willing to watch a couple of ads and commercials. Some of its great offerings include Seinfeld, Firefly, Sports Jeopardy, and more. Crackle has Android and iOS apps as well, which is an obvious plus point.
Some of the content on Crackle could be blocked in your country due to license restrictions. You can access them using a VPN or proxy service.