Watching movies and TV shows are two of the most fun and relaxing forms of entertainment available for us. So, it is no surprise that a lot of people have come up with the idea of setting up websites that will allow them to enjoy both of these activities online.
But with all of these websites popping up, it could be a drag to try each and every single one of them to find which ones actually deliver the goods. Following is a list of the 15 best sites we have tried and which we hope will also be able to satisfy your cravings and help you sort out the clutter of free movie and TV show sites on the internet.
Public Domain Torrents
Public domain torrents allow you to download movies and other content that have already been classified to be in the public domain. This means that it is completely legal to download all of the content that can be found here.
Youku.com is a China-based website that offers users to watch a very large collection of popular full length movies and TV shows including those that were produced in western countries. All of these contents are free for users from anywhere in the world.
Surf the Channel
Surf the channel provides links to different TV shows rather than hosting the episodes itself. This means that it has a much bigger directory of shows available but not all of them are guaranteed to work well.
Hulu is a very good free TV and movie website that is quite easy to navigate around in and has very good picture quality. It offers a wide range of TV shows from a similarly wide range of sources. Unfortunately, it is only available to users residing in theUnited Statesand it has a limited collection of movies.
Joost allows you to filter its selection of movies to make it easier for you to find those that really interest you. This is quite handy since the site offers a big selection to choose from. You can also simply type in the title of the movie or TV show that you are looking for in the search bar. The image quality is quite high which makes watching the shows a pleasant experience.
AOL TV has a whole lot of free movies and TV shows available on its site. You are given access to recaps of previous shows as well as previews of upcoming ones. The latest in movie and celebrity news are also available while some spoilers crop up every once in a while.
If you are looking for original videos or TV series than Blip.tv might just be the site you are looking for. This site provides access to independently produced web series made mostly by amateur video producers but there are also many that are made by professionals.
Just like Blip.tv, Babelgum is a resource for independently made films and shows. However, this site requires you to download its software before you can watch the videos that are posted on the site.
Video Jug specializes in offering how-to videos. If you are looking for a site that will help you learn how to do something, this is the first place you should look.
Stumble video is great for those who like switching channels often because of its cute “stumble” button. Clicking on this button will direct you to a new video just like flipping on the remote control of your TV.
Crackle provides a good selection of free movies including box office hits and some original productions too. The connection speed for the site is fast enough and the video quality is as good as many other sites.
10starmovies provides downloads for movies, documentaries, and TV shows. Registered users can post comments and discuss movies with other users of the site but registration is optional.
Moviesplanet.com is great for movie collectors because it allows users to trade some of the movies they own with their fellow collectors who are on the site. It also features movie reviews, featured forums, a chat interface and personalized movie lists.
Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
IMDB is an easy to use site that offers free movies and lots of information about movies too. This is a great site for those who want to know details about movies.
DailyMotion is an international sharing site which lets users upload videos and watch those that have been uploaded by others. Most of the videos are short movies produced by users of the site.
Of course, there are new free movie and TV show sites that join the bandwagon regularly so this list might not include your favorite site. If you know of a great website that provides free movies please share it with us. Tell us what you think are the best sites for watching movies online and let us all enjoy the magic of the movies.