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Best places to watch online movies world-wide

Yes, there are a lot of places where you can watch movies online for free. Unfortunately, if you’re not on US soil, almost none of them work; US only. Although we are living in a online world, media wise we are still hostaged by physical borders. You could use a free USA proxy, but you need a little luck to obtain one with enough performance and life time. You can get good proxies here from time to time.

Let's start with services which work world wide;

Internet archive

Chances are, you’re reading this article because you’re looking for a place to watch newly released movies online. While there’s nothing wrong with that, you definitely shouldn’t ignore all of the fantastic older films the internet has to offer. offers a veritable treasure trove of old movies you’ve probably never heard of, as well as a handful that you’ll recognize. The Archive — which is also the home of the famous Wayback Machine that shows you how the internet used to be — has silent films, black-and-white horror flicks, obscure sci-fi movies, and an assortment of other movies. They may not have all the fancy CGI we’ve all grown so accustomed to, but the occasional throwback is a great way to mix things up. The Internet Archive is home to all things public domain, including thousands of feature-length movies. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there's no cost to use the service, nor do you need an account (though you can create one if you want to mark favorites and such). The majority of the movies offered are in the Classic category, but with the right search terms you can also find recent movies (if 'Public Domain' applies to these as well is doubtfull....).

Internet archive movie section

But just do a search on movie title and you might get lucky; checked two popular titles and yes...found Terminator and Skyfall...

Google Docs

Google docs offers the option to share files publically, that includes mp4 movie video files. To find movies on Google Docs you enter e.g. [movie mp4] in the Google search box. Most of them can be watched in your browser, some of the offer a download option, but I won’t go that route. You don’t know what you are really downloading. The number of movies you will find is limited, except when you are a Bollywood fanatic. We doubt that movie videos on Google Docs are copyright proof, we can’t say they aren't either.

Thumbsup TV

ThumbsUp TV offers a collection of streaming movie channels, all hosted by the streaming platform. Downside is that it is hard to step in just before a movie starts; there's also no TV Guide where you can see which movie is playing when. But the movies that are playing are always the most recent and popular movies and there are always at least 10 channels to choose from, with live thumbnails. Thumbs up!


Filmvault has picked the best out of the free movie collection of TubiTV and Popcornflix (which is nice because the number of B / C movies, especially on Popcornflix is quite extensive)and brought them together. Alway nice having someone doing the dirty work... Works world wide

Sony Crackle

Sony's Crackle is an ad-supported movie service and probably the best free US only movie service (with a reasonable amount of A-grade movies).Crackle's selection continues to expand, with around 200 movies available at any given time. (The selection changes periodically). At this writing, you'll find gems like A Few Good Men, Aliens, The Big Lebowski and The Natural. They're all older films, to be sure, but there's still plenty of quality stuff to watch.

Tubi TV

Home to thousands of free commercial movies (though definitely not commercial-free), Tubi TV offers content from studios including Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount. Reasonable amount of popular, but older, movies.


Walmart's Vudu video service has been consistently expanding its ad-supported section, which allows viewers to choose from a generous selection of movies (mostly older titles, alas) to watch at no charge. This option does require you to have a Vudu account, but it's free to set one up. It's hard to get super-excited about Vudu's selection, which is extensive but consists of mostly older and direct-to-video-caliber titles. My picks from the oldie-but-goodie list: Mystic Pizza, Platoon, Risky Business and Witness. Home for the Holidays, Short Term 12, Hotel For Dogs, Let Her Out, Ghost Town, and A Turtle's Tale.


Popcornflix is another great place to watch free movies online. Their constant flow of new movies from Screen Media Ventures means that they have lots of new movies being added all the time. Popcornflix has over 1,500 movies that include comedy, drama, horror, action, romance, family, documentaries, and foreign films. They also feature web and film school originals. No account is needed at Popcornflix, simply hit Play on your chosen movie and enjoy. These are just a few of the free movies we've been able to watch at Popcornflix: Home for the Holidays, Short Term 12, Hotel For Dogs, Let Her Out, Ghost Town, and A Turtle's Tale. Tip: use who already picked the goodies.