Although Netflix is the best known movie and series streaming service for users, the Internet has a variety of websites to watch titles legally and for free. For example, there are thematic portals with only audiovisual pieces of ecology and education to cater to the academic audience, or with Asian drawings geared toward anime fans.
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In addition, some platforms allow you to download videos or watch online through mobile applications or through your PC browser. Check out the following list of eight website options for legally watching online movies for free.
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1. Legally Free (legalmentegratis)
The Legally Free site is renamed public domain titles or under Creative Commons license, and allows viewers to make suggestions for additions to the catalog through the Facebook page. The interface of the site and the published films are all in Spanish, without the option of subtitles, proving to be an alternative for those who want to learn or study the language. Not Legally Free It is still possible to check out films, short films and documentaries about ecology in a whole section focused on the theme.
Legally Free rene movies in Spanish in Public Domain or under license Creative Commons Photo: Reproduction / dnetc
The biggest advantage of Tubi TV is the availability on various devices: besides the site, the platform has applications for Android and iPhone (iOS), Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity X1, Samsung smart TVs. and from Sony. Tubi TV offers studio titles like Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM.
The platform claims that "it is working on its behalf to unlock Hollywood, so that entertainment is free without the credit cards bare." The gratuity works from commercial breaks every 12 to 15 minutes of film. The site is in English and provides subtitles in the same language.
Tubi TV Desktop Interface Reminds Netflix Photo: Playback / dnetc
3. SnagFilms (snagfilms)
The SnagFilms website catalog has over 2,000 title films, mostly documentaries. But you can also find independent movies and online TV shows on the platform to watch through the free iPhone, iPad, and Android app. Snagfilms displays advertisements before playing any video, but the site does not require registration to gain access to the titles. In addition, the site's interface reminds us of Netflix, making it easy to use.
Snagfilmes to "Netflix of documentaries" Photo: Reproduction / dnetc
4. Flying Movies (filmesquevoam.br)
Flying Films an initiative to give greater visibility to national cinema. The website catalog has entirely Brazilian productions: according to the platform itself, the page offers "movies, TV shows, documentaries and institutional films, with accessible versions". You can watch online or download videos from the portal. The site also has the channel Mostra Infantil, which holds more than 30 animations and offers shorts adapted with audio description and LIBRAS – Brazilian Sign Language.
Flying Movies an initiative to bring greater visibility to national cinema Photo: Reproduo / dnetc
5. Short in School (curtanaescola.org.br)
Curta na Escola aims to promote and encourage the use of Brazilian short films as pedagogical support material in classrooms. The channel was created within Porta Curtas, the largest Brazilian short film portal on the Internet, with over 600 free movies. The Curta na Escola is intended, unlike Porta Curtas, to be totally geared to pedagogical use, with suggestions from experts and the production of lesson plans for all levels of education.
Portal for Brazilian Short Films and Pedagogy Photo: Reproduo / dnetc
6. Argentine Cinema (cinemargentino)
Cinema Argentino site classifies the country's films according to genre: fiction, documentaries and short films. Some of them are exclusive, and were only available for theaters at independent film festivals in Buenos Aires. The project promotes, disseminates and facilitates access to independent Argentine cinema, extending the life of films that win at local and foreign film festivals after their trajectory in the trade show circuit. According to the portal, everything is done through the consolidation of exhibition agreements with the filmmakers of the works.
As its name implies, Argentine Cinema aims to bring visibility to the country's audiovisual production. Photo: Reproduction / dnetc
Anime and manga fans can see full-length animations on Crunchyroll. The Asian Title Streaming Service calls itself the largest platform in the niche world, with a global community of over 40 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. The collection can also be found in applications available on video game consoles, set-top boxes and mobile devices. The platform is accessible in multiple languages and, with the free plan, you can watch the cpm movies advertised.
Free version of Crunchyroll lets you watch free movies with advertising Photo: Reproduction / Felipe Vinha
8. Internet Archive (archive.org/details/moviesandfilms)
The Internet Archive is a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural devices in digital format. On the site, you can find over 17,000 movies to watch online or download on your computer. The intention is to provide free access to researchers, historians, academics and the general public to the largest possible collection of videos, books and texts, software programs and of course movies.
Internet Archive rene in one place video in public domain Photo: Reproduction / dnetc