5 Best Sites for Legal Free Movie Downloads

Most people turn to torrents when they want to download free movies. As long as you use a VPN to keep yourself safe, they are undoubtedly a reliable option.

But they are not the only option. For example, are are plenty of sites out there that let you download movies legally and for free.

Here are the best sites for free movie downloads that won’t get you in trouble with your ISP.

1. Public Domain Torrents

Torrents don’t have to be used for piracy—they can also be a force for good. Take the example of Public Domain Torrents. As the name suggests, it only indexes files that are entirely legal to download, no matter where in the world you are.

A broad selection of genres is covered, including action, horror, sci-fi, westerns, and drama. Just be prepared to put up with a site layout from the mid-1990s!

2. The Internet Archive

internet archiveThe Internet Archive is a vast non-profit library that’s full of books, movies, software, and TV shows that you can download for free.

Sure, you’re not going to be able to download the latest Hollywood blockbusters, but if you’re a fan of classic and old films, there is plenty to keep you entertained.

3. Open Culture

Open Culture provides access to movies from across the world. In total, more than 1,150 titles are available for you to download for free. Much of the content is from the pre-1960s era.

In addition to the movies, Open Culture has hundreds of free ebooks, online courses, language-learning resources, and educational resources for kids.

4. MoviesFoundOnline

movies found onlineMoviesFoundOnline trawls the web to find and collate free movie downloads. The results often take the form of YouTube links or Vimeo links.

Because it’s a movie aggregation site, you can’t plan on a title that you want to download today still being available next week.

5. YouTube

Visiting YouTube isn’t going to get you in trouble with your ISP. You just need to use a video downloader to grab the content you want.

Hundreds of films are available on the platform, with many old movies available directly on the studios’ accounts.

Keep in mind that using YouTube video downloaders is technically against YouTube’s terms. To keep your account safe, it’s probably wise to use a VPN and visit the site in incognito mode in your browser.

Don’t Forget About Offline Viewing

Almost all the major streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will let you download movies onto your devices and watch them when you’re offline.

You won’t be able to extract the movie file and share it, but it’s a great feature if you’re planning to travel or spend a lot of time away from Wi-Fi.

Typically, you need to log in every few weeks in order to keep the downloads available. If you don’t, they will self-delete.

Other Ways to Download Free Movies

If you cannot find the film you’re looking for, there are a few other methods you can try. To learn more, check out our article on the best Pirate Bay alternatives for free movies.

Want to learn more about using torrents? Have a look at our list of the best torrent sites, clients, and mirrors.

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  1. To me, watching a Movie on a cell phone is like trying to wash your feet with your socks on. I prefer to watch on a large screen, the bigger the better. Being a Senior, I consider any good movie made in the last 60 years are extremely rare. Therefore, my favorite method is to DOWNLOAD them, put hem on an USB or burn them to DVD and watch WHEN I am in the mood. But most of what I find that is downloadable is for a tiny screen cell phone. I am willing to pay for downloadable copies as most good movies are no longer on DVD’s. Any suggestions?

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