The Best Places to Stream Movies (Not Download)

There's no reason to download movies and worry about torrents or file storage, and especially download time, when you can just stream movies for free online. There are lots of places to stream movies, so how do you pick just one?

When deciding on a movie streaming website, the two most important things to keep in mind are how tolerable the ads are (they all have ads but some sites are not so intrusive) and how good of quality you can get from the videos.

Below is a hand-picked list of only the best movie streaming websites. The ads aren't too much to handle and the movies are new and old, usually in excellent quality. You can start them in seconds, and if you have a Chromecast, they play nicely while streaming to your HDTV, too.

Important: I do not personally condone using any of these websites to watch copyrighted videos. They are most likely illegal in most countries, so be aware that it might not be in your best interest to stream movies online if they are still in theaters, only recently released to DVD, and are not in the public domain.

List of Movie Streaming Sites

These are the best places to watch movies online for free:

  • Lets you pick your country
  • Has movies and TV shows
  • Shows the top picks from IMDB
  • Over two dozen genres to choose from
  • Filter movies by HD, SD, and CAM


  • Streams TV shows and movies
  • Over 15 genres
  • You can choose movies by release date
  • Different source links are available if streaming doesn't work

  • Lots of filtering options, such as quality, genre, country, and release year
  • Movies can be sorted by latest, most viewed, most favorited, highest rated, and top-rated IMDB movies
  • Includes movie trailers
  • Has a "turn off light" button to dim your screen

  • See which movies are popular this week or this month
  • Lists all the most favorited movies
  • Some movies have subtitles, and you can filter to see just those
  • Films can also be filtered by country, quality, release year, and genre
Know of any others that are your favorite places to stream free movies? Let me know so I can get them added here for others.