Free Movies Online – Watch Films over the Internet

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 10:43 am

Many people like to watch free movies online, but they don’t want to take a chance on getting sued by a movie studio in the process. With the following list of films taken from legal sites like Hulu and YouTube, you’ll be able to watch movies online without any fear of legal action. If the glove don’t fit, you must acquit!

Fans of cinema can also enjoy online movies by subscribing to Netflix. It’s not free, of course, but it is the best online rental company around. They offer over 100,000 titles, free shipping, multiple pricing plans, and no late fees. Click here to become a Netflix member.

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) – If you think you’ve got problems, try walking a mile in Gilbert Grape’s (Johnny Depp) shoes. He’s got a handicapped brother (Leonardo DiCaprio) to take care of, an affair with an older woman (Mary Steenburgen) to manage, and a morbidly obese mother (Darlene Cates) who’s the source of much ridicule. Then he meets a young girl named Becky (Juliette Lewis), and his responsibilities collide head-on with his newfound love interest. Co-starring Crispin Glover, John C. Reilly, Kevin Tighe, and Laura Harrington.

Ichi (2008) – Set in ancient Japan, Ichi follows a young blind woman (Haruka Ayase) as she wanders the country is search of her father. Along the way, she gets involved in a struggle between a group of bandits and a village ruled by a gang of yakuza. Even though she can’t see, Ichi is still pretty handy with a blade, and director Fumihiko Sori gives her numerous opportunities to demonstrate her proficiency.

An American Werewolf in London (1981) – If you like to watch movies online, you won’t want to miss this darkly comic horror flick from director John Landis. Following an attack that leaves his backpacking buddy dead, American tourist David Kessler (David Naughton) finds himself tormented by horrific dreams. The grisly ghost of his buddy returns to inform him that he’s going to turn into a werewolf with the next full moon, but David dismisses it as just another hallucination. He should’ve listened. A great soundtrack accompanies the film, especially if you’re into songs about the moon.

Bean (1997) – British comic Rowan Atkinson brings his Mr. Bean character to the big screen. Working as an inept security guard at London’s Royal National Gallery, he’s sent to America along with the famous painting Whistler’s Mother. Bean immediately goes on a rampage of over-the-top stupidity, infuriating all those who encounter him. If you’re unfamiliar with the character, this is a decent place to start, although the original British series is much better. Supporting actors include Pater MacNicol, Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh, and Harris Yulin.

The Whales of August (1987) – Lillian Gish and Bette Davis play widowed sisters living in Maine and nearing the end of their lives. As death draws near, the gentler of the two siblings tries to reconnect with the other despite a great amount of resistance. Vincent Price appears in a rare romantic role, playing a fisherman who’s a former member of the Russian aristocracy. Also starring Mary Steenburgen. While it underwhelmed at the American box office, it was a huge hit in Tokyo. The film also marked the first on-screen pairing of Davis and Price in 48 years. Highly recommended for fans of the golden age of Hollywood.

Netflix has tons of movies online. Click here to learn more.

Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) – This “based on a true story” film stars Kirk Douglas as Col. Mickey Marcus, a Jewish-American military officer serving on the Israeli side during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. When he’s not whipping the troops into shape, he’s struggling to keep his marriage to his put-upon wife (Angie Dickinson) from falling apart. Co-starring John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, and Yul Brynner. Keep an eye out for a very young Michael Douglas in his first movie appearance (playing the important role of “Jeep Driver”).

Philadelphia (1993) – Tom Hanks won a Best Actor Oscar as Andrew Beckett, a gay Philadelphia lawyer who becomes the victim of discrimination by his employers. Vowing to fight back, he convinces a personal injury attorney (Denzel Washington) to take his case. One of the first Hollywood films to deal with homophobia and AIDS (along with And the Band Played On), Philadelphia was instrumental in helping to change perceptions about those inflicted with the dreaded disease. Bruce Springsteen contributes the haunting “Streets of Philadelphia” to the soundtrack, and the supporting cast includes Jason Robards, Antonio Banderas, Joanne Woodward, and Mary Steenburgen.

La Femme Nikita (1990) – One of the many French action flicks from director/writer Luc Besson, La Femme Nikita tells the story of a young criminal and drug addict (Anne Parillaud) who’s forcibly drafted into a shadowy government agency and trained to be an assassin. She takes to the life at first, but soon begins to long for her freedom. The French government, however, is only willing to let her go if it’s in a pine box. Co-starring Tcheky Karyo and Jean-Hugues Anglade, the film features a number of high-energy action sequences worthy of later Besson films like Leon and The Fifth Element.

Netherbeast, Inc. (2007) – Darrell Hammond, Judd Nelson, Dave Foley, Jason Mewes, and Steve Burns (of Blue’s Clues fame) star in this indie comedy about a group of vampire-like creatures who work at a telephone company in Arizona. There’s lots of blood despite the film’s comedic nature, and those interested in the story of President James Garfield’s assassination will be in paradise. One of the more unusual examples of free movies online.

The Vikings (1958) – Highlighting action and intrigue among the Viking peoples, this epic stars a surprisingly talented cast consisting of Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, and Ernest Borgnine. If you’ve been looking for free movies online that star Ernie Borgnine as a vicious Viking, then this one is for you.

I just realized that three of the films on this list feature Mary Steenburgen. I guess that makes her queen of free movies online. Way to go, Mrs. Danson.

You can also watch movies online via Netflix. While you do have to pay for them by becoming a Netflix subscriber, they have pricing plans to fit every budget. Besides, we receive a small commission for every person who signs up through our site, which helps us keep our doors open for another day.

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