Movies on You Tube – YouTube Movies

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 1:19 pm

If you want to watch movies on You Tube, you have a couple of options. First, you can wait for members of the general public to post films, but these will be split up into segments due to time constraints. Secondly, you can check out the YouTube Movies section, which exhibits films in their entirety. The latter offers better video quality, and you won’t have to worry about getting Rickrolled in the process.

The following are some of the YouTube movies currently available for free viewing. New titles are added all the time, so be sure to check back with Only Good Movies for the latest updates. And don’t forget that all these titles are also available on Netflix, the world’s leading online rental service.

Ran (1985) – Based partially on Shakespeare’s King Lear, this masterful tale from Akira Kurosawa is about an aging warlord who divides his holdings among his three sons — with disastrous results. The director’s last epic, the film is filled with complex characters, vivid colors, and impressive battle sequences. If you’re a fan of Akira Kurosawa, or looking to become one, be sure to add this one to your list.

Creepers (1985) – Also known as Phenomena, this Dario Argento film stars a young Jennifer Connelly as Jennifer Corvino, the daughter of a movie star who begins attending a prestigious Swiss boarding school. But there’s a serial killer on the loose, and several close calls trigger Jennifer’s strange psychic control over insects. Teaming up with a entomologist in a wheelchair (Donald Pleasence), she sets out to expose the killer. The violence is intense, a hallmark of most Argento films, and I doubt there are any other movies on You Tube that feature a razor-wielding chimpanzee.

Spice World (1997) – Millions of people bought their albums, but nobody seems to want to admit it. Well, guess what? I saw this movie and I enjoyed it, dammit. Ginger, Sporty, Posh, Scary and Baby are all here, and they demonstrate plenty of energy while singing such hits as “Say You’ll Be There,” “2 Become 1,” and “Wannabe.” Even if you can’t stomach the leading practitioners of girl power, you may enjoy appearances from Richard E. Grant, Roger Moore, Hugh Laurie, Alan Cumming, George Wendt, Meat Loaf, Anthony Hopkins, and many more. While it hardly revolutionized the craft of acting, it does showcase the girls and their undeniable charm.

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End of the Line (1987) – You won’t find any other YouTube movies that feature a team-up between Kevin Bacon and Wilford Brimley, so be sure to check out this tale of two railroad workers who steal a locomotive and travel from Arkansas to Chicago to keep their rail yard from closing. Co-starring Holly Hunter and the incredible Clint Howard.

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) – John Travolta rose to fame in this made-for-TV movie about a boy with a faulty immune system who’s forced to live inside a plastic containment bubble. Randal Kleiser directed the project, and he would team up with Travolta two years later for Grease. Co-starring Robert Reed and Ralph Bellamy, the movie has been referenced and parodied in everything from Seinfeld to Paul Simon’s Graceland.

Red Swastik (2007) – If you’re looking for a little Bollywood action, check out this thriller about Sarika (Deepshikha), a Mumbai woman who works as a magazine editor and raises her handicapped daughter. When she gets a call from a woman who’s upset about her letter not being printed in the magazine, Sarika doesn’t think much about it. Then the cops show up, informing her that men around the city are being stabbed to death and having a bloody swastika drawn onto their foreheads. Believing her mysterious caller is the one responsible, Sarika enters into a dangerous game of cat and mouse to help catch the killer.

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) – Stanley Kubrick was originally scheduled to direct this Western, but star Marlon Brando ended up behind the camera (his only time to do so). He plays Rio, an outlaw who winds up betrayed by his partner, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden), and spending five years in prison. Fresh out of captivity, he begins looking for revenge, eventually finding that Dad has become a lawman in California. But things become complicated when Rio falls for Longworth’s stepdaughter (Pina Pellicer), and a bank robbery leads to a climactic showdown in the center of town. Also starring Ben Johnson and Slim Pickens.

Shiri (1999) – There aren’t a lot of movies on You Tube from South Korea; luckily, this one provides enough action and firepower for five films. Using the perpetual struggle between North Korea and South Korea as the centerpiece of the story, Shiri follows a dedicated cop (Han Suk-kyu) as he tries to track down a ruthless female assassin. As the body count begins to rise, it becomes clear that the North Koreans are preparing a major operation using sleeper agents. Choi Min-sik (Oldboy) plays a North Korean commander; Kim Yoon-jin (Lost) co-stars as the cop’s fiancée, the gentle proprietor of a fish and aquarium store. The cinematography is reminiscent of the work of Michael Mann, and fans of John Woo and Ringo Lam will be delighted by the breakneck action sequences.

The Boxer (1972) – Robert Blake plays boxer Teddy Wilcox in this black-and-white crime film from Italy. Before his next fight, Teddy’s manager Nick receives a threat: if Teddy wins, Nick will die. Teddy emerges victorious despite Nick’s best efforts at sabotage, and the threat is carried out. Of course, Teddy is viewed as the prime suspect, and he must stay one step ahead of the cops while searching for the real killer. Co-starring Ernest Borgnine.

The Street Fighter (1974) – Takuma Tsurugi (Sonny Chiba) is a badass fighter for hire, armed with the “oxygen coma punch” and a propensity for castrating rapists with his bare hands. When he promises to protest an heiress from the Yakuza, he’ll have to contend with gangsters, a condemned killer, a blind swordsman, and an entire dojo of karate experts. This Japanese martial arts classic was the first film to ever receive an X-rating in the U.S. solely for violence, and it would later inspire two sequels and a number of spin-offs.

If you’d like to read about more movies on You Tube, be sure to click the links below. You can also rent the films listed above from Netflix. We do get a small commission of you become a member, but all proceeds go right back into the site.

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September 19, 2010


Great article. Do you know some site from where you can download youtube videos?


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