Best Movies to Watch Online for Free and Streaming Now - Including 'Ella Enchanted' and 'The Ring'

Here's how to see free movies starring Robert De Niro, Nicole Kidman, Adam Driver and more stars.

Best Movies to Watch Online for Free and Streaming Now - Including 'Ella Enchanted' and 'The Ring'
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Do you want to watch free movies? Of course you do!

There are several sites that will allow you to stream high-quality movies instantly, without having to sign up or give anyone your credit card information.

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No these aren't silent, public domain movies (no offense to the legends of Tinsletown). These are modern movies with Oscar-winning directors, cult followings and Harrison Ford. 

Who doesn't want a little more Harrison Ford in their life?

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We've gone through these streaming sites and selected the best movies you can watch for free right now.  

Watch Free Movies on YouTube

YouTube has a selection of movies you can watch for free with the occasional commercial break.

Here are the best movies that are free to stream on YouTube right now...

Blackthorn (2011)

Blackthorn is a Western film about an aged Butch Cassidy living in Bolivia under the pseudonym James Blackthorn. It stars Sam Shepard and was nominated for eleven Goya Awards (Spanish film awards). 

Bloodsport (1998)

Bloodsport is a cult classic martial arts film about a U.S. Army Captain who enters an illegal underground fighting tournament in Hong Kong. It stars Jean-Claude Van Damme in a breakout role.

Ronin (1998)

Ronin is an espionage action thriller starring Robert De Niro. It was co-written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet. It has all the twists, turns and double-crosses you expect from a spy movie and some of the best car chases ever caught on film. 

Rabbit Hole (2010)

Rabbit Hole is a drama about a couple struggling to move on from the death of their child. It stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. The film is critically acclaimed, and Kidman's performance received an Academy Award nomination. 

Watch Free Movies on Crackle

Crackle is a website that lets you watch movies and television for free online. You will have to sit through a few ad breaks, but the free movie selection makes it well worth it. You can find their full movie catalog right here.

These are our four favorites currently streaming on the site. 

The Italian Job (1969)

The Italian Job is the quintessential British caper film. It stars Michael Caine as the leader of a criminal gang who seeks to steal gold from an armored security truck. It's a wild and charismatic romp with a signature British sensibility. You'll be doing a cockney accent for a week after watching.

Patriot Games (1992)

Patriot Games is a spy thriller about the Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan (played by Harrison Ford). Ryan must protect his family from an Irish terrorist (Sean Bean) who has sworn vengeance on them. 

The Proposition (2005)

The Proposition is an Australian Western written by Nick Cave (who also creates a haunting score for the film). It stars Guy Pearce as a gang leader who has been given a proposition by local police: seek out and kill his older brother, or he and his younger brother will be put to death.

Clever writing and thought-provoking action against a starkly beautiful backdrop led to this film being nominated for twelve Australian Academy Awards. 

Silence (2016)

You can't go wrong with Martin Scorsese. His 2016 epic historical drama is about two Jesuit priests who travel to Japan to locate their mentor. Silence is quickly becoming regarded as a modern classic. It stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. 

Watch Free Movies on Vudu

Vudu is a movie service that lets you rent movies for a low price. They also have a huge selection of free films. However, you will need to register for an account and watch some ads to access them. Account registration is easy, and you can sign up through Facebook with the click of a button. 

Here are our favorite free movies streaming right now from Vudu. Check out their full catalog of free movies right here

Ella Enchanted (2004)

Ella Enchanted is a family-friendly fantasy romantic comedy about a girl who is given the gift of obedience by her fairy godmother. She goes on a magical journey that interweaves with the charming Prince Charmont. It stars Anne Hathaway, who puts her beautiful singing voice to good use.

Road House (1989) 

Sometimes you just want to shut off your brain and watch a straight-up action film with fights, explosions and good-looking people. For that, we recommend Road House. It stars Patrick Swayze as a bouncer who protects the interest of a small-town roadside bar against corrupt businessmen.

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Based on the bestselling book of the same name, this science-fiction comedy is about a man dispossessed from Earth after aliens attempt to blow it up to make way for a space superhighway. It's full of laughs and a great cast including Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell and Alan Rickman.  

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Director Wes Anderson's signature off-beat, perfectly-framed style is on full display in The Royal Tenenbaums. The story is about a group of siblings who were successful as youth not so much as adults. It will make you laugh and cry. The stellar cast includes Danny Glover, Bill Murray, Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. 

Watch Free Movies on Pluto TV

Pluto TV is a live TV/streaming service with over 250 channels and 1,000 shows and movies on demand. Best of all, it's completely free with no sign up required. You will have to watch ads, but these breaks take less time than you would experience watching cable. 

Here are the best movies on Pluto TV right now. Check out the full catalog of on-demand movies here

Road to Perdition (2003)

Road to Perdition is a historical crime drama about a mob enforcer and his son getting revenge on the mobster who killed the rest of their family. It was directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and stars Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci and Daniel Craig. It's no surprise it was nominated for six Academy Awards.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a biographical war comedy. It's based on the memoir of a television journalist who bites off more than she can chew when she signs up to be a correspondent in war-torn Afghanistan. It stars Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.

Clue (1985)

Clue is a cult classic comedy-mystery based on… yes, the board game. It has developed a cult following and is known for having three different endings (all available on Pluto TV). The ensemble cast is led with fervor by Tim Curry. 

The Ring (2002)

The Ring is a phenomenal horror film about a journalist who investigates a tape that kills the viewer seven days after they watch it. It grossed over $249 million dollars on release and stars Naomi Watts and Brian Cox.