Is Netflix putting a strain on your budget? Following a price hike earlier this year, the streaming service now starts at $9 a month, with its most popular plan now at $13 and its ultra-HD tier priced at $16.
Fear not: As long as you have an internet connection, you can continue to enjoy movie night. Granted, you may not be able to stream Hollywood’s latest (OK, you definitely cannot), but you can still watch gems such as Captain Fantastic, Eighth Grade, Gravity, Raging Bull and more, all without spending an extra penny.
Here are 10 services offering totally free, totally legal movies you can watch on smart TVs, media streamers and mobile devices. Some offer TV shows as well. Just be prepared to sit through commercials, because that’s how most of these services pay the bills. And don’t expect the option to download movies for offline viewing. At present, only Hoopla allows you to do that.
Take note: Because selections change regularly, not all the titles listed here may still be available.