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Free Movies Online: 200 Fresh Movies to Watch Online For Free

Want to know where to watch free movies online? Check out these great free movie streaming sites and our pick of the top movies to stream for free right now.

by | October 6, 2020 | Comments


Updated Oct. 6, 2020

Sites like Crackle, IMDB, Tubi, Vudu, YouTube and now Peacock all have free movies online for you to stream. The only catch: You have to watch ads. On the plus side, while there are commercial interruptions, the movies are not edited for content like they are on broadcast channels. Which means you can still watch uncut movies and with fewer total interruptions than television airings.

And did we mention the movies were free?

Which movies should you watch, though, now that you know where to find them? Rotten Tomatoes did some digging and sorted through the free movie catalogs of Peacock, Vudu, Tubi, IMDB, YouTube, and Crackle to find the 200 best movies available to watch for free right now. These films, all Fresh on the Tomatometer, include Oscar winners, blockbusters, comedy classics, informative documentaries, and family favorites — all available to watch for free.

Check out our list of the Freshest movies to watch free online to find something new without paying rental or subscription fees.

Just added: The Bad News Bears, The Conversation, Mother, Tangerine, The Host, Face/Off, Star Trek: First Contact, Nobody’s Fool, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Bound, Blue Valentine, Alan Partridge, In Order of Disappearance, The Raid Redemption, Saving Face, Experimenter, Narc, The Raid 2, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Ashes of Time Redux, Changing Lanes, Cloverfield, Sin City, Tailor of Panama, Big Bad Wolves, Bronson, Kick-Ass, A.I.:Artificial Intelligence, Chocolate, District 13: Ultimatum, Fury, House of Sand and Fox, Charlie’s Angels


Battleship Potemkin (1925)

100%

Critics Consensus: A technical masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin is Soviet cinema at its finest, and its montage editing techniques remain influential to this day.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Stop Making Sense (1984)

100%

Critics Consensus: Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense captures the energetic, unpredictable live act of peak Talking Heads with color and visual wit.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Starred Up (2014)

99%

Critics Consensus: Smart, hard-hitting, and queasily realistic, Starred Up is an instant classic of U.K. prison cinema.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


Critics Consensus: Director Lewis Milestone’s brilliant anti-war polemic, headlined by an unforgettable performance from Lew Ayres, lays bare the tragic foolishness at the heart of war.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Playing as both an exciting sci-fi adventure and a remarkable portrait of childhood, Steven Spielberg’s touching tale of a homesick alien remains a piece of movie magic for young and old.

Where to Stream: Peacock


God's Own Country (2017)

98%

Critics Consensus: A quiet, moving rumination on loneliness and newfound intimacy, God’s Own Country marks an outstanding directorial debut for Francis Lee.

Where to Stream: Tubi


His Girl Friday (1940)

98%

Critics Consensus: Anchored by stellar performances from Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday is possibly the definitive screwball romantic comedy.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Iris (2015)

98%

Critics Consensus: A small, insightful feature with a deceptively thoughtful thesis, Iris adds a bittersweet postscript to director Albert Maysles’ filmography.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Murderball (2005)

98%

Critics Consensus: An entertaining and gripping documentary that shows being confined to a wheelchair doesn’t mean the fun has to end.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Comprehensive yet brisk, Nas: Time Is Illmatic offers an absorbing look at a hip-hop classic and the life of the artist who made it.

Where to Stream: Vudu, Tubi


Short Term 12 (2013)

98%

Critics Consensus: Short Term 12 is an emphatic, revealing drama that pulls audiences into the perspective of neglected youths.

Where to Stream: Vudu, Tubi


The Bad News Bears (1976)

97%

Critics Consensus: The Bad News Bears is rude, profane, and cynical, but shot through with honest, unforced humor, and held together by a deft, understated performance from Walter Matthau.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Being Evel (2015)

97%

Critics Consensus: Insightful and swiftly paced, Being Evel is an entertaining, well-crafted overview of an unforgettable character.

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Fits (2016)

97%

Critics Consensus: As gripping as it is unique, the thrillingly kinetic The Fits marks debuting writer-director Anna Rose Holmer as a singular talent.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Love, Antosha (2019)

97%

Critics Consensus: Using raw materials left behind by its subject, Love, Antosha takes a thoughtful — and powerful — look at a life and career cut short.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Critics Consensus: George A. Romero’s debut set the template for the zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent.

Where to Stream: Vudu, Tubi


Blood on Her Name (2020)

96%

Critics Consensus: A satisfyingly dark noir elevated by stellar acting and a sharp screenplay, Blood on Her Name thrills in the moment and lingers in the memory.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Citizenfour (2014)

96%

Critics Consensus: Part real-life thriller, part sobering examination of 21st century civil liberties, Citizenfour transcends ideology to offer riveting, must-see cinema.

Where to Stream: Tubi, YouTube


The Conversation (1974)

96%

Critics Consensus: This tense, paranoid thriller presents Francis Ford Coppola at his finest — and makes some remarkably advanced arguments about technology’s role in society that still resonate today.

Where to Stream: Crackle


For Ahkeem (2017)

96%

Critics Consensus: For Ahkeem uses one young woman’s stirring story to offer a sobering reflection of the lives of many in modern America.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Ghost in the Shell (1996)

96%

Critics Consensus: A stunning feat of modern animation, Ghost in the Shell offers a thoughtful, complex treat for anime fans, as well as a perfect introduction for viewers new to the medium.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Good Hair (2009)

95%

Critics Consensus: Funny, informative, and occasionally sad, Good Hair is a provocative look at the complex relationship between African Americans and their hair.

Where to Stream: IMDB, Tubi, YouTube


It Follows (2015)

95%

Critics Consensus: Smart, original, and above all terrifying, It Follows is the rare modern horror film that works on multiple levels — and leaves a lingering sting.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Lost In Translation (2003)

95%

Critics Consensus: Effectively balancing humor and subtle pathos, Sofia Coppola crafts a moving, melancholy story that serves as a showcase for both Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.

Where to Stream: Peacock


The Love Witch (2016)

95%

Critics Consensus: The Love Witch offers an absorbing visual homage to a bygone era, arranged subtly in service of a thought-provoking meditation on the battle of the sexes.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Mother (Madeo) (2010)

96%

Critics Consensus: As fleshy as it is funny, Bong Joon-Ho’s Mother straddles family drama, horror and comedy with a deft grasp of tone and plenty of eerie visuals.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Tangerine (2015)

96%

Critics Consensus: Tangerine shatters casting conventions and its filmmaking techniques are up-to-the-minute, but it’s an old-fashioned comedy at heart — and a pretty wonderful one at that.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Housebound (2014)

95%

Critics Consensus: Alternately hilarious, gross, and simply diverting, Housebound is the rare horror-comedy that delivers on both fronts.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Dear Zachary is a both a touching tribute to a fallen friend and a heart-wrenching account of justice gone astray, skillfully put to film with no emotion spared.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Drug War (2013)

94%

Critics Consensus: A taut, solidly constructed action thriller with uncommon intelligence, Drug War delivers exhilarating set pieces without skimping on sophisticated filmmaking.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Critics Consensus: Impassioned and meticulously observed, In the Name of the Father mines rousing drama from a factual miscarriage of justice, aided by scorching performances and director Jim Sheridan’s humanist focus.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

94%

Critics Consensus: Warm, whimsical, and poignant, the immaculately framed and beautifully acted Moonrise Kingdom presents writer/director Wes Anderson at his idiosyncratic best.

Where to Stream: Peacock


The Sting (1973)

94%

Critics Consensus: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill prove that charm, humor, and a few slick twists can add up to a great film.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Train to Busan delivers a thrillingly unique – and purely entertaining – take on the zombie genre, with fully realized characters and plenty of social commentary to underscore the bursts of skillfully staged action.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Vertigo (1958)

94%

Critics Consensus: An unpredictable scary thriller that doubles as a mournful meditation on love, loss, and human comfort.

Where to Stream: Peacock


The Deer Hunter (1978)

93%

Critics Consensus: Its greatness is blunted by its length and one-sided point of view, but the film’s weaknesses are overpowered by Michael Cimino’s sympathetic direction and a series of heartbreaking performances from Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, and Christopher Walken.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Do the Right Thing (1989)

93%

Critics Consensus: Smart, vibrant, and urgent without being didactic, Do the Right Thing is one of Spike Lee’s most fully realized efforts — and one of the most important films of the 1980s.

Where to Stream: Peacock


The Host (2007)

93%

Critics Consensus: As populace pleasing as it is intellectually satisfying, The Host combines scares, laughs, and satire into a riveting, monster movie.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Spartacus (1960)

93%

Critics Consensus: Featuring terrific performances and epic action, Kubrick’s restored swords-and-sandals epic is a true classic.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Blessed by a brilliantly befuddled star turn from Chevy Chase, National Lampoon’s Vacation is one of the more consistent — and thoroughly quotable — screwball comedies of the 1980s. 

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: It’ll be too disturbing — and meandering — for some, but Dogtooth is as disturbing and startlingly original as modern filmmaking gets.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within is a bleak, violent descent into the Brazilian underbelly, ripping into the favelas with unstoppable and kinetic force.

Where to Stream: Vudu, IMDB, Tubi


Heathers (1988)

93%

Critics Consensus: Dark, cynical, and subversive, Heathers gently applies a chainsaw to the conventions of the high school movie — changing the game for teen comedies to follow.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Memento (2000)

93%

Critics Consensus: Christopher Nolan skillfully guides the audience through Memento‘s fractured narrative, seeping his film in existential dread.

Where to Stream: Tubi


99 Homes (2015)

93%

Critics Consensus: Fueled by powerful acting and a taut, patiently constructed narrative, 99 Homes is a modern economic parable whose righteous fury is matched by its intelligence and compassion.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Re-Animator (1985)

93%

Critics Consensus: Perfectly mixing humor and horror, the only thing more effective than Re-Animator‘s gory scares are its dry, deadpan jokes.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Suspiria (1977)

93%

Critics Consensus: The blood pours freely in Argento’s classic Suspiria, a giallo horror as grandiose and glossy as it is gory.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Amores Perros (2001)

92%

Critics Consensus: The brutality of Amores Perros may be difficult to watch at times, but this intense, gritty film packs a hard wallop.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

92%

Critics Consensus: Dogtown and Z-Boys is a colorful, exhilarating look at the skateboarding subculture.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Face/Off (1997)

92%

Critics Consensus: John Travolta and Nicolas Cage play cat-and-mouse (and literally play each other) against a beautifully stylized backdrop of typically elegant, over-the-top John Woo violence.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Holy Motors (2012)

92%

Critics Consensus: Mesmerizingly strange and willfully perverse, Holy Motors offers an unforgettable visual feast alongside a spellbinding — albeit unapologetically challenging — narrative.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

92%

Critics Consensus: A harrowing tribute to the heroism of parental love, Lorenzo’s Oil is kept from abject misery by George Miller’s sensitive direction and outstanding performances from Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Mystery Road (2013)

92%

Critics Consensus: Mystery Road evokes classic Westerns while using its Australian outback setting to delve into a surprisingly layered — and powerfully impactful — array of social issues.

Where to Stream: TubiYouTube


Critics Consensus: While fans of the series will surely appreciate it, First Contact is exciting, engaging, and visually appealing enough to entertain Star Trek novices.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Super Size Me (2004)

92%

Critics Consensus: Entertaining doc about the adverse effects of eating fast food.

Where to Stream: Vudu, YouTube


Reservoir Dogs (1992)

92%

Critics Consensus: Thrumming with intelligence and energy, Reservoir Dogs opens Quentin Tarantino’s filmmaking career with hard-hitting style.

Where to Stream: Peacock


12 O'clock Boys (2014)

92%

Critics Consensus: Visually striking and grippingly fast-paced, 12 O’Clock Boys asks thought-provoking questions with admirable subtlety and restraint.

Where to Stream: Crackle, Tubi


Faults (2015)

91%

Critics Consensus: Faults explores the cult dynamic to fascinating effect, bolstered by an outstanding cast and sharp work from writer-director Riley Stearns.

Where to Stream: Vudu, Tubi


Nobody's Fool (1994)

91%

Critics Consensus: It’s solidly directed by Robert Benton and stacked with fine performances from an impressive cast, but above all, Nobody’s Fool is a showcase for some of Paul Newman’s best late-period work.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Thanks to the impeccable chemistry between Steve Martin and John Candy, as well as a deft mix of humor and heart, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a hilarious, heartfelt holiday classic.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Phantom Thread (2018)

91%

Critics Consensus: Phantom Thread‘s finely woven narrative is filled out nicely by humor, intoxicating romantic tension, and yet another impressively committed performance from Daniel Day-Lewis.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Panic (2000)

91%

Critics Consensus: This quirky little film about a gangster in therapy feels fresh and well-crafted.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Transsiberian (2008)

91%

Critics Consensus: Traditional in form yet effective in execution, this taut thriller updates the “danger on a train” scenario with atmospheric sense.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Turbo Kid (2015)

91%

Critics Consensus: A nostalgic ode to kids’ movies of yesteryear, Turbo Kid eyes the past through an entertaining — albeit surprisingly gory — postmodern lens.

Where to Stream: Tubi


What Richard Did (2013)

91%

Critics Consensus: Guided by a vividly sympathetic turn from Jack Reynor, What Richard Did explores its devastating story with probing, disquieting realism.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Whale Rider (2003)

91%

Critics Consensus: An empowering and uplifting movie, with a wonderful performance by Castle-Hughes.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Akira (2020)

90%

Critics Consensus: Akira is strikingly bloody and violent, but its phenomenal animation and sheer kinetic energy helped set the standard for modern anime.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Little Fish (2006)

90%

Critics Consensus: Fueled by powerful work from a strong cast led by Cate Blanchett, Little Fish is a hard-hitting story worth watching — and a major step forward for director Rowan Woods.

Where to Stream: Vudu


The Messenger (2009)

90%

Critics Consensus: A dark but timely subject is handled deftly by writer/directer Owen Moverman and superbly acted by Woody Harrleson and Ben Foster.

Where to Stream: Crackle, Tubi


Critics Consensus: Rare Exports is an unexpectedly delightful crossbreed of deadpan comedy and Christmas horror.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Better Watch Out (2017)

89%

Critics Consensus: Carried by its charismatic young cast, Better Watch Out is an adorably sinister holiday horror film.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


Dial M for Murder (1954)

89%

Critics Consensus: Dial M for Murder may be slightly off-peak Hitchcock, but by any other standard, it’s a sophisticated, chillingly sinister thriller — and one that boasts an unforgettable performance from Grace Kelly to boot.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Eastern Promises (2007)

89%

Criticcs Consensus: David Cronenberg triumphs again, showcasing the Viggo Mortensen’s onscreen prowess in a daring performance. Bearing the trademarks of psychological drama and gritty violence, Eastern Promises is a very compelling crime story.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Ginger Snaps (2001)

89%

Critics Consensus: The strong female cast and biting satire of teenage life makes Ginger Snaps far more memorable than your average werewolf movie — or teen flick.

Where to Stream: Vudu, Tubi


Zombieland (2009)

89%

Critics Consensus: Wickedly funny and featuring plenty of gore, Zombieland is proof that the zombie subgenre is far from dead.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Bernie (2012)

88%

Critics Consensus: Richard Linklater’s Bernie is a gently told and unexpectedly amusing true-crime comedy that benefits from an impressive performance by Jack Black.

Where to Stream: Vudu, Tubi, Crackle


Bound (1996)

88%

Critics Consensus: Bound‘s more titillating elements attracted attention, but it’s the stylish direction, solid performances, and entertaining neo-noir caper plot that make it worth a watch.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Coherence (2014)

88%

Critics Consensus: A case study in less-is-more filmmaking, Coherence serves as a compelling low-budget calling card for debuting writer-director James Ward Byrkit.

Where to Stream: CrackleVudu


Roger Dodger (2002)

88%

Critics Consensus: The movie could have benefited from a more experienced director, but a great cast and script overcome any first time jitters the director may have had.

Where to Stream: Vudu, Tubi


Sin Nombre (2009)

88%

Critics Consensus: Part harrowing immigration tale, part gangster story, this debut by writer/director Cary Fukunaga is sensitive, insightful and deeply authentic.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Thanks to a smart script and documentary-style camerawork, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre achieves start-to-finish suspense, making it a classic in low-budget exploitation cinema.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: World’s Greatest Dad is a risky, deadpan, dark comedy that effectively explores the nature of posthumous cults of celebrity.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Battle Royale (2000)

88%

Critics Consensus:  Battle Royale is a controversial and violent parable of adolescence, heightening teenage melodrama with life-or-death stakes.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Blue Valentine (2010)

87%

Critics Consensus: This emotionally gripping examination of a marriage on the rocks isn’t always easy to watch, but Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give performances of unusual depth and power.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Boy (2012)

87%

Critics Consensus: Boy possesses the offbeat charm associated with New Zealand film but is also fully capable of drawing the viewer in emotionally.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Brokeback Mountain (2005)

87%

Critics Consensus: A beautiful, epic Western, Brokeback Mountain‘s love story is imbued with heartbreaking universality thanks to moving performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Broken Flowers (2005)

87%

Critics Consensus: Bill Murray’s subtle and understated style complements director Jim Jarmusch’s minimalist storytelling in this quirky, but deadpan comedy.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Florence Foster Jenkins makes poignant, crowd-pleasing dramedy out of its stranger-than-fiction tale — and does its subject justice with a reliably terrific turn from star Meryl Streep.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Paris Je T'aime (2007)

87%

Critics Consensus: Paris Je T’aime is uneven, but there are more than enough delightful moments in this omnibus tribute to the City of Lights to tip the scale in its favor.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Tully (2018)

87%

Critics Consensus: Tully delves into the modern parenthood experience with an admirably deft blend of humor and raw honesty, brought to life by an outstanding performance by Charlize Theron.

Where to Stream: Peacock


What Maisie Knew (2013)

87%

Critics Consensus: It’s undeniably difficult to watch at times, but What Maisie Knew ultimately rises on the strength of its solidly sourced script, powerful performances, and empathetic direction.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Alan Partridge (2014)

86%

Critics Consensus: The Alan Partridge movie ditches the TV series’ nuanced humor for something broader, and succeeds in presenting the character on a global scale.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Critics Consensus: Like a classic traditional country song, Coal Miner’s Daughter draws on time-tested formula — and undeniable talent — to tell a solidly affecting story.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Donnie Darko (2001)

86%

Critics Consensus: Richard Kelly’s debut feature Donnie Darko is a daring, original vision, packed with jarring ideas and intelligence and featuring a remarkable performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as the troubled title character.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Featuring an atmospherically grimy futuristic metropolis, Escape from New York is a strange, entertaining jumble of thrilling action and oddball weirdness.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Gosford Park (2001)

86%

Critics Consensus: A mixture of Upstairs, Downstairs, Clue, and perceptive social commentary, Gosford Park ranks among director Altman’s best.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: In Order of Disappearance‘s black comedy doesn’t always hit its targets, but on the whole, it still adds up to a sly, entertaining revenge thriller.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Meek's Cutoff (2011)

86%

Critics Consensus: Moving at a contemplative speed unseen in most westerns, Meek’s Cutoff is an effective, intense journey of terror and survival in the untamed frontier.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


My Friend Dahmer (2017)

86%

Critics Consensus: My Friend Dahmer opens a window into the making of a serial killer whose conclusions are as empathetic as they are deeply troubling.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: No frills and all thrills, The Raid: Redemption is an inventive action film expertly paced and edited for maximum entertainment.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Robot & Frank (2012)

86%

Critics Consensus: Led by a brilliant performance from star Frank Langella, Robot & Frank works as both a quirky indie drama and as a smart, thoughtful meditation on aging.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Saving Face (2005)

86%

Critics Consensus: A charming tale of a love affair that overcomes cultural taboos.

Where to Stream: Tubi


We Are What We Are (2013)

86%

Critics Consensus: A compelling story cleverly told, We Are What We Are quenches horror buffs’ thirst for gore while serving up serious-minded filmmaking and solid acting.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Critics Consensus: Befitting its unorthodox origins, this Bad Lieutenant benefits from Werner Herzog’s typically fearless direction and a delightfully unhinged Nicolas Cage in the title role.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


Billy Elliot (2000)

85%

Critics Consensus: Billy Elliot is a charming movie that can evoke both laughter and tears.

Where to StreamPeacock


Critics Consensus: This romantic crime drama may not be to everyone’s taste, but The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is an audacious, powerful film.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Experimenter (2015)

85%

Critics Consensus: Led by a gripping performance from Peter Sarsgaard, Experimenter uses a fact-based story to pose thought-provoking questions about human nature.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Critics Consensus: Its graphic violence and sprawling length will prove too much for some viewers to take, but Noomi Rapace’s gripping performance makes The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo an unforgettable viewing experience.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Dark, violent, and drenched in dread, Goodnight Mommy is perfect for extreme horror enthusiasts — or filmgoers who prefer to watch between splayed fingers

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Proposition (2005)

85%

Critics Consensus: Brutal, unflinching, and violent, but thought-provoking and with excellent performances, this Australian western is the one of the best examples of the genre to come along in recent times.

Where to Stream: Crackle, Tubi


Slacker (1991)

85%

Critics Consensus: Slacker rests its shiftless thumb on the pulse of a generation with fresh filmmaking that captures the tenor of its time while establishing a benchmark for 1990s indie cinema.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Wendy and Lucy (2008)

85%

Critics Consensus: Michelle Williams gives a heartbreaking performance in Wendy and Lucy, a timely portrait of loneliness and struggle.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Beetlejuice (1988)

84%

Critics Consensus: Brilliantly bizarre and overflowing with ideas, Beetlejuice offers some of Michael Keaton’s most deliciously manic work – and creepy, funny fun for the whole family.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Every bit as good-natured as longtime fans might hope, I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story offers heartwarming behind-the-scenes perspective on a cultural icon.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


Narc (2002)

84%

Critics Consensus: Jason Patric and Ray Liotta are electrifying in this gritty, if a little too familiar, cop drama.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Spring (2015)

84%

Critics Consensus: Rich in atmosphere and intelligence, Spring is a singular horror film with a sneaky, lingering impact.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Atonement (2007)

83%

Critics Consensus: Atonement features strong performances, brilliant cinematography, and a unique score. Featuring deft performances from James MacAvoy and Keira Knightley, it’s a successful adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: The Constant Gardener is a smart, gripping, and suspenseful thriller with rich performances from the leads.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Dead Ringers (1988)

83%

Critics Consensus: Dead Ringers serves up a double dose of Jeremy Irons in service of a devilishly unsettling concept and commandingly creepy work from director David Cronenberg.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Nurse Betty (2000)

83%

Critics Consensus: Quirky in the best sense of the word, Nurse Betty finds director Neil LaBute corralling a talented cast in service of a sharp, imaginative script.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Charlie Wilson’s War manages to entertain and inform audiences, thanks to its witty script and talented cast of power players.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Four Lions (2010)

82%

Critics Consensus: Its premise suggests brazenly tasteless humor, but Four Lions is actually a smart, pitch-black comedy that carries the unmistakable ring of truth.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Listen Up Philip (2014)

82%

Critics Consensus: As thought-provoking as it is uncompromising, Listen Up Philip finds writer-director Alex Ross Perry taking a creative step forward while hearkening back to classic neurotic comedies of ’70s cinema.

Where to Stream: CrackleTubi, Vudu


The Mask of Zorro (1998)

82%

Critics Consensus: Banderas returns as an aging Zorro in this surprisingly nimble, entertaining swashbuckler.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: A well-crafted political thriller, Nothing But the Truth features a strong cast that helps the real-life drama make an effortless transition to the big screen.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Priceless (2006)

82%

Critics Consensus: Priceless is a light, farcical rom-com that features sharp performances from Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh.

Where to Stream: YouTube


The Assassin (2015)

81%

Critics Consensus: The Assassin‘s thrilling visuals mark a fresh highlight for director Hsiao-hsien Hou, even if its glacial pace may keep some viewers at arm’s length.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


Carlito's Way (1993)

81%

Critics Consensus: Carlito’s Way reunites De Palma and Pacino for a more wistful take on the crime epic, delivering a stylish thriller with a beating heart beneath its pyrotechnic performances and set pieces.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead expands the original’s canvas without sacrificing any of its bloody fun, adding up to a sequel that fans of the first are bound to enjoy.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Europa Report (2013)

81%

Critics Consensus: Claustrophobic and stylish, Europa Report is a slow-burning thriller that puts the science back into science fiction.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


I Am Love (2010)

81%

Critics Consensus: It stumbles into melodrama, but I Am Love backs up its flamboyance with tremendous visual style and a marvelous central performance from Tilda Swinton.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


I Saw the Devil (2011)

81%

Critics Consensus: Never flinching during its descent into depravity, I Saw the Devil is a pulverizing thriller that will give bloody satisfaction to audiences who like their revenge served with fiery rage.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Critics Consensus: The Last Temptation of Christ is a surprisingly straight and passionate affair, one that also seeks to redeem Scorsese’s ’80s career.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Stylish but emotionally distant, The Man Who Wasn’t There is a clever tribute to the film noir genre.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Marathon Man (1976)

81%

Critics Consensus: Marathon Man runs the gamut from patient mystery to pulse-pounding thriller, aided by Laurence Oliver’s coldly terrifying performance and a brainy script by William Goldman.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Memory – The Origins of Alien offers an entertaining inside look at the making of a classic — and compellingly analyzes its creation in the context of its era.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Monster (2004)

81%

Critics Consensus: Charlize Theron gives a searing, deglamorized performance as real life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, an intense, disquieting portrait of a profoundly damaged soul.

Where to Stream: Crackle, Tubi, Vudu


The Raid 2 (2014)

81%

Critics Consensus: Although its high-energy plot and over-the-top violence may play better with genre aficionados, The Raid 2 definitely delivers more of everything audiences loved about its predecessor.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is perhaps the lightest and most purely enjoyable entry of the long-running series, emphasizing the eccentricities of the Enterprise’s crew.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Trollhunter (2011)

81%

Critics Consensus: Trollhunter is a mockumentary with an appropriate level of creeping dread, but one that also benefits from generous helpings of dry wit.

Where to Stream: YouTube


G.B.F. (2014)

80%

Critics Consensus: G.B.F. explores high school relationship dynamics and teen stereotypes with a refreshingly humorous touch – and surprisingly subtle smarts.

Where to Stream: Tubi


21 Grams (2003)

80%

Critics Consensus: Alejandro González Iñárritu deftly weaves an uncommonly structured narrative with panache in 21 Grams, a stylish, haunting drama full of fine performances.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: An admirable yet incomplete effort to cover a sprawling subject, Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger will leave viewers wanting more — in good ways as well as bad.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Coffy (1973)

79%

Critics Consensus: Pam Grier brings spunk and vinegar to Coffy, supported by director Jack Hill’s combustible mixture of authentic grit and salacious thrills.

Where to Stream: Tubi


It's a Disaster (2013)

79%

Critics Consensus: A clever black comedy, It’s a Disaster is sometimes uneven but the sharp writing and stellar ensemble cast keeps the film on track.

Where to Stream: Vudu


The Robber (2011)

79%

Critics Consensus: The Robber draws on real-life events for a complex character-driven drama that draws viewers in even as it avoids hitting traditional thriller beats.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Trust (2011)

79%

Critics Consensus: Director David Schwimmer gets some gut-wrenching performances out of his actors but he still lacks the chops to fully ratchet up story tension.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Ashes of Time Redux (2008)

78%

Critics Consensus: Wong Kar Wai’s redux, with a few slight changes from his 1994 classic, is a feast for the eyes, if a little difficult to follow.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Charlotte's Web (2006)

78%

Critics Consensus: Kids will be entertained by the straightforward plot and cute animals, and adults will be charmed by how quiet and humble the production is, a fine translation of E.B. White’s genteel prose.

Where to Stream: IMDB


Sleepaway Camp (1983)

78%

Critics Consensus: Sleepaway Camp is a standard teen slasher elevated by occasional moments of John Waters-esque weirdness and a twisted ending.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Fletch (1985)

77%

Critics Consensus: Quotably funny — and fast-paced enough to smooth over the jokes that don’t land — Fletch is one of the best big-screen vehicles for Chevy Chase’s brand of smug silliness.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Changing Lanes (2002)

77%

Critics Consensus: Though some may find its conclusion unsatisfying, Changing Lanes is a tense, well-crafted exploration of meaty ethical dilemmas.

Where to Stream: Crackle, Tubi


Cloverfield (2008)

77%

Critics Consensus: A sort of Blair Witch Project crossed with Godzilla, Cloverfield is economically paced, stylistically clever, and filled with scares.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

77%

Critics Consensus: Inspired casting and a prevailing sweetness make Mad Dog and Glory an oddball treat.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Sin City (2005)

77%

Critics Consensus: Visually groundbreaking and terrifically violent, Sin City brings the dark world of Frank Miller’s graphic novel to vivid life.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: The Tailor of Panama is a smart, darkly satirical thriller with exuberant performances from Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Bronson (2009)

76%

Critics Consensus: Undeniably gripping, Bronson forces the viewer to make some hard decisions about where the line between art and exploitation lies.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Critics Consensus: A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a lively, powerful coming-of-age tale with winning performances and sharp direction from first-timer Dito Montiel.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Little Pink House (2018)

76%

Critics Consensus: Little Pink House rises up on the foundation of Catherine Keener’s strong central performance, even if its fact-based story never quite fills in the framework.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Secretary (2002)

76%

Critics Consensus: Maggie Gyllenhaal impresses in this romantic comedy with a kinky twist.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Zero Charisma (2013)

76%

Critics Consensus: Zero Charisma takes a refreshingly empathetic — and often quite funny — look at characters historically marginalized as one-dimensional archetypes.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Big Bad Wolves (2014)

76%

Critics Consensus: With just enough black humor to lighten the disturbing subject matter, Big Bad Wolves is as rewarding as it is challenging.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Black Book (2007)

75%

Critics Consensus: A furious mix of sex, violence, and moral relativism, Black Book is shamelessly entertaining melodrama.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Buffalo '66 (1998)

76%

Critics Consensus: Self-indulgent yet intriguing, Buffalo ’66 marks an auspicious feature debut for writer-director-star Vincent Gallo while showcasing a terrific performance from Christina Ricci.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Honeymoon (2014)

75%

Critics Consensus: Smart, stylish, and nail-bitingly tense, Honeymoon packs more slow-building horror than many bigger-budget productions.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Kick-Ass (2010)

76%

Critics Consensus: Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity.

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Ones Below (2016)

76%

Critics Consensus: Creepy and well-crafted overall, The Ones Below marks an auspicious feature-length debut for writer-director David Farr.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: We Need to Talk About Kevin is a masterful blend of drama and horror, with fantastic performances across the board (Tilda Swinton especially, delivering one of her very best).

Where to Stream: Crackle, Vudu


Critics Consensus: A curious, not always seamless, amalgamation of Kubrick’s chilly bleakness and Spielberg’s warm-hearted optimism, A.I. is, in a word, fascinating.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Alex of Venice (2015)

74%

Critics Consensus: Alex of Venice does immensely likable things with its overly familiar parts, adding up to an agreeable calling card for debuting director Chris Messina.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Chocolate (2008)

74%

Critics Consensus: Chocolate is a bizarre martial arts flick, with a slushy plot, an unusual protagonist, and breathtaking stunts.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Frailty (2002)

74%

Critics Consensus: Creepy and disturbing, Frailty is well-crafted, low-key horror.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Fury (2014)

76%

Critics Consensus: Overall, Fury is a well-acted, suitably raw depiction of the horrors of war that offers visceral battle scenes but doesn’t quite live up to its larger ambitions.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Powerful and thought provoking film.

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Illusionist (2006)

74%

Critics Consensus: The Illusionist is an engrossing, well-crafted story of mystery, magic and intrigue that is certain to enchant, if not hypnotize, audiences.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


Lone Survivor (2014)

75%

Critics Consensus: A true account of military courage and survival, Lone Survivor wields enough visceral power to mitigate its heavy-handed jingoism.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Phantasm (1979)

74%

Critics Consensus: Phantasm: Remastered adds visual clarity to the first installment in one of horror’s most enduring — and endearingly idiosyncratic — franchises.

Where to Stream: Crackle, Vudu


Rampart (2012)

74%

Critics Consensus: Rampart sends viewers plummeting into a nihilistic hell of its protagonist’s creation, yet Woody Harrelson’s performance in the central role is too magnetic to dismiss.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


Tortilla Soup (2001)

74%

Critics Consensus: An English remake of Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman, Tortilla Soup is as charming and flavorful as the dishes it features.

Where to Stream: Vudu


The Way Back (2011)

74%

Critics Consensus: It isn’t as emotionally involving as it should be, but this Peter Weir epic offers sweeping ambition and strong performances to go with its grand visual spectacle.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Welcome to Me (2015)

74%

Critics Consensus: A transfixing central performance by Kristen Wiig performance holds Welcome to Me together and compensates for its uneven stretches.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Bellflower (2011)

73%

Critics Consensus: This fevered, stylish vision of the end of the world stitches multiple genres together and marks writer/director/star Evan Glodell as a true talent to watch.

Where to Stream: Crackle


King of New York (1990)

73%

Critics Consensus: King of New York covers familiar narrative ground with impressive style — and leaves plenty of room for its talented cast to deliver gripping performances.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Witty and well-cast, What We Did on Our Holiday injects unlikely laughs into a story dealing with dark, difficult themes.

Where to Stream: Tubi


American Sniper (2015)

72%

Critics Consensus: Powered by Clint Eastwood’s sure-handed direction and a gripping central performance from Bradley Cooper, American Sniper delivers a tense, vivid tribute to its real-life subject.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Visually arresting, but the story could be told with a bit more energy.

Where to Stream: Peacock


The Hunter (2012)

72%

Critics Consensus: The Hunter occasionally suffers from predictability, but Willem Dafoe gives a terrific performance as an obsessive hunter on the trail of a mysterious beast.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Meatballs (1979)

72%

Critics Consensus: Meatballs is a summer camp comedy with few surprises, but Bill Murray’s riffing adds a spark that sets it apart from numerous subpar entries in a frequently uninspired genre.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: A Hologram for the King amiably ambles through a narrative desert, saved by an oasis of a performance from the ever-dependable Tom Hanks.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Mo' Better Blues (1990)

71%

Critics Consensus: Mo’ Better Blues is rich with vibrant hues and Denzel Washington’s impassioned performance, although its straightforward telling lacks the political punch fans expect from a Spike Lee joint.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Wish You Were Here (2013)

71%

Critics Consensus: Smart, slick, and thrilling, Wish You Were Here benefits from a compelling mystery at the center of its tightly wound plot, as well as strong performances from a cast that includes Joel Edgerton.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Highlander (1986)

69%

Critics Consensus: People hate Highlander because it’s cheesy, bombastic, and absurd. And people love it for the same reasons.

Where to Stream: TubiVudu


Rubber (2011)

69%

Critics Consensus: A clever premise gets plenty of comic blood and violence, but its hampered by some questionable storytelling techniques from director Quentin Dupieux.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Charlie's Angels (2000)

68%

Critics Consensus: Mixing tongue-in-cheek cheesecake with glossy action set pieces, Charlie’s Angels is slick and resonably fun despite its lack of originality.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Wuthering Heights (2012)

68%

Critics Consensus: Director Andrea Arnold’s gritty, naturalistic re-imagining of the Emily Bronte classic stays true to the book’s spirit while utilizing an unconventional approach to explore the romantic yearning at the heart of the story.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Afternoon Delight (2013)

66%

Critics Consensus: Afternoon Delight‘s uncertain tone is entertainingly offset by smart dialogue and standout starring work from Kathryn Hahn.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Cadillac Records (2008)

67%

Critics Consensus: What Cadillac Records may lack in originality, it more than makes up for in strong performances and soul-stirring music.

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Iceman (2013)

66%

Critics Consensus: While it deserved stronger direction and a more fully realized script, Michael Shannon’s riveting performance in the title role is more than enough to make The Iceman recommended viewing.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Hobo With a Shotgun (2011)

66%

Critics Consensus: It certainly isn’t subtle — or even terribly smart — but as a gleefully gory homage to low-budget exploitation thrillers, Hobo with a Shotgun packs plenty of firepower.

Where to Stream: Vudu


God Bless America (2012)

65%

Critics Consensus: A darkly comic polemic on modern culture, God Bless America is uneven and somewhat this but the ideas behind this revenge fulfillment journey has primal appeal.

Where to Stream: Vudu


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