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This month's new additions include The Godfather trilogy, The Equalizer, Get Out, Gremlins, Hellboy II, The Raid, and more.

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[Updated: 4/3/24]
Apps and sites like Crackle, Freevee, Peacock, Pluto TV, Tubi, Vudu and YouTube 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, Fandango At Home, Tubi, Freevee, YouTube, and Crackle to find the 100 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.

Newly added: Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, The Birdcage, Cop Land, Deep Cover, Equalizer (2014), Get Out, The Godfather, Godfather II, Godfather Coda, Gremlins, Gremlins 2, Hellboy (2004), Hellboy II, Hoosiers, House Party, In the Line of Fire, Joe, Madness of King George, Muriel’s Wedding, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Private Parts, The Raid: Redemption, Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, Training Day


Critics Consensus: Beavis and Butt-Head Do America is unabashedly offensive, unapologetically stupid, and unexpectedly funny.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


The Birdcage (1996)

84%

Critics Consensus: Mike Nichols wrangles agreeably amusing performances from Robin Williams and Nathan Lane in this fun, if not quite essential, remake of the French comedy La Cage aux Folles.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Cop Land (1997)

75%

Critics Consensus: Cop Land matches its star-studded cast with richly imagined characters while throttling the audience with carefully ratcheted suspense, although it lacks the moral complexity of classic crime thrillers.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Deep Cover (1992)

87%

Critics Consensus: Deep Cover rises above standard-issue crime thriller fare thanks to a smartly cynical script and powerhouse performances from its unorthodox but well-matched leads.

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Equalizer (2014)

61%

Critics Consensus: The Equalizer is more stylishly violent than meaningful, but with Antoine Fuqua behind the cameras and Denzel Washington dispensing justice, it delivers.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Get Out (2017)

98%

Critics Consensus: Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Godfather (1972)

97%

Critics Consensus: One of Hollywood’s greatest critical and commercial successes, The Godfather gets everything right; not only did the movie transcend expectations, it established new benchmarks for American cinema.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV, YouTube


Critics Consensus: Drawing on strong performances by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Francis Ford Coppola’s continuation of Mario Puzo’s Mafia saga set new standards for sequels that have yet to be matched or broken.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Critics Consensus: The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone pulls the audience back into Francis Ford Coppola’s epic gangster saga with a freshly — albeit slightly — edited version of its final installment.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Gremlins (1984)

86%

Critics Consensus: Whether you choose to see it as a statement on consumer culture or simply a special effects-heavy popcorn flick, Gremlins is a minor classic.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Gremlins 2 trades the spiky thrills of its predecessor for looney satire, yielding a succession of sporadically clever gags that add some flavor to a recycled plot.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Hellboy (2004)

81%

Critics Consensus: With wit, humor and Guillermo del Toro’s fantastic visuals, the entertaining Hellboy transcends the derivative nature of the genre.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Guillermo del Toro crafts a stellar comic book sequel, boasting visuals that are as imaginative as the characters are endearing.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Hoosiers (1986)

91%

Critics Consensus: It may adhere to the sports underdog formula, but Hoosiers has been made with such loving craft, and features such excellent performances, that it’s hard to resist.

Where to Stream: Tubi


House Party (1990)

94%

Critics Consensus: House Party is a light, entertaining teen comedy with an infectious energy.

Where to Stream: Tubi


In the Line of Fire (1993)

96%

Critics Consensus: A straightforward thriller of the highest order, In the Line of Fire benefits from Wolfgang Peterson’s taut direction and charismatic performances from Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Joe (2013)

86%

Critics Consensus: Rich in atmosphere and anchored by a powerful performance from Nicolas Cage, Joe is a satisfying return to form for its star — as well as director David Gordon Green.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Critics Consensus: Thanks largely to stellar all-around performances from a talented cast, The Madness of King George is a funny, entertaining, and immensely likable adaptation of the eponymous stage production.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Muriel's Wedding (1994)

81%

Critics Consensus: Heartfelt and quirky, though at times broad, Muriel’s Wedding mixes awkward comedy, oddball Australian characters, and a nostalgia-heavy soundtrack

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Critics Consensus: Powerfully acted and directed, Never Rarely Sometimes Always reaffirms writer-director Eliza Hittman as a filmmaker of uncommon sensitivity and grace.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Critics Consensus: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure brings Paul Reubens’ famous character to the big screen intact, along with enough inspired silliness to dazzle children of all ages.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Private Parts (1997)

73%

Critics Consensus: A surprisingly endearing biopic about the controversial shock-jock Howard Stern that is equally funny and raunchy.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


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


Spy Kids (2001)

93%

Critics Consensus: A kinetic and fun movie that’s sure to thrill children of all ages.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Critics Consensus: Though the concept is no longer fresh, Spy Kids 2 is still an agreeable and energetic romp.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Training Day (2001)

74%

Critics Consensus: The ending may be less than satisfying, but Denzel Washington reminds us why he’s such a great actor in this taut and brutal police drama.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Back to School (1986)

87%

Critics Consensus: Back to School gives Rodney Dangerfield plenty of room to riff — and supports the freewheeling funnyman with enough of a story to keep things interesting between punchlines.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Bound (1996)

87%

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: Pluto TV


Chicago (2002)

86%

Critics Consensus: A rousing and energetic adaptation of the Broadway musical, Chicago succeeds on the level of pure spectacle, but provides a surprising level of depth and humor as well.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


The Invisible Man (2020)

92%

Critics Consensus: Smart, well-acted, and above all scary, The Invisible Man proves that sometimes, the classic source material for a fresh reboot can be hiding in plain sight.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Critics Consensus: The Killing of a Sacred Deer continues director Yorgos Lanthimos’ stubbornly idiosyncratic streak — and demonstrates again that his is a talent not to be ignored.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Lady Bird (2017)

99%

Critics Consensus: Lady Bird delivers fresh insights about the turmoil of adolescence — and reveals writer-director Greta Gerwig as a fully formed filmmaking talent.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV, Tubi, Fandango at Home, YouTube


The Lookout (2007)

87%

Critics Consensus: The Lookout is a genuinely suspenseful and affecting noir due to the great ensemble cast and their complex, realistic characters.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Mr. Mom (1983)

76%

Critics Consensus: Mr. Mom makes up for its stereotype-driven premise with a sweet script and charming work from a well-matched cast led by Michael Keaton and Teri Garr.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV, Tubi


Critics Consensus: Precious is a grim yet ultimately triumphant film about abuse and inner-city life, largely bolstered by exceptional performances from its cast.

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Queen (2006)

97%

Critics Consensus: Full of wit, humor, and pathos, Stephen Frears’ moving portrait looks at life of the British royals during the period after Princess Diana’s death.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Rounders (1998)

64%

Critics Consensus: Richly atmospheric and colorful performances contributed to the movie’s entertainment value.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Safe (2012)

60%

Critics Consensus: While hard-hitting and violently inventive, Safe ultimately proves too formulaic to set itself apart from the action thriller pack — including some of its star’s better films.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


A Simple Plan (1998)

90%

Critics Consensus: A riveting crime thriller full of emotional tension.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


The Virgin Suicides (1999)

80%

Critics Consensus: The Virgin Suicides drifts with a dreamlike melancholy that may strike some audiences as tedious, but Sofia Coppola’s feature debut is a mature meditation on disaffected youth.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Critics Consensus: The Edge of Seventeen‘s sharp script — and Hailee Steinfeld’s outstanding lead performance — make this more than just another coming-of-age dramedy.

Where to Stream: Freevee, Tubi


The Lighthouse (2019)

90%

Critics Consensus: A gripping story brilliantly filmed and led by a pair of powerhouse performances, The Lighthouse further establishes Robert Eggers as a filmmaker of exceptional talent.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV, Tubi


Strictly Ballroom (1992)

88%

Critics Consensus: As emotionally rich as it is eye-catching, Strictly Ballroom uses its infectious energy as the fuel for a modern dance classic with all the right moves.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Swingers (1996)

88%

Critics Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and effortlessly cool, Swingers made stars out of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, established Doug Liman as a director to watch.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Child's Play (1988)

74%

Critics Consensus: Child’s Play occasionally stumbles across its tonal tightrope of comedy and horror, but its genuinely creepy monster and some deft direction by Tom Holland makes this chiller stand out on the shelf.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Critics Consensus: A buoyant, clever update of the conman flick Bedtime Story, with plenty of comedic jousting resulting from a winning chemistry between Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


In & Out (1997)

73%

Critics Consensus: It doesn’t always find comfortable ground between broad comedy and social commentary, but lively performances — especially from Kevin Kline and Joan Cusack — enrich In & Out‘s mixture of laughs and sexual tolerance.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

92%

Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and profoundly melancholy, Inside Llewyn Davis finds the Coen brothers in fine form.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Moonstruck (1987)

89%

Critics Consensus: Led by energetic performances from Nicolas Cage and Cher, Moonstruck is an exuberantly funny tribute to love and one of the decade’s most appealing comedies.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Mystic Pizza (1988)

78%

Critics Consensus: Mystic Pizza is like its namesake food: it’s cheesy, topped with romance, and rises to the occasion.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Critics Consensus: Its jokes are profoundly bold and rude but incredibly funny at the same time.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Thief (1981)

80%

Critics Consensus: Thief‘s enigmatic conclusion will rob some audiences of satisfaction, but it’s an authentic and sleekly rendered neo-noir, powered by a swaggering James Caan at the peak of his charisma.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Belfast (2021)

86%

Critics Consensus: A deeply personal project for writer-director Kenneth Branagh, Belfast transcends its narrative deficits with powerful performances and directorial craft.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Ghost World (2001)

93%

Critics Consensus: With acerbic wit, Terry Zwigoff fashions Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel into an intelligent, comedic trip through deadpan teen angst.

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


Memento (2000)

94%

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

Where to Stream: Pluto TV


The Red Violin (1998)

74%

Critics Consensus: A symphony of storytelling whose lulls lead to satisfying crescendos, The Red Violin weaves a centuries-long saga with the journey of a single instrument.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Critics Consensus: Like the best horror/comedies, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil mines its central crazy joke for some incredible scares, laughs, and — believe it or not — heart

Where to Stream: Fandango at Home


Point Break (1991)

69%

Critics Consensus: Absurd, over-the-top, and often wildly entertaining, Point Break is here to show you that the human spirit is still alive.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Nobody (2021)

84%

Critics Conensus: Nobody doesn’t break any new ground for the genre, but this viscerally violent thriller smashes, shatters, and destroys plenty of other things — all while proving Bob Odenkirk has what it takes to be an action star.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Sliding Doors (1998)

65%

Critics Consensus: Despite the gimmicky feel of the split narratives, the movie is watch-able due to the winning performances by the cast

Where to Stream: Fandango at Home


Spring (2014)

85%

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

Where to Stream: Fandango at Home


Mad Max (1979)

89%

Critics Consensus: Staging the improbable car stunts and crashes to perfection, director George Miller succeeds completely in bringing the violent, post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max to visceral life.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Transamerica (2005)

77%

Critics Consensus: A terrific performance by Felicity Huffman carries this unconventional but touching transgender road movie.

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Endless (2017)

92%

Critics Consensus: The Endless benefits from its grounded approach to an increasingly bizarre story, elevated by believable performances by filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.

Where to Stream: Peacock


The Last Seduction (1994)

94%

Critics Consensus: Like Body Heat, The Last Seduction updates film noir techniques for a modern era, imbuing this erotic film with ’90s snark.

Where to Stream: Fandango at Home


Jeffrey (1995)

70%

Critics Consensus: Jeffrey offends as readily as it amuses, but an outstanding performance from Patrick Stewart keeps it from going completely off the rails.

Where to Stream: Fandango at Home


On Golden Pond (1981)

91%

Critics Consensus: Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn are a wondrous duo in On Golden Pond, a wistful drama that movingly explores the twilight years of a loving marriage.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Starred Up (2013)

99%

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

Where to Stream: Peacock, Tubi, Fandango at Home


Time Is Illmatic (2014)

98%

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: 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: Fandango at Home, Tubi


Being Evel (2015)

98%

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

Where to Stream: Tubi


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: Fandango at Home, 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


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


Heathers (1989)

95%

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


Re-Animator (1985)

94%

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


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


Super Size Me (2004)

92%

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

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: Fandango at Home


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: Fandango at Home


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: Peacock, Tubi, Fandango at Home


Ginger Snaps (2000)

90%

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: Fandango at Home, Tubi


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: Tubi


Better Watch Out (2016)

88%

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

Where to Stream: Tubi


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: Freevee, Tubi


Battle Royale (2000)

90%

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

Where to Stream: Tubi


Bernie (2011)

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: Crackle, Freevee, Tubi, Fandango at Home


Goodnight Mommy (2014)

85%

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: Tubi


Wendy and Lucy (2008)

86%

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

Where to Stream: Tubi


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


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: 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: Fandango at Home


Monster (2003)

82%

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


Sleepaway Camp (1983)

81%

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: Crackle, Freevee, Tubi


Zero Charisma (2013)

77%

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

Where to Stream: Tubi


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: Tubi


Rampart (2011)

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, Fandago at Home


The Illusionist (2006)

73%

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, Fandango at Home, YouTube


Afternoon Delight (2013)

67%

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

Where to Stream: Fandango at Home


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