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

New additions in April include the first two chapters of John Wick, Catch Me if You Can, Best in Show, The Exorcist, Hairspray, and more.

by | April 7, 2021 | Comments

[Updated April 7, 2021]

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: Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, The Right Stuff, Best In Show, Three Kings, Amadeus, Boogie Nights, Good Night and Good Luck, The Killing Fields, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Waiting for Guffman, After Hours, Dirty Harry, A Mighty Wind, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, The Aviator, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, My Cousin Vinny, About Schmidt, Wag the Dog, The Exorcist, Jerry Maguire, Driving Miss Daisy, Rumble in the Bronx, The Informant!, Under Siege, The Mask


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


I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

99%

Critics Consensus: I Am Not Your Negro offers an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin’s crucial observations on American race relations — and a sobering reminder of how far we’ve yet to go.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Critics Consensus: Beautiful, thoughtful, and engrossing, Jiro Dreams of Sushi should prove satisfying even for filmgoers who don’t care for the cuisine.

Where to Stream: Vudu


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: Peacock, Tubi, Vudu


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, Vudu


Hairspray (1988)

98%

Critics Consensus: Hairspray is perhaps John Waters’ most accessible film, and as such, it’s a gently subversive slice of retro hilarity.

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


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


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


Chicken Run (2000)

97%

Critics Consensus: Chicken Run has all the charm of Nick Park’s Wallace & Gromit, and something for everybody. The voice acting is fabulous, the slapstick is brilliant, and the action sequences are spectacular.

Where to Stream: Peacock


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


Muscle Shoals (2013)

97%

Critics Consensus: Essential for soul fans and entertaining for novices, Muscle Shoals offers a compelling, warts-and-all glimpse at one of the most fascinating stories in modern American music.

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


Apollo 13 (1995)

96%

Critics Consensus: In recreating the troubled space mission, Apollo 13 pulls no punches: it’s a masterfully told drama from director Ron Howard, bolstered by an ensemble of solid performances.

Where to Stream: Peacock


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


Catch Me If You Can (2002)

96%

Critics Consensus: With help from a strong performance by Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life wunderkind con artist Frank Abagnale, Steven Spielberg crafts a film that’s stylish, breezily entertaining, and surprisingly sweet.

Where to Stream: Peacock


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


The Fits (2016)

96%

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


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


The Right Stuff (1983)

96%

Critics Consensus: The Right Stuff packs a lot of movie into its hefty running time, spinning a colorful, fact-based story out of consistently engaging characters in the midst of epochal events.

Where to Stream: Tubi


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: Peacock, Tubi


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


The Love Witch (2016)

96%

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


13 Assassins (2011)

95%

Critics Consensus: Takashi Miike’s electric remake of Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 period action film is a wild spectacle executed with killer, dizzying panache.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Journey To The West (2014)

94%

Critics Consensus: As sweet, silly, action-packed and ridiculous as director Steven Chow’s best work, Journey to the West serves up dazzling action sequences while playing its disparate elements against each other with thrilling abandon.

Where to Stream: Crackle, Vudu


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: Crackle, Tubi


Best in Show (2000)

94%

Critics Consensus: A fine example of writer-director-star Christopher Guest’s gift for improv comedy, Best in Show boasts an appealingly quirky premise and a brilliantly talented cast.

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


Three Kings (1999)

94%

Critics Consensus: Three Kings successfully blends elements of action, drama, and comedy into a thoughtful, exciting movie on the Gulf War.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Amadeus (1984)

93%

Critics Consensus: A lavish, entertaining, powerful film about the life and influence, both positive and negative, of one of Western culture’s great artists.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Boogie Nights (1997)

93%

Critics Consensus: Grounded in strong characters, bold themes, and subtle storytelling, Boogie Nights is a groundbreaking film both for director P.T. Anderson and star Mark Wahlberg.

Where to Stream: Tubi


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


Frost/Nixon (2008)

93%

Critics Consensus: Frost/Nixon is weighty and eloquent; a cross between a boxing match and a ballet with Oscar worthy performances.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Critics Consensus: A passionate and concise cinematic civics lesson, Good Night, And Good Luck has plenty to say about today’s political and cultural climate, and its ensemble cast is stellar.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Headhunters (2012)

93%

Critics Consensus: Grisly, twisty, and darkly comic, Headhunters is an exhilaratingly oddball take on familiar thriller elements.

Where to Stream: Vudu


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


The Hunt (Jagten) (2013)

93%

Critics Consensus: Anchored by Mads Mikkelsen’s sympathetic performance, The Hunt asks difficult questions with the courage to pursue answers head on.

Where to Stream: Vudu


The Killing Fields (1984)

93%

Critics Consensus: Artfully composed, powerfully acted, and fueled by a powerful blend of anger and empathy, The Killing Fields is a career-defining triumph for director Roland Joffé and a masterpiece of cinema.

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


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


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: 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


The Deer Hunter (1978)

92%

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


Critics Consensus: Propelled by Charlie Kaufman’s smart, imaginative script and Michel Gondry’s equally daring directorial touch, Eternal Sunshine is a twisty yet heartfelt look at relationships and heartache.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Frank (2014)

92%

Critics Consensus: Funny, clever, and endearingly unusual, Frank transcends its quirky trappings with a heartfelt — and surprisingly thought-provoking — story.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Critics Consensus: Hedwig and the Angry Inch may very well be the next Rocky Horror midnight movie. It not only knows how to rock, but Hedwig’s story has an emotional poignancy.

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


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: YouTube


99 Homes (2015)

92%

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


Super Size Me (2004)

92%

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

Where to Stream: Vudu, YouTube


Traffic (2000)

92%

Critics Consensus: Soderbergh successfully pulls off the highly ambitious Traffic, a movie with three different stories and a very large cast. The issues of ethics are gray rather than black-and-white, with no clear-cut good guys. Terrific acting all around.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Zero Days (2016)

92%

Critics Consensu: Factors beyond Gibney’s control prevent Zero Days from offering a comprehensive look at its subject, but the partial picture that emerges remains as frightening as it is impossible to ignore.

Where to Stream: Vudu


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


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


Waiting for Guffman (1996)

91%

Critics Consensus: This riotously deadpan mockumentary about aspiring community theater performers never stoops to ridicule oft-ridiculous characters.

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


Ginger Snaps (2001)

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: Vudu, 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


A Royal Affair (2012)

90%

Critics Consensus: A Royal Affair is a lavish and sumptuous costume drama with a juicy story to back it up.

Where to Stream: Vudu


After Hours (1985)

89%

Critics Consensus: Bursting with frantic energy and tinged with black humor, After Hours is a masterful — and often overlooked — detour in Martin Scorsese’s filmography.

Where to Stream: Tubi


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


The Breakfast Club (1985)

89%

Critics Consensus: The Breakfast Club is a warm, insightful, and very funny look into the inner lives of teenagers.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Compliance (2012)

89%

Critics Consensus: Anchored by smart, sensitive direction and strong performances, Compliance is a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that’s equal parts gripping and disturbing.

Where to Stream: 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


Dirty Harry (1971)

89%

Critics Consensus: As tough and taciturn as its no-nonsense hero, Dirty Harry delivers a deceptively layered message without sacrificing an ounce of its solid action impact.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Eastern Promises (2007)

89%

Critics 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


Critics Consensus: John Wick: Chapter 2 does what a sequel should — which in this case means doubling down on the non-stop, thrillingly choreographed action that made its predecessor so much fun.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Scent of a Woman (1992)

89%

Critics Consensus: It might soar on Al Pacino’s performance more than the drama itself, but what a performance it is — big, bold, occasionally over-the-top, and finally giving the Academy pause to award the star his first Oscar.

Where to Stream: IMDB


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


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


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


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: 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


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


A Mighty Wind (2003)

87%

Critics Consensus: Though not as uproariously funny as Guest’s previous movies, A Mighty Wind is also more heartfelt.

Where to Stream: Tubi


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


Rabbit Hole (2010)

87%

Critics Consensus: It’s often painful to watch, but Rabbit Hole‘s finely written script and convincing performances make it worth the effort.

Where to Stream: YouTube


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


The Aviator (2004)

86%

Critics Consensus:With a rich sense of period detail, The Aviator succeeds thanks to typically assured direction from Martin Scorsese and a strong performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, who charts Howard Hughes’ descent from eccentric billionaire to reclusive madman.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Blue Valentine (2010)

86%

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: IMDB, Tubi


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: IMDB


Collateral (2004)

86%

Critics Consensus: Driven by director Michael Mann’s trademark visuals and a lean, villainous performance from Tom Cruise, Collateral is a stylish and compelling noir thriller.

Where to Stream: IMDB


John Wick (2014)

86%

Critics Consensus: Stylish, thrilling, and giddily kinetic, John Wick serves as a satisfying return to action for Keanu Reeves — and what looks like it could be the first of a franchise.

Where to Stream: Peacock


My Cousin Vinny (1992)

86%

Critics Consensus: The deft comic interplay between Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei helps to elevate My Cousin Vinny‘s predictable script, and the result is a sharp, hilarious courtroom comedy.

Where to Stream: YouTube


About Schmidt (2002)

85%

Critics Consensus: In this funny, touching character study, Nicholson gives one of the best performances of his career.

Where to Stream: Tubi


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


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


Inside Man (2006)

86%

Critics Consensus: Spike Lee’s energetic and clever bank-heist thriller is a smart genre film that is not only rewarding on its own terms, but manages to subvert its pulpy trappings with wit and skill.

Where to Stream: Peacock


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


Paris Je T'aime (2007)

86%

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


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


Critics Consensus: Full of pith and Grand Guignol grossness, this macabre musical is perfectly helmed and highly entertaining. Tim Burton masterfully stages the musical in a way that will make you think he has done this many times before.

Where to Stream: IMDB


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


The Wolfpack (2015)

86%

Critics Consensus: Offering a unique look at modern fears and our fascination with film, The Wolfpack is a fascinating — and ultimately haunting — urban fable.

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


Critics Consensus: Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life is rude, ribald, and unafraid to take comedic risks — which is to say it should more than satisfy fans of the titular troupe.

Where to Stream: Peacock


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


Spring (2015)

85%

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

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Square (2017)

85%

Critics Consensus: The Square finds writer-director Ruben Östlund as ambitious as ever — and delivering an unforgettably unusual work whose challenging themes pay thought-provoking dividends.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Wag the Dog (1997)

85%

Critics Consensus: Smart, well-acted, and uncomfortably prescient political satire from director Barry Levinson and and all-star cast.

Where to Stream: Tubi


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


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


Nancy (2018)

84%

Critics Consensus: Nancy is an uncomfortable watch, but worth the effort thanks to Andrea Riseborough’s central performance — and writer-director Christina Choe’s powerful empathy for her character’s dangerously misguided choices.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Shadow Dancer (2013)

84%

Critics Consensus: A tense, thought-provoking thriller, Shadow Dancer is bolstered by sensitive direction from James Marsh and a terrific performance from Andrea Riseborough.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Drinking Buddies (2013)

84%

Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and powered by fine performances from Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson, Drinking Buddies offers a bittersweet slice of observational comedy.

Where to Stream: Vudu


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: IMDB


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


The Double (2014)

83%

Critics Consensus: Hauntingly bleak and thrillingly ambitious, The Double offers Jesse Eisenberg a pair of compelling roles while reaffirming writer-director Richard Ayoade’s remarkable talent.

Where to Stream: Crackle, Vudu


The Exorcist (1973)

83%

Critics Consensus: The Exorcist rides its supernatural theme to magical effect, with remarkable special effects and an eerie atmosphere, resulting in one of the scariest films of all time.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Despite glossing over some of the darker events in the subject’s life, Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story is an engaging look at a groundbreaking show.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Jerry Maguire (1996)

83%

Critics Consensus: Anchored by dazzling performances from Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renée Zellweger, as well as Cameron Crowe’s tender direction, Jerry Maguire meshes romance and sports with panache.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

82%

Critics Consensus: While it’s fueled in part by outdated stereotypes, Driving Miss Daisy takes audiences on a heartwarming journey with a pair of outstanding actors.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Get the Gringo (2012)

82%

Critics Consensus: Energetic and hard-hitting, Get the Gringo plays squarely to its lead actor’s strengths as a skilled portrayer of men put through physical and emotional hell.

Where to Stream: Vudu


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


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


Prince Avalanche (2013)

82%

Critics Consensus: A step back in the right direction for director David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche shambles amiably along with a pair of artfully low-key performances from Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Serenity (2005)

82%

Critics Consensus: Snappy dialogue and goofy characters make this Wild Wild West soap opera in space fun and adventurous.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Two Lovers (2008)

82%

Critics Consensus: Two Lovers is a complex, intriguing, richly-acted romantic drama.

Where to Stream: Vudu


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


Night Catches Us (2010)

81%

Critics Consensus: A bold, original debut, Night Catches Us personalizes a tumultuous period in American history thanks to strong performances from Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Slacker (1991)

81%

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


Critics Consensus: A nonstop thrill ride, District B13‘s dizzying action sequences more than make up for any expository flaws.

Where to Stream: Crackle


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


It's a Disaster (2013)

80%

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


Melancholia (2011)

80%

Critics Consensus: Melancholia‘s dramatic tricks are more obvious than they should be, but this is otherwise a showcase for Kirsten Dunst’s acting and for Lars von Trier’s profound, visceral vision of depression and destruction.

Where to Stream: Vudu


The Prince of Egypt (1998)

80%

Critics Consensus: The Prince of Egypt‘s stunning visuals and first-rate voice cast more than compensate for the fact that it’s better crafted than it is emotionally involving.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

80%

Critics Consensus: An entertaining Jackie Chan stunt-fest in which the impressive action sequences overcome the low production value and by-the-numbers plot.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Fair Game (2010)

79%

Critics Consensus: It struggles with the balance between fact-based biopic and taut political thriller, but Fair Game brims with righteous anger — and benefits from superb performances by Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.

Where to Stream: Peacock


Grand Piano (2014)

79%

Critics Consensus: Grand Piano is so tense in its best moments — and appealingly strange overall — that it remains rewarding in spite of its flaws.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Humpday (2009)

79%

Critics Consensus: Observant and insightful, this indie comedy takes a different tack on the “bromance” but still makes a point without sermonizing.

Where to Stream: Vudu


The Informant! (2009)

79%

Critics Consensus: A charismatic turn by star Matt Damon and a consistently ironic tone boost this quietly funny satire about a corporate whistle-blower.

Where to Stream: Tubi


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


Under Siege (1992)

79%

Critics Consensus: A well-directed action thriller that makes the most of its confined setting, Under Siege marks a high point for early ’90s action — and its star’s spotty filmography.

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


Critics Consensus: The Eyes of My Mother uses a shocking trauma to fuel a hauntingly hypnotic odyssey whose nightmarish chill lingers long after the closing credits.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Sleepaway Camp (1983)

77%

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


The Mask (1994)

77%

Critics Consensus: It misses perhaps as often as it hits, but Jim Carrey’s manic bombast, Cameron Diaz’ blowsy appeal, and the film’s overall cartoony bombast keep The Mask afloat.

Where to Stream: 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: Crackle


Critics Conensus: Hitoshi Matsumoto’s indescribably odd mockumentary is undeniably inspired.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Black Book (2007)

76%

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

Where to Stream: Tubi


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


Sea of Love (1989)

76%

Critics Consensus: Moody and steadily alluring, Sea of Love benefits immeasurably from the window-fogging chemistry between Ellen Barkin and Al Pacino.

Where to Stream: IMDB


Happy Christmas (2014)

76%

Critics Consensus: Intelligent, well-acted, and satisfyingly low-key, Happy Christmas marks another step in prolific filmmaker Joe Swanberg’s creative evolution.

Where to Stream: Crackle


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: Peacock


Critics Consensus: Last Days in the Desert offers enough stately grandeur and spiritual exploration to offset an occasionally ambiguous narrative.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Moulin Rouge! (2001)

76%

Critics Consensus: A love-it-or-hate-it experience, Moulin Rouge is all style, all giddy, over-the-top spectacle. But it’s also daring in its vision and wildly original.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Critics Consensus: Emma Thompson’s second labor of love with the Nanny McPhee character actually improves on the first, delivering charming family fare with an excellent cast.

Where to Stream: IMDB


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

The Game (1997)

75%

Critics Consensus: The ending could use a little work but this is otherwise another sterling example of David Fincher’s iron grip on atmosphere and storytelling.

Where to Stream: IMDB


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


Critics Consensus: Hello I Must Be Going offers an offbeat twist to the romance genre, a solid character study for fans of grown-up drama, and a career-making breakout vehicle for Melanie Lynskey.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Ghost (1990)

74%

Critics Consensus: Ghost offers viewers a poignant romance while blending elements of comedy, horror, and mystery, all adding up to one of the more enduringly watchable hits of its era.

Where to Stream: YouTube


King of New York (1990)

74%

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


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


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


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


Critics Consensus: Fearless is a brilliantly choreographed, beautifully filmed endcap to Li’s quarter decade of epic martial arts glory.

Where to Stream: Peacock


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: Crackle, Tubi, Vudu


Nanny McPhee (2006)

73%

Critics Consensus: A bit alarming at first, Nanny McPhee has a hard edge to counter Mary Poppins-style sweetness, but it still charms us and teaches some valuable lessons.

Where to Stream: IMDB


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


Wish You Were Here (2013)

72%

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


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


Critics Consensus: Reverential and offbeat, the road trip film Private lives of Pippa Lee takes emotional detours and is elevated by great performances, particularly that of Robin Wright-Penn.

Where to Stream: Crackle


V/H/S/2 (2013)

71%

Critics Consensus: It’s as scattershot as its predecessor, but V/H/S/2 rounds up enough horror filmmaking talent to deliver a satisfyingly nasty — albeit uneven — dose of gore.

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: Vudu


Mr. Nobody (2013)

68%

Critics Consensus: Mr. Nobody‘s narrative tangles may bedevil as much as they entertain, but its big ambitions and absorbing visuals make for an intriguing addition to director Jaco Van Dormael’s filmography.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


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


Away We Go (2009)

66%

Critics Consensus: Built on a set of quirks and charms that are as noticeable as they are interchangeable, Away We Go is a sweet but uneven road trip.

Where to Stream: Peacock


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


Cloud Atlas (2012)

66%

Critics Consensus: Its sprawling, ambitious blend of thought-provoking narrative and eye-catching visuals will prove too unwieldy for some, but the sheer size and scope of Cloud Atlas are all but impossible to ignore.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Filth (2014)

66%

Critics Consensus: Warped, grimy, and enthusiastically unpleasant, Filth lives up to its title splendidly.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Freakonomics (2010)

66%

Critics Consensus: More disjointed and less compelling than the book it’s based on, Freakonomics isn’t quite as entertaining or educational as it should be.

Where to Stream: Vudu


God Bless America (2012)

66%

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


Severance (2006)

66%

Critics Consensus: A twisted and bloody spoof on office life, Severance nicely balances comedy and nasty horror.

Where to Stream: Vudu


The Merry Gentleman (2009)

65%

Critics Consensus: Michael Keaton’s directorial debut, The Merry Gentleman, is a slow character study aided greatly by the performances of Keaton and Kelly MacDonald.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Traitor (2008)

65%

Critics Consensus: Despite another reliable performance from Don Cheadle, Traitor suffers from too many cliches and an unfocused narrative.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Critics Consensus: Crank: High Voltage delivers on its promises: a fast-paced, exciting thrill ride that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Find Me Guilty (2006)

62%

Critics Consensus: Find Me Guilty‘s excessive length and heavy-handed narrative keep it from reaching its full potential, but Vin Diesel’s performance is well worth watching.

Where to Stream: Crackle


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