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This month's new additions include Scream 4, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, As Good As It Gets, The Bourne Ultimatum, There's Something About Mary, Hidden Figures, and more.

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Updated: 9/2/22

Apps and sites like Crackle, Freevee, 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, 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: Akeelah and the Bee, As Good As It Gets, Babe, The Big Lebowski, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Bourne Ultimatum, Bridesmaids, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Dog Day Afternoon, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hidden Figures, Happy Feet, Independence Day, Mandy, Match Point, 1917, Scream 4, Silence, There’s Something About Mary, Unstoppable, Volver, Whiplash


Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

85%

Critics Consensus: A warm, family-friendly underdog story, featuring terrific supporting performances from Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, and Angela Bassett.

Where to Stream: Tubi


As Good as It Gets (1997)

85%

Critics Consensus: James L. Brooks and Jack Nicholson, doing what they do best, combine smart dialogue and flawless acting to squeeze fresh entertainment value out of the romantic-comedy genre.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Babe (1995)

97%

Critics Consensus: The rare family-friendly feature with a heart as big as its special effects budget, Babe offers timeless entertainment for viewers of all ages.

Where to Stream: Tubi


The Big Lebowski (1998)

83%

Critics Consensus: Typically stunning visuals and sharp dialogue from the Coen Brothers, brought to life with strong performances from Goodman and Bridges.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are just charming, goofy, and silly enough to make this fluffy time-travel Adventure work.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Critics Consensus: The Bourne Ultimatum is an intelligent, finely tuned non-stop thrill ride. Another strong performance from Matt Damon and sharp camerawork from Paul Greengrass make this the finest installment of the Bourne trilogy.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Bridesmaids (2011)

89%

Critics Consensus: A marriage of genuine characters, gross out gags, and pathos, Bridesmaids is a female-driven comedy that refuses to be boxed in as Kristen Wiig emerges as a real star

Where to Stream: Tubi


Critics Consensus: The movie that catapulted Ang Lee into the ranks of upper echelon Hollywood filmmakers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon features a deft mix of amazing martial arts battles, beautiful scenery, and tasteful drama.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

96%

Critics Consensus: Framed by great work from director Sidney Lumet and fueled by a gripping performance from Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon offers a finely detailed snapshot of people in crisis with tension-soaked drama shaded in black humor.

Where to Stream:  Tubi


Critics Consensus: Fried Green Tomatoes‘ tearjerking drama is undeniably manipulative, but in the hands of a skilled cast that includes Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates, it’s also powerfully effective.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Happy Feet (2006)

76%

Critics Consensus: Visually dazzling, with a thoughtful storyline and catchy musical numbers, Happy Feet marks a successful animated debut from the makers of Babe

Where to Stream: Freevee


Hidden Figures (2016)

93%

Critics Consensus: In heartwarming, crowd-pleasing fashion, Hidden Figures celebrates overlooked — and crucial — contributions from a pivotal moment in American history.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Independence Day (1996)

67%

Critics Consensus: The plot is thin and so is character development, but as a thrilling, spectacle-filled summer movie, Independence Day delivers.

Where to Stream: YouTube


Mandy (2018)

90%

Critics Consensus: Mandy‘s gonzo violence is fueled by a gripping performance by Nicolas Cage — and anchored with palpable emotion conveyed between his volcanic outbursts.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Match Point (2005)

77%

Critics Consensus: Woody Allen’s sharpest film in years, Match Point is a taut, philosophical thriller about class and infidelity.

Where to Stream: Freevee


1917 (2019)

88%

Critics Consensus: Hard-hitting, immersive, and an impressive technical achievement, 1917 captures the trench warfare of World War I with raw, startling immediacy.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Scream 4 (2011)

60%

Critics Consensus: The franchise is showing its age, but Scream 4 is undeniably an improvement over its predecessor, with just enough meta humor and clever kills.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Silence (2016)

83%

Critics Consensus: Silence ends Martin Scorsese’s decades-long creative quest with a thoughtful, emotionally resonant look at spirituality and human nature that stands among the director’s finest works.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Critics Consensus: There’s Something About Mary proves that unrelentingly, unabashedly peurile humor doesn’t necessarily come at the expense of a film’s heart.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Unstoppable (2010)

87%

Critics Consensus: As fast, loud, and relentless as the train at the center of the story, Unstoppable is perfect popcorn entertainment — and director Tony Scott’s best movie in years.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Volver (2006)

91%

Critics Consensus: Volver catches director Pedro Almodovar and star Penelope Cruz at the peak of their respective powers, in service of a layered, thought-provoking film.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Whiplash (2014)

94%

Critics Consensus: Intense, inspiring, and well-acted, Whiplash is a brilliant sophomore effort from director Damien Chazelle and a riveting vehicle for stars J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller.

Where to Stream: Freevee


Spy (2015)

95%

Critics Consensus: Simultaneously broad and progressive, Spy offers further proof that Melissa McCarthy and writer-director Paul Feig bring out the best in one another — and delivers scores of belly laughs along the way.

Where to Stream: Freevee


To Sir, With Love (1967)

90%

Critics Consensus: While it’s a bit dated and overly schmaltzy, To Sir, With Love remains compelling because of Sidney Poitier’s outstanding performance — and the catchy theme song is a classic.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Transamerica (2005)

77%

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

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


Dark Waters (2019)

89%

Critics Consensus: Dark Waters powerfully relays a real-life tale of infuriating malfeasance, honoring the victims and laying blame squarely at the feet of the perpetrators.

Where to Stream: Freevee


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, YouTube


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


Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

97%

Critics Consensus: Drugstore Cowboy takes us into a violent, transient world with cool, contemplative style.

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


13 Assassins (2010)

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


Critics Consensus: Overcomes its formulaic storyline thanks to Anthony Hopkins’ warm and endearing portrayal of an age-defying thrill seeker.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Lion (2016)

84%

Critics Consensus: Lion‘s undeniably uplifting story and talented cast make it a moving journey that transcends the typical cliches of its genre.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Man of Tai Chi (2013)

71%

Critics Consensus: It may not be groundbreaking, but Man of Tai Chi represents an agreeably old-fashioned picture for martial arts fans — and a solid debut for first-time director Keanu Reeves.

Where to Stream: Vudu, YouTube


Critics Consensus: Professor Marston & The Wonder Women winds a lasso of cinematic truth around a fascinating fact-based tale with strong performances from its three stars.

Where to Stream: Vudu


Winter's Bone (2010)

94%

Critics Consensus: Bleak, haunting, and yet still somehow hopeful, Winter’s Bone is writer-director Debra Granik’s best work yet — and it boasts an incredible, starmaking performance from Jennifer Lawrence.

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: Vudu


King of New York (1990)

72%

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: Vudu


Day of the Dead (1985)

86%

Critics Consensus: Day of the Dead may arguably be the least haunting entry in George A. Romero’s undead trilogy, but it will give audiences’ plenty to chew on with its shocking gore and scathing view of society.

Where to Stream: Peacock, Tubi


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: 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: Vudu


The Aristocrats (2005)

79%

Critics Consensus: Can a joke stand up to repeated tellings? Hilarious and revealing of the way comedy works, The Aristocrats demonstrates that it’s possible.

Where to Stream: Crackle


Carol (2015)

94%

Critics Consensus: Shaped by Todd Haynes’ deft direction and powered by a strong cast led by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Carol lives up to its groundbreaking source material.

Where to Stream: Tubi


Hoop Dreams (1994)

98%

Critics Consensus: One of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of all time, Hoop Dreams is a rich, complex, heartbreaking, and ultimately deeply rewarding film that uses high school hoops as a jumping-off point to explore issues of race, class, and education in modern America.

Where to Stream: Crackle


On Golden Pond (1981)

93%

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


Of Mice and Men (1992)

97%

Critics Consensus: Of Mice and Men honors its classic source material with a well-acted adaptation that stays powerfully focused on the story’s timeless themes.

Where to Stream: YouTube


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: Crackle, YouTube


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: Crackle, Tubi


Critics Consensus: Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist remain extraordinarily well-suited to their roles, but the second installment in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy doesn’t pack quite as much punch as the first.

Where to Stream: Crackle, Tubi


Wind River (2017)

88%

Critics Consensus: Wind River lures viewers into a character-driven mystery with smart writing, a strong cast, and a skillfully rendered setting that delivers the bitter chill promised by its title.

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu


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


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, Vudu


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: Vudu, 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: Vudu, 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


Train to Busan (2016)

94%

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


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 (2012)

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


Dogtooth (2009)

93%

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


Heathers (1989)

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


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


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


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, Vudu


Faults (2014)

92%

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: Crackle, 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: Peacock, Tubi, Vudu


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: Vudu, 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: Crackle, Tubi


Better Watch Out (2016)

89%

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

Where to Stream: Tubi


Dial M for Murder (1954)

90%

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


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 (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: Vudu, Tubi, Crackle


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: 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


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


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: Crackle, Tubi


Spring (2014)

85%

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

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: 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


Monster (2003)

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


Trust (2010)

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


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: 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


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 (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, Vudu


The Way Back (2010)

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


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, Vudu, YouTube


Wish You Were Here (2012)

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


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


Highlander (1986)

70%

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

Where to Stream: Vudu


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


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