We understand how tempting it is to try to find free movies to
download - we love FREE stuff too, and we love Hollywood! - but
it's usually illegal to download movies from the internet,
depending on the copyright and license information for the
Downloading Free Movies
Since downloading movies without paying for them is illegal,
Answers can't provide you with information to download such movies,
except for movies with licensing that is free for distribution (but
these will never be popular movies).
Box office (the ones you see in theaters), DVDs, and VHS movies
are generally illegal for downloading free. There are some movies
out there that are free to download and free to watch - usually
independent films or other films that didn't make it to retail.
Watching Free Movies
Movies are generally not available legally over the Internet for
free. However there are certain exceptions such as Hulu. You can
rent them legally through iTunes or watch them streaming from
Netflix (with a subscription).
Movie clips can often be found through video search engines and
hosting sites like: Blinkx, DailyMotion, YouTube and Truveo.
Free Movie Download Sites
Here are a few sites where you can download free movies; they are
all free, all legal, and feature hundreds of high-quality movie
clips and full-length movies.
Please note: If you come across a site that is asking you to pay
money in order to view their films, you've either clicked on an ad,
or that particular site has changed its policies.
Video Search engines - A video search engine is a web-based
search engine which crawls the web for video content. Some video
search engines parse externally hosted content while others allow
content to be uploaded and hosted on their own servers. Some
engines also allow users to search by video format type and by
length of the clip. Search results are usually accompanied by a
thumbnail view of the video.
www.blinkx.com/ - was launched in 2004 and uses speech
recognition and visual analysis to process spidered video rather
than rely on metadata alone. blinkx claims to have the largest
archive of video on the web and puts its collection at around
14,000,000 hours of content.
www.altavista.com/video/default - had one of the first video
search engines with easy accessible use. Is found on a direct link
called "Video" off the main page above the text block.
www.truveo.com/ - is a Web-wide video search engine that was
founded in 2004 and launched in September 2005. Truveo claims to
index over 100 million videos from thousands of sources across the
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