4 Movie Rulz is not your run of the mill free movie streaming site. I don’t know what I expected when I first visited this one, but it defied my expectations with every click. Does 4 Movie Rulz have what it takes to be the best free movie streaming site for you? Well, let’s dive in and take a look, shall we?
Let’s face it, free movie streaming sites are not exactly known for their stellar and dynamic site design. In fact, if anything, free movie streaming sites have a pretty bad rap when it comes to site design. It is pretty rare that you stumble upon a site like this on the web and are greeted with a remarkable user experience. Sure, there are a few notable exceptions, such as Sling and Viki … but, by and large, I have come to terms with the fact that a free movie streaming site is probably not going to wow me with its design.
Unfortunately, 4 Movie Rulz’s site design is no exception to this rule. When I first visited this site and landed on its home page, I was extremely underwhelmed. It looks a bit cheap, sophomoric, amateurish. I don’t know a lick of code, and I think that if you gave me a few hours and a reference book, I could probably build a better-looking website.
There is absolutely nothing exceptional about this site … other than the fact that it is exceptionally plain and stagnant. Although it is rare, I have seen free movie streaming sites that have managed to really impress me with dynamic, immersive, and experiential site design. These sites will have responsive side-scrolling libraries, windows containing additional info that will smoothly materialize when you hover your cursor over a thumbnail, extensive systems of organization and filtering for easy and intuitive browsing.
4 Movie Rulz, however, offers little more than your typical gallery arrangement of movie thumbnails. These titles are split into 2 main sections: Featured Movies and Latest Movies. The only other means of browsing free movie streams is by scrolling up to the top of the page and accessing the site menu bar.
At least this component of the site is somewhat helpful. Here, you can access various corners of the site that may actually aid you in finding the kind of movies that you are looking for. Jump to any section of the site by choosing one of the following options: Home, Featured, Hollywood, Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Other (featuring additional languages and adult films), genres, and DVD Rip. Clicking on Genres, actually, provides a halfway decent means of browsing, allowing you to filter the available movies by, well, genre or, it turns out, year of release (but not both simultaneously).
Overall, I would love to see 4 Movie Rulz undergo a serious makeover. This site appears to have some real potential, and it would be nice to see this potential unlocked in future iterations of this free movie streaming site. That being said, as it stands today, I cannot in good conscience say that 4 Movie Rulz is designed well. It is not the worst site I have ever seen, sure, but it is far (far) from the best free movie site from a design standpoint also.
Content and Features
So, you have probably gathered by now the gist of what kinds of free movies can be streamed at 4 Movie Rulz. In fact, what this site lacks in design, it makes up for in diversity and quantity of movies. There is a little bit of something for everyone here. Whether you like action movies, romances, thrillers, sci-fi, or anything in between, 4 Movie Rulz will have plenty of options to keep you entertained for hours.
One of the greatest assets of this free movie streaming site, too, is the fact that it caters to such a wide array of languages. India is a very diverse nation, and it is nice to see that 4 Movie Rulz reflects this. Although a lot of free movie streaming sites tend to cater to 1 or 2 languages, 4 Movie Rulz casts a very wide net. Whether you speak Telugu, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam, or Bengali, you will be able to stream free movies with no language barrier here.
In addition to thousands of hours of free movie streaming, 4 Movie Rulz also offers music, in a unique twist. This is something that separates 4 Movie Rulz from most of its competitors. Whereas most free movie streaming sites would maybe offer free TV shows in addition to movies, 4 Movie Rulz has opted to provide its users with free music as well, giving you something to listen to while you search for your next screening.
There is, however, one big problem that I have with 4 Movie Rulz. And that is the fact that there are no embedded movie streams on this site itself. Instead of providing a media player and a means of watching free movies on 4 Movie Rulz, you will be provided with a list of links to host sites. Most movies have 4 or 5 different options for you to choose from. Additionally, most of the movies listed on 4 Movie Rulz also come with torrent magnet links, allowing you to download the movies if you prefer.
The reason that I hate this is simple … when I visit a free movie streaming site, I expect to be able to stream free movies from that site. I don’t want to be forced to click blindly into 3rd party sites that I know nothing about. Especially when there is no guarantee that these other sites are safe, even if I have estimated 4 movie Rulz to be safe and legit.
As for the torrent links … personally, I don’t download any kind of file onto my computer from a site until that site has earned my trust. Maybe (maybe) I would consider downloading torrents from 4 Movie Rulz eventually if they upheld their end of the bargain as a free movie streaming site; that is to say, if they actually let me stream free movies on their site.
Without this quintessential free movie streaming site feature, I am left with no choice but to warn my readers: proceed into these 3rd party streaming sites at your own risk (I did not opt to click these links, personally, but to each his own).
Mobile and Desktop Experience
Wow, I have not seen a free movie streaming site with so many ups and downs in quite some time. It is extremely rare for a site like this to offer a mobile app. However, 4 Movie Rulz, once again, is full of surprises. Not only is the in-browser site available and easy to use from any mobile device, but you can also download the 4 Movie Rulz mobile app directly from the site as well.
The app, of course, is not available on Google Play, and there are instructions that will guide you through the download and installation process. Unfortunately, there is no iOS app. Android users, though, are welcome to download the app, either through a direct download link or a torrent magnet link and then manually install the app onto their phones.
I cannot speak to whether the app is any good. I do not have an Android device; and even if I did, based on the rest of the site, I am not entirely convinced that I would be willing to go through the trouble. Especially if the app is more of the same: links to 3rd party sites instead of embedded free movies that I can stream. At any rate, if you do come to love 4 Movie Rulz, then the fact that a mobile app of it exists at all will be great news, as this is an extremely rare feature of a free movie streaming site like this one.
Suggestions that I have for 4 Movie Rulz
My main suggestion is a pretty simple one: please embed your free movies onto your site directly. You have to understand, there are some truly terrible (and in some cases, downright malicious) streaming sites out there. The minute you try to send me to another site, in my eyes, you lose all credibility. 4 Movie Rulz, I highly recommend that you allow your users to stream movies without clicking blindly into additional links.