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It may seem too good to be true, but there are, indeed, tons of sites out there that let you stream full-length movies in 720p, 1080p, and sometimes in 4K HD for free. No, I am not yanking your chain, no I am not trolling you. This is not a joke. I know, I know, it seems crazy that free movie streaming sites would exist, yet most of us still pay for premium streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney Plus, right? Well, if you are struggling to keep up with all of your monthly streaming bills, perhaps now is the perfect time to consider a switch. Maybe it is about time you dumped a couple of these services and found a reliable (and safe) free movie streaming site!
Before you get too excited, though, it may be appropriate to ever so slightly curb your enthusiasm. Of the plethora of free movie streaming sites available online, the ones that reliably actually provide you with convenient HD streams of full-length movies are somewhat few and far between. So, it won’t be as simple as clicking on the first free movie streaming site that you see and popping the popcorn. There will be a little bit of trial and error involved before you find the consistent source of free HD movies that is right for you.
However, that is where I come in. I have done much of the heavy lifting for you. And, thus, every site that you find on Streamingsites.com has already been vetted. If a site truly does allow you to watch HD movies for free (without signup or any hidden extra steps required), I will make that abundantly clear in my reviews. That means that you won’t have to worry about visiting tons of potentially malicious, shoddily designed, or sham sites in order to find the right free movie streaming site for you. Simply browse through my reviews, get the gist of whichever ones catch your eye, and keep looking until you find the one that has everything you need.
Speaking of potentially malicious sites, that is one big concern that many newcomers to the free movie streaming game worry about. Is it true that some of these so-called ‘free movie streaming sites’ are dangerous? Yes, unfortunately, that is sometimes the case. However, as I said, I have already become acquainted with the sites that I link to. And I would never lead you astray or towards a site that I have deemed as potentially troublesome. One of the reasons that I started Streamingsites.com was so that more people could figure out how to navigate and weed out these sorts of sites. I just want everyone to be able to access free movies and TV shows with no risk or fine print involved!
That being said, if you are going to go off the books, so to speak, and conduct your own search of free movie streaming sites that I have not included in my list, there are a few things you will want to do to protect your computer and your identity. First of all, do yourself a favor and get a good Virtual Private Network (VPN). I have a separate list of them if you want guidance in finding the right one.
A VPN will make you anonymous online, which means that nobody will be able to track your activity, view your data, or see your identity or location. Essentially, a VPN makes you a ghost, able to freely come and go as you please anywhere on the internet, making you impervious to not only hackers, but your ISP and government as well. A VPN is highly recommended no matter what you like to do on the internet – it is one of the surest ways to safeguard your safety online.
Secondly, pair your VPN with both trusty antivirus software and an adblocker extension on your web browser. A lot of these free movie streaming sites are riddled in ads. The ad blocker will limit how many you see, resulting in not only a more enjoyable movie-watching experience but fewer potential viruses as well. And whatever the ad blocker doesn’t catch, of course, your antivirus program will. So, do these simple things, and you should be safe to go anywhere online with less risk involved.
There is one free movie streaming site, though, that I have become rather familiar with recently – and it is, coincidentally, the one that we will be taking a look at today – and that is the aptly titled, Movie Watcher (found at moviewatcher.is). This site boasts that it allows users to view just about any movie in HD, but the truth of that claim, it turns out, is a little more complicated than it sounds. At any rate, why don’t we take a look and delve in to see everything that Movie Watcher has (and does not have) to offer, shall we?
As is the case with most free movie streaming sites, little is known about the history of Movie Watcher. Most sites of this nature pop up and disappear all the time, frequently switching domain names to avoid being shut down. Free movie streaming sites are nomadic in a way, constantly on the run from authorities. This is probably due to the legality of operating a site like this.
While it is not illegal for you as a viewer to stream unlicensed movies online, it is highly illegal for the operators of sites like this to host them. Many sites like Watch Movies get around this by taking advantage of a loophole – thus, they do not actually host the streaming content themselves, but simply link to it. Again, this is also perfectly legal. Still, though, that doesn’t stop these sites from getting the hammer now and again, which is why they try to be as anonymous as possible. In other words, the less that is known about the origins of a site like Watch Movies, the better.
Watch Movies actually has a pretty decent design when it comes to free movie streaming sites in general. These sites are not generally known for being well-designed, so, it is refreshing to see a site like Watch Movies that has put in the time and effort to provide its users with a decent layout and look. It is fairly user-friendly, intuitive, and simple to use. Plus, it looks good in the process. It is well-organized, with titles split into sections like Movies Now Playing in Theaters, Most Viewed Movies, and Recently Added.
A site menu bar at the top of the page also adds to the streamlined and easy to browse nature of the site. Here, you can explore everything that Watch Movies has to offer by clicking on Genres, Years, Most Popular, New Movies, or TV Series. Or, of course, you can simply type a specific title into the search bar. This site couldn’t be any easier to use.
So, as we have already established, Watch Movies offers free HD streams of movies and TV shows, but the way in which they are accessed can be a little confusing. When you click on a title, you will be brought to a specific page for it, and on that page, you will find an embedded media player that makes it look like your movie will play there. It will not. In fact, you’re going to want to ignore this section altogether. It is going to ask you to sign up for a free VIP account – I don’t trust it. Instead, scroll down a little further, where you will find a list of links to the movie in question.
This is where the actual content of the site lives. For most titles, you will be able to find between 3 and 5 separate links. If one doesn’t work or if a certain link is broken, well, then you are left with a game of trial and error. This is not my favorite format for free movie streaming sites … I prefer those that embed the links directly to the page. And I hate that this site tries to dupe you into signing up. But, hey, the site still works consistently.
Mobile and Desktop Experience
Obviously, there is no app for Movie Watcher, which is to be expected when it comes to free movie streaming sites like this. That being said, the main site is optimized for mobile browsers. So, the same user-friendly design you experienced on your computer is what you’ll get when you access the site on your mobile device as well