For watching free movies online
Crackle, a streaming website and app owned by Sony, serves up a rotating selection of movies for anyone who establishes a user account. “You will have to put up with a fair amount of advertising, but the choice of movies is good.”
Classic Cinema Online offers great pictures from the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s. Once again, they’re “surrounded by ads,” but “there are some genuine gems to find here, and you’ll come away from your viewing with a much more rounded film knowledge.”
Popcornflix brims with “trashy, low-budget” films, but you can find decent titles here if you’re willing to hunt.
PBS offers a limited number of documentaries, independent movies, and shorts, but the PBS.org site and PBS Anywhere app let you dive right in and begin streaming shows and movies, no registration required. “God bless PBS.”