There used to be a time where I was forced to either hit the cinema to watch movies or to buy them at the store. Not saying that I regretted those times but I am sure grateful that I have more choices now with credit to the convenience of watching movies right from the comfort of my couch.
There are many streaming websites these days where one can watch cool movies but not all of them are trustworthy and some of them don’t have the legal clearance for the content they display.
Today’s article presents you with a list of the most credible online sources where you can stream and download (in some cases) movies and TV shows of different genres and in different qualities from different time periods.
This list does not include the obvious options like YouTube or Amazon especially since they don’t always have the latest movies and TV shows you might be interested in watching.
MoviesJoy allows you to watch movies and TV shows online for free without any intrusive ads. It features a nice UI with a homepage that contains a list of movies and TV series grouped according to when they were added, the recent TV show episode, the latest movies, and upcoming movies for the year.
It also features a rich menu that allows users to browse for movies by genre, country, year, IMDB rating, and an option to register a user account.
Fmovies is dedicated to providing users with virtually any movie that is available for grabs and in any quality. It features a beautiful UI (despite the ads) and color theme with the option for users to create an account in order to stay abreast of the latest publications.
Its movies are organized by genre, anime, country, release year, most-watched, and an A-Z list. You are also welcome to request for movies and TV shows that aren’t up on the website yet.
Soap2Day is a popular website for watching movies and TV shows without the need to register an account or worry about annoying pop-up ads. It is one of the only websites in this that doesn’t put an emphasis on only movies and TV series given its menu link to sports shows such as the NBA Playoffs 2019 and Fifa World Cup 2018.
It doesn’t have a robust filter like other sites but you can search for entries by title, directors, or actors.
Vumoo is another nice website for streaming movies and TV shows despite the ads. It features a minimalist UI with menu links to a page for only movies and TV shows.
It doesn’t offer categorization but it does have a swift search feature that suggests the currently available titles as you type into the search box. To be fair, so do the websites I have listed before it.
LookMovie is a movie and TV show streaming website for watching movies in high definition or low quality as the case may be. You can filter movies by year, genre, rating, release date, or IMDb rating.
It displays ads as a method for generating revenue but also gives the option to make donations even with any of 6 cryptocurrencies.
YesMovies is a movie streaming website with a robust filter and categorization feature that works nicely with its dark UI theme albeit with ads. On it, you can filter movies by release year, most viewed, IMDb rating, genre, country, and quality. My favorite feature about YesMovies is the option to watch movies and TV show trailers in HD.
Cmovies is one of the best planned-out streaming sites in this list owing to its UI that is reminiscent of Netflix. It contains movies and TV shows of different qualities ranging from cam to TS and HD and you can create an account in order to keep track of new publications.
You can filter movies by their genre, country, or IMDb rating. Like Fmovies, you can request for movies you’re interested in that aren’t on the site yet.
AZMovies contains all of the latest movies in HD streaming quality. From the homepage, you can select any of the recently added movies or choose to filter movies by their genre or year. If you would rather head straight to the movies getting the most traction online then click on the ‘Featured’ link.
NOXX is the version of AZMovies dedicated to streaming TV shows in HD quality. From the homepage, you can select any of the featured TV shows or use its menu to scroll through the timeline page and view shows in order of their release dates. You can select to menu’s browse option and then filter show options by their genre.
10. Yify TV
Yify TV (Ymovies) is the free movie streaming website hosted by the popular movie torrent boss, YTS. It has the most unconventional listing scheme compared to the other sites in this list but you might find it nifty since you have the most likely search and filter options laid out onscreen.
It has a robust search feature that employs range filters coupled with several genre options and the choice of viewing movies in a list or grid format.
I made sure that all the above-listed websites are legal in my location but I can’t vouch that they are in yours. It is therefore important for you to check and make sure that you are not breaking any laws that govern you before using these sites.
On another note, we know that there are countries with restrictive laws irrespective of the quality of the product so you need to employ a reliable VPN service to not only protect your identity and privacy online but to enable you to access any geo-blocked website.