Watch movies online and for free it is possible without having to resort to direct downloads or torrrents, or sites persecuted by the entertainment industry for copyright reasons. There are several legal and free options.
Classic cinema and a large number of films that are already in the public domain can be seen online without restrictions. Other websites collect independent films, others offer free content with some commercials, and on YouTube itself you can find huge amounts of movies of all ages and genres.
Internet Archive is already one of the largest public domain content libraries on the web, in its movies section you find more than 22,000 results including full films, classic shorts, documentaries, trailers, and even WWII propaganda.
Everything is organized by type, year, themes, collections, creators, languages, titles, file date, and number of views. And furthermore, there are no annoying ads at any time.
CONtv used to be called “Viewster”, a relatively small service that offers a selection of movies, anime, and web shorts for free. Most of the content is independent, but that doesn’t mean you don’t get any jewels there. Everything is free and is supported by advertising.
Classic Cinema Online
Classic Cinema Online is a website that has been offering classic movies to watch online for free for a long time. The design is not as pretty as Big Five Glories, and some videos use Flash (horror) but the catalog is quite large.
In Legally Free you get a wide selection of movies that are available on the web for free. Here You do not find only classic films, but recent and current contentAlthough you don’t expect the last of the Avengers, there are more indie movies that are free to watch on the Internet.
In Open Culture they are dedicated to compiling all kinds of content on the Internet that is open and free. In addition to books and courses, on the web they have a wide section of 1,150 free movies ranging from more than 100 Korean films, to Hitchcock horror classics, to documentaries and animation, to a special collection of Oscar-winning films.
In Open Culture they do not host the content, they only list it to the different sources.
At Filmon you get a ton of video on demand for free in standard quality. What you have is to put up with a bit of publicity. The film section has everything from documentaries, to shorts, to drama, horror, comedy, action films, etc.
YouTube is already the source of content for some of the aforementioned websites, and in the YouTube Movies section itself, although the vast majority that are offered are for rent, sometimes you find free offers.
In any case, there are a large number of channels where you get things like classics of Spanish cinema. If you want to see 80s horror movies, here you have a playlist. Or, you get channels like Cinetel Multimedia, a Spanish audiovisual content producer and distributor with a long list of movies available on YouTube.
Movies Found Online is a website that, as its name indicates, is dedicated to compiling movies that are to be seen on the Internet. They don’t host anything, they just link to the videos on sites like YouTube and Vime. It is a good option to find movies easily without having to manually search those video platforms.
At Top Documentary Films they only collect documentaries and have a very large library. On the RTVE page you can find the archive of the Spanish Film Library and Somos Cine, with some classics, short films and documentaries. If the ads don’t bother you until you are tired, on the Mitele website you can see a lot of content for free without registering.