You want to watch movies but don’t have the funds to make that weekly trip to the cinema and pay for all those monthly streaming subscriptions? Maybe you used to watch content on Coke and Popcorn but sadly they have been closed, there are different options for watching online movies for free.
It is important to be careful when hunting for these types of websites as many of them are just fronts for injecting malware into your computer. We have figured which of these websites are legitimate and which ones are dangerous so you don’t have to.
Popcornflix is one of the most popular alternatives to the coke and popcorn streaming service. Popcornflix has a large collection of films spanning different genres and lots of the most popular recent TV shows.
Started in 2011, the site primarily features niche and independent feature films many of which come from Screen Media’s Library. Popcornflix also features their own original content that includes film school content and exclusive web series’.
2. TUBI TV
Tubi TV has a huge back catalogue of TV shows and films, it’s great if you are a fan of the classics and the cult. Tubi TV is completely free to watch and you don’t even need an account to see content.
Tubi TV offers so much great content for free because it is ad-supported, this means you will see ads before and during the show you are watching. The downside to this website is that they don’t offer a lot of the big hits, it has some cult gems and is good for discovering new oddities but it lacks some of the must see shows. We’re not sure you’ll find any appointment TV on Tubi.
It is available on a wide range of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Playstation and Roku. It is also accessible through all internet browsers. It is currently only accessible in the US as recent changes in EU laws (GDPR) means they are not compliant in Europe.
Showbox is a popular free streaming app that was previously launched as an Android App. It works in a similar way to Popcorn Time, which allows users to stream free movies and TV through their smartphone, tablet or computer device. There are also some workarounds that allow you to stream Showbox through the Kindle Fire and various Mac devices.
Showbox allows users to stream videos or download them to a device for offline viewing, this will bring in P2P (peer to peer) and non-P2P sources. This is essentially an alternative to torrenting films and TV.
This app is safe to use if you find the right place to download it from, it has recently been pulled from the Google Play store so if you want this you may have to source it elsewhere. A lot of people have had issues sourcing the official copy, this will leave you open to downloading something malevolent.
Once you have the safe correct version installed you are not at risk of getting a virus. If something does happen, due to the type of service this is, there is no customer service helpline.
4. Bigstar Movies
For Android and iOS users, this is the best alternative to Coke and Popcorn. The user interface is simple and it has a nice search engine. The downside is this app is littered with ads.
BigStar Movies has a really good selection of content to stream online for free, although it is lacking those big Hollywood blockbusters. This app is great if you want to see family-friendly animation, documentaries, regional cinema from around the world and Bollywood Movies. Apart from movies the app also features TV shows, stand-up comedy specials and sports videos.
You can download the BigStar Movie app for iOS and Android in their official app stores. You can stream BigStar Movie video content on devices like Android TV, Sony TV, Samsung and on Roku.
Putlocker is a classic alternative to Coke and Popcorn, it has been running since 2011 and is one of the most viewed websites on the internet. It has survived being shut down at least once and is now back with a bigger and better selection of movies and TV shows.
Putlocker’s domain address has changed multiple times so keep an eye out on the ever-changing URL of the website. Even if the website is down there is always clone and copied versions out there which holds a large back catalogue and database of films and TV, the downside if your favourite show may never be updated with the latest episodes.
6. Top Documentary Films
Top Documentary Films offer full documentaries and lots of information on the documentaries, they post trusted reviews and interviews related to their content. They have more than 4000 documentaries currently listed.
This website is very easy to use if you are looking for a specific documentary. The content is well categorized into genres, making it easy to search through your favourite topics. You can also read reviews of other Top Documentary Film users, so you can see what others think of the content before you watch it.
If you find a documentary film you really like, you can buy it from their film stores.
FMovies is one of the leading alternatives to Coke and Popcorn, and 123Movies. FMovies has a huge 1 million hits a month, this makes it a very popular target for scammers. Because this site is so big and popular, there are many sites that impersonate FMovies so have a look for any tell-tell signs of a fraudulent website. If FMovies asks you to sign up and give any card or personal details, it’s clearly not the legitimate site.
FMovies offers online streaming for a huge variety of movies from brand new cam rips (amateur cameras recorders of brand new cinema released movies), newly released DVDs and the old classic. This large library of content also includes TV shows, art films and documentaries.
8. Solar Movies
Solar Movies has one of the biggest catalogues of films on the internet. They have a well-maintained search bar that makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for.
This is a great choice for cinephile because it categorizes films by their IMDB rating, allowing you to watch highly rated new films and rediscover some old classics.
Crackle is a free video entertainment platform owned by Sony. It has a great collection of TV shows including The Shield, Seinfeld and Firefly. This website is easy to use and has a well-categorized database of content, plus a user-friendly search bar option.
Crackle does not limit the number of videos you can watch in one day but the content is not ad-free, this is what makes the platform both legal and free. Crackle also offers free iOS and Android apps so you can stream the shows across multiple devices which include phones, tablets and smart TV’s.
Retrovision offers a great collection of free TV and film from a bygone era. All the content on Retrovision is totally legal to watch because all the content is available under the public domain, completely legal to download and stream. There is also a free Android app that requires no sign up to download.
This website is very easy to navigate; all the shows are listed on a single page for you to choose from. This website mostly holds TV and movies from the 1950s and 1960s, shows like Sherlock Holmes and the original Star Trek. This website also has a large collection of cartoons like the original Superman and Popeye.