The best free movies on YouTube right now (January 2024)

While YouTube’s library of free movies is constantly changing, here are some highly-rated and critically acclaimed options available as of today, October 26, 2023 (remember, this information might change in the future):

Classics and Award Winners:

  • Arrival (2016): Sci-fi drama starring Amy Adams about linguists trying to communicate with aliens. (Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller)
  • The Lady Vanishes (1938): Alfred Hitchcock mystery thriller about a woman who mysteriously disappears from a train. (Mystery, Thriller)
  • Train to Busan (2016): South Korean action-horror film about a father trying to protect his daughter during a zombie outbreak on a train. (Action, Horror, Thriller)
  • Life of a King (2013): Inspirational drama based on the true story of a former convict who inspires inner-city teenagers through chess. (Drama)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968): George A. Romero’s groundbreaking zombie horror film that redefined the genre. (Horror)

Hidden Gems:

  • Moon (2009): Sci-fi thriller about a lone astronaut stationed on a lunar mining base who starts questioning his reality. (Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller)
  • Primer (2004): Low-budget sci-fi film about two engineers who accidentally invent a time machine. (Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller)
  • Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010): Horror comedy about two friends mistaken for deranged killers by a group of college students. (Comedy, Horror)
  • Sing Street (2016): Irish coming-of-age musical about a teenager who starts a band in 1980s Dublin. (Comedy, Drama, Music)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (2014): Mockumentary horror comedy about vampires living together in modern-day Wellington, New Zealand. (Comedy, Horror)

Other options to explore:

  • Browse YouTube channels like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Shout Factory, and Popcornflix, which offer free movies from various genres.
  • Check out curated playlists like “Free Movies” or “Independent Cinema” for thematic collections.
  • Use the search bar with keywords like “free movies” or specific genres to discover more options.

Remember, availability and licensing rights can change, so some movies might not be available in all regions or permanently. Keep exploring and enjoy the diverse selection of free movies YouTube has to offer!