List of free movie sites

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 14, 2007
Updated • Nov 6, 2017
Music and Video

The guy who runs One Tip a day posted a monster list of free TV sites and software programs that provide you with TV streams that make it possible and easy to watch TV shows and live events.

Some sites and programs work for users from any country, others - like ABC - check the origin of a user and block access if the connection is made from a country that is not accepted by the service.


The list links to free offerings and some paid services. The majority of services are free to use, but many restrict access to users of certain geographical regions.

You can bypass these by using VPN services, for instance to watch your favorite shows while you are abroad.

List of free movie sites

  • Streamick - offers mostly regional TV stations as well.
  • WwiTv - Free television stations from around the world. Mostly local stations though.
  • Hulu - A service only available in select countries like the United States. Watch TV show streams online. Now comes with Hulu Plus, a subscription based service that makes available vast TV archives.

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  • Zattoo - A program that streams terrestrial television stations. It is available for a variety of formats in select countries like Switzerland, the UK or Germany.
  • Beelintetv - another service that is making available local TV station streams only.
  • Cartoon Network Live Stream -- live stream of the Cartoon Network. Only available in select countries.
  • Ov Guide - A service that aggregates TV show and movie information. You can watch the majority of TV shows and movies right on site which is very convenient but usually limited to users from one or select countries only. Many TV shows for instance embed contents from Hulu which is only available from within the United States.
  • Southpark - This official site provides you with streams of all Southpark episodes. If you are a fan, check it out.
  • Sidereel - This is a TV stream aggregation service that provides you with information about current and upcoming TV streams. You find information about your favorite shows, when it airs, and which website is streaming it.
  • ABC com - Watch ABC streams on the official website. Only available for users from the US.
  • - Like ABC, but only for NBC TV shows. Also only available in the US.
  • - Another service that is only available for US citizens. Streams TV shows from CBS.
  • -- The Fox offering for online consumption. Only available in select countries.
  • -- Full TV show episodes from Spike.
  • Discovery Channel -- Watch Discovery channel shows online.
  • National Geographic -- Full episodes and live National Geographic TV.
  • The CW -- Watch CW shows online.
  • BBC iPlayer - Only available for UK users. Makes available all BBC TV and radio stations online.
  • ITV - Another UK-only TV streaming service. Watch shows using the ITV player.

Are you using any of those services or others? Let me know in the comments.

Update: I had to remove several web services from the list as they are no longer available on the Internet. We have added a couple of additions to the listing.

You can also use a service like Can I Stream It to find out which streaming service is streaming a particular movie or TV show you are interested in. Another handy service is the TV channel listing of Kill the Cable Bill.

We have also updated a list of TV streaming sites in 2012 that you may want to check out.

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  1. Anonymous said on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Why not make use of the mplayer.conf?

  2. Mike J said on August 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Huh, I have never even seen this “font cache” pane; videos play at once for me, using VLC & XP SP3.

    1. Martin said on August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Mike, in theory this should have only been displayed once to you, at the very first video that you played with VLC. The time this window is displayed depends largely on the number of fonts in your font directory.

      1. Mike J said on August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

        huh, I lucked out for a change?? Amazing!!
        Apparently VLC keeps this info through version updates, but I didn’t see this message after a fresh OS install about 8 weeks ago, & a new VLC.

  3. myo said on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    yes, yes, i have the same problem. sometimes, VLC crashes when it is playing .mov file.

  4. Kishore said on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Buidling font Cache pop-up


    Open VLC player.

    On Menu Bar:


    (at bottom – left side)
    Show settings — ALL

    Open: Video
    Click: Subtitles/OSD (This is now highlited, not opened)
    Text rendering module – change this to “Dummy font renderer function”


    Re-open – done.
    Progam will no longer look outside self for fonts

    Source –

    1. Martin said on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Great tip, thanks a lot Kishore.

  5. javier said on August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    @Kishore, I’ll try your tips, but does this mean it will no longer show subtitles either?
    I do use subtitles, but the fontcache dialog box pops up (almost) everytime I play a file.

    Could this be related to the fonts I have installed? Or if I add/remove fonts to my system?

    I’ll try to do a fresh install also, if your tips does no work. I’ll post back here later…


  6. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,

  7. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,Dont worry, VLC is currently sorting out this issue and the next version will be out soon.

    No probs @ Martin !! Its my pleasure

  8. Ted said on October 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Try running LC with administrator privileges. That seemed to fix it for me

  9. Evan said on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I am using SMplayer 0.8.6 (64-bit) (Portable Edition) on Windows 7 x64. Even with the -nofontconfig parameter in place SMplayer still scans the fonts. Also, I have enabled normal subtitles and it is still scanning fonts before playing a video. Also, it does this every time the player opens a video after a system restart (only the fist video played).

  10. Mike Williams said on September 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Does that mean that only instrumental versions of songs will be available for non-paying users?

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