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The 15 Best Movies You Can Watch for Free on Tubi Right Now

An ad supported streaming service with thousands of movies and television shows to watch for free — who wouldn’t want to tune in to see a few movies on Tubi? The choices range from as early as 1922 right up to 2024.

With no subscription required, it’s an easy choice to tune into TubiTV’s more than 40,000 full length movies. Here are some favorites now streaming — from sci-fi to fantasy, horror to family films and much, much more.

Best movies on Tubi

Eight Men Out (1988)

Just in time for baseball season, this semi-fictionalized account of the scandal surrounding the 1919 World Series, aka the Black Sox Scandal, is a great story about the Chicago White Sox being odds-on-favorites to win the World Series.

In come professional gamblers looking to fix the game, especially with the players feeling underpaid and unappreciated by team owner Charles Comiskey. One of our favorite movies to watch on Tubi!

Bill Durham (1988)

Another movie just in time to stream during baseball season, this rom-com sports themed film stars Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. It begins at the outset of the minor league baseball season when Annie Savoy (Sarandon) is going through her annual process of choosing one player on her home team of the Durham Bulls who she will take under her wing, sexually and otherwise.

History proves her pick always has gone on to have his best year as a player, and the choices have been narrowed down to wild pitcher Ebby Calvin LaLoosh (Robbins) and veteran catcher Crash Davis (Costner). May the best player win.

Lady Bird (2017)

There’s a reason why this film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture — It features outstanding performances from Laurie Metcalf and Saoirse Ronan, nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively.

This coming-of-age comedy-drama focuses on a high school senior who shares a turbulent relationship with her mother. The movie was directed by Greta Gerwig (Barbie) in her directorial debut.

Blue Velvet (1986)

Some called this neo-noir mystery thriller shocking and subversive, but the David Lynch written and directed film boasts a stellar cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini and Dennis Hopper.

It’s named after the 1951 song of the same name. A young college student, Jeffrey Beaumont (MacLachlan), returns home to visit his ill father. Out for a walk, he finds a severed ear in a field and decides to solve the mystery of the ear’s owner with the help of Sandy (Dern).

Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Blue Velvet, 1986, One of the movies you can find on Tubi
Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Blue Velvet, 1986Getty

Beaumont finds himself drawn into a vast criminal conspiracy and a relationship with a lounge singer (Rossellini), who has her own dark world. The movie is not for the faint of heart.

The Third Man (1949)

This film noir starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles is set in a post-war Vienna that has been divided into sectors by the victorious allies. The atmospheric use of black-and-white cinematography is a major feature of this movie, combined with the unique theme music and stand-out performances that make this an intriguing mystery at the start of the Cold War.

Precious (2009)

Set in Harlem, a 16-year-old Claireece Jones, who goes by her middle name of Precious, is uneducated, obese and pregnant for the second time by the same man — her biological father, who has sexually abused her since she was a child.

Not only is Precious abused by her father, but she finds herself living with her mother who abuses her physically and emotionally. To escape this horrible life, Precious daydreams of finding herself in glamorous situations.

Thankfully, a sympathetic teacher tries to convince Precious that there is a future and a better life if she learns to read and write. The film stars Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique, alongside Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd and Lenny Kravitz.

Paddington 2 (2018)

This live action animated comedy film is based on the stories of Paddington Bear and is the sequel to the hit Paddington (2014). Now happily living with the Brown family, Paddington is a popular member of the neighborhood and picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday.

The gift is soon stolen, and Paddington is framed and imprisoned for a burglary he did not commit. Therefore, he and his family must find the real culprit in order to prove his innocence.

Cats (2018)

Not to be confused with the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, this animated film is “pawsitively” hilarious. A cat named Blanket (Dermot Mulroney) lives in a high-rise apartment in a big city with his son, Cape.

One day, Cape decides to leave home and go out on an adventure to find the legendary cat’s paradise. Blanket sets out to find his son with the help of a female Macaw. This film makes for a great family movie night, proving that you can find movies for all on Tubi!

Get Out (2017)

Yes, there are horror movies on Tubi as well! Billed as a psychological Black horror film, the movie follows a young Black man (Daniel Kaluuya) who uncovers shocking secrets when he meets the family of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams).

Writer/director Jordan Peele took home an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Tonight or Never (1931)

Before she became Norma Desmond, Gloria Swanson was Nella Vargo in this comedy also starring Melvyn Douglas in his screen debut, as well as Boris Karloff. Nella is a Hungarian prima donna opera singer who has been convinced she has to perform in New York City to be labeled the greatest of all opera singers.

The problem is that her career has stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome stranger.

Moonstruck (1987) movies on Tubi

“Snap out of it!” exclaims 37-year-old Loretta Castorini, a Brooklyn bookkeeper to her young lover. No sooner does widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her boring boyfriend, Johnny than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny.

She tries to resist the hot-tempered Ronny, but he had lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and doesn’t see anything wrong with pursuing his brother’s betrothed while Johnny is off to Italy seeing his mom.

The romantic comedy/drama stars Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello, Olympia Dukakis and Vincent Gardenia. Cher and Olympia Dukakis won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Oscars, respectively.

Mean Streets (1973) movies on Tubi

The crime drama is the first of many collaborations between director Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro. Set in New York’s Little Italy’s mean streets, Charlie (Harvey Keitel) isn’t sure what his future holds, but now works for his uncle making collections.

His reckless younger friend, Johnny (De Niro), is a small-time gambler and psychotic who owes money to many loan sharks. Eventually, Charlie (Keitel) has to make a decision on whether to sacrifice himself on Johnny’s behalf or seek redemption at the Church. Ultimately, Johnny’s self-destructive and disrespectful nature towards his Mafia connected creditors threatens all within the group.

The Lighthouse (2019) movies on Tubi

With little dialogue, the film stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as 19th century lighthouse keepers who are stranded at a remote New England outpost by a wild storm.

Critics have a hard time labeling this film – horror, thriller, character study. The black and white film is visually compelling and draws upon some 1890s New England maritime themed French cinema from the 1930s.

Crash (2004) movies on Tubi

Based on a real incident of director and co-writer Paul Haggis when his Porsche was carjacked in 1991 outside a video store on busy Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, the crime drama film explores racial and social tensions in the City of Angels.

The ensemble cast included Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Phillippe, Terrance Howard, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Michael Pena and Larenz Tate. The film earned many accolades and nominations.

Corrective Measures (2022) movies on Tubi

One of the original movies you can watch on Tubi, this superhero film is one of the last to see Bruce Willis, who retired from acting because he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

It’s based on the graphic novel of the same name that takes place in the world’s most dangerous maximum security prison, which is filled with supervillain inmates and a corrupt staff. A recipe for anarchy and destruction.

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