Video on demand is now a reality, with broadband powered products like BT Vision and Virgin PictureBox giving customers access to HD movies.

Digital rentals can be had through iTunes or with a subscription to LoveFilm.

But what if your budget is more Filet-O-Fish than filet mignon? Fear not. We've found 11 sites where you can watch films legally for free. Here they are in reverse order of awesomeness.

11. ITV Player

Licensing issues mean that ITV Player has few true movies to offer - but there are one or two free feature length TV flicks to be found among the episodes of Emmerdale and Corrie.

ITV player

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10. Joost

Once at the forefront of streaming TV, Joost is arranged in licensed channels. Lots to choose from, but there are very few gems among the selection and playback is buggy.

Joost

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9. LegalTorrents

BitTorrent can and is used for legal downloads. A good place to start your search is LegalTorrents, home to a small P2P selection of independent and out-of-copyright movies.

LegalTorrents

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8. Babelgum

Starting out as a competitor to Joost, Babelgum specialises in independent and low budget flicks. A great, inline player is let down a little by poor search tools and a small full length selection.

Babelgum

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7. Google Video

Once a video service in its own right, Google Video now searches aggregate content from several sources including YouTube. Set "Duration" in "Advanced Video Search" to "Long".

Google video

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6. BBC iPlayer

This needs no introduction. With an average of 4 million users a week, BBC iPlayer serves 12.5 gigabytes of telly every second. It only shows a small selection of recently broadcast films, though.

BBC iplayer

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