5. 4OD

Since moving from its cumbersome desktop client to Flash, 4OD has become a much better service. Supported by ads, there's a great choice of mini-series and Channel Four funded films.

4OD

NOW SHOWING: A Very British Coup, Red Riding

4. Veoh

Installing its own QuickTime based player, Veoh boasts 335 classic and independent movies you can watch for free, in your browser. Most films can be downloaded locally in higher quality.

Veoh

NOW SHOWING: A Star is Born, Teenagers from Outer Space

3. BlinkBox

Now we step up a gear. BlinkBox streams movies and TV, some for rent, some to buy and a decent selection to watch in your browser for free. Lots of high brow stuff.

BlinkBox

NOW SHOWING: Carravaggio, Straight to Hell

2. Jaman

Combining online movie viewing with social media elements, Jaman has around 170 free, ad supported movies in its collection - alongside films to rent. Many of the freebies are out of copyright classics.

Jaman

NOW SHOWING: Charade, The 39 Steps

1. Archive.org

The Moving Image section of archive.org is the very best place to find old classics and modern independent movies for download. With nearly 2,000 full length features, no other site comes near.

Archive.org

NOW SHOWING: Detour, The Last Man on Earth

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