Best Places to Watch Free Movies & TV Shows Online – #1: Crackle

Where Can I Watch Free Movies Online?

If you are like us, this is a recurring question. You are always looking for an interesting movie to watch online. And It doesn’t hurt if its free and streams in HD.  To sweeten the pot, we tossed in some movie recommendations from our crack staff of film buffs around the FlashRouters office.

However, many free streaming film sites are forced to limit their content by where your IP address is located. So if you do not have an IP address located in one of these countries, you can use a VPN service like NordVPN or PureVPN to circle around those restrictions.

Getting VPN service integrated with a high speed DD-WRT router is highly recommended for users that have to travel extensively or relocate for long periods for work. Any device or streaming media devices like the iPad, Roku, or Playstation 3 connected to the router will immediately be using the VPN assigned IP address as its location.

Netflix Alternatives

Everyone knows Netflix. It has become synonymous with watching movies online. The popular DVD and streaming TV/movie subscription service features a large catalog of movies. But some people don’t feel like spending $120 a year to watch movies and TV shows they’re already seen and a large array of wildlife and history programs. If that’s how you feel, may we introduce Crackle.

How to watch Crackle movies, TV series and movie trailers from anywhere in the world.

Streaming Video Site: Crackle

Info: Crackle (previously known as Grouper) is a digital content network streaming video content in Flash Video. Owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Crackle’s content mainly consists of Sony’s library of films and television shows. An up-and-coming Hulu competitor with high quality content that can be viewed through a large number of devices in HD quality. Crackle is the only place to find and stream many classic films from Sony Pictures and watch a ton of classic shows.

Countries Where You Can Use Crackle: You can only watch films on Crackle if you have a Australia, Canada, UK, or USA IP address.

Devices with Integrated Support: Crackle works across almost any platform imaginable for watching TV shows, movie trailers and clips online:

Smartphones/Tablets: iPad, iPhone (4S, 4, 3GS), iPod Touch (3rd or 4th generation), Android Devices, VuClip.

Gaming Consoles: PS3, Xbox 360 (Live)

Streaming Media Devices etc: Boxee, TiVo, Sony Bravia TVs, Roku, Sony Streaming Media Player, Google TV, and Sony Connected Blu-Ray Players.

Enough tech stuff, keep reading for more about the great FREE movies and TV shows available via Click the film’s title to go to the movie and watch free movies RIGHT NOW.

Free Movies on Crackle

Overlooked Dramas

Free Movies to see online - Daniel Craig AKA James Bond in Layer Cake on CrackleLayer Cake – Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels without the levity. Starring Daniel Craig prior to his James Bond fame, Layer Cake has a multi-layered plot filled with gangsters, drug addicts, guns and the lot. A excellent film that excels under the direction of Matthew Vaughn (who went on to make Kick Ass and X-Men: First Class)

Defendor – Woody Harrelson as a superhero wannabe. A weird movie that is definitely worth a look.

Moon – (2009) – Did you enjoy Prometheus? Moon has the feel of isolation, dead and paranoia of Prometheus without a lot of the action. The film is a one-man performance piece focused on one character, played the amazing Sam Rockwell as a man on a spaceship who spends fending off boredom by communicating with the ship’s computer. Moon is also directorial debut for Duncan Jones (Source Code) who also happens to be the son of David Bowie.

Comedy Movies to Watch on Crackle

A funny political comedy that you can watch for free on Crackle.Dick – In honor of the upcoming US presidential election, we’ll throw a funny semi-political comedy on top of this list. A humorous story starring Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst as a dynamic hippie, ditzy duo who end up meeting Richard Nixon AKA Dick while touring the White House.

You Don’t Mess With the Zohan – Sandler’s best work in a long time but maybe we’re just suckers for hummus and falafel jokes.

Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach – Stifler in a tennis movie. Ludicrous, yes. Ridiculous, yes. But definitely good for a few hearty chuckles.

Talladega Nights – One of Will Ferrell’s best films, especially after a few viewings. Shake ‘n bake!

Free Action Movies on Crackle

Watch Double Team on Crackle for free

El Mariachi – A very low budget ($7000) predecessor to Desperado but definitely amazing for a
shoestring budget. This is a film that can give any amateur filmmaker hope. It is also the directorial debut of Robert Rodriquez.

Double Team – This one is more of a guilty pleasure. The only time you’ll see Dennis Rodman and Jean-Claude Van Damme team up to fight crime. It’s amazing that some film studio executive heard this idea and actually gave them money to make it.

Kung-Fu Hustle – Part of Fu-Zilla Mation that is running on the site full of old Kung Fu and Godzilla movies. Kung-Fu Hustle is part amazing Kung-Fu film, part slapstick, and part fantasy but the results are magical.

Crackle Television & A Cool Documentary

Free Movies to Watch in Mexico, South America, and Latin AmaericaSeinfeld – The ultimate 90s sitcom. Who doesn’t need a little more Jerry, Kramer, George and Elaine in their life? Throw in some Newman too while you are at it.

The Three Stooges – A classic of classics.

Dogtown & Z-Boys – A fantastic documentary about the genesis of modern skater culture in Southern California.

How to Watch Crackle From Anywhere in the World

Access to Crackle is limited to those located in the the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom so if you love programming but have to relocate your family, take a semester abroad, or travel for your job, you will lose access to Crackle without a proper high speed UK-based, US-based, Canadian, or Australia-based VPN Service Provider.

Using a DD-WRT router with a VPN service like NordVPN or SaferVPN is highly recommended to stream high quality HD movies, TV shows and series from anywhere in the world.

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Updated: 1/19/2018

2 thoughts on “Best Places to Watch Free Movies & TV Shows Online – #1: Crackle

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  2. richardstom38

    crackle is one of the best movie site to watch free movies online i just brought a tv box to watch movies online as cable most of the time cost me much more than I thought than you for sharing very good post as many people do no like to write on one site only.


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