Youtube It is the streaming video platform par excellence, and in practice it works as a social network in which anyone can upload and share their own videos on the Internet.
Or at least that’s how it was at first. Over time, home videos have been joined by music videos, web series, television shows, and even full-length movies.
It is true that in Youtube Channels with all kinds of pirated content abound, although Google tries hard to remove it as quickly as possible. There are also paid video clubs such as the official YouTube Movies channel, or the channels of the film distributors themselves. But you can also find many free and legal full movies.
They are public domain titles, or have been donated by their creators. Or the distributor that owns the rights allows you to enjoy the movies for free on YouTube as part of some promotion.
The copyright of a film expires 50 or 70 years after the death of its author. For this reason, there are many old feature films that can be viewed for free on Youtubeincluding authentic classics like Metropolis, considered the first great epic science-fiction film.
Let’s take a look at the best YouTube channels where it is possible to watch free and legal movies. In addition, we are also going to collect specialized search engines that locate full movies on youtube
If your TV has an Internet connection or you use a device like Chromecast, you can watch these titles on your TV and enjoy them in your living room:
Free subscription to YouTube Premium
Last year, the YouTube paid subscription service, called YouTube Premium, landed in Spain. Among the advantages offered to users is exclusive access to the contents of YouTube Originalswhich are original series and movies from the platform.
The advantage is that you have the possibility to enjoy one free month of YouTube Premium requesting the free trial of the service at this link. In this way, you will be able to watch original YouTube movies and series legally and without having to pay anything. Of course, remember to put an alert to cancel the service when they complete the 30-day trial if you do not want to be charged the monthly fee.
Once you have already taken advantage of the YouTube Premium free trial month, the next option to find free full movies on youtube is the most direct: use the YouTube search engine. Think of an old or public domain title and write it in the search engine with the tagline “full movie”. You can also use “completa español” or “completa castellano”.
If they are legal titles you will almost certainly find them. If they are new productions, the videos may be disabled or of poor quality.
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free and modern
When you talk about free movies There is no lack of comments, a little derogatory, of the type “I’m sure they are old black and white movies”. And this is partly so, because for a film to lose its author’s rights, decades must have passed since its premiere, or its authors must have renounced their rights. But there are also distributors or producers that, by way of promotion, publish free modern movies or series on YouTube.
This is the case of the Spanish distributor Selecta Visión, which on its Manga channel includes episodes and complete and free series of premiere anime such as Dimension W, Tokyo Ghoul, Fairy Tail, Attack on the Titans Junior High and others, at 1080p with high quality. exceptional image.
The production company Paramount opened a few years ago in Youtube his Paramount Vault, a channel where he offers free catalog feature films. They are not the latest releases but you can find relatively modern films, such as Masters of the Universe or Mel Gibson’s Hamlet, as you can see in this presentation video:
Of course, they are geographically protected, so you will have to use a web proxy if you want to see them…
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classic movie channels
If you like 20th century cinema in Youtube You will find abundant material, both in Spanish and English. There are numerous thematic channels full of old films, forgotten, or that their rights are lost in limbo, or nobody claims them.
Classic Spanish cinema contains nearly 800 videos with full spanish movies from the 30s to the 90s of the last century, including classics by Joselito, Manolo Escobar and Marisol. He also collects plays, television broadcasts, and even fragments of the NODE. With curiosities like a Spanish version of Jules Verne’s classic, Journey to the Center of the Earth:
On the Clásicos del Cine channel there are more than 3,000 videos with classic Hollywood films in Latin Spanish or Castilian Spanish, including masterpieces such as El Gran Tipo or several titles by Alfred Hitchcock.
Special mention deserves the CINETEL channel, a company dedicated to restoring classic titles. It offers dozens of them in Spanish and restored with a meritorious quality. You can enjoy myths like Captain Kidd, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Night of the Living Dead, The Outlaw, The Mark of Zorro, Flash Gordon, Popeye, the first Superman animated series or Gulliver’s Travels:
Legally free is a website that links to free full movies on youtube. Each of them is accompanied by a complete report with an analysis of the film, actors, director, curiosities, and other information that is very useful to enjoy it to the fullest:
Do you like documentaries? Documentalia compiles a handful of historical documentaries broadcast by RTVE, Canal Historia, and other channels.
In Youtube numerous independent channels are crowded with public domain titleseither. As we have mentioned, they are those that no longer have copyright, either because decades have passed since the death of their author, or they have given them up.
If you like horror movies, 80shorror.net stocks almost 400 scary movies from the 80’s, many of which are not available in commercial format.
If Western feature films are your thing, Western Manía invites you to savor a good handful of public domain classics like Lassie and even an episode of Bonanza:
How to download YouTube videos
You may want to watch some of these free or public domain movies, but in certain circumstances you don’t have access to the Internet. In that case, you can choose to download them to temporarily view them on devices without an Internet connection. In this video we explain how to do it: