We ALL love movies. They’re a diverse form of entertainment & amusement. There’s something for everyone. Yet, as much as we all love to go to the movies every now & then.
Not all of us have either the time or the money to visit the theatres once a week. Hence, we all know Putlocker. The divine site that blesses people like you & me with free movies to stream.
But as divine, as it may be. What is good can also be better, right? Don’t get me wrong, Putlocker is a great site with a constantly updated library…and sometimes there are pop-up ads & poor quality.
Having more options never hurts. Besides, there has never been a ‘Perfect’ site anyways. So, I got on the internet & found the best possible alternatives for times when Putlocker doesn’t seem like an answer.
First up on this list is Movies Counter. Not the most happening name ever but what’s in the name anyway. The UI is very simple to navigate through, you get a vast library of recent & popular titles, and a proper description of the film with IMDB ratings attached.
There’s hardly any ads on the site but there is an 11-second skippable ad when trying to play a movie which is certainly passable for the quality that it is offering. Besides, being able to stream, there’s also an option to download movies as well.
So if you ever wish to go on a long ride, exhausting flight or stuck in a wifi-less zone, the option to take movies offline here can certainly be helpful.
- Simple UI
- Hollywood, Bollywood & TV Shows
- Downloads Available
- Some poor quality
- Occasional Ads
So yeah, another weird name. Soap2day is another free movie streaming site which is a tricky one to reach first. The homepage has subdomains to manage traffic, due to which you could see 4 links to the same site. I went to the first one & it worked.
There’s not much to say in the case of UI. It’s VERY barebones but you don’t go to these sites & expect a stellar UI experience. What it can give you though, is quality movie streaming with the fewest ads possible.
Well, it is offering free movies so ads are pretty much expected. Regardless of that, the site is very fast. Hence, you can quickly close the popups & get on with enjoying a flick.
Soap2day has a fair share of recent movies as well as a number of TV-Series.
- Fast & Stable
- Hollywood movies, TV Shows & Sports
- Less to none Ads
- Bland UI
- Some Poor Quality
CMoviesHD is another one for weird website names. So, the catch here is the ads. There are ads on the website but the pop-up ones are a completely different story. I probably had to get through a good 4-5 tab closings before a film was actually playable.
The most recent films had poor quality but they do the job. Pop-ups are a bit annoying & jarring at first. But after the first few that appeared in the beginning, there were none after that. The site became much easier to navigate.
Besides streaming, the site also has a download option. If you can fight a few pop-ups for some free streaming, then I’d definitely recommend going with this site.
- Movies available by country
- Premium looking UI
- Downloads available
- Pop-up Ads
4. Look Movie
Look Movie is yet another movie streaming site with a not so great name. Here’s the good news: the pop-ups are minimal. You’d probably have to get through a few here & there but they don’t ruin the experience at all.
The website has a very good library with high-quality movies. The UI is very simplistic or in other words: It does the job. The site offers movies based on categories, genre, filter as well as a few TV shows, and it also runs smoothly.
The site has a bitcoin wallet link at the bottom of every page, in case you felt like donating to the creators for their efforts.
- Hollywood movies & TV Shows
- Old to recent titles
- Pop-up ads
Okay, so this one doesn’t only sound weird but it’s hard to pronounce as well. Afdah is a free movie streaming website with one great thing: No pops-ups. So, there was one that opened in a separate window but nothing that could even remotely take you out of the site.
The UI is as clean as it gets. It has an ample amount of recent & old flicks with good enough quality. You can also search the site with tags & filters to find any desired choices.
The movie player is nothing to hone about but it does support full screen. It also supports a ‘related movies’ tab on the top, that recommends similar movies for further viewing.
- Movies by country & language
- Less ads
- Bland UI
- Outdated Bollywood library
6. Popcorn Flix
Finally! A site with an agreeable name. Popcorn Flix or Popcornflix is a free streaming site with loads of movies, TV & documentaries to keep you entertained. There are no ads popping up here, BUT there is a short unskippable ad when trying to play a movie.
Another thing to mention here is that you might require a VPN to use this site, due to its limited availability in certain regions. Not the biggest turn off, since you can find a lot of cheap & free VPNs for that matter.
The player natively runs in full screen which is great for computer & tablet devices. The site is simple to use & runs fast even after using a VPN which sometimes toggles the overall network speed.
- No pop-up ads
- Hollywood movies, TV Shows & Documentaries
- Might require VPN
7. HD Movies
YES. HD Movies is the name of the site & yes the movies are indeed in HD. The generic pop-ups are there for sure but if you have a good enough ad-blocker or antivirus (Like Malwarebytes), you can get around those fairly easily.
Beyond that, there are no intruding ads to disturb you. The site is fairly easy to navigate through. You can go through the latest ones, go by genre, go by top-rated or even browse through movies by year.
The variety in movies is definitely present. The site works a tad slow but it’s not like waiting a few seconds is going to make you hate the experience.
- Hollywood movies in HD
- Less Ads
- Small library of old movies
So you might be familiar with this one already. The last on the list is the movie section of the Internet Archive. Now, mind you, it’s not the best alternative for watching movies out there. You won’t find the latest & greatest names that premiered yesterday.
The movies you’ll find here could be from a by-gone era with titles dating as back as the early 1900s. If you have an appetite for monochromatic films or a passion for digging the internet to find some unknown media, you can’t ignore this site.
Since everything you find here is free under the public domain, Archive is the best way to watch movies safely. No pop-ups, tabs, windows or ad-blocker required. Goes without saying, you can also download movies for offline viewing.
- No ads
- Downloads available
- Rare collection
- Not for mainstream audience
So those were 8 alternatives to Putlocker that could definitely put the locker on Putlocker (pun intended) for good. Now you know that Putlocker isn’t the only destination for free & premium movie streaming.
I personally tried & tested all the sites given above so you can rest assured that everything is legit. However, do not be annoyed if you receive a few more pop-up ads than I did. A good ad-blocker could definitely aid you in that case.
Lastly, as said before, No site is perfect. Not all sites offer the same experience or content. A few from the above don’t offer offline downloads or any TV Shows to speak of. But you get what you DON’T pay for. Hence, compromises are expected.