The best Roku channels you can add to watch free movies

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  • A range of free movies are available on Roku, spanning a number of genres.
  • Free-to-watch movies on these services are ad-supported, meaning you’ll likely have to sit through a few commercials.
  • Most of these services offer a “watch anywhere” experience on any device you download their app on.
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There are numerous ways to watch free movies on Roku. There is no such thing as a free lunch, though, so nearly all of the content is ad-supported. While some content is exclusive to the platform, there is a lot of overlap across the services.

These services aren’t a replacement for a premium provider’s paid content, but they do offer a range of movies both new and old.

To add any of the below channels, follow the steps in our article “How to add channels to your Roku device in three ways.

Roku channels that offer free movies

Sony Crackle

Sony Crackle, formerly known only as Crackle, offers a mix of ad-supported TV shows and movies. You can watch on Roku, or on the web from your computer, mobile devices, and more. Register for a free account if you’d like to save your favorite shows and movies to a playlist.

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Here are a few of the titles available now:

  • “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”
  • “The Taking of Pelham 123”
  • “Spanglish”

Roku Channel

Roku’s own channel offers an interesting mix of new and old titles with new and featured content added each week. The Roku Channel doesn’t appear to have a playlist function available at this time. Watch on Roku or on the web from your computer.

Here’s a collection of titles available now:

  • “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”
  • “We Bought a Zoo”
  • “Contagion”
  • “Point Break”

Pluto TV

Pluto TV offers a large collection of streaming content including movies. The platform offers both on-demand and streaming-on-a-TV schedule format – it even has an old fashioned cable TV styled guide. Register for an account to save favorite channels and create a playlist. Watch on Roku, on the web from your computer, and on a variety of other devices.

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Here’s a selection of titles currently available:

  • “Hotel for Dogs”
  • “Enemy at the Gates”
  • “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004)

Popcornflix

Popcornflix offers a mix of TV shows and movies across multiple genres. Watch on Roku, on the web on your computer, or on a number of other devices.

Here’s a sampling of titles available now:

  • “Rango”
  • “True Grit”
  • “Event Horizon”

Tubi TV

Tubi TV offers a variety of movies and TV shows from multiple genres. Tubi sets itself apart from other ad-supported services by offering a “Not on Netflix” category as well as a Tubi TV exclusive called “Only on Tubi.” Register for an account to use the wishlist feature. Watch on Roku, on the web with your computer, or on a number of other devices.

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Here are a few of the titles currently available:

  • “The Perfect Weapon”
  • “The Hunter”
  • “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”

Vudu

Vudu offers a range of free movies in its “Movies on Us” category. This collection offers a large number of well known titles from a wide range of genres. Register for an account to create a playlist to save your favorites. Watch on Roku, on the web from your computer, or from a mobile device.

Here’s a selection of titles currently available:

  • “Paddington”
  • “Walking Tall: The Payback”
  • “The Evil Dead”

YouTube

YouTube offers a small selection of free movies. While there’s no dedicated movies app for YouTube, you can add what you like to a playlist on your YouTube account, then watch from the YouTube channel on Roku.

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Notable titles currently available:

  • “Igor” (U.S.)
  • “Valkyrie”
  • “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story”

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