How to download and watch legal and free movies for Canadians

Many of my friends joke with me that I don’t watch movies. I have not seen Jaws, any of the Star Wars, Harry Potter, or even Avatar. I enjoy watching documentaries and dumb comedies.

[quote]Analyzing the audiences at Cineplex movie theatres across Canada, watching movies is not going away anytime soon.[/quote]

The stock pays a nice 5.1% dividend yield at the moment but the Price/Earnings Ratio is at 29.60 at the moment. This is a little too pricey at those levels for myself.

With the price of admission to a movie close to $12 (depending where you live in Canada), I wanted to share some free resources to watch and download movies online in Canada legally.

[box type=”tick”]Several websites are available for free to Canadians that allow you to watch free feature-length movies online.[/box]


This is a fully licensed video-on-demand site, packed full of free movies, documentaries and short films to watch online.

Active since 2009, they support independent film and filmmakers, by acquiring new and classic indie movies for the site and making them available online for people to watch and enjoy.

Global TV

Global TV has a special section that lets you view several older movies but still great titles like, The Professional and All The Pretty Horses.  The section changes every month.

YouTube Movies/Free Section

You can watch feature length movies, shorts, and trailers on YouTube. They are always adding new movies frequently including classics, documentaries, and independent films.

Rogers on Demand

Did you know that Rogers had FREE movies available in addition to their regular pay-per-view online movies. You do not have to be a Rogers customer either. They currently have Lovely & Amazing, Saw, and The Big Kahuna.


Crackle is the place to experience free entertainment: full-length movies, TV shows, and original series from genres – all uncut, uncensored, and unbelievably free.

Crackle has a vast distribution network that ensures that you have access to Crackle everywhere: on your favorite video site, your television and your mobile device.

Some movies include: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Revolver, and Passengers (with Anne Hathaway).

Free Movies at the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive contains free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.

National Film Board of Canada is a website where you can watch films produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Enjoy documentaries, animations, alternative dramas. Free for personal use.

CTV Canada

They have their made-for-tv movies available online to watch for free.

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