Movies You Can Watch for Free on YouTube (of Varying Artistic Merit)
For the past few weeks, I have been trolling through the vast and wonderful landscape of YouTube searching for feature films in their entirety. A few weeks back, I even did a piece for our music blog Rocks Off on the best rock documentaries you can find on YouTube, which seemed to make people happy, but probably not their bosses.
Lately I have been finding some cult classics, award-winners, comedies and a few dramas you may have forgotten, lingering around on YouTube. I even got to finally see Men In Black III last week, and now I am really glad I didn't spend $20 to see it at the movie theater. I am sorry if you had to endure that pain. For what it's worth, I watched the bootleg and only saw people getting up to take a leak every few minutes.
Here are a handful of feature films you can catch on YouTube, right now, for free. Emphasis on "right now" since they could be pulled down by the time the candle is lit on this blog post.
I already lost the cinematic classic Masters of the Universe, sadly.
I haven't seen this since 2003, when I still thought Guy Ritchie movies were cool. Most teen guys in the suburbs go through that, where they think that they and their friends are this cool.
The Chronicles of Narnia -- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
You just sang that SNL short in your head, didn't you?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
I hate to say this, but Roger Rabbit is actually worse than Jar Jar Binks.
West Side Story
Most people only know this film as a plot device in teen comedies.
Rewatching this made me realize how dark this one was for a children's movie. Noticed more this last time around.
When is this one being remade? It seems about time.
The Usual Suspects
The cast alone is worth another spin.
This is what I subbed in for Masters of the Universe, by the way
Rest in peace, Ryan Dunn, wherever you are.
She's a dude, he's a dude, I'm a dude...
Great Harry Nilsson-penned soundtrack, plus it scratches my sporadic Shelley Duvall fetish. Where are you going??
A Fistful of Dollars
Make your day a little more macho, why don't ya!
Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man
The epitome of sex appeal in the early '90s. And cancer.
A little-known gem in the Cruise catalog. Come for the corny plot, stay for the "Kokomo."
Born in East L.A.
This is the only movie on this list that I could watch almost daily and not get sick of.
Would you like to play a game?
Okay, this is the only other movie on this list that I could watch daily. Like a warm blanket, made of outdated computer jargon.
Cheaper than going to an Astros game.
Get the Theater Newsletter
Get a rundown of upcoming theater events and ticket deals in Houston.