One of my favourites is to use of Apple TV and an ipad, there a quite a few television apps out there that are not only free but have a good array of movies and TV series that can be thrown up onto Apple TV from your mobile device for big screen viewing. Some free apps that I regularly use are:
SBS on Demand
And if you already have a subscription - Foxtel Go and Netflix, but these aren't technically free.
Another fantastic way to get tonnes of free movies is through your local library. If you have a library card (the library is free to join of course) you can go online and order whatever movies you like. The local library has pretty much everything, and if they don't have it, they will order it in from another library. They even send an email to let you know when your order is ready to collect. I have saved hundreds (possibly thousands by now) of dollars hiring for free from the library, and you get to check them out for two weeks at a time, bonus!
I have a list as long as my arm (probably longer if the truth be told) of movies that I want to see. Some have been recommended to me, some I have seen a preview of and I want to see and others are just movies that I never got around to seeing but really need to; and I am managing to whittle through that list for next to nothing. So you don't need to break the law or spend a fortune to see really good movies, you just have to to be willing to seek them out.
I would say that 85% of the movies that appear on my genre lists would be available to see for free, so....what are you waiting for? You have the genre lists, go and watch something awesome for free!
Watched this corker for free last night, can't get it out of my mind.
Release Date: 2011
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 92 mins
Here's a movie that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled. Written and directed by Paddy Considine, a first time director, that took home the The World Cinema Award for Directing at the Sundance Fim Festival and the BAFTA for outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer on the steam of this incredible film.
Joseph (Peter Mullan) is a volatile man, filled with explosive rage and aggression that is driving him mad. He meets Hannah (Olivia Colman) a kind, yet deeply troubled religious woman that runs the local charity shop. An unlikely relationship develops between the two as they find a form of redemption and salvation in each other, and some respite from their troubled lives.
Mullan and Colman are absolutely amazing here, both gaining a lot of attention and accolades for their stirring and emotionally charged performances. This film will leave you reeling with it's harrowing depiction of domestic violence and abuse filled interludes, there is nothing feel good about this movie at all. I felt like I wanted to cry, even when the characters weren't engaging in anything but a simple conversation and a pint of lager. This is stark and depressing cinema from start to end, but it is also exceptionally well done and for that reason, it is unmissable.
FINAL SAY: I wanted it to soak into me, and brighten me up.
4 Chili Peppers