Computer users are very lucky to be able to freely download movies from the internet. At this very moment, hundreds of websites are advertising free downloads but most of these sites are in the business of peddling illegal fare. Movie studios have also been irked by this movie downloading trend.
Since the copyright of the movies that are in the public domain has not been renewed, they are the movies that are usually available online without a charge. The most recent full-length movies are not usually free and people who want to download them will have to pay a certain amount for subscription fee.
If you want to see a collection of public domain movies for free, you can visit websites such as archive.org or ibiblio.org. You can even download movies from the 1930s and 1940s from these sites without paying a single cent because their copyright has already expired which makes them a public property.
There are also websites right now where you can watch your favorite movies online, they are usually uploaded by users who have an original copy of the movie. These are prohibited by the law but it’s not fully implemented. Some download movies through torrent, a way to download files which many consider the most convenient of them all.