15 Free Films to Watch Online May 2020

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Sometimes a movie is just better when you haven’t had to pay for it. We’ve found 13 great films that are available to watch for free online for your enjoyment.

Darkest Hour

2017 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 2h 5m

7.4/10 IMDb 85% Rotten Tomatoes 75% Metacritic

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is faced with a tough choice as he must decide whether to sign a peace treaty with Adolf Hitler’s Germany or continue fighting the war against them.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

It Follows

2014 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 47m

6.8/10 IMDb 95% Rotten Tomatoes 3.4/5 Amazon UK

After carefree teenager Jay (Maika Monroe) sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh (Jake Weary), for the first time, she learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim via sexual intercourse. Death, Jay learns, will creep inexorably toward her as either a friend or a stranger. Jay’s friends don’t believe her seemingly paranoid ravings, until they too begin to see the phantom assassins and band together to help her flee or defend herself.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

Great Expectations

2012 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 2h 8m

6.4/10 IMDb 68% Rotten Tomatoes 3/5Empire

Pip, a young orphan, becomes a gentleman when an old convict, whom he once helped, decides to return the favour.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

Nowhere Boy

2009 ‧ Drama/Musical ‧ 1h 39m

7.1/10 IMDb 80% Rotten Tomatoes 4.5/5 Amazon UK

A rebellious teenager, future Beatle John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) lives with his Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas) in working-class Liverpool, England. Mimi’s husband suddenly dies, and John spies his mother, Julia (Anne-Marie Duff), at the funeral. Despite Mimi’s misgivings, John intends to have a real relationship with his mother. Julia introduces him to popular music and the banjo and, though a family conflict looms, young Lennon is inspired to form his own band.

Watch on All4

12 Monkeys

1995 ‧ Sci-fi/Thriller ‧ 2h 11m

8/10 IMDb 90% Rotten Tomatoes 74% Metacritic

James Cole, a convict, decides to volunteer for a mission, wherein he has to travel back in time to learn about the main reason behind the outbreak of a virulent holocaust.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

Spotlight

2015 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 2h 9m

8.1/10 IMDb 97% Rotten Tomatoes 93% Metacritic

Martin Baron joins the Boston Globe as an editor and pushes four journalists named Michael, Walter, Sacha and Matt to pursue a story about the child molestation charges against the local church.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

The Equalizer

2014 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 2h 12m

7.2/10 IMDb 59% Rotten Tomatoes 57% Metacritic

McCall gives up violence and wishes to lead a quiet and undisturbed life. However, brutal events force him to once again take up the fight for justice.

Watch on ITV Hub

Paranormal Activity

2007 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 26m

6.3/10 IMDb 83% Rotten Tomatoes 68% Metacritic

Katie and Micah, a young couple, move into a suburban residence and feel the presence of evil forces. They install cameras which capture all the incidents, noises and evil occurrences in the house.

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Watch on BBC iPlayer

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

2018 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 2h 4m

7.4/10 IMDb 81% Rotten Tomatoes 65% Metacritic

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII. Feeling compelled to visit the island, she starts to get a picture of what it was like during the occupation.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

The Kings Speech

2010 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 1h 59m

8/10 IMDb 95% Rotten Tomatoes 88% Metacritic

King George VI tries to overcome his stammering problem with the help of speech therapist Lionel Logue and makes himself worthy enough to lead his country through World War II.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

The Inbetweeners Movie

2011 ‧ Comedy/Coming-of-age story ‧ 1h 37m

6.7/10 IMDb 4.4/5 Amazon UK 53% Rotten Tomatoes

Now that their final year of school is over, friends Will, Simon, Neil and Jay are off to Crete for a holiday. Hoping to get as much sun, sea and sex as possible, the boys quickly find more trouble than they had bargained for.

Watch on All4

The Company You Keep

2012 ‧ Thriller/Political thriller ‧ 2h 5m

6.4/10 IMDb 54% Rotten Tomatoes 3/5 Radio Times

Grant, a wanted man and a former member of the revolutionary militant group, the Weather Underground, goes on the run after a journalist reveals his identity.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

Imperium

2016 ‧ Thriller/Crime ‧ 1h 49m

6.5/10 IMDb 85% Rotten Tomatoes 3.5/5 Amazon UK

Nate Foster is a young and inexperienced FBI agent. When a major terrorist plot is uncovered, he must go deep undercover to infiltrate the gang of white supremacists responsible.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

Attack The Block

2011 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 1h 28m

6.6/10 IMDb 90% Rotten Tomatoes 75% Metacritic

A group of valiant teenagers ventures out to battle a savage alien incursion. With the invasive species jeopardising their vicinity in Southern London, they fight to succeed in their mission.

Watch on All4

Tropic Thunder

2008 ‧ Comedy/Action ‧ 2h 1m

7/10 IMDb 82% Rotten Tomatoes 3.7/5 Facebook

A film crew shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying, when they are attacked by a gang of poppy-growing local drug dealer, due to mistaken identities.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

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