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Author Topic: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)  (Read 2922 times)

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NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« on: December 04, 2020, 11:45 AM »
NANY 2021 Entry Information

Application Name Movies - Watch online for FREE!
Short Description Directory of movies that can be streamed online for free.
Supported OSes any
Web Page https://scarytaskbar.com/movies/
System RequirementsA modern browser
Author app103


Description

This is a directory of movies that can be streamed online, for free. No movies are hosted, instead links to sites are provided, with an emphasis on sites where the movies can be streamed legally, for free. Occasionally, Youtube links are included, especially when they are of good quality and the video players can be embedded into the page, regardless of if they are officially licensed by the uploader or not. Movie providers are sites such as Pluto, Crackle, TubiTV, Plex, Archive.org, Youtube, Roku, Popcorn Flix, Peacock, IMDBtv, and a few others.

I built this mainly because I was automating the importing of things I watch to one of my social media profiles, and there was an interest from subscribers there for links where they can watch those movies online. I figured if I am going to go through the trouble to do that, I might as well go all the way and build a movie website. :)

Features
  • List by genre or year.
  • Search for a movie using title or keywords
  • Editor's Choice list (these are movies I really liked)
  • Alphabetical list page
  • Facebook page where you can subscribe to be alerted to a new movie every day, 6PM EST.

Individual movie pages have info, including the following
  • genre list
  • year
  • MPAA rating
  • visitor star rating (1-5 stars) (please rate the movies you watch)
  • Description
  • Embedded video player (when possible)
  • List of sites where it can currently be streamed for free


Planned Features
Adding lots more movies!

Right now, I am currently adding lots of Christmas themed movies (comedy, drama, horror, etc.), since that's the next holiday coming up.

If there are any specific features you would like to see added, I am open to suggestions.

Also, if there are any specific movies you want to see added, send me a message via the Contact page on my site, and I'll see if I can find links for it.

Screenshots
Blank spaces are where the ads and/or video players would normally be embedded.

Main page:
main page.pngNANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)

Individual movie page:
movie page.pngNANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)

Usage
Installation
No installation needed. It's a website.

Using the Application
It should be fairly intuitive. If you can't figure it out, let me know, because that would be a sign that I need to make it more intuitive.


Tips

If you have any troubles viewing a movie on a destination site, such as the video will not play or the destination page will not load correctly, try turning off your ad blocker or using a different browser. Some sites, such as Peacock, only seem to want to work in the most popular browsers, and not others. Chrome is usually a safe bet.

Known Issues

- Embedded Youtube videos do not work in Opera browser on Android. (I believe this is an Opera issue)

- Sometimes links go dead. If that happens, and there are no current valid source links, I will remove all links till I find new sources. Since the site is still new, I am not removing individual movie pages when links are removed. However, I will start doing that once the search engines like the site more. So, you may come across the occasional movie that can't be streamed for free, at this time.

- Provided video links can be viewed in US/Canada. If you run into a country restriction, try using a VPN or proxy with a US/Canada IP address.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2021, 02:35 PM by app103 »

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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2020, 04:02 PM »
Looks great App, impressive collection :up:
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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2020, 07:20 AM »
Very nicely done!  How long have you been working on this... it looks like a massive project!

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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2020, 10:55 AM »
Massive work ! Looks like a team work.

Congrats  :Thmbsup:

Regards,

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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 02:11 PM »
How long have you been working on this... it looks like a massive project!

Since early September. But adding movies was much slower back then, because I limited it to only those movies that I have actually watched. But I am good at finding free stuff, and that includes heaps that I personally have no use for, so also including movies I haven't watched (and probably won't), seemed like a better idea. As of right now, there's 347 movies listed.


Looks like a team work.

Nope, just me and my love for free stuff & movies. :)

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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2020, 05:07 AM »
Nope, just me and my love for free stuff & movies.
WOW ! Congratulation  :Thmbsup:

Regards,

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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2020, 05:24 AM »
 ;D
I think I gonna try to improve my english !!
 :-* :P

Don't worry I''ll get it !

"Tubi is the largest free movie and TV streaming service in the US. We are not available in Europe due to changes in EU laws."

The web is wonderful and I keep trying
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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2020, 05:29 AM »
How long have you been working on this... it looks like a massive project!

Since early September. But adding movies was much slower back then, because I limited it to only those movies that I have actually watched. But I am good at finding free stuff, and that includes heaps that I personally have no use for, so also including movies I haven't watched (and probably won't), seemed like a better idea. As of right now, there's 347 movies listed.


Looks like a team work.

Nope, just me and my love for free stuff & movies. :)

Anyway is a great idea.
Best Regards !!!!!

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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2020, 08:35 PM »
"Tubi is the largest free movie and TV streaming service in the US. We are not available in Europe due to changes in EU laws."
 

If you have access to a VPN with a US or Canadian IP address, you may have different results.

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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2020, 06:29 AM »
"Tubi is the largest free movie and TV streaming service in the US. We are not available in Europe due to changes in EU laws."
 

If you have access to a VPN with a US or Canadian IP address, you may have different results.

Understood.
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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2021, 02:17 AM »
First off, great idea :Thmbsup: I've had several free movie/TV apps on the tablet, nice to have things available in one spot.

Would it be possible to implement alphabetically sorting?

Public Domain Movies is somewhat similar.
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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2021, 03:14 PM »
Would it be possible to implement alphabetically sorting?

Not entirely sure if that will be possible, or desirable.

Current default sort is chronological, based on when the movie was added to the site, so most recent will be shown first.

The older a listing is, the higher the chance for dead source links, so that potential increases the deeper down the list you browse, under the current sort order.

I'd rather the freshest stuff that you can actually watch, remaining at the top, where you'll see it first, rather than dragging up the oldest and possibly least watchable stuff, based on an alphabetical sort.

FYI: Everything gets added manually, based on what I happen to find, and that requires me to do a few searches to get the source links. The entries and list of source links are not automated. There are some aspects that can be partially automated (title, year, featured image, description), but only for movies that I have personally watched. I am also relying on visitors to notify me when all source links go dead, so I can remove/replace them when needed.

Public Domain Movies is somewhat similar.

Not really, since they are limiting their site to only those movies they can find on Archive.org and Wikimedia, that are in the public domain. (mostly very old movies)

I get around those kinds of limitations by being the signpost that points the way to more of the sites that are hosting the movies, not just 2 sites That drastically increases the number of movies I can offer, and allows me to offer much more recently made stuff (not just really old movies), by pointing to the sites that have already paid the licensing fees to show them.

But thank you for mentioning them, since I will probably add them as a source for the movies they do carry, if/when the same movies are added to my listings.
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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2021, 07:28 PM »
Would it be possible to implement alphabetically sorting?

Not entirely sure if that will be possible, or desirable.

Current default sort is chronological, based on when the movie was added to the site, so most recent will be shown first.

No problem, I was just wondering since you have movies that are original + sequel/s and it's always a lot easier to pick them out and watch in order when they're sorted alphabetically.

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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2021, 06:06 PM »
No problem, I was just wondering since you have movies that are original + sequel/s and it's always a lot easier to pick them out and watch in order when they're sorted alphabetically.

But there is also the very real possibility that the original and/or sequel(s) won't be available in 6 months.

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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2021, 02:23 PM »
Would it be possible to implement alphabetically sorting?


Is this acceptable? https://scarytaskbar...om/movies/full-list/

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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2021, 06:09 PM »
Would it be possible to implement alphabetically sorting?

Is this acceptable? https://scarytaskbar...om/movies/full-list/

Yes, thank you - it lets me browse through and immediately see if there is a sequel.

Plus I know you said that originals might not be available in the coming months but at least it saves me from unnecessarily searching online if I can immediately see the original is there along with the sequel.

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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2021, 10:14 PM »
Just hit the 400 movie mark!

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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2021, 03:21 AM »
Just added my 500th movie! :D

Also now including movies available on Kanopy and Hoopla, 2 services that will allow you to see movies for free, with your library card number. You'll have to check with your local library to see if they subscribe to one of these 2 services. (many do subscribe to one or the other)
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Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2021, 05:34 PM »
Impressive work!    :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2021, 07:46 PM »
Impressive work!    :Thmbsup:

Thank you! :)