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A service dedicated entirely to free content, the Amazon-backed Freevee has been streaming dozens upon dozens of movies and TV series for the past three years. Conveniently, you don't even need an account to log in and use it — all you need to do is open the app, watch a few ads, and suddenly you're enjoying great content that doesn't cost you a dime.
From newer films like Booksmart and The King of Staten Island to well-loved classics like Cube and Lincoln, here are some of the best movies you can find currently streaming on Freevee.
Realizing they rarely had time to cut loose in between their studies, two academic high schoolers (Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein) hop from party to party the night before graduation, hoping to cram in as much fun as possible.
High school can be a tough time for any teenager. Between worrying about getting into a good college to obsessing over your social standing, there are few times more confusing in a person’s life than those crucial four years of adolescence.
The Superbad of the modern age, Booksmart poignantly explores both sides of that coin, emphasizing the need for hard-working people (especially teens) to cut back and enjoy themselves a little while they still can.
After narrowly escaping a local serial killer (Vince Vaughn) plaguing her town, a 17-year-old high school student (Kathryn Newton) wakes up to discover she’s switched bodies with the killer, and that she has only 24 hours to change back.
If Freaky’s plot sounds eerily similar to the premise of Freaky Friday, that’s no accident. Taking its innocent body-switch concept and infusing it with a slasher, it’s a smart and original film that elicits laughter just as much as it does scares.
After years of subpar films, Vince Vaughn makes a triumphant return as the psychopathic main antagonist and his more innocent counterpart. Similarly, Newton excels at her dual performance, playing an average teenager just as convincingly as she does a cold-blooded murderer.
With how many adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels there have been over the years, it's easy for a movie like Emma. to get lost in the shuffle. But far from being yet another dry historical romance, Emma. manages to strike new ground when it comes to adaptations of Austen’s work.
In Regency-era England, the wealthy but somewhat vapid Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) spends her free time arranging romantic liaisons between those she believes needs love in their lives.
With Taylor-Joy in the forefront, Emma sets itself apart from all other films based on Austen’s novel that have come before it. Like Greta Gerwig’s recent take on Little Women, it’s a literary adaptation done right, the filmmakers and cast infusing enough charm into their setting and characters to make it as light, funny, and enjoyable as possible.
Comedy: The King of Staten Island
In the span of six years, Pete Davidson went from being one of the more talented members of SNL into becoming a full-fledged star. Like other memorable SNL members before him, Davidson quickly leveraged his onscreen popularity into a successful movie career, starring in Judd Apatow’s 2020 film, The King of Staten Island.
Years after the death of his firefighter father, traumatized 20-something-year-old Scott (Pete Davidson) has difficulty moving on with his life and achieving something of his own. Receiving direction from an unexpected source, Scott finds an unlikely mentor in the ornery firefighter (Bill Burr) his mother (Marisa Tomei) starts dating.
Like much of Apatow’s latest work, The King of Staten Island is steeped in both darkly comic subject matter and heartfelt emotion. Davidson’s performance makes for an effective pairing with Apatow, channeling his real-world experiences and past into his role as Scott.
Any time Steven Spielberg handles historical subject matter, you know it’ll yield positive results. Like his previous historical outings with Schindler’s List and Amistad, Lincoln is one more example of this clear fact, Spielberg handling his subject with grace, dignity, and utmost reverence.
As the Civil War winds down, President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) does his best to fully abolish slavery in Congress before the Confederacy once again enters the Union.
Spielberg’s direction of the film is inspired, Lincoln truly enacting a look and tone that makes you feel as if you’ve stepped into 1860s Washington. But as remarkable as Spielberg’s involvement is, Daniel Day-Lewis remains the best thing about the movie. Handing in what has to be the greatest portrayal of Lincoln there is, Day-Lewis brings out all the conflicting emotions Lincoln felt in what would be the final few months of his life and presidency: burnt-out, beleaguered, but hopeful about the nation’s chance at reconciliation.
Family: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is an aspiring inventor whose machines routinely meet with failure. When Flint builds an invention that can turn water into food, he’s hailed as a genius — until his machine starts malfunctioning, creating larger and more dangerous food creations.
Movies made out of children’s picture books can be tricky. Needing to make a feature-length out of a narrative only 30 or so pages long, most of them have a tough time padding out their storyline to get an entire movie (a common criticism of The Polar Express, the Jim Carrey Grinch, and Jumanji).
But every once in a while, a children’s book adaptation like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs comes along, building a cohesive, fully-formed narrative out of a simple plot line. Bursting with delicious imagery that’ll leave your stomach growling, it’s a well-designed and lighthearted movie perfect for both kids and foodies.
Drama: Amores Perros
Alejandro González Iñárritu is more directly known for his latest Academy Award-winning films, most especially Birdman, The Revenant, and Babel. But even before his breakthrough in Hollywood, Iñárritu was crafting inventive movies in his home country of Mexico, including the psychological drama, Amores Perros.
Three different strangers contend with daily life in Mexico City, their lives connected through a fateful car accident that has devastating repercussions for everyone involved.
Unfolding like an interconnected book of short stories, each segment of Amores Perros packs a gut punch of pure emotion, transitioning from a young dog-fighter in love with his brother’s wife to a driftless hit man seeking forgiveness from his estranged daughter. It’s a fantastic movie that prophesied all Iñárritu’s talent as a director.
Along with Darren Aronofsky’s 1998 debut, Pi, Cube was one of the main movies that helped define the more cerebral indie horror genre of the 1990s. Known for its strange, Kafkaesque industrial setting and themes, it’s rightfully gone on to achieve a cult following since its release 25 years ago.
Waking up in a mysterious series of interlinked cube-shaped rooms, a group of strangers try to escape, finding increasingly dangerous challenges awaiting them in each new room they enter.
Building off an ingenious premise, Cube excels at creating a mysterious world that the characters (and viewers by extension) struggle to fully comprehend. In this category, it belongs to a slew of other like-minded ‘90s psychological horror movies, including Donnie Darko and Jacob’s Ladder.
Thriller: Better Watch Out
Christmas is some weeks behind us now, but Better Watch Out is one of those movies you’re able to watch and enjoy regardless of the time of year. A first-rate thriller, it’s one of the most criminally overlooked movies you can watch during the Christmas season, although it’s destined to one day enjoy the same cult status as other dark holiday classics like the original Black Christmas or Gremlins.
Hired to babysit a 12-year-old (Levi Miller) in the suburbs, 17-year-old Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) realizes something is very wrong shortly after the night begins. At first believing that intruders are breaking into the house, Ashley soon learns that there’s much more to this home invasion than meets the eye.
The joy of Better Watch Out is its utter unpredictability. The movie starts with a very basic premise, but takes unexpected twists and turns whenever it seems to settle into a traditional thriller formula. The results feel like a state-of-the-art theme park hybrid — just when you think you know where it’s going, it turns into a completely new ride.
Miranda July is an artist of various feats and facets. A renowned performance artist, she also excels at writing novels and short stories, as well as writing and directing her own films — the most recent of which is her 2020 crime comedy film, Kajillionaire.
Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood) is an emotionally dependent con artist seeking validation from her criminal accomplice parents (Richard Jenkins and Debra Winger). When a young woman (Gina Rodriguez) joins the trio, Old Dolio initially sees her as competition for her parents’ affection. That is, until she starts developing complex romantic feelings for her new partner in crime.
If you go into this movie planning to see a Tarantino-esque crime caper, you’ll be disappointed. Rather, the movie is a quirky modern-day screwball comedy, containing very little violence or bloodshed, but a ton of goofy, heartfelt moments between its main characters.
This post was produced and syndicated by Wealth of Geeks.