What Kind of Movies Are Available to Watch on YouTube?


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Viewers can choose from a variety of full-length feature movies available to rent, purchase or stream for free on YouTube. Many of these movies have been uploaded legally by users, while others have been uploaded by users who likely do not own the proper rights to distribute them.

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The majority of free movies that have been legally uploaded to YouTube are obscure B-movies. However, notable exceptions include the critically acclaimed "St.Vincent," starring Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray, the documentaries "American Meth," "At the Edge of the World" and "Touching the Void," and horror movies like "Aaah!! Zombies!!," "Nosferatu" and "Night of the Living Dead."

If a user uploads a movie illegally, it is normally taken down within a few days. However, viewers may be able to catch a new release before it is removed, but they should be prepared for poor quality. The bulk of feature-length movies on YouTube are available for rent or purchase.

While YouTube does not have as large of a library as other online movie rental or purchase sites, viewers can choose from a broad selection of new releases and old classics. Some of the newer releases include "American Sniper" starring Bradley Cooper and "Inglorious Basterds," the Quentin Tarantino film about a plot to kill Adolf Hitler starring Brad Pitt. Other classics include "The Dark Knight," starring Christian Bale as Batman and "Ocean's Eleven," the caper film starring George Clooney.

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