What Are Some Popular Movies on YouTube?


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“Groundhog Day,” “Big,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Drive” and “American Sniper” are some popular movies on YouTube. YouTube has a vast collection of movies in its YouTube.com/movies section, which the company rolled out in 2011. The site offers free and paid/rent movies.

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There are a lot of movies that are free to stream but many of these are obscure B-movies and not worth watching, claims Digital Trends. “The End of Poverty?,” “Touching the Void” and “At the Edge of the World” are some popular documentary movies that are free to watch on YouTube. “Night of the Living Dead” and “St. Vincent” are popular mainstream movies that are free to watch on YouTube.

YouTube/movies has different channels that categorize movies based on numerous criteria including language, genre and studio. The pricing of the movies varies. As of June 2015, some of the recent and popular movies available on YouTube are “Gone Girl,” “Interstellar,” “Focus,” “Birdman” and “The Theory of Everything.”

“Life in a Day” is the most popular documentary film on YouTube and is free to watch. Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald, the documentary is made out of selected video clippings from 80,000 clips uploaded to YouTube. The clips document occurrences from all over the world on July 24, 2010. The documentary premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was streamed live on YouTube.

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