Top 5 Free Movie Apps for Android

Boredom is terrible. Thankfully we live in an age that allows us to watch free movies on Android devices with ease. Catching a movie makes everything better and with the power of a portable Android device, you will have that amazing power anywhere and anytime. Stuck in bad weather? Flip out your android smartphone and you are ready to have a great time. Waiting for your daughter’s recital to start? Bruce Wayne will keep you company for a while.

Related: 5 BEST Movie Apps for Android to Enjoy the Show

These free movie apps for Android need constant internet connection to stream movies to your device. Only one app allows you to download movies and view them offline. The rest will either need a good 3G/4G LTE connection or standard WiFi connectivity. And of course these legal content providers will never be as colorful as the pirates or quality paid services. These apps will have limited content but free movies are free movies and we can’t really complain about that.

Also read: Our previous post – Watch Live TV on Android

Note: This Top 5 apps to watch free movies on Android list contain apps which were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone and Asus Memo Pad 7 HD tablet. The apps were tested on a 3G internet connection as well as a WiFi one. Over the course of one week we watched one movie on each app and tested the experience. Rest assured all of the apps are capable of delivering movies to your Android smartphone or tablet.

1. Flipps – Free



The Big Projection

Flipps is a nifty app which not only allows you to watch some great movies on your smartphone/tablet but also on your TV. That’s right, stream media on your phone and watch on your TV; this is some futuristic technology right here.

Related: Flipps App Review (Android): Watch Everything

The movie collection is good, nothing impressive but will keep you entertained for a very long time. The streams take a bit of time to load, but I blame my shoddy internet connection for that. The quality of the streams however is incredible, incredible enough to look great on a big TV screen.


  • A good interface which is very easy to learn.
  • You can also catch some TV shows.
  • Music videos are also available to watch.

Notable Feature:

The player included with this great movie-gazing app is great. If you have used MX Player from our best video player list, you will be familiar with the swipe based volume and brightness adjustments.


2. Viewster – Free


Some indie fun

Viewster has a ton of movies and they are all good. Sure most of them are not mainstream ones but they are free and entertaining. To us that’s all that matters. The reason we are not ranking it first is that some users are complaining about the movies no running. We didn’t have any problems while testing the app and watched a full movie without any hitches. If you find any inconsistencies, you can always try the number one app on the list for your movie fix on the go.


  • A great and clean interface.
  • Nice movies with a touch of indies.
  • Movies take a little while to play but the quality is nice.

Notable Feature:

If you are a fan of B-rated movies, this is the best app you can get. While the movies are not big, they certainly are interesting.


3. MoTube – Free



Mo Movies fo you!

MoTube has a lot of categories but the collection is not very expansive. The app is made by just one guy and it is remarkable of what he has achieved. There are a lot of great movies listed in the app and some of them are fairly recent. But don’t expect to find the latest blockbusters on the app. I suspected that the app is listing movies hosted on YouTube and I was right. So basically what the app does is list reliable YouTube movies which are of full length and streams them for you. This is nothing groundbreaking, but we don’t have to search billions of videos to get a movie now.


  • Great categories.
  • Foreign movies are included.
  • Good quality streams.

Notable Feature:

This is one of those apps which stream almost instantly. I was very pleased with the rate of which movies were loading. There is almost no buffering time but if you accidentally put your device to sleep, the buffering will start again.


4. Movie Tube Ex – Free

Movie Tube Ex

Small yet powerful

Sometimes you just can’t make up your mind about the movie selection. For times like these, Movie Tube Ex is the best app to consult. This app lists movies from far off lands and presents them in a neat little bundle. Sure there are not a ton of movies available on this app but the variety it provides is matched by none.


  • Smooth interface with large icons.
  • Movies, anime and cartoons.
  • The interface is very sleek.

Notable Feature:

The app is very fast when it comes to finding the movies you want to watch. Browsing the list never gets old thanks to the huge thumbnail icons.


5. Hubi – Free


Grab everything

Hubi is more of a tool than an actual app which allows you to watch free movies on Android. What it basically does is get links from you and helps you download the movie hosted on that particular link. For example if you were watching anime on some site, you can easily download the video with this handy app and continue watching even if you go offline. Same goes for movies and other videos. The app can also stream videos from restricted sites and without even consulting another app.


  • Very basic interface.
  • The app also supports download services.
  • Streaming and downloading are seamless.

Notable Feature:

The app actively searches for the video/movie on a given link which takes a little time. Once that process is done, the video is directly downloaded to your smartphone or tablet.



We are aware that some of the apps may not work on every smartphone, but we are certainly sure that at least one of them will work flawlessly on your Android device. I know, I know it’s hard work but unfortunately I only have access to limited devices and they all ran the apps fine. So find the apps which work for you and put some popcorn in the microwave. Tell us about the cool movies you see with the apps listed in this article. We are always up for a good movie and would love to hear what you like.

Comments (23)

    • Dani on

      Hi Hunternl,

      We have not considered tablets while writing this post.
      Watch out for blog post on tablets soon.


  1. sherkhan on

    I am sorry but how is paying for Netflix or similar qualifies for free ???

  2. Truth on

    crap list, Netflix should not be here. Google ‘Showbox APK’ or ‘Cartoon HD APK’ for the real deal people.

  3. Lilly on

    I don’t really agree with the big #1, because everytime I want to watch a movie, something is wrong and it can not load the video, and it did load once, but then it started saying that the video is too big and you need more space on your phone. And I’ve got like, 460 mb on my phone but the video is 950+ mb so I can’t watch it. And that’s a shame, because popcorn time on the pc is great.

    • Dani on

      We recommend you to free up some space in your mobile. Anyways are you able to play movies with other app that we have listed?
      Thanks for your inputs. We will consider this when we rewrite the article and rank the apps accordingly.

  4. Mo Tube on

    Have you checked out our app? We’re up there in the search results next to Crackle and Netflix. Look for “MoTube” in the Play store and you’ll find us quickly.

  5. fazy on

    It is kinda weird that i have the same tablet and phone that was used to test them

  6. Flitz on

    Horrible list. The real free movie apps would be videomix, shoebox and cinema HD….come on bro…

    • Dani on

      Thanks for the suggestions Flitz. As you know many free movie apps get shot down regularly. We will update the list after checking out the apps you listed :)

    • Dani on

      I agree. But shoebox came to light after this list was assembled. As you know many free movie apps are regularly taken down by the authorities for various reasons. Shoebox will be on the list soon :) thank you for your kind suggestion.

  7. Sam on

    To be honest commenting without registration is good. It doesn’t necessarily need me to spend some time to register, and I can simply throw my thoughts and leave the site. However if | am passionate about a site, I will definitely register and start commenting from there.

  8. Pooja on

    I always use ShowBox android app. I love this app because it is totally free and easy to use. You can find latest movies and TV Shows on this application. I would like to say, I am using same app on my Windows 8.1 PC to get the feel of Movies on Big Screen.

    I know, It is removed from Google Play Store due to violation of policies.

    Thanks for providing info of other apps.

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