YouTube is mankind’s greatest device for procrastination, but cat videos can unfortunately waste only so much time. Unbeknownst to many, the site offers a selection of free, full-length movies that you can stream. Sure, a lot of free flicks on the site are Wild Things sequels, but there are a few productions of genuine quality. After the jump, five of the best feature-length films to watch on YouTube.
5. Stepbrothers Why watch this on YouTube when it’s on TBS five times a day? Perhaps you don’t have a TV nearby, nimrod.
4. Nosferatu Find out for yourself if F. W. Murnau’s vampire classic holds up. It’s still undeniably creepy after almost nine decades, and the dialogue is far superior to any of the Twilight movies’. (Yes, Nosferatu is a silent film).
3. Ghostbusters 2 Yeah, the original Ghostbusters is better, but this is almost as good and way more free.
2. Elegy Ben Kingsley and Penélope Cruz star in this adaptation of Philip Roth’s The Dying Animal. It’s a devastating story of obsession and seduction. Videos of skateboarders getting hit in the crotch are just a couple of clicks away if you need a laugh afterwards.
1. Salesman Besides being the best free movie on YouTube, the Maysles brothers’ cinéma vérité look into the lives of four Bible salesmen may be the best documentary ever made.