They were low budget. Some of them are under-appreciated brilliant stories with great acting despite cheap sets and bad film quality. Some of them are just plain bad – turkeys. Some of them fail, and yet you can see how they would have been fantastic with a bigger budget. And yet what all these movies have in common is: there’s something about them that makes you want to watch. Maybe it’s that same thing that makes it hard to turn away from a train wreck. Whatever it is, you want to watch them. But you don’t want to pay for the privilege.
No problem! If you want to watch B-movies for free on your computer, BMoviesCinema has what you need. There’s no sign up or log in or any hassle at all – just click the movie you want to see, wait for the video to load, and then and start watching. Their library includes such gems as:
- Invaders from Mars
- Brother from Another Planet
- Hercules Against the Mongols
- Werewolves on Wheels
- Turkish Star Trek
- Death Force aka Fighting Mad
I mean, come on, just reading those titles should render any B-movie fan unable to resist their siren call. And yes, oh yes, Turkish Star Trek is exactly what it sounds like.
How can they afford to provide this for free? Well, they have ads, of course. But you do not have to watch an ad before the movie, like you so often do on YouTube anymore. There are just ads scattered around the page the videos are on. That means they get to make their money while you get to watch movies for free without being especially irritated.
Navigating the site: instead of just browsing the latest B-movie uploads, you can also search for the B-movies you most want to see by title or other keywords, or by genre (categories) or via the tags in the sidebar. The tags are really cool because they classify the movies all sorts of ways: by decade, by names of actors, bu sub-genres (like kung fu instead of just “action”) and so on. This may give you ideas you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise, or remind you of some classic B-movie from childhood that you’d almost forgotten.
What about copyright? Well, it’s not clear where they get the movies or whether they screen to make sure nothing on the site is infringing any copyrights. But they do have a “DCMA” page which invites copyright owners who feel their intellectual property rights have been infringed to contact them so they can make things right. That doesn’t mean they do right by copyright owners – I have no way of telling (and right now there’s a site with a similar statement refusing to remove an obviously copied article of mine, so maybe I’m a bit biased right now), but by publicizing this site for my readers’ benefit, I am boosting its visibility, which will make it easier for the copyright owners to come across these movies online and complain if they see fit.
Performance: so far in my experience, the site does a good job of streaming videos to you without hiccups and interruptions from low bandwidth. Of course, part of that’s on my end – I have high enough bandwidth to watch streaming video. But part of that’s also their servers being up to the task.