YouTube & Chill: 11 Offbeat Movies & Documentaries You Can Stream For Free!

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For times when you fall into the deep rabbit hole on YouTube, trust us, you will find undiscovered gems or some popular "free" movies (hard to find on other sites) like we did! These movies and documentaries may be offbeat, or old classics but they also make for entertainment when you're broke and have no Netflix, Prime or any other streaming channel that requires those bucks! Save to watch later or download and enjoy. 

Angels In The Outfield

Touted to be one of the greatest sports movies out there, this early 90s classic makes for great watch with family too! It has the right mix of humour and sport and revolves around Roger, a young boy who pleads with God for a real family and a victory for his favourite baseball team. To his surprise, a few angels descend and decide to help him fulfil his prolonged wishes! There are some touching moments and dialogues that will stick with you. Watch here

The End Of Poverty

This documentary style movie will leave you feeling gutted in its stories of how several battle extreme poverty but will also give you a reality check. You will come to realise that poverty is far from an accident, and began as early as military conquest, slavery and colonization. In this, it also asks important questions like why 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate. Watch here. If you're interested in other documentary style movies and shows, we have a consolidated list here

House On Haunted Hill

A must-watch classic in the horror-movie genre, House On Haunted Hill is one from the archives, 1959 to be precise. On YouTube you will find a coloured version of this movie that has an interesting plot. Stinking rich, Frederick Loren throws a haunted house party offering to give each of his guests $10,000, if they can survive a night full of scares! The walking skeletons and action are rather funny and creative. Watch this alone and you will still enjoy it, especially you horror movie fans! Watch here.

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is a lovely food documentary that revolves around 85-year-old, Sushi Master, Jiro Ono. It delves into the niceties of practicing the artform of making sushi through in-depth interviews, vivid pictures of preparation that goes into creating this beloved dish that the world loves. It also touches upon what a perfectionist Niro is giving into the angle of how eldest son, Yoshikazu, has trouble living up to his father's legacy. The story is thought-provoking, and immersive. Watch here.

Blue Ice

Starring a young Michale Caine as an ex-British Spy who helps the U.S. diplomat's wife and blows the lid off a deadly government cover-up, Blue Ice is a popular crime thriller from the 90s. Expect captivating screen presence from the old-fashioned star, a good mix of thrill and some solid production. Watch here.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

A beautiful crime romance, Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a story that is bound by love that knows no bounds. Casey Affleck takes the fall for his lover's (Rooney Mara) crime, then four years later breaks out of prison to find her and their young daughter. Those of you who love slow, atmospheric and immersive movies will discover this one to be a hidden gem. Watch here.

Great World Of Sound

Great World Of Sound is an award winning comedy movie that's charming and unassuming, thanks to some solid performances by the leads. The plot is simple, an unemployed bloke living with his girlfriend takes up a job as a record producer at a low-budget label. He is excited about signing undiscovered musicians but things then go haywire in a comical way! Watch here.

12 Angry Men

We are personally recommending 12 Angry Men for its intense and gripping acting and intelligent story though it's a really old film. It is a courtroom drama of a jury (the 12 angry men) debating for the young defendant charged with murdering his father. This movie keeps you interested not in its action but in its personality conflicts, dialogues and body language. The result is a depiction of a jury system that is as valid as ever and may even be more applicable to today's world scenario as opposed to back then. Watch here.


This movie needs no introduction and we're thrilled we get to watch a Jon Favreau masterpiece for free! Aside from being directed he also plays the lead, who is a Chef out of a job, and now is desperately trying to set up his own food truck and make it work. In the process of doing so, he grows close to his family, especially his son. If nothing, the strong and enticing food visuals warrant a watch! Watch here.

Panic: The Untold Story Of The 2008 Financial Crisis

This intense documentary deep dives into the factors that led to the biggest event in the year 2008, the great financial crisis. An HBO original, the story shows us how the government saved the US from an economic collapse. It explores the challenges the officials faced, as well as the consequences of their decisions. Watch here.

The Prince And Me

We had to include a feel-good rom-com! The Prince And Me, stars Julia Stiles (from 10 Things I Hate About You) who meets Prince of Denmark at college and falls in love not knowing he's a well-known personality. The movie leads you to believing that it is a regular Cinderella type fantasy but then proceeds to burst your bubble! Watch here.