Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 5-14-19 – The Best Free Movies on the Web

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Hey, hey, hey Tightwads!  How’s your week been so far?  Would a bunch of free movies make it better?  Well here you go…


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Ex Machina (2014), courtesy A24.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina is about a computer programmer who is invited to the secluded home of his boss to perform a “Turing test” on a robot that is supposed to exhibit artificial intelligence.  Needless to say, the test is a success.  So much so that the tester forms a bond with the android and starts to plan an escape.

This 2014 movie is philosophical science fiction horror at its best.  Written and directed by Alex Garland, Ex Machina features an incredible cast of three that consists of Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, and Domhnall Gleeson.  Have a look right here at Kanopy.


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Monster (2003), courtesy Newmarket Films.


With everyone making a big deal out of Zac Efron’s creepy performance as Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, it’s easy to forget that Charlize Theron did the same thing in 2003.  In Monster, Theron plays serial killer Aileen Wuornos.

It’s more of a biography than a horror flick, so those who were disappointed by the lack of gore in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will really be let down by Monster.  Still, Theron won an Oscar under the direction of Patty Jenkins for her performance, and the support cast includes Christina Ricci and Bruce Dern.  See Monster here at Vudu.


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We Are What We Are (2013), courtesy Entertainment One.

We Are What We Are

We Are What We Are is about a father and his two daughters who live a secret life as serial killers and cannibals.  When a storm uncovers evidence of their crimes, the family must scramble to preserve their unique lifestyle and keep a step ahead of the law.

This 2013 movie is an English language remake of a 2010 Mexican film.  It’s a refreshing change from the deluge of slashers, zombies, and vampires that were flooding theaters at the time.  Kelly McGillis, Wyatt Russell and Michael Parks all pop up in supporting roles.  Check out We Are What We Are right here at TubiTV.


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Hangman (2015), courtesy Alchemy.


Hangman is a 2015 found footage-type movie about a family that returns home to find that their house has been broken into and ransacked.  But the nightmare has just begun; the intruder has set up shop in their attic, and he continues to monitor and stalk their every move.

It’s a creepy premise that lends itself quite well to the found footage subgenre, even if the presence of familiar actors like Amy Smart, Jeremy Sisto, and Ty Simpkins betrays its documentary feel.  It’s still better than most of the hidden camera movies out there.  Catch Hangman here at Popcornflix.


Atlantic Rim (2013), courtesy The Asylum.

Atlantic Rim

No, not Pacific Rim, this is Atlantic Rim, the 2013 Asylum rip-off that just barely beat Guillermo del Toro’s big budget blockbuster to release.  The story is, of course, pretty much the same; the world needs to be saved from giant monsters by a team of human-piloted robots.

Obviously, this straight-to-video flick is nowhere close to the quality of the real movie, but that’s not the point of Asylum flicks.  It’s hilarious in an imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery kind of way.  Watch with a group of friends who are all familiar with Pacific Rim and you’ll have a good time.  You can find Atlantic Rim here at Vudu.


Want more free movies?  Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.


Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.


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James Jay Edwards is a film critic and pop culture junkie in San Diego, California. He is a member of the SDFCS and the OFCS, and holds film degrees from SDSU and ASU. He also loves acronyms.