What are the best websites to rent movies online?

We understand that paying for a monthly subscription is not for everyone. Some just like to enjoy their occasional movie night by renting out movies--that is why movie rental services were so in before. Now, you don't actually have to go to their store with these sites to rent movies online!

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    Free Trial

    #1Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video

    With Amazon's large database of movies and television shows, it has extended its entertainment services from just selling classic and new movies to offering them for rent online.

    Websites

    Check price

    Stephen Alvarez
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "I have gone to different websites to rent movies online but I think Amazon has a lot more classic movies, like older movies. And if you are into indie films, you might want to try to subscribe to them. Amazon is good for those who do not want to pay a monthly subscription and would rather pay for individual movies."
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    #2Netflix

    Netflix

    Apart from being a video-on-demand platform where users can subscribe to for them to watch movies in ultra high-definition, it also lets people rent for a period of time online.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Donna Alvarado
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "I asked my friend where to rent movies online and they were laughing at me and said didn't I realize that I could actually rent on Netflix for a cheaper price. Although I recommend subscribing to the premium service if you wanna enjoy the ultra HD option bcos the basic account doesn't have HD movies. "
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    #3iTunes

    iTunes

    Owned by Apple Inc., iTunes is the official multimedia player of all iOS devices. It also functions as a multi-platform media library where users can buy or rent movies online.

    Websites

    Free

    Dennis Payne
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "Content wise, itunes have a great selection of movies to rent. However, it is not as many as those on amazon and netflix. I also agree that itunes is good for iOS users as they won't need third party apps like itunes on Windows, so for Mac users, I am recommending this. Great website to rent movies.. and buy series per episode!"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the oldest video rental store in existence was opened in 1975? The video rental store from Kassel, Germany was named Videothek and was owned by 78-year old Eckhard Baum. Although due to the rise of online video-on-demand websites like Netflix, Baum admits that this line of business is already close to its end, especially since these sites also offer subscribers the option to rent movies online. Despite this, he continues to run his store, claiming that he carries on due to his reluctance to stay at home and his willingness to communicate with the younger generation. He also stated that since he was the first to dive into this business, he also wants to be the last in his city, at the very least.

With internet access being so easily accessible worldwide, watching movies is now possible even without leaving our homes. Nowadays, renting movies online is as easy as visiting a streaming service website or app, searching for the film title, and hitting that "Rent" button. Being able to watch your film isn't all too difficult as well, seeing as how almost all platforms are now compatible with these websites, along with a number of streaming devices.

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    #4Redbox

    Redbox

    Redbox is one of the few websites that offer both physical and digital renting services to its users in DVD and Blu-Ray quality without actually requiring them to subscribe monthly.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android

    Free

    Janice Harvey
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "If you are not confident renting a DVD online, Redbox is a unique place to rent a movie for like days. One thing I like the most about it is i can reserve it and pick it up at the nearest redbox stall to me"
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    #5Vudu

    Vudu

    Just by creating a free account on Vudu, users would be eligible to choose and rent out or actually purchase the latest and classic movies, and watch them on different devices.

    Websites

    Pay-per-view

    Nancy Weaver
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "Okay, this is one of the online movie rentals because you get to choose the quality of the movie that you wanna rent online, like the cheapest is 3.99! Well, if you wanna own the movie, you can also buy it."
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    #6Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but currently, it is only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Vivaan Dutta
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "only used hulu for its originals but i tried out the movies renting a month ago satisfied so far and it is prices reasonable"
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    #7Vimeo

    Vimeo

    Vimeo is home to the web's most supportive community of creators. It offers high-quality tools for hosting, sharing, and streaming videos in 720p up to 4K video resolutions with no ads.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Aaradhya Rangan
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "Aside from the spefici movie you rented, it has some bonus titles so yeah, so far, it's good. "
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    #8FandangoNOW

    FandangoNOW

    Fandango is a website that brings users movies and TV shows in their own homes. With a collection of over 50,000 titles, users can buy or rent, as well as stream and download content anytime, anywhere.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Vihaan Nair
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "Same with netflix, when you click watch now, you will have 48 hrs to access te content as much as you want. "
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    #9Google Play Movies & TV

    Google Play Movies & TV

    Google Play Movies & TV is an on-demand video service operated by Google. It allows you to rent or purchase movies and series directly on your device for watching them offline. It has a large library and offers both SD and HD quality.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Pay-per-view

    Aanya Jindal
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "Not that reliable for me since I haven't used it yet. Might rate this one again once I tried it out and my rating will depend on my experience ofc"
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    #10YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    César Caballero
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "didn't know this had renting. might try it out and use it if its good. i thought it was for only random internet videos and memes lol"

Summary

Best What are the best websites to rent movies online
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Amazon Prime VideoWebsites 14 Free
2NetflixStreaming Services 9 Paid
3iTunesWebsites 8 Free
4RedboxApps 7 Free
5VuduWebsites 7 Paid
6HuluWebsites 2 Paid
7VimeoWebsites 2 Free
8FandangoNOW Websites 1 Free
9Google Play Movies & TVApps 0 Paid
10YouTubeWebsites 0 Free
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