What are the best websites to watch free documentaries?

asked by Gayle Anderson
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    #1Top Documentary Films

    Top Documentary Films

    Top Documentary Films is a free video streaming platform where you can browse and watch from its collection of thousands of interesting documentaries which talks about different topics and categories. 

    Websites

    Free

    Julia Córdova
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "Well there are a lot of free documentaries on Top Documentary Films but i noticed that most of their videos are linked directly from YoutuBe. "
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    #2SnagFilms

    SnagFilms

    SnagFilms is a website where users can watch and download various movies and television series online such as drama, animation, action, comedy, thriller, romance, war, mystery, crime, and so on.

    Websites

    Free

    Vicky Wu
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "Aside from watching classic and indie movies on SnagFilms i also watch documentaries here. What i like about this website is that making an account is optional in order to watch a documentary or other films. But if you make an account you have an option to add documentaries to your queue. "
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    #3Documentary Heaven

    Documentary Heaven

    Documentary Heaven is a website with a big database of documentaries you can watch online for free. They are classified by genres, so anytime you want to feed your brain you'll find something interesting to watch.

    Websites

    Free

    Zachary Ferguson
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "Documentary Heaven is my number one source when it comes to documentaries that you can watch for free of different subjects. So far ever since i discovered this my favorite docu that i have watched here is the one entitled Louis Theroux: Most Hated Family in America. "
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    #4YouTube

    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

    Judith Richards
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "Come on you can basically find everything on YouTube. This is where i usually watch documentary films and series. The downside though sometimes those docus that are produced by tv networks can be removed due to copyright infringement if they are uploaded by the unofficial youtube account of the tv network. "
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    #5Vimeo

    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

    Mary Burke
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "honestly i didn't expect that you can watch free documentaries here on Vimeo. Yes the documenataries are in good quality. But i have to admit it is hard to find/browse documentaries here. "
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    #6Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle is an over-the-top service of Sony Pictures Entertainment. It offers movies, TV series, and original content. It's available in 21 countries and accessible on devices like smartphones, smart TVs, computers, and gaming consoles.

    Websites

    Free

    Victoria Evans
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "Thanks to Sony Crackle I can finally watch documentaries for free. Not just that it is also available on an app so i can basically watch it on my mobile phone wherever i am as long as i have an internet connection. "
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    #7Popcornflix

    Popcornflix

    Launched in March 2011 by Screen Media Ventures, Popcornflix is an online streaming platform offering free, ad-supported videos. It lets its users watch a variety of shows across different genres such as drama, action, romance, etc.

    Websites

    Free

    Donald Henderson
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "We all know tons of videos of different categories are available on Popcornflix but yes it also has a few documentaries that you can watch for free. Aside from that registration is not required to start watching docus. Isn't that amazing eh?"
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    #8PBS Video

    PBS Video

    PBS Video is a non-profit organization and an American public broadcaster. This TV program distributor was founded in 1970 by Hartford N. Gunn Jr. It has over 350 member television stations.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Lori Bates
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "Ever since i started getting into documentaries i always watch on PBS Video. It has docu films and even series. Well honestly for me i like docuseries rather than just films because if it is a series then there would be more topics that can be tackled. "

Summary

Best What are the best websites to watch free documentaries
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Top Documentary FilmsWebsites 1 Free
2SnagFilmsWebsites 0 Free
3Documentary HeavenWebsites 0 Free
4YouTubeWebsites 0 Free
5VimeoWebsites 0 Free
6Sony Crackle Websites 0 Free
7PopcornflixWebsites 0 Free
8PBS VideoApps 0 Free
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