Watching movies has become a breeze thanks to the internet. You can find almost every movie on the net nowadays and while this might be technically illegal, it helps out a lot of people who don’t have spare cash to splash on cinema tickets and on expensive streaming sites, etc.
People have started to prefer streaming movies and shows instead of downloading them as it saves them the struggle of waiting for the movie to download in full and gets them into the viewing experience on an as it is basis.
You can stream movies on many platforms, including premium sites such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, etc. but you’ve to pay in order to get access to these. Henceforth, sites such as SolarMovie have revolutionized the way users watch content on the internet.
SolarMovie is one of the best sites to stream movies for free. Unlike others, it doesn’t require you to sign up and also has minimal ads. It does need ads in order to maintain its servers but that’s the only downside to it.
SolarMovie has the latest movies and tv series on it and provides HD quality movies too. However, what do you do when SolarMovie is down or isn’t working correctly?
You move to alternatives. That is why we’ve decided to list down the best alternatives to SolarMovie, wherein we’ll talk about the pros and cons of each option individually.
So, without any further delay, here are the best alternatives to SolarMovie:
Putlocker is arguably one of the oldest and most famous movie streaming sites on the internet. It has relocated to a large number of domains over the course of the last few years due to piracy strikes but the work it does has remained the same.
It doesn’t require you to sign up in order to start viewing. It has a number of tools that can help you find the ideal movie. If you’ve decided on what to watch beforehand, you can simply use the search tab to search for the movie.
Alternatively, you can also go through a large number of subcategories on the site. You can browse through all the movies listed on the site and apply various filters on it in order to find the perfect movie for yourself.
Furthermore, if you’ve decided on what kind of movie you want to watch, you can also directly go to the “Movie Genre” tab, which opens a drop-down menu containing all the genres available on the site.
The same thing applies for TV series as well; you can categorize according to genre directly or through the TV-Series tab too.
The only downside of Putlocker is its ads. They don’t show ads in abundance but it is still a headache nonetheless.
You can download movies from Putlocker too but that requires you to sign up, which is free theoretically but takes up a lot of time.
Yify movies is the de-facto child of Yify Torrents, the ever-famous torrent site. Just like its fellow streaming sites, Yify movies has relocated a number of times to different domains due to piracy strikes.
It doesn’t need you to sign up in order to start viewing, which is a very good thing and enables you to start watching movies right away!
You can find the ideal movie for yourself very easily on Yify. You can use the search bar to find specific movies that you’ve already decided to watch.
Categories are made according to the niche (genre) of the movie and series. Once you click on the movies or TV series tab, you’re taken to the catalog of movies and series available on the site. Herein you cannot filter movies according to year, genre, etc. so it is advisable to choose the genre of movie you want to watch beforehand through the “Genre” tab.
You can also filter movies and TV series by country, i.e. if you want to watch American movies, you can choose America from the “Countries” tab.
You only have to go through one ad after selecting the movie you want to watch, which is a very commendable number. Just choose the server you want to watch from and click on the play button. Cross the ad that opens in the new tab and voila!
Yes! Movies is another great alternative to SolarMovie. Despite moving from one domain to another due to piracy strikes, Yes! Movies haven’t lost its touch of elegance. You don’t need to sign up in order to watch movies and TV shows!
Yes! Movies have its fair share of blockbuster movies and TV series. You can use the search tab to find specific movies and TV shows or alternatively go through the many categories of movies and TV series available on the site.
You can click on the Movies tab and therein you’ll be taken to the catalog of movies available. You can apply filters on that page in order to decrease the number of prospective movies or alternatively directly choose the genre you want to watch through the Genre tab.
Additionally, the option to filter movies by country is available on Yes! Movies as well, meaning that you can watch country-specific movies and programs without any hassle!
However, Yes! Movies are plagued with ads. An excessive number of ads are shown on the site and while we understand that ads need to be run in order to meet costs, showing ads so frequently only puts users off.
Movie Gaga is another great alternative to SolarMovie. It doesn’t require you to sign up in order to watch movies and TV shows, which is great and lets you get to viewing right away.
You can use the search bar to find specific movies and TV shows if you know what you want to watch. On the other hand, if you’re on the lookout for something to watch, you can use the filters in the “Latest Movies” tab in order to find the ideal movie for yourself.
The range of filters available on the Movies page is quite small, starting from the Genre to the year of release, etc. This helps you in finding and watching specific movies and TV shows according to the genre you want.
The small range of filters means that you’ve to sift through a larger amount of movies and TV shows before you can finalize what to watch. This is a huge downside of the site as it takes up a lot of time to find the perfect movie without adequate filters.
Another downside of the site is that you aren’t shown the video quality of the movie on the main page. You are bound to be left upset if you were hoping for an HD print of the movie but find out that it is simply camera recorded.
CineBloom has worked it selves up the ranks of movie streaming sites and has become a very good alternative to SolarMovie. It doesn’t require you to sign up in order to start watching movies and TV shows, which significantly decreases the hassle involved for you in watching new movies and shows.
If you know which movie or TV show you want to watch, you can simply use the search tab to find that exact movie or TV show. Alternatively, you can go through the catalog of movies and TV shows available on the site.
Filters can be used to narrow down the options available, thus helping you explore and find new titles to watch. It has the latest movies and TV shows.
A major con of CineBloom is that it doesn’t show the quality of video on the main page. This leads to people being disappointed when they find low-quality videos on the actual page.
The biggest downside of CineBloom is the extensive number of ads they run. An ad opens every time you click on the site, which turns out to be insanely irritating.
Vexmovies is one of the most commendable alternatives to SolarMovie. It doesn’t require users to sign up in order to start viewing and has a large collection of movies in HD quality (along with other qualities). You don’t have to sign up in order to start viewing.
VexMovies has a neat little user interface which might look outdated to some people but does the job nonetheless. The search tab present in the top right corner of the main menu enables users to look up specific movies while clicking the “new movies” tab takes users straight to the latest additions to the site’s catalog.
You can choose movies according to the genre you want to watch through the “Watch Movies” tab. This is a handy feature for people who want to see movies of a particular type, such as comedy, action or romance, etc.
Additionally, the “advanced search” feature further narrows down options for viewers and helps them refine the movies available on the site. The movies can be filtered according to the year of release and the quality of the video as well.
The best thing about Vexmovies is that it doesn’t have ads. If you have got a basic ad blocker enabled on your browser, you can easily browse the entire site without being bothered by ads.
The biggest downside of Vexmovies is the absence of TV series/shows. A lot of viewers prefer to watch TV shows and the absence of that proves to be a letdown for all such people.
Vumoo has one of the biggest collections of movies and TV shows that you can watch online for free. Its player is well coded and enables you to watch movies without any significant hassle. You don’t have to sign up in order to start viewing.
You can find your desired movie by using the search tab. That’s probably the only way you can find specific movies because unfortunately, the site doesn’t have any mechanism to filter movies according to the genre, year of release or rating, etc.
If you can work your way through the site’s huge collection, Vumoo can turn out to be very useful for you. You can scroll through the Movies available on the site by clicking on the movies tab and then selecting the movie you want to watch.
The player allows you to select the video quality you want to watch the video at, thereby helping you in choosing the quality according to the bandwidth available or alternatively, you can leave it on auto (which is selected by default) in order to let the system decide the quality itself.
The player also has a convenient little feature which lets you rewind the video by 10 seconds. This proves to be very useful when you miss a few seconds of the film because of a text message or someone talking to you physically.
Vumoo is almost ad-free and doesn’t bother your viewing experience in this regard. This proves to be very useful as it lets you get straight to the movie or TV show you want to watch.
The primary drawback of this site is the absence of search filters. Without the ability to filter movies according to genre or year of release etc., viewers can be expected to be put off because of having to look through the entire catalog in order to find the right movie.
123 Movies has a simple interface and is a very good alternative to SolarMovie. It has content from different countries and has videos in all qualities (most of them being HD!). You don’t have to sign up in order to start viewing, getting you straight to the action.
Its top menu is neatly divided into a number of individual sections, such as movies, TV series, genre, country, etc. Trending movies and TV shows are highlighted in the trending tab.
You can search for your desired movie using the “search” option available on the top right-hand corner of the site. Alternatively, you can find the perfect movie or TV show using different filters.
You can filter content by genre and release year. While these are low in number when put up against competitors, at least they are there (sorry Vumoo)!
The player is quite sweet and has a number of commendable features. You can change the video quality to suit your bandwidth availability and can toggle between several subtitle options too. When paired together, both of these work towards the betterment of your viewing experience as a whole.
The player also has this nice little feature called “turn off the light”, which blackens the rest of the page and leads to a better viewing experience.
There are two drawbacks of 123 Movies. One is the abundance of ads and the second is the overall lack of speed on the site. You have to close a lot of ads before you can actually start to watch the movie while the site takes a lot of time to load, which turns out to be very annoying.
Watch Online Movies has turned out to be a great alternative to SolarMovie. This site is primarily for Hindi/Urdu speaking individuals as it has Bollywood movies along with Hollywood movies that have been dubbed into Hindi.
You don’t have to sign up in order to start viewing, thereby getting you straight to the movie.
You can use the search bar to find a specific movie or alternatively you can use the number of classifications available on the site to find the right movie for yourself.
The filters include the year of release, the genre, and even the actor or actress! Yes, you read that right! You can filter movies according to the actor or actress in the movie, thus showing you the movies with your favorite characters in it!
A large number of filters available on the site help you in finding the right movie within a short time span and also contributes to you watching movies that you actually want to, instead of being forced to watch a random movie that will only end up being a waste of your time.
The player is adequately equipped to deal with consumers of all bandwidths, be it good or bad. You can choose the quality of the video in order to better deal with bandwidth constraints so that you can watch your movie without being interrupted by the annoying buffering sign.
The biggest downside of the site is the excessive number of ads. They appear almost every time you click on the screen (anywhere on the site, basically) and contribute a lot to you getting worked up. These can be avoided to a minor extent using an Ad Block tool or extension.
BMovies is another good alternative to SolarMovie. It has content from different countries and has videos in all qualities (most of them being HD!). You don’t have to sign up in order to start viewing, letting you watch your favorite movies right away!
Its top menu is neatly divided into a number of individual sections, such as movies, TV series, genre, country, etc. You can hover above the movie’s title in order to see a short summary of the movie along with other details such as its cast and its IMDB rating etc.
You can search for your desired movie using the “search” option available on the top right-hand corner of the site. Alternatively, you can find the perfect movie or TV show using different filters. The filters include genre and year of release among a host of others.
BMovies has this “BMovies suggestions for you” tab which is really good. It shows you movies that are trending, that are featured, that have been users’ favorites and the ones with the highest IMDB ratings.
The player is smooth, quick and has a number of other praiseworthy features too. BMovies’ player also has the same feature as that of Vumoo which lets you rewind the video by 10 seconds. As mentioned before, this feature can come in to be really handy when you miss a few seconds of the video due to a text message, a call or because of someone talking to you during the movie.
The player also has this nice little feature called “turn off the light”, which blackens the rest of the page and leads to a better viewing experience.
BMovies actually don’t have a lot of ads, which is a very good thing and helps you watch movies in peace, i.e. without getting bugged by ads every time you click on the site (which makes the site significantly better than some of its competitors above).
Its main drawback is its slow loading speed. The actual pages don’t load swiftly, which leads to users being annoyed.
This sounds like a sibling of BMovies but it’s not. It is undoubtedly a good alternative to SolarMovies, boasting a large collection of movies and TV series. It has videos of all qualities, starting from camera recorded (CAM) videos to HD videos. It doesn’t require users to sign up, which further adds to the list of features of the site.
You can find the ideal movie for you easily on CMovies. If you’ve decided on a movie or TV show beforehand you can easily use the search bar to get direct results of that specific movie or show. Alternatively, you can use the filters to refine the site’s collection and find the right movie for yourself.
The filters available on the site enable you to refine the movies according to the genre, the year of release, the quality of the video and the country. This helps ensure you find the ideal movie for yourself.
After applying these filters, you can also choose to sort the results by most-viewed or top-rated at IMDB in order to see the best of the best!
The CMovies player has all the good features of players we’ve talked about above. It has the “Turn off the light” feature too, along with Vumoo and BMovies.
Additionally, you can choose the quality of the video according to the network you have. So if you have a slow internet connection, you can switch to a lower quality video in order to avoid the ever-annoying buffering sign.
It also has the rewind 10 seconds button, which means that CMovies cares about you too and doesn’t want you to miss the movie! This is extremely helpful when compared to sites that don’t have this feature as others might move back too much when selecting the right time they were previously on.
Another handy feature of the player is the subtitles tab. This lets you choose the subtitles for the movie and is especially helpful for people who can’t hear correctly or prefer to read what’s being said.
The biggest drawback of CMovies is the number of ads it has. Like some of its peers, CMovies also succumbs to the pressure of advertising and shows an ad every time a user clicks on the screen (again, anywhere on the site!).
These are the best alternatives to SolarMovies. Do try them out and let us know how you find them!