There’s no reason a movie night has to cost an arm and a leg. With hundreds of free streaming channels available on the Roku platform, including Crackle, Popcornflix, and Snagfilms, it’s easy to find something for everyone. If you’re looking for an oldie but a goodie, check out the original Night of the Living Dead (zombies looked very different in 1968!). For a family night, Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown is a classic flick that’s sure to entertain all ages.
Note: these movies and TV shows are available as of 8/15/16 and are subject to change.
- Night of the Living Dead (FilmRise, OVGuide, Popcornflix, Premiere, Snagfilms) There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea
- Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (Popcornflix) The Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, and they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies.
- The Nutty Professor (Crackle) Grossly overweight professor Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight, takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith
- See No Evil, Hear No Evil (Crackle) Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening. Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder
- The Blues Brothers (Crackle) Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd