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Who doesn't enjoy a comfortable night at home with some quality time just between you and your computer? Pretty sure everyone has those days (it's certainly my resting state), and now I'm going to make it even easier to do your best sloth impression and pull up a movie.

It's no surprise that movies are on YouTube in their entirety, but no one wants to go through the irksome digging around to find the ones that don't skip or get obscured by Greek subtitles. After thorough investigation, I've stumbled on the greatest options (from horror to documentaries to dramas) that are currently available on the wonderful site.

Here's a list of the best full-length movies you can watch right now on YouTube:


Why you should check it out: Nosferatu is the original vampire movie. If you have even a passing interest in horror, this movie is worth your time. A silent movie from 1922 (yes, it's old and quiet, but I promise it's good!), Nosferatu is an unauthorized telling of the Dracula story and introduced international audiences to a haunting character that has remained onscreen for decades.

Watch it here: Nosferatu

Edward Scissorhands

Why you should check it out: Edward Scissorhands is one of the most peculiar, thoughtful, and unique stories that Tim Burton has ever offered us, with cast of colorful characters and a neighborhood full of pastels to match. Johnny Depp and Winona Rider turn in two of the most iconic performances of their career, making this one a must-see for any mood.

Watch it here: Edward Scissorhands

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Why you should check it out: If you like his other movies like Traffic, Contagion, and Ocean's Eleven, then you have to watch Steven's Soderbergh's directorial debut that one him the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. An impeccable cast and a well-crafted script come together for an amazingly complicated film about human interaction. Plus, the movie helped put independent films in the 1990s on the map, helping to spur the careers of Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith.

Watch it here: Sex, Lies, and Videotape

The Equalizer

Why you should check it out: First of all, I feel like this movie just came out last week, so I feel like that's enough of enticement to watch in the comfort of your home. Secondly, The Equalizer stars Denzel Washington as a retired black ops government operative committed to justice and Chloe Grace Moretz as a victim of sex trafficking that turns to Washington for help.

Watch it here: The Equalizer

Bloody Sunday

Why you should check it out: This is the director of the Bourne series and [Captain Phillips](movie:267936), Paul Greengrass, making a movie about a momentous day in world history, 1972's Bloody Sunday. The movie is violent, political, and complex, making it a powerful and effective tribute to the real life event.

Watch it here: Bloody Sunday

The Evil Dead

Why you should check it out: This is Sam Raimi's cult classic that led to a media franchise complete with sequels, comic books, and video games. The Evil Dead created enough buzz to launch Raimi's career toward Spider-Man. Plus, even after all these years there are legitimately terrifying moments with the perfect horror premise.

Watch it here: The Evil Dead

Django Unchained

Why you should check it out: Jamie Foxx stars as a slave determined to free his long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) from a pompously evil plantation owner (Leonardo Dicaprio) in this stylized Western. It's Tarantino, so you know you're never going to be bored, and it includes an amazing performance by Christoph Waltz, who plays Django's companion and mentor.

Watch it here: Django Unchained

Born into Brothels

Why you should check it out: Because sometimes you're just in the mood for a heart-wrenching but informative Oscar-winning documentary. This one's about children in Calcutta who are born to prostitutes in the red light district. Powerful, moving, and ultimately inspiring, Born into Brothels will stay with you you long after viewing.

Watch it here: Born into Brothels

The Brave Little Toaster

Why you should check it out: A little TOASTER who is brave goes on a journey with a bunch of other animated inanimate objects. What more do you really need to know? This is a cute, talking toaster, people. Plus, I bet most of you have already seen this and just needed a little push to set aside the next 90 minutes of your life. Well, consider this a friendly shove.

Watch it here: The Brave Little Toaster

The Village

Why you should check it out: Okay, so M. Night Shyamalan has had few misses lately (I will never forgive that adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender), but hear me out on this one. You've got Adrien Brody, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas-Howard, and Sigourney Weaver living in a small, isolated village during the 19th century, but of course, not all is as it seems. In true Shyamalan fashion, there's a psychological twist at the end (one that I ultimately found satisfying).

Watch it here: The Village

Cast Away

Why you should check it out: Tom Hanks ends up on an island all by his lonesome and decidedly answers the proverbial question, "If you had to bring one thing to a deserted island, what would it be?" Turns out the answer is a volleyball named after two-thirds of Wilson Philips.

Watch it here: Cast Away

AND there you have it! Some incredible movies you can access instantly.

The wonder of the internet. A word to the wise: get 'em while they're hot because movies often don't stay on Youtube for very long. So, are you checking out these awesome options or what?


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