Under the name of Popcorn times a streaming provider for films has entered the market that operates outside the mainstream. Incidentally, it has nothing to do with “Popcorn Time”, the illegal streaming service for pirated copies. The offer from Neubiberg near Munich mainly includes relatively unknown and, above all, old films. Like me already in the latest Sir Apfelot newsreel noted: From silent films (for example “Buster Keaton” strips or “20.000 Leagues Under the Sea” from 1916) to current B and C movies from the 21st century, there is a lot; but not a blockbuster. An interesting offer for film nerds.
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Popcorntimes - These are the top films
Popcorntimes works as a free streaming service. But that's not all: there is no need to register to watch the individual films. As with YouTube videos, you simply click on the title you want on the website of the offer, click on Play on the film subpage and off you go. "Popcorntimes works with film distributors and rights holders to provide you with thousands of feature films from the 1910s to 2010s, financed by advertising“, It says on the info page.
The following titles are currently displayed under the "Top Films" menu item:
- "The Lost World" from 1925
- "A Gunfight - Rivals of Death" from 1971
- "Master of Heroes" from 1976
- "Headline Story" from 1951
- "The Iron Mask" from 1929
- As well as other titles: Emergency landing in space (1964), The story of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1968), Scrooge (1970), Little Fish (2005) and many more
More movie filters for popcorn times streaming
Popcorntimes isn't as extensive as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Joyn or similar providers, but that's not bad. Useful filters can be reached via the menu at the top of the page. In addition to the top films, you can also choose “New in the program” and “Genres”. The selectable genres are: silent film, history, documentary, romance, technology and science, animation, family, horror, history, war, sports, animal and nature documentaries, Bollywood, TV film, travel, sports, cuisine and food, music & musicals, short films and health. If you are looking for current blockbusters, you will at least find their announcement under the menu item "Kinotrailer";)
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