Putlocker was just one of many similar sites that allowed you to view movies and TV shows online.
Unfortunately, it was taken offline by the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in the UK. Shortly after, the domain was changed a couple times, and as of now, it’s currently using a .kz address (putlocker.kz).
There’s no telling how long it will last in its current form, however, which means it will go down again eventually.
That’s a huge buzzkill if you use it often to watch movies and content online. Luckily, there are quite a few additional sites you can use, either with similar libraries or better.
Bookmarking these sites will also ensure you have plenty of alternatives when one or more of them run into performance or access issues.
Use At Your Own Risk
Before diving in, it’s important to point out that many of these sites offer movies and shows, for free, which is illegal — it’s copyright infringement.
That’s exactly why Putlocker has been taken down in the past.
If you decide to use the websites listed below, consider the following:
- Your ISP (internet service provider) will see your traffic and may send you a cease and desist warning letter
- It’s best to use a VPN or virtual private network to mask your network traffic before using these sites
- Many of these sites have shady or undesirable pop-ups that can install malware on your system if you’re not careful
SolarMovie is one of the best — if not the all-time best — alternatives to Putlocker. The library is massive and grows constantly with new movies and content.
Streaming performance is great, as well as the myriad of file formats available for each movie.
Not to mention, the site is responsive and easy to use and works just fine on mobile or desktop.
Simple user interface? Check. Can you watch content without logging in? Check. Is it a good source for most of the latest movies and TV shows? Check.
Honestly, there’s not much else you can say about 123Movies, it’s a great alternative to Putlocker and there are a ton of movies and shows to watch.
You’ll notice many of these sites look similar, but that’s okay if it works don’t break [fix] it, right?
MegaShare has a carousel at the top with the most popular movies, separate movie and show directories and lots of fanfare.
But does it work well? Yes, it sure does. You can stream any of the movies with a variety of options, some in different quality streams depending on how recent and how many versions are available.
It also works great on mobile.
4. Los Movies
Despite what the name suggests, Los Movies is available in English but it does include a variety of subtitle options, offering everything from Croatian and Albanian to Swedish.
You’ll find all the latest movies and shows on the front page — nearly all in HD — with options to stream and download content. The built-in video player can be blocked by some ad-blockers, which is important to point out.
Otherwise, the site works great on both desktop and mobile.
The first thing you’ll notice about Moviewatcher — besides its robust library of movies — is that the site is organized well.
At the top, you’ll see a menu that allows you to sort content based on various categories, including genres, release year, and popularity.
The front page is organized in a similar way, with separate categories that offer easy browsing.
At the top is a section dedicated to movies still in theaters, then most viewed, newest added, and so on.
The site works great on both desktop and mobile.
Rainierland isn’t the cleanest site, but it definitely serves as an adequate alternative to Putlocker.
There are plenty of new and popular movies available, with integrated details like featured actors and actresses, as well as the option to watch trailers for related movies.
Ads are generally displayed on the top portion of the site across all pages.
PopcornFlix has been around for quite some time, almost as long as Putlocker. It’s also incredibly popular because it’s shared often on Facebook.
Most of the movies you’ll find in its library are older, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s filled to the brim with good stuff.
It works great on desktop and mobile via browsers, and there are mobile apps available for iOS and Android too.
GoMovies works great, like most everything else on this list and serves as a suitable alternative.
However, you will be served annoying pop-ups and ads throughout your visit, so keep that in mind.
Nothing special to mention here. Flixtor is like any of the other sites on the list with a growing library of streaming content, including all the latest movies and shows.
It works great and offers a ton of high-quality content.
As you can see, there are plenty of alternatives to Putlocker. This ensures that if one or even a couple of the sites go down, you still have others to fall back on.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to leave a comment and I’ll do my best to respond in a timely manner.