How to Download Films

There are more ways than ever to watch your favorite films, whether streaming them or taking them on-the-go using a personal media player. High-speed Internet has made it easy for users to download large video files at home. If you want to skip the line at your local video store, there are several companies that allow you to purchase and download movies online.

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Choose a site offering legal movie downloads. Many popular movies can be purchased on iTunes or Roxio's CinemaNow service, among other sites. There are also sites from which you can legally download older movies that are in the public domain. Emol.org and the Internet Archive both offer hundreds of classic films and cartoons for free.

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Conduct a search for the movie that you want to download. You can search the film by name or browse by genre.

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Click on the name of the film that you want and add it to your cart. If you are finished browsing, click on the check-out button and pay for your purchase. The movie will either start downloading immediately after purchase, or you may be prompted to click on a link to initiate the download.