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The best free movies on Netflix and Amazon to watch while you’re stuck inside today

The weather outside is frightful, but inside we have high-speed Internet connections and an excuse to stay on the couch all day … so what’s the problem, exactly?

We scoured Netflix and Amazon Prime for the best movies to watch during the Icepocalypse (or whatever people have chosen to call this thing). All of the movies from Amazon Prime and Netflix are free with a subscription; Amazon, Google Play and iTunes also offer approximately a zillion more movies, if you’re willing to fork over a few dollars for the rental.

With all this great free stuff to see, let it snow!

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games.” (Handout)

New-ish releases

The Avengers (2012), Amazon Prime

The Bling Ring (2013), Amazon Prime

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), Amazon Prime

Frances Ha (2012), Netflix

The Hunger Games (2012), Amazon Prime

In the Loop (2008), Amazon Prime

Not Fade Away (2012), Netflix

The Reader (2009), Amazon Prime

Alan Ruck and Matthew Broderick in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” (Paramount Home Entertainment)


American Psycho (2000), Netflix

Clerks (1994), Amazon Prime

Clueless (1995), Amazon Prime

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Amazon Prime

Fargo (1996), Amazon Prime

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Amazon Prime

Heathers (1989), Netflix

The Italian Job (2003), Amazon Prime

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Amazon Prime

The Last Emperor (1998), Amazon Prime

Miss Congeniality (2000), Amazon Prime

Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Amazon Prime

Resevoir Dogs (1992), Amazon Prime

Zoolander (2001), Amazon Prime

The Lorax (voiced by Danny Devito) in a scene from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” (Universal Pictures/AP)

Kids’ movies

The Adventures of TinTin (2011), Amazon Prime

The Goonies (1985), Amazon Prime

Hugo (2011), Amazon Prime

The Lorax (2012), Netflix

Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo in “The Artist.” (Weinstein Co./Associated Press)

Valentine’s Day appropriate movies

Amelie (2001), Amazon Prime

The Artist (2011), Netflix

Blue Valentine (2010), Netflix

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Amazon Prime

Brokeback Mountain (2005), Netflix

Like Crazy (2011), Netflix

Say Anything (1989), Netflix

Shakespeare in Love (1998), Amazon Prime

West Side Story (1961), Netflix

Caitlin Dewey is The Post’s digital culture critic. Follow her on Twitter @caitlindewey or subscribe to her daily newsletter on all things Internet. (



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