After becoming a mecca for everything from fan sobbing to music videos and pirated films, YouTube finally decided to get into the legit film rental business. Sundance films were offered up for a small fee, but it was deemed a flop, having less than 1500 rentals for five films. They followed that up with allowing filmmakers to put up their own films and charge a rental fee. Now, after the money aspects seem lackluster at best -- especially in a world with unlimited Netflix streaming "rentals" -- YouTube has jumped into the free market, fueling films with commercial interruptions.

Though, as The New York Times pointed out earlier this year, there has been some free, older titles on the site for a while, YouTube is now primed to battle Hulu and other free-film sites with their own selections. Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of B and C schlock on the list, and many movies already available on free platforms, which we've detailed in our on-going Free Flick of the Day (Open Your Eyes, Smiley Face). But there are some gems to check out as well. Hit the jump and dig in.
categories Features, Cinematical