Options. Most small towns or neighborhoods may only have a few video rental stores for you to choose from and most with more or less the same selection and pricing. When you rent movies online, you have more options at your disposal. You are free to choose a DVD by mail or instant top movie download streaming provider and if you don’t like their selection or service you can try out a host of other providers. None of them have long term contracts to bind you to their service.

You should, however, do your homework, researching these online companies thoroughly. Look out for and be aware of the fine print. There may be some of the smaller online rental companies out there charging up to $1.50 per movie for additional viewing.

Movie Online You can have movie marathons of your favorite movies. One night our family had a Jackie Chan film festival and we got take out Chinese food to go along with the movies. During the summer every week we rented a famous musical because my daughter loves to dance and she enjoyed seeing the dancing. Of course during the holidays you will want to rent the holiday classics and have hot cocoa and sugar cookies. I don’t what kind of food you would have with science fiction movies but it sure would be interesting to work on that menu. We also spent one cold winter day watching the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Storylines. A little bit of reading – and you know what this all is about… except for what happened in the very end. By the way, what do you expect it to be?

Most companies work on 3 basic plans where you can rent 1, 2 or 3 movies at a time for a flat monthly fee usually around $8.99, $13.99 or $16.99. So you can hold 1, 2 or 3 movies at any one time. If you finish one movie, and want another, you must return one to get the next one.

Convenience. Your local video outlet or convenience store will never be as easy for you as when you rent movies online. Bottom line – shopping for an online movie rental from your computer, tablet or TV means you never have to leave the house for movie night again. And online movie rental providers are open 24/7 which means, you can rent movies online anytime you want, day or night, from just about anywhere. Instant video streaming services allow you to choose a movie and start watching right away. DVD by mail services will deliver movies to your mailbox, for free, within 1 – 3 days.

Many people still consider movie watching a great way of relaxing and having a good time. If you are one of those people who enjoy watching movies and do so every time you get a chance, you probably already know that the days when you waited in line at the video store only to find that the movie you wanted to see was not on stock are over. Or at least they should be. Online movie rentals have been available for quite some time now, and more and more people prefer this form of renting movies, as it is more convenient.

Online movie forums thrive because it’s a cool way for viewers to become a movie critic from their computer and express their uncensored audience opinion. That is one of things I love about the social medium. The Internet allows people to enjoy freedom of speech, even when it’s just about posting about a movie. I trust the opinions of people that post in forums more than paid movie critics. Most paid movie critics focus on reviewing studio films, art house fare, or offbeat films with known Hollywood stars in them.