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11 Best Free Stock Video Sites in 2021

11 Best Free Stock Video Sites in 2021

Bet you didn't know it is incredibly easy to find free and high-quality stock videos. If you're looking for the best stock video sites, you'll love today's post.

I think you will agree when I say: creating video content is a Herculean task. There are just so many things to do at any given moment.

Everything between conceptualizing, shooting, editing, and uploading video is difficult to do for all but the best video creators.

Without big video production teams, many small businesses struggle to create great video content for their online assets.

Here is where free stock video sites come in to save the day. With free stock videos, you can easily bring your projects to life, without paying a dime.

Just ensure you avoid copyright infringement when using free stock videos and you're good to rock and roll.

That said, we cover 10 of the best free video stock sites for 2021 and beyond. All sites on our list provide high-quality stock videos you can use in your projects without shelling out a cent.

Enjoy to the end and let us know your favorite free stock video site :)

Top 10 Free Stock Websites for 2021 & Beyond

We've ordered the list in no particular order; each website you find here is a quality provider of free stock videos in all manner of categories. Just browse around, find what you need for your project, download the video, and thank me later :)


Pexels free stock videos

Pexels is one of the most popular free stock video sites around. You're probably familiar with the website since they also offer a wide range of free stock photos, which is perfect if you are looking for one site from where to source both photos and videos.

The free stock video site offers you tons of video content provided by the Pexels community. You will find all sorts of free HD videos on Pexels, making it a rich source of videos in a wide range of categories.

Pexels offers you exactly what you need to create social media posts, promotional ads, video content for your website, and everything in between. The best part is all the stock videos on Pexels are free to use.

If you're the creative type and want a beautiful collection of hand-picked videos, you'll feel right at home on Pexels.

License: Creative Commons Zero (CC0) i.e., public domain license

Attribution: Not required


Mixkit free stock video assets

Brought to you by Envato (a leading creator of several popular marketplaces), Mixkit is a cocktail of a stock video site. What does that even mean, hombre?

Well, Mixkit offers you more than just free stock videos. They also offer you free stock music, sound effects, and video templates to help you hit the ground running.

Pretty nice, huh?

Now, you don't have to run around looking for various assets for your video project; Mixkit offers you it all on a silver platter. All you have to do is download the assets you enjoy and start creating.

Mixkit is quite a varied collection, offering you thousands of free stock videos in a variety of categories including (but not limited to) nature, business, people, technology, Halloween, food, love, animals and so much more.

You are free to use stock videos on Mixkit for commercial or personal purposes. If necessary, you can purchase an Envato Elements subscription to unlock royalty-free content.

License: Mixkit custom licenses (Check with each asset you'd like to use)

Attribution: Not required


Biteable premium stock videos

Biteable might not be as well-known as some of the other names on this list, but it’s every bit as powerful. Their super clean interface makes finding (and editing!) the perfect video clip a breeze.

You can get started for free and you’ll have access to their 1.8 million stock clips, images, studio quality animations, and royalty-free music. You’ll also be able to take advantage of their editing tool, but you might choose to upgrade to a paid tier to get rid of watermarks.

Biteable is used by the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Disney, Samsung, BBC, Salesforce… I could keep going but you get the point!

One of the unique things that Biteable offers is free tutorials on how to make various forms of content ranging from real estate promo videos, to Facebook ads, to Twitch intros, to video resumes. You should seriously check those guides out!

License: Videos can be used for commercial use except for in cinema/film; videos cannot be resold

Attribution: Not required


Pixabay free stock video footage and clips

It is hard to ignore Pixabay when you talk about free stock video sites. Why? Because it's an enormous collection of thousands of free stock video clips and footage perfect for commercial and personal use.

Offering you different video resolutions, including 4K and HD, Pixabay means business when it comes to stock video content. The clips are of high quality and cover many categories such as nature, people, space, cities, and the list goes on and on.

The Pixabay stock video site is a thrill to use, with a search box that finds the perfect shot from an ever-expanding database. You can also find videos by category, resolution, or effects.

Pixabay offers you a wide range of videos for all projects you have in mind. The sheer number of available videos is impressive, and the quality is top-notch.

License: Pixabay custom license (You can freely use Pixabay stock videos for commercial and personal purposes)

Attribution: Not required

Life of Vids

Life of Vids free videos, clips, and loops

Are you looking to get free stock videos for your social media campaigns? If that is a resounding yes, you'll fall head-over-heels in love with Life of Vids.

Life of Vids is a beautiful collection of free stock videos, clips, and loops curated by Leeroy, a Canadian web agency.

There are absolutely zero copyright restrictions. That means you can use each video on Life of Vids in commercial and personal projects without a care in the world.

At the same time, you can redistribute only 10 videos on other sites. That's because the creators at Leeroy don't want you to upload their entire collection to another website. That wouldn't be so nice, now would it be?

Life of Vids features some of the best free stock videos I've seen. The videos are carefully created, and the quality is divine. You can't go wrong with free stock videos from Life of Vids.

It appears they host most of their videos on Vimeo but downloading from the website is as simple as hitting the Download button at the bottom of the video players.

License: Custom license

Attribution: Not required but always appreciated :)


Videvo free stock video footage

With over 185k free and premium stock video clips, Videvo is a force to be reckoned with as far as video sites go. And just like Mixkit, they offer you other stock assets including motion graphics, music tracks, and sound effects.

Stock videos on Videvo are created by contributors and Videvo's in-house team. As such, you get a wide variety of high-quality video content, which is probably why some stock videos are strictly premium downloads.

Still, you get a wide selection of free stock videos for all types of projects, commercial or personal. They have varying licenses for each video, so be sure to check before downloading.

Finding free stock videos on Videvo is incredibly easy since the clips are organized in categories. Additionally, each file comes with a lot of information, giving you the chance to pick exactly what works for your project.

License: Royalty-free, Creative Commons 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

Attribution: Required for some videos

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Distill, free, curated HD video for creatives

Made by Create the Bridge, a full-service digital creative agency based in McAllen, Texas, Distill is a fantastic source of HD stock videos. The free stock video site features a growing collection of ultra-sharp video footage.

Distill was made by creatives for creatives and features carefully curated video that you can use in personal or commercial projects. Use the video freely without attribution, although a backlink to the site is always appreciated.

If you don't want to scour the internet every time you need a free video, Distill has your back with its subscription-based approach. Sign up with your email address and they will send you 10 videos every 10 days. Nice.

The new Distill website is still in beta, but it shows true potential to grow into something big, so don't miss your chance. With a rapidly expanding collection, Distill promises you high-quality video content that helps you to stand out from the crowd.

License: Custom license

Attribution: Not required but always appreciated


Dareful, completely free 4k stock video

The free stock videos on Dareful.com were shot by Joel Holland, the founder of Storyblocks, a premium stock video website. The video content on Dareful is brilliant and available to download and use "...any way you want, forever! You never pay a dime."

And while the collection is not as big as what you'd get on larger websites, they are all beautifully shot 4K videos. The videos are perfect for personal and commercial use. Downloading the videos is as simple as hitting a single button.

Dareful is a brilliant personal collection, meaning you're getting highly unique videos you won't get elsewhere. That means you have a lot of original video content for your next project.

License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)

Attribution: Required


Videezy, free hd stock footage and 4k videos

Videezy, which is part of the Eezy Network, offers you an extensive selection of top-quality HD and 4K stock videos. The website provides both free and premium stock photos.

But that's not all; Videezy goes a mile further with a huge catalog of other stock assets, including vectors, brushes, backgrounds, and after-effects. As such, you don't have to visit another stock website for said assets.

The premium plan offers you more stock videos and a commercial use license, but the free collection should suffice for most creatives. At the same time, keep in mind that free stock videos require attribution.

Videezy is a remarkable source of free and premium stock videos, but before you spring for the premium plan, it's advisable to check out the other free video sites on today's list.

License: Videezy Standard License

Attribution: Required for free stock videos. Not required for premium stock videos


Splitshire, free stock video

Whether you want extraordinary drone footage of mountains, storm timelapse videos, or a romantic old boat at sea, Splitshire is your best bet. The free video site captures nature in its true colors and shows you human activity in ways never seen before.

That's right; videos on Splitshire are well-composed and of high quality. The videos are useful in many scenarios, whether commercial or personal. We must laud the videographers because it's clear they took time to create videos on Splitshire.

It's a fabulous collection of free stock videos that you'll want to bookmark for the future. It's not clear how often the creators upload videos, but you can never go wrong with this stock video site.

License: Splitshire Standard License

Attribution: Not required


Focastock, free videos and templates for commercial use

And bringing up the rear is Focastock, a free stock video site with a robust selection of amazing videos perfect for any project, commercial or personal. All videos on Focastock are released under the CC0 license, meaning you're free to use them however you want without attribution.

While they don't have as many videos as the other contenders on this list, they have a sizable number of hobbyist videos in multiple categories. Plus, they also offer you templates, stock photos, social media graphics, and wallpapers to complete your video project.

Focastock wouldn't be my first choice considering the other free stock sites on our list, but it makes a terrific addition to an already impressive list. The CC0 license also means you have no copyright issues to worry about as you work on your project.

License: Creative Commons Zero (CC0)

Attribution: Not required

Final Thoughts

In the days of yore, you had to work extremely hard to find great stock videos. There was a limited number of free stock video sites and unclear licensing that meant spending a lot of money or landing in a courtroom.

Nowadays, things a lot different (and better) with the emergence of multiple free stock video sites. I mean, who would have thought someone would create videos and hand them out for free?

With the commitment and effort that goes into creating video, you might think you can't find a great (and free) stock video to bring life to your project. But nothing is further from the truth.

As we've learned here today, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of free stock video sites ready to be discovered. Our list is merely the tip of the iceberg. Still, all the above free stock video sites offer you plenty of videos for whatever project you have in mind, commercial or personal.

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