How To Watch The Fifty Shades Of Grey Movies Streaming For Free

Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele kiss in the elevator in fifty shades of grey
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Anyone who pays attention to pop culture will surely remember a time when just about all anyone could talk about was Fifty Shades of Grey. As the first in a trilogy, the erotic romance novel by E.L. James (who was said to have clashed with Dakota Johnson on the film’s set) pretty much set the world on fire (becoming the most popular book of its decade) after it was released in 2011, and its tale of the deepening relationship between a college senior and a young, rich (and very hot) businessman was so filled with explicit sex (that required modesty underwear) that leaned heavily into BDSM practices that it either shocked or delighted (or, frequently did both) for many who read the book or even just heard about it from those who indulged in the naughty tale. 

The film adaptation, which starred Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and debuted four years after the book was released, quickly became a massive hit, with the sequels (Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed) making the franchise as a whole one of the biggest R-rated franchises in history, with all three movies raking in over $1.3 billion worldwide. Luckily, if you would either like to revisit the steamy story of Ana and Christian as they fall in love while he helps the young woman begin to explore her submissive side, or enjoy the eroticism for the very first time, you can now see all of the Fifty Shades of Grey movies streaming for free, on an ad-supported streamer. Below, we’re going to break down how you can do just that for each movie, so let’s get down to the dirty business!

How To Watch Fifty Shades Of Grey Streaming

Here we go; the story that started it all. Fifty Shades of Grey was based on the very first novel in James’ very popular trilogy (though there are several differences), where we followed along with the tale of Anastasia Steele’s sexual awakening at the hands (and floggers… and restraints…) of Christian Grey. The movie was a hit at the box office, and also made major stars out of now friends Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, despite much of the reception for the film going in the same, not completely positive, direction as that of the novel upon which it was based. But, for those who want to look back at this time in movie history, Tubi now has the film as a part of its library of free movies available to stream. And, you can also rent or buy the film on Amazon.

Stream Fifty Shades of Grey on Tubi.
Rent/buy Fifty Shades of Grey on Amazon.

How To Watch Fifty Shades Darker Streaming

Fifty Shades Darker came along in 2017, two years after the first film, to make sure that everyone could keep the (sometimes pantless) party going. The stars returned to their beloved roles, and we watched as Ana and Christian’s relationship grew while he opened up to her about his traumatic past, and they faced threats from some outside forces. Because Tubi knows what it’s doing, you can also stream the second movie in the trilogy for free on the site.

Stream Fifty Shades Darker on Tubi.
Rent/buy Fifty Shades Darker on Amazon.

How To Watch Fifty Shades Freed Streaming

What would the first two Fifty Shades movies be without 2018's Fifty Shades Freed? Incomplete, that’s what! This film sees the end of the story of Ana and Christian’s BDSM-heavy romance, with protective buddies Johnson and Dornan once again coming aboard for the sexy finale, which follows the couple as they deal with yet more dangers from their past. You know what’s coming next, right? Head on over to Tubi to wrap up your streaming binge of the franchise!

Stream Fifty Shades Freed on Tubi.
Rent/buy Fifty Shades Freed on Amazon.

There you have it, folks! The complete guide for how you can now watch all of the Fifty Shades of Grey movies streaming. Enjoy the pleasure, and the pain, whenever you like!

Adrienne Jones
Senior Content Creator

Yennefer's apprentice, Gilmore Girl; will Vulcan nerve pinch pretty much anyone if prompted with cheese...Yes, even Jamie Fraser.