123Movies: What is it and is it legal?

WARNING: 123Movies is illegal to access and use

What is 123Movies

123Movies is one of the world’s most frequently searched illegal Movie & TV Show streaming sites. Despite being shut down by the governments, it keeps coming back online just with a new domain name. The main reason (in my opinion) as to why 123Movies is popular is because it has been said that there is a wide range of new movies on the site (sometimes even movies that are in the theatre).

When did 123Movies launch?

The first appearance of 123Movies was in 2015-2016 according to Wikipedia. Since then, it has changed name and domain several times.

Is it legal?

123Movies is completely illegal in all countries. It directly links to copyrighted data which is a breach of important laws in many different countries. It is illegal for both the operator of the website(s) and the consumer of the content. For this reason, I recommend that you use a regulated and legal streaming service like Netflix – better safe than sorry!

Just how popular is it?

At its peak, it’s said that 123Movies had 98 million users. To put that in perspective, it is around 50% more than the population of the United Kingdom. That’s a lot of people!

Who founded 123Movies?

No one is really sure who founded 123Movies, although it has been said that it began in Vietnam. It’s not surprising that the founders have not come forward as they would almost definitely go to jail.

Is it safe to use?

Not only is it illegal to use 123Movies, but it can also be extremely unsafe for you to use the website(s). This is because whenever you watch a video, you are subject to advertisements which may cause a virus to be downloaded on your device. You should stay clear of this website and related ones at any time.

How does 123Movies make money?

123Movies’ main revenue generation method is through the placement of advertisements on the site. These ads are not only displayed on the sidebars but 123Movies also automatically opens a new window with ad content when you click anything on the website.

123Movies Alternatives

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Here is a list of some popular 123Movies alternatives:

  • Putlocker
  • Vumoo
  • FMovies
  • Solar Movie
  • Snag Films
  • BMovies
  • Popcorn Time
  • Yesmovies