Wondering how to start entertaining yourself with your favorite movies and tv shows? You should give a first look at FMovies, a site that offers free movies and tv shows, but be careful it is a piracy site.
Entertainment has become a part of life and this is actually a great thing. After exhausting from office work, surely you will want to fresh your mood. You can’t watch what you want on TV without a subscription. Even if you have a subscription, it has a proper schedule for movies and TV shows.
The OTT platform’s popularity is growing rapidly after theatres shut down during the 2020 pandemic. Paid OTT platforms such as Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and a few more are offering great content libraries so the competition is ongoing between them. Every day they are bringing new and fresh content for all moods.
Some OTT platforms are offering content with less subscription charge while some are charging more. Their subscription charge is the main factor that not all entertainment lovers are subscribing to them. Instead, they are moving towards the free platform.
Free platforms are a great option. For example, Times Internet’s MX Player offers all its content including original tv shows without any charge. MX Player is also safe and completely legal. But their library is not great because they don’t have much foreign-language content.
Some free platforms such as Vumoo and FMovies have great content libraries with all language flavors from around the world. However, they offer pirated content and it is illegal, so the platform is dangerous.
What is FMovies?
FMovies is a free movie and tv show streaming website present on the internet with multiple proxy sites. This platform lets users watch and download entertainment content from all around the world across different genres. It is just up to you how you use FMovies for your favorite movies and TV shows.
Whether you like Hollywood, Chinese, Korean, or Japanese, you get all flavor here. You don’t have to stick with science fiction movies only, animation movies are also here. Sometimes these types of movies outperform other genres of movies.
The platform is free of charge and its owner doesn’t have any intention of charging in the future. Users have to enter the site and start streaming their favorite content. Though registration is not required to stream the contents, some of the FMovies proxy sites require registration to watch movies and TV shows in high-definition quality.
The case is the same for downloading. If the file size is less than 500MB, then the user can download it without any sign-up. However, if the file size is bigger, then sign-up is mandatory to download the contents.
FMovies’s series of proxy sites are options for us. If any particular site is not working in your country or is banned, try the other available proxy sites. Unfortunately, if none of the below sites works in your country, don’t rush. Use a VPN, I mean the best and free VPN. You can check our guide Look for These 10 Best VPN Features Before Choosing.
Remember these proxy sites are copyright infringement sites and it is dangerous. We will discuss it in the further section. For now, here is the list of proxy sites, or simply say it multi-domain sites.
I have tested the above sites and they are working perfectly and currently live on search engines such as Google, and Bing. The respective sites get updates on a daily basis as new and fresh contents come every day and that’s the only way to be on top.
FMovies’ homepage interface looks good and has a search bar on the front (in some proxy sites) while menus are at the top header. Though the interface looks good, pop-up ads appear in the top right corner.
These are annoying and bad because it mostly shows adult ads and keeps appearing again and again. The top movies are featured on the page while recommended and the latest movies and TV shows are listed below on the front page.
- Top IMDB-rated movies and TV shows
- Newly released movies and TV episodes
- Free of subscription charge
- Content request portal
- HD quality content
- Options to download movies and TV shows
- Multiple streaming servers
- Hassle-free streaming and no buffering
- Hollywood, Japanese, Chinese and Korean content
2. Multiple Genres
You don’t have to worry about the content library at FMovies. It has all possible genres of movies and TV shows on the platform, summing up to more than thousands of video content. Here is the genre listing.
Top and Trending Movies on FMovies
Movies are sorted out based on the latest and newly released featured movies. Recommended and trending movies are also listed based on the release date.
Here is the list of top IMDB movies on FMovies.
- Uncle Tom
- The Dark Knight
- Fight Club4
- Schindler’s List
- Forrest Gump
- The Matrix
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- The Godfather
- The Dark Knight Rises
- Django Unchained
Here are some featured movies of 2020 on the platform.
- Wonder Women 1984
- The Croods: A New Age
- The New Mutants
Top and Trending TV Shows on Vumoo
The top TV shows are based on the IMDB ratings while featured TV shows are based on the release date.
Here is the listing of some top IMDB-rated TV shows on the site.
- Game of Thrones
- Breaking Bad
- The Walking Dead
- Planet Earth 2
- Band of Brothers
- Stranger Things
- The Hunt
- True Detective
- Prison Break
- House of Cards
- Black Mirror
- Death Note
Here are some latest released TV shows of 2020 on the site.
- The Expanse
- Your Honor
- The Outpost
- Star Trek: Discovery
How does FMovies Works?
FMovies is simply a website (better say piracy site) that plays the media content. Though it plays the video content on the platform but doesn’t host any of the video files on its server. This platform links the media contents which are already present in third-party services.
These third-party services don’t own or have legal authority over those files. They never produce content by themselves except by reproducing or illegally making available the copyrighted content. So, the FMovies also don’t own those files, they only link to the pirated content available on third-party servers/services.
Top 10 FMovies Alternatives
There are various free online movie and TV show streaming sites available, but only a few are great in comparison to the content library with FMovies. However, all the available sites fall under piracy sites, and must not be used to avoid criminal offenses.
Here are the alternative lists and we will discuss them in great detail in other articles.
- PopCorn Time
The platform is very popular for its free service with more than 7M Google search volume. I checked the popularity level on Alex.com. It is a website that provides a statistical analysis of websites’ performance by taking various parameters into consideration.
I was just surprised after seeing that it has a 2043 rank in global internet engagement with a 3:57 average daily time on the site. You can read the full Alexa report here.
Is FMovies Safe?
We can’t say that the site is completely safe, upon close observation we found that it has a few issues and problems. When you click on a movie or TV show or even at blank spaces, most probably it will redirect to third-party sites(sometimes ads and sometimes unknown sites).
This redirection is not safe at all because we don’t know the nature of the website where it redirects. Those websites can hurt our system by injecting malware, and viruses.
Adult ads are also appearing on the top right corner of the sites and this is bad. These adult stream ads keep popping up even if you close them. This is a bad way to earn money and we suggest that better try other platforms where these types of ads are not being shown.
Is FMovies Legal?
No, FMovies is not legal and falls under illegal sites that offer or let users stream pirated content. We have earlier talked that FMovies doesn’t produce or own any content rather they link to media files hosted on third-party services or better say servers.
Due to the piracy nature, it has faced many challenges in the past. Many countries including India had ordered ISPs to ban the sites in the past. Also, Google blocked in the year 2016 from appearing in the search results. Filipino media and entertainment group ABS-CBN filed a lawsuit against FMovies in October 2017 and the platform was ordered to pay $210,000.
Though FMovies is a great alternative to the paid OTT platform if it comes to streaming movies and TV shows. With the optional feature of download being an advantage, users can enjoy as much as they wish. While keeping in mind that it is a piracy site and streaming illegal content is a criminal offense in almost all countries.
Our strongest recommendation is that avoid the use of such platforms rather than choose a subscription-based platform that offers legal content.
Note:- TechnologyCatch and its author do not aim to promote or allow piracy in any way. Indeed piracy is an act of crime and is considered a serious offense under the Copyright Act of 1957. Only visitors are fully responsible if they visit such pirated sites. We further suggest you not to encourage or engage in piracy in any form.