123 Movies: Your All Questions Answered

123 Movies site or 123movies website: is it safe and legit? Will this site give me a virus? Why 123movies website is not working? What is the new site for 123movies? etc.

These are some of the common questions that I was asked quite often and as a blogger, I felt my responsibility to address these questions.


So, today I’m gonna answer each and every question of yours related to this particular topic i.e. 123movies website. Please make sure you read this article till the end.

What is 123movies site?

Started in 2015 in Vietnam, 123movies site was the most popular site for downloading and streaming movies, TV shows, and other entertainment content for free till the year 2018.

123Movies, GoMovies, GoStream, MeMovies, 123movieshub, these are some other names of the same site operated by the same network of people. It was called the world’s “most popular illegal site” by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in March 2018. After that, it got shut down after several copyright complaints.

Is 123movies site legit?

No, surely not. As per the copyright laws, no any website or platform is allowed to publish someone else’s work without any prior written agreement (or consent) of the creator.

This way, it is quite obvious that the 123movies site was not legit. And obviously, that’s why they had multiple complaints and had to shut down.

Is 123movies safe?

123movies or any other site involved in publishing pirated content is already doing illegal activities. So, the trustworthiness of such sites automatically goes to the bottom.

Most of such kinds of sites use third-party advertising networks for monetization. These advertising networks are mostly used by those who can’t promote themselves using legit ways.

These Ads might contain multiple redirection links which might lead a user to a strange website having explicit content. Some pop-ups and ads on such websites may show you warnings or ask you to download some unknown files/Applications etc that are ultimately harmful to your computer or phone.

So, beware of downloading any file or clicking on any such links.

Is it illegal to use 123Movies site?

Yes, as per various IT Acts. (Cyber Laws), publishing or consuming any pirated content from the web is considered a criminal offense.

Will 123movies give me a virus

Yes, Sites like 123movies use third-party advertising networks to monetize their efforts. These networks use various methods including Adware injection into the victim’s device.

Can 123movies hack your phone

Not certainly but there is a possibility. They just want to make money. When you visit their site, watch ads, or click any link, they make money. There is no active intention to hack your phone but they are not trustworthy. Hence there is a possibility of adware, or spyware injection into your phone.

Hope the above article gave you a quick overview of the website 123movies and answered all of your questions. If you have still any questions in mind, just write to me at susan@thewildmedia.com.