It is 2020 and thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, most of us are confined to the comfort of our homes for longer hours than we are used to. Forced to socially distance ourselves from the rest of the world, but physically distancing does not mean that we do not have contact with the rest of the world as we keep up through social media and movies.
If you are reading this article, you probably want to find out if Fmovies is safe or if there are other sites you can download movies from. The top priority for most people downloading movies off the internet is that they do not unknowingly download viruses or malware into their computers and this is a valid point.
Some of the things you can do to stay safe while streaming movies on the internet are-
1. Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network)
A good VPN secures your internet connection, protects your privacy and conceals your identity. It is of the utmost importance when streaming movies online or even generally accessing the internet.
2. Install a good antivirus
This helps protect your computer when or if you download a virus.
3. Install adblocker plugins
This is important especially for sites that run ads and have one popping up every other second.
There are a lot of movie streaming websites online most of which you don’t have to pay or even sign up to be legible to use. One of such is Fmovies.
What is Fmovies?
Fmovies was launched in 2016 and is available worldwide except in countries like Australia, Sweden and India. It boasts of a clean corporate feel, zero ads, fewer broken links and most importantly, a large database of movies, tv shows all at zero cost to the user.
What is Fmovies official site?
Fmovies have been forced to change domain more than once to avoid getting censored and there are lots of copycats out there, some of which only want to make money or download malicious content into your system. As of March 2020, the official Fmovies site is fmovies.to
Other mirror sites include –
Does Fmovies host pirated content?
Well, technically, Fmovies does not host pirated content on their site but they provide links that could redirect their users to some of these sites hosting pirated content, explicit malicious content and adware.
Using Fmovies means that you are aware that you could be guilty of infringing copyrights depending on the country.
Alternatives to Fmovies
There are lots of alternatives to Fmovies when it comes to movie streaming, some of them even official. some of these alternatives include –
This is an app that allows you to stream movies in HD for free into your phones or computer.
2. Playbox HD
The Playbox app like the Moviebox allows you to download movies into your device. With Playbox, all you see is what you get as you do not have to pay, upgrade to get any additional features and like it says on the name you get to download HD movies.
With Crackle, you can stream shows and movies for free especially old classics like ‘All in the family” and “Who’s the boss”.
They offer high quality original scripted content and is home to tv shows like Snatch and Sequined.
You can use Crackle without signing up but signing-up offers you premium services like picking up shows where you left off and keeping track of your viewings.
Just like Fmovies, this is a site that promises content such as trending movies and popular tv series although, I didn’t get that feeling while scrolling through their website, most of the movies on the site felt old.
Built specifically for the Android user, this app boasts of variety while streaming movies. the downside is that the app has ads which can sometimes become annoying.
Popcornflix although not as far-reaching as the Fmovies is available to North American users. It supports platforms like the web browsers, streaming devices and the gaming console.
They offer a curated list of webs series, independently produced content, Holywood films, old cartoon shows and some British shows.
Popcornflix movies support ads which means that seeing a full-length movie on Popcornflix means you also get ads sprinkled in once in a while.
7. IMDB TV
Formerly known as Freedrive, IMDB TV offers its users the opportunity to stream movies and tv shows on their PCs and within the prime video and IMDB apps.
Hoopla is like an online library. It allows you to ‘borrow’, not just movies but also music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and tv shows. The Hoopla mobile app takes it up a notch by allowing you to download movies for offline viewing.
Kanopy boasts of a large collection of indie films and documentaries. Kanopy partners with local libraries, schools and colleges and if your library is supported, you get to signup for unlimited ad-free films and movies using your library card number or university login.
For a site that offers unlimited access to free movies, 123movies is simple to use and provides extremely fast service.
With a Vudu account, you get to browse through thousands of television shows and movies with an option to buy or rent the latest blockbuster hits.
Although they support ads, they are not so much that it becomes intrusive and annoying.
Originally meant as a video sharing site, Vimeo has evolved into a site where you can get access to thousands of movies and short films mostly in HD made by amateur and professional filmmakers.
This website is home to over 2000 old movies. They take really old movies, tv shows and series and work hard to restore them.
Unfortunately, although they set out for a noble cause, some of the move links to the site are broken and it takes a while to find what you are looking for it is on there.
14. Tubi Tv
On Tubi TV, you get a chance to see movies from top studios like Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount. You do not need to subscribe and the service is available on most devices.
15. Pluto TV
Pluto TV allows you to browse through hundreds of channels that broadcast movies, network shows, documentaries, web series, news and more. It’s one of the reliable sites to find on-demand movies like the James Bond series.
Although originally built as a home base for your videos, photos, podcasts, movies, web shows, news, live tv, and your music collection, Plex took it up a notch by offering free movie streaming options at not a subscription or payment cost to users. offering access to podcasts and audiobooks and even Bollywood musicals.
A popular on the list, Youtube offers access to not just goofy home videos which might be what you are used to but also to public domain movies and independent films. Although you might have to subscribe to get access to even more content, YouTube is worth it.
This is a streaming service based in the UK. They offer a basic plan which allows you to stream free air channels including BBC, ITV, C4, Five and more.
However, an upgrade after subscription promises access to 45+ channels plus access to live tv.
19. tfpdl –
This site looks a lot like the low budget version of the fmovies site, it promises lots and lots of free movies and content although it also supports ads.
20. Netflix –
One of the most popular streaming services on the list, Netflix gives you access to unlimited movies and tv shows on your smart tv, PlayStation, Xbox, Chromecast, apple tv, blu-ray players, and more.
It offers you the option of saving your data by downloading and watching your movies offline.
Netflix promises all this content at no commercials for a low monthly price.
21. Open Culture
Open culture gives you access to about 1,150 free movies including classics, indies, film noir, documentaries, and other films. You do not have to sign up, you do not have to subscribe or pay.
The content on the site has been handpicked and mostly meant for people who have an interest in studying other cultures and while some of the content is hosted on the site some of the links often lead to sites where they are hosted for you to download and enjoy.
So there, I hope you found what you were looking for and realize that perhaps social distancing has silver linings.