OVERVIEW OF A TYPICAL 123MOVIES SITE

MAIN PAGE OF 123MOVIES SITE

Usually, the main page contains a logo, search bar, and the link to the showcase with the updates.

On the main page, you can find the needed movie at once with the help of the smart search, and go to the viewing page avoiding the showcase.

123Movies mainpage
123Movies mainpage

If you don’t see the movie or series you look for in the quick results you can click the loup icon. And you will be redirected to the search results page. There you will see the full results.

MENU

123Movies menu
123Movies menu

123Movies main menu usually contains the links to the sections with:

  • movies;
  • series;
  • new episodes;
  • compilations of movies from different countries and of various genres;
  • collections of the best movies of each year and certain genres.

The bottom menu usually duplicates the main menu. It doesn’t contain anything useful for users except, perhaps, links to the social media groups of the website.

MOVIES & TV-SHOWS SHOWCASE

At the very top of this page, there is a slider which announces the most popular premieres.

Movies and Series Showcase
Movies & Tv-Shows Showcase

Lower, there is a list of movies that have been added recently and aroused the highest interest across the website visitors during the latest week.

Under the recommended movies, there can be blocks with new episodes or movies with the updated quality of the video.

MOVIE PAGES

Movie pages on a typical 123Movies website contain:

  • text annotation;
  • genre;
  • poster;
  • the information about movie duration;
  • link to the official trailer on YouTube;
  • the data about actors, director, the year of release, country, the relevant IMDB rating, advertisements in the form of the Stream in HD / Download in HD buttons, and most importantly, the Play button which runs online watching of the movie.

123Movies movie pages
123Movies movie pages

123Movies websites often use external video hostings. After a user has clicked the Play button, before showing the video, these hostings open the advertising pop-under windows and play the commercials that can be skipped after 10-30 seconds of the compulsory watching.

We recommend using the ad blockers for PC browsers or the special browsers with built-in ad blockers: on your Android / iOS gadgets.

SERIES PAGES

On a typical series page of any 123Movie website, you will find the same things as on the movie pages. Also, there will be information about the studio, which has released the series, and the links to the episodes. Passing on these links, you will be able to watch the episode online for free.

123Movies series page
123Movies tv-show page

THE PAGE OF ACTOR, DIRECTOR, COUNTRY, YEAR, GENRE

All these pages contain the lists of the movies or series that meet the specified criteria. For example, on the page of the actor, you will find the movies he/she acted in.

123Movies director's page
123Movies Steven Spielberg’s page

The pages of director, country, year, and genre are arranged in the same way.

HOW TO USE 123MOVIES WEBSITE IN A RIGHT WAY?

Firstly, we recommend installing ad blockers to make the watching of a movie maximally comfortable.

Then, we recommend using a search bar because it’s almost impossible to find the needed movie on numerous lists.

Search results of 123Movies
Search results of 123Movies

If you are interested in a certain movie — search for it by its title, if you are interested in an actor or director — search by his/her name.

Actually, that’s all that we can say about the usage of the website in the right way.

SAFETY

Watching pirated movies carries some risks. For example, watching and downloading of such videos is illegal in some countries. And the users who were caught doing this, pay sizeable fines.

To avoid this, use a VPN. It’s usually enough for doubling back. So, your internet provider won’t rat on you to the law enforcement agencies.

VPN
VPN

The second thing to take care of is advertisement blocking. Many 123Movies sites get traffic from search engines for a short time. That’s why the owners do their best to place the maximum number of ads on their sites.

Sometimes such websites even don’t contain any movies or series episodes — there are only ads and the official trailers from YouTube there.

So, we recommend using ad blockers compulsorily. There is a wide range of them, and installation is very easy.

ABP for 123Movies
ABP for 123Movies

And one more thing we want to notice. Never install 123Movies apps on your Android or iOS gadgets. They don’t contain movies and series. There are only ads calling to subscribing for free entering your credit card data. Don’t be naive! Such apps are malware. They are most likely created for stealing your payment information and money.

Rajeev Masand
Rajeev Masandhttp://rajeevmasand.com/
Rajeev Masand is an Indian film critic. He works for Noida based English language news channel CNN-Indian Broadcasting Network (CNN-IBN). He usually reviews Bollywood films and major Hollywood films released in India in his weekend show Now Showing. Rajeev Masand was thrice awarded ‘Best Entertainment Critic’ by the National Television (NT) Awards, in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Rajeev is Contributing Editor for GQ India, and writes a monthly column, Talk Movies for the magazine.

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