What Is fmovies.to?

FMovies (fmovies.to) is a site offering free movies available to be streamed. As of December 2022, the site fmovies.to gets an estimated 85.0 million monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates that fmovies.to was founded on March 18, 2016. It quickly became one of the most heavily trafficked sites in the world and was popular throughout most of 2016.

Links and Profiles

Website: fmovies.to

Is fmovies.to Safe?

I analyzed fmovies.to for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam. Here are the results:

I checked the site fmovies.to on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with a 503 Service Unavailable Scan Failed issue. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site fmovies.to.

FMovies.to Sucuri results

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Failed scans don’t necessarily mean that there is malware; it simply means Sucuri couldn’t run the scan. But when that happens, Sucuri lists the site as a medium security risk. However, Sucuri says that no associated security vendor has blacklisted the site.

Moreover, Sucuri says some security headers below could be improved:

  • Missing security header to prevent Content Type sniffing.
  • Missing Strict-Transport-Security security header. Affected pages:
  • Missing Content-Security-Policy directive. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use default-src if all values are the same): script-src, object-src, base-uri, frame-src

The site fmovies.to should also consider creating an SPF record to avoid email spam.

However, these hardening improvements don’t impact the Sucuri grade.

To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site fmovies.to and it says the page is clean. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site fmovies.to.

I also checked the domain fmovies.to on VirusTotal and 6 out of 88 security vendors have flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the domain fmovies.to.

FMovies.to VirusTotal results

From our experience, 6 security vendors flagging a site as malicious is rare and does suggest the site fmovies.to may indeed be malicious.

In conclusion, our initial scan with Sucuri failed which can happen and doesn’t mean a site is malicious. However, we ran another scan with VirusTotal and at least 6 security vendors have flagged the site fmovies.to as malicious. We recommend avoiding this site. Overall grade: Suspicious.


1. SimilarWeb – fmovies.to

2. Wayback Machine – fmovies.to