Unless your are viewing a site that has been approved by the copyright holder, yes, it is a crime for which you can potentially be prosecuted
It is not criminal copyright infringement if the copyright owner uploaded the movie and made it available for viewing. If it was uploaded without the copyright owner's permission, and streamed by you illegally, there can be severe penalties.
I suggest that you contact an experienced Copyright/IP attorney who can advise you in confidence. Many Copyright/IP firms, like our own, offer an initial free conference by telephone, video conference or in person if you are available locally and would be happy to speak with you. Call and speak with an experienced Copyright attorney who can assist you
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If the movie was not uploaded by the owner, you have possible criminal and civil liability. It's a really bad idea to do so.
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