The Top Six Sites For Finding Torrents On The Web

Here Are The 6 Top Rated Bittorent Sites

Web searchers all over the world use the Web and an ingenious networking technology originated by Bram Cohen called BitTorrent, aka torrents, to find and share music, movies, and books quickly and easily. This protocol makes it possible to distribute very large files to many people simultaneously simply by sharing the load; small chunks of a file are downloaded and uploaded by many different people in many different locations, all at the same time.

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Note: While searching for torrents and P2P sharing technology is completely legal, many of the torrent files that you will come across on the Web are actually copyrighted. Copyright law in the United States and other countries (excluding Canada) puts these torrent files and downloading these torrent files at risk for legal action, including lawsuits. Please use common sense and know your local laws before using torrent technology. 

In addition, many of these sites are periodically pulled down due to complicated file sharing laws in different countries. Please keep this in mind when attempting to access these sites; links to these sites have intentionally not been provided in the body of this article due to legal restrictions. This information is provided for entertainment use only. 

The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is a peer to peer file sharing site where users can swap movie, music, and game files. It's defined as a torrent tracker, which means that it's a central hub for all file transfers that Pirate Bay users share. The site was created in 2003 and remains one of the most popular places online to find all kinds of content.

While you can search via keyword on Pirate Bay, it's more interesting to see what's in the Pirate Bay Top 100 picks. These are the files that are seeing more activity than anything else on the site, divided by category into Books, Music, TV Shows, Movies, and lots more.


Isohunt is a bittorrent file search engine with millions of fans all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of files are shared here every single day, making it one of the most popular torrent websites currently in existence.

Isohunt offers a sophisticated search that offers Boolean search filters, wildcards, and the use of quotations to specify a phrase. You can subscribe via RSS to any search phrase. Click on a search result, and you'll see a summary of contents, user submitted comments and criticism, and of course, a link to download the files you're looking for.

Public Domain Movie Torrents

You're not going to find any extremely popular movies here at Public Domain Movie Torrents, but what you will find are tons of completely free classic and B-movie movie files. Because they have fallen out of copyright and are now in the public domain, you can share these movies, available in a variety of different formats, with as many people as you would like without fear of copyright infringement. 

Kickass Torrents

Kickass Torrents, a torrent search engine created in 2008, offers a very user-friendly site that beginners will especially appreciate. Check out the content on Kickass Torrents several different ways: by tag, by keyword, by category, by latest download, and by most recent releases.


Mininova is one of the largest torrent search engines on the Web, started back in 2005, and therefore offers you a LOT of content from which to choose from - even an RSS feed so you can stay updated easily on featured content.

You can search for files at Mininova several different ways: see what's the most popular, browse the categories (books, anime, games, TV shows, etc.), or check out Mininova's advanced search. The advanced search gives you even more options, including the ability to filter your search via keyword.


Torrentz is a meta-search engine that brings back results from several different torrent search engines and sites, offering literally millions of file selections in their impressive index. You can use Torrentz to find what you're looking for several different ways: by keyword, by title, by tag, or by category.

Torrentz's search results pages return (potentially) dozens of links to the same content item, since they are finding all the different occurrences of that particular item on several different sites and search engines. Scroll down the page and you'll see whether or not this file was actually verified by other Torrentz users (verified files are virus-free and contain all that they advertise), as well as the contents of the file so you know exactly what you're getting.