Top 20 Most Popular Torrent Sites

Best torrent sites for movies, music, and more

Looking for a torrent site for downloading movies, music, and more? Our list of top torrent sites includes old favorites, like The Pirate Bay, plus some newer offerings that are sure to provide the high-quality material you want.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: The Pirate Bay

"TPB has been around in one incarnation or another for a long time, and the torrents here are considered trustworthy."

Best for Movie Enthusiasts: RARBG

"Top 10 lists help users find the most popular movies on the site..."

Best for Obscure Files: 1337X

"This torrent database isn't nearly as large as some others, but it might have just what you're after."

Best for Verified Torrents: Torlock

"...the site actually pays its users $1 per fake torrent they find and claims to have more than 6 million verified torrents."

Best for Movies: YTS

"Focusing exclusively on movies, YTS has an easy-to-use layout and a wide variety of titles both old and new."

Best for Selection & Quality Torrents: TorrentDownloads

"The ability to rate and leave comments on files helps reduce the number of fake files on the site."

Best for Legitimate Torrents: LimeTorrents

"Users say the site's database is impressive and the frequency of legitimate torrents is enough to keep them coming back."

We don't condone illegal sharing of copyrighted files. Please see our full disclaimer and warning for new torrent users at the bottom of the page.

Tips for New Torrent Users

  • If you're new to torrents, our Beginner's Guide to Torrent Filesharing explains how BitTorrent filesharing works, what a torrent file is, how to protect yourself, and how to get the movies and music you want in the safest and most efficient way possible.
  • Remember, you'll need a torrent client to get these files.
  • Beware of fake torrents. Fake torrents are a big problem and something new users may not expect.
  • Make sure to run fully updated anti-malware software before you visit any torrent site.
  • A VPN helps keep your torrent activity and other browsing private and secure.

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The Top Torrent Sites

These seven sites made the top of the list. They're not the only torrent sites out there, but they are among the best.

Best Overall: The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay torrent website screenshot

The Pirate Bay torrent site is a classic and one of the most popular on the web. TPB has been around in one incarnation or another for a long time, and the torrents here are considered trustworthy.

Icons indicate different things about the torrents, such as if it's a trusted torrent or a VIP torrent (meaning it's been around awhile and is less likely to be fake).

TPB occasionally moves around. If you're experiencing issues reaching TPB, try these listings on the ProxyBay. It's possible you'll find another way into the site.

Best for Movie Enthusiasts: RARBG

RARBG Website for torrent downloads

At RARBG, it’s about quality, not quantity. RARBG is for movie enthusiasts and is full of quality, high-resolution video torrents.

Top 10 lists help users find the most popular movies on the site, and a Detail page for the download includes a variety of information, from the size of the file and the date it was added to actor information and the number of seeders and leechers for the download.

Best for Obscure Files: 1337X

1337X website for torrent downloads

If you're after older or more obscure torrents, 1337X might be for you. This torrent database isn't nearly as large as some others, but it might have just what you're after. The front page is regularly updated with current and popular information about torrents, torrenting, and categories of interest.

The level of advertising you’ll encounter on this site is frustrating. Links often require two clicks: one to bring up an ad (in a separate window) and one to access the information you want. However, once you get beyond the advertising, the search results pages contain useful information.

Best for Verified Torrents: Torlock

TorLock website for downloading torrents

Torlock is adamantly against fake torrents. In fact, the site actually pays its users $1 per fake torrent they find and claims to have more than 6 million verified torrents.

You’ll find current and popular files to download in movies, anime, software, games, and music, as well as other categories. A Top 100 list reveals what’s popular with seeders and peers.

Best for Movies: YTS

YTSAG Website for downloading torrents

Focusing exclusively on movies, YTS has an easy-to-use layout and a wide variety of titles both old and new. The torrents themselves are known to be easy on bandwidth, which will make those with data caps happy.

YTS is the unofficial successor to the now-defunct YTS/YIFY group, which closed its virtual doors in 2015. The current site has a massive user base, which helps the BitTorrent protocol work more efficiently.

Best for Selection and Quality Torrents: TorrentDownloads

Torrent Downloads website

The straightforward torrent detail page at TorrentDownloads is excellent; the site also offers a large database and high-quality torrents.

Find current torrents in a variety of categories. The ability to rate and leave comments on files helps reduce the number of fake files on the site. An Advanced Search option also allows users to narrow the field of possible returns by category, provider, and status.

Best for Legitimate Torrents: LimeTorrents

Limetorrents website for downloading torrents

Don't miss LimeTorrents in your torrent search. Users say the site's database is impressive and the frequency of legitimate torrents is enough to keep them coming back.

It’s easy to quickly determine whether a torrent is worth downloading. Internal lists show the date added, size, seeder, and leechers, as well as a health meter for each file. The information page for each download also provides additional information about the file.

Other Torrent Search Sites

Here is a list of more torrent search sites.

The advertisements on many of these sites are often of the NSFW variety. Use caution when accessing these sites from public computers or with children present.

  • Popcorn Time: Popcorn Time is a site dedicated to streaming movies for free, so it's not actually a torrent download site. However, if you want to watch movies on your PC, you'll find plenty of options here to watch as often as you like.
  • Torrentz2: This is like a super torrent index, searching for torrents across dozens of other torrent sites. It was launched as a clone of the original Torrentz site after it was taken over by the U.S. government.
  • ETTV Torrents: This is a good, active site that includes television episodes. The search functionality is sufficient and the site has a nice, clean design.
  • Torrent Galaxy: A decent database of torrents, good search features, and a clean website design make Torrent Galaxy another site to consider.
  • KAT: This is the official torrent site! Don't be tricked by mirrors of the same name.
  • EZTV: Users say the quality of the torrents found here is good, even if the number of available torrents isn't huge. This site can go down at times, so exercise patience.
  • Torrents.io: This meta-torrent site makes the list because of its interesting data-filled dashboard on its home page.
  • Monova: A nice, clean design is reason enough to spend time on this torrent site, though advertising can be an issue.
  • Toorgle: This is another meta torrent search engine, pulling from more than 450 torrent sites.
  • Seedpeer: With a sizable database of torrents, Seedpeer is a great place to search. The interface isn't as nice as some others, but it's still a very usable site.
  • Zooqle: Users love the size of Zoogle's database and the frequency of legitimate torrents.
  • BitTorrent Database: With a huge database and clean interface, this site has gained in popularity.
  • YourBittorrent: The clean interface is a big reason to try this torrent searcher, especially if you're new to BitTorrent.

Disclaimer & Torrent Legal Warning

Lifewire does not condone the illegal sharing of copyrighted material. While P2P filesharing technology itself is completely legal, many of the files traded through P2P are indeed copyrighted. Uploading these copyrighted files puts you at risk of a civil lawsuit in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, at a minimum.

Lawsuits can be targeted at individual users or groups of users. These P2P civil lawsuits are very real and, whether or not they are successful, they are often an extreme financial and emotional burden on the defendants.

Additionally, your Internet Service Provider may choose to release a history of your download and upload activity to potential copyright plaintiffs. In general, the more data you download and upload, the more risk you have of being sued by copyright protection groups. As mentioned earlier, a torrent-friendly VPN service can help protect you.