The Best Torrent Sites of 2019
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Finding an up to date list of the best torrent sites of 2019 can be difficult. Due to the nature of torrenting, and the legalities around it, torrent sites can appear and disappear overnight. There’s also an increase in the number of users who make use of VPNs.
Protect your privacy
Before we take a look at the 10 best torrent sites of 2019, I’d like to remind you about protecting your online privacy. When you start to torrent on the BitTorrent Network, you are not anonymous. This is really important to remember. However, you can use a VPN to protect your identity, privacy, and online security.
VPNs like ExpressVPN offer services specifically designed for P2P file sharing. Some VPNs don’t allow torrenting, so it’s worth having a look at my list of top VPNs to see what would suit your needs best. If you plan to download and upload lots of files, you’ll want to use a VPN that offers unlimited data and bandwidth.
Before you dive into the torrenting world, it’s important to take note of what you can and can’t share. Unfortunately, many torrent sites are created for the purpose of piracy; access to films, TV series, and games, without actually purchasing them.
Copyright infringement is of course against the U.K. law. It is in many other countries too, and can even come with a prison sentence. So, when you’re torrenting, just be aware of what you’re indulging in and how to stay safe when doing so.
1 | The Pirate Bay
Founded in 2003, The Pirate Bay (TPB) has almost always been one of the most popular torrent sites. TPB is available in 35 different languages and makes it’s money through donations, advertisements, and cryptocurrency mining.
The Pirate Bay offers one of the simplest user interfaces in the torrenting world. It’s interface actually hasn’t changed much (if at all) since it’s launch in 2003. Why change something that works? Users can enjoy a range of files, including audiobooks, music, films, games, software, and more.
One of the features I find quite useful with The Pirate Bay is their Trusted and VIP statuses. On a torrent search, these are represented by a pink skull icon (Trusted) or a green skull icon (VIP). Trusted users have a reputation for uploading trusted and good quality torrent files. These are spam and malware free, and can be trusted by TPB community.
VIP torrents are similar, but just hold a higher level of status. Generally speaking, if you download torrent files with a VIP status, you are much less likely to get a virus or a dodgy torrent on your computer or device.
- Easy to use
- Simple to identify trusted torrents
- No charge
- Magnet links available
- Content is not policed
- Community comments can be misleading
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2 | 1337x
1337x has been around since 2007 and provides a directory style list of popular torrents. It has a stable community with regular uploaders whose content can be trusted. 1337x has many categories, and if you’re looking for inspiration, offers top 100 lists in each of these.
When KickAss Torrents closed in 2016, 1337x’s popularity increased. Whether you’ve visited a torrent site before or not, you’ll find 1337x really easy to use and navigate. As well as providing popular categories, you can also search for torrents based on filters like Oscar Nominations and Trending Torrents for inspiration.
When searching for a torrent, 1337x’s interface makes it clear what you’re looking at. At a glance, you can see how many comments the torrent file has, how many seeders and leechers it has, and when it was uploaded. Files like movies are also tagged so you can see if they are in High Definition or not.
- Stunning interface
- Easy to sort by each torrent
- Popular categories and torrent suggestions
- Lots of pop ups
- Adverts can be invasive
3 | RARBG
Landing in our browsers in 2008, RARBG has a big following for high quality videos and movie releases. RARBG has a huge collection of old and new torrent files. One of it’s main go-to reasons for users is the quality of the torrents available.
Like some other torrent sites, RARBG boasts a top 10 list which can be really useful for some inspiration. The lists provide users with the most popular and most downloaded films available on the website. Details include the file size, when it was added to the site, who stars in the film, and how many seeders and leechers there are.
Whilst it’s perhaps not the cleanest or most modern interface out there, RARBG has a huge following and large community. If you come across a movie that takes your fancy, you can visit a separate web page where you can view movie trailers and TV shows. Pretty useful if you’re not sure what you want to watch.
- High quality torrents
- Plenty of movies to choose from
- Blog and latest news
- Lots of advertisements on the site
4 | YTS
Another torrent site for movie buffs, YTS focuses entirely on movie torrent files. YTS is super easy to use, with a nice website layout that would appeal to the masses. The torrents available are of a high quality, and include a wide selection of old and new films.
When YTS/YIFY closed down in 2015, YTS.am (YTS.ag) kind of became it’s successor (unofficially). For this reason, YTS has a massive following and tonnes of users flock to it to download movies. Because of the amount of users, there are often no problems finding torrent files that are lacking in seeders or leechers.
If your ISP places a cap on your data or bandwidth, YTS may be the best torrent site for you to use. The torrent files are known to be more lenient in terms of bandwidth, so you won’t have to worry too much about exceeding your data allowance.
- A wide choice of movies
- Different downloadable formats
- Big user following
- Can only download movie torrents
5 | Torrentz2
A slightly different approach on torrent sites, Torrentz2 is actually a torrent search engine. Searching over 90 torrent sites, Torrentz2 takes the place of the old (now obliterated) Torrentz. It’s quite simple to use; type in the torrent you’re looking for and Torrentz2 will search torrent sites to find the best torrent file.
There’s not much else to say on the user interface front of Torrentz2. You’ll be presented with a search box where you can search for the torrent you’re looking for. A list of results will come up, showing you the title of the torrent, the file size, category, and how old the file is.
Once you click on the torrent, you can download the torrent or the magnet file. There will be further details on the torrent file you’ve chose, with a lot more information. For example, if you search for a film, there are screenshots, movie clips, and more to look through.
- Searches a wide range of torrent sites
- Lots of information available
- Almost always finds a file
- Isn’t a dedicated torrent site
6 | EZTV
Moving on from movies, EZTV is the best torrent site to visit if you want to download TV shows. From the latest TV series to old episodes you may have forgotten about. Users can visit EZTV and create an account to keep a log of downloaded torrents and their favourite shows.
It’s interface is simple and easy to use. Type in what you want to search for in the search bar. A table format list is presented showing a download link and magnet link icon as well as the number of seeders, leechers and file size. It may not be the best looking torrent site but it certainly does the job.
You may not find every torrent you’re after on EZTV but users do report the excellent quality of torrent files. When downloading torrents, quality is certainly more important than quantity in my opinion.
- Easy to use
- Great for TV shows
- Countdown list
- Only TV show torrents
7 | LimeTorrents
With over half a decade of experience, LimeTorrents offers it’s users plenty of torrent categories to choose from. Torrent files include games, TV shows, movies, anime, and applications. It’s content is regularly updated which makes it very popular in the torrent market.
It has a nice interface which is easy to use. You can search for something specific you may have in mind or click on a category for inspiration. Each category shows the top 100 list of torrents available on LimeTorrents.
Once you’ve got your list of torrents, it’s really easy to determine which one you want to download. It’s simple to filter by seeders, leechers, size, or when a file was added. The helpful health bar shows how ‘healthy’ a torrent is too. Feedback can be provided on torrents, so if you find one that’s particularly good or bad, you can contribute to the community.
- Nice, clean interface
- Torrents split into categories
- Useful health bar
- Category lists don’t auto-filter to the best torrent
8 | Zooqle
If you’re into gaming, Zooqle hosts an array of gaming torrents for your appetite. It’s a fairly new torrent site, but with it’s steadily increasing content, it’s becoming rather popular. Unlike many torrent sites, Zooqle isn’t filled with advertisements which makes for a refreshing experience.
The Zooqle website is nice to look at and easy to use. Users can enter a range of search queries into the search bar including movie names, actors, directors, etc. Zooqle has nearly 40,000 movies in it’s directory which is pretty impressive given how new the site is.
Although there’s plenty of movies and TV shows, Zooqle has started to get a name for itself for gaming and software applications. Once you find the torrent you’re looking for, you can direct download or use the magnet link provided. There’s helpful information available like the files included, as well as comments and feedback from the community.
- Stunning website
- Easy to use and get involved in the community
- Great for gaming and software
- New to the market so may not contain all torrents
9 | Torrents.me
Torrents.me is a torrent search engine, however, it does offer a lot more than just that. Torrents.me is slightly different to Torrentz2 as it takes data from other sites that also search for torrents.
Torrents.me provides a list of torrent sites for the purpose you’re looking for. For example, if you’re after a torrent site that is best for movies, or best for TV shows, it will list them. You can also navigate directly to the category pages you’re after.
If you’re not quite sure what torrent you want to search for, you can make use of Torrents.me’s search trends. It will show you how popular a selection of searches are, and the trending data from the torrents themselves.
- Intuitive search trend data
- Simple categories to search through
- Lists torrent sites based on their purpose
- Search results include results with all search words rather than being specific
10 | TorLock
One of the few torrent sites that still uses it’s .com domain name, TorLock is our 10th torrent site on the best torrent sites of 2019. TorLock is an extremely popular torrent site and provides a wide range of torrent categories to search through.
The front page of TorLock’s website is packed full of the latest and most downloaded torrents in each category. You can see when files have been uploaded, their size, and amount of seeders and leechers. Quite standard as is with most torrent sites.
When searching for a torrent, TorLock seems to display torrent files with all the contents of your search term. I can see how this could be useful, but for me it’s a little frustrating. I’d also expect to see the files with the most seeders available at the top of my search so I don’t have to filter for the results.
- Lots of torrents available
- Easy to use
- Popular amongst the torrent community
- Search doesn’t seem intuitive