25 Best Torrent Sites (Most Popular in 2019)

In this guide, we list the 25 best torrent sites in 2019 and rank them by popularity. We provide an overview of each and only feature those that are safe and reliable.

While finding a reliable torrent website can often end up being a frustrating process for the average user, the following guide is aimed at covering the torrenting site’s landscape in 2019, and listing the safest and most reliable options.

25 Best Torrent Websites in 2019

In our selection, the authenticity of the torrent files listed, along with the safety of downloads, reliability of the listing directory, number of genuine torrents listed and the number of seeders were among the more important selection criteria we based our research on.

Following a thorough assessment, we compiled a list of the best torrent websites up and running as of May 2019 for your convenience. Quite a few websites listed have survived the test of time, while others are mirrors or copies of defunct ones, and some others are new ones that are gaining more and more attention from internet users.

For starters, let’s go through the tormented history of the BitTorrent protocol from its inception to this day.

Disclaimer

Besides the fact that the BitTorrent protocol itself for file sharing is legal, using the protocol to send and receive copyrighted material is not. To this day, there is much controversy over the use of trackers besides the fact that BitTorrent metafiles do not store file contents.

Whether the publishers of metafiles are violating copyrights by linking the copyrighted content without the authorization of the copyright holder is still controversial.

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Readers of the following should bear in mind that various jurisdictions have pursued legal actions against a website that host BitTorrent trackers, and users that download them on their computers.

In a nutshell, downloading copyrighted files puts you at risk of facing criminal charges that can cause a significant emotional and financial burden on you.

Moreover, the ISP can release the history of all your downloaded files at the demand of a copyright plaintiff, so using a VPN service while browsing torrent websites is a must. We have compiled a list of the best VPNs for torrenting for you to read so you can choose the best one for you.

The BitTorrent Protocol at a Glance

BitTorrent is a communication protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing, used to send and receive data and electronic files using the internet.

The bittorrent protocol at a glance. - Source: ShutterStock.com
The BitTorrent protocol at a glance. – Source: ShutterStock.com

Designed in 2001 by Bram Cohen, a University of Buffalo student, BitTorrent represents today one of the most common protocols for transferring hefty electronic files, such as audio files, movies, TV shows, and video clips.

As a matter of fact, as of 2011, BitTorrent had 100 million users, and a greater share of global network bandwidth than Netflix and Hulu combined.

Furthermore, a study by Palo Alto Networks (The Palo Alto Network Application Usage & threat report, 10th edition, February 2013), found that the BitTorrent protocol was responsible for 3.35% of the worldwide bandwidth in 2013.

How Does the Process of Sending and Receiving Files Through BitTorrent Work?

In order to send and receive files, users should install a BitTorrent Client (a program that allows peer-to-peer file sharing using the BitTorrent protocol) on its end-user, internet-connected computer.

Rather than downloading files from one single server, the BitTorrent protocol allows users to join a swarm of hosts to simultaneously upload/download portions of data residing on peer machines, then compile them into a full copy of a given file.

Using this means of file sharing, basic computers like laptops and home PCs become capable of efficiently replacing powerful servers and distributing files to several recipients simultaneously.

Process of Sending and Receiving Files Through BitTorrent - Source: ShutterStock.com
Process of Sending and Receiving Files Through BitTorrent – Source: ShutterStock.com

Furthermore, the protocol is praised for lowering bandwidth usage and helps to prevent localized spikes in internet traffic.

In the process of sharing content using the BitTorrent protocol, trackers help coordinate efficient transmission and reassembly of files and keep track of which ones are available on which peer machines.

However, since the creation of the DHT method for trackerless torrents (more on that below), BitTorrent trackers became more or less redundant. Nevertheless, they are still useful to improve the speed of peer discovery and coordinate file sharing.

In the following, we present you our list of the best torrent sites as of May 2019. We used information that we gathered online and from the torrent websites themselves.

The Best Torrent Sites List

Torrent site popularity was determined using Alexa Traffic Ranking, which gives an estimate of a site’s popularity using a combination of the average daily visitors, and page views over a period of three months.

The total monthly visits estimate was determined using SimilarWeb, which calculates the sum of all non-unique visits each month.

Best 25 Torrent sites (May 2019)
Blokt RankWebsiteGlobal Rank (Alexa Ranking, data as of May 6, 2019)Monthly Visits (SimilarWeb, data as of March 31, 2019)
1yts.am182118.60 M
2TPB209106.08 M
31337x.to25495.97 M
4rutracker.org25685.74 M
5rarbg.to34790.36 M
6nyaa.si49569.02 M
7torrentz2.eu75241.16 M
8eztv.io89742.26 M
9torrent9.uno94423.96 M
10limetorrents.info1 34124.25 M
11zooqle.com2 07914.53 M
12katcr.co2 38614.74 M
13torrentdownloads.me2 94313.54 M
14magnetdl.com3 5889.56 M
15torlock.com5 8077.90 M
16pcgamestorrents.com6 01910.56 M
17arenabg.com8 0716.29 M
18torrentgalaxy.org8 5275.16 M
19ettv.tv8 6668 M
20torrentfunk.com13 7152.67 M
21seedpeer.me15 6302.49 M
22btdig.com29 1361.69 M
23yourbittorrent.com30 3131.02 M
24monova.org57 4801.08 M
25idope.se138 702619.98 K

  • Year established: 2010
  • Country of origin: New Zealand
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 118.60 million
  • Global Rank: 182

In our 2019 selection, YTS topped the list as the best torrent website for the latest, safest and greatest content. The website is the successor of the now-defunct YIFY torrents website, shut down by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in 2015.

yts.am Homepage

YTS lists movies with excellent video quality and seems to have enjoyed an unprecedented increase in popularity in 2019. The website listed movies come with great quality and improved storage space.

YTS features an extensive list of movies ranging from classics to new releases. It has a nice and easy to navigate user interface making it the go-to place for users looking for movie torrents.

According to SimilarWeb, as much as 118.6 million users visit the website on a monthly basis. Alexa ranks it as the 182nd most popular website on the internet.

  • Year established: 2003
  • Country of origin: Sweden
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 106.08 million
  • Global Rank: 209

The Pirate Bay is one of the oldest and most popular torrent sites in the world. The popular website has been around for over 15 years and managed to survive some fierce battles with the most powerful regulators, jurisdictions and governments in the world, resulting in many subsequent domain name shifts.

The Pirate Pay Homepage

The pirate Bay commonly referred to as TPB features over 3 million torrents and allows users to download audio, video, eBooks, software, games and adult content torrents.

According to SimilarWeb traffic, the website (without taking into accounts its many mirror and proxy sites) has over 106 million visitors per month. Alexa ranks it 209 globally.

#3 1337x.to

  • Year established: 2007
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 95.97 million
  • Global Rank: 254

1337x is another prominent player in the torrenting business. It has been considered among the most reliable torrent download sources for years despite several ISP blocks in several countries.

The website provides a directory of torrents and magnet links for movies, TV shows, games, music, software, and documentaries among others.

1337X Homepage

1337x has managed to keep a steady influx of internet users despite being banned from Google search results and despite going through some troubling issues back in November 2018 regarding security concerns.

Back then MalwareBytes a famous anti-Malware Company blocked access to 1337x and returned a block message claiming that the website is engaged in fraud and that it tries to steal users’ personal data and credit card details.

In that case, it turned out that MalwareBytes was blocking an IP address shared by more than 150 websites. Nevertheless, the website popularity decreased, and its image took a serious hit.

#4 Rutracker.org

  • Year established: 2004
  • Country of origin: Russia
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 85.74 million
  • Global Rank: 256

RuTracker is another user favorite torrenting website, that doesn’t get much attention beyond its origin country of Russia.

RutTacker Homepage

The website, displayed in Russian, indexes a huge collection of torrent files, ranging from music and movies to software and audiobooks. It’s worth mentioning that the website has been blocked in Russia since 2015.

SimilarWeb assess its monthly visitors at around 85.74 million, and Alexa ranks it as the 256th most popular website in the world.

#5 Rarbg.to

  • Year established: 2008
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 90.36 million
  • Global Rank: 347

RARBG is a popular Bulgarian torrent site that has been around for over 11 years.

RarBG Homepage

The website provides a massive list of torrents and magnet links and specializes in HQ video releases. RARBG has a directory for music, trailers, movies, TV shows, and adult content among others, and counts over 90 million monthly visitors according to SimilarWeb.

#6 Nyaa.si

  • Year established: 2005
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 69.02 million
  • Global Rank: 495

NYAA.si is another popular torrenting site, which is no other than an accessible copy of the now-defunct anime torrent site NYAA.

Nyaa Homepage

The website is regarded as the best website for anime lovers and features a massive collection of manga, Japanese anime, movies, and games. Torrents are mostly in Japanese, but English torrents are listed as well.

#7 Torrentz2.eu

  • Year established: 2003
  • Country of origin: Finland
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 41.16 million
  • Global Rank: 752

Torretz2 is a popular meta-search engine for torrents that was launched in 2016 as a reincarnation of Torrentz.eu, which was permanently shut down in 2016.

Torrentz Homepage

The torrent search engine copied the same website design, appearance, and functionality of torrentz.eu and covers tens of additional torrent sites as compared to its predecessor.
It indexes millions of torrents from over 75 torrent specialized domains.

According to SimilarWeb, around 41 million visitors come monthly to fetch content from the meta-search engine.

#8 eztv.io

  • Year established: 2005
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 42.26 million
  • Global Rank: 897

Founded 14 years ago, EZTV was a TV-torrent distribution group that was dissolved in 2015 following a hostile takeover of the original domain name and brand by EZCLOUD LIMITED.

eztv.io Homepage

Albeit the twists and turns and the bad history associated with the website, many users continue to search for torrents using it finding its torrents of great content.

The website features a sizeable database of verified torrents and has over 42.6 million monthly visits according to SimilarWeb.

#9 torrent9.uno (torrent9.nz)

  • Year established: 2018
  • Country of origin: France
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 23.96 million
  • Global Rank: 944

Torrent9 is a French torrent website that features a wide selection of movies, TV shows, Audio content, and Software.

Torrent9 Homepage

The website is praised for the fact that it features a user-friendly interface and a detailed description for each listed torrent, making the process of identifying fake torrent files from the authentic ones easier for users.

Alexa ranks the website 944 in terms of global notoriety while 24 million visitor access the website on a monthly basis according to SimilarWeb data.

#10 limetorrents.info

  • Year established: 2009
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 24.25 million
  • Global Rank: 1 341

LimeTorrents is one of the most visited torrent indexers thanks to its sizeable database of around 10 million torrent.

LimeTorrents Homepage

All kind of files is listed in the website directories from movies and TV shows to games and anime. The website features separate web pages where it provides updated lists for the top 100 torrents and the most recent torrent uploaded to the website.

LimeTorrents is forging a solid reputation among the torrent business and has managed to more or less fly under the radar of regulators. Around 25 million monthly internet browsers visit LimeTorrents.cc monthly.

#11 Zooqle.com

  • Year established: 2013
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 14.53 million
  • Global Rank: 2 079

Zooqle is a relatively new torrent indexer launched in 2013 with a massive database of movies, TV series, and shows.

Zooqle Homepage

Torrents listed are verified and can be filtered by category, language, sizes, and time. Movies are gathered from the Movie Database (TMDb). Around 4 million torrents form the impressive database of zooqle and are accessible for download in a simple and easy to use interface.

#12 katcr.co

  • Year established: 2016
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb):14.74 million
  • Global Rank: 2 386

katcr.co is a revival torrent website launched by the former staff and moderators of the famous Kickasstorrent website, commonly abbreviated KAT (old website kat.cr) shortly after the US Department of Justice seized the old domain and arrested its alleged owner.

katcr.co Homepage

katcr.co features a massive collection of torrents organized in different subcategories (movies, TV shows, animes, games, applications, books, and music). The torrents listed are detailed by size, age, number of seeds and leeches. The website presents an elegant and very easy to use interface.

  • Year established: 2007
  • Country of origin: UK
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 13.54 million
  • Global Rank: 2 943

Torrentdownloads is another torrent indexer that has survived the test of time and has been around since 2007. The website has one of the largest databases of torrents on the net, with over 16 million torrent files.

TorrentDownloads Homepage

Despite a few safety concerns that terribly affected the website’s reputation and traffic a couple of years ago, the torrents indexer seems to have regained traction lately.

In fact, back in November 2017, the website was blocked by Google Chrome and Firefox browsers, and by Malwarebytes over safety concerns.

According to TorrentFreak, the website operators blamed an affiliate advertiser for the phishing suspicions raised around torrentdownloads, before engaging in taking the necessary measures.

“to remove the bad actor from the site”
An affiliate advertiser, Torrentfreak
An affiliate advertiser

The website offers many categories to download from, and counts on community engagement to help prevent the spread of compromised and fake files by allowing users to comment and rate the listed torrents in each category.

The search bar on the website gives users the option to perform an advanced search and narrow results on the basis of category, status, and other criteria. Details about each torrent also help mitigate authenticity concerns, since each torrent is characterized with its uploader name, date, size, number of seeds, and overall health of the link.

#14 Magnetdl.com

  • Year established: 2012
  • Country of origin: UK/Czech Republic
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 9.56 million
  • Global Rank: 3 588

MagnetDL is a huge directory of magnet links, which are a popular and practically useful means of peer to peer file sharing.

MagnetDL Homepage

To put it in a nutshell, Magnet links allow electronic files to be referred to without the need for a continuously available swarm of hosts. They are commonly used to identify files by their content through a cryptographic hash rather than the actual file location and can be created by anyone having the file without the need of a central authority to issue them.

In order to download magnet links from MagnetDL, users should first have a BitTorrent client installed on their computers. (The website recommends using uTorrent).

The interface is sober and minimalistic, and once the research is conducted, the website offers users the possibility to either direct download the link or stream it online if it’s video content.

Magnet links are characterized by size, upload date, uploader name and reputation on the platform, number of seeders and leechers, info hash, and other information related to the content.

#15 torlock.com

  • Year established: 2010
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 7.90 million
  • Global Rank: 5 807

Torlock is a torrent index and search engine that has a special focus on movies, TV shows, and series. The website features a great database of verified torrents on a clean and permanently updated interface.

TorLock Homepage

Torlock is known to pay one dollar for each fake link a user would find on its database, as a means to offer a safe and secure database of torrents.

Torlock allegedly has over five million verified torrent files, has been around since 2010 and has around 7.9 million visitors monthly according to SimilarWeb data. Alexa ranks the website as 5807th most popular website in the world.

  • Year established: 2018
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 10.56 million
  • Global Rank: 6 019

Pcgamestorrents.com is a specialized torrent indexer that features a massive database of games sorted by genre including action games, adult, strategy, anime, and even VR games.

PCGamesTorrents Homepage

The website uploads its database permanently from the most famous torrent sites like skidrow & reloaded, cpy-crack, GOG codexpcgames to name only a few.

The browsing experience, however, is a bit frustrating given the important number of pop-ups and ads that manage to launch even with an ad blocker on. Pcgamestorrents.com has over 10.5 million visitors monthly according to SimilarWeb.

  • Year established: 2007
  • Country of origin: Bulgaria
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 6.29 million
  • Global Rank: 8 071

ArenaBG is a famous Bulgarian BitTorrent tracker established in 2008 and based in Frisco, Texas. The website along with another portal named Zamunda remained for years as the leading torrenting websites in the European country.

ArenaBG Homepage

The interface can be shown in Bulgarian or in English and offers users the possibility to login in and install a browser extension (“ArenaPLAY”) in order to stream torrent videos online on the platform.

Despite a long history of twists and turns, including a regulatory war and an incident of a hack and leak of users IP addresses, ArenaBG is still considered among the most popular torrent sites with over 6 million visitors monthly as of April 2019.

  • Year established: 2018
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 5.16 million
  • Global Rank: 8 527

TorrentGalaxy is one of the newest addition to the torrent landscape, yet the website is enjoying an impressive rise in popularity. In fact, launched in 2018 on the initiative of former moderators and members of the now-defunct ExtraTorrent website, TorrentGalaxy already sees a massive 5+ million visitors on a monthly basis.

TorrentGalaxy Homepage

The website wants to offer an easy streaming functionality to set itself apart from most of its competitors, while still retaining the quality and portability of torrenting.

Listed torrents that have an available stream are marked, and a simple click on the link opens the streaming page where a visitor is able to view the content he is searching for. The website has a directory for new releases, Blueray/DVDs and a featured torrent of the week section.

#19 ettv.tv (ettv.to)

  • Year established: 2017
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 8 million
  • Global Rank: 8 666

ETTV is a torrent site with a massive database of torrent files mainly focusing on TV series and shows. The website offers users the possibility to sign up for a premium membership option, for a better browsing experience, displaying fully dynamic pages with no caching, no popups or ads among other benefits.

ETTV Homepage

A premium plan at ETTV costs 6 USD per month and is priced at 54 USD for a yearlong subscription. ETTV also has a section for books, anime, and music as well, and search result could be filtered easily using the advanced search option.

Overall, the website is legit, however, and for many torrents, the number of existing seeds seems to be low as compared to other competitor websites mainly due to the fact that the website is only two years old. According to SimilarWeb data, around 8 million online users visit the website on a monthly basis.

  • Year established: 2010
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 2.67 million
  • Global Rank: 13 715

Torrentfunk is a popular torrenting website with an interesting status verification indicator. The website operators implemented various measures to unveil fake torrents and misleading titles, allowing for community engagement through dedicated comment sections for each torrent file.

TorrentFunk Homepage

Launched back in 2010, the website features various torrent files for downloading movies, videos, software, and eBooks among others.

In the last couple of months; however, SimilarWeb traffic shows a steady decline in monthly visitors and the website seems to be battling with regulators over a potential shut down.

Torrents are characterized by upload date, uploader name, number of seeds, and overall health.

#21 seedpeer.me

  • Year established: 2008
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 2.49 million
  • Global Rank: 15 630
SeedPeer Homepage

Seedpeer is a torrent website from Brazil, with a sizeable torrent database.

The website supports magnet links, direct download, and even anonymous download options. Despite being a decade old, the website has managed to survive and thrive at a certain point.

Each listed torrent has an information section related to it where users can find the number of seeds and peers, size, category, and the number of times it has been reported for presenting a threat and allows verified users to comment on each torrent.

The interface is minimalistic and neat, and the website seems easy to navigate and download content from.

#22 btdig.com

  • Year established: 2011
  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 1.69 million
  • Global Rank: 29 136

Launched in 2011 BTDigg is the first DHT search engine. In fact, before the usage of such torrents for distributed peers, trackers used to be the only method of finding peers with a certain content to share.

The use of DHT or Distributed Hash Table by BitTorrent clients to find peers via the BitTorrent protocol is a means of distributed tracking that gained significant popularity given that the decentralized approach goes hand in hand with the philosophy behind the BitTorrent protocol relying on minimizing the need of a central issuing authority.

BTDigg Homepage

Consequently, BTDigg doesn’t rely on torrent files but rather on the use of DHT for file searches. The website offers a simple interface, collects metadata and analyses the DHT network.

One of the main advantages of this website is that no content is stored on its servers and no torrents are involved. The search result displays all the torrent related information such as name, size, age and number of files and lists a single link to be executed with a BitTorrent client.

#23 yourbittorrent.com

  • Year established: 2003
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 1.02 million
  • Global Rank: 30 313

Originally founded as myBittorrent back in 2003, Yourbittorrent is a torrent tracking website that came as a result of a split in ownership in 2009.

YourBitTorrent Homepage

The website does not host files but hosts information about their location in an indexed torrent file. It was the first BitTorrent site to ever been kidnapped by its registrar after a disagreement between its owners over its future.

Despite a bad history, the website interface is fairly easy to use and lists a huge set of mostly verified links. YourBittorent has over a million links indexed in various categories and gets over a million monthly visits according to SimilarWeb data.

#24 monova.org

  • Year established: 2005
  • Country of origin: China
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 1.08 million
  • Global Rank: 57 480

Monova is another torrenting option that has been around for 14 years making it one of the oldest sites in the torrent business.

Monova Homepage

However, the extensive ads displayed as soon as a user tries to search for a torrent makes the overall browsing experience a bit frustrating.

Monova has an extensive database of books, audio files, movies, and software among others, and allows users to register and upload torrents to the platform. According to SimilarWeb a little over one million online users visit the website monthly.

#25 idope.se

  • Year established: 2016
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Monthly users (As of March 31, 2019, data powered by SimilarWeb): 619.98 thousand
  • Global Rank: 13 8702

idope.se is a torrent search engine providing magnet links to download torrent files. Besides being around for just three years, the website has an impressive 18 million large database and has been steadily gaining popularity ever since its inception.

idope Homepage

The website has the particularity of having a mobile version, making torrenting on smartphones not only easy but enjoyable. The most recent and the most popular links make accessing files easy and straightforward.

A search result for a torrent displays the torrent file attributes like its age, size, the number of seeds and a link to the magnet URL to be executed with the BitTorrent client.

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