Top Torrent Sites - UPDATED

Best torrent sites for movies, music, and moreThe top torrent sites currently include old favorites like The Pirate Bay, as well as very popular sites like KAT, RARBG, Limetorrents, and 1337X.

That said, we know that the best torrent site is always the one that has the high-quality torrent you're after, and with the most seeders, so a large and thorough list of torrent sites, like you will find in the table below, is always a welcome resource to find.
Please know that Lifewire does not condone the illegal sharing of copyrighted files! See our full disclaimer and warning for new torrent users at the bottom of this page.
Important: See our Best VPN Service Providers (https://www.lifewire.com/best-vpn-service-providers-4061659) piece for a constantly updated list of services that can help keep your torrent activity, and other browsing, private and secure.
The Best Torrent Sites: December 2018
Below is a big list of torrent sites, more or less in the order that we prefer to search from. If you're new to torrents, don't forget that you'll need a torrent client to get these files! We have a list of the Best Torrent Downloader Software if you're interested. Hook it all up to a smart TV, grab the popcorn and get comfy. 
Note: All torrents in this table are working unless otherwise noted, at least as of the last update to this page. Let us know (feedback@lifewire.com) if we need to add or subtract a listing.

Torrent SiteWhat We Like
The Pirate Bay
This torrent site is a classic! TPB It has been around in one incarnation or another for a long time and the torrents are, and have always been, trusted here. Dec 26 - TPB appears to be back online! If you're still experiencing issues reaching TPB through the link here, try these listings on the ProxyBay (https://proxybay.live/). It's possible you'll find another way into the site. 
This torrent site is for P2P enthusiasts. It's full of quality, high-resolution torrents. It's about quality here, not quantity.
If you're after older or more obscure torrents, 1337X might be for you. Their torrent database isn't nearly as large as some others, but it might have just what you're after.
Popcorn Time
Popcorn Time is a site dedicated to streaming movies for free, so in the strictest of terms, it's not a torrent download site. However, if you don't mind watching movies on your PC, you'll find plenty of options here, and you can watch them as often as you like. 
We love the super straightforward torrent detail page at TorrentDownloads. That would be reason enough to give this one a try but the big database and high quality of torrents make it a great choice.
You don't want to miss this site in your torrent search. Users report the size of their database is impressive and the frequency of legitimate torrents is enough to keep them coming back.
Frequently written off as a TIFY/YTS impersonator soon after launch, most users find YTS.AG torrents to be high quality and legit.
This is like a super torrent index, searching for torrents across dozens of other torrent sites. You can see the complete list in their sites in our index (https://torrentz2.eu/help#indexed)page.
ETTV Torrents
This is a good, active site that includes television episodes. The site search functionality is good enough 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 you want to include in your search. 
This is the official torrent site! Don't be tricked by mirrors of the same name.
This is the 'no fake torrent' site you've been waiting for. The site actually pays its users $1 per fake torrent they find.
You won't find every torrent you're after here, but users say the quality of the torrents you do find is consistently good.
This meta torrent site isn't too special among all the others but we love the amazing dashboard on their home page. If you're a data nerd and a torrent fan, you'll appreciate what they've done. 
The iDope torrent site is worth mentioning if only for its innovative iDope Android app (https://idope.en.uptodown.com/android). P2P file sharing right from your smartphone or tablet! 
A nice, clean design is reason enough to spend time on this torrent site. Advertising can be an issue at times but if you can get over that, it's a great torrent site.
This is another meta torrent search engine, pulling the databases in from over 450 torrent sites into one place.
With a sizable database of torrents, Seedpeer is and always has been a great place to search. The interface isn't as nice as some others, but it's still a very usable site.
TorrentFunkThis is a pretty popular torrent site, in no small part due to its verified status indication, as well as user reviews. NOTE: As of Dec 10 - While the TorrentFunk site is still active, we've removed the link because the site has porn on the front page. However, the auto-play audio file about"Microsoft Spyware Alert" seems to have been removed. We still recommend using extreme caution if accessing this site.
This is another torrent site you don't want to skip in your search. Users love the size of their database and the frequency of legitimate torrents.
Sky Torrents
With a huge database and pretty clean interface that's devoid of advertisements, it's no wonder this multi-million strong collection of torrents is one we frequently hear about.
YourBittorrentThe clean interface is a big reason to try this torrent searcher...especially if you're new to BitTorrent. NOTE: As of Dec 10 - The YourBittorrent site is active, but we have removed the link here because the site has porn on the front page.
There are a number of popular non-English torrent sites that exist as well, like 7tor (http://7tor.org/), RuTracker (https://rutracker.org/forum/index.php), Pirateiro (https://pirateiro.com/), Nyaa.si (https://nyaa.si/), and ArenaBG (https://arenabg.com/). They'll be harder to use for English-only downloaders but could have that one file you're after.

Tips for New Torrent Users

Those of you who've been downloading and seeding torrents for years probably don't need much help anymore, but if you're new to torrents, we have two resources that you'll be very happy you read.
First, we highly recommend our Torrent File Sharing: A Beginner's Guide (https://www.lifewire.com/torrent-download-guide-2483540) piece. Here you'll learn how BitTorrent file sharing works, how to protect yourself, and how to get to the movies and music you're after in the safest and efficient way possible.
Second, but probably even more helpful, is our How to Spot Fake Torrents (https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-tell-if-a-movie-torrent-file-is-fake-2483619) article. This is a really big problem and not one a newcomer might assume is something she or he has to worry about. Here we have lots of torrent site searching tips that will keep you out of harm's way.
It's also worth noting that the advertising on torrent sites very often skew towards the NSFW variety so keep that in mind as you're deciding to use one of them on a public computer or in view of others. We check these sites each month and try to remove anything that has adult-only advertising, but it's possible new advertisements have shown up since our last review.
Finally, be sure you're running fully updated anti-malware software (https://www.lifewire.com/best-free-antivirus-software-4151895) before you visit any of these sites.

Disclaimer & Torrent Legal Warning

Lifewire does not condone illegal sharing of copyrighted material. While P2P file sharing technology 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 USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK, at a minimum.
While these lawsuits are often class-action suits, filed against groups of users who blatantly copy and distribute copyrighted materials, some lawsuits are targeted at individual users in an attempt to make an example of them.
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.


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