Zooqle — Movies and Shows at All Resolutions
Zooqle is one of the newer sites on this list. While it’s remained under the radar for a while, it’s been gaining in popularity because of its massive database. The indexing site focuses on movies and TV shows but also has a good range of games, software, and eBooks.
The site has an easy to use interface. Each torrent contains information about the ratio of seeders to leechers, how long ago the file was uploaded and resolution quality. When I wanted to find a torrent for the latest episode of The Bold Type, it took me under a minute to find one in the format and quality that I wanted.
I got a lot of pop-ups when I was trying to navigate the site and found it pretty annoying to keep closing them. If you’re thinking of using Zooqle
The Pirate Bay (TPB)
The Pirate Bay (TPB) is the oldest and most well-established torrent site on the internet. Over the decades, it has evaded numerous government shutdowns and blocks, so you know it’s definitely a reliable site.
It’s impossible to be 100% sure of your safety when torrenting, but TPB comes pretty close. The site indicates if torrents are from trusted users — verified uploaders who share good quality content with no hidden nasty files — so you can rest assured you won’t accidentally download malware or spam with your torrent. It contains a few ads, but those quickly disappear if you turn on an ad blocker.
The site has a simple interface and is easy to navigate. Its filtering system lets you specify what file format, definition quality, and console you’re looking for. When I wanted to find a torrent for Red Dead Redemption for Xbox, I was able to filter out all results for other gaming systems. This saved me a lot of time as I didn’t need to check each torrent individually to work out which console it was for!
RARBG — Get High Quality, Verified Torrents Every Time
RARBG has a smaller collection of torrents, but there’s a good reason for it. The general public cannot upload to it; instead, all uploaders are verified by the moderators. Of course, that doesn’t completely eliminate the risk of getting a bad torrent, but it’s for this reason that the site has a reputation for containing high-quality downloads.
Of course, RARBG’s good reputation means many authorities are aware of it. The site is blocked in a number of countries including Indonesia, Pakistan, Portugal, and the UK.
1337x — Reliable with a Massive Torrents Library
As the third most popular torrent site in the world and one of the oldest still in operation, 1337x is a reliable option with plenty of high-quality torrents in every category. New content, provided by a loyal group of followers, is uploaded daily. You can find everything from old movies to the latest TV shows, music, and games.
One of the reasons the site has remained popular for so long is because it is heavily moderated. This means the majority of its torrents are of excellent quality. However, despite this, the occasional bad torrent which contains malware or spyware can still slip through. To guarantee your safety while downloading from the site.
TorrentDownloads — For Content You Can’t Find Elsewhere
1337x’s user-friendly interface makes finding the torrent you want easy.It has on-page information for each download including the number of times it’s been downloaded, the number of seeders and leechers, and when the torrent was last checked by moderators. When I wanted to find a torrent for Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, I was able to quickly find one that had been a good number of seeders and had last checked under an hour ago. That made it easy for me to judge that the torrent was most likely going to be a reliable one
LimeTorrents — Millions of Torrents in Every Category
With nearly 10 million torrents, LimeTorrents is one of the biggest torrent sites on the internet. It has tons of movies, TV shows, music, games, and more. Each search I performed came back with plenty of results, so you should have no trouble finding the content you want.
The site focuses on more recent files, so you can usually find new and popular releases with lots of seeders and download them quickly. However, this also means older torrents aren’t so easy to find.
LimeTorrents has a comprehensive tracker list and directories of the most popular recent torrents. There’s a separate section for verified torrents where you can find links that have been vetted. You can also sort torrents by the number of seeders. When I wanted to find a torrent for the latest episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, it only took me a couple clicks to sort through the torrents and work out which ones looked reliable.
There were some fake links and pop-ups on the site that I wasn’t able to block with my Chrome extension ad blocker. To make sure you don’t accidentally click on anything that could infect your device,
With one of the biggest databases on the internet, TorrentDownloads is the site to visit if you’re looking for an obscure torrent that you can’t find elsewhere. It’s also a good multipurpose site with a wide selection of TV shows, movies, games, apps, and more.
When I wanted to find a torrent for MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro Ultimate 12, I wasn’t able to find it on the top 5 sites on this list. When I searched for it on Torrent Downloads, however, it only took me a few minutes to find a working link for the obscure app.
The website’s interface is simple and easy to use. An advanced search option lets you filter results by category and status. Each torrent contains information about the number of seeders and torrent health, helping you choose safe links. You can also check out comments and ratings for each torrent to make sure the one you’re downloading doesn’t have fake files. With these intuitive features, it never took me longer than 30 seconds to find and vet the torrent link I wanted
Torrentz2 — Ultra-Fast Torrent Search Engine Good for Music
Torrentz2 is a basic torrent search engine that scans every torrent site in its database for your search terms and lists the sites that offer related torrents. You then download the torrent directly from the site that hosts the file or magnet link. This makes it a great backup option if your regular torrent site doesn’t have the content you want.
I found Torrentz2’s selection of music particularly impressive. It had the most results for Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy out of all the sites on this list.
One downside I found is that Torrentz2’s search function wasn’t as good as other sites I tested. Search results for “Joker 2019” contained a lot of results for other torrents which just mentioned the word “Joker” or “2019”. However, if you’re willing to spend a bit of time searching through results, you’ll definitely be able to find a lot of torrent options for the content you want.
Like many other sites on this list, Torrentz2’s website has some ads, pop-ups, and fake links that lead to suspicious websites
TorLock — Strong Community Verification System for Safe Downloads
The best thing about TorLock is its guarantee of verified torrents only. The website uploads torrents from all around the internet. If a user finds a fake torrent, they can report it to TorLock and they’ll be paid $1. I haven’t heard of any other torrent site doing this — it’s definitely a good incentive to help keep the site operating safely.
However, Torlock does contain a lot of misleading links. They appeared on the search page above legitimate results, and then again on the individual pages of torrent links. It’s easy to click into one of these links, which can send you to all kinds of nasty sites. If you’re going to use Torlock,
YTS (YIFY Movies) — Download High-Quality Movies
YTS is famous for its library of high definition movies that you can download at fast speeds. Its files have small sizes but don’t compromise on quality, so it’s a great choice if you have limited bandwidth. All of YTS’ torrents are vetted, so you know the files you download will be legitimate and not contain dangerous malware.
The reason why the popular and well-known site ranks low on this list is that its content is quite limited. The site only hosts movies, so you’ll have to visit a different site if you’re looking for TV shows, music, or games.
The current yts.am and yts.gd sites have a lot of pop-ups that could compromise your privacy.