Torrents have grown in popularity over recent years and this trend is only set to continue. Peer-to-peer networks have grown substantially since their inception and are set to become the standard for the foreseeable future of file sharing. But whilst torrents themselves are great, in order to be used by most people the torrents need to be accessible and searchable. This is where torrent sites come in, offering a searchable database of torrents for users to download.
There are a number of torrent sites in existence, with varying degrees of stability and utility, some are well-known and have even been featured on major news outlets, although not always in a positive light! Other sites are smaller and can often fly under the radar of most torrent users. Although when the bigger sites go down, the smaller ones can often pick up the slack, so it’s always worth knowing that they exist.
Before we delve into the list, it’s worth knowing that torrent sites can sometimes contain material that is illegal in some countries, even popular movies are subjected to bans from authoritarian governments, so it can be well worth investing in a VPN service for your torrenting needs. A VPN, or virtual private network, is a service that routes your internet traffic through semi-anonymized servers and makes it harder for your ISP to detect your activity. We’ll talk more about VPN services for torrenting as we go.
Best Torrent Sites of 2022
Let’s look at the best torrent sites for 2022. The list is based on a number of factors, including site stability, mirrored availability, and user preference. Although this list is by no means exhaustive, it represents all of the major sites that you’re likely to encounter as a torrent user.
The Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay, or TPB, is one of the most well-known of all torrent sites that still exists in some form today. It is also one of the oldest, having been created in 2003 by a Swedish think tank group that were opposed to corporate interests and profit seeking. Although the group have long since disbanded, their legacy lives on through The Pirate Bay.
The Pirate Bay’s founded have gone through a series of legal struggles themselves, with some of them even receiving prison sentences for their part in creating The Pirate Bay. Today, the website is blocked in many countries and is only accessible through several proxy sites, although these function identically to the original site and users have stated that the proxy sites are just as good as the original. It may be considered cheating to add proxy sites to the list, but TPB remains one of the best sites for finding torrents.
If The Pirate Bay is blocked in your country, then a VPN would help you access it. With a good quality VPN provider, you can change your IP address to a country where The Pirate Bay isn’t blocked, and you’ll be able to access it again with no issues. Although if you’re happy to use a proxy for your torrenting needs, then a VPN remains advisable, but optional.
Not loading? The Pirate Bay mirrors and proxy sites: thepiratebay.rocks, piratebae.co.uk, thepiratebay.vip
1337x is a popular torrent site that has been around since 2007. The site provides a directory like other torrent sites but with a number of additional features. If you’re looking for some inspiration of what to download, the site features several top 100 lists to browse. You can even filter their movie lists based on Oscar Nominations, making this a fairly unique torrent website.
Popular torrent site KickAss Torrents was shut down in 2016, and whilst this was frustrating for the site’s users, it was a boon to 1337x who picked up many new users who were looking for a new torrent site to call their home.
Some users to the site have noted that there are a lot of annoying pop-up adverts on the site, but this can be mitigated through the use of a good ad blocker or VPN service that features ad blocking.
Not loading? 1337x mirrors and proxy sites: 1337x.to, 1337x.st, 1337x.unblocker.cc
Torrentz2 first hit the scene in 2016 when its predecessor site, Torrentz, closed its doors. Torrentz2 has a huge advantage as it combines results from a number of search engines to create one of the most exhaustive lists of torrents available. Currently the site boasts a dictionary of over 60 million torrents, many of which are movie torrents.
Torrentz2 also flies under the radar of many countries, so is accessible without a VPN. Although if you plan on torrenting films or games that are banned in your territory, then a VPN service is highly advisable.
Not loading? Torrentz2 mirrors and proxy sites torrentz.bypassed.cool, torrentz2.cc
LimeTorrents is most likely the second largest torrent hosting site after The Pirate Bay. Their search engine contains over 10 million active torrents, something that few torrent sites can boast. LimeTorrents is attractive to users who are looking for a simple site that offers little by way of thrills but delivers big on content. The search bar is simple and fast, making it easy to use.
One of the issues that LimeTorrents struggles with is the low seed-to-peer ratio, which can mean that it can be slow when downloading old torrents that are no longer in high demand. Although most of their torrents do have some seeders, so you’ll be able to get your files eventually.
Once again it is always worth bearing in mind that VPN services, such as PureVPN, will help you skirt any ridiculous laws in your country where certain movies or music may be banned.
Not loading? LimeTorrents mirrors and proxy sites: limetorrents.xyz, limetorrents.asia, limetorrents.info, imetor.com
In 2008, RARBG was brought online, a torrent site that purported to specialize in movies, particularly early pre-DVD releases. The site has rarely disappointed and today has a huge user base that remain loyal for just that reason.
RARBG has a number of top-ten lists if you’re unsure of what you want to watch next and want to see what others are watching. Although this feature is fast becoming standard on most torrent websites today, it’s still refreshing to see anything that makes life easier for users.
One of the biggest criticisms of RARBG is its old-fashioned layout that looks like it hasn’t been updated since the website first went public. While this is true, the mechanisms behind the scenes certainly have been updated and the database is fast to use and rarely has any major issues.
RARBG also has a huge community that regularly talk about movies and TV shows that are available through the site, so they can certainly guide you on the best films to watch. If you prefer to do your own research, then the site has plenty of links to external trailers for you to check out before you download anything.
Not loading? RARBG mirrors and proxy sites: rarbg.link, rarbgmirror.com, rarbg.is, rarbgaccess.org
Zooqle are proof that there’s still space for newer sites in the torrent world and are one of the newest on this list without any form of predecessor. But new doesn’t mean bad in this instance, and Zooqle have a fantastic torrent site that is filled with features that simply weren’t available to easily to implement back when many of the other sites were built.
The first thing that you’ll notice when you look at a torrent on Zooqle is the sheer amount of information that they provide for the file. Unlike many other torrent sites where you have to judge what the file type is by name, Zooqle segregates its torrents into a number of different categories, such as resolution and audio type. This feature has proven itself popular with users and is a major feature driving traffic toward the website.
Zooqle themselves are advocates of using VPNs whilst torrenting and have an advice page on getting started using them.
Not loading? Zooqle mirrors and proxy sites: zooqle.unblocked.re, zooqle.immunicity.kim, zooqle.bypassed.kim
Not every torrenting website has a nice history, we’ve already talked about some sites and their issues with the law, to some extent every torrent website has to deal with issues along the way, but YourBittorrent’s issues have mostly stemmed from internal conflict. In 2003, a partnership launched the myBittorrent service, the two eventually had conflicting goals with the site, with one wanting it to be completely shut down and the other wanting it to grow bigger. This split led to the creation of YourBittorrent.
The site boasts over a million torrents that are regularly well-seeded. The site is currently blocked in the United Kingdom and Portugal, so users from those countries will need to use a VPN service in order to access the site.
Not loading? YourBittorrent mirrors and proxy sites: sitenable.top, sitenable.info, sitenable.co
Launched as a tribute to the well-liked site Kickass Torrents, iDope functions more as a search engine for torrents rather than a dedicated database. With a current index of over 18 million torrents, it’s highly unlikely that you can’t find what you want through iDope.
Boasting a clean and sleek UI, one of the biggest advantages that iDope has over its competitors it that it has a highly functional mobile version of the site, something that is often missing from others. Although torrenting via mobile devices is not as popular as PC, it has begun to increase in more recent years, particularly with mobile providers starting to offer unlimited data.
The site itself is a revised version of website iDope.top which was shut down a few years back. The site also has the ability to download torrents with a single click, saving users’ time when browsing.
YTS is a fan-favorite in the torrenting world and is regularly rated as one of the best. Although YTS doesn’t offer a wide variety of torrents, what is specializes in is high-quality movie files. Whilst other torrent sites tend to hose whichever files are uploaded by users, YTS caters to a particular audience who only want the best video and audio quality. This may make it less popular than other sites in terms of sheer numbers, but at least at YTS you know what you’re going to get.
High-quality files don’t always have to mean large sizes, and YTS offers a number of movie torrents that are high-quality at a reasonable file size for those who don’t have the fastest internet in the world. Although there is always a trade-off between quality and file size, if you have fast internet then you’ll find their selection of Blu-ray quality files satisfying.
YTS is currently blocked in a number of countries so a VPN service is required before torrenting anything from the site.
Not loading? YTS mirrors and proxy sites: yts.am, yts.pm, yts.gs
Not every torrent site is a major one, but that comes with its own advantages. TorrentDownloads is one of the lesser known torrent sites and yet still manages to host over 16 million torrent files that are split into useful categories. Being a smaller site means that it has flown under the radar of many countries’ law enforcement and as of now doesn’t require a VPN to access from most places in the world. That doesn’t guarantee that TorrentDownloads won’t suddenly become blocked in the future however, so it’s best to connect via a VPN to ensure that you don’t miss out in the future.
Not loading? TorrentDownloads mirrors and proxy sites: torrentdownloads.mrunlock.run, torrentdownloads.nocensor.fun, torrentdownloads.unblockproject.info
As the name would suggest, EZTV offers an easy way to find torrents of popular TV shows from around the world. With other torrent sites focusing on hosting as many torrents as possible, it can be refreshing for users who are only looking for one particular type of torrent to go to, avoiding any unnecessary search results.
Whilst the site doesn’t have the sleek modern interface that many of its rivals do, some users have even commented that the site looks particularly outdated, that doesn’t diminish its functionality and it’s refreshingly easy to find torrents for TV shows on EZTV. One of the major issues that torrent users face is finding seeds for more niche files, such as older TV shows. Most users of EZTV have reported good download speeds even when there were very few seeders.
EZTV is current banned in a number of countries so torrent users will need a reliable VPN service to access the site, but once it’s active then there should be no further issues.
Not loading? EZTV mirrors and proxy sites: eztv.ch, eztv.re, eztv.yt, eztv.tf, eztv.unblocked.win
An all-time fan favorite, Demonoid is one of the oldest torrent sites that is still up and running. Starting back in 2003 at the same time as The Pirate Bay, Demonoid remains popular with its user base. Offering a nice clean interface, the site doesn’t offer any unnecessary frills that get in the way of your torrenting experience. During large parts of 2019, the site has been forced to close due to political pressures, but its owners have found ways to keep the site up regardless of this, so if you find that the site is down, keep checking back in every now and then to see if it has been brought back up.
Owning to political issues relating to torrent sites, a number of countries have blocked the website. A good VPN will allow you to circumvent any blocks so as soon as you have your preferred VPN up and running, simply point your IP address to a country that doesn’t have any blocks and you’re good to go.
The major downside of the site, one that users frequently complain about, is that the site requires registration in order to access. Whilst this does come with a number of benefits, such as making it easier to block users who are only there to cause trouble, it does mean that you cannot casually access the site whenever you wish. Despite this, the registration process is relatively straight forward and once you’re signed up then you can start torrenting immediately.
Not loading? Demonoid mirrors and proxy sites: demonoid.goblockt.com, dnoid.me, demonoid.unblocked.sh
One of the more unique entries on this list is Bitport, both a torrent client as well as a website, you have the added assurance that you can be secure when you’re using the service. As well as encryption, Bitport also uses cloud technology to ensure that you won’t ever have to worry about obtrusion.
Given that the client is also a browser, it has been an easy job for the developers to port the program to multiple platforms without having to lose any functionality. This means that you can sync your files between any of your devices and your PC, meaning that you can have access to all of your media files whilst you’re out and about, particularly handy for long-distance commuters. Although phone storage size can be limited, Bitport has a handy way around this by allowing its users to stream videos instead, even having options for different subtitles.
Bitport’s biggest advantage is that you don’t need a VPN to access the site and can control everything from your phone if you desired. If anonymity is a prominent desire, then you can feel safe with Bitport since your IP address is masked behind the Bitport client itself.
Not every great torrent site has to be in English. Torrent9 is a French torrent site which makes it great for those who either speak French or are interested in a website where they can test their skills. Of course, if you neither speak nor are learning French then this site may not be for you, but if you have an interest in either French films or television then this is definitely a site that you’ll want to check out.
Torrent speeds have been reported as great from most users, although the site itself has been subjected to a number of bans so you’ll need to make sure that you have a VPN handy if you want to connect to the site.
Not loading? Torrent9 mirrors and proxy sites: torrent-9.fr, torrents9.tv
Seedpeer is one of the cleanest torrent websites on the internet today. The homepage has a search bar and buttons for different categories with nothing else added to get in the way. When you find a file that you are interested in torrenting, the site will show you important information, such as the age of the torrent and its seed-to-peer ratio, ensuring that you can select the torrent that will let you download it the fastest.
The designers of P2PGuru clearly has user experience in mind when designing the layout for their site and it really shows. With one of the most user-friendly pages on the internet, at least by torrent site standards, users who are new to torrenting won’t find themselves having to struggle with older style webpages. Movies and TV shows are split neatly into two separate categories and each film and TV show has been linked with its poster to make for easy visual searching.
Users have praised the site for many reasons aside from its great interface, the site features minimal advertising and currently has absolutely no intrusive pop-up adverts.
Although the site looks great, it still needs to be fleshed out and likely will in the future. Currently there are only limited TV shows and movies available through P2PGuru and these tend to be restricted to the most popular TV Shows and movies at the time. But if you’re far more interested in popular culture then you’ll find it helpful that they have linked IMDB ratings to each torrent file, so you won’t have to waste time finding reviews on another site for a film that you’re unsure about.
Another one of the oldest peer-to-peer websites, IsoHunt has had a long unstable career in the torrent space. Originally the site catered toward video game files in the form of ISOs, but in more recent years the site has expanded to host various content that its users have requested. Unfortunately, due to legal and political issues the site has had some major periods of downtime, but the owners have created a number of proxy sites to ensure that users will always be able to access the site in some form.
You may not find every TV Show or Movie on IsoHunt, but if you’re looking for ISO files then this is, as the name suggests, the best place to start looking. The site is blocked in almost every country that has attempted to crack down on torrent websites, so you’ll definitely need to use your favorite VPN in order to access this site, but once you do, it’s worth it.
Not loading? Isohunt mirrors and proxy sites: isohunt.tv, isohunt.top isohunt.site, isohunt.st
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