Five best torrent sites of 2021

Looking for the best Torrent sites? Here is a list of the most popular ones of this year.

Tech Desk December 20, 2021
With the sudden closure of TorrentHound, three of top ten torrent sites including KickassTorrents and Torrentz have been shut down in last three months. PHOTO: AFP

While not everyone prefers a Netflix subscription, torrent sites are the go-to places download and stream the content you want to watch. To find the best safe Torrent sites made for you, here is a compilation of the most popular ones this year.

The Pirate Bay

This Torrent site has been online for 17 years and is still one of the best for Torrent downloads with over 60 million users a month. The website is available in 35 different languages and has held the title of being the best Torrent site since 2018. With a wide range in variety, Pirate Bay's database is uploaded by trusted users, identified using a skull system. Green skulls are the VIP members, pink skulls are trusted and verified users, and lastly, blue skull users who help to keep the site safe from spam and malware. Most torrents here have a few seeders for faster downloads, with filtered searches according to format, quality, and gaming console.

This site is an unofficial successor of YTS and YIFY group, which had closed down a few years ago. Faced with several lawsuits, the operator signed a consent judgment and agreed to hand over user data. Consequently, YTS users received settlement requests or were sued. The site offers the latest premium quality movies for download and has around 75 million users worldwide. The site has 30,000 titles, most with subtitles included and available in 1080p. Music, software, and games are not available on this site.


1337x is a well-known site with 53 million monthly users and high-quality torrents, including movies, TV shows, music, and some games. The website interface is simple and provides all the essential technical information about the torrent video. The active community of the platform updates the torrents every few hours. The site has few ads and shows some effort in protecting user privacy, however that doesn't eliminate the risk of third parties spying on user activity online.


This site is a torrent search engine that uses your keywords to give you an index of all the torrent sites that will have them available. Torrentz2 is a great place to find content that may not be available on other sites. Once the search engine provides results, you can click on the site and begin downloading by clicking on the magnetic link again. The site has an extensive music library collection across different genres. However, it has a lot of pop-up ads with fake misleading links and content, while the site has tried to fix a lot of bugs to make the site safer.

Lime Torrents

Lime Torrents has around 10 million torrents media on its website, attracting 20 million users every month. Its library is larger than that of Pirate Bay, with music, movies, TV shows, games, apps, with a feature to view the top 100 for each category. The top 100 are a list of new releases, most of them under copyright. You can use the public domain to download torrents safely, allowing torrents to be filtered according to their health and verification status. However, most of these are fake, and the site is crowded with annoying pop-up ads as well.



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