Which 3 Movies Are the Most Pirated Films of All Time?

Earlier this month, Netflix released a list of their ten most-rented movies ever. It was a strange selection that shocked and saddened us -- Sandra Bullock's films The Blind Side and Crash ranked first and second, while the abominable, Jack Nicholson-Morgan Freeman terminal illness buddy comedy The Bucket List finished third. But weep for America's horrendous taste no more -- TorrentFreak has ranked the most pirated titles of all time and they are much more respectable selections. Can you guess what they are?

1. Avatar (2009) - 21 million downloads

2. The Dark Knight (2008) - 19 million downloads

3. Transformers (2007) - 19 million downloads

You totally saw that coming right, given the box office popularity of those titles and the demographic of movie pirates? For the complete list of the ten most pirated films, head over to FilmDrunk. Like the top three titles, the rest of the list is not that surprising, save for one alterna-superhero comic book movie that underperformed at the box office. All other ranked films grossed at least $250 million worldwide.

The above download estimates were culled from public BitTorrent trackers which chronicles download activity dating back to 2006.

[via FilmDrunk]


  • Patrick McEvoy-Halston says:

    What was wrong with the Bucket List? I thought it was pretty loving.

  • Cinesnatch says:

    What does this say? Kids try to get their movies for free, whereas suburban adults pay for a monthly rental service. Either way, the selections are saddening.

  • Patrick McEvoy-Halston says:

    I'll add to my comment that I thought it was Reiner's most notable effort since A Few Good Men. I wonder if critics are just turning on artists like Reiner for his being too affable, too joyous, too representative of full enjoyment of the indulged life, like they've been doing lately with Updike.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Avatar> Now in low resolution 2-D, just like it was meant to be seen!

  • Shaz says:

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