Friday, August 7, 2009

The Top 35 Torrent Sites of 2009

As of August 7, 2009, the most popular torrent search engine sites are listed below.

  1. Entertane: An obscure-but-good metasearch engine. Pore through eight other torrent sites quickly by using

  2. In a shocking turn of the tables this September, the Isohunt webmaster is counter-suing the Canadian music industry. He is claiming that previous copyright violation suits against him were unfounded, and that he is entitled to have his legal expenses recovered. Read the entire story at

  3. Vertor: this torrent service claims to filter out bad torrents, viruses, DRM locks, passwords, and fakes. Many readers are pleased with Vertor, and thus far their service has been exemplary. Definitely give Vertor a try.

  4. is back online! After legal conflicts in April of 2008, they have reestablished themselves outside of the USA. Demonoid is still a private community, and members are held liable for any leeching that their invited friends do in this community. If you are lucky enough to get a Demonoid membership, invite your friends carefully, lest you lose your own membership.

  5. H33T: Don't let the plain site design fool you: this newer torrent site has gotten very positive reviews from readers.

  6. Torrent Root: another metasearch engine, Torrent Root will pore through other search engines on your behalf, and display the results in a slick tabbed interface for your easy browsing.

  7. Thunderbytes: As of July 2009, Thunderbytes is a family-friendly site with content that is good for kids and parents.

  8. Flixflux: a United Kingdom torrent site that is very popular with European downloaders

  9. The Pirate Bay
    News Flash, April 18, 2009: the Stockholm district court has sentenced the four Pirate Bay founders to a year in prison, and over $USD 3.5 million in fines. This is as punishment for violating their country's copyright laws. More on this shocking court ruling here...

  10. FYI: like Isohunt, Torrentbox is being sued by the MPAA as of February 28, 2006. The days for this fine search engine may be numbered.

  11. Sumo Torrent: Like many torrent sites lately, Sumo is powered by adult ads. But several readers have reported that they like the data visibility of the torrent results at Sumo.

  12. a competent German search engine for finding specific files, cracks, and serials.

  13. (a "meta-search" engine, which is a search engine that searches other search engines)



  16. Mininova is the successor to Suprnova, one of the original big torrent databases of the Web.

  17. Still in beta testing format, this new torrent site claims to be the largest legal torrent search engine today. Accordingly, the result sets are much smaller than the "pirate" counterparts, but definitely try this site for yourself.

  18. BTjunkie

  19. (Torrentreactor has made a comeback from a hijacking and an uncooperative hosting service. They have moved to a different server setup and a Tonga country domain outside the USA. Read the details on their home page.)

  20. (this database is up for sale, if anyone is interested in running a torrent service)

  1. is another torrent meta-search engine that is gaining popularity.

  2. a very spartan-looking torrent engine, with very fast results and and icons that denote verified sources.

  3. Plentyoftorrents: this is a kind of launchpad search engine that offers choices where you want to search.

  4. which has been rebranded as "Seed Peer"


  6. (special thanks to reader, Jonathan R., for this link)

  7. Bitsoup Bitsoup is a growing favorite amongst P2P downloaders.

  8. (the official Torrent website by Bram Cohen, the designer of the Python BitTorrent format.)

  9. (this site has been intimidated into listing fewer and fewer current torrents. The administrator was likely spooked by the recent wave of lawsuits against Isohunt and Pirate Bay)

  10. BiteNova (formerly known as “Bi-Torrents”, BiteNova is a free Torrent site with a spartan look and fast searching format.)

  11. Fenopy (formerly (the 'original' bittorrent search engine, which has now morphed into a metasearch engine. The results from your Bitoogle searches will point to various other torrent search sites. This site has been redirected recently.)


  13. Special mention: (A newer torrent search engine that several readers are very fond of.)

  14. Special mention: (For legal linux torrents and virtual machines.)

  15. Special mention: (This new beta search site is dedicated to media on progressive political content: audio, video, photos, reports, transcripts and other files. This is a place for activists to share their message, and for people to learn about other political choices. Unfortunately, the owners have had to move the site because of legal/financial pressures. We hope to see it back soon.)


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