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25 of the Best Torrent Websites in 2023 That Still Work

25 of the Best Torrent Websites in 2023 That Still Work
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In 2021, BitTorrent, one of the most well-known clients in torrenting history, brought torrenting to the world. Despite a series of movie and music producers throwing up their hands in disgust, torrenting still exists today. As a P2P downloading platform, it is an incredibly effective way to get your files without relying on a single server. So we have a list of the best torrent websites below.
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In 2021, BitTorrent, one of the most well-known clients in torrenting history, brought torrenting to the world. Despite a series of movie and music producers throwing up their hands in disgust, torrenting still exists today. As a P2P downloading platform, it is an incredibly effective way to get your files without relying on a single server. So we have a list of the best torrent websites below.
But when it comes to torrenting files, you must take a certain degree of risk. To the uninformed, a fake torrent site can be pretty unsafe. So spotting an excellent torrenting site is vital for online safety.
So if you want to torrent a file, we’ve got a massive list of different sites you can trust. Below, we will go through a list of 25 torrenting sites and how you can stay safe while using them.
But first, a bit more information on torrenting:

What is Torrenting?

Torrenting is downloading (and uploading) files through the BitTorrent network. Members of the BitTorrent share a peer-to-peer stage that allows for downloading and uploading files from each other.
You download a file from a single, dedicated server in standard downloading. However, torrenting expands that download to multiple peers on the same network.
The uploading comes from your need to support the download by allowing others access to your file. As a result, they might get a faster download because you are closer or have a fast connection. By supporting the download, you become a seeder.
On the other hand, you are a leecher if you remove the torrent file and block other people from downloading it. You’ll want to keep these terms in mind for later.

Why Do You Need a VPN for Torrenting?

virtual private network (VPN) is necessary for a few reasons. Here is a short list:
  • Encrypting your connection is required to stay secure online
  • Fellow users having access to data from your download is a security risk
  • P2P downloading is a persistent connection with a lot of leak potential
You need a VPN for torrenting is no different from why you need it for everyday use: staying safe online. Below, we will go through a list of over 20 of the top torrenting sites you can use.

Quick Roundup – Five Torrent Sites (if You Don’t Feel Like Reading)

If you don’t feel like reading through the whole list, here are the top five options available and why you should choose them:
If you want a more detailed review, below is a list of the best sites.

Best Torrent Sites in 2023 That are Safe and Working

The Pirate Bay – The Best Overall

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The Pirate Bay is the most notorious site for getting your torrent fix. Given its servers have been raided and its founders arrested, it’s no wonder that this torrenting behemoth still exists.
The founders have recorded prison being “well worth it” and reminding us that The Pirate Bay “Cannot Be Stopped,” signaling continued survival for the nearly 20-year-old torrenting platform.
Much of the site’s success comes from the notoriety that this torrenting platform generated. It’s banned in many countries because of its stance on file sharing.
It also helps that the site’s design hasn’t changed in 20 years, sticking to the old-fashioned pirate ship logo. The site also supports tor browsing, enabling you to remain secure and private while obtaining the files. However, you’ll still need VPN active if you want to stay safe.

RARBG — Verifies Torrents for You

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RARGB helps you verify the validity of torrents by associating the torrents with specific users. This user identification feature enables you to target violating individuals and report them for including viruses.
The site also offers an impressive array of categories that focuses mainly on a robust movie offering. While RARGB doesn’t have the same notoriety as The Pirate Bay, it is one of the more trusted options for acquiring torrents.
RARGB also associates torrent uploads with sites like IMDb for more accessible research. It also has a DMCA notice to third parties concerned with the content available on its site. However, because it focuses on being the proxy for torrents, it isn’t as likely to be taken down.
Whether you want games, movies, music, or software, RARGB is a solid choice.

1337x — A Massive Library

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The site 1337x is one of the rising stars of torrents. Initially founded in 2006, 1337 has had a lot of time building its torrent library. Despite this, it isn’t a common target for legal action like The Pirate Bay.
However, 1337x’s popularity has it banned in some countries. The Dutch don’t seem to like them.
What makes 1337 unique is that they have a massive library of torrents. Because this library is becoming overwhelming, 1337 is one of the few torrent sites with uploading rules:
  • Make sure you have a well-seeded torrent within 24 hours
  • Direct download links are forbidden
  • Upload files that you are capable of seeding
You are given higher demands if you want to contribute to the community. However, you might not need to worry about this if you only download files.

YTS – If You Want HD Movies

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YTS focuses on providing movies for those seeking high-quality content. From its navigation from the top, you’ll see a green “4K” option that sorts by film in 4k.
The result is making it easier for you to download high-quality movies—no more digging through throngs of 240P videos to try and get something you can see.
The site also recommends downloading a VPN, which is good advice for torrents. Given the website reminds you of the importance of security before you get too far, that’s a good sign.
The YIFY reference refers to an older, well-known torrenting group that released small movie files. The former site behind this company was taken down by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). YTS, the new name, is the attempt to rebuild that legacy.

Torrentz – A Simple Search Engine

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Torrentz has a bit of a tumultuous history. The current website has nothing to do with the original creators of Torrentz. Instead, it is a clone that works similarly to the original site.
Torrentz has indexed hundreds of thousands of files. Its search engine accounts for multiple clones on its list, but the classic torrentz.eu.com link still works.
From 2008 to 2016, the founders of Torrentz underwent these hardships:
  • Scammers attempted to overtake the website
  • Paramount Pictures sent the owners a DMCA
  • Torrentz had its domain name suspended with no court order
  • Torrentz was shut down with the “Torrentz will always love you. Farwell.” message.
The link we provided is the next best thing to the original Torrentz. The latest one might use it for affiliate income, but it still serves a purpose.

EZTV – Great for TV Shows

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If there is one thing that EZTV does, it reminds you that torrents websites are still kind of in the 90s when it comes to website design. Despite not winning any design rewards, EZTV does win by offering a tv-focused platform.
Those looking to download their favorite episodes of something will find EZTV ideal for this. However, you might want to take note of its multiple domains ending n “.ag,” “.it,” and “.ch,” as the service has been banned in a few countries.
You can also easily use the website’s forums to stay updated, and an RSS feed to track specific uploads. It has a robust community of anonymous users willing to contribute.

Zooqle – Contains Verified Torrents

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Zooqle is a torrent search engine great for finding verified torrents. What makes a torrent verified? Fellow seeders confirm it on the torrenting platform.
The owners of  Zooqle have created a powerful platform making it easy for you to find a variety of categories. Its relative newness has kept it out of the sight of most torrent bans, but those are more likely to come down the line.
Zooqle’s only similarity to google comes from the search function. Otherwise, the site’s design is unique, listing a series of popular torrenting options in the center of the page.

Limetorrents — Good Variety

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Limetorrents invokes visions of the past that make you think of LimeWire. However, this platform has nothing to do with the old-fashion P2P platform.
Instead, LimeTorrents is usually one of the top used torrenting sites worldwide. However, recent legal trouble has caused it to need to switch domain links.
Some people have hijacked the site to litter it with ads as well. So f you want to use LimeTorrents, pay extra attention to ensure you aren’t clicking on any unfortunate links. Below, we will provide you with tips to spot these fake sites.

IPTorrents — A Private Torrent Site

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IPTorrents is unique in being the first private torrent site on our list. These personal sites require you to create a username and password to use their services.
The good news is that you don’t have to give them any personal information. So be sure to use an email service that does the same and requires none of your personal information.
Privat sites are great in that the entire community is a bit closer. So even if you are anonymous, everyone is held to some accountability. But if you leech, the community might not view you favorably.
So although these private services are a bit nosier about what you have, they do have a solid accountability system. Provided you keep up your VPN, you should remain protected.

Torrends – A Search Engine for Indexed Sites

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Torrends participates in meta searching, meaning it searches other indexed search engines for results. This means that Torrends has one of the largest “libraries” in existence.
However, those libraries are entirely dependent upon other torrent sites. So you won’t be able to find specific torrents, simply other sites that do the hosting for them.
Torrends is great for tracking the up and down status of these sites. Torrends even provides you a list of proxy servers if you want to overcome country-specific blocks. However, this feature is worthless if you already have FastVPN.
Start here if you struggle to find a torrent site you like. While you won’t find the files, you’ll find status updates and be able to figure out why your favorite place is down.

Demonoid — Another Well-known Classic

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Demonoid is one of those legendary torrenting sites with The Pirate Bay. The original site went down after the tragic passing of its founder, Deimos, in 2018. Former staffers own the current site, keeping the legacy alive.
Demonoid has had a prolific history of legal issues, with more than ten speculated cease and desist orders since its founding in 2003. Canada downright banned the website in 2007, directing IPs to indicate to users that the website was down.
These days, Demonoid exists under the “.is” domain, trying to distance itself from its past. For long-time site users, they include some of the older internet users. Those who remember Demonoid and The Pirate Bay often put them in the same outstanding category.

Bibliotik – Great for eBook Lovers

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Bibliotik is a small community of book torrenting individuals that take the term “private” incredibly seriously. Bibliotik is taking a similar stance to Deominoid back in the day, only opening itself up to small numbers of users.
The easiest way to join the heavily restrictive community is through invite-only. But the seats are so elusive that many people on Reddit take to public venues to complain about the lack of openness.
Its elusiveness makes Bibliotik unique, as you need to meet their strict requirements to join. Members of the inner sanctum complement its ability to sort through the system. However, it’s a “what happens in Bibliotik stays in Bibliotik situation, so keep your eyes open for registration time.

NYAA — Great for Asian Content

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Nyaa is a website that focuses on one type of content: Asian content. It specializes primarily in providing anime and other types of content that most audiences will need subtitles and overdubs for.
While you can find other kinds of content here, most of the effort on indexing from this site comes back to something you might find on Crunchyroll. However, you can also find other kinds of content using the category filters.
Nyaa.si, the line referenced above, contains no adult content. So f you are looking for a family-friendly torrent site, here you go. However, Nyaa makes no effort to hide some of the weirder aspects of Anime, so be sure to do some research on the shows you pick up before your kids watch them.
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