YTS remains at the top of the list in 2024, as the torrent indexer continues to draw millions of visitors per day.
That’s quite an achievement considering the legal troubles the site has faced in the past, plus the fact that it only features movies.
The annual list of popular torrent sites remains largely unchanged. There are a few positional changes, but the list almost entirely consists of the same names as last year.
There is one unavoidable newcomer, following the closure of RARBG. While some RARBG knockoffs came close, the vacant spot is filled by a familiar name, LimeTorrents, which made a comeback after being absent last year
We have limited the list to globally available English-language torrent sites, which means that sites such as Rutracker.org, Yggtorrent.qa, Etoland.co.kr, and Zamunda.net are not included, even though they have substantial traffic numbers.
Finally, we have to stress that the yearly ranking is based on single domain names. If proxy sites and alternative domains were taken into account, The Pirate Bay and others would rank higher.
Below is the full list of the top ten most-visited torrent site domains at the start of the new year. The list is based on various traffic reports. Please note that this list is created as a historical record, to keep track of the popularity of these sites over time. We also publish an annual VPN privacy review.
We do not recommend or endorse using any of these sites. Some are known to link to malicious ads, at least incidentally. BitTorrent technology itself is not illegal but may only be used to share content with permission from the rightsholder.
Top 10 Torrent Sites of 2024
- The Pirate Bay
- FitGirl Repacks
- Skidrow & Reloaded
YTS.mx is the unofficial successor of the defunct YTS or YIFY group, which shut down a few years ago.
YTS has been the target of several lawsuits in the U.S. over the past few years. The operator signed a consent judgment and agreed to hand over user data to rightsholders. As a result, several YTS users received settlement requests or were sued instead.
In 2024, 1337x retains its spot in the top three. Unlike some other sites, it has a dedicated group of uploaders and bots that provide fresh content daily.
1337x offers a wide variety of torrents. The site banned official YTS releases after the above-mentioned controversy.
NYAA.si is a popular resurrection of the anime torrent site NYAA. While there is fierce competition from alternative pirate streaming sites, the torrent portal continues to do well, climbing two positions compared to last year.
Launched a little over five years ago, TorrentGalaxy is a relative newcomer. It has a dedicated group of uploaders and an active community. In addition to torrents, TorrentGalaxy also makes some releases available for streaming.
The Pirate Bay continues to operate from its .org domain but is also available through many proxies. If all proxy domains were counted, the notorious torrent site would still battle for the first spot in this list.
FitGirl Repacks is by no means a traditional torrent site. It is the home of a popular repacker who releases slimmed-down cracked versions of popular games, which keeps download times to a minimum.
FitGirl, who we interviewed in 2020, publishes torrents on other sites too but also offers magnet links of their own, which is why we included the site here.
Skidrow and RELOADED are two iconic game-cracking groups. This likely served as inspiration for the people running Skidrowreloaded.com, which is a blog-style release site featuring popular game releases.
The site’s X account has been banned, but the domain itself remains online, keeping the seventh spot after last year’s debut.
EZTV.re is a controversial TV-torrent distribution group that hijacked the EZTV brand from the original group, which was forced to shut down soon after.
The site still has some decent traffic, mostly from loyal TV-show followers who haven’t jumped on the streaming bandwagon.
LimeTorrents has been around since 2009. Like many other entries in this list, it is blocked by ISPs in countries around the world, which seems to hurt overall traffic somewhat. It dropped out of the top 10 last year but made a comeback in 2024
Due to IGG-Games’ popularity, another gaming-focused site is listed in this year’s Top 10. IGG-Games has made headlines on a few occasions and continues to draw in millions of monthly visitors
Disclaimer: We use various data checks, including reports from Similarweb. Proxies and clear copycats of working sites are excluded. Please keep in mind that many sites have mirrors or alternative domains, which are often not taken into account here. The yearly list is published as an informational / news resource. The 2023 torrent site list is archived.