Most Pirated Movies – top illegal downloads

Mar 10, 2009 by     1 Comment     Posted under: Culture, Internet




According to TorrentFreak, the following list of movies were the most downloaded movies in the last week using BitTorrent, which is one of the most common protocols for sharing large files, and by some estimates it accounts for about 35% of all traffic on the entire Internet.  It is, essentially, the way people download pirated movies.

The most illegally downloaded movies this week are:

  1. Twilight
  2. Role Models
  3. Slumdog Millionaire
  4. Valkyrie
  5. Bolt
  6. Gran Torino
  7. Australia
  8. Transporter 3
  9. The Reader
  10. The Day the Earth Stood Still

Baz Luhrman’s Australia received particularly mixed criticism, with Salon.com’s Stephanie Zachrek writing that, “Luhrmann’s attempt to pull off a wartime weeper… is so aggressively sentimental that it begins to feel more like punishment than pleasure.”



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  • Dave,

    I cannot imagine the loss in terms of money that pirated “movies” or other forms of entertainment cause. There are so many peer to peer and torrent based applications on the internet; that regulating or prohibiting them are almost impossible.

    I could be like everyone else and blame the economy for the use of such services. Saying that “people just cannot afford to go to the movies”. However, I think illegal downloads are not that.

    It is about “opportunity”. If anyone believes that they will not be caught, then obviously they will download or even watch a movie that has been pirated.

    As for the list, I am not surprised at Twilight being number one. It is a youth based film. I would go out on a limb and say that a majority of illegally downloaded movies are performed by teens.

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