Demonoid is a longtime 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. This site is one of the
pillars of P2P culture, and is home to thousands of serious P2P users.
- Kick Ass Torrents.com
This site is a new favorite with a growing community. The interface is
a distinctive earth color, and the search results display in a useful
format of columns, including torrent health. The best part of Kick Ass
Torrents is their comment and feedback system... the user community
watches the quality of torrents, and offers their recommendations and
warnings. Kick Ass Torrents could become a very big player in the P2P
world of 2010. Check these folks out, and let's see if they grow in
VCDQ.com isn't technically a torrent search site; rather, VCDQ
specializes in verifying torrents. VCDQ employs a committee of serious
users to confirm that torrents do indeed exist for thousands of titles,
especially brand new movie releases. Use VCDQ to confirm that a title
is available, then copy the torrent name to paste into a search engine
like Isohunt.com. Definitely give VCDQ.com a try; this is a great
resource for avoiding fake torrent files.
Isohunt is a longtime site that has earned both the respect of P2P
users everywhere...and the negative attention of the recording industry.
While being sued by the CRIA, the Isohunt team continues to provide
solid service. The Isohunt community monitors itself for fake files.
When choosing your torrents, read the user comments, and only trust
those files that have earned multiple green positive replies at Isohunt.
Avoid any torrents that have red font numbers and negative comments,
and you should be have good experiences at Isohunt. NOTE: adult
advertising has become very prevalent at Isohunt, but if you can put up
with the skimpily-clad girls, this site continues to be one of the true
standout torrent services.
This site is relatively new, and needs to grow its user base some more.
But Torrentcafe comes highly recommended by several About.com readers,
so please give it a try and let us know how you like it.
Torlock is special. These folks actually pay their users commission for
uncovering fake torrents and reporting it to their community. In a
world of phony files, this is a tremendous service. If you are a regular
downloader, and are tired of wasted downloads and fraudulent files,
give Torlock a try.
has some compelling features. Fenopy is fully integrated with IMDB and
Last.fm radio, so it offers engaging information for discovering movies
and music. A graphics gallery of large and motivating thumbnails adorns
the home page, and the fake finder feature is also very useful for avoiding bad files. Definitely give Fenopy a try.
This site was recommended by reader Melody, who speaks very highly
about its navigability, reliability, and clean design. Using a growing
community of users to help police the content, BitSnoop offers minimal
advertising and reassuring tagging of good torrents. Look for the green
'verified' tags, and you're bound to find good downloads here.
Definitely try BitSnoop.com, and let us know what you think of this
This site has a Tonga country domain name, but certainly offers
plentiful metasearching of movies and music in English and Spanish.
There are some popup advertisements that are annoying, but perhaps you
might like the framed interface for searching other torrent sites.
TorrentZap is not as large of a catalog as other torrent search
engines. And, as with all sites, you need to endure advertising to keep
it a no-cost service. But the interface is clean, bright, and easy to
navigate. Try this site out, skip past the 'external search results' to
find the real torrents at TorrentZap, and let us know what you think.
- LinuxTracker.org (For legal linux torrents and virtual machines.)
- Torrent Root:
as another metasearch engine, Torrent Root will scan through other
search engines on your behalf, and display the results in a slick tabbed
- Torrent Tree
This search site is written in Ajax code language. Like any metasearch engine, Torrent Tree pulls its results from many other search engines. But Torrent Tree pulls *more* search results than any other current metasearcher. Definitely give this site a try.
- Blues Brothers:
Blues Brothers is a private site with a strong community and
file-sharing ethic. As a private site, you can expect the leeching
(selfish) users to be reduced. The BB community also strives to police
itself by carefully watching each member's upload ratio... if you abuse
your ratio, you are blocked from downloading until you donate. This
policy may seem a bit harsh, but members seem to really appreciate it.
this site offers something really unique: IMDB ratings and vote
information right on the search page. You can see public opinions on
the movie itself before you download.
a UK torrent site that is very popular with European downloaders. The
advertising is not suitable for young people, and the sponsored links
get mixed in with the torrent results. But many UK readers highly
recommend this site for movies and music.
This Netherlands site offers a simple interface and large index of
torrents. It also offers a broad selection of European language movies
Now Torrents (allegedly) offers a special service: it filters out
fake/dead torrents. It also offers date-range searching, so you can
search for specific years of content (e.g. Flight of the Conchords,
is another torrent meta-search engine that is gaining popularity. The
site can be slow to load, but the interface is pleasing, and advertising
is kept to a minimum at Scrapetorrent.
this is a kind of launchpad search engine that offers choices where you
want to search. Multiple users have recommended Plentyoftorrents this
summer; let us know what you think of this site.