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The 10 Most Pirated Movies

The list of movies favored by bit-torrent-using pirates is in constant flux. This is where we keep up, with a weekly look at the top ten.

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TorrentFreak's most pirated movies list is an excellent gauge of popular movies, as well as the Hollywood zeitgeist.

Hamilton is streaming and unsurprisingly it's also now a bit torrent as well, the most popular movie one in the world this week. The only other new film on the slate is The Outpost which was scheduled to premiere at South by Southwest but instead went direct to video on demand.

10. Artemis Fowl

Great books got turned into a mediocre Disney+ movie about a kid with a cool name who (in the books) was a master criminal, but now is apparently an altruistic good guy? Meh. At least he still has fairies, elves, and trolls to deal with. 

9. Trolls World Tour

This CGI animated sequel starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake as trolls became the first film during COVID quarantine to get a digital debut on the same day it should have been released in theaters. Whatever the plot of the movie itself is, it's not as interesting as how the distribution of it might have radically altered theater distribution since AMC vowed to never show another Universal movie again after its success.

8. The King of Staten Island

Judd Apatow’s latest went direct to video on demand and that’s a shame because it might be one of his best, maybe despite, maybe because of star Pete Davidson, depending on how you feel about him. 

7. Force of Nature

Mel Gibson plays an old man who won’t leave during a hurricane...because he’s a secret undercover cop and knows the bad guys are coming! 

6. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga

A Netflix Original comedy is being termed the biggest film Will Ferrell has had in years, a throwback to his underdog sports movie roles like Talladega Nights, but this time, in the world of TV music competitions. 

5. Jungle Beat

When an alien crashes on earth and just wants to get home, usually it’s humans, especially children, who help. Not in this new CGI flick, where the local fauna step up.

4. You Should Have Left

Moving into a house with your wife and kid shouldn’t be this odd or scary, but hey, if you don’t leave immediately, it’s probably too late. Kevin Bacon once again gets into horror.

3. Irresistible

This political comedy doesn’t have much in the way of teeth, which is surprising since Jon Stewart directed it. 

2. The Outpost

Another film that went to video on demand rather than to theaters, this war story is all about a small group of 53 US soldiers taking on 400 Taliban at Combat Outpost Keating. 

1. Hamilton

This is the least surprising pirating since Avengers. Hamilton is a cultural phenomenon and yet it's still not one pirates want to pay to see, even with Disney+ just a measly $7 a month.

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