While there will always be awards and ceremonies, there are all kinds of ways to see what the top movies of any given year were, not least of which the movies that have been pirated the most.
TorrentFreak has posted a list of the top ten most pirated movies of this year, and while we’ve seen some fairly massive releases over the course of the year, you might be interested to see what did and what didn’t make the big list. So, while the critics are sure to have already decided what the best films of this year were, the list of the top ten most pirated movies is a very democratic one… though those in the movie industry would likely estimate it to be a democracy of thieves.
Anyway, without further ado, the top ten movies downloaded (via torrents, because direct downloads are far harder to trace) according to TorrentFreak were:
1. Star Trek
2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
4. The Hangover
6. District 9
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
8. State of Play
9. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
It’s certainly an interesting list, and it’s not too surprising to see Star Trek top the list… though we were curious to see both Transformers 2 and X-men Origins: Wolverine making the list. It seems fairly unlikely that they’ll be making anyone’s Best X of 2009 lists anytime soon, but both are well represented in the download charts.
Anyway, if you’d like to read more about the top ten pirated movies of this year, check out TorrentFreak’s piece on them, it’s worth the read.