1337x.to is the third most popular torrent website as of 2018. 1337x was founded in 2007 and saw increasing popularity in 2016 after the closure of KickassTorrents. The site has been redesigned recently and offers a clean and easy to search interface for finding bittorrent files as well as magnet links.
This is one of my favorite sites for finding e-learning courses from Udemy and Pluralsight. Lots of active uploaders and you can get an RSS feed for a particular search which makes it easy to follow if you're looking for a particular title, subject or series.
One of the old timers on the block, RARbg.to that was founded in 2008 and has an active community of uploaders who upload the latest movie and tv releases. Lots of HD porn as well. Account register is free but not required.
Rarbg is blocked in many countries and may require a VPN to access. It also sports a tracker and an RSS feed for a variety of categories. The site doesn't do magnet links but does have direct downloads for .torrent files.
Founded in July 24, 2003, Torrentz indexed torrents from various major torrent websites, and offers compilations of various trackers per torrent that were not necessarily present in the default .torrent file, so that when a tracker was down, other trackers could do the work. It was the second most popular torrent website in 2012.
Torrentz2.eu is a clone of the original site which offers the same functionality. In August 2016, a few days after Torrentz shut down, an unofficial clone of Torrentz - Torrentz2.eu - was launched that initially indexed 60 million torrents.
There's not a lot to say about limetorrents. It has been revived a few times over the past few years. You may need a VPN to access it in certain countries. It has a regular updated list of torrents with community comments so you can get a good idea if the torrent is good or not.
Lime Torrents has a tag cloud which makes it incredibly easy to find which categories are the most popular or if there's a new release that everyone is sharing it will show up there.
Zooqle is a new comer to the scene (in the past couple of years). It became popular after the shutdown of KAT (KickassTorrents). The torrents are all verified and it has a unique interface that can be easier to use than your traditional torrent indexer.
One of the benefits of Zooqle torrent indexer is that you can see the health of the torrent. The health indicates the ratio between seeders to leechers and if there are enough seeders to download it.
EZTV has been around for years (albeit the domain has changed a few times) and moderates the content that is uploaded to their platform. They are dedicated to TV shows and have the most recent releases uploaded within an hour after the show first airs.
Not a lot is known about torrentdownloads.me, their site is clean and easy to navigate and has been up since 2007. Creating an account is free if you want to upload.
TorrentDownloads.me has TV, Movie, Games, Software, Books and Music among other categories. RSS feeds are available for each category so you can integrate with flexget.
DigBT is a DHT torrent search engine. The torrent search collects torrent metadata (such as file names and file sizes) and a magnet link (torrent hash identifier). DHT is a protocol for searching nodes which distribute a torrent.
DHT torrents are censorship resistant because its just a hash string. If you have the value you can connect any bittorrent client to the distributed hash table w/o the need for any centralized trackers.
Founded in 2003, The Pirate Bay allows visitors to search, download, and contribute magnet links and torrent files. Although the original creators of TBP have been pursued by the copyright lawyers, their site has been amazingly resilient to take-downs and raids.
Another DHT (Distributed Hash Table) indexer is filelisting.com. They claim to have over 73,000 Terabytes of torrents indexed via 1.2 Billion files.
All of the torrents available are via Magnent URLs.
Some of these sites are blocked in certain countries, but you can access them with a VPN. We recommend LimeVPN as it has the best privacy and you can pay in Bitcoin.
You'll also need a decent Torrent client. We recommend Transmission-BT...it is multi-platform (Mac/Windows/Linux) and has a server side script you can run on a seedbox with a web interface to upload .torrent files for your friends.