Frozen II ices out the competition and skates to the top of the list.
TorrentFreak’s most pirated movies list is an excellent gauge of popular movies, as well as the Hollywood zeitgeist.
This week has four new films, which means Uncut Gems has been cut and Dolittle is doing even less. Overall, it’s a Frozen II freeze-out with the animated sequel coming in at number one.
Joker is still on this list, and now that Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for it, it may never leave.
Terminator: Dark Fate
Terminator: Dark Fate brought back James Cameron and the original Sarah Connor herself, Linda Hamilton, plus threw in some cool new Terminators and tech to go up against grandpa T-800 Arnold Schwarzenegger. It probably sounded like a recipe for instant box-office success but Terminator fatigue is real, and the film didn’t even break even. That won’t stop BitTorrent users from making it a “success.”
This film proves that not only can a comedy about the Nazis work, it can be poignant and amazing. The new winner of the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay is directed by Taika Waititi, famed for making Thor: Ragnarok funny, too.
Jumanji: The Next Level
There is always a next level to Jumanji. The franchise is a constant stampede. This time Danny DeVito, Awkwafina, and Danny Glover are along for the ride.
The well-deserving Oscar winner is still in theaters but also being illegally downloaded. However people are watching, there’s finally justice for subtitles.
Ford v Ferrari
Called Le Mans ’66 in some places, this isn’t literally about Henry Ford beating up Enzo Ferrari; it’s about the Ford company sending a team (featuring Batman and Jason Bourne) to build a car and compete against the Italian automaker’s Scuderia Ferrari team.
Produced by the directors of Avengers: Endgame, and starring Black Panther himself, this film is about a cop shutting down all the bridges around Manhattan to keep in a couple of cop killers he’s hunting.
Charlie’s Angels went for more feminism than its namesake show and fellow films and it was rewarded with box-office failure. The technology-driven plot suffered from rewrites but though critics hated it, it got a very decent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes (and now the endorsement of pirates).
Perhaps the best murder mystery on screen in a decade, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is a wholly original story about the death of a family patriarch and the investigation into it by private detective Benoit Blanc, played to the hilt by Daniel Craig putting on a southern accent. This may be one of the few times when you’ll want a sequel.
The long-awaited (by 4-year-olds who won’t stop singing Let It Go no matter how much parents beg) sequel arrived in 2019 and promises to be a big hit this year too.