These Are the 20 Most Pirated Movies of 2014

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As 2014 draws to a close, it's time for us to look back on another year's worth of gratuitous movie pirating. And surprisingly enough, this year's most torrented movies weren't actually all that terrible. You've got taste, ya thieves.


Of course, that's not to say that all 20 were winners. But according to Variety's data from security firm Excipio, quite a few Oscar nominees hit the top 10, which is more than we can say for last year's set. And there is some weirdness, heresince Excipio for some reason decided to count the 1987 Robocop and this year's as one movie. But that little hiccup aside, here are your 20 most pirated films in all their unpaid for glory:

1. The Wolf of Wall Street (30.035 million)

2. Frozen (29.919 million)

3. RoboCop (29.879 million)

4. Gravity (29.357 million)

5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) (27.627 million

6. Thor: The Dark World (25.749 million)

7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (25.628 million)

8. The Legend of Hercules (25.137 million)

9. X-Men: Days of Future Past 24.380 million

10. 12 Years a Slave (23.653 million)

11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (23.543 million)

12. American Hustle (23.143 million)

13. 300: Rise of an Empire (23.096 million)

14. Transformers: Age of Extinction (21.65 million)

15. Godzilla (20.956 million)

16. Noah (20.334 million)

17. Divergent (20.312 million)

18. Edge of Tomorrow (20.299 million)

19. Captain Phillips (19.817 million)

20. Lone Survivor (19.130 million)

[ Variety]



Now watch the MPAA try to claim that one pirated copy equals one lost sale. I saw a lot of these movies in theaters and bought them on home media if they were good. I also pirated a lot of them for my media server because ripping them is a pain. I also subscribe to most streaming services. I'm a prolific pirate and one of their best customers.

I would say a lot of these pirated movies are like me where they paid money to see it. A lot more were people who would never have paid for it no matter what. There's a small fraction of lost sales. Of course, they'll never believe this; it doesn't support their agenda.