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31 May 2023

Which movie was most illegally downloaded in 2014...

By Amal Al Jabry

Do you illegally download your favourite movie online and watch it for free? And do you care if you’re committing a crime?

Well, you’re not alone! It’s what most people are upto today, as digital piracy has taken over the world big time and it’s increasing at an accelerated pace.

And while millions of popular movies were downloaded last year, none of them beat Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street', which earned the title of the most pirated film of 2014.

According to piracy-tracking company Excipio, the Oscar-nominated film was illegally downloaded more than 30 million times, narrowly beating Disney's animated fantasy hit 'Frozen' by 116,000 torrent downloads.

Owning third place was the classic 'RoboCop', with a little less than 29.9 million illegal downloads, followed by Sandra Bullock’s space drama 'Gravity' downloaded under 29.4 million times.

Racking up more than 20 million illegal downloads among pirated films were a number of superhero flicks such as 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and 'Thor: The Dark World'. 

Illegally downloaded 23.7 million times was the Oscar best film  '12 Years a Slave', while 'American Hustle' was pirated 23.1 million times.

After this sneak peek of which were the top pirated films last year, here is Excipio's list in full,  featuring a range of drama, sci-fi, fantasy and superhero films.

1. "The Wolf of Wall Street": 30.035 million

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2."Frozen": 29.919 million

3. "RoboCop" (including original 1987 movie): 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

All photos courtesy IMDB.