In the early days of movie piracy, secretly recording the whole film on a camcorder then copying it to the disks and sell on the streets, that’s how it was done. Six movies in one DVD, that was the usual format. But the video and audio quality was really bad. With the advancement of Internet and computer technology, movie piracy has changed significantly. Still, the camcorder-recorded movies are available on the torrent websites. The Web-rip, ripped from iTunes or other online digital formats, are uploaded on torrent websites. Then comes the DVD-rip, Blu-ray rip and 4K rip with HEVC (x265) codec. With these formats it is now common for a copy of a great film with fantastic quality to be easily available illegally.
Here’s the look at the 10 most pirated movies –
1. Interstellar (2014) – 46.7 Million Downloads
Interstellar is a science fiction directed by visionary director Christopher Nolan. The film cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Micheal Caine. In the film, a crew of astronauts travels through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. The movies was considered an instant classic. The film was successful at the box office with a worldwide gross of over $675 million and won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. In 2015, Interstellar was the most pirated movie, over – 46.7 million downloads.