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The 10 Most Pirated Movies Of All Time

Last updated on: October 14, 2011 17:42 IST

Image: An Avatar movie poster

When Netflix, the popular net streaming media in America, came up with the list of the 10 most rented movies of all time, the guys over at TorrentFreaks had a brainwave.

The weblog that describes itself as beign dedicated to BitTorrent, came up with a list of top 10 most pirated movies of all time.

With James Cameron's Avatar leading the pack with 21 million downloads since its release in 2009, all the films that figure on the list have released in 2006 and in the following years.

Director Cameron, ironically, had said that 3D filmmaking was the only hope for combating piracy.

Click next to see the other films on the list.

The Dark Knight

Image: The Dark Knight movie poster

Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight -- the superhero sequel to Batman Begins -- was a huge hit worldwide, garnered positive reviews and got Heath Ledger his first and only Oscar award.

The film released in 2008 and has been downloaded 19 million times ever since.

Transformers

Image: Transformers movie poster

Michael Bay's 2007 sci-fi bonanza Transformers starring hottie Megan Fox and Shia LeBouf has also been downloaded 19 million times.

But that didn't so much leave a scratch in the film's super impressive box office collections. The film made a cool $709,709,780.

Inception

Image: Inception movie poster

Christopher Nolan's highly sophisticated heist action thriller Inception figuers at the fourth spot.

Released just last year, the Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer has been downloaded 18 million times and made a whopping $825,408,570 at the box office.

The Hangover

Image: The Hangover movie poster

Tod Phillips' comedy film The Hangover was the biggest surprise hit of 2009. Understandably, the film has had as many as 17 million downloads.

The film did a business of $467,483,912.

Star Trek

Image: Star Trek movie poster

2008's Star Trek, the 11th film based on the epic Star Trek franchise, snagged the sixth spot with 16 million downloads.

The film did $385,680,446 worth of business.

Kick Ass

Image: Kick Ass movie poster

Kick Ass released in 2010 and is the only film on the list that missed the $ 100 million mark. It collected $96 million upon its release.

It has been dowloaded 15 million times.

The Departed

Image: The Departed movie poster

Martin Scorcese's gritty cop drama The Departed didn't just pick up multiple Oscars.

It made $289,847,354 and has been downloaded 14 million times.

The Incredible Hulk

Image: The Incredible Hulk movie poster

Edward Norton starrer The Incredible Hulk released in 2008 and figures at the eighth spot with 14 million downloads.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Image: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End movie poster

Johnny Depp-starrer Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End released in 2007 and rounds off the top 10 with 14 downloads.

It made an impressive $963,420,425 million.