The scare of internet service providers contacting you about movies or music you’ve borrowed from the internet is pretty much over. If you’re smart enough, or know someone is knowledgeable enough, to know where and how to get movies and music then you’re pretty much in the clear. It’s safe to say that if you have partaken in said activities you have seen at least one, or all, of the movies that Variety has listed as their top 10 pirated of 2015. Some of these movies came out in 2014 and are still part of the top 10, so there must be something good about them.
10) Kingsman: The Secret Service – 30,992,987 Downloads
9) Terminator: Gynisys – 31,001,480 Downloads
8) The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armys – 310,574,872 Downloads
7) Fifty Shades of Grey – 32,126,827 Downloads
6) America Sniper – 33,953,737 Downloads
5) Mad Max: Fury Road – 36,443,244 Downloads
4) Jurassic World – 36,881,763 Downloads
3) Avengers: Age of Ultron – 41,594,159 Downloads
2) Furious 7 – 44,794,877 Downloads
1) Interstellar – 46,762,310 Downloads
I would like to say something about people who downloaded Fifty Shades of Grey. I personally had to go see that movie because I have a fiancee who wanted to see it, and since I drag her around to all the Marvel and DC movies I figured it was a fair trade. After watching that movie I felt like I was an award winning writer. The story, dialogue and pacing were something from some fan fiction of Red Shoe Diaries. I also recognize the irony of that previous sentence, because Fifty Shades of Grey is fan fiction of Twilight. If I felt the need to write BDSM porn, I’m pretty sure my first draft would be better than that movie’s final draft. I hope all of you who downloaded it felt the same way I did when I walked out of that movie while looking at my fiancee and shaking my head.