ByDylan Blyth, writer at Creators.co
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Dylan Blyth

A list was recently published detailing the films which had been illegally downloaded, copied and streamed between January 1st 2014 and December 23rd 2014, worldwide.

When you think of some of the amazing films which have been released this year - Guardians of the Galaxy, of course Guardians of the Galaxy...who didn't love that film? - it is surprising to find out that only three films on the list were actually released this year.

Below are the Top 10 Most Pirated Films of 2014, with the number of illegal downloads and rating on the movie website Rotten Tomatoes.

10. 12 Years a Slave

Film: 12 Years a Slave

Director: Steve McQueen

Released: 2013

Number of Downloads: 23.653m

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%

9. X-Men: Days of Future Past

Film: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Director: Bryan Singer

Released: 2014

Number of Downloads: 24.340m

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%

8. The Legend of Hercules

Film: The Legend of Hercules

Director: Renny Harlin

Released: 2014

Number of Downloads: 25.157m

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3%

7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Film: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Released: 2014

Number of Downloads: 25.628m

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%

6. Thor: The Dark World

Film: Thor: The Dark World

Director: Alan Taylor

Released: 2013

Number of Downloads: 25.749m

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 63%

5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Film: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Director: Peter Jackson

Released: 2013

Number of Downloads: 27.627m

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 74%

4. Gravity

Film: Gravity

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Released: 2013

Number of Downloads: 29.357m

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%

3. Robocop

Film: Robocop

Director: José Padilha

Released: 2014

Number of Downloads: 29.879m

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 48%

2. Frozen

Film: Frozen

Director: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

Released: 2013

Number of Downloads: 29.919m

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%

1. The Wolf of Wall Street

Film: The Wolf of Wall Street

Director: Martin Scorsese

Released: 2013

Number of Downloads: 30.035m

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 77%

Are you surprised by this list? Surprised by the lack of this years massive blockbuster films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers Age of Extinction and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay? Surprised by the apparent popularity of The Legend of Hercules?

Remember that it's always better to watch your films legally. Not only are they of better graphic and sound quality, but you're helping to fuel a film and lead to its success (or failure). Also, the revenue made on films has a direct impact on any sequels.

Did you see any of the films on this years list? What are your thoughts on the list? Let me know what you think down below.

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