Subtitles may not be the optimal way to watch a movie, but often they’re a necessary evil. Whether you’re hard of hearing, in a loud environment, or simply watching a film in a foreign language, you’ll need subtitles.
Thankfully, the good denizens of the Internet have gone through the effort to create subtitle files for pretty much every movie in existence. You just need to go out and grab them. Here are the best websites (and other sources) for downloading movie subtitles.
Not technically a website, but given that VLC is the most widely used video player on PCs and isn’t filled with oft-annoying ads like many websites tend to be, it’s worth mentioning.
Yes, using VLC you can download movie subtitles straight into whatever movie you’re watching at that moment. With the movie open, simply click View at the top of the VLC window, then click VLsub and search for that movie’s subtitles from there.
Podnapisi is one of the best sites for English subtitles on the Internet. New subtitles for new movies are uploaded every day, along with ratings from users to give you an idea of the quality of what you’ll be downloading.
You can search for subtitles by keywords, years, movie types and several other categories using the advanced search engine. There are subtitles for TV series as well as movies ranging from the latest ones to those from several decades ago, so you’re pretty much certain to find what you need.
Subscene is one of the most popular subtitle download sites, with a huge database of movies and popular shows from all over the world. Subtitles are added on a daily basis by its users as well as site owners and are available in many languages.
The site has a simple, user-friendly interface that allows users to filter the subtitles by language. And if you can’t find your desired subtitles, there is a “request subtitle” feature you can use to request for subtitles that are not in their database.
4. YIFY Subtitles
YIFY Subtitles is another great subtitle download website that is updated regularly. The site has a user-friendly interface that allows you to search for desired subtitles according to language and genre. Here you’ll also find a huge collection of all the popular and latest movies.
The site also lets you see the ratings as well as the year of release for all the uploaded movies. However, when downloading subtitles, you’ll be directed to a PDF download page, which is a bit tricky.
5. Subtitle Seeker
Subtitle Seeker takes a different approach to subtitle downloads. Rather than having its own collection of contributed subtitles (by site users), this site pulls in and combines results from over twenty subtitle download sites. It’s very comprehensive, and this makes it the best place to go if you can find your desired subtitles elsewhere.
The good thing about Subtitle Seeker is it’s a simple, user-friendly interface, which has been extolled by many users. On the main page you’ll find a search bar and sections for recent subtitles for both movies and TV shows.
With Addic7ed, you can download subtitles for the latest movies, TV series, box office trailers, and gossip, as well as news. The site offers subtitles for genres you might not find elsewhere. Addic7ed provides English subtitles, Telugu subtitles, Tamil subtitles, and more.
The site does have the option for signup, but you can download the subtitles even without an account. You’ll also be able to see the movies and shows that are being translated as well those that are 100 percent complete.
TVSubtitles.Net is another great site you can rely on for downloading subtitles. This website has a clean interface that is easy to use. Subtitles are categorized into two categories: movies and TV shows. This makes it easier to find the subtitles you’re looking for. Also, if you have a subtitle file you’d love to share with others, the site makes it easy for you to do so.
OpenSubtitles has one of the biggest databases for subtitles on the Internet. The website is available on multiple languages, and you’re likely to find subtitles in any language. It also has a great search tool that lets you filter your searches by year, country, type/genre, season or episode. Their advanced search tool is among the best you’ll find online.
There is no doubt the Internet is full of sites for downloading subtitles, and you can get subtitles in literally any language known to man. The above sites are great, and I’d recommend them to anyone looking for subtitles online.
But if you love watching all movies with subtitles and don’t love the idea of having to download subtitles manually all the time, you can check online for media players such as BS Player.Net that come with built-in support for auto-downloading subtitles.