Whether you want to learn a new language or watch your favorite movie, subtitles are essential. And many sites provide subtitle files to add to your platform or video player.

But, as there are a handful of them, you might find it difficult to choose one among others.

After doing an extensive research on the net, here are the best websites to download movie and TV shows subtitles we’ve found. We hope you’ll find what you need! 🙂

The best sites for downloading subtitles: all categories combined

Open Subtitles

Pros :

  • The largest library of subtitles in many languages
  • A collection open to any contribution, in a few clicks.
  • Intuitive interface
  • No registration required

Cons: not much to say (except maybe the absence of Divx subtitles), quite a wonderful subtitles platform indeed !

Subscene

Pros :

  • Unbeatable choice of film and series subtitles in many languages
  • Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) available

Cons:

  • Ads displayed
  • The interface design is old and outdated

Podnapisi

Pros:

  • Wide subtitle possibilities for all categories (film, series, mini-series)
  • An easy-to-use interface
  • A strong and active community on the forum

Cons :

  • No subtitles in other languages
  • Some display problems

Best sites for movie subtitles :

YIFY Subtitles

Pros :

  • One of the most successful movie subtitles catalogs on the net
  • More pleasant design than most sites
  • Often updated with new subtitles
  • Easy search and useful indications about the film

Cons :

  • Some display problems
  • Lack of variety in terms of languages

Movie Subtitles

Pros :

  • Certainly the largest catalog of subtitles of Divx movies
  • Instant Search
  • Variety of languages
  • Open to everyone’s contribution


Cons :

  • Recent films may be missing
  • There are ads
  • Files to convert

English Subtitles

Pros :

  • Popular and recent movie and blockbuster references
  • Fast and efficient use

Cons :

  • No other languages
  • Quite an ugly interface
  • Few niche films

Best sites to download TV Shows subtitles :

Addic7ed

Pros :

  • Wide choice of subtitles of well-known shows from popular to less known
  • A lot of choice in terms of language
  • a community that provides many translations

Cons :

  • Necessary to register to see the list.
  • Interface not really intuitive

TVsubtitles

Pros :

  • One of the most comprehensive libraries of TV series subtitles
  • Great diversity of languages
  • Interface with no major flaws


Cons :

  • Downloaded subtitles to unzip

Animetosho

Pros :

  • Among the most complete catalog of subtitles for Japanese anime
  • Quite easy to search
  • English well represented

Cons :

  • Obsolete interface and design
  • Lack of information and unclear organization

Best tools to download subtitles :

Downsub

Pros :

  • Very useful tool for uploading subtitles from a YouTube video or many other types of video player
  • Intuitive and clear interface
  • Wide choice of options


Cons :

  • Process is a bit complex and does not always work.

Subtitle translator

Pros :

  • Useful solution for uploading your foreign language subtitle files
  • Efficient and fast use
  • Large number of languages…


Cons :

  • But not all languages and translations not that perfect

VLC

Pros :

  • The essential and simple tool to watch your movies and shows with subtitle file.
  • Customization possibilities
  • Burn-in and encoding options in the video

Cons :

  • Can sometimes be a little complex to handle

To add subtitles on your video, go to “Subtitle”, “Add file”, selecting your SRT, VTT or other file.

You can also customize the appearance of your subtitles in “Tools > Preferences > Subtitles”.

How to add subtitles to rare video archives : Checksub

Do you have DVDs, archives or videos of any kind that are not well known to the public? Do you want to have access to the text or the translation of these audiovisual contents?

Our automatic subtitle generator provides you with one of the best voice recognition and translation technologies on the market. You will subtitle your short or long videos with a quality transcription. Even if the result is not perfect, it will be enough to understand them. In addition, you can use our subtitle editor to improve and correct the transcription in less time.

To do this, drop your video in MP4 or MOV format into our interface. The work will be fast and efficient!

Alternatively, you can also call for our professional transcribers or translators to get a reliable and perfect result!

That’s it. We hope we’ve helped you rediscover great movies and shows !

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