There may be some foreign language movies you may want to watch but shy away from them because you can’t understand the language(s).
In this instance, subtitles in a language familiar to you will be useful.
Subtitles will also be useful if you want to watch a movie withiout the souynd on.
Subtitles will also be useful for those who understand a language but can’t follow what the actors are saying.
For example, some English-speaking folks have trouble following American movies because of the accent used. Hence, subtitles in English would be useful.
If you’ve discovered a good movie over YouTube and can’t understand the language or are slow to pick up what the actors are saying, here are some top sites where you can download English subtitles for movies or TV series.
These sites allow you to download subtitles in SRT, the most popular subtitle format.
As the name suggests, the site provides subtitles for movies old and new.
Subtitles are provided by users. You can also search for English subtitles of TV shows in the SRT format.
At the time of writing, subtitles are available for the TV series Hacks.
You can find subtitles even for French movies and TV series.
Check out English Subtitles.
Subscene is a site where you can find subtitles in such languages as Arabic, Persian, Lithuanian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Subtitles are provided by users and the site owner.
A standout feature of the site is its active forum. Users discuss problems with subtitles and so on.
Can’t find subtitles for a particular movie? Just post a request in the forum. See who comes to your aid.
There’s also a useful Subtitle search filter which allows you to search by popular languages and other languages.
The site has been operating since 2005.
Check out Subscene.
The site has a plain, barebones interface. But that doesn’t mean that it is less than useful.
You can search subtitles using the Latest Subtitles for Movies and TV Series respectively.
Subtitle format is SubRip which has the .SRT extension, supported by most media players including VLC.
The site claims to have have 2,106,293 subtitles for 60,687 movies and 7,200 TV series in 101 languages.
Of that, 104,411 subtitles have been adapted for the hearing impaired and the hard-of-hearing (SDH) viewers.
The site also has a forum for members to interact on issues pertaining to subtitles.
The site is divided into the following sections – most commented subtitles, most downloaded subtitles and most rated subtitles, from the last 30 days.
There’s also the User Reports section where problems with subtitles are recorded. Useful to check before you download your preferred gsubtitles.
Check out Podnapisi.
TVsubtitles look very much like a site from the early 2000s.
That said, it has a comprehensive collection of TV show subtitles – 298479 of them.
The site claims to have 1950 TV series with episodes to the tune of 67044.
So far there has been over 483 million subtitle downloads.
TV shows date as far back as the 1960s. A case in point is Bewitched, which ran from 1964 to 1972.
You can add your subtitles to the site without having to register an account.
This is one site you should head to, if TV series is your cup of tea.
Check out TVsubtitles.net
This is one of the oldest subtitles sites on the Internet. Established in 2006, it’s still going guns.
Many a movie buff who has hunted down difficult-to-find subtitles have struck gold here.
The site even has a blog that offers useful content relating to movies and subtitles.
You could pick up useful tips here.
Subtitles are arranged alphabetically and new subtitles are highlighted. In addition, you could go directly to a particular language through the footer menu as shown below.
Check out this top site to download subtitles for movies and TV series.
Subdl has a clean and uncluttered interface. Unlike other subtitle websites, it emphasizes the visual aspect.
Thumbnails of movies are displayed according to popular movies, currently playing movies, and so on. Plots of movies are provided.
There’s a language filter available for your search. You can select up to 4 languages. Do this by clicking the language button under the search bar.
It’s not necessary for you to use the language filter to initiate a search.
Clicking on a particular movie title takes you to a page where subtitles are available in different languages.
Spend some time exploring this movie subtitle download site. Be warned though that you’ll have to tolerate ads coming at you from all directions, especially when you start clicking.
Check out Subdl.
This is one site that focuses on subtitles for TV shows. If you’re looking for a large repository of TV subtitles, this is the place to visit.
It’s worth mentioning that this site doesn’t focus exlusively on TV shows. Web series is thrown in, too.
The site also provides a list of TV shows for your reference, including the years they were televised.
New subtitles are constantly added.
Subtitles are grouped by Top TV Shows, Most Downloaded Subs, and Latest Subs, among others.
Check out this top TV series subtitles download site.
The look and feel of YIFY Subtitles are that of a video streaming site. Its dark background highlights the thumbnails of the movies.
A synopsis of the movie is included together with the IMDB rating. Production year and run-time are also listed.
Subtitles are grouped by genre and language.
Directions on how to use the subtitles are provided. To whet your appetite for a movie, a YouTube trailer is included.
Navigating through the site is a little challenging though. Every click brings up an ad. Sometimes you’ll have to clock more than once to get what you want. This calls for patience, as you close pop-up ad, after another.
However, you wouldn’t mind it, if the subtitles you’re looking for are available at this site.
Check out YIFY Subtitles.
Sometimes looking for the subtitles of a movie or a TV show will be a tricky affair. But if you look hard enough with the help of these top sites to download subtitles for movies and TV shows, you’ll get some.