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10 Sites to Download Subtitles for Movies/TV Shows in 2024

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Movies with subtitles are much easier for audiences to understand what's happening on the screen, especially for those who prefer foreign films or watch a movie or a TV show in a noisy environment. You can just turn on subtitles while watching on Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube. But how to download English subtitles for foreign movies?

Recently, we made a survey and found that some old and popular sites had been shut down, e.g. DivX Subtitles, Movie Subtitles. So here we updated the list of subtitles download sites. Check it right now and bookmark them on your browser if you think they are useful in some cases.

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1. VideoProc Converter AI: Download Subtitles Safely

Most subtitles sites are supported by intrusive ads. Moreover, they are prone to being shut down due to some copyright issues. If you are tired of annoying ads, and always frustrated by visiting a 404 not found page, we really recommend VideoProc Converter AI. It is not technically a subtitle site. It is a versatile desktop program that provides video processing solutions in one-stop, of course, including subtitles downloading, converting and editing.

After downloading and installing VideoProc Converter AI on your Mac or Windows PC, you can download subtitles from YouTube and other 1000+ video sites without any ads. All the supported sites have been verified by this software in advance, so don't worry that your computer will be infected by viruses.

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  • Easy and fast as a subtitles site, but safer, stabler and ad-free.
  • Download subtitles in any language, English, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Portugal, etc.
  • Download, convert, and edit subtitles to meet your specific needs in one-stop.
  • Full subtitle solutions: delete, extract, add subtitles, edit subtitle style
  • Quick-edit, resize, convert, download, screen record, and enhance movie quality by AI


Free download and install VideoProc Converter AI to download subtitles for movies and TV shows with ease!

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Method 1. Download and Add Subtitles to a Video in VideoProc Converter AI

You can turn to its built-in subtitle search engine to search the file online just the same as you do on a subtitle website.

Step 1. Click "Video Converter". Load the video you want to add subtitles to. Click the "Subtitle" option in VideoProc Converter AI. Click "Subtitle" and "Search Subtitle File".

Open Subtitle option in VideoProc Converter AI
Open Subtitle option in VideoProc Converter AI

Step 3. Search by the name of the movie or TV episode and choose a language. Click the "Download" button at the bottom.

Search and download subtitles
Search and download subtitles

Step 4. After inserting the subtitles to your movie or TV episode. You can edit the subtitle font, size, and color, then add it to the movie.

Edit subtitle style
Edit subtitle style

Step 5. Export the video with subtitles to your computer.

Method 2. Download Movies/TV Shows with Subtitles in VideoProc Converter AI

If the video owner has uploaded a subtitle file together with video, things will be much easier. VideoProc Converter AI will recognize the caption file automatically and ask you to downlaod subtitles as well.

Step 1. Open VideoProc Converter AI and click "Downloader" in the main interface.

Step 2. Paste the URL of the movie or TV series on an online video platform, and hit "Analyze".

Step 3. Choose a target language for the subtitle as well as a format for the video.

Step 4. Click the "Done" button to start downloading. You will get both the video and the subtitle file.

Download Subtitles - VideoProc
Download videos with subtitles in VideoProc Converter AI

2. YIFY Subtitles

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YIFY Subtitles is the most popular site among movie fans because its royal users keep uploading and updating subtitles for both old and the latest movies, for instance, Green Book and Parasite subtitles in English, Dutch, Arabic, French, and more than 40 languages. It sorts subtle files by popularity, genre, and language. But you can rarely find subtitles for TV series on this site.

This site is not ad-free, but it does not downgrade the UX. You can directly go to the search panel and find the SRT file to download without being distracted by ads. More importantly, YIFY Subtitles requires no account registration which saves lots of time and energy.

Besides the large repository of English movie subtitles, it provides a brief profile including genre, year, length, IMDB, and even a trailer of the movie. So, even have no idea what to download, you can browse this site for more film info.

YIFY Subtitles
YIFY Subtitles

3. Subscene

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As a famous and aged subtitles sites, Subscene suffered several downtimes. Now it survives and becomes the largest websites archives subtitles for movies, TV shows, and even music videos. It is said to have the best subtitles for Harry Potter series movies in many languages. If you are a super fan of Harry Potter, this is the best site for you, I bet.

Although it has ads, it positions them below the search box, popular subtitles, and recent subtitles. And any visitors are allowed to search and download subtitles without sign-up. There are millions of active visitors engage in this site, and among which are great contributors. Just as its slogan "Passionate about good subtitles" indicates, you can download subtitles of good quality curated by its registered users.

No subtitles found in Subscene? Go to its forum to ask for the desired subtitles. It has built an active forum for users to discuss, ask for help, and report errors. Before downloading, you can preview the subtitles and check the details of subtitle info. And just choose the one highlighted as rated good.


4. Open Subtitles

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Open Subtitles is designed for every movie and TV series fan all over the world. You can quickly search and find the desired subtitles in English and 50+ other languages. But you have to register to it before access to its large database. All the subtitles are edited and uploaded by its diligent users, and it has a strict rule for uploading as well as forum managing.

It has ads on the main UI just like others, you have to pay for a VIP membership if you want a pure downloading site. Compared with other sites, its UI may not very clear and attractive. That's because it concentrates more on a useful search tool. You can enable its advanced search engine and filter subtitle files by the year, country, or a certain episode.

I have to say, I found nothing special when I made my first visit to it. But after taking a deep dive into it, you'll find an excellent built-in media player on this site makes it stand out. You can not only download multilingual subtitles for movies and TV shows but also watch the whole movie or TV episode just on this site.

Open Subtitles
Open Subtitles

5. Subtitle Seeker

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Subtitle Seeker is a large portal for English subtitles download for the latest movies and TV shows. It collects all SRT subtitles for Game of Thrones from season 1 to Season 8. Before downloading, it explains how to play this file with VLC player or Mobile MX player, as well as other info about the file.

But the main drawback is the massive ads. The main UI is filled with annoying ads and the download button is put at the bottom of the page, you have to scroll down to find the download button. When opening a new window, you have to be very cautious in case it opens some unsafe sites.

Subtitle Seeker
Subtitle Seeker


Website address: boasts the largest collection of quality English subtitles for movies and new TV shows from different countries. With the huge database of subtitles, you can easily find subtitles for Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man Far From Home, Aquaman, Parasite, etc. And you'll also be surprised when finding subtitles for obscure French movies in the 1960s. But just as the frank name suggests, it only provides English subtitles.

This site is sponsored by some ads, but they won't bother you much. You can find the resource and download easily on the well-designed and intuitive UI. If you'd like to search and download subtitles on your mobile phones, you can try its mobile version. It also has an RSS channel for fast browsing.

7. Podnapisi

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Podnapisi is one of the most popular English subtitles download websites where you can download English SRT subtitles for the latest movie, TV series, and mini-series from both English-speaking countries and other foreign countries. It provides more accurate statistics of each subtitle file such as the number of lines per unit, the number of characters per line, etc. And you can also preview most subtitles before downloading in case save unwanted files.

Subtitles search in Podnapisi is more versatile than others. It empowers you to search by name, year, type, episode, language, and fps. Thus help you find the most desirable text efficiently. Meanwhile, it is the minority that archives anime subtitles like Weathering with You. The interface is pretty intuitive and clean without any ad. You can search and download without worrying about virus sites.



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This is a website to download the latest TV show and TV series subtitles, hence the name. It categorizes files into the latest, the most downloaded, and the top TV shows. According to its official site statistics, its total subtitles reach up to 330,000 and leads to more than 730 million downloads. Among these files, 24 languages are involved and English subtitles are the most downloaded and uploaded. Each file has a well-organized profile including the author, size, the uploading date, number of downloads, and the rating.

The files you downloaded from it are packed with WinZip like most subtitle download sites, so you have to unpack it first before inserting it to a video. But TVsubtitles tries to make things simpler and easier. It does not require registration for downloading nor uploading. Another thing worth emphasizing here is that, it is totally ad-free. The whole process of searching and downloading is pretty fast and clean.

9. Addic7ed

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Except for accepting subtitles uploaded by its users, Addc7ed also pulls and gathers English subtitles from Opensubtitles and Subscene in 18 languages. You need to select a target language before searching, then enter the name of a movie or a TV show, e.g. John Wick 3, the subtitles file in a certain language will be indexed and presented immediately.

Most subtitles are downloaded in a zipped file. But in Addc7ced, you can save an SRT file without unzipping the file and play a video with the subtitles directly. This website looks a little obsolete at first glance, but it is ad-free and well-organized. You'll see the newly released, the latest, and most downloaded subtitles in the index. Meanwhile, you are allowed to search for a certain subtitles file. If you want to edit and download movie subtitles or join its forum, you need to register an account.


10. Subs4Free

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Subs4Free is a popular subtitles site exclusively for English and Greek subtitles. All files are classified into Movies and Series. For each movie/TV show, it provides multiple files uploaded by different registered users. If you want to share your file, go to create an account first.

Besides basic info of the subtitles file like uploaded time and download, this site also gathers a brief intro of the film, genre, casting, and the release date. Looking for more TV series subtitles? We recommend its sibling site:


FAQs about Downloading Subtitles

1. Are subtitles safe to download?

A subtitles file just consists of texts and time codes for these lines. It does not come with viruses as long as you get it from safe websites. When you are not sure whether a site is safe, use VideoProc Converter AI to download subtitles. It will check the security of the video site before downloading.

2. Can VLC auto-generate subtitles?

VLC cannot generate subtitles automatically. But it can recognize subtitles if it’s contained in the video file. Open the video, and right-click on the screen to enable the subtitle track for your movie.

3. How to add subtitles to a movie?

Open VideoProc Converter AI, load the movie to it and click the Subtitle option. Then you are allowed to add local subtitles or search an online subtitle file for it. Both burn-in and softcode modes are supported in VideoProc Converter AI.


After reading this article we now hope that you won't face any problems related to subtitle download as you have learned the safe ways to do the same. We highly recommend subtitle downloader software instead of websites as they may prove unsafe at any time. If you are also looking for a video processor with a built-in subtitle downloader then you can give VideoProc Converter AI a shot.

Disclaimer: We do not advocate downloading or converting authorized or copy-protected media content. Any commercial or illegal use of subtitles is strictly forbidden.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the editor-in-chief of Digiarty VideoProc. With over a decade of experience, she specializes in delivering insightful content on AI trends, video/audio editing, conversion, troubleshooting, and software reviews. Her expertise makes her a trusted ally in enhancing users' digital experiences.

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