Download Subtitles for DVD Movies and TV Shows

Subtitle is very useful for those who doesn't speak the original language or are learning the language. If your downloaded DVD movies or TV shows don't include subtitles, chances are that you need to download them by yourself. This article introduces top 5 sites that provides subtitle downloading service, as well as 5 subtitle downloaders which enable you to automatically find and download the subtitles you need.

Part 1: Top 5 sites to download subtitles

Many websites are providing subtitle downloading service for totally free. For most subtitle downloading service, you can search subtitles or browser by category before downloading. Here 5 websites are suggested to download subtitles for movies or TV shows.

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1. offers movies subtitles in different languages. If you want the latest one in the market, the search options allow for that as well as those that have been downloaded for many times.

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2. Subscene

Subscene provides a useful search function which lets you easily find the subtitle you needs as long as you enter the right name and title. What's more, you also have the choice of using language to sieve your results to a manageable number. You can also upload a movie subtitle or even rate it.

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3. is the website you can download, upload, request movie subtitles, as well as communicate with other users on their forum and blog. There are over 1.3 million movie subtitles in over 50 languages. From the website front page, you can easily download the latest subtitles and the most popular subtitles. No registration and totally free to download subtitles for movies here.

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4. is the best TV Shows subtitles downloading place. It's claimed as the largest collection of subtitles for TV Shows on the world. On, you can find TV show subtitles for almost any TV show, and in multiple languages such as English, French, Greek, German, Russian, Korean, and so on.

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5. is another website to download TV show subtitles. Compared to, less subtitle languages are supported, but you would see the familiar TV show wallpaper or poster on this website to download TV show subtitles.


The downloaded subtitles are usually in Zip file format. You should extract the file before adding it to subtitle players like Media Player or VLC. Remember to change subtitle name according to your movie name. (Example: Movie name: The Sixth Sence.mkv, then the subtitle shall be: The Sixth Then place both the movie and subtitle file in same folder. The subtitle will automatically detect by your media player. You can also embed the subtitle to your video or movie using subtitle overlay software like Wondershare Video Converter and then burn it to a DVD.

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Part 2: Top 5 subtitle downloaders

If you don't want to spend too much time on searching and downloading subtitles for your movies or DVD, subtitle downloaders can help you complete this task automatically. Here top 5 subtitle downloaders are also introduced for you to try out.

1. Sublight

Price: Free

Sublight enables users to easily search subtitle for movies and download them. It has search options for subtitles based on different criteria as movie title, year and more. The total search results are presented as a list from where you can preview and download the subtitle you are searching for.

Main features:

  • Automatically search subtitles.
  • Manual searching option.
  • Has Internet explorer integration.
  • Video playback interface.
  • Support for popular media player such as KMPlayer, VLC, Media Player Classic, GOM player and more.
  • You can publish new subtitles.
  • Application updates automatically to the latest versions


2. SubDownloader

Price: €14.95

Subdownloader automatically download/upload subtitles for video files of different formats such as DIVX, MPEG, AVI, VOB, etc. and DVD's using fast hashing algorithm.

Main features:

  • Provides user friendly interface
  • Automatic search and match subtitles for movies and TV shows.
  • Follows “Keep it simple” principle to give better movie experience.
  • No spyware
  • Recursively folders search
  • Provides subtitles in over 50+ languages
  • One click download for entire folders of movies within a few seconds
  • Fast hashing algorithm.
  • Auto detect language.
  • Download entire series subtitles in less than 1 minute


3. Filebot

Price: Free

FileBot is the ultimate for ultimate movie experience. You can rename your movies, TV shows or anime and download subtitles simultaneously. It's a simple but smart and streamlined for its simplicity and work. FileBot supports multiplatform like Windows, Linux and MacOS. It also supports full-featured command-line interface for automatic searches.

Main Features:

  • User friendly interface tuned for simple drag-n-drop
  • Rename all media files in a folder within a matter of seconds
  • Fetch episode lists from different channels such as AniDB, TheTVDB or TVRage.
  • Support downloading subtitles from Subscene, Sublight or OpenSubtitles.
  • Create and verify sfv, md5 and sha1 files easily.


4. SubsHub

Price: Freeware

SubsHub is multiple language subtitle downloader for movies and TV shows, anime, etc.

Main Features:

  • Download subtitles for movies and sitcom
  • Supports for downloading subtitles for multiple movies in a folder all at once.


5. Subtitle Dawn

Price: Freeware

Subtitle Dawn downloads best subtitles for single or multiple movies at once automatically from different subtitle databases.

Main features:

  • Supports downloading the best subtitles for multiple movies simultaneously
  • Search subtitles for single movie or a folder of movies.
  • It supports and databases providing you with millions of subtitles to let you easily get subtitles of favorite movies.
  • Embeds subtitles automatically to your movies.

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