Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes - Ranked

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1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Restless (2000)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Giles experience dreams in which they are pursued by a mysterious figure.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Marc Blucas

Votes: 3,397

2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Becoming: Part 1 (1998)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Angel plots to revive an ancient demon bent of sweeping everything on earth into hell itself.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,151

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Becoming: Part 2 (1998)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Spike strikes an unlikely alliance with Buffy to keep Angel from destroying the world.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,788

4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Hush (1999)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

When everyone in Sunnydale loses their voice, the Scooby Gang must silently solve the mystery of the monsters who stole their ability to speak.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Votes: 5,985

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Once More, with Feeling (2001)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In this musical extravaganza, Sunnydale residents find themselves bursting into song, and flame, when a demon attempts to make Dawn his bride.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 8,150

6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Lies My Parents Told Me (2003)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Robin Wood seeks revenge on Spike for killing his mother nearly 30 years ago, whilst everyone else tries to find out how The First has control over him.

Director: David Fury | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 2,334

7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: The Prom (1999)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

After Angel breaks off their relationship, Buffy single-handedly battles three fearsome hell hounds so that her classmates can enjoy their senior prom.

Director: David Solomon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 2,774

8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (1998)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

As Valentine's Day approaches, Xander tries to improve his love life through witchcraft and finds himself with too much of a good thing.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,194

9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Innocence (1998)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Buffy and her friends battle the Judge and face unexpected danger from Angel, who has lost his soul after experiencing a moment of true happiness.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,309

10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: The Body (2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Buffy, Dawn, and their friends deal with the aftermath of Joyce's death.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield Ford

Votes: 5,164

11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: The Zeppo (1999)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Xander experiences an adventure of his own when he encounters a group of reanimated corpses out to construct a bomb. Meanwhile, Buffy and her friends battle the forces of evil when the Hellmouth reopens.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,189

12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Prophecy Girl (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Giles discovers an ancient book foretelling Buffy's death at the hands of the Master.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,184

13. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Band Candy (1998)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Adults throughout Sunnydale behave like immature teenagers after they eat cursed candy.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 2,953

14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Storyteller (2003)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Andrew creates a documentary called "Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyres", a record of the current situation in Sunnydale to show to future generations. He manages to capture many important ... See full summary »

Director: Marita Grabiak | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 2,046

15. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Passion (1998)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Angel steps up his torment of Buffy and her friends as Jenny searches for a way to restore his soul.

Director: Michael Gershman | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,597

16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: School Hard (1997)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Buffy's mother and friends become trapped inside Sunnydale High School when a vampire named Spike launches an attack against the Slayer on Parent-Teacher night.

Director: John T. Kretchmer | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,085

17. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Lie to Me (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Buffy is lured into a trap by a group of undead wannabes who hope that Spike will make them vampires in exchange for giving him the Slayer.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 2,839

18. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Crush (2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Buffy learns that Spike has a crush on her - a situation made all the more dangerous by Drusilla's return to Sunnydale.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield Ford

Votes: 2,217

19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Angel (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Buffy discovers Angel's dark secret and hesitates to do anything about it, which could spell danger for someone she loves.

Director: Scott Brazil | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,201

20. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Something Blue (1999)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

One of Willow's spells causes her statements to become reality, with consequences both entertaining and life-threatening.

Director: Nick Marck | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Votes: 2,950

21. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Earshot (1999)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A mouthless demon infects Buffy with the ability to hear everyone's thoughts, but what starts out as a useful power soon turns into a curse.

Director: Regis Kimble | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 2,808

22. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: The Wish (1998)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Cordelia's wish for a Buffy-free Sunnydale comes true, plunging her into a world where vampires have control of the town.

Director: David Greenwalt | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,384

23. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Fool for Love (2000)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

After being bested in a fight by an ordinary vampire, Buffy asks Spike to explain how he killed two Slayers many years earlier.

Director: Nick Marck | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Marc Blucas

Votes: 2,838

24. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Graduation Day: Part 1 (1999)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In an effort to distract Buffy from the Ascension, the mayor instructs Faith to poison Angel.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 2,893

25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Graduation Day: Part 2 (1999)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

On Ascension Day, Buffy and her friends prepare for the ultimate battle as they face off against the mayor and a horde of vampires.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,049

26. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: New Moon Rising (2000)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Oz's return to Sunnydale leads to his incarceration by the Initiative and complicates the relationship between Willow and Tara.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Marc Blucas

Votes: 2,390

27. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Grave (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

After sucking all the energy out of Giles, a powerful Willow sets off to destroy the world.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 2,423

28. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Amends (1998)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

As the Christmas holiday approaches, Angel is tormented by evil apparitions who want him to eliminate Buffy.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 2,815

29. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Chosen (2003)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

After killing Caleb, Buffy conceives a plan to defeat the First once and for all. Willow invokes a magic spell that alters the ancient Slayer spell and gives Buffy the allies she needs to ... See full summary »

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 3,672

30. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Who Are You? (2000)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Having switched bodies with Buffy, Faith enjoys freedom. Meanwhile, Buffy finds herself at the mercy of the Watcher's Council.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Marc Blucas

Votes: 2,727

31. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Villains (2002)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A vengeful Willow uses her enormous power to track down Warren, despite Buffy's strong feelings about targeting humans.

Director: David Solomon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 2,209

32. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Lovers Walk (1998)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Spike returns to Sunnydale and kidnaps Willow in hopes of creating a magic spell that will make Drusilla love him again.

Director: David Semel | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,209

33. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Halloween (1997)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

On Halloween, Buffy and her friends patronize an unusual costume shop where customers turn into whatever costume they are wearing.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,317

34. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: The Replacement (2000)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

When a demon creates a Xander double, the real Xander must convince his friends of his true identity.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Marc Blucas

Votes: 2,241

35. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Surprise (1998)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

To give Buffy a surprise on her 17th birthday, Drusilla and Spike bring together the body parts of a dismembered demon who cannot be killed.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 2,892

36. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Selfless (2002)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Anya's violent and deadly act of vengeance leaves everyone stunned. Buffy must put aside her feelings and take action before more people die.

Director: David Solomon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 2,267

37. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Tough Love (2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

When Tara falls victim to Glory's incredible power, Willow embraces dark magic and launches a counterattack.

Director: David Grossman | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield Ford

Votes: 1,937

38. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Checkpoint (2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The Watcher Council travels to Sunnydale to review Buffy's skills as a Slayer; meanwhile, Glory puts her search for the Key into high gear.

Director: Nick Marck | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield Ford

Votes: 2,145

39. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: This Year's Girl (2000)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Faith awakens from her coma and seeks revenge against Buffy.

Director: Michael Gershman | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Marc Blucas

Votes: 2,555

40. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Conversations with Dead People (2002)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Buffy strikes up a conversation with a vampire who was once an acquaintance in high school. Dawn defends Joyce from a menacing creature.

Director: Nick Marck | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 2,641

41. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: The Gift (2001)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

As Glory prepares Dawn for a bloodletting ritual that will open a portal to another dimension, Buffy and her friends prepare for battle.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield Ford

Votes: 3,703

42. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Nightmares (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A series of strange occurrences lead Buffy and her friends to discover that their worst nightmares have literally become reality.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 2,967

43. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Consequences (1999)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A homicide detective closes in on Buffy and Faith as he investigates the deputy mayor's death.

Director: Michael Gershman | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 2,544

44. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Forever (2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

With some help from Spike, Dawn attempts to bring Joyce back from the dead.

Director: Marti Noxon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield Ford

Votes: 2,210

45. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Beneath You (2002)

TV-PG | 41 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A giant worm-like creature begins stalking a young woman. As the gang begin to investigate, they realise it's appearance in Sunnydale may be linked to Anya.

Director: Nick Marck | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 1,882

46. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Welcome to the Hellmouth (1997)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2