My favorite X-Files episodes

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1. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Home (1996)

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The remains of a murdered deformed infant lead the agents to a family of murderous, inbred, animal-like brothers living on a secluded farm in a remote section of Pennsylvania.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Tucker Smallwood, Chris Nelson Norris

Votes: 4,462

2. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Syzygy (1996)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A rare alignment of the planets gives two homicidal teenage girls dangerous telekinetic powers while simultaneously driving their small town insane with satanic panic. Mulder's interest in the local female detective makes Scully jealous.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Wendy Benson-Landes

Votes: 3,173

3. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Humbug (1995)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The agents search for a killer in a Florida town inhabited by sideshow performers.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Jim Rose, Wayne Grace

Votes: 3,848

4. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Bad Blood (1998)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Scully and Mulder each recount their version of events that led Mulder to drive a stake through the heart of a Texas teenager he claims was a vampire.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Luke Wilson

Votes: 4,520

5. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (1998)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

On Christmas Eve, Mulder and Scully find themselves trapped in a haunted house with two ghosts who are determined to prove just how lonely the holiday can be.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Lily Tomlin, Edward Asner

Votes: 2,949

6. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Paper Hearts (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An incarcerated serial killer claims Mulder's sister was one of his many victims.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Tom Noonan

Votes: 3,080

7. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: The Post-Modern Prometheus (1997)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

in this surreal, comical take on Frankenstein, Mulder and Scully arrive in a small rural town to investigate claims of a monster obsessed with Cher that's sedating and impregnating the local women.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John O'Hurley, Pattie Tierce

Votes: 3,746

8. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Drive (1998)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man tormented by a piercing sound that could make his head explode unless he heads west as fast as possible takes Mulder hostage to drive for him, while Scully rushes to find the cause of this affliction that also killed the man's wife.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Bryan Cranston, Michael O'Neill

Votes: 2,819

9. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Demons (1997)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Covered in blood and suffering from amnesia, Mulder pieces together the events of the last few days, but the trail leads to a double murder that appears to have been committed with Mulder's weapon.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Jay Acovone, Mike Nussbaum

Votes: 2,398

10. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Eve (1993)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Mulder and Scully search for two missing girls who disappeared after their fathers were murdered in an identical fashion.

Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Harriet Sansom Harris, Erika Krievins

Votes: 4,221

11. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: War of the Coprophages (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While looking for signs of alien ships in the sky above a small town, Mulder learns of a series of deaths supposedly caused by metallic cockroaches. He turns to sexy entomologist Bambi for help, which makes Scully angrily rush to his aid.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Bobbie Phillips, Raye Birk

Votes: 3,736

12. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Quagmire (1996)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Mulder suspects that a beast similar to the Loch Ness Monster is responsible for the deaths of several people who reside near a large lake. Frustrated Scully insightfully confronts Mulder about the futility of their work on X-Files.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Chris Ellis, Timothy Webber

Votes: 2,905

13. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Detour (1997)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the unexplored woods of Florida's Apalachicola National Forest, Mulder and Scully investigate the disappearances of two land surveyors and a boy's claims that he and his father were attacked by an invisible creature.

Director: Brett Dowler | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Colleen Flynn, J.C. Wendel

Votes: 2,880

14. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Memento Mori (1997)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Scully attempts to come to terms with her inoperable cancer. Meanwhile Mulder and the Lone Gunmen break into a high-security research lab to find the cure that could save her life.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 2,704

15. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: The Unnatural (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Searching through an FBI reference book, Mulder finds a photograph of Arthur Dales with a baseball team and the alien bounty hunter. Mulder goes to Arthur Dales' house to ask him about the ... See full summary »

Director: David Duchovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Jesse L. Martin, Fredric Lehne

Votes: 2,904

16. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Field Trip (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The skeletal remains of a young couple are found after they have been missing for only three days in an area known for UFO activity. Mulder and Scully have different experiences in the investigation but nothing is quite as it seems.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robyn Lively

Votes: 2,597

17. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: The Goldberg Variation (1999)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man is tossed off the top of a 29 story building by gangsters. Amazingly, he gets up and walks away unscathed. Mulder and Scully investigate when Mulder suspects this man may have ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Willie Garson, Alyson Reed

Votes: 2,371

18. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: X-Cops (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The investigation of a neighborhood monster isn't too weird for the crew of Cops (1989) to follow around Mulder and Scully.

Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Judson Mills, Dee Freeman

Votes: 2,882

19. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Je Souhaite (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two brothers have a less than helpful genie who grants their wishes with disastrous consequences. Mulder comes into possession of the same genie, and his wishes garner similar results.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Paula Sorge

Votes: 2,451

20. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Ice (1993)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Mulder and Scully are sent to investigate when a team of geophysicists stationed at a remote Alaskan outpost are killed by a parasitic alien life form.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Xander Berkeley, Felicity Huffman

Votes: 5,275

21. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Pilot (1993)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Agent Dana Scully is instructed to debunk an FBI project dubbed "The X-Files," paranormal cases that have been reopened by Agent Fox Mulder.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Charles Cioffi, Cliff De Young

Votes: 9,322

22. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Fire (1993)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Mulder and Scully join forces with an inspector from Scotland Yard when a man with pyrokinetic powers stalks members of the British aristocracy.

Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Pays, Mark Sheppard

Votes: 3,931

23. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Beyond the Sea (1994)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Scully believes that the pyschic predictions of a death row inmate are the only hope in the kidnapping of two college students.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Brad Dourif, Don S. Davis

Votes: 4,558



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