The Top 10 X-Files Episodes, According to IMDB

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X Files, one of the greatest science fiction television shows of all time, premiered 26 years ago today. We thought to honor this paranormal phenomena-l show, we would explore the 10 best episodes of the X-Files according to IMDB. We’ll be counting them down from 10.


Here are the 10 best X-Files episodes, according to IMDB.


10. Season 5, Episode 20: The End


Scully and Mulder must investigate the assasination of a champion chess player, but they soon discover the real target may have been his 12 year old opponent. Why? The child prodigy can read minds. The episode aired May 17th, 1998 and has an IMDB rating of 9.0.


9. Season 6, Episode 4: Dreamland

Scully and Mulder travel to Area 51 to gather more information on UFOs. After a strange event, Mulder switches bodies with an Area 51 insider. This episode aired November 29th, 1998 and has an IMDB rating of 9.1.



8. Season 4, Episode 20: Small Potatoes


Five women in a small town give birth to babies with tails. The man responsible is a shapeshifter. This episode aired April 20, 1997 and has an IMDB rating of 9.1.


7. Season 1, Episode 24: The Erlenmeyer Flask




A man with green blood successfully evades police after a high speed chase. This episode was written as a season and possible series finale. Thankfully the latter was not the case. This episode aired May 13th, 1994 and has an IMDB rating of 9.1.



6. Season 4, Episode 7: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man



This episode features a look back on the history of the Cigarette Smoking Man. A life filled with assassinations and cover ups that beautifully fill the 45 minute run time. This episode aired November 17th, 1996 and has an IMDB rating of 9.2.


5. Season 3, Episode 2: Paper Clip



A high intensity episode reaches a tipping point as a government hit squad closes in on Scully and Mulder. Has the duo finally found evidence? This episode aired September 29th, 1995 and has an IMDB rating of 9.2.




4. Season 5, Episode 2: Redux 2



With Scully in the hospital, it’s up to Mulder to find a cure. He gets some help from the Cigarette Smoking Man, but at what cost? This episode aired November 9th, 1997 and has an IMDB rating of 9.2.



3. Season 2, Episode 25: Anasazi



Mulder comes into position of very sensitive government files that make him a target. Scully and Mulder visit a Native American reservation and discover something even more sensitive. This episode aired May 19th, 1995 and has an IMDB rating of 9.3.



2. Season 3, Episode 4: Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose



A psychic with the ability to see people’s deaths before they happen help Scully and Mulder track a killer targeting psychics. Who better? This episode October 13th, 1995 and has an IMDB rating of 9.3.



1. Season 5, Episode 12: Bad Blood



Scully and Mulder have two different recollections of the events of the previous day. Who was responsible for piecing together the information that led to them killing a vampire. Did they even kill it? This episode aired February 22nd, 1998 and has an IMDB rating of 9.4


And that wraps up the top 10 countdown of the best X-Files episodes. The truth is out there.