Featured List on Ranker http://ranker.com The Top Staff Favorites on Ranker http://ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com Top Ranking lists, Most Popular Lists, Most Visited Lists <![CDATA[Troian Bellisario of Pretty Little Liars Ranks Her Top 10 Television Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/troian-bellisario-top-television-characters/daniel-kohn Be sure to tune-in to Pretty Little Liars on Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family!

Who doesn't love Pretty Little Liars? The show continues to pick up steam as it barrels through its latest season, and manages to keep getting better. Speaking of TV, who better to rank their favorite TV characters than Troian Bellisario from Pretty Little Liars? As Spencer Hastings, Troian is acutely aware of what goes into making a great character, and what does not.

Check out her custom list of who she considers the top television characters of all time!
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<![CDATA[Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars Ranks Her Favorite Travel Destinations]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/shay-mitchell-pretty-little-liars-favorite-travel-destinations/daniel-kohn

Be sure to tune-in to Pretty Little Liars on Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family!

When she isn't on the set of the hit show Pretty Little Liars, Shay Mitchell loves to travel. The actress known as Emily Fields has managed to zigzag the globe, giving her a ton of insight into which places are worth visiting and stand above others. On this list, Mitchell names her favorite travel destinations, and it wasn't easy! Check out the spots the actress considers the best places to visit. Some choices may surprise you!

 

 


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<![CDATA[Hilarious Pokemon Go Signs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-pokemon-go-signs/nathandavidson Pokemon Go mania knows no boundaries. Even though the app has only been out for two weeks, it has become a pop culture lightning bolt. It's gotten so crazy that local businesses, churches, and even strip clubs from all over the world are trying to lure players in with funny Pokemon Go signs.

If that isn't insane enough for you,  there are reports of a Dutch city installing Pokemon Go-crossing signs last week to help protect Pokemon Go players aimlessly wandering around the city. And the crazy thing is you're probably reading this while you're playing Pokemon Go

Take a quick break from catching them all, and enjoy this collection of funny Pokemon Go memes and Pokemon Go pictures. Come on, you can put the game down for a few minutes, can't you?
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<![CDATA[Everything We Know About Game of Thrones Season 7 (So Far)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/game-of-thrones-season-7-spoilers/lisa-waugh Tymptir Dēmalȳti jēda 7 SPOILERS! (That's High Valyrian for Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers!) 
 
Did you think we’d be done with Game of Thrones yet? No way! Especially since there are Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers already making their way across the Narrow Sea.   

Game of Thrones showrunners announced that they’ll be wrapping up the series with Season 8 and the shorter episode order for those final seasons leaves GoT a mere 13 hours to cover a lot of ground. So Gendry should just row to shore right now and settle in, because we may not know what will happen in Game of Thrones Season 7, but we don’t think there will be much room for extraneous storylines. At least, let’s hope not.   
 
While the credits were still rolling on the Season 6 final, Game of Thrones 7 preview news was already hitting the interwebs. Speculation, theories, and casting news were all the rage by mid-day on the following Monday, making Season 7 feel close, yet far away. Shoot, people were already making bets on how Jaime is going to kill Cersei.   
 
But we’ve learned that just when we think we’re entitled to a storyline, Dan Weiss and David Benioff are there to shut us down. Our Game of Thrones Season 7 predictions will probably go very much like the previous seasons. We nail a few and then - what the hell did Tommen just do?! 
 
So until Game of Thrones Season 7 returns in 2017, let us continue to pore through what we know, who’s been cast, who’s coming back, and make some wild, tinfoily guesses about what's going to happen...

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<![CDATA[17 High Profile Cases of Plagiarism]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/high-profile-cases-of-plagiarism/janaegreen "It's Britney, b*tch"... or is it? Plagiarism, also known as copycat syndrome, has been easier to do since the early 1990s, thanks to the creation of the Internet, but it is also harder to get away with these days, thanks... well, thanks again to the Internet. Whether it is writers stealing work from other writers or journalists fabricating whole events and sources, the proof can always be found in the pudding, or perhaps more likely, in the Wikipedia search. In other cases, most people can remember where they read an idea first, especially when they were the ones to have written it.

But why create your own art or speech when you just can remake or reuse someone else's? Can you really blame a Utah schoolmarm for trying to riddle published Christian romances with porn? And why not use inspirational passages from other politicians in your platform? It worked for them, right?

What we can learn from our political candidates and mega pop stars with sticky fingers is not only that there will there be another job, but that talk is cheap and lawyer bills are not. Get ready to get out your extinguisher — because pants will be on fire —  as you read through the 15 most offensive cases of high profile plagiarism below.


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<![CDATA[The Worst World War I Generals]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-world-war-i-generals/aaron-edwards World War I was a messy war, brought on by a convoluted system of European alliances that became a geopolitical powder keg set off by a single assassination. In many ways, WWI was the first modern war, one that that redefined battlefield tactics. New ways of fighting were introduced, including the use of poison gasses and trench warfare. Throw in new forms of artillery, machine guns, flame throwers, and the major use of combat planes, and something terrible begins to take shape. The worst WW1 generals failed to take into account these new innovations, and it cost millions of lives.

While the Allied forces were the victors of the conflict, both sides had their share of bad, incompetent commanders during the First World War. The conflict culminated in a battle for Europe that was as destructive as it was pointless, with triumph only setting the stage for a larger, more devastating war just a few decades away. 

Read on for a list of the worst World War I generals, to see how many lives were lost on account of incompetence and a failure to adapt to warfare in the 20th century. 

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<![CDATA[The 9 Saddest Futurama Episodes That Legit Made You Cry]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/9-saddest-futurama-episodes-that-made-you-cry/chris-abraham For a show that's supposed to be funny, Futurama sure does have some sad moments. In fact, it's hard to think of any animated show that has ever been as emotional as Futurama, even if you stack it side-by-side with The Simpsons. Hell, the saddest Futurama episodes are probably more likely to make you cry than almost any other show on television, animated or not.

We all know "Jurassic Bark" is super sad, and everyone loves Seymour the dog, but there are at least eight other really sad episodes of Futurama just as likely to make you cry. Take "Game of Tones" for example, in which Fry finally reconciles with the loss of his family. Other episodes, like "Leela's Homeworld," give a lot of backstory to characters and really drive their development in the series forward.

Which sad episode of Futurama made you cry like a baby? Vote up the emotional Futurama episodes below that you enjoyed the most.
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<![CDATA[The Coolest "Firsts" in Film History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/cool-film-firsts/anncasano We can trace the history of filmmaking back to the 1890s. Motion pictures were initially considered a novelty, a peep show booth at a fair. Technology in film moved fast, and within 20 years, filmmakers figured out how to edit scenes together to make a comprehensible story and properly light a set. By 1926 motion pictures were already using sound. There are so many cool firsts in film history that are often overlooked.

This film firsts list is not just a technical account of the history of cinema. It's a combination of movie history firsts and cool firsts. When was the first time a cellphone was used? When was virtual reality first introduced on the silver screen? Movies have always been one step ahead of history, breaking down walls and tearing down stereotypes. The first cinematic interracial kiss came in 1957, 10 years before Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage nationwide. Hollywood was sending characters to the moon in 1902, decades before NASA.

Tropes are also on this list of film firsts. What was the first film to use body-swapping as a plotline? You know, like when an uptight father doesn’t understand his son and the son doesn’t get why his dad is such a grump all the time, so they switch places in order to see what it’s like to live in the other person’s shoes. What about the nerdy girl makeover trope? A mousy gal with glasses, a bad haircut, and no sense of style suddenly becomes totally gorgeous with a few makeover tips and contact lenses.

Read about those Hollywood firsts in film and more. Also, make your voice heard. Be sure to vote up the coolest movie history firsts.
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<![CDATA[TV High School Cliques Whose Tables You'd Most Want to Sit At]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tv-high-school-cliques/alexandra-plesa When it comes to choosing the best TV cliques, the competition is tough. Add high school angst into the mix and things get even crazier. The trademark of a successful hangout show is a group of friends who everyone would love to chill with, even if "chilling" sometimes involves fighting monsters, dealing with gossip, or handling so much drama you’ll have to put your therapist on speed dial. Their lives are generally way more interesting than those of regular teens, so there’s no wonder you’d like a seat at their table. No offense to your current friend group.

The best high school TV cliques allow you to live vicariously through their crazy adventures until you feel like you’re actually part of the gang. The members are relatable, flawed, silly; and their coming of age stories are usually so epic you can’t help but feel just a tiny bit jealous. So which group would you most want to hang out with? Here are the best high school cliques from television. Vote up the ones from your favorite shows! 

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<![CDATA[The Best Final Fantasy Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/final-fantasy-games/video-game-info Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series of RPGs have been delighting gamers since the first one came out on the NES in 1987, but what are the best Final Fantasy games? To find out, gamers have ranked all Final Fantasy games in this list, which includes the main numbered releases and side games. It doesn’t matter if the game is on console, portable, and mobile games as long as it is a Final Fantasy game.

What makes a good Final Fantasy game? Is it the story, the characters, or the gameplay? The answer is that it is a combination of those three things and more. The best Final Fantasy games will have memorable characters such as Sephiroth and amazing settings, such as Zanarkand. Of course there are the great minigames as well, like Blitzball in Final Fantasy X or Triple Triad in Final Fantasy 8.

Though the Final Fantasy franchise has been around since 1987, sequels are still being made and the franchise will likely continue to thrive well into the future. And unlike many other long-lived video game franchises, Final Fantasy hasn’t gone down in quality with age. Whether you’re playing the newest Final Fantasy or a classic, you’re bound to have a good time.

If you're wondering, "What are the greatest Final Fantasy games?" or "What is the best Final Fantasy game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.
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<![CDATA[The Weirdest Things Astronauts Have Seen in Space]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-things-astronauts-saw-in-space/johnandrewl From a smattering of stars to a breathtaking view of Earth, astronauts see so many awe-inspiring things in space. But sometimes what they see is not only unbelievable but unexplainable - there are some truly creepy things astronauts have seen in space. Astronauts have reported seeing weird lights, extraterrestrials, and UFOs. It kind of makes you wonder if they really saw these things or if being in outer space was just messing with their minds.

These weird astronaut stories prove space is definitely not for the faint of heart. Some weird things astronauts have seen really make you wonder if alien conspiracy theorists might be right. Maybe the government does know about the existence of extraterrestrials and is covering it up. This list of weird things astronauts see in space will make you question what you believe. Vote up the weirdest things astronauts have seen while in space.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Female Novelists Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-female-novelists/ranker-books The best female novelists are arguably the top and most talented women who penned some of the most popular and most influential novels of all time. These women, from around the globe over the last few centuries, changed the landscape of fiction writing with their work. These ladies are not just the best female novelists ever, but easily among the best writers of all time.

These female novelists represent many genres of literature such as romance, science fiction, fantasy, adventure and mystery, to name a few. Their works have inspired countless others and spurred numerous movie adaptations. Quite simply, these women are some of the best female authors to have ever lifted the pen.

From the classics from Agatha Christie and Jane Austen to the modern favorites from Stephenie Meyer and J.K. Rowling, it’s hard to find a book from a female novelist on this list that isn’t a favorite of millions of readers around the world.

Which of these female novelists is the best? Share your picks by voting for your favorites, adding any not listed or re-ranking this list of the best female novelists below!
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<![CDATA[Famous Foods Discovered by Accident]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/foods-created-accidentally/edira-putri What makes a food so tasty? You might say, a skillful chef, high-quality materials, and recipes passed down and improved upon from generation to generation. While that’s certainly true, you’d be surprised to learn that there are a great deal of foods that were found on accident. That’s right -  instead of complimenting the chef, sometimes you can just thank the universe for the twists of fate that created awesomeness in the form of these accidental foods. 

While we know it took Colonel Sanders years and 1009 rejections to create and sell the perfect fried chicken recipe, that’s not always the case. Who would have thought that cheese curls were a waste product from a machine? Or that beer came about as an accidental food discovery while storing wheat to make bread?In fact, some of the world's most popular foods were discovered accidentally.

So the next time you try to make something in the kitchen and it turns out as something entirely different, remember to embrace your culinary accidents - they might wind up as the next international taste sensation.

Famous Foods Discovered by Accident]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best '80s Action Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-80s-action-movies/ranker-film A list of the best '80s action movies arguably represents a list of the greatest action movies of all time. The Terminator, Die Hard, and Raiders of the Lost Ark were all released in the 1980s, after all. Those three films are just the tip of the iceberg. You also have Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, Aliens, and many more good 1980s action movies. What do you think are the top '80s action movies? Vote up your favorites from the list of 1980s action films below.

With all of these amazing choices, it may be tough to narrow down the very best '80s action movies. What do you believe defines the greatest action movies of the '80s? Should they be non-stop action from start to finish like Commando or can they build tension slowly like Predator? Are the top '80s action movies ultra-violent like RoboCop or do you prefer something a bit goofier like Big Trouble in Little China? Good 1980s action films can even be more serious-minded fare like Platoon or Ran. You get to decide the best and the rest with your votes.

This '80s action movie list is sure to start some heated debates, so get voting! And if we somehow missed a great 1980s action movie, don't hesitate to add it to the list!

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<![CDATA[The Best Mystery TV Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/mystery-tv-shows-and-series/reference The best Mystery TV shows make trying to solve a great mystery exciting for both the fans and characters. Nothing beats the feeling of a great reveal after experiencing several plot twists and forks in the road. Popular mystery TV shows and movies have been a staple of entertainment for years. This list ranks very best mystery shows in television history.

What constitutes a mystery TV show? Well, in could mean shows with new mysteries to solve each episode or series with longer story arcs centered around a mystery. Don't let your favorite mystery television programs in history get to the bottom of the list--be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot.

Want to know more about the top mystery shows on the list below? You can click on the show names for details such as top billed actors and a quick overview of the show. So if you've never heard of the shows Sherlock or Monk, then you can read up on them before diving into a week-long marathon session. Wonder no more about what are the best mystery shows of all time, as fans definitively answer that question below.
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<![CDATA[The Best Actresses Who've Never Won an Emmy (for Acting)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tv-actresses-who-never-won-an-emmy/ranker-tv Angela Lansbury is the queen of the TV actress Emmy snubs with 18 nominations and no trophy. She published 18 books and played Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote for so many years she could probably have solved actual crimes for law enforcement. The Television Academy sure teased Lansbury with all those nominations and yet she’s one of those great actresses who never won Emmys. Despite all the top TV performances turned in by these ladies, they're all a reminder of how TV actress Emmy snubs go.

How many times will Melissa McBride blow up the screen on The Walking Dead before she gets to be one of the chosen few actresses who won Emmys? Perhaps she should bake them some cookies. Courteney Cox had to watch her female Friends costars take home trophies and be repeatedly nominated while she got left out in the cold. The Television Academy knew that Monica wasn’t a real person, right? And that Cox was just as compelling as Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston. No?

How about Roseanne Barr? Yeah, Barr has been a blunt force but she was a comedy game changer. She overhauled the sitcom and gave audiences a real view of American families and parenting. She’s not one of the actresses who won Emmys, despite her achievements.

Another one of those TV actress Emmy snubs belongs to Kim Cattrall. As Samantha Jones on Sex and the City, Cattrall talked about sex, infidelity, younger men, and menopause in a groundbreaking way. Her bold and flawed Jones opened up the dialogue about sexuality and a woman’s right to choose who she shares her bed with. Cattrall joins those actresses who never won Emmys, though she did win a Razzie in 2011 for Sex and the City 2.

Some of these TV actress Emmy snubs are so frustrating, it makes you want to ask the Television Academy what they're even looking for in an actress's performance. Which TV actress Emmy snub gets your goat the most? Upvote her and show some Emmy love for these Hollywood women who deserve recognition.

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<![CDATA[The Best Ways to Deal With Stinky Feet]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-ways-to-deal-with-stinky-feet/paul-nyhart Many of us hate to admit it, but smelly feet can be a big problem. Be it taking off our socks or wearing athletic shoes that have too many miles on them, our smelly feet is something that can ruin many of the things we love doing. Reducing the bad smell of our feet is no small task, and for some, has become a hopeless endeavor.

So how do you deal with smelly feet, other than throwing away your shoes or cowering every time you take your dogs off to bark a little? Here are some quick and easy fixes that might make your feet and shoes smell a little better, outside of the basics of getting yourself a foot spray.

Here are some remedies and quick ways to get your feet smelling better, pronto.
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<![CDATA[The Best Harrison Ford Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-harrison-ford-characters/reference Harrison Ford characters list, ranked from best to worst with clips from the movie when available. These Harrison Ford roles include both movie and television appearances when available. Examples of items on this list: Richard Wayne, Bob and many more. The ability to play any kind of role is what makes an actor or actress great, and the diversity of the characters listed below is a testament to that.

If you're asking yourself, "Who is the best Harrison Ford character?" or "What are the top Harrison Ford performances of all time?" then this list will help you out.

Do you think the best performance isn't as high as it should be? Then vote it up so that it can be number one. You can also make your own version of this greatest Harrison Ford performances list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.
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<![CDATA[The Most Perfect Crimes Ever Committed]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/perfect-crime/mike-rothschild The idea of a "perfect crime" has tantalized authors and criminals alike for decades. While the goal of almost every crime, from bank robbery to murder, is always to get away with it, very few criminals actually succeed. Most "unsolvable crimes" are eventually figured out, because most criminals simply aren't smart enough to not leave clues behind. Or they get away with one thing, but are too greedy to pull off only one heist, and trip up when they try something else.

But a few times in history, everything has lined up perfectly for a criminal to get away with something and not get caught. Sometimes it's skill, sometimes it's the incompetence of investigators, and sometimes it's just dumb luck that lets them ride off into the sunset with sacks of cash, art or jewels. Each one of these crimes tells a story - criminals one step ahead of the law, disappearances, epic shootouts, one guy who really, truly deserved what happened to him, and huge amounts of money that have simply gone into the wind.

Here are some of the most perfect crimes and cases of undetected crime committed in the last century - robberies and murders with no trace of who did them, or where the spoils went.

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<![CDATA[The Best Time Travel Movies Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-time-travel-movies-ever-made/alan-smithee List of the best movies about time machines and time travel. The idea of travelling through time has always had an innate appeal, and has found its way into nearly every art form known to man, so it's unsurprising that it's one of the largest and richest science-fiction sub-genres in film history. Films with time themes present a unique way to think about the wonders of the universe. Some of the earliest films about traveling through time were based on a series of popular science-fiction stories dealing with the topic, including adaptations of the classic novels "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain and "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells (among others.)

Over the course of film history, time travel has found its way beyond just science-fiction movies and into just about every different kind of genre and storytelling style. Many of the most popular time travel movies of all time, in fact, are comedies, such as "Back to the F*ture," "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," "Army of Darkness" and "Hot Tub Time Machine." Other films have used time travel as a backdrop for romance (as in "Somewhere in Time" or "The Time Traveler's Wife"), mysteries (as in "Time After Time") and, of course, action filmmaking (as in James Cameron's "Terminator" films.)

What are the best time travel movies? This list seeks to answer that question.

Despite their differences in tone and presentation, most time travel films explore similar themes, or rely on consistent motifs and common ideas about what it means to travel through time. For example, many films explore the negative consequences associated with "changing the past" while traveling through time, implying that even a small difference in the past could have massive ramifications on how the f*ture develops. (This often goes hand-in-hand with the idea that humans running into their past counterparts could create a paradox that would rip apart the space-time continuum.) Other common themes in time travel stories include a person or group that serves as Time Overlords or controllers who maintain balance, or people who venture back in time hoping to stop bad things in the past from ever occurring. These are some of the best time travel films, but if you don't see your favorite, make sure to add it to this list of the best time travel films so it might soon become someone else's favorite.
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<![CDATA[The Creepiest Japanese Monsters & Demons (and the Stories Behind Them)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/creepy-japanese-demons/christopher-myers Japanese lore is dense with yokai, supernatural beings that come in many forms. These creatures - call them demons - might be monsters, ghosts, or goblins. Their nature ranges from benign to mischievous to seriously scary. Also known as ayakashi, mononoke, or mamono, yokai arose from many sources, some a product of ancient folklore, others from the imaginations of artists and writers of the Edo period (1603 - 1868).

The word yokai is a combination of yo, meaning "attractive, bewitching, calamity," and kai, meaning "mystery, wonder." "Demon" or "monster" is a rough translation for a word that, like many Japanese words, have no direct English equivalent. Yokai are more diverse than any single English word for such creatures.

This list reflects the creepiest of the yokai. It isn't an exhaustive Japanese demons list, and it doesn't include those more akin to creatures (such as the kappa) than demons. Here you'll find the creepy, the dangerous, and the weird. Some of these demons are reincarnated people or ghosts. Some, personifications of fear itself. All of them are super creepy.

Knowing the nature and history of yokai provides insight into Japanese horror films. Many yokai make appearances in movies, but their significance can be lost on western audiences. The two most famous Japanese cinema ghosts, Sadako from The Ring and Kayako from The Grudge, are both classic yokai. Many yokai also appear in the films of beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki. 

Read on to learn more, and vote up the yokai that most give you the heebie jeebies. 


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<![CDATA[WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/wwe_s-greatest-superstars-of-the-21st-century Who are the WWE's greatest superstars of the 21st century? This list includes several of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time. and is inspired by the DVD, the Greatest Stars of the New Millennium. It profiled the superstars and divas that dominated the ring for the first decade of the 2000s. Major stars include John Cena, Triple H, Undertaker, Randy Orton, Edge, Chris Jericho, Batisa, and more.

These famous WWE wrestlers are without a doubt among the greatest entertainers in the sports world, and each one of them made a huge impact in the 2000s. Do you disagree with certain pro wrestlers on this list? Think they're a bit overrated? Vote them down and be sure to vote up the wrestlers and WWE stars that you think are among the toughest professional fighters in history. And remember: You can always rerank this list of the best and brightest WWE superstars of the 21st Century in any order you like.
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<![CDATA[The Best Bank Robbery Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bank-robbery-movies/all-genre-movies-lists The greatest bank robbery films are filled with action and suspense, and this movie list is a round-up of the best of the genre. Some of the top bank heist movies are among the top movies of all time, and some of the most entertaining to boot. If you enjoy seeing the bad guys do what they do best, bank robber films are perfect for you.

From the amazing car chase scenes of The Italian Job to the intense police scrutiny of Inside Man, there's something for every action movie lover in bank robbery movies. Even if you just want to see Keanu Reeves and some tasty waves, there's a movie on the greatest heist films list that will make you want to rob a bank just to be as cool as these characters.

What are the best bank robbery movies of all time? These are films in which a bank robbery is the central theme. If your favorite bank heist movie is missing from the greatest bank robbery film list, make sure to add it yourself. What's the best heist film? This genre includes other sub-genres such as heist, crime, and even escape films. The bank robbery, and especially crime in general has been a staple of storytelling in film since the silent era. The movies on this list represent all types of bank robbery films including comedy, action, and suspense. Suffice to say, these are the top, most successful bank robbery films of all time.
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<![CDATA[The Most Important Battles in Ancient Roman History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-important-ancient-rome-battles/aaron-edwards The Romans had one of the largest and longest-lasting civilizations in the history of the world. Stretching from Britain all the way to Africa and the Middle East, Rome truly wasn't built in a day. Instead, it was built over centuries of military conquest and constant vigilance. A beast as large as Rome must be constantly fed with an influx of new riches and slaves to keep the economy going, which is why capturing new territory was so essential. The most important battles in ancient Rome weren't just for glory, they were key to the continued survival of the society as a whole.

Whether it be subjugating the Gauls, defending against Germanic tribes, or winning a civil war, the Romans lived for combat and victory. Near the end of the Empire's existence, they lost more battles than they won - however, even in their final days, they were a force to be reckoned with. Read on below to learn about some of their most fascinating conflicts. 

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<![CDATA[The Most Badass Video Game Heroes of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-badass-video-game-heroes-of-all-time Who are the toughest and greatest video game characters ever? Not all videogame player characters are necessarily heroic, but we take their side anyway, because our fates are intertwined. But who cares about the weenies? This list tackles only the true badass heroes and protagonists.

The best video game characters immerse us in the story, and eventually gain our sympathy, even if they are anti-heroes (or villains!) And the more badass they are, the more inclined we are to take their side no matter what, and the more powerful we come to feel in controlling them. Even if our princess is constantly hidden in another castle, for some reason...

This is crowdranked list of video game characters, so your votes and lists decide the final order. Which of these popular video game characters do you think is the most badass?

Check out more lists like Most Badass Female Villains, Most Fantastic Fictional Serial Killers, Best RPG Video Games of All Time.

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<![CDATA[The Coolest Stories Behind Famous Alcohol Logos and Mascots]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/alcohol-logo-and-mascot-origins/ashley-waterman Behind every famous alcohol is an identifiable logo. Some brands fade as years go by, but others never change and the best backstories of alcohol logos and mascots show how brands stand the test of time. From animals to pirates, these stories inspire brand loyalty and make you want to drink right up.

Ever wonder why Bacardi's logo is a bat or if the pirate on the Captain Morgan bottle is real? Alcohol logo stories bring our favorite alcohols to life and are sometimes one of the more interesting things about the alcohol itself. Read up on these cool alcohol brand mascot stories and vote up those that make you say "cheers to that!"
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<![CDATA[The Most Unbelievable Movie Tie-In Music Videos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movie-tie-in-music-videos/coy-jandreau There was a time, not too long ago, when seemingly every blockbuster movie was accompanied by a single and music video from a high profile artist. These movie tie-in videos featured huge celebrity cameos, giant budgets, and radio-ready songs vaguely related to the movies they were promoting. It's hard to believe now, but music videos were huge, and the likes of MTV and VH1 were happy to play these five-minute videos that were basically commercials for films.

Then the Internet happened. As music money drained from music videos, our attention spans went the way of the dodo. Luckily for us, there was this amazing time during the '80s and '90s when music videos and corporate synergy were both in their heyday. Some brilliant execs combined movies and music videos for cross promotion and these beauties were born!

Whether it's a star/musician profitably showing off their musical chops (Looking at you, Will Smith and LL Cool J), or an actor trying their hand at music (Tom Hanks rapping), or even someone using their music talent for heir first movie (Eminem winning an Oscar), these are the most ridiculous music video tie-ins to famous movies! Vote up the most insane and unbelievable examples of this bygone trend below!

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<![CDATA[The Best Milk Substitutes for Your Cereal]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-milk-substitutes-for-your-cereal/paul-nyhart Cereal. Sometimes it's the breakfast of champions and sometimes it's that perfect late night snack or afternoon pick me up to hold you over until dinner.

But what the devil do you do when you run out of milk? Fear not - all is not lost. Here are the best things to put in your cereal when it turns out you've run out of the good stuff (milk, that is).

Or if you happen to be lactose intolerant, here are some combinations that can have your reaching for the sweet stuff without the stomach cramps. 
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-male-tennis-players-of-the-open-era This list of the greatest male tennis players of the Open Era includes some of the most iconic names in men's tennis. Who are the best male singles tennis players since the game became open (professionals included) in 1968? Some might argue that Roger Federer is, without question, one of the best - if not *the* best men's tennis player of all time. Disagree? That's totally fine, just cast your votes as you see fit and, if you want, you can also re-rank this list in any order you like. Any list of great male tennis players of the Open Era should include many of the players on this list of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. And debates can certainly get interesting. Nadal vs. Federer is a pretty epic debate, for example. Sure, Nadal may rule the clay courts, but where does he stack up in the bigger picture, especially against the likes of Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg? Does Novak Djokovic deserve to be listed here? He's arguably one of the top current men's tennis players. Andy Murray? Same situation. It's hard to know for sure where these younger players will rank in the annals of tennis history, but it's sure hard to argue they aren't some of the best. If you're a huge tennis fan, you might also want to check out these lists and vote for the greatest female tennis players of the Open Era and the best players of all time, too.
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<![CDATA[The Most Essential Hotel Amenities]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-essential-hotel-amenities/ranker-travel List of must-have hotel amenities. What are the top hotel amenities? This list ranks the most essential hotel amenities. Whether on a vacation or a business trip, hotel amenities make life a little easier when you're away from home. For different types of travel, there are amenities that are more important than other ones. While business travelers might enjoy laundry services, families on vacations might look for recreational services such as a concierge or a swimming pool.

These days, most basic amenities are included in all hotel rooms, but what's the most important one? Many travelers rank free wireless internet as an essential amenity, with room service being one of the least essential. From flatscreen TVs to luxury bedding and complimentary high-end toiletries, hotels are stepping up their game on the number of hotel amenities that are included when booking at their hotel. Who doesn't enjoy free warm cookies when you walk into your room at night and shower towels shaped into various animals every morning? Even large hotel chains are now offering amenities that used to be reserved for luxury resorts including complimentary bottled water, spa services, fitness centers and valet parking. 

One thing remains true for many travelers: Anything free is good. Free breakfast, free coffee and free wi-fi are a few of the most essential travel amenities during a hotel stay. Rank up the other top hotel amenities using this list of the best hotel amenities and make sure to add any essential hotel services that might be missing. 
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<![CDATA[The Best Crime Authors]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-crime-authors Best crime authors include classic mystery authors like the brilliant Agatha Christie to detective authors like Robert B. Parker, Robert Crais, and pulp crime fiction authors like Jim Thompson. Assembling a comprehensive list of the most popular crime writers is a daunting task, but I'm taking a leap and giving it a shot. Be sure to vote for your favorite crime authors and if your personal favorite isn't on the list, at them!

Some of the best crime authors are able to combine just the right formula of psychological tension and mystery with cold, hard facts. The best crime novels offer up enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the very end. In a world where readers often demand instant gratification, keeping a crime book interesting until the final page is turned isn't an easy task to accomplish.

Famous crime authors I've included on this list include writers who've managed to churn out incredibly complex, entertaining mystery novels and detective books for decades, including Robert B. Parker, John le Carre and Graham Greene. Other, more contemporary crime and mystery writers have developed tremendously popular characters that readers eagerly follow through several novels (examples, you say? Jonathan Kellerman, Patricia Cornwell and Dennis Lehane come to mind immediately). Some of the best crime authors burned brightly, but didn't actually write more than a handful of brilliant crime fiction ('The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' author Steig Larsson, for instance). The number of actual novels produced doesn't always count - it's the quality of those books that make all the difference!

If you're a crime novel fan, chances are you've read most, if not all, of the top crime authors on this list. If you're just getting into the genre, hopefully this list will provide a great guide. Happy reading!



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<![CDATA[The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-where-the-bad-guy-wins/ranker-film What is it that makes a psychological thriller even better than having an ending where the villain wins? Maybe it’s because it’s an unexpected twist, or maybe it’s that sometimes it’s so refreshing when the predictable scenario of the hero sweeping in to win the final battle doesn’t actually happen. Sometimes it's fun to root for the bad guys for a change. What are the best movies where the bad guy wins?
 
This list of the best movies where the villain wins, has been ranked by the community. There are many different genres and eras featured on the list, and though the bad guys all win in the end, they're still great films to watch.
 
This list features the best movies where the bad guy wins including, Memento, Seven, No Country for Old Men, Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Usual Suspects. Vote up the best films below and see how your favorite bad guy movies rank!
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<![CDATA[Historical Figures That Hollywood Got Wrong]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/historical-figure-inaccuracies-in-movies/isadora-teich Everyone loves a good historical drama. While a different one takes the Oscars by storm every year, that doesn't mean Hollywood is actually doing these borrowed figures any favors. If you think you're an expert on English history because you watch a lot of costume dramas, you're in for a big surprise.  

Inaccurate film portrayals of historical figures are actually pretty rampant. These differences run from wrongly portraying or erasing the movie subject's disabilities to accusing them of all sorts of intrigue to even having two people that never even met get it on. Word to the wise: don't cram a love triangle that doesn't fit into your period piece. And don't use important world events as a backdrop for your love triangle.

It turns out love triangles and historical people Hollywood got wrong go together like peanut butter and jelly. To learn more about how little history has gone into some of the most successful and award-winning historical dramas of all time, read on. 

Historical Figures That Hollywood Got Wrong]]>
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-shooting-guards-in-nba-history The greatest shooting guards in NBA history are all here in this list of the best shooting guards of all time, ranked by fans of the NBA. Some of today's best NBA players, as well as some of the best NBA players of all time are here on this list of the top shooting guards in NBA history.

The main objective of a shooting guard (or "SG") is to put up points for his team, and some of these NBA shooting guards have put up more points in a season that other shooting guards will hope to score in their whole career. Future hall of famers like Dwayne Wade are currently giving legends like Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler a run for the title of top NBA shooting guard, but for now, Air Jordan still reigns supreme on the roster of the NBA's best shooting guards.

Who are the best shooting guards in NBA history? What skills do the greatest shooting guards have? Are shooting guards the best players in the NBA? This greatest shooting guards list takes the opinions of NBA fans and attempts to name one man the greatest NBA shooting guard in history. If your favorite NBA player isn't on the list, make sure to add him so others can vote for him in the quest to pick the best shooting guard ever.
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<![CDATA[The Most Emotional Cartoon Deaths]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/emotional-cartoon-deaths/greg-hahn Cartoon death scenes are quite common, even though animation is often thought to be kid's stuff. Animated characters die in movies and on TV with surprising regularity and poignance. The finality and sadness of death is a powerful and emotional thing, and as it turns out, not even cartoon characters are safe from death's cold, inevitable grip. From the parents of protagonists to long-term companions and loyal pets, cartoons have shattered dreams with the demises of some of the most beloved animated characters.

Have a box of tissues ready and prepare to vote up the most devastating and emotional cartoon deaths in TV and movie history.

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<![CDATA[The Best Medical Drama TV Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/medical-drama-tv-shows-and-series/reference The very best medical drama shows on television, ranked from best to worst.  Popular medical drama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining medical drama show of all time is. Don't let your favorite medical drama television programs in history get to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of medical drama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, and even pictures, when available. What are the greatest medical dramas? It's time to vote!

Who doesn't love doctor shows and hospital shows? With TV shows about doctors, there's always plenty of drama because the stakes are so high. Lives are on the line and there is probably a love triangle involved, at least on popular TV shows about hospitals like ER and Grey's Anatomy.

Some of the names of medical dramas that make up this are stellar offerings like Jozi-H, Private Practice, and House. What is the best medical drama show of all time? What are the greatest medical drama shows? Take a look at the many top-rated series on this list of doctor TV shows and cast your votes for the ones you like the most.
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<![CDATA[Useful Words in Eastern Languages English Doesn't Quite Have]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/eastern-language-words-with-no-english-equivalent/isadora-teich Whether you're a polyglot or not, it's no secret that knowing about other languages gives you an edge. Language opens doors to whole other cultures and ways of thinking. Take a look at these Eastern language words English doesn't have and discover whole new ways of thinking about stuff. These cool words from Eastern languages run the full range of weird to beautiful to spiritual to kind of disturbing.

There are so many cool Eastern words that aren't in English, and this list barely scratches the surface. It's no secret that the Eastern world is vastly different from the West. The cultures, what they value, and all the changes they are experiencing are all expressed through the uniqueness of the languages in that part of the world. 

These Eastern words with no English equivalents will make you laugh, surprise you, make you scratch your head, and sometimes even make you a little jealous that English doesn't have a word for that. Keep reading to get your word nerd on and vote up the best words.

Useful Words in Eastern Languages English Doesn]]>
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<![CDATA[The Nuttiest Conspiracy Theories About the Founding Fathers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/american-founding-father-conspiracies/aaron-edwards

Reading Founding Father conspiracies is practically a national pastime. After all, the late 18th century was a chaotic and tumultuous period of history. Tensions between the American colonies and Great Britain were brewing, propaganda was flying, and everyone was looking for reasons to discredit their political rivals.
 

As a result, there are some pretty crazy conspiracies not just from people today, but from the Founding Fathers themselves. Though the American Revolution was seen as a romantic time - despite the treason and constant mudslinging - the guys behind it could be pretty ruthless people. They saw conspiracies everywhere they looked, which made sense given that the British government was eventually out to kill them. It seems that tradition has continued through to today with some pretty crazy speculations.
 

So, take out your tin foil hats, put in your Blu-ray of National Treasure, and get ready for the craziest conspiracy theories about US Founding Fathers.


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<![CDATA[The Greatest TV Characters Who Weren't in Season 1]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tv-characters-who-werent-in-the-first-season/randy-miller Some of the best TV shows - the ones that eventually soar to critical acclaim and garner millions of die-hard fans - don't always hit the ground running. It can be pretty hard to find your footing that first year. In fact, there are a lot of TV characters added after Season 1 that went on to become integral to their shows.

One of the most tried and true methods that showrunners use to stabilize a shaky first season is introducing new characters. A new character can energize a lagging plot line, or even lead to a new plot line entirely, taking the show in directions that may not have been originally intended.

Not all new characters work. Many are summarily dismissed. But some of these new characters feel so enmeshed in the fabric of the show, it's hard to believe that there was a time when they weren't a part of it at all.

This is a list of the greatest television characters who weren't in the first season. Vote up the series regulars who became most integral to their series. And if you don't like the order this list is in, feel free to rerank it. In fact, it's highly encouraged. Make your voice heard for the best TV characters who weren't in Season 1.
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<![CDATA[The Best Face Paint in Wrestling History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-face-paint-in-wrestling/erik-barnes Many historic battles featured tribes that would apply warpaint on their faces before heading into the fight. The purpose of the paint was to intimidate their opposition and have them believe they were facing something beyond human. It's natural that pro wrestling would take this concept and put their own spin on it.

Wrestler face paint has become a tradition over the past 40 years of the pseudo-sport. Some of the best wrestling face paint designs are equal parts creative, intimidating, and colorful. Go ahead and read on, observe, and rank the best face paint in wrestling.

The Best Face Paint in Wrestling History]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best American Founding Fathers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-founding-fathers/amylindorff The Founding Fathers of the United States of America boast luminary names like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and John Adams. But there were dozens of signers of the Declaration of Independence and delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, many of whom had noteworthy careers in law, politics, and the military. Most of their names are known only to historians or devotees of the period.

There were dozens of people who played key roles in the founding of America, but their names have been overshadowed by the most famous of the Founders. Here's your chance to vote up the Founders that you think have been unfairly forgotten by history, or that people just don't know enough about. Likewise, if you think a Founding Father is overrated or maybe wasn't as important as people think, give them a down vote.

The Founding Fathers were a pretty interesting bunch of guys, learn more about them (including a cool essay Benjamin Franklin wrote about flatulence!) on this list of Founding Fathers facts!

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<![CDATA[The Smartest Professional Athletes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/smartest-professional-athletes/the-round-mound The smartest professional athletes include Rhodes Scholars, 1580 SAT scorers and Ivy League standouts whose book smarts and pure intelligence is equally as impressive as their athletic ability. Smart athletes come from all sports with members of the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB among those who could easily be doctors, lawyers and very successful businessmen.

While typically athletes are stereotyped as meatheads or big dumb animals, these athletes from football, basketball, hockey and baseball have nearly as many accomplishments off the field as they do on. These are not the athletes who skipped college or left early for the promise of big bucks playing professional sports. These are the athletes who made the tough decision to stay in school and earn a degree to carry them once their professional career ended.

Take NFL safety Myron Rolle for example. He didn't just graduate premed from Florida State University in 2 1/2 years but went on to earn a master's from Oxford. He's far from the only smarty pants in the NFL though. Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't just the fifth quarterback to throw for 300-plus yards in his debut but also the 2004 Ivy League MVP while pursuing an economics degree at Harvard.

As if we didn't need another reason to hate be jealous of professional athletes with their fame, fortune and hot wives, these highly successful athletes are also way smarter than us. Some guys have all the luck!
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<![CDATA[Things All Women Have in Their Closets (But Never Ever Wear)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-all-women-have-but-will-never-wear/jessica-defino An old bridesmaid dress. A celebrity-style inspired fedora. "Skinny day" jeans. What do these items have in common? Sure, they are things all women own. But more than that, they are clothes women own but never wear. 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that only about 20% of clothes all women own get worn on a regular basis; the other 80% of your clothing is made up of impulse buys, too-small jeans, too-big bras, or stuff with sentimental value that is hard to say goodbye to. Here's a list of things all women have but never wear; vote up the items that have been sitting in your closet, untouched, for the longest. 




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<![CDATA[The Best Roald Dahl Books]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-roald-dahl-books/dad-of-the-year What are the best Roald Dahl books of all time? That is a very tough thing to determine, because Dahl is arguably one of the greatest and best fantasy authors and writers of young adult books ever. This list includes many of Roald Dahl's greatest works, including children's books and poetry, collections of short stories, anthologies, and both fiction and non-fiction offerings. Vote for your favorites and feel free to add any that might be missing from the list.

For many children, reading their first Roald Dahl book opens up a world of incredible imagination. A first grader reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' for the first time is likely to want more Dahl when he or she finishes that book. Several of Dahl's books are among the best overall books for kids, including 'Charlie,' 'James and the Giant Peach,' 'The Witches' and 'Matilda.'

Roald Dahl's books are literary classics, and they offer up fantastical tales that represent some of the most creative storytelling ever. Is it any wonder that so many of Dahl's great works are included among these popular children's books with movie adaptations? 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox,' 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' and 'Matilda' are just a few examples of beautifully done big screen Dahl book adaptations.

When you're dealing with an author of Roald Dahl's extraordinary abilities, it can be extremely difficult to decide which of his works are truly the best. That, however, is precisely what's happening with this list, so be sure to vote and re-rank this list in any order you like.
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<![CDATA[The Best Novels About the Civil War]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-novels-about-the-civil-war/ranker-books This is a list about the best novels about the Civil War; this list answers the question, "What are the best historical fiction books about the Civil War?" Also known as the War Between the States or the American Civil War, this battle lasted from 1861 – 1865 in the United States. This list of the best Civil War novels includes classics set during the war, like Little Women, to antebellum novels like Gone with the Wind and The Sound and the Fury. The issue of slavery caused several Southern states to succeed from the union and form the Confederate States of America, also known as the “Confederacy” or the “South”. The states that remained a part of the union were called the “North” or “Union”. After four years of combat and 600,000 slain soldiers from the battlefield, the process of Reconstruction to restore national unity and guarantee rights to freed slaves began. Some of the most popular war stories of all time were formed during this time, including: “Gone with the Wind”, “Cold Mountain”, “Little Women” and the “Red Badge of Courage”. Each novel depicts a time when families had to pull resources together to survive; communities had to watch each other’s back; a nation divided took its toll on every resident of the United States. The Civil War remains the deadliest war in American history; an estimated 10% of all Northern males and an estimated 30% of all Southern males died in the battlefield. 

Vote on this list of the best novels about the Civil War to move your favorites to the top. 
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<![CDATA[The Best Celebrity Partners to Have on a Game Show]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-celebrity-partners-to-have-on-a-game-show/keshvaralikhani Choosing the right partner in life is important. Choosing the right celebrity partner to have on a game show is way, way, WAY more important. After all, when you're going on national TV, you definitely don't want to embarrass yourself. Plus, there are probably big time prizes on the line! So who would you choose to partner up with if you were competing?

The best celebrities on game shows are ones who can entertain the crowd, and answer all of the questions correctly. But let's face it: that's not always a possibility. Would you rather have a smarty like Emma Watson, a lauded thespian like Morgan Freeman, or a goofball like Jennifer Lawrence on your team? From famous directors and actors to celebrated musicians, which of these celebrities is the perfect game show contestant? Vote up the star you'd want to play with.

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<![CDATA[The Best Summer Fruits to Keep Around]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-summer-fruits-to-keep-around/chef-jen The best summer fruits to keep around are those that are at their peak of flavor. The summer months are a bonanza for fruit-lovers, with several different tasty treats in season. This list includes some of the greatest summer fruits to have on hand for making delicious fruit salads, smoothies, or for just snacking. Be sure to vote for your favorite summer fruit (and of course, vote down any fruits you simply don't like).

Knowing which summer fruits are in season can make a big difference in your grocery bill. Buying fruit in season virtually guarantees that you'll get a lower price, and as a bonus, the fruit will likely be packed with flavor. Eating fruit is always a great diet choice year-round, but summertime is the right time to savor the bounty and keep these summer fruits around. Berries, melons and peaches are all excellent choices. Consider combining some great summer fruit offerings with other, year-round fruits, like bananas (lemons and coconut are also almost year-round).

This list includes fruit available during the summer months, but keep in mind that some fruits might not be in season until later in the season (apples and pears are examples). The summer fruits available to you will also vary, depending on where you live. Fortunately for everyone, there are plenty of wonderful summer fruits to go around, so it's time to take advantage!

If you are ever at a party, and someone goes "name some fruits!" you're going to be real glad you took a peek at list summer fruits list. While the weather's still warm, also check out this list of the most delicious summer cocktails.
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<![CDATA[The Creepiest Things in Minecraft]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/creepy-things-discovered-in-minecraft/jordan-love Minecraft is a special kind of game, one that includes some creepiness. It's not that Minecraft's creepy, but it does feature odd and unnerving moments and characters. There's a raging debate about whether or not some of the scary things in Minecraft are even really real. For example, while many people assume that Herobrine isn't real, the creator of the game likes to tease gamers every once and a while and suggest that he only appears during really specific times. 

While it's fun to speculate about creepy things in Minecraft, not all of them are so mysterious. There are plenty of scary things that people have discovered and created all on their own. And with the introduction of new skins and add-ons that came courtesy of the "Friendly Update," there are sure to be plenty more creepy things to come.

Minecraft is highly unique, not just as a game but as an interactive social entity. With the creation and community aspects, you get a world that is unlike anything else. Most people might be playing the happy and colorful Minecraft, but there's also a creepy Minecraft just waiting to be explored.


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<![CDATA[The Best Comedy Directors in Film History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-comedy-directors-in-film-history/ranker-film Titans of comedy! These kings of clowning are the best comedy directors ever to make side-splitting movies. This list includes film directors that specialize in hilarious slapstick, comedy-dramas, directing their own work, or just know how to capture perfect comedic timing. The prove comedy may be tough, but they're tougher, earning a spot among the top comedy directors in the entire world of film. 

This list includes frequent Hollywood collaborators like the Farrelly Brothers (known for Dumb & Dumber and There's Something About Mary, among others) and Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker, responsible for Airplane!, one of the funniest movies of all time. This list of the funniest directors spans the history of the big screen, starting with Charlie Chaplin, who made his first silent movie in 1921.

Vote up the directors with the most successful comedies under their belts or who just make you laugh the most!
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<![CDATA[100+ Famous Novels With Catchy First Lines]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/100-famous-novels-with-catchy-first-lines/info-lists The opening lines of a novel can prove crucial, and many authors spend an inordinate amount of time considering how their books will begin. From Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities to Melville's Moby Dick, often the opening sentence or two of a book will become the most frequently quoted and iconic passage from the entire novel. This list has the best novels with great first lines, bound to make the best impression on readers. 

These books of fiction are well known for their opening lines. The authors know that books don't just need a great story, there also needs to be something that draws in the reader. The opening line is that hook and the books on this list all have intriguing, interesting, and unique opening sentences.

This is a list of the greatest novels with the best introductory text, including world literature (with an emphasis on English literature), from throughout history, with the most memorable and significant beginnings. Vote up the most memorable first lines from fiction below.

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