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[The Best Shows That Were Canceled in 2014]]> http://ranker.com/list/2014-and-_39_s-canceled-shows/ranker-tv This list of 2014's canceled shows will include all major television programs that get the ax over the course of the year on any network, including cable TV. Which shows will survive and which will be yanked? These days, networks act fast: If a show isn't performing ratings-wise, network execs don't hesitate to cancel it, sometimes after just one or two episodes. Producing programs is an expensive business, and the competition for ratings is fierce. Many networks just decide to cut their losses early, before things get totally out of hand.

Which TV shows got canceled in 2014? Expect this list to grow greatly as the season unfolds. Already, in January of 2014, NBC pulled the plug on the Sean Hayes sitcom "Sean Saves the World," stopping production even though it had committed to five additional episodes. The year began as a perilous one for comedies (most of which were not on this list of the best current TV sitcoms, by the way). HBO decided to nix two of its new comedies, "Hello Ladies" and "Family Tree," after just one season each. Dramas were also on the block, with ABC yanking the spy miniseries "The Assets" after just two episodes aired (the show was supposed to be an eight-parter).

So, take a look at this list, vote up the shows you loved the most, and will miss the most, and vote down any that you absolutely agree needed to be canceled. Just remember: For every show canceled, at least one, or possibly five more, will grow in its place. Don't lose hope, because new TV shows in 2014 do look promising. Check out this list of the new TV trailers for 2014. See? Hope springs eternal!
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<![CDATA[The Worst Songs of the 80s]]> http://ranker.com/list/worst-songs-of-the-80s/ranker-music The absolute worst songs from the 1980s, voted on by the Ranker community. The '80 were known for lots of "worst" things: big bangs, acid-wash jeans, leg warmers, and music. The '80s were a compilation of some of the best and some of the worst music of all time, and unfortunately for our ears, the bad stuff is pretty bad. But thankfully, that's what this list is for! 
Even though some of these bands were wildly successful in the '80s, that doesn't mean they're music is torture to our ears. What are the worst songs from the '80s? That's up for you to decide. This list is votable and re-rankable, so upvote which songs you think are the absolute worst, and downvote the ones you like a little more. Don't see a song that may deserve top billing on this list? Be sure to add it.
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<![CDATA[The Best Augmented Reality Apps]]> http://ranker.com/list/augmented-reality-apps/devon-ashby If you're one of the cool kids, you've probably heard talk on the Internet about "augmented reality." But exactly what is augmented reality? The best augmented reality apps use your iPad or smartphone to read information about your environment, then put it together with information the program generates, thereby digitally "augmenting" your real interaction with the physical world. Which augmented reality apps should you download?

A ton of cool augmented reality apps are available for your iPhone or smartphone – some are games, some can help you find where you parked your car or locate a good restaurant in a strange neighborhood, and some are just weird and fun. Here are just a few of the strangest, silliest, and greatest augmented reality apps out there.
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<![CDATA[The Scariest Movies Set in Schools]]> http://ranker.com/list/scariest-movies-set-in-schools/ranker-horror What is it about a scary school movie that appeals to movie goers? What is it about the thought of a killer psychopath on the hunt for human lives that makes our adrenaline go up and leaves us asking for more? This list features the absolute scariest movies set in a school, ranked by users and movie lovers as the absolute scariest.

Who doesn’t shudder (and laugh in between) at the thought of a ruthless, brutal killer messing with a bunch of high school students? And who doesn’t love the mystery of feeling like you can trust your closest friends, only to find that they are secretly planning on killing you? There are many, but what are the scariest movies set in a school?
This list has the scariest movies set in schools, including: Scream, Urban Legend, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Carrie, The Craft, and Faculty. Vote up your favorite scary school movie below, or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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<![CDATA[The Worst Beatles Songs]]> http://ranker.com/list/worst-beatles-songs/ranker-music Even the most award-winning, generation-changing, and absolute best bands in history turn out bad songs every now and then, and the Beatles are no different. This is a crowdranked list, featuring the worst of the worst of the Beatles.
What's the absolute worst song that the Beatles made? That's up for you to decide. This list is votable and rerankable, so go through and listen to these songs so you can make the most knowledgeable votes. Don't see a song that deserves top billing on this list? Feel free to add it, and enjoy... or don't. 
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<![CDATA[Strongest Animals in the World]]> http://ranker.com/list/strongest-animals-in-the-world/ranker-science

Animals of all shapes and sizes have different kinds of strengths. Deciding which animals are the strongest really depends on how you define strength. Do you define strength as the sheer power of an animal, how much they can carry pound-for-pound, or the strength of their bite? This list includes land mammals, marine animals, and insects all of which are ridiculously strong, in one way or another.

Some animals can carry large amounts of weight, up to several times their own body mass, while other have really strong jowls and ferocious bites. Do you think you know what the strongest animal is? You might be shocked to find out that some of the smallest animals are actually the strongest pound-for-pound.

The top two strongest living things are beetles (yes—beetles!) and the strongest mammal is a gorilla. Which other animals are the strongest on earth? Take a look at this list, and consider which creatures you would not want to go head to head with.

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<![CDATA[The Most Memorable TV Host Farewells]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-tv-host-farewells/ranker-tv The best final episodes of talk shows, farewells and finales from some of the all-time greatest late night talk show hosts, news shows and daytime television talk shows. With Jay Leno's heartfelt goodbye on February 6, 2014 from the Tonight Show, it's a good time to remember and re-watch the finale episodes of the most popular former talk show hosts. This list is ranked according to the legacy of these TV hosts and which one put on the last final show. 

Whether these shows were canceled due to ratings (Tom Snyder), lack of advertisers (Politically Incorrect), changes in the network (The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien) or because it was time to retire (Johnny Carson) the final episode can be tough for a TV talk show host or news anchor. Hosts, especially those who have been on air for a long time, become a big part of American households. When it is time to say goodbye, they often leave with a departing message of gratitude or thanks. Sometimes they even cry!

Which one of these last episodes of famous talk shows do you remember loving the most? Vote for your favorite TV host farewell and add any video clips that should be on this list. 

See also: The Best Today Show Hosts, Famous Male Talk Show Hosts and Famous Female Talk Show Hosts
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<![CDATA[30 Celebrities Doing The Ice Bucket Challenge]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-doing-the-ice-bucket-challenge/chris-abraham If you haven't seen a video of someone doing the ice bucket challenge, then you probably don't have a Facebook account. The trend is taking the country by storm, challenging people to either donate $100 to ALS research (Lou Gherig's Disease) or dump ice water on their head. Although most of the people doing it are regular joes, there have been a handful of celebrities who have risen up and taken the challenge as well. This list showcases the most prominent ones, and includes videos so you can watch famous people getting drenched with icey cold water.
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<![CDATA[Rank Your Favorite Bachelor of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/rank-your-favorite-bachelor-of-all-time/wetpaint With Season 18 of The Bachelor winding down, we thought it would be fun to rank all the men who have had to juggle the advances of dozens of women. Who do you like best from each season of The Bachelor?
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<![CDATA[The Best Cheese for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-cheese-for-grilled-cheese-sandwich/ranker-food What's better than a grilled cheese just the way you like it? Buttered bread, maybe a little bacon, throw an avocado on there... Or plain? Fine, we'll take plain, too. The most important ingredient is the cheese. The grilled cheese sandwich is one of the best comfort foods, and it seems like every family does it a little bit differently. Around here, we're partial to plain ol' American Kraft Singles, but we've also dabbled in Swiss, Provolone, and even Havarti. What else is your favorite cheese? A sharp cheddar? A creamy brie? On white bread, sourdough, rye, or wheat, some with mustard, a pickle on the side, tomato soup to dip it in... We're getting hungry. Vote for your favorites, the best cheeses for grilled cheese sandwiches, and vote down the ones that just don't melt right. Or vote up all of them, because they're probably all pretty tasty.
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<![CDATA[Things You Miss Most About College]]> http://ranker.com/list/things-you-will-miss-most-about-college/dani-porter List of things you will miss most after college; or, if you have already graduated, things you miss most about college. The best parts about going to college and reasons why University is the best time of your life. While college is different for everyone, there are some fundamental similarities: everyone is mostly broke, optimistic, open to new experiences and willing to try new things. Many people think that living in a community of people who share the same values and hopes as you is the thing you will miss most about college. Others will mostly miss the hot girls (or guys), parties and opportunities to take a vacation every few months.

What will you miss about college? How do you make the most of your time in college? The answer just may be to realize all of the great things that you have before you graduate and take advantage of them. Does life after college suck? If you keep dwelling on the past, sometimes it can feel that way. But remember once you graduate you still have a lot of learning to do. (You can start with brushing up on these Things You Should Know How to Do Before You Turn 30)

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<![CDATA[Celebrities With Ranky]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-ranky/ranky You guys know me? I'm Ranky, the official mascot here at Ranker.com. Still nothing? Well, you may not know me yet, but there are plenty of awesome people out there who do. You know the people I'm talking about: Tom Lennon, aka Lt. Dangle from "Reno! 9-1-1", MMA fighter Randy Couture, and even "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio. Yeah, I hang out with some wicked cool peeps. As far as I'm concerned, the more the merrier when it comes to meeting new people, so you'll see me with quite a few folks here in my celebrity photo album.

Feel free to vote for your favorites shots of me and my celeb friends and remember: Ranky doesn't have a bad side. 
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<![CDATA[Celebrity Breakups 2014]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrity-breakups-2014/celebrity-events Celebrity breakups in 2014 will no doubt include some of the most famous couples ever, along with some of the newer hookups. There's always a variety. This is Hollywood, after all, so it's not out of the question to expect celebrity splits. Some couples will call things off after years together, and others will call it quits after a matter of days (or even hours). This list includes all of the most notable celeb break ups of 2014– the amicable and the ugly!

2013's biggest celebrity breakups included at least two Kardashians (Khloe and momager Kris Jenner), several teen heartthrobs (Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, again, and Taylor Swift and Harry Styles), at least one super wild child and her hot Hollywood hunk (Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth) and of course, George Clooney, who split from Stacy Keibler after two years (which seems to be his expiration date for relationships).

Who will be the most talked about, headline-grabbing celebrity break up of 2014? That remains to be seen, but rest assured, all of the biggest and worst splits will be listed here. These celebs may be world famous, but all the money in the world can't buy true love, after all.

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<![CDATA[The Best Pivots in Internet History]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-pivots-in-internet-history/ready-to-startup The best pivots in Internet history tell the tales of the tech startups who began their journey to the top as one type of company then made a drastic change for the better. It's hard to think about a world without Internet giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, but without their well-timed pivots, they'd be much different from the companies we know today.

It may not be common knowledge, but many of the websites, social networks and online services that we all use daily almost never happened. Before logging into your Facebook account first thing in the morning, think about what might have been if the company remained a site to pick which of two faces were hottest. Imagine how you'd discover viral videos and listen to your favorite music had YouTube remained a video dating site. Try to comprehend how you'd get your news and hear when your coworker checked into Starbucks on Foursquare had the founders of Twitter stuck to their original idea of a home for podcasts.

It's hard to believe that all of these successful companies came from pivots but more companies than most would expect actually came as a second attempt. Before pioneering mobile phones Nokia produced everything from rubber boots to chemicals. Decades before becoming a leader in gaming Nintendo had ill-advised attempts at producing playing cards, operating a taxi service and even ran adult hotels first.

For startups, knowing when to pivot is perhaps one of the trickiest and most emotional parts of the job but as these successful Internet companies have proved, sometimes when things aren't going so well, changing course can be the key between becoming second fiddle to Foursquare, like the original version of Instagram, to becoming a property swooped up for a billion dollars, like the highly successful photo sharing platform that Instagram became.

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<![CDATA[2014 Emmys Red Carpet Worst Dressed]]> http://ranker.com/list/2014-emmys-red-carpet-worst-dressed/fashionbaby The 2014 Emmys red carpet worst dressed are those actors, actresses and other top folks in Hollywood who made a statement with their choice of red carpet fashion at the 2014 Emmy Awards, but did so not necessarily in a good way. These celebs might be bringing home awards for their stellar acting performances, but on Emmy 2014 night, they are not taking home any statues for their dreadful wardrobe choices. Want to see some better looks instead? Check out the 2014 Emmys best dressed too!

As much as we love these actresses for their talent, their charm and their beauty, on Emmy night 2014, they looked like a hot mess. Lena Dunham, we're looking at you. It's one thing to take a risk and go against the grain, but careful there.

Thankfully for Lena, she was far from the only actress who made an unfortunate fashion choice for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on Monday, August 25, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Sarah Paulson, Louise Roe, Tassa Farmiga and Betsey Brandt all didn't impress.

Laura Prepon, Christina Hendrix and Julie Bowen, three women who are arguably beautiful, also failed to impress with their meh-worthy gowns. Better luck next year, ladies.
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<![CDATA[The Best Coffee Shop Chains]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-coffee-shop-chains/chef-jen The best coffee shop chains are those coffee restaurants likely on your corner that offer up the best coffee and other beverages. From the corporate coffee giants like Starbucks to those smaller chains like Biggby Coffee, these coffee shops are enjoyed by millions each day for their coffee fix or just a delicious drink.

Of all the coffee shop chains, Starbucks is easily the largest with over 20,000 locations in over 60 countries. Starbucks however is usually a love it or hate it company with many opting for locally owned coffee shops over the corporate culture of Starbucks. That said, Starbucks has proved that a coffee shop chain can be wildly successful which has inspired others to follow in their footsteps.

But coffee chains are not just about lattes and espressos with many, Starbucks included, offering bakery items, sandwiches and other food. Au Bon Pain, based in Boston, Panera Bread, headquartered in Missouri, Dunkin Donuts, a staple of of Massachusetts residents, and Tim Hortons, a Canadian chain that also operates in the United States, all have gone beyond yummy coffee beverages into food as well.So what do you prefer? Are you a Starbucks secret menu aficionado or prefer some of the smaller chains like Peet's, Dunn Bros or the Coffee Beanery? Vote for your favorite coffee shop chains or add any other beloved coffee chains below!
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<![CDATA[2014 Emmys Red Carpet Best Dressed]]> http://ranker.com/list/2014-emmys-red-carpet-best-dressed/fashionbaby The 2014 Emmys red carpet best dressed are the talented folks from television who completely wowed with their gorgeous dresses and sharp-looking suits as they arrived at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. But not everyone who arrived did so looking fabulous so if you need a laugh (or a cringe) head over and check out the 2014 Emmys worst dressed on the red carpet too!

It should be no surprise that many familiar faces made this list as they frequently make the best dressed lists at other events. The difference is that some of these best dress picks are no even on television shows! Regardless, the likes of Julia Roberts and Camilla Alves simply looked stunning.

Who was the best dressed? That's a good question. Others like Lizzy Caplan, Dayden Panettiere, Taylor Schilling and "Orange is the New Black" co-star Laverne Cox all were gorgeous. With so many stunning looks, it will be tough to pick an overall favorite. Luckily, you can vote for as many looks as you love or even add your own picks.

Hosted by Seth Meyers, the 66th annual Emmy Awards took place on August 25, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
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<![CDATA[School-supplies]]> http://ranker.com/list/school-supplies/werner-brandes

It's that time of year again! Time to stock up on school supplies & school accessories and head back to school. That hellishly depressing (or glorious, depending on whether or not you own any small children) period when the youngest, most naïve humans in our society are rounded up and forced brutishly into exile inside huge prison-like edifices where they are forced, for hours upon hours each day, to learn math.

On the brighter side of things, this is usually a pretty good time to go drop some cash on a swaggy new backpack and some art supplies, which you (or your children) will then use to painstakingly cling to sanity during the coming months of darkness. But what are the most popular brands of school supplies? Which school supplies are the best? Look at all the different types of adhesives! That backpack has kittens on it!

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<![CDATA[The Weirdest Statues of Celebrities]]> http://ranker.com/list/statues-of-celebrities/amylindorff Humans have used statues to memorialize their leaders for thousands of years. A statue immortalizes a mortal, ensuring that generations to come will remember what that person did and stood for. In modern times, many celebrities, athletes, and pop culture icons have been given the statue treatment, though some celebrity statues are more likely to frighten the viewer than enlighten them.

The celebrities on this list all have a statue that was built in their likeness. Some are more realistic than others, and some are downright horrifying. Found in locations all over the world, the statues of these famous people were, in some cases, built as a memorial to the star, or in other cases, erected when the star was still alive.

Click through the list below to find out which celebrities have statues that look like them, and see which actually look like the star, and which are just kind of creepy.
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<![CDATA[Embarrassing 90s Clothes You Used to Rock]]> http://ranker.com/list/embarrassing-90s-clothes-you-used-to-rock/ariel-kana This is a compilation of the terrible 90s clothes you used to rock. It includes all the best 90s fashion trends that at the time seemed so cool but in hindsight are hilarious...ly embarrassing. From the grunge look with flannel shirts and combat boots, to those Hammer pants and Starter jackets, not to mention all the spandex that was around at the time, these fashion trends scream 1990s.

If you lived through the 90s, more than likely you can relate to one of these embarrassing clothing choices. Nothing said 90s like denim overalls - with one strap unbuckled, of course - along with your super-cool Hypercolor shirt all covered up by the most colorful windbreaker you can find. And ladies, don't forget that fabulous fabric scrunchie that hoisted your hair into a swinging pony tail. Pretty sure if you dressed like this today, you'd get more than a few looks. 

Thankfully, many of these horrid 90s fashion trends faded out in the last millennium, but if you look really hard, you can probably spot hints of these fashion don'ts at your local thrift shop. Looking for more 90s awkwardness? Check out the most incredible 90s slang and most nostalgia-inducing 90s toys too!
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<![CDATA[The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-dramatic-tv-shows-of-2011 The best dramatic shows of all time took us back in time, allowed us to visit far away lands and most of all, pulled at our heart strings as we watched our favorite characters deal with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. While some of the best shows on TV have been off for years (Mad Men, we're looking at you) others like Breaking Bad, Fringe, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones kept us interested, toyed with our emotions and certainly kept our DVRs busy as we followed along with the dramatic story lines.

As with previous years, many of the best, most acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning drama series from 2011 came from networks like CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX while others were only available from basic cable stations like AMC and FX. Even others were limited to those with the pay channels like HBO and Showtime. Regardless of network, these series got us interested and kept us hooked to all the action throughout the year.

The best drama series of all timeprovided a bit of something for everyone. Sci-fi and horror lovers had plenty of options like Terra Nova and American Horror Story while those looking for courtroom dramas could choose from the likes of The Good Wife and The Defenders.

There were plenty of shows for the ladies as well with the likes of Desperate Housewives returning for its final season and new shows like Hart of Dixie airing. Not to leave the gory shows out of the picture, there were several options for those liking bloods and guts with Dexter and True Blood making the list.

Of course there were also plenty of new shows, including remakes of old shows like a reboot of the Charlie's Angels franchise and the return of Hawaii Five-0, as well as plenty of old favorites who returned for another seasons like the NCIS and CSI franchises.

So whether you're a fan of the warm and fuzzy dramas or the hard-hitting crime shows or any in between, one or another of the best dramatic series of 2011 is sure to keep you crying, cheering or simply entertained.

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<![CDATA[The Most Outrageous Emmy Snubs of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-most-outrageous-emmy-snubs-of-all-time/the-emmys Think you know it all when it comes to the Emmy Awards? You may be surprised to learn that a number of favorite TV shows, actors and actresses who seemed deserving never won - and in some case, were never even nominated - for awards by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Yes, from long-running hit shows like "Married...With Children" (never even NOMINATED for an Outsanding Comedy Series Emmy!) and "The Wire" to veteran actors like Michael Landon, Jim Nabors and, most recently, Nick Offerman, many have been denied even an Emmy nomination, much less a win. Read on and be amazed at some of the biggest, most heinous Emmy nomination snubs ever.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Songwriters of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-songwriters-of-all-time If you ask anyone who has ever tried, it's tough to write one song, nevertheless a batch to be considered a songwriter. Add to the mix that the song actually getting recorded and becoming a hit, it's pretty hard to be a great songwriter. Yet that's what make the greatest songwriters different from Average Joe who has tried to pen a song. The best songwriters usually have written multiple hits that not only their most ardent fans know, but also casual listeners.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney are considered two the best songwriters. The Beatles were fueled by this legendary duo's prowess and are debatably the greatest band because these two outstanding songwriters.

Similarly to Lennon and McCartney, Bob Dylan is another songwriter who can be considered one of the greatest of all time. Dylan's songwriting introduced powerful imagery and themes that were deeply layered within the context of his writing. His songwriting influenced an entire generation of bands, songwriters and fans, including another member of this list, Bruce Springsteen.

This is the Ultimate List of the greatest songwriters of all time. Everyone on this list is considered one of the best at his or her craft. Vote for the songwriter who you think is the greatest, which shouldn't be too easy with a list like this one.
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<![CDATA[The Best Series Finales]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-series-finales This list of the best series finales in television is a somber reminder that no matter how much you love a TV character or a show, in time, they all will end. Your favorite TV couple, your favorite TV villain, and even your favorite TV businesses will all close up shop at some point, and these are the best final episodes of those TV shows that are no longer on the air. And believe it or not, some of the best TV shows ever didn't make the list because they were great TV shows with bad finales.

This list includes the greatest television series finales in the history of television, ranked by TV viewers who had a strong reaction- good or bad- to the final episodes of their favorite shows. Some of these TV shows had the highest ranked series finales of all time while others are on the list simply for resonating with their fans. Some series finales, like the final episode of Newhart, are still talked about because people can't believe the show actually ended that way. Others, like M*A*S*H, rank high because they were emotionally fulfilling to the fans who had turned on their TVs and opened their lives to those most loved TV characters week after week right up until the end.

What TV series had the best series finale? That's what this list is here to decide. Remember, the top series finales both wrapped up the storylines AND left viewers wanting more. Go easy on the series finales that came as a result of a show being cancelled, and make sure to add your favorite TV series finale if it's not already on the list.

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<![CDATA[The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Characters]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-best-leonardo-dicaprio-characters/reference List of Leonardo DiCaprio characters, ordered from best to worst along with movie trailers when available. These characters are in order of how many times they've been upvoted, so only the most amazing roles played by Leonardo DiCaprio are at the top of the list. The performances below include both film and television appearances, making it the most accurate ranking of Leonardo DiCaprio's roles. List features Frank Wheeler, Jay Gatsby and more items. If you think the best Leonardo DiCaprio performance isn't as high as it should be, then vote it up so that it has a chance to make it to the top. You can also make your own version of this greatest Leonardo DiCaprio roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order. If you're wondering, "Who is the best Leonardo DiCaprio character?" or "What are the top Leonardo DiCaprio performances of all time?" then this list will answer your questions.
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<![CDATA[13 Teen Idols Who Actually Made It]]> http://ranker.com/list/teen-idols-who-actually-made-it/brooke-wilson Ladies, you know these guys. The men on this list were plastered all over your bedroom wall(s) throughout your teen years. These hunky teen idols were the men of your dreams, but unlike many failed child actors, they actually made it. These are the teen idols who didn't flame out, but instead got even hotter, going on to become popular, talented, and even Oscar-winning stars.

You saw Titanic in theaters thirty-two times, just to memorize every detail of Leo's handsome face. You swooned over Dawson and didn't even mind Justin Timberlake's weird bleached blonde hair. But these days, you're pleasantly surprised that you can still enjoy the talents of your favorite teen idols (many of whom were the greatest teen stars of the 90s), all grown up, but still successful.

These teen idols actually made it, and the world of film, television, and music is the better for it. Take a trip down memory lane with these hotties, who went from teen stars, to bonafide adult celebrities, known for much more than just their breakout roles.
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<![CDATA[The Best Movies About Music]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-movies-about-music/ranker-film The films on this list of the best movies about music have been ranked as the best. This list features the best music movies and is compiled from the most popular titles on the subject of music, including both feature films about music and music documentaries. What are the best films about music? Which music films are the greatest? These films are about the greatest rock bands and musicians, whether fictional or real, and surely have some of the best film soundtracks as well.
This list includes titles that have been top box office hits and many of the films featured on this list have are award winners as well. Some of the these films about musicians and music feature (or are based on) true events, while others are completely fictional in nature. A variety of genres are also covered, including drama, comedy, documentary, and romance.
The top music movies on this list feature many famous film stars and include films like Walk the Line, Ray, Dazed and Confused, Woodstock, The Doors, American Hardcore, Singles, Almost Famous, and The Blues Brothers. Vote up the best movies about music below or add a film that you think is great but isn't already on the list.
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<![CDATA[The Best Eco-Friendly Brands]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-eco-friendly-brands/werner-brandes With climate change on the rise, droughts and extreme weather becoming all the more common, and signs of environmental degradation all around us, it is more important than ever to make smart, eco-friendly choices with your shopping dollars and the products you buy. Companies all over the world are creating high quality green products, and choosing to run their business in environmentally savvy ways as well. Which are the best eco-friendly brands on the market?

Companies like IKEA and New Belgium are greening their production methods, while others, like Seventh Generation, offer consumers eco-friendly cleaning products and items that have a minimal impact on the natural world. It's incredibly important to recycle and reuse as much as possible, but putting your shopping dollars towards eco brands like those on this list makes a huge difference too.

The brands on this list are also proving that producing green products in green ways doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality. Vote up the best environmentally friendly brands below, and then vote with your dollar next time you're at the store!
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<![CDATA[The Best Natural Remedies for Depression]]> http://ranker.com/list/natural-remedies-for-depression/alex-tuttle Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, or suffering from insomnia are all symptoms of depression, which currently plagues one in 10 Americans at some point in their lifetimes. 80% of all people suffering from depression never seek treatment for it, and the numbers of people seeking treatment rises by 20% each year. It can be easy to fall into a pit of depression and be left feeling completely helpless. What are the best natural remedies to treat symptoms of depression?

While there are several medications out there now to help treat depression, there are also plenty of things you can do on your own to help treat the condition. From temporary relief to complete life changes, these remedies are definitely worth a try if you're feeling more than just down in the dumps. Vote up which natural remedies you think are the most helpful, and don't let yourself stew in your own darkness. Talk to someone, or call your state's free depression hotline for more help if you're currently battling with depression.
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<![CDATA[41 Inanimate Objects Who Look Terrified]]> http://ranker.com/list/things-that-look-scared/carly-kiel Can you blame a traffic barrier for being a little nervous about his future? What about a bell pepper that has just been sliced in half? Being an inanimate object can be scary. This gallery of things that look scared includes a bunch of unfortunate items who have seen some sh*t. Their... faces are permanently frozen in expressions of sheer terror. What evils have they seen? They'll never talk, but if you listen closely, you can almost hear all of them being like "AAAHHHHH!!!!" Vote up the things that look the most frightened.
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<![CDATA[99 Life Pro Tips That Will Change How You Do Everything]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-life-pro-tips/robert-wabash Life doesn't come with an instruction book, and yet some people seem to have it all figured it out. Luckily, they're willing to share their expertise with the rest of us. This collection of life pro tips and tricks covers everything from boiling water to helping your parents program the dadgum DVR. Do you know how to use marjoram? How about how to remove Sharpie from a dry erase board?

Some of these great life hacks seem intuitive, but they're not always the first solutions to come to mind when problems arise. Others are so simple and obvious that, well gosh, why didn't I think of that? Vote up the most useful LPTs, and be sure to visit the LifeProTips subreddit for more genius ideas to make your life run more smoothly.
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<![CDATA[The Weirdest YouTube Channels You Should Be Watching]]> http://ranker.com/list/weird-youtube-videos/devon-ashby

We all know about the “weird side” of YouTube. In our darker (or more enlightened) moments, we may even have ended up there. One minute you're minding your business, then someone sends you a link that you assume to be a funny YouTube video, and the next thing you know, you're watching a video of an adult in a full-body cat suit and party wig aggressively twerking to Beyonce.

With all that competition, what are the weirdest YouTube channels out there? The most bizarre YouTube channels? The creepiest YouTube channels? Let's be honest – we're all in the mood for something a little strange and horrifying sometimes, and with over 72 hours of fresh amateur content uploaded every 60 seconds, YouTube is the perfect place to go for that. Below, enjoy a crash course introduction to some of the most bizarre, incomprehensible, and occasionally brilliant channels on YouTube.

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<![CDATA[The Most Amazing Painted Staircases on Earth]]> http://ranker.com/list/painted-staircases/rachel-green One of the greatest things about urban art is that it adds beauty to just about anything – including old, mangy stairwells. Some of these staircases are in unassuming places, and many of them are a part of beautification projects in their respective cities. One thing is for sure, though. These art pieces are colorful and thoughtful, bringing beauty and culture into cities around the world.

Take a look through and pick which ones are your favorite. If you like these, you'll probably also enjoy the most beautiful staircases in the world. Enjoy.
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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Staircases on Earth]]> http://ranker.com/list/beautiful-staircases/rachel-green We use them all the time in our lives: in our homes, our offices, in stores, and around town. Staircases are something we don't think much about, except when there's no escalator to make things easier for us. 

Thought all stairs were mundane? Not these. All of these staircases are beautiful and have interesting stories. Not all are available to climb, and some even exist just to make a statement, but they all make a (stair)case for rethinking taking the stairs the next time you have the option between them and an escalator. 

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<![CDATA[The Best Natural Makeup Brands]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-natural-makeup-brands/werner-brandes You're careful to eat healthy and always steer clear of anything that might introduce harmful chemicals into your system, but what about your makeup? Many makeup manufacturers use chemicals and ingredients that are not natural, and could even be carcinogenic (cancer causing). But don't worry! There are many natural makeup brands to choose from if you're looking to green your beauty routine.

This list ranks the best of the many natural makeups now available in drug stores and at the makeup counter. From natural foundations that won't leave you oily, to USDA certified organic lipsticks that you can rest assured will keep nasty chemicals and dyes far from your lips, there are many options in the natural beauty world.

Vote up the best brands for natural makeup products below and remember, you don't have to sacrifice beauty for your natural lifestyle.
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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-beautiful-women-of-all-time List of the most beautiful women of all time: ranked not on talent or accomplishments, but on looks alone. This is a test to see if the so-called "wisdom of the crowd" will actually be able to determine who the most beautiful woman of all time is. If you'd like to rank these women on more than their beauty, consult The Best Actresses in Film History list. This list does not only include prettiest current actresses, but the most beautiful women in history.

So, who is the most beautiful woman ever? Of course, that woman may very well be a total unknown, but since it's impossible to list every woman who's ever existed, and one is less likely to rank people they don't know, this list will obviously be restricted to people who've achieved a fair level of celebrity. A "fair level of celebrity" is defined by being famous enough to have a profile page on Wikipedia or IMDB. Historical figures are accepted IF pictures of them are generally accepted as accurate. Add your own suggestions and this should hopefully be an ever expanding list.
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<![CDATA[Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle]]> http://ranker.com/list/hipster-brands/elise Whether you are a hipster or you're just "asking for a friend," you may find this list of hipster brands useful. No judgement here. If you're interested in hipster fashion, you may already know some of the basic tenants: flannel shirts, kewl glasses, vintage and/or ironic t-shirts, artisan food and mason jars. So many mason jars.

Some would say that hipster culture revolves around not buying brand-name anything, but there are some brands that hipsters love, and you will find them here. From the American Spirit cigarettes they smoke to the kimchi they store in their Ball mason jars, the brands listed here are quintessentially hipster. Add to this list of you can think of any that have been looked over. And please, no haters. 
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<![CDATA[The Most Annoying Social Media Fads of 2014]]> http://ranker.com/list/social-media-fads-2014/ariel-kana Every year since social media became the all-encompassing monster it is today, a variety of topics, issues, memes, and pop culture phenomena have taken Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and all other platforms by storm. An idea or trend takes hold, and people just won't stop talking about it. 2014 was no different, but what were the most annoying trends on social media this year?

Everyone and their mother accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, and surely more than one of your friends had something to say about Israel, or what really happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Robin Williams was just one of the celebrities who died in 2014, his passing taking over Facebook for days. And Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's conscious uncoupling was probably the most confusing of all 2014 celebrity break ups.

No matter what the news or trendy new #hashtag was, 2014 was full of things that completely saturated your Facebook feed. We've assembled them here for a walk down 2014's memory lane, and for you to decide which things people wouldn't stop talking about on social media that annoyed you the most.
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<![CDATA[Best Notorious B.I.G Songs of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-notorious-big-songs/voteable Definitive ranking of Notorious B.I.G songs, as voted on by fans like you. This list of the best Biggie songs has been voted on by other fans like you, so the order of these tracks isn't just one person's opinion. Regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time, Notorious BIG sadly only had two real studio albums, Ready to Die and Life After Death, before his untimely death in 1997. However even though his discography is limited, Biggie still packs a bigger punch with his two albums than most rappers do with 10. His album Life After Death features a guest appearance from a pre-famous Jay-Z, and other features on his albums includes rappers like Bone Thugz N Harmony, Lil Kim, Method Man and more.   

Vote for the songs you believe to be the top Notorious BIG tracks, which don't have to be singles or the most popular tracks. Whether you like Juicy, Warning or anything in between, you voting for your favorites will help make this greatest Biggie songs list more accurate.

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<![CDATA[Best South Park Characters of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/all-south-park-characters/reference List of the best South Park characters, with pictures and character bios when available. With such a great cast of characters, it's tough to say who the greatest really is without everybody weighing in on the discussion. Vote for your favorite South Park characters and help make this list the ultimate source for who the best characters of the show are. South Park character roles from every season are included, along with the names of the actors who play them. List contains items like Eric Cartman and Butters Stotch. You can click each image for a larger picture of the character, and in some cases you can click the character's name for a more detailed description. Who is the fan favorite character of South Park? Scroll down so you can find out once and for all.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40]]> http://ranker.com/list/greatest-musicians-who-died-before-40/ranker-music

This list ranks the best musicians whose lives were taken before they turned 40, whether intentionally or accidentally. They may all come from different genres and backgrounds, but the loss of each of these musicians left a major emptiness in the world of music. These musicians didn’t live to 40, but they did live long enough to secure a lasting legacy in music history.

Many people think of rock stars when they consider musicians who died young, but the world of rap music can be just as deadly. Who can forget the feud between Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.? While no one has ever conclusively proven who killed the two stars or even that the two deaths were linked, there is no doubt that both musicians were killed far too early. These musicians were murdered in their prime, and hip hop fans still mourn them.

Other deaths have rocked the music world as well. Can any fan of hip hop or R&B every truly recover from Aaliyah’s death in 2001? She was only 22 years old when her plane crashed in the Bahamas, killing not only her but also eight others. This gifted musician died before reaching the age of 40, and the world of R&B is not the same for her loss.

On this list you’ll find musicians who died before they turned 40. The gifted performers on this list come from all genres except rock and roll. (For the greatest rock stars who died before age 40, see this list.) Many of the musicians here died in unfortunate and horrific circumstances, while others passed away more peacefully. Whatever the case, they have all earned their spots on this list of the greatest musicians who died before 40.

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-simpsons-episodes-ever The Simpsons was one of the strongest, best written shows in the history of TV and this is a list of the very best episodes for you to vote on, and rank your own version. If you are a Simpsons Fan, you will find this a particularly hard one to rank. The top ten might be easy, you think, but then you will find another one that should be in the top ten... and another, and soon you have a top 20, and its still not enough. Vote on your favorites, add any you see missing, and, if you are a true Simpsons Guru, rank your own version to really impact the master list!
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<![CDATA[Fun Jobs That Pay Well]]> http://ranker.com/list/fun-jobs-that-pay-well/american-jobs List of fun jobs that pay well, these cool, high-paying jobs are technically "work," but the people who do them on a daily basis generally enjoy their time. These cool careers prove that fun, well-paying jobs actually do exist, and you don't have to spend your time grinding away at something that you don't enjoy just to make a high salary. Some of these top-paying gigs are easy jobs that pay well, such as a medical test subject or a professional video game player. To get these jobs, generally, you just need to know how to find them and get lucky. Other jobs on this list take years of education and specialty training–such as Astronaut or Master Sommelier–but once you get the position, you are rewarded with one of the most fun, well-paying jobs for women and men. 

Americans spend much of their adult life at work–usually they spend more time at work than with family or friends. If quality of life is important to you, it may be a good idea to find a career that is actually fun for you most of the time. No job will be fun every day, but if you generally like what you do for work then "you will never work a day in your life." (According to an old saying). Since different people have different ideas of "fun," the careers on this list are diverse. Some people think that the best jobs in the world are those that require a lot of office time, while others prefer high-paying flexible jobs. All of the items on this list, however, are careers that pay good salaries and will not make you sacrifice your quality of life with low pay just to have a fun job.

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<![CDATA[The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-trader-joes-products/amylindorff Trader Joe's, aside from being a brand that gives you the most bang for your buck, is a magical grocery store-land filled with delicious treats, both well known and hidden. The privately held chain was founded in 1958 and hasn't stopped creating incredible specialty products since. Everyone has their favorite Trader Joe's items, but which of their products are the absolute best?

From Cookie Butter to Charles Shaw, Trader Joe's doesn't disappoint. While you probably don't buy your produce here, TJ's is the go to stop for fun, though probably not essential, grocery items. Their sweet treats, frozen meals, and unique snacks will spice up your life and satisfy almost any craving.

What are the must have products from Trader Joe's? Cast your votes below, and add any essential Trader Joe's original products (i.e. no Clif Bars, even though you can buy them there) you can't live without that aren't already on the list.
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<![CDATA[25 Makeup Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-makeup-artists-instagram-accounts/whitneysmoore Are you feeling a little uninspired with your day to day beauty routine? Check out these internationally famous makeup artists and their incredible Instagram accounts to give you a whole bevy of ideas. Whether you're a fan of the classic red lip and cat eye, or love to try unexpected new colors, these artists have you covered.

Peep these gorgeous editorial photos, snippets of backstage runway life, and celebrities getting ready for the red carpet. Whether you want to ogle the latest beauty trends displayed on the world's most famous models, or just get some insight on how Hollywood starlets maintain such a flawless appearance, this list has it all - with the occasional envy inducing travel photo in addition. 
Which artist do you think has their makeup game on point? Let us know by casting your votes below. From dramatic contouring, to natural and dewy looks, these Instagram pros will help you step up your daily makeup routine and feel better about the illusion that is the never shiny, even toned skin of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Best Archer Episodes of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-archer-episodes/reference List of the best Archer episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Archer episodes of all time are. Fans of Archer are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. List includes Diversity Hire, Killing Utne and more. What is the best Archer episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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<![CDATA[Celebrity Break Up Pool 2014]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrity-break-up-pool-2014/celebrity-events Celebrity break up pool 2014 is a list of celebrity couples who might break up in 2014. It's tough to be rich, famous, and in love. When you're a celebrity couple, it can be hard to keep the magic alive while your significant other is filming on the other side of the globe. Or maybe having the spotlight always on their relationship is just too much for some celebs. Which seemingly happy couples will end up on the 2014 Celebrity Break Ups list?

List of celebrity couples who could break up in 2014 includes famous actors, musicians, reality TV stars, athletes, and people who are famous just for being famous. Whether its a cheating scandal, a public fight, or just good ol' irreconcilable differences, in the celebrity dating world, anything can happen.

Vote up the celebrity couples you think are most likely to call it quits and go their separate ways and add any that you feel are missing.

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<![CDATA[Outlet Stores That Are Actually Better Than The Real Thing]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-outlet-stores/werner-brandes Sometimes the brand you love is just a little bit too expensive. Thankfully, the brands on this list all have excellent outlet and factory store locations, with discounted prices. Outlet malls are destinations for families and tourists alike, all looking to score great deals on high-end brands. Factory outlets offer overstock and unsold inventory from previous seasons at lower prices than you would normally pay, but still offer the quality you expect from these top brands.

From Nike sneakers to Levi's jeans, at outlets you can get great items for a good value. You can also find pricey brands like Coach and Ralph Lauren, home essentials from Le Creuset and Williams-Sonoma, and outerwear from brands like The North Face and Columbia Sportswear.

Not all outlet stores are created equal, but the brands on this list have all succeeded at giving their loyal shoppers great options and have the best outlet stores around. Which outlet stores do you think are the best? Cast your votes below or add an awesome outlet all bargain shoppers should know about that isn't already on the list.
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<![CDATA[The Best Nicki Minaj Music Videos]]> http://ranker.com/list/list-of-nicki-minaj-music-video-releases/music-videos Nicki Minaj music videos as found on MTV, VH1 and YouTube. All Nicki Minaj music videos are listed from most popular to least. These Nicki Minaj songs and videos include a number of hits form her album "Pink Friday," including her most popular and most viewed videos. Many of these Nicki Minaj clips are sexy and were controversial music videos on their first release, and a number of the looks and styles from the clips inspired Nicki Minaj Halloween costume Ideas two years in a row.

Nicki Minaj (born Onika Tanya Maraj) began her music career in 2007 with the release of the mixtapes "Playtime is Over" and "Sucka Free." More mixtapes followed, until Minaj was signed by Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in 2009. Her debut album "Pink Friday" was released in 2010, and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, buoyed by the success of singles "Super Bass," "Your Love" and "Check It Out."

This is an effort to collect the best music videos by Nicki Minaj for fans and newcomers alike. These are some of the greatest videos in Nicki Minaj's career. Take a look and voice your opinion on what should be considered the best Nicki Minaj video of all time.

What are the best Nicki Minaj music videos? This list will give you the best chance to see what videos are the best.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Characters with No Name]]> http://ranker.com/list/greatest-characters-with-no-name/ranker-characters

What are the greatest characters with no names? This list includes great characters such as The Girl, Driver, and The Man with no Name. Character names have a way of defining characters. When a major character doesn't have a name, it equally says something meaningful about a them. Some of film and TV's biggest characters are nameless, creating intrigue surrounding the character and their behavior.  

Which is the greatest character that doesn't have a name? It's up to you to decide. This list is votable and rerankable, so vote up your favorites and add any that may be missing. 

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