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 Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/reality-shows-you-most-want-to-win/ranker-tv You can't turn on the TV these days without accidentally running into an epic reality competition show. From dancing and singing to cooking and just plain ol' surviving, there's a televised battle that tests just about every skill. But have you ever wondered exactly what it is that the contestants are competing for? If you're planning to enter yourself, you probably want to know which are the reality shows with the best prizes! Obviously those would be the coolest to win, even if you have to eat bugs or walk around naked to do it.

Sometimes the winners only walk away with a dumb trophy and 15 minutes of fame, but other shows give away up to $1 million! Which is the best reality show to win? Vote up the reality shows you would most want compete in for the chance to win the prize.
The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win]]>
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<![CDATA[The Strangest Facial Hair Trends in History, from Mustache Bags to Glitter]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/strange-facial-hair-history/machk

Ugly facial hair happens. Weird facial hair happens. We get it. But history has been extremely creative with facial hair in some pretty shocking ways. Dumb mustaches have been coming in and out of style since humanity began, and gross beards that need to be washed way more than they are have been popular and will be again. This is a fact of life.

But sometimes, seeing all of these beards can be difficult. Even painful. However, this is an important lesson in the folly of mankind. Vote up the weirdest facial hair trends ever.

The Strangest Facial Hair Trends in History, from Mustache Bags to Glitter]]>
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<![CDATA[Artists Who Have Inspired the Best Covers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/artists-who-have-inspired-the-best-covers/rockboy Artists who have inspired the best covers include legendary musicians and bands like The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, but this list also includes some lesser known singer-songwriters who's songs have become iconic -- all thanks to someone's brilliant cover of one of their tunes. A good example of this: Tom Waits, whose catalog is stunning, but who might be better known (to mainstream audiences) through cover songs (like Rod Stewart's "Downtown Train"). This list includes a lot of major artists who have inspired phenomenal covers by others in the industry. I've added several videos of these cover songs, where possible. This is a VoteRanked list, meaning the Ranker community sets the bar by voting for favorites. Be sure to cast your vote, and add any artists that you think inspired the best covers.

Occasionally, a cover song will eclipse the original version by a brilliant singer-songwriter in chart popularity. Examples of this include Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded By the Light" (covered by Manfred Mann), Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine" (covered by UB40), David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" (covered by Nirvana) and Prince's "Nothing Compares to U" (covered by Sinead O'Connor). This doesn't always mean the cover version is better - just that it's more well-known and associated with the cover artist, instead of the original writer.

Great cover songs pay tribute to the original artists who inspired the music, though covers don't always sound like the originals: The song's melody and/or arrangement might be vastly different, like the Lemonhead's punked-out version of Simon & Garfunkel's classic song "Mrs. Robinson" or Chris Cornell's remarkable version of Michael Jackson's iconic song "Billie Jean."

Enjoy this list of incredible artists who have inspired the best covers throughout music history, and be sure to a) vote and b) add anyone I've left off.
Artists Who Have Inspired the Best Covers]]>
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<![CDATA[The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-female-vocalists-of-the-past-10-years The greatest female vocalists of the 2000s from all over the globe duke it out to see who has the best voice. While every artist on the list has had a great deal of success and many of whom very popular, these international vocalists were chosen for their versatility, emotion, vocal range, power and mastery in pop, rock, r&b, and country music. This list includes the likes of Adele, Florence Welch, Pink, and Lady Gaga. There is also another special criteria--all of these women have less than 20 years of musical experience, which means this disqualifies artists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, etc. Fans have the power to vote on who which female artist has the best voice in music of the new millennium.
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<![CDATA[The One Where You Rank the Best Friends Magna Doodles]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/friends-magna-doodles/alexandra-plesa Friends was the sitcom of a generation. It’s been off the air for over 10 (!) years and people still can’t stop talking about it. Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey, and Ross remain one of the most recognizable and beloved fictional #squads of all time. Its pilot is the stuff of legends. Its finale still brings tears to our eyes. Even today, fans argue over whether Ross and Rachel were on a break. That’s some serious commitment.

Another great thing about the NBC hit is the fact that, with each fresh viewing, fans discover new and exciting things to obsess over. Case in point: the Magna Doodles. You know, those silly messages or drawings you can see on Joey and Chandler’s apartment door? The Magna Doodles from Friends hold a special place in the hearts of fans who wanted to feel like they were really part of the gang. According to Mental Floss, crew members were responsible for the messages, which were prominently featured in multiple episodes of the series.

Sometimes the doodles were just silly, but other times they were used to reflect incidents featured on the show or hint at what was to come. This list rounds up the best Friends Magna Doodles below, so go ahead and vote for your favorites. You know you want to.  

The One Where You Rank the Best Friends Magna Doodles]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Stories from Comedy Central's Drunk History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-drunk-history-stories/lisa-waugh

Season after season, funny stories from Drunk History pile up, emanating a boozy cloud of comedy and leaving behind a trail of historical nuggets. But which are your favorite? It’s a difficult task deciding which are the best Drunk History stories when each episode is packed full of talent who throw themselves face first into the burp-riddled stories of the ages. 

Which is your favorite Drunk History retelling? Crissle West regaling the heroism of dope-ass spy Harriet Tubman? Jen Kirkman making Winona Ryder as Mary Dyer curse her way around 1600s Boston? How about that time Bob Woodward threw up on Deep Throat’s shoes? And we know what a tool James Cook was, but Jonah Ray gives him some extra tooliness as he slurs his way to Hawaii to terrorize King Kalaniopuu.

But are these stories told by writers, comedians, and actors who are completely drunk off their asses accurate, you’re probably not asking? Psshaw! If you’re getting your historical information from Drunk History, you’re probably going to be just fine, unless you’re trying to pass a test or something. 

Drunk History’s version of Lewis and Clark should be taught in school. Not because it’s accurate, but more because Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark OMG hard throughout the retelling, making it relatable. After all, isn’t that what history is supposed to about? OMGing hard? 

What are the best Drunk History stories so far? Vote them up with a rousing, pantsless HUZZAH and BLEEP! 

The Best Stories from Comedy Central]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Sci Fi Novels for Smart People]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sci-fi-novels-for-smart-people/ranker-books

Sometimes you want to treat your intellect as well as your imagination. That's where these sci fi novels come in. These are the best science fiction novels for smart people, from the darkly comical to the expansive and epic. Some great science fiction books for smart people are travel tales while other good intelligent science fiction novels are about alien life forms. Many of the best hard sci fi novels have even been adapted into award-winning films.

What books will you find on this list of the best sci fi novels for smart people? If you're a fan of the classics, you might vote Brave New World by Aldous Huxley to the top. This timeless work appeals to intelligent readers because of its themes of class discrimination and psychological manipulation. It is largely considered one of the best science fiction works of all time. Dune by Frank Herbert is another intelligent sci fi book celebrated by readers all over the world. Other good books features on this must-read list include The Martian Chronicles, The Diamond Age, and The Man in the High Castle.

Which smart sci fi book is your favorite? Give the best novels a thumbs up and please add any intelligent science fiction works that are missing.

The Best Sci Fi Novels for Smart People]]>
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<![CDATA[Ranking Every Doctor Who Theme Song]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/doctor-who-theme-songs/jacob-shelton

What version of the Doctor Who theme is the best one? For over 50 years, Doctor Who has captured the minds and hearts of nerds everywhere, and the Doctor Who theme is a huge part of that. Originally composed by Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the first recording of the Doctor Who theme song set a precedent for electronic music that still stands to this day. Not only was it recorded entirely analog, but it was made up of string instruments and pure tones in a technique that would later be used by bands like Can and Kraftwerk to create electronic music.

Throughout the years there have been as many themes as there are Doctors, but due to budgetary constraints some of the themes aren’t that different. Despite that, enough versions of the composition exist for people to have genuine preferences for one version of the theme over another. What about you? Which is your favorite of the Doctor Who theme music?

Are you more of a minimalist syncopated music fan? Or do you prefer the full sound of the more orchestral Doctor Who themes? Either way, you're very cool because you like Doctor Who and you should make friends with other Whovians immediately. If you’ve never watched Doctor Who before, there's no better introduction than to listen to each Doctor Who intro and see which one you prefer. This list of the best Doctor Who theme songs is a lovely way to spend a few spare minutes riding in the TARDIS.

Ranking Every Doctor Who Theme Song]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Mall Food Court Restaurant Chains]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-mall-food-court-restaurant-chains/restaurant-chains A list of the best mall food court restaurants to visit. Do you enjoy eating at the mall food court when you’re out for a day of shopping? There are some favorite mall restaurants that are ranked higher than other mall food court restaurants. If you have a particular favorite food court restaurant at a mall that is on the list but isn’t ranked as high, vote on it to get it into a higher spot in order of the best food court restaurants to the least popular. You can also copy the list and make your own list of the most special mall food court restaurants.

If you want to know which mall restaurant is the best food court restaurant to try, browse through our extensive list and pick from your favorite type of food. Then you can research the restaurant to see if it is available at the mall nearest you to try. There are many different types of mall food court restaurants, ranging from fast food, taco places and Mexican food to Chinese cuisine. There is usually something for everyone to choose from at a mall food court, making it a good choice to try when on a shopping spree.

Go ahead and pick out your favorite types of mall restaurants and look for some new favorites. Who knows? You may even find a new favorite shopping mall while looking for a specific type of mall food court restaurant!
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<![CDATA[The Best Sandbox Games of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sandbox-games/reference This is a list of the best sandbox games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated sandbox games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest sandbox games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these sandbox games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging sandbox games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new sandbox games.

List is made up of a variety of games, including Minecraft and Dead Rising.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best sandbox games?" and "What is the greatest sandbox game of all time?"
The Best Sandbox Games of All Time]]>
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<![CDATA[The Most F*cked Up Things Wolverine Has Ever Done]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/wolverine-being-a-jerk/erik-barnes Marvel has given Wolverine many opportunities to shine as a hero, but there are plenty of moments of Wolverine being a d*ck. He may be the best there is at what he does, but sometimes what he does best is act like a jerk. He's betrayed friends, murdered family, and has committed atrocities. In his tenure as a mutant superhero, he's also done some truly weird stuff, even if it isn't exactly d*ckish.

Take a look at this list of the some of the worst things Wolverine has done and vote up the ones that really aren't heroic at all.

The Most F*cked Up Things Wolverine Has Ever Done]]>
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<![CDATA[The 12 Strangest Superheroes from Around the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/odd-international-superheroes/joedonley

Since the 1940s, the United States has more or less dominated the market when it comes to peddling stories about super-powered individuals running around in brightly colored underwear, and that's... fine, but have you ever wondered else is out there? International superheroes are more than just the vaguely ethnic additions to the super teams of Marvel and DC Comics. Countries across the globe have their own takes on what makes a hero "super" and the diversity is, honestly, staggering.

Check out these global superheroes that are pretty damn different from anything grown in the United States!

The 12 Strangest Superheroes from Around the World]]>
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<![CDATA[Ranking All 100+ Jason Voorhees Kill Scenes in the Friday the 13th Franchise]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/jason-kills-friday-the-13th/christopher-myers

The Friday the 13th franchise owes a lot to Jason Voorhees. The immortal man-demon has killed over 153 people, depending on how you count it. That is a lot of kills for one slasher (the most, in fact). In honor of this groundbreaking feat, this is a compilation of all the kill scenes with which Jason can be credited.

Here are the ground rules: Kills that occur in dream sequences don't count. Kills that occur off-screen don't count (they are not scenes). Virtual reality holograms don't count. Robots don't count. The 2009 remake doesn't count, as it operates in a different universe. Kills that are carried out by someone being possessed by Jason do count. Let the blood bath begin.

Ranking All 100+ Jason Voorhees Kill Scenes in the Friday the 13th Franchise]]>
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<![CDATA[US Presidents with the Strangest Hobbies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/us-presidents-with-weird-hobbies/aaron-edwards

Let’s face it, it takes a pretty uncommon person to become president. That probably means that there are going to be more than a few US presidents with weird hobbies. Given that a good number of presidents didn’t have television or even radio, they had to find something to do with all their time. Some of the hobbies of US presidents were more ordinary, like playing piano or collecting stamps. But some great men just can’t have regular hobbies. No, those men have to do things to the extreme. Some take up recreational violence (sports like boxing and wrestling) on the side, or eccentric rituals, or even creative pursuits. Sometimes, great men need great hobbies to occupy their time.

So, if you’re curious check out the list of weird hobbies of US presidents below and vote up your favorite presidential hobby. Just keep one thing in mind: no one, president or otherwise, will ever be able to match the pastimes of Teddy Roosevelt. 

US Presidents with the Strangest Hobbies]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best of the Treehouse of Horror]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-of-the-treehouse-of-horror/analise.dubner Every year since 1990, the Simpsons have been releasing their spooooky 3-segment Treehouse of Horror episodes right around Halloween. Some of these are brilliant... some not so much. Vote for your favorites, and, if you think you're a bona fide Simpsons-ologist, rank your own version!
The Best of the Treehouse of Horror]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Bob Dylan Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-bob-dylan-songs Bob Dylan is often acclaimed as the greatest songwriter ever; it's no surprise that he's in the top two on Ranker's list of greatest songwriters. These are the best Bob Dylan songs ever, ranked in order of musical importance. Dylan wrote so many great songs that Top 10 lists don't do him any justices, so this long, crowdsourced ranking is the perfect format for a proper examination of his songwriting output. Even a Top 100 best Dylan songs list is going to leave someone's fave out. 

Dylan started as a 'folk' musician but he branched out into many genres over the course of his fifty+ year career, giving us protest songs like "Blowin' in the Wind", surrealistic trips like "Mr. Tambourine Man", pure rock in "All Along the Watchtower", even spiritual songs like "Knockin' on Heaven's Door". This ranking allows you to compare classic-era tracks from his thin wild mercury burning 60s period alongside 70s classics from Blood On The Tracks and Desire next to the religious years and other 80s output which actually does have its moments before the later-period comebacks of Oh Mercy, Love And Theft, and Time Out Of Mind. He is truly an inspiring man (no surprise there's an extensive collection of Bob Dylan quotes) who spoke to and for generations through his songs.

President Obama recently awarded Mr. Dylan the Medal of Freedom as yet another a cap on a diverse career that included music, poetry, books (Tarantula = bad; Chronicles = amazing), and even an assortment of movies starring Bob Dylan (watch at your own peril). With his prolific work and distinctive voice, it's no wonder he ranks so high on the list of the best musicians of all time.
The Best Bob Dylan Songs]]>
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<![CDATA[Lovely Studio Ghibli Films You Haven't Seen, But Really Should]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/underrated-studio-ghibli-films/tamar-altebarmakian

So you own a Totoro plushie, made your own soot sprites, and named your cat after Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service, but have you seen these underrated Studio Ghibli films? If not, grab a buddy and some popcorn because Ghibli’s catalog is a lot bigger than the five or six Miyazaki films you've probably seen. In this list of Studio Ghibli films you should watch, you’ll find a movie for whatever mood you’re in, and each one contains the Ghibli hallmarks of timeless themes, moving narratives, and compelling characters.

Some of these Studio Ghibli films people haven't seen, like Grave of the Fireflies and When Marnie Was There, have a more serious and somber tone than their more well known counterparts. Others, like The Tale of Princess Kaguya and The Cat Returns, have a fairy-tale quality to them reminiscent of the most beloved Ghibli films. All of them live up to the high standard audiences have come to expect of any film tagged with the logo of globally recognizable forest spirit Totoro.

Lovely Studio Ghibli Films You Haven]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Alien Contact Novels]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/alien-contact-novels/ranker-books

Humanity has long been fascinated with the idea of life on other planets. What would happen if extraterrestrials got close enough to Earth that we could communicate with them? This is a list of popular novels about alien contact, from Solaris to Battlefield Earth, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best alien novels come in many forms. Some great books that speculate about alien contact feature character who travel to distant planets while other extraterrestrial novels are about an attack on the planet earth. Many of the best sci fi novels about alien contact have even been adapted into award-winning films.

What books will you find on this best alien contact novels list? 2001:A Space Odyssey is one of the best. The book was written by Arthur C. Clarke who was simultaneously penning the screenplay of the same name. The recurring appearance of the monolith alludes to contact with extraterrestrials. Starship Troopers is another exciting novel about alien contact.

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells finds alien life forms attempting to overtake earth. Other good books featured on this top alien contact novels list include The Martian Chronicles, The Host, and A Fire Upon the Deep.

Which alien contact book do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good extraterrestrial novels we may have missed.

The Best Alien Contact Novels]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Rebounders in NBA History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rebounders-in-nba-history/sportsyeah The best rebounders in NBA history are those star players who dominated in the rebounds department during their long and successful careers in the National Basketball Association over the years. Parked squarely under the net, these best NBA rebounders snagged the ball after a missed shot to give their team the possession, a scoring opportunity and in some cases the momentum to pull out a huge victory.

Holding NBA records for total rebounds and rebounds per game, it's hard to claim anyone other than Wilt Chamberlain is the best NBA rebounder of all time. Over the course of 1,045 NBA games, Chamberlain averaged 22.9 rebounds per game for a whopping 23,924 over his career. Even in many more games, no one else in the history of the league has come close to that number.

Besides Chamberlain, there are numerous others who are remembered for their rebounding skills. Dennis Rodman, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone and Karl Malone are just a few of those and all have their names in the NBA record books for their impressive rebounding stats. That's not to say that many current and up and coming players do not have the potential to be remembered the same way. Dwight Howard, Tim Duncan, Kevin Love and Carlos Boozer all fall into that category as among the best rebounders currently in the NBA and the best current NBA players in general.

These best rebounders in NBA history are not just the best to pull the boards but also many of the best to ever play the game. Vote for the players you think are the best NBA rebounders ever, add any not listed then come by and vote for the best NBA players of all time too.
The Best Rebounders in NBA History]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Jump Scare Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/jump-scare-games/ranker-games You're walking down a dark hallway, your flashlight battery is starting to go, and as you turn the corner... boom! Something jumps out at you, and you jump out of your seat. Maybe you even scream. In the entertainment business, this is called a "jump scare." Something that triggers your startle response and forces your body into "jumping." Some games have been expressly designed to hit you with those jump scares. Our list tries to compile the best of them and rank them accordingly!

Whether it's the tried and true dread-and-jump tactics of Five Nights At Freddy's or the drawn-out panic of Slender: The Eight Pages, we've got all sorts of jump scares for you to enjoy. These are the best jump scare games around, so if you haven't played them yet and you've got a hankering for some classic jumpy horror, you can't go wrong with any of these! 

Vote and rerank on what you think are the best games and game series to provide that startle response you 're craving. Be sure to take a look at some of our other games and console characters lists to find some awesome gems that you've somehow not played yet. Be sure to keep from draining all your power, lest Freddy or his buddies decide to stuff you in a suit.   
The Best Jump Scare Games]]>
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Directors in Movie History]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-oscar-worthy-directors-of-all-time List of the greatest directors in movie history, who are most deserving of Academy Awards and critical recognition. The list includes directors who have already won major awards, those who continue to have the potential to win Oscars and filmmakers who were overlooked by the Academy during their lifetimes. The skill set of a high-level director is massive - everything from working with and managing large teams to a strong aesthetic and artistic sensibility to the ability to sell ideas to studio executives and potential collaborators. Though many have mastered the actual work of getting films made, only a rare few have managed to create truly memorable, important motion pictures that will stand the test of time.

Often, the greatest of these filmmakers will go unrecognized by the Motion Picture Academy, particularly during the most active, vital period of their careers. Alfred Hitchcock famously never took home a statue for Best Director, despite being perhaps the MOST iconic of all film directors, and certainly one of the most significant contributors to contemporary film language and genre. Martin Scorsese eventually did take home Best Director for his work on "The Departed," but this film came long after the movies for which Scorsese will likely be best remembered - "Mean Streets," "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull" and so on.

This list disregards the quibbles over who has won in the past or will win in the future, and instead focuses purely on the quality of the filmmaking and the importance of the films themselves. Vote for your favorite directors, and if some of your choices haven't yet made the list, make your own version of the list and add them on there!
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<![CDATA[What Are the Worst Popular Baby Names for Girls in 2016?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-baby-girl-names-2016/jason-robbins

Well, it's that time of year again: time for us to examine the worst popular baby names for girls in 2016. There is a bevy of terrible baby girl names currently being cast down on newborns as lifelong curses.

How do you know if the name you've picked out is terrible? It's not that difficult to tell. Is it already the name of a city or borough? Is it the name of an outdated necktie design? Is it a common name, but with too many 'y's used to spell it? Is it a popular stripper or porn star name? If your answer to any of these questions is "yes," you should probably rethink your choice. You're a parent now - it's time to start putting the welfare of your child ahead of your own. This is a good place to start.

So here is a list of the worst popular baby girl names in 2016. Don't forget to vote up the worst of the worst!

What Are the Worst Popular Baby Names for Girls in 2016?]]>
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<![CDATA[Bad Video Games You Played as a Kid Because You Didn't Know Any Better]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/video-games-that-sucked-but-you-played-anyway/jacob-shelton

Before the Internet gave us the ability to learn anything about everything, more or less on a whim, there really wasn’t a way to figure out what video games to play. If you were lucky you had friends who could guide you on what games to pick up for your Nintendo, but if you were an only child with a non-existent friend group, you were stuck scanning the aisles at your local video store and grabbing whatever looked the coolest. This led to playing a lot of video games that sucked. Yet you still played.

Sometimes it was out of frustration - maybe you just hadn’t figured out how to master Hudson Hawk - and other times it was because you blew all your allowance on a game and you had to get your money’s worth. Keep reading to commiserate about old video games you hated, but still played.

There are a lot of players out there who wish for the simpler time of the SNES and Sega Genesis, but the fact of the matter is that a lot of those games were terrible. Most of them had really bad gameplay, or they completely misinterpreted an original idea to get a few bucks. We’ve put together some of the worst nostalgic video games in history, but you can always leave a comment with what game you really hated to play.

Remember to vote up your favorite awful video game from your childhood. 

Bad Video Games You Played as a Kid Because You Didn]]>
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<![CDATA[The Sweetest Songs on Steven Universe]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sweet-steven-universe-songs/laura-allan

Most people would agree that Steven Universe is an animated masterpiece. The show features intriguing characters, lovely animation, a completely engrossing story, and some of the catchiest music around. Speaking of music, the songs on Steven Universe are the kinds of earworms that will have you humming, and it'll only be a matter of time before your friends start making up new versions and alternate lyrics. While the awesomeness of these songs isn't in question, it does raise the question: what are the very best Steven Universe songs?

Of course, best is a hard thing to define, especially with so many great options. Is it the most feelsy? The prettiest melody? Does the song have awesome animation to accompany it? No matter which catchy Steven Universe songs you like most, it's hard to deny that there are some songs that are just that more addictive than the others.

This list includes videos, so prepare to have these jams stuck in your head all day. Whether you like giant women or sworn to the sword, there's bound to be something for you here.

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<![CDATA[The Biggest Drunks in Literature]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/biggest-drunks-in-literature/libby-molyneaux

Warning: The following list smells like a distillery. The expression “write what you know” is an apt one here; many of the authors behind some of the best fictional alcoholics hit the sauce pretty hard themselves - notably Bukowski, Hemingway, and O'Brien - so you know you're in good (albeit shaky) hands here.

When it comes to writing evocative prose describing liquor-fueled highs and lows experienced by fictional drunks, it takes one to know one. Some of these drunks in fiction are fun guys and gals you'd want to belly up to the bar with (The Thin Man's Nick and Nora Charles are always spiffy and always charming), but others get ugly in ways that'll drive you to teetotaler status (John O'Brien from Leaving Las Vegas, for example).

These are some of the drunkest drunks in literature, taken from books that will raise your blood-alcohol level after just a few pages. Unsurprisingly, the British have some of the booziest characters in fiction. But where are the women of alcoholic-lit? There might only be three lush ladies listed here, but these broads can sure drink with the best of 'em.
Pour yourself a stiff one, and vote up the alcoholics in books who give you a hangover just thinking about them.

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<![CDATA[The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-teen-sci-fi-and-fantasy-tv-series Teens can be some of the most loyal television series fans. Can be. Sometimes they're too busy on their iPhones and pirating music to watch TV. But, not all teens are hormonal nightmares... they're just complicated. They're about as complicated as these great teen scifi shows. These greatest teen fantasy shows of all time. What does that mean? It means that teens are in the middle of finding themselves and these great shows help them shape their identity. Are they a Supernatural person? Or is Smallville more their speed? This is the second most important question when you're a teen - just behind, "what music do you listen to?"

These are some great TV series. That being said, it's up to you, Rankers. Which of these teen sci-fi fantasy shows is the greatest ever?
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<![CDATA[The Best Buster Keaton Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/buster-keaton-movies-and-films-and-filmography/reference List of the best Buster Keaton movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Buster Keaton's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Buster Keaton movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Buster Keaton movies will be at the top of the list. Buster Keaton has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Buster Keaton movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Buster Keaton films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Buster Keaton role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Buster Keaton performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like Go West and Allez Oop.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Buster Keaton movies?" and "What are the greatest Buster Keaton roles of all time?"
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<![CDATA[Alternative Keyboards That Are Way Better Than QWERTY]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/alternative-keyboards/michaelgraff

Look at your keyboard. Do the letters in the top left corner spell Q W E R T Y? They probably do. Why is that? Simply put, QWERTY is the visually inspired name of the most popular keyboard arrangement in the world. Designed by Christopher Latham Sholes and sold to the E. Remington and Sons Co., QWERTY made its first appearance on typewriters in the 1870s.

Standardization and decades of worldwide muscle memory have made QWERTY second nature to most of us by now, but that doesn't mean that QWERTY keyboard alternatives are without merit. While other keyboard layouts are not as widely used as the QWERTY, different kinds of keyboards can be more natural for some people and provide specialized advantages for certain situations. Here are some cool alternative computer keyboards that offer a sometimes better set up than the old standby, QWERTY.

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<![CDATA[All Harry Potter Movies, Ranked Best to Worst]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-to-worst-harry-potter-films-as-rated-by-fans- The Harry Potter film series, ranked from best movie to worst. Now that all 8 films in the Harry Potter franchise have been released, we can look book on the complete collection to determine which were the best and worst individual films. Most fans agreed that the series got off to a relatively slow start, with the 2 first entries from director Chris Columbus - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (or Philosopher's) Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" - taking a somewhat juvenile tone. Later films from Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell and David Yates expanded the mythology of the Potter Universe, took a somewhat darker and more realistic tone and expanded the scope of the films considerably, to great effect.

The film series spanned an entire decade; the first entry, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," was released in 2001, and the final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" arrived exactly 10 years later in 2011. The talents of 4 directors were involved, with David Yates taking on the bulk of the series, everything from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" on. Columbus and Yates are the only two filmmakers to return for more than one "Potter" film. Nonetheless, the movies' acting cast, writers and some crew members remained remarkably consistent. Steve Kloves wrote all the Potter films (with assistance from "Potter" author JK Rowling) except for "Order of the Phoenix," which was penned by Michael Goldenberg. The main cast of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry, Ron and Hermione (respectively) featured in all 8 films, as did Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid, Alan Rickman as Professor Snape, Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall and Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy. Richard Harris portrayed Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the first two films, but passed away on October 25, 2002. He was replaced by Michael Gambon in all the films to follow.
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<![CDATA[All 10 Old Microsoft Windows Games from the '90s, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-old-microsoft-windows-games/jacob-shelton

It’s safe to say most of us grew up using a computer that ran some version of Microsoft’s classic home PC software, and because you probably weren’t a child accountant, you likely spent your time playing the games that came with Windows. Microsoft was very cool about including different types of games for all types of players. There were puzzle games, pinball, and even classic card games for those of us who enjoyed an old school sensibility with the added class of not having to touch a filthy stack of cards. But which were the best Microsoft Windows games? You’re going to help answer that question in this ranking of all the old Microsoft games.

Maybe this is rose-tinted hindsight speaking, but there was something pure about '90s Microsoft games. They all had a simple conceit, but never lost their luster. If you don’t think that’s true, think back to the countless games of solitaire you played and try to convince anyone you didn’t love it. Could you have been outside chasing butterflies? Probably, but then you never would have seen the fireworks that go off when you beat a game of FreeCell in less than ten minutes. Now that was living.

Vote on your favorite old Microsoft Windows games and if you were too cool for mahjong get real in the comments and tell us what you liked to play. 

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<![CDATA[The Weirdest Small Towns in the United States]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-american-small-towns/noah-henry

A post on Medium in May 2016 attempted to tackle a seemingly unanswerable question: what's the weirdest town in America? To do this, Lyman Stone used twenty different variables, including what percentage of each city's population was foreign-born, married, working, in the armed forces, etc. He then compared that data to national averages. What he found was that San Jose, CA, is the most bizarre town in the US. But though it may be demographically weird, San Jose doesn't hold a candle to these weird small towns in the United States.

Truth be told, there are thousands of weird US towns that didn't make this list, some of which include Hollywood, Portland, and Providence. The following, however, are notorious for their stark oddity. If you've ever wanted to travel America in search of the silliest, saddest, and most psychopathic of all the states, consider this a travel guide to the weirdest small towns in America.

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<![CDATA[The Worst Project Runway Looks Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-project-runway-looks-ever/brigittenajarian

Project Runway is usually known for being a facilitator of unforgettable designs, but not always. This show is worth watching half the time just for the heinous fashion choices some designers choose to execute. The term "hot mess" has never been used more correctly or frequently in any given situation. 

Let's revisit these past looks and be thankful for the fact that we weren't the models who had to wear these outfits. Those poor girls (and man) may have been featured on national television, but at what cost? This is a memoriam to their dignity and the looks that should never have crossed the runway.

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<![CDATA[The Best Movies Directed by Tim Burton]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-and-films-directed-by-tim-burton/reference List of all movies directed by Tim Burton ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Tim Burton are listed here and include movie posters and Tim Burton movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Tim Burton as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Tim Burton movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Tim Burton film is can be factored into this list.

From Tim Burton's studio films to Tim Burton's independent films, this Tim Burton filmography keeps tabs on all Tim Burton movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

Movies include everything from Batman to Ed Wood.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Tim Burton direct?” or “who is Tim Burton?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Tim Burton?” and “what's a good selection of good Tim Burton movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Tim Burton films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Tim Burton works.

All Tim Burton director credits are included. This list of every movie that Tim Burton has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Tim Burton movie is and which actors starred in the Tim Burton film.

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<![CDATA[The Most Important Military Leaders in World History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-important-military-leaders-in-the-world/mike-rothschild Military history has a few figures who didn't just win battles or campaigns, but changed the world and the destiny of their nations. From the earliest world conquerors, men who laid waste to the entire known world; to modern tactical geniuses using weapons that previous generations only dreamed of, these are the best military leaders, those who were known, feared and respected by both their people and their opponents.

Some of the best army generals in the world and best international army leaders are known even by people who know little else about military history. Others are less well-known but no less important. And every country in history has their own heroes, leaders who commanded forces in the battles that shaped their destiny. This list is far from comprehensive, and can never be, but attempts to find a cross-section of legendary warrior-kings, great strategists, modern innovators, and legendary blood and guts men and women who personally fought in combat.

Vote up the greatest military leaders below, and vote down the ones who might be overrated. Be sure to add other famous military leaders who aren't already listed to make the debate even more complete.

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<![CDATA[The Saddest Moments in Studio Ghibli Films]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/saddest-scenes-in-miyazaki-films/tamar-altebarmakian

Studio Ghibli has mastered a rare art. The studio makes meaningful, (mostly) family friendly, truthful films, a feat requiring tact, grace, and a cold, hard look at how the world works. Ghibli movies walk a fine line between whimsy and melancholy, more often than not blurring the two, providing a Spielbergian sense of joy counterweighed by a very Japanese sense of sadness and fatality regarding the fleeting qualities of life.

Studio Ghibli has given us some of the most uplifting moments in animated history, and also some of the most heart-breaking. The saddest Studio Ghibli scenes hit a variety of notes on the sad spectrum, from bittersweet to downright depressing.A few sad scenes in Studio Ghibli movies rival those from emotion-stirring powerhouse Pixar, which stands to reason, as Ghibli has always been willing to explore dark, adult subject matter, and doesn't shy away from not-so-fairy-tale endings.

Many of the sad Studio Ghibli movies on this list leave you feeling cold – films like Grave of the Fireflies, which is considered by many to be one of the saddest films of all time. Others, like Princess Mononoke and Pom Poko, will have you second guessing the future of our planet and human civilization. Yeah, seriously. It gets bleak. 

If you’re in need of a good cry, let the Ghibli masters take you to the uncharted depths of some of the lowest lows. And of course, MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for Studio Ghibli films. 

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<![CDATA[The Best Children's Cartoons with Adult Humor]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-childrens-cartoons-with-adult-humor/ranker-tv The absolute best children’s cartoons with adult humor, ranked from the most popular to the least based by the Ranker community. This list has the best children's cartoons that can be funny for adults too.

Oftentimes when kids are watching their favorite cartoons on TV, parents are watching too, or at least, forced to listen in. Fortunately for them, these cartoons have jokes for adults written into them, making them a little more tolerable for everyone involved. But which one is the most kid-and-adult-friendly? That's up for you to decide. Vote up your favorite cartoons that include the best adult humor, and vote down the ones that are more exclusive to kids. Don't see your favorite? Feel free to add it. 
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<![CDATA[All 19 Star Trek Series & Movies, Ranked by Trekkies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-star-trek-series-and-movies/aaron-edwards

After fifty years, six TV shows, and thirteen films… it’s safe to say Star Trek has become a fundamental pillar of our culture. The best Star Trek series make us reexamine ourselves and our society, which has been key to the franchise’s ability to stay in our hearts and minds after so many years. Really, Star Trek has the capacity to be just about any genre it wants: an exploration show, an action thriller, or a character piece. Anything works, as long as the writing and acting are good enough.

But sometimes… the quality of Star Trek varies. After all, with hundreds of episodes produced they can’t all be “City on the Edge of Forever.” Sometimes you get a “Threshold” or a “Spock’s Brain.” But which series are the best? And for that matter, how do they rank against the films? Well, now’s your chance to help us figure it out. Below, Trekkies ranked have every Star Trek series and movie ever released. Where do your favorites place? Check the list and vote for what you think are the best Star Trek series and movies!

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<![CDATA[The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-miles-davis-albums-list/reference Miles Davis is a maestro, a wizard and most importantly, one of the best jazz musicians of all time. And this is a crowd-voted list of the best Miles Davis albums, including pictures of the album covers, spanning every era of Miles, a musician who literally invented new genres of jazz. This Miles Davis discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Miles Davis albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Miles Davis singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Miles Davis album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Miles Davis album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know, "What is the Best Miles Davis album of all time?" or "What are the top Miles Davis albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Everything from the outright classic records Kind of Blue and Bitches Brew to divisive later-day records like Doo Bop is included on this list.This list of popular Miles Davis CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Hail to the Dark Prince and bow to his genius! 
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<![CDATA[Times Tom Hanks Was Just as Cool as You Hope He'd Be]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tom-hanks-was-the-best/lisa-waugh Tom Hanks is not just a man. He's not just an actor. He is, perhaps, one of the actual greatest guys on the planet. Seriously, he has Bill Murray levels of skill at showing up in unexpected places and doing delightful things. Besides playing some of cinema and television’s most enduring characters, nice Tom Hanks stories include ones where he posed with a passed out fan, taped an Emmy to the hood of a Mercedes, and got inducted into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame.
Tom Hanks good deeds also include returning a Fordham University student’s ID via Twitter, gifting the White House press corp with an espresso machine, and befriending an NYC cab driver. Tom Hanks is that good guy we can look to when other celebrities start disappointing us. He’s our rock. He’s good natured, charming, and fairly good at catching random soccer balls with Wilson’s face on them. He’ll jump into a Carly Rae Jepson music video. He’ll perform the perfect poetry slam about Full House. He’ll write “FU” on an autograph at a fan's request. And he’ll still have time to invent a typewriter app and make more movies.  

When Bill Murray isn’t around to invade someone’s engagement photos, we’ve got Tom Hanks making a super fan’s day by showing her scrapbook some genuine love. He is the standard for aspiring celebs everywhere, and seems genuinely grateful for all that he has.  

Tom Hanks will no doubt continue to fill the annals of history with good deeds and Hanksian antics. Here are some of the best moments so far. 

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<![CDATA[The Best Comedy Central TV Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/comedy-central-tv-shows-and-programs/voteable List of popular Comedy Central shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled Comedy Central TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Comedy Central TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Comedy Central, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

This list has shows like South Park and Futurama, as well as old Comedy Central Shows and canceled Comedy Central shows.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with Comedy Central on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Comedy Central TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top Comedy Central television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the Comedy Central network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends.
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<![CDATA[Every Single Exterminator Van Pun on Bob's Burgers So Far]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/bobs-burgers-exterminator-van-names/tvs-frank

Bob's Burgers is one of the most inventive and clever animated comedies of the decade, and this list highlights all the amazing exterminator van names from the opening credits throughout the show's first six seasons. The show's dedication to burger puns and wordplay are so pun-tastic (*cue Tina groan*) that Linda would probably want to sing a song about it.

Whether it's the daily specials in the restaurant, the rotating stores next door, or the wide variety of exterminator trucks that roll up in the opening credits, the Bob's Burgers writers are always willing to go for a quick joke that not everybody even notices.

You'll notice how the first season never changed the truck name, but thankfully after season two, the creators realized what a missed opportunity this was. What's your favorite? Vote up the funniest pst control vans from Bob's Burgers below!

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<![CDATA['90s Computer Games You Remember Playing in 3rd Grade]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/nostalgic-90s-computer-games/jacob-shelton

The early '90s were a great time for any kid who loved computer games. Computers were big, bulky, and slow, but the '90s computer games we ran on them were absolutely amazing. It’s hard to whittle down the best computer games from the 1990s because what we played at that age ingrained itself in our brains and became deeply personal.

Your favorite game from the early '90s might have been a weird bargain bin find from an electronics shop, or maybe it was an educational game that just happened to be super fun. 

Vote on the top ‘90s computer games you loved in elementary school. If you don’t see your favorite '90s game on the list, tell us what you loved to play in the comments. 

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<![CDATA[How Should Americans Protest if They Actually Want to Make a Difference?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/accepted-forms-of-protest/jacob-shelton

Protesting has never been about being liked. Whether peaceful protests were being led by Dr. King, or furious protests were descending into leaderless, lawless riot, they’ve always been about sending a message. But in an age where everyone so desperately wants to be liked, acceptable forms of protest are now something that people are discussing. Running parallel to this is the need to appeal to everyone. How is that possible when the entire point of a protest is to air a grievance in the hope of creating a systemic change?

These days in particular, seemingly every time someone protests - whether it's over racial bias in policing or the right to bear arms - whole swaths of America are offended by the very act of protesting.  So how are Americans protest in order to avoid being immediately written off by the very people they're hoping will rally to their cause?

Vote on the forms of political self-expression that are most likely to have a real impact on policy in America today.

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<![CDATA[The Best Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bruce-springsteen-songs/voteable List of the best Bruce Springsteen songs, ranked by fans like you. For those who grew up in New Jersey, Bruce is nothing short of a god. Springsteen is a top-tier American songwriter who's been winning the hearts of fans and critics alike for decades. He's equally well-known for his marathon live performances and fiery working class anthems. 

This list includes classic singles like "Born In the U.S.A." and "Born to Run," but diehard fans know there are tons of other great Springsteen songs to vote on besides the radio hits. Music videos and audio videos are included next to each song name, so if you haven't heard it you can listen to it right here on this page. Is your favorite Bruce Springsteen songs missing from this poll? Add it so it has a chance to rise to the top. Don't like the order of this list? Then make Bruce proud and stick it to the man by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.

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<![CDATA[The Best Bill Murray Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/bill-murray-movies-and-films-and-filmography/reference The best Bill Murray movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Bill Murray got his start at Second City in Chicago before joining the cast of Saturday Night Live and going on to star in classic comedies. Bill Murray's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world.

The order of this list of top Bill Murray movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Bill Murray movies will be at the top of the list. Bill Murray has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Bill Murray movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Bill Murray films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Bill Murray role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Bill Murray performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

With films ranging from Caddyshack to Lost in Translation, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

What are the best Bill Murray movies? What are the greatest Bill Murray roles of all time? If you are a fan of Murray's sense of humor, you might also enjoy our list of best Dan Aykroyd movies and best John Candy movies.

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<![CDATA[The Best TV Shows Based on Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tv-shows-based-on-movies/ranker-tv List of the best TV shows based on movies. Here are the rankings of the top television series that all began with a film. When a story is so never-ending and epic, it is often perfect for a franchise. Books, remakes, and cross-overs between film and television. "M*A*S*H" is one of those rare instances of the film and television show both being perfect -- although "The Odd Couple" might fit that description. Did you know "Friday Night Lights" was a movie before a hit TV show? And what about all the animated ones like "RoboCop" and "Clerks?" "Teen Wolf" is now MTV's number one scripted series and it evolved from a feature film. These are the greatest movies-turned-TV-shows in the history of entertainment. With "Parenthood" also on the air, it is time to look back at the best TV series that are based on movies that have ever graced both screens.
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<![CDATA[The Best Skittles Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/skittles-flavors/ranker-food "Taste the rainbow." That's the tagline for Skittles, one of the most popular candy brands currently on the market. These sweet and tart little candies are known for their hard sugar shells and chewy interiors, and come in a wide range of fruity flavors. A few top Skittles flavors mimic the flavors of other treats, like smoothies or chocolates. A few types of Skittles feature tart and sour tastes in a variety of flavors.

What kinds of candies will you find on this list of the best Skittles flavors? Many consumers still love Skittles Original bite-sized candies over all other types. This classic candy was first available in United States stores in 1979. But the classic treat has changed a bit over the years – the Original Skittles' green candy was lime flavored and now it's green apple.

For those who like a sweet candy that also freshens your breath, Fresh Mint Skittles is a great choice. Other good options featured on this top Skittles flavors list include Skittles Riddles, Crazy Core Skittles and Wild Berry Skittles.

Which Skittles flavor is your favorite? Give your favorite sweet treats a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and add any Skittles varieties that are missing.
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<![CDATA[What Is Donald Trump Hiding in His Tax Returns?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/donald-trump-tax-returns/jacob-shelton

Like a circus performer holding onto a tight rope for dear life, Donald Trump has found one more non-issue to hold onto during the 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump's taxes have become a sticking point for people across the political spectrum: Hillary’s people and classic conservatives want them released, alt-righters are cheering on Trump for refusing to release his tax returns, and regular Americans are trying to figure out what all of this means, and more importantly, what's in Donald Trump's tax returns? Wild theories abound, and while it’s likely that the craziest ideas probably aren’t true, there’s still a possibility that Trump is hiding a few damning tax practices in his IRS returns.

Why won't Donald Trump releases his tax returns? The real answer is probably closer to “he’s a smug, rich bully who doesn’t think rules apply to him,” but it would be a lot more fun (and less depressing) if his tax returns were full of donations from Russia and North Korea. For Donald Trump, tax returns present the problem of exposing him for the huckster that he truly is. If he’s really as wealthy as he says, he would have released his returns months ago and not thought twice about the issue. Or maybe he’s worried that the American people will feel inadequate when we see how much money he really makes.

Vote up the things in Trump’s tax returns that you think he wants to keep quiet, and if you think there’s something nefarious hiding in The Donald’s tax returns not covered here – tell everyone in the comments.

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<![CDATA[Dancing with the Stars Contestants Chosen Solely to Make Fools of Themselves]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/dancing-with-the-stars-embarrassments/zachary-benau

Dancing with the Stars has had some pretty horrific dancers over the years. Who could forget Jeff Ross leaving the show when he somehow injured his eye? Or Kenny Mayne as possibly one of the worst dancers in history? You have to wonder if some of these celebrities were chosen just to embarrass themselves. However these bad Dancing with the Stars contestants ended up on the show, it made for some great television.

Sometimes celebrities we think can dance surprise us with their two left feet and are absolutely awful. Oher stars like Jerry Springer and Steve Wozniak - for whom we have the lowest of low expectations - are chosen solely to go up there and make fools of themselves. Which other stars were only cast for audience laughs? Vote up the stars who were not only dreadful dancers, but were really only there to humiliate themselves in Prime Time.

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<![CDATA[Long-Awaited Sequels That Were Most Worth the Wait]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/long-awaited-sequels-that-were-worth-the-wait/jtdesaulnier A list of cinematic sequels that hit theaters after long stretches of franchise inactivity, with the best and worst ranked by savvy movie buffs. Hollywood sometimes has a hard time continuing a series, even one that sounds like a guaranteed blockbuster. With films that take forever to get made, all those years spent in development hell can heighten hype as well as the potential for spectacular flops. 

Jurassic World arrives more than two decades after the original and just shy of 15 years after the last Jurassic Park, and all that time riding the proverbial bench means outsized expectations like those that accompanied long-delayed chapters like Toy Story 3, Mad Max: Fury Road, and, of course, The Godfather: Part III

This kind of film is like running into an old friend you haven't seen in years: either you're reminded of all the good times you shared or you're embarrassed to have ever been associated with them. So where do these sometimes classic and occasionally notorious movies that really took their sweet time coming to theaters rank when stacked against each other?

Vote up the sequels that were worth the wait, vote down each film that dashed hopes and brought shame to the originals. Your votes will make it clear which franchises aged like fine wines and which sequels arrived way after their expiration dates.

Long-Awaited Sequels That Were Most Worth the Wait]]>
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