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 Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-nba-players-with-no-championships List of the greatest NBA basketball players of all time who never won a championship ring. Though winning a championship is the ultimate goal of any team in any league, often circumstances conspire to keep even the most elite athletes from actually making it to that pinnacle of achievement. Thus, it has become a known and accepted truth that there must be other ways to measure the greatness of a basketball icon other than counting up their actual championship record. A number of lesser players whose names have been all but forgotten to history have collected more rings than legends like Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and Reggie Miller.

But what other measurements can be used to evaluate the dominance of a given player, if not by the rings on their fingers? Perhaps participation in NBA All Star competitions? Their central importance to a particular team or city? It'd be hard to argue against the greatness of six-time NBA All Star Shawn Kemp, nor to deny his integral position on the '90s Seattle Sonics. Yet in may ways because of the dominance of MIchael Jordan's Bulls dynasty, Kemp was never part of a championship team. Today, many fans have been looking to LeBron James as an example of a famed, iconic player who nevertheless can't seem to find himself in a position to actually take an NBA title. (He was first tied to his lackluster hometown Cavaliers, and then played on a somewhat disappointing star-studded Miami Heat roster.)

Below, vote for your favorite players who never managed to clinch a championship victory. And if you think a key player has been left off the list, add them by making your own re-ranked version. Thanks to your votes, we'll create a list of the best NBA players without a ring.

The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings]]>
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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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<![CDATA[The Best Astronaut Autobiographies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-astronaut-autobiographies/amylindorff Going to space is probably pretty life-changing, so it's really no surprise that a bunch of NASA astronauts have written autobiographies and books about their time in space. Where should you start if you're interested in space travel and want to read an astronaut autobiography? The books by astronauts on this list are just the best and are all fun reads for anyone with even a passing interest in outer space. Which should be everyone, because what an amazing place full of mystery.

These astronaut autobiographies are full of stories and details about what happened to these incredible scientist explorers during their time off the planet we all call home. Some of them were pioneers in the early days of NASA, some of them went to the moon, some of them got out an walked around when they got there, and some of them almost didn't make it home. However, they all returned to Earth with fascinating stories to tell and unique perspectives on life and the universe that all humans can benefit from reading about.

Some of these books written by astronauts are easily the best biography books around. Go ahead and read The Last Man on the Moon and try to not get both teary-eyed and amped up about the future of space exploration. After you've read these NASA books and upvoted the best of them below, give these autobiographies of astronauts to your kids, your friends, your mom, and just about anyone you know. You (and they) won't regret it.
The Best Astronaut Autobiographies]]>
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<![CDATA[The Funniest Running Jokes on It's Always Sunny]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/always-sunny-running-jokes/stephen-tompkins With over 10 seasons on the books, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, has established itself as one of the mainstays of modern comedy. Over those double digit seasons, IASiP has some of the funniest and lasting running gags and running jokes on television.

Take for instance Charlie's illiteracy; it could have easily been a one-off joke, but the gang has stretched it over the course of every season, and it's still as funny now as it was the first time it came up. There are plenty more running gags from the Sunny writers where that came from, so take a moment to vote up your favorite It's Always Sunny running jokes below!
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<![CDATA[All the Actors Who Have Played Martin Luther King, Jr., Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/martin-luther-king-jr-actors/ranker-film Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a giant impact in the history of America with his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement. It comes as no surprise that King's personality, story, and dream would be touched upon in various forms of popular culture. But which actors have had the skill and the presence to play the good doctor?

Over the past 50 years, there have been several actors who played MLK in film, television, or on the stage. There are even a few who voiced him in cartoons. In fact, those were some of the best MLK performances. Whether it was a serious portrayal of the man or satire that paid respect to his legacy, here's a definitive ranking of all the best actors who portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. Vote up your favorite.

All the Actors Who Have Played Martin Luther King, Jr., Ranked]]>
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<![CDATA[The Most Over-the-Top Hilarious Touchdown Celebrations of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funniest-nfl-touchdown-celebrations/jacob-shelton

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t remember a time in the NFL before end zone celebrations (and if you do, then take a nap, Grandpa). End zone celebrations became a thing in the late '80s with ball-spiking and slowly ramped up into incredibly elaborate performances based around players machine-gunning each other or trying to topple a field goal post with their masculinity and touchdown prowess.

The NFL finally started handing out fines for excessive celebrations, but that hasn’t stopped players from getting H.A.M. after an especially good play. For some players, the $10,000 fine (!) is totally worth twerking in the end zone, or taking a phone call after scoring six quick points, but you know there’s at least one player on this list who’s regretting their celebration now that they want to buy a new jet ski.

It’s ridiculous to tell an adult football player that he’s being over the top after scoring a touchdown. When your adrenaline is through the roof, and you’ve just caught a 47-yard pass or barreled through a defensive line to turn your enemies into dust, you have to let off steam somehow, or else the one thing you love will quickly become a joyless slog like the rest of your life. These touchdown celebrations may be over the top, but most of them were well-earned.

The Most Over-the-Top Hilarious Touchdown Celebrations of All Time]]>
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<![CDATA[Charlie's Greatest Inventions from Always Sunny, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/always-sunny-charlie-inventions/oliverhanson Charlie Kelly from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is probably one of the most outrageous, and greatest comedic characters in television history. Aside from his general manic behavior and ability to turn very small things into very big things, Charlie is also known for his zany creations throughout the show. Some of them are ridiculous, others are hilariously practical, but they're all always perfectly Charlie.

So why not rank some of the greatest Always Sunny inventions, specifically Charlie's inventions, dreamed up either alone or with other members of the gang. While all the main characters are weirdos capable of delightfully strange inventions, Charlie's are usually the most out-there. Fear not: the It's Always Sunny Kitten Mittens will definitely be making an appearance here.

Check out the greatest IASIP inventions from the show's history, including Charlie's craziest and most beloved creations, and be sure to vote up the best ones of them all.

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<![CDATA[The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-exciting-video-games-of-2017/justin-andress

It’s going to be a good year for gamers of all stripes, folks. Whether you’re a traditional couch potato (represent!) or one of those newfangled motion gamers, the upcoming video games in 2017 have a lot of goodies in store. Even better, the hits are going to keep coming all year long, not just October through December. New video game releases are going to drop throughout the year.

Hell, 2017 might even be the year that VR becomes worth the considerable investment it requires. 

Whether you’re looking to tackle an uncharted region of space, beat the crap out of massive, pissed-off gods, or you’re simply hoping to take another trip through the Old West, 2017’s video games have you covered.

Yet, between all the first-person shooters, the upcoming fighting games, the VR experiments, and the brand new open worlds to explore, which of the upcoming titles are you most excited for? It’s already a pitched battle for year’s best and the choice isn’t going to get any easier between here and next December.

But isn’t that just a wonderful cross to bear?

The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017]]>
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<![CDATA[16 Great Anime You Can't Watch on Crunchyroll]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/great-anime-not-on-crunchyroll/crystal-brackett

There's a whole world of anime out there, not just what's playing on the super-popular anime streaming service Crunchyroll. With a variety of other digital platforms that publish their own original anime series and, of course, the open frontier of the Internet, there's a nearly endless catalog of anime out there to look through. But with so much out there, a truly great one can be hard to find. This is a list of popular and obscure anime that's not on Crunchyroll, so vote up the best series and movies you think others should check out, and vote down the ones that aren't so great.

From highly revered cult classics to undiscovered gems, there's something for everyone on this list. Dystopian sci-fi futures, slice-of-life comedies, and existential mecha smash-hits are all out there waiting for you and, while they may be on this list, they're just not on Crunchyroll.

16 Great Anime You Can]]>
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<![CDATA[Signs That You Have a Serious Target Addiction]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/signs-you-have-a-target-addiction/mel-judson

It’s time to talk. You've had too much. Everyone is extremely concerned about your compulsive, and self-destructive behavior. You should probably stop going to Target so much. Don’t you get it? People are worried about you. Sure, everyone knows it's the cheapest place to buy all your toiletries, the best value for your buck, and kind of a nice place to be if you like red and khaki. But guess what? Heroin is also all of those things. Or at least one of those things. Target was designed to trick gullible people who love deals into walking into the store with the idea of buying a comforter, and leaving with hundreds of dollars worth of items that they really don’t need. You’re destroying yourself and your bank account with this Target mania. It’s time you took a step back.

If someone you know or love exhibits any of the following signs they’re probably addicted to going to Target, and they definitely need help. But before you intervene you should have them pick up a couple of bags of Target’s “Tex-Mex” trail mix, it’s too good to deny. You might also need a scented candle. And just one pair of silly socks. Okay and just one little new lampshade and matching rug. That's all. If you feel like any of the following Target addiction hints describe your existence, then the first thing you need to do is admit you have a problem, turn over any gift cards you’re hiding in your wallet, and vote up the signs that made you realized you were addicted to shopping at Target.

Signs That You Have a Serious Target Addiction]]>
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<![CDATA[The Stupidest, Least Dignified Ways Royals Have Died]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/stupidest-ways-royals-have-died-in-history/setareh-janda

The royal houses of Europe have had a bloody history. From battles to coups and assassinations, kings and queens have suffered deaths ranging from the serene to the ridiculous. After all, death is central to the idea of monarchy: new kings and queens can ascend the throne only once their predecessor has died. Monarchy itself is built on the condition of death.

But that does not mean that all royal deaths are dignified. Some kings and queens have gone gently into that dark night after respectable illnesses. Others have been victims of political struggles. Still others have not been as lucky in death, and they exemplify some of the stupidest ways royals have died. Like royals who had terrible portraits, bizarre obsessions, or were just plain weird, these dumbest royal deaths are more examples of the ways in which monarchs have been absolutely ridiculous throughout history.

The stupidest royal deaths prove that, at the end of the day, men and women who sit on thrones and wear ancient crowns are no more or less human than the people over whom they claim authority. Some of the dumbest ways royals have died also happen to be some of the most entertaining. 

The Stupidest, Least Dignified Ways Royals Have Died]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Twin Peaks Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-twin-peaks-characters/ranker-tv

One of the creepiest shows on television, Twin Peaks was also a cult favorite TV show, and hardcore fans simply can't get enough. Filled with colorful characters (either real or supernatural), the world of Twin Peaks is certainly unique, and a little odd. Some of the best characters in TV history hailed from the town of Twin Peaks, and lovable oddballs like Dale Cooper, Andy Brennan, and fan favorite The Log Lady are still loved by fans to this day.

Who are the best characters from Twin Peaks? From Audrey Horne to Bob, each of the show's character had an important role to play over the course of the show. Creator David Lynch himself even appears on this list, as Agent Cooper's superior office, Gordon Cole. Other notable big names, like David Duchovny, showed up here and there, as Denise/Dennis Bryson. From main characters like Harry S. Truman and Ben Horne, to more minor characters, this list lets you rank your favorite Twin Peaks citizens.

Is your favorite resident of Twin Peaks missing from the list? Add him or her below to make this a truly comprehensive list of the greatest Twin Peaks characters. Who killed Laura Palmer? It was one of the characters below, but we won't spoil it for you. Just enjoy the list.

The Best Twin Peaks Characters]]>
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<![CDATA[The 10 Most Overused Tropes in Supernatural Drama Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/overused-tropes-in-supernatural-tv/stewart-chyou

Sci-fi and occult dramas became so pervasive in the wake of Buffy's success they're not even a guilty pleasure anymore, just mainstream entertainment with a nerd slant. Whether you tune in to paranormal thrillers like Lucifer, Grimm, or Sleepy Hollow, or are doing your annual marathon of favorite DVD box sets like Buffy, Angel, or Charmed, you'll notice there are things every supernatural show does, points at which the narrative gets predictable. As loveable as the genre is, it's filled repetitive themes in need of a switch-up. Here you'll find a host of tropes that are way overused in sci-fi and fantasy. Dear show runners, like, seriously, as fans, not haters, can we stop using these tropes now?

Unlike deathfests such as The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones, supernatural dramas don't traffic in the veneration of cruelty. Fans of the likes of Heroes aren't subjected to a litany of favorite-character deaths or forced into situations in which heavy choices must be made, at least not until the end of the show's run. It’s a genre you can consider safe, the fans of which viewers get their jollies without being emotionally destroyed. That said, your patience might be shredded; the genre is plagued with tropes that just won't die.

Ah, but, counter argument: tropes are (perhaps a very large) part of why audiences love these shows. The comfort of the familiar, the epic journey of the hero, the satisfaction of seeing obstacles overcome and lessons learned. Don't forget to add your favorite trope in the comments below, if it didn't make its way on here. 

The 10 Most Overused Tropes in Supernatural Drama Shows]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Current College Football Coaches]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-college-football-coaches/ranker-college-football

The best college football coaches are not just the best NCAA Football coaches going into the 2016-2017 college football season, but also some of the best college football coaches of all time. These talented football coaches are all looking to lead their team to greatness in the upcoming season and the chances that one will hoist the championship trophy is highly likely.

With three national championships with the Alabama Crimson Tide since 2009, it's hard to make a case that anyone other than Nick Saban is the best current college football coach. Thought he could also be considered one of the worst NFL coaches of all time, his success coaching in the college ranks simply cannot be rivaled.

That said, there are dozens of other coaches looking to unthrone Saban as the top current NCAA Football coach. Bill Snyder of Kansas State, Brian Kelly of Notre Dame, Steve Spurrier of South Carolina and even Urban Meyer of Ohio State are all in the hunt and the chances that one of their teams will meet the Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game are pretty good.

How you select the best college football coaches of today can come from a variety of factors be it win-loss record, a big victory over your most-hated rival or just being the main man leading your favorite team down the field. However you rank them, do so below by voting, re-ranking this list or adding any not already listed to determine the absolute best current college football coaches.

The Best Current College Football Coaches]]>
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<![CDATA[The Saddest Animal Death Scenes in Movies That Make You Cry Like a Baby]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/saddest-animal-deaths-in-movies/katia-kleyman

Why do animal deaths in movies make us so sad? Like blubbering, stammering, sobbing-mess kind of sad? Everyone hates seeing sad animal deaths in movies. It’s because animals are pure, sweet, and love us unconditionally. Sad animal movies affect a certain part of the heart. And animal movie death scenes are a whole other level of emotional.

For everyone there's those heart-wrenching animal death scenes that, despite how hard you try, you can never forget. These movies transport you back to a time when you were a kid, or maybe to a time where you were an adult crying in your living room by yourself. These are tragic animals deaths that'll have you bawling like a child. Fair warning: you might want to have a box of tissues handy for this list.

The Saddest Animal Death Scenes in Movies That Make You Cry Like a Baby]]>
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<![CDATA[The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-things-that-could-happen-if-you-go-outside/jacob-shelton Anxiety is harsh mistress. Actually it’s not even a mistress. That would imply that anxiety is sometimes nice to have around. Anxiety is more like a guy standing across the street from you with a baseball bat, pounding it into his palm and screaming at you. That is to say that even if you’re not gripped with terror at this exact moment, you know at some point that you’re going to be getting smashed over the head with a baseball bat made of stress. One of the largest causes of anxiety for anxious people is having to leave your home. Obviously you feel safe in your house or apartment – that’s where your bed and Netflix live, why would anything bad happen there? This list is all about the things outside your apartment. You guessed it, it’s the worst things that could happen if you go outside.

One of the major things that people who don’t live with anxiety don’t understand is that those of us who are dealing with anxiety, know that these fears are irrational. No one (that we know of at least) is hanging out at home saying to themselves, “thank goodness I’m afraid that someone is going to kidnap me, I really didn’t want to go to that party.” If we could create a graph of anxiety for someone who’s never felt it, it would be a giant 3D feedback loop of terror, shame, and sadness.

Vote up the worst things that you think can happen to you if you leave the house, aka things people with anxiety don't want, aka the worst things that could happen. And if you have an all new anxiety that we haven’t thought of, please add it to the list so we can have yet another reason to stay indoors.
The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside]]>
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<![CDATA[The Most Anticipated Movies of 2017]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/upcoming-movies-2017/ranker-film

With a total of 65 movies grossing over $100 million worldwide and a variety of box office records, 2016 set the bar high for this year's films. Luckily, the most anticipated movies of 2017 feature sequels fans can't miss out on and several long-awaited reboots. Mark your calendars: this is a list of upcoming 2017 movies you'll want to catch in theaters. Once again, superhero movies are surely to top the list of this year's upcoming films. On November 17, DC superheroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash will finally share the screen for Justice League. Gal Gadot will also be making her lead debut in the female superhero movie Wonder Woman. However, Marvel will also be releasing a few of their own, including the highly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland as the web-slinger and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with Chris Pratt.  

In addition to Cars 3, Pixar will unveil Coco, their latest original movie, on November 22. Gru and his Minions are also returning for Despicable Me 3 where they will face a new supervillain voiced by South Park co-creator Trey Parker. 

Hollywood studios are still pumping out sequels and reboots. Vin Diesel is back for The Fate of the Furious, the eighth movie in the action franchise. On June 9, The Mummy gets a re-imagining with Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe starring. We also can't forget about Star Wars: Episode VIII, which stars the late Carrie Fisher. 

Which of 2017's best upcoming movies are you most excited for? Vote for the highly anticipated movies that you won't be missing this year. 

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2017]]>
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<![CDATA[Things Only People Who Fall Asleep to Law & Order: SVU Understand]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/falling-asleep-during-law-and-order-svu-feelings/mel-judson

In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. And if you’re a normal human being, you fall asleep to them almost ever damn night. Falling asleep with Law & Order: SVU on is something that everyone from famous comedians, to people in your office do, and it’s strange that a show about the most heinous crimes known to man is so comforting to people who are drifting off to sleep. Sleeping to Law & Order should be something that only serial killers do, but thanks to the long-running show's stranglehold on television and every streaming service, there’s actually nothing better to lull you to sleep.

One of the signs you watch too much Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is that you don't own a white noise machine. Where some people turn on a fan or humidifier to help them konk out, you fire up your trusty laptop and choose a new nightmare to play every night to coax the sandman out of the sky. Whether you’re someone who uses SVU to fall asleep, or you just marathon it like a monster, there are some Law and Order-based behaviors on this list that you’ll surely recognize.

Things Only People Who Fall Asleep to Law & Order: SVU Understand]]>
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<![CDATA[Conspiracy Theories We Think Will Be A Thing In 2017]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/conspiracy-theories-2017/ranker-news

With a new year comes new conspiracy theories that either sound too ridiculous to be true or strangely logical enough to be real. Many of these 2017 conspiracy theories are either updated or continued from the conspiracy theories in 2016, particularly due to Donald Trump winning the presidential election. Along with the ever-popular conspiracy theory of the Illuminati pulling all the strings, this list of possible conspiracies also includes potential plans for the Trump administration. 

This year's conspiracy theories involve secret government workings, acts of terrorism, hoax shootings, and signs leading to the world's end. Even a few celebrities like Kanye West and Jay-Z are mentioned on this list of the latest conspiracy theories. Whether you're a skeptic or a conspiracy theorist, some of these "conspiracies" will seem laughable, impossible, or downright scary.   

Here are the conspiracy theories that are most likely to make the news in 2017. Vote up the ones you think will also be a thing, but be careful - they're watching. Always. 

Conspiracy Theories We Think Will Be A Thing In 2017]]>
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<![CDATA[New Fast Food Items You May See in 2017]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/new-fast-food-items-2017/ranker-food

Whether you're a fan or not, fast food in America is here to stay. Fast food will always be there to satisfy those cravings in times of low budgets, munchies, and nostalgia. Ignoring the issue of nutrition (or lack thereof), many people would agree that fast food can be delicious and even necessary at times. The classic "burger, fries, and a Coke" shall always be known as a great meal. 

However, change happens, and that especially includes fast food in 2017. As the demand for healthier options grows, more and more fast food restaurants are adding all-natural items and expanding their low-calorie menus. Salads and vegetarian items are becoming more popular, while meal portions are shrinking. Some fast food chains have even rebranded themselves to attract the "weight-watchers" and concerned parents. 

Fortunately for junk food fanatics, these restaurant chains are still creating new fast food items with all the yummy calories included. In 2017, customers can expect to see creative combinations stuffed in a bun or wrapped in a tortilla. Vote for the fast food items you can't wait to eat this year, and make sure to wipe off that drool while reading the list. 

New Fast Food Items You May See in 2017]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-final-fantasy-characters/ranker-characters List of the best Final Fantasy characters from the original game to the newest titles in the series. These unforgettable characters, including Cid and Cloud Strife, are probably partially responsible for high sales across the Final Fantasy franchise, having sold millions of copies. Because of the popularity of the “Final Fantasy” franchise, some might even consider these characters among the greatest video game characters ever created. But which Final Fantasy characters are the best?

Choosing the best or greatest Final Fantasy characters can be difficult for both casual players and hardcore fans alike. There are powerful warriors, sensual sorceresses, and next-to-impossible bosses, all of whom come alive for players as they progress through the game. Most players generally, however, rank newer characters among their favorites, perhaps because of the higher quality graphics and game play newer systems allow. Technology has come a long way since the introduction of Final Fantasy in 1987.

Improvements don’t mean that older characters aren’t memorable or aren't integral parts of the Final Fantasy franchise, though. For example, can you imagine Final Fantasy without Sephiroth? Many fans rank him among the top characters in Final Fantasy. Another commonly seen character is Cid, who is consistently a fan favorite as well.

This is a list of the best Final Fantasy characters of all time. Some are playable, some are not, but they’re all consistently ranked as fan favorites. If you haven’t played the Final Fantasy series yet, you’re missing out on some of the most exciting video game characters out there.

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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Places In America]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-beautiful-places-in-america/ranker-travel

List of the most beautiful places in America, as ranked by beauty lovers, Americans, and avid travelers. When compared to other countries and continents, America is relatively new. It doesn’t have the thousands of years of recorded history and colonization that most foreign countries do.Therefore, there are still plenty of natural wonders that are available to be explored throughout the entire country.

In the United States, there was a political initiative in the early 1900s that ensured that many forested and wildlife areas were protected as national parks. The U.S. has 59 national parks, many of which are among the most beautiful spots in the world, partially in thanks to the National Parks Service.

While national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite are some of the most breathtaking spots in the U.S., there are many other nature sites that are considered natural wonders, such as the Grand Canyon in Arizona and the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Other beautiful sites were man made, such as the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

What are the most beautiful places in America? What is your favorite location in the great U.S.A.? Peruse this list to discover the top spots in the U.S. to enjoy a gorgeous view and vote up your favorite American beauty.

The Most Beautiful Places In America]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-and-worst-disney-animated-movies/disney-fangirl Best of Disney's animated classics, ranked and voted on by fans. Walt Disney Studios has produced 51 theatrically-released animated movies to date (not including films released by Disney but produced by Pixar.) The studio began working on short animated features in 1923, before moving into feature-length animation with "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in 1937. In 2011, the studio released not only a new adaptation of the classic "Winnie the Pooh" character but also re-released "The Lion King" in 3D.

This list collects together all the theatrical Disney animated classics and allows you to vote for the best and worst Disney movies. Not all Disney movies have been gold. At the bottom of the list, you'll see the worst Disney movies--animated films that you could go without ever seeing again. If you see one of the worst animated Disney movies on this list, vote it down and save people the hassle of watching it themselves. The top disney movies aren't necessarily the best, but here they are. 
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<![CDATA[The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/underrated-obscure-2016-movies/ranker-film

Compelling indie comedies, artistic dramas, and candid documentaries comprise the most obscure films of 2016. The best 2016 sleeper hits received critical acclaim despite only being available in a handful of small theaters. These limited release gems now get the attention they deserve on this list of the best little known movies of 2016, which features everything from The Lobster to Kubo and the Two Strings to Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

What films will you find on this list of the top underrated 2016 movies? Hello, My Name is Doris is a lesser known title that is well worth the watch. Directed by Michael Showalter, this charming independent film features Sally Field as the title character. Unrequited love, lasting friendships, and personal confidence are at the heart of this quirky tale. Don't Think Twice is another great independent film that few people saw. Musician Nick Cave's heartbreaking documentary One More Time with Feeling was passed over by most movie-goers in 2016. Other good films featured on this top obscure films of 2016 list include Tale of Tales, High-Rise, and Maggie's Plan.

Which sleeper hits were your favorites this year? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any good underrated films that are missing.

The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016]]>
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-artists-of-the-_80s The greatest and most prolific artists of music's most colorful decade are remembered on this list. This list is based solely on the artists' work in the 1980s. Though, there may be better George Michael, better RHCP, better Sade, or better Sting (okay, maybe not better Sting), in previous or later decades, we will acknowledge each artists for the impact they made in the '80s. What was your favorite 1980s music? Who do you think were the greatest musical artists of the '80s?

From synth pop, to hair metal, to the rise of punk rock, to the fall of disco, to the birth of hip-hop, all genres are recognized, including classic albums, as long as they were the best of the best during this fabulous decade. Do you prefer 80s rock bands over top pop from the era? Vote up all of your favorite 80s bands and artists who transformed the music scene during the decade, and add anyone who isn't already on the list.

Just make sure they're were making some of the top 80s music we know and love.
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<![CDATA[Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-should-get-a-reality-show/the-round-mound Athletes who should get a reality show are the popular athletes in the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and other sports whose off-field lives are just as captivating as their athletic careers. When that perfect combination comes along, it's only right that these famous athletes give up what little privacy they have and allow fans to see inside their personal lives by starring on a reality television show.

It's easy to pick the most successful and popular professional athletes to star on reality television shows as everyone wants to know how these Super Bowl, NBA Championship, World Series, Stanley Cup and Olympic gold medal winners live behind the scenes. Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, LeBron James of the Miami Heat, baseball star Derek Jeter, professional swimmer Michael Phelps and even all-time great boxer Mike Tyson are just a handful of names that fall into that category with each finding success in their own respective sport either recently or throughout a long career.

For other athletes, they've been nominated to star on a reality show for their high-profile personal life or famous spouse. This is also sometimes prohibitive with athletes and their celebrity wives or girlfriends too famous to ever consider reality TV. A show chronicling the lives of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen or a series following David and Victoria Beckham would certainly draw a crowd but would the couples ever agree to such a thing? Doubtful at best.

For other couples, reality television is not considered that unreasonable. Many have done it before like Khloe Kardashian and NBA player Lamar Odom and NFL wideout Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada. That's where these mid-level athletes with famous wives could shine. How about a show following retired NHL player Mike Comrie and wife Hilary Duff? Or maybe a return to reality television for "Hills" star Kristin Cavallari now that she's with quarterback Jay Cutler?

Any of these athletes and many more would make great stars of reality television should they agree to allow themselves to be followed around by cameras nonstop. Which athletes would you like to see get their own reality show? Add your pick and vote for the pro athletes you think would be best for reality TV below!
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<![CDATA[The 15 Best Movies About Suicide (or Seemingly Suicidal) Missions]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-suicide-mission-movies/aaron-edwards

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the latest in a long and proud tradition of suicide mission movies. Not to be confused with "men on a mission" films, these flicks aren't just about a group of people trying to accomplish a goal. No, these movies are about people going out... and they're not expected to come back. Whether it's in ancient Greece or World War II, there have been plenty of impossible situations that people have conquered in real life, so of course there's going to be films about it.

 It's no coincidence that most suicide mission films are set during the second World War. It's the perfect venue for setting up missions with impossible odds. Given that Star Wars was directly inspired by parts of World War II, expect to see a lot of influence from the following films in Rogue One. Curious which films are the best of the lot? Check out the list below!

The 15 Best Movies About Suicide (or Seemingly Suicidal) Missions]]>
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<![CDATA[The 17 Best Space Battles Ever Put On Screen]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-space-battles-in-film/aaron-edwards

There's something about a good space battle that's just more satisfying than anything else that could be put onscreen. But the best space battles in film and television are more than just spectacle. In order for an action sequence space (or really any action sequence) to work, you need the right amount of character, tactics, and preparation to make sure the drama plays effectively.

A space battle can be anything from massive fleets to two ships fighting it out in a submarine-esque engagement. Sometimes you don't need thousands of lives on the line for great drama, but rather two people out to prove something to themselves. Of course, if we're talking something like Star Wars... having thousands of ships throwing themselves at each other really helps.

Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek, and more have given us some of the best interstellar conflicts on the screen, so check out the list below if you want to see these epic battles in outer space firsthand!

The 17 Best Space Battles Ever Put On Screen]]>
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<![CDATA[The Most Underwhelming Video Games of 2016]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/disappointing-video-games-2016/crystal-brackett

In 2016, there were a lot of really awesome video games, but there were also a lot of really terrible video games that didn't live up to the hype that came along with them. This list is made up of the most disappointing and underwhelming video games released this year, so vote up the games that weren't as exciting as you expected them to be and vote down the games that actually weren't so bad.

2016 has certainly seen its fair share of virtual disappointment from MOBAs, shooters, survival and role-playing games, among countless others. With all sorts of over-hyped promises and all-around issues including crashing servers, bad graphics, and repetitive gameplay, good games can have such bad problems that it pushes away the player base or just makes the game downright unenjoyable. Take all the server and login issues Pokemon GO had (and still has) and the downright unexciting gameplay No Man's Sky ended up having, for example. It certainly wasn't what anyone was expecting and ended up making the game more of a drag than hours of endless fun and games. Here are some of the most disappointing video games of 2016. 

The Most Underwhelming Video Games of 2016]]>
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Crooners of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-greatest-crooners-of-all-time/ranker-music

Who are the greatest crooners of all time? This list of crooners includes many of the greatest male singers ever, in any genre, and there are some modern day, popular crooners included as well. Put simply, a crooner is a singer, typically male, who sings softly, slowly, and, often, sentimentally. Some of the best crooners of all time were masters of jazz standards. Crooning certainly emphasizes strong vocals.

Picture a huge, smoky ballroom full of people swaying to the music, as crooner singers stand on the stage, serenading them with the standards – many with themes of lost love, found love and other heartfelt sentiments. Romantic? You bet. “Croon” does rhyme with “swoon,” after all.  If you’re a fan, you’ll likely find your favorite crooners listed here – but you may also find some new favorites to check out.

Back in the day - and by “day” this means the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, good crooners were a staple of popular music. By the mid-1960s, crooning had lost a bit of its luster. It is by no means dead, however. While many of the top crooners are no longer with us (Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin), some still are: Tony Bennett still tours, as does Johnny Mathis. And there are plenty of new modern-era crooners available for you to discover. Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Buble, and Michael Feinstein are all contemporary crooners, putting their own, unique spin on the classics.

Are these the greatest crooners ever? You decide, with your votes. Vote for the best crooners of all time, and let’s see who comes out on top.

The Greatest Crooners of All Time]]>
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<![CDATA[The Biggest Events in Comics 2016]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/biggest-events-in-comics-2016/stephanroget

The new Golden Age of comic books, which arguably began with the 2008 release of Iron Man in theaters, continued right through 2016 and shows no sign of slowing down as we enter 2017. While much of the media focus is on the film adaptations of Marvel and DC’s comic universes, the published adventures of each company have also earned an increase in attention through association. And in 2016, they crafted some shocking comics storylines.

Comic book events are mainstream news like never before, and publishers obviously try to capitalize on exposure by throwing as many twists and turns at readers as possible. 2016 was no exception; some truly massive events had far-reaching impacts throughout their respective fictional universes. Vote for your favorites to help determine which 2016 comic events were the most important.

It shouldn't even need to be mentioned, but there are MAJOR SPOILERS for all sorts of different comics published in 2016 in this list!

The Biggest Events in Comics 2016]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Philip K. Dick Books]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-philip-k-dick-books/reference List of the best Philip K. Dick books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Philip K. Dick is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Several of his novels have been turned into popular movies, including Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly. Unfortunately Dick tragically died from complications of a stroke in February of 1982. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Philip K. Dick who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This is a list that features books like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and The Man in the High Castle. What are Philip K. Dick's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
The Best Philip K. Dick Books]]>
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<![CDATA[22 Stories of Harsh, Hilarious, and Disrespectful NBA Trash Talk]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-nba-trash-talk-moments/jacob-shelton

Trash talk in the NBA is something of an art. If you’re gonna trash talk, you’ve not only gotta be able to back it up, you also have your own style. Some harsh NBA trash talk is funny, some of it confusing, and a lot of it straight up mean, meant to throw opponents off their game. Some players who lived through funny basketball trash talk were able to dust themselves off and keep playing without missing a step. Others were never the same again after getting burned.

There’s no normal NBA player trash talk; some guys go straight for the jugular and insult everything from a player’s mother to his wife, while other players are content to focus on someone’s looks and lack of skills to pay the bills. The late '80s and early '90s were the heyday of NBA trash talk, and while it seemed like talking smack was a dying art form as the 21st century began to rear its ugly head, players like Kevin Garnett and Russell Westbrook are making sure the not-so-subtle art of trash talk stays alive.

Vote up the NBA trash talk that went hardest in the paint. Vote down the smack talk that wasn’t even offensive. If you’re Kevin Garnett you can pick up your Trash Master trophy at the Ranker offices. 

22 Stories of Harsh, Hilarious, and Disrespectful NBA Trash Talk]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-nhl-teams-2017/ranker-sports

Who is the best team in the NHL right now? Tough question. Just to play in the NHL, teams have to be slick out on the ice, but which hockey team is slickest in the 2016-2017 season? Obviously, avid hockey fans can just look at the current NHL standings or simply point to whomever hoists the Stanley Cup over their heads as 2017 champions, but where's the fun in that?

Determining the top NHL teams this season isn't as straightforward as a math problem. There are circumstances and intangibles to be delicately weighed. After all, a gruesome injury on the ice could ruin a good team and a crucial goal could invigorate a decent team. Figuring out the greatest current hockey teams is too big a task for any one fan of the most Canadian sport this side of curling. Just as one person can't be expected to construct a Zamboni all on their own, no single person can puzzle out the answer to such a complex question.

It's only with the wisdom of the crowd that we can determine which team in the National Hockey League is the best, pound for pound, in the 2016-2017 season. That's where this list comes in. Vote up the NHL teams you think are the best, taking into account everything from players to coaches to franchise logos. Vote down the teams you think should be leaving their sticks at home due to lack of skill, hustle, coaching, or whatever else. Fun!

The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now]]>
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<![CDATA[Star Wars Superweapons Ranked by Destructive Power]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-destructive-star-wars-superweapons/aaron-edwards

While many fans hate to admit it, Star Wars and superweapons go hand in hand. Star Wars superweapons come in many shapes and sizes (mostly really big). While The Empire Strikes Back is widely regarded as the best of the film in the series, the original film set a precedent for the rest of the franchise with the Death Star. Ever since that original planet-destroying weapon and its successor graced movie theaters, every game, comic, and novel has been trying to top it.  

Even The Force Awakens, for better or for worse, did its best to outdo the Death Star. Instead of a weapon that could destroy planets, they created a planet that could destroy entire star systems. Somehow, it's still not the most ridiculous planet-killer out there. Want to know which one is the craziest? Check out the list below!

Star Wars Superweapons Ranked by Destructive Power]]>
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<![CDATA[The Most Elaborate and Weirdly Plausible Super Mario Fan Theories]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/super-mario-fan-theories/cehudspeth

Super Mario fans certainly get points for creativity. They've followed Mario in video game form, films, and cartoons, so it's no surprise that they've come up with some fascinating conspiracy theories about their favorite Italian superhero over the years. Here are just a few of the amazing Super Mario fan theories out there, to fuel speculation and discuss among your gamer friends.


The Most Elaborate and Weirdly Plausible Super Mario Fan Theories]]>
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<![CDATA[The Flyest Suits Craig Sager Ever Sported]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-craig-sager-suits/jacob-shelton

When longtime sports broadcaster and sideline commentator Craig Sager passed away from leukemia, the sports world wept. Not only was he a revered reporter, he was a sharp dresser too. No one will ever be fly enough to wear some of the outrageous suits that he was known for showing off at NBA games around the country. He had the right attitude necessary to pull off of the patterns and colors the announcer donned, and the best Craig Sager suits are those that keep surprising you every time you look at them.

Even in his final years Sager never lost his love for flashy outfits, and he seemed to lean into whatever weird patterns he could find. Sager was a rare breed of sports personality who managed to stand out amongst a growing pack of young commentators and former NBA personalities struggling to stay relevant. Craig Sager fashion was bold, colorful, and always true to his signature style. 

Vote up the spectacularly showy suits that only Craig Sager could’ve pulled off. 

The Flyest Suits Craig Sager Ever Sported]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-st-louis-rams-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl

Between their time in Cleveland, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and finally back to LA, there have been many Rams coaches, but who is truly the best Los Angeles Rams coach of all time? Help us answer that question by voting up your personal favorite Los Angeles Rams coaches, and voting down any that you believe brought the team down.
Prior to the NFL AFL merger in 1970, the Rams won two NFL Championships both as the Cleveland Rams and Los Angeles Rams. The coaches that led those team were Adam Walsh and Joe Stydahar respectively. In the modern NFL era, coach Dick Vermeil took the St. Louis Rams to Super Bowl XXXIV, where they defeated the Tennessee Titans 23-16. 

Who is the greatest LA Rams coach of all time? Let us know by voting up for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time]]>
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<![CDATA[19 Creepy Meanings Behind Shel Silverstein Poems and Stories]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/shel-silverstein-creepy-poems-stories/lisa-waugh

Considering his colorful life, it makes sense that there are some dark Shel Silverstein poem meanings, as well as some deeply witty and intentionally creepy Shel Silverstein stories. The man was certainly offbeat, if not extraordinary. He was unflinching and one of the most relatable children’s writers in the world. 

Silverstein lived a far-from traditional life. He wrote some pretty raw songs, illustrated cartoons for Playboy, hung out with Hugh Hefner, and allegedly slept with hundreds of women. He never married but had two children with a former Playmate. Tragically, he lost his 11-year-old daughter to a brain aneurysm. 

The meanings behind Shel Silverstein poems and stories are debated to this day, but it's undeniable that some were inspired by his weird and complex life. Are Silverstein’s poems and stories a safe place to dream, ponder extreme possibilities, and question the morals of society? Or was he promoting drug use, cannibalism, disrespect for authority, violence, anarchy, and the occult?  

Let’s put it to a vote. Which of these Silverstein stories or poems strike you as the creepiest?

19 Creepy Meanings Behind Shel Silverstein Poems and Stories]]>
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<![CDATA[Things That Will Actually Make You Care About Climate Change]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-that-will-actually-make-you-care-about-climate-change/loganrapp Fully grasping the scope of the effects of climate change can be tricky. They are frequently put in general terms and are so global that it's hard to truly understand them on a small scale. Sure ice is melting somewhere out there and things are broadly ~happening~, but how will climate change affect you on a personal level? This list brings global warming and climate change right to your door and details the things that might actually make you care, albeit for selfish reasons.

The consequences of climate change are varied - whether your favorite food is disappearing, or your flights are getting longer, the effects of global warming can create actual problems for you on a day to day basis - something that might grab your attention a bit more than the broader effects might. For instance, are you ready for a lizard uprising while cute baby bunnies vanish? What about declining quality in maple syrup and cognac?

Take a look at the consequences of global warming below, and vote up the selfish reasons to stop global warming that will finally get you to take up the cause.
Things That Will Actually Make You Care About Climate Change]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-survivor-contestants-that-ever-played

This is a ranked list of the people who outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted everyone else in the sneakiest, smartest, or just plain most ruthless way. These are the best Survivor players to ever go on the show and many are fan favorite players. Vote for the best Survivor contestants here and make your own list to rank the players in order and add anyone you see missing. When all is said and done, you should have a list of the most popular survivor contestants ever!

Who are the best Survivor players? This list of every single Survivor contestant should give you an idea of who should be or near the top. Vote on this list of greatest Survivor players how you deem it fit.

The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played]]>
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<![CDATA[What Are Your Neighbors Up To? A Definitive Ranking]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/what-your-neighbors-are-doing/jacob-shelton

If you live in the city, noisy neighbors are something that you just have to get used to. It’s not like you can call the cops on neighbors having sex, and even if you do manage to get some authority figure to shut your neighbors up, they’re just going to go back to smashing watermelons or whatever it is that they’re doing in a couple of days anyway. What your neighbors do in their private lives is their business, but when they do it loud enough for the world to hear it becomes the business of the world, and you’re free to speculate all you want. After all, your neighbors probably think you’re as weird as you think they are.

Are your neighbors fighting? Or do they just like to slap slabs of frozen meat? Anything is possible in this upside-down world that we inhabit. It’s not strange to wonder “What are my neighbors doing?” when they keep you up at all hours of the night with their hammering or olive tossing. Maybe they’re baking you the noisiest cake in the world because they love you, but probably not. It’s time to put that blind speculation to an end and decide exactly what it is that your neighbors are doing. Vote on what your neighbors are definitely up to right now, and then go out and buy some earplugs. 

What Are Your Neighbors Up To? A Definitive Ranking]]>
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<![CDATA[Famous Actresses You'd Want to Go on a Road Trip With]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-actresses-you-want-to-road-trip-with-v1/amylindorff There's nothing like hitting the open road for an epic road trip. It's the American way! But what if instead of a normal road trip, you could take a fancy, high-class, star-studded, celebrity road trip? Any of these fun ladies, who also happen to be famous actresses, would make excellent road trip companions, though some might be better than others.

A road trip co-pilot is essential. You'll need someone to argue about the best navigation apps with, so it might as well be a famous actress. Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Poehler, or Charlize Theron? Pack the snacks, queue up your ultimate playlist, and grab a neck pillow, it's time to take in the spectacular sights (and the monotony of the looong open road) with some of the best actresses. They're j
okesters, dancers, singers, and party girls, so the long days of driving will fly right by (hopefully).

So vote up your ideal travel partner from the famous actresses below, or add your dream co-pilot. And before you embark on your big celebrity road trip, don't forget to prepare by watching at least a few of the classic road trip movies on this list.

Famous Actresses You]]>
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<![CDATA[Everything That Sucks About the NFL]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-things-about-the-nfl/zachary-benau

NFL football is the most popular sport in America, but that doesn't mean there aren't things about it that suck. Every Sunday, Americans are glued to their TVs watching football, but unless you're watching NFL RedZone, which costs a fortune, you're probably watching a commercial or footage of a bunch of guys in uniform standing around waiting. That's because in a football game, there are only 11 minutes of action. Even the biggest football fans can agree there are plenty of reasons the NFL sucks.

For starters, commissioner Roger Goodell makes more than $30 million a year in salary. That seems a tad high for someone who seems to never do anything right. The rules are probably the least clear of any of the major sports, and it's certainly the most dangerous sport in the US. And these are just a few of the NFL complaints every football fan has. 

Here are things about the NFL that suck. Vote up the ones you think suck the hardest (and not in a good way). 

Everything That Sucks About the NFL]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-supernatural-drama-tv-shows/reference The very best supernatural drama shows on television feature elements of science fiction, fantasy, ghosts, goblins, vampires, and delicious plotlines that keep you wanting more. This is a list of the greatest supernatural drama shows, ranked best to worst, and also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular supernatural drama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, Because everybody like spooky stuff. What do you think is the most entertaining supernatural drama show of all time? Don't let your favorite supernatural drama television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of supernatural drama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Shows here include everything from Supernatural to Buffy the Vampire Slayer... and all of your favorite top supernatural TV shows!

This list answers the questions, "What is the best supernatural drama show of all time?" and "What are the greatest supernatural drama shows?"
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<![CDATA[The Best John Lennon Albums List]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-john-lennon-albums-list/reference Outside of being a Beatle and one of greatest songwriters of all time, John Lennon is one of the best solo artists of all time. List of the best John Lennon albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This John Lennon discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top John Lennon albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included John Lennon singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest John Lennon 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 John Lennon album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best John Lennon album of all time?" or "What are the top John Lennon albums?" then this list will answer your questions. This list features Imagine, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and more.

This list of popular John Lennon CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can use the albums in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Spider-Man Storylines in Comics]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-spider-man-adventures-in-comics/ranker-comics

Spider-Man is one of the most ubiquitous figures in pop culture. He's everywhere. Comics, TV shows, movies, video games. You name it. You can go to almost any country in the world, show somebody the Spider-Man mask, and they'll know exactly who it is. How did Peter Parker and Spider-Man get to this amazing place in the world? What makes Marvel's Spider-Man so special? What are the best Spider-Man comics storylines for new webhead fans to get into?

Well, for starters, the writing of the Spider-Man books is part of what makes his stories so iconic. Spider-Man is the everyman hero. He's not Superman with his invincibility and alien heritage, he's not the brooding, billionaire Batman, and he's not a mutant either. No, he's that nerdy guy in science class trying to use his powers responsibly. "With great power comes great responsibility" as they say in the pages of Marvel Comics. 

Which Spider-Man stories have most shaped this spectacular character? Did his impressive rogues gallery shape our beloved wallcrawler? The Green Goblin, Venom, Carnage, Doc Ock, Shocker, Electro, Lizard, and countless others assuredly played their parts in Spidey's character formation. But what about his allies the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, or any of others he calls friends? Was it people closer to Peter Parker like Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy, The Black Cat, or even his Aunt May? Who and what made Spider-Man the hero he is today?

Well, now is the time to take a look back. To remember Spider-Man's greatest adventures, his greatest achievements, and those moments that shaped him: the best Spider-Man comic book stories. These are the best Spider-Man tales found in comic books, some of which have been adapted for Spider-Man movies and Spider-Man TV shows. Make sure to vote up all your favorite Spider-Man tales from Spider-Man comic book history

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<![CDATA[The Top Current Baseball Players]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-50-current-best-baseball-players

List of the best current players in baseball in 2016-2017, ranked by fans, critics, and sports analysts. This list includes the best current MLB players in all positions, rookies to old pros. Vote for those you believe to be the best current baseball players in order to move them up the list, or click "rerank" to customize an order of your own.

The best MLB players are those who have consistently proven their talent on the field. From expert pitchers to top short stops, these great athletes have made a name for themselves by being better than the rest. Who is the best player in baseball? There's sure to be plenty of debate. But the only way to get your voice heard (and make sure your choice for the best player in MLB makes it to the top of the list) is to vote! Remember, the guys on this list have be current players to who play in the league today. Though they may soon be considered some of the best baseball players of all time, for now, we're ranking who is best on the field right now!

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<![CDATA[The Best Pictures from the ISS]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-iss-photos/carlycarano

Some of the most stunning images in existence are photos from the International Space Station. The coolest and most breathtaking ISS pictures are taken on handheld cameras operated by the astronauts. Consider the selfies possible at over 200 miles above Earth with nothing but some tethers to hold you down. 

Between work, school, friends, and updating social media it's easy to forget that we're spinning at 1,000 miles an hour on a small blue dot in the middle of an infinitely expansive chunk of Unknown. It frequently slips our minds. Luckily, we have astronauts and cameras to remind us just how far science - and humans - have come. Here are some of the most incredible pictures from the International Space Station to remind you of our place in whatever the universe even is.

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<![CDATA[All of Judd Apatow's Nerdy White Guys, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/all-of-judd-apatows-nerdy-white-guys-ranked/jacob-shelton If you haven’t noticed, most of the characters in Judd Apatow movies are nerdy white guys. Some of them are your classic D&D nerds, while others are nerdy about weed or comedy. Regardless of what their nerd qualifications are, they’re all dorks. When you look all of the Judd Apatow characters in a row, you don’t just see a mixed bag of Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill staring back at you, but a mélange of various interests that, when obsessed over in the way that the characters from Apatow’s films themselves would, can make someone extremely nerdy. It doesn’t matter if the characters are massive sports fans or potheads, their singular focus is what lifts them up to the rarified air of dork status. Your task, should you accept it, is to rank all of Judd Apatow’s nerdy white guys.

It’s obvious even from Apatow’s earliest endeavors that he has a soft spot for nerds. This fact is most evident when you watch Freaks and Geeks. But even in his most recent Netflix series, Love, he takes great pains to paint the lovable nerds that pepper the show in fine brush strokes, showing the viewer that no nerd is exactly the same. Do you have a favorite nerd from Judd Apatow’s stable of loveable losers? If you’re not sure, reconnect with all of the nerdy sweethearts on this list of every nerdy white guy in a Judd Apatow movie.

Vote up the nerdiest of Apatow’s nerdy white guys, then leave a comment about why the characters on this list are actually cool and not nerdy at all!
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