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Some of the best shows on TV right now in 2016-2017 are criminally underrated and not watched by nearly enough people. Sure, you've heard of How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, Game of Thrones, and all those other great, über-popular shows. But have you heard of Other Space12 Monkeys? Didn't think so. Here to solve this very pressing problem, is this list of unknown or underrated TV shows you should be watching right now, if anything just to shake things up a bit.

Some of the shows on this list are fairly standard genre shows like crime thrillers and supernatural tween rom-coms, but each of the television series listed here are uniquely memorable and entertaining. It's truly amazing and baffling that these shows have managed to fly under the radar, but once you read about these underrated series you should be watching, maybe they'll gain at least one new fan.

Looking for some new TV show suggestions for this coming Saturday night? Maybe check out that Gillian Anderson thriller that everyone's been talking about over in Britain. (Hint: It's not The X-Files.) Or maybe you can keep it light and watch some adorable current underrated shows on the CW, like iZombie or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. There are so many under the radar TV shows out there that deserve more viewers and more buzz.

Go on and celebrate underrated television by voting up your favorite under-the-radar shows! (But only if you've seen them ... which, again, is part of the problem!!)


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<![CDATA[The Best Current CBS Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-cbs-shows/ranker-tv

These are the best current CBS shows of 2016-2017 ranked from best to worst by user votes. From good current CBS series that are dramas to other great CBS series that are comedies, there is a wide range of shows included in this list. And in that all inclusive spirit, many of the best current CBS TV series are reality competition programs and adventure shows.

What series will you find on this best current CBS shows list? One of the best sitcoms currently airing on CBS has to be Mom. Actress Allison Janney has even won acting awards for her portrayal of Bonnie on this great CBS series. Mike & Molly is another hilarious show that can currently be seen by CBS audiences.

Survivor premiered in 2000 and is still running strong to this day, as are other CBS reality shows like Big Brother and The Amazing Race. Other good shows that are featured on this top current CBS TV series list include Elementary, Criminal Minds, and The Big Bang Theory.

Do you have a favorite current CBS show? Vote the best series to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.


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<![CDATA[The Best Current Historical Drama Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-historical-drama-series/ranker-tv

These are the best current historical drama series of 2016-2017, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some good current historical drama TV shows that are espionage thrillers, to others that are ultra-violent and action-packed. What show do you think is the greatest current historical drama?

What shows will you find on this best current historical drama series list? Netflix's historical drama show Narcos takes a dramatic look at the life of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his cartel. Wagner Moura is excellent in the lead role as cocaine king. Downton Abbey is another good historical drama series currently airing on television.

Masters of Sex is a TV dramatization of of lives and studies conducted by Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson in the 1950s and 1960s. Other great shows that appear on this top current historical drama series list include Mr. Selfridge, Marco Polo, and Vikings.

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<![CDATA[The Best Actors Working Today]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-actors-working-today/bustermcdermott The best actors working today include Hollywood legends, Academy Award winners and many of the top up and coming actors in the world right now. These talented and beautiful men grace the big and small screen with brilliant performances in our favorite movies and TV shows and do it really, really well. There's no question that many of these top current actors, if they aren't already, will long be remembered among the best actors of all time.

For many of these best male actors, being part of Hollywood's elite is nothing new as they've been starring in our favorite titles for many years. The likes of George Clooney, Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Christopher Walken have been around for decades and lost little of that spark that made them favorites.

Moving into a slightly younger crowd, many of these best current actors are quickly becoming legendary as they continue to see success. Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Johnny Depp are not just all hot, but among the best Hollywood has to offer today. But there's another generation of young actors looking for their turn in the spotlight too with up and comers like Aaron Paul, Michael Fassbender, Chris Hemsworth and Henry Cavill all on track to be the next big thing.

How do you compare the newcomers and the veterans to the greatest actors of all time? However you rank them, do so below on this list of the best actors working today!
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<![CDATA[The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-scottish-actresses-working-today/ranker-film There have been plenty of great Scottish actresses throughout film history, but which female Scottish actresses working today are the greatest? Scotland is known for its redheads, and Doctor Who's Karen Gillan and Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie are no exceptions. This list of the best Scottish actresses working today ranks today's best Hollywood actresses hailing from Scotland or with Scottish ancestry, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actresses are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.

This list ranks the highest-rated Scottish actresses working today from best to worst. These great actresses are all from somewhere in Scotland, but are popular actresses all over the world. Today's top Scottish actresses go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are gorgeous to boot!

The greatest Scottish actresses working today who are ranked on this list include Tilda Swinton, Kelly Macdonald, Isla Fisher, and Rose Leslie. If there’s an actress listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote her up. If the actresses you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best actresses from Scotland who are currently working.

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<![CDATA[The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/current-tv-shows-you-can-still-catch-up-on/ranker-tv

Need help deciding which 2016-2017 TV shows to catch up on? After all, starting a new TV series is a commitment and it can be an intimidating - there's so much to catch up on! It can be difficult to decide on which TV series to commit to watching. But thanks to this list of current TV shows that are easy to catch up on, you'll be chatting at the water cooler in no time about the best tv characters.

For example, binge-viewing True Detective can quickly bring you up to speed on the HBO series, and Aquarius on NBC is still in its television infancy. But Game of Thrones? Good luck, you have several seasons to watch now. Current TV shows you can still get all caught up on are both easy to watch and easy to stream. Whether it's Ballers with Dwayne Johnson or Black-ish with Anthony Anderson, there are options galore.


Get ready for the second or third season of a show that will soon be your favorite, by catching up now! Watch all the episodes of Better Call Saul so you'll be ready when it returns. There is also not much to catch up on with shows like Review on Comedy Central and Narcos on Netflix. With only a season or two already released, you won't spend months taking in season after season.


Current TV you can catch up on ranges from animated series like Rick and Morty to supernatural shows like The 100. On Amazon, you can catch up with Transparent to see what all the hype is about, then you can do the same with ABC's How to Get Away with Murder.

Which of these shows do you plan to catch up on? Which TV series with just a season or two under their belts are already the best? Cast your votes below and add any other series that TV fans might want to spend a weekend or two getting all caught up on.


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<![CDATA[The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-horror-series/ranker-tv

These are the best current horror series of 2016-2017 ranked from best to worst by user votes. There are some great current horror TV shows that are truly scary, and there are also some good current horror shows that have their fair share of scares but are more or less comedies.
 
What shows are featured on this best current horror TV shows list? The Walking Dead is such a good horror show that it even spawned its own spin-off. Fear The Walking Dead premiered in 2015 and features a talented cast led by Kim Dickens. The Vampire Diaries is another great horror show currently airing on television.

Supernatural is not only one of the best current horror shows but at 12 seasons, it's also one of the longest running. Other good shows that appear on this top current horror TV series list include American Horror Story, The Strain, and Bates Motel.

Which current horror show in 2017 do you like the best? Let your voice be heard by voting your favorite series to the top spot on this list.


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<![CDATA[The Best American Actors Working Today]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-american-actors-working-today/ranker-film There have been plenty of great American actors throughout film history, but which are the greatest working today? This list ranks the best current leading men in Hollywood, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actors are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.
 
Who are the greatest current male actors from the USA? These talented men are all from all over the country, though they might be popular with international film lovers as well. Today's top US actors go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are handsome to boot!

Some of the top actors from the United States right now include Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Robert de Niro, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey, Jr., Kevin Spacey, and Ben Affleck. If there’s an actor listed here that you think is the absolute best of the moment in the movie industry today, vote him up. If the actors you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best US actors currently working.
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<![CDATA[The Best American Actresses Working Today]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-american-actresses-working-today/ranker-film There have been plenty of great American actresses throughout film history, but which female American actresses working today are the greatest? This list of the best American actresses working today ranks today's best Hollywood actresses, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actresses are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.

This list ranks the highest-rated American actresses working today from best to worst. These great actresses are all from somewhere in the United States, though they might be popular with international film lovers as well. Today's top American actresses go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are beautiful to boot!

The greatest American actresses working today who are ranked on this list include Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Amy Poehler, Viola Davis, Robin Wright, and Jennifer Lawrence. If there’s an actress listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote her up. If the actresses you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best US actresses currently working.

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<![CDATA[The Best Current Action TV Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-action-tv-series/ranker-tv

These are the very best action TV series currently on the air in 2017, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best current action TV series are all over the map, literally and figuratively, from Westeros to Chicago and beyond. Some of these great current action shows are crime procedurals than manage to not be old hat, while some of these other good current action shows are a little more on the fringes of entertainment. Carving a niche for themselves with fanbases that love zombies, vampires, fairytales, superheroes, and a bunch of people trying to claim the same cool throne. So, what are the greatest current action TV series? Vote now!

What shows will you find on this top current action TV shows list? No current show has more action than HBO's Game of Thrones. While battling for control of the five kingdoms, GOT characters face death at every turn. The Walking Dead is another edge of your seat viewing experience for current action TV fans.

Netflix is starting to get into the current action show game. Their exciting series Daredevil and Jessica Jones both made this top action TV series list. Other great current action shows include Scorpion, Arrow, and The Flash.

Which current action series of 2016-2017 do you like best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.


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<![CDATA[The Best Current CBS Dramas]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-cbs-dramas/ranker-tv

Looking for something good to watch? These are the best current CBS drama series in 2016-2017, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Viewers love current CBS drama TV series because they are action packed, and not only that, there are some good CBS drama series that deliver weekly murder mysteries. 

Although fans are missing the CSI franchise, CBS is still producing crime dramas with plenty of investigation, witty banter, and of course, hacking. The newly rebooted MacGyver, starring Lucas Till, features a sarcastic female hacker played by Tristin Mays. Currently in its third season, Scorpion is an entire show about young geniuses using their tech skills to save the world. 

What shows will you find on this best current CBS drama series list?  Law, crime and deception are all weaved together to make one of the best current CBS dramas. Elementary is another good drama show currently airing on CBS.

NCIS and its spin-offs – NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans – are some of the most entertaining dramas that CBS currently offers. Other good shows that appear on this top current CBS drama shows list include Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, and Criminal Minds.

Which current CBS drama is the best? Vote up your favorite shows!


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<![CDATA[The Best Current Fantasy TV Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-fantasy-tv-series/ranker-tv

These are the best current fantasy TV series in 2016-2017, ranked from best to worst by user votes. This list is pretty diverse. Some of the best current fantasy TV shows take place in the depths of space, and still others, while based in earthly environments, integrate supernatural elements into their already fantastical shows. Some of the greatest current fantasy TV series even feature characters with super powers.

What shows will you find on this best current fantasy TV series list? Once Upon a Time transports classic fairytale characters into real life for a double dose of fantasy and drama. Snow White, Peter Pan, and Rumpelstiltskin are just a few of the lead characters in this modern fantasy series. Game of Thrones is another good fantasy show that is currently airing on television.

Hemlock Grove features vampires, werewolves and other fantastical creatures as its lead characters. Other great shows that appear on this top current fantasy TV series list include The Walking Dead, Supernatural and Grimm.

Do you have a favorite current fantasy program? Give the best series a thumbs up!


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<![CDATA[The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-female-characters-on-tv-right-now/ranker-tv

Some of the greatest characters in this new golden age of TV are female right now, and their characters span centuries, cultures, and personalities of all types. The shows they're on range anywhere from fantasy to comedy to drama and everything in between. Which female characters are the best of the best on TV show characters right now?

Are you a Jess Day kind of person, or an Arya Stark lover instead? The choice is up to you. Vote up all of your favorite female characters currently on TV, and add any that aren't already on the list. 


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<![CDATA[The Best Shows Currently on the Air]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-shows-currently-on-the-air What are the best shows currently on the air? Some of the entries on this list are without question among the greatest TV shows of all time. Fortunately for us, they haven't been cancelled, and they're still thrilling us with great drama, hilarious comedy, and outstanding storylines. Which TV show that's airing right now is the best? That's for you to decide, with your votes. Be sure to add any of your current favorite TV shows that aren't listed, too. You can also re-rank this list any way you like!

If you had to choose just a few top shows airing today, which currently airing TV programs do you believe are the best? Several outstanding premium cable original programs are among the most popular shows on this list, including HBO's Game of Thrones, Showtime's Homeland, and AMC's The Walking Dead. Netflix is also home to some of these titles, including House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Many of these are also the highest rated tv shows according to critics and audience polls. 

Hopefully, all of these great shows, from old favorites like Modern Family to newer hits like Better Call Saul, will remain on the air for years to come. But even if some shows end too soon, the greats will till be remembered as some of the best TV shows of recent memory, don't you think?


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<![CDATA[The Best EDM YouTube Channels]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-edm-youtube-music-channels Everyone seems to be a YouTube star these days, and with the rising popularity of EDM (electronic dance music) it's no surprise that some of the top YouTube channels are home to EDM videos. This list of popular EDM YouTubers ranks the best of the best when it comes to channels focused on this new generation of electronic dance music artists. Who do you think has the best YouTube channel in the world of EDM? Now's your chance to vote!

There are many good EDM channels like MrRevillz and Epic Network, but are they truly the best? Of the many music channels listed below, all are popular on YouTube (with many having over 100,000 subscribers) but only one can top this list of the greatest EDM YouTube channels.

Can't get enough EDM? Be sure to vote for the best EDM artists and let us know which US cities are the best for EDM fans!
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<![CDATA[The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-kids-cartoons/ranker-tv This list contains information about the best kids cartoons, ranked by your votes. Over the years, there have been tons of good cartoons for kids. This list contains funny childrens cartoons and action-packed kids animations. You can even vote on this list of the best kids cartoons to make sure your favorite childrens cartoon ends up in the No. 1 spot!

Which cartoons appear on this list of the top kids animated shows? Of course, Tom and Jerry made our list. Tom and Jerry is one of the best clean cartoons for kids of all time. It was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940 and originally ran for 17 years. Dora the Explorer is also a good kids show, thanks to its emphasis on education, its catchy jingles, and adorable characters. 

There are other good childrens cartoon shows like Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also appear on this list of cartoon shows with clean humor. Adventure Time is one of the newest kids cartoons to gain a cult following with children, as well as their parents. It was created by Pendleton Ward and premiered on Cartoon Network in 2010.

Where do your favorite kids cartoon shows fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section!
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<![CDATA[The Best Sports Movies On Netflix]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sports-movies-on-netflix/ranker-film Game on! What are the best sports movies on Netflix? From heartwarming to documentary, Netflix offers a wide selection of sports-related movie that might just motivate you or make a grown man cry. There are, of course, some of the classics (Brian's Song) and some of the new (Happy Gilmore). Whatever your preference, there are many sports movies on Netflix. 

Nothing is more inspirational than a good sports movie that tells the tale of a down and out team or player that rises to the top and finds glory. These are the stories that are passed down from generation to generation. Even if you're not a sports fan, sports movies always seem like the great equalizer because they often say so much more about society than they do about the sport itself. Many sports-related movies deal with a plethora of other themes, including, but not limited to: addiction, abuse, race, gender, and more. It can be simply about the spirit of competition, but sports movies can be so much more and impact viewers in ways they didn't see coming. 

What are the best sports movies to watch on Netflix tonight? This is a list of sports movies on Netflix to watch right now. 
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<![CDATA[What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/what-shows-do-you-most-want-on-netflix-streaming- What TV shows do you most want on Netflix streaming? While Netflix does offer some great streaming TV shows, and will likely add more in coming months, several fantastic TV shows are only available via DVDs at the moment. At one point or another, some of the shows listed here were available for Netflix streaming, but for whatever reason, they were pulled. If you have a favorite TV show that you'd love to watch on Netflix streaming, and it's not listed here, by all means, add it!

Let's face it: For all the best streaming Netflix TV shows that are currently available, there are scores of others that you've got to order as DVDs. That can be really frustrating. If you want to sit and watch every single episode of 'Veronica Mars' in two days, then by GOD you should be able to do it, without having to stalk the mailman! And seriously, Netflix, what gives with 'Gilmore Girls'? You can stream every single stinking episode of 'Law & Order: SVU' but you can't give us one of the greatest cop dramas ever on television, 'The Wire,' as a streaming show?

With cult favorite TV shows like 'Freaks and Geeks,' 'The X-Files' and 'Arrested Development' included as part of Netflix's streaming content library, why not try and add more? 'Party Down' comes to mind immediately, as does 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Northern Exposure.'

Be sure to vote for your favorite shows you'd most want on Netflix streaming, add any that might be missing, and hopefully we'll all get what we want. Eventually. Also check out our best TV shows on Netflix list for even more great Netflix viewing. 
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<![CDATA[The Very Best Chocolate Bars]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-chocolate-bars/ranker-food A list of the Best Chocolate Bars. What chocolate bars are considered the best by consumers? Browse through our list of the best chocolate bars to see which tasty chocolate bars are the most popular, and which ones are on the bottom of the list. If you see a favorite chocolate bar on the bottom of the list, go ahead and vote for it to raise it to a higher spot on the list of popular chocolate bars. You can also add a special chocolate bar if you don’t see it listed here.

Wondering which new chocolate bars might send you to Chocolate Heaven? By looking at the top-ranking spots, it will be easy to find new favorite chocolate bars to try. You can copy and paste from this list of chocolate bars to make your very own list of your favorite chocolate bars. From the well-known Hershey’s brand to Willy Wonka, there are multiple taste sensations to try! And, with different flavors and varieties such as chocolate bars with peanuts added, you won’t run out of new chocolate tasting options for a long time.

Plan a special evening for trying several of the new chocolate bars listed here. What are your favorite candy bars? If you try new ones that you’ve never tried before, you are sure to find that new special chocolate bar to feed your chocolate addiction.
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<![CDATA[The Best Lip Balm Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-lip-balm-brands/makeup-tips The top lip balm brands make beauty products like lip balm, lip salve, lip creams, medicated lip balms and lip balms with SPF ranging from the most expensive, exclusive lip balm brands to the more affordable lip balm brands. Some brands are better than others but these best lip balm brands stand above and beyond the rest while making you look like a million bucks without spending that much.

Like all things, sometimes just because something is more expensive does not mean that the quality is better, and some of the best lip balm brands are not the most expensive lip balm brands. This goes for chapsticks and lip moisturizer, but is also true that sometimes paying less is not worth getting an inferior product. Because of all of this, it's often a good idea to perform some trial and error with the products to decide which you think is the greatest lip balm brand.

Company A may sell absolutely killer medicated lip balm, but their chapstick just doesn't cut it. Company B has SPF lip balm you cannot live without, but their lip salve leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing says you must stick with one lip balm brand for everything. Mix and match your sunblock, lip balm and chapsticks to find a combination perfect for you in your quest to stop chapped lips.

We've all made regretful lip balm purchases, but with this user ranked list of lip balm brands, should you run into a dud, you can vote down the chapstick products that aren’t worth the money and time so other lip balm users don’t run into the same lip balm problems. If you don’t see your favorite lip balm brand or the brand you consider to be the best lip balm brand, make sure to add it to the list so other lip balm users can discover your favorite lip balm brands.

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<![CDATA[The Best Potato Chip Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-chip-brands/werner-brandes Check out this list of the best chip brands, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Salty, crispy, and delicious, chips are one of the most popular snacks in the world. There are several great chip brands available at grocery stores... the key is knowing which ones are the best! Some of the best chip brands offer a variety of tasty snacks, but some focus on making one perfect type of chip. 

When it comes to potato chips, there is an endless amount of great brands. Lays, Jays, and Miss Vickies are some of the best potato chip makers you'll find on the shelf. And Pringles, one of the best chip brands on the block, pretty much nailed it with their slogan, “Once you pop, you can't stop." Ruffles is another great chip company that puts a little spin on the average potato chip with the pleasing texture of ridges on each chip.

It's hard to narrow down a category like chip manufacturers, but if you could only munch on one chip brand for the rest of your life, which would it be? What is your all-time favorite chip brand? Take a look at this list and vote up the best chip companies up to the top!
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<![CDATA[The Best Skate Shoe Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-skate-shoe-brands/werner-brandes

Ever wonder whether DC Shoes or Vans tops people’s list of the best skate shoe brands? Some people put Vans on top of their lists of the skate shoe brands, but maybe you prefer Nike. Whether you think the top skate shoe companies focus on style or performance, make your opinion heard.
 

Other name brands that make it onto this best skate shoe brands list include Adidas, Etnies, and more. Since its founding in 1966, Vans has given skateboarders quality shoes with a unique style. This good skate footwear company has always been popular with musicians and it has sponsored the Warped Tour traveling music festival for over 15 years. Vans have also appeared in many films, most famously when Sean Penn wore them in the 1982 movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. DC Shoes is another great skate shoe brand. 
 

Converse All-Stars, AKA Chuck Taylors, are another popular skateboarding shoe company. Though originally designed for playing basketball, Chuck Taylors increased in popularity after they were embraced by the skate community. Airwalk was a popular skateboarding company in the 1990s and Volcom has increased in popularity over the years, thanks in part to its clothing and outerwear lines. Other good labels that appear on this top skate shoe brands list include Element Skateboards, Nike and Fallen Footwear. 
 

What skater shoe brands do you wear when you nail that sweet trick? Give your favorite skater shoe brand a vote up and get your opinion heard.


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<![CDATA[The Best Dressed Male TV Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-dressed-male-tv-characters/ranker-characters

List of the best dressed male TV characters currently on TV or from the past. These men prove that males have nearly as many fashion options as women, and they can rock clothes in the same styles, from boho to preppy to mod. This list includes the most fashionable men on TV, whether they dress elegantly or casually.

When thinking of fashionable men on TV, it’s not uncommon to think of men in suits. The suit is, after all, classic men’s formal wear, along with the suit’s cousin, the tuxedo. The most stylish male characters on TV are classed as such because they know how to wear a suit well. Think of the perfectly groomed male cast of “Mad Men,” who not only wear complementary tie, shirt, and suit combos but also wear the finishing accessories that pull looks together: cufflinks, pocket squares, waistcoats, and more.

Or consider fashionable male characters who are usually seen in casual wear. Whether in jeans or slacks, sweaters or t-shirts, these men are always coordinated and always sport polishing touches, such as hats, watches, scarves, or even designer socks. Prefer men in fantastic costume? The hottest male TV stars pull off these looks, too. Can anyone forget the noble looks of Robb Stark (“Game of Thrones”)?

This list contains the best dressed men on TV, the television characters audiences have tuned in to watch just to see what they’d be wearing. Whether they are wicked or altruistic, old or young, they’re all one thing: the most fashionable male TV characters ever seen.


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<![CDATA[The Best Sandwich Shop in Los Angeles]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-sandwich-shop-in-los-angeles/desertrat89 Who doesn't love the mighty sandwich? As Homer Simpson once said: "Oh sandwich, I could never stay mad at you." LA has some of the most fantastic sandwiches ever put to bread, but where do you go for your favorite sandwich? Lots of deliciousness to pick from. Vote for your favorites, rank your own list... and be sure to add any spectacular sandwich shop you see missing!

What are the best places to get sandwiches from in Los Angeles? While the city doesn't attract the same allure like New York and Chicago may, that doesn't mean the sandwiches aren't as good. It would be foolhardy to think so. 
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<![CDATA[The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-indispensable-mobile-apps/dot-commander

The most indispensable mobile apps are those that, for whatever reason, people just can't seem to function without. These are the apps that are used on a daily basis, allowing smartphone or tablet owners to perform important tasks. From Gmail to Evernote to Dropbox, the mobile apps listed here are considered by many to be so important, they're virtually essential. Be sure to vote for the most indispensable mobile apps that you believe are the best, and vote down any apps that don't seem all that necessary. Also, you can add your own most needed mobile apps to the list.

How did we ever function without mobile apps? From being able to communicate instantly with anyone around the globe to paying for our coffee, apps have become such a key part of our lives that it's almost difficult to remember what life was like without them. The best mobile apps can increase productivity, help us store media and save a ton of time. They can wake us up, put us to sleep and allow us to catch up with our (essential) TV viewing. There's an app for everything, it seems. And also that's why some are must-have apps and some are better left undownloaded.

With thousands of mobile apps available, many have become so indispensable that we can't go one day without using them for something. That's what this list is all about, so start voting. And, if you're interested, check out this list of the most indispensable Android apps, too. Just a word of caution about these must-have apps however--not all of them may be available for your chosen mobile operating system.


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<![CDATA[The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fantasy-anime-v1/ranker-anime

From classics like Wolf's Rain to newer series like Sword Art Online, fantasy is one of the most popular genres of anime. That being said, we've decided to rank the best fantasy anime series of time, and we want you to vote for your favorites! How do you know whether or not a show can be considered fantasy? Fantasy anime such as Naruto Shippuden typically involves various forms of magic, supernatural elements and mystical creatures that you wouldn't typically see in other genres.The setting of these shows is more than not a distant or imaginary world, such as the Demon Plane in the great martial arts anime Yu Yu Hakushu. Modern favorites include Fairy Tale, Black Butler, and Akame ga Kill!, but we want to know what your top fantasy anime show is. Vote below for the shows that you love the most, and downvote any that you watched and didn't like (only downvote a show if you've actually seen it please.) You can also add your own shows to this list, as long as they fall under the fantasy genre. 


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<![CDATA[The Top Family Restaurant Chains]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-top-family-restaurant-chains/restaurant-chains A List of Family Restaurant Chains. Famous restaurant chains from throughout the United States are included. Restaurant chains offer a familiarity through their decor and menu throughout all of their locations. As such, they tend to be most popular in areas where one would find travelers or tourists. This list focuses primarily on sit-down restaurants. Fast Food establishments will receive their own list. That said, a few fast food restaurant chains have been included. The idea of a chain restaurants is widely credited to Harland Sanders, more famously known as "Colonel Sanders". By "franchising" out his secret recipe, restaurants that served his food had an advantage as travelers knew what to expect. Today, nearly every cuisine imaginable has a restaurant chain attached to it.
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<![CDATA[The Best TV Shows Based on Books]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tv-shows-based-on-books/ranker-tv Fun fact: Game of Thrones isn't the only good TV show based on a book streaming on the airwaves! Though more and more people are complaining about sequels and reboots and re-imaginings at the movies, it's the golden age of television, with awesome shows inspired by books everywhere you look. The small screen has the benefit of being much more long form, and therefore a great place to showcase something based on a book or series of books. With television adaptations of books you have the ability to learn love and live with characters for the long haul, just as with a novel or series of novels. 

Naturally as TV has been around for quite some time, there have been great book adaptations throughout the years. There have also been plenty of books adapted for TV in the form of the miniseries or TV movie, but that's another list and you won't find them here (otherwise Band of Brothers would most certainly have made the cut). Instead we are just focusing on traditional TV programs that are based on or inspired by books.

Be it a current show (Orange Is the New Black), a critically acclaimed show that has ended (Boardwalk Empire), a show that started out amazing while it was based on it's book series... then derailed (Dexter), or a classic TV show you might not have realized was based on a book at all (M*A*S*H*), this list has them all.

These are the best shows based on books to ever air on television! Vote up the best of these shows below - whether because they nailed the adaptation or because they were top-notch, quality programming in their own right. Maybe the best overall shows rise to the top.
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<![CDATA[The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pbs-cartoons/ranker-tv This list contains information about the best PBS cartoons, ranked by your votes. Over the years, PBS has aired a variety of cartoons that have educated us and pulled at our heart strings. Because of our nostalgic love for PBS animations, this list contains funny PBS cartoons that you can vote on! Side note: some of these cartoons are currently broadcast on PBS while others aired in the past.

Obviously, Arthur made the cut for this best PBS cartoons list. That furry little aardvark Arthur just might be one of the best PBS shows of all time. It was created by Marc Brown and first aired in 1996 and get this... it's still running today! Thomas & Friends, The Magic School Bus, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Martha SpeaksDinosaur Train... there are so many classic shows found in this list that were a huge part of American youth.

So where does your favorite PBS show fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section!
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<![CDATA[The Most Indispensable Android Apps]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-indispensable-android-apps/dot-commander The most indispensable Android apps allow users to perform almost any task from their smartphones and/or tablets, with just a few clicks. Whether it's an app that helps prevent sloppy typing (SwiftKey 3 Keyboard) or one that helps users find exactly where they need to go (Google Maps), these are the Android apps that many would be lost without. What are the most important Android apps you use? Vote them up! And add any apps to this list that you absolutely must have to function on a daily basis -- whether it's for business, or pleasure.

What defines "indispensable," anyway? It's an app for Android that provides some key function that you almost have to use to do anything. Certainly Words With Friends is fun, but is it truly indispensable? Probably not. Adobe Flash Player 11, however, is needed. Gmail is really important for communication. Arguments can be made that one app or another isn't truly indispensable, but that depends on the person. Don't let that stop you from adding Instagram because you love it, or Twitter if you can't stand to not know what everyone's doing all the time.

Now, it's time to vote: You decide what Android apps are the ones you'd be totally lost without.


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<![CDATA[The Best Dryer Brands of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-dryer-brands/ranker-shopping A dryer is a very important investment to make for you home. Who doesn't love climbing into a warm pair of pajamas fresh out of the dryer? Without a reliable dryer that dries clothes at the right temperature, and spins gently, you might damage your clothes, sheets, towels, and other washable items. What are the best dryer brands? These top brands include the most reliable, durable, energy efficient, and cost-effective dryers available, and are known for being the best in the industry. Many of these brands have been around for decades, and have come highly recommended.  

This list discusses the top list of dryers available, including: General Electric, Samsung, LG Electronics, Roper Industries, Bosch, Electrolux, Maytag, Hotpoint, KitchenAid, Magic Chef, RCA, Amana Corporation, Fagor, Miele, and Haier. If you have ever owned one of these brands, and would like to share your opinion with the rest of the world, please vote for your favorite one today! Feel free to add any dryers to the list that we may have forgotten. 
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<![CDATA[TV Networks with the Best Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/networks-with-the-best-programming/ranker-tv List of the TV networks with the best programming, ranked by content consumers. Is modern television better than film? Movie stars are stepping down from the silver screen to star in award-winning TV shows. Which channels have the best of the bunch? As competition increases, cable companies and premium networks are producing some of the best series the world has ever seen. 
 
What channels have the best shows? This list discusses the best programming from popular North American networks, including the names of the original series they air. No matter what genre you’re craving, one of these top networks will have the right shows for you.
 
This list features the best U.S. networks with best programming, including: HBO, NBC, Showtime, TBS, AMC, Fox, FX, and more.
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<![CDATA[The Best Actors to Start Their Careers on Soaps]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-actors-to-start-their-careers-on-soaps/robert-wabash This is a list of the best actors to start their careers on soap operas, as voted on by experts and fans alike. Like the best film actors who got famous on TV first, one can take many routes to become Hollywood stars. Some actors start out on in theatre, while others start out in modeling. Many notable actors though start their careers on daytime soap operas. Famous actors that started on soaps gained credits and notoriety on daytime television so they could move on to land bigger roles. While many of them are now bigshots in Hollywood, to some, they will always just be old soap opera stars. 

Soap operas are a guilty pleasure among many television viewers, whether they are during the daytime or at night. The stories may be far-fetched -- with the dead returning as their own twin and heiresses who have been switched at birth -- and even sexy, with several characters bedding one another at the same time -- but they are nonetheless intriguing escapism. The plots keep viewers glued to their television sets and the acting is larger than life. No one has ever said that a soap opera is boring.

The list contains many notable actors. Actors like Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Pitt, and Sarah Michelle Gellar all appeared on soap operas before moving on in their professional acting career. Latter generations of film and television fans will be surprised to find out a top-notch actor like Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon got their starts as part of the cast of the long-forgotten "A World Apart"

This answers the question "What actors got their starts on soaps?" and "What actors started out in soap operas?"

Vote for the greatest actors who got their start on soaps. If you don't see your favorite performers on this list, feel free to add them so that other voters could chime in. And when you're done, please check out this list: Best Film Actors Who Got Famous On TV First.

Check out more lists like the actors who became musicians, actors who hate what made them famous, and the most intense method actors in the business

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<![CDATA[The Most Annoying TV Hosts]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-annoying-tv-hosts/tvs-frank The most annoying TV hosts include reality TV presenters, game show hosts and both morning and late-night talk show hosts. Each person on this list is considered, at least by some, to be abrasive and/or generally irritating. Not everyone's going to agree, of course, and that's why this is a VoteRanked list: You vote for the TV hosts that you find the most annoying, and vote down those you actually like. Also, if a particular host that annoys you isn't listed, feel free to add them.

No list of annoying television hosts would be complete without the reality television presenters such as Ryan Seacrest, Survivor host Jeff Probst and Chris Harrison, host of ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

And then there's the talk show hosts! Larry King could certainly be annoying, but what about his CNN prime-time replacement, Piers Morgan. And what about the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Grace, Bill O'Reilly, Matt Lauer and yes, even Katie Couric. Does she deserve a gold star for being annoying on the most different networks!

And from the late night talk show arena? Do hosts likeChelsea Handler, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and -- gasp -- Conan O'Brien deserve to rank high on the list? Everyone's entitled to an opinion. Now have yours! 
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<![CDATA[The Most Important TV Sitcoms]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-important-tv-sit-coms These sitcoms are important because they either influenced a generation's culture or because they permanently influenced the art of television. These sitcoms are important because they either influenced a generation's culture or because they permanently influenced the art of television. What makes a sitcom particularly important? Because over the decades, the shows listed here are groundbreaking comedy programs.

From the early days of the American sitcom ('I Love Lucy,' 'Leave it To Beaver') to the genius animation of 'The Simpsons,' each monumental comedy TV show listed here is important in the annals of television history. Many are also considered among the greatest sitcoms in television history, not surprisingly.

No list of the most important TV sitcoms would be complete without some of the domestic comedies of the 1940s and 1950s, including 'The Honeymooners' and, later, 'I Love Lucy.' In the 60s, sitcom families expanded to include extended and blended families ('The Brady Bunch') and then, in the 1970s, things really got interested, with 'All in the Family.' Enter the totally dysfunctional family!

Sitcoms were everywhere in the 1980s, with such influential programs as 'The Cosby Show,' 'Cheers' and, beginning in 1989, 'Seinfeld.' Which sitcom do you think is the most influential of all time? Cast your votes and certainly add any TV comedy shows that are missing.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-fighting-games-ever-made

The best fighting games pit player against player testing reflexes and skill. Fighting games range from the 3D arena fighters to elaborate tag matches. Almost every major franchise in pop culture has had a go at a fighting game lately, from Star Wars to Street Fighter, the reach of the Fighting Genre runs deep. You can build a list to include your favorite fighting franchise, or use the vote buttons to give the fighting game you love a boost.

Featuring Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros., Tekken, and more, ths list includes the best fighting video games of all time. 


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<![CDATA[The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-video-game-franchises/ranker-games

If someone asked you what the greatest video game franchise of all time was, how would you answer? If you grew up in the 80's and 90's, classic franchises like Mario, Sonic, Final Fantasy, and The Legend of Zelda might appeal to you more. However today's gamers have insanely good franchises to sink their teeth into as well, including Grand Theft Auto, God of War, Halo, Deus Ex, and so much more. This list takes your opinion into account, rather than sales, popularity, and reviews, so vote for your favorite game franchises no matter how mainstream or highly-rated they are. All genres are included here, whether it's a RPG, platformer, first person shooter or an adventure game.

You can add any franchise that's missing to this list of the greatest game series of all time, as long as there have been 3 or more games in the franchise so far. That means we're not including games like Minecraft, League of Legends, and DotA.  


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<![CDATA[The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-addictive-video-games-of-all-time The most addictive games of all time, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can add their video game addictions to this list, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the addicting video games that gamers just can't put down. Voting on this list is easier than figuring out the Konami code, so add your two cents and see how your gaming obsessions stack up against everyone else's.

Of the most addicting games, there are some from every era. From addicting PC games to the most addicting video games, there's something for everyone on this list, no matter what kids of video games you like. Gamers the world over know that with some games, you just can't stop playing. Going beyond just the top 10 addicting games, this list has over 300 games that are sure to have you hooked!
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<![CDATA[The Best Games To Play Online]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-games-to-play-online/meme-dude For many of us, there is no greater joy than putting on our headset, meeting in a lobby with friends, and gaming for hours on end. In an age where the internet is everything, we decided to rank the best games to play online, and we want you to help us. What is your favorite game to play online? This list pits first person shooters against MMORPGS, and survival titles against strategy games. The only real commonality between these titles is that playing online is crucial to the gaming experience, so vote for whatever games you enjoy on the internet the most.

Playing online is becoming such a standard in gaming that some games actually cannot be played offline. Take Hearthstone for example, or the upcoming Dungeon Defenders 2. Is making games online exclusive some kind of smoke and mirror to push microtransactions on us? It's certainly part of the business model for many of these games, but the real intention seems to be delivering the greatest gaming experience to the consumer.

Vote up your favorite online games, and even add some titles to the list if you feel they deserve to be here.
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<![CDATA[The Best Olive Oil Brands for Cooking]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-olive-oil-brands/werner-brandes Olive oil has made a serious comeback over the past decade. It's almost (almost) given butter the boot, since it's a healthier, sexier ingredient to be using in the kitchen. Olive oil is delicious in many recipes, but the best olive oil brands also make a product that's great for dipping bread. The top olive oil brands range in price, but there's a good olive oil company for every budget. Read through this list of the best olive oil brands on the market to get some ideas for your next purchase!

There's a different kind of allure when it comes to olive oil; it's the bougie version of vegetable oil and the vegan equivalent to butter. It's made all over the world (how very cultural of you, olive oil) in countries like Italy, France, Spain and even the United States. As you've started to glean, olive oil is the "it" girl of the oil aisle.

Several grocery stores offer their own brands of olive oil for their costumers. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Walmart (Great Value) all made this list of the top olive oil brands, because their consumers love what they're putting out. Kirkland Signature, Costco's in-house brand, also makes a tasty and affordable olive oil.

Who makes the best EVOO? Vote up the best olive oil companies to the top of this list and join the conversation in the comments section!
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<![CDATA[The Best Australian Beers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-australian-beers/bottoms-up The famous Land Down Under where kangaroos roam, the sun beats furiously, the Outback beckons to the brave, desert sands and scorpions are a way of life, and the Sydney Opera House looms – it's Australia, mate! Australia also features many delicious beers for beer lovers to enjoy.
 
The most popular beers from Australia come from the country’s oldest and largest brewery, Cascade Brewery which was established in Tasmania in 1824. Australia is ranked fourth in the world for beer consumption per capita, The most popular style of beer in Australia is the lager.
 
This list has the best Australian beers, including: Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø Aurora Australis, Murrays Wild Thing Imperial Stout, Feral Hop Hog India Pale Ale, and Redoak Baltic Porter.

Vote up your favorite Australian brew or add your one you love if it isn't already on the list.
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<![CDATA[The Best Oscar-Winning Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-oscar-winning-songs/ranker-film What are the best Oscar-winning songs? This list includes every song that has won an Oscar for Best Song, with titles such as “My Heart Will Go On,” “Moon River,” “Let It Go,” and “Skyfall.” The category of Best Original Song was introduced in 1934 at the 7th Academy Awards. The award is presented to the songwriters, not the performers.

Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. The best of these movies are often bestowed with an Academy Award nomination, and those that are truly the best take home the Oscar. Songs have the ability to enhance these feelings in films. They often make the movie more emotional, intense, suspenseful, or gut-wrenching.

Songs tells us, as movie-goers, what to feel and when to feel it. These best Oscar-winning songs provide a kind of emotional connection that filmmakers hope people seek in entertainment. They are moving, saddening, or romantic. Vote upthe best Academy Award-winning songs below.

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<![CDATA[The Best Movies "Loosely" Based on True Stories]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-loosely-based-on-true-stories/ranker-film "Based on a true story" isn't always exactly accurate. This list of movies loosely based on true stories took a few too many liberties or only used a true story as distant inspiration.

Hollywood loves this idea though. In the last thirteen years there have been more "based on a true story" films made than were released in the 100 years prior. The problem is that a lot of these "true stories" are hardly that. Be it a huge exaggeration, using one real life person in a crazy scenario, or taking a historical event and creating a fictional story around it (hi, Jack Dawson), the films on this list played fast and loose with the facts.

This isn't by any means knocking any of these films, many are fantastic, widely loved, award winning films. They just took a few too many liberties with the facts. Below is the list of films based on true stories... sort of. Vote up the best films on this list, even if they didn't stick to the truth.
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<![CDATA[The Best Actresses in Film History]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-actresses-in-film-history The best actresses ever are ranked here in this list of the best actresses in film history. These are the greatest actresses ever to appear on the silver screen - female only (to vote on both genders, check out this list of the greatest film actors and actresses). These women were part of some of the greatest movies of all time (or were perhaps the reason they were the best movies ever), with countless Academy Awards between them.

What are the qualities of the best actresses of all time? Is it the raw emotion they show, the parts they choose, their acting methods, or simply their effortless charm and charisma? There's no denying some of these amazing actresses belong on the list of the hottest celebrities of all time, but behind the 1000 watt smiles lies the talent that defines generations of actresses.

Who is the best actor of all time? Is it a classic actor like Katharine Hepburn, a comedic genius like Tina Fey, a stunner like Catherine Zeta-Jones, or a method actor like Meryl Streep? There are so many choices for the greatest movie actress ever that you may have a hard time choosing just one (although you can vote for as many of the actresses on this list of the greatest actresses ever as you want). If your favorite leading lady isn't on the list, make sure to add her so others can vote for her to receive the title of best actress in film history.
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<![CDATA[The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-90s-gangster-movies/ranker-film

With so many critically acclaimed mob movies to choose from, this best '90s gangster movies will be tough to vote for. Do you have a favorite mob movie from the 1990s? There are the obvious choices, but true cinema fans will dive a little deeper to vote on this list.

Quentin Tarantino's gangster films of the '90s have definitely stood the test of time. Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs have received several awards and have become cult classics to the 1990s gangster film genre. Martin Scorsese is brilliant when it comes to amazing gangster movies and, in the '90s, Goodfellas certainly changed the game. It has been named as one of the top greatest gangster films of all time.

The '90s definitely delivered the greatest gangster movies of all, but which one is the best and which will be sleeping with the fishes? Vote for your top 1990s gangster movie and downvote any you don't think deserve to be with these other legends.


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<![CDATA[The Best Musical Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-20-best-musical-movies-of-all-time The best musical movies of all time, ranked by fans and critics. This list include both the best original musical movies and those adapted from stage musicals and other materials. Musical films have a long tradition in cinema, dating back to the 1930s, when musical soundtracks were played alongside otherwise silent pictures. Since the 1950s and 60s, popular movie musicals such as Singin' in the Rain, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music have been favorites of children and adults alike.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-sci-fi-movies

What are the greatest sci-fi movies of all time? Science fiction films are among the most popular movies in cinematic history, with films like Star Wars and Aliens keeping audiences on the edge of their collective seats for decades. This list includes these classics, and many more, but it is by no means complete. Feel free to add your favorite sci-fi movies if they aren't listed, and vote for your favorites.

Want to see more of the best Sci-Fi? Here are the Best Sci-Fi TV Shows of All Time

Great sci-fi films include stories of extraterrestrial life, time travel, space travel, robots and more. Some of these amazing science fiction movies are more fantasy-oriented, while others are a bit closer to reality. Either way, scifi films keep audiences rapt with tales of science and technology, combined, at times with the supernatural.

Some sci-fi films are based on classic novels or short stories by such heavyweight authors as H.G. Wells (War of the WorldsThe Invisible Man) or Philip K. Dick (Blade RunnerMinority Report).

What are the greatest sci fi movies of all time? This list of the best sci-fi films is also Crowdranked, meaning you can rerank your own greatest sci-fi movies. Your reranks can change the overall order of the films on the list!


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<![CDATA[The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movie-antiheroes/michelle-nati

What makes an antihero cool? Well, they’re usually pretty multi-dimensional. They possess villainous qualities, yes, but there are usually complex reasons behind their madness. And for all the devilish things they do, you often can’t help but root for them. Hollywood has given movie lovers some awesome antihero characters, but who are the best antiheroes in film?

Movie antiheroes (and some villains – we as a society do like our bad boys) are often more memorable than the hero. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver), Michael Corleone (Al Pacino in The Godfather Trilogy), Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman in The French Connection), The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy), and Jim Stark (James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause) are all legendary and iconic film characters that have influenced and impressed the world over. They all also happen to be anti heroes.

This list of the greatest anti-hero film characters ranks these great characters who, despite their notable lack of what we usually describe as "heroic" traits, are nonetheless the heroes of their stories. Upvote the best antihero characters in film history below, and add any great antiheroes who aren't already listed!


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<![CDATA[The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-academy-award-winners-for-best-picture All of the best Oscar winning movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Prior to the 2015 Oscars, there are 86 movies who have won the highly coveted Best Picture Academy Award and they are all here for you to vote and rank from best to worst. The annual Academy Awards ceremony brings the world together in celebration of the best films of the year, and this list of all the movies that have won the Best Picture Academy Award is here in celebration of decades of quality filmmaking.

With nearly 86 years of votable film history behind us, there are plenty of classic movies vying for the honor of being called the greatest film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. From the movies that win critical acclaim across generational divides (The Godfather, Schindler's List), to the feel-good movies with great casts (Forrest Gump, The Artist), to controversial Best Picture Oscar winners (The Hurt Locker, Crash), this list of the films that won a Best Picture Oscar is here to separate the best movies of all time from the ones that were maybe the best of the year they won.

What is the best movie that ever won the Best Picture Oscar? What is the worst movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture? Vote on these winners of the Best Picture Academy Award and maybe you'll find out! If there's an Oscar winner for Best Picture that you didn't like, vote it down and let other moviegoers know it wasn't worthy of film's top honor.

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<![CDATA[The Best Horror Movies of 2014]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-horror-movies-2014/ranker-film

Audiences all across the country (and the globe) were frightened in theaters in 2014, thanks to the best horror movies out of Hollywood on the list below. These movies were creepy, eerie, and some were even downright scary - which is exactly what horror-loving audiences want. Horror film is a genre in and of itself. In 2014, there were plenty of top horror films in theaters to provide thrills, chill, and scares and if you missed seeing any of them, be sure to rent, buy or stream them for a fright-filled night. 

But which were the best? Did The Quiet Ones, Under the Skin, Tusk, or Life After Beth scare you enough to earn a thumbs up? Did paranormal horror movies like OuijaParanormal Activity: The Marked Ones, or Annabelle creep you out? How about the zombie movie Life After Beth or horror thriller movies like Willow Creek or As Above, So Below? Maybe there is a scary horror movie you enjoyed in 2014 not on the list? Be sure to add it so others can vote for it as well! Looking for more great horror movies? Then check out our Best Classic Horror Movies and The Scariest Movies Ever Made lists as well.


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<![CDATA[The Best British Documentaries]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-british-documentaries/ranker-film

The British are frequently considered the best journalists on the planet, so it adds up that they would make fantastic documentaries. This list of the best British documentaries spans a wide range of topics with one constant: they are all excellent examples of British documentary filmmaking. Whether you're from the UK or not, if you enjoy documentaries and British perspective, then you you'll want to watch the films below.

 

Exit Through the Gift Shop was directed by famous graffiti artist Banksy, and tells the story of Thierry Guetta, who become known as the graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash. To this day people still aren’t sure whether or not the entire project was a hoax orchestrated by Banksy.

 

Dont Look Back documented Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of the UK. It is widely considered to be one of the finest documentaries ever made.

 

Which of these English documentaries are your favorites? Vote them to the top of the list, and add any to the poll that aren't already here.


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<![CDATA[The Best Biopics About Actors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-actor-biopics/ranker-film

The idea of making an actor biopic is kind of hilarious - you're actively inviting an actor to pretend to be the real version of another actor on the silver screen. Many people are fascinated with the lives of celebrities, however, so biopics are the best way to learn about all of the ins and outs of a specific celebrity's life.


What is the best actor biopic? Robert Downey Jr. stars as Charlie Chaplin in
Chaplin. Critics weren’t in love with it, but audiences found it compelling. On this list, you’ll also find James Franco playing another famous James: James Dean. My Week with Marilyn stars Michelle Williams as the blonde bombshell herself, and Jennifer Love Hewitt plays her famous brunette pop-cultural counterpart in The Audrey Hepburn Story. Other notable titles include Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.


Part of the fun of biographical movies about actors is judging how close the resemblance is between the real person and the person portraying them. Vote up the best actor biopics below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.

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<![CDATA[The Best Living English Actresses]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-living-english-actresses/ranker-film Hailing from England, these women in film are acting circles around some of their male counterparts. These actresses from England included established, household names like Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, as well as younger English actresses like Emma Watson and Carey Mulligan. Who are the best living English actresses? They're all listed here, and your votes can help determine who is ranked as the best!

The top living actresses from England ranked on this list have decorated careers that have spanned decades and many are still working today. Their long lists of credits include movies and TV shows from all over the world, namely the United States and Great Britain. From Oscar winners to consistently great English actresses, these women are changing film and turning in amazing performances time and time again.

This list features the greatest English actresses alive today including Julie Andrews, Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Redgrave, Kate Winslet, Kate Beckinsale, Judi Dench, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, and Emily Blunt. Don't see your favorite living actress from England? Add her below so other film fans can vote. Then, be sure to vote and rerank the list according to who you think are the best English actresses still alive today.
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<![CDATA[Musical Movies With the Best Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/musical-movies-with-the-best-songs/ranker-film What are the greatest musical movies with the best songs? This list includes many of the greatest movies ever made, in large part because of the incredible songs they feature. These movies are the ones you stop and sing along to, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Vote for the musical movies that you think featured the best songs, vote down any you don't like and please, feel free to re-rank this list in any order you like. Also, if you've got a favorite film that isn't listed, add it!

There is a reason that the Academy Awards recognizes "best original song" in addition to score: Songs from films are incredibly important. Movies with the best soundtracks are already good, but they become positively iconic with great music. Films like "The Wizard of Oz" are already true classics, but with Judy Garland singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"? Even better.

Not surprisingly, this list includes movie adaptations of some of the best Broadway musicals ever made: "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "West Side Story," to name a few. Each one of these movies included many, if not all, of the most memorable songs from the Broadway soundtracks.

Every film listed here could easily be considered among the best music movies ever made, but in this case, it's about the songs: "Tomorrow" from "Annie," "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King" and "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music" - can you honestly say you don't sing along? Didn't think so.

If you love movies, and you love music, you'll definitely want to check out (and vote) on this list of the movies with that best soundtracks ever, too.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-film-actors-and-actresses-of-all-time The best actors and actresses of all time, male and female, ranked by film fans worldwide. This list of greatest actors and actresses attempts to answer the question "Who are the best actors of all time?" by incorporating the views and opinions of all members of the Ranker Community. Keep in mind, as you vote or add a top actor or actress you see missing, that we are rating these actors on their body of work, not just what they have done recently! Some of the greatest actors of all time have not necessarily acted in a project in the past 5 years, but they still deserve to be on this greatest actresses and actors of all time list.

Top actors and actresses in films are judged by their acting ability and their mastery of roles that they have played over the years. Many of these great actors have videos of their best roles for you to view so you can refresh yourself on the best works of your favorite actors as you consider your votes for top thespians of all time. Nominate your picks for the top actors & actresses by making a list of your own. Then come back to the Master List and vote up your favorites!

For lists separated by gender, check out our lists of the best actors of all time and the best actresses in film history.
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<![CDATA[The Best Living American Actors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-living-american-actors/ranker-film It takes a lot to make a movie great. There has to be excellent writing, production, direction, editing, and of course, acting. While the crew draws out the parameters for a movie, the actors are who color in the film to bring it to life, and without great acting, a great film can crumble. 

These actors are the ones who deliver time and again, regardless of how good the script or the production of the film is. These are the greatest American actors who are alive today. Who are the best actors from the USA? That's up to you to decide. This list is votable and rerankable, and if you don't see someone on here that deserves a spot, feel free to add them, but make sure they're still alive. 
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<![CDATA[The Best English Actors of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-english-actors-of-all-time/ranker-film Some of the best actors of all time hail from England, and whether you love these English men for their acting talents or just their accents, there's no denying that many of these English actors are among some of the best actors in film history. Whether living or dead, these men made England a top source for acting talent in Hollywood and will go down in history as the best.

Who are the all-time top English actors in film history? Some of these actors from England became famous for roles as Americans, as Jedi (hi, Alec Guinness!), as detectives, and any number of other memorable characters. There's just something about these English gentlemen that movie audiences love, and their fantastic acting abilities have made many of them award winners as well.

This list features the greatest English actors of all time including Charlie Chaplin, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cary Grant, David Niven, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Ewan McGregor. Don't see your favorite actor from England? Add him below so other film fans can vote. Then, be sure to vote and rerank the list according to who you think are the best English actors to have ever graced the screen.
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<![CDATA[The Best War Movies Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-war-movies This list ranks the best movies about war, battles, and military conflicts. These films recreate some of the most significant events in world history from a variety of perspectives and with a variety of purposes and intentions. Some top war films attempt to recreate as realistically as possible the events that they depict, either from an omniscient perspective permitted by historical study or from the point of view of the soldiers and civilians involved in the conflict itself. Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, for example, was both praised in its time and heavily criticized for bringing a "you are there" sense of realism - and little outside or cultural perspective - to a recreation of the Battle of Mogadishu. The best war movies of all time differ widely in their handling of the subject matter, but they all strike a chord with viewers now and in the time when they came out.

Some of the greatest war films use war as a backdrop to look at larger issues - such as man's inhumanity to man or the crippling impact of post-traumatic stress - or just as a meditation on war itself. Still other films like Glory and Band of Brothers examine the personal drama of a few individuals, and mine it for larger insights about the meaning of war and the impact that violence has on individual human lives.

Finally, some war films - particularly those made during the classic Hollywood era - are simply adventure films with war providing a compelling setting and situation. The Great Escape, for example, remains a classic not because of its grand ideas about the nature of war, but because it is a ceaselessly entertaining spectacle. No matter what type of film, there's no denying that these are certainly the best war movies ever.

Vote for your favorite war films to move them up the list. And if your favorites are not yet represented, make your own version of the list and add them!
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<![CDATA[The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-based-on-non-fiction-books/ranker-film Some of the absolute best movies in the history of film were based on non-fiction books, whether written to complete historical accuracy or loosely based on true events. Some of these movies have gone down as classics and have forever shaped the movie industry. They tell some of the most gripping stories of all time and captivate audiences. What are the best movies based on non-fiction books?
 
This list has the best movies that were based on non-fiction books, ranked by the community. This the films on this list span a variety of genres, including romance, inspirational dramas, thrillers, and action adventure.
 
This list features the best movies based on non-fiction books including, Tuesdays with Morrie, Syriana, The Hiding Place, Apollo 13, The Blind Side, The Basketball Diaries, The Call of the Wild, and The Greatest Game Ever Played. Vote up the best films based on a non-fiction book below and see where your favorites rank!
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<![CDATA[The Best '50s Martial Arts & Kung Fu Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-50s-kung-fu-movies/ranker-film

The greatest ‘50s kung fu and other martial arts movies are a diverse group of films from all over Asia. Production companies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan made influential and well-regarded movies full of epic battles, devastating betrayals, and beautiful fight sequences.


So what are the top ‘50s kung fu and other martial arts movies? In the 1950s, the Hong Kong film industry had not yet reached the levels of sophistication it would go on to achieve in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Many martial arts films of the ‘50s told the story of Huang Fei Hong, a popular Chinese folk hero and martial arts master. This character practically dominated the box office, appearing in countless films of the decade.

Japan also began to produce some of the best ‘50s kung fu and other martial arts movies. One director is responsible for a great many of these classic titles: Akira Kurosawa. Kurosawa directed
Seven Samurai (the film that inspired the classic western, The Magnificent Seven), The Hidden Fortress, and Rashomon.


On this list, you’ll also find Bruce Lee’s first starring role as a 10 year-old boy in
The Kid. Lee would go on to appear in many of the best ‘70s kung fu movies. Vote up the best martial arts films of the '50s, and let us know what you think in the comment section!


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<![CDATA[The Best Irish Actresses of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-irish-actresses-of-all-time/ranker-film From the silent film era to modern Hollywood blockbusters, Ireland has a long legacy of fantastic Irish actresses who have made names for themselves and their country in the film industry. Ranked here are best Irish actresses of all time, the female actresses and movie stars who, whether playing Irish characters or not, have turned in many memorable performances and given life to iconic characters in many films.

Who are the best Irish actresses of all time? Young stars like Saoirse Ronan are giving older established Irish actresses like Fionnula Flanagan a run for their money, but who deserves to be at the top of this Irish actresses list? Great Irish actresses are all over Hollywood films, so it's time to decide who is the best of the best.

This list features the top Irish actresses of all time including Maureen O’Hara, Eileen Percy, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, Danielle Wickworth, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Emma Ledden, Maureen O’Sullivan, and Fiona Shaw. Don't see your favorite actress from the Eire? Add her below so other film fans can vote. Then, be sure to vote and rerank the list according to who you think are the best Irish actresses to have ever graced the screen.
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<![CDATA[The Best Irish Actors of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-irish-actors-of-all-time/ranker-film Sure, Colin Farrell is a handsome bad boy, but what about all those other great Irish actors? This list of the best Irish actors of all time reaches back in film history to rank the greatest male actors to have ever hailed from Ireland. Hollywood just wouldn't be the same without Lawrence of Arabia and a whole bunch of James Bond films, and those movies wouldn't be what they were without a few of the top Irish actors ranked here.

Who are the best Irish actors ever? The land of Erin has given the world many good actors, who have played iconic roles, been part of blockbuster and classic films, and represented Ireland on the big screen for decades. Great classic Irish actors like Peter O'Toole and Richard Harris are listed here, along with more modern talents like Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, and Pierce Brosnan. Think of your favorite movie, and there just might be a good Irish actor starring as the leading man.
 
This list features the top Irish actors of all time including Peter O’Toole,  Liam Neeson, Noel Purcell, Tony Doyle, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Pierce Brosnan, Richard Harris, and Colin Kenny. Don't see your favorite actor from the Eire? Add him below so other film fans can vote. Then, be sure to vote and rerank the list according to who you think are the best Irish actors to have ever graced the screen.
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<![CDATA[The Very Best Black Directors, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-black-directors/ranker-film Films like 12 Years a Slave have made movie history and garnered tons of awards for black, British film director, Steve McQueen. The spotlight is on the absolute best black directors in movie history who have made some amazing, award winning films. Who are the best black directors? Vote up the best directors below based on their bodies of work.
 
This list features the best black directors, including both African American directors and black film directors from other countries. These visionaries are responsible for helming some of the greatest films in movie history, and has been ranked by users to determine who is truly the best. The films of these awesome directors include Hunger, Daughters of the Dust, To Sleep With Anger, Badou Boy, and The Exile.
 
Some of the directors on this list include Spike Lee, Denzel Washington, F. Gary Gray, John Singleton, Tyler Perry, Kasi Lemmons, Forest Whitaker, and Sidney Poitier. Vote up the black director you think is the absolute best, or add someone who isn't already on the list.
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<![CDATA[The Best Western Movies Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-western-movies-ever-made The best Western movies ever made include some true classics from the early days of cinema, and more modern day films that captured our imagination and took us to the days of the wild, wild West. From Sergio Leone's classics like The Good, The Bad and the Ugly to the 2010 Joel and Ethan Coen remake of True Grit, the Western movies listed here are considered some of the greatest of all time. Be sure to vote for your favorite Westerns and vote down any you don't like.

What makes a great Western? Aside from casting Clint Eastwood (he's in so many of these) or John Wayne, an outstanding Western offers movie goers fantastic characters, lots of drama and tension and certainly a nasty, memorable villain or two. Setting is obviously important in top western movies as well. Throw in a High Noon style standoff and you simply can't miss. Those are the most important elements in the best western and cowboy movies. 

What are you favorite western films? Vote for the greatest western movie ever made and be sure to add any of your favorite Western movies that might be missing! Giddyup, and enjoy!
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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women In Hollywood]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-beautiful-women-in-hollywood The most beautiful women in the world are a great mix of actresses, singers, models, and more, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are all gorgeous.

Which celebrities are the most beautiful? Vote on the hottest celebrities to move them up the list, or rerank the list to customize a list of your own. Don't see your favorite celebrity on this list? Be sure to add them.
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<![CDATA[The Most Overrated Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-overrated-movies-of-all-time The most overrated movies of all time in one list, ranked in order of how overrated they really are. Being overrated doesn't mean it's not a good movie, or even a classic movie, it just means the movie's not living up to the hype surrounding it. Some of these overrated movies are Academy Award winners, some are the best comedies of all time, and some are even considered to be among the best movies ever by some, they are all overhyped and don't quite live up to all of the positive attention they've received.  

These are movies that film critics hailed as brilliant, movies your friends said you had to see, comedies you would fall over laughing at, and dramas so deep you'd never look at the world the same way again. Except that you did watch them, they did suck, and now you're questioning your friends's taste in everything. From Avatar and all the Twilights, to Love Actually (you monster) and Trainspotting (maybe? Up to you!), these are the films you hate, despite their popularity and/or acclaim.

What are the most overrated films? What classic movies are overrated? What are some top movies that everyone loves but some people hate? This is by no means a complete list of overrated movies, but it's a whole bunch of them. If you know of a supposedly great movie that's overrated and not on the list of the most overrated movies, make sure to add it so other people can save their time and give it a miss.
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<![CDATA[The Best '80s Action Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-80s-action-movies/ranker-film A list of the best '80s action movies arguably represents a list of the greatest action movies of all time. The Terminator, Die Hard, and Raiders of the Lost Ark were all released in the 1980s, after all. Those three films are just the tip of the iceberg. You also have Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, Aliens, and many more good 1980s action movies. What do you think are the top '80s action movies? Vote up your favorites from the list of 1980s action films below.

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

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

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<![CDATA[The Best British Thriller Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-english-thriller-movies/ranker-film

If you're sick of re-watching the same American stuff, here are the best British thriller movies to get your adrenaline pumping. Whether you’re looking for thrills in the Scottish Highlands (A Lonely Place to Die), suburban terror (Cherry Tree Lane), or panic in the big city (London to Brighton), you’ll find it on this list of the greatest English thrillers.
 

You’ll also find some major stars on this list of British thriller movies: Gillian Anderson (Closure), Daniel Craig (Layer Cake), Michael Fassbender (Eden Lake), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer). Of special note is the classic A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick’s disturbing vision of a futurist and lawless London. 


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-actors-who-have-never-won-an-oscar There are many actors who haven't won an Oscar. For 95 percent of the acting population, there is probably a good reason they haven't taken home one of film's most prestigious honors. Only two actors per year can win either the Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor Oscars, leaving eight other nominees with nothing. And all of the other actors in the biz out in the cold.

But does the Academy always get it right? There are plenty of actors who haven't won an Oscar despite the fact that they’ve turned in amazing performances. Whether it’s due to stellar competition, bad luck, or an out-and-out snub, some artists have never gotten the recognition they deserve.

Johnny Depp, Edward Norton, and Brad Pitt are all big draws at the box office who haven't received the same respect of the Academy that they have from audiences. While they've all been nominated for Oscars, they've never taken home the big prize.

There are a surprising number of big name actors who haven't won an Oscar. It's up to you to determine which of these men is the greatest.
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<![CDATA[The Best Oscar-Winning Animated Films]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-oscar-winning-animated-films/ranker-film

Animated movies have been around since Disney released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, but it wasn't until 2001 that the Academy first introduced a new award category for this kind of movie. In 2001, Shrek took home the first Oscar given for Best Animated Feature. This list includes every movie to win an Oscar for animated film, including titles such as “Toy Story 3”, “Brave," and “Happy Feet.”

Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. It is for this reason we often feel an emotional connection to films. The best of these movies are often bestowed with an Academy Award nomination, and those that are truly the best take home the Oscar.

These best Oscar winning animated films provide a kind of escapism that filmmakers hope people seek in entertainment. They are often heart-warming, endearing, and appropriate for the whole family. They provide the type of entertainment that is groundbreaking in their technology and their story-telling. These movies vary in their genre, though many are comedies, but they are all equally engaging.

Though all of these animated films were the best in their year, some are still the best of all winners. Vote up the best Academy Award winning animated films below.


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<![CDATA[The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-sophomore-albums-of-all-time The best sophomore albums of all time include some of the greatest albums of all time and will largely divide music fans as to whether they're the best second albums ever or just another record in a musician's collection. Many of these second albums by bands are superior to the first albums, while others are simply better than most other albums ever released.

It was Elvis Costello who once said something to the effect of "you have your whole life to write your first record and six months to write the second"; it's quite the daunting task for a musician or band who has found themselves fast in the spotlight and under pressure to turn out a second album that's as successful as the first. Most bands fail when it comes to record #2 and never rebound (The Strokes, Futureheads, Tokyo Police Club) while others have done some of their best work many albums in (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Religion, Gogol Bordello). Many of the bands on this list of the greatest sophomore albums went on put out albums better than the first or second, and some just gave up after their sophomore effort.

What is the best sophomore album of all time? What band put out the greatest second album? What bands had better second records than the first? This list of the best second albums by bands is sure to spark a debate among music fans, and that's precisely the point. Make sure to vote for your favorite sophomore album and feel free to add any great second albums that aren't on the list.

If your favorite band made an awful second album, do not put them on the list just because they are your favorite band! This list is about the top second records by bands, not a list of bands that people like. These are important albums that have stood the test of time that will still be the top albums in years to come. If you're out to vote for the best bands ever, check out the greatest bands of all time and vote there.
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<![CDATA[The Best Genres of Music]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-genres-of-music One of the biggest questions in the music world is what is the best genre of music? For many, this can be the source of heated arguments as everyone has their own opinion and tastes of what is good and what isn't. Today's music genres are more broken down and deeper than ever, which can cause multiple arguments for or against a different subgenre within a particular genre. For example, fans of alternative rock and indie rock could argue the merits of one particular brand of rock versus the other. These are both under the rock umbrella, but alas, they're separate genres.

The same thing can be said for hip hop and even heavy metal, where both can be broken down further. No matter what your outlook, taste, or musical preferences are, you can make a claim here on this list what the best genre is. These are the most popular and top genres of music. There are plenty of choices on this Ultimate List of the best genres of music, but only one can be considered the best. If you want to voice your support to why your favorite genre should be known as the best, then vote for your top choice. If you see a genre or even a subgenre missing from the list feel free to add it. That could be anything, as long as it's not on the list.
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<![CDATA[The Best Rock Vocalists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rock-vocalists/rockboy The best rock vocalists of all time are the frontmen of our favorite rock bands or those solo artists whose voices are some of the best ever. These talented men and women of rock could easily captivate audiences with just their vocals. Their voices set them and their bands above the rest and define them as the best rock singers of all time. List includes both men and women. 

To be included on this list, the vocalists must be primarily known for their association with rock music and (obviously) must have a great voice. That really doesn't narrow down the many greatest rock singers in recent rock music history, though a certain few stand out as above and beyond all the rest. Greats like Robert Plant, David Bowie, Steve Perry and Neil Young come to mind, as do icons like Bono, Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen.

While there are many notable vocalists of today's rock music, arguably many of the best rock vocalists of all time are those from earlier generations. Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury from Queen, John Lennon from The Beatles, Jim Morrison from The Doors and Bob Dylan are only a few of some of the best rock vocalists ever but also some of the most influential singers of all time. Freddie Mercury especially had an amazing voice and was ranked second only to Mariah Carey by MTV for the best voices in music ever.

A perfect combination of range, power, articulation and control is needed to become one of the greatest vocalists of all time. All of those can be taught but the natural ability to have that golden voice, as all of these great rock vocalists possess, is nothing that can be learned. Have a favorite rock singer that we missed? Think one vocalist should be above another? Want to put these singers in your own order? You can do all that and more be voting on, re-ranking and adding rock vocalists below! Rock on!
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-musical-artists-of-all-time/ranker-music When VH1 polled fellow artists to name the greatest artists of all time, it seemed like a good idea---but in reality, the list was truly flawed. According to them, Coldplay is better than Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey is only greater than six artists, etc! Not to mention other impactful artists were left off of the list. So I thought that maybe we try the countdown one more time, only this time with the perspective of true music fans...YOU..

This list will begin in no particular order, you will see some names that didn't appear in VH1's version, no artist appears on the countdown twice, and the order is not my personal opinion (I personally think Bob Marley is the greatest artist of all time). If you don't like how the list looks, you have the power to change it. This list includes some of the greatest female vocalists of the past 10 years, and many of the best rock bands and artists of all time. Many of them are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - and some will be, eventually.

So many questions will be answered with the voting results on this list. Nirvana or Pearl Jam? 2Pac or Biggie? The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston? Is Michael Jackson still the King or is Elvis the true immortal? Is Madonna still the undisputed Queen of Pop? Does anyone rock harder than Hendrix? Are Jay-Z and Beyonce the most powerful couple in music history? It's up to you to decide!
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-guitar-rock-albums Remember when sex was safe and motorcycles were dangerous, and every rock song had at least a half assed decent guitar solo, and people were doing real drugs and not bath salts? Well, this is a tribute to the music in a time when America was simply about life, liberty, and the pursuit of SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK-N-ROLL! That said, guitar rock may not be as popular as it was in the past, but that doesn't mean that in the genre's heyday, there weren't albums that transcended genres, music types and connected with fans from all over the globe. For starters, who can forget the entire Led Zeppelin catalog? Jimmy Page's bonecrunching riffs and Robert Plant's howls brought heavy blues chords to the mainstream while establishing the band as one of guitar rock's greatest bands.

There are so many influential albums and top guitar albums here that it's impossible to list them all right here. But so many of the biggest bands in the world populate this list and all of the biggest guitar players in the world are rightfully present on here. Their mere presence alone means that their particular album is going to rock. You have dudes like Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Angus Young, Tony Iommi and Stevie Ray Vaughn amongst others whose guitar prowess is showcased on so many of these albums. 

So what are the best guitar rock albums of all time? You'll notice Led Zeppelin II, Are You Experienced and Couldn't Stand the Weather, but there are so many more. If you think something including amazing guitars is missing, feel free add that album to this list. Vote and re-rank to how you deem it to be fit.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Albums of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-albums-of-all-time This is a list of the greatest albums of all time, created and ranked by music fans worldwide. Music is as subjective as any art form, but most people can agree that there are works that rise above the rest. This is not a list of your "favorite" albums, but a list of the "greatest" albums. Whatever your musical tastes, vote and rank the albums you think had the most impact on music, the most influence on culture and other musicians... the greatest relevance to their genre.

If you see an album that should be listed here, be sure to add it! And to really impact this list's order, reranking it to add your own version of how these albums should be ranked. You can also explain your choices for the best albums of all time in the top 10 comments section below. 

So what are the best albums ever? How about the top albums of all time? Vote now!
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<![CDATA[Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/musicians-who-belong-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame Update:  Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2014. Each new crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees brings with it with it a good share of controversy. Who is most deserving of being in the Rock Hall of Fame? Vote for the bands and musicians that you think most belong in the Rock and Roll HOF, or make your own ranked list of the rockers who have been left out of the Rock Hall

This list collects artists that Ranker voters and listers think belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but who are not currently inducted. Remember, bands and musicians are only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their debut album, so popular acts from the late '80s, '90s or '00s would not yet be eligible. Don't suggest them!

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<![CDATA[The Top Metal Albums of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/shreddits-top-metal-albums Shreddit's top metal albums include some of the best and most classic extreme metal albums ever made. For casual fans, some of these album titles might be new, but they're certainly worth checking out. Longtime fans, however, will likely instantly recognize several of these albums, and realize that they are from some of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time. This is where the votes come in: Cast your votes up or down, based on your own personal opinions. You can also add any of your favorites that might not be listed, and of course, you can (and should) re-rank this list of Shreddit's favorite metal albums any way you want. From the doom metal of bands like Sweden's Candlemass to albums by the "stoner" metal band Sleep, the albums listed here reflect the diversity of the metal genre. Again, these are some of the best heavy metal albums you've possibly never heard, but they are all worth your time to track down. Interested in other heavy metal-related lists? Check out and vote on these lists of the best female hard rock/metal guitar shredders, the best screamo bands of all time and the best overall metal guitarists and guitar teams.
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<![CDATA[The Best Broadway Musicals]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-musicals List of the best musicals to ever run on stage, whether on Broadway, the West End, or in smaller fringe theaters around the world. The greatest musicals combine music, dancing, amazing stories, and top casts to take the viewer out of a theatre and into a world they never imagined.

The best Broadway musicals are a cross-section of classic musicals like Les Miserables (now an Oscar winning movie) and Cats as well as new favorites like The Book of Mormon and Wicked. Their casts feature some of the best stars on Broadway from throughout the years, and they are all worthy of more than one viewing. The best thing about musical theater, of course, is that it's never the same show twice.

What are the top Broadway musicals? What are the best musical theater shows? Which shows are the greatest musicals ever to be on stage? That's for all you musical theater fans to decide!

Vote on your favorite musicals and if your favorite Broadway musical show isn't on the list, add it so others can discover a best new Broadway musical to see.
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<![CDATA[The Best Singers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/20-greatest-singers Who are the best singers of all time? That's a tough question to ask. This list includes many of the greatest vocalists ever, from all genres of music. Whether it's the incomparable, late, great Whitney Houston with her extraordinary pop and R&B tones or rock icons like Freddie Mercury from Queen, Jim Morrison from The Doors or John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney from The Beatles, this list spans decades of incredible musicians. What singers do you feel are the greatest of all time? What are some of the greatest voices in music? Vote for your favorites, vote down any you don't like and feel free to rerank this list your way.

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Putting together the top singers in music history is a tall order. Everyone has an opinion. Some might lean more toward rock vocalists as their personal favorite (think Ann Wilson, Stevie Nicks and Mick Jagger), while others might prefer excellent pop or R&B vocalists like the late Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, or even Stevie Wonder, James Brown or Aretha Franklin.

Rank: The Top Female Vocalists of the Last Decade

Country musicians could also easily be included on this list. Musicians like Johnny Cash and Keith Whitley gave new meaning to great vocals with outstanding country songs. Female country artists, including modern era vocalists like Carrie Underwood could also be included. If country's your thing, vote and add away!
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<![CDATA[The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/female-role-models/ericascheidt

Who run the world? Girls! After compiling this list, we're positive that ladies all over the planet are kicking ass and taking names in almost every field nowadays, sorry not sorry. The amazing female role models on this list are inspiring examples of powerful females, killing it at the tops of their fields and in the trenches, helping to make the world a better place for everyone, but especially for women and girls all over the world. After all, there are presidential candidates, hard-hitting journalists, countless female CEOs and CFOs of major corporations, and a teenage girl who is on the fast track to becoming an MLB superstar. Who are the most inspiring female role models in the world today?

Though we tried our best to list as many inspirational women as possible, we're sure we missed some ladies you might look up to, so be sure to add them and rerank this list. Of all these awesome female role models from around the world, which ones inspires you the most? Which of these ladies motivated you to choose your career? Which one of these amazing female role models makes you want to pursue your dreams?  

After seeing all these awesome female role models together on one list, you'll be more inspired that ever to conquer anything! Vote up the women who inspire you the most and add any other inspirational women, successful women, and strong female role models you think girls and women the world over should know about.


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<![CDATA[The Greatest American Writers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-american-authors/ranker-books Who are the greatest American authors of all time? In just two short centuries, the great U.S. of A. has produced an incredible number of writers that have influenced literature and art the world over. This list includes great American novelists, poets, playwrights, and writers in the all genres of fiction and nonfiction alike. What American writers did you read in school and actually like? While most kids in this country are assigned works by top novelists like Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway, many don't truly love to read until their teen years, when they first find less traditional writers like J.D. Salinger or Kurt Vonnegut. Others are swept away by authors as varied as Stephen King, Harper Lee, or good ol' Dr. Seuss.

Who are the greatest American authors? This list include writers in all mediums, both living and deceased. Maybe your all-time favorites include poets like Emily Dickinson or Robert Frost. If your tastes are more for the pictures, you may consider Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, or even Wes Anderson among the top American screenwriters. Other authors on this list have created some of the most beloved and widely read series in history, including Louisa May Alcott and George R. R. Martin.

The greatest American writers are some of the tops in their fields, producing some of the best novels, essays, films, short stories, stage plays, and poems of all time. While many have stood the test of time and are firmly represented in the literary canon, it remains to be seen whether more contemporary American authors of the 21st Century will be remembered in decades to come. Vote up your the absolute best, and please add many that are missing.
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<![CDATA[The Best Female Broadway Stars of the 21st Century]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-female-broadway-stars-of-the-21st-century/bustermcdermott

Female performers have taken Broadway by storm in the 21st century, with many talented women drawing audiences night after night. Many can be seen in the most popular Broadway shows, such as Wicked, while others are in smaller productions, but their talent has earned all of them a place on this list of the most amazing 21st century female Broadway stars.

When it comes to the best Broadway stars of the 21st century - male or female - can anyone forget Sutton Foster? Foster is a true triple threat, and both audiences and awards committees acknowledge her as such. As of 2014, she’d already captured two Tony Awards: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for both Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes.

A few of the best female Broadway performers of the 21st century are just beginning their careers, but they will be sure not to disappoint audiences in the future. Leighton Meester, who shot to fame on the show “Gossip Girl,” will make her Broadway debut in 2014, starring in a production of Of Mice and Men.

On this list you’ll find the best female stars Broadway has to offer in the 21st century. Although a few of their names might be unfamiliar, you’re sure to hear about them in the coming years. Cast your votes below for the best 21st century female Broadway stars.


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<![CDATA[The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-trustworthy-celebrities/celebrity-lists

Trust: the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. When it comes to celebrities, do any really fit that bill? Are there still any truly trustworthy famous people these days? Sure there are! Some celebrities are awesome! From Hollywood actors and popular musicians, to TV personalities and the best athletes in sports, the well-known individuals ranked on this list are the most trusted big names in town.

Who is the most trustworthy celeb? Which famous person would you tell all your secrets to? Or let babysit your kids? Of the celebrities on this poll, which do you think has the fewest skeletons in their closet? People like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, and Brian Williams are pop culture fixtures that just seem downright trustworthy.

These aren't the people who'd ever end up on a celebrity scandals list, or be accused of a horrible crime. They're the celebs and famous folk that audiences and fans see as honest, good people who happen to be ridiculously famous. 

As Billy Joel once sang, "it's always been a matter of trust." So help us trust you. Vote on and rerank this list of the celebrities you trust the most. The ones you'd do trustfalls with in any corporate conference room anywhere on earth. Trust us, you won't regret it.

 

 


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<![CDATA[Being in a Relationship Makes You Feel . . .]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/being-in-a-relationship-makes-you-feel/elise It's no secret that being in a relationship is tough. You have to sacrifice, give up your freedom, your attention, and precious time spent with your friends. In return, you get the benefits of being in a relationship: acceptance, love, better health, and satisfaction. Or... do you? Is being in a relationship the best-thing-ever or a major pain in your butt? Odds are that you don't always feel completely one way or the other. Hopefully the good outweighs the bad or else you wouldn't still be in that relationship, right? 
 
Here's your chance to vote and compare yourself to others. How does being in a relationship make you feel? We can all be uncertain at times, but if you have to ask yourself again and again if you're in a good relationship, the answer may be "no."
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<![CDATA[The Most Interesting Jobs in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-interesting-jobs/ericascheidt Believe it or not, not every single job has to be completely miserable. You can actually get yourself one of many unique careers where you're not required to stare at a computer screen all day like a zombie, biding counting down to quitting time. Like all the interesting jobs that we've compiled on this list, there are actually some interesting careers out there that switch it up on a daily basis, throwing different responsibilities and opportunities your way that most nine to fivers would only dream of. So what are the most interesting jobs in the world?

Of all the dream careers that we've compiled on this list, which career do you think would be the most interesting? Did Jackass strike a particular chord with you, making you think that you'd be a great stunt person? Were you inspired by Eat, Pray, Love, and can think of nothing better than becoming a travel writer? Or are you a big animal lover, and would love nothing more than to become a zookeeper? Some of these are even super interesting jobs that pay well, but all are rewarding and keep you on your toes.

Even if you find yourself at a soul-sucking job, there's still hope for you! Or if you're just starting out, hopefully this list will give you some inspiring career options. If you're looking for the most interesting jobs, look no further. From astronauts (going into actual outer space!) to ice cream tasters (delicious) and ski patrol (sign us up!), there's an interesting career path out there, no matter what your interests may be.

Do you already have a cool job you think people should know about? Add it to this list if it isn't already below, and be sure to upvote the most awesome, rewarding, and truly interesting careers listed.

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<![CDATA[The Most Important Military Leaders In US History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/us-army-generals/mike-rothschild America's legendary military history is dotted with some of the greatest generals and admirals to ever put on a uniform. While there have been thousands of high-ranking U.S. Army generals and and military leaders in American history, only a few have truly changed the world with their bravery, intelligence, strategic planning ability, and the way they look wearing a uniform full of medals. Some of the best American generals are also the top military leaders in history. 


The army leaders and generals in the US Army on this list all either held the most important positions in the US military or were immortalized in the history books for their actions in war. To be a great US Army officer takes great courage and leadership. Who has had the most impact and led his men and women to historic triumphs? Leading the ranks of the army is no easy feat, but throughout army history, many great men have made a name for themselves.

Vote for who you think are the most important leaders from the United States Army, armed forces, and other military branches on this list, and vote down the ones you think might be a little overrated. And feel free to add generals and admirals who you feel were unfairly forgotten.

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<![CDATA[The Top Restaurant Chains in America]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-restaurant-chains-in-america The List of Top Restaurant Chains in America includes famous restaurant chains from throughout the United States. Restaurant chains offer a familiarity through their decor and menu throughout all of their locations. As such, they tend to be most popular in areas where one would find travelers or tourists. From fast food, to drive-thrus, and even some sit down franchises, there are a variety of restaurants on this list, each serving different international cuisines or their own takes on American classics.

The idea of chain restaurants is widely credited to Harland Sanders, more famously known as "Colonel Sanders." By "franchising" out his secret recipe, restaurants that served his food had an advantage as travelers knew what to expect. His restaurant, KFC, is now one of the largest in the world. Today, nearly every cuisine imaginable has a restaurant chain attached to it.

Vote up your favorite chain restaurants below, or vote down those you'll never go back to again. Looking for more of a sweet treat? Check out lists of the Best Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Chains. Cook up some mediocre Italian food at home using this list of Olive Garden recipes, and take a look at other delicious lists like, the Best Japanese Foods and the Best Brain Foods.
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<![CDATA[The Things You Wish You Were Better At]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-you-wish-you-were-better-at/lauren-slocum We all have those people in our lives who seem like they're good at just about everything. They make friends easily, have successful careers, and excelling in all physical activity comes just as easily as baking an eclair for the first time. But the truth is, everyone has opportunity for self-improvement, and understanding where you need to improve is the first and most critical step of getting better at anything. If you're looking for things to improve about yourself and deciding to be better, this list outlines some of the most common challenges among your peers.

If you're looking for ways to improve yourself, you can start by looking at the relationships in your life. Do you have positive relationships with your family and your coworkers? Do you have long-lasting friendships or are you consistently having "falling outs" with people you're close with? Relationships are great indicators of where you stand emotionally and mentally - maybe you need to learn how to cope with your stress in a healthier manner or maybe you need to learn how to communicate better? 

Reflecting on your psychological well-being is a healthy and crucial way to gain perspective and create goals in your life. But not all areas of self-improvement have to involve deep-rooted emotional issues. Are you neglecting your hobbies to watch TV? Have you been avoiding the gym because you're tired after work? Many of the areas that could use improvement in our lives are based simply on desires and goals we've yet to accomplish. 

What are things you wish you were better at? If you don't see them listed here, join the conversation and add the things you strive towards getting better at. Vote up the things you wish you were better at and feel free to rerank this list based on your own personal experiences!
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<![CDATA[The Most Overrated Actors of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-overrated-actors-of-all-time/ranker-film

This list of the most overrated actors of all time, has been ranked by critics and fans from all over the world. Actors are seen as the face of the movies, television, and other media products in which they star. Extra attention is paid to them, as if they are infallible people. Hollywood actors and actresses have become like gods to many people around the globe, and they are worshiped with praise, money, awards, and gifts. However, many of the actors receiving the most accolades are extremely overrated in their raw talent, charisma, and chemistry with other actors. While many actors, like Tom Cruise and Will Smith, bring in the big box office bucks, they have little to no acting range and often phone in their performances.

Many of the actors who get the most praise gave one or two great performances during their film careers, but then rested on their laurels for the rest of their careers. Others are pretty good actors, but nowhere near as talented as the overwhelming praise they get states. Even more actors have no talent at all, but are famous because of their looks and personality. Even some of the actors and actresses from classic movies aren’t as gifted as many claim.

Who are the most overrated actors? What about the many overrated actresses (Kristen Stewart, we're looking at you)? This list features current and Old Hollywood actors who are higher rated then they deserve for their acting skills.


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<![CDATA[The Best Cartoons of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/my-favorite-cartoons-of-all-time

There have been many fantastic animated TV shows throughout the history, but which ones are the best? Some people think that cartoons are just for children, but there are many that have frequent themes that even adults will enjoy. From classic animated series like "Looney Tunes," "The Flintstones," and "The Jetsons" to the modern day hits of "The Simpsons" and "South Park," there are many great cartoons available. For anime, check out these lists of the best anime series and the best superhero anime of all time..

The cartoon was created during the silent movie era as a short that was shown before movies. They gained even more popularity when the talkies came around, most notable of these were made by the Walt Disney company and Warner Bros with "Merry Melodies" (which later became "Looney Tunes"). With the invention of the television, cartoons and animated programs finally found a realm in which to flourish.

This is a list of the best cartoons of all time, including series that are long gone and ones that are still going today. Vote up your favorite or make your own version.


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<![CDATA[The Best Current Adventure TV Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-adventure-tv-series/ranker-tv

These are the very best current adventure TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best current adventure TV series are based in universes from all kinds of television sub-genres. Some great current adventure shows are Westerns while other good current adventure shows are sci-fi or even fantasy. What are the greatest current adventure TV series? Vote for your favorites!

What shows will you find on this top current adventure TV shows list? Since premiering in 2010, The Walking Dead has given zombie fans enough adventure to last a lifetime. This show is so popular that it even spawned the spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead which premiered in 2015. Game of Thrones is another great current adventure TV series.

Vampires also provide a good deal of adventure with The Vampire Diaries and Hemlock Grove both currently airing. Other great shows that appear on this best current adventure shows list include Vikings, The Flash and Chicago PD.

Which current adventure show in 2016-2017 is your favorite? Give the best series a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.


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<![CDATA[The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/current-family-friendly-tv-shows/ranker-tv

This list of 2016-2017 family-friendly TV shows will help parents and their children find all kinds of television series that everyone can watch together. With all the crudeness on television for adults and all of the cheesiness on television for kids, these family friendly TV shows strike a nice balance for audiences of all ages. People can stream or watch any show on this list because they are all current, appropriate for everyone, and expected to return for more seasons. Current shows for families are hard to find these days. 

Luckily this list includes the Disney XD shows that adults actually enjoy, the network sitcoms that are appropriate for kids, and harmless but fun reality shows that are entertaining for all. Some of the educational programming can be just as intriguing for adults, like the new Cosmos series with Neil deGrasse Tyson, while a show like Girl Meets World might be a nice throwback for parents who recall the first iteration. Similarly, nerd dads and geeky kiddos will all love Star Wars Rebels!
 
Current shows for families are often centered around families, such as The Goldbergs on ABC, while other family friendly TV shows are centered around parenting, like ABC Family's Baby Daddy . Family television also includes a variety of live action series like Switched at Birth, animated series, and even puppets (like on The Muppets).

Which TV shows does your family love? Upvote the best family programming below, or add any other family-friendly television you'd recommend other moms and dads watch with their kids.


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<![CDATA[The Best Websites to Waste Your Time On]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-websites-to-waste-your-time-on What are the best websites to waste your time on? Let's face it, the more advanced we become, technologically, the less productive we seem to become. It's all too easy to get sucked into a website and wind up with hours of your life missing. That's what this list is about: The websites listed here make it super easy to waste time in a really entertaining way. These are the best time wasting websites.

From reading interesting facts blogs to catching up with friends on the best social networking sites, we proudly waste our time on these sites. Feel free to rerank this list in any order you want, with any additions you want!Some of the websites listed here frequently top lists of the best overall websites for various years. They are notorious time suckers, but we love them no matter what. Need proof? What, exactly, are you doing right this moment? You are spending some time thinking about ranking and re-ranking an awesome list on... Ranker. It's an excellent way to spend your valuable time.

And after you're done with this list, you're totally going to check out this list of 20 pictures that prove you have a dirty mind. And so on, and so on...
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<![CDATA[The Best Travel Websites for Saving Money]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-travel-websites I love traveling but hate spending money. Going on vacation is bittersweet. No work and getting away (sweet). Spending way too much money and coming home broke (bitter). I just recently started using travel deal websites and am obsessed. They save me money in every aspect of traveling - whether it's lodging, transportation, food, or flights. The only downside to them is that there are way too many websites trying to help you save money on your vacation. Help rank your favorite websites and give feedback of your experiences and lets create a general consensus to what travel websites really are the best.

Check out more lists like a collection of travel blogs for a budget, the top hotel booking websites, and which airlines to book with for domestic flights

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<![CDATA[The Best Luxury Cruise Lines]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-luxury-cruise-lines/island-hopper-dan The best luxury cruise lines are those that offer guests amazing service and certainly the most luxurious accommodations and destinations. This list includes some of the greatest, best-reviewed luxury cruise lines around, both in the U.S. and throughout the world. Which one is tops? That's for you to decide, with your votes. If luxury cruising is your thing, you'll want to seriously consider a vacation on board ships owned by one of these outstanding cruise lines. And, if your favorite luxury cruise line isn't listed, by all means, add it.

What makes a luxury cruise line the best? Often, the greatest luxury lines offer upscale amenities, fine dining and certainly plenty of staff to cater to your every whim. Sometimes the best cruise lines for luxury are smaller, with a better passenger-to-attendant ratio than some of the larger lines (which can carry thousands of passengers).

If your idea of a great cruise involves spa treatments, six-star service and cabins with balconies overlooking spectacular destinations, luxury cruising might be a dream come true. Many of the world's best luxury cruises are laid-back and all-inclusive, allowing passengers to pay one price and partake of everything the ship has to offer -- from food and drink to fancy shore excursions in some of the most magical cities in the world.

Looking for some cruising ideas? If you want to travel with kids, check out these lists of the best cruise ships for families and the best cruise lines for kids. These ships are designed with everyone in mind, offering activities that are well-suited for both young and old.
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<![CDATA[The Best British YouTubers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-british-youtubers/loganrapp Are you missing out on great YouTubers just because they don't live in your country? Sure, when you're browsing for content, Americans probably aren't looking for a Japanese-language vlog. However, in recent years, English-speaking vlogs and channels are becoming easier to find on other side of the pond. Now, many of these British vloggers are becoming more and more popular in the States! Take a look at our list of the best British YouTubers and vote up your favorites!

Whether you're looking for more artistic videos like those from Dottie Martin, or the silliness of Lex Croucher, this list of British YouTubers includes a lot of folks that you'll absolutely love. More into photography? Check out Kai Man Wong! These top British YouTubers are certain to have plenty of content that you'll absolutely enjoy. 

So check out our list of famous British YouTubers, vote up your favorites, and then look at some of our other YouTube lists to see what you should be watching next!
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<![CDATA[The Best European Cruise Lines]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-european-cruise-lines/island-hopper-dan The best European cruise lines include some of the largest and most well-known cruise lines in the world. From large-scale cruising ships to smaller, more intimate river cruises, the cruise lines listed here are all based in Europe. Which ones are truly the greatest? You decide that, with your votes. And this list is by no means complete, so feel free to add any Europe cruise lines that are missing.

Two of the largest and most recognizable names among the best cruise lines in the world are certainly MSC Cruises (which is now based in Switzerland, but originated in Italy) and Costa Cruises (based in Italy). Both of these cruise lines feature massive ships in their lineup, including several cruises that would be more than appropriate for families and even for families who want to cruise with kids.

Some of the European cruise lines on this list feature luxury cruises, giving passengers five-star treatment, from spas to six-star cuisine. Cunard (United Kingdom) and Crystal Cruises (Japan) are certainly included in this category. These cruise lines pamper guests to the max, as they guide them towards some of the most wonderful port destinations in the world.

One of the fastest growing and most popular means of cruising throughout Europe is the river cruise. Some of the companies listed here also appear on this list of the best river cruise lines, not surprisingly. River cruises are certainly unique, and the cruise ships themselves tend to be a bit smaller than the ocean liners, allowing for a lower passenger-to-staff ratio and, usually, fantastic one-on-one service.

Whatever your cruising style, enjoy this list and don't forget to vote!
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<![CDATA[The Best Coupon Websites]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-coupon-websites The best coupons can be hard to find. This list of the best coupon sites is ranked by savvy shoppers worldwide, making it a trustworthy way to find online deals for all your shopping needs. Vote on your favorite places to find the best coupons online, or add your own list of best coupon sites. Either way, you'll be getting major rebates in the good karma department!
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<![CDATA[The Best Websites For Kids]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-websites-for-kids The best websites for your kids, ranked by everyone. Anyone can vote on this list, making these rankings a good way to determine the very best sites for your children to visit. Whether educational or just for fun, these are the sites that you think are the best web experiences for your kids.

Also check out this list of the best books for toddlers.

More lists like this: Best Movies for Kids, Best Books for Kids, Best Car Games for Kids, Best Apps for Parents
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