<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent top lists Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/tags/top-lists http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/tags/top-lists <![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.
TV Networks with the Best Shows, business, tv programs, companies, tv networks/stations, tv, tv networks,

AMC
Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, The Killing
BBC America
Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Top Gear
Comedy Central
The Daily Show, Workaholics, South Park, Nathan for You
Disney–ABC Television Group
Grey's Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Modern Family, Castle
FX
Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Archer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
HBO
Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, True Detective, Silicon Valley, True Blood, Girls, The Wire
NBC
Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Friends, Law & Order
Netflix

Showtime
Homeland, Dexter, Weeds, Californication, Episodes
The CW
The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Hart of Dixie

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<![CDATA[The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-superhero-movies-ever-made
Superhero movies may seem like a current trend, but the truth is, superheroes on film have been around since the beginning of celluloid. Most of the top superhero movies come from the comic giants like DC Movies or Marvel Films. Heroes like Batman, Spiderman, Superman, and Wolverine are all favorite superhero movie characters who have made it from the pages of comics to the big screen time and time again.

Superheroes began in classic American comic books in the 1930s, though their predecessors date back to earlier crime fighters and even mythological superhuman characters, like Zeus and Thor. In the Golden Age of comic books, superheroes frequented the pages of DC Comics, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. In the 1960s, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and Iron Man showed up in the pages of Marvel Comics. More modern superhero stories like Kick-Ass and Watchmen still delight audiences.

Superhero movie serials once played before big features at movie houses. Today, Hollywood turns out giant summer blockbusters that routinely break records and bring in big business for studio execs, costumers, and special effects crews alike. Everyone has a favorite superhero film, and you can add yours to the rankings by voting up an existing item or creating your own full re-rank of your favorite super hero movies.
The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made,

Batman Begins

Iron Man

Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man

The Dark Knight

X-Men 2

X-Men

The Avengers

The Dark Knight Rises

X-Men: First Class


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<![CDATA[The Best TV Shows to Rewatch]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tv-shows-to-rewatch/ranker-tv

List of the best TV shows to rewatch, as ranked by television fans and critics. When the weekend comes around and you can’t bring yourself to get out of your PJs and go out into the sun, it can be nice to have a lazy few days doing nothing but having a marathon of your past favorite shows. Hundreds of shows throughout the decades are considered perfect rewatching material by the biggest television fans. No matter what sort of genre you feel like, there’s a series out there for you. All of the series on this list are completely available on DVD, while most of them can be found instantly on online services like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

 

If you’re interested in having a laugh, sitcoms like 30 Rock, The Office, and Parks and Recreation are often good choices. Experiencing sci-fi favorites like Lost and Battlestar Galactica as if they were new again can be extremely entertaining. Fans of classic series may love spending the weekend with Star Trek, The Munsters, and The Wonder Years.

 

What are the best television series to rewatch? Depending on your genre preference, there are plenty of shows to remember your favorite storylines, discover things you missed the first time, and catch up before anew season begins.


The Best TV Shows to Rewatch,

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Cheers

Friends

King of the Hill

Scrubs

Seinfeld

South Park

That '70s Show

The Simpsons

House


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<![CDATA[The All-Time Greatest TV Pilots]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-pilot-episodes-of-all-time
The greatest TV pilots of all-time are single episodes of television that introduced us to what would soon be iconic characters and casts. A TV pilot is the first episode of a TV sitcom, drama, cartoon, or even reality show that introduces the cast and story to audiences and asks them (in as little as 22 minutes) to stick around and watch the show throughout its run. While many of these shows are now considered to be among the best TV shows of all time, many didn't know they were watching the beginnings of history when they tuned in to these top TV pilot episodes.

Some of the greatest TV pilots featured things you didn't think you'd ever hear on television (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), the introduction of characters that would drive the top cult TV shows of all-time (Twin Peaks, The X-Files), and even moments in TV history that- even a decade before their release- would have been censored and disallowed from ever airing on television (The Following). These greatest TV pilots became some of the best TV shows currently on the air with some of the greatest TV characters ever.

What was the best TV pilot ever? That's what this list is here to help the TV viewing public decide. This list is a round-up of the best sitcom pilots, best sci-fi pilots, and the best drama pilots ever to make it to air on television. If you don't see your favorite TV pilot on the list, make sure to add it so it can compete for the #1 spot on the list of the all-time greatest TV pilots.
The All-Time Greatest TV Pilots,

Arrested Development

Cheers

Dexter

Lost

Mad Men

That '70s Show

Breaking Bad

Game of Thrones

Sherlock

The Walking Dead


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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!
The Best Actors Working Today,

Christian Bale

Denzel Washington

Edward Norton

Jack Nicholson

Kevin Spacey

Leonardo DiCaprio

Morgan Freeman

Robert De Niro

Robert Downey Jr.

Tom Hanks


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<![CDATA[Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-men-youd-want-to-have-a-beer-with/ariel-kana
If given the opportunity to sit down for a beer with any famous male figure, which famous men would you most want to get a drink with? Similar to the list of celebrity women you'd want to have a drink with you're not picking these guys because you want to get them drunk and see where the night goes.  You're choosing who out of all the interesting famous people on the planet would be your ultimate pick to grab a beer with -- famous actors, directors, politicians, athletes, and even billionaires could all be great choices. (If the celeb you most want to hang out with doesn't drink, that's cool. They can order a non-alcoholic beer!)
 

You have to consider, when picking who you'd want at the barstool next to you, the things you're going to talk about, likability, things you would have in common (do you like the same sports teams, movies, food are you from the same state), fun personality, most down to earth and who would make the best drinking buddy.  Do not focus solely on looks.

This list of famous men ranges from politicians like Bill Clinton, comedic actors like Bill Murray and Will Ferrell who you're sure to be thoroughly entertained by and have some good laughs with, record breaking athletes and notorious Hollywood bad boys like Colin Farrell.   





 
Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With,

Bill Murray

Daniel Radcliffe
Accio shots!
Edgar Allan Poe

Johnny Depp

Randy Savage

Morgan Freeman

Robert Downey Jr.

Robin Williams

Tom Hanks

Hugh Jackman


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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.
The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting),

Alan Rickman

Brad Pitt

Edward Norton

Gary Oldman

Harrison Ford

Ian McKellen

Johnny Depp

Liam Neeson

Ralph Fiennes

Robert Downey Jr.


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<![CDATA[The Best Female Characters in Literature]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-characters-in-literature
List of the best female characters in literature. From the evil to the undeniably perfect, these are the greatest female characters from literature of all genres. This list includes the best female characters of all ages, from the youthful Matilda (“Matilda”) to the ever-so-adult Evelyn Couch (“Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe”).

 Why do female literary characters stay with readers long after they’ve finished reading the novels these characters are featured in? Often, it’s due to the intimacy with which readers have come to know a character. Jane Eyre (and all of her desires and feelings), for example, becomes so real to readers that they feel as if they’ve met and understood this amazing female character.

 Other times, readers love female characters in literature because of the audacity of their actions. Scarlett O’Hara (“Gone with the Wind”) was exceedingly bold for a woman of her time, while Madame Defarge (“A Tale of Two Cities”) is an exemplar of tireless villainy. Some of the most popular female literary characters manage to embody both wholesome and defiant, becoming reflections of the complex nature of women.

 For the wide range of personality traits we find in these great female characters (and the audacious actions they’ve performed), these women have earned their titles as the best female characters in literature. They may be young or old, charming or black-hearted, but they are all memorable. Whether you love them or love to hate them, all the famous fictional heroines are here in this list of the best female characters in literary history. 

The Best Female Characters in Literature,

Arya Stark

Elizabeth Bennet

Hermione Granger

Hester Prynne

Jo March

Lady Macbeth

Natasha Rostova

Jane Eyre

Anna Karenina

Scout Finch


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<![CDATA[The Best TV Villains of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-tv-villains-of-all-time
The best TV villains of all time rank among some of the greatest TV characters of all time as well as some of the creepiest TV characters ever. While some TV villains exist to make the lead characters appear more heroic, some of them are just plain old, nasty jerks. Regardless of their motivations, the top TV bad guys make us want to bust into the TV and kick some butt, fictional style.

Many of TV's greatest greatest villains didn't start that way; some of these men and women started out as virtuous people who took a skid into the darker ways of the world. Think of Breaking Bad's Gustavo Fring, a legitimate business man turned meth trafficking d-bag. Or Dexter Morgan who started out killing only bad guys and then went and got tangled up with killing people as a CYA offensive action. Of course, there's also people like Game of Throne's Joffrey Baratheon and The Simpsons' C. Montgomery Burns who seem to get off on tormenting people. They are the worst kind of awesome bad guys.

Who is the best bad guy on TV? What television shows have the greatest TV villains?  This best television villains list has all the top TV villains in one place for you to vote on. If your favorite TV villain isn't on the list of the greatest TV villains, make sure to add them so other voters get to hate them as much as you do.
The Best TV Villains of All Time,

Cersei Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon

Mr. Burns

Professor Moriarty
Sherlock 2010 BBC

Spike

Sylar

Tywin Lannister

Crowley

The Joker

Gustavo Fring


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<![CDATA[The Best Qualities in a Woman]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-qualities-in-a-woman/samantha-dillinger
List of the most desirable qualities in a woman, what men really want and how to become popular as a female. This list will help women in understanding men because the items on this list have been voted on and ranked by the public. The best qualities in a woman are important to consider when choosing or seeking a mate and even when beginning a friendship. The best qualities in women could also be the best qualities in a person, but tweaked for qualities a woman should have.

When it comes to meeting new people, it's important to consider how their qualities and personal traits align with your own; there's no sense in forging a relationship with someone who doesn't share your values and qualities. This list of the top qualities in a woman is meant to sort out the good qualities a woman should have and list them in order of the most important qualities for women to have.

Some people would say that the best quality a woman can have is her patience or her nurturing skills. Others would argue that a woman's best quality is her independence or free spirit. When considering the qualities to look for in a mate, many different traits will come into play, but the qualities in a woman nearer to the top of this list of the top qualities in a woman are some of the basic qualities to look for in a girlfriend or mate.

What is the best quality a woman can have? What are the most important personality traits in women? What are the top qualities a good woman has? Defining the top qualities for women is highly subjective and will change from person to person, but this list of the greatest qualities for women to have seeks to take opinions from a variety of users and compile them into one list highlighting the best qualities in women. If you see an essential quality for a woman to have isn't listed, feel free to add it to the list and make sure to vote for the essential qualities for a woman to have.
The Best Qualities in a Woman,

Supportive

Funny

Loving

Attractive

Friendly

Good in Bed

Patient

Kind-Hearted

Smart

Loyal


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