<![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[The Best Video Games of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-games-of-all-time
These are the greatest games of all time, as voted on and reranked by gamers like yourself. Video games are more popular than ever. Since the early '80 when gaming systems like Atari, Nintendo and Sega first took arcade favorite and made them available to a wider audience, video games have become a part of the pop culture lexicon. Many of the best video games are action and adventure games, usually with an ultimate goal to reach in the end. That could mean rescuing a princess, like in games like the Super Mario franchise and Legend of Zelda, or it could mean battling it out with iconic villains like in Goldeneye. Sometime whooping some butt is fun and if that's your favorite type of video game, then you would be partial to the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Contra and Mortal Kombat as the best video games.

The 00's produced some of the best video games of all time. Halo, Assassin's Creed and The Sims have remained popular ten year after their respective releases. People love playing these games and they've taken their place as classics within the gaming community. 

Vote for your favorite games on this Ultimate List of The Best Video Games of All Time. If there are any of your favorite top video games that aren't on this list, feel free to add them. 

 
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Fallout 3

Final Fantasy VII

Super Mario 64

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario World

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Minds of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-minds-of-all-time/walter-graves
List of the Greatest Minds of All Time, throughout history. This list represents the most influential thinkers across various disciplines, ranked in a way that represents the power of their ideas and their impact on the world. The wisest men and women include top philosophers, physicists, famous poets, thinkers, teachers, physiologists, artists, inventors, engineers, the most irreplaceable CEOs in the world, economists and politicians and those whose talents span across many fields of study.

This list takes a historic perspective, so the greatest thinkers who are included on this list come from many different eras. The greatest minds of the 21st century may be quite different from great geniuses from the distant past, but each person should be judged within the context of the time that they were living. For example, inventing a new type of telephone in 2013 would not qualify one as "the most brilliant mind of all time," but in 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell first patented the telephone, it was an act of genius not seen before.

See Also: The Most Influential People of All Time.
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Albert Einstein

Archimedes

Aristotle

Galileo Galilei

Isaac Newton

Leonardo da Vinci

Michelangelo

Nikola Tesla

Plato

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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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. 

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Matilda

Arya Stark

Elizabeth Bennet

Hermione Granger

Jo March

Luna Lovegood

Alice

Jane Eyre

Katniss Everdeen

Scout Finch


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<![CDATA[The Best Movies Based on TV Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-based-on-tv-shows/ranker-film
The best movies based on TV shows are those legendary movies that spawned from our favorite TV shows of all time. It's really easy to make a horrible film adaptation of a favorite book, television show or classic film. These great TV shows turned into movies are the exact opposite. With numerous successful films to its resume, the "Star Trek" franchise perhaps saw the best success on the big screen. Based on the classic television series, the science fiction franchise has prompted so many great movies dating back from the original film in 1979 to modern adaptations released as recently as May 2013. 

That's not to say that other television shows adapted into movies are not awesome too. "The Fugitive," "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "Traffic" and "The Naked Gun" are all prime examples of filmmakers taking a TV series and turning it into an equally, if not more, successful movie. In some cases, filmmakers did this simply from a character or sketch from a show such as in cases of "Borat," "Wayne's World," "The Blues Brothers" and "Bruno."

But for every great movie based on a TV show, there are also dozens of bad movies adapted from television shows. Thankfully, these are the best of the bunch. Which TV show to movie adaptation is the absolute best? Vote for them below!
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Batman
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Mission: Impossible

Serenity
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek

The Addams Family

The Blues Brothers

The Fugitive

The Untouchables

The X-Files


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<![CDATA[The Best Actresses Working Today]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-actresses-working-today/carlybobarly
List of the best actresses working today, ranked. This list includes many of the greatest actresses in film history, but more importantly, focuses on modern female movie stars. Today, Hollywood features a new crop of popular and respected young actresses who command strong female roles that hold their own on the big screen. Current actresses are more talented than ever before.

While many of the talented women on this list are among familiar favorites (Meryl, Tilda, Glenn...), others are not quite yet household names, even if they have been nominated for - or even won! - Oscars for their performances. This list includes the top female actors who have had starring roles in the last few years, both in film and TV (like "Homeland" star / Emmy award winner Claire Danes) and should give you a good idea of the top 100 actresses who are in the business these days. 

The recent performances of these women have been widely acclaimed, even if their individual films or works were otherwise ignored. Vote up those actresses who you believe have contributed the most to the presence of strong female characters in film, and be sure to add any who we missed...
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Cate Blanchett

Charlize Theron

Emma Thompson

Helen Mirren

Jodie Foster

Julianne Moore

Kate Winslet

Maggie Smith

Meryl Streep

Sandra Bullock


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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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Brad Pitt

Christian Bale

Denzel Washington

Johnny Depp

Kevin Spacey

Leonardo DiCaprio

Morgan Freeman

Robert De Niro

Robert Downey Jr.

Tom Hanks


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<![CDATA[The Worst Fashion Trends in History]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-worst-fashion-trends-in-history
These are the fugliest, most horrendous, worst fashion trends in history. Rank and vote on the worst fashion disasters of all time, by their awfulness, and add any fashion abominations that are missing. We don't know why these things were popular, and we never will. Looking back, all we can do is burn the photos and pretend it never happened.

Terrible trends like those on this list sweep through a population like an infection, perming hair and ruining school photos... only to burn themselves out as people slowly come to their senses and realize they are actually wearing a denim unitard in public. The worst fashion trends in history are just as memorable - if not more - than the best fashion trends. Behold! The ugliest things people have put on their bodies, all in the name of fashion.

What are the worst fashion trends? Check out these historical fashion disasters and once you finally stop laughing, vote for the ugliest! This list also includes the dumbest fashion trends of the 20th century so you just may see some that you wore back in the day.

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Inflated Lips

Flat Brimmed Hats

Sagging Pants

Grills

Mullets

Hammer Pants

Rat Tails

Skinny Jeans On Men

Foot binding in China

Face Piercings


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<![CDATA[The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-hollywood-douchebags/analise.dubner
The biggest douchebags in Hollywood are the people we love to hate and wish we could remove from our happy, cozy world. These people are famous, but often not for being talented, like top Hollywood actors or Grammy-winning musicians, but rather for being entitled, arrogant, self-obsessed, and rude. For many of these people, any press is considered good press which only feeds into their attention-seeking, annoying ways.

An awful trend among many of these biggest Hollywood douchebags is that many are only famous for being famous. Either they came from a reality show, like Spencer Pratt from "The Hills," or Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi from "Jersey Shore." Even Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton fall into that category with little on their early resumes besides being born into high-profile families and releasing celebrity sex tapes.

Others are simply awful people. Rapper Kanye West is no stranger to awkward unscripted moments on live television. Chris Brown will always be marred by his domestic violence against former girlfriend Rihanna. Donald Trump might be rich and successful, but no one will forget his birther nonsense against President Obama. Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck spew hate on a daily basis during their political talk shows. In a perfect world, none of this awful behavior would exist but here, it makes for quite the list of douchebags.

So for whichever reason these people earned top status of Hollywood douchebaggery, be it from their anti-Semitic rants like Mel Gibson or from their womanizing ways like John Mayer and Jesse James, all of these celebs have a very special spot in a very hot place waiting for them. Which celebs grind your gears? Vote up those you think are the most douchbaggy, add any not listed or re-rank this list your way below!
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Al Sharpton

Chris Brown

Donald Trump

Kanye West

Kim Kardashian

Paris Hilton

Rosie O'Donnell

Spencer Pratt

Kris Jenner

Justin Bieber


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<![CDATA[The Most Overrated Books of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-overrated-books-of-all-time
This list of bad books not to read is ranked by literature fans worldwide. Anyone can vote on this list of the worst books, which makes it a trustworthy resource for finding out which books just don't live up to their hype. You can even add your own list of bad books to these rankings, and save other people from the pain of having to read them. From the over-hyped to the just plain overexposed, these overrated books prove that you can't judge a book by its cover...or its reputation.

What are the worst books that people think are great? The most overrated books on this list have received a lot of praise, so don't feel bad voting for them! What are the most overrated novels? Vote on them here.
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Twilight

New Moon

Eclipse

Atlas Shrugged

Breaking Dawn

The Da Vinci Code

Eat, Pray, Love

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

The Secret

Fifty Shades of Grey


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<![CDATA[Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-that-are-not-as-cool-as-people-think-they-are/hoserusc
Jorts are the dumbest things I've ever seen. Next to Toms shoes. Next to the Toyota Prius. Next to d-bags taking pictures of their food. There are so many things that suck that people think are cool. For real, some of the supposed best bands ever and the greatest movies of all time are just overrated bunches of garbage.

So add the things that you think have run their course or never had a leg to stand on to begin with, like people that use their children as their profile picture. Unless you were permanently scarred and no longer recognizable after giving birth, this is not okay. (UPDATE: it has been determined this is never okay).

If there are other things that society has deemed acceptable and/or cool that are missing from the list, make sure to add them so other people can finally realize that the things they are doing (like the Harlem Shake) are just not okay.
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Facebook

The Kardashians

Justin Bieber

Yolo

Hashtags

Smoking

Flat Bill Baseball Hats

Selfies

Smoking Weed

Duck-Lips


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