Most Viewed Lists on Ranker Top Ranking lists, Most Popular Lists, Most Visited Lists Most Viewed Lists on Ranker Top Ranking lists, Most Popular Lists, Most Visited Lists <![CDATA[The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching]]> //

Some of the best shows on TV right now in 2018 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, popular shows. But have you heard of Wentworth? Better Things? 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. Be sure to also watch the best shows ending in 2018 before it's too late! 

Some of the shows on this list are fairly standard genre shows like crime thrillers and supernatural tween romcoms, but each of the television series listed here are uniquely memorable and entertaining. Why aren't people watching? The shows may have a bad time slot or maybe people feel these are shows where nothing happens. However, many of these shows are actually critically acclaimed and beloved by a small group of loyal viewers. 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. If you're looking for a good Netflix and chill show, why not try some of these underrated gems? 

Go on and celebrate underrated television by voting up your favorite shows with cult followings!

The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:41:34 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Irish Actors of All Time]]> //

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.
The Best Irish Actors of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:51:31 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best New Original Shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon]]> //

With so many great original series currently streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, we gathered the best new original shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated Netflix original shows, Hulu originals, and Amazon original series of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new original series on television. What is the best new original TV show from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon? 

In the last few years, TV has moved from networks and cable to online streaming platforms, like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. The three big video streaming sites has produced many bingeworthy original series. Must watch shows on Netflix include Stranger Things, Ozark, and the Marvel series. For the best new Hulu originals, check out The Handmaid's Tale and Difficult People. New Amazon original shows, like Goliath and Sneaky Pete, prove that quality television can be found almost everywhere. 

Vote up the best new original TV shows streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon and feel free to add any new original series missing from the list. 

The Best New Original Shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:31:30 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made]]> //

The top animated series of all time include some of the best TV shows ever to flicker in your living room (or on your computer screen as time has gone on). The greatest cartoon series ever include cartoons from every decade of television's existence and is here so you can vote for the best animated series ever on this list of the best cartoons

TV animations like Family Guy and Simpsons are also considered to be some of the funniest animated comedies of all time as well. If you've missed out on these top rated animated shows, you can watch them on Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming sites. 

What are the best cartoon shows of all time? The greatest serial cartoons ever painted on acetate include classics like Looney Tunes, anime series like One-Punch Man, and modern day classics like South Park and King of the Hill. This list is a consensus of popular opinion on the ultimate ranking of awesomeness. Writing or artwork, these good series stood out in a pack of cheap, uninspired marketing tools. Real storytelling or actual humor, rank the best cartoon shows of all time and add them to the list. If you see something missing, add it!

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:24 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Candy Ever Made]]> //

Here's a list of the most delicious candy ever made, ranked by sweet-tooths and dessert mavens the world over. Candy and sweet treats have become a ubiquitous part of the human diet. Though often associated with obesity, tooth decay and other health problems, it's certainly possible to enjoy candy and desserts in moderation. This is a list of favorite candies, chocolates and sweets for when you want to treat yourself, or need a snack break. Forget going to the store and have them delivered with these popular monthly candy subscription boxes.

Many of the most popular candy brands have become cultural icons, from the familiar crinkled shapes of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to the bright primary color shells coating M&M's. Other candies are commonly associated with popular holidays or events, like Halloween candy corn or Christmas candy canes. But one thing all these candies have in common - they delight the taste buds and bring back precious childhood memories. Vote for your favorite candy below and, if you don't see your top candy pick on the list already, make your own list and add it as a suggestion!

The Best Candy Ever Made]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:41:45 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Writers of All Time]]> //

The pen is truly mightier than the sword, and if you’re a book enthusiast you know that to be true. Some of history’s most influential people were authors, writing the most important literature and political works of all time. Writers have shaped human history, capturing some of the most important historical events and reflecting the culture of a changing world around us in a profound way. Who are the best writers of all time? Vote up the authors you think are the best and see how they rank!

The writers on this list are the best in history, writing books, plays, essays, and poetry that has stood the test of time and make up the world's canon of literature and written work. No matter what type of writing you like to read, you can't go wrong with a book by one of these best writers of all time.

This list features the best writers ever, including, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Geoffrey Chaucer, Homer, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Herman Melleville, William Faulkner, and Edgar Allan Poe. Vote up the best authors of all time below or add the writer you think is the best who isn't already on the list.
The Best Writers of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:51:23 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked]]> //

Hilarious comedies, thrilling superhero movies, smart horror films, and engaging dramas comprise the very best movies of 2017. Receiving critical acclaim and earning millions of dollars at the box office, the best 2017 films are also some of the greatest movies of all time. What is the best movie of 2017?

Superhero movies like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Homecoming are just a few of the best movies this year. When it comes to 2017 sequels, John Wick: Chapter 2 and The Fate of the Furious both gave audiences hours of entertainment. This list of the best 2017 movies also includes sleeper hits, like Get Out and Split, as well as highly anticipated movies, like Dunkirk and Alien: Covenant

Vote up the films you think are the greatest movies of 2017. Feel free to add any good 2017 movies that are missing.

The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:11:33 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels]]> //

Next on your reading list: something from this list of the best Pulitzer Prize-winning novels. These are essentially the greatest books of fiction in the history of literature. Are you looking to buy a collection of the best novels of all time? According to the most prestigious prize out there, this list contains every single book deserving of such a title. Men and women can read these Pulitzer Prize winners to bed every night. Some of them are even appropriate for young adults or even younger, such as Harper Lee's famed To Kill A Mockingbird.

Speaking of Mockingbird, you will notice something interesting as you peruse this list of the best Pulitzer Prize-winning novels of all time. So many of these winners for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction have been turned, or are currently being turned into, major motion pictures. It is clear that movie producers in Hollywood know when there is a good story that could garner critical claim with an adapted screenplay.

This list of all novels that won the Pulitzer Prize includes beloved classes like The Color Purple, The Old Man and the Sea, and Lonesome Dove. Other newer titles on the list, like Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and Jerry Eugenides's Middlesex are prime examples of modern literature that you should add to your book collection - if you haven't already. This Pulitzer Prize fiction list is guaranteed to keep your turning pages all day long.

The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels]]>
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:41:27 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series]]> //

Teens can be some of the most loyal television series fans. Can be. Sometimes they're too busy on their iPhones and pirating music to watch TV. But, not all teens are hormonal nightmares... they're just complicated. They're about as complicated as these great teen scifi shows. These greatest teen fantasy shows of all time. What does that mean? It means that teens are in the middle of finding themselves and these great shows help them shape their identity. Are they a Supernatural person? Or is Smallville more their speed? This is the second most important question when you're a teen - just behind, "what music do you listen to?"

Some of the best fantasy shows of all time are primarily made for a teenage audience. That being said, it's up to you, Rankers. Which of these teen sci-fi fantasy shows is the greatest ever?

The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:21:27 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics]]> //

Comedies about politics find the humor in real-life situations, regardless of party affiliations. The top political comedy movies feature cutting satire inspired by politicians from all over the world. This is a list of the funniest movies about politics including everything from Team America: World Police to The American President to Wag the Dog.

What films will you find on this list of the best funny politics movies? In Idiocracy, President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (Terry Crews) rallies the American people with his bombastic speeches. Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph co-star in this Mike Judge favorite. The Dictator is another funny movie about global politics. In the Loop is a hilarious political film directed by Armando Iannucci, the creator of the hit TV show Veep. Other good films featured here include Bulworth, Black Sheep, and Head of State.

Do you have a favorite funny movie about politics? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any great features that are missing.

The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics]]>
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:11:31 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best 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. Both classic cartoons and current animated series make this list of the best cartoons of all time. 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.


The Best Cartoons of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:51:49 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Very Best Chocolate Bars]]> //

A list of the Best Chocolate Bars, including ones you can get delivered to your door with these popular monthly chocolate subscription boxes. 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.

The Very Best Chocolate Bars]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:41:30 PDT //
<![CDATA[Every Star Wars Movie, Ranked Best to Worst]]> //

A list of the best Star Wars movies, ranked by fans and critics. Since the premiere of the original Star Wars (A New Hope) in 1977, the saga of the Jedi, the Sith, and the Skywalker family have been favorites of movie-goers. Along with the original film, its sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and The Return of the Jedi (1983) are considered some of the best movies of all time. The stories follow Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, and their friends and droids as they battle the evil Sith lords Darth Vader and Darth Sidious.

Sixteen years after the release of the initial films, a trilogy of Star Wars prequels were created, beginning with Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 1999. Attack of the Clones was released in 2002, and Revenge of the Sith (2005) was the final film. This set of films followed Anakin Skywalker, Luke's father, from his youth to his becoming Darth Vader as well as his relationships with wife Padme Amidala, mentor Obi Wan Kenobi, and eventually Emperor Palpatine.

In 2012, it was announced that Disney bought Lucasfilms and was planning three new Star Wars films, sequels that follow the end of The Return of the Jedi. In light of this, we look back at the "original" films to let the crowd decide, once and for all, which are the best films int he Star Wars franchise. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list. May the Force be with you.

Every Star Wars Movie, Ranked Best to Worst]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:11:22 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best New Shows That Have Premiered Since 2015]]> //

With so many great TV series currently airing, we narrowed down the best TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new series on television. What is the best new TV show? 

Featuring new HBO shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent TV shows include Westworld, Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, American Crime Story, and Atlanta. Netflix's Marvel series are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Showtime's revival Twin Peaks is commonly known as the show to watch now in 2017. From comedies to dramas and horror to sci-fi, this list of great TV shows of the past three years has something for everyone. 

Vote up the best new TV shows and feel free to add any new series missing from the list. 

The Best New Shows That Have Premiered Since 2015]]>
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:01:34 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best ABC Comedies of All Time]]> //

List of the best ABC comedies of all time as voted, ranked by fans who watched them live or as reruns. This list includes top sitcoms like "Roseanne," "Happy Days," and "Boy Meets World," as well as dramedy shows like "Ugly Betty" and "The Wonder Years." Since its acceptance into homes around the world in the 1950s, television has been a vital part in molding character and asserting social influence. We have watched live performances by Elvis and The Beatles, and we saw the launches space shuttles into orbit; TV is deeply ingrained into our social lexicon.

What have been the greatest ABC sitcoms ever? In the beginning, there were only three networks: ABC, CBS, and NBC. This list has been ranked by men and women of all ages, ranking the top comedy shows on the American Broadcasting Corporation, aka ABC. The transmission of moving images through television has allowed the public to live vicariously through stories of imagination and also see themselves reflected in stories more based in reality. From cartoons to game shows to variety programs, daytime soaps to primetime sitcoms, TV gives us a myriad of programs from which to be endlessly entertained and informed. So what is the best ABC comedy of all time? Vote on favorite, from classic "Ozzie and Harriet" all the way up to "Modern Family."

The Best ABC Comedies of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:21:23 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Showtime Shows of All Time, Ranked]]> //

At their peak, the best Showtime shows and series are on par with some of the best big screen movies and HBO original series. While movies only have two or three hours to introduce characters and develop a plot, Showtime shows are given many hours to present characters and storylines. This gives the audience a stronger connection to characters that isn’t replicated in film. But that doesn’t mean all Showtime series are exactly film-quality. So to find out which original Showtime show is the best, fans have voted for their favorites below.

Though Showtime still broadcasts plenty of films, more and more people are turning to them for original series content. Shows such as Dexter and Homeland drew in millions of viewers and have had multiple seasons. In fact, Dexter is probably one of the most popular Showtime shows of all time, peaking at 3 million views for the season eight premiere.

They have no sign of slowing down, with new shows premiering and old shows returning every Fall season. Recently, their hit shows have included Ray Donovan, Shameless, Homeland, and House of Lies. Not only are they some of the best Showtime shows ever, they’re among the best TV shows ever. All three have starred actors that have won or been nominated for awards. For a more recent look at the best Showtime shows, you’ll want to check out this ranking of their 2016 show lineup.

As for the best Showtime series ever however, this list is the one to look at. Below, vote for your favorite shows that originally premiered on the Showtime network. Looking for a particular show? Use the search box at the top of the list to find it. If you don’t see it listed, then please add it so that others may vote for it.

The Best Showtime Shows of All Time, Ranked]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:01:26 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Anime Series of All Time]]> //

You love anime but what tops this list of the best anime series ever made? Top anime series include shows like Death Note, Attack on Titan, and so much more. Plus, with so much new anime debuting each year, the list of best anime will only grow. The blanket term "anime" in the US can refer to any animation originating in Japan, and specifically differentiates a few aspects of Japanese animation from more Western styles. For example, the top comedy animes can be be much more explicit in their humor. This includes the Japanese propensity to feature adult themes and stories in animation, as opposed to Western "cartoons" aimed primarily at children, as well as the exaggerated, fantasy-oriented and colorful style of Japanese animated visuals.

Anime can refer either to animated films or TV series, furthering the confusion. (Anime is often incorrectly used to refer to Japanese comic books as well. These are actually known as "manga," though many anime series are based on or inspired by popular manga.) Check out the best anime of 2014 for newer recommendations!

Anime TV series first found popularity outside of Japan in the 1980s and have continued to find larger and larger audiences in the West. A number of anime shows originating in Japan - such as Cowboy Bebop or Dragon Ball Z - have found enthusiastic audiences for dubbed versions in English speaking countries. (Pokemon, a series inspired by Nintendo's blockbuster series of video games, has been an ongoing hit franchise in both Japan and the US.) The anime style has grown so popular in the US, it has stared to significantly influence the style and aesthetics of American animation. Shows such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Afro Samurai and Samurai Jack have borrowed heavily from anime in terms of pacing, subject matter, and design.

This list collects the best Japanese anime TV series of all time. American series that have been influenced by anime, such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, are not included. Forget a top 10 anime list- ours has over 200 entries!


The Best Anime Series of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:32:01 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best War Movies Ever]]> //

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 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 up 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!

The Best War Movies Ever]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:11:37 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime]]> //

A list of the most suspenseful movies on Amazon Prime Instant Video, as ranked by movie fans who don't mind spending a few hours on the edge of their seats. Every film on this list is a nail-biter that will have you in suspense from start to finish and each movie is currently streaming free of charge for Amazon Prime members.

With so many movies available on Amazon Prime, it can be tough to find just the right film to suit your mood. If you're feeling a tense, relentlessly suspenseful ride that will have you wondering just how it's all going to end, absolutely any movie on this list ought to suit you just fine.

While every movie collected here brings the suspense, there are a whole lot of wildly different films included. On this list, you'll find straight up horror movies like Night of the Living Dead or The Mist, nerve-racking crime thrillers like Reservoir Dogs or City of God, and even intense modern blockbusters like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or World War Z.

The two things all of these movies have in common is that they're all suspenseful as heck and they're all streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video. What's the best, most suspenseful free movie on Amazon Prime? You can decide by voting up your favorites below! And if we missed a great suspense film, feel free to add it to the list!

The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:41:24 PDT //
<![CDATA[The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers]]> //

The best horror novelists include some great authors who manage to weave fantastical tales of horror that leave readers scared out of their wits. The horror fiction authors on this list write novels that can strike fear into the heart of virtually any reader, using elements of horror and dark fantasy. Whether it's a classic ghost novel or a book that features real-life evil (like serial killers), these horror novelists are some of the best in the horror genre. Be sure to vote for your favorite horror writers, and add your own personal favorite horror novelist if you don't see them on this list!

Some of the best horror writers on this list will be instantly recognizable. Horror authors like Stephen King and Dean Koontz, for example, are very well-known, popular modern horror fiction writers. I've also included some of the original, classic horror novelists, including the incomparable H.P. Lovecraft and the master, Edgar Allan Poe. Gothic horror writers like Maurice Level are included, as well. You'll notice that some of the top horror writers on the list are also known as science fiction writers and/or fantasy authors, including Ray Bradbury. There is some overlap, and I feel it's important to include these horror and dark fantasy writers as well. In addition, some of the best horror novelists on this list are winners of the prestigious Bram Stoker Award (Richard Matheson, Clive Barker and King, among them) for outstanding achievement in horror writing.

The hope is that with you, the reader, will help to contribute the names of your favorite horror writers and this list of the best horror novelists of all-time will continue to grow - serving as a great, comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to find a new horror fiction author to read! From the famous horror writers who everyone should read at least once, to the lesser known, but still super scary authors that horror buffs should give a try, you'll find it all on this list!

The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:11:40 PDT //
<![CDATA[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!
The Best Western Movies Ever Made]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:26:37 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Actors in Film History]]> //

The best actors ever are ranked here in this list of the best actors in film history. These are the greatest actors ever to appear on the silver screen - male only (to vote on both genders, check out this list of the greatest film actors and actresses). These gentlemen 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 actors 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 actors belong on the list of the hottest male celebrities, but behind the 1000 watt smiles lies the talent that defines generations of actors.

Who is the best actor of all time? Is it a classic actor like Marlon Brando, a comedic genius like Charlie Chaplin, a double-threat like Clint Eastwood, or a method actor like Daniel Day Lewis? There are so many choices for the greatest movie actor ever that you may have a hard time choosing just one (although you can vote for as many of the actors on this list of the greatest actors ever as you'd like). If your favorite leading man isn't on the list, make sure to add him so others can vote for him to receive the title of best actor in film history.
The Best Actors in Film History]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:32:01 PDT //
<![CDATA[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!
The Greatest Albums of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:03:11 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Supernatural Characters]]> //

Supernatural long ago turned into one of the best shows on the CW thanks to its taut story lines and the superb acting of the (generally hot) cast, and now there are enough characters after eight seasons on the air to compile this list of the best Supernatural characters ever to appear on the series.

From Supernatural series regulars like Hollywood actors Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles (who play the supernatural creature hunting Winchester brothers) to recurring characters like Bobby Singer and Jo Harvelle, this is a list of the of the greatest and most memorable characters on the CW's Supernatural.

If you don't see your favorite Supernatural character on this list of the top Supernatural characters, make sure to add them and vote for them to make it to the top. This list has the Supernatural characters ranked, for fans to debate.
The Best Supernatural Characters]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:01:23 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest Poets of All Time]]> //

Who are the best poets of all time? It includes poets such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare, and Sylvia Plath. Poetry has captivated readers for thousands of years. Regardless of the time period during which they wrote, the great poets on this list have used their talents and ways with language to connect with readers of all ages.

Written works have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories on the page. Whether short or long form, poetry is often illusory, and full of rich imagery or hidden meaning. It is these elements which provoke readers to dig deeper. The best poems and poets are read throughout the ages. They are passed from generation to generation and taught throughout school to young students.

Poets and their poetry have the ability to take readers places and into worlds they've never imagined. Poets can often be tortured souls or great thinkers who allow readers a new view on the world which they never would have imagined. These greatest poets provide the kind of emotional connection to the written word that few can.

Vote up the all time best poets on the list below or add the poets you think are the greatest if they aren't already on the list.

The Greatest Poets of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:21:35 PDT //
<![CDATA[Jump Scares With A Side Of Cultural Commentary]]> //

If you think horror movies are nothing more than gore, gratuitous violence, slashers slashing, and supernatural creatures wreaking havoc, think again; intelligent horror movies demonstrate that smart horror exists – and is really good to boot. The best intelligent horror films operate at multiple levels, weaving social commentary into plot lines that are equal parts thought provoking and terrifying. 

From Jordan Peele's Get Out and its thematic interpretation of modern American racism to John Krasinski's A Quiet Place and its "silence experiment," there's no shortage of films that prove horror is actually smart. But what are the smartest of the intelligent horror genre? Are some supposedly intelligent horror films just not so?  

Jump Scares With A Side Of Cultural Commentary]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:22 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time]]> //

The best guitarists of all time, voted on and ranked by many music fans, with photos and other info. With help from the wisdom of the crowd, you'll find a comprehensive ranking of the greatest guitar players in history. All the top guitarists are on this list - monster guitar heroes from rock, metal, blues, and alternative music. Are you on Team Eddie or Team Jimi? How about both!

Add your vote to this list of the top guitarists ever and help to pick the best guitar player in the history of music. These roock, jazz, blues guitarists have all had long careers filled with success and failure. Some are still jamming out today, which other rock stars died too young, before their talents could be fully appreciated. Now is your chance to give the best guitar players in the world some recognition.

Who is the best guitarist of all time? Add your vote to make sure your voice is heart!

To vote on more music lists, check out these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.
The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:52:01 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Western Movies of the '70s]]> //

The Western is one of the most important genres in cinema history. It redefined what it meant to be a hero, and it redefined how stories were told on camera. Though the great Western heroes were on their way out in the 70s, it was still a tremendous decade for the genre. These are the best 70s Western movies, ranked from best to worst by fan votes. Some of these great 1970s Westerns fall in the line with the classic Western storyline of a lone gunman saving the day, while others on this list are uproarious comedies that almost flip the genre on its head.

What are some of the movies one can expect to find on this list? Throughout the 1970s, Clint Eastwood served as a cowboy for a new generation. Some of his best films, including The Outlaw Josey Wales, High Plains Drifter, and Two Mules for Sister Sara, all came out during the decade. The Frisco Kid is another good Western movie that was released in the 1970s.

Blazing Saddles is not only one of the best Westerns of the 70s, but it is still considered one of the funniest films of all time. Other great movies featured here include Westworld, The Shootist, and Jeremiah Johnson.

What is the best Western from the 70s?? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any great cowboy films you think might be missing from this list!
The Best Western Movies of the ]]>
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:41:30 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Actresses Ever]]> //

Since the first series of silent films were first released, some of the beautiful women in the world have graced the silver screen. These beautiful actresses are some of the most well-known people in the world. Starlets of the golden era of film include some the biggest and most beautiful movie stars like Ingrid Bergman, Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, Hedy Lamarr, and Ava Gardner are considered some of the most beautiful actresses in movie history. Over time, the influence of those women, along with other actresses like Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor combined their talents and good looks to become some of the most iconic actresses in movie history.

Many of today's actresses are considered some of the beautiful in the world. Charlize Theron, Salma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson, and Zoe Saldana are considered the beautiful actresses out there today. Many of these actresses have graced the pages of some of the biggest magazines, newspapers, and websites in the world.

With so many beautiful actresses to choose from, it's up to you to decide who should be considered the most beautiful actress ever. This may seem easy, but it shouldn't be since there are so many drop-dead gorgeous actresses who have starred in movies for nearly 100 years. This is your chance to select who is the most beautiful actress of all time is. You really can't go wrong with who choose on this Ultimate List of the Most Beautiful Actresses Ever.

These are the prettiest actresses. The most attractive actresses of all time.

Who do you think is the hottest actress of all time? The hottest actress ever?
The Most Beautiful Actresses Ever]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:12:10 PDT //
<![CDATA[The 20+ Craziest Yanderes Who Will Kill You With Kindness]]> //

One of the biggest character archetypes in anime, manga, and light novels is that of the yandere. Yanderes seem sweet enough when you first meet them, but then they turn out to be super freaking crazy. Lurking right under the surface is several layers of insane, obsessive love for whoever their target happens to be. For some of these characters, their love is aimed towards a specific person. For other yanderes, their love is a lot more general, but no less dangerous. Even if their crazy antics are coming from a place of love, you can't help but feel anywhere from mildly unsettled to genuinely creeped out.

From the best action anime to the greatest psychological thriller anime, the most intense and craziest yanderes have been compiled here. These characters will literally love you to death. Check out these insane yanderes below and vote up the best one. 

The 20+ Craziest Yanderes Who Will Kill You With Kindness]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:51:33 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Saddest Television Deaths Ever]]> //

Spoilers everywhere, of course! List of the saddest TV deaths as voted and ranked by fans. TV shows have long been able to penetrate the core of the human spirit, and audiences grow attached to characters they watch week after week and season after season. These TV character deaths are among the saddest, most memorable, and most gut wrenching to ever grace the silver screen - whether they were surprises or a long time coming. The list includes violent deaths, freak accidents, murders, deaths from illness, and a wide range of other sad TV death scenes.

Vote for those saddest TV deaths that impacted you most and watch them move to the top of the list, or click Re-Rank to make your own version of this list.
The Saddest Television Deaths Ever]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:41:54 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Actors to Ever Win Best Actor in a Leading Role]]> //

Every year the Academy evaluates a year's worth of brilliant performances and picks what they believe to be the best of the best, nominating these for the most prestigious acting awards in cinema: the Oscars. This in itself is an honor - just to be nominated for an Academy Award. But only one person can win each year, and the men listed here have all taken home Oscar gold for Best Actor in a Leading Role - so which Best Actor Oscar winners are the best?

Of the leading men who have won Best Actor, who is the best Best Actor?! Do you think it's a classic choice like Marlon Brando? Clark Gable? Humphrey Bogart? Is it a more recent recipient like Philip Seymour Hoffman? Sean Penn? Jack Nicholson?

With so many options choosing the best is hard, but that's where you come in. Vote up the very best actors of all the Best Actor Academy Award winners below!
The Best Actors to Ever Win Best Actor in a Leading Role]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:21:32 PDT //
<![CDATA[You Know You've Never Read 'Of Mice And Men']]> //

As you slide comfortably into being an adult, one fact quickly becomes evident: everyone is a big fat liar, especially when it comes to discussing impressive books to read. Avid readers should definitely check out these popular book reviewers on YouTube. Not only are there too many life-affirming books out in the world to read in one lifetime, but there are also a bunch of books that become a part of the social zeitgeist, and if you don’t read them you’ll be left out of the cultural conversation. The books people lie about reading tend to be considered classics, but they’re also massive tomes that are responsible for destroying an entire forest. Some books people claim to have read would make better doorstops than they would entertainment, but you should still act as if you’ve devoured every page. If you don’t lie about some of these books, what are you going to have to talk about?

There are so many intelligent and cool people out in the world, and every single one of them says they have read all of the most important books. You know how you lie about what you scored on your SATs? Well you should also do that with literature. This list of books you should say you've read makes it easy for you to fool your friends and strangers alike. Because if you do come across someone who has actually read all of these books they’re not going to be able to keep the plot points separated in their heads long enough to call you on your BS. Keep reading to see all the books people pretend to have read – and then maybe actually read one of them. 

You Know You]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:21:30 PDT //
<![CDATA[36 Songs You Never Realized Were About Bisexuality]]> //

Sex and sexuality have always been central themes in pop music, but it's only recently that songs about being anywhere on the sexuality spectrum have come to be accepted as part of the lexicon.

Before the 2000s, although alternative lifestyles were becoming more and more accepted in everyday life, the music business and audiences still had a long way to go in embracing LGBTQ motifs. For most, coming out in the public eye was not easy and could mean the difference between platinum records and crickets. 

A hit song like Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" is pretty flagrant in its meaning, but you may not realize just how many other musicians were also breaking down doors — some more subversively than others — before Perry walked through with ease. While subliminal messaging is still somewhat the art of the song, there's relatively more freedom to express bisexuality through music that wasn't acceptable even a decade ago. 

When you listen closely to these songs, you may be surprised at the not-always-so-subtle lyrics you never realized were about bisexuality. You'll be surprised at some of songs and artists listed, but even if you don't love them all, you'll respect each and every one for having the courage to share themselves with the world. After all, the more vulnerable an artist is with their work, the more authentic the art, and these songs speak to the soul.

36 Songs You Never Realized Were About Bisexuality]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:21:29 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best YouTube Red Original Series]]> //

We're ranking the best YouTube Red original series currently streaming on YouTube! Featuring comedy, drama, reality, and more, YouTube Red originals come in all different genres, so there's something for everyone. Also, the first episode of all YouTube Red originals is always free, so you can always check out the pilot before subscribing. Which YouTube Red shows are worth binging in your downtime? If you're looking for feature films, check out the best movies on YouTube Red.

What are the best shows to watch on YouTube Red? This list of YouTube Red original shows features YouTube's longest-running series, Foursome, starring Logan Paul and Jenn McAllister. Other funny YouTube comedies include Good Game, Single by 30, and Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television.

If you're looking for YouTube original dramas, check out the sci-fi thriller Lifeline and Buzzfeed's Broke. There are also plenty of reality shows on YouTube, like Fight of the Living Dead, Squad Wars, and Escape the Night.

Vote up the best YouTube Red series below and feel free to add anything you think is missing. 

The Best YouTube Red Original Series]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:11:26 PDT //
<![CDATA[99 Life Pro Tips That Will Change How You Do Everything]]> //

Life doesn't come with an instruction book, and yet some people seem to have it all figured it out. Luckily, they're willing to share their expertise with the rest of us. This collection of life pro tips and tricks covers everything from boiling water to helping your parents program the dadgum DVR. Do you know how to use marjoram? How about how to remove Sharpie from a dry erase board?

Some of these great life hacks seem intuitive, but they're not always the first solutions to come to mind when problems arise. Others are so simple and obvious that, well gosh, why didn't I think of that? Vote up the most useful LPTs, and be sure to visit the LifeProTips subreddit for more genius ideas to make your life run more smoothly.
99 Life Pro Tips That Will Change How You Do Everything]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:41:23 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders]]> //

A list of the greatest Songs by 60s One-Hit Wonders. Are you looking for that special song to play for a special occasion? Browse through this list of the greatest songs by one-hit 1960s wonders, and you may just find that one special nostalgic song that you haven’t heard in a long time. Ranked in order of the most popular one-hit song wonders to the least popular, you can see which 60s songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit 60s songs as well, and see them get raised to a higher position on the list. You can also copy and paste from the list to make your own list of favorite songs.

Do you not see your favorite one-hit 60s song on the list? Go ahead and add it to the list so that others can listen to it as well. Music truly does soothe the soul and is the perfect way to turn a stressful day into a great one. There are many different types of music in the world, and some song artists have fared better than others. Although the artists with one-hit wonders may not have been able to repeat their performance with other songs, many of these great one-hit song artists have made a lasting impact on their fans.

Who hasn’t heard the popular hits from the 60s like “On Top of Spaghetti” by Tom Glazer and the Do-Re-Mi Children’s Chorus, and “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” by Rolf Harris? Although these artists theoretically only had one big hit in their singing career, they brought special songs to life that bring back memories of familiar shows and innocent times. Remembered throughout the ages, these artists made a lasting impression with their well-treasured 60s hits.
The Greatest Songs by ]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:31:33 PDT //
<![CDATA[Male Anime Characters You'd Want As Your Husband]]> //

If you're an anime fan who digs men, you might have thought about which anime characters you'd want as a husband. This poll asks you to tell the world which male anime character you'd tie the knot with, no matter what your criteria for a good anime husband may be. Perhaps your taste leans toward the sweet, sensitive, and totally ripped. If that's the case, Makoto Tachibana from Free! might be the right anime husband for you. Or maybe your preferences are a little more unconventional, and you dig a military-grade clean freak who has definitely killed before. If yes, Levi Ackerman of Attack on Titan is probably right up your alley.

Whatever your preferences, let the world know by voting up the anime men you'd marry in a heartbeat, and voting down the ones you'd leave at the altar. If the ladies are more your speed, head on over to our list of anime women you've want to marry.

Male Anime Characters You]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:11:27 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015]]> //

If you're looking for the best movies to watch with your kids, this list of new children's films is for you. Featuring the best kids movies released in 2015 and on, our ranking of family friendly films includes a variety of movies safe and fun for younger audiences. What is the best new kids movie from the past few years?

Looking for the newest Disney and Pixar movies? Inside Out and Zootopia are two of the best movies both kids and adults can enjoy. Other animated movies children will love are Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, and The Lego Batman Movie. For family friendly live-action movies, check out Goosebumps and Monster Trucks

Vote up the best new movies for kids and feel free to add any new and popular children's movies missing from the list. 

The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:11:28 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest Pianists Ever]]> // Is there any sound more beautiful than a piano composition? Almost every piece from composers in early classical music featured this powerful instrument to strike the perfect chords. The piano is extremely versatile, and unlike the guitar, cello, or violin, the strings on the piano are located inside and played with the keys. Many musicians have some knowledge of the piano, even if it isn't their primary instrument. But who are the greatest pianists of all time? Classical and Baroque periods of music history definitely increased the popularity of the piano and almost every genre of music in today’s culture also uses it! It’s no wonder that mastering the art of playing the piano is such a desirable goal. It is also an instrument that once learned, makes it easier to learn other instruments and is popular among young music students. This list features the all time greatest piano players, includin, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Vote up the best pianists below, and see where the musicians you think are the greatest of all time rank!
The Greatest Pianists Ever]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:41:41 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time]]> //

Warning: spoilers and televised violence abound.

TV deaths used to be sad affairs. Shows would promote them as “very special episodes” and warn viewers in advance to stock up on tissues. Now, not so much. Sure, there are still plenty of shocking TV deaths that break fans' hearts. But with villains and antiheroes becoming the norm in today’s entertainment landscape, satisfying TV character deaths are a more common occurrence.

Fans despise dreadful characters and root for their demise for months or even years. When it finally happens, they can’t help but cheer. Maybe the character was incredibly annoying. Maybe they were a jerk. Or, when it comes to Game of Thrones deaths, maybe they were so vile that seeing them choke on poison or being devoured by dogs seemed perfectly fitting.

Take a walk down memory lane and remember all the times TV characters died and you felt good. Here are the most satisfying character deaths in TV history.

The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:41:28 PDT //
<![CDATA[The All-Time Greatest Works of Stephen King]]> //

He's one of the most recognizable names in fiction and easily one of the most prolific American authors. With so many great works, this list of books by Stephen King, voted on by the Ranker community, attempts to rank his top novels and best books ever. This list of King's writings is the definitive ranking of his body of work. King's stories range from thick novels to short stories and collections, and include some of the most popular horror novels of our time. Many Stephen King books and stories have been adapted into popular horror movies as well, including The Shining, Misery, Carrie, and The Shawshank Redemption

What are Stephen King's best books? This list is focused only on Stephen King's published work, not the resulting movies or TV shows. Enjoy this list of Stephen King books ranked, and vote for the novels you think are the best Stephen King books of all time.

Ranking Stephen King books isn't easy, with so many to choose from, so help us out and vote! His works cover many genres, primarily horror, fantasy, supernatural fiction, and dark fantasy. He has written memorable series such as The Dark Tower series, as well as stand-alone horror novels, like The Stand. King has also branched out from horror writing during his career, such as with the time-travel novel, 11/22/63, about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The best Stephen King novels on this list have combined to sell over 350 million copies, and King himself has received numerous writing and literature awards throughout his career. So vote for the best among his many top works below, or rerank the list if you don't agree with the order.
The All-Time Greatest Works of Stephen King]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:51:21 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Irish Authors]]> //

The best Irish authors, ranked by fans of Irish literature. This list includes George Moore, who is considered the first great modern Irish novelist, as well as names like James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, famous writers of classic Irish literature. The names on this list are considered to be some of the best Irish writers and the list includes the birthplace of the authors, along with additional biographic information.

The list asks the question, "who are the best Irish authors?" and includes poets, novelists and nonfiction writers from all genres and eras for a comprehensive list. These writers from Ireland have contributed to not only Irish literature, but the international canon of some of the greatest novels, essays, short stories, poems, and plays of all time. 

The best Irish authors list can be voted on and is open, so please add any great Irish writers that are missing and vote up your favorites.

The Best Irish Authors]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:31:22 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Members of the Justice League and JLA]]> //

Many heroes have been a part of DC's most famous superhero team since its inception in the 60s, but who are the best members of the Justice League? According to fans, below are the top members of the Justice League list. The Justice League consists of all the biggest superheroes in the DC universe. These are the best JLA members. The original Justice League of America team came together to fight off an attack by the creature Starro. The first Justice League Roster included Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman, the Flash, Superman, Martian Manhunter, and Green Lantern.

Over the years, other DC heroes have joined the ranks of the League and splinter teams such as the Justice League International and Justice League Elite have sprung up. Is your favorite comic book hero a member of the Justice League? Vote for your favorite members of the Justice League here.
The Best Members of the Justice League and JLA]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:21:26 PDT //
<![CDATA[If You've Read More Than Four Of These Books Or Series, You're A Real Fantasy Nerd]]> //

You might think you're a real fantasy novel buff, but there are certain ways to discern your level of nerd commitment. You may have read a few of the Harry Potter novels. Heck, you may have read all seven, but do you know anything about N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy? Have you read anything by Tamora Pierce? Did you read A Song of Ice and Fire before George RR Martin's work became Game of Thrones? If you answer no to these questions, you have a lot of reading to do. Stay updated with the latest books with these popular book review channels on YouTube.

You can't consider yourself learned in the lore of magic and wizardry if you're unfamiliar with certain fantasy literary behemoths. Even if you don't prefer Arthurian legend classics, there's a plethora of great books that can school you on all things related to Merlin, the undeniable father of all wizards. You can dedicate a few weekends to broadening your horizons and reading all of the greatest fantasy series. 

If you've already read all of these series, well, you may be a little too invested. 

If You]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:21:33 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Mother/Son First Dance Wedding Songs]]> //

What are the best  songs for mother/son dance? Watching a chid grow up and get married can be an emotional time, and mother/son dances can often be the pinnacle of that emotion for parents. That's why it's important for the groom to choose the perfect song that to honor his relationship with his mom. Many of those songs can also be used for a father/daughter dance, too.

What are the best songs for a mother/son dance? That's up to you to decide. This list is votable and rerankable. Vote up all of your favorites fora mother/son dance, and vote down the ones you can live without. Don't see a song that deserves a spot on this list? Be sure to add it.

The Best Mother/Son First Dance Wedding Songs]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:51:24 PDT //
<![CDATA[The 40+ Best Anime Character Backstories]]> //

If you watch a lot of anime, you know almost every anime character has some kind of backstory. That being said, what are the best anime backstories of all time? We want to know which characters you think have the most interesting pasts, so vote up the anime characters with the best backstory on this list. In long form Shonen Jump anime like One Piece and Naruto, exploring the past of a character takes place in almost every story arc. We've included plenty of those types of characters here, but also characters like Spike Spiegel and Edward Elric who aren't featured in such long shows.

Which anime character has the most interesting past? Vote up your choices below, and add any characters to the list if you feel their backstory is compelling enough.
The 40+ Best Anime Character Backstories]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:11:31 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You]]> //

List of the fictional monsters you’d least like to have after you. Big or small, slimy or humanoid, these are the monsters that have made you afraid to enter darkened rooms -- the monsters you’d least like to have to run from. From classic monsters such as Godzilla to 21st century baddies, you’ll find them here.

 While it’s true that filmmakers sometimes create monsters or baddies that are laughable (was anyone scared of the creatures in “Troll 2”?), they sometimes come up with creatures so bone-chilling that viewers are left searching for their night-lights. Think about it -- would you want to encounter beings like the ones found in “The Descent”? Or, imagine the blob coming after you in the dark of night; although a big mound of goo may not sound frightening, you’d probably be wise to run for your life if it did decide to take you.

 Why is it, then, that viewers keep watching horror movies, knowing that they might come out of the theater worried that one of these great fictional monsters will be after them? No one knows, at least not conclusively. Some claim viewers enjoy the fright of movie monsters because they allow exploration of pent-up fears or aggressions; others claim the attraction to horror movies is a holdover of the ‘rite of passage.’ No matter the reason, though, you only have to look at box office figures to see that horror movies and fictional monsters are perennially popular.

 This list contains some of the most frightening movie creatures of all time. These are the monsters that will in all likelihood be scaring movie watchers for decades to come. Maybe you love the kaiju (such as Mothra) or maybe you love the traditionally supernatural -- either way, this list is full of the fictional monsters you wouldn’t want to run from.
The Fictional Monsters You]]>
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:11:22 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Classic Arcade Games]]> //

The best classic arcade games include not only the big, big, BEEG cabinet coin-op arcade games from the crazy 80s, but also many of the best video games of all time. Now played on tiny portable handheld consoles or popular home consoles with wireless controllers and Internet compatibility, modern video games evolved from these classic favorites. The best arcade games are still around today - albeit in updated forms - in game centers and arcades. 

These are the games that many of us remember pumping quarters into as a child as we vowed to beat that high score in the likes of 80s arcade games like Frogger or Ms. Pac-Man or sought to reach the final castle in 90s games like Super Mario Bros.

Many of the classic games here left such a lasting impression from their time in the giant arcade versions that they were later released on smaller platforms like the original Nintendo Entertainment System or remade decades later for platforms like the Nintendo Wii.

Similarly, many top arcade game titles like Paperboy and Donkey Kong spawned sequels or full series of games. Though 1980s arcade games were a far cry from today's games with 3D graphics and graphic violence, these classic games remind us of a simpler time when titles like Pong or Asteroids were enough to entertain us for a few hours. Ah, the good old days!

Vote for the famous arcade games that 

The Best Classic Arcade Games]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:41:25 PDT //
<![CDATA[Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now]]> //

Few TV genres are as tricky to get right as the science-fiction series. However, this also allows for there to be an unlimited number of sci-fi shows with different tones, scopes, and stories depending on the platform they're coming from - be it a big-budget network smash hit, or a smaller and more intimate cable series. There are some excellent current sci-fi shows on television - but which do you think are the best?

It's time to pick the best sci-fi shows on television right now - those you think everyone should be watching. These are sci fi TV shows or sci fi series that voters have agreed are the best of the genre - at least for the current crop (we all know Battlestar Galactica would outrank them all!). However, new sci-fi shows like Timeless and Legion might quickly climb up the list. 

Check out this list of the best 2018 sci-fi shows on television right now and vote up the good current science fiction shows you think deserve the top spots. Whether you prefer an epic story of sister clones fighting to survive, or an anthology series for the ages, if it's a great sci-fi airing now, you'll find it below.

Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:21:26 PDT //
<![CDATA[Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season]]> //

There’s nothing worse than finding an anime you love, coming to the end of if, and realizing that there’s no second season. Okay, there are probably worse things. Like being a mom with a side ponytail in any anime ever, for example. Still, there are plenty of anime that rightfully deserve a second season, if only to satisfy ravenous otakus the world over.

Sometimes an anime needs a second season because it ended on a cliffhanger, and you need to know more. Sometimes the manga or light novel that spawned it has so much more to explore than was ever animated. Not being able to see Sohma Akito’s backstory outside the Fruits Basket manga has been slowly killing many inside since 2001. Sometimes the series was just so perfect that you would gladly watch the main characters all the way up until Season 75, The Nursing Home Years.

Not included in this list are anime with officially announced second seasons - so if you were wondering where Attack on Titan, One Punch Man, and The Eccentric Family are, the answer is they're in development. Make your grievances known, and vote for which of these single season anime needs a season two in the worst way. 

Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:01:32 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Classic Country Songs]]> //

Country music is the most popular genre of music and its popularity stems from classic country songs such as these that have paved the way for other, more current artists. The classic country songs are steeped in Americana and tell the story of ordinary, loving, hard working, often hard drinking, and sometimes long-suffering people, just like many of us.  

The songs on this list are from top classic country artists such as Don Gibson, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash. Vote up the greatest classic country songs, or add a song that makes you love classic country music it if it isn't already on the list.

The Best Classic Country Songs]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:41:44 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Hottest Anime Guys of All Time]]> //

Trying to pick the hottest male anime character of all time is really hard, and that's why we want you all to vote up your favorites. Attraction is obviously subjective, but which hot anime guys are so good looking that you just can't stand it? This list includes both hot men and hot anime boy characters - popular and sexy boys like Takumi Usui, Takashi Morinozuka, and Light Yagami - so you don't have to choose between younger and older characters.

From Edward Elric to Gray Fullbuster, vote up the sexiest anime boys that you think deserve to be called the hottest. We know that there are a ton more people to add to the list, so please go ahead and add as many hot anime men as you want as long as you include a good picture. If you had any hot anime boys to the list, please make sure they are appropriate (No Boku no Pico please!)

The Hottest Anime Guys of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:41:35 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Fantasy Book Series]]> //

A votable list of the all-time best fantasy book series, ranked by readers of fantasy fiction. Of fantasy books, readers can expect an intricately-created imaginary world with its own culture, history and rules of engagement. The setting of most popular fantasy book series is internally consistent or self-coherent, where inspiration from mythology or folklore remains a consistent theme.

Most authors of the top fantasy books use magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting. In the structure of a good fantasy book, the fantastical element of the story can be anywhere: the story may occur entirely in a fantasy world (like J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series) or fantastic elements like magic can exist alongside an apparently real world setting (as in the seven Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling). Fantasy follows rules of its own making, but the great fantasy books are consistent with the rules that they lay out for themselves. In the best fantasy books, the reader suspends disbelief and loses himself in the imaginary world of the book.

Some of the fantasy book series included in this list are of the grand epic fantasy genre, some are more character-driven fantasy or coming of age tales, some may be simply fantasy that's part of a series. Vote up your favorites to determine the best fantasy series of all time. And if we missed any epic tales you love, be sure to add them to this list of the best fantasy book series.

The Best Fantasy Book Series]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:11:40 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Anime With Tournaments]]> //

For those of you bored by standard sporting events, the coolest tournaments in anime provide the entertainment you seek. Featuring everything from martial arts battles to bake-offs, the best anime with tournaments cover a huge range of competitions for every interest. Rather than focus solely on the match itself, anime tournament series offer a cinematic look at all facets of sport and rivalry, highlighting a contender's feelings as much as their actions on the playing field. The best anime featuring tournaments present competition as epic storylines, heroes struggling past rivals, obstacles, and self-esteem issues for the eventual goal of glory. What really makes these series stand out is their celebration of unity, as the team building aspect of a competition really shows how far character relationships have come, such as the “power of friendship."

Some of the coolest anime tournaments ever are arcs within a larger story line, like the grand magic games in Fairy Tail. Other series boast entire plots revolving around a tournament, like Shaman King. Whether it's a sporting event or a food war or a battle between sci-fi beasts, an anime tournament always feels like the right place and time for popcorn.

The Best Anime With Tournaments]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:51:32 PDT //
<![CDATA[The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time According to Fans]]> //

DC Comics has a stable of great, iconic heroes on their roster, and while fans of Marvel would vehemently disagree – some of the best of all time. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are all top DC heroes, and they have been and will remain as some of the most iconic and important superheroes of all time. Pick your choices for the best DC characters and rank them as you see fit, or just vote for your faves!  Take a look at this list of DC superheroes!

Who are the top DC characters? Do you prefer Flash over Batman or Green Arrow? Let us know! Vote on the top DC superheroes or make your own version of this DC heroes list with your personal favorites listed as the top 10 DC heroes.

This is a DC Superheroes list of the best DC superheroes so vote for your favorites! The greatest DC Comic Heroes!

The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time According to Fans]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:24 PDT //
<![CDATA[101+ Things to Add to Your Bucket List Now]]> //

Have you ever created a bucket list? A bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you die (or, you know, "kick the bucket"). If you haven't started to think about all the things you want to accomplish before your time runs out, start with this list - it might just inspire you to think of things you want to achieve! After all, the best way to get things done is to make a list, and it's oh so satisfying to check stuff off when you complete the tasks!

Whether your goals in life are to travel, learn a new skill, or do something totally daring and out of the ordinary, this list of things to do before you die is chock full of great ideas. You and your friends may have always wanted to make bucket lists, but maybe you needed some bucket list examples to get you started on the right track. Well here they are! We're giving you bucket list ideas, so no more excuses! These things to do before you die are kind of essentials to life, so don't overlook them.

If you have a bucket list item that you don't see here, add it and see how many other people want to do the same thing! Tomorrow is guaranteed to no one, so once you have your bucket list going, make sure to get to work and do as many of the things as you can! Vote for your favorite bucket list items and see how they stack up against the others!
101+ Things to Add to Your Bucket List Now]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:31:40 PDT //
<![CDATA[The 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.
The Best Musical Movies of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:11:42 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History]]> //

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.
The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:42:32 PDT //
<![CDATA[The 25+ Best Anime With Only One Season]]> //

Some of the best anime can turn sour for refusing to end quietly. Thus, some studios have opted to release only one season to curb any temptation to potentially ruin a great series. After all, even the best shows can become afflicted with weak storylines and useless filler when it has to air for numerous seasons. It's always terrible when your favorite show becomes an anime that went for way too long.

These days, fans are bombarded with shows with tons of episodes, so finding the best anime with one season is a treat. Not only is being able to effectively complete an arc (or multiple arcs) within a shortened timeframe great, but being able to present a solid ending is also amazing. Compiled here is a list of anime that tell their unique story in only a single batch of episodes. Vote up the most satisfying anime that has just one season. 

The 25+ Best Anime With Only One Season]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:21:24 PDT //
<![CDATA[The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans]]> //

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. 

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:12:03 PDT //
<![CDATA[The 25+ Best Anime Water Users of All Time]]> //

If you had to choose, who would you say is the greatest anime character with water powers? From Juvia Lockser to Tier Halibel, let's examine some of the greatest anime water users of all time, with the help of your votes.

It's hard to beat the popularity of Kisame Hoshigaki, the Akatsuki member and partner of Itachi Uchiha from Naruto Shippuden. Nicknamed the "Monster of the Hidden Mist," this shark-like shinobi was a member of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist before joining the ranks of Pain, Hidan, and others. Another popular anime character with water abilities is Jinbei from One Piece, the whale shark fishman who was introduced during the Impel Down arc.

Vote up your favorite anime water characters on this list, and please add any that you feel should be here. If the character has at least one prominent water ability, they are acceptable for this list. If you're looking for anime ice users, they have their own list on Ranker. 

The 25+ Best Anime Water Users of All Time]]>
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:11:24 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time]]> //

Who are the best anime rivals that you can't get enough of? If there's one thing that almost every anime has, it's an intense rivalry between two of the main characters. For this poll you'll be voting for the greatest anime rivalry of all time, regardless of genre or anything else. These characters are obsessed with being better than the other, whether it's a battle of wits like that between Light and L from Death Note, or a physical battle of strength and pride such as the rivalry between Goku and Vegeta in DBZ. Heck, the entire storyline of Samurai Champloo is pushed forward by the rivalry between Mugen and Jin. If not for the competitive nature of these two, they would have never agreed to follow Fuu.

Let the world know your favorite anime rivalry by voting for your top picks below. If there's a particular anime character rivalry you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we'll add it to the list!
The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:25 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time]]> //

These are the best survival horror games ever to hit gaming consoles. These scary video games take you out of your element to fight evil forces, and this list includes zombie games, RPG video games, and are some of the most addictive games of all time. Survival horror games are classified by their ability to make the player feel less powerful because of limited ammunition, health, speed, or a multitude of enemies. The best survival horror games of all time strike the right balance between making the player feel out of control and like they can still beat the game.

The survival horror genre has been prolific since it's inception during the days of the original Playstation. Early games combined the elements of slasher films, science fiction, and haunted house stories, and other horror games included monster adversaries as well as varying degrees of gore or violence. Popular series such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill and releases like Amnesia: The Dark Descent are widely considered the most terrifying and groundbreaking of this killing games genre, which is constantly testing its own boundaries.

What are the top survival horror games? Vote for your favorite zombie survival, dino-horror, and even ghost-terrorizing games to move them up the list, or press re-rank to create your own best survival video games list.
The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:01:20 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Movie Characters of All Time]]> // List of the best movie characters of all time, ranked by film buffs and people like you. This list includes performances by some of the greatest actors of all time in classic films, epic dramas, comedies, action and superhero movies, and many other movie genres. The best characters in film are those unforgettable, magnetic people (or aliens, or self-aware machines) who command the screen. They have spoken some of the most memorable quotes in movie history in ways fans have been trying to emulate ever since. They are famous movie characters that have inspired fan fiction and fan art; iconic movie characters who have inspired fashion and pop culture; popular movie characters that kids and adults alike aspire to be like. Simply put, they are the best characters ever. Vote for your favorites.
The Best Movie Characters of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:12:50 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Rock Bass Player of the 1970s]]> //

Tune up and crack your fingers because this list compiles the best rock bass players of the '70s, ranked from best to worst by music fans who can tell the difference between a some smooth bass and those fiddly bits. Have you ever wondered, "Who is the absolute best bass player of the 1970s?" Look no further than this list for the definitive answer.

The '70s rock music scene offered no shortage of contenders for the title of best bass player. There are the obvious candidates like Paul McCartney and Bill Wyman, along with less appreciated virtuoso bassists like Dennis Dunaway and Geddy Lee.

Who will emerge on top as the best bassist of the '70s? That's up to you! Vote up the bass players you think were the top bassists to determine the order of this list. And if you notice anyone we missed, go ahead and add them to the list of the best bassists of the 1970s.

The Best Rock Bass Player of the 1970s]]>
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:11:18 PDT //
<![CDATA[25+ Anime With Great Rewatch Value]]> //

Let's face it – sometimes you just don't feel like bothering with new anime. While new experiences can be rewarding, sometimes figuring out what's worth watching and then getting invested in new characters, new plots, and an entirely new anime is more effort than you're to put into a hobby. Sometimes, the best thing (and the most comforting thing) is simply rewatching your favorite shows

So, what's the most rewatchable anime? That depends on your personal preferences, but most anime with good "rewatch value" have a few key things in common. First, they need to have compelling characters that you keep thinking long after you've finished the series. Second, they have to have an intriguing plot – or a complex one that doesn't fully reveal itself on the first viewing. Third, they should just be fun. 

Vote up the anime you'd love to watch again, and vote down the anime you're content to leave in the past.

25+ Anime With Great Rewatch Value]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:31:26 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best WWE Superstars of the 2000s]]> //

World Life, this is basic thuganomics. And also a list of the best WWE Superstars of the 2000s.

The Attitude Era survived into the new century but times they were a changin'. Wrestlers that used to be mid-carding back in the 90s were stepping up their games and fighting their way into the main event, like Edge. 90s megastars were starting to gracefully fade themselves out, like Stone Cold Steve Austin. And in 2005 a new superstar named John Cena (?) burst onto the scene and changed wrestling, changed the WWE forever (like it or not... I assume we're all about 50/50 on this).

The 2000s was a great era for the WWE, though for some reason it is undervalued. Probably because hindsight is 20/20 (clears throat: we didn't know John Cena was going to become John Cena). Somewhere in there was the era of "Ruthless Aggression." Come on! That was awesome! Don't think so? Why don't you check out Mick Foley vs. Edge at Wrestlemania 22.

Anyway, who do you think is the top WWE Superstar of the 00s? Vote for your favorite and rocket them up to the top! Get your spinner belts out and vote!

The Best WWE Superstars of the 2000s]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:23 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Funniest Anime Characters of All Time]]> //

With all the fighting that goes on in shonen anime, it's sometimes refreshing to have a characters offer up some laughs. Who are the best comic relief characters in anime? It's a tough line to tow sometimes when going back and forth between drama and comedy. The funniest anime characters offer you just enough comedy where you can still take what's going on seriously. If a character has too many goofy lines during a serious scene, it can take you out of the moment. For example, Buggy the Clown gets a lot of screen time during the Marineford War Arc in One Piece, which can get annoying when there is so much serious stuff happening in the story.

Vote up the funny anime characters below that really make you laugh, but also aren't extremely annoying. Add your own comedic anime characters to the list too if they're not already here, and see how many other people think they're as funny as you do. 
The Funniest Anime Characters of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:11:36 PDT //
<![CDATA[History's Greatest Female Drummers, Ranked]]> //

The best female drummers are those musically inclined ladies who saw a great deal of success manning the drums within a band or as a solo musician. You might not find them on the "Rolling Stone" list of 100 greatest drummers of all time but each has solidified their place as one of the best female drummers ever.

As if women didn't have a hard enough time being recognized among male band members in the music industry already, girl drummers face additional struggles. Chauvinistic critics will allege that women lack the physical strength, passion or even drive to be a successful drummer. Clearly these top female drummers prove that stigma wrong.

Karen Carpenter stands out as a favorite among many music lovers having played drums and sang for the 1970s duo The Carpenters. Janet Weiss played for several bands during her long career of rocking out. Maureen "Moe" Tucker might not be a household name but she was an integral part of the legendary rock band The Velvet Underground. Even Sheila E, who has worked with the likes of Prince and Ringo Starr plus released several successful solo albums, dominated the drums during her illustrious career. The list goes on and on.

So while names like Gina Schock and Terri Lyne Carrington may never be considered as elites overall in the drumming world, they still should get a great deal of credit for their talent. If these women are not Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees already, all are surely deserving of the honor. Have a favorite female drummer? Vote for those you love, add any who are missing or re-rank this list of the best female drummers all below.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:31:28 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Athletes of All Time]]> //

The greatest athletes of all time: a list of the most dominant, iconic athletes to ever play sports. This list gathers sports stars from across every professional league, as well as amateur athletes who may have never competed professionally, in one overall list. Though it may be challenging to compare performance in a variety of different competitive arenas requiring different skill sets, this list nevertheless attempts to distinguish the top, highest-performing and most successful athletes ever to play. The sports stars that rise to the top can be considered to be the best athletes of all time.

Aspects to consider in picking a best athlete of all time would include, obviously, that player's raw talent and born ability. Some individuals seem to prodigally gifted in their sport of choice, and it's hard to discount the importance of this kind of natural talent. However, it's also important to evaluate hard work, discipline and a commitment to the game. Some athletes may not have the natural, genetic ability to dunk a basketball or hit a home run, but nonetheless have trained to the point of reaching these goals all the same. (They may not be the greatest athlete of all time at all sports, but they have mastered their activity.)

Finally, it can be a challenge to compare an athlete who competed in a solo competition with a member of a well known sports organization or club. How do you look at the achievements of, say, a boxer like Muhammad Ali alongside an athlete like Michael Jordan, who had to not only perform to his own best abilities but work as a cohesive unit along with other members of his team? These are the questions that must be answered when compiling a list of the world's greatest all-time athletes.

For more sports news and athlete trade rumors, vote on this list of sports news sites.
The Best Athletes of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:12:46 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings]]> //

List of the greatest NBA basketball players of all time who never won a championship ring. Though winning a championship is the ultimate goal of any team in any league, often circumstances conspire to keep even the most elite athletes from actually making it to that pinnacle of achievement. Thus, it has become a known and accepted truth that there must be other ways to measure the greatness of a basketball icon other than counting up their actual championship record. A number of lesser players whose names have been all but forgotten to history have collected more rings than legends like Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, and Reggie Miller.

But what other measurements can be used to evaluate the dominance of a given player, if not by the rings on their fingers? Perhaps participation in NBA All Star competitions? Their central importance to a particular team or city? It'd be hard to argue against the greatness of six-time NBA All Star Shawn Kemp, nor to deny his integral position on the '90s Seattle Sonics. Yet in may ways because of the dominance of Michael Jordan's Bulls dynasty, Kemp was never part of a championship team. 

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

The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:56:26 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Naruto Characters]]> //

Naruto characters – The best characters in the universe of the Naruto series are listed below, ranked in order of best to worst. This list includes the best major Naruto characters of each series, including the original series and the sequel Naruto: Shippuden. Characters from the Naruto anime and manga series are considered to be some of the most iconic Japanese anime characters of all time. People who love Japanese anime movies should be familiar with Naruto.

Enjoy this list of all the note-worthy Naruto characters names, vote for your favorites, and feel free to add any major characters that are missing. You can also re-rank the Naruto cast in any way you like!

Not surprisingly, some of the most popular and beloved Naruto characters are classic protagonists. These characters, created by brilliant Japanese manga artist Masashi Kishimoto, are constantly battling others in a good verses evil setup. Many of the protagonists listed here band together, as part of the Team 7 group of ninjas, to try and thwart the dastardly antagonists, like Orochimaru and other Naruto villains.

All of the Naruto characters listed here are involved, in some way, in some of the greatest Naruto moments ever. Which one is your favorite? Time to vote! These might not be all Naruto characters but this Naruto character list has the Naruto main characters on it and all of the ones that fans everywhere consider the best! But, what do you think? Cast your vote now! Take a look at this list of Naruto characters and make an informed decision. 
The Best Naruto Characters]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:21:30 PDT //
<![CDATA[Which Horror Movie Scarred You Because You Saw It Way Too Young?]]> //

Children should not watch scary movies. Frankly, it's debatable whether adults should be watching the panic-inducing genre. Surely there must have been scientific studies done that highlight the negative effects horror flicks can have on developing minds.

Some scary movies have been banned because they're so controversial, while other horror flicks have had scenes cut for being too disturbing. Even so, kids still sneak in to watch them, and parents are none the wiser.

The children who were once exposed to the misery of watching R-rated cinematic productions have shared their experiences with Ranker. Get ready to find out what your kids shouldn't be watching (or even listening to). 

Which Horror Movie Scarred You Because You Saw It Way Too Young?]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:41:27 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch]]> //

Bored? Not anymore! These are the best TV shows for binge-watching. The greatest television shows in the world are ranked here as a sort of TV guide for marathoning shows. You can binge watch past seasons of programs currently airing to catch up to speed. You can also binge watch recently ended television programs to experience the entire show without the wait between seasons. And the best TV shows of all time don't just have to be watched on, well, television.

Binge-viewing is the way all the cool kids watch TV these days, as Netflix and Hulu and HBOGo take us away from our remote controls and onto our computers. And if these must-see TV shows aren't on the web, this list contains the best television series available on DVD or Blu-Ray. These are the best shows to marathon during a weekend or all summer long. From classic comedies to Emmy-nominated dramas, this list of the greatest TV shows in history not only answers the question "What are the best shows on Netflix?" but also "What shows should I watch this summer?"

From the best late night comedy shows to the greatest dramas on TV, these are the series you should be binging on this summer. The best shows to marathon will keep you clicking episode after episode -- just don't forget to eat and sleep while you do it.


The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:31:48 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest Washington Redskins of All Time]]> //

This is a list of the greatest Washington Redskins of all time. The Washington Redskins are a deep that's rich with tradition. Formed in 1933, the Redskins are have had some of the greatest players in football history wear its uniform. The team has won five championship, with two before the AFL-NFL merger and three Super Bowl titles in the 1980s and 1990s. Despite a dry period that ran from 1946-1970, the Redskins have been one of the most successful teams in the NFL. They have featured a number of Hall of Fame players and some of the best players ever, especially on offense.

Like many NFL teams, when the Redskins have a great quarterback, they are more likely to achieve success. Beginning with "Slingin'" Sammy Baugh to Sonny Jurgensen to Joe Theismann to Robert Griffin III today, the Redskins have had some of the best quarterbacks in the NFL on its team. Another position of strength for the Redskins has been its offensive line. Nicknamed "The Hogs," the Redskins teams of the 1980s had one of the best offensive lines in the league, and easily one of the most memorable nicknames ever. Along with a superstar receiving cores with Art Monk, Gary Clark and Ricky Sanders, the Redskins won three Super Bowl titles in nine seasons from 1982-1991. Those teams are some of the best in team history.

This is the list of the greatest Washington Redskins of all time. If you think someone should be on this list of the best Redskins of all time, then feel free to add him to the list. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Washington Redskins ever.
The Greatest Washington Redskins of All Time]]>
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:31:29 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest Western Movie Stars]]> //

All the greatest Western movie stars of television and film in one list of the best cowboy actors. Some of these top Western characters were featured in the greatest Western movies ever made, while others starred in classic TV series and mini-series. Whatever the medium, these are the best of the West(ern characters).

The TV Western series, a now almost-dead genre of entertainment that was once all the rage, attracting some of the biggest stars in Hollywood to roles where a horse was the supporting actor. These stars were some of the biggest and brightest, not only on TV, but in films as well. From Clint Eastwood (perhaps the biggest Western star of all time) to Steve McQueen (a true outlaw through and through), this list of famous old cowboys brings together the best of the genre in one Western stars list.

Who were the greatest Western movie stars? Who are the classic cowboys (and cowgirls) in Westerns? It's time to vote and find out! Vote up your favorite Western TV and movie stars, and vote down the ones you think should be run out of town. If your favorite Western movie star isn't on the list, make sure to add him or her.
The Greatest Western Movie Stars]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:11:31 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Novels Ever Written]]> //

This is the ultimate list of the best novels of all time, which is based on influence, originality, popularity, and personal affections. You can make the case for many books to be on this list, but only a few can be considered the best novel ever written. For as long as books have been around, there has been debate amongst book enthusiasts over what truly is the best book ever. The one criteria on this list is that we are only taking fiction books into account. Anything should not be on here.

Classics like Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, Herman Melville's Moby Dick, Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath are all on here and deservedly so as they've stood the test of the time and have become important pieces of literature. That's not to say that modern books are neglected, in fact, they're well represented as well. Recent classics like J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Dan Brown's Angels and Demons, Thomas Pynchon's Gravity Rainbow and Stephen King's The Waste Lands are on here.

It's up to you to vote on or even add a book that isn't on this list. Otherwise, decide what the best book of all time is by going this list and voting on what you think is a worthy choice.
The Best Novels Ever Written]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:52:05 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Cyborg Anime Characters]]> // For this list we're ranking the best cyborg anime characters of all time, with the help of your votes. Below you'll find a list of the most popular cyborg characters in anime, ranked by how many votes they have received from other anime fans like you. With names like Major Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell, and Franky from One Piece, it won't be easy putting one character over another. Fortunately for you, you can vote up all your top cyborg anime characters, so give a thumbs up to as many characters as you want. If you favorite cyborg character is missing from the list, you can add them so that other Ranker users can vote them up too. 
The Best Cyborg Anime Characters]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:51:28 PDT //
<![CDATA[25 Signs You Just Don't Care About Star Wars Anymore]]> //

Is anyone else sick of Star Wars? It’s great JJ Abrams brought the series back to its original glory and all, but weren’t things better when fans only had the unattainable beauty inherent in the original trilogy (on Laserdisc or VHS)? With all these flashy directors taking care of the new trilogy and the one-off Star Wars stories, the entire series feels kind of blah. Gone are the days when it was just nerds flocking around lightsabers and Death Stars; today, fandom includes not just the geeks but the guys and girls next door. As it becomes more geared towards the masses, aren’t you feeling tired of Star Wars?

Before you scream at your computer and proclaim your love for Golden Robot and his small friend, know it's okay not to love Star Wars like you used to. You’re not supposed to be amazed by the space battles, feel like you can be blue-milk aficionado Luke Skywalker, or have to stomach the franchise's descent into mainstream mediocrity. Let someone else carry the torch for this never-ending corporation masquerading as a film. You’ve done your time, now go live your life.

25 Signs You Just Don]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:51:31 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Anime Characters With Blue Eyes]]> //

We don't often pay attention to it, but who are the best anime characters with blue eyes? For this list we want to rank every blue-eyed anime character, with the help of your votes. Ever realized that Naruto has blue eyes? What about Grimmjow or Allen Walker? Blue eyes are almost always considered desirable and attractive, and is especially prevalent in descendants of Europe. Sure it's not very realistic that a Japanese based character would have blue eyes, but who cares? This is anime!

We know that we're definitely going to be missing a few of your favorite anime characters that have blue eyes, so please make some additions to the list to make it even more complete.
The Best Anime Characters With Blue Eyes]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:41:24 PDT //
<![CDATA[Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Sixth Man of the Year?]]> //

Basketball fans, we're ranking the best players who are most likely to win the 2018 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. Although they did not make the starting lineup, these bench players are just as important. Who do you think will be the 2018 NBA Sixth Man of the Year? 

Previous winners, like Lou Williams, Jamal Crawford, and 2017 Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon, are current favorites for the 2018 Sixth Man Award. Coming off the bench, these role players, defense specialists, and spot up shooters are vital to a team's success. Other good Sixth Man of the Year candidates include Tristan Thompson, Jae Crowder, Milos Teodosic, Andre Iguidola, and Marcus Smart.  

Vote up your 2018 Sixth Man of the Year predictions, add any likely 6th Man candidates missing from the list, and then make your 2018 NBA Playoffs predictions.

Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Sixth Man of the Year?]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:21:29 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Albums of the 2000s]]> // List of the best albums of the 2000s decade, voted on and ranked by fans and critics. This list includes the greatest albums released between January 2000 and December 2009. Despite the rising popularity of song singles and accessibility through iTunes and other mp3 formats, the titles listed prove that the in the 00s, the album was as strong and creative as ever. This list contains the best 00s albums from all genres, from hip hop to pop to indie rock to metal. Vote for your favorites to move them up the list, or press "rerank" to create your own personalized order that will impact this ultimate list.
The Best Albums of the 2000s]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:42:03 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs for Funerals]]> //

What are the best country songs for a funeral? This list includes great country songs such as “I Believe,” “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” “Arlington.” and “Daddy's Hands.” Few things are as difficult as letting go and burying a loved one. Whether they were close, a friend, or family, dealing with someone's passing can be a difficult thing to deal with. Often these are topics that the saddest of country songs deal with. The best of these songs on this list.

Songs have the ability to make us feel. We often feel an emotional connection to songs, particularly country songs. The southern and country way of life has a long history of life love and loss, and country songs reflect that culture. The best country songs for a funeral are often the most moving of these songs because they tell a familiar and relatable story.One that uplifts and gives us the will to go on.

These best country songs for a funeral provide kind of emotional connection that musicians hope people seek in their music. They are heartbreaking and often make us cry. They provide the type of emotion that gives us solace.

These are good country funeral songs from top country artists, both modern and classic, such as Rascal Flatts, Gary Allen, Kenny Chesney, and Garth Brooks. Vote up the greatest country songs for funerals or add any you think would be meaningful at a funeral if they aren't already listed.

The Best Country Songs for Funerals]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:11:23 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Game of Thrones Characters]]> //

List of the best, most interesting characters from HBO's Game of Thrones series. Though the complicated study of power dynamics in the fantasy kingdom of Westeros may not have too many identifiable or even sympathetic lead characters, it has nonetheless produced a wide variety of compelling, entertaining and outsized personalities, from the brutal boy king Joffrey Baratheon to his diminutive but ingenious cousin Tyrion Lannister to their rivals, the Stark family of Winterfell and the "Mother of Dragons," Daenerys Targaryen. But which characters are the true fan favorites, providing the most memorable moments and unexpected plot twists?

HBO's Game of Thrones show is based on the Song of Ice and Fire cycle of novels by fantasy author George R. R. Martin. That series - like the TV version - takes place in a medieval fantasy world, on two continents known as Westeros and Essos. The first novel in the series, also called Game of Thrones, was published in August of 1996. This book introduced the basic narrative which would unfold over the course of the rest of the series, concerning which family would claim the Iron Throne of Westeros following the death of King Robert Baratheon. (Prior to Robert's rule, the Targaryen family had controlled the throne - and united the Kingdom of Westeros - for several generations.)

Martin has said that the series was partially based on the real "War of the Roses" that engulfed England in civil war in the 15th Century. Those conflicts concerned a rivalry between the houses of Lancaster and York, whose names clearly provided inspiration for the rival families of Lannister and Stark in the GoT universe.

For your fill of Game of Thrones discussion, check out more lists like the fittest females in Game of Thrones, the hated characters in Game of Thrones, or vote on which Game of Thrones death was the most satisfying.

The Best Game of Thrones Characters]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:11:35 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords]]> // Here is our list of the best swordsman in anime, including samurai, demons, shinobi, and anyone in general who wields a blade. Who is your favorite anime character that uses a sword? Is it the pirate hunter Roronoa Zoro? What about substitute soul reaper Ichigo Kurosaki, or the medieval swordsman Guts? No matter who you love, we want you to vote for your top anime character that fights using a sword. They don't have to exclusively be a sword fighter- we have characters like Sasuke on this list that don't always fight with a blade. If one of your favorites is missing, then definitely add them to the list! That way other people can vote for your pick, and that character might even make it to the top. We intentionally didn't include every character from Bleach since there are so many, but feel free to add as many of the soul reapers as you want.
The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:11:33 PDT //
<![CDATA[Sports Teams With The Most Fanatical Fans]]> //

A crowdranked List of the most fanatical fans that ever rooted for their team. These are the sports teams with the most fanatical fans. We're talking about guys who roll over cop cars when their team wins (or loses), maniacs painting their entire body in school colors on frigid days, and other assorted citizens who, when it comes to their favorite teams, completely lose their minds.

Vote up the teams with the craziest fans, rank this list of zealous sports maniacs as you see fit, and add any team you think is missing.
Sports Teams With The Most Fanatical Fans]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:11:22 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Most Influential Contemporary Americans]]> //

A list of the Americans who have had the most central influence on, or importance to, the modern era. This would include Americans who have most significantly altered the course of events from roughly the 1980s onward. So while someone like Ronald Reagan or Steve Jobs might very well apply, figures like Franklin D. Roosevelt or even Martin Luther King Jr. would probably not be considered contemporary enough to qualify.

Americans from every walk of life and every industry have managed to profoundly influence the country. This can include efforts to alter the culture or perspective of Americans, technological or scientific innovations that forever changed the way we live, business achievements which altered the course of one or multiple industries, or political decisions that permanently shifted later events in America and the world.

Vote for the important Americans below you think had the greatest impact on the way we live today. Or if you don't see your selection, add it by making your own list.
The Most Influential Contemporary Americans]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:51:28 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Top Fast Food Brands]]> //

Be it because of a craving for a greasy burger, a need for a hangover cure or simply a needed meal on the run, millions of people eat fast food each day, but which are the top fast food brands of all? That is where you can be the judge folks. Add your list of the best fast food brands and vote for your favorite quick-service eatery.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King and Taco Bell are just a few of the largest fast food chains in the world, but the jury is out on which is actually the best. Some may even argue that regional joints like In-N-Out Burger would take the cake while others would debate that the healthier options, like Subway and Panera Bread, are where it's at.

So tell us fast food lovers, which of the top fast food restaurants are the best and why? Which artery-clogging grease famous fast food factory rules and which would you never visit even if it's the last thing on Earth?
The Top Fast Food Brands]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:41:23 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s]]> //

We see flash-in-the-pan artists come and go with every decade, but one hit wonders of the 70s ironically always seem to stick around. For example, you’ve probably heard the classics “American Pie” by Don McLean or “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum despite not knowing any of their other songs or discography. Below, music lovers have ranked the greatest songs of the 70s by one hit wonders in order to increase awareness for them—and also because they kick ass. So if you like “American Pie” or “Spirit in the Sky”, then you’re sure to love the other one hit wonders of the 70s below. Also be sure to vote for your favorite 70 one hit wonders below or add any you feel should be on the list.

If you’re not satisfied with what others think are the best 70s one hit wonders, then you can copy and paste from the list to make your own list of favorite songs. Many great music artists only managed to have one true song hit in their music career that made the top 40. After all, not every artist can sustain quality output like Bob Dylan or Queen. Though to be fair, Dylan hasn’t sustained quality output in a while. Still, he’s far from a one hit wonder.

So if you haven’t heard some of the songs below, give them a listen! Browse through this list of the greatest songs by one-hit 70s wonders, and you may just find that one special nostalgic song that you haven’t heard in a long time. Just don’t be too adventurous with the artist’s other tracks, as they may not be quite up to standards. After all, these aren’t the best one hit wonders of the 70s for no reason.
The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:41:32 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s]]> //

What are the best 80's sitcoms? The 1980s were truly a golden age for television comedy, with many of the most popular TV sitcoms dominating the landscape. Trying to choose favorites is a bit of a challenge, with so many excellent shows, but that's what's going on right here. Vote for the famous 80s sitcoms that you loved the most, vote down any you didn't like and feel free to re-rank this list in any order you choose.

No list of great 80s sitcoms would be complete without several of the notable NBC comedies. In the 1980s, NBC came on strong with brilliant, groundbreaking situation comedy shows that captured viewers' collective attention. Given their popularity, is it any wonder that some of these top programs are among the longest running US sitcoms? Many of these 80s shows also went on to become the best NBC comedies of all time: Can anyone argue that The Cosby ShowCheers, and Family Ties, aren't forever a part of pop culture?

From Newhart to Murphy Brown and beyond, this list of outstanding 1980's comedy TV shows includes some of the greatest sitcoms in television history. Enjoy this walk down TV memory lane, and don't forget to vote!

The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:01:24 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Food]]> //

Feeling hungry? You might want to look away from this list. Country songs about eating include some of the most memorable tunes the genre has to offer. From meat and potatoes tunes to songs that celebrate traditional southern Sunday meals, these are some of the best country songs about foods ever.

Given that much of country music is rooted squarely in the South, is it any surprise that so many of the songs on this list involve staples like chicken, biscuits, and sweet potatoes? Kacey Musgraves uses food to warn an obnoxious neighbor to “mind her own biscuits and life will be gravy.” And the Zac Brown Band reminds listeners that there is little to compare to “Chicken Fried,” accompanied by “Cold beer on a Friday night.”  Joe Diffie echoes that sentiment on “Cold Budweiser and a Sweet Tater.” Some of these songs have food in the title (“Jambalaya,” “Chicken and Biscuits,” and “I Still Like Bologna”) while others just discuss foods and eating in the lyrics (“That’s What I Love About Sundays,” “Alright”). But they all qualify as excellent country eating songs.

Listen to the tunes, and vote up your favorites. And then, go get a snack. Fried chicken is highly recommended.

The Best Country Songs About Food]]>
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 02:21:23 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Shonen Jump Anime of All Time]]> //

If you grew up reading manga, you probably have some copies of Shonen Jump laying around your house. That being said, what is the best Shonen Jump anime of all time? Some of the most famous anime of all time was once published in Shonen Jump, such as One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Gintama, and so many more massive shows. Shonen Jump anime series are usually long running, with shows like One Piece running close to 1,000 episodes at this point. The American version of Shonen Jump is no longer in circulation, but we can still rank our favorite anime series from the publication.

Vote for the best Shonen Jump anime of all time, regardless of how you felt about the manga. If one of your favorite Jump anime isn't here, add it to the list!
The Best Shonen Jump Anime of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:51:23 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love]]> //

There's nothing like popping up some popcorn, gathering the family on the couch, and enjoying a movie together. The top classic family movies feature uplifting storylines where good triumphs over evil and everyone lives happily ever after. This is a list of the greatest classic family films including everything from The Sound of Music to Bedknobs and Broomsticks to Charlotte's Web.

What films will you find on this list of beloved old children's movies? The Wizard of Oz invites kids of all ages to sing along with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they “follow the yellow brick road” to The Emerald City. The Wicked Witch can be a bit scary for young children, but Glinda the Good Witch represents kindness throughout the film. The Parent Trap is another fun movie to watch with the entire family. The Muppet Movie finds Kermit and his friends traveling to California to find success in show business. Other good classics featured on this list include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Swiss Family Robinson, and The Apple Dumpling Gang.

Which movies are your favorites to watch with the whole family? Give the best classic films a thumbs up and please add any great options that are missing.

The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:11:25 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time]]> //

List of the most badass, tough, and iconic comic book superheroes ever created. This list includes central characters from both the DC and Marvel Universe, as well as more non-traditional or underground comic books. The definition of what makes a "superhero" can be quite slippery, and often encompasses characters with questionable morals and behavior (giving rise to the notion of the "anti-hero.") If you love these superheroes, you'll also be interested to know that a few of them have really lame origin stories.

Traditionally, a "superhero" simply means a larger-than-life character, or one gifted with special abilities, either organically or via their own genius or inventiveness, who uses his or her powers to protect and defend the public from threats. Though the word "superhero" began to be used as early as the 1910s, the concept really took hold in the public's mind following the introduction of Superman in 1938.

Though Superman and other characters of his day were gifted with special talents and abilities, making them particularly suited to crusading for justice, many characters that followed were more "human" than the noble alien from Krypton, using their intelligence (such as Iron Man or Batman) to create a superheroic persona. A common trope has also become scientific accidents or twists of fate that turn a regular citizen into a superhero (as is the case with Spider-Man being bitten by a radioactive spider or Bruce Banner becoming The Hulk after being pelted with gamma rays.) Some superheroes also have disabilities that counteract their skills, weapons or unique talents. Of course, a number of superheroes are also not only not human, but god-like beings, such as Marvel's Thor.

Because of the massive popularity of superheroes – particularly at the start of the 21st Century, when superhero films reigned at the box office – a number of deconstructions and analyses of the genre have also been done, culminating in the creation of "meta-superheroes" who comment on the concept of superheroism itself. The Watchmen, a group modeled on classic superhero comics but representing the ways that vigilantism and consolidated power can go wrong, is a good example of this trend. 

So take a look at this list, decide who your favorite comic book superheroes are, and vote them up.

We have your top 50 superheroes, your top 100 superheroes of all time… we don’t quite have your top 200 comic book characters of all time simply because this list is just for the best superheroes ever. We didn’t include the super villains on this top comic book characters list. Who are the top comic book heroes? Who is the best superhero? Let’s put these question to rest of who is the best super heroes to rest.

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:21:44 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time]]> //

The Greatest United States Presidents in history, ranked from best to worst. Who's the greatest U.S. president? Anyone can vote on or make their own version of this collaborative list of the men who shaped American policy - a fascinating insight into all the US Presidents and how their presidencies were perceived. Who were the best presidents? We expect this list of the Chief Executives to change over time as history's perceptions also change.

And be sure to check out Ranker's ultimate list of the Worst-Ever US Presidents as well, for comparison's sake.
The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:51:21 PDT //
<![CDATA[30 Realizations That Will Change Your Life in Some Small Way]]> // What if I told you a single sentence could completely change how you perceive something? Below are a handful of tiny revelations that will change your life - 30 of them, to be exact. Which ones are the most mind-blowing and paradigm-shifting? That's up to you to vote and decide. These facts will change how you view the world (for better or for worse), and at the very least, will force you to view something from a different angle. Ranging from anatomy, history, family, food, sports, school, money, pets, and procrastination, there's a little something for everyone. Looking for tiny, mind-expanding morsels of fascinating and interesting thoughts? Look no further than the life-changing revelations below!
30 Realizations That Will Change Your Life in Some Small Way]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:01:29 PDT //
<![CDATA[The Top Must-Read Books of All-Time]]> //

A list of the best must-read books of all time, suitable for every one of all ages, creeds and color. Featuring the newest YA novels reviewed by popular literary channels on YouTube, these are the novels, autobiographies, and short books that you should consider when you ask yourself, "What book should I read next?" If you somehow made it through school without reading the classic - or you're still in school - be sure to check them out to expand your literary horizons.

An eclectic mix that does not cater solely to the sensibilities of the literati, culturati, illuminati or even paparazzi. With some hidden gems in here, it's a great list to consider when looking for something to read next.  

"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread' - François Mauriac. Give fellow voters the best tips you can on the top books of all time that they must read by voting on your personal favorites and downvoting those you didn't enjoy.


The Top Must-Read Books of All-Time]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:21:43 PDT //
<![CDATA[Are We Experiencing A Golden Age Of Rap?]]> //

Finally, a definitive list of the best rappers of all time, ranked by fans all over the world. From the early '80s to present day, this list counts down rap's best lyricists and game changers in history. Lil' Wayne, Method Man, Jay-Z, Eminem, Andre 3000, and T.I are among the artists that appear on this amazing countdown. Rappers from all cities, both genders, and all races are all vying to be crowned the greatest rapper ever.

What makes a rapper great? There are a number of differing definitions and philosophies. Rapper J. Cole (who finds himself on the Ultimate List below) cites consistency as the most important attribute, and says it's important to look both for the big humorous "punch" lines as well as the underlying message of the rapper's songs. Nas (another MC featured on the list) focuses as well on the meaning of the songs, as well as the scale and ambition of the rapper's narratives and storytelling. (He has also gone on the record as saying that there is no such thing as the "best rapper" or "Greatest of All Time" - often abbreviated as G.O.A.T.)

Numerous different skills and attributes all must come together to make a truly legendary MC. Obviously, a rapper must display a sense of rhythm and an ability to compliment the beat in unpredictable and exciting ways. A gift for lyricism and vocabulary is similarly essential - you can have the flow of the century, but if the words don't come together to tell a compelling story or present a unique point of view, it's still not going to translate into a great hip-hop song. But of course there's also an intangible element that elevates some rappers into the ranks of the greatest of all time. Who are these rappers who stand heads above the competition? You tell us, by voting for your favorites below or making your own list of Top Rappers.
Are We Experiencing A Golden Age Of Rap?]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:32:07 PDT //
<![CDATA[Film Versions of the Future You'd Most Want to Really Happen]]> //

We as a people tend to see the future extremely pessimistically. 'Dystopian' is practically synonymous with 'Future' as far as the cinema is concerned. It's so rare to have a positive outlook on the future, most of the movies on this list still tell a story of a world not going so well. But most have at least some redeeming values. Let's hope we make the world a better place than movies seem to think we may.

Below are the movies where the future looks the most ideal, be it advances in technology (hey, the future would be great if we ALL lived on Elysium), robotics (if being lazy wasn't so awful and harmful, bring on the Wall-E future!), or other technologies (who wouldn't want Scarlett Johansson to whisper them sweet nothings like in Her).

This list is ranked by the world you'd most want to live in, not by the quality of the movie itself. Vote up the most ideal universe of the future or vote down the worlds that would be your absolute worst nightmare.
Film Versions of the Future You]]>
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:51:26 PDT //